Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Word from Phil







A Word from Phil

I heard that the cute little groundhog, Phil, didn't see his see his shadow and this means we're in for an early spring. From looking out my front door today, that's pretty damn hard to believe. We are 'weather wussies' in west Texas and we just flat don't handle this cold stuff very well. Of course, since we seldom get hit with a blizzard we are woefully unprepared for this crap. Most of us don't have snow tires or chains. We completely freak out over the notion of driving on ice. I can do it but I sure prefer NOT TO.

So yes, like pretty much everybody else in the U.S.A. we were hit with sleet, ice, and snow yesterday and with temps in the single digits there are no signs of it melting anytime soon. This morning our electricity went off for a bit but that didn't last long. The television isn't working because ice is covering the satellite dish. Guess I'll be listening to music for entertainment but right now, I'm kind of enjoying the quiet. I've been working on finishing Return to Delight (book one of a contemporary western series). After writing steadily, I honed  in on the final chapter but that chapter turned into TWO...oops. So the other night, I stayed up until about 2 am and when I nearly fell out of my chair I stopped a few pages into that last, final, end of the road chapter. With all this quiet and inspiration sitting on my shoulder, I finished it yesterday and sent it off to my editor.

Lover's Moon (due to title conflicts) is now Panther Moon (a Texas-set shifter/ménage) and in a short while I'll have an announcement about that. This is book one of a new series I'm calling Savage Sanctuary and I forsee, at this point, two more books. If the series is well received however, I'll certainly think about doing more of them. Yesterday I got a wonderful letter from a reader who was disappointed that Lawman (book five of the High Plains Shifters series) didn't come out last year. I felt so bad about disappointing her but for those of you who are wondering, I have started the book and hope to see it out there sometime this year.
In the meantime, I’ll leave you with some blurbage on my two new print releases from Ellora’s Cave. Lone Star Beasts and Riding the Edge contain all four books of the High Plains Shifters Series.

Lone Star Beasts
 Highland Beast
The moment she looks into the antique mirror and sees him change from beast to man, Martha wants him. The brawny Highlander makes her body burn. When he pulls her through the glass, her fantasy became reality.

Trapped by a curse, Silas MacAdam, yearns for the woman who stares so innocently at him through the mirror. The need to claim her, to possess her, burns through him. The beauty can help him return to his people if he can convince her that she belongs to him—as his mate.



Lone Star Lycan
She came to dusty west Texas to bury the dead. But one look from Joe’s smoldering eyes made Quinn Harlow wet and needy. Though just a visitor, she wants to stay and find her destiny with Joe on these desolate plains.

Joe McKinnon, alpha of the Wolf Creek pack, takes one look at his destined mate and knows he’ll have his hands full. One touch has him willing to move mountains to claim her, but he knows it won’t be easy to tame the woman who holds his future in her hands.



Riding the Edge
Ringo's Ride
Rayne dreamed of the day Ringo would claim her as his mate, changing her into the lycan she is meant to be. One touch from his hands burns her with a flame hot enough to scorch the Texas plains. But the moody lycan has made it clear he doesn’t want her. That’s just too damn bad! The sexy Latino lycan belongs to her and she aims to claim him, no matter what it takes.

Ringo hides the pain of his tortured past behind a menacing sneer. Learning that Rayne is meant to be his mate is unwelcome news. She deserves better than to be saddled with a man with his checkered past. It isn’t until she is taken from him that he knows she is the only woman who can heal his battered soul.
Edge of Nowhere
From the moment Cactus Mackey rescues Sara Farmer from outlaw wolves, he knows she belongs to him—and he’s more than ready to mess up some sheets with the sassy female. But she has secrets and wants to run. Infuriating woman! He might have to tie her to his bed but he’s not about to give up until she belongs to him, body and soul.

As danger chases her, Sara knows it’s a huge mistake to fall head over heels for the sexy lycan cowboy from Wolf Creek Ranch. A single touch from this shockingly seductive man melts her like butter under the hot Texas sun, and has her yearning for impossible things. The man is big trouble to her heart and running may no longer be an option.

Buy it here:
http://www.jasminejade.com/pm-9032-457-riding-the-edge.aspx


Regina is giving away to one lucky poster a free download from her back list so post post post!!!

27 comments:

She said...

I have to say the weather in Pittsburgh is good and I hope Phil is correct and spring is just around the corner. I haven't recoverd from last winter yet and am glad we're not getting hit like the rest of the country. We sent the lousy weather south with the Steelers to Texas. Enjoying the news, seeing all the Steeler fans in Dallas. I'll be coming to Romanticon and bringing the Toasted Almond Torte again.

Regina Carlysle said...

Normally She, I can't freakin' stand Phil because he almost always predicts six more weeks of winter and now...lo and behold...we're buried under ice and we're gettin' an early spring. Talk about fickle! Girlfriend, I am SOOOOO waiting for your delish cake. Seriously. It's food for the gods. No, I'm not a god but I'm gonna have some anyway.

Maria said...

Great post and yeah it's hard to believe Phil at this point. I'm not in TX but we got plenty of the ice/snow mix and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere soon. Thanks for the blurbs for Lone Star Beasts and Riding the Edge...they sound great!

Regina Carlysle said...

