Fun Summer Giveaways are Here!

Guess what, friends? Summer is my favorite time of year! To celebrate, I’m giving a free e-book away on Facebook every Friday all summer long…starting today!

The winner will be chosen from my Facebook followers. To win, all you have to do is like my page. If you are already a follower, be sure to leave me a comment that you would love a free book!

Winners get to choose any format of electronic book from the following five options:

1. An advanced copy of Against the Game (Coming Soon!)


2. Altered Beginnings

Cover Art for Altered Beginnings

3. Predetermined Endings

Cover Art for Predetermined Endings

4. Accelerating Circumstances


5. The Curse of a Mind

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Would you like to read a blurb or an excerpt before making up your mind? Visit

August’s book sale is almost over!

Did you miss the announcement that all e-books from my publisher, Whimsical Publications are on sale for 50% off? There’s only three days left, folks! Don’t miss out!


Here are three books I have on sale! 🙂

Winners, winners, winners!

Are you participating in my Fun Summer Giveaway to win one of my books? Look at all the winners so far!

1. Robyn McClinchey

2. Elizabeth Jo Cottingham

3. Betty Kay Jones

4. Gabrielle Jones

5. Krista Steichen

6. Kari Harris-Elg

7. Ellen O’Neill Wolfe

8. Angela Sparrow

9. Linda Dowhaniuk

Congratulations, ladies! This is so much fun! Giveaways are every Friday! For a chance to win, all you have to do is “like” my Facebook page.

Before the contest ends, I am going to throw in advanced review copies of my upcoming November release, Accelerating Circumstances!


Here’s the blurb:

Jenny is different. She can read people’s minds.

At age seventeen, Jenny Reid was arrested for killing her own mother. There was no evidence that an intruder entered the house. No one believed her as a teenager when she tried to tell them how she felt the killer’s rage saturated within the walls, that she knew the presence of evil had been there. The police thought she was crazy, not psychic.

A conviction was never made in the case due to lack of evidence. Jenny is still the sole suspect, but now, she is doing something about it. She’s on the right side of the law, an FBI agent determined to finally find justice for her mom.

Two men stay by her side—William, her partner, a darkly intense agent with a scary past and Nate, a bad boy with too much charisma to be a good thing. But, no man will keep her from finding out the truth about her mom. The time has come to set things right.

Nothing will stand in her way. She’ll come up close with evil again and face the ultimate choice—kill or be killed in these ACCELERATING CIRCUMSTANCES.

Fun Summer Giveaways Every Friday!

I’m having fun summer giveaways every Friday from June 21-September 23, 2011 on my facebook page!

Check out the details:

Happy Summer, friends!  I have a gift for you! Starting the first Friday of summer, I am giving away a free .pdf copy of one of my books every week to one of my Facebook followers. If you don’t follow me, be sure to go over and hit my “like” button. 🙂 Winners will be announced every Friday! I will also be throwing in one or two signed print books over the summer! That’s happening every Friday, folks! I sure hope you go by and take your chance at winning!

The very first sentence, verses the very last.

Here are the first and last sentences of my books. Do they get your attention?

The Curse of a Mind

1st Sentence: I am no one.

Last: Who deserves to die?

Predetermined Endings

1st: He watched as she walked across the parking lot of Chappell Pharmaceuticals.

Last: “Me, too,” Angelica said, and then she kissed him.

Altered Beginnings

1st: The door squeaked softly when it opened.

Last: “Hell, sweetheart, you can have mine.”


Based on just the first and last sentence of each book, what are your thoughts? Leave me a comment or send me an email at and you could win a free .pdf of one of these books!

Welcome to May’s Character Interview Blog Bash!

Win a signed copy of Altered Beginnings by Destiny Booze! Here’s all you have to do…Have fun reading this character interview, then email Robyn at with the answer to this question: What does Jason Altarez think about while lying in bed at night?

This contest will be ongoing for the whole month of May! Don’t forget to ask Robyn for the complete list of participating blogs in the May Character Interview Blog Bash for even more fun interviews and opportunities to win fantastic books! 🙂

Leigh Lawson (Of both African American and Caucasian heritage, she is attractive and pretty. She has a dark complexion, long black hair and dark eyes.) – Once a troubled girl with a drug addiction, she returns home a grown woman with her life back on track. Her life gets turned back up side down when the police recruit her to work undercover to bring known mobster and drug seller Freddie Garrett to conviction.

Jason Altarez (A gorgeous guy with light brown or dirty blond hair longer than his shoulders, blue eyes, and a large smile.) – He is a popular reporter in Nags Head. As soon as Leigh gets into town, he approaches her. He’s obviously chasing her, but is he really interested in her or just her story?

Emma Combs (With a fantastic figure, auburn hair and plenty of time invested into her fashion, she is absolutely beautiful.) – She thinks of herself as a perfectionist. She and Leigh were best friends in high school. It is uncertain whether they will be able to rekindle that relationship.

