Thursday, December 26, 2013

Jingle All the Way

Jingle Me made its way onto a list at Goodreads!

Thank you to everyone who voted!
I hope you found lots of goodies in your stocking yesterday!
xoxo RV

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Year in Review

Dear Friends,

2013 was another busy year! Looking back, I could never have imagined all of the amazing things that happened this year.

In February Fresh Ice, the second book in the Razors Ice series, was released worldwide. Spring was an exciting time for Fresh Ice as it climbed its way into the Top 50 in Contemporary Romance at Amazon and was #1 in Sports Fiction at Amazon US and Canada!

This summer I spent some time at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge for research (and for fun) and enjoyed reconnecting with nature. In August my books became available at Amazon Mexico. When October rolled around Submersed, Watch Me and Fresh Ice were voted into the 2013 Book Cover Contest semifinals at AuthorsdB.

On Halloween my sexy Christmas story Jingle Me was published and all of my titles became available for purchase on Smashwords, Apple, Inktera and Flipkart. (In the coming weeks Sony, Kobo and Blio will be added to that list.) In November Amazon announced that my books are now available down under in Australia.

None of these things would have been possible without you and your continued support. Thank you so very much!

My plans for next year include the release of my next hockey-themed romance and working on several more stories featuring Ethan and Lana's sexy adventures. Phew! Maybe I'd better schedule a vacation in there, too!

Here's to a wonderful holiday season and a very happy and healthy New Year!


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Follow that bird!

During the last few months I spent some quality time at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. Even though my visit was in the name of research, the refuge is a place I’ve enjoyed visiting in the past. Years ago, when I was having some turbulence in my own life, I remember going to the refuge for some much needed peace and quiet. As the wetlands are the backdrop for my next novel, I found it only fitting to revisit the place that inspired me so many years ago.

At the risk of sounding cheesy, the refuge is a magical place. Although it’s parallel to the busy I-5 freeway, once you step out of your car it feels like you’ve entered a different world far from people and the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Geese fly overhead in alarming numbers and the sounds of dozens of different species of birds and waterfowl mingle together to create beautiful music not found in the city or suburbs.

Whether you’re walking the trails or driving through the auto tour, you can’t help but feel like you’re the only person on earth. It’s the perfect place to get away to when you’re looking to reconnect with nature.

Life’s problems seem insignificant when there’s such an awesome ecosystem surrounding you. You’re reminded of how thousands of birds travel thousands of miles during migration, fending for themselves in life or death situations. The sky seems a little bit bigger, the air cleaner and your own breathing a little bit calmer. It’s definitely a stark reminder that there are things out there that are bigger than you.

Do you have a favorite place to go to when you need perspective?

In the coming weeks, I'll be announcing the title of the next book in the Razors Ice series so be sure to subscribe to this Blog and follow me on Twitter so you don't miss out!

Talk to you soon,

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Friday, December 6, 2013


My books are up on iTunes!

Little by little, all of my books are being distributed to retailers across the world.
Next up: Kobo and Blio...

Can I Have Your Authorgraph?

Would you like me to "sign" your Jingle Me e-book?

Just go to Authorgraph and submit a request!
It's free and I'll even write you a personal message :)

I look forward to hearing from you...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Go Ahead, Just Ask Me

In the coming weeks, I'll be doing an interview for the Smashwords website. Are there any questions you'd like me to answer?

Leave a comment below or contact me and your question just might be included in the interview! (Bonus points for the most creative questions!)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas Countdown

December is here!
Time to break out the holiday cheer,
bust out the Christmas music
and untangle those twinkle lights!

Jingle Me is 99 cents at the following retailers:

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Please Vote

Here are some better links
to vote for Submersed and Watch Me
in the AuthorsdB Book Cover Contest:

Thank you!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Book Cover Contest Semifinals

The AuthorsdB Book Cover Contest semifinals have begun!

Starting today you can vote for Watch Me and Submersed in the Erotica category
and Fresh Ice in the Romance category.
The more stars the better!

Voting ends December 15th.
Thank you for your support!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

More ways to read!

My publishers and I have been working to make sure my books are available to you in as many different formats and at as many retailers as possible. Now you will be able to find my books at Apple as well as Smashwords, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In the coming weeks, I will also be expanding to Sony and Kobo.

Which format is your favorite?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

New Newsletter News

I have a snazzy new newsletter!

Sign up receive the latest info about new releases, special offers and giveaways.

I promise I won't flood you with emails (I'm much too busy for that!) and I'll never give or sell your information to anyone.

Talk to you soon...

