Win an autographed copy of More Deaths Than One by Pat Bertram (her very first autograph!) and your choice of two other titles from Second Wind Publshing LLC.
A friend of Pat Bertram’s found an obituary in the paper that could have been for his mother — the woman had the same name, lived in the same general area, was the same age, had the same number of children, and one of the children had approximately the same name and age as the friend. There was no… Continue
Added by Pat Bertram on January 31, 2009 at 9:41pm —
Just heard my paranormal romance, Romancing Rebecca
, finalled in the Anne Bonney Readers' Choice Award Contest (Ancient City Romance Authors, St. Augustine, FL) - Most Humorous Category
Winners will be announced in late February - in time for my birthday!!!
Booksellers will judge the final round! 1ST Place winners in each category will be included on a poster of Anne-Bonney Readers’ Choice Award winners placed in independent bookstores around the… Continue
Added by Amber Polo on January 31, 2009 at 8:20pm —
Well, she's started her big adventure, a semester abroad. She's studying in Aix, France. And, as expected, some of her courses are in French! Damn impressive, isn't she? One of them requires her to give a presentation at the end. I don't know why she's nervous. I know she'll be awesome. Sure wish I could go visit while she's there. It's been forever since I've been away and wouldn't it be cool to have my very own personal native tour… Continue
Added by Barbara Huffert on January 31, 2009 at 6:57pm —
28 romance authors invite you to participate in a month-long event of love and laughter. Each day starting Feb. 1, 2009 an author will throw a romance party at her blog and host a contest with a prize. The link to the next day's blog location will also be provided at each location. Just drop by and enter the contest. And get ready to heat up the cold wintery days of February. You could win a prize a day!
On February 28th, one person will be awarded the… Continue
Added by ann campbell on January 31, 2009 at 5:23pm —
Hi! This month has been terribly hectic! Eleven book edits, with little else being accomplished, other than work and editing (oh, and the gym! I joined a gym and have actually been going, if only to get away from my computer).
These edits are brought on by a very lucky 2008. In Flames, Of Dragons, The Hollowing, GlassWorks, ErRatic, and Emerald City were all released last year.
The sequel to ~In Trysts~… Continue
Added by N. D. Hansen-Hill on January 31, 2009 at 4:14pm —
He was the product of illegitimacy, son of a noble house with no claim to its title or riches. For John Murray, the only hope of a decent life was his career as a British Officer.
Had she lost her heart when he rescued her from ruffians, or when she first looked into that face like a golden angel's? No… Continue
Added by Emily Bryan on January 31, 2009 at 11:46am —
I'm having a contest and EVERYBODY who enters receives a gift!
Check it out @ Pertinent Promotions
Added by Pamela S Thibodeaux on January 31, 2009 at 8:26am —
As January comes to a close, so too does the voting in The Authors Lounge Best Cover of the Year Award. Please can I ask my friends to add their votes to my nomination by sending a blank email to email@example.com with 'A Study in Red' in the subject line. That's all there is to it and I really appreciate all the supoort that all of you have given to my work in the last few months. Thanks again to… Continue
Added by Brian L Porter on January 31, 2009 at 7:10am —
In Patrick O’Brian’s MASTER AND COMMANDER series, he often sent Captain Aubrey into those latitudes near the equator known as the Doldrums. There, during agonizing calms, no winds move the water and ships tend to move slowly if at all along their way. Fast forward a few centuries and you have the Winter Doldrums; that time of year when people, and especially writers, can hardly put one foot in front of the other, much less manage a smile on their face.
Depression is no laughing… Continue
Added by Danielle Thorne on January 30, 2009 at 11:30pm —
AFTERNOON TEA by J. R. LaGreca
The town of Clinton, Connecticut lay beneath mounds of freshly fallen
snow. A lone shadow against the New England landscape, Lawrence Gray’s
gnarled form veered alongside the cathedral to the Saint James Cemetery.
