Sunday, September 30, 2007


Well the Brava Authors contest officially closes it's submission doors at midnight tonight September 30th. The total number of entries as of 1PM this afternoon EST is 300.

Given that only the top 20 people get chosen to move forward that gives us authors who entered a 6.67% chance to move on. (Lord I hope I did the math right LOL)

Anyway I'd like to wish all the authors who threw their Stories into the ring the best of luck. You all deserve it.

PSsst... Between us, with the number of Daughter's of Circe that entered this little competition, it would be a sin if at the very least one of us didn't move on. But that's hush hush between us LOL


Saturday, September 29, 2007

As Promised....

As promised here are the 2 blurbs for the 2 books I sold last week and an excerpt each for fun.

Del Fantasma: Black Dragon coming soon to Aspen Mountain Press

What is an assassin to do when she finds herself protecting her mark instead of killing him? She sends him to Del Fantasma, where she hopes her old friend Cody will take care of him until she can resolve the mess she’d gotten herself into.

Will her Vampiric abilities be enough to keep Remi Dragonsblood alive? Or will the dragon shifter’s seductive charm get them both killed?

Unedited Excerpt

“So he wants you dead, too!”

The man had a knack for stating the obvious that never ceased to amaze her. Rolling her eyes, she took a deep guzzle of her beer. “Yes, me too. So since this might be my last visit to Del Fantasma and as my innocent decided not to appear how about you mix me an Evil Barman for old times?”

Cody laughed and walked behind the bar. “I think a Black Dragon is more your type of drink, Nerezza,” he told her with a nod of his head.

Turning, she saw red when Remi Dragonsblood stepped out of the employee’s only section. Cody had lied to her. “How long has he been here?”

“Since about three am. Imagine my surprise when he tells me you sent him here.”

Fuming, she turned her back on the dragon and faced Cody, allowing all of her anger to show. “You were going to tell me when?”

“Not until you proved to me he wasn’t in any danger from you. It seems, Athalda, that the dragon knows you better than I do! He had no doubt that you meant him no harm.”

Athal…he knows my true name! Panic gripped her, for someone to know her true name, put her in their… “How long have you known?”

“Does that really matter? You’re safe at Del Fantasma, Nerezza. Except that you have a dragon behind you glaring at me with murder in his eyes that you need to deal with.”

“This isn’t over!”

He leaned over the bar and tucked a flyaway strand of hair behind her ear. “It never is with you, but I will miss your persistence. Now go before my bar catches on fire.”

Turning towards the dragon, she was shocked to find steam coming from his nose. Looking into his eyes, she saw them blazing a bright red never moving off of Cody behind the bar.

“Oh, and Nerezza, a word of advice, Dragon’s mate for life and that dragon has chosen you.”

Bare Bones coming soon to Red Rose Publications


On the run from the Lycan who turned him during the full moon on All Hallows Eve, Christian Clarke isn't happy when he finds Joanna wandering through the woods searching for him. His inner wolf refuses to leave her side, yet his inner man wishes to keep her at arm’s length for fear that he won't be able to control his inner demons.

Hearing her whispered profession of love, he reveals himself. Can he keep her safe from the pack that hunts him? Will Joanna love the beast he's become?

Unedited Excerpt

Throwing Joanna over his shoulder, he moved quickly and stealthily through the trees. It wasn’t hard avoiding Cain and his men. Despite his many years as a werewolf, the man still couldn’t walk through the forest when in human form without sounding like elephant in heat. Just because Cain had never added a woman to the pack, didn’t mean he never would and once he set eyes on Joanna it would be a fight to the death to keep her out of his hands. It still might…

Entering his cabin, he quickly bolted the door before taking Joanna into the back room and laying her on the bed. Standing back, he looked her over, running his eyes over every inch of her body like a man dying of thirst. She was still beautiful; nothing would ever change that. But she looked tired and worn. That wasn’t normal for her. Her long, raven colored tresses were tied loosely in a ponytail, strands escaping from the ribbon messily. She looked wild, free, and never more beautiful. Her skin was pale and she looked thinner than the last time he saw her. He hated seeing her this way; he liked her curves.

Joanna stirred as a shiver passed through her. Reacting instinctively, Christian fetched a blanket from the closet and gently covered her with it. “What do I do with you now, my dear Joanna? I can’t let you leave, not while Cain is out there hunting me. He’d take one look at your beauty and snatch you away for himself. Then I’d have to kill him for touching you.”

