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: