Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Happy Anniversary LCR!
RESCUE ME, the first book in the Last Chance Rescue series, was released on April 28, 2009. It's hard to believe it's only been a year. So much has happened during that time.
When I first started writing RESCUE ME, I had no plans to write a series and actually didn't even know about Last Chance Rescue until I started writing the book. I knew I wanted to write a story about a young girl who makes a terrible mistake in judgement and suffers horrific consequences because of that mistake. I knew she disappeared. And I knew the man who'd broken her heart would suffer an agonizing guilt and never stop looking for her.
I think the first spark of knowledge I had about Last Chance Rescue was in the third chapter of RESCUE ME. Eden bounds out of bed after her nightmare, works out till exhausted and then begins to get dressed. As she's dressing, she's thinking about her persona. And that's when I began to wonder who she's employed by and why. After what happened to her, I realized it only made sense that she work for an organization who rescues. No one was there to rescue Eden in her darkest moment and now she's determined to save others from the same fate.
When Eden arrives at the LCR office building and begins the elevator ride up to Noah's office, Last Chance Rescue was born. She described it to me; I wrote it down.
And then I met Noah McCall.
I loved Noah the instant Eden walked into his office. I knew he had secrets, was devastatingly handsome and infuriatingly arrogant. But there had to be good in him. A man doesn't create and totally devote his entire life to an organization like Last Chance Rescue without some major redeeming qualities. But I also knew he wasn't the man for Eden; Jordan still held her heart.
The more I learned about Last Chance Rescue, the more Noah intrigued me. So once Eden and Jordan's story was told and they got their happy ever after, I had to tell Noah's story. So I began to write RETURN TO ME and learned how much heart Noah McCall really did have.
And then I met Ethan Bishop and, of course, had to write RUN TO ME...
Every time I wrote an LCR book, a secondary character would appear, intriguing me to want to know more. Now, I'm in the midst of writing the 7th book in what is, so far, a 9 book series. Each hero and/or heroine in a book has been a secondary character in a previous book. I love having the opportunity to get to know my characters over a period of books. By the time I'm ready to write their story, I feel like I know them very well. Although, I'll admit that some have thrown me a curve ball from time to time. (Are you listening, Dylan?)
I love writing and I love Last Chance Rescue. However, these books would not have been possible without readers. I sincerely appreciate the letters, emails and messages I've received from readers who have enjoyed the LCR stories. They have sustained and inspired me more than anyone will ever know.
So, I thought it would be fun to chat about the Last Chance Rescue series...when did you first hear about it? Was RESCUE ME the first LCR book you read? If not, which one did you read first? Do you have a favorite couple, villain, scene or perhaps a favorite line (Jackie and Mary)?
I'll collect comments through Monday, May 3. On Tuesday, May 4, one random commenter will win a very special anniversary gift.
For anyone new to the Last Chance Rescue books, welcome to the series! All books are stand alone, so reading them in order is not necessary. And, for anyone wondering about characters and couples, here's a breakdown by title and order of release:
RESCUE ME - Eden St. Claire and Jordan Montgomery
RETURN TO ME - Noah McCall and Samara Lyons
RUN TO ME - Ethan Bishop and Shea Monroe
NO CHANCE - Gabe Maddox and Skylar James
SECOND CHANCE - Cole Mathison and Keeley Fairchild
LAST CHANCE - McKenna Sloan and Lucas Kane
SWEET REVENGE - Dylan Savage and ??????
SWEET JUSTICE - Honor Stone and ??????
SWEET REWARD - Mia Ryker and ???????
Of course, the last three haven't been written yet, so I don't want to spoil the surprises!
Thanks again to all the wonderful LCR readers! I look forward to reading your Last Chance Rescue comments!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
LAST CHANCE 6:00 Winner Announced
Congratulations to Kara! She won the grand prize!
The correct answer was:
Lucas rolled off the body beneath him. Landing with a thud on the floor, he looked up at the lovely creature. “What’s your name?”
