Alphas are trouble

So poor Monster Girl (who is definitely NOT an alpha) survived the fireworks last night. I had a plate of angel food cake on my desk and, rather than go hide in the basement, she decided it was worth risking a flaming phosphorescent demise if there was a chance she might get a piece of cake.

I think most of us feel that way, no?

Today, I’m at Books Make Me Happy, talking about how alpha males take control if you let them. Come leave a comment for a chance to win a pair of “Alpha’s Heart” Swarovski dangle earrings.


I’m gearing up for some guest posts and giveaways with the release of MATED BY MOONLIGHT next week. If you don’t want to miss any of the fun, be sure to subscribe to my newsletter where I’ll be doing an extra giveaway of my Swarovski dangle “Alpha’s Heart” earrings.

Mated By Moonlight werewolf paranormal romance earrings


The red bi-cone dangles are almost the exact same color as my raspberries! I’d give away some of my berries too, but I’m thinking they wouldn’t like being stuck in an envelope. So here’s a pretty picture instead:

raspberriesHappy summer!


Speaking of gifts… My year of steampunk inspiration

As I’ve mentioned here before, I like to bead. I adore a creative project I can get done in one night! This past year, I’ve made several steampunk-inspired jewelry sets. I finally got all the photos uploaded to Flickr. I thought if anyone out there is doing steampunk novels, you might be able to use the images of gears and whatnot for your cover art textures or just for your own inspiration.

The full-size images are here.

The pix are uploaded under a creative commons license which means (as I understand it) you can use it for anything you want. Although if you DO use it, I’d love to hear about it. I’ll try to keep a running list of links here if anybody does want to run amok with the pix.

Here’s a small sampling of the images. Some are better than others, obviously. No editing was done here, unlike my writing 🙂

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Happy creating in 2013!