Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Fabulous Release Alert!!!
The fabulous Cynthia Eden's new book NEVER CRY WOLF is out today. And it looks so good!
Here's her website and Facebook page. She's having a release day party on her website with giveaways all day long!
Monday, June 27, 2011
Good Monday Everyone!
Hope you had a good week and weekend! Can't wait to hear what great books you're recommending today.
I'm in New York, arrived on Saturday afternoon. Flight was great and even arrived early! My only problem was I had to get up at 3:00 AM for a 6:30 take-off time, so I was a bit glaze-eyed by the time I made it to the hotel. The hotel is massive! And it's on Times Square where it seems things are happening 24/7. I've walked through it twice since I've been here and each time I marvel at all the craziness, zaniness and sometimes just plain weirdness. Such an interesting place and great fodder for future books!
SWEET REWARD is in the hands of my agent. Yayayayayay! My editor is on vacation and I'll send it to her when she returns. Though Jared and Mia took me on quite a ride, they came through at the end and oh my gosh, I love this book! Hope you will too!
So, my covers are up and aren't they fabulous? I couldn't be more thrilled. And the colors are wonderful too. I'm just so excited about them and can't wait to get some book marks made. I didn't get a chance to have any made for RWA but when I get back home, that'll be first on my agenda.
Next up is an excerpt of SWEET REVENGE. You guys have been so patient and I'm really hoping to have one up for you next week. I may post it early on Facebook, since I can do that myself. If I do, I'll let you know so you can come over and read it. Here's a hint on how the book starts: Remember in LAST CHANCE, we saw Jamie's rescue from the outside, with Lucas and McKenna? This time, we'll see it from Dylan's perspective as he goes in to rescue the future love of his life. You'll learn a lot about both of them in these short pages. Have I told you lately that I love this book? (:
Only 70 days away from the release of SWEET JUSTICE! It's been a long time coming, hasn't it? Don't forget, if you're on GoodReads, I'm giving away 3 copies there, so be sure to sign up!
Okay, that's it for me today. I'm in the midst of trying to finish up page proofs for SWEET REVENGE, which are due on Wednesday. And I'm meeting my agent for lunch and then will head over to the Random House offices. So love being about to finally meet people that I only get to talk to on the phone or through emails.
Hope you have a fabulous week! I'll be bringing back lots of books and stuff from the conference, so be prepared for contests and prizes in the next few months. Now, tell us what great books you read last week that you want us to read too.
Happy Monday all!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
New SWEET REVENGE cover!
Another SWEET treat for you! What do you think?
Monday, June 20, 2011
NO CHANCE for NO CHANCE (Ha!)
I've always wanted to use the title that way. (:
Thanks for your input here and via email. I'm going to go ahead and reschedule the NO CHANCE discussion to July 12. Hopefully by then Mia and Jared will have long reached their HEA and I'll have an opportunity to chat all day with you guys.
Will check back with you all after SWEET REWARD is finished. Ciao!
Good Monday Everyone!
Hope you had a spectacular week and weekend and that you read some fabulous books! Can't wait to hear about them. I'm getting my stack all ready to dive into as soon as my deadlines have been met.
Last week brought some interesting things, didn't it? What do you think about the cover for SWEET REWARD? Is he dreamy or what? I must say that taking a peek at the cover every few hours has helped me write Jared's story. And doubled the enjoyment too. (:
Also, I learned that the release date for SWEET JUSTICE had to be put back a week to September 6. It's only seven days, so it's not a huge delay and I will have a giveaway on August 30 just to SWEETen your day.
Oh, and I got a peek at the new cover for SWEET REVENGE. Oh. My. Stars. A shirtless Dylan Savage! Get ready for some more sighing! And the colors are amazing, as well as the background. I think you're going to love it too!
I'm still pounding away on SWEET REWARD. Just a few days to go before I have to send it in and I'm so grateful to Jared and Mia for finally revealing themselves to me. What can I tell you about their story? Just that Jared made me cry on the first page and Mia made me laugh throughout the book. I love these two together. Hope you will too.
Also, the page proofs for SWEET REVENGE are due in NY next week, so during the day time, I'm working with Mia and Jared and at night, I'm polishing up Dylan and Jamie's book. Gotta tell you, I've been having some SWEET dreams lately. (:
I'm debating with myself about whether or not to cancel the NO CHANCE discussion tomorrow. Since I'm running out of time, I'm concerned I won't be able to devote very much attention to the responses and I love talking to you guys about the LCR characters. What do you think? Should I delay it for couple of weeks or do you want me to post the blog so we can stay on schedule? If we delay it, I'm thinking about July 12 for it and July 26 for SECOND CHANCE. That'll get us back on schedule. What do you think?
