Saturday, January 31, 2009

Coming soon on Virtual Tour....

In February, I will be hosting author R. Scot Johns, who is on tour promoting this amazing epic fantasy... have a look...

To see more great promotional material, and read the first two chapters of this wonderful novel visit the website!

Thursday, January 29, 2009


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Tuesday, January 27, 2009


January 27th: Welcome to the announcement of Lisa Jackson's newest release!!

Today’s the day! Lisa Jackson and sister Nancy Bush are celebrating the arrival in stores of the first novel they’ve written together, WICKED GAME, a mass market original from Zebra Books. It’s been a long time coming. Back in 1981, they sat down determined to write and to be published and, with a friend, began their first novel. While Stormy Surrender never found a home, the siblings did get published—separately—and forged extremely successful and diverse writing careers.

Lisa, known for her best selling suspense novels, and Nan, an award-winning author of mysteries and a former script writer for All My Children, long discussed collaborating, but it was only recently that they were able to juggle deadlines and family to turn their ideas into reality in WICKED GAME.

Their novel—romantic suspense with a touch of the paranormal—takes readers to St. Elizabeth’s high school where wild child Jessie Brentwood vanished. Most in her tight circle of friends believed she simply ran away. Few suspected she was hiding a shocking secret—one that brought her into the crosshairs of a vicious killer. Two decades later, when a body is unearthed on school grounds, Jessie’s friends reunite. Most are sure the body is hers and the mystery of what happened to Jessie has finally been solved. Then one-by-one they begin to die, each in a horrible, freak accident that defies explanation.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Very cool Book Blog!

A big thank you to Denyse for posting this. It’s a great, new book blog—beneficial to Readers and Authors alike. Check it out during our January discussion and stay tuned to Lost in a Good Book at the WRDF site for more exciting events in the coming months!

Writers and Readers of Distinctive Fiction present the January Lost in a Good Book, Book Club Blog. With the success of our November book club blog and with interest from our readers, we are continuing throughout 2009 beginning with our handpicked selections for January. Join Lynda Cooker and Annette Snyder at Lost in a Good Book at January 15th through the 31st, we’ll be discussing three fascinating novels. Eva Gordon’s, The Stone of the Tenth Realm, is a fantasy theme beginning in the real world of a concentration camp. Follow Sophie Katz as she overcomes the struggles in her world and fights evils of another dimension. Chelle Cordero shares her novel, Bartlett’s Rule, a contemporary romance of conquering trust issues and learning patience. Corruption’s Child, by John Lindermuth, gives us a taste of suspense and intrigue using a fictional Amish community as a backdrop. Each author offers a fabulous prize for participants of the Lost in a Good Book, Book Club Blog so make sure to head on over and browse the information about our authors and their work, read your selections and join our discussion. Explore a genre you haven’t tried or one that you know and love. For more information on our January selections, visit . You’ll find the latest information on each novel and the authors who penned them. On the Writers and Readers of Distinctive Fiction site, you’ll find the latest about Lost in a Good Book and all our other group activities. As a reader, the WRDF Lost in a Good Book, book club blog is your chance to share your thoughts about our January selections with other readers and our authors. If you’re an author and wish to have your book considered for future selections, visit WRDF at and click on the Lost in a Good Book banner.

Annette Snyder-Novelist
Viveka's War--Available Now
Intimate Flames releasing July 2009
Lost in a Good Book--WRDF Book Club

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Thief of Hearts

This was written to be included in the upcoming novel A Perfect Beauty. The sections and chapters will be separated by poetics, vampiric in theme.... Please let me know what you think of the idea, and how this works for you, the reader. I'll grab a comment at the end of the day on Friday, (16th January), and you can choose a book as your thank you gift for stopping by and offering your thoughts and opinions. Much appreciated, believe me!

Now, to the Thief of Hearts....

Night falls slowly, a gradually enveloping darkness that slips over us, and hides our secrets in safe, unseen places. No one is immune to the night, some embrace it like a lover, others fill it with false sunshine, afraid of the things that might hide in the concealment of the shadows. Others seek answers in the moonlit shelter, sensing purer truths than those visible under the searing sun.

The silvery radiance of a pale moon is less harsh somehow than the inferno of the day star that gives our world life. In the softer, subtle coolness all things show a new facet of beauty. The cautious spirit of a fearful heart is lured into a sweet flirtation by a handsome Prince of the night. He knows the game well, has played for an eternity – he never loses. A kiss… a playful smile… sweet words that steal her trust… These are the weapons of his charm, natural as air, the essence of all he is, but so much remains carefully hidden in the shadows, kept out of sight. He tells her to trust him, and she does. She loves him, what choice does she have?

Night becomes a time to love, and know life as she has never known it before. His eyes, the blue morning sky against the black velvet of the darkness, smile at her, stars glittering in their ageless depths. She belongs to him – they both know it. He has stolen every secret that was once locked deep inside her. She has been claimed and conquered, won with the soft rush of his breath as he places a kiss on her flushed forehead, the sensuous purr of his voice as he whispers love to her yearning heart. She is captured, trapped within his being.

All of these secrets hide in the shadows, an exotic bait for a trap as old as time itself. It’s not until she wakes alone, to the flame of the sun, that a greater truth is revealed. She has no mysteries left for him to claim – and she loves a stranger whose trust was never hers…

This is the paradox that defines a true thief of hearts, and the master she will always adore…

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Check this out!

This just in....

Today’s Richmond Times-Dispatch features bestselling Virginia romantic suspense author Mary Burton! FYI!

Click HERE to read....

Joan Schulhafer
Joan Schulhafer Publishing & Media Consulting