Monday, January 28, 2013
Good Monday All!
Hope you had a great weekend and you're planning on recommending some fabulous books to us.
I'm making this blog short and sweet today. Got lots to do on CHANCES ARE. I think Jake, Angela and I have finally hit our stride and we're headed for the home stretch. This might be the longest novella in novella history but I'm hoping to see the end this week--or at least a reasonable facsimile.
So tell us, what great books did you read last week that we should be reading, too?
Have a great week everyone. And I really, really hope that very very soon I'll be sharing all of CHANCES ARE with you. Wish us luck!
Monday, January 21, 2013
Good Monday All!
Hope you had a good weekend. After almost two solid weeks of rain and clouds, our weather here has turned lovely--sunny and 60ish--which makes me ache for Springtime. However, I do hope we get a few more frigid days. Is there anything better than curling up with a good book in front of a roaring fire? LOL Okay, there are a few things that are better but that's right up there, don't you think?
Last week was a pivotal week for Jake and Angela. Hearts were broken, lives were in danger, villains ran rampant. This week I'm hoping for some healing for Jake and Angela and a major comeuppance for one very nasty villain.
As I mentioned on Facebook, CHANCES ARE is over 42,000 words and still going strong, which means it's going to be much longer that a typical novella. Hope that's okay with everyone! I have to write until the end and so far, I haven't seen it! (:
I have a recommendation! Last week I read a book that's been on my shelf forever by new to me author JT Ellison. 14, A Taylor Jackson novel. I enjoyed it and definitely want to read more. It's not the first book in the series but I don't think it inhibited the story at all. Not a lot of romance but still a wonderful hero and heroine to root for. And not too gritty for those who shy away from heavy suspense books. A good, solid read!
I was excited to see that Ella Grace's MIDNIGHT LIES is now up for pre-order. Only on Amazon so far and just the paperback. When the eBook and B&N's buttons go up, I'll post those links. Here's the Amazon link: MIDNIGHT LIES.
Do you have a favorite comfort food? If so, be sure to come by Ella's Midnight Tales blog on Friday where Faye of Faye's Diner will be sharing one of her favorite comfort food recipes. I have a couple of ARCs of MIDNIGHT SECRETS up for grabs.
Okay, that's it for me. I'm headed to London today where I'm going to do my best to fix things between Jake and Angela. Wish me luck!
Now, tell us what we should be reading!
Monday, January 14, 2013
Good Monday Everyone!
Hope you had a good week and found some fabulous reads to tell us about. It's rainy and cloudy here in Bama...seems like forever since we've seen the sun. However, days like this are great for writing and reading. Curling up with a cup of hot tea and a good book is the perfect prescription for a rainy day, don't you think?
I've been concentrating hard on CHANCES ARE, hoping to get it finished soon so I can get it out to you. Because of that, I'm behind on emails and mailings. Hope to get those taken care of this week, so if I owe you a response or a package, be patient, they're coming!
Lots of exciting things are coming up over the next few months. With nine LCR books being released in the UK, one each month, there are going to be lots of opportunities to win a signed LCR book with it's hot new cover. Another thing I love about these books is that they're trade paperback size, which definitely enhances those sexy covers. If you're in the UK, all the books are up for order or pre-order on both paperback and eBook.
If you're on Goodreads and in the U.S., I have exciting news. My publisher is giving away 100 AREs of MIDNIGHT SECRETS, Ella Grace's first book in the Wildefire series. Here's the link to enter: MIDNIGHT SECRETS Goodreads giveaway
Last week I received paperback ARCs of MIDNIGHT SECRETS. Be sure to come over to the Ella Grace blog tomorrow for a chance to win a signed ARC. I'm still sighing over the beautiful and yummy cover!
I'm trying to keep my promise of reading more this year and so I have a recommend. I recently read Jill Sorenson's Aftershock and really enjoyed it. Very edge of the seat reading! I think this is the first book in a new series and I'm excited to read the other two when they're released.
Okay, I'm headed back to London to see what Jake and Angela have gotten themselves into. So glad it's winter there because they're definitely heating things up!
Have a great week everyone. Can't wait to hear about your recommended reads. And don't forget to come see me tomorrow on my Ella Grace blog for a MIDNIGHT SECRETS giveaway!
Monday, January 7, 2013
Recommend Monday and Winners!
Good Monday All
Hope you had a good weekend. I was still in holiday mode. Were you? With a holiday in the middle of the week, it's hard to finish it off like a regular week. For me, the new year officially begins today. So, HAPPY NEW YEAR! (:
I'm looking forward to hearing about your great reads from last week. One of my goals is to read more this year. Hearing your recommends each week will definitely help me reach that goal.
Writing has been a bit sporadic the last few months but I am planning a major writing binge over the next couple of weeks. CHANCES ARE is coming along a little slower than I'd planned but we're getting there. Promise!
Congrats to Alison and Tara for winning signed copies of the UK release of RESCUE ME. And stay tuned for another chance to win. RETURN TO ME, which releases in the UK on February 14, has a sexy new cover, too. Will show it to you soon. And RUN TO ME... *swoon*
As you know, Recommend Monday has been running a contest since October. I went through all the recommends last night and wow, there were hundreds of them. Thank you all for participating and helping us find out about those wonderful books.
And now, drum roll please. The Recommend Monday contest winners are:
Kindle Fire HD: KC
Signed copy of the entire LCR series: CrystalGB
$25 Barnes and Noble gift card: Jennifer V
Congrats, ladies! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can chat about delivery of your prize!
Okay, that's it for me. I'm headed to London and Paris to spend a little time with Jake and Angela. Hope you have an absolutely fabulous week. Now, tell us what we should be reading!
Thursday, January 3, 2013
RESCUE ME Release!
Hey, it's me again! Look what just came out in the UK today. Isn't the new cover yummy? My lovely UK publisher, Eternal Romance, sent me several paperback copies and I'd love to give away a couple.
If you'd like to win a signed copy, enter by commenting with your name and email address. I'll announce the two winners tomorrow. Good luck!
And if you'd like to order a copy, here's the Amazon link: RESCUE ME
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Happy New Year!!!
Hey Everybody! Hope you had a fabulous Christmas and your new year has started off spectacularly. So sorry to be MIA lately. Went away for the holidays. Though I'm back, I'm delaying announcing the winner of prizes once again. Sorry it's taking me so long but I came back to over 400 emails and messages and I'm slogging my way through them as fast as possible. The good news is, you can leave a recommendation right here on this blog so you can have one more entry. And I promise, Monday morning, on our regular Recommend Monday, the winners will be announced. Woohoo!
Till then, hope you're reading some fabulous books. Talk to you soon!