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Sunday, January 18, 2015
Monday, December 1, 2014
Today, I'm getting my new young adult thriller ready to send to an agent who requested the full manuscript after reading the first five pages.
This is exciting. Every time an agent requests a full, my little heart pounds like crazy. Could this be it? Will I get representation?
You never know.
DANGEROUS is about a younger sister who knows her older sis is dating a murderer. She has to figure out how to stop her, even though older sis is head over heals over this rich, handsome guy. Even though the police chief thinks she's crazy. After all, she's always reporting crimes that turn out to be simple misunderstandings.
Will Cassie get the evidence she needs to send this guy to jail before he kills her sister...and maybe her, too?
I'll let you know.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Before you gear up for shopping, try a mystery, a great getaway from the holiday crush. Even better, a mystery with terrific recipes.
We recommend, CANDY, MURDER & ME.
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Bellinger Beauty, complete at 73,000 words is a standalone mystery or it could be the first in a series of Zoe Gale mysteries. This story could appeal to fans of Ross Macdonald and Sue Grafton.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Monday, September 22, 2014
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Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
When she meets handsome Hendrik Court, she has no idea what she's in for. Dancing against his gorgeous body day after day leaves her no option but to want more of him.
Three thousand-year-old Hendrik Court, turned into a teenager by black magic, hates being trapped in a teenage body until he meets Delilah. Now, he must conceal his attraction for her and keep his not-quite-developed fangs off her. When he suggests they become voyeurs and peek at the liaisons of their dance teachers, both of them become aroused. This old soul has had many lovers in his many lives, but Delilah offers a fresh and unknown experience for him. When an old flame of Hendrik's uses all her tricks to drive them apart, he reaches across all the centuries of knowledge to choose whether blood lust or love will win.
Here are the first few pages...
What a way to spoil the first day of my summer vacation from Brooklyn High.
The odor of diesel gas filled my nose and the roar of engines grinding to a halt made it impossible to hear anything else.
Shivering and thinking I might have made the wrong decision, I pulled the hood of my pink raincoat over my head and headed down the rickety steps from the airplane and into the overcast cornfield somewhere in the middle of Ohio. Okay, it wasn't exactly a cornfield, but there were cornfields all around and no glimpse of another flight landing or taking off. Of course, thunderstorms were forecast, so that could explain the lack of activity in the small airport. My heart sank farther into my chest with each step. Why had I ever let my mom talk me into this dance contest?
Grape-sized raindrops splattered against my body like water bombs. No cabs or people in view and when I checked, my cell phone gave out a recharge your battery message. Feeling like a half-drowned rat, I figured things couldn’t get worse.Then a jagged, white crack opened in the now black sky and water poured down, showing me how wrong I was.
I raced toward the ramshackle building that had to be the airport. A tall guy about my age, seventeen, appeared out of nowhere and came rushing in my direction as if he knew me.
While thunder rumbled and I huddled under the eaves of the tiny airport building, hands over my ears, hoping I wouldn't be struck by lightning, I kept wondering Who is this guy? Each blast of thunder made me wince and shudder, but that didn't stop me from checking out the guy standing next to me between the rumbles. Bolts of lightning lit up the jet-black hair that streamed down his back, his dark sunglasses, and the black cape that whipped around his broad shoulders. Even with his pale skin, he struck me as gorgeous, but strange. Seriously, who dressed like a vampire out of some old movie?
We stared at each other and excitement poured through me like warm honey. Just a couple of glances, and I felt like he'd gotten into my very soul.
With the next flash of lightning, my brain woke up. What was I doing? I rewound a tape in my head of Jeremy Whitfield telling me he was dumping me for some sophomore girl from Greenwich. That decided things totally. There would be no romance for me this summer, just a dance competition.
A sliver of hope entered my heart when a ratty station wagon with the words Sandy’s Transport printed on the side roared to the curb.
When the strange guy veered right and headed for the cab, I grabbed my luggage and took off. We nearly collided at the curb, but by some miracle, he skidded to a stop within inches of my nose.
Anger heated my cheeks. If he thought he was going to win, he better think again. I'd lived in New York long enough to know you didn't let someone steal a cab out from under you. As dignified as I could be with my hair and shoes soaking wet, mascara no doubt dripping down my face, and my stomach grumbling from hunger, I said, “Sorry, but I think that’s my cab.”
He held back a smile when he said, "I don't want to argue with you, but I think this is my cab. As a matter of fact, I ordered this taxi from Hollywood yesterday.”
