Saturday, June 02, 2012

Saturday Update

Sorry I'm a little late in posting this week's Great Print Book Giveaway winners BUT.....they are

Mary Hay
Debby (debby236)

Congrats! They each have their pick of the books on my list :) Email me your choice at The next round os giveaways starts again Monday...

Also, just an FYI: my Facebook Fan Page is going to be down for a few days while I make some changes/updates. Stay tuned and I'll let you know when it's back up and accessible!

Friday, June 01, 2012

Friday Fun Facts!

First week of the Great Print Book Giveaway! At 6 pm today (EST), I'll announce 2 winners from all those who have commented/posted/Tweeted about the contest - and those 2 winners can have their pick of any print book from my bookshelf. Want a chance? More info on how to enter right here.

My Goodreads Giveaway for Summer's Song is going strong, now through next week! Enter here to win an autographed print copy.

Summer's Song will also be releasing as an audio book later this summer. I'm expecting the proofs of the audio files next week sometime, which is always exciting. It's so cool to hear your own words spoken by a professional narrator!

And on a writing note, I've decided my next project will be a major reworking of my novella Tequila Sunrise, which needed loads more conflict driving the action. The good news is that I have a complete draft to work with. The bad news is that I'm planning on changing a whole lot of it. Ah, well. Back to the drawing board. School is almost over, and then I'll embrace my summer vacation and the extra writing time it brings, with open arms!

Here's the new blurb for Tequila Sunrise. What do you think?

When accountant Lou, newly-divorced and unable to have children, is given the chance to sign up for a free dating service, she decides to take a chance on Toby, a construction worker who has no interest in kids or commitment. But when both end up in the “second-choice speed dating room” because they don’t meet the criteria for Charming Hearts, Lou must decide whether she’ll confront the Charming Hearts owners by suing for discrimination, as well as deal with Toby’s surprise announcement that he has a son he never knew about, in spite of the fact that she has no legal experience and suspects Toby only wants a relationship so she’ll take care of his child. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Writers' Wednesday: Something for Everyone

For readers: in addition to the print books I'm giving away all summer long (see Monday's post if you missed the news), I'm also giving away one signed print copy of my novel Summer's Song, over on Goodreads. Check it out if you're interested!

For writers: Entangled Publishing is taking pitches tomorrow, all genres, heat levels, and lengths. Click here for more information.

Happy Hump Day!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Monday Mentionables: The Great Print Book GIveaway

Announcing.......The Great Print Book Giveaway!

OK, here's the deal: my closet and several bookshelves are overflowing with books. Many I've read. A select few I'll keep. Most I would love to pass on to new readers. That's where you come in. Every week, until the list is exhausted, I'm going to give away 2 print books for free. Yes, totally free - I'll even pay for the shipping. Sorry, this one's for US readers only :(

(Notes: These books all come from a smoke-free home. Most are in good-to-excellent condition. A few are brand new.)

How can you get your hands on free books? Each week, do any of the following:

1. Post a comment on my blog.
2. Post a comment on my Facebook Fan Page.
3. Retweet the contest news.
4. Post an original Tweet about the contest.
5. Talk about the contest on your own blog or Facebook page (make sure to email me the link! Send it to

Earn up to 10 chances a week by doing any combination of these, and then every Friday I'll pick 2 names randomly to choose a book from the list below. No limit to the times you can win, either :) A new round will begin every Monday, with the updated book list, and will continue until there are no more books to give away. And that's it!

The Great Print Book Giveaway starts right now!
Books currently available:

The Accidental Tourist (Anne Tyler)
An Affair Before Christmas (Eloisa James)
Alison's Automotive Repair Manual (Brad Barkley)
Animal Husbandry (Laura Zigman)
Baby Proof (Emily Giffin)
Bungalow 2 (Danielle Steel)
The Carousel (Belva Plain)
A Child Called It (Dave Pelzer)
The Color of Water (James McBride)
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (Rebecca Wells)
Emergence: Labeled Autistic (Temple Grandin)
Everything's Eventual (Stephen King)
Fireworks over Toccoa (Jeffrey Stepakoff)
Five Men Who Broke My Heart (Susan Shapiro)
A Good Dog (Jon Katz)
Her Father's House (Belva Plain)
How to Deal (Sarah Dessen)
Intimate Enemy (Marilyn Pappano)
Little Children (Tom Perrotta)
Mama Makes up her Mind (Bailey White)
McKettrick's Luck (Linda Lael Miller)
The Memory of Water (Karen White)
The Mommy Fund (Madeline K. Jacob)
On the Street Where You Live (Mary Higgins Clark)
One Child (Torey Hayden)
One Day (David Nichols)
The Poet (Michael Connelly)
Prep (Curtis Sittenfield)
The Prince of Tides (Pat Conroy)
Rachel's Holiday (Marian Keyes)
Secrecy (Belva Plain)
Sleeping at the Starlite Motel (Bailey White)
Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend (Robert James Waller)
Snow Falling on Cedars (David Guterson)
The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)
Twilight Before Christmas (Christine Feehan)
Vinegar Hill (A. Manette Ansay)
The Wedding in White (Diana Palmer)
We Were Soldiers Once, and Young (Moore & Galloway)