Monday, January 31, 2011

Where the Magic Happens!

You may have noticed a theme in the Meet an Author Monday Blog Hop this morning? Several of us got together and wanted to have one Monday a month where we try to post on a united topic. In the future, you may see us all talking about everything from the editing process to plagiarism, but we thought that we would start out with something fun...where do you write.

I did a post a couple of weeks ago about writing partners and found that everyone has a different style and method to how they write a story. There are some of us (waves frantically) who are very methodical and write from chapter one to the end - in order. (Though I do admit that in Indivisible I wrote the turning point scene first, and then had the inspiration for one other scene and wrote that). And then there are those who can write chapter 1 and then chapter 27 and then chapter 12 and then fill in the rest. Whichever way works for a writer, I've often wondered if their working space reflects that? Today, I think you might get the answer to that.

For me, I have to start "old school" with a paper and pen. I have a collection of notebooks that I write in, and always have one with me where ever I go.
This is one of my favorite ones (I like to keep my inspiration close) that friend gave me for Christmas. If you were to open it, you would NEVER be able to decipher what I was writing. There is no rhyme or reason to the order, because I write where I can find a page. I only write about two or three pages on paper, and then transfer it to the computer. Then, as I am transfering it, I make a lot of changes and add details. It's the only way I can work because a tiny piece of lined paper is so much less intimidating than a big blank computer screen.


When I do sit down to put my work on the computer, sadly, I don't do it in a nice little cubbie away from everyone where I can hole up until I'm done. No, I have my laptop right in the middle of the dining room table. During the day, when the kids are at school, it isn't a big problem, but in the afternoons, all work ceases while life happens in my house. I have a little standing cupboard in the corner that I balance the computer on while we have our lives (homework, dinner, etc...). Then when the kids are in bed, the computer comes back out and I can work...sort of. My husband insists on talking to me and pointing out the houses on House Hunter International throughout the night.

But ONE DAY...I will move my whole operation to the basement where I have actually set up an office.
Isn't it pretty?? I have my inspiration right there for when I'm writing about a sexy Navy SEAL (or SWAT team member???). And I can look right up at it and then I'm good and can write. I also have my framed messenger bag signed by several Twilight cast members, which I LOVE because it was given to me by a fabulous group of ladies! I have my printer, and a bucket full of pens, all my notebooks stored on the shelf. But you might notice the one thing that is missing?? A chair! I just haven't had the time to go look for one, but as soon as I do (and it warms up a little becuase even with heat in our basement...that room is COLD!!)I am moving my work space in there. I will have that nice little hidey-hole to lock myself away from the world and live in a place where hot men in uniform occupy my life!!

Don't forget to look for my heart starting tomorrow!! Click on the banner, or the button on the sidebar for all the informationon the Omnific Publishing sponsored Lookin' for Love Blog Hunt. You could win ebooks of Omni's entire collection!! That's over $100 in ebooks!!

And thanks for stopping by for Meet an Author Monday Blog Hop!


Here's how it works:


READERS: Follow as many authors as you like. Just follow the Linky list and hop from author to author. The idea is to find as many "new to you" authors as you can, and hopefully some great new reading material as well. Leave a comment! We'd love to chat with you!


AUTHORS:

•Follow the Meet an author Monday host (Cali Cheer Mom) along with any of the wonderfully talented authors on the list.
•You will need to enter your name and blog url into the Linky tool.
•Grab our super cute button and place it in a post. (THIS IS IMPORTANT!) If you don't create a post for the hop, your readers won't have a place to comment, and the hop will stop with you. So create a post, paste in the Linky code and start hopping!
•The purpose of the hop is to meet "new to you" authors and discover great new reads. Follow as many authors as you can. Leave a comment and introduce yourself!
•If you'd like to share the Linky list in a post on your blog ( Please do!) just follow the link and grab the code.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lookin' for Love Blog Hunt

This Valentine's Day is a very special day. I know you all know it is for love and happiness, but for me it is for another reason. On Valentine's Day 2010 I was lucky enough to be apart of a new adventure - the launching of Omnific Publishing!

