On Christmas Hill... in March? And my next book!

Friday, March 29, 2013

It was brought to my attention that my short story, On Christmas Hill was nominated for an award with the Indie Romance Convention. I'm very excited about this and decided to go ahead and release the new cover for the short story. It matches the series covers (yes, I said series and covers!) that I have planned for Christmas releases.

SO! To celebrate the nomination, I'm going to release the new cover now. In March! Lol.

The new cover will be available in paperback and I will try to have a few with me at all signings.
Voting starts on April 1st and I'd really appreciate it if you guys would take a minute to pop over there and vote for me and my title.
I made these covers myself and a teensy bit proud. ;) I can't wait to show you the next cover for...
Down in Silvertown
I hope to have the next installment out next winter.
Speaking of new books, I have a new title that I'm working on. This will actually come out this summer before Riptide (please don't kill me!) and I'm VERY excited about it.
So, the next book you can look for after Suddenly Royal is...
The Accidental Assassin
TAA will be an adult contemporary romance and I am SO FREAKING IN LOVE with the characters. I'll have a blurb and cover sometime in the near future. I can't wait to share it with you. You guys? Ava is hilarious and Owen? Oh, Owen, is hot and damaged and dangerous and hot. Did I mention hot? Because he is. I also have a theme song for him. Wanna hear it? You have to listen to the lyrics, because it fits him PERFECTLY.

Also? I'm in love with Imagine Dragons. If you haven't listened to them--do it NOW! 

Suddenly Royal Excerpt

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Wednesday. To celebrate making it half way through the week, I wanted to share an excerpt from Suddenly Royal. I can't wait to share this book with you guys!

Fueling the plane didn’t take near as long as I thought it would and after a fast meal, we were back in the air. There was a renewed sense of energy in the plane. Sarah was making phone calls and Alex had opened up his laptop. At some point Duvall and Rebecca changed into suits that would blend into the background but still had a formal look. Rose went to the little area in front of the kitchen and pulled a curtain shut. She called for Sarah to help before coming out in a silver dress with a matching jacket. It was simple but elegant.

“We don’t have much longer if you want to go ahead and change.” Alex nodded toward the little curtained area.

I stood up and made my way to the alcove. I pulled the curtain shut and opened the tiny closet that held my garment bag. I quickly undressed and fought the dress out of the bag before remembering that I needed to put on panty hose. Cursing under my breath, I dug into the bottom of the bag. The plane hit a bit of turbulence and I bounced into the wall before almost falling through the curtain in nothing but my underwear.

“Holy crap!” I stood up and prayed I hadn’t knocked the curtain open.

“Samantha?” Alex’s voice was nearby and my eyes grew large. “Are you okay?”

“I’m fine! What are you paying these pilots?”

A few people chuckled while I wrestled the panty hose up. Worried about more turbulence, I slid the dress on as fast as possible. Reaching behind me, I tried to grab the zipper but ended up spinning in circles like a puppy.

“Sarah?” I called for Rose’s assistant, giving up.

“I’ve got it.” Alex’s voice made me freeze. I heard the curtain whisper as he stepped into the area. “Zipper?”

“Um, yeah.” I turned my back to him. The zipper started low and I was highly aware of the fact that he could see the lace panties and bra I was wearing. His warm fingers grazed my skin as he unhurriedly pulled the zipper over the top of my butt and up my back.

“Lift your hair.” He leaned down and whispered in my ear.

Slowly I reached up and gathered my hair in my hands. He slid the zipper into place before reaching down and sliding his hands around my waist. He pressed his chest against my back while he looked over my shoulder. Deftly, he pulled the belt through the loops and fastened it in the front. It was painfully erotic to know that he was taking his time dressing me and my breathing was matching the excitement of my thoughts. When he pulled back, I let my hair fall and turned to face him without stepping out of his hold.

He was already wearing a tux, the bowtie hanging open, and no shoes. It was a look that worked for him. He looked down at me with hungry eyes. “You look gorgeous.”

