I officially am taking the rest of the year off...no writing, no thinking about characters...no plotting or settings...just a nice, quiet few days with my family...


Going to see Avatar in 3-D

Researching dreadlocks...for me...not a book idea.

Returning to my twice a day yoga/meditation practice which has been sorely neglected.

Fixing my diet because after 15 years of 90% veganism, I backslid, and added some meat, which fixed one health issue but added about a dozen others. So after a few days of water and juice fasting and a couple of weeks all-raw, I should be able to get back onto the vegan wagon...

Other than that, I may play a whole bunch of Facebook Apps...get caught up on all the blogs I haven't read...post a few blog entries of my own... and really plan 2010 around life-balance.


The Never Ending Holidays...

I'm cranky, I want the holidays to be over. Trying to figure out a way to get all of the relevant family members together for a single gathering next year. I tried this year but it didn't work, the trick is getting everyone's cooperation...

Oh well.

The standing joke is, "There's always Fiji."
At some point my hubby said, "Next year we're skipping the holidays and just doing Fiji."

So, when we couldn't get everyone to gather together and it looks like more travel is immenent..."There's always Fiji."

When the ham burned..."Fiji."

And so on...

I know at least one daughter would kill me if I left her high and dry on the holidays but warm sandy beaches and a glorious sun is awfully tempting...


A Great Review To Bring in Yule!

First and foremost Happy Winter Solstice and Blessed Yule!
I hope tonight begins many magical family celebretory moments of the season on a high note!

I know mine has been made extra special by a four and a half star review of Prodigal Slave by Vallerianna ofNight Owl Romance qualifying it as a Reviewer Top Pick!

Charlotte Sullivan is the picture perfect Conservative soccer mom and career-minded Paralegal, complete with ex-husband, suburban home and twin daughters; but she wasn't always. A birthday present for "Cassiopeia " forces her to remember a time and person that she's worked hard for twenty years to forget. Master Francois Rene de Hart is determined to have her back, his Cassiopeia, as his slave for the rest of their lives. But time has changed them both and there are other people to think about, Charlotte's daughters for one; but the main stumbling block may by Pierre-Louis, Francois' lover. Can Francois and Pierre-Louis convince Charlotte to love them both or will she leave them again?

This book was a lot of fun. I was really able to identify with Charlotte's character, her insecurities and doubts are something that many women feel as their children grow. This is also a combination of most women's favorite fantasies, having your first love want you back after years apart and having a younger man want you. As a one-two punch it really works. Probably my favorite part was the fact that, although the story was very dramatic, little bits of humor kept it from being overly so. I really loved Charlotte's parents and daughters. Well written, this was a great read.

Read more about Prodigal Slave and read an Excerpt


Summing it up...

Last THursday I cam e home from an editor meeting and climbed into bed, it was 4pm...
With the exception of going to the doctor on Monday (an event I almost remember, hubby drove) I can honestly say I've stayed in bed...

I lost a week.
and remember very little of it...

Today, I crawled out of bed and made it to the couch to answer a few email. I even managed to review a galley of Unholy Promises, which took entirely too long and wore me out...

I can't ever remember being as sick as I've been the last few days. The doctor said he thought it was bacterial, prescribed antibiotics and sent me home. The antibiotics have definitely helped, I'm on an uphill swing.

So, to any and all of you who have been sick, caught the flu, headcolds, strepthroat or any other ailment...goddess bless you...and I sympathize.

I am officially so far behind on my writing, I don't know how I'll catch up but am determined to do so. I've never missed a deadline yet. That said, I won't be blogging, or twittering, or facebooking...well maybe a little facebooking...I am an addict.

I'm unplugging my phone...
If you don't hear from me before the holidays are over...

and a healthy, happy New Year!


JERR reviewed So, You Want A Job...

I received an awesome review from Just Erotic Romance Reviews for So, You Want A Job.

Here's what was in their newsletter, it should be posted to their site soon!

Title: So You Want a Job?
Author: Roxy Harte
Publisher: Loose-Id
Reviewer: L.T. Blue
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Heat Level: H

Morgan James unfortunately became the scapegoat of Wall Street and has recently been evicted from her penthouse. Morgan has no other choice but to find a job and she will do anything to get one, even one that doesn't come close to her previous role of CEO. Donathan Cannon has a personal vendetta against the woman he blames for a foreclosure on a senior citizen complex where his paternal grandmother resides. When Donathan hears of Morgan's fate he has the perfect revenge in mind, competing with others in a reality TV show to be his personal assistant. Donathan begins to realize that his dominant streak is showing when it comes to Morgan, could she be the submissive he didn't know he needed?

