Friday, October 7, 2011

Welcome Joyce Lamb!!!


Hi, Christy!

Thank you SO much for having me today!!! It’s a good day for romance, in my humble opinion. That’s because over at usatoday.com, there’s a brand-new blog devoted to the love of romance novels, the readers who read them and the writers who write them.

Happy Ever After will run lots and lots of book reviews, author interviews and other fun stuff. You can expect to see Christy’s name mentioned there a lot, too, cuz she just happens to be one of my favorite authors of ALL time. Not exaggerating.

I’m happy to report, too, that the woman in charge of this new blog is an award-winning romance novelist herself. That’s some pretty decent street cred, don’t you think? Oh, and that woman is me. : ) The best part is that we can all now be assured that this blog is about romance novel LOVE. No haters or "bodice ripper" rhetoric allowed.

Here’s a taste of what you’ll find at HEA:

Today, there’s an interview with Lavinia Kent, author of the new Regency romance WHAT A DUKE WANTS. Sample question:

HEA: What's the most interesting thing you've learned about the Regency period that you didn't already know?

Lavinia: “Much of what I found interesting was learning what didn’t happen. There is no evidence that dance cards existed during the Regency, or that heroines ever dampened their skirts to make them cling.”

She also talks about her love of the TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Real Housewives of New York, as well as other Housewives shows. It’s pretty entertaining, if I do say so myself. A review of WHAT A DUKE WANTS will appear at HEA next week.

You’ll also find a review today of this summer’s RITA award-winning Jill Shalvis’ new ANIMAL ATTRACTION. Review snippet: Jill’s “Animal series is a fun, light romantic read. Definitely a good way to spend a few hours with some sexy characters.” If you haven’t seen the cover of this book, prepare for an “ooohhh” and an “awwww.” An interview with Jill will run next week.

Later today, HEA will talk with Christy. Yes, Christy!!! And next week, we’ll run a review of her SWEET JUSTICE, followed shortly by a review of SWEET REVENGE. It’s going to be, well, SWEET.

There’ll also be a review today of the new paranormal romance by Virna DePaul, CHOSEN BY FATE. You do NOT want to miss this book. It’s complex, it’s gritty and it’s un-put-downable. An interview with Virna will follow next week.

Other author interviews and book reviews coming up in the next few weeks: Erin Quinn (HAUNTING EMBRACE), Jane Graves (HEARTSTRINGS AND DIAMOND RINGS), Ann Christopher (DEADLY DESIRES), Mariah Stewart (HOMETOWN GIRL), Shawn Lane (DEVOTEDLY HIS), Keri Arthur (DARKNESS UNBOUND), Desiree Holt (BEDROOM EYES) and Jenny B. Jones (THERE YOU’LL FIND ME) -- and that’s just in the next few weeks.

HEA has many, many more interviews and reviews on tap, such as a review of ANGEL OF DARKNESS by Cynthia Eden, HEART OF A KILLER by Jaci Burton, ALL THAT REMAINS by Janice Kay Davidson, READY FOR LOVE by Gwyneth Bolton, THE BAKER'S WIFE by Erin Healy and ... well, I could go on, but I'm sure you're eager to hop over to HEA to say hi. But before you go, you can leave a comment here and I'll choose two random commenters to win the first book in my True trilogy, TRUE VISION. Please remember to leave your e-mail address!

When you're done with that, here's where to find Happy Ever After: http://bit.ly/ouV32w. And you can find out more about the street cred of HEA’s mistress (that’s me!) at JoyceWrites.com.

Let the romance novel love begin.

20 comments:

Mary G said...

Good morning Christy & Joyce!

How fun to have you at one of my hangouts Joyce. I'm still on a high from yesterday's intro of the USAT blog and all the positive comments. I'm looking forward to Christy's interview & the reviews. Oh yeah I better get them written up lol. Have a wonderful day & of course, don't enter me. I already have all your awesome books.

Christy Reece said...

Welcome Joyce! I'm so excited about your USA Today blog! Having a positive voice for romance in such an influential venue is good news for all people who love romantic fiction.

And how awesome that you and Mary G will be working together!

Hey Mary! I'm super excited that you're on Joyce's team. With you and the other fabulous contributors on the team, the voice of romance just got lots SWEETer. (:

Have a great day here on the blog. I'll jump on Facebook and Twitter and let them know to come on over.

krisgils33 said...