Friday, November 1, 2013


Many of you have written me and asked when my books are going to be available on Smashwords. (Yes, I was listening, I just had to fit it into my schedule!) Well, today is the day! I can officially announce that I have finally joined the Smashwords family!

As of now, you can find all of my works on the Smashwords website for purchase. While you're there, be sure to download a copy of Jingle Me, my sexy new Christmas story, out just in time for the holidays!

Feel free to drop me a note at any time. I love hearing from my readers and always take the time to reply to your letters. Enjoy  :)   RV

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Jingle Me

Ethan and Lana from Watch Me are back!!!

This time it's Christmas Eve and the two frisky lovebirds can't wait to find the mistletoe...

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While Ethan wrestles with the idea of proposing, he must first survive an evening with Lana’s family at their annual Christmas Eve party. Will they be able to find a moment alone or will tension from relatives and the hustle and bustle of the holidays drive them apart? 

Who said it couldn’t be hot and steamy in December?!

Now available for KindleNook and at Smashwords

If you haven't already, be sure to read Watch Me first!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Introducing Kindle MatchBook

If you buy a new print edition of my books (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $1.99 (Save 60%). Learn more.

A Christmas Story???

Exciting holiday news coming soon!!!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Book Cover Contest

Both Submersed and Watch Me are semi-finalists
in the erotica category of the
AuthorsdB 2013 Book Cover Contest!!!

Thank you so much to everyone who voted!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Pink the Rink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Here are some helpful links so you can join the fight and show your support:

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Autumn Update

I know I haven’t posted anything in a while but that’s actually good news. It means that I’ve been locked away in my writing cave working tirelessly on my next book.

The hummingbirds have been keeping me (and my cat) busy as well. We have so many frequenting our new feeder that I have to fill it up at least once a week. We also have a resident blue jay and mockingbird and even a woodpecker who keeps trying to drill holes in the eaves of the house.

The weather here is as crazy as my fictional city of Red Valley. It was 94 degrees one day and raining with thundershowers two days later. Summer has a fierce grip on September and we’re just now finally getting a preview of fall. This is my favorite time of year. I love turning the air conditioner off, opening the windows and letting the cool morning breeze flow through the house.

I’ve missed being able to drink hot chocolate and snuggle under a warm blanket and watch hockey. My Sharks boys are spread out all over the league now, which I guess isn’t such a bad thing. Now it doesn’t matter which team is playing, I’m bound to have a favorite player there! With Clowe in New Jersey, Nabby in New York, Seto in Winnipeg and Heatley in Minnesota, I don’t know who to root for!

The start of a new hockey season is always exciting. It renews my inspiration and makes me work that much harder on the book I’m writing. If all goes well, I hope to have the next book in the “Razors Ice” series ready for release early in the New Year. I’ll share more details with you as I get further along.

Meanwhile, I’ll be taking advantage of the cooler weather and writing my little fingers to the bone. Talk to you soon!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Watch Me make my way up the list...

Imagine my joy when THIS was pointed out to me...

Thank you!

(HERE's the link in case you want to vote too!)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Ryane Clowe

As you might have noticed, Ryane Clowe is one of my favorite hockey players. (If you must know why, just take a peak at the board I made for him on Pinterest.)


In April, Ryane was traded by the Sharks to the New York Rangers. (You bet it took me a while to catch my breath on that one!) Just when I was getting used to the idea of Clowie being a Ranger (man, he looked good in blue!), last month he signed with the New Jersey Devils. He signed a five-year deal but I have to admit it will be strange seeing him in red after being with the Sharks for so many years.

Anywho, if you follow Ryane on Twitter, you might have noticed the pics he's been posting of his adorable daughter Willow. I decided to share them with you because what is cuter than a hockey player and his little girl?!

Needless to say, I look forward to seeing Clowie play on the East coast and I can't wait for the season to start! #IsItOctoberYet

That is all,

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Free Reading Apps

Did you know you don't have to have a Kindle to read my books? Simply download one of Amazon's free Kindle apps--available for every major smartphone, tablet and computer.

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Birthday Wishes

Today is Romola Garai's birthday!
Romola is a wonderful actress and my favorite muse. While writing Home Ice, I thought of Romola as my inspiration for Ally. She is naturally beautiful, incredibly talented and you should definitely check out her work.
My favorite Romola film would have to be Rory O'Shea Was Here (James McAvoy was absolutely brilliant in this) and I Capture the Castle, a fun movie based on the book by Dodie Smith.
Check out more pics of Romola over on my Pinterest!
Hope your birthday wish comes true, Rom!