HOLD ME Countdown – Meet the Bad Guy (with excerpt)

27 Days To Release Day!


Well, excitement abounds at the Palatial Horvath Estate today, because I found out that HOLD ME is available for preorder at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Wheeee!!¬† It’s like it’s all real or something. ūüėÄ

But for today’s countdown post, I had something a little different in mind.¬† Today I wanted to talk to you about the bad guy.

In romantic suspense, things can’t be all sunshine and lollipops.¬† The hero and heroine can’t run away screaming, “KITTENS!¬† AHH, THE PURRING!”.

No.  In a romantic suspense novel, there needs to be a bad guy.

HOLD ME Countdown – Nothing You Can Do About It


29 Days To Release Day!


I have to tell you that I love the group The Manhattan Transfer.¬† I have almost all of their albums/CD’s.¬† I loved them before there WERE CD’s.¬† Yes, I’ve loved them for that long.

When I was writing the draft of the book that became HOLD ME, I found myself obsessed with TMT’s classic album/CD “Extensions”.¬† I listened to it all the time.¬† In particular, I would play the 3rd track,”Nothing You Can Do About It”, over and over and over again.¬† It was, I thought, absolutely perfect for the book I was writing. I would sing the song loudly.¬† I would get strange looks.

HOLD ME Countdown – Fun Facts About New Jersey

32 Days to Release Day!

Although I don’t live in New Jersey, I’ve driven through it a time or twelve.¬† I’ve wasted days of my youth at Great Adventure and spent time “down the shore”, although, to my sorrow, I’ve never met Snooki.¬† And, since a good portion of HOLD ME takes place in various New Jersey locations, I thought I’d give you some fun facts about this great state. Feel free to print this post out and astound your friends and neighbors.

And here we go!  All about New Jersey!

HOLD ME Countdown – The Cast of Characters

Hello, everyone!¬† Welcome to the HOLD ME Countdown. For the next couple of weeks I’ll be publishing some special posts to lead up¬†to release day – 9/5/11. Let’s get the show¬†started with a rundown of the cast of characters.

And away we go!


LUCAS VASCO – our hero

FBI Special Agent Lucas Vasco has been through quite a bit in his life, and he’s learned to expect the unexpected.¬† But he certainly¬†didn’t think¬†the past¬†would bite him in the butt when he jumped into a car at an intersection and asked for help.

Pre-Countdown Decoration Post

Don we now our gay aparrel….


Fa la la la la la la la la…

Blogosphere? What are you doing?

Hey, yo. Bets. Pretty good, eh?

What…what is all of this?

I’m decoratin’

Decoratin’? *shakes head* I mean, you’re decorating?


And singing…Christmas carols?



Because…*turns. stares* Hello, I’m getting ready. Duh.

O-kay…Ready for what?

For your countdown. You know. The countdown to your book release day on September 5.  HOLD ME.  Labor Day.  Countdown.

*gasp* You…you remembered? You remembered THE day?