In celebration of the one year anniversary of their first releases, Omnific Publishing thought it would be fun to sponsor a contest that recognizes all of their wonderful authors. To participate in the webhunt, all you have to do is:

• Visit our author’s websites (linked below) between February 1-14, 2011
• Find the “hidden” candy hearts (one per author website with a different saying at each site)
• Match the sayings on the candy hearts to the correct author using the form on the site by February 14, 2011


When you correctly identify all of the candy heart sayings, your form will be entered into a random drawing for prizes. Grand prize is the entire eBook collection of Omnific Publishing’s titles then in publication! The runner up will win eBook editions of five Omnific Publishing titles of his or her choice. Ten additional winners will each win an eBook of A Valentine Anthology.


AUTHOR WEBSITES:
Robin DeJarnett
Jennifer DeLucy
Nicki Elson
Jennifer Lane
Jessica McQuinn
Carol Oates
Susan Kaye Quinn
Lisa Sanchez
Sandra Wright

For more information and full contest rules visit Omnific Publishing's contest page!

I have "hidden" my heart somewhere on my blog here...could be anywhere (even in a post, maybe).

Good Luck!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Envelope Please...


Thought I'd pay homage to the Oscars considering the nominations were announced this morning, and I am about to announce the winners of the Indivisible giveaway (equally as important I do believe!)

The two people who are going to get signed copies along with the pretties are:

Jennifer Lane and Megan! I will contact you both to get your information and will get your goodies to you as soon as I can!

Thank you all for all the support for this story. I do truly apprectiate it!

PS - Indivisible is now available at Amazon, Barnes&Noble (Nook), Omnific Publishing, All Romance (ebook)!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

One More Day!

It's Monday! And that means that besides the blog hop, time is winding down to the release of Indivisible! YIKES!!

It also means that there's one more day to get into the drawing here on my blog for a signed copy of Indivisible along with the beautiful bookmark and the dog tag keychain - look below to see them! Just a comment gets you in the running (don't forget to enter the Goodreads one too!). I will be drawing the two names tomorrow morning...hurry and get in on the fun. Check back tomorrow to see the winners AND I'll be introducing a new fun event!!

With the release of Indivisible on the horizon (literally!), I thought that I would make a nice little list for all of you of other books that I know I am nail biting, waiting for. Over the past few years, I have been drawn into reading several series...which I LOVE! I've always been one to stick with an author that I love, and to have continuing series is all the better. I think the first actual SERIES that I read was Harry Potter, and I was so depressed when it was over (on a side note...I just started reading The Sorcerer's Stone to my kids last night - super excited to share that with them!). Since then I have fallen hard into series books, and though I found many of them later than others had, I caught up pretty darn quick!

My latest step into series world is Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress books. Good Lord! I read the first four in five days (I need to clean today since I ignored it for a week while reading)! And I also read the first book of her spinoff - I have actual work and writing to do this week, but I'll get to Mencheres' book soon... Lucky for me, This Side of the Grave (#5 in the Night Huntress series) is the first book among my favorite series to come out on 2/22/11 - mark your calendars!
Other than that, here are some of the others that are coming out:

3/22/11 - Invincible by Sherrilyn Kenyon - This is the second book in Kenyon's new YA offering of Nick Gautier's story, The Chronicles of Nick. I have to admit I was a little wary of Kenyon writing YA - I mean hot Dark Hunter fun times to YA? But I really liked the first book Infinity. It had all the smartass Nick that I miss now that he's so angry!

3/29/11 - Lover Unleashed by JR Ward - This is at the top of my list for excited this year. Payne's story, I think has potential to be one of the best. I think being able to see Vishous trying to protect his twin and his shellan, while Payne works to find her place in a world that her mother has kept her from...GAH!! I can't wait!! And if I can't get me some good daddy Z, I'll take overprotective V!

4/4/11 - Born of Shadows by Sherrilyn Kenyon - This is the fourth book in Kenyon's League Series. I have to say that I'm not a big fan of the SCIFI world, but I do love Kenyon's men and she can put them anywhere she wants and I'll read! This is the story of Caillen Dagan (Sin and Shahara's son) who we got a brief glimpse of in Born of Ice.

May 2011- Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris - Whether you're an Eric, Sam or Bill fan(I personally am a Quinn fan because I like them big and sexy!) it's hard to resist Sookie. I'm looking forward to seeing what other wordly trouble Sookie gets herself into this time around.

