Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Hey Everyone! It's been a while but I've been crazy busy with LIFE! I wrapped up the third book in The Dark Ink Chronicles, my daughter graduated from HS (and all that goes with that, ie party at the house!) and spent three weeks in Scotland! Now I'm scrambling to get my daughter situated at college (sob!) and working on some new projects!

Check out my new cover for the third book in my Savannah Vampires series, EVENTIDE. COOL!!! And there's me in the Highlands, in heather and gorse! The heather was just starting to bloom, so looking a little dull but I STILL LOVE IT!!! And yes--it was COLD!

NEWS: While in Scotland my friend and fabulous agent, Deidre Knight, sold my Young Adult Scottish Ghost Mystery Romance, FOREVERMORE, to SCHOLASTIC BOOKS!!!! EXCITEMENT GALORE!!!! I will be writing for Scholastic under my previous pen name, Cindy Miles, and am in the process of updating my website. Check it out! . I'm SUPER excited about this project!!!! And will have bits and updates for it soon!

Meanwhile, book 2 of The Dark Ink Chronicles, EVERDARK, released the day I left for Scotland!!! (June 7th!) If you've ventured to buy it, I hope you've enjoyed!

My pal, author LEAH MARIE BROWN, has released her FABULOUS French Romantic Mystery, SILENCE IN THE MIST. Leah knows her French history and pens a powerful and intriguing tale that will make you flip the pages as fast as your eyes can capture the words! Check out her website!!novels She also has a fabulously fun blog and is a phenomenal photographer--you'll want to check out her pics! She also went with me to Scotland and we had a BLAST!!!!!!

In between trying to get my daughter squared away at college (SOB!!) I'm presently working on some new material to follow The Dark Ink Chronicles. I've a few ideas in mind, so fingers crossed my publisher likes one of them! Will update!

MEANWHILE...Savannah is nice and hot and muggy! When I returned from Scotland I craved two things that, as much as I LOVE and ADORE Scotland, they just don't have or do right: SALSA and GREEN BOILED PEANUTS. We stopped at the store on the way home from the airport, I bought all the STUFF to make my salsa and a HUGE bag of peanuts to boil (for those un-schooled in this art of eating, you boil a LOT of peanuts with a LOT of SALT!) and I ate like a HOG for several days. OINK!!! It was GOOD!!!

But hands down, Scotland has the BEST fried haddock and chips (with yummy vinegar and BROWN SAUCE!) ever!

All for now! I hope everyone's enjoying their summer! I will upload some more Scotland pics soon!

Peace out!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Live Chat TONIGHT!

Hey guys! I'm chatting LIVE with my super-duper agent, Deidre Knight of The Knight Agency TONIGHT, 9PM EST! Stop by and say hello! There will be some books to give away! Also, if you entered the Tybee Island Dream Getaway contest, the winner will be announced!!!! At the bottom of the home page, click the MORE button and find the Chat link!

Looking forward to saying HI!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Chat Rescheduled!!!

For those interested in the author/agent chat with my super agent Deidre Knight of The Knight Agency and myself, due to the terrible storms the southeast has been getting, we've had to cancel tonight's chat and reschedule for NEXT Thursday at 9pm Eastern time! Follow the same links!

See ya there!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Check out Author Leah Marie Brown!!!

No one writes French Historicals better than my pal, Leah Marie Brown! Her debut novel, Silence in the Mist, is breathtaking!! It releases July 7, 2011 everywhere books are sold! Isn't this a GORGEOUS cover? DROOL!!!!

She also has a fantastic Scottish short story in The Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance called After the Gloaming. FABULOUS! That's out NOW!

Check out her website for back cover blurb of Silence in the Mist:!

Leah's also a FINE photographer and has traveled to many cool places (we're headed to Scotland in June!). Enjoy the pics!

Another Winner :)

Okay, I've actually had a winner or two not respond to gather their here's another winner. Mallary? You're it!

To get your ARC of Everdark, email me at!

And...I will be on a live chat with my super agent, Deidre Knight of The Knight Agency, tomorrow, 9pm Eastern time. Stop by and say hello, ask a question, whatever!

Once I wrap up Eventide, I'll update website, contests, posts, etc. Soon! And Everdark releases June 7th! EEK! Not far off!!!


Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday's EVERDARK ARC Winner!

Hey SHARON, you're the Friday winner of an ARC of EVERDARK! Congrats! Send me your mailing address to and I'll get a copy out to you right away :) For the rest of you, I will post another winner next Friday! If you've NOT commented to win, do so here! And don't forget to follow me on Facebook/Twitter!

Monday, April 4, 2011

How 'Bout...TWO winners?!!

