Kally's Thoughts

Author Kally Jo Surbeck's thoughts on various given subjects, perhaps a word or two about her schedule...

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Effective Immediately

Effective immediately, I no longer have any books available or coming soon from Vintage Romance Publishing. FYI. This is my BOUND series. Maybe some day in the future they will go somewhere else, but as of now - they are gone.


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Monday, March 12, 2007

Romancing The Rockies - CRW

Denver in the springtime! What a great place to be. Indulge yourself and join Colorado Romance Writers, Inc. for the 2007 Romancing the Rockies Conference, May 11-12, 2007, at the Renaissance Denver Hotel, Colorado!Join our Special Guest speakers: Susan Wiggs, Keynote Linnea Sinclair, Luncheon Gennita Low, Closing
Bob Mayer, Special Guest Speaker
Special guest Susan Grimshaw, Romance buyer for Borders, Borders Express and Waldenbooks will be in attendance.
ATTENDING EDITORS*: Margaret Marbury, Mary Altman, and Rose Hilliard. ATTENDING AGENTS*: Elaine English, Kristin Nelson, Natasha Kern and Scott Eagan.
*Editor and agents appointments available on first-come, first serve basis.
**Special Event – Speed Pitching. One 1 hour session. Get in front of as many agents/editors as possible, Make the most of your conference and your registration fee. FMI, visit http://www.coloradoromancewriters.org/ or contact Diana Rowe at diana@dianarowe.com or Kally Surbeck at Drtylandre@aol.comFee: $185 CRW members, $195 non-members before April 1. Late registration, $195 CRW members, $205 non-members[Permission granted to forward]

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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Romancing The Rockies - Colorado Romance Writers, Inc

I have some fantastic news. CRW Conference Team has been working fast and hard in getting conference together. This year, yeah, you've heard it before, but it's shaping up FANTASTIC. I wanted to let you all know the website has been updated with a new format with some more information. It will continually be updated as more information, more interviews, workshops, schedules, and the like are confirmed. Can't wait to see you all there!


You might need to control F5 it to refresh and update the page.

Kally Jo Surbeck
CRW RTR Co-Coordinator

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Hey all, effective immediately SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE FICTION from Loose Id is now a COLLECTORS edition. If you find a copy snatch it up for it will no longer be available.



Saturday, January 20, 2007

Tempting Fate Review

Tempting Fate
A Collection of Authors
ISBN: 1-59426-599-2
Reviewed by Zoë Knighton

The Rogue Soul by Kara Fey

Three of Zeus's daughters were chosen to be the fates while another is banished. Clothos, discovers a rogue soul within her tapestry and must seek him out before he causes the entire tapestry to unravel creating chaos. She doesn't expect the intense feelings of desire and longing he creates with in her.

The Rogue Soul is an incredible story. It is sensual and intriguing. Kara Fey weaves a wonderful tale.

The Fate of Lachesis by Rena Marks

The life of a fate is not as magical as one would think. Lachesis is bored and depressed by the isolation and loneliness of life with her estranged sisters. She fantasizes of a perfect man and the god Ares unwittingly brings her one. Love and desire for this mortal just may be her undoing.

I loved The Fate Of Lachesis. It was beautifully written. Rena Marks is a talented writer creating a magical story. This romantic and sensual story will not fail to please.

The Awakening by Kally Jo Surbeck

Feeling the full weight of the ordeal of deciding how long a mortal lives, Attie struggles with finding peace. Her sisters think she is unfeeling but the truth is she feels too much and it had left her numb. While she searches for a way to accept her burden will she find love?

The Awakening is a refreshing read. Kally Jo Surbeck writes splendidly.

Chasing Luck By Melissa Schroeder

Lu Fortune is a new resident of the Texas town where Chase Franklin is sheriff. A god who now lives among mortals. When Hera tells him that the woman he has been fantasizing about is none other than Lucky the rebel Fate sister, he learns that betraying her my be the only way to gain the revenge he sought for centuries.

Who could be better as the hero than a handsome Texas sheriff? A Texas sheriff that is also a god. Chasing luck is a phenomenal story. Melissa Schroeder captures a readers attention effortlessly.

