Books, Contests, Happenings, Updates

One Sale and Two Giveaways

1. In case you haven’t already heard, from now until the end of the week, my entire first series is on sale for $2.99 from  Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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2. There is still time to enter into the giveaway at Herding Cats & Burning Soup for a chance to win a signed copy of His Contract Bride.

3. Today I am talking tea and bizarre combinations that actually taste good over on the Timeless Quills Blog. Stop by and tell me about your favorite tea combination (or just straight) for a chance to win a gift card to Teavana.

4. Speaking of Timeless Quills–which is made up Jane Charles, Amy De Trempe, Suzie Grant, Jerrica Knight-Catania, Ava Stone, and of course me, we are days away from sending out our first official eZine! If you’ve signed up for any of my mailing lists (or theirs) you will not be automatically signed up for this. But if you’d like to sign up for it, click here for the link.

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My first series is now a bundle! And a Giveaway!

First, I’d like to announce that for a limited time I have bundled all three stories from the Scandalous Sisters Series and put them as one book.

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This is on sale at Amazon and Barnes & Noble right now for $2.99, that’s less than the price of one book by itself!

So if you haven’t read all of these yet or would like to gift it or recommend it to a friend, now is the perfect time!

Second, today I am over on Herding Cats and Burning Soup talking about the very glamorous life of a romance writer and all of the perks that put me above the rest of the human race. Anna, the blog owner, is being kind enough to run a giveaway of my books, so be sure to check it out as we all know I herd my children and dozens of others and burn far more than just soup, unfortunately.

Have a great weekend!

Characters

Character Interview with Paul Grimes, Hero in Liberty for Paul

Last month when Intentions of the Earl came out I spent a week giving a rundown of each character (main and secondary), but this time I thought I’d just let the characters speak for themselves and post a small part of my character interviews, starting with Paul the hero from my recent release Liberty for Paul.

Good afternoon, Paul. Thank you for agreeing to talk to me (like you had a choice).

No problem. It’s my pleasure and…er…duty.

Oh, stop that scowling. Just saying the word duty isn’t going to lead to talks of propriety. At least not from me.

Good.

Good. Tell us, how would you describe yourself?

Physically?

Yes, and your personality traits if you will.

Hmm, well, I’m slightly above average height, I have green eyes, blondish hair, wear spectacles. I don’t know what else you want me to say.

Do you have any distinguishing marks or scars on your body?

(Coughs) Yes…er…a scar. Next.

By the way you’re blushing, Mr. Grimes, I daresay you have something to hide.

No, nothing to hide.

So you do have something. interesting. And where, pray tell, is it?

That information is unnecessary. Next question, please.

Fine. I’ll let the matter drop. For now.

Thank you.

You’re welcome. All right, what are your feelings about Liberty Banks?

(No immediate answer)

Sir, unclamp your jaw, please and answer the question.

Liberty and I have an unusual relationship.

That’s an understatement. Now, would you be so kind as to explain your relationship with Miss Banks?

It’s a love-hate relationship really. See, we both love to hate each other. Kind of. Well, actually no. It’s more like she has a passionate hatred that seems to consume her soul toward me and I just merely find her annoying. Unfortunately, her undisputable hatred for me has led to several…shall we say, uncomfortable moments for me.

Such as?

Where to start… Let’s see, she’s openly called me a coward and questioned my manhood, she’s “inadvertently” elbowed me in the groin and she’s hurled a book at my head that knocked me unconscious and left a bump the size of an egg on my forehead for a week.

Hmm, that doesn’t sound very endearing.

No. It doesn’t.

So is it safe to say you wouldn’t enjoy being married to her?

Now, that, Ms. Gordon is an understatement. I have no desire to be in a room with her, let alone married to her.

All right, calm down. We won’t speak of her anymore. Let’s talk instead about you.

What would you like to know?

Who is Lucy Whitaker to you?

I didn’t see that one coming. She’s a woman I once admired.

Admired?

All right. I proposed to her. But it was a long time ago and I don’t wish to discus her, her son, her wretched aunt or anything that has to do with that family.

Understood. Let’s talk about your relationship with John Banks. How exactly did you and Liberty’s father become acquainted?

He agreed to act as my mentor last spring when I approached him about a sticky situation that was going on in my church.

 A sticky situation, you say? Care to divulge?

Not really.

Mr. Grimes, I’d have never thought you’d be so difficult to interview. You’ve a mark upon your person you don’t wish to discuss, a former love interest you’re not inclined to talk about and now you hint at secrets you will not share. You seem to be far more interesting than the bore we met in Intentions of the Earl. Do you have anything further to say for yourself?

No. I don’t think so. Oh, wait. Something about the way you’re looking at me just now makes me think I’m going to marry, fall in love with and share all my secrets–including my scar, former proposal, and unpleasant church situation–with that hoyden Liberty Banks.

You’re a smart man, Mr. Grimes. All those things and so much more will be happening to you very soon!

Books, Characters, Happenings, Liberty for Paul, Scandalous Sisters Series, Updates

Liberty for Paul, Less Than a Week Away

Next Monday, the second installment in my Scandalous Sisters series comes out, Liberty for Paul.  This book is most definitely different from the last and falls firmly into the category of a romantic comedy, of the historical variety, of course.

Not only does this story focus on the love growing between the two characters, but one of the characters has a lot to learn about living and truly loving another. I personally thought the book would be difficult to write as I finished up the first one, but it wasn’t. Actually, this book was easier to write because I knew a certain character needed to grow as a person in order to fully embrace love, and all the little stops along the way became a lot of fun to write after I figured out that out.

Whether you read the first one or not you can guess who the hero/heroine are, but as I said, the story isn’t just about falling in love, it’s about the many bumps in the road along the way that shape a person and allow them to let go enough to fall.