Monday, July 30, 2012
Good Monday Everyone!
I hope you had a good weekend. The weather is still steamy here but I have hope for relief soon. My mom said someone predicted that October will be as hot as August. I refuse to believe that prediction. It just can be true! LOL Hubby thinks it's funny that I'm complaining about the heat because I'm usually reveling in it. But enough's enough. Right?
So many good things happened last week that I want to share with you. First, I was so thrilled and honored that SWEET JUSTICE won the KOD chapter's Daphne contest for Best Single Title Romantic Suspense! I was thrilled to final and be among some of my favorite authors, but to win? Wow, I'm just over the moon! So happy for Seth, Honor and the whole LCR gang!
Also I received the back cover copy for MIDNIGHT SECRETS. Here it is, let me know what you think!
AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT, THE HEAT BEGINS
a hot southern night, with a storm on the horizon, a family is
shattered. Three beautiful daughters—Savannah, Samantha, and Sabrina
Wilde—go on with their lives, each significantly changed, as they bear
the memory of the murder-suicide that killed their parents. For years,
they have stayed away from Midnight, Alabama. Until Midnight calls them
Savannah is the first one back, when a grueling
case in Nashville leads the young prosecutor to seek shelter in the
quiet of the once grand Wilde mansion. But when she finds letters
casting doubt on her family’s dark, shameful past, she realizes that
peace in Midnight is a shallow façade and sinister secrets lurk beneath
the surface. Zach Tanner, once the town’s bad boy, is now the new
police chief and still has a wild hold over her. Zach can feel it, too,
but he hurt Savannah once. As teenagers, they broke every rule
together. Now it’s his job to keep her safe, even though he isn’t sure
who her enemies are, or which ones might be his own. All he knows is
that they have only each other to face dangers they can’t see coming.
And to make things even more cheery, both MIDNIGHT LIES and CHANCES ARE are coming along nicely. I'm only in the early stages of MIDNIGHT LIES, by my hero and heroine, Quinn Braddock and Samantha Wilde, are experiencing some major angst already. Love it! (:
Also, in CHANCES ARE, not only did we decide to return to a London setting for the story, Jake Mallory and Angela Delvecchio are heating up the pages. And I love that several LCR operatives have made an appearance. So far, I've seen Noah, Eden, Jordan, Ethan, Shea and Aidan. Oh, and Sabrina Fox, who you met briefly in SWEET REVENGE, is involved too. In fact, she's given me some signals that she's wanting her own story. Yay!
As you know, the RWA National Convention was last week and I'm so glad I was busy since I was in serious envy and major regret for not going. Saturday night was the Rita and Golden Heart ceremony, which is like the Academy Awards for romance writers. Here's a link to the list of winners. The first names on the list are the Golden Heart winners, which are some of the future stars of the romance genre. Scroll down to the Rita award winners and get some fabulous recommendations! http://www.rwa.org/cs/2012RITAGH
Okay, that's it for me. I'm headed back to Midnight, Alabama for a few hours and then will fly to London for a quickie. (:
Hope you all have a marvelous Monday. Can't wait to hear your recommendations!
Friday, July 27, 2012
SWEET JUSTICE is a Winner!
Just wanted to pop on and share some fabulous news with you. SWEET JUSTICE is the winner of the KOD Daphne du Maurier contest for Best Single Title Romantic Suspense! Woohoo! The competition was incredibly fierce and I'm so thrilled to have won! Yay for Seth and Honor!
I'm going to celebrate our win with chocolates as I write a few more pages on CHANCES ARE and MIDNIGHT LIES.
Have a fabulous weekend. Hope to see you back here for Recommend Monday!
Monday, July 23, 2012
Good Monday All!
I hope you had a good weekend. After the tragedy and horror in Aurora, it seems escaping into a good book is even more enticing, especially one with a happy-ever-after ending. I hope you were able to do that. My heart grieves and aches for the victims.
Did you get a chance to see the cover for MIDNIGHT SECRETS? What did you think? I'm still trying to figure out how to get a life sized poster for my office and my hubby is still trying to figure out how they took this picture of him without him knowing it. (: I'm so happy the cover depicts the sexy, drool-worthy hero that is Zach Tanner. Can't wait for you all to meet him. Didn't get to see the cover? You can see it in the blog post before this one or check it out here on my Ella Grace Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=362765027126615&set=a.362765020459949.78084.347027175367067&type=1&theater
This week is the RWA National Convention in Anaheim, California. I made the decision a few months ago that I wouldn't attend this year. I knew when the time came, I would have serious regret and of course I am. I love the energy and dynamics created by hundreds of people gathering to share, learn, and celebrate the many facets of the romance genre. I'll probably miss the literacy signing most of all. Meeting readers is one of the most enjoyable aspects of being an author. I'm definitely attending next year. It's in Atlanta, which is only two hours from me. So nice not to have to fly!
As you know, I've been having monthly LCR book discussions over on the Last Chance Rescue Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/LastChanceRescuebooksbychristyreece?ref=hl If you get a chance, drop by on Friday, July 27, where I'll be discussing the characters, story and 'oh my gosh' surprise moments of NO CHANCE.
