Happy Friday: Upcoming Fun Times!

Happy Friday my magnanimous little love monkeys! Did you wrap the week in a bow and give it a make over that it will never EVER forget? You’re dingly dangly right you did!

Well, I don’t know about y’all, but in my corner of the world, beautiful down town Santa Clarita, it has been hotter than the surface of the sun! I’m not even joking, it’s been ugly hot out here and humid to boot! Now granted, I am a California gal and my idea of humid and someone say in South Carolina’s idea of humid are worlds apart, but dadgum I’ve been sweating me arse off man! And let’s face it, swamp crotch is forgiving to no one.

But enough about my overheated, sweaty self, let us move along into some fun times that are headed your way! That’s right, I said FUN TIMES!! Get ready cause…

That’s right, we, and by “we” I mean my fantabulous marketing associate Traci and myself, are gearing up for all kinds of fun things for my special little love monkeys!

The fun begins Sept. 19th for International Talk Like A Pirate Day! Oh yes, it exists! And we are cooking up a contest that should be all kinds of fun and we are going to give away a Cat O’ Nine Tails e-book and some awesome swag! So brush up on your “Arrrrrgghs” and “Shiver me timbers” and join in the fun!

Also we are in the process of scheduling a Treasure Hunt Blog Tour that will include some awesome blog like A Tale of Many Reviews, Readaholics Anonymous and Books-N-Kisses where there will be even MORE giveaways and interviews with me and some of your favorite Cat O’ Nine Tails characters! I mean really, who wouldn’t want a sit down with the Walsh Brothers…

Wouldn’t you like to be the filling in THAT hunk sammich?

So, be on the look out for more information on both of those fun things! And don’t forget, you can get your copy of Cat O’ Nine Tails signed, deets in last Friday’s blog post here!

That is all for now my darlings! Have a magnificent weekend and stay tuned for the Oh My Monday! blog post on Monday!

Until next time,

Patty ❤



Happy Friday: Bookplates & Other Goodies!

Happy Friday my caffeinated little love monkeys! Did you turn this week to dust and suck it up into your super vacuum of awesomeness? You’re fling-flangin right you did!

What a week! Not that anything exciting happened or anything, it’s not like I released a book…oh wait…I DID!!

Can I tell you that my dadgum face hurts from grinning like an idiot for the last 4 days? Seriously, I must look like The Joker or like I have perpetual pudding face.

Just in case you’ve been under a rock or locked in closet for the past 4 days you can get Cat O’ Nine Tails in paperback and in e-book form on both Omnific Publishing and Amazon, you can also get an e-book version at All Romance!

Now, let’s say you decide to purchase the paperback version and you think to yourself, “Self, I would really like to have this autographed, but I live on the other side of the country, how can I get my copy signed?”

I’ll tell ya! Bookplates! What are bookplates? Well, it’s simple, bookplates are like a sticky label that I sign (with a personal message, of course) and then you can stick that bad boy right on the inside cover of your book! Pretty cool huh? Not to mention, it is so much more cost-effective than shipping an entire book back and forth.  Now, I’m not just going to sign a plain old white label, not for my love monkeys, oh no! I’ve made a pretty design that will look quite lovely nestled in the front cover of your book, see…

This is actual size too! How do you get it? Easy, you can send me a self-addressed stamped envelope and I will send you your very own, personalized and autographed bookplate! How do you know where to send the SASE? Again I say easy, just leave me a comment here, your email address shows up for me only and I can email you my address. Or, you can tweet me on Twitter and I can DM you my address or you can Facebook me and I can message you OR you can head over to my Facebook and grab my email address from my info page 🙂

Now, let’s say you bought the e-book version and don’t want to be left out of that special feeling of having a book signed. Again, no worries my love monkeys I’m signed up with Kindlegraphs so you can get a personal message and a virtual autograph! All you need is a Twitter account a viola!

Also, there is a new interview with Yours Truly over on Miss Julie’s blog, A Tale of Many Reviews in celebration of their one year Blogoversary! AND we are giving away a signed paperback copy with some swag to help them celebrate so head on over and get the deets on how to enter!

ALSO, don’t forget that we are giving away two copies of Cat O’ Nine Tails over on Goodreads, there is 5 days left to enter so make sure you put your name in the proverbial hat! You can read my latest reviews there as well!

Well, that’s all for you today my darlings, have a safe Labor Day weekend and I will check in with you on Monday for Oh My Monday, so stay tuned! OH! We ran into so snags getting my website up and running, but we are working that out and I will let you know as soon as things are a-go!

Until next time,

Patty ❤

Happy Friday: 4 More Days!

Happy Friday my sugary little love monkeys! Did you wrap up this week and ship it off to Outer Mongolia never whence to be heard from again? You’re frick frakkin right you did!

Can you believe it? Only 4 more days until Cat O’ Nine Tails is released into the big bad world for all to see!


