Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Today marks the re-launch of the Southern Witch series! Would-Be Witch is available today with a new cover and a new price. To celebrate, I'm also releasing a FREE Southern Witch story on my website. The story takes place several years before Would-Be Witch begins, and you get to be in Bryn Lyons's point of view for the first time.
To download your FREE copy of "Magic Ingredient"
If you'd like to read blurbs and excerpts for WOULD-BE WITCH and my other novels or to see my Blog Tour schedule, be sure to look around the website when you visit.
Also, please let me know how you like the free story!
Friday, August 30, 2013
Writing Hardships: Research in 4-star hotels
As you might imagine, a writer's life can be difficult. Sitting in bed in one's pajamas, drinking coffee and typing...so challenging.
But one of the most trying things has to be traveling to gorgeous places to do research. I recently traveled to the Tremont House in Galveston to stay for a night to do research for Magical Misfire, a Southern Witch electronic novella that comes out in April.
I needed to figure out how far the reportedly haunted hotel where Tammy Jo stays is from other locations. Is it in walking distance from the former Red Light district where there used to be a row of brothels during Victorian times? Is the hotel close to the pier where the party boats dock?
The Tremont was beautiful and the staff were lovely. I had all my questions answered and dinner was delicious. I was unfortunately not contacted by any of the resident ghosts. Maybe next time!
This is the local map I used prior to arriving to figure out the relative locations of things. Isn't it cute?
also really appreciated websites that had information and pictures from
Dickens on the Strand. (It's a yearly Christmastime festival where
people dress in costume and the streets are transformed to Victorian era
London. So much fun!)
The website that cracked me up the most however was one that helped me with slang used by Victorian prostitutes. More on that to come!
Here's the lobby. Isn't it great? The bartender made me an excellent Tequila Sunrise. Perfect for a beach vacation. Oranges are summery, aren't they?
Anyway, if you want a getaway, I recommend the island and this hotel. It's within walking distance to a lovely bookstore, some great eateries, a historical ship that actually sails, and a hundred-year-old sweet shop.
I know what you're thinking. The trials of being a writer never end. And yet...I will continue to soldier on. :)
During a small-town skirmish, Would-Be Witch Tammy Jo Trask foils a
kidnapping plot with a spell that shrinks her nemesis Jenna to a
doll-sized diva. When the reversal spells to restore Jenna’s size don’t
work, Tammy Jo and gorgeous wizard Bryn Lyons are forced to turn to the
ghost of a Victorian-era prostitute who haunts Galveston Island.
Since Sullied Sal only appears to tourists during the yearly
celebration of Dickens on the Strand when Victorian food, fare, and
fashion are once again the norm, Tammy Jo and Bryn join the festivities.
Unfortunately being squeezed into a corset is just the beginning of the
trouble in store for Tammy—and the island—when Tammy Jo and Bryn seek
the advice of the gaudy ghost.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Cover Extravaganza - HALFWAY HEXED
Here's the new cover art for the re-issue of HALFWAY HEXED!
Cowboy boots? Check
Magical rain storm that threatens the town...
For the love of Hershey, check!
The re-release of this story with the fab new cover will be March 2014
(And it will be much cheaper than the original books were, so:
Hurray and please go tell everyone you know!)
Here's the new cover for BARELY BEWITCHED!
The re-issue of this book with this new cover will be out in December 2013 and the price will be much lower than the original books' prices. Hurray!
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Southern Witch Covers get a makeover!
Later this year, the publisher will begin re-issuing the Southern Witch novels in mass market paperback. The releases of Would-Be Witch, Barely Bewitched, and Halfway Hexed will lead up to the release of brand new Southern Witch stories.
In preparation for the relaunch of the series, the books are getting new covers. The art department always does a fantastic job, but I have to say that this is my favorite cover so far! I hope you love it, too!
Monday, September 17, 2012
Okay, so this map looks like a 5-year-old made it. (No one ever said--or will say--that I can draw.) But I have to have a quick reference. And so far Google Earth has not traveled to Tammy Jo's Duvall. C'mon, Google, help an author out!
Do you like the stuffed Merc holding up the map? (So cute, right!?) Like Mercutio himself, stuffed Mercs are quite rare.
So I'm not showing you this map just for heck of it. I have some Southern Witch news. Awhile ago, I promised readers that I would return to Tammy Jo when I caught my breath after a whirlwind 2011 writing schedule for the Etherlin.
When I finally started work on what I thought would be an electronic novella for fans, my agent and publisher joined the party. So now there will be at least two more full length novels, one short novella, and who knows what else. Hurray!
I'll keep you posted on all the details as I get them.