A slight smile curving her lips, she said softly, “You can call me Ghost.”
Thank you all for making release day so much fun for me. Hope you had fun too. If you get the CHANCE to read LAST CHANCE, I sincerely hope you enjoy it!
Tomorrow is a very special Last Chance Rescue anniversary. I hope you can come back and share the moment with me. I'll be giving away a VERY special anniversary gift!
See you then!
ONE LAST CHANCE FOR LAST CHANCE
Welcome back for one LAST CHANCE to win!
Congrats again to swells77 for winning the 4:00 contest!
Now, we're going to have the easiest question for the SWEETest prizes of the day:
Signed copy of SECOND CHANCE
Signed copy of LAST CHANCE
$25 gift card to Barnes and Noble
$25 gift card to Books-A-Million
$25 gift card to the Cheesecake Factory
$25 gift card to Bath and Body Works
Remember, no previous winner from today's contest is eligible and all answers can be found in the excerpt of LAST CHANCE on my website. First person to post correct answer wins.
Lucas gets shot and is about to pass out. He looks up into McKenna's eyes and asks, "What's your name?"
And McKenna says, "You can call me _______."
Question: What did McKenna tell Lucas to call her?
Ready. Set. Post!
4:00 Contest Winner
Congratulations to swells77!
She answered correctly...McKenna's eyes are gray-blue.
Lucas squinted as he looked up into soft, guileless gray-blue eyes. Now how the hell could someone who looked as innocent as an angel be wanting to slice something off?
LAST CHANCE for LAST CHANCE will be at 6:00!
Let's go out with a bang.
See you then!
LAST CHANCE 4:00 Contest Question
Congrats again to Jane and Sarah for winning the 2:00 contest!
Since we're heading toward the end of the party and everyone's feeling kind of mellow, let's have a easy one.
Remember, today's previous winners are not eligible and all answers can be found in the excerpt of LAST CHANCE on my website. First person to post with the correct answer wins:
A $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble and a $25 gift card to Macaroni Grill.
What color are McKenna's eyes?
Ready. Set. Post!
2:00 Winners Announced!
Congrats to Jane and Sarah! Since I couldn't really tell who answered first, they both won!
The correct answer was: daises.
Lucas told McKenna to take deep, even breaths and think about daises. (:
Next contest is at 4:00!
See you then!
LAST CHANCE 2:00 Contest!
Welcome back to the party!
Congrats again to Angela for winning the 12:00 contest!
Next up: A signed copy of LAST CHANCE and NO CHANCE, and a $25 gift card to Books-A-Million.
Remember previous winners of today's contests aren't eligible and answers to all questions are in the excerpt posted on my site. First person to post correct answer wins!
Now, let's chat a little more about McKenna and Lucas.
After McKenna kills Victor, she gets dizzy and almost passes out. Lucas, being the gentleman that he is, says,
“You’re going to pass out if you don’t give yourself a moment. Close your eyes, take deep, even breaths, and…think about _______.
What did Lucas tell McKenna to think about?
Ready. Set. Post!
Congrats to the 12:00 Winner!
Congrats to, Angela! She was the first to answer.
The correct answer was 'tongue'.
Of course, McKenna proposes cutting off something else. (:
Be sure to come back at 2:00 for another CHANCE to win!
See you then!
12:00 LAST CHANCE Contest!
Welcome back for the release day party of LAST CHANCE. It's been kind of quiet around here...looks like we need to ramp up the volume a bit.
Prizes are a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble and a $25 gift card to Outback Steakhouse.
Hopefully this will be a bit of a challenge...again the answer can be found in the LAST CHANCE excerpt on my site.
As you know, Victor Lymes, the nasty kidnapper who held Skylar in NO CHANCE, has also kidnapped Lucas Kane. Victor is a vicious, nasty sort and gets his just deserts in the prologue. However, before that happens, he has a plan to ransom wealthy billionaire Lucas Kane. He intends to cut off a body part and mail it with the ransom letter.