Ahem, sorry about that, I had a wee bit of a freak out moment just now.

So, guess what I have in my hot little hands right at this very moment?


Say it with me everyone…



I’m so proud of my SWAG I want to drop them from planes so everyone can have them! Of course I’m not going to do that because a) it would cost a buttload of money and b) I think if I did that, they might put me in one of those pretty white rooms with the rubber walls 😉

A couple of things, Cat O’ Nine Tails has her first review from our dear sweet Miss Julie over at A Tale of Many Reviews! And there is a second review in works from the delightful Miss Mandy over at Twimom101 Book Blog!

Also, there will be an interview from Miss Julie next week as she is having her Blogaversary so check on over at A Tale of Many Reviews and see the goodies she will have available up for grabs INCLUDING a signed copy of Cat O’ Nine Tails and some of my awesome SWAG!

AND, be sure to check in over with the official Omnific Blog on Monday for a fun little interview from Yours Truly.

AAAANNND, don’t forget to sign up over on Goodreads! We are giving away not one but TWO copies of Cat O’ Nine Tails and that will be open until Sept. 8th, to be sure to get over there and enter!

One more thing before I let you go, don’t be worried if you can’t get to my blog at some point in the next couple of days or so, we are working on getting my bran spanking new website up and running and all of our ducks in a row that go with that. HA! I say “we” like I have absolutely anything to do with it other than saying “Okay, that’s pretty, I like that one” the “we” in question is The Divine Miss Mindy Milburn and her partner in crime The Nerdolicious Mister Christopher Shiner, they are the master minds behind the beautifulness that will be my website!

And now I must leave you my gorgeous little love monkeys, go forth and have a great weekend, I will because I am going shopping! WOOHOO for shopping!!

Stay tuned for Oh My Monday on Monday!

Until next time,

Patty ❤

Happy Friday: The SWAG!

Happy Friday my cheeky little love monkeys! Did you sneak up on this week like a ninja and beat it into submission with your love monkey nunchucks of domination? You’re frakkin right you did!

It’s back to school week in the SCV and praise be to all that is holy all my children survived the summer! YAY for restraint on my part because I’m not gonna lie, they tried my patience to the last thread. God love those kids and so do I, but I hope to shout they were liked to drive me batty!

Now, you might be wondering to yourselves, “Patty, I’ve heard the term before, but what the heck is SWAG?”

It’s simple, Stuff We All Get, SWAG! Unless you are one of my cheekier love monkeys and you might know it as S*@t We All Get, which is how I know it 😉 SWAG are the little bits and bobs that get handed out for various reasons. For example, at Comic Con, there was a ton of SWAG in the way of pins, cards, posters, bags, magnets, tattoos and on one occasion tee shirts!

So, what kind of SWAG will be available to my special little love monkeys? Remember on Monday’s post when I told you about the Romance Trading Cards? Yep, that’s right! Yours truly has come up with 6 trading cards for 6 different Cat O’ Nine Tails characters!

Here is the front of the cards…

And the set of 6 includes…

Pretty aren’t they? I just sent the images off to the printer so fingers crossed I didn’t screw anything up!

In addition to the trading cards there will also be an awesome bookmark!

The front…

And the back…

Micha did such an amazing job with the bookmarks! And not to toot my own horn, but I did the trading cards. Okay, maybe just a one little toot 😉

Now, how do you get these? Simple, come out to an event (and there will be events) and you can get them from me there or if you aren’t anywhere near where said events are being held I’m sure we can come up with a way to get them out to ya via the awesome website my dearest friend, The Divine Miss Mindy, is creating for me. I’ve seen the mock-up and it is beautiful 😀

Well, that’s all I have for you this week, only 11 more days until Cat O’ Nine Tails release! Want to read little tid-bits? You can see a quote a day on my Facebook Page and on my Twitter

Also, you can head on over to Cat O’ Nine Tails Goodreads page and enter to win not one but TWO copies up for grabs!

Have a good weekend my sweet little love monkeys and please stay tuned for Oh My Monday! on Monday!

Until next time,

Patty ❤

Happy Friday: The Trailer Is HERE!

Happy Friday my starry little love monkeys! Did you grab this week by the short hairs and make it bend to your will? You’re ramalamadingdong right you did!

Do you like the new look to my blog? If you’ll take a gander to the left you’ll notice a little widget for not one but TWO giveaways, via Goodreads! WOOHOO! And don’t forget to head on over to Goodreads and friend/fan me!

Guess what found its way into my inbox this week? Well, if the title of this blog is any clue (subtle as it is) you know what I found!


*cue the wave*


And just in case you can’t see the embedded video, you can go right to it here and see it on YouTube

I’d like to give props to my homegirl Traci and the amazing folks over at Omnific Publishing for working their magic and giving me such a lovely piece!

Also, make sure to checkout my Facebook Page/Twitter  for your daily Cat O’ Nine Tails quotes!

