Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Here are a few pictures from my Halloween eve book signing last night. Huge thanks to everyone who came out. Your support provided an incredible lift and made what could have been a tedious four hours into a fun and memorable night. I'm so grateful.

I had such a good time!

Today I'm guest blogging over at the Lyrical Press blog. See why I think Halloween is like reading a good novel and say howdy. Click here to get kicked over to the Lyrical Press Blog.

skeleton kick

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Struck's Halloween Promo

A poster to compliment my lightning bolt pumpkin at tomorrow's Halloween Eve book signing. Nice, huh?

Thanks again Cullan of Fresh Eire Designs. What would I do without you?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween Eve Book Signing for STRUCK

My pumpkin's ready.

Now I'm ready too. Feels right. This horror author has a Halloween eve book signing AND a lightning bolt pumpkin to help highlight my paranormal thriller Struck.

If you're local to Albuquerque, I hope you'll come by. This is my 2nd book signing ever. The first one was great fun and I sold many books, but I still worry I'm going to end up standing beside a pile of books all alone. So come say boo!

I'll be at the Hastings Book Store in the Monzano Center. That's the SE corner of Juan Tabo and Lomas in Albuquerque.

Friday, October 30th from 4 PM to 8 PM.

I'd love to see you there. And you can see how my lightning bolt pumpkin looks with a flickering light inside (battery version of a candle).

Monday, October 26, 2009

Nerine Dorman, Author of Dark Fiction and Wrangler of Penguins

I met a talented woman during the editing process of Dark Knowledge, my editor, Nerine Dorman.

Nerine lives in Cape Town, South Africa. She edits for various publications and as a freelance editor, she's had short stories and travel articles published, and now she is under contract for two novels, the first of which comes out this year. Nerine's novels are supernatural horror, the darker side of horror.

I'm pleased to have Nerine here on my blog today, where I can ask her a few questions about her upcoming novel, her fiction, and her passions.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Oh the horror! Oh the seduction! Oh the newsletter!

If you missed the Halloween issue of my Horror with Heart Newsletter, the first thing I must ask you is this: Why?

It's easy to subscribe. Just enter your email address and name in the gold box at the top right of my blog ( My newsletters will then arrive in your inbox about every other month. They're short. They're fun. They're informative. There's no spam. And there's always an unsubscribe link if you decide you don't want the next issue. There's just no negative. So if you haven't already, sign up today.

My next question is: Want to see what you missed? A little horror, a little seduction... What more could you ask for?

Okay, so you missed it, and now you're wondering--thanks to me (hehehe)--exactly what it is you missed. Maybe you're even feeling a little anxious about it. That's understandable, but here's what you do to feel better. First, relax. This can be fixed. Take a deep breath. Then...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I'm ready. Are you?

I've caught the Halloween spirit. Can you tell?

Many thanks to Cullan Hudson of Fresh Eire Designs for turning me into a vampire.

Now I know what you're probably wondering. Am I thanking Cullan for turning my picture into a vampire or did Cullan actually turn me into a vampire? Let me clear that up. No, Cullan did not turn me into a vampire.

Now I know what you're probably wondering. I wrote that Cullan didn't turn me into a vampire, but I didn't actually state I wasn't a vampire. So am I?

That question will be answered well enough in the upcoming issue of my Horror with Heart newsletter, due out tomorrow.

Something else is due out tomorrow. October 19 is the official release date for my paranormal thriller/horror novel Dark Knowledge. It will be available in all forms of e-book for your reader or computer. I'll have purchase links on my website.

Big day for me tomorrow with the release of my second novel. I'm ready. I hope you are too, because Dark Knowledge is ready for you.

Friday, October 09, 2009

"The Paranormal" Talk & My First Book Signing

A big weekend awaits me. Tomorrow, I speak at the Land of Enchantment Romance Authors (LERA) monthly program from 1 - 3 PM. My talk is "The Paranormal." I'll discuss things I've learned while incorporating different paranormal elements into my novels.

For details, check out the LERA Website here. I hope to see you there.

Sunday is the last day of Albuquerque's Balloon Fiesta and my first book signing ever, so once you've seen the balloons take off, come to Albuquerque's Old Town, soak up some atmosphere, and eat a great lunch. Then pop in to Treasure House Books & Gifts and say hey. I'll be there from 1 - 3 PM. It's directly across from the main plaza in Old Town.

For details on Old Town, click here.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

WooHoo! for Struck's Midwest Book Review

Struck received a great, comprehensive review from talented author and Midwest Book Reviewer Aaron Paul Lazar.

The review isn't up on Struck's Amazon page or the Midwest Book Review site yet, but it's already posted in full here: STRUCK: a brilliant paranormal thriller (I must add that I love the title of that article *smile*).

Here are just a couple snippets from the review (that include a couple snippets from the novel):
Against a backdrop of ancient pueblo ruins, slumbering volcanoes that unpredictably awaken, and bizarre disturbances in Chaco Canyon, Pyeatt introduces characters with great depth and a subtle touch of humor... Pyeatt’s writing style is easy to swallow, yet innovative with strong poetic influences.

“It only took a moment until he got the sensation of being folded into a deep mixture of past and present that carried him far away from the kiva, far away from his body. He was cocooned somewhere, safe and warm and dark, yet all around him dozens of individual battles raged. Barry only sensed them, but it was enough to recognize their struggles. Life fought death, winter resisted spring, and chaos tugged at order.”


The story and characters are mesmerizing, but it was actually the writing that made me sit up and take notice:

“Pain pierced his lungs, as if the air he breathed had alchemized into something powdery and rough, toxic and thirsty. The agony spread. He couldn’t stop it. Every cell in his body pulled at the poison, needing it, expecting it to provide oxygen as before.”

See what I mean?

My publisher has included Struck in a Halloween Special, $4.00 off list price. Click here to take advantage of this deal.