Seriously…

I did not need the heart attack on a plate from the squirrel that jumped through the lattice fencing out of my shed AT me this morning.  All I was trying to do was take out the garbage.  Instead, I think I taught my neighbors many new curse words.  I mean, it’s not like I live in the middle of the woods.  I don’t understand this at all.

But cursing always reminds me of the phrase, cursing like a sailor.  Which reminds me of SEALs.  Which reminds me…I’m thrilled to have been asked to be part of a SEAL anthology that comes out in November !  All the proceeds from this antho go straight to the Veterans Medical Research Foundation.  The complete website’s coming soon, but you can still visit it for some information – or to stare more at the cover.  There are so many wonderful authors involved – it’s going to be awesome!  And I believe there will be romance trading cards of the cover available at RWA!

Speaking of RWA,  Larissa is slowly UPS’ing me her entire life in preparation for the conference.  I might need another house just to put the various things I’m getting, like all her shoes.  Chapsticks.  Jar openers.  And other random packages.  She and Bryan will be hanging here over the weekend before they head in for the RWA conference.  I’ll be there starting Tuesday.  It’s going to be insane, but fun.

Finally, last but not least, today, I’m over at Marie Force’s Bookclub Blog (thanks to Kara, Ronlyn & Marie!) – they’re talking about LIE WITH ME, so pop over and say hi and you’ll be entered for a chance to win the giveaways!

 

Sneak Peeks & Mountain Lions

So this morning my mom’s driving me up to get my bloodwork done (because of this horrible migraine and I don’t drive when I’m on the meds) and she’s telling me about all the mountain lions spotted in Connecticut and New York, like, five minutes away.  Like, where Zoo and Gus run through the nature study woods.

Will the mountain lion play with me?!

And I’m like, you know, I’m betting it’s a family of shifters who moved into the area!

Mom:  What are you talking about?

Me:  A family of mountain lion shifters.  Like, they’re people who can become mountain lions.  How cool is that?

Mom:  You’re really nuts, you know that?

I knew you all would understand.

Anyway, my NAL paranormal series has titles and a series name!  Book one is Dire Needs:  A Novel of the Eternal Wolf Clan and, according to Amazon, it’s available March 6, 2012!  I should have cover copy approved soon (and a cover) but you can find out a little more about the series here.  I’m having a blast writing these books!  Oh, and yes, it’ll be available on Kindle and Nook and such, but sometimes those links take a little longer to go up.

I’ve also got an In The Air Tonight sneak peek up here and a Night Moves sneak peek up here. So lots of sneak peek goodness!

Also, Sydney Croft’s Taken By Fire, ACRO Book 6 got a Top Pick from RT Book Reviews!  Of course, a certain 11 month old shredded the magazine beyond repair so I don’t have the actual review, but it was a great one!

I’m in the middle of writing a couple of proposals and waiting to hear some news on something.  Well, actually, I’ve heard some news, but I can’t share it yet.  So fingers crossed that it all goes smoothly.  I’ll let you all know as soon as I can!

In a couple of weeks, RWA NYC will be upon me, so I’m trying to prep for that.  Larissa and her husband will be staying here for a few days before the conference, too, so it’ll be great to spend some downtime with them before the madness of the conference begins.  The conference is always a bit overwhelming to me but I’m excited to catch up with writing buds and blogging friends I’ll be meeting for the first time!

Cover Copy for In The Air Tonight!

I know I’ve shown off the cover, but I’ve got the cover copy as well!

In The Air Tonight, coming July 26, 2011

With danger closing in, all they have is each other.

Haunted by a mission he barely survived, Delta Force operative Mace Stevens still carries a soldier’s burden. Running a small bar in upstate New York, he remains a stone cold warrior who guards dangerous secrets and stays ready for anything. Anything except beautiful, vulnerable Paige Grayson, who shows up at his door, demanding answers about her heroic stepbrother’s death under his command.

Paige bears burdens, too. She’s plagued by demons unleashed by an older brother who committed mass murder before her eyes. But here in this snowy haven with Mace, she almost feels safe from the menacing promises of her insane sibling. As a nurse whose hands can read the deepest thoughts of anyone she touches, Paige knows Mace needs her as desperately as she needs him. And when a faceless killer begins unleashing fresh terror, Mace proves just how far he will go to save the woman who means everything to him.

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And for those who’ve asked, Cael and Vivi from Promises in the Dark will play a major role in In The Air Tonight!  Now, I need to go back into the writer’s cave – Kell is waiting for me.  And Reid…and Gage…and…

There are a lot of heroes in here with me.

Release day for Promises in the Dark!!!

Zane’s here!!!

On the run, in each other’s arms, with one last chance to survive.  

A rugged Navy SEAL, Zane Scott was part of a failed mission to rescue Dr. Olivia Strohm from abduction by the terrorist group Dead Man’s Hand (DMH)—and her anguished screams have haunted him ever since. So when he gets word that the beautiful physician has escaped from her captors in Africa, he’s got personal reasons to storm the continent and save her.

Like her would-be liberator, Olivia carries the burden of a dark secret from her past. Ruthless and relentless, the DMH has threatened to hunt her down – and to systematically hurt anyone she’s close to. The last thing she wants is to be rescued—even by someone as shockingly handsome as Zane. Yet the hot-headed special ops hero has come for her, and together she and Zane just might have a shot at not only stopping DMH’s reign of terror, but also saving what’s left of their souls.

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Lea from Closetreader says, “Promises In The Dark” is an extraordinary story.”  And Romantic Times says, “Tyler is a master of suspense. Book 2 in the Shadow Force series has the same intense level of steamy passion and gut-clenching suspense as its predecessor, Lie With Me.  A gripping and complex plot mingles well with complicated and emotional characters.”

Quick check-in

Sometimes, I so love Free Will Astrology – here’s the Aries scope for this week:

“You don’t want to be the best of the best,” said Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia. “You just want to be the only one who does what you do.” That’s always good advice, but it will be especially apt for you during the next few weeks. You’re entering a phase when competing with other people will get you nowhere fast. What will get you somewhere fast is nurturing your unique talents and proclivities. Do you know exactly what they are? If you’re even a little fuzzy, make it your quest to get very clear.”

Do you agree with Jerry?

There’s a giveaway of a signed copy each of Lie With Me and Promises In The Dark over with TwiMom (aka Jen) who has a great review up today.  She says, “Not only is this book full of wonderful romance and HOT smex, but the action is suspenseful and riveting. Ms. Tyler has created an engrossing world of black ops and special missions, where the good guys are big and sexy and the bad guys are evil. I love it!”

Let’s see what else – baby boy had two teeth break through within twenty-four hours of each other – with no drama.  I am working on a blog for Romantic Times website that I’m sure they think I’ve forgotten about, but I haven’t – really!  I’m working on it now!  And I’ve got a bazillion words left to write on Night Moves.  Really, a bazillion…at least.  It would help if Kell would talk to me, the elusive bastard…