Friday, November 30, 2007

Author appearance...Barbara Colley

Scrub-a-Dub Dead by Barbara Colley - visit Barbara's web site!On Saturday, December 1, 2007, from 11 am - 1 pm, mystery author will be signing at Cherry Books, 1050 Canal Blvd., Thibodaux, Louisiana.

, Book 6 in Barbara's popular Charlotte LaRue Mystery Series, is now available in paperback - the perfect holiday gift for those mystery lovers on your list! Watch for Book 8 in the series, , coming in February 2008.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Pandora's got the prison blues!

Pandora's box..."Ummm...didn't Tim Robbins escape from Shawshank by DIGGING his way out?"

When Pandora's not plotting her escape from the "box" (aka the backyard deck), she likes helping author with her research. (Digging comes in handy for that, too!)

Tunnel on over to the for more four-legged fun!

Friday, November 23, 2007

It was a dark and storrrrrrrmy night...

The Bookshelf Cat ponders his plot...
The Bookshelf Cat ponders the fate of his heroine on a dark and stormy night dark and so stormy we might all need to board the , just to be safe!

Bookshelf Cat (aka 'Sam') shares his keyboard and his personal blog with Eclectics author .

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Featured Contest - Win a book!

Kiss or Kill by Lyn StoneKiss or Kill... Special Agent Renee LeBlanc has decisions to make and so will you if you're one of the lucky winners in this contest. Just read an excerpt and answer a question about author Lyn Stone's November release, for your chance to win an autographed book — your choice from Lyn's available backlist. What will you decide?

For complete rules and entry form, visit and click on "contest".

Friday, November 16, 2007

Book Signings - Hailey North & Laura Joh Rowland

This Saturday (November 17), two of our talented authors will be signing in the New Orleans area. Why not stop by to meet them and pick up some early Christmas gifts ...or a special treat for yourself!

Not the Marrying Kind by Hailey North - Signing at Barnes & Noble, Premier Shopping Center, Mandeville, Louisiana from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, November 17.

Laura Joh Rowland - Signing at , in New Orleans from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, November 17.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

dog tired...

Disraeli, Hailey North's Chocolate Lab
Wonder why Disraeli the Chocolate Lab
looks so very, very tired?
You try living with three cats!!

Disraeli and his three catty companions make their home in New Orleans with author . This weekend, though, you'll find Dis catching forty winks at the . Go! Check out the animals!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Free Online Read (Erin McCarthy)

Drake: Tales of a Lusty Pirate - free online read!Part Three of Erin McCarthy's and Kathy Love's online serial, is now online at web site. It's free to download, so go ahead...get Impaled!

(Mature content. If you're under 18, get Demonized, instead!)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Thunder Moon (Lori Handeland)

Thunder Moon by Lori HandelandThere's something in the air tonight…

Practical, skeptical Grace McDaniel was not looking for romance. The Sheriff of Lake Bluff, Georgia, and the granddaughter of a Cherokee doctor, Grace's hands are full with the daily trouble of small-town life. Arriving in the wake of a freak storm is Ian Walker, a mysterious stranger who blends modern medicine and traditional Native American cures. Even though she is wary of his ideas, Grace cannot resist what his touch awakens in her. But Ian is hiding a terrifying secret. And only he knows the truth about a creature stalking the citizens of Lake Bluff. A creature who preys on the dying…and then on the young, the living, the vibrant…Now, to save her people, Grace must put her faith in Ian's haunting power and succumb to her wildest passions-before the rumble of thunder fills the air, and a relentless evil strikes again…

Thunder Moon, A Nightcreature Novel, Book 8, is a January 2008 release from St. Martin's Press. Visit 's web to read an excerpt and discover more about the Nightcreature Novels.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Stinky gets potted...

Stinky gets pottedUsually "Stinky" prefers to curl up on Rebecca Sinclair's lap, being stroked while she purrs. This time, however, she found a vacant planter and made herself at home! In case you're wondering, when she was adopted she didn't smell very nice (her previous parents didn't take good care of her and she had double ear infections, hence the name).The infections are long gone, but the nickname lingers. These days, she's more affectionately known as "Sweetie".

Meet more contented cats in this week's marvelous menagerie over at the .

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Let's Get Writing...

Articles for Writers from the Authors!

seems like the perfect time to feature our collection of , written by our own Authors. You'll find advice on everything from getting to know your characters to writing 'the end', with detailed information on manuscript format, query writing, and even the dreaded synopsis.

Visit the 'Articles' page - and good luck with your novel!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Louisiana Book Festival

Three of our fabulous Eclectics authors will be at the this Saturday, November 3rd. If you're in the area, stop on by the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge and say hello!

, will take part in the panel discussion, "The Ever-Changing Story of Falling in Love" from 11 am to noon in House Committee Room 5, followed by a book signing from 12:15 to 1 pm. Later, join Barbara in Senate Committee Room E for a book talk "A Cozy Pair (for Cozy Lovers)" from 2:00 to 2:45 pm with another book signing at 3:00.

will also take part in the panel discussion, "The Ever-Changing Story of Falling in Love" from 11 am to noon in House Committee Room 5, with a book signing afterwards from 12:15 to 1 pm.

will speak about "Clean Breaks or Balancing Acts: Writing in Different Worlds" from 1:00 to 1:45 pm in Senate Committee Room E, followed by a book signing from 2:00 to 2:45.

For more details about location and author schedules, visit the web site.