…on my mind

Whoa! I have an anniversary approaching. Ten years ago, August 2008, I signed my first publishing contract with Liquid Silver Books.

Without a brand, a pen name, or knowledge of the publishing world, I moved from being a writer/dreamer-on-paper, to a published author. Twenty three books later I am here (wherever that is) professionally. I’ve won awards, sold quite a few books, made a little money, met fantastic people, got some wonderful reviews, and had ten years of incredible learning and fun. Wow. Just wow!

Thank you, all you readers who joined me for the first ten. I’m planning an August Anniversary Celebration. Between now and then, I’m paving the way to my party with a trail of my books. Follow this link to FaceBook @ Gemsivad Author Page for the latest giveaways.

Hope to see you soon (and often).




Holiday Contest Time

Okay, drum roll. It’s the holidays and time for fun.

I’m giving away hot chocolate, hot calendars, hot music, and hot books.


“I’m cold. I’m going to find something hot to warm me up.”

“Use me,” Luke said before his brain got control of his mouth. © 2016 Taboo Frequency

Buy Now or enter the contest below for a chance to win this title and more.


It was hot in the kitchen and I’d emptied my glass too soon. When I carried the new snack

out to the skimpy food table, I decided to get Church to make me another Moscow Mule.

 Instead of retreating to the kitchen, after I’d sipped the drink and watched the dancers,

I lost all inhibitions,kicked off my ugly boots, and decided to dance. © 2015 Cowboy Burn

Buy the Print Edition Now or enter the contest below for a chance to win this title and more.

Eight fantastic holiday stories. This anthology includes the digital edition of Cowboy Burn.

Don’t miss this deal while it’s still 99¢



I faced him, dancing backward, guarding my flank, and resisting the urge to sprint toward the nearest exit.

At the same time, I couldn’t stop giggling as Martydemonstrated his alpha qualities, not following, so much as giving chasing.

©Rhythm 2017 For release information, follow Gem @ Amazon


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Happy Easter And the Winners Are…

Hi everyone! Wishing you chocolate bunnies and no-stress on this wonderful day. And thanks for all the birthday greetings last week! I was overwhelmed by your best wishes.

And the winners of my Brain to Books Rafflecopter Event are… (I’m contacting the winners via email today). 🙂

1)  Rachel– Basketeer Gift Tower
2) Mary– Print edition of Cowboy Burn
3) Amy Bowens- Print edition of Cowboy Burn
4) Jana Leah– $10 Amazon/B&N GC
5) Barrie Mac-Digital Copy of Taboo Frequency
6) Beverly Blank– Digital Copy of Taboo Frequency
Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic week!
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