Win an iPad Mini!!!

GOOD NEWS!!!

Love in Disguise, the 7-author, 7-book/novella boxed set that I’m a part of (THIEF OF HEARTS), has broken the top 100 in AMAZON, is an aRE #1 Bestseller and is rated #31 on Barnes and Noble!!!

(Here are the links)

Amazon, Nook, Apple, Kobo

But what you don’t know is that we’re having an awesome CONTEST to help other readers find the $.99 deal and to give it the attention it deserves.

Here’s the deal: When Love in Disguise hits the TOP 50 on Amazon Kindle books and the TOP 10 on Barnes & Noble Nook books, we’re unlocking an amazing prize:

AN iPAD MINI!!!!
Entering the contest is FREE — just tweet, share on Facebook and “Like” us so you know when we have future new releases. That is IT! Enter now!

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NEW RELEASE – Love in Disguise Boxed Set

Okay folks. Are you ready for an awesome deal?
I’m very excited to be part of this incredible group of authors who have put together this amazing boxed set. LOVE IN DISGUISE is seven stories with the special sale price of only $0.99, regular value of all these stories is $28.91, YOU SAVE $27.92!!

This is a limited time offer so grab yours now!

The set includes books by New York Times Bestselling Author, Julia Kent and Amazon Bestselling Author, Steena Holmes, as well as, Opal Carew, Cathryn Fox, Vivi Anna, Kate Laurens and of course, DL Snow!

Love in Disguise Boxed Set

Love in Disguise Boxed Set

Top 100 on Nook! All Romance eBooks Bestseller! 353,00 words/1,300 pages

Secrets. Masks. Mistaken identity. Fantasies. Past mistakes. LOVE IN DISGUISE brings you SEVEN BOOKS from seven authors who
know how to bring the passion…

Maliciously Obedient by New York Times Bestselling Author, Julia Kent — One playboy CEO. One curvy, determined administrative assistant. One hidden
camera. What could go wrong?

Revealed by Amazon Bestselling Author, Steena Holmes — One moment of passion at the hands of a sexy masked man is about to crumble Eve’s dream of becoming a success as a pastry chef. Will she bury her desire for love or will she look beyond the mask to find the man who ignites a fire in her soul?

The Cinderella Obsession by Opal Carew — Can Vanessa risk falling in love with a man obsessed with a fantasy woman — even though that
woman is her?

The Vampire Affair by Vivi Anna — a unconventional journalist risks everything including her job to get the goods on billionaire businessman Jonathan Devane, a man who enthralled her for a single passionate kiss months prior, a man who makes her blood race, a man with dark secrets…

Torn Between Two Brothers by Cathryn Fox — A case of mistaken identity unveils seductive truths and exposes erotic desires.

Love Me If You Dare by Kate Laurens — Kaylee Sawyer hasn’t been home for three years, but she is determined to come to terms with the mess of her past—and to ignore Dylan McKay, the guy whose single kiss has been tattooed into her mind forever while she does it.

Thief of Hearts by DL Snow — Once a princess, now an assassin. How’s that for a happily ever after? Heartbroken and in disguise, Zaina is left with only one option. She must kill an innocent king if she hopes to save the man she loves.

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An Easy Summer Solstice Meal

I love Summer Solstice. I love the longs hours of sunlight, the fresh scent of new leaves and mown grass after a spring rain. I also love dressing up. So, I look forward to this time of year because some neighbourhood friends host an annual medieval feast on Summer Solstice. We dress up, drink out of pewter goblets, eat with our hands and try to cook as authentically as we can. I’ve used this awesome site, A Boke of Gode Cookery, as my source. It’s put together by James Matterer which he has translated and adapted for the modern cook. According to his website, “James has been preparing medieval food since 1979 and has been working from period sources and creating his own contemporary redactions since 1989. Each recipe here is derived from his own personal experience in the recreation of that dish.”

