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! ;)
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Rumors of my abduction to Belize have been greatly exaggerated. I am, in fact, alive and well and writing late into the night on the new book!! I had asked Mercutio to please answer my emails and keep up with blogging and posting on FB and Twitter for me, but I think he's just been playing Mafia Wars or something.
Anyway, I know I owe everyone a few long posts and a newsletter or two in the coming months. I will get on it. AND I will have fun news to share. But for the moment, I've got to pile on some Nano-worthy word counts.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sometimes when something is hugely popular, I avoid it. Not sure why that is (but I suspect it has its roots in the unfortunate incident of my reading The Celestine Prophecy
.) Anyway, I resisted Eat, Pray, Love
for a really long time, then finally broke down and got my copy after a close friend and I started a cozy two-person book club and chose EPL because it was about a woman's journey of self-discovery, which was something we had been discussing.
Anyway, the book is lovely, and I consumed it with the same relish that the author would consume a pizza in Naples. Elizabeth Gilbert meets the world as a friend, which I found endearing and instructional. She is witty and charming and, at moments, self-deprecating and unflinchingly honest; I found it impossible not to like her. And, while I learned a lot about Liz Gilbert and the world from reading this book, I also learned a thing or two about myself (and I didn't even have to scrub floors for five hours a day in India to do so. Thank you, EG.)* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LOVED this book. Witty and poignant.
I would read about a lot more dysfunctional families/odd childhoods, if the tellers of the tales were as good as poet Mary Karr. Her follow up, Cherry
was also great and I'm looking forward to her latest, which is called Lit
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
I don't remember where I first read about Among the Porcupines
. It was in an article, possibly--probably--in Vogu
e magazine, which I read religiously for years though its featured $10,000 size-0 dresses are about as practical as a rocket ship.
Anyway, Among the Porcupines was an irresistible rags-to-riches and riches-to-rags story that featured supporting characters like Walter Matthau, Gloria Vanderbilt, Charlie Chaplin, and Truman Copote.
I was--and still am--quite taken with Carol Matthau. I'm sure that I will never relinquish my copy of this book.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
I'm lucky enough to have two careers that I love, but because both writing and medicine are exacting professions, sometimes it's hard to focus on anything but those two things. Other parts of life tend to fall by the wayside...like raking the leaves in my yard (thank goodness I have big privacy fences or my neighbors would be appalled!). So the subject of my hair came up recently. I have wavy hair that's quite prone to Helter Skelter moments. My hair is, in fact, an excellent example of the scientific principle that things tend toward entropy.
Anyway, a few weeks back, I noticed that I'd been wearing headbands almost daily. I thought in exasperation: Who am I? Alice about to enter Wonderland? (Sighing heavily.) I am not a little girl. Not for a long time. And call me crazy, but I'm of the opinion that headbanded hair isn't really a look that a grown woman should sport much outside her own castle, er townhouse.
So I made the appointment with a certain amount of trepidation. When it comes to styles, my hair tends to be of the mindset: When in doubt, mutiny. So often after a drastic haircut, it's disaster, followed by regret, followed by another haircut to salvage things...
Enter Shayla, a gorgeous hairdresser at an upscale salon. I told her I was cutting my hair off and she was so enthusiastic about the prospect that I couldn't help but be enthusiastic along with her. Originally we were going for shoulder-length, but I did warn her about the curl phenomenon. Shorter = curlier = shorter than intended by the haircut.
At one point she asked, "What do you put on your hair to make it curly?" My dry response, "Water." And the strands rose up in rebellion, as they are prone to do. And the voice in my head was like...this is going to end badly. Most people can't do jaw-length, least of all you.
But it turns out Shayla is to hair what Tammy Jo is to pastries. Cut and snip, and shape and snip, and chat and snip, and miraculously, I got a short haircut that is fabulous. It loops and swoops and shimmies and bobs with such attitude. For once, my head owns its curls and cowlicks without a post-shower wrestling match with exasperated me.
So in the middle of July, I'm giving the kind of thanks that's usually reserved for a late November around-the-turkey-dominated-table toast:
Here's to everyone who is talented at what she does!
P.S. By the way, Shayla loves paranormal fiction, which does, in fact, make her the most awesome hairdresser since Johnny Nguyen. So today I dropped off a couple of Southern Witch books, in addition to giving her a sneak peek at an excerpt of the young adult paranormal I'm thinking of debuting on my website. After all, one wonderful creative turn deserves another, right?