Blog Hop Winner

Congratulations to Tiffany, the winner of a $50 gift card to Amazon or B&N.

A huge thank you to everyone else who participated.

A few other updates:

  • His Yankee Bride is currently in the editing stage and I plan to post my husband’s insightful notations later this week. One that wasn’t too humorous, but might give a good idea of what to expect is my husband actually complimented the villain, saying she was the best villain I’ve written so far. She’s really not a bad person, per say, and is actually very realistic for the time period, considering who she is and the circumstances, but to us modern day readers, she’s a villain because she’s one of the biggest forces that tries to keep the hero and heroine from achieving their happily-ever-after.
  • I’m about 12,000 words into His Jilted Bride. Clearly, neither the hero nor the heroine bothered to read the quick run down of the book I gave them because they keep throwing wrenches into everything I do. I think I have it figured out now, but sometimes, it’s best to take a backseat and allow the characters to do their thing. They don’t cooperate quite so well when I try to bend them to my will. And yes, I used the  correct word in that former sentence: try.
  • I’ve also got about 3,000 words done on His Brother’s Bride. These two, however, have not yet deviated from my quick outline, so it should be a much easier book to write. Yay.

I hope you all had a great weekend!

17 thoughts on “Blog Hop Winner”

  1. RE: Jilted Bride: If you’re going to take a backseat, you might as well take GOB (Good Ol’ Bob) with you…backseat is more fun with someone else with you, just sayin’ (WINK WINK). Who knows, you might even get inspired…

    1. Actually, there is very little that could tempt me to go into the backseat in my husband’s car. Who knows what I’ll find under my kids’ booster seats or where it might end up! My car is much cleaner, but that’s because there’s no eating–or anything messy–allowed. But don’t worry, we still have “Inspiration Thursdays”! Just not in the backseat…

      1. LOL I forgot about the carseat/booster seat phase of romance (funny, you don’t see that in epilogues)…

        On a slightly off-topic topic, I’ve googled, yahooed, BINGed, and pinterested and cannot, for the life of me, figure out why no one has designed a headboard/bedroom set that looks like the backseat of a car…

        back on topic: looking forward to the Bride Series — although I already have the first one in my elibrary, I’m doing myself a favor by waiting until the rest are out to start Contract. I’ve started rereading Intentions — by the time I finish with the Groom series the Brides should be ready…

      2. Yeah, who knows what is under those booster seats. Last time I lifted one I found half a grilled cheese sandwich from Sonic.

        I bet the reason you can’t find such a bed is those of us who are no longer using the real backseat are tired at night from dealing with the results of what came from their time spent in the backseat. Okay, that’s just me being naughty. I think this medicine I’m on is making me behave very badly, indeed. LOL

        Rereading? That always worries me. LOL It’s like when someone I know says, “Oh, I bought your book…” I’m always waiting for that other shoe to drop, the one that goes, “Yeah, and I didn’t like it!” But then again if you liked that first series well enough to tell your friend you’d like the first in the next series, I guess I did okay!

      3. I’m sure many of us have been naughty in, not just about, the backseat WITHOUT medication…

        I only reread books and series I like, and I especially like it when I already know the ending…when I already know that it was worth taking the risk of investing my time on a story that had the potential to disappoint me. After reading the Scandalous series, I knew I would not be disappointed in your other books…frustrated, maybe, but never disappointed.

        I’m on my fourth read of The Bridgertons and third read of the Effingtons…I’ll be rereading your books many times over as well. You can bank on it.

      4. LOL My medicine is for this sinus infection that I can’t seem to shake.

        Frustrated? With one of MY books? Never! I have an idea which in the first series frustrated you.

        Who are the Effingtons?

      5. The Effingtons are another wacky, boisterous, scandalous family created by Victoria Alexander. I NOW get the Bridgertons and the Effingtons mixed up. Good thing I never have to invite them all to dinner…

      6. I met her (Victoria Alexander) at RT this past year, but have never read her books. But with wacky, boisterous, and scandalous being the adjectives to describe the Effingtons, I will certainly have to go check them out!

  2. Rondeigh, you are too funny. Thanks for the laugh this morning.

    So excited that Yankee is in the editing the process and cannot wait to read what Bob had to say. That always makes for a great post.
    Sorry about the uncooperative characters but sometimes those stories turn out better than what was originally planned. Just look at Alex and Caroline. That story could have never happened if Olivia had cooperated.

    1. Oh Bob had a lot to say. Of course.

      Yeah, sometimes it’s for the best they don’t cooperate. It just makes it harder to write when they don’t go with “the plan”. I do like Caro… So that was a plus, but first Wallace and now Elijah, I just might have grey hair before this is all over.

  3. Hi Rose~ I think I am your winner Tiffany Thank you so much!!!! I am extremely grateful!! You have made my year!!! I would love a amazon gift card. I hope you have a super week writing! I know I mine will be super!! Cheers, Tiffany

    Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 14:03:55 +0000 To: tifferz19@hotmail.com

    1. I tried emailing you to let you know this morning, and I got back an auto responder about limited Internet access? Ah, and now I see I sent it to the wrong email address! It’s yours, but the other one, I think/hope. I’ll shoot to Amazon momentarily.

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