The Tempting Fate anthology is one of the best anthologies out there. The four stories flow almost flawlessly with each other. They compliment each other very well. Kara Fey, Rena Marks, Kally Jo Surbeck, Melissa Schroeder are very talented authors. I recommend this book for anyone seeking a bit of magic in their books.

No Neutral Ground Review from JR

No Neutral Ground by Kally Jo Surbeck
Book 1: Such As These Trilogy
New Concepts Publishing
Genre: Fantasy Romance
ISBN: 1-58608-984-6
Reviewer: Maura

Isobel Smythe Littlejohn is the Command Master of the Edderis forces – a warrior sworn to defend her kingdom, especially against her father who has become the new chief priest of the Panopian Order. Belle was been in the hatred of the Order, and is disgusted in their misdeeds and their beliefs. Now they have called for an Inquisition of Heresy, an act that threatens any who are against the Order.

Lord Alexander Nicholas Canne has spent the last eight years of his life in servitude to king Rulon VII, in order to be able to claim his ancestral homelands and title. After beginning to restore and update his holdings, Xander decides to visit his new neighbors, the Nydians. When he meets Belle, his preconceptions are challenged and the attraction is instant.

In lands torn apart by war and persecution as well as the depraved actions of a degenerate few, can Belle and Xander find a way to be together?

It actually took me several tries to really get into No Neutral Ground and that was partly because my own expectations of the book were incorrect. I began reading this story thinking it was a romance with some fantasy. Not at all. No Neutral Ground is a highly detailed fantasy with an elaborate world of religious and cultural conflict with a romance that blossoms despite it all. It’s probably one of the most complex worlds I’ve seen recently and that really kept me in the story.

I loved the fact that Xander and Belle were both equally strong and heroic. The true love between equals made me smile at the end. This book is not terribly spicy but the emotions of the characters permeates their encounters.

Give No Neutral Ground a chance, let yourself absorb the world and customs and don’t put it down too easily. You won’t be disappointed.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

NCP's website got a makeover!

NCP's website got a make over and it looks stunning

Kally Jo Surbeck
No Neutral Ground, SAT Book I The end is only the beginning.
5 Angel Review, FAR "...once I was in I couldn’t put the book down."

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


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Overheard by Maya Banks
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Red Hots!
ISBN: 1-59998-315-X
Length: Novella
Price: $3.50 On sale this week for $3.15
Cover art by Anne Cain

Gracie Evans wants a Valentines she won't forget. Luke Forsythe plans to give her exactly what she wants.

Gracie Evans is a woman tired of the men in her life not satisfying her in bed. She's had a string of boyfriends, but none of them have come close to satisfying the vivid fantasies she has. Two weeks before Valentine's Day, she breaks up with her latest boyfriend after a night of lackluster sex.

When her good friend, Luke Forsythe, overhears her talking to their friend Shelly about what she really wants, he's stunned. And very turned on. Gracie thinks there isn't a man alive who can satisfy her in bed. Luke aims to prove her wrong.

Warning, this title contains explicit sex, graphic language, ménage a trios.

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Eros Rising by Ally Blue
Genre: Gay-Lesbian Romance, Red Hots!
ISBN: 1-59998-311-7
Length: Novella
Price: $3.50 On sale this week for $3.15
Cover art by Anne Cain

Scott and Keegan have both known their share of manipulation and abuse. Can they rise above the heartaches of their separate pasts and build a future together?

Part of the Hearts from the Ashes collection

Scott Jasper needs a change in his life. Stuck in a dead-end relationship with a man who manipulates and uses him, Scott wants out but hasn't found the one thing to motivate him to leave. Until the night his partner takes him to local gay swinger's club Ganymede's Grotto, where Scott meets the man who might just be The One.

Keegan Rourke--a.k.a. "Eros", the most popular stripper at Ganymede's Grotto--has been burned before. Determined never to let another man rip his heart out, Keegan doesn't let anyone get close enough to love him. Until Scott comes along, offering Keegan the gentle, unconditional love he's always needed but has never experienced.

