Sunday, March 30, 2008

Earth Hour

I am so not a promo queen. I am so bad, I’m not even gonna talk much about my writing. I’m gonna talk about last night.

Last night Earth Hour was scheduled for 8pm-9pm local time (whatever your locale). It was a time where everyone was encouraged to shut off their lights for an hour, go back to candle light power, and conserve energy. This was in an effort to show the concern people of the world have for the Global Warming Crisis.

Now, they know that one hour in one day isn’t going to make much of a difference in the long run. That was not the point. The point was for people to get together, to show what they consider important. To do something that demonstrates to the world leaders that they feel something needs to be done about the climate crisis.

One of the tips encouraged us to unplug all our appliances, etc. I did. I went downstairs and unplugged the Stereo with the blinking clock that has been blinking for 6 months, that we have used once in that six month period. I am using that electricity – why? It is easy to plug in again when we need it. I unplugged the power strips downstairs that we haven’t been using, I unplugged the electronics in the guest room that no one is going to need for the next three months. These are all little things that we don’t think about. My hubby won’t use his laptop for days on end, why leave it plugged in, sucking energy it does not need?

How many of us did it? I did. I sat here at home, alone, with all the lights out. Flickering candles glowing around me as I contemplated things. Now, I will be honest, I had my laptop on. I did NOT have it plugged in, however, it was on battery power. (I am in the middle of edits and needed to work on them). So I did do some work.

See, now we get to writing. Sitting there contemplating things, and then talking to my crit partner about it, I had an AWESOME idea. But I can’t tell anyone about it yet. It’s not fully formed. I need to flow with it some. BUT I thought that an awesome thing. When you shut off all the lights in the house, and only have a couple candles around you, flickering, no sounds, no people, nothing, it can be an incredibly recharging time. I am so excited about this idea I have been working on it all morning. (Instead of the edits I need to finish).

I think I am gonna make an effort to do that more in the future. Even if it isn’t in the middle of the night. Just sit down, with no one around, nothing to distract me, and just contemplate stuff. See where my mind wanders, and what else I can come up with.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Spring News from Bianca

Spring is my favorite time of year for a lot of reasons: my garden is starting to wake up and I'm excited about new plants I want to add to my collection, the songbirds are returning and it's awards season.

I've been lucky over the past few weeks. Hara's Legacy won the EPPIE for Best Erotic Romance Science Fiction/Futuristic. Prince of Spies won the CAPA for Fantasy Erotic Romance and All Romance eBooks gave Hara's Legacy a Best Book of 2007 Award and me a Best Author of 2007. Like I said, it's been an amazing turn of events!

This month, I've got three print releases. Hara's Legacy, the I Dream of Dragons anthology, and my first Phaze print title, Sons of Amber, which contains both of my first Sons of Amber novellas, Ezekiel and Michael.

I've made a new sale to Tease Publishing of a contemporary romance novella that's a little different for me. It's set on a ranch and has some yummy cowboys in it. It should be coming out later this Spring or early Summer. I've also got a new Dragon Knights book called FireDrake, coming out on May 13th from Samhain. Here's a peek at the outstanding new cover for that book:

In the meantime, Davin's Quest continues to do well. It's Book 2 in my Resonance Mates series begun with Hara's Legacy. I'm working on Book 3, Jaci's Experiment, which will be out in ebook in August, then in print next year. It's been a busy time, writing on deadline, doing edits for various books and gearing up for RT and a myriad of other conferences I'm going to this year. If you see me at one of them, please drop by and say hello!

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Come and join me

On March 17th between 6pm and 9pm at Love Romance Cafe Yahoo Group.

I'll be joined by some friends as we introduce you to some of our hot new releases.

Come meet a handsome Scottish Duke who find the woman of his dreams in his bed.

a sexy Irish Restaurateur whose Goddess bring him his soulmate in a bowl of soup.

and other delicious heroes as they find the loves of their lives.

