Monday, August 26, 2013

Recommend Monday

Good Monday All!

Hope you had a great weekend filled with some fabulous reads.

I spent the first part of last week in Mexico and Virginia and the second part in Houston, Texas. It was a wonderful week filled with fascinating characters and I loved it. So please forgive the shortness of this post. I'm headed back to Houston today and I think I'll be in Dallas this afternoon. Who knows where I'll be later this week. :) My characters are moving fast and I don't want them to leave without me.

So tell us, what fabulous books did you read last week?

Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Workplace Wednesday

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I'm over at the talented and prolific Norah Wilson's Workplace Wednesday's blog today sharing photos of my office, talking about my writing life, and giving away books. Come chat with me!

Work Place Wednesday

Monday, August 19, 2013

Recommend Monday with a Twist

Hey Everyone!

How was your weekend? Are you excited about the new week? I am! Monday offers so many possibilities for good things to happen! :)

Last week was home project week and though we didn't accomplish everything we set out to do, we are close to being ready for company. My mom's got a BIG birthday coming up in a couple of weeks. She's coming to visit for a few days and we plan to wine and dine her silly. Looking forward to lots of fun times ahead.

This week it's back to NOTHING TO LOSE with Kennedy and Nick. Can't wait to see what they're up to! I also plan to spend some time with Sabrina and Declan in RUNNING ON EMPTY. Last time I checked in with them, something explosive was about to happen! Hope everyone is all right!

Don't forget that my publisher is giving away 50 copies of MIDNIGHT LIES. Only 11 days left to enter. Midnight Lies Goodreads Giveaway

Also, I noticed that Night Owl Reviews is giving away 20 copies. The deadline is August 23, so be sure to hurry over there and enter! Night Owl Reviews Midnight Lies Giveaway

Here's something super fun. On Wednesday I'll be over at the awesome Norah Wilson's site for Workplace Wednesday where I'll be sharing photos of my office, along with a few other things. I'll also be giving away a signed copy of MIDNIGHT SECRETS and a digital copy of CHANCES ARE. As soon as I have the link, I'll pop on and give it to you. Hope to see everyone there.

Okay, last week I issued a challenge. Not only do I want us to share our favorite reads from last week but also give us your top ten, fifteen, twenty, etc. from your TBR list. It'll be a great way to share even more recommends. And if some of them haven't been released yet, no worries. A few of us might not know that a book is coming out so you'll be helping us out.

My recommend this week is The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders. It was a very different read for me but a delightful surprise. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

As for my top ten books I'm looking forward to reading soon? Here goes:

Once Burned by Susan Vaughan
Profile of Evil by Alexa Grace
Whiskey Rebellion by Liliana Hart
She Can Tell by Melinda Leigh
Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti
Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder
On Dublin Street by Samantha Young
Every Breath She Takes by Norah Wilson
Hidden by Kendra Elliot
Watch Your Back by Karen Rose (releases February 4, 2014)

So that's my 'up next' list. What about you? And what were your favorite reads from last week?

Have a great week everyone!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Recommend Monday

Good Monday All!

Hope you had a fabulous weekend filled with some great reads. Are you keeping a list like I am? When I'm on deadline I don't have the time to read as much as I want but I have an ongoing list that I'm continually adding to, so when I do have the time, I know what to go looking for. In fact, that just gave me an idea! If you do have a list, why don't we share them? We can swap, like recipes! Next week, come prepared to give us your top 5, 10, 15... Or however many you want to share. It'll be fun to compare!

Last week I wrote a little less that I had hoped but I am still very happy with my results. I have a cover for NOTHING TO LOSE. Yay! My cover goal for this series is to have a consistency the LCR series didn't have. Each book will have a different cover but there will be similarities so a reader can see immediately that it's a Grey Justice novel. I love the first cover! Can't wait to share with you. Stay tuned!