Wow! I almost forgot today was Monday/Winner Announcement Day! The allergens here in Savannah are kicking my BUTT and making me SLEEPY!!! So! Such a big response on the contest I thought I'd go ahead and assign two winners. So....Calliope and Nicole, you're IT! Congrats! You've each won a signed ARC of Everdark :) Both of you can send me your mailing addresses to :) Will get the copies right out! As for the rest of you, THANK YOU for commenting!! I will keep your names for the following ARC giveaways, so just check back here on the blog, check your Twitter and/or Facebook, for winning announcements. :) I'll probably pick another winner Friday. :) If you're reading this and you HAVEN'T commented to win an ARC of my June release, EVERDARK, sequel to AFTERLIGHT, then comment here now! And if you haven't signed up for mine and Deidre Knight's awesome Island Dreaming Contest Giveaway, check the box to the right and enter! it will be FABULOSO!!!! Later!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Who wants an advanced copy of EVERDARK???

Hey HEY! Just got my ARCs of EVERDARK--these are Uncorrected Proofs by the way, so expect boo-boos! Still, it's the book, bound in lovely pink paperback! Anyone up for a chance to win? Comment here, and follow me on Twitter/Facebook! I will radomly choose a winner Monday. Then another on Friday. And so on and so on! :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Okay, guys--I'm still wrapping up EVENTIDE, Book 3 in the Dark Ink Chronicles, so I've been a little busy lately. Meanwhile, though, Book 2, EVERDARK, releases June 7th! To celebrate its release, along with the release of Deidre Knight's fabulous RED MORTAL (both series set in Savannah, GA!), on sale April 4th, we have joined to offer a fan-TASTIC contest! A trip to the gorgeous Tybee Island, GA! Not only is Deidre a great pal and superb author who writes the most slobber-worthy heroes you can imagine, she's my SuperAgent! And we're joining to celebrate our releases with this MUST-ENTER contest! Check out the sidebar and click the image for rules and details!!!
Meanwhile, I'll catch up with everyone after I turn in EVENTIDE on March 31st!
Happy Spring!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


So......!!!!! I wrote a post announcing the blog winner from a couple of weeks ago but never checked to see if it posted. It DIDNT! So! I apologize to all! The winner of the advanced copy goes to JAMIE. (and all this time I've been wondering why Jamie hasn't emailed me his contact info yet!) Jamie! Please send your mailing address to :)

I'm in the process of wrapping up the last book in the Chronicles, EVENTIDE (due March 7 to the editor!) so my brain is in a FOG. Again, I apologize!

As soon as I wrap up Eventide I will begin promotion for book 2, EVERDARK, due out in June. Which means more contests! So keep checking back!


Friday, February 4, 2011


Hey guys, wanna read an excerpt of Everdark? It's due on the shelves June 7th but an anxious Facebook reader (hi Connie!!) prompted me to post an excerpt early! So! If you check out my Books page on the website ( and scroll down to the Everdark cover and back-cover blurb, you'll find the excerpt button. Click it! Read it! And I hope you enjoy!!!! :)
And while I'm jumping ahead and doing things early, I'll run a little contest here. Throughout the day, between now and midnight, all those who leave a comment will get a chance to win an advanced copy of EVERDARK, as soon as I get them (which should be soon!).
Thanks, and hope you dig the excerpt!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Hi Everyone!!

I know it's been a while, guys, but HELLO and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I've been busy with the series (and some other exciting projects!!)!!! I'm on deadline with the third and final book in The Dark Ink Chronicles, EVENTIDE--due to the editor March 1st. EEK! But I wanted to stop in, chat a little, and see how everyone was doing. Plus, give a few updates! :)

Firstly, EVERDARK releases in 4 months and 7 days!!! (June 7th!) The story continues with Riley and Eli, the Dupres and the Arcoses, the Gullah and more rogue vampires! You'll be introduced to Savannah's sister city, CHARLESTON (such a gorgeous place!), and a few new characters that you (I hope!) will love!

I'll be adding a new contest to the website soon, so check here and there for updates. Plus, I'll be having a SUPER CONTEST very soon, and while I have to be secretive about it now, trust me--you will NOT want to miss out on it! So keep an eye out for it here and on the home page of the website!!!! More details SOON!!!

Meanwhile, as I've been working on Eventide, I've ALSO been working on a few other projects! Two YA paranormal romances and a younger fantasy that I'm SO STOKED about!!! I have plans to also write a story that's been burning a hole in me for a while!

I also have a new Elle Jasper short story out in The Mammoth Book of Scottish Romances! CURSE ME WICKED is a short story that is about a rookie paranormal investigator, Ginger Slater, and her "initiation" into the weird and unusual via an assignment on the desolate Scottish moors, and involves werewolves :) Check it out on Amazon! Plus, there'll be a plug in EVENTIDE. Maybe a new Elle Jasper series? Possibly! :)
ALSO in The Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance, check out my author pal, Leah Marie Brown's, fabulous short story, AFTER THE GLOAMING!!!! Most excellento!
What I'm reading: I AM NUMBER FOUR by Pettacus Lore. OMG, such a GREAT BOOK! And the movie trailer looks frickin frackin AWESOME!!! check it out:
Later, guys! And don't forget to check back for details on the contests!