Shawn Branscom (He is very sexy with short and neat brown hair, blue eyes and a great shape.) – Known to let his temper flare at the drop of a hat, he is a cop with a new promotion to the narcotics team. He’s a little gruff, but he has a definite soft spot for Emma that he is unable to hide.

1. Let’s begin by having everyone tell us a little about him or herself.

Jason grinned and leaned forward in his chair. “Shall I go first? This is a little weird. I’m usually the one asking the questions.” He looked thoughtful as he ran a hand through his light brown hair, the front falling right back where it began. “Well, I’m a reporter. I work hard. At work, they call me Ice because I refuse to give up on a story, which happens to be my biggest strength, but probably my biggest weakness as well. In my free time, I spend time with my family. I like playing basketball, swimming and sailing.”

Leigh stood to pace behind her chair as she answered. “My life is really complicated. I’m not sure how much you want to know. I was raised by the Branscom family. My teenage years were pretty bad, and they eventually kicked me out of the house. I decided to leave town…”

“…without telling anyone. Everyone thought she was dead,” Emma added.

“When I got back into town, I wasn’t exactly well received. So, that’s pretty much it. I’m just trying to make things right, but I’ll be fine. I’m tough,” Leigh said in a soft voice.

Emma went next. “I’m the manager of my parent’s hotel. I love my job. When I’m not there, I’m usually working out. I’m very ambitious. My greatest weakness would have to be that I’m a perfectionist.”

Shawn sat with his back perfectly straight, looking gruff and uncomfortable. “I’m a cop. I don’t have much time for anything else,” he said, sounding defensive as if he dared someone to argue.

Emma turned toward Shawn. “Your strength is your confidence. Your weakness is you get arrogant and your temper, of course.”

He gave her a look that wasn’t easily defined.

2. Anyone currently dating?

“No,” Jason said, still grinning. “The last time I had a serious relationship was in college. She was older and graduated before me. I haven’t heard from her since.”

Leigh still stood. “I’m not dating now. My ex-boyfriend was a drug dealer, my drug dealer actually.”

Emma just shook her head in answer.

Shawn did the same.

3. Do you believe in love at first sight? What are your views on sex in a relationship? Does love and sex have to come together?

Jason actually laughed. “Wow, what a question. I do believe in love at first sight. That’s kind of embarrassing. And, I would hope that any girl sleeping with me has feelings for me, so yes.”

Leigh began pacing again. “No and no.”

Emma shrugged. “I haven’t really thought about it.”

Shawn fidgeted, looking absolutely miserable. “That’s really a crazy question. I don’t know.”

4. When you lie in bed at night, what do you think about?

For the very first time, Jason momentarily paused. “I think about what I want in the future,” he said, his eyes sliding over his shoulder to Leigh.

“I try not to think,” Leigh said with a voice that was a bit uneven. She sounded shaky or perhaps on the verge of laughter.

“That’s easy,” Emma said. “I think about everything I have to get done the next day.”

Shawn smiled slowly. “I can’t say what I think about.”

5. Last question guys: what would it surprise people to know about you?

“A lot,” Jason said and laughed. “If I had to pick one thing, it would probably be my family. It’s big. I have three brothers and two sisters. There are six of us all together. We’re a very close family, and most people don’t see me as a family guy.”

Leigh sat back down. “That I’m alive.”

Everyone laughed.

When things grew quiet, Emma said, “It would surprise people to know that I’ve made many mistakes in my past that I’m not proud of.”

Shawn just shrugged. “I don’t know.”

From the author: I hope you enjoyed getting to know the characters of this book a little better. I had a ton of fun doing this interview! To learn more about ALTERED BEGINNINGS, visit

The Follower Blog Hop Winners!

Happy Valentine’s Day, folks!

Here are the official winners to the 2011 Follower Blog Hop! (Pulled straight from the hat ;))

1.  Online Name: SiNn…for an autographed copy of The Curse of a Mind!

2.  Online Name: Cindi…for a free .pdf copy of Altered Beginnings!

3.  Online Name: Melissa…for a free .pdf copy of Predetermined Endings!


Because there were so many entries, I decided to give away a few more free .pdfs! Here are the unofficial winners for a free .pdf copy of one of my books!

1. Online Name: Quetzi

2. Online Name: Vonda

3. Online Name: Kristi

4. Online Name: Judy

5. Online Name: Donna

Congratulations everyone! Thanks to everyone for participating! I hope everyone enjoyed it!

Also, for those of you that didn’t win this contest, you could win a free signed copy of  The Curse of a Mind on Goodreads. The drawing dates are now until March 8th! Here’s the link:

Welcome to the 2011 Follower Love Giveaway Hop!

Hello and welcome! Right off, I want to say a big THANK YOU to all of my followers! You mean so much to me.