6/21/11 - Somkin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich - Now this veers off a little from the other titles that I read, but who doesn't love the tension built by a love triangle where the two men are so opposite you want to melt the together and just get one big one. While I'm a cupcake, I do like some babe time too! AND I have sworn to one of my best friends that if Stephanie doesn't get any in this book I quit! I need some Morelli lovin!!

8/2/11 - Redemption by Sherrilyn Kenyon - This is Jess and Abby's story in Kenyon's Dark Hunter Series. One of my favorite things about Kenyon's Dark Hunter Series is the way that she ties all of the stories together and we get to see many of our favorites even when the book isn't about them (and anytime I get a glimpse of Vane or Dev makes me happy). I'm looking forward to Jess' story (who doesn't love a cowboy??)

11/6/11 - Envy by JR Ward - The third book in Ward's Fallen Angel Series should be a good one. If we can get a hero as wonderful as Isaac Roth from Crave, I'll be one happy camper!!

I'm sure that considering we are just at the beginning of the year, that I will find some new books and series to follow, but these are my favorites that I have marked on my calendar...OH and of course Indivisible will be available tomorrow from Amazon or Omnific Publishing! And don't forget the first 50 print copies of Indivisible purchased will get the pretties below!

And you can check out my pretty trailer now too!!

Meet an Author Monday


YAY!! It's time for the wonderful blog hop started by author Lisa Sanchez


Here's how it works:


READERS: Follow as many authors as you like. Just follow the Linky list and hop from author to author. The idea is to find as many "new to you" authors as you can, and hopefully some great new reading material as well. Leave a comment! We'd love to chat with you!

And, we are starting a new feature on our blog hop...the last Monday of every month we will all have a single topic that we discuss. We are kicking it off this month with a fun topic - Where do you write? We will talk about our process and where we write, and hopefully a few will even post a few pix!


AUTHORS:

•Follow the Meet an author Monday host (Cali Cheer Mom) along with any of the wonderfully talented authors on the list.
•You will need to enter your name and blog url into the Linky tool.
•Grab our super cute button and place it in a post. (THIS IS IMPORTANT!) If you don't create a post for the hop, your readers won't have a place to comment, and the hop will stop with you. So create a post, paste in the Linky code and start hopping!
•The purpose of the hop is to meet "new to you" authors and discover great new reads. Follow as many authors as you can. Leave a comment and introduce yourself!
•If you'd like to share the Linky list in a post on your blog ( Please do!) just follow the link and grab the code.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Indivisible Pretties!

I have been mentioning that all of the winners of my giveaways (including Carol and Robin who won on Coffee Time Romance) would get some pretties. I didn't mention what they were because I was worried that I wouldn't get them in time. BUT...I got them in this week and am so excited!


SO, the pretty is a stainless steel Indivisible keyring. The front is etched with the book title and the back has Omnific Publications info. They are so nice! I love it! Along with the key ring, you will also get a snazzy Indivisible bookmark all in a nice little package.


Remember there are two ways to win one a copy of Indivisible and the keyring - comment here on my blog AND register at Goodreads (LOOK! There's a handy dandy little button to do it right now).

In addition to the giveaway winners, the first 50 print copies purchased from Omnific Publishing will also get the pretty with their book! So remember on January 25 to go to Omnific Publishing to order your print copy of Indivisible to get your own pretty.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Meet an Author Monday


YAY!! It's time for the wonderful blog hop started by author Lisa Sanchez


Here's how it works:


READERS: Follow as many authors as you like. Just follow the Linky list and hop from author to author. The idea is to find as many "new to you" authors as you can, and hopefully some great new reading material as well. Leave a comment! We'd love to chat with you!

And, we are starting a new feature on our blog hop...the last Monday of every month we will all have a single topic that we discuss. We are kicking it off this month with a fun topic - Where do you write? We will talk about our process and where we write, and hopefully a few will even post a few pix!


AUTHORS:

•Follow the Meet an author Monday host (Cali Cheer Mom) along with any of the wonderfully talented authors on the list.
•You will need to enter your name and blog url into the Linky tool.
•Grab our super cute button and place it in a post. (THIS IS IMPORTANT!) If you don't create a post for the hop, your readers won't have a place to comment, and the hop will stop with you. So create a post, paste in the Linky code and start hopping!
•The purpose of the hop is to meet "new to you" authors and discover great new reads. Follow as many authors as you can. Leave a comment and introduce yourself!
•If you'd like to share the Linky list in a post on your blog ( Please do!) just follow the link and grab the code.