The skeleton trees exaggerated the old man’s pallor while the bouquet of
roses he clutched contrasted to the winter and season of his life.… Continue
Added by J. R. LaGreca on January 30, 2009 at 8:58pm —
I actually have more fun blogging as my main Dragon hero, Galvistor, on my character blog (actually, its his
personal blog site: http://thewritingdragon.blogspot.com). Since this is a chance to express, somewhat, the nature of my style, and because I already posted this on both his site and mine, I think I'll post it here just for the heck of it. That way I don't have to concentrate on something else to say for the time being. I hope you enjoy him as much as I enjoy 'expressing' him.… Continue
Added by Sherri Godsey on January 30, 2009 at 8:35pm —
At some men’s irrational fear of feminine products. I’m sorry. I certainly don’t mean to offend anyone by discussing this but I have a question. If you are put off then stop reading now and come back tomorrow.
What’s the big deal with carrying an unopened box of products? Why do grown men get so flustered about this stuff? Today I watched a male grab two very heavy boxes, allowing the other guy with him the two very light ones just because one was a box of hygiene supplies. He’d… Continue
Added by Barbara Huffert on January 30, 2009 at 7:00pm —
My story, The Beckoning, has been selected as a serial read. I invite all members to come take a look. Feel free to let me know what you think of the story no matter when: the beginning, the middle, or the end. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Here is a blurb:
Carra Mason has fulfilled her dream to become an Egyptologist. She has just started working for renown archeologist, Samuel Barstone, when a man from ancient Egypt starts haunting her dreams. "Come, come, come to me,… Continue
Added by Marianne Gibson on January 30, 2009 at 4:43pm —
I'm thrilled to share that DISTRACTING THE DUCHESS
has been nominated for an RT REVIEWERS CHOICE AWARD! My hero, Trevelyn Deveridge, was tapped for a BEST K.I.S.S. (Knight in Shining Silver) AWARD. The winner will be announced at the RT Convention in… Continue
Added by Emily Bryan on January 30, 2009 at 2:48pm —
Free read! At All Romance eBooks
My second short story published with The Wild Rose Press, Dare to Dance,
actually won an honorable mention in Harlequin’s Ultimate Reunion Contest. This was quite a feat, seeing as I’d won the Ultimate Proposal Contest a few months before that (which netted me four books every month for an entire year) So I thought the story might be worth getting out there. I took my original… Continue
Added by Lainey Bancroft on January 30, 2009 at 11:26am —
I'm bloggin today right here at Between the Lines where I interview my hero, Clay Tanner, from Re-ride at the Rodeo about Rodeo and Romance from a cowboy's perspective.
Drop by and leave a comment and you'll be entered into a drawing for either a Cowboy Hunks calendar featuring riders of the PBR or an e-copy of Re-ride at the Rodeo, winner's choice. Clay will be around to answer questions!
Hope to see you there!
Added by Anne Carrole on January 30, 2009 at 11:19am —
Once upon a time there was a little orange and white kitten who lived in the Tall Grass with his brothers and sisters. They played and chased butterflies in the sunshine and then all curled up in a heap to sleep.
One day, strangers came to the Tall Grass and looked over all the kittens. One by one, the others were taken away until only the little orange and white kitten was left. He had heard his Food Givers talking with the strangers. No one… Continue
Added by Barbara Huffert on January 29, 2009 at 4:30pm —
If you haven't visited or heard about EbookGuru.org, now's your chance.
Ebook Guru has done a "Preview" on my upcoming release, THE PRIVATEER. I was thrilled they would be so kind to offer since my release is a couple months away. Please visit the site and have a look. They have lots of reviews for readers and are author-friendly.
Don't forget to scroll down and leave Feedback--please!
Here's the… Continue
Added by Danielle Thorne on January 29, 2009 at 4:17pm —
Today, I'm visiting the one and only non-romance blog on my tour. It's Minds Alive On the Shelves
and when I was setting up the tour, I was so taken with the blog's title, I had to contact the owner, Lisa.
I've never heard a better description of what a book is--"a mind alive on the shelf."… Continue
Added by Emily Bryan on January 29, 2009 at 11:04am —
I’m in a mood. I even brought it on myself this time. I figured it was better to trigger it than to let it sneak up on me. So I read something that I knew would get to me. It worked. A little too well perhaps.
Well enough that I’m now questioning everything again. Mm, been a long time since I’ve done that. For example, do you know anyone who’s honestly happy? Long-term I mean, not fleeting moments of joy. Happy as in is thoroughly… Continue
Added by Barbara Huffert on January 28, 2009 at 7:04pm —