Sunday, May 29, 2011

Contest Winner

Drum Roll Please..and the winner is...Ginger Kenney

Ginger wins:
A  cute teddy bear wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with A Witch's Lament cover
A rose quartz pendulum
An instruction book on the many uses of the pendulum.

Congratulations, Ginger.

Many thanks to all who participated in the Crescent Moon Press Blog Tour. I hope you had fun and I can't wait to see who wins the grand prize. Winner will be announced on June 4th on the Crescent Moon Press Blog.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Crescent Moon Press -
Three Day Blog Tour
My blog prize - Teddy Bear wearing A Witch's Lament t-shirt
(cute enough to cuddle)
Rose Quartz Pendulum
Book on using the Pendulum

Welcome to the Blog Tour, or as I prefer to call it, Blog Hop. A similar idea to what we used to refer to as bar hopping. Not that I ever indulged in the infamous activity of bar hopping as a weekend event. Nope, not me. No way….Have I convinced you yet? I must admit, days when I might have bar hopped are so far in the past that I’d need a serious telescope to be able to see the speck in the distance.

With so many ideas whirling about in my mind for today’s blog, I decided to focus on shameless self-promotion. After all, that’s what this tour is about. Introducing the books of Crescent Moon Press authors to the public. Take a look at our covers.

Have you ever seen a publisher with such consistently gorgeous covers? I haven’t. I love my latest for A Witch's Legacy. (thanks to Jeannie Ruesch) You can see the cover over on the sidebar. It pulses with otherworldly, mystical energy that makes a person want to pick up the book and find out what’s happening. At least, I hope it does.

A Witch’s Legacy is sequel to A Witch’s Lament, a story about the infamous witch trials of Salem, Massachusetts. You can read it as a standalone but to get the full benefit of the story and timeline, I would suggest reading the first one. As a special treat for visiting my blog today, here is an excerpt of A Witch’s Legacy:

Cold prickles rushed through Cassandra and she froze with mortification. Years of guilt burned in her stomach. Her limbs weakened. Then the anger struck. She slammed her hands to her hips and glared at Samson.

“How dare you say such a thing?” Damn Samson for being an instigator. How dare he resurrect her pain! She wanted to scream at him and demand he apologize for invading her life.

Hot blood rose to her face and without thinking she raised a hand and slapped him. The resounding crack echoed in the still of the late afternoon and Cassandra immediately recoiled from the uncharacteristic violent act.

She waited for him to yell at her, or make a retaliatory move, but he only flared his nostrils and lifted a hand to touch his cheek. When he spoke, his voice rumbled low and he forced words through clenched teeth.

“I dare because people are dying.” Aloof and distant, he continued as if reciting a speech. “There was another dog slaughtered today, so I’m guessing there’ll be another murder tonight.”

He stared at her. Waiting.

A Witch’s Legacy is available as e-book or print and you can find it here:

Now, it’s time for you to do some work.
Nothing difficult because you’re not even halfway through the blog hop yet and I don’t want to wear you out.

1.  Email your answer to a simple question (below) to This will automatically enter you to win the contest on my blog.

***Question: Where do my books, A Witch’s Lament and A Witch’s Legacy take place.***

I will be awarding a prize to someone who sends me the correct answer. Prize consists of teddy bear wearing t-shirt with A Witch's Lament cover image, a rose quartz pendulum, and a book on using the pendulum.

2.  Go to my website: and sign up for the mailing list for my newsletter. The blue and green link at the bottom of the home page says “Join my mailing list”

3.  Continue on to the next blog and see what author Kinley Baker has in store for you. I'm sure it'll be something fun.

Note: Crescent Moon Press authors live sea to shining sea. If the next blog has not yet posted for the tour, please check back. The time difference may have created a speed bump. Don't miss out on a chance to win valuable prizes~!

If you get lost, visit CMP blog to find your way back again!

Take care, have fun and GOOD LUCK!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Contest. You could win a Kindle or Nook and e-books from Crescent Moon Press Authors.

This is such a cool contest, I wish I could participate. Since I can't then good luck to everyone who does. Instructions below, make sure to check back to my blog on Wednesday, May 25 when I post my blog and skill-testing question.

Memorial Day Weekend Bash~!

Three Day Blog Tour
May 24th, 25th & 26th

Prizes at every stop
Grand Prize Nook or Kindle, Your Choice

Every stop along the way will have a posted quest

Sign up for the newsletter or blog

Email your quest answer to the author to enter for great prizes.

Complete all blog tour stops to enter into the grand prize drawing

A Nook or Kindle, Your Choice
BONUS a dozen digital books

Full itinerary will soon be posted on the CMP blog.
All stops must be completed to qualify for the Grand Prize.

You can join the games late. All quests must be completed by May 26th end of day.
All Winners Posted on CMP blog by June 4th.

New Releases

Hello, people. Thanks for visiting my blog. Again, it's been awhile since my last post. *hangs head in shame* There's so much news I don't know where to begin. I'll start with the best news...I have 2 new releases. Yayyy! It's taken longer than I would have liked getting them to this point, but they are finally available in print and e-book.

A Witch's Legacy, sequel to A Witch's Lament, is the first sequel I've written and I found it difficult to stay focused on the story. With so many other characters and idea racing around in my mind, I don't think I'll be writing another sequel. But, hey, who knows.

I recently visited Salem, Massachussetts for a writers conference. Since this is the setting for both books and A Witch's Legacy is just released, the timing was perfect. If you'd like to read about my ghostly encounters check Hannah Howell's blog on June 6th and you'll get the lowdown.

Solitary Cove is my one and only contemporary novel. No ghosts, magic, paranormal wanderings into another realm. Nope. Just romantic suspense. Again, not something I'm sure I'll attempt again, but it was a story I wanted to I did. :-)  For those who have heard of, or read, Barbara Bretton (a wonderful writer) she was gracious enough to give me an author blurb for Solitary Cove. And because I love what she said so much, I'll post it below for you to read.

If you love fast-paced romantic suspense novels peopled with characters you'll cheer for, SOLITARY COVE is the book for you. A seaside village in Nova Scotia, a movie hero with a daughter he barely knows, and a woman on the run from danger equal the perfect formula for a terrific read. Catherine Anne Collins has a winner on her hands!
So how's that for a great blurb from a USA Today Bestselling Author. I'm happy. See me smiling :-)

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Keep checking back, there's more news and great stuff to come.

Talk soon,