Archive for March, 2016

Exciting News! Love From The Ashes & Blackout Optioned for Film/Television Rights!

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Some amazing things can happen in a writer’s career, but I never thought this would happen! I am thrilled to announce some exciting news I’ve been keeping inside for weeks. My novels Love From The Ashes and Blackout have been optioned for film/television rights! Champagne and chocolate anyone? A huge thank you to Marie D. Jones for this exciting opportunity! Here’s the official press release:

Marie D. Jones




Writer-Producer Options Two Novels By Romance Author

SAN DIEGO, CA/MAR. 28, 2016 – Writer-Producer Marie D. Jones (Where’s Lucy? Productions) has optioned film/television rights to two novels, “Blackout” and “Love From the Ashes,” by Amazon best-selling romance author Denise A. Agnew.

“Blackout” combines science fiction elements with suspense and romance. “Love From the Ashes” is a historical romance set during the 1906 Great San Francisco Earthquake and Firestorm. Both properties will be pitched for feature films and/or limited run/event television series. Jones stated, “Denise A. Agnew’s books caught my eye because of her ability to cross romance with other genres and tell a great story, and her professional attitude towards working with a producer to develop these properties for the market.”

Where’s Lucy? Productions is gearing up with a full slate of optioned and soon-to-be-optioned properties, as well as original projects written by Jones, to produce and/or co-produce in conjunction with Vesuvian Media Group. Jones is represented by Italia Gandolfo of Gandolfo Helin and Fountain Literary Management.

For further information, contact Marie at:


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Eight Reasons Why Some Authors Really Quit Writing

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

As a certified creativity coach and as a writer I run into creative people every day on the verge of giving up, giving in and losing the joy that writing can bring. If you’re a writer who would stop writing if you couldn’t make money at a writing career…that’s your choice. No sweat. This isn’t directed at you. If you hurt when you can’t write, you long to write, and you feel empty if you don’t write…read on.

You stop writing because:

You used to make money at this writing thing (and sometimes a lot of it), or you never did make any in the first place.

You become disgruntled because you see books you consider crap making a ton of money. (Green-eyed monster run rampant).

You pay too much attention to other people’s careers instead of minding your own situation and just doing what you want to do and damn the torpedoes.

You follow herds because it is a group think situation, and you believe that if you only follow the herd you’ll have the same results. Maybe you will and maybe you won’t. When you don’t you throw up your hands and ask, “What’s the point?”

You sometimes follow the herd because you don’t understand or believe that you don’t have to follow it.

You don’t allow your own instincts to tell you which way to create a writing career and rely too much on the previously mentioned herd.

These are some really BIG reasons why people jump ship. They certainly aren’t the only ones. Every single writer/creative person is different.

What’s first and foremost among all of the reasons many stop writing?


Return to your original reason for writing. Ask yourself what it was and use it as an anchor point when the going gets tough. Keep it in the back of your mind when you’re having that rotten day where you feel like throwing your hands up. Now, get back to work and create!

Part 2 of Book Cover Palooza!

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Hi once again! Today I’ve got some other book covers to share. This first one is Treacherous Wishes, which is due out in June. It’s the second book in The Taggert Security Team series. It’s a sequel really. I’m not sure I’ll be writing other books in that series. 🙂 More on Treacherous Wishes in the coming weeks.


This next set of covers is for the reboot of my Deep Is The Night trilogy. I’ve only written four vampire stories in my life, and these are three of them. I wrote these way back in the day and had a lot of fun with them. I’m not sure when I’m publishing them this year. Slowly but surely because I have a lot of backlist catch up to do. More on these books as I get closer to bringing them out again.



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Book Cover Palooza!

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Hey all! Today I’m sharing three great covers for three of my oldies. Oldies you say? All three books were previous published with multiple publishers and have found new homes. The first is for Dangerous Intentions, an erotic romantic suspense.


Grab your copy at:

Liquid Silver Books


Barnes and Noble

All Romance Ebooks


Meant To Be isn’t up for purchase yet. I’m thinking late spring for a release date. Many of you know I enjoy writing gritty stuff, but Meant To Be is a contemporary romance with a humorous bent. When I have more details together you’ll be able to find information on my website.



Last but not least is a brand new cover for Bridge Through The Mist, an erotic time travel romance set in 1318 Scotland. As soon as I have a projected release date for this story, I’ll be sure to post it everywhere! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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It’s out! Dangerous Intentions is here!

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Hello everyone! Today is the release of Dangerous Intentions. Some of you may have read this book before when it came out many years ago, but if you haven’t and love erotic romantic suspense, then I hope you’ll grab a copy! You can find Dangerous Intentions at:

Liquid Silver Books


Barnes and Noble

All Romance Ebooks