First person to post correct answer wins. No previous winners of today's contest can participate.
What body part does Victor want to cut off and mail?
Ready. Set. Post!
Congrats to the 10:00 Winner!!!
Congrats, Danny! Hope you enjoy LAST CHANCE!!!
Next contest is at 12:00 PM (CST)!
LAST CHANCE Release Day Party!!!
Welcome to my party!
I usually like to start out slow. Today I'm going to start the party with a bang!
For a signed copy of LAST CHANCE and a $50 gift card to Barnes and Noble, where does the beginning of LAST CHANCE begin?
(hint: all answers can be found in the excerpt on my website)
First person to post correct answer wins!
Ready. Set. POST!!!
LAST CHANCE is here!!!
The day finally arrived and LAST CHANCE is finally in stores!!! Woohoo!
I'm so excited about LAST CHANCE
and very happy to be able to get it into the hands of readers. I sincerely hope you enjoy the story of the mysterious McKenna Sloan aka Ghost and Lucas Kane, the sexy British billionaire she rescues. This couple holds a very special place in my heart and once you read it, I hope you love them too.
Party starts at 10:00 AM (CST). Just 5 minutes away!
Tell everyone to come join the fun. We'll party until 6:00!
See you in a few!!!
Monday, April 26, 2010
Good Monday All!
How was your weekend? Did you do anything fabulously fun you want to share? Hope you all stayed safe from the horrendous weather that hit several parts of the country. We had torrents of rain here and some wind, but thankfully that's all.
Tomorrow is the release of LAST CHANCE!!! Yay! I'm so glad to finally get McKenna and Lucas's story out to readers! I've already received some lovely, heartfelt emails...several have made me cry. LOL. Imagine that. Me...crying! Seriously, I am so very happy and humbled by the response I've received from readers about LAST CHANCE. Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement.
If you had the CHANCE to read a copy of LAST CHANCE already and you enjoyed it, I'd appreciate it if you'd share the word with others. Would love to sell a gazillion, bazillion on release day. Okay, I don't think they printed a gazillion, bazillion of them, but you know what I mean. (:
Oh, and on Wednesday, April 28, I'm having a very special anniversary celebration here on my site. Anyone want to guess what anniversary I'm celebrating? Come by on Wednesday morning prepared to have some fun and win a fabulous anniversary prize!
After the celebration on Wednesday, I'm going off-line for several days. It's time to give some much-needed attention to SWEET REVENGE. Dylan Savage has promised to stay around a while and help me out. Since Dylan is a SWEET man of his word, I know I can depend on him. Right, Dylan?!
What about you? What's going on in your world? Did you have any great reads last week? What books did you devour that you want the world to know about?
Be sure to come back tomorrow, beginning at 10:00 AM (CST) for the release day party of LAST CHANCE. Lots of fabulous prizes to win!
Hope everyone has a marvelous Monday!
Friday, April 23, 2010
Blogging at RomCon and RT
Hey All, hope you've had a fabulous week. Mine has been quite good. My characters are finally talking to me and I'm writing it down! SWEET!
I'm blogging over at RomCon today about LAST CHANCE. Comment for a CHANCE to win a signed copy.
Here's the link: http://www.romconinc.com/index.php/conversations/post/317
Would love to see all of you there!
Also, Romantic Times has an awesome new website and I have a blog post up: Confession of a Romance Lover. Would love for you to come by and tell me the most romantic book you've ever read.
Here's the link:
Don't forget to come back on Monday and share your recommended reads. And, oh yeah, don't forget that LAST CHANCE comes out on Tuesday, April 27! I'll be having a release day party with lots of cool prizes! Hope you can join me!
See you at RomCon!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Good Wednesday All!
Hope everyone is having a fabulous week. As for me, after many stops and starts with one Mr. Dylan Savage, strong, silent man that he is, he has finally started opening up and telling me a few things. Sigh... Glad he's already my hero because if he wasn't, I'd have to rearrange some things. The man is melting my heart!
