Spotlight On The Bargain

Well, here we go!  The Bargain is due to be officially released one week from today (if I did the math right), so thanks to some other bloggers, this week I’m doing some book promoting.

Today, Melinda Dozier is kindly hosting me on her own blog, Flirting With Romance, and in addition to doing a spotlight on my newest book, she also included an interview.  (Thanks, Melinda!)  Check it out here, and then take a tour of the rest of her site and check out her books, including her own latest release, Breaking The Rules.

Oh, and if you leave a comment on Melinda’s site after my guest spot, you are eligible to win a FREE CAR!!!  Just kidding.  Seriously, I can’t afford that unless we’re talking Tonka.  But you could win a Kindle copy of The Bargain, so that’s not bad…

Have a lovely day!

Annnnd…We’re Off!

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Well, my second book, The Bargain, is going to be released in a couple of weeks, and it’s time for me to start gearing up for it.  By gearing up I mean both promoting the book on other web sites and also eating lots of ice cream, because my nerves will be humming.  Ice cream is very soothing for distraught nerves.  Really.  If your doctor claims otherwise, I suggest you get a new doctor.

To start things off, Cerian at The Romance Rookie Blog has been kind enough to have me on her blog for a second time, so there’s a spotlight on The Bargain here.  (Thanks, Cerian!)  And thanks to her I now know that The Bargain is available on Barnes & Noble’s site now, because she included a link.  Yay!  (Thanks for that too, Cerian!)

Now, if you’ll excuse, me, I have some ice cream to eat.

Breaking The Rules (Somebody Else, Of Course, Not ME…)

Fellow Crimson author Melinda Dozier is celebrating her latest release, Breaking The Rules, and today she’s got a few other Crimson authors on her site sharing examples of how they have broken the rules and how their characters have done the same.  I’m in there, too, with The Bargain.  Yep, you know me, always the rebel…

Take a look here and see what some other authors are up to–and maybe get a lead on a new summer read.  And maybe leave a comment about how YOU might have broken the rules, too, you rebel you.  Like that time you did not rewind the video tape before taking it back to the rental place…

Wild and crazy stuff.  🙂

Have I Got A Girl For You

Today I am lucky enough to be a guest blogger on Long and Short Reviews to promote my books, and the topic is romance heroines.  Specifically, qualities that are desirable in a romance heroine these days.  I chose to focus more on inner qualities instead of, say, whether or not she’s the kind of girl that looks good running in slow motion on the beach whilst wearing little more than strategically placed dental floss.

The guest post is here, and I would love to hear your thoughts on what makes a gal for whom you can happily root–or who is a heroine who has always been a favorite of yours?

The piece also touches on the hard-hitting issues surrounding pet dander, so please feel free to weigh in on that, as well.  You think I’m kidding, don’t you?  Guess again.

4 out of 5 (Stars, Not Dentists)

Thank you Kim at Read Your Writes Book Reviews for the lovely review today!  (It’s right here, if you’d like to read it)  It’s wonderful to start one’s day by reading something like this–especially if one is exhausted and a wee bit grumpy from someone in one’s neighborhood shooting off fireworks until 1 A.M.  One would like to hunt those folks down and hang them by their toes from a tall tree until they swear never to do it again.  Yes, one certainly would.

But assuming my vision is not so blurry from lack of sleep that I am reading things wrong, Kim gave Coming Home 4 out of 5 stars.

Yay!

And I Didn’t Even Curl Into The Fetal Position ONCE…

Whew.  This is a tale of survival, but not one involving fireworks and explosives despite the time of year (Happy 4th of July, by the way).  No, this is even more incredible.  I survived another run-in with…

…SOFTWARE.  [cue the screams of horror]

Yes, believe it or not, I actually attempted another foray into the world of modern technology of my own free will and made it through.  ‘Course, I have an awful headache now, and I feel a little nauseous, but, hey, at least I didn’t require a clean change of underwear when I was done.  I call that a win!

Today I learned about something on Facebook that’s a great tool for authors, and it’s called BookPulse.  It’s a way to add a tab on your author page that visitors can click on and then learn all about one of your books.  It looks very professional, and it has all sorts of little extras.  If you’d like to see it–and I hope you do!–my author page is here, and it has a little red About My Books” tab that will take you to my brand new baby:  a page dedicated to my first book, Coming Home.

Let me know what you think!

(And thanks, Erin, for walking me through it!  Couldn’t have done it without you.  Well, certainly not without curling up into the fetal position anyway…)       🙂

July Starts Off With A Bang–And I Don’t Mean Fireworks

I woke up this morning to find a lovely review of my debut novel, Coming Home, on The Canon; thanks, Ellen!  Now that’s the way to start off a month!

Ellen’s site is a great one to check out if you’re looking for something new to read and you’d like a little input first.  So check out the review of Coming Home here, and then stick around and explore.

Have a great day, and good luck beating the heat.  I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to think the only hours that are cool enough for me to be awake are between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.  Which means I’d spend 4 hours a day being productive and 20 just hunkering down with a bag of ice and a fan, trying not to move.  Well, maybe if I really micromanage those 4 hours well, it could work…