So You Want a Job? is a fast paced book that kept me thoroughly entertained. Morgan’s character had so many layers that I enjoyed. Donathan’s character was consistent throughout the story, even while he was fighting an internal battle. There was a spark of chemistry on Donathon's part before he even met Morgan that proved there is a thin line between love and hate. There were numerous attempts to put the spark out before it exploded and I am happy to report the sexual chemistry burned long and bright into the sexual relationship of Donathan and Morgan.

Under all of the sex, BDSM, spanking, and other love play there is a unique story line that connects Donathan and Morgan. Morgan’s discovery of her submissive ways with Donathan is actually very moving. The sex between Morgan and Donathan has so many elements and required a great deal of stamina between spanking, nipple and anal play. The sexual acts between Donathan and Morgan took a different meaning and tone each time they came together and that was a lot. There are many secondary characters yet each one played a big part on keeping things moving.

A warning, there is a secret fantasy turned dubious consent of a 'gang bang' that may offend some readers. Even with some of the humiliation scenes a little over the top, there are also scenes that will pull on your heartstrings. So You Want a Job? is another good story by Ms. Harte.


More Chronicles of Surrender News...

I hope you're keeping up because this week has been a whirlwind of Chronicles of Surrender excitement. Over the weekend I had my first booksigning with Sacred Secrets, Book 1 of the Chronicles of Surrender!

Sacred Revelations (Book 2) released digitally, with the print release announced as March!

I received my cover art for Unholy Promises (Book 3)...

and now today, as I was working on Echo of Redmption (Book 4) I was also able to get a contract extention to include a 5th book! So following Echo will be Cries of Penance!

Who's excited besides me? Cause I'm jumping around throwing confetti like a crazy woman....


From Saturday's Booksigning:)

Saturday, I had my first book signing! I was so excited:) Lots of friends showed up to cheer me on:) Here's some photos...

If you missed thebooksigning but want to get a print copy of Sacred Secrets, you can order through amazon.com


Sacred Revelations Released Today!

The sequel to Sacred Secrets, Sacred Revelations Book 2 of the Chronicles of Surrender, released digitally this morning! You can buy and download it here.

I am very excited because over the weekend I had my first book signing at a Barnes and Nobles in West Chester and lots of friends showed up to lend their support:) I'll be posting photos from the event tomorrow!

If you missed the booksigning but want to get a print copy of Sacred Secrets, you can order through http://www.amazon.com/Sacred-Secrets-Roxy-Harte/dp/1616501065/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260200596&sr=1-1...

Sacred Secrets is also available digitally for those of you who prefer to keep your reading material on disk:)

So, what is Sacred Revelations about? It's the continuing saga of Garrett, Kitten, the reporter Celia Brentwood from book 1, and Thomas.
Quick Blurb:

Can one woman serve two masters?

Celia Brentwood meets Garrett Lawrence at a time of change. Not knowing what to expect from this man who has suddenly become her master, she submits to him and discovers how pleasure and pain combine to create euphoria. Garrett then introduces her to the care of Lord Fyre, a man who sees into her heart and understands her darkness.

Leaving her master to be under the three month tutelage of Lord Fyre proves to be harder than she imagined, but the greater difficulty is returning to Garrett. She’s a different woman than the one who left him. Celia struggles with powerful emotions for each.

Both men have dominated her body. Which man will claim her heart?

Content Warning: Shibari, BDSM, Multiple sex partners

I love this story...a little edgier than Sacred Secrets and definitely more emotional:)


I have a booksigning on Saturday! I'm nervous, excited, and hoping someone I recognize shows up to say hello!

So if you live anywhere near West Chester, Ohio which means from Dayton to Cincinnati...please mark your calendar and come see me!

December 5th from 1pm to 3pm
Barnes and Nobel - The Streets of Westchester
9455 Civic Centre Blvd
West Chester, OH 45069

If you can't see me in person maybe you can at least be with me in spirit:)

And if you haven't bought Sacred Secrets order one today!