Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tuesday's Tidbits

Hey All-

What an amazing day I had yesterday. How can I love Dylan and Jamie more than I already do? I didn't think it was possible...yesterday they proved me wrong. I cannot wait for you to get to know these two stubborn, courageous and tortured people!

And though it's still not over (one chapter left), I see a bright and shining HEA on the horizon. Does it seem like I've been writing Dylan and Jamie's story forever? Don't answer that! Someday, I'll have to tell you the story behind the story of D&J.

A week or so ago, I got a sneak preview of the cover for SWEET REVENGE and it's looking dark, mysterious and oh, so sexy. They're tweaking it a bit and I'm hoping to see a new version sometime this week. I cannot wait to share it with you.

Once the deadlines have slowed down a bit, I want to do something a little different. I thought it'd be fun to take an LCR book a month, leading up to the release of SWEET JUSTICE, and talk about it. There will be spoilers, back story and little tidbits I've never shared before. Since we just finished up a discussion on Marie Force's blog for RESCUE ME, (thank you Marie and Hope!) I thought we'd start in April with RETURN TO ME, then RUN TO ME in May and so on. Then finish up with LAST CHANCE, right before the August 30 release. What do you all think?

Copyedits will be here soon for SWEET JUSTICE and that always means that a website excerpt is next. I'm hoping to post one around the first of April, so stay tuned for that.

Also, within the next couple of weeks, if not sooner, I'll post the back cover blurb for SWEET REVENGE. Every time I think about where this book went, I have to smile. Jamie and Dylan took it in a completely different direction than I originally intended. And wow, I'm so glad they did!

Soon, it will be time to start on SWEET REWARD, Jared Livingston and Mia Ryker's book. You'll get a strong glimpse of Jared in SWEET JUSTICE, and a good idea of his dark and mysterious past. I'm already loving this multi-layered man.

Okay, enough teasing for today. Thank you all for the great comments on the blog this past month. Got some fabulous recommends from you! And I was thrilled to see some new commenters on the blog yesterday. Welcome one and all! We're a friendly bunch, with lots of different personalities and interests, who share one wonderful obsession--books! So, thank you for joining us, your kind words and recommendations. I sincerely hope you put Recommend Monday on your weekly agenda.

Congrats to Sarah, the winner of the $25 Books-A-Million gift card! Sarah, if you'll email me your mailing address, I'll send it out to you.

Stay tuned for more giveaways in the next few months as we head toward a SWEET SWEET release day!

Happy Tuesday All!


Christi said...

I absolutely LOVE the idea of revisiting all the books leading up to the release. Count me in!!! I cannot wait to read Dylan and Jamie's book after the glimpses that you have given us of the troubles they have thrown at you. It sounds awesome!!! smiles....

Alison said...

Love the idea of revisiting your books!

Congrats Sarah...Happy Shopping!

Crystal (cmac) said...

I love the idea of revisiting the LCR gang book by book too! Wonderful idea! It is so exciting to read all your news! I can't wait for August to get here. What a great way to spend my birthday month!!

Congratulations Sarah!!

oklanannie said...

Congrats to Sarah! Enjoy!!!

Christy - I love your SWEET idea of revisiting each book and the LCR gang! I'm always ready and willing to talk LAST CHANCE RESCUE!! It will be fun as we countdown to SWEET JUSTICE, SWEET REVENGE and SWEET REWARD! Can't wait for all the new SWEET info coming our way!!!

Unknown said...

Thank you thank you thank!

Hope said...

•*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆ I smell a RE-READ coming...this is going to be a lot of fun, getting to revisit all of my past boyfriends...•*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆

oklanannie said...

Hope - I love all your fancy touches to your posts!!! They make me smile!

Crystal (cmac) said...

Hope is showing off again..... lol

Elke said...

What a great idea,Christy. Iam sure we will have many interesting discussions about LCR and the awesome characters there.
Its good to hear that there are some more sneaks coming,too. Looking forward to it. And I would really love to hear the story behind the story of D &J.


Kara C said...

Lots of LCR SWEET treats to look forward to. And a group reread of the stories? BRILLIANT!

Christy Reece said...

Yay! So glad to see so many on board for an LCR monthly book discussion. And for those who haven't had a chance to read RESCUE ME or talk about it, we can incorporate some of that in the RETURN TO ME discussion.

Will announce dates soon. But your assignment (If you choose to take it) is to read or reread both RESCUE ME and RETURN TO ME and be ready to chat by mid April! And hey, there may be prizes too!

Love and hugs to all!

Heather D said...

First of all I have to say that I just LOVE the name Mia Ryker! She sounds really tough. I cant wait to read her story.

I also love the idea of looking back at the books. It will be fun to get back in to the LCR stories and work up to the release of the new books. Im so excited!!!

Christy Reece said...

Thanks, Heather! I love the name Mia Ryker too. I'm looking forward to getting to know her better. From what I know about her already, she's one tough cookie. (:

And glad you like the idea of revisiting the LCR books. We're going to have fun!