Monday, September 24, 2012
A long time ago (more than a decade at this point), I sent an unsolicited manuscript pitch to Harlequin and received the coveted "request for full" reply. While that book ultimately was turned down (and rightfully so), that letter has been a driving factor in my continuing to write and write and write.
The contest at this stage requested a pitch (100 words or fewer) and the first chapter (5000 words or fewer). I did it. If I progress, I have to have the book finished by October 12 (which will be pushing it, but I can do it...I wrote the first drafts of the first six Highland Home books in six weeks). I want to progress. I want to WIN!!!!
Voting begins October 2, 2012, but you can read my submission (and all of the others as well) on the website.
I hope you'll check out First Sin is Vengeance. Feel free to let me know what you think and as always, clicking that little "like" button always helps.
Thanks for your support!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I'm wanting to enter a contest for Harlequin and I would love some feedback on the first chapter I want to use for the contest. Are you interested in reading such a thing? If so, let me know and I will send it to you. The book is young adult, paranormal with time travel.
All you have to do is go here: http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/shareinnc and choose which book you'd like to have me autograph. Be sure to include the name and any other information you'd like included in the inscription in the request.
And best of all? This service is FREE. The only thing it might cost you is if you have the autograph sent to your kindle using your kindle email, Amazon may charge a small delivery fee (you'll want to check your amazon account for that information). The autograph and the delivery to your regular email are always free.
Also, if you already have a PRINT copy of one of the books, you can still request an autograph and I will be happy to sign it for you! You'll get the same PDF file as anyone else who requests the service. Then you can either store it or print it out and put it in your print book.
Kindlegraph also keeps your autograph collection together for you so you can retrieve them whenever you like.
I hope you'll check out the service and request autographs for all the Highland Home series books.
Monday, September 17, 2012
IF Mourning Sun cracks the top 100 in Free Kindle Books before the free sale is over on September 18, I will do a giveaway for an eBook reader preloaded with ALL of the Highland Home Series. That means you get Eternal Sun, Mourning Sun, Captured Sun, Seven Days, Banished Sun, and Nine Lives PLUS this supercool eBook Reader (color may vary depending on availability, but I intend to order RED).
So yesterday I was super excited to see that Mourning Sun was #1002 on the Free in the Kindle Store list. Then it was #883. Imagine my joy when I awoke this morning and it was #374!
I really want to see Mourning Sun crack the top 100 so it will get on the Top 100 list and get more exposure.
Want to help that happen? All you have to do is download Mourning Sun and share the link with anyone you think might enjoy the book as well. Since Mourning Sun is FREE until September 18, this won't cost anyone anything, but it sure will help out an indie author with a passion for her work. Remember, you don't have to own a kindle to read kindle books. There are Kindle apps for android and iOS, plus you can now read most books in your browser.
I hope you'll click the link and download the book. While you're there, feel free to click the like button and agree with some tags if you have a moment. Those two tasks are great ways to help out indie authors too.
Thanks in advance and enjoy Mourning Sun. I know I love Mairin and Mathias. I hope you will too!
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Did you know that the Highland Home Series is on a Virtual Book Tour right now? Check out these participants!
Get an autographed copy of Mourning Sun or all five eBooks in the Highland Home series by entering my giveaway. The entry is easy and painless. Winners will be drawn on September 19, 2012.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Ten pages...chapter one...finished today. I'm not certain I'm really done for the day, but I know my butt is numb from the hard chairs at Starbucks and if I drink any more coffee, I'm going to explode.
It's moving well, this new book. I thought I was going to have trouble getting started because I'd had a very brief false start a couple of days ago, but right now, I know where the story is going and I think I know how I'm going to get there.
Wish me luck, everyone. If I get enough requests, I might post part of the first chapter for y'all to read :-)
I've chosen a few actors, but don't limit yourself to my choices. If you think there's a better actor for the part, let me know! Vote for your favorite or add your choice to the list. The poll is on the sidebar of this blog.
The four actors I've considered are:
Monday, September 10, 2012
Please like my author page at Facebook to follow the blog tour as I share Nine Lives: The Fifth Highland Home Novel with everyone. And know that every comment, every star, every review means the world to me.