“Thank you.” His hands were still on my waist and I was having flashbacks to our kiss.

“This is going to be difficult.” He leaned back a little so he could run his eyes over my body. “Very difficult.”
Oh, and if you don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, here's the Teaser Tuesday picture I shared yesterday.

Big News! Suddenly Royal Release Date and an update on the auction!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

First and foremost, I want to thank everyone that participated in the auction. I'm still waiting for a few payments to come in, but you guys blew my hopes out of the water! I'm not going to release the total until everything is finished, but trust me when I say that our book community really pulled together and did something amazing.

For all of you that helped promote, donate to, and bid--Thank you from the very bottom of my heart. I'll never be able to express my appreciation completely, so take it from me when I say what you've done has been amazing.

Now, onto some book news!!! I know many of you have been clamoring for a Suddenly Royal release date. I had a few things I had to wait on before I could tell you, so thank you for being patient with me. I have officially signed with the publicist KP Simmon of InkslingerPR. I'm VERY excited about this, as it means I have someone in my corner that believes in my books. Plus, she read Suddenly Royal and LOVED it! EEEP!

So, what does this mean for me and Suddenly Royal? It means we have an exact release date-- APRIL 23rd. There will be a blog tour and KP will keep me from jumping the gun. ;)

I really can't wait to share this book with all of you. Thankfully we don't have too much longer to wait. Just hang in there with me and you'll be enjoying Prince Alex and Feisty Sam soon.

I also have another signing coming up-- in Minneapolis! I'm pretty excited about this, because part of Suddenly Royal is set in Minnesota. :) If you're in the area on May 18th, come see me!


Time is running out!

Friday, March 15, 2013

TODAY is the LAST DAY of the Corn Family Auction! Get your bids in before Midnight PST.


Quick Reminder...

Friday, March 8, 2013

For everyone following the Corn Family Auction, we're down to the LAST WEEK! If you have a lot that you just have to have, keep your eyes on the prize! I'll be out of town next week, but will try to post another reminder.

Also, this Sunday I will be in Woodstock, Georgia for a book signing with several other authors! Come out and see me. I'll have swag, books, and you can preorder a signed paperback of SUDDENLY ROYAL.
(Which has been sent to be edited! YIPPEE!!!)

Teaser Tuesday

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Hi guys! I'm busy getting Suddenly Royal ready for my editor, but do have a teaser picture to share with you all. If you follow me on FB you've probably already seen this, but in case you just check the blog, here it is!

Have I mentioned that Suddenly Royal is all kinds of steamy? Because, you know, it is. ;)
That Alex... he's not shy.
As I told one of my beta readers: Be warned! There be sexy in these pages!
(Yeah, I'm a dork.)
As a side note, Suddenly Royal is my longest novel by far. So, be ready. I know it's taken me longer than I had intended, but the length is indicative to how much time I have spent making sure everything is just right. I can't wait to share Sam--and Alex--with all of you. I hope you'll love them as much as I do.
In case you've forgotten, I will be at the Copper Coin Coffee House on May 10th for an author Meet and Greet with several other YA and NA authors in Woodstock, Ga. There are also going to be some amazing adult romance authors on Saturday! So, check it out! I will have books to purchase and some fun swag. I'm looking into doing presales of Suddenly Royal Paperbacks as well. I will let you know about that for sure soon.
I hope you're all keeping an eye out on the lots you want at the charity auction. Closing time is nearing, so keep your eyes open!!
Please remember that all profits go directly to the Corn Family Fund.
***As of Feb. 27th, we stopped accepting entrants for the Kindle Fire drawing. Paypal informed us that it violated their terms of service. Everyone that donated the minimum of $10 before that date will be added to a drawing that I will host here on my blog. I apologize for the confusion--it was not intended as anything other than a way to thank the people that have donated.***
Thank you to everyone that has donated and participated in the different events to raise money. Once the auction has closed I will be announcing the amount we've raised. You guys have been amazing.

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