Thanks, Joyce for the fun post. We must be twins, as I also LOVE Christy's books. :-)

Love the new blog! I'm already hooked!!!! The line-up is stellar.

I have your books already. :-)

REGINA ROSS said...

great post, a new blog for me to visit thats great news to me :)

reginamayross@gmail.com

LadyVampire2u said...

Thanks for directing me to this great new blog.

LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

Alison said...

Good Morning Christy & Joyce!

I'm so excited about the USAToday blog...I'm already hooked.

ShellyE said...

Good Morning Christy & Joyce! Joyce, your books were recommended to my by the gals at the Oreos & Romance Book Club -- I have 3 of them on my tbr shelves. I am really looking forward to reading the new HEA blog. I love your sense of humor, and think the blog will be a huge success!! I have True Vision, so please don't include me in the drawing. Thanks Christy for hosting this new to me author!!

Crystal said...

Good morning ladies!
Joyce it was such fun reading your post! I am looking forward to visiting the blog as often as possible. We must both have great taste because Christy is one of my absolute favorites too! Have a great day everyone!

cscott4_25@yahoo.com

Virna DePaul said...

Hi Christy. Great guest today! Joyce, I admire you so much! You're an amazing writer and you've started something wonderful with the HEA blog. Thank you and wishing you much success always!

Joyce Lamb said...

Hi, everyone!
Thanks tons for all the comments and support. I'm psyched as all get-out about Happy Ever After. Being an author myself, I know how tough it is to get positive -- intelligent! -- promotion, so I'm beyond thrilled to get to do this. And my employer, USA Today, is beyond awesome for letting me! Good luck on the giveaway! And thanks again, Christy, for hosting. You ROCK!
Joyce

oklanannie said...

Hi Christy and Joyce!

I just ♥ the new USA Today blog's name--"Happily Ever After"--perfect! Because who doesn't want their very own HEA? I stopped by yesterday and just loved the atmosphere and the exciting lineup of guests and reviews! Looking forward to my frequent visits to the new site.

That lovebug got ahold of me too! Christy is one of my all-time favorite authors and I love each and every one of her books. They are simply the best!!


oklanannie@yahoo.com

Gail said...

Hi Christy & Joyce, I have already added this websites to my "Favorites"list.I can't wait to read the books.

Jackie P said...

I am so excited about the new blog. I will be adding it to my dashboard!
As you probably know I love Christy's books too. :)

Don't enter me, Please. Mary G. got me hooked along time ago. At the moment we(mama Gayle & I)are waiting on the 3rd book in your series. Matter of fact I was telling her about your new blog and to remember to write down yours and Christy's books to pick-up in December. :)

Cathy M said...

I love romantic suspense with a paranormal twist, so thanks for the chance to read True Vision, Joyce.

Headed over to check out the new blog right now.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Na said...

I really like your new blog Joyce! It sounds like a great place to visit and to discover new authors and catch up on favourites. That's an HEA to me! I already have True Colors and will be digging into this soon and it would be even more awesome to read the first book in your series! Thank you for the chance :)

Cambonified (at) yahoo (dot) com

Jane said...

Hi Joyce,
Congrats on the new blog. Can't wait for "True Shot" to be released. No need to enter me in this giveaway.

Kara C said...

Hi Christy!
Hey Joyce!
What a way to start the weekend. A great author at a great author's blog! Talking about great books no less!
Looks like your new blog is getting all kinds of positive (and well deserved) attention, Joyce. Good luck with it. Can't wait for your next book!

Virginia said...

Oh another blog to visit love doing this. Love the cover of your book and it sounds really good. Also love Christy's books. Thanks for sharing with us today.

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Joyce Lamb said...

Howdy again!
Wow, what a wonderful crowd you get at your blog, Christy. Love the comments and the enthusiasm! I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Barbie Dream House she was wishing for. : ) And it came with not one but two GI Joes!
Have a great weekend!
Joyce

Joyce Lamb said...

Hi, everyone! Thanks again for all the great comments! HEA is off to a strong start. : )
And now for the important news: The winners of TRUE VISION are CathyM and Crystal!!! Woo hoo!!!
I'll contact you each separately to get your info.
Thanks, Christy, for hosting me. You rock!
Joyce