For Scott and Keegan, the road to lasting commitment isn't a smooth one. A lot of roadblocks stand in their path--Scott's trepidation about his own dominant tendencies, Keegan's abusive past and resulting fear of intimacy. Can they can rise above past sorrows and find their happiness in each other's arms?

Warning: this title contains explicit male/male sex.

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Be Mine by Gwendolyn Cease
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Red Hots!
ISBN: 1-59998-313-3
Length: Novella
Price: $3.50 On sale this week for $3.15
Cover art by Anne Cain

In a heated Valentine weekend, Caleb and Jacqueline explore just how far their friendship can go.

Caleb and Jacqueline have been friends for nearly two years since he was engaged to her best friend. But now the engagement is over and Jack wonders where they stand. Jacqueline wants to maintain their friendship, but would prefer so much more.

Caleb invites her to spend Valentine weekend with him at a bed & breakfast since he had made the reservations long before he and Claire broke up. Though the breakup with Claire was only a month ago, the relationship between them had been over long before that. Caleb wants Jacqueline and is prepared to do anything to get her.

And he doesn't just want her for the weekend, he wants her forever. Caleb uses every strategy in his erotic arsenal to convince her she is more than just his friend--she is the woman he loves.

Warning, this title contains explicit sex and graphic language.

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Forever Valentine by Bianca D'Arc
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Red Hots!
ISBN: 1-59998-314-1
Length: Novella
Price: $3.50 On sale this week for $3.15
Genre: Red Hot Paranormal Romance
Cover art by Anne Cain

A Valentine's date gone wrong marks the beginning of a love that will last for all time.

Jena knows about vampires, particularly about the one who watches her every step, lest she somehow reveal her knowledge to the mortal world. Ian Sinclair would be her executioner should she even try to share her knowledge, but she doesn't fear him. No, Ian bothers her on an even more elemental level. He's just too sexy for his own good--and hers.

Ian finds himself attracted to the all-too-mortal lady doctor, though he knows better. He's been assigned to watch her, not seduce her, but seduction seems to be all he can think of when he looks at the gorgeous woman who works entirely too hard and has such sad eyes. He feels things he hasn't felt in centuries when she's around, including an unreasonable jealousy when he follows her on a Valentine's date with one of her colleagues.

After the disastrous date, will they both be able to resist temptation when Jena invites the vampire in?

Warning, this title contains explicit sex and graphic language.

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With Love by J. L. Langley
Genre: Gay-Lesbian Romance, Red Hots!
ISBN: 1-59998-312-5
Length: Novella
Price: $3.50 On sale this week for $3.15
Cover art by Anne Cain

White knights don't always come in human form.

Part of the Hearts from the Ashes collection

All Devlin wants to do is find a good new home for his business and his pack. He's not looking for any complications, but he finds something he never expected--a mate. A mate with a whole lot of energy who attracts trouble like a magnet.

Laine Campbell never means to get himself into hot water, but everything has a way of getting tangled up between his feet. He needs more than just a mate--he needs a savior.

When Dev turns up at a pack get-together, Laine finds both. The two werewolves have an instant attraction, but the pack Alpha is determined to keep Laine for himself. Dev soon learns the only way to protect his mate is to fight, not just for the top spot--but for his life.

Just one small problem. His accident-prone mate is determined to help him...

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, violence, hot nekkid man-love.

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Cafe Noctem by Willa Okati
Genre: Gay-Lesbian Romance, Red Hots!
ISBN: 1-59998-310-9
Length: Novella
Price: $3.50 On sale this week for $3.15
Cover art by Anne Cain

A mask, imbued with Sint Holo's mischief and magic, brings to life the past-which could destroy the future.

Part of the Hearts from the Ashes collection.

Sint Holo, the Snake Man of Cherokee legend, is up to his mischievous games again. He lives to cause trouble, and there's no better time than Valentine's Day to toy with a few hearts.

Nicholas and Grey have been lovers for almost a year now, but all is not well in paradise. They have more than a few issues to work out around this time of year, and in their turmoil the Trickster sees his opportunity. Sint Holo has a game in mind for the two of them to play--whether they want to or not.

Caught up in the magic of Celebration de la Vie, the two lover must outwit the trickster so they can celebrate their life... together.

Warning, this title contains explicit male/male sex.

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