Do They Have Match.com for Critique Partners?


Now that Indivisible is done, and edited and ready to go next week, it occurred to me that now I have to start working on the next book in the series! I have no idea of where to even start...

I mean I know what the next story will be, and I have the whole plot laid out in my head, with tiny clips of scenes scribbled in a notebook, but I don't know how to get myself to actually sit down and start writing a book again. I started writing Indivisible over 2 years ago. When I started writing it, I had two people who I trusted to tell me the truth about my writing reading everything that I wrote. Now, they have busy lives and we don't talk much, so I can't ask them.

I'm a deadline kind of person. In everything in life, I do so much better when I have someone that I'm accountable to and a time that a project needs to be completed by. This is for everything from cleaning my house to planning a party. I do my best work under pressure. I can clean the entire house quicker and better when I know that my in-laws will be arriving in 3 hours than I can when I have all day while the kids are at school. And it seems that my writing works the same way.

So, I decided that February 1st is my deadline to actually sit down and start writing. My kids go back to school tomorrow (YAY!!) and that should give me enough time to get all the stuff done I haven't since before Christmas, and set up my office (on a side note - don't forget on the 31st of this month the TEAM TOPIC will be where we write! I'll be showing some pictures of my NEW office!).

Besides getting my house in order, I decided that I needed to find someone to kick my butt and call me out when I'm slacking. I emailed the group of authors at Omnific, that are like a small family to me, and asked if there was anyone who would volunteer for the job. Immediately I got responses from pretty much every one of the authors offering to help (I suspect that part of that is the opportunity to kick my butt!!) I am so lucky to have a pool of people that I can go to for this kind of help.

That got me thinking, and I wanted to know what all of them did for motivation and feed back and how their process worked. Most of them are in the middle of their second or, in some cases, third books so I knew that they had to have overcome this problem that I was having. The answers that I got back made me realize that I wasn't alone in needing the feedback to keep me motivated.

Author of Life, Liberty and Pursuit, Susan Kaye Quinn said, "My critique process has evolved over time. When I’m doing a rough draft, I have a critique group that I will send my chapters to (once a week on our submission day). They give great feedback and encouragement about the direction of the story and whether things are making sense. When I finish a rough draft, I’ll go back and do another draft, fixing things, resculpting, and including everyone’s feedback. Then I’ll send out that second draft to a couple critique partners who will read the entire MS and give me feedback on story, motivations, anything and everything. Then I’ll revise again, and send out to another set of critique partners. Rinse, repeat, as many times as necessary, until I’m satisfied the thing is ready to go!"

Jennifer DeLucy, author of The Light Series confirmed the need for honesty in a critique partner. "Now, for book three, I have a more formal critique person that I send an updated copy of the manuscript to every so often. She is very familiar with the first two books so she makes notes about plot questions and possible issues and stuff she thinks the readers would want more of, etc. It's a really good thing! And to think, it hasn't even gone through editing yet! lol. I really like the idea of a trusted critique partner, but I think it would need to be someone who would 1. care about the book/books that came prior and 2. be truly honest with me."

Other responses that I received, indicated that there really isn't a formal process for people, or even a particular time that they send their work to their critique group or partner. Nicki Elson commented that rather than going chapter by chapter, she has large segments finished before sending them to her critique partner. And both Carol Oates told me that since she tends to write out of order (which I'm going to have to explore in further detail, because that boggles my mind!! HAHA!!) it is hard to work on a one for one basis, but that she uses trusted people to help her along the way.


While everyone has a different method, from group critique to quid pro quo, it seems that having that HONEST feedback from people that you trust serves not only to hold the author to some sort of schedule (one thing that Jennifer Lane , like myself likes about using a critique group), but also it helps them to work the story into the best version possible.

So, now that I have several people to choose from, I may actually be able to get started on Jaylon and Zoe's story...oops! Did I say too much?

PS - don't forget to comment to be entered in the drawing for signed copy of Indivisible (and some extras too!) then click on the little button up top and get in on the Goodreads drawing too!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Extra

Happy Friday!

