I’m thrilled to be joining some writer friends on Sunday, Feb. 8, at Books on Broadway in Costa Mesa to support Run2Rescue, a wonderful organization that is making a real difference in the lives of many individuals caught in the sex trafficking trade right here in Orange and surrounding counties.

The authors will be reading from our latest releases and a representative from the organization will be on hand to share a little about Run2Rescue.

And what better place to enjoy some good book company, a few light refreshments, and support a good cause on a Sunday afternoon than Books on Broadway, one of the sweetest, coziest bookstores you’ll ever find?

Donations will be accepted and proceeds from sales will benefit Run2Rescue.

Hope to see you there!

Getting Back to Work

Woman_working_on_an_airplane_motor_at_North_American_Aviation,_Inc.,_plant_in_Calif (1)The Christmas decorations are put away, school’s about to start, and that means one thing: It’s time to get back to work . . . and I couldn’t be happier!

November and December were exciting, between publishing my first indie novella (SHIMMY FOR ME) and taking part in my first group promotion (Books on the Vine’s 12 DAYS OF 99c EBOOK CHEER), but my fingers have been itching to get back to the keyboard to finish DANCE WITH ME, the first full-length novel in the new California Belly Dance romance series.

I have quite a few other goals in mind, too (going vegan [-ish], developing some new jewelry designs, and improving the O.C Writers writing group and the online writers mag, to name a few), and I know I have a tendency to bite off more than I can chew. So I’ve developed an accountability plan. Actually, it’s more like an accountability widget and you can see it right here:



[rprogress value=45 text=”45%” color=”#ff0000″]


My plan is to update the progress bar on the blog’s sidebar every week and to record measurable progress each week, or… well, the penalties have yet to be worked out, but just knowing I’m falling behind is usually enough to light a fire under me.

It’ll also give those of you who have (so wonderfully!) emailed to find out when DANCE WITH ME will be available a chance to see exactly where the book stands, too. And if you see my progress lagging, I give you permission to nag, especially if you see me playing around too much on social media. In fact, that’s another one of my new year’s goals: STAY AWAY FROM FACEBOOK! Not cold turkey, of course, but no more losing hours skimming the news feed, no matter how tempting it is…..

So, that’s my plan for the new year. What about you? Do you have a goal for 2015 and a plan for accomplishing it? I’d love to hear about it!

Reading at Lady Jane’s Salon O.C.

DeAnna Cameron Lady Jane's Salon OCIs there anything worse than hearing yourself speak in public?!? Oh well. If you’re curious, check out my reading of a passage from SHIMMY FOR ME at Lady Jane’s Salon OC, an excellent local reading series run by hostesses-with-the-mostesses Beth Yarnall, Louisa Bacio & Sylvia Fox. You can find the reading (Episode 9, dated 12/12/14) here:


I’m the first in a lineup that includes the lovely Kathleen Bittner Roth, the very sweet Erin Satie, and the vivacious and hilarious Melissa Cutler.


Happy listening!



12 Days of 99c Ebook Cheer



I’m thrilled to be joining 11 awesome authors to bring you a whole bundle of winter reading joy!

Curl up with an ebook for yourself, or stock up on stocking stuffers for your friends and family.

Gifting couldn’t be easier. Check out this post on how to send an ebook as a gift, and then print out this pretty and festive gift voucher to make it extra special!

Check out all the books at 12 Days HQ — and please vote for SHIMMY FOR ME for best cover!

Congrats to the Goodreads Giveaway Winners!


Thank you to everyone who entered the Goodreads Giveaway, but there could be only five winners, and here they are:


Heather J., Utah

Tammy P., Georgia

Margie V., Georgia

Debbie W., New York

Connar W., North Carolina


The copies are all packed up and ready to be dropped off at the post office in the morning.

For anyone else who would like a paperback copy of SHIMMY FOR ME, you can order them by clicking here.

It’s Release Day!!!


It’s the official launch of SHIMMY FOR ME! The ebook is available at Amazon for $1.99

And the paperback will be along shortly — just as soon as the Amazon technicians break up the computer gremlins’ belly dance party.



Exciting Blog Tour News!


Oooh, look how much fun we’re going to have! I’m thrilled to say Abby, Derek, and the whole SHIMMY FOR ME gang will be featured at these fine reader blogs on Wednesday:
1: Bunny’s Review
2: Harps Romance Book Review
3: Romance Novel Giveaways
4: Our Wolves Den
5: DRB1stChp Blog
6: Underneath the Covers
7: Sharing Links and Wisdom
8: Nana Prah
9: Dena Garson – Real… Hot… Romance
10: BookSkater
11: Jen’s Reading Obsession
12: Wickedly Wanton Tales
13: The Buttontapper
14: Underneath the Covers
15: The Crafty Cauldron
16: Booklover Sue
17: Books Direct
18: StarAngels’ Reviews
19: Happily Ever After
20: Nickie’s Views and Interviews
21: Wake Up Your Wild Side
22: Dawn’s Reading Nook
23: RhiReading
24: Ye Olde Inkwell
25: Author Amanda KimberleyLB
26: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
27: Slysam Enjoys and Shares
28: Yeah Books! Blog
29: Beyond My Writing Space
30: Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews
31: Writer Wonderland
32: Mia Downing
33: Ari Reads
34: Sexy Adventures Passionate Tales
35: It’s Raining Books
36: Long and Short Reviews
37: Shooting Stars Reviews
38: Room With Books
39: Deal Sharing Aunt

Please come by, share in the fun, and don’t forget to enter to win a $25 gift card from Amazon or B&N!

Hope to see you there!