A barely legible murmur escaped her lips, pulling a smile from his lips. There were some advantages to be a Lycan. He heard every deliciously whispered word. No, he couldn’t let her leave; only now his reasons weren’t so unselfish. He wanted to keep her for himself, lose himself in her arms, and lips. Christian finally understood what his subconscious had been trying to tell him for the past year, that he needed her. She was his sanity, the thing that kept him holding on.

Friday, September 28, 2007

A Random Thought

Ever notice how when your life is made up of many different parts, they don't always all move in the same direction?

Confused? So am I LOL

For example: My life is made up of my family, my career and my writing.

My writing is going good, amazing in fact LOL but my career feels like it's struggling along against the tide and my family, well... lets just say we got hit below the belt and hard.

Hmmm maybe that's why my writing is going so well, I take out my frustrations on my characters LOL.

I'm not sure how things will turn out in the end, but I can tell you this. When I get my hands on Murphy, he's gonna be singing soprano permanently.


Thursday, September 27, 2007

13 Reason's I love Halloween: edition 13

Thirteen Things about Aline de Chevigny

1-. People give you free candy.
2-. You get to pretend to be someone else for a day and it's ok.
3-. Scaring people is not only allowed, it's expected.
4-. Pumpkin pie! Need I say more?
5-. Fake Blood.... My sisters hate it Mwhahahahahahahaha
6-. Men in skimpy outfits...and it's their idea. **grin**
7-. My latest Halloween Romance Short Bare Bones, is being released by Red Rose Publications.
8-. I get to wear my cape. Hehehehehe
9-. My nephew finally looks like the little devil he is LOL
10-. Did I mention the free chocolate?
11-. Jack-o-Lanterns (Some of these are extremely cool)
12-. I'm not working. yaayyyyyyyyy
13-. It's an excuse to Party with my friends.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wordless Wednesday # 16

Inquiery Minds?

So I was thinking last night, in the dark as the power kept going out and the internet refused to cooperate. What are readers favorite sub-romance genre to read?

Now I'm pretty sure the answer will be paranormal, but let's narrow that a little shall we? If the answer is paranormal what type of paranormal?
Shifters? Vampires? Gods/Goddesses? etc...

And to narrow even further, if shifter what kind of shifter?
Wolf? Cat? Bear? Fox? Beaver?

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

More Exciting News...

So my book The Prophecy is still climbing the charts at Fictionwise. I'm now at # 5
Fictionwise Best Seller List

Can you say OMG? My hands are shaking from the shock LOL

Also I sold 2 more books. One to Aspen Mountain Press called Black Dragon that will be a part of the Del Fantasma Series.

and One to Red Rose Publications call Bare Bones. A romantic Paranormal Halloween Love story.

I'll post blurbs and covers when I get them.


Saturday, September 22, 2007

Exciting News

So....I was checking fictionwise the other day (the 20th LOL) and found that my book The Prophecy was # 8 on the mainstream list.

The next day (the 21st heheh) it moved up to # 7. Can you believe that? And it's still there at the # 7 spot right below Dean Koontz. I love Dean Koontz and I'm right under him in the best seller list.
Fictionwise Mainstream Bestseller List

It's been 2 days of walking on clouds LOL and with all the fog we've been having here that's not hard hehehe. Hope everyone is having as good a day as I am, despite the rain and being at work for the next 13 days and all LOL

Oh yeah I went over to All Short Storie and found that my book is #1. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
All Short Stories Mainstream Bestseller List


Monday, September 17, 2007

Brava Contest

Ok I did it. I just submitted my Entry for the 2007 Brava contest.

The entry title was His Perfect Jewel. Now the waiting begins, Is it mid November yet?


Sunday, September 16, 2007

Chat at the romance Galleria

I will be at a chat with other Ladies of Red Rose Publications at the Romance Galleria
Monday, Septemeber 17th at 9pm.

You will need to download the chat software.

Hope to see you there.


Saturday, September 15, 2007

Don't Forget...

To enter my New Contest.

I know I haven't had a contest in a while, so I'd like to make up for that by having a whooper!
Name all of my coming soon books, along with the names of the publisher they've been sold to.
Please have all entries in by October 31st midnight.
One entry per person.

All entries must be sent to: alinecontests @

Everyone is welcome to enter.
The winner will receive an assortment of goodies, so please add your snail mail addy in the email.
Good Luck to all participants.


Thursday, September 13, 2007

I've been spotlighted on Jade Twilight's Blog

Check it out

Ladies and Gentlemen-
This Weeks Featured Author is Aline de Chevigny and I hope I spelled her name right. lol. Her book is The Perfect Hero.
Heres the Blurb:
Experiencing the worst case of writer's block she'd ever faced, Cassandra Daniels feared she'd never finish her novel by deadline. In walked Nicolas Henry making her hopes rise. Will he be the answer to her Hero problems?