Did you all notice my nice little button above? Now you have more chances to win copies of Indivisible. I'm giving away two copies on Goodreads. So, if you leave a comment here, you have a chance to win a copy (that one will be done on Jan. 24, 2011) and then click the button and enter on Goodreads to win also!

Since it's Friday, and I'm in a good mood because my kids go back to school on Monday...I thought that I would give out the final excerpt from Indivisible as a little treat.

This was the second one that I posted at Coffee Time Romance, so if you didn't get over there to check it out, you're in luck!

This one is a peek inside Gideon's head.


As soon as they were airborne, Walker unstrapped, and as he was getting up, he looked directly in Gideon’s eyes. His head jerked toward the rear of the aircraft where huge crates of equipment were stacked. Gideon knew immediately what he wanted. It was time to pay for yesterday’s distraction with a little piece of his ass. But when he conjured up the image of Charlie in that pink number, he decided it was more than worth the verbal ass-kicking he was about to take.

Reluctantly, Gideon unhooked his straps and got up to follow. Glancing over at the other members of the team, he was suddenly in a hurry. At least three of the new guys were turning an alarming shade of green. Walking to the rear of the plane and laughing to himself about the newbies, Gideon remembered his first time, and he cringed at what was to come. Fortunately, the noise inside the plane was loud enough that he wouldn’t have to hear the rounds of retching that were sure to be coming soon. And as a bonus, the others wouldn’t hear the dressing-down he was about to get.
Gideon stepped around a crate to face his waiting team leader.

“Lieutenant.” Gideon addressed him formally with a salute, trying to redeem himself.

“Cut the crap, Coop.” The set of Walker’s jaw was hard, but there was a twinkle in his eye. “You know I have to get on you for the little stunt yesterday.”

“Yeah, I was kinda expecting it.” Gideon held his superior’s gaze, letting him know he’d accept whatever was due him.

“Look, I get it. First long deployment since you tied the knot. Been there.” Gideon nodded and waited for him to continue. “Now I got a kid—a kid, Cooper.”

Gideon instantly pictured Charlie, her belly huge with his baby. Just the thought had his blood rushing south, only to do an about face when he then imagined having to say good-bye to Charlie with a baby in her arms.

“This is it for me. I’m getting out when we get home. So you, my friend, need to get your shit together, ’cause you’re going to be it, man. These guys need to respect you and be able to trust you with their lives. Playing on your phone during a briefing isn’t how to get that done.”

“I’m sorry about that. It will never happen again.” Gideon was truly ashamed, and knowing this was his last mission with a man he liked and respected made him feel even worse. Lieutenant Walker was completely right, Gideon had to grow up.

A clap on the shoulder let Gideon know that was the end of the lecture—not as bad as he’d thought it was going to be.

“So, how’s daddyhood treating you?” Gideon had completely forgotten Walker and his wife had a new baby. Again, he felt his heart clench when he thought of leaving Charlie and his child.

“Good, good. Of course, Ginger does all the work. I get to do the fun shit.” His eyes glazed over for a brief second, and Gideon wondered where his thoughts went. “When I get home, she might be walking. That’s what made me realize I was done. I don’t want to miss any of her other firsts if I can help it.”

He turned and walked away, leaving Gideon alone to contemplate his future for a few moments. He wondered if he could survive a civilian job. Would he be happy knowing someone else was doing this job? Did he trust someone else to do this job?

When Gideon finally returned to his seat, he tried to sleep, but the sounds of the new guys puking were not exactly conducive to that goal. Only after a few hours of letting his mind wander, thinking about the future and what it held for his family, was Gideon able to block out the sounds and drift off.

His dreams were vivid and disturbing. He saw Charlie crying, holding his dog tags in one hand while the other ran circles over her pregnant belly. She fell to her knees, her body trembling. His parents stood in the background. Evelyn was held up by Peter, who had a tear rolling down his cheek. Behind them were Tyson, Chance, and Gabby, all with tears in their eyes. Waking with a start, Gideon’s heart raced, and tears threatened to make him look like a total pussy in front of his team.


GAH! Nothing better than a man who loves his woman this much!

See you Monday for the Meet an Author blog hop - I'm going to be talking about critique partners and their place in an author's process.