I'm leaving for NYC on Saturday and planning a little fun and R&R before the wonderful craziness of the RWA convention begins. Again, if you're going to be at the convention, be sure to say hey. I'll be wearing a name tag!
Okay, that's it for me. I'm headed back to Paris where Mia and Jared are in the midst of danger and they don't know it. I may have to scream at them today. Depending upon what you all tell me, I'll post a note later today and let you know if we're postponing the NO CHANCE discussion or if it's still on.
Hope you have a wonderful Monday. Now, tell us what you read last week that you want others to read too!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
SWEET REWARD cover!
This just in! What do you think? I went with "Wow!" and "Yum!" What about you?
SWEET JUSTICE Release Date Change
Just popping in for a moment to give you a quick update. The release date for SWEET JUSTICE has changed to September 6, a week later than the original August 30 date. Some internal things inside my publishing house made this a necessity. And it's only one week's difference!
To make this news a little SWEETer for you, I'll plan a giveaway on August 30 anyway. How about that!
Okay, I'm headed back to the land of Mia and Jared. I left them in an extremely precarious situation. Wish us luck!
Monday, June 13, 2011
Good Monday All!
Hope you had a good week and weekend!
First of all, I want to apologize for being absent so much lately. Jared and Mia, realizing the urgency of the deadline and fearing that their HEA is in jeopardy, have been furiously speaking to me all week. Other than the occasional sticking my head up to say hi, I have been glued to my laptop. (Hibernation is so much more fun in the wintertime) And, since I'm only a few days from deadline, once again, this is a quick flyby. However, as soon as this baby is winging its way to New York, I promise I'll have some very SWEET treats for you. Your patience will be REWARDed! (:
I didn't get a final copy of the SWEET REWARD cover last week, as I'd hoped. If it comes this week, I promise to post it. Also, there will be a new cover for SWEET REVENGE. The one you see posted everywhere, including my website, is not the final one. So stay tuned for that too. And yes, as soon as the dust settles and deadlines are past, an excerpt of SWEET REVENGE will be posted. Promise!
I just found out that the page proofs for SWEET REVENGE will be here on Thursday. So in between assuring Mia and Jared that things really will work out for them, I need to do some final polish for Jamie and Dylan. There's never a dull moment with the LCR gang!
Don't forget we're still counting down to the release of SWEET JUSTICE with our monthly LCR discussions. Tuesday, June 21, we'll be chatting about NO CHANCE. Hope you're enjoying your reread of Gabe and Skylar's story. Can't wait to chat about these two characters, along with Kendra and the perverted and evil William!
Hard to believe that in two weeks I'll be in New York for the RWA conference. If you're going, I hope you'll say hey if you see me! I'll be at the literacy signing on Tuesday night. Come on by and chat. I'll have chocolate! (:
That's it for me. Again, thank you for your patience and understanding about my absence. Can't wait to catch up with you all once this year's LCR operatives finally settle down.
Now, what great books have you read that you want everyone to read too?
Happy Monday all!
Monday, June 6, 2011
Good Monday All!
Hope you had a good week last week and a fabulous weekend! Mine was most excellent. I spent a lot of time with Jared and Mia and found out so many things about these two. So glad they're finally ready to share with me. I was getting worried!
On Saturday, I attended the Heart of Dixie Readers Luncheon and got to see some of my favorite people. Kara, thank you for coming such a long way! It was so wonderful to see you again! And Tricia, so great to finally meet you! I also had the pleasure of meeting many new people. I so love romance readers!
Kerrelyn Sparks was the keynote speaker and did a fabulous job. One minute she had the audience in tears and the next, we were bursting out with laughter. I love those kinds of talks!
Also, there was a special tribute to the talented, lovely and much missed Beverly Barton. She was a founding member of the Heart of Dixie chapter and with her passing, a piece of that heart is definitely missing. And since Beverly enjoyed the sparkle, everyone was encouraged to wear tiaras or sparkly things in her honor.
It was a lovely day of remembrance and of celebration for both readers and authors. I also picked up several autographed books and as soon as my deadline is met, I'll be giving them away. So stay tuned!
This week is a critical time for Jared, Mia and myself, so I won't be online much. If you need to ask me a question, feel free to email me or message me on Facebook or Twitter. I'll respond as soon as I can.
Once I'm not under the deadline gun, I'll be sharing lots of things including the cover for SWEET REWARD (which is oh so very yummy) and an excerpt from SWEET REVENGE. So stay tuned for that too!
No recommends from me today, but I am excited about Karen Rose's You Belong To Me that comes out tomorrow and I did pick up Beg for Mercy, Jamie Alden's new romantic suspense, which looks awesome!
Okay, that's it for me as I head back into my writing cave. Hope you all have a wonderful week. Can't wait to hear what you're recommending today!