Friday, June 8, 2012

To celebrate the release of Minder, I'll be running a month long contest. The winner  gets:
A set of butterfly pins--on right
A Starbucks gift certificate
A book dedication
A download of Minder
To enter: Just leave a coment mentioning Minder and  include your email addie.


Among the northern tribes there is a legend passed down from generation to generation about shape-shifting Minders—guardians of the innocents—and how they came to be. 
It is said that nowadays only a handful of Minders exist, hunted to near extinction by a fearsome beast. Of the remaining Minders, only one wears a garnet-studded collar, the symbol of protection and royalty.  
Even when my aunt told me the story, and handed me an ancient garnet-studded band, I had no idea the tale applied to me.
After all, it’s only a legend…


I opened the drawstrings and shook the contents of the bag into my hand. An antique necklace glittered in my palm.
It appeared to be some sort of choker. The material was like nothing I’d ever seen, almost like stretchy soft leather glittering with fire opal dust, inlaid with oval garnets. I held it to the light. My eyes widened when prisms of color danced around the stones, breathtaking in their beauty.
While I examined it, I felt someone’s stare.
Drawn, I turned my head. My breath caught in my throat, my heart pounded, and my palms began to sweat. The buzz from the surrounding tables faded. People nearby became shadowy figures.
A golden glow bathed the room as I stared at the most beautiful man I’d ever seen. Thick, tawny, almost leonine hair capped his skull. His unusual amber eyes glowed like a cat’s. Skin stretched taut and smooth over high cheekbones. His lips made my mouth water.
My face must have reflected the same rapture I saw on his. Unfortunately, his gaze was fastened on my necklace.



  1. Congrats on the release. The butterfly pins are pretty.

  2. Nice excerpt! CONGRATS!

    The pins are lovely!

  3. I enjoyed your excerpt of "Minder", and would love to read it in it's entirety. I found you through Night Owl Romance. I'm always happy to find new Authors.

    Thank you for such a very generous giveaway.

    dpd333 (at) aol dot com

  4. Oops, I meant "Night Owl Reviews". I've got romance on the brain. lol

  5. Hey Diane,
    Thanks for stopping by and for letting me know where you found me. That's great timing. I was just thinking I need to get my Minder cover up over there and get a review.

    Sounds like a fascinating book - I can't wait to read it!!


  7. Thanks, QuenKne, Appreciate it.