So excited that Publishers Weekly reviewed MIDNIGHT LIES and gave it a wonderful review, saying: "This is a fine example of romantic suspense, with an alpha hero who has a sensitive side, a tough and feisty heroine who sometimes acts like a damsel waiting to be swept off her feet, and plenty of twists and turns. Fans of the genre will be well pleased."

Don't forget that if you're on Goodreads and in the U.S., my publisher is giving away 50 copies. Deadline is 8/31, so enter soon! Midnight Lies Goodreads Giveaway 

This week hubby and I are concentrating on some home projects we've been putting off. Probably won't get a lot of writing done but I have a feeling my characters will continue to talk with me. To that end, I'm carrying a notebook around with me so I won't miss a thing! Then next week I'll give full concentration to Kennedy and Nick. When I reach 50,000 words, I'll share another excerpt with you!

Okay, that's it for me. Next week, be sure to come prepared to share your TBR list. It'll be fun to see what everyone's looking forward to reading. But for now, tell us what you read last week that you loved.

Have a great week all!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Recommend Monday

Happy Monday Everyone!

Can you believe it's August already? This year has zipped by like a comet on a mission!

Did you read anything great last week? Can't wait to hear about it.

Now for some news. Putting on my Ella Grace hat for a moment to let you know that my publisher is giving away 50 copies of MIDNIGHT LIES over on Goodreads. (U.S. residents only) Be sure to enter soon as I think the deadline is 8/31. Here's the link: Midnight Lies Goodreads giveaway

Also, I'll be having some giveaways on my Ella Grace site soon, leading up to the release of MIDNIGHT LIES on September 24. Lots of books, gift cards, and a few surprises. Stay tuned!

Last week, on my Facebook page, I shared an excerpt of both NOTHING TO LOSE and RUNNING ON EMPTY, A Last Chance Rescue Novel. I don't think I posted the link for the LCR novel, so here it is. Let me know what you think. (It's the top post. And please ignore the typos!) Running On Empty excerpt

This past weekend, I filled out the art sheet for two books. I'm going to change the cover for CHANCES ARE in preparation for the upcoming LCR books as I want them all to have the same sort of look. If you love the current CHANCES ARE cover and haven't purchased it yet, be sure to do so within the next few weeks. Also, I'm preparing to choose the cover for the first book in my new series. I'm so excited about these two series and the plans I have for them. Can't wait to share more soon!

As you know, last Thursday, SWEET JUSTICE released in the UK. Congratulations to Lisa Parker and Ashely (who entered from the Goodread's blog link). Ladies, I'll be in touch with both of you on prize delivery.

No recommends from me today. I am about to dive into a new book that I believe will be a recommend. Hope to share it with you next week.

Okay, that's it for me today. I'm headed to Dallas to see what's up with Kennedy and Nick.

Have a great week all. Now tell us what we should be reading!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Happy UK Release Day for SWEET JUSTICE!

Hey Everyone!

Today Honor and Seth's story is released in the UK. Yay! And take a look at this gorgeous cover! To celebrate, I'm giving away two signed copies. All you need to do is comment here with 'I want SWEET JUSTICE' and your email address.

Winner will be announced on the August 5 Recommend Monday blog.

Happy Reading!

The seventh novel in New York Times bestselling author Christy Reece's addictive Last Chance Rescue series of sexy suspense and thrilling adventure.

Honor Stone is a young, idealistic FBI agent when her path collides with Seth Cavanaugh. For a girl who has never walked on the wild side, the dark and dangerous Seth is a temptation she can't refuse. But then Seth walks out the door and out of her life.

Five years later, Honor is an operative with the elite Last Chance Rescue organization and Seth is a desperate ex-cop searching for his missing niece - one of many young women who have mysteriously vanished from college campuses. Going undercover, Honor will attract the maniacal cult leader behind the kidnappings and find a way to work with Seth. 

Seth knows he had all the right reasons for the wrong he did five years ago. And from the moment he sees her - and takes her in his arms again - this former undercover man will risk everything for one more chance with Honor.