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Tambra's News and Updates

Hi everyone,

I have another publisher! Aspen Mountain Press has accepted my erotic romance short, The Erotic Touch for the Goin' Down Anthology. All of the stories are themed love in a elevator.

Whiskey Creek Press Torrid just released Celtic Love Knots Vol. 9.

Beth from ParaNormal Romance Reviews said this about the stories: Celtic Love Knots Vol. 9 by Tambra Kendall is made up of two wonderfully written stories. The way the author presents the story will have the reader swept away into a whole new world. The characters are so strong and so mesmerizing you are ready to embark on the journey along side them. There is never a dull moment. The stories are filled with action and adventure and steamy scenes, which will have the reader glued to the pages to see what will happen next. I really enjoyed reading both stories and I'm sure others will feel the same.Reviewed by Beth SentersPosted February 17, 2008
To order your copy of Celtic Love Knots Vol. 9 go to

Whiskey Creek Press is celebrating five years in business. Please stop by and check out all the fun things they have planned for the month of March!

Wicked Pleasures available from Red Rose Publishing received 4.5 Blue Ribbons from Chrissie at Romance Junkies and 4.5 Hearts from Dawn at Love Romances and More. If you love hot and funny historicals, please try Wicked Pleasures.

Chat at Brenda Williamson's Yahoo Group. Join me Saturday at Brenda's group. I'll have some free downloads and hot excerpts.
I hope to see you there!

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It's out, it's out, it's out...weeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Toss of a Coin
Mainstream Holiday Historical / Time Travel
ISBN: 978-1-60435-101-9
Word Count: 12,468
Price: $1.99

Blurb: A grandmother’s last request, a mysterious old coin, and a heartfelt wish.

Armed with a mysterious package, Angelica travels to Scotland to fulfill the requirements of her grandmother’s will. The package contains an ancient coin and a letter telling her to make one wish.

Angelica’s wish for true love sends her back in time and into the arms of a man who could make all of her dreams come true – if she’ll let him.

Duncan woke, the sun shining in his eyes. The fact that the sun touched his face meant his servants had disobeyed a standing order of not entering his bedchamber without consent. They knew better, he’d made it perfectly clear in the past to never disturb him until he called for them.

His mood lightened when he realized his Angel was wrapped around his body, cuddling as close as she could, while the blankets covering her were all but stripped away from her body. Lord, she looked beautiful laying there, the sunlight glinting off her copper colored tresses. He knew it had never before been done; but he was never letting this woman go. Once he learned of her past, he was going to find a way to make her his Duchess.

Moving away just an inch, he smiled when she cuddled closer; closing the gap he’d created between them. Her hand, which rested over his heart slid lower when she moved, causing him to harden instantly. The temptation to take her again washed over him, he needed to find out who she was and where she came from.

Soft caresses along her skin evoked a lusty, low moan in Angelica. A soft, cool breeze against her skin had her cuddling closer to the warmth she felt right beside her, eliciting a groan of desire in return. Her body stilled its movements as her eyes snapped open. “Who’s there?”

“Ah my Angel, glad to see you’re finally awake. I’ve been attempting to entice you to open your beautiful emerald eyes for an hour now. You’ve been quite stubborn and may I add I’ve enjoyed every moment of it.”

“You mean this isn’t a dream?” She asked, stunned.

“You are most definitely my dream come true, Angel.”

“I… I have to go.” She cried, pulling the blanket up to her breasts trying to cover herself as she slowly scooted away from him as far as she could on the bed. “What have I done?”

“Go? Go where? I forbid it. You promised me answers this morning, my Angel, and I intend to collect them.” The determined scowl on his face propelled her out of bed with the sheet wrapped tightly around her.

“Answers? What kind of answers? I don’t know anything. I don’t even know how I got here.” Angelica felt panic rising uncontrollably within her. A full-blown panic attack just waiting to be set free. Where were her clothes?
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