Tonight, in honour of the approaching solstice, I’m making Mushroom Pasty (very tasty and very easy!) with venison stew (my own recipe). Here’s the original recipe for Mushroom Pasty from A Boke of Gode Cookery:

Mushrooms of one night be the best and they be little and red within and closed at the top; and they must be peeled and then washed in hot water and parboiled and if you wish to put them in a pasty add oil, cheese and spice powder.

- Power, Eileen. The Goodman of Paris (Le Ménagier de Paris). A Treatise on Moral and Domestic Economy by A Citizen of Paris (c. 1395). New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1928.

In the past I’ve also made Bryndons, small cakes simmered in a wine sauce with fruit and nuts (yum, yum!). Here’s the original recipe from A Boke of Gode Cookery:

.xlix. Bryndons. Take Wyn, & putte in a potte, an clarifyd hony, an Saunderys, pepir, Safroun, Clowes, Maces, & Quybibys, & mynced Datys, Pynys and Roysonys of Corauns, & a lytil Vynegre, & sethe it on þe fyre; an sethe fygys in Wyne, & grynde hem, & draw hem þorw a straynoure, & caste þer-to, an lete hem boyle alle to-gederys; þan take fayre flowre, Safroun, Sugre, & Fayre Water, and make þer-of cakys, and let hem be þinne Inow; þan kyte hem y lyke lechyngys, an caste hem in fayre Oyle, and fry hem a lytil whyle; þanne take hem owt of þe panne, an caste in-to a vesselle with þe Syrippe, & so serue hem forth, þe bryndonys an þe Sirippe, in a dysshe; & let þe Sirippe be rennyng, & not to styf.

- Austin, Thomas. Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books. Harleian MS. 279 & Harl. MS. 4016, with extracts from Ashmole MS. 1429, Laud MS. 553, & Douce MS 55. London: for The Early English Text Society by N. Trübner & Co., 1888.

Here are some pics from our solstice parties!

The Whole Clan

The Whole Clan

A Medieval Brawl

A Medieval Brawl

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SIREN’S SONG – A BANDIT CREEK TIME TRAVEL is Part of this Awesome Event – Check It Out!

These prices are available on Amazon only.

For a listing of books offered and to enter to win, click here!!

 

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Should Psychics Play a Role in Police Investigations?

This weekend I had the extreme pleasure of attending a writing workshop that featured a homicide detective from the Calgary Police Services Detective Sweet’s presentation was fascinating, graphic–turning my stomach more than once—and incredibly enlightening. I came away with so much more appreciation for what the men and women on the police force deal with every day in the name of public service. So first off, I want to say, ‘thank you’ to both the city police and the R.C.M.P.

Now, because my interests lie in the paranormal/mythological realm, I was fascinated to hear Detective Sweet talk about the volume of information that comes in from psychics. He was quick to point out that none of this information is usable because the source in non-scientific, but that it can be fascinating all the same. He went so far as to say there was one incident where the police actually considered investigating the psychic who’d contacted them for involvement in the crime because she had knowledge of the incident that only a few members of the police, the victim (deceased) and the perpetrator, had.

Interestingly enough, today in the Calgary Herald, there is an article that speaks to this issue.

Calgary psychics offer gifts to dubious police

 By Jason van Rassel, Calgary  Herald

The article talks about the fact that police are unable to use psychic evidence in court and are reluctant to listen to or follow up on psychic leads. It goes on to talk about Find Me, a U.S.-based volunteer group that uses psychics and former law-enforcement officers to help  solve homicides and missing-person cases. By the way, in checking out their website today, I see they are looking for donations, so if you are interested in such an organization, you might want to check them out.
Here’s the question…should pyschics play a role in police investigations? Should their information be admissable in court? Or, is it all a bunch of smoke and mirrors?
I’d love to hear from you!
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Do You Believe in Ghosts?

I love shows like Ghost Hunters and Long Island Medium. Now maybe these shows are scams and I’m incredibly naive, but I like them because they seem to reaffirm my belief in life after death.

What do you think? Do you believe in ghosts? Have you ever seen one? What about past lives? Is time travel possible?Have you ever been to a medium? I’m talking about these topics and more over at LOVE OF BOOKS today. Drop by…I’d love to hear a few good ghost stories.

