Contests, Happenings, Just for Fun, My own craziness, Randomness, Updates

Winners, a new giveaway, and a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Winners of the free book from Suzie Grant’s backlist are:

AgouraLady and Heather

Congrats, ladies.

Another Giveaway:

I’ve listed His Jilted Bride as a Goodreads giveaway. This is for a chance to win one of three signed paperback copies–limited to the US. Here’s the link:

http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/45249-his-jilted-bride

And now for a rare, riveting and possibly life-enriching opportunity–or two:

I’m going on tour…a blog tour that is and thanks to the awesome help of one of you, my dates have filled up rather quickly, but there are still some available for anyone who’d like me to come visit your blog for a chat and a giveaway or would like to review my latest book.

(Okay, so this isn’t as exciting as I’d played it up to be, but I had to do something to get you to read this!)

This tour is through Goddess Fish and I will list the links below. But, after a very enlightening conversation this past week, I wanted to tell you all this now, you do not need to be associated with any company that specializes in blog tours to have me come on your blog. I’d be happy (and honored) to make appearance or even just donate giveaway items to any one of you. Don’t be afraid to ask.

Anyway, here are the links:

Author Interview: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/02/virtual-nbtm-tour-his-jilted-bride-by.html

Review:  http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/02/virtual-review-tour-his-jilted-bride-by.html

That’s all for today, now I must get back to a certain pair of newlyweds…

Contests, Happenings, My own craziness, Reader Questions, Updates

Something Not-So-New Sunday

My Something New Sunday post today has been moved to next week due to technical difficulties, or in other words, I was going to present something myself, but my husband didn’t realize I was saving a  particular item and tossed it in the trash, so now I have to wait until my kids go through another jar of jelly.

So…instead I’m going to do some updates (those are new, aren’t they), answer a few reader questions (hopefully one or two will be new), and announce winners (and this WILL be new). So it all works out:

Updates:

  • Exciting news! I have found another narrator for two of my audiobooks. The one doing Her Sudden Groom cannot start until later this month, and the one one who is doing the audio for His Contract Bride has already begun, and we should have a book the first half of March!
  • More exciting news: His Brother’s Bride is coming along very, very well. I’ll have no difficulty, barring any sort of extreme, having it out in April.
  • I am still accepting donations for libraries. In fact, I have now made a page for it on my blog where I’ve listed all 50 states and have put a link to every library that I have sent books to. (Note: the link went up the day the books were mailed, if the library chooses not to accept the books or they have not been processed yet, they will not show up in the catalog, so give them a few weeks.) If you’d like your library to be included, even if I’ve already sent books to your state, please email me with the name of the library system and I’ll see what I can do.
  • Even more exciting news (but probably only for me)! While putting up the links to where my books are available in libraries, I got snoopy. I’ll admit it, I snoop around on things and already two library systems have my books available for checkout: Bartlesville Public Library in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and Tulsa City County Library in Tulsa, Oklahoma. And it gets even better, one of the books was already checked out from the Tulsa library! Sounds silly, but for me it was totally cool! Thanks, Tulsa. In all fairness, I did send both of these libraries in December so they had a head start.
  • Still taking submissions for guest posts. If you have something interesting you’d like to talk about, a craft to share, or just want to be a star for a day, I’d love to have you on. I’m trying not to make it so inane on here, so since variety is the spice of life, I’d love to feature something unusual or fascinating on here.  Just email me or use the form on the page dedicated to this and we’ll schedule you a day!

Reader Questions:

  • Does His Jilted Bride pick up where Her Imperfect Groom ended? Yes and no. It’s a year later, and nothing crucial has happened in between the times. So in other words, no it is not necessary to have read His Contract Bride or His Yankee Bride first.
  • Will Henry get a story, if so, when? Henry will be the hero in His Brother’s Bride due out in April, 2013.
  • Can Jack, Emma and Marcus’ adopted son, inherit his title, he technically is a male. No. Jack was the son of a daughter of the title, heirs have to be sons of heirs. If Marcus had had a brother, then his brother would have inherited first upon Marcus’ death, then his brother’s son after Marcus’ brother died. Or if Marcus’ brother died before Marcus, it would go straight to Marcus’ nephew at his passing. The title cannot pass to a female, so her children out out. I suppose Marcus and Emma could have tried to lie about the parentage, and being recluses it might have worked except for two things: 1. Emma was seen for a few weeks in London during the Season–this wouldn’t have happened if she were pregnant. 2. While both a bit scandalous and ready to bend rules, neither of them were just outright liars or deceitful. Could they have pulled something like that off? Possibly, if they had the help of friends, but this never entreated the equation. They were flawed characters, to be sure, just not THAT flawed.
  • Why did X happen or X not happen in His Jilted Bride? I’ll be glad to answer all questions about this title privately now and will post any questions (with answers) publicly a month after the book has been available. I try not to give out too many spoilers as I realize there are still some people who have not read any of my books and would like to be surprised, but I also realize there are some with questions and it’s easier to answer them publicly so if anyone else has the question, they don’t have to wonder forever or email me if they don’t wish. I prefer to wait to answer publicly to give everyone who might happen by a fair chance to read the book first.
  • When will X book be out? Frankly, your guess is often as good as mine. I don’t have any control over that, other than how fast I type–and even that can be a challenge with kids and a family. I can only give estimates, and even those aren’t always guaranteed. I, do, however, have a mailing list you can sign up for that will email you automatically when a new book is available. It also provides direct links to many of the eBookstores for a convenient way to find the book. A sign up form is located at the top right corner of my blog and I have two on my website–on the home page and on the “Book” page. If you cannot get the form to work, email me personally. Believe it or not, I do respond (unless it goes to the Junk folder, then I might miss it…) and I can manually add your name to the list.
  • Will you autograph a book for me? Absolutely. The easiest way to do this is to order a book from me here at my website. All books come from me personally and will be signed/personalized. The second best way is to meet me in person! Unfortunately, that’s not a very likely possibility as I am more socially awkward than Alex and Wallace combined and hate going out in public. You can also mail me a copy of your already purchased book and I’d be happy to sign and return it.

That’s all–I think. If you have a question, please feel free to ask. There are NO stupid questions. None.

And now for the giveaway winners from the Sober Stupidity post…

1. Linda S. Merrill

2. Lauralynn Elliott

3. Moonprincess 111

Congrats, ladies, I’ll be emailing you shortly!

Contests

12th Day of Christmas–Winners Announced

First, let me say thank you to all who participated.

Second, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas (unless you live in the far stretches of Russia and Australia, then I hope you had a good Christmas). Thanks so much for all the support and humor you’ve all given to me. I greatly appreciate it.

All right, I said no more sap after the post about Christmas songs, so let’s get to it!

Yesterday’s 11th Day winner is: Jess1

The seven random Facebook or Twitter followers who have won one signed paperback of their choice from my backlist (in no specific order) are:

Cindy Converse

Susan Haworth

Amanda DiDonato

LaShonda Mcwilliams

Cindy Whitcomb

Emily Weaver

Kelly Carmona

Likers of the posts winners, with their prizes in parenthesis, are:

Ronnie Buck (full set of signed books)

Tiffany Davis (One full series of signed books, your pick)

Jessica Harvey (One full series of signed book, your pick)

Sharers and/or RT’er winner of a $150 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble:

Karen Miller

Grand Prize Winner of Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet:

Me! Oh wait, all of my comments don’t gain me that many entries into the drawing??

All right then, how about Joanie

Once again, a huge thanks to all who entered. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday no matter how you celebrate or what you believe!

Winners will be contacted soon!