Or the end of her career and hope that true love actually exists.
You can find the showcase at


and just set up she's my frist featured author there Live Journal. Oooo.
Jade Twilight
Love prefers Twilight to daylight.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Friday, September 7, 2007

Diamonds are a girls Best Friend Contest!

Hey there everyone! Guess what??? There is this wonderful contest going on right now at Red Rose Publishing!

See the wonderful 1 caret Diamond Bracelet up above? Well, that is what you could win! That's right you could be walking around with this best friend around your wrist. This is all you have to do go to and buy six books from the bookstore and you will automatically be entered into the dawing that will end on Nov. 30th for this beautiful Tennis Bracelet.

On that note, The Perfect Hero has reached best seller status at RRP. Pick up your copy today and see why?

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Blogs and Controversies

I often wondered how important blogging can be. With a full time job (it's a cool job. I mean hey, it's a Diamond mine. But it is time consuming), a family that is always in crisis mode while I'm home (man I love those guys LOL) and trying to finish the next best seller... (It will happen, you just watch) it's hard to remember to come here and post.

Now add to that, other authors just waiting for you to make a spelling, grammatical or non perfect English error, post something even remotely controversial and you can imagine why a person is reluctant to just blog.

English as most of you know, is not my 1st language, but over the years I think I've gotten pretty good at it. My grammar still sucks a sour lemon, but my editors are quite aware of that fact, and they appreciate that I try and am getting better. (At least I hope they do LOL)

With all of the e-publishing house closures, quite a few of the affected authors are hurting. Imagine being forced to watch your dreams be ripped away and have other “people” use this opportunity to hash up old grudges. I, for one, find it appalling. That they post these hurtful words anonymously makes them worse than cowards in my books.

I think the issues coming out now are very important for authors. Yes, some publishers shouldn't be in business, and yes I signed with one of those. But when I signed with Silk's Vault, they had been highly recommended to me by a source I trusted and Piers had nothing bad to say about them. I took a chance, that doesn't make me irresponsible or stupid. I did my research, and I had my contract amended on certain points not that it’s helped in the long run. I’ve yet to see my last royalty check and from past experience, the statement that I did receive is more than likely incorrect. The past 3 have been wrong and needed to be corrected.

I was told that if I complained and sued for the monies owed to me, I would be countersued. She informed me that she would not send me a check as per our contract, because I am too much trouble to send things to by mail. Of course when you misspell your author’s name on their royalty check, and they have to ask you to re-issue it that could be an issue. But it certainly isn’t mine.

My contract states that I get paid by check. I do not have a paypal account and I will not get a paypal account. The amount owed to me is not large enough to warrant one and I would lose most of the money in fees…IF I could even get a paypal account to work for me, which in the past has proven impossible. I was told the payment was mailed to me almost 3 weeks ago and still have received nothing in the mail. I KNOW it takes a maximum of 8-10 days for mail to reach Canada from the US. So now, I have no choice.

Sarah, I accept your challenge, I’ve been patient and have waited more than long enough for my royalties.

I will be sending a copy of my silk’s issues to Piers Anthony and strongly encourage all new authors NOT to sub to them. They are not professional, don’t keep their word and breach their contracts without a 2nd thought. I have proof of everything I’ve said here.

Well I’ve had my say, and this opinion is mine, and mine alone. Have a great weekend.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Ask Ash

One of my LAW (League of Amazing Writers) sister, has started a new segment on her blog called Ask Ash. Here is the e-mail she posted. I thought it quite entertaining and wished to let you join in the fun.

Hi Everyone!

My new "advice" column Ask Ash is live at the Night Whispers Authors blog! Every Saturday I answer "dilemmas" with creative yet practical ideas your momma would never give you. If you've read my books, you know I'm a little twisted. Sweet, but twisted.

I give advice based on what the asker really wants and not necessarily on the politically correct thing to do. For instance: Want to get the neighborhood kids out of your yard while having them think you're the coolest people ever? Give out six-packs for Halloween! Their parents won't let them near you again!

I'd love to hear your questions! You can even begin with... "I have this friend who..." And just to keep it perfectly anonymous to the public, I opened a new email addy to be used for only this purpose. Ask anything you want. Sign your name any way you like. Just Ask Ash! Every Saturday I'll publish the best from the mailbag that week!

Send letters to:

(Disclaimer: This column is merely for the purpose of entertainment and should never be misconstrued as real advice for real problems or in any way taken seriously.)