Update with my new publisher …

Things are moving along rather well with Wild Horse Press.  I sold over 40 e-book copies and 1 paperback copy of Moonlight Protector in January.  Since the paperback wasn’t released until later in the month (and paperback sales just don’t seem to be doing all that well right now anyways), I’m happy with the end results for January.  It seems that Moonlight Protector is already off to a good start for February as it has already sold 10 e-book copies this month.


I’ve seen the Wild Horse Press name on several sites, a few blogs, and they even have a MySpace page …  My book was submitted for review at several places, one of which responded with a 5 out of 5 rating (Satin & Lace Reviews) and I’ve seen it posted by Wild Horse Press in more than one group as a current release.  I’m happy with the promotion that’s been done thus far.

Over all, I’m very satisfied with the progress of Moonlight Protector.  2009 seems to be bringing good things my way!

Moonlight Protector Review

Moonlight Protector, the first book in the Ashton Grove Werewolves series, has been reviewed by Shannon’s Satin & Lace Reviews, a romance and erotic lit site.

Here is the full review:

Marin Thomas is on the run from her worst nightmare and ends up in the arms of Cole, the sweetest most beautiful man she has ever know. That is after Cole stands guard in his wolf form comforting her in the wake of escaping near death. But his cover is blown when he shifts shapes in the middle of the night while in her arms. Realizing that Gabrielle and Cole’s explanation of werewolves is true, she begins to believe that their notion that she is the mate to one of the three brothers may not be ludicrous after all. As she begins to heal the emotional scars from Stephan’s abuse, the wounds are ripped open tearing at both her and Cole’s heart. He is madly in love with her and will risk his life to protect her. The danger she has brought into the brothers’ lives makes her heart ache.

Will she chose Cole as her mate or will Gabrielle’s gentle touch and gorgeous eyes steal her heart? Can the brothers stop Stephan before he kills Marin?

Not your typical romance novel, the story line of this book brings to life real fears and takes you through the journey of a frightened woman. As she finds her way from a weak insecure victim to a strong vibrant woman, your faith in the ability to heal wounds and renew love will flourish. I definitely recommend this book. Once again, Jessica Coulter Smith has done an amazing job!!!

Rating: 5 hearts



I realized this morning that I’ve been so busy writing that I haven’t been blogging. To give you an update, Whispering Lake has now received two excellent reviews!

Linda Sole @ Red Roses for Authors gave it 4 out o5 Roses, visit the Red Roses site for the full review!

“Werewolves, witches and ghosts oh, my. This one has all that and suspense that will keep you guessing just where this one will end up. It is an interesting book to read as it is hard to put down. You will be glued to your seat until the very end.”

Shannon @ Shannon’s Satin & Lace Reviews gave it 5 out of 5 hearts! Visit http://www.satinandlacereviews.webs.com for the full review.

“The author weaves an amazing and riveting tale of love and desire, hope and fear with a little bit of wicked fun thrown in the mix. This book will stir your senses with the combination of fantasy and reality leaving you wanting more from this amazing new author. This is a must read story.”

Whispering Lake’s sales are doing pretty well, available in both e-book (Amazon Kindle, Hearts on Fire, Coffee Time – and coming soon to Fictionwise!) and as a large paperback (Amazon.com, Target.com, and Hearts on Fire Books).

The sequel, Moonlight Protector, was released December 1st. Hopefully the reviews will start trickling in for Moonlight before too long. 🙂

I can honestly say that the day Whispering Lake, my first novel, was accepted for publishing I was excited beyond words and felt accomplished. Then I realized it didn’t matter if it was published if it didn’t sell … well, now it’s selling and getting good reviews. It makes you feel like you really did accomplish something!

For me, the best part of being an author, is seeing someone read your book… being able to watch their facial expressions and hearing them laugh when they reach a humorous part. Every time I see someone with a paperback copy of my book, it seems surreal. I think “I did that, that’s my book”…

This author’s day has definitely been made! I could not have asked for a better Christmas present!

Hmm… then again, I can think of one or two. 🙂