Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Shooting Star

This is the cover for my December book, Shooting Star. Don't you just love it?
The following is the teaser.

Fast-talking, hard-hitting, devil-may-care, Ruben could outmaneuver anyone who sought to attack him, charm any he chose to befriend. At the helm of his star ship he was invincible; when driving a hard bargain, unbeatable; in the bedroom of a beautiful woman, unstoppable. But the secrets of Ruben’s past were about to catch up with him and put everything he thought he knew about himself to the test. Now his ship had crash-landed on a primitive world, the voice of his long-lost brother whispering in his mind was causing him to question his sanity, and a mysterious beauty had cut through all his defenses to the lonely man beneath. In Tess’s arms he would find his true self, igniting a love that blazed through the night like a…


“Talented Colby Hodge delivers space adventure at a breathtaking clip!”
— New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Grant

I think this is my favorite cover so far. It really depicts the feel of the book. And Tess's hair is brown in the book but I like the looks of this so much I think I'll just stick with it.

So what do you think of it? Please let me know

Monday, April 17, 2006


My kitchen is full of pies. We had Easter dinner here and everyone brought pies. We had cherry pie(my favorite) strawberry pie and pecan pie. And cream broule. And I made a cake. That I served with more strawberries. Needless to say it was one of those we ain't leaving til we're heaving meals. Have I mentioned that's my family creedo?

It was a great day. Church was wonderful, the weather was awesome, the boys came home, my parents came, my aunt and my cousins. We sat on the deck and let the children play in the hot tub and just enjoyed each others company.

It's nice when we can take time out of our busy schedules just to be together. And it's nice when we get together than we can just be together and have fun.

Hope everyone had a great Easter.

Back to work. After I eat some pie.


A very brave soul died last week. Her name was Brooke and she was 24 years old. Brooke died after fighting a life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis. She also accomplished more in her 24 years than a lot of people do in a lifetime. Not only did Brooke graduate from high school, but she graduated from the Univeristy of North Carolina with a double major while awaiting a heart/lung transplant. She was able to be in her sister's wedding after receiving her transplant.

Brooke had a wonderful family that supported her and gave her a wonderful life. She had a brother, Josh, who courageously gave her a kidney when she needed it so she could have another heart/lung transplant after the first one failed. Unfortunately she didn't have enough time to wait for an organ donor. She had to go on.

But she left behind a wonderful legacy and a family full of love that fought a hard battle for many years.

Rest in Peace Brooke. You will be missed but your memory will go on. There are several who will never forget you.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Country Girls

You just got to love country girls. There's nothing like them. They tell it like it is and even when they're telling you off they sugar coat it so much that you have to like it. And they don't care a bit what someone thinks about them. As long as their loved ones are happy the rest of the world can take a flying leap, Bless their hearts.

Take my new friend whom I'll call RaRa. She's in my workout group and we all have nicknames. Mine is CH by the way. Today we went to work out and the house where we go was locked. RaRa had to go. Bad.

So I go poke around the hundred or so doors this place has (it belongs to one of the girls in our group and she's on vacation. Big house. Big price tag) trying to find one unlocked since we're supposed to be able to get in. When I get back to report everything locked up tighter than a tick I see a puddle in front of my car.

RaRa went in the driveway between my car and the garage door in a neighborhood with million dollar price tags. She didn't care. She had to go.

Got to love those country girls. And after that someone showed up with the key. I waited until I got inside, bless my heart.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Lunges and other torture

The first of the year I posted about my new workout ethic and the king of torture, Steve, also known as The Workout Doctor. Well I have seen results. While I've only lost ten lbs on the scales I have gone down two sizes in clothes so the inches are coming off.

I also have muscles now. Big ones in my arms that curve and bulge. I haven't reached pro-wrestler status yet but I am proud of them. No more flapping in the breeze! Also muscles in my thighs and much skinnier calves.

I have a long way to go but I have changed my life in that working out is a part my routine. I do it a miniumun of three days a week and try for five.

My next challenge. Belly Dancing. The Y has just about everything!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


For my historical fans. My publisher has just bought my story Rising Wind. This is the story of the first Duncan to come to America as a bondservant and takes place around the historic battle of Point Pleasant. I am so excited to get to write this story since it's been a part of my life for as far back as I can remember. Look for its release sometime in 07.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Wonderful Weekend

I just spent a wonderfully productive weekend with the multitalented and directionally challenged Alesia Holliday.

We went to Smith Mountain Lake in VA where the weather was perfect and the view gorgeous. We plotted stories, watched movies and ate way to much. And it is so wonderful to have a friend that likes the same pizza toppings, ice cream flavors and thinks Serenity is the best movie ever. Plus she had me laughing until it hurt while working on her page proofs for her next release Seven Ways. A book with an ugly dog named Lulu, out of control citrus juicers and random cornfields in the mid-west.

If you like funny then pick up a copy of Alesia's American Idle and Nice Girls Finish First. Also can't wait to read my personally autographed copy of Blondes Have More Felons her first mystery in a three book series.

Then there's her Paranormal Atlantis series, coming next year written under the pen name Alyssa Day. Can't Wait, Can't Wait. Can't Wait.

And Alesia, remember you have to go East to get home.