Cover reveal: Author Shawna Romkey’s “Speak of the Devil”

Author Shawna Romkey's cover reveal

Author Shawna Romkey’s cover reveal






What happens when falling in love and falling from grace collide?



After dying in a car accident with her two best friends, Lily miraculously awakens to grief and guilt. She escapes to her dad’s to come to terms with the event and meets some people at her new school who seem all too eager to help her heal. Sliding deeper into sorrow and trying to fight her feelings for two of them, she finds out who…what they really are and that they are falling too.



Can she find the strength to move on from the past, reconcile her feelings for Luc, find a way to stop a divine war with fallen angels, and still pass the eleventh grade?



What do you think of this great cover?  Due out March 15th, 2013 from Crescent Moon Press.  http://www.crescentmoonpress.com/

The Lycans: how I adore thee…

I don’t care how cheesy you think “Teen Wolf” the tv series is I am boldly stating that I love this storyline.  It could be also because the hero werewolf and his mentor are definitely not hard to look at (despite being teenagers).

What a great looking tv casting job!  I’ve been researching the reviews online and a lot of them compare this tv series to a “Twilight” feel. Similar? Possibly with the drama that takes place each episode but this is tv soooo…  What I love however is the Art Department’s use of how they wanted their Lycans to appear.  Some makeup, FX and glowing eyes plus claws show how the main character accesses his inner werewolf.  Then, there’s the mysterious and possibly evil full blown werewolf that seems intent on eating everyone he encounters.  Definitely a darker side to this storyline than the original “Teen Wolf” in the 1980s – the basketball themed one.  Interestingly enough this storyline concentrates on Lacrosse.


Let’s focus in on my new crush:  Tyler Hoechlin

From the Much Music Website:

Tyler Hoechlin was born in Corona, California and began acting at the age of nine. His breakout performance came early on, starring alongside Tom Hanks in the critically acclaimed Road to Perdition as ‘Michael Sullivan Jr.’ Soon after, Hoechlin landed the role of ‘Martin Brewster’ on the WB’s 7th Heaven. He recurred on the series from 2003 to 2007, and was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in 2004 for Breakout Male Star. Hoechlin went on to star in the TV movie Grizzly Rage, and appeared in television series such as C.S.I. Miami, My Boys, Castle and Lincoln Heights. He is excited to be playing “Derek Hale” in the new MTV series Teen Wolf premiering in the U.S. in June 2011.

Hoechlin has several films in production. He recently finished shooting the Farrelly brothers’ Hall Pass alongside Christina Applegate, Owen Wilson, Alyssa Milano and Jenna Fischer; as well as the independent drama Open Gate.

A lifelong baseball player, Hoechlin played for the U.S. baseball team at the Pan-American games the same year he started acting. He went on to play infield for Arizona State University and University of California at Irvine after high school; as well as the Battle Creek Bombers out of Battle Creek, Michigan, and The Maxim Yankees in Santa Clara, California. He has two brothers (Tanner and Travis) and one sister (Carrie).

I’m using my new career with Fifth Avenue Collection to catch up on my True Blood.  I’m looking forward to seeing what those Lycans look like.  I did like Underworld’s Lycans and Twilight’s Lycans aren’t bad… Teen Wolf’s Lycans feel a little more personal similar to Vampire Diaries “feel.”  Got any favourite Lycans you’d like to share? Leave me a comment…

New York Times Bestselling Author Yasmine Galenorn

Whew!  Loved, loved, loved this tale of elaborate enemies and an unknown warrior.


What an amazing read.  I’ve been stuck for the past three days in the grips of a powerful migraine which released today around 2pm.

Determined to keep the day off from work and school I picked up the book “Night Myst” written by Yasmine Galenorn.  I just finished it at 8:30pm tonight and did not put it down for hours!  Which reminds me that I need something to eat after this blog post.

Who is Cicely?  Well, we think we know as we’re introduced to her as the heroine of the story.  However, the adventure begins as soon as she returns to a small town after a loss in the family and she ends up battling three different forces to try to save her family members.  She has some help with a cousin and friends but only makes a small win against these three immortal forces.  The real win is when she realizes who she is and wins some freedom for her family.

Set in the forest the scenes are ethereal yet show a forest corrupted by the new evil Cicely must fight that feeds on its inhabitants.  Spiderwebs of poison penetrate the forest and watch the town.  Also, the townspeople who go missing every day.  No one is safe.  The police aren’t even interested in figuring out why the people they are sworn to protect are disappearing.  There is no help.  And then… there’s Cicely, her cousin and their friends.  A few heroes against three dark and manipulative forces who describe their wars as a “chess game” not caring who dies or who gets hurt along the way.  Information is key in the balancing act Cicely must play as she learns more about her enemies and herself as the story continues.

Action. Love. Sex. Dark Forces.  What a great read!  Powering up the Kindle now to download the others in the series… hope I get some sleep tonight.

Night Myst is available on Amazon.ca for Cdn $9.99 in paperback.

Vampires, The Fae and The Vampiric Fae fight over Cicely