Monday, January 10, 2011

It's Contest Time!

Happy Monday!

Before we get to all the fun of giveaways, I want to thank all of you who came to Coffe Time Romance last week and had fun with me as I talked about men in uniform and in particular, Gideon from Indivisible. It was so much fun!

Also, I had a big "Life Happened" moment this weekend - my daughter turned 8 yesterday!

And she had her first sleepover on Friday night (I'm still tired!). I'm just not sure when my daughter actually got so big? The last thing I remember is her as a little chubby baby, and then suddenly she's got an iPod, her friends from school are calling, and she's got a Big Time Rush poster where her Princess one used to be! I'm so not ready for this!

*wipes the tears from cheeks*

Okay, so back to the business at hand...CONTEST!!

I am giving away TWO signed copies of Indivisible along with a few little extras that I have coming! All you have to do is comment from today until Jan. 24th on any on my Indivisible posts.
Notice...it has to be on a post where I talked about Indivisible! So any of the ones where I posted excerpts, or when I talked about my editing process for Indivisible. I will randomly pick TWO people who leave comments to receive signed copies of Indivisible!

And, as a little extra, I will give you one of the excerpts that I posted last week on Coffee Time Romance in case you didn't get over there (though you should because there were some great reading suggestions if you like a man in uniform!).

This is one of my favorite little glimpses into Gideon and Charlie. I truly believe that there is such a thing as love at first sight, and sometimes you just know that it is right. I was engaged to my husband 2 weeks after we started dating, and we're going on 21 years!

I hope you fall in love with these two like I have!



They’d been wrapped around each other, simply talking for several hours. Gideon couldn’t fight the thoughts that played in his head. There was something about the woman in his arms that just fit. She made him feel like he was now the man destiny had scripted him to be.

It was during that quiet time that Gideon’s heart decided to speak without his permission. “I think we should get married,” he blurted.

“What? You want to marry me? Now?” Charlie’s voice was high-pitched, and Gideon could hear the disbelief lacing it.

“You’re right; it was a stupid idea.” Defeated and on the edge of humiliation, Gideon turned to get out of bed, but he felt something stop him and pull him back down. He couldn’t bring himself to look at her, sure he’d made an ass out of himself.

Charlie’s lips were on his ear, her tongue darting out to run circles around it. She definitely had Gideon’s attention again.

“Yes.”

It was more of a breath than a word, and Gideon wasn’t sure he’d heard her.

“What?”

“I said ‘yes’. I will marry you.”

Gideon immediately crashed his lips to hers, wanting to hold on to that moment forever. The most beautiful, perfect woman—for God only knew what reason—had just agreed to marry him.

“I know it’s so fast, but when you were telling me about your job, and I thought you didn’t want me, I felt lost. I feel like I belong with you.”

“Okay then.” He stopped, not knowing what to do next. “What should we do now?”

“Well, we could just go to one of those places and have Elvis marry us.”
Charlie was smiling, but Gideon knew no woman dreamed of a wedding performed by a dead icon while wearing two-day-old clothes.

“No. We’re going to have a real wedding. A very quickly put together wedding, but a real one. I love you, Charlie…um, this is awkward, but I don’t know your last name.”

Charlie giggled. “Yeah, I guess we kind of forgot about that. Let me start—Charlotte Esther O’Connor. Very nice to meet you.” Her smile was infectious, and Gideon could tell that although this was moving fast, she was as sure of everything as he was.

“Charlotte Esther? Seriously?”

“My grandmothers’ names. Could have been worse—my brother is Chancellor Mortimer. So all in all, I got off easy.”

“Makes sense, and you do have it better than your brother, I have to say. I guess it’s my turn, huh?”

She nodded, her eyes never leaving his.

“Okay. Nice to meet you, Charlotte Esther O’Connor, or should I say, the future Mrs. Gideon Isaac Cooper?”

“Gideon Isaac? So, wait…your initials are G I and you’re a Navy SEAL?” Charlie began to laugh.

“What? I must be missing something here.” Gideon tried to figure what was so funny. He knew his name was a little unusual, but nothing like Mortimer.