I’ll be giving away a copy of my book Siren’s Song – A Bandit Creek Time Travel and Thief of Hearts: Wanted to a random poster on LOVE OF BOOKS BLOG.

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If You Could Time Travel, Where (or When) Would You Go?

I’m guest blogging today over at Krazy Book Lady and asking the question, if you could go to any time and place, where would you go and why?

Leave a comment on the blog and you’ll be entered to win Siren’s Song, Thief of Hearts: Wanted and Thief of Hearts: Unmasked.

Giveaway details:
Giveaway is open internationally. This giveaway will run until midnight EST on May 2.  Must be 13 or older to enter. Winner will be chosen using Random.org.  Winner will be emailed and this blog post at Krazy Book Lady will be updated to include  the  name of the winner. Winner has 3 days to contact (Krazy Book Lady) or a new  winner  will be selected.
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Shout Out to Some of My Writing Pals

It’s been quite a weekend for a number of my writing pals and I’d like to take a moment to congratulate a few of them.

1. Steena Holmes – author, cover artist and indie proponent.

Her latest book, Finding Emma came out this weekend.

A child torn from the arms of loving parents, a relationship torn apart from loss…
Megan sees her daughter Emma everywhere. She’s the little girl standing in the supermarket, the child waiting for the swings at the playground, the girl with ice cream dripping down her face. But it’s never Emma.

Because Emma’s been missing for two years.

Unable to handle the constant heartache of all the false sightings, Megan’s husband threatens to walk away unless Megan can agree to accept Emma is gone. Megan’s life and marriage is crumbling all around her and she realizes she may have to do the thing she dreads most: move on.

When Megan takes a photo of a little girl with an elderly couple at the town fair, she believes it to be her missing daughter. Unable to let go, she sets in motion a sequence of events that could destroy both families lives.

Ms. Holmes has partnered with The Missing Children’s Society of Canada and is donating a portion of all proceeds to the charity. Congratulations on this release!

2. Victoria Chatham – historical author and overall lovely lady!

Ms. Chatham’s first book, Always a Lady, was released March 15th as part of the Bandit Creek Book Series.

Lady Serena Buxton follows her husband from England to Bandit Creek, Montana. Randolph is a partner in the Ellis gold mine, but when she arrives, she is horrified to find that Randolph is missing.

Sheriff Wilson seems to be keeping a watchful eye on her. Why? Douglas King, the mine manager, treats her as if she is already a widow. What does he know? The bank manager refuses her request for access to Randolph’s account. With no husband and no money, what is a girl to do?

Serena has an unsuspected and quite shocking talent. With the help of two enterprising local ladies, Serena prepares for a public performance. But when the news leaks out, she finds the only venue she can secure is in the Men’s Club owned by King. Like it or not, she has no option but to ask him regardless of what terms he may insist on. Billed as Ayesha, Oriental Dancer Extraordinaire, she prepares for her show which she hopes will make enough money for her to stay in Bandit Creek until Randolph is found.

The whole town, as well as a train full of people from nearby Missoula, turns out for her performance. The Club is packed. But who is in the crowd, watching? Will King insist on exacting his fees? And will Serena be reunited with the husband she loves?

Congratulations, Victoria on your debut release! I’m so happy for you!

3. Louise Behiel - author, psychologist and overall wise woman.

Louise not only writes compelling blog posts, she writes a compelling story and I am so pleased to announce her debut novel, Family Ties.

Loner, Grayson Mills realized long ago that he’s unable to establish and sustain meaningful relationships – especially with women. He’s constructed a lifestyle based on being alone and his sexy new neighbor isn’t going to change his decision.
Child psychologist Andie Bowen has four foster children, all with special emotional needs. Andie’s committed to the children and she’s not going to upset them by getting involved with a man who could never accept her family.

When six year old Chloe breaks into Gray’s home, Andie is appalled until she realizes that Jamie, her clinging youngest child, left her side for the first time in months – to look at one of Gray’s treasures.

