Do you know what a Blog Tour is? I sure didn't. Now I do.
Did you know there are thousands of book reviewers/bloggers out there? They amaze me, reading and reviewing at breakneck speed! They are the places to visit if you want input on what book to read next - or which one to avoid! So I'm on one this January for "Under the Same Sky" and I really hope you'll join me.
Jan 2-26: You Gotta Read Videos My book trailer will be in competition with others on the site - please vote for me!
Jan 4: Musings from the Slushpile
Jan 5: Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book
Jan 6: Kaki's Blog
Jan 7: Publishers Weekly: Beyond Her Book
My book trailer MIGHT be on here - it's a blogger from Publishers Weekly
Jan 9: RR@H Novel Thoughts & Book Talk
Jan 10: Burning.x.Impossibly.x.Bright
Jan 11: Good Books & Good Wine
Jan 12: Q&A Live on Goodreads Group "Nothing But Reading Challenges"
Jan 13: The Authonomy Blog (from Harper Collins)
Jan 14: The Goddess Blogs
Jan 14: Signing at The Tin Roof Cafe
Jan 16: Moonlight Gleam
Jan 17: The Crazy Bookworm
Jan 18: Lost for Words
Signing at Musquodoboit Harbour Library
Jan 19: Bookish
Jan 20: Night Owl Romance Blog
Jan 21: Darlene's Book Nook
Jan 23: Stitch - Read - Cook
Jan 24: Ramblings from a Chaotic Mind
Jan 25: Love to Read for Fun
Signing at Keshen Goodman Library in Halifax
Jan 26: Babbling About Books, and More
Jan 27: Authorial Moms
Jan 28: Once Upon A Chapter
So thrilled to read this review this morning. April on www.GoodBooksAndGoodWine.com compared it to "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon, and as many of you know, that was the book that inspired me to write!
Thank you, April!
I received a WONDERFUL present today from book reviewer,
The best part about a great present is sharing it,
so please click on her name so you can see why I'm so excited!
So that put me in the mood to give YOU a present ...
I'm giving away two signed copies of my debut novel,
"Under the Same Sky" on Goodreads!
Click on the little picture under here and enter to win!
Contest ends Jan 21, 2012.
The last six winners of the
12 BOOKS OF CHRISTMAS
(chosen by Random.org)
CONGRATULATIONS WINNERS and
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE
WHO JOINED MY PAGE ON FACEBOOK!
I'm putting together an e-newsletter - if you'd like to be on my list, please fill in the little box (top right!).
I won! I won! (and I didn't even know I had entered!)
I won an award! How cool is that? And it's not even for writing! Well, it kind of is, but not novels — blogs! That kind of fascinates me because I'm a terrible blog writer. Then again, I've tried a few in my past and maybe my friend, Tom, is referring to how different each attempt has been.
I'm hoping to keep up with this blog. I really am. I plan to write what it's like, having my dream come true with "Under the Same Sky", navigating like Alice through the Wonderland of publishing. I"m just probably the most disorganized person around, so while I promise to try, I can't promise to succeed. Your comments are encouraging, though!
So, over here is my writing blog. And right now I'm in the midst of giving away novels by bestselling authors. I think that's pretty great. Not my book, not yet, but these books sitting here beside me look awfully interesting. Check my earlier blog to find the titles of all the books.
Over there is my editing blog. That's where I have to do all the hard work, but work that I consider kind of fun, and definitely meaningful. Over there I try to help writers put a bit of sparkle into their work, giving techniques that I hope will help. And I try to keep them user-friendly, with as little use of grammatical terms as I can mention. Pop on over there if you're looking for some how-to advice. I take requests!
I did have another blog, but it's kind of faded into the background, so I'll skip over that. It was more of a mish mash, which maybe I should do on here.
My next step is to write a Newsletter because lots of people have requested one. So if anyone knows how I can put the little thingies in my newsletter, the "Subscribe Here" doo-dad and the little picture windows that link to facebook and twitter, I'd be REALLY interested in hearing from you!
I guess that's why I won this Versatility Award. A bit of everything. And I guess that's when my disorganization comes in handy. So would you like to contribute? Send me a topic, I'll see what I can do.
Thank you, Tom Kepler!
I have SIX more prezzies to hand out
... because we're on the final round of
The 12 BOOKS OF CHRISTMAS!
Ho Ho Ho!
The final six winners of the 12 BOOKS OF CHRISTMAS contest will be chosen (by Random.org) this Friday, December 16. All you have to do to enter is comment/follow my blog, "Like" my Facebook Page, "Follow" me on Twitter, "Share" me somewhere ... It's so easy!
So let's see what's under the tree today ...
Which one of these would YOU like to win this Friday?
by #1 NY Times Bestselling Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Live fast, fight hard and if you have to die then take as many of your enemies with you as you can. That is the Amazon credo and it was one Samia lived and died by. Now in contemporary New Orleans, the immortal Amazon warrior is about to learn that there’s a worse evil coming to slaughter mankind than she’s ever faced before.