What books did you read and love last week? I'm holding off reading
anything new for a few more weeks. I really need to concentrate on my
characters and storylines and don't like to blur my thinking. However,
once I'm ready to read again, I'm definitely going to have a stack
higher than my house. Man oh man there are some great books out there.
Okay, that's it for me this week. I hope you have a fabulous one. Now tell us what great books we should be reading!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Hope you're having a fabulous week. And if you're not, take comfort that it's half over!
You may notice I've made some changes to my website. Let me know what you think. Are you seeing what you need to see? Is it easy to navigate? I've also added some new information, so if you're familiar with my website already, I hope you'll take some time to read through it again.
You'll see I put up a link to my Ella Grace website. It's not live yet but I hope to have it up within the next month or so. I'll be sure to let you know when it's ready to view.
I forgot to mention that MIDNIGHT SECRETS is up for pre-order on Amazon. Just the paperback so far, but the Kindle pre-order should be up soon, along with other sites such as Barnes and Noble. I'll put up the links as they become available. Pre-orders are gold and most sincerely appreciated! Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0345538366/?tag=publishmarket-20
And now, as promised, here's the sigh-inducing, drool-worthy cover for MIDNIGHT SECRETS. Do you like?
Monday, July 16, 2012
Good Monday All!
Hope you had a good week and weekend! Can't wait to hear your recommended reads and/or movie recs. Oh, and did you know yesterday was national ice cream day? Did you celebrate with a scoop? I certainly did! Vanilla with chocolate sauce. Yum!
Last week was a busy one for me. My LCR novella, CHANCES ARE, is finally coming together. Jake and Angela decided to stay in Paris, France, for which I'm relieved. Now the story is taking off!
Also, got the go-ahead to share the cover for my Ella Grace title, MIDNIGHT SECRETS. Stay tuned because I'll pop back on this week and share it with you. Prepare yourself for some major hotness!
Since I need to spend most of my time in Paris, with a few side trips to Midnight, Alabama for the second book, MIDNIGHT LIES, I won't be online much. If you need to get in touch with me or ask me a question, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once I get more into both stories, I'll share some lines and excerpts with you. Also, stay tuned for some changes to my Christy Reece website and be on the lookout for the new Ella Grace website. Lots of exciting things coming up!
I'm in the midst of reading Joyce Lamb's Flash Heat and thoroughly enjoying it.
That's it for me. What about you? What are you recommending today?
Have a great week everyone!
Monday, July 9, 2012
Good Monday All!
Hope you had a productive week, a fun-filled weekend, and you're ready to recommend some great reads and/or movies.
No recommends for me this week. I did read a couple of books but can't say either of them made me glad I read them. Hate it when that happens. I did purchase Jill Shalvis' Forever and a Day and Pamela Clare's Defiant, so I definitely have some good reads to look forward to, when I have the time.
Last week, in CHANCES ARE, Jake and Angela led me on a wild goose chase. We went from Paris, to London to Tennessee. LOL They can't decide where this story should take place. We finally ruled out London since the Olympics would impede the case they're working. I think we're back in Paris today and will hopefully stay there.
In between trips to Paris and London, I've been working on MIDNIGHT LIES. The second book in the Ella Grace series. I cried twice while writing the outline so beware of some strong emotions in those books. (:
I'm still having Internet problems, so probably won't be online much this week. I'm hoping to get it fixed soon. Fingers crossed!
So what about you? What have you read that you loved? Did you see any fabulous movies you want to recommend? I admit, I really want to see Magic Mike. Did anyone see it yet? If so, is it a good story too or just full of beautiful men?
That's it for me. I'm headed to Paris for a while and then need to return to Midnight, Alabama where the only thing cooling down there is the weather.
Have a fabulous week everyone!
Monday, July 2, 2012
Good Monday All!
So sorry I'm late on the blog. I've been having major Internet troubles for the past week and then yesterday, I lost it completely. I now have a temporary fix but who knows how long it will last. Isn't technology wonderful, as long as it works?
How was your week and weekend? Do anything fun, read anything fabulous, watch any great movies? Here's your place to share or brag.
Wasn't it a scorcher of a weekend? I think the highest temperature we reached was 104 but man on man, that's just way too hot for me. I stayed inside and was so grateful for the air conditioning. I know some of you were in the storm's path and I hope you'll check in and and let us know you're safe. Others had hotter weather than we did in Alabama and some even lost power. Can't imagine how miserable that was. Hope everyone is cool and safe this Monday.
Last week I did a bit of writing, reading, and more catch up work. Angela and Jake went quiet on me for a couple of days and I was about to panic. Thankfully it looks like they're back and we're ready to roll again. Whew!
Nothing new on the reading front. I am rereading several of my LCR books to get me back into an LCR frame of mind. So, if you haven't read the series, it's one I highly recommend. (:
Okay, that's it for me. I figure I'd better not push my luck with this Internet issue. I'll try to pop back on later this week and say hey. Stay cool and safe. And for those in the US, have an absolutely fabulous 4th of July!
Now, tell us what great books we should be reading.