When an unknown assailant starts tormenting Andie’s family, Gray has no choice but to step in and help protect his neighbor and her family. To protect Andie and her children, Gray will have to acknowledge his nightmares and their meaning in his life.

Together they will face his past, forcing Gray to confront his emotional needs while struggling to keep Andie and her children safe.

Congratulations on your debut release, Louise! I’m looking forward to more of your work in the near future.

4. Michelle Beattie – From pirates to cowboys, Michelle weaves tales about strong women and proud men and the adventures that bring them together.

Michelle is a DOUBLE winner of the 2012 Silken Sands Star Contest. Her winning entries include, Another Chance and Love by Accident.

 Being a veterinarian in the late 1800’s is difficult enough, but for Jillian Matthews it’s impossible. Not allowed in the vet schools, she trained at her father’s side until she had the skills needed to move west. Jillian accepts an advertisement for a position in Montana, using only her initials which happen to be same as her father’s. Convinced that in the untamed west, her skills will be valued and appreciated, regardless of her gender, she’s quickly proved wrong.

Wade Parker is sure the pretty redhead claiming to be the vet he sent for is one of his ranch hands’ practical jokes but the fiery woman very quickly puts him in his place and proves him wrong. His impression, however, turns south when the animal she operated on later dies. With a ranch on the verge of bankruptcy, losing an animal was the last thing he could afford and he can’t help thinking the old vet, the male doctor, wouldn’t have let his animal die.

With Wade’s initial reaction guiding them, the town is quick to want Jillian out. But the more Wade gets to know Jillian, the more he sees her grit and compassion, the harder he falls for her. When Wade realizes he was too hasty in his judgment and urges the town to give Jillian another chance, he makes more than few enemies. Enemies that would do almost anything to get her out, and to make sure Wade doesn’t take her side again.

Soon threats turn to violence and both Wade and Jillian must make a stand. The problem is, at what cost?

Love by Accident

Lauren McKinnon’s life changed four years ago when the car she was driving spun off the road killing her lover, Gil and leaving their best friend, Matt paralyzed. Overwhelmed by guilt, Lauren flees town and lives a life as a shadow of the woman she used to be.

Matt Skarpinksy overcame all odds and learned to walk again. Now, after tracking Lauren down, he moves to Jasper to confront the woman he’s always loved. Why did she leave him when he most needed her? What isn’t she telling him about the accident he doesn’t remember? And, just as their friendship turns to love, will Gil always stand between them?

Well, Matt’s about to find out as Gil, in the form of a ghost, guides Matt toward what really happened four years ago. But will the truth set Matt and Lauren free, or tear them apart once and for all?

Congratulations on this stellar double win!

 

 

 

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Thief of Hearts: Wanted is Free for a Limited Time at Amazon

If you enjoyed SLAYER – An Enchanted Story, check out Thief of Hearts: Wanted at Amazon.com. It will be free for a limited time.

Thief of Hearts: WantedTo all those who purchased the book between February 14th and March 14th, 2012, I thank you. I will be donating $1 from each book sold to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Cheers!

DL

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THIEF OF HEARTS: UNMASKED Available Today!!

I must apologize…

THIEF OF HEARTS: UNMASKED should have been available March 14th, 2012. A last minute cover change meant that it did not go up for sale until today. Although I am thrilled with the new cover, I’m sorry for the delay.

The saga begins with THIEF OF HEARTS: WANTED…

THIEF OF HEARTS: UNMASKED description:

How could Zaina have made such a horrible mistake?

Lord Hood, her good and noble master, hovers between life and death because of Zaina’s betrayal. In order to save him, she must make a deal with a scale-covered-dragon-wielding witch–a potion to heal Hood in exchange for a vow to assassinate a king.

However Zaina may never get the chance to fulfill her mercenary task, for once Hood awakes–healed by black magic–darkness festers inside his soul and Zaina finds herself on the wrong end of the sharp tip of his sword. Not only is she fighting for her life, she must continue to keep her true identity a secret, no matter what her feelings are for Hood. If anyone should find out who she truly is, all those she loves will find themselves at the mercy of a horde of merciless dragons.

Hope you enjoy!

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