Shapeshifter Dev Peltier has stood guard at the front of Sanctuary for almost two hundred years and in that time, he’s seen it all. Or so he thought. Now their enemies have discovered a new source of power- one that makes a mockery of anything faced to date.
The war is on and Dev and Sam are guarding ground zero. But in order to win, they will have to break the most cardinal of all rules and pray it doesn’t unravel the universe as we know it.
"Still The One"
by Robin Wells * AUTOGRAPHED COPY!
After Katie Charmaine's husband is killed in Iraq, all she has left is a closet full of his clothes, a few pictures, and fond memories. She not only lost her love, but her last chance to have the children she's always wanted. Until Zack Ferguson shows up in town . . . with the daughter Katie gave up for adoption nearly seventeen years ago.
Zack Ferguson has never forgotten Katie, or the one magical night they spent together. Seeing her again brings up a tidal wave of emotions: regret over the way he left her, anger at the secret she kept, and desire he hasn't felt in years. But he's in town for Gracie. Their daughter is sixteen, angry at the world, and-worst of all-pregnant. She needs the love of her two parents now more than ever. Can these three forgive the hurts of the past and open their hearts to each other?
"Ravishing in Red"
by NY Times Bestselling Author, Madeline Hunter
Audrianna Kelmsleigh is unattached, independent-and armed. Her adversary is Lord Sebastian Sommerhays. What they have in common is Audrianna's father, who died in a scandalous conspiracy-a deserved death in Sebastian's eyes.
Audrianna vows to clear her father's name, never expecting to fall in love with the man devoted to destroying it...
"The First Love Cookie Club"
by Lori Wilde
The townsfolk of Twilight, Texas, believe the legend, but not Sarah Collier - not since she was a pudgy teenager, running down the church aisle on Christmas Day in a jingle bell sweater and reindeer antlers, trying to stop Travis Walker from marrying someone else. She may be grown-up, slimmed-down, bestselling children's book author "Sadie Cool" now, but Sarah will never forget that day. And she'll never fall foolishly in love again!
But when a letter from a sick fan brings Sarah back to Twilight, she's shocked to discover that Travis is the little girl's father - unattached and hotter than ever. His smile still makes her melt, but Sarah knows that ship has sailed. Travis, however, might have different ideas.
"Follow My Lead"
by National Bestselling Author Kate Noble
Jason Cummings, Duke of Rayne is feeling the weight of his responsibilities - one of which is to get married. Being the most sought after bachelor in London can be trying, so who can blame him if he seeks refuge from the voracious hordes of young debutantes at the decidedly female-free Historical Society? Female-free, that is, until Winnifred Crane marches up to the door, demanding entrance.
Despite her prowess as a historian, Winn is denied membership the Society. So she daringly offers an unusual bargain: if she can prove the authenticity of a certain painting, she'll be granted recognition, fame, and respect. But to do that, she must go abroad. And to go abroad, she must have an escort, even a stubbornly unwilling one...
Jason has no desire to accompany Winn on her adventure across Europe, but even he is not immune to Winn's passion for her profession. As the journey proves more difficult than planned, they must work together to stay one step ahead of their rivals.... and the closer they get to the proof Winn seeks, the closer she and Jason become. But as their adventure turns dangerous, can Jason keep this headstrong bluestocking safe? And what will become of their growing bond when the adventure ends?
"A Secret Affair"
by NY Times Bestselling author, Mary Balogh
Born a commoner, Hannah Reid has been Duchess of Dunbarton since she was nineteen years old. Now her husband is dead and, more beautiful than ever at thirty, Hannah has her freedom at last. To the shock of a conventional friend, she announces her intention to take a lover—and not just any lover, but the most dangerous and delicious man in all of upper-class England: Constantine Huxtable. Constantine’s illegitimacy has denied him the title of earl, so now he denies himself nothing. Rumored to be living the easy life of a sensualist on his country estate, he always chooses recent widows for his short-lived affairs. Hannah will fit the bill nicely. But once these two passionate and scandalous figures find each other, they discover that it isn’t so easy to extricate oneself from the fires of desire—without getting singed.
The first six winners of the
12 BOOKS OF CHRISTMAS
1. Samantha Strowbridge-Dickens
2. Jodi Morel
3. Rolé Swiegers
4. Maureen Carol
5. Stef Mcd
6. Juanita Cooper Marshall
(chosen by Random.org)
Six more winners will be chosen
of six completely different books
on Friday December 16, 2011
Look at all these GOODIES!
The first six winners of the 12 BOOKS OF CHRISTMAS contest will be chosen (by Random.org) this Friday, December 9. All you have to do to enter is comment/follow my blog, "Like" my Facebook Page, "Follow" me on Twitter, "Share" me somewhere ... It's so easy!
Their marriage was arranged, but their desire was not...