And since the Savage man is being so cooperative, I need to get back to him as soon as possible. Yes...Yes. It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it!
So, this is going to be short and SWEET!
The first two people to post: I WANT ONE LAST CHANCE! wins an early copy.
And since this is my mailing day, if I get the winners' addresses early, I can mail them today!
Ready. Set. Post!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Good Monday All-
How was your weekend? Did you do anything extraordinarily fun you want to share? Did you read any fabulous books last week that you want the world to read too?
I stayed quite busy with SWEET REVENGE. Dylan and I had several lengthy discussions and a few healthy arguments. I think the air is finally beginning to clear and we're developing a relationship we can both abide. (: What can I say, the man is an enigma!
Guess what! Only 8 days until LAST CHANCE releases. YaYaYaYaYaY!!! So excited to be able to share Lucas and McKenna's story with you. I've heard from several of you who won early copies of LAST CHANCE and have already read the book. So far, everyone seems to have really enjoyed it. Yay for that!
I'll be giving away several copies of LAST CHANCE this week, here on my blog, as well as my Facebook pages. There will be lots of CHANCEs to win! Stay tuned!
But for now, let's talk books. What did you read last week that you loved and want everyone to know about so they can enjoy a great read too? Let's add to our ever increasing TBR list!
Hope everyone has an incredibly wonderful, absolutely fabulous week!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Just a quick note to say hey and let you know I'm writing away on SWEET REVENGE. Dylan, bless his stoic, non-talkative soul, is going to get a good talking to this weekend. It's time for the man to give up and tell me what's going on with him. I plan to knock out some major pages in the next fews day, so I'll be off-line much of that time.
I hope everyone has had a fabulous week and that you're planning a wonderfully relaxing weekend.
Be sure to check back Monday morning for Recommend Monday. Will definitely want to know what great reads you had last week and what you want the world to read too.
I'll be giving away a few copies of LAST CHANCE next week, so stay tuned. And, in case you didn't know, LAST CHANCE will be released Tuesday, April 27. Eleven days to go! Can't wait to share Lucas and McKenna's story with everyone. Some of you won a copy last week and should be getting the book very soon. Yay!
Okay, that's it for me until Monday!
Have a safe and lovely weekend!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Good Morning All!
Hope you're having a fabulous week so far. Is the sun shining where you are? It's been glorious here.
I've been furiously writing away on SWEET REVENGE (Dylan is finally talking to me) and haven't had the CHANCE to check in as frequently as I would like. However, I thought since I just received a box of spanking, brand new, hot off the press shiny, colorful and beautiful LAST CHANCE copies, I'd give a couple of people a CHANCE to win one.
So how about it. Anyone want one LAST CHANCE?
If so, the first two people to post a comment with: "I WANT ONE LAST CHANCE" will win a signed copy. And since I'm headed to the post office in a bit, I'll be mailing it today. Two of you could have it for the weekend!
First two people to comment with those words wins!
Ready. Set. Post!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Good Monday All!
Did you have a fabulous week of reading last week? I've heard from several of you privately who found some great reads. I'm looking forward to learning what those books are. Always eager to add to my enormous TBR stack!
As for me, no reading but I did have some interesting conversations with several of my characters. Those strong, silent types are wonderful to read about but when writing about them, the silent part can be frustrating! This week, I'm going to concentrate on writing what I've learned about them. Wish me luck!
Guess what? LAST CHANCE will be released in 15 days! Hard to believe it's almost here. Seems like forever since SECOND CHANCE was released. I can't wait to finally share McKenna and Lucas's story with you. Hope you love them as much as I do!
Stay tuned because my author copies should be coming soon. I'm looking forward to giving away several when they do!
So tell us, what fantabulous books do you want the world to know about and read?
