Saturday, January 31, 2009

Drumming Up Votes

My book, Fugue Macabre: Ghost Dance is up for Best Release of 2008. Could you find it in your time and heart to vote for me at
I'm currently tied at #6.
C. J. Parker

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Misty Dreams


Coming soon from The Wild Rose Press
Misty Dreams by Charlotte Parker
Cover artist: Nicola Martinez

Dreamer, Elita La Rue, has always romanticized the stories in her great-great-grandmother’s journal and memorized the photographs of two gunfighters--Wild Bill Hickok and Seth Lucan. If only she could turn back the hands of time to 1876! Playing dress up in her father's theme town, Duke's Wild West, is as good as it gets until a handsome gunfighter appears out of nowhere claiming to be Seth Lucan. Elita is willing to believe his outlandish story in hopes he'll make all her fantasies come true.

Seth Lucan is tired. Tired of being mistaken for his outlaw brother, and tired of dodging bullets. When he arrives in Deadwood, his hopes of making enough money to start over are shattered when he discovers the town has not only become a cesspool of thieves and murderers, but the Lucan name and troubles have followed him. Now he’s faced with a new barrage of bullets, a high-strung lady with a wild imagination, and no way out.

A strange mist emanating from the old blacksmith’s shop may answer both their prayers. Will love be enough to save them from the consequences?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

5 Star Review at OMG OMG OMG

Review: Fugue Macabre: Ghost Dance by C.J. Parker
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Tense and exciting with action that never stops, Fugue Macabre: Ghost Dance by C.J. Parker takes you on a ride that won‘t stop until the last page is turned..
New Orleans Police Detective Derek Bainbridge has been assigned to investigate the murder of another blond haired blue eyed little girl. Her death was ritualistic just like the others and he needs to find the murderer before another girl is taken. The only problem is that the leads are not helping him.
Dr. Tabitha Gray returns to New Orleans after completing her residency in New York City. Tabitha has spent much of her life isolated due to her unusual ability to talk with and animate the dead. This ability caused her mother to shun her and she has returned to New Orleans to try and set things right.
Her return precipitates many things, starting with a visit from a classmate who tormented her as a child. When Tabitha finally agrees to raise Rhonda’s mother, she sets off another chain of events. She is observed by Derek who wants to know how she accomplishes this. Can she help with his case? In addition, she learns about a group intent on destroying people with unusual abilities. Finally, Tabitha realizes that Derek may be the one for her, but she may not survive to find out if that is true.
Ghost Fugue will keep you on the edge of your seat as all the various ends get woven in together. Tabitha has an ability which she has always felt is a liability but now is coming to realize it may have its good points. She makes friends with two women who we will see in the future. Derek was not a believer in the beginning but had no choice as time went on.
With a touch of Anita Blake, C.J. Parker has penned a novel that will satisfy those of us who fell in love with that series in the beginning. Tabitha as a necromancer and Derek as a detective are fabulous together. The story will keep you engrossed as it gradually unfolds. Tension, suspense, love and the anticipation of more to come - what more could you ask for? Don’t miss Fugue Macabre: ghost Dance by C.J. Parker.
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About the Book: Genre: paranormal ISBN: 978-1-934657-07-2 Page Count: 385 pages Price: $ 6.50 Reviewer: Elise Lyn
Sensuality Rating: Sensuous Star Rating: 5 Stars Author's Website:

Thursday, January 15, 2009


*Full permission to forward!*
For those of you who may not know, many authors were disqualified from the RITAs this year due to the phrase "mass-produced" being slipped into the rules. That small phrase effectively eliminates all those who are epubbed, but have a print book. There are other inequities in RWA that have yet to be addressed as well. Until now.
I've created the above petition in the hopes of changing these inequitiesfor the better. I intend to present this petition and the garnered signatures at the general meeting in DC this year. Go, sign, and then tell every writer/author you know. Pass it on to your friends, your other writing groups, your chapters, who ever you know that might be interested in seeing these changes occur. I'm counting on you all to help me get a ton of signatures. I'd like at least 1000, but 1500 would make me even happier. Let's let our voices be heard!
Golden Pen Historical Coordinator 2008

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


I just found out my book, Fugue Macabre: Ghost Dance, is up for best Horror novel on Preditor and Editor's poll. If you are of the mind would you mind voting for me? It would be appreciated more than you'll ever know. C. J. Parker

Don't Forget

Don't forget Holly Jacobs will be my guest tonight at 8 pm eastern on I'd love for you to be there.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Holly Jacobs

More than a million and a half copies of Holly Jacobs' books have sold worldwide. Her category romances have made Walden’s Bestseller List and won numerous awards such as the National Readers’ Choice Award, Holt Medallion, Bookseller’s Best, Golden Quill, Golden Leaf, More than Magic and Madcap Awards. She's won two of Romantic Times' Reviwers' Choice Awards and also won their prestigious Career Achievement Award for Series Love and Laughter. She’s presented more than forty workshops across the U.S. on a variety of writing related subjects from writing romantic comedy to time management. Both subjects frequently come into play in her non-writing life. You see, Holly’s married to a police captain and together they’ve had four children. You can visit her at

Why the bio for Holly Jacobs? Glad you asked. On Tuesday, January 13, 8 pm eastern, Holly will be the guest speaker in my and my co-host, June's chat at Come join in the fun, the chat, learn from one of the industry's best. I, for one, am very excited.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Have I lot all senses?

Since no one seems to read this blog, I'm going to talk to myself.

Self, have you lost your mind? Are you really considering hosting the 2010 EPICon in New Orleans?

Yes. Thinking about it. But that's all at this point. It would be great for the city. It would be fun. Oh, okay, it would be a lot of work, but the conference would be fun. I'd get to meet a lot of cool people who love the same thing I do. Writing. Reading.

Come on, Self. It would take a full year to set this up. What makes you think you could do it? You're not a coordinator. Shoot you get nervous just planning a small dinner party at your own house.

Yes, but I pull it off. No one has ever died of poisoning. No one has ever said behind my back: Oh, that Charlotte, her dinner get togethers are so boring. And no one says I have to do it by myself. I have friends. I have fellow New Orleans writers. I have... Oh shuddup, other me, I can hear you grumbling under your breath over there. I'm just thinking about it. I've not said yes...yet.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Fugue Macabre: Ghost Dance/contest

Would you like to win an E-copy of Fugue Macabre: Ghost Dance? Just send me your name and e-mail addy and I'll put it in the drawing. Winner will be announced on Feb. 2. (

Fugue Macabre: Ghost Dance

Dr. Tabatha Gray doesn’t have a particular fondness for the dead, but the dead have a desperate affinity for her. Tabatha is a necromancer who can not only resurrect the dead, but hear the souls of the recently departed. This ability she has always considered a curse may be the only thing that can save her life and those of her friends. After being shunned and banished to a boarding school by her mother, Tabatha spent years denying who and what she is before retuning home to New Orleans to face her personal demons. Almost immediately, she’s threatened by the radical group, Guardians Against Paranormal Sinners, who want her and anyone like her dead. She joins forces with an unlikely pair of friends--a firestarter and a shapeshifter--to fight the deadly organization. Detective Derek Bainbridge tries to ignore the instant connection he feels with this stranger and possibly dangerous necromancer, but he instinctively knows Tabatha is the only person who can help him solve a string of brutal child killings. Family secrets, lies and treachery all combine to make Tabatha’s efforts harder as she tries to save the last victim.