For Cozy Reading…

This time of year with its–usually–cool and grey weather always puts me in the mood to curl up somewhere cozy with a good book.  (Or the mood to do my darnedest to write one, but that’s another matter…)  I don’t have a reading nook per se, but I’ve been seeing pictures of wonderfully cozy looking spots online that make me think it might be worth my while to create one, know what I mean?

Even if I can’t quite squeeze designing the perfect reading spot into my budget or my schedule–apparently housework doesn’t do itself, and I know this because I’ve done extensive personal research on the subject with disappointing results save for the possibility that the extra dust and cobwebs on windows may have provided an extra SPF factor–it’s fun sometimes to just take a look at what others have created and shared online and maybe dream a little bit.

And since every reading space starts with the perfect comfy place to sit, here is a cute article pairing an assortment of unique seating ideas with the perfect books to read with them, courtesy of Brit Co.  Click here to take a look, and who knows?  Maybe something will spark your imagination…

Enjoy!

Some Say It’s The REAL Holiday…

I saw this image on a Facebook post this morning, and I briefly toyed with the idea of hotfooting it down to the local grocery store to take advantaged of such rumored prices. It’s probably a good thing I didn’t or else instead of typing this blog post I’d be lying passed out on my couch in a chocolate-induced food coma with chocolaty evidence of my indulgence smeared all over my hands and face.

Valentine’s Day was mostly chocolate-free around here actually–hubby and I decided to stay in instead of going out, and we whipped up a roasted chicken with caramelized root vegetables that turned out to be melt-in-your-mouth delicious; who needs chocolate?  Our thanks to the Food Network, and if you’d like to try this simple yet scrumptious recipe for yourself, visit the link here.

In addition to experimenting in the kitchen, I’ve been experimenting with the written word as I work on the next book in my romantic comedy Adventures in Blind Dating series which is long overdue.  You remember the first one, right?  Here’s a picture to jog your memory:

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So yep, Book Two (Center Stage) is currently in the works and Book Three (The Fix-Up Mix-Up) isn’t far behind.  I’m happy to say that I should have cover art in a couple of weeks to show you for Book Two, and I hope to release it next month.  Fingers crossed…

In the meantime, here are pics from our Valentine’s Day featuring hubby modeling his favorite apron while he minces garlic; the finished chicken product; and the table that we set as prettily as possible but that is in reality usually covered in mail, books, and other assorted “stuff.”  So you see, I HAD to take a picture to document THAT…

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Doesn’t look quite this pretty today, but it was fun while it lasted…  –GE DIGITAL CAMERA

Hope you had a great Valentine’s Day as well, and if you want to grab yourself some of that 70%-off candy, you’d better hurry before it gets switched out for the Easter sweets–

Oops, too late.  Dang, those grocery store stock boys work fast!  Well, enjoy those Cadbury cream eggs…

Just in Time for the Holidays…

The holiday season is here!  I hope you’ve been enjoying lovely fall color and that your Thanksgiving was spent with those you love.  Ours was pretty mellow, and we spent much of it tending to our beagle baby who was recovering from minor surgery and mostly doing some vigorous napping, as you can see in the picture below:

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Believe it or not, the t-shirt is there on doctor’s orders (to keep her from licking at her stitches).  Plus she’s very fashion-conscious.  The dog, I mean, not the vet–although I’m sure he’s a snappy dresser when he wants to be.

Anyhoo, to celebrate the fact that we are officially in the Christmas season now, I’ve slashed the prices on some of my Amazon paperbacks in case somebody out there is looking for some low-cost gift ideas for the readers in their families.  From now through Christmas, those special prices will be in effect for:

All’s Fair in Love and Weddings

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It Happened One Night

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The Encore

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The Heavenly Bites Novella Collection

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Just click on the highlighted titles of the book to see them on Amazon.

Hope you and yours enjoy a very happy holiday season!  🙂

Cover Reveal for Upcoming Release

In between bouts of kitchen remodeling, I’ve been plugging away on another contemporary novel, and it’s finally ready!  Now if only I could say the same for the kitchen…

Release Day for The Encore is set for June 15th this year, so a little less than a month away.  Yay!  It will probably go up for preorder before then, but if you’re thinking of buying a copy, you should hold out for the special 99-cent introductory price that it will be set at for release week only.  Just a little FYI.  🙂

Without further ado, here’s the cover!

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And the book blurb:

When Jane married her college sweetheart and the love of her life, she never dreamed she would lose him to leukemia before either of them reached forty. A year later, she’s struggling to move on and create a new life for herself, a second act that she never expected to have to follow the first. Picking up the pieces is hard enough—it’s even harder when those closest to her don’t understand or support the way she’s trying to put them back together again.

But while the curtain may have come down on the life she originally had planned, life itself certainly isn’t finished with her yet.

And neither, as it turns out, is her heart.

There you have it!  Now off to do some more formatting…

Cover Art Makeover

Just wanted to let you know that my Heavenly Bites novella series is getting a makeover of sorts with brand new covers–and I’m SO pleased with the new ones.  Hopefully you like them, too, and since I don’t want anybody to mistake them for entirely new books and buy them without realizing that–maybe–they already own them, here’s a reminder of the old:

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And here are the new ones, starting with Pastels and Jingle Bells:

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Followed by Love Lessons:

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And, finally, Playing Cupid:

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There.  Whew!  If all goes well, they will be uploaded to ebook retailers soon, and if all doesn’t go well, then… I’ll probably start twitching, but never mind that.