Many thanks to the fans of this series. I'm convinced that you made this happen by buying and talking up the books. Thank you! As always, you're the reason I write. :)
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
ALL THAT FALLS - Release!
It's been such a long time since I posted. Bad author! Some nice things have happened. ALL THAT BLEEDS, the first novel in the Etherlin series was a Barnes & Noble "Must Read" for its release month. And ATB got some great reviews, the latest from Fresh Fiction which I'll post on the site.
So here we are just six months later, and it's time for the second novel ALL THAT FALLS. I have to say that this book is the sexiest I've written so far. And it's premise was one that really inspired me.
Here's the ALL THAT FALLS back cover blurb...
She should never have touched his blood...
The Etherlin muses have long served as a source of divine inspiration.
Now their world stands between the forces of Heaven and Hell.
As his muse, Cerise propelled her musician boyfriend to the heights of fame, but when he died under mysterious circumstances, her powers vanished. Now cerise is plagued by disturbing half-formed memories of his final night...until she meets Lysander, who seems to hold the key to restoring her memories and abilities.
Fallen archangel Lysander is consumed by his quest for redemption until it leads him to the captivating Cerise. Now his thirst for revenge is rivaled only by his passion for the woman he can't forget.
Bound by blood and stalked by a deadly enemy, will they pay the ultimate price for succumbing to their passion?
As one reader said, "This book has it all. Sex, drugs, and rock & roll. Plus sexy angels, demons, and muses in one action-packed and suspenseful ride. It's Frost at her best."
I hope you'll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
I've been waiting for Merrick and Alissa's story to come out. Merrick is my favorite hero so far. Exceedingly deadly and dangerously romantic.
New York Times Bestselling author Janet Chapman called him the perfect hero. I hope you'll enjoy reading about him as much as I enjoyed writing about him!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The Adventures of Tammy Jo...
A question that I get asked a lot is:
"Will there be more Southern Witch stories?"
The answer to that question is:
I bet I can predict your next question... "When?"
To that I can only say: "As soon as possible."
Until then, I can tell you that Tammy Jo is currently having an adventure in IRELAND
(See above picture as proof.)
When she returns, she will tell you all about it.
Monday, July 18, 2011
How cool is this flyer?
Many, many thanks to the awesome Mario Acevedo for creating this! For details on the Denver events visit my calendar.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
ALL THAT BLEEDS
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
In a glittering community in the Colorado Rockies called the Etherlin, the modern descendants of the ancient muses live behind a wall that separates them from the world and the dangerous creatures who crave them.
Alissa North is inspiration made flesh, so she should never have met Merrick, a deadly half-vampire enforcer, but when they do meet, the connection is instantaneous, and an illicit flirtation is born. He sends her secret gifts. She writes him secret letters.
The long-distance friendship was never supposed to go any farther. But when she is kidnapped and thrown briefly into his world, everything changes. Now Alissa realizes he’s the only person she can trust, and Merrick finds he’ll do anything to protect her, even risk his life by crossing the wall.
As both worlds close in on them, Alissa knows that getting caught with Merrick could cost her everything she’s ever cared about, but giving him up proves harder than she ever imagined…
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Will we see Admiral Adama from Battlestar Gallactica?
Will we see Sam Merlotte from True Blood?
Might we spot some Firefly Browncoats?
Might we spy Wonder Woman...Spiderman...Green Lantern?
You know you want to come!
I'll be there at random times... including when I'm on some panels:
1 pm - Creating Your Own Superhero
8 pm - When Supporting Characters Try to Steal the Show
10 am - Blending Humor & Horror
11 am - Survival Training for Writers
11 am - What You'll Need in the Event of a Zombie Apocalypse
Monday, April 11, 2011
I discovered the cover for my Xmas anthology this morning on Goodreads, and I found it pretty eye-popping. In the past, I've had cartoon covers, so people have occasionally thought that I write children's books. I don't think they'll make that mistake with this cover.
Welcome to Romance!
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
HALFWAY HEXED was released today.
So it's time to celebrate!
Houston Book Signings:
Saturday 2/5/11 at 4:30 pm
Saturday 2/12/11 at 2 pm
Online Events** this week:
2/3/11 Bitten By Books Blog
(Launch Party/Interview with Tammy Jo & Rollie the vampire)
2/4/11 The Season for Romance Blog
2/5/11 Fang-tastic Books Blog
2/6/11 Coffee Time Romance Blog
** For the links to all these sites and more information,
click here to reach the calendar
on my website.
I hope to see you online and in person! Thanks for reading! :)
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Halfway Hexed comes out in ... 3 days!
February 1, 2011
Frost Fiction Newsletter releases even sooner. If you are not signed up with your current email address, do so immediately! Some things are not to be missed...like the bourbon chocolate truffle recipe! ;)