Friday, October 22, 2010

Wanna know a little secret about me? :)

Ooh, secrets! Fun! I've had to keep this under wraps, per publisher, for marketing purposes, but I've been given the All Clear to let you all know about my OTHER pen name, and my OTHER series!

Pen name: Cindy Miles
Genre: light ghost romances
Book One: Spirited Away
Book Two: Into Thin Air
Book Three: Highland Knight
Book Four: MacGowan's Ghost
Book Five: Thirteen Chances

WOW! PHEW! I've been DYING to let you all know that! LOL! Now seriously--as you can tell by the cover of my first published book ever, Spirited Away, it and the others are WAY different than The Dark Ink Chronicles. They were a LOT of fun to write, though, and I am in love with EVERY one of my heroes. Light, fun, incredibly romantic (to me, anyway!!!) and hey--you gotta love a girl who can love a dead guy! Yep! All the heroes are chivalristic dudes from the past--mostly knights from the 12fth-16th centuries. My heroines are modern-day girls who stumble upon these tortured souls in Scotland, England and Wales, usually in some crumbly old castle. I hold a special place in my heart for every book, every hero/heroine, and I am so lucky to have been able to see them to print!

Now, like I just told my Cindy Miles readers--this series may not be your cupa. While there is a LOT of sexual tension and romantic scenes throughout, you'll only find ONE sex scene (yes, ONE!) and it's in the LAST chapter. It's a good one, but yeah--just one. LOL! The tension, so I've been told, is so great within the pages that it makes up for it! Anyway...just in case you were interested in checking them out, I wanted to give you The Warning! Low Sex Content! They're light, fun, humorous, soul-mate sort of reads, and I'm very proud of them. :) If you decide to take a chance on them, read them in the order listed. They're not a continuation series, like the Afterlight series, but they are connected by characters and it's much more fun to read in that order!

So!!! PHEW! There ya go! Cat OFFICIALLY out of the bag! :)

I've just written my first Newsletter, and the small confession is listed there, too. :) If you've subscribed, you'll be getting it soon!

Peace Out!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Two More WINNERS!!!!!

Okay guys--I know I haven't been posting much lately, but I'm now busy working on book three of the Chronicles: EVENTIDE! Plus gearing up for AFTERLIGHT's debut!

So on that are two more winners of signed copies of AFTERLIGHT!

"Donna" and "Lesley"


You guys send me your mailing addresses to and I'll get your signed copies in the mail!

And for those who still would like a chance to win...I will announce a couple of more winners before October 31st!

Also...if you haven't signed up for my Newlsetter, do it! There's another contest going on there!

Thanks for all who are interested and waiting for AFTERLIGHT'S release! I' m so excited!!!!

Peace out- Elle

Friday, October 1, 2010

Gary Sinise and the LT. DAN BAND!!!

Here are a few pics from tonight's concert in Beaufort, SC! Gary and the band were awesome! They really pull the crowd into the music and just have a great time. The place was packed! Gary plays wicked guitar!! The whole band is awesome and they play for such a great cause. There were tons of soldiers there and everyone had a blast! Thanks Gary and the Lt. Dan Band!!!!!


So the winner is.....Incident (Kayleigh)!!!!! Congrats!!! You've won the first signed copy ARC of Afterlight!!!!!

Now all you others...THANK YOU for the attention!!!! I will draw another name by Wednesday!

Anyone else joining the blog contest-enter a comment and you're entered in the contest!

Congrats again, Kaleigh! I hope you enjoy Afterlight! Please send me your mailing info to or

Peace Out!


Yeah! October is hands-down my favorite month of the year!!!!! I am so excited!!! I'm up early working on edits (turning in today!) for Everdark, and once I'm done me and the fam are headed over to Beaufort, SC to the Shrimp Festival where Gary Sinise will be playing for the soldiers/vets (and ME!) with his Lt. Dan Band!!
Anyway! So we're going to that because I LOVE Gary Sinise and think what he and the LDB does for the soldiers is amazing work, and he's just a cool dude! The temps are dropping and feeling more like fall, so it'll be major funnage!
SO! After THAT, I'll come home and get some rest so I can get UP in the morning and put ALL of my Halloween stuff out. HA! Husband LOATHES all that junk, but TOUGH! I create a haunted piano over our, well, piano, with webbing and all this great stuff! Candleabras! Frankenstein monster! Witches! I have a Jim Shores Headless Horseman that is wicked cool! And OH! Just got Yankee Candles newest Halloween stuff--a Mr. and Mrs. Skeleton Newlyweds (they remind me of the Maitlands, from Beetlejuice!), still in the gown and tux, and they're candle holders. The CANDLES are black and when lit...drip RED WAX. Wheeee! Lots more to go, too many to list, so I'll take a few pics when all done and post. Funnnage!!!! Happy OCTOBER!!!!
OHHHH! The CONTEST! :) I'll be posting the winner here TODAY! Later today, to give a few more folks a chance to win a signed ARC of Afterlight! Once I post the winner, we'll do it all over again for next week! If you've already posted a comment, you don't have to post again. :) UNLESS you just wanna say HI! :) I'll announce next winner on Wednesday, Oct. 6th. Because the next day I'm headed to Boston with a group of my best pals where we'll head up north and travel the Maine Coast for 5 days!!! So excited!!! I plan on swinging by Stephen King's house in Bangor and taking some pics of me hanging on his spiderweb gates. :) Unless they're wired for shock factor. Then I'll just stand really close. :)
Anway! It's OCTOBER! Roll in some leaves! Put on the spooky music! Watch the spooky shows of the spookiest places on earth! Set some pumpkins and mums out! And don't forget to comment to win a signed advanced copy of Afterlight!