Also wanted to share the book blurb for the newest contemporary novel I’m working on right now, tentatively titled The Encore:

When Jane married her college sweetheart and the love of her life, she never dreamed she would lose him to leukemia before either of them reached forty. A year later, she’s struggling to move on and create a new life for herself, a second act that she never expected to have to follow the first. Picking up the pieces is hard enough—it’s even harder when those closest to her don’t understand or support the way she’s trying to put them back together again.

But while the curtain may have come down on the life she originally had planned, life itself certainly isn’t finished with her yet.

And neither, as it turns out, is her heart.

And that’s all the latest news around here, at least writing related.  Hope you’re having a great February–remember, next month’s spring!  🙂

A New Year…

I hope 2016 is off to a great start for you.  It’s off to a busy one around here, and I don’t just mean where writing is concerned.  Hubby and I are up to our necks in kitchen projects, and although we are hoping for a happy outcome, right now we’re a bit sore, achy, and quite possibly high on paint fumes.  It’ll be interesting to see how the paint fumes  affect my writing…

Got a few updates for you:

  1. There’s a chance that Amazon Encore will be putting the ebook version of The Bargain on sale on January 30th, so if you’re thinking of buying the book, you might want to hold out a few more days and see what happens to the price.  Fingers crossed…
  2. I just found out that WordPress has not been alerting me to comments that folks have left on this website, so I apologize for late responses.  Any time you have a question or comment, please do feel free to send me an email at christinesfeldman@gmail.com, and if you’ve had any trouble receiving your free ebook, be sure to check your spam folder.  (Sometimes the email ends up there.)
  3. There’s new cover art on the way for my Heavenly Bites novellas!  Seemed like it was time for an update.
  4. I’m close to wrapping up a draft of The Bloodline, a novelization of one of my screenplays that placed in screenwriting contests on both coasts.  Still needs some polishing, but it’s getting there…
  5. I’m just about ready to dive into my next contemporary story.  Looking forward to some love and laughter!  🙂

Take care out there, and if you’re an East Coaster, I hope you’re bundled up nice and warm!

FREEBIE Alert!

With it being smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, what better time to cozy up with a holiday read?  Or–even better–three holiday reads?  For free?

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This week my 3-in-1 Heavenly Bites Novella Collection ebook is free on Amazon, today through Friday.  Click here to grab a copy for yourself:

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And enjoy the season!  🙂

Release Day!

Yay!  Another Release Day has rolled around, and this time it’s for my latest romantic comedy, It Happened One Night:

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The book is up and running on Amazon and iTunes, and should be up any time now on Barnes & Noble, too.  (I’m not sure why it isn’t showing up on Barnes & Noble yet, although I am beginning to suspect it’s because someone there likes to watch me twitch…)

Initial reviews have been good–whew!–so if you’re in the mood to curl up for a quick, lighthearted read, consider checking it out, won’t you?  🙂

Now to get started on the next one…

9/30/15 (P.S.  It showed up on Barnes and Noble Wednesday morning, so I’ve updated the link.)

It’s Official!

While folks all around the country are sharing pics and news about their little ones’ first day back at school, I’m sharing news about my own little baby–namely, my upcoming romantic comedy It Happened One Night.  Release Day is official:  September 29th.  Yay!

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The book’s all set to go for release on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and–if I don’t fall down the formatting rabbit hole first–should be ready soon on Smashwords for distribution on iTunes, Kobo, and other ebook retailers.  Fingers crossed that I don’t pull out all my hair in the process…

Hope everyone has a great start to the school year!  🙂

It’s Like Christmas In July–No, Wait–August. My Bad…

I just wrapped up my latest manuscript, It Happened One Night, in which I’ve had my nose buried for some time now in my writer’s cave, so I can’t really be blamed for being a bit confused over what calendar month it is, right?  Right.

Thought I’d better pop out of the cave long enough to share some great book sale prices that are going on now, though, just in case one of them might be one you’re been considering buying but haven’t been able to squeeze into the budget.  Ready?  Here we go…

My debut novel, Coming Home, is part of a new 10-book bundle being released by Crimson Romance August 31st, and it’s up for preorder right now for just 73 cents on Amazon and 99 cents elsewhere.  I already preordered a copy for myself because, hey, it’s an affordable way for me to check out some other Crimson authors whose work I’m not yet familiar with.  It’s at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes for sure, and possibly at other ebook retailers as well:

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The Bargain, which is now part of Amazon Encore’s imprint–yay!–is on sale for 99 cents and available at Amazon only.  Don’t know how long–I’m afraid I’m out of the loop on this one.

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And finally, my romantic comedy All’s Fair in Love and Weddings is temporarily on sale at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and Smashwords for the next couple of weeks at the low, low price of 99 cents.

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Whew!  And there you have it.  I’ll stay out of my writer’s cave long enough to catch my breath and wait for beta reader feedback on my latest, and then it’s off to the wonderful world of writing again!

Have a good one!  🙂