I found out last night that Nature's Pentacle is a finalist in the 2009 EPPIE competition, and I'm still so excited I'm bouncing off the walls

November was a tough month around here, since my younger daughter, who has Cystic Fibrosis, spent a week in the hospital with pneumonia and then another week on IV antibiotics at home. So it was wonderful to start December off with some spectacular news, and put November behind me.

Nature's Pentacle is available from Loose Id, and is the first book in my Pentacle Series. Here's a blurb:

After someone exposes their role in a forbidden, sexual rite to heal the parched earth, Matt and Lena are forced to flee vigilantes and a rogue witch. Drawn to each other despite Matt's ties to Kenji, the man who rescued him from a troubled past, they're swept into a ménage, and the three witches exchange magical traits in an explosion of power and passion.

As Matt and Lena face another pentacle rite, a violent kidnapping, and a magical duel, their attachment deepens--and so does Kenji's resentment at losing Matt. The addition of another witch to the group eases Kenji's jealousy, and sparks fly when the foursome mingles sex and magic on the kitchen floor, carrying them finally, to the love they never imagined they'd find.

Did I mention I'm SO excited to be in the final round?