Hey Maria! I think Phil is pretty much a big phoney at the moment! We're supposed to get more snow tonight and our temps are hovering around 7. Right about now I'm thinking I will never ever bitch about the heat again. Glad you liked the blurbage. If you're interested in hot excerpts click the links and you can read one. Writing the fifth book in the series right now!

flchen1 said...

LOL! I can't say that I'm following Phil's predictions very closely at this point! But Regina, I LOVED Lone Star Beasts and definitely plan to pick up Riding the Edge! You're working on the next couple books, right? :D Gotta love these shifters...

Texas J said...

Well I live in Texas, and don't like the cold at all. I said the same thing as you Regina about not griping about the heat this summer, but you know were lying to our selves don't you lol. Hope everyone stays safe as we get more snow. Love all the sifters.

Regina Carlysle said...

Hey my darlin Flchen! So glad you liked Lone Star Beasts. If you read Riding the Edge (Ringo Ramone's and Cactus Mackey's stories) you'll read about Gabriel Dunham, the Sheriff and Katalin Petrova. I'm writing their story as we speak. At the rate I'm going with this I'll have it done at the end of the month. I'm LOVING this so far. It might just be my favorite.

Regina Carlysle said...

Thanks Texas J! I looove shifters. Truly do. Now back to that weather discussion...I know exactly what you mean. As a woman of 'a certain age' I can say Loud and Proud that I detest the heat. You know I'm freezin' my patoot off when I say I won't complain about the heat anymore. We really aren't used to this are we?

Cindy Spencer Pape said...

LOL, after working behind the scenes with groundhogs, I don't have a lot of faith in the little buggers at all. :-)

Mia Watts said...

Hey Reggie! I love your romantic "voice" in your work. Such heat and realism. :) Plus, shifters. How can you go wrong? LOL.

Desiree Holt said...

Can I just say I love your shifter stories? you have a great touch with them. More, more, more!

anny cook said...

Keep on writing, woman!

Harlie Reader said...

Snow in Gun Barrel City...about 6 inches. I'm home from work and son is home from school. Hubby works in town so he was able to get out. We are now watching Star Wars (the original). Favorite movie and our son loves it, too.

Regina Carlysle said...

LMAO...bet you don't, Cindy! Hey, I don't either.

Regina Carlysle said...

Awwww, thanks Mia! Love writing shifters, Texas, and small town stuff. Can't imagine doing anything else.

Regina Carlysle said...

Des honey, thank you!

Regina Carlysle said...

I am, Anny. Up waaaaaaay late last night working on Lawman and it's coming along nicely. Hope to finish by the end of the month.

Regina Carlysle said...

Harley, you got a SNOW DAY. Love the old Star Wars movies so much better than the newer ones. We need to whip those out and watch them since our satellite dish is wonky from the snow/ice. Stay warm. Maybe do some cookies! YUM

Kari Thomas said...

Phil lied! I live in Southwest Arizona and yesterday we woke to frozen pipes and 5 Degrees!!!!!

Regina, Im new to your books but absolutely LOVE the sound of them! What could be better than Shifters and Cowboys! Adding them to my TBB right now!!

Hugs, Kari Thomas, www.authorkari.com

C. Zampa said...

I had a vacation day today, and sort of hoped for snow. Slept late, stayed in my PJ's, stocked up on coffee...and no snow. Cold, though, very cold down here near Houston.

I love your romantic, voice, too, Regina. Love your sexy heroes!

Stay warm, and congratulations on so much wordage in your writing!

Cathy M said...

Oh wow, you guys, so sorry about your winter weather. I hate telling people where I live, since Cali is experiencing some amazing blue skies and pretty decent temps during the day. I really appreciate that fact every time I turn on the news these days.

Love your High Plains shifter series,Regina, so congrats on your print releases. Love the sounds of your new series, can never say no to a sexy shifter/menage storyline.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Regina Carlysle said...

Hi Kari! Yep Phil is a little bitty liar! Sorry about the cold stuff in AZ. OMG...hard to imagine that. Here in west Texas it's so damn cold the satellite froze and I'm so blasted sick of the silence I'm tempted to crawl on my roof with a broom and beat the snot out of it!

Yeah, I love love writing the shifters. They are a bit more intense than my other stuff so I layer in funnier, small town Texas things so I can find my 'happy place' and then I head right back to another shifter. See? A method to my madness.

Regina Carlysle said...

C. I couldn't believe they were predicting snow in Houston. It's just kind of tropical there but if it hits stay HOME! Those drivers will be totally clueless about driving in this stuff!

Regina Carlysle said...

Cathy, you're in CALI???? OMG, I'm so jealous. Bet it's nice there, huh? No, don't say it. I know it is.

Regina Carlysle said...

Kari Thomas!!!!! Your my winner! Hopefully I'll have something from my backlist that can keep you warm through this arctic blast! I'll drop you an email or you can write me at reginacarlysle@yahoo.com to claim your prize.

Redz honey, thanks for letting me hang out at your blog and thanks to everyone for their comments.It was fun!

Regina Carlysle said...

Oops sorry Kari. You have your web addy but not your email. So please drop me a note, okay?

Tina said...

winner is........ Maria! Contact Redstar28@yahoo.com