Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Act Of Valor

Have you heard about Act Of Valor yet? It's a new movie coming out this week, and it features active duty Navy SEALs.

No, really. The actors are the real deal, in realistic situations. What started out as a recruitment film was just too good, and so it morphed into a full feature film. I was highly skeptical about the Navy or DOD allowing their active duty SEALs to be in such a film, but over the past week I've learned it's absolutely true.

Take a look at the trailer and see why I'm so excited to see it:

Monday, February 6, 2012

Alpha Instinct

I'm very proud and excited to announce that Katie Reus's first Moon Shifter Novel from Penguin/NAL releases tomorrow. Alpha Instinct is the first of a paranormal romance trilogy, so if you love shifter romances then you will gobble up this series.

Here's the blurb:
Fear has a scent. So does desire…

Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the lupine shifters who survived after all the males and most of the females in her pack were mysteriously poisoned. As tough as she is, with no Alpha male, the pack is vulnerable to the devious shifter Taggart, who wants to claim both their ranch and Ana as his own. When Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection, it’s almost enough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before—and reluctantly accept his offer to mate.

The minute Connor sees Ana again, it reawakens a raw hunger. He must have her for his bondmate—his wolf cries out for it. But his human side knows he must proceed with caution because of their complicated past. If he is to truly have her body and soul, he must go beyond his burning desire and win back her heart. Whatever it takes, he is determined not to leave her side again.

But Taggart and his rival pack are not their only enemies. A human element in town is targeting shifters. Their plan not only threatens Ana and Connor’s future, but the lives of the entire pack…

Katie's running a whole series of contests, so if you're interested in winning a copy of Alpha Instinct, please check out her website.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

I'm Back!

Just got back yesterday afternoon from my trip to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, where I visited my buddy and critique partner, Katie Reus. Did some shopping, ate some great Southern food (oh, lord I love Southern food) and enjoyed some wonderful company.

Also toured Beauvoir, the post-Civil War summer home of ex-Confederate president, Jefferson Davis. It was horribly damaged during hurricane Katrina in August of 2005, but they've put it back together nicely. While we were there the library and archives was still being built, this time high enough to withstand another Category 5 storm like Katrina.

You can see straight out into the Gulf from the front of the house. What a gorgeous view they must have had even back then, though I'm not sure I could have handled the heat and humidity without air conditioning. They must have spent some very uncomfortable nights in the sweltering heat.

I'm glad to be home, and my weasels missed me like crazy. I'm trying to convince Katie to bring her family up here to visit us someday soon. I love the South!