Monday, August 30, 2010

Recommend Monday!

Good Monday Everyone!

Hope you had a fabulous week and weekend and that you're ready to share some great recommendations with us.

I'm still in the midst of SWEET REVENGE revisions but hope to finish up within the next couple of weeks. Once that's done, it's back to work on SWEET JUSTICE, which means no reading for a while. And oh my goodness, there are so many great books to be read. I happened to be in Books A Million Saturday and was unable to resist some of them. One that I'm really looking forward to is a new romantic suspense by Cynthia Eden. The first book in the series is Deadly Fear and it looks so good! Though I resisted temptation to read it, it's now on my TBRASAPWDID list (To be read as soon as possible when deadline is done). (: Don't you just love acronyms!

Thanks for the congrats here and on Facebook for the fabulous news about Cosmo magazine running an excerpt of LAST CHANCE in their December issue. I am so thrilled about this! As soon as I see it on bookstands, I'll let you know!

Okay, that's it for me this time. Gotta head back to the land of Dylan and Jamie. Even as much as these two characters have frustrated and worried me, I adore them and can't wait to share their story with you.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day. Looking forward to seeing your recommendations!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Way Cool News!

Hey Everyone!

Just dropping by to share some very exciting news. I just learned that an excerpt of LAST CHANCE will appear in the December issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine!

It goes on sale November 9, so be on the lookout!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Recommend Monday!

Hey Everyone!

So sorry to be late today. My Internet was down for several hours this morning but it finally got fixed and now I can't wait to hear your recommendations!

No recommends from me again this week. Revisions on SWEET REVENGE continue. Jamie and Dylan are coming along much better and I'm hoping to finish things up in the next week or so. Got to say that I'm really anxious to get back to SWEET JUSTICE and see what's going on with Honor and Seth. Last time I checked in on them, things were getting quite heated!

I do have news. My release dates for SWEET REVENGE and SWEET JUSTICE have been decided. My publisher is going with more time between releases, so no back to back releases this time, but I'm quite excited about how they'll be spread out. SWEET REVENGE will be a May 2011 release, SWEET JUSTICE will be released September 2011 and SWEET REWARD is scheduled for early 2012. So lots of SWEET stories to look forward to!

Once I've finished up with revisions, be on the lookout for some SWEET treats. It's been a while since I've had any contests and giveaways, so stay tuned!

Okay, that's it for me. I'm headed back to the land of Jamie and Dylan and a mean, evil, nasty villain.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week! Don't forget to tell us what we should be reading!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Recommend Monday!

Good Monday all!

How was your week last week? How about your weekend? I'm still in the midst of deep revision-land. The nice thing about being there is that chocolate is available 24/7--a staple when putting your characters through the wringer!

Didn't get any reading done last week because of the revisions, which is a major bummer for me. I had been enjoying reading at least one book a week but until these deadlines pass, I'll need to live vicariously through you all.

So tell us, what did you read last week that you're dying to recommend to others?

Sorry for the short and SWEET post, but my characters are screaming at me for keeping them in the dark. Gotta go let them out before they take over revision-land and eat up all the chocolate!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Recommend Monday!

Good Monday all! How did Monday get here so soon? I've heard of leap years, this was like a leap week. Okay, enough with the bad comedy. Now you know why I don't write funny books!

I returned from Orlando last Wednesday evening. Had an absolute blast at the RWA conference. The hotel was wonderful and started to feel like home. Amazing customer service! And the conference was wonderful too. Went to some great workshops and saw some of my absolute favorite authors, along with some new favorites. I also got the CHANCE to meet with my lovely editor and agent, went to some wonderful parties and even got to spend time with Kara, one of the original Reece's Peeces! She's as lovely, witty and warm as she is online. Needless to say, the 2010 RWA conference is one of my absolute favorite conferences ever!

And of course I had to take some extra days to spend with Mickey and friends. I went to Universal Studios, The Magic Kingdom and Epcot. My favorite thing was Soarin' at Epcot. What a wonderful experience! Also loved the fireworks and parade. Such fun places!

Now it's back to work for me. Have some major revisions to do on SWEET REVENGE! I had added a subplot that my editor and I decided to put in a later book, so I've cut 11,000 words from it. Yikes! However, Jamie and Dylan and their story is in tact. Their love story is both SWEET and emotional and I think you're going to fall in love with both of them! I know I did.

There have been some questions regarding the main characters for the SWEET trilogy, so I thought I'd give you a heads-up on what's coming. As you know, SWEET REVENGE features Dylan Savage and Jamie Kendrick who you met in LAST CHANCE.

SWEET JUSTICE will feature Honor Stone, the FBI agent from SECOND CHANCE. And the hero is Seth Cavanaugh, a man who broke her heart years ago. Yes, it's a reunion romance and man do they have the sizzle!

The characters in SWEET REWARD have been a bit of a dark secret. I wasn't sure how they would play out but unless something changes, my plan now is to write about Jared Livingston and Mia Ryker. You met Jared in LAST CHANCE and Mia was the first LCR operative that Noah fired. She's not been in any of the previous books but is a bit of an LCR legend. I've heard both of these characters in my head over the last few weeks and I'm already loving them. I know some of you may have questions regarding Jared, but there's not a lot I can tell you right now. Hopefully soon though. Thanks for your patience! (:

Those are the SWEET plans. However, remember that plans sometimes have a tendency to change, so if you're keeping a list, use a pencil for now!

Though my week was supremely busy, I did get a CHANCE to read a great book. A recommended read from Mary and several others. True Visions by Joyce Lamb was absolutely fantastic! Thank you, Mary, for the recommendation. I'm putting Joyce on my auto-buy list and am looking forward to the second book in this new trilogy. I had the opportunity to meet Joyce in Orlando and she is delightful!

Whew! That's enough from chatty me. How about you? How was your week last week and what great books did you read that you can't wait to recommend? BTW, once these revisions are done and I'm finished with SWEET JUSTICE too, I'm thinking we need to put together another list. Maybe your top twenty recommends for the year or something like that? Be thinking about it and we'll revisit it in a couple of months.

But now, tell us what you're recommending today.

Hope everyone has a SWEET week. Stay cool, have fun and read some good books!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Recommend Monday!

Good Monday!

Wow, what an exciting week I've had. Seeing so many wonderful authors together in one place was so inspiring! Can't wait to tell you some of the highlights. However, I'm still at Disney, taking a few days with friends and having a blast! When I get home, we'll talk!

How was your week and weekend? Did you do anything fabulous? Read anything so wonderful you can't wait to share? If so, please do share!

I haven't had the CHANCE to read this week. And now that I met with my editor and received my revisions for SWEET REVENGE, might be a few more weeks before I'm able to jump into another book. After the revisions are done and Jamie and Dylan are settled once more into their happy ever after, I'll need to get back to Seth and Honor and their SWEET JUSTICE. I left them at a precarious moment and I can't wait to see what they've been up to!

Hope everyone has a fabulous week and that you take some time to find a shady spot to curl up with a great read!

Happy Monday all!