After two years, Grayson Bridlington, The Earl of Hawkeswell, has located his missing bride Verity Thompson. Coerced into marrying Hawkeswell by her duplicitous cousin, Verity fled London for the countryside. Now, the couple must make the most of an arranged marriage-even if it means surrendering to their shared desire.
> Now a TNT Series: "Rizzoli & Isles"
It is a boiling hot Boston summer. Adding to the city’s woes is a series of shocking crimes, in which wealthy men are made to watch while their wives are brutalized. A sadistic demand that ends in abduction and death.
The pattern suggests one man: serial killer Warren Hoyt, recently removed from the city’s streets. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires. At least that’s what Detective Jane Rizzoli thinks. Forced again to confront the killer who scarred her—literally and figuratively—she is determined to finally end Hoyt’s awful influence . . . even if it means receiving more resistance from her all-male homicide squad.
But Rizzoli isn’t counting on the U.S. government’s sudden interest. Or on meeting Special Agent Gabriel Dean, who knows more than he will tell. Most of all, she isn’t counting on becoming a target herself, once Hoyt is suddenly free, joining his mysterious blood brother in a vicious vendetta.
Gillie is a fugitive, determined never to be bound again. Because of her special gift, her former captors intend to retrieve her-by any means necessary. Taye can't remember much about his past, but with a bounty hunter hounding them, he'll do anything to assure Gillie's safety and preserve her innocence...for himself.
A good girl can be bad for one night ... Bernadette Hogan doesn't make mistakes. Not when it comes to caring for her mother, and not at her job protecting Texas's most eligible--and infuriating--bachelor. Maybe that's why she's overcome with guilt after one tiny indiscretion: a passionate fling with her boss that's left her confused, intrigued...and pregnant.
but can a bad boy be good for a lifetime? To self-made millionaire Jeremy Bridges, women are like fine wine: if held for too long, they sour. But one wild night with Bernadette changed all that. She makes him laugh, she makes him think, and soon she's going to make him a father. For the first time, Jeremy wants to be a one-woman man. So how can he convince the fiercely independent Bernadette he's ready to change from partying playboy to dependable dad--and become the loving husband she deserves?
She was just an ordinary mortal . . . “You’re dead” is so not what Allie Watson wants to hear. Unfortunately, it explains a lot. Like the dark, angelically handsome man who ferried her to this strange, hidden land. The last thing she remembers is stepping off a curb in front of a crosstown bus. Now she’s surrounded by gorgeous fallen angels with an unsettling taste for blood—and they really don’t want her around. Not exactly how she pictured heaven.
. . . until death catapulted her into a seductive world she never imagined. Raziel is unsure why he rescued Allie from hellfire against Uriel’s orders, but she stirs in him a longing he hasn't felt in centuries. Now the Fallen are bracing for the divine wrath brought by his disobedience, and they blame Allie for the ferocious Nephilim clawing at the kingdom’s shrouded gates. Facing impossible odds at every turn, the two must work together to survive. Raziel will do anything to defend his spirited lover against the forces of darkness—because Allie may be the Fallen’s only salvation.
Yes, our town is way off the beaten path, but strange, wonderful miracles happen a lot around here. I've owned the Cut 'n' Curl beauty shop for years, and I've seen folks come for a visit, then stay for a lifetime. Take Jane-that pretty firecracker of a girl who just arrived in town. I would swear she's running from something. She came with only five dollars in her pocket but she's worked real hard to make a fresh start. She's turned my son Clay's life upside down without even realizing it.
And thank goodness for that! Ever since Clay left his country western band, he's played everything too safe. He needs to take a chance on Jane. Besides, the more he tries to keep his distance, the more he'll realize that he and Jane are singing the same tune. But I should quit ramblin' and go check on Millie's permanent wave. Next time you're in Last Chance, be sure to swing by. We've got hot rollers, free coffee, and the best gossip in town.
Be forewarned … this is a SHAMELESS PROMOTION so you’ll
“LIKE” my Facebook Fan Page,
“Join” my brand new blog, "What's Going On?",
“Follow” me on Twitter …
But most of all, BUY MY BOOK!
<rubbing my hands together with anticipation>
It's the ...
Thanks to my careful, lustful hoarding at the Romance Writers’ Convention in NYC last June,
I have a number of fantastic books to give away,
including two by the Queen of Regency Romance, NY Times bestselling author, Madeline Hunter
(who so generously wrote a recommendation on my cover!).
Through December, I’ll give away 12 books
(some of them autographed by their amazing authors).
6 WINNERS chosen Dec 9
6 WINNERS chosen Dec 16
All you have to do is “LIKE” my Facebook Fan Page or
leave a comment right here on my brand new blog.
I’ll add bonus entries if you:
“Share” this post on Facebook
Share this post online any other way
(send me the URL as proof - twitter, goodreads, your blog, whatever!)
and if you bring a friend, that’s worth TWO bonus points for you!
Contest closes December 15 at 11:59 PM CST
Winners will be chosen by Random.org and notified by me. I'll also post them so you can all see.