CTR Blog Takeover -All Day Event – Back-to-School Chat!

I’m guest blogging at Coffee Time Romance today! It’s a back-to-school chat. Click on over to see what I was like in high school. To enter to win a free Kindle copy of my new release, Another Five Minutes, leave a comment telling me what you were like in high school.

See you there! 🙂


This is an all-day event. Don’t forget to also enter my guessing game to win a box of handmade artisan chocolates! https://coffeetimeromance.com/CoffeeThoughts/destiny-booze-is-in-ctrs-house-giveaway-alert-blog-1-of-4/



Another Five Minutes Signed Copy Giveaway

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GIVEAWAY alert!!! Anyone who signs up for my author newsletter by 09/29/2018 will automatically be entered for a chance to win a signed copy of ANOTHER FIVE MINUTES. Please keep in mind this is not an automatic gift for signing up. Your email address will only be used for author news, updates, and announcements. You may unsubscribe at any time. To sign up, please email destinyboozeauthor@gmail.com with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line. 🙂 A winner will be announced 9/30/18! Good luck!


Another Five Minutes Giveaway alert!

I’m guest blogging at Just Romantic Suspense today! The blog title is What were you like in school? Click on over to see what I was like in high school. To enter to win a free ebook of my new release, Another Five Minutes, leave a comment telling me what you were like in high school.

See you there! 🙂




Goodreads Giveaway! Win a signed print copy of AGAINST THE GAME!

Are you on Goodreads? Enter to win a signed print copy of Against the Game at the link below!



Eric Teague is moments away from making history. Thanks to him, the world of gaming is about to experience technology like it has never seen before. When his new establishment, Against the Game, opens, playing video games will be a thing of the past.

At Against the Game, players experience the game as if it is real in a virtual reality. There is no TV, no console with wires and controllers. The game feels absolutely real. Kids get so much more than puppeteering cartoonish characters through a game of basketball. No matter the person’s health or physical ability, they will be the characters in a world without limits and they will experience what it is really like to compete as a pro ball player.

During test trials, kids called Against the Game “amazing,” “fantastic,” and “miraculous.” One kid declared it was the best experience of his life. Indeed, everyone knew it was going to be something big enough to alter the whole gaming industry. For Eric, it meant a long awaited dream come true.

But, all too soon, reality breaks into Eric’s moment when something goes terribly wrong. He and his best friend Lacey get trapped in the virtual reality of the supercomputer behind his establishment. It is definitely no longer just a game. The danger is real. The consequences are real. And, Eric and Lacey’s fight for survival is more than real.

To live, they must win, and to win, they must overcome the biggest challenge of all: to trust and to love.

Are you a fool for romance? There are huge book giveaways going on. Come see…

11081532_444099339086107_2011125838_nI will be at A Fool for Romance’s Facebook Party today, beginning around noon (Eastern time). There will be free books, folks! Be sure to drop by. I will be there chatting, answering questions, giving away free books, and other fun stuff! The grand prize is a $100 Amazon gift card to be drawn 4/1/15!


Win a copy of THE CURSE OF A MIND today!

What has been the happiest moment in my writing career so far? Find out in my interview with Kay Dee Royal today! We’ll be talking about me, my book and anything else you want to chat about, so come on by!

I’m also offering a chance to win a copy of my latest release The Curse of a Mind!





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. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Destiny-Booze/152893818389

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.

Win a book from Whimsical Publications!

A note from Janet Durbin, founder of Whimsical Publications about a contest for today!:

“Come check out our site. While you’re there, browse through the pages to learn more about our selection of print books and e-books, and about the authors who wrote them. I think you will find they are a fabulous, diverse group of people.

At the end of the day, I will give away one print book to a lucky winner and one ebook to another lucky winner, of their choice. The winners will be announced tonight at 8 p.m.

What do you have to do?

Go to http://www.whimsicalpublications.com and find the name of the “newest member of the WP family.” It’s not hard to find her with all her cuteness and fuzzy face, sitting in her oversized basket. She sorta resembles the logo for this company (hint, hint).

Once you have the name, come back here (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/karenfindoutaboutnewbooks)and post that you know the answer but DO NOT POST the name. I’ll ask it later when I pick the winners. That way everyone has to work for the prize, not just a few. If you get the answer wrong, I move on to the next person until I get the correct answer.

Are you up for the challenge? If you are, go to http://www.whimsicalpublications.com and hunt away. I look forward to seeing who wins. 🙂

Good Luck!!”


**I  along with the other authors of Whimsical Publications are chatting all day long at that Yahoo Loop. I’d love to see you there!**

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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!


Only 8 Days Left! 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 promorobyn@gmail.com 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 month of May only, so there are only 8 days left! 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 www.destinybooze.com

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