I know, my blog lately feels like one big advertisement.  For one, I finished a book and am working on critiques for Rachel.  For another, summer has begun and I’m unexpectedly trying to figure out a job situation for myself.  I really miss the work at home option I had last year, but that work dried up.  Kiddos are also home and well, there’s just a lot going on. 🙂

But the big reason is:

SO MANY RELEASES!  I knew I was hooking up with a prolific group of writers last year when I became one of the deadline dames and I’m still pretty desperate to be one who is kicking out the books herself.  But until one of my lovelies gets picked up, how cool is it that I get to share? 

Yesterday was launch day for CRY MERCY by Toni Andrews!


I just want a normal life…even if I’m not entirely sure I’m human.

My name is Mercy Hollings and I’m a successful hypnotherapist in Balboa, California. The problem is, my good fortune is dependent on a dark secret. I can make people do whatever I want using telepathy, a power I call “the press.” And that ability has hurt some people I never wanted to hurt, so I try to keep it under wraps.

I also try to keep people at a distance…at least, I used to. Recently a group of fearless characters broke through my self-imposed walls and became my friends: Sukey, my receptionist-turned-P.I.; Tino, a Chicano gang leader; Hilda, a wealthy society widow; Grant, a retired millionaire—and Sam, my sexy-as-hell ex-boyfriend.

But with friends comes drama. Tino has inadvertently led me into the dark world of gang violence, and Sukey has pushed me into searching for my biological parents, the only people who can finally tell me who—or what—I really am.

Also, fellow Dame, Jackie Kessler, along with Caitlin Kittredge are celebrating release day today with



Once best friends at an elite superhero training academy, Callie
Bradford–code name Iridium–and Joannie Greene–code name Jet–are now
mortal enemies. Jet is a by-the-book hero, using her Shadow power to protect
the citizens of New Chicago. Iridium, with her mastery of Light, runs the
city’s underworld. For years the two have played a dangerous game of cat and

But now playtime’s over. A looming evil threatens both them and the world
they share. As Jet works with a “normal” man who has an extraordinary
ability to make her weak in the knees, Iridium teams with a mysterious
vigilante called Taser. Both Jet and Iridium are convinced that the other
woman is the key to a catastrophe of apocalyptic proportions.

And one of them is right.

They both sound fantastic!  I can’t wait to grab my copies!