Here’s how I’m going to show my gratitude. From Tuesday, February 8th to Sunday, February 13th, you could win one of the following:

1.  An Autographed copy of The Curse of a Mind

There’s no hope. The killer is using a marvel in the medical field known as techlepathy, a combination of technology and telepathy to produce a telepathic result. He’s reading their minds…

2. A .pdf copy of Altered Beginnings

Leigh Lawson returned to Nags Head, North Carolina after four years with a huge shock. Everyone thought she was dead…

3. A .pdf copy of Predetermined Endings

Rogue FBI Agent William Pierce knows that he is going to hell. Then, he meets Angelica. He wonders if, just maybe, she can save his soul…


Winning is easy. There are two ways you can win any of these prizes. 1. Request to be added to my mailing list by sending me an email to, or 2. Join my facebook page at Easy enough, right? Be sure to leave me a comment to let me know you’ve sent me an email or joined my page, or you can even do both! Also, let me know which book you’re most interested in! 🙂

FYI: If you happen to all ready follow me on Facebook and you’re signed up for my mailing list, then I love you bunches and you will be entered automatically by leaving me a comment here!

Thanks so much, followers! I love you guys! Winners will be announced on Valentine’s Day! There are many other wonderful giveaways and blogs joining this hop if you want to win even more great stuff. Here they are:

Vote on Your Favorite Book Blurb!

1.  Altered Beginnings by Destiny Booze

The headline in the small town newspaper read Young Woman Missing, Presumed Dead or Worse.

Leigh Lawson returned to Nags Head, North Carolina after four years with a huge shock. That big and bold headline was about her! Everyone thought she was dead!

The truth was that she was doing well. While gone, she had gotten clean from drugs and worked hard to get her bachelor’s degree in engineering. With her life back on track, she returns home in hope that she will receive a warm welcome. Instead, she gets the townsfolks’ disdain.

Everyone hates her, everyone except Jason Altarez, an ambitious and resilient reporter with his sights locked on Leigh. He chases her with oozing charm and romance, but does he really want her or is he after his next story?

Leigh’s life soon spirals out of control when the police recruit her for an undercover assignment. They want her to go back to the life of her troubled teenage years, back into the drugs, and help them to bring the local drug supplier to conviction. It may be Leigh’s only chance to redeem herself with her family and friends. If she can complete this one assignment, the town will forgive her. The only problem is that she needs to figure out how to stay alive in the process…

Jason is her continuous partner through it all, proving his dedication to her as he struggles to keep her safe. Leigh wants to believe he is a man of his word. She wants to believe that her heart isn’t completely foolish for falling for him, especially when she discovers evidence that Jason may be working for the very drug dealer that Leigh is trying to have arrested. Will he betray her in the end or will he demonstrate the most romantic notion of all – that love at first sight truly exists?

2.  Predetermined Endings by Destiny Booze

Angelica Chappell’s story makes huge headlines.  Only a few months ago, she released a new pharmaceutical drug called Krytonix that effectively slows the spread of cancer cells.  She has no idea her story will attract the attention of a serial killer.  Suddenly, she is a target whether she realizes it or not.  This killer is interested in more than her life.  He wants her reputation, too.  His first mission is to sabotage Krytonix.

William Pierce worked undercover for the FBI for five years to bring down a ruthless mobster that he ultimately is forced to kill.  Two months passes by since that assignment.  Still, William saw things he couldn’t talk about.  He did things he couldn’t talk about.  He believes his soul is damned.  Returning to “normal” everyday life isn’t an option.  He isn’t the same man he used to be.  He refuses to return to FBI headquarters.  He becomes a rogue agent with an agenda.

These two characters literally collide when Pierce’s agenda leads him to Chappell. It will take both of them to keep Angelica alive and to figure out who is trying to kill her. William soon finds himself developing feelings for Angelica. Too bad for her killer, William worked as a trained killer for the mob. Will he find her killer and hand him over to the legal system to see that justice is served or will he search and destroy?

3.  The Curse of a Mind by Destiny Booze

They can’t win. The perpetrator is using a marvel in the medical field known as techlepathy, a combination of technology and telepathy to produce a telepathic result. He’s reading their minds. How can they possibly get away when he knows their every move?

Chris Chambers is a private investigator with great instincts and a shady past. She works with a skilled team on cases that most P.I.’s won’t touch. She’s hardened to life, hardened to people and as tough as the military trained her to be.

Her team’s newest case is a construction worker by the name of Aidan Wolfe. Aidan is hardheaded and successful, a man with no friends and a long list of enemies. Someone is trying to kill him, someone with extraordinary gifts.

The investigative team and Aidan will be confronted with their worst enemies—themselves. They are cursed to face their own thoughts, inner fears, prejudices, and every private feeling or emotion they have as this man toys with their minds and hearts.

Can they survive? By the end, will they want to?

Pick out your favorite and send your answers to to win a FREE .pdf copy of one of these books! : )

Vote on your favorite book trailer!

1. Altered Beginnings

2. Predetermined Endings

3. The Curse of a Mind

Send your answers to and you’ll be entered in a chance to win a FREE .pdf of one of these books! 🙂

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