Okay, that's it for me. I'll stop in tonight and chat but now I'm going to buckle down and write like the wind>>>>>>>>>>>>
Friday, April 9, 2010
How has your week been? Mine has been busy with writing. SWEET REVENGE is finally coming together in my mind. Now I've just got to get it down! Have to say that Dylan Savage and I have had some awkward conversations. Talk about the strong, silent type! But now that he has seen the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, meaning his 'happy ever after', he's decided to open up a bit. Whew!
How's the heroine of SWEET REVENGE coming along? Actually considering her background, she's coming along much better than I anticipated. After what she's been through, she's the one I expected to be more difficult. Sigh. I guess it's only fair that my characters are torturing me since I have a tendency to torture them. However, in my defense, I do give them a happy ending. So you'd think they'd cut me some slack!
I know many of you are wondering exactly who this mysterious heroine is. Can't reveal her name yet, but soon, I promise!
So enough with my craziness. How about you? How was your week? What are you reading? Any fun plans for the weekend?
I'm hoping to get my author copies of LAST CHANCE very soon. And when I do, I'll have a quick contest. Can't wait for you all to read McKenna and Lucas's story so we can talk about them.
Okay, that's it for me. Going back into my LCR world and encouraging Dylan to open up a bit more. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! And don't forget to stop by Monday to share your great reads with us!
Monday, April 5, 2010
Was last week fabulous for you? I know mine was and I'm still smiling!
How was your weekend? Did you have a glorious Easter? Hunt eggs? I spent yesterday with my family and it was so much fun. Lots of laughter and too much food. My kind of lovely.
How about you? Did you read anything wonderful that you want to share with everyone?
As for me, I kind of cheated. On Thursday, I received my first copy of LAST CHANCE. It's absolutely gorgeous! And you guessed it--I read it again! And you know what? I loved it again! Yay!
So I'm recommending that in 22 days, you should grab a copy of LAST CHANCE. *snort* Okay, no throwing tomatoes at the author. Okay?
Tell us what fabulous books you read last week. And also, since this week has some great new releases, tell us what you're most looking forward to grabbing a copy of and reading.
I'm going to be writing most of the week. SWEET REVENGE is due in less than three months. Wow! This year has flown by! I've got to get cracking.
Hope you all have a wonderful week and I'm looking forward to hearing what you're recommending, what you're reading and anything else you want to share.
Have a marvelous Monday!
Friday, April 2, 2010
Did you have a good week? Get a lot of things accomplished? Read anything awesome? Get to absorb the warm sunshine and inhale the fragrant blooms of Spring?
I have to admit that my week has been absolutely amazing! Monday, I sold Thai rights to NO CHANCE, SECOND CHANCE and LAST CHANCE. Wednesday, I found out that SECOND CHANCE made the New York Times Bestselling extended list. And yesterday, two copies of LAST CHANCE were delivered to my door. Oh my, they're beautiful!
I feel as though I've won the lottery of good fortune, but have to give the credit to you all. Without readers buying SECOND CHANCE, making the NYT list would not have been possible. So thank you all so much for not only buying SECOND CHANCE but for telling others about my books. I've always said that I have the kindest and SWEETest readers in the world. And that has been proven over and over again.
I'm at the brink of starting a major writing event. SWEET REVENGE is due July 1 and I've allowed the excitement of new releases to distract me. Time to buckle down and learn more about Dylan Savage and the woman who will win his heart. I'm very excited about this book for a lot of different reasons and I can't wait to share Dylan's story with you.
What about you? What are your plans for the weekend? Do you plan a large Easter celebration? When we lived in Indiana, my husband would have an egg hunt for the neighborhood children. He loved doing that but since moving here, we never got back into the event. Most of the kids around here are older, so I may have to hide eggs just for him. He's definitely a kid at heart!
If you get the CHANCE, check in and tell us what you're up to this weekend and what you're reading. And don't forget to come back on Monday and tell us what fabulous books you want to recommend!
Have a fabulous day, a glorious weekend, and a Happy Easter!