It’s Live! Happy Halloween!


Want murderous Halloween reading? Check this out!

PROFILING NATHAN is out! Book five in my Romancing the Guardians series, this story is packed with murder and mayhem, sexy romance and supernatural flashes.

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A serial killer is murdering young women in Tampa’s entertainment district. Latino gangbangers are raising a ruckus. In the middle of all this, lives Nate Maguire, a reluctant Guardian of Danu. He just wants to make a living inking tattoos – until FBI profiler Talia Werner walks into his shop. She rapidly turns his life upside down.

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First, the beautiful, stiff-necked fed delivers a message from the Guardians, who outsiders like her aren’t even supposed to know exist. Although instantly suspicious, Nate can’t resist the attraction between them.

Then Talia gets involved in solving the recent murders and drags Nate into it. To save her pretty neck, he may need to employ a deadly psychic gift.

If you can spare a few minutes, sample the book for FREE on Amazon. If you like it, please tell your friends.

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Best Day to Launch Your Book

What is the best day of the week to launch your ebook? I’ve read conflicting advice on this subject. Some indie authors say launch toward the end of the week, preferably Thursday, to draw weekend readers. More importantly, to avoid competing with traditional publishers who most often launch new releases on Tuesday.

Taking the opposite tack, other authors say launch on Tuesday so you more or less ride on the big boys’ coattails. Their reasoning has to do with Amazon algorithms. Don’t ask because I don’t know.

Okay, so I have a new book coming out soon. Very soon! The title is Profiling Nathan, Romancing the Guardians, Book Five. Here’s the cover!

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Now, on what day of the week should I release this puppy? Drumming my fingers and gnashing my teeth here. Kidding! Actually, I’ve decided to split the difference and launch on Wednesday, October 26.

Close to Halloween! Bad idea? I hope not. The story features a grisly serial murderer, a first for me. Maybe it will appeal to mystery fans as well as paranormal romance fans. You think?

Want to check out the rest of the books in this series, as well as my paranormal western romances? Visit my Amazon Author Page:

Thanks for stopping by. What do you think is the best week day to launch a new book?



I’m delighted to tell y’all the cover of Rescuing Lara won the romantic suspense category in the Cover The Words Contest. This is the second win for this little book that could! It won its category in the Paranormal Romance Guild 2015 Reviewers Choice Awards. Get it in the U.S.:   the UK: and other Amazon sites. You can also get it FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

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Lara Spenser is running for her life. She guards a treasured relic from ages past that her ruthless enemies want to get their hands on. Although she has escaped to Ireland, her special sixth sense tells her the “Hellhounds” are closing in. Injured in a car wreck that killed her beloved uncle, she is desperate for someone to act as her bodyguard.

Enter Connor O’Shea, ex-Special Forces soldier on extended leave in Ireland after a disastrous accident on his current job. When he meets Lara, his protective instinct compels him to defend her until she can find a permanent bodyguard. Romance soon blooms between them, but while Conn may keep Lara safe, can he rescue her from the deep emotional wounds holding her prisoner? Will she fulfill her destiny as High Guardian of apocalyptic secrets? Find the answers in this first book of a tantalizing new series, Romancing the Guardians.


“It’s so wonderful to pick up a romantic suspense-filled novel and fall in love with both main characters . . . the plot is brilliantly set up as it slides across genres and takes on its own life! . . . Picture a vibrant, multi-colored braided ribbon, each color being a subplot and you can visualize how well Ms. Horner has woven this tale together with depth and precision, while creating a masterful work of art through words.”

Tome Tender; January 2015

Who are the Picts? Scotlands DNA finds an answer.

Fascinating post!

Scotland in my Heart

.A recently discovered DNA marker suggests that 10% of Scottish men are directly descended from the Picts.


Many generations of historians have puzzled over what used to be called the problem of the Picts. Where did they come from? Who were they? Why did they seem to disappear from history?

ScotlandsDNA has found a marker that strongly suggests that they did not fade from the map of our history, and that in fact the Picts are alive, well and living amongst us!

How is it possible to know this? How does the science work?

We all inherit a great deal of DNA from our parents, 6 billion letters in all, but some of it can be very informative about our deep ancestry. Fathers pass on Y chromosome DNA to their sons and fatherlines can be reliably traced back through thousands of years.

Dr Jim Wilson, Chief Scientist for ScotlandsDNA, found…

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Help me win! Please!

Cover The Words Contest

The best display of Romantic fiction today!

Four of my Romancing the Guardians book covers are entered in this Cover the Words Contest. Please vote for the one you like best. On the voting page, click each book cover for a better view.…/cover-the-words-2016/41045/2

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Pet of the week – Author and blogger Ani and her muse and mentor Sue Vincent.

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Pet of the weekToday my guest is a little black dog who is an author and blogger in her own right. Ani Vincent has a face full of character.. probably laughter lines, and her observations on humans is spot on. First a look at one of her books Laughter Lineswhich was transcribed from dog into human speak by Sue Vincent.


One of the reviews for the book.

What a perfect book to place on your coffee table! This collection of poetry is cleverly written, carefully planned, and hilarious. The author writes on a range of subjects seen from the perspective of a small dog and her owner. They muse about common activities like gardening, eating and cleaning. Some go back to explore history like “Homage” and “Sweet Briar” which discuss The Magna Carta and Snow White. Don’t know what…

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