Monday, December 26, 2011

2011... Bidding a Fond Farewell

WOW!! Another year down and wasn't this one a doozie!!
So much happened, I'm not even sure where to begin. 
Eight of my ten releases hit the literary world in 2011. My blog has grown with leaps and bounds. Dozens of talented authors have visited and had their books and projects spotlighted here and more friends have been made than should be legal for one person to have. The latter is probably the best thing of all. 
I'm so looking forward to 2012 and I really hope none of you are bored to tears with this down home, Texas girl just yet!!
2012 is sure to bring new exciting possibilities and if you'll stick with me for just a little while longer, hopefully we will experience them together. 
Here's a look at my year in review:

The third book to my first young adult paranormal romance trilogy, "Scorned", released in February 2011!! 
I had a lot of fun writing this trilogy and wrote it with my daughters and their friends in mind. 
This and the first two books of the, "Journey of the Damned" series can be found on Amazon and the Devine Destinies Publishing site. 

The "Blood Hunter" trilogy was next up and marked my entrance into the world of erotic paranormal romance
I so enjoyed writing this trilogy as it was my first try at writing in 3rd person and from a male character's point of view. 
I acquired my muse while writing this trilogy, when Jason Craft, the hero from book #2, "The Betrayal", decided to stick around and help me with my later books. I owe him so very much!!

Blood Hunter: "The Beginning", "The Betrayal" and "The Return" can be found at 
Amazon and eXtasy Books!

Whiskey RoadNext up came my first shot at a novella, when "Whiskey Road" released, initially from Trapezium eBooks then later with Amazon and eXtasy Books. 
I hadn't written a non-paranormal before this one and it turned out to be a great dry run. I finally had an opportunity to show my southern side, as a Texas born and raised writer, and introduced Texas sized characters in this little "second chance at love" romance. 

Having opened the door to the contemporary erotic romance genre, I dove in head first with one of my favorite writing ventures to date. Dylan Banks has wiggled his way into many a heart, including that of heroine, Julia Benson. The "boy next door" never looked so good in "Flesh Wounds"!!

"Midnight Beckoning" brought me full circle as I stepped up my love of the paranormal romance genre and found new species to write about.
Who knew that damphyr, vampires and one really evil incubus could create so much trouble?  
The characters in this romantic adventure journeyed through Heaven and hell to survive... you'll have to read it though to see if they made it out alive...well as alive as vampire and damphyr can be, anyway.

We ended 2011 on a high note with my first ever Christmas novella, "The Long Way Home". Switching back to contemporary romance, we celebrated the holidays on the road between Texas and California in this coming of age, romantic road trip story, where two college kids from different sides of the track find more than they bargained for on the long drive home for Christmas. 


It's safe to say that 2011 was indeed epic for me and I hope it was for you, too. I also hope we'll keep up the momentum in 2012. I have several stories in the works and may even get to drag out and dust off my never before used pseudonym, Tyler Robbins, when I tackle a romance based on the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy of our Nation's military. 
So many stories to tell and so many lives to be touched. 2012 is shaping up to be as phenomenal as 2011. 
I hope you will all accept my invitation to join me through it all. Life just isn't the same without my readers. 
Your input, comments and support has propelled me to where I am today and words could never express how much each of you mean to me. 
So, as I raise my glass and salute 2011 for all it has given me, I offer a toast to you as well. Cheers and God Bless!


  1. Awesome recap, sis! Can't wait to see what the next year brings for you ;-)

  2. Thanks, Av!! Rest assured, whatever happens, you'll probably be one of the 1st to know! LOL!

  3. lol she will probsbly be explaining to me as she's texting you lol btw should i refer to you as aunt avril considering you my moms sister from another mister?? :) i love you mommy :) your amazingg!!

  4. You had a big year! Congratulations on all your success :)

  5. Thank you, Jon!
    I hope you had a Merry Christmas and that your New Year is a blast. Knowing you, it will be!!
    Big hugs and smooches!!

  6. Thanks for the great reads. Wishing you all the best in the new year!

  7. I hope you did as well! You know my New Year will be amazing ;) I got like 3 bottles of marshmallow vodka and I'm going to make a metric shit ton of dreamsicle jello shots! :)

  8. Sounds like you've had a great year! Wishing you even more success in the new year :) You're a fantastic lady!

  9. Thanks everyone!!
    2012 is gonna rock for all of us!!! I gotta feelin...