Blogfest 2012 is here! Come win some prizes!

Hello friends! Welcome to Blogfest 2012! This year has been really busy for me. How about you? So, I’m making this Blogfest’s contest super, super easy. Are you ready?


Would you like to win a signed copy of my latest release, Accelerating Circumstances?

Okay, here’s all you have to do. Each chapter of Accelerating Circumstances opens with a quote to hint at some of the meaning of the story ahead. I’ve picked out five of those quotes below. All you have to do is find out who said each quote and send it to me in an email to So, what do you think? Is that simple enough? Does it sound fun?

1)  “We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.”


2)  “The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”


3)  “Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”


4)  “Good judgement comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgement.”


5)  “Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.”

Okay, so who said each quote? You can do this guys! 🙂 One print book will be mailed out to one lucky winner. Of course, if you visit my blog much, you will know I never have just one winner. The results will be announced on Monday. Good luck!


FYI friends: All email addresses used to send answers will be kept strictly confidential and used for no other purposes than this contest. I do have a newsletter I send out. If you would like to sign up, send a separate email to the address above with NEWSLETTER in the subject line. Thanks so much!


Also, there are many blogs involved in all the fun. Go visit some more and win loads of good stuff! 🙂

A full list of participating blogs:

A few chosen off that list you might want to go to now:


Thanks for stopping by, friends! 🙂

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! : )

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