I’m so thrilled that my very first Indulgence book, The Billionaire’s Christmas Baby is being re-released for the holiday season! The holidays are my absolute favourite time of year and Jackson and Hannah, the hero and heroine from this book are very meaningful to me because they were my first couple to hit the virtual shelves! I was also fortunate enough to be able to write a ‘Dear Reader’ letter in this edition-something I’d never done!
The Billionaire’s Christmas Baby is a story about forgiveness, healing, and finding the strength to believe…
To celebrate, I’ll be going on a blog tour (more info soon) with a grand prize. But also, I’ll be sending out a special holiday newsletter for all my subscribers with exclusive contests!
I will also be hanging out on my Facebook page with some cool, holiday related contests, so be sure to check in there too!
What else is new? Well, I’ll be handing in my first round of revisions for my cowboy book-my working title on this one is “The Rancher’s Valentine Wedding” but we all know those titles change This book will be released in March from Indulgence. I can’t wait to share Cole and Melanie with you!!
Well, here I go again with the apologies for not blogging in so long! My summer sort of went from turning in The Doctor’s Saving Grace (Evan’s story, RR#3) to The Best Man’s Baby book release and tour. And then I found out that one of my deadlines got moved up-BIG time. Long story short I started writing my new book at the beginning of September and handed it in last week. Of course during that time there was all the kid-related drama (I swear, my son is always the first kid to catch the first round of colds) and school trips and volunteering…I almost thought I wasn’t going to get it done. But the book has been written…and I totally fell in love with the hero…Cole. He’s a cowboy. Widower. Sniffle, sniffle. Along comes his little sister’s BFF who hates everything about the outdoors and has a major horse phobia…and well, my grumpy rancher happens to have a real soft tender side and is more than willing to help her out. Oh, and there’s a snowstorm…you know how much I love winter! I think I’ve rambled a little too long…but this book is due out in March. It’s the third book in a continuity-the other two books are written by the awesome Rachel Lyndhurst and Inara Scott…
Other release news? Well, you’ve all been so awesome and I know you’re dying to find out what has happened to poor Evan Manning and that horrific car crash he was involved in…and the woman he saves. I’m thrilled to say that Evan’s story is coming out this February 2014. If you’ve signed up to my newsletter, you’ll be notified when it releases! And I’m thinking I need to do a special contest just for my newsletter subscribers because you’ve all been so awesome and so supportive. I’d love to run a contest just for you when Evan’s book releases!
So what am I up to now? Well, it’s kind of a super-secret project (I know, I hate when people write that and now here I am writing that!). As soon as I can share what it’s about, I will…
I hope you’ve all had a great start to the fall! Fall and winter are my favourite seasons…I love writing when there’s rain and snow…
I always love hearing from you, don’t be a stranger! Happy reading and writing!
Lisa Orsino!!! Congratulations Lisa! Lisa’s pic was of Matt Bomer…and if I had to cast Jake again I would pick him. Turns out, he was not my original celebrity choice for Jake Manning, but no one selected the celebrity in my head…if you’re an old follower of this blog you’ll know my favourite celebrity crush is Christian Bale, and I recast him tons of my books, depending on the picture
Here’s the pic I had in my mind for Jake:
Thanks to all of you who tweeted me gorgeous pics-definitely made my days brighter
Thanks again for following along my blog tour and supporting me!
It’s been a crazy, fun week since The Best Man’s Baby was released! Since the response to this book has been so wonderful, I’m thinking it’s time to celebrate with a new contest! I had a blast seeing your favourite lines in the Twitter contest…and I think this one might be even more fun…
All you have to do is head over to my Facebook page, look for the contest post, and then answer (with a link or post of the pic) of the celebrity that reminds you most of Jake Manning. I know the celebrity that I have in my head-and whoever picks the same celebrity wins a $20 Starbucks Gift Card! You know how much I love coffee-and you know that Jake owed Claire a coffee, so I thought that would be a good one Then please send out a tweet about the contest with a link to the FB page!
I’ll pick the winner Sunday night. If two or more people pick the same winning celebrity, I’ll do a draw for the gift card among those. I’m just dying to see who you guys think Jake Manning resembles in the celebrity world…
I’m so excited and grateful that The Best Man’s Baby has received such an awesome response and is flying off the virtual shelves!
You’ve all been such a great support so I’d like to celebrate by having a contest for a $20 Amazon Gift Card. The contest is super easy-all you have to do is tweet your favourite line(s) from The Best Man’s Baby and be sure to use the hashtag #BestMansBaby in your tweet.
Tweets and Retweets get an extra entry! I can’t wait to see what your favourite lines are from Jake and Claire’s book!
I’ll announce the winner this Friday, August 16th.
I wasn’t planning on doing a post today because this is shaping up to be a crazy week, but I had to. I’m totally blown away by all of you who bought The Best Man’s Baby on release day and read it on the first day! And not only that, but took the time to post a review, and even email me. I was so floored receiving all these emails from you-and so touched. I did get a little weepy-and as much as I like to make my characters cry-I’m not the crying type! But I did. Because to know that you cared as much about the folks in Red River as much as I do, is humbling and thrilling at once.
Thank you. Thank you for supporting me, emailing me, and inspiring me. Thank you for reaching out with your emails-your emails always make me smile. I feel very blessed to have you all in my corner!
It’s finally here-today I get to share Jake and Claire’s story with you! As you know, this is Book Two in the Red River Series. Jake is, of course, the middle Manning brother, and as you’ll soon discover, has a whole other side to him that no one knows about.
Florist Claire Holbrook has always played by the rules her entire life, but breaks them to spend one night with sexy lone wolf Jake Manning, a man she’s adored since she was a teenager. Six weeks later, things get complicated when she discovers they created a bond that will last a lifetime
Jake has never played by the rules. Getting Minister Holbrook’s daughter pregnant wasn’t part of any life plan, but he won’t run from his responsibilities. He’ll step up and be the best man he can, even if he doesn’t have a clue where to begin. The more time he spends with Claire, though, the more he wants her, and the harder it is to get close, because that would mean sharing the one thing he hasn’t with anyone–the truth and his heart.
Also, this week, Indulgence Books is hosting a Scavenger Hunt and I’ll be participating along with some lovely, talented Indulgence authors. You won’t want to miss this contest-the price is awesome-be sure to check it out here: Indulgence Scavenger Hunt
Well, its officially gone. The third manuscript in the Red River Series has been handed in to my lovely editor today. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that Evan Manning was the most difficult of the Manning brothers to write. And you know how this was the secret baby book…which also posed major challenges for me. I also had to make sure there were some moments with the other Manning clan…and another happy ending for another deserving couple as well. I can’t say anymore…but well, this picture sums it up nicely
I’ll be back next week with more regular posts, teasers, and all that fun stuff!
OMG, so here it is, The Doctor’s Saving Grace is due this week. The book is done. But I can’t hit send yet. I’ll let scenes and dialogue mull around in my head until Thursday, when I have to send it in.
Of course, this extra little time also means time to doubt myself. I may have mentioned once or twice how difficult this book was to write…Evan Manning has successfully made me ball my eyes out. The things that have happened to Evan and Grace…geez, I didn’t know how I was going to get them to a happy place. I really didn’t. And then I remembered an email from my lovely editor, something about how she’d like to see something