Thanks Owl Branch Book Promotions!

I just want to put out a well-deserved plug for Owl Branch Book Promotions! These wise and wonderful people swooped down and scooped up my book and created a beautiful promo page for me on their site. It must be seen! Check it out at Scroll down to read their exclusive interview and a teaser on Passion and Penance.

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Lana Codova Signs with Southern Owl Publications

If you've been following my blog, you may know that the last few years have been full of ups and downs. I previously signed with Turquoise Morning Press, that unfortunately closed. Shortly thereafter, Torquere Press picked up my book, only to close a year later. It's a tough 'row to hoe' being an independent writer. I suppose it's even tougher for those of us who startup independent publishing houses to support other indie writers. It was good to have had the opportunity to work with both of those publishers, and I learned a lot in the process.

I'm happy to report that Southern Owl Publications has picked up my work, and I'm back in the old saddle. My book, Passion and Penance, will soon be re-released under Southern Owl Publications, and I couldn't be happier. Can't wait to see what their editorial staff and cover artists turn out for my book.


Duty to Warn

As far as romance novels go, Duty to Warn is a quickie. It's a brief suspense thriller loosely based on my experience working as a psych services intern in the penal system. Some of my readers have asked that I dive in and make it longer. What are your thoughts?

Intern psychologist Kallie Parker is on a mission to solve the vicious murder of a psychiatric inmate from the Chicago detention center. Captain John McCabe, the irresistibly handsome and infuriatingly stubborn commander of the jail quickly becomes at once her arch nemesis and the object of her most intimate desires. Trapped in a mystery of deceit, Kallie searches for the truth in a deadly game that may cost her life.

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New Digital Diggs

Welcome to my new blog! It feels so different here in my new digital diggs! It's been a long time coming, but I'm back at the old keyboard and writing once again. If any of you have wondered why I dropped off the map, it's been a rough couple of years in the writing arena. All my indie author friends will almost certainly relate to how difficult it is working full time, fulfilling family obligations, and so forth while writing.

You type your little 'piddies' to the bone, get your work out there, and if you're lucky you might get picked up by a publisher. If you're really really lucky, that publisher will stay in business. Two of my previous publishers are now defunct. (moment of silence) I'm starting over with a new one--Southern Owl Publications with my multi-talented writer pal Crystal Miles Gauthier whom I met at a Kentuckiana Authors Book Fair awhile back. I knew right away she was good people.

I also did some major e-housekeeping with setting up this new website with my very own domain. I cleaned up the old Facebook profile, as it was seriously dirty. Literally and figuratively (cue the laugh track). Old posts, defunct publishers, and covers I could no longer use.

I've also decided to branch out into other genres and hopefully write in my own voice some. So, stay tuned, and you'll be seeing more and different books that I hope you will enjoy.

Happy Reading!