Monday, June 24, 2013

Heart of Constantine

HEART OF CONSTANTINE, the long-awaited third book in the Bayou Gavotte series, will be out September 10th!

Tentative Cover (which I love -- isn't the owl awesome??):

Tentative Blurb:

Vigilante Native American rock star Constantine Dufray has hit rock bottom. His telepathic abilities have spun out of control, and destructive rumors about him run rampant. Some are true—he caused a violent cop’s suicide, and telepathy destroyed his marriagebut he didn’t poison his wife, and he couldn’t have caused riots at his concerts, killing his fans…or could he? Now an unknown enemy is trying to frame him for rape and murder. 

Aura reader Marguerite McHugh finally gets a close encounter with the mysterious star, but it’s nothing like she expected. When Constantine finds her after shes been drugged at one of his shows, she’s pulled into his quest for the truth. As dangers mount and murders pile up, Constantine and Marguerite are forced into an ever more intimate relationship. Only by facing their fears and working together can they unmask the killer before more innocent people die. 

Heart of Constantine is available for pre-order here.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday Morning Muffins

Actually, I made these on Saturday, but I'm making more this morning by special request. They're great by themselves but go equally well with cheese or jam.

Oatmeal Apple Muffins

1 cup oatmeal
1 cup white whole wheat flour (or white or whole wheat)
1/2 cup turbinado sugar (but regular brown sugar is fine)
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 egg
1/3 cup vegetable oil (I use canola)
1/2 cup applesauce (If you use the applesauce that comes in single-serving containers and it's less than 1/2 cup, make up the rest with milk)
1/2 cup milk

Mix the dry ingredients together. Ditto the wet ingredients. Combine and spoon into greased muffin pans. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes, maybe a little more. Yum!

Monday, June 10, 2013


Today I'm visiting Cynthia Woolf's blog, where she very kindly interviewed me. Drop by for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate from Amazon or Barnes & Noble, winner's choice. (

In other news... I'm waiting with bated breath for the cover of Heart of Constantine. I will post it here as soon as I have it.

Swans in Le Teich nature reserve, near Bordeaux, France. Are they the descendants of swans seen by Eleanor of Aquitaine almost 900 hundred years ago? It's a nice thought. (I like thinking about that sort of thing.)