Well, that’s all I have for you today, please stay tuned for Monday when I will re-introduce you to two more characters! Have a fabulous weekend my darlings and be the good little love monkeys that I know you are 😀

Until next time,


Happy Friday: Another e-ARC Giveaway!

Happy Friday my bouncy little love monkeys! Did you lasso this week, hog tie it and brand it, thus proclaiming your dominance over it with a resounding YEE-HAW? Yeah, you’re darn tootin ya did!

Did you miss me last week? I sure as heck missed all of you! I had a BLAST at Comic-Con though! Saw some great movie trailers, nabbed some groovy swag and sat in a panel with Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson! Oh yeah, it was a good weekend for yours truly 🙂

So, guess what I’m looking at RIGHT NOW? Well, besides the morning news anchors on my television and the cat clawing at my arm trying to grab my attention.

I have, in my possession at this very moment, the very first cover art samples for Cat O’ Nine Tails!!

YES!! I’m staring at them right now! RIGHT NOW!! Is it horrible that I can’t stop looking at them or that it makes me giddy as a pig in slop to see my name on the cover? I wish I could show you but all I can do at the moment is tease you with the fact that they are AWESOME!!!

Okay, my anxious little love monkeys, on to what the title of this post promises, ANOTHER Cat O’ Nine Tails e-ARC giveaway! You all remember the Sizzling Summer Author Extravaganza, hosted by the loverly Miss Lisa Sanchez, right? Of course you do, you’ve been checking out all of the guest posts like the good little love monkeys that you are 🙂

This Sunday your very own Mama monkey will be closing out the Sizzling Summer Author Extravaganza with her very own Cat O’ Nine Tails e-ARC giveaway!  I told you you’d have another chance to win, didn’t I? Now mark your calendars and make sure to check out Lisa Sanchez’s blog on Sunday, July 31st, for all the deets and have no fear, I will post a reminder blog because I don’t want anyone to miss out on their chance to get their pirate on!

Well, that’s all I have for you today my darlings, be good little love monkeys this weekend and I’ll be back next Friday with another Happy Friday bit of love, please stay tuned 😀

Until next time,

Patty ❤

Happy Friday: Blogfest and Giveaway!!

Happy Friday my fruity little love monkeys! Did you pour this week into a bowl, cover it with milk and attack it like your favorite kid’s cereal? Yeah you are Sugar Smackin right you did!

Okay, so for all you in the central and west coast time zones it is still technically Thursday, but humor me, I promise I’ll make it worth it 🙂

Today, through Sunday July 17th at midnight, I am participating in BlogFest 2011!!

Everybody woooooo with me *WOOOOOOOOOOOO*

So what IS BlogFest? Well, it’s a Fest of Blogs, naturally! 201 blogs at the last count and each and every one of them has something to giveaway! Now I KNOW my little love monkeys love them some freebies, am I right or am I right?

Now, I hear you asking yourselves, “But Patty, what are YOU giving away?”

Oh sugar lumps, what I have for you is a chance to win an exclusive, super special, official Cat O’ Nine Tails ARC! That’s right, you can win your very own e-copy of Cat O’ Nine Tails before everyone else on your block! Can you believe it? You will be the very FIRST to “Get Your Pirate On!”

What you need to do to enter is just be the good little love monkeys that you are and click my little special Aeron Jolly Roger!

That’s it? THAT’S IT!

Want to double your chances of winning? Head on over to Twitter and/or Facebook and re-tweet my little ol’ blog or share the link via Facebook, that gets you a second chance at winning!

Also, as part of the BlogFest, it’s my job to make sure you lovely little love monkeys get all the free goodies. So, in order to do that, I need to share five links with you to five other blogs participating in said Festification! What are they giving away? I have absolutely no idea, but I know they are giving SOMETHING away! Like I said 201 giveaways! ACK! So here ya go…

Practical Frugality
Preternatural Primer
Reader Girls
Reading Angel
Recovering Potter Addict

Now, the idea is to have you little love monkeys bouncing all over the interwebs putting your little paws in as many giveaway buckets as you can! You can also find a master list, a list of ALL the blogs participating over at A Journey of Books blog, who has been kind enough to set up this Blogapalooza! AND if you go over to their Blog Tracking Site, each blog that you track as having visited earns you another entry into a special giveaway!!

YES!! So get them little paws to clickin and check out as many blogs as you can handle!

This is going on all weekend so you have until 11:50pm EST on Sunday July 17th to enter!

Be good little monkeys this weekend and make me a proud mama monkey!

I want to let you all know that I will not be with you next week as I am going to ComicCon! WOOOHOO! I’m so excited I can’t stand it! So if you are going to be over at ComicCon, let me know so I can give you a hug, I love my little love monkeys to BITS!

Until next time,

Patty ❤

P.S. A pretty, because I love you…

Note: Family members and super besties are not eligible to win the ARC. Yes mom, that means you and anyone else that I have shared a hotel room/bed with.