Tuesday, June 30, 2009
A Quick Hi
Just dropping by for a brief chat. First I want to thank those who have sent me such lovely emails over the last week regarding RUN TO ME. They mean so very much and I sincerely appreciate all the kind words and encouragement!
There were a couple of people whose emails bounced back when I tried to answer. If you sent me an email and didn't receive an answer back, please know I did try and I sincerely appreciate your kindness.
Also, I wanted to answer a few of the questions that I've been getting regarding the new trilogy.
NO CHANCE is indeed Gabe Maddox's story. I sent in the final revisions last week and I have to say that I fell in love with Gabe while writing the book. He made me cry more than once. Okay, I'll admit I can be a big crybaby so maybe I'm not the best judge. Still, I hope you agree that Gabe definitely deserves a happy ever after and I think he's chosen the perfect woman for him.
Many people have asked who the main character is in SECOND CHANCE. So as not to give any spoilers on RUN TO ME, if you read the book, then you probably know who the hero of SECOND CHANCE will be. Sorry if you find this confusing. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll explain.
LAST CHANCE features a new character that you'll meet in NO CHANCE. Her name is McKenna and I'm already loving her. In fact, she's the most intriguing character I've ever written, so I'm very excited about getting started on her story.
That's all for now. I'm burrowing back into my writing cave. I hope to be close to finishing up on SECOND CHANCE before I leave for Washington DC. Remember, if you're going to the RWA national convention, be sure to drop by my spot at the literacy signing. I'd love to meet you.
Until next time, stay cool and read some good books!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The Day After...
Hi Everyone, I just want to take a moment today to thank you for yesterday. Release day party was a lot of fun for me. I hope, even if you didn't win anything, you had a good time too.
For those who did win prizes, I'll send them out this weekend. I'm doing a few revisions on NO CHANCE and then getting back to SECOND CHANCE. Fingers crossed that I can finish it before I head to Washington DC in less than three weeks!
If you're going to RWA Nationals, be sure to stop me if you see me and say hello. Or if you'll be at the literacy signing, be sure to drop by my spot. I'd love to meet you.
I posted the news yesterday, but wanted to mention it today as well in case anyone missed it. The release dates for my second trilogy have been changed. New dates are:
NO CHANCE - February 23, 2010
SECOND CHANCE - March 23, 2010
LAST CHANCE - April 27, 2010
Most importantly, I wanted to thank the readers of the Last Chance Rescue books. Your support, encouragement and kind words are so appreciated. My writing career is a dream come true for me and you have made the dream so much better than I ever anticipated. I thank you for that and wish you all many, many blessings!
I'll check in about once a week and let you know what's happening in my world. If you have any questions or just want to say hi, feel free to post on this blog or email me at email@example.com.
Until next time, stay cool and take time to read a wonderful romance. Remember what it will do? It'll put joy in your heart and a smile on your face!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Last Chance to win today!
Hey Everyone, thanks for making today so special. I enjoyed it immensely. Hope when you get your hands on a copy of RUN TO ME, that you enjoy it. Drop me a line and let me know.
Okay, here's the last question and it's from RETURN TO ME: What is Samara's best friend's name? First name will do.
Remember, no previous winners from today.
Prize is $25 gift card to BooksAMillion and a signed copy of RUN TO ME.
Ready. Set. Post!
Contest Time Again!
Okay, here's one from RESCUE ME:
Evil family of Alfred, Inez, Marcus and Georges'. What was their last name?
Prize: $25 Barnes and Noble gift card and a signed copy of RUN TO ME.
Remember, only one winner per day!
Ready. Set. Post!
Contest Time Again!
Okay, here's another question from RETURN TO ME:
Samara was named after both her mother and her father. What were her parent's first names?
Winner receives a $25 gift card to BooksAMillion and a signed copy of their book of choice, RESCUE ME, RETURN TO ME or RUN TO ME.
Remember, only post if you haven't already won.
Contest Time Again!
Okay, here's another one you might have to research. Another good prize though!
From RETURN TO ME: What state did Samara live in before she moved to Alabama?
First one to post the answer wins a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble and a signed copy of your choice of books, RESCUE ME, RETURN TO ME or RUN TO ME.
Remember, only one winner per day.
Ready. Set. Post!
Contest Time Again!
Okay, here's one you might have to research, but it's a doubly nice prize.
In RESCUE ME: What was the fake name Devon gave Jordan when they first met?
First person to give me the correct name (it was a first name only), will win a signed copy of RUN TO ME and a $25 gift card to Books-A-Million!
Ready. Set. Post!
12:00! Time for another contest
I'm having a few Internet connection problems, so fingers crossed I'll be able to give away all the prizes I have today!
Just an FYI before we get started. I just learned that the release dates for my next trilogy have been changed. It'll be a little longer wait but not much. New dates are March, April and May 2010. So just a couple of extra months!
Now, the first person to comment on this post and tell me the titles of my next trilogy will win a signed copy of RUN TO ME.
Remember, only one win per person!
Ready. Set. GO!
RUN TO ME Release Party!!!
Grab your top hats, your noise makers and your beverage of choice and let's celebrate!!!
