Category Archives: Books

Secrets of Skin and Stone’s Cover

Earlier this week, my YA paranormal debut had a cover release on YA Books Central, but for those who haven’t seen it, it’s gorgeous and needs to be seen. What I love about this cover is that the idea of gargoyle comes across but so does the gothic tone to the book. The font is just amazing–it feels 3D and […]

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Once Upon a Giveaway

So, my birthday is this month (on May 5th.) Instead of receiving gifts ** this year, I’m giving away a duplicate of my favorite necklace. If you’re a writer or a reader or a fan of the show, you NEED this necklace. I actually hunted down the person I bought it from and begged to buy another. (It was pathetic. […]

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Announcing…Bonus Materials!

Did you miss out on the second epilogue of Past My Defenses? (*whispers* “You did.”) Not subscribed to the newsletter in time to see the extra scene? (*gasps*) Love character interviews that are scattered across the blogosphere as part of blog tours? I’m slowly going through and adding bonus material to the book pages on this site (after they’ve been […]

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Taming the Pack Wolves

The entire series is now available as a set! While each can be read as a standalone, this series also builds in a longer arc and so having it all in one place is AWESOME. Want to know more? In the first book, Past My Defenses, Vanessa is the fastest wolf shifter around, but she can’t outrun her allergies. When […]

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Geeky with a Side of Pi Contest

Hey, guys! I have short story in an anthology out tomorrow. Covalent Bonds is the romance anthology for geeks and the people who love them. My short story is called “The Hacked Match” and, oh my goodness, I stressed so hard over getting my hacker just right. So, so much. Luckily, my husband is a high-level network engineer and one […]

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Writing the Heartbreaking

  Once you start telling people you’re an author, you occasionally run across those who will casually diminish that or the value of your stories. “Oh, if I had more time, I could be too.” “Yeah, but you write romance.” “Do you actually make money at it?” “Oh, I have a great idea for a story…something you should write.” For […]

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New Contest, New Tab, New Year

I hope everyone is staying warm…or staying cool if you’re in the southern hemisphere, I suppose. Just be staying…is what I’m saying. So, if you’re reading this on the internet, ta-da! Look above! Waaaaah? Who is Wendy Laine? Wendy Laine is my pen name for my Young Adult paranormal due out Summer 2017. See that tab for more information. In […]

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Servants of Fate Series is out!

Stealing Time first debuted a few years ago. It was one of those times for authors when you write what you want to read. I wanted something different, but magical. The winter holiday season has always seemed to be magical to me, even with the stress of parties, get-togethers, and getting everything ready in time. (I’m an introvert with OCD–those […]

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Tempus’s Oh Agatha! Giveaway

  Congratulations to Tina for winning this giveaway!!! Check out my latest giveaway if you, like me, are not Tina!   So, Tempus woke up this morning…on this the day that his book “Taking Time” is out and thought, “Hey, I should give away one of my favorite Agatha Christie books!” * Throughout his book, he steals books (mostly mysteries) […]

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OCD in Fiction

  Recently a friend and I were talking on Twitter about the movie “Sleeping with the Enemy.” In the movie, Julie Roberts’ character escapes from an abusive, controlling husband by faking her death. My friend mentioned that the husband, in a later scene, cuts his hand and while in the bathroom sees her wedding ring in the toilet. He reaches […]

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