Odds and Ends

Beach Dog

Yay! It’s almost summer.  For some, that means time to slow down and relax, others, it might mean things are just ramping up to get busy. For me, it means cottage season. The cottage on Lake Winnipeg is my favourite place to relax. We have limited access to the internet out there, so I may not post very often, but don’t worry, I’m still hard at work writing book 5 in Harry’s adventures.


Summer is also a great time to read, so in honour of that, I decided to lower the price of Harry’s second book, Tooth and Claw.  If you started reading Harry’s adventures in Dead and Kicking and just haven’t had a chance to get to the next book, now’s a great time to take advantage of the new low price.


I’d also like to congratulate Tina C. who won the latest gift card draw. Tina was randomly selected from all the names on my mailing list and has been sent a $25 gift card just for signing up.  Remember, I will make another draw the next time I get one hundred more signups, and once you’re signed up you are automatically entered in the draw every time. If you haven’t joined the list, you can still do so by clicking Yes! SIGN ME UP back on my home page.

May the Fourth…

…Be With You


I became a Star Wars fan completely by accident. The summer that Star Wars arrived in theatres in my hometown, I was just a young punk, my age not even in double digits. Too young to go by myself with my friends (who were a year or two older and had less parental supervision) to see another movie that just arrived in theatres, a movie that had less than acceptable themes like smoking and sex.

No, instead I was given the choice of staying home or going to the movies with my older brother who was off to see some stupid space movie with his friends. It goes without saying that neither my brother nor I were pleased with this arrangement, but he was stuck with me, and I was stuck with Star Wars.

So there I sat in the balcony of the King’s Theatre (by myself, two rows back and several seats over from my brother and his buddies because heaven forbid he be seen with his kid sister) unaware that my mind was about to be blown.

And then the words started scrolling on the screen.


With those now famous words, I was hooked.

Raised on a steady diet of movies such as The Rescuers, Benji and Herbie Rides Again, Star Wars was like nothing I had ever seen before. It was starry vistas and barren planets with three moons. It was hyperdrive, lightsabers and robot “droids”. It was awesome. It was epic. It was good vs. evil and had freakin’ Darth Vader.

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Best of all, it had Princess Leia.  A princess that didn’t need to be rescued (well, she did, but then she quickly put her would-be rescuers in their place). A princess who was feisty and tough and perfectly capable of keeping up with the boys. A princess this tomboy could actually identify with.  The rest, as they say, is history.

Happy Star Wars Day!





Welcome to my stop on the Pub Crawl (Blog Hop) and welcome to The Lodge. You should count yourself lucky because very few outsiders, especially norms such as yourselves, are allowed entry to the Werewolf Pack’s party headquarters.

For newcomers to my blog, I would like to invite you into the world of Harry Russo, a twenty-something witch with a peculiar affinity for the dead that gets her into all sorts of trouble.

The Lodge figures prominently in book one, Dead and Kicking, when Harry and her friends are invited to the infamous bar and, at first, it’s not quite what they expected:

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But there’s a secret hidden behind the tired facade of The Lodge, which it turns out is merely a front for the real party central – the Ice House.  A place where you can let your proverbial hair down and party like an animal, the Ice House has something for everyone: Cheap booze, top forty dance tunes, billiards, darts, and a clientele that just wants to party.


So, step into Harry’s world and enjoy her adventures. There are four books currently available in the series (number five is in the works). And, while you’re visiting The Lodge don’t forget to try the famous stew and to drink, I’d recommend the Blood Red Moon (recipe below).

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Hell to Pay, the newest release in the Harry Russo Diaries, and all of Harry’s other adventures are available at your favourite online retailer.

Amazon   Kobo   Apple iBooks   Barnes & Noble


Don’t forget to leave your comment below and JOIN THE TOUR by visiting the rafflecopter page.

April 24th: Romarin Demetri– Seven’s Pub and Plundery
April 25th: Lesley Donaldson— Bath and Barrel in London of The Queen’s Viper
April 26th: Debbie Manber Kupfer– Victor’s Dining Hall in London P.A.W.S.
April 27th: K. L Roth– K.L.’s Pub in The world of Royal Lies
April 28th: Lisa Emme– The Lodge and Ice House
April 29th: Lilly Luchesi– Crowley’s Pub in the Paranormal Detectives Series

VISIT THE EVENT PAGE for more information.

Join me on the Facebook event page on April 30th for the Hangover Party. I’ll be taking over the page between 12:30pm and 1pm (EST).

You can send tweets through the rafflecopter form every day until the contest closes for extra entries. Any link you need will be posted in the description of the main image in the Facebook event. You have until May 1st to visit all of the daily stops. Hope to see you there!

V is for Victor and a Visit to the Dining Room at the P.A.W.S. Institute of Londinium

Today’s stop on the Wanions of the Wicked Pub Tour. Don’t forget to visit and leave a comment to increase your chances of winning the grand prize. Cheers!



“Welcome, welcome! Come sit down. Take a seat. The pea soup will be ready shortly. And it’s truly scrumptious today.

I  am Victor and I am both your chef and your host here in the Dining Room at the P.A.W.S. Institute of Londinium. As you can see I am a rather small pig, but I have trained in the Culinary Magical Institute of P.A.W.S. in Paris and  I can produce a veritable banquet.

So start with the pea soup, stay for the shepherd’s pie, and make sure you leave enough room for pudding. Today’s selection is Headmaster Sprocket’s favorite, rhubarb crumble and custard.”


Today we are proud to be part of the the the Pub and Restaurant Book Blog Tour to celebrate the release of Romarin Demetri’s new release in her Supernatural London Underground Series.

Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter here for a chance to win a $20 Barnes…

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Set Sail!

The Yacht Club is live today. I’m so excited to have these three sexy stories together under this fabulous new cover and to be able to offer them in print for the first time. If you like a steamy romance, you definitely should hop aboard and check out The Yacht Club.

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Excerpt from The Yacht Club – Pax’s story, Peace and Quiet:

“It’s a long story.  One I’m more than willing to share.”  He leaned in close, his face brushing along hers, to whisper in her ear.  “I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours.”  He pushed his bare arm against hers, making contact once again with the tattoo.  The picture forming in his mind had nothing to do with the exchange of information.

Pax gasped and then fixed him with a steely glare.  A second later, Tyler pushed himself away, his hands going instinctively to his groin.

“Now shortcake, that wasn’t a nice thought at all.”  He chuckled and shook his head.  She was as feisty as her red hair led you to believe.

Pax shrugged.  He should be thankful she just thought about kneeing him in the balls.


The Yacht Club is available now.

 Kobo   Amazon  Barnes&Noble   iTunes

Seven’s Pub and Plundery: The Pub and Restaurant Book Blog Tour

Stop one on this week’s pub hop! Don’t forget to visit and leave a comment so that you can validate your entry in the giveaway. Cheers!


Welcome to the first stop on The Pub and Restaurant Book Blog Tour! Your stop today is

Seven’s Pub and Plundery

from The Supernatural London Underground Series


Setting up the series for you:

It’s been two decades since an attempt to eradicate the supernatural forces in the city under the guise of understanding them began, and about seven since it ended in chaos. After their escape, four twentysomething housemates try to learn what being human means, as the hidden part of the city starts to rebuild itself, and they must open their world up to a daft American girl with a dark secret, and potential for their cause. There is only one way for Romarin to become part of the Supernatural London Underground: Can she be the one who challenges the misfits to put down their ghosts and demons and make their world together?


Long before our Misfits living…

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