I'll be giving away stuff every two hours.
Rules: You can only win once.
First person who comments on this post and lists the titles of my first Last Chance Rescue trilogy wins:
$25 gift card to Barnes and Noble.
Ready. Set. Go!
RUN TO ME is here! Party starts at 10:00 AM CST
Woohoo! RUN TO ME is in stores!
Please join me at 10:00 CST to begin the celebration of the release of the last book in the Last Chance Rescue trilogy!
See you soon!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Tomorrow is the Day!
Just dropping in to remind you to come by tomorrow for the all day celebration of the release of RUN TO ME! Lots of goodies to be given away!
See you then!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Here's the last book in the trilogy:
February 23, 2010
Here's the second book in the trilogy:
January 26, 2010
As promised, here's a sneak peak at my new covers. I'm showing each one on a separate post. They're so pretty, they each deserve their own page! Here's the first book in the trilogy:
December 29, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Counting The Days!
Just dropping in to say hi and remind everyone that RUN TO ME will be released next Tuesday, June 23! Yay!
Don't forget to drop by that day. I'll be running contests all day and giving away goodies, including signed copies of my books. Would love to see you here!
Now I'm headed back to revisions on NO CHANCE. They're due Friday. Yikes!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Just dropping in to let you know the pre-order buttons for NO CHANCE, SECOND CHANCE and LAST CHANCE have been added back to the Home page and are now working. Yay!
Also the German cover for RESCUE ME is on the Home page. Spooky! Yes?
And there are a few additional reviews on the Books page. If you get a chance, check them out.
I'm back to working on SECOND CHANCE today. Shooting for a June 30 deadline. Fingers crossed!
I have an appointment with my editor tomorrow to discuss NO CHANCE and will probably be working on that too, so I may not get back to post for a few days. If you have any questions or just want to say hi, remember you can comment on this blog or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until later, hope you take some time to soak in some sun and read a good book!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Just a Quick Update
Apologies to those who are regular readers. I've been busy working on SECOND CHANCE and am just now coming up for air. This book is one of the most emotional stories I've ever written. I'm so thankful it's summer time and the sun is shining. I love being able to go outside for warmth and much needed brightness. There is a beautiful happy ever after ending to the story, but a few of the events in it are really tugging on my heart.
I think we're close to finalizing the covers for the new trilogy and I'm hoping to be able to share them with you soon. I promise, you won't be disappointed. They're fabulous!
The order issues because of the title changes have been fixed. I'll have the pre-order buttons back up soon. In the meantime, if you'd like to pre-order, you can go to the Random House site or Amazon.com. Those two sites are the only places, so far, that the dates and book titles are correct...at least last time I checked. Should be fixed everywhere else soon.
Oh and my German cover for RESCUE ME is ready to post! I should have it up on the home page in the next few days. Wow, a very different look. Dark and quite spooky! The scheduled release for the German version is April 2010. I haven't seen the cover for RETURN TO ME yet. Can't wait!
Also, I'll be posting some new reviews for all three books on the Books page soon. Hope you enjoy them!
Counting the days till June 23! Hope you are too! Don't forget to stop by that day to help me celebrate the release of RUN TO ME. Lots of goodies to give away.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Title Change Official
It's official. There's been a title switch! Here are the titles and release dates:
NO CHANCE - December 29, 2009
SECOND CHANCE - January 26, 2010
LAST CHANCE - February 23, 2010
I took off the pre-order buttons until everything gets straightened out on Amazon. It takes a few days to get it updated. And I'll add the buttons for all three as soon as everything's set.
Also, got a sneak peek at my covers. Oh! My! Gosh! They're gorgeous! I'm so excited and can't wait to share them with you. I don't know when that will be, but believe me, as soon as I can, I'll be putting them up. I'm over the moon!
Oh, and I received a very cool email from my editor. She read the first 100 pages of NO CHANCE (Gabe and Skylar's book) and said she is loving it and it gave her shivers. Woohoo!
Now it's back to work on SECOND CHANCE. Deadline is August 1, so need to hit it hard. Will check back in a few days and say hi. Until then, remember you can always email me at email@example.com or drop me a post here.
Hope everyone has a wonderfully relaxing weekend and you have a chance to read a good book!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
RUN TO ME excerpt is up!
Just wanted to pop in and announce that the RUN TO ME excerpt is up. This is the prologue. And the teaser in the back of RETURN TO ME is the beginning of chapter one. So you have several pages to get the flavor of the book. Hope you enjoy!
Monday, June 1, I sent in the finished manuscript for my December 29 release. Yay!!! This is Gabe Maddox's story. You met him briefly in RESCUE ME, got a little more in RETURN TO ME and in RUN TO ME, he plays a much larger role. I'm so glad he's been in all the books because I was able to get to know him better in each one. I think once you get to know him, you'll agree that this is one sexy, heroic man. And Skylar McKenzie is perfect for him. These characters surprised me in several ways and I love them! Hope you do too.
We're having some discussions about the title right now, looks like it might change. I'll let you know for sure within the next day or so.
Don't forget to check back on June 23 for the celebration of the release of RUN TO ME. Hope to see you there!