“Oh, I can’t believe you’ve never seen this…G I.” She paused and gave Gideon a hard stare, willing him to understand the reason behind her fit of giggles. “G.I. Joe? You know—gung-ho Army guy? Barbie’s much cooler and more masculine boy toy? Well, at least in my world he was. I used to steal Chance’s G.I. Joe and make him go on dates with Barbie. You are totally my G.I. Joe… Yeah, my Joe.”

“I think I like being your anything.” Gideon leaned in and gave her a passion-filled kiss, staking his claim to the beautiful woman in bed next to him. The fact that she was totally naked didn’t go unnoticed as he began to think about branding her even more thoroughly as his.

“Charlotte Cooper? Charlie Cooper? Mrs. Cooper? I could get used to that,” she suddenly said as she pulled away from his kiss to look him in the eye. Her gorgeous green eyes were glazed over slightly with pure love, and he couldn’t imagine anything more beautiful.

“So could I.” Gideon didn’t think he could possibly be happier…



Don't forget to leave a comment to get in on the chance to win a copy of Indivisible when it is released on January 25th!

Meet an Author Monday


YAY!! It's time for the wonderful blog hop started by author Lisa Sanchez


Here's how it works:


READERS: Follow as many authors as you like. Just follow the Linky list and hop from author to author. The idea is to find as many "new to you" authors as you can, and hopefully some great new reading material as well. Leave a comment! We'd love to chat with you!

And, we are starting a new feature on our blog hop...the last Monday of every month we will all have a single topic that we discuss. We are kicking it off this month with a fun topic - Where do you write? We will talk about our process and where we write, and hopefully a few will even post a few pix!


AUTHORS:

•Follow the Meet an author Monday host (Cali Cheer Mom) along with any of the wonderfully talented authors on the list.
•You will need to enter your name and blog url into the Linky tool.
•Grab our super cute button and place it in a post. (THIS IS IMPORTANT!) If you don't create a post for the hop, your readers won't have a place to comment, and the hop will stop with you. So create a post, paste in the Linky code and start hopping!
•The purpose of the hop is to meet "new to you" authors and discover great new reads. Follow as many authors as you can. Leave a comment and introduce yourself!
•If you'd like to share the Linky list in a post on your blog ( Please do!) just follow the link and grab the code.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Winners!


First, I want to thank all of you who came over to Coffee Time Romance's Book Brew event yesterday. I had such a great time talking with those who left comments.

As I said in my post yesterday, I am giving away two signed copies of Indivisible and a little bit of pretty to go with it too! I used randomizer.com today to pick the winners from those that left comments. And the winners are....

Carol Oates and Robin!

I hope you both will enjoy Indivisible, and I will get it to you as soon as I can get my hands on a copy!!

If you didn't win, don't worry, I'm working on a few other giveaways that I will announce next Monday!

Thank you all!

Monday, January 3, 2011



HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Okay, it's a quick post today...just long enough to pop in and tell you to click the picture above so you can come and chat with me on Coffee Time Romance's "Uniforms that Protect Us" Book Brew event.

I will be posting some new excerpts, answering questions, oh yeah AND giving away two signed copies of Indivisible (along with some really nice extras - they're a surprise!). So click on the link above and come get in on all the fun!

And, I almost forgot...the release date and cover were announced this weekend! You can get your copy of Indivisible on January 25, 2011! It will me available on Amazon as well as at Omnific Publishing

Come back next week, for more giveaway announcements! I'm so excited!

Meet an Author Monday


YAY!! It's time for the wonderful blog hop started by author Lisa Sanchez


Here's how it works:


READERS: Follow as many authors as you like. Just follow the Linky list and hop from author to author. The idea is to find as many "new to you" authors as you can, and hopefully some great new reading material as well. Leave a comment! We'd love to chat with you!


AUTHORS:

•Follow the Meet an author Monday host (Cali Cheer Mom) along with any of the wonderfully talented authors on the list.
•You will need to enter your name and blog url into the Linky tool.
•Grab our super cute button and place it in a post. (THIS IS IMPORTANT!) If you don't create a post for the hop, your readers won't have a place to comment, and the hop will stop with you. So create a post, paste in the Linky code and start hopping!
•The purpose of the hop is to meet "new to you" authors and discover great new reads. Follow as many authors as you can. Leave a comment and introduce yourself!
•If you'd like to share the Linky list in a post on your blog ( Please do!) just follow the link and grab the code.