Hollywood. That explained the hair, the sunglasses, the clothes, and the superior tone
Friday, May 9, 2014
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Sunday, March 30, 2014
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Monday, December 16, 2013
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
In this romantic fantasy, Adam might be a cowboy, the man of Kelly Porter's dreams, or an angel who's up to his eyeballs in Heavenly trouble. With the Heavenly clock ticking, Kelly has to find out and Adam has to prove to his bosses that he can help her find a man who will set her on the right track again.
But...will she fall for Adam or the real man of her dreams?
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
We've completed the revisions on our YA romance and getting ready to send it out to agents.
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Sunday, July 7, 2013
Carolyn is finishing up a young adult romantic comedy. More about that when we decide whether to go Indie or traditional route with that one.
Tony and Carolyn are spiffing up a coming of age story for boys, based on Tony's life in NJ in the l950s.
Meanwhile, we're offering a FREE COPY of Forensics by the Numbers this month. Here's a brief description:
Feisty forensic nurse examiner at NYC's busiest hospital for assault and murder cases, Jewel Connor has a talent for getting late night assignments and sparring with the egotistical cop on her investigative team. When her DA-friend turns up on the examining table, dying, Jewel searches for an explanation with an assist from her millionaire husband and attack dog, Max. Secrets from her past threaten to erupt and she has no control over what will happen then. Her cop partner warns her to stay out of the investigation, but Jewel ignores him. If she doesn't watch out, she may soon end up on a forensic examiner's table herself.
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"Forensics By the Numbers: A Jewel Conner Mystery is based on the science and investigative practices of our nation’s forensic experts. Drawing on their experiences as a forensic nurse examiner and weapons renovation specialist, Carolyn Chambers Clark and Anthony Auriemma weave a tale of intrigue that gives readers an inside peek into the world of forensic investigation.
Written from the perspective of forensic nurse, Jewel Conner, Forensics By the Numbers provides a realistic story grounded in the experiences of someone from the field of forensics.
As a New York City forensic nurse examiner, Jewel Conner understands all too well why New York is known as “the city that never sleeps.” On her way home from yet another late night shift collecting evidence and examining a domestic violence victim, Jewel gets a call from her boss. Paramedics brought in another victim. Alive, but barely. Back-to-back shifts are common in Jewel’s line of work, but this case is different. The victim is her best friend—District Attorney, Sara Jenkins.
In her fifteen years as a forensic nurse examiner, Jewel has examined women of all types, but she has never before been faced with examining a friend. However, being a professional, Jewel collects evidence and questions Sara until, to Jewel’s horror, Sara goes into cardiac arrest. When Sara dies on the operating table, Jewel vows to find her friend’s killer. Before Jewel can even begin her investigation, another victim is found attacked in the same manner as Sara. Then another one of Jewel’s friends goes missing.
When clues begin to point to a convicted serial killer Jewel helped put away, she begins to fear that the killer will be coming after her next. In order to focus on her work and solve the case, Jewel is forced to fight back some haunting memories from her past. The lead detective of the investigation agrees to give Jewel protection, but refuses to give her access to information or make her a part of the official case.
Not one to give up, Jewel seeks help from her husband, Burk, the millionaire software developer with a mysterious past he refuses to talk about. The pair of newlywed sleuths and their loyal German Shepherd uncover a tangled web of facts that casts suspicion on some unexpected people.
Burk is able to track down some clues to the case through sources he won’t divulge, which raises a few questions in Jewel’s mind about the man she married. While Burk consults a network of inscrutable informants, Jewel uses the science of forensics to find the killer before he can kill again. Between the threatening messages and enigmatic clues they’ve uncovered, Jewel and Burk realize they can’t trust anyone to help them. They soon find themselves running not only from the killer but the police as well. Jewel and Burk are in a race for survival. Will they be able to find the killer before he finds them? This book provides a suspenseful conclusion that few readers will see coming.
Veteran authors Carolyn Chambers Clark and Anthony Auriemma have created a fast-paced story full of surprising plot twists. The authors deftly interweave the main thread of the story with the underlying issues of everyday life. The characters are well thought out and complex. Jewel is a tenacious investigator who really cares for the victims she is trying to help. Her husband Burk provides the anchor of support Jewel needs to remain grounded and optimistic.
Clark and Auriemma provide a book that offers a real understanding of the work of forensic examiners while providing an entertaining storyline and dashes of humor. They describe the culture and tactics of this world vividly and with an attention to detail that gives readers a better understanding of this captivating field. Gripping from page one, this book will keep you guessing until the very end."
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Sunday, February 17, 2013
Can you tell I'm wearing two of my tennis warmup suits, one on top of the other? A couple from Michigan who came from zero degrees said it felt warm. I guess that's why they were in shorts.
Here's a picture of me at the fair with my health/self-care books and our e-book list.
Wish you'd been there yesterday so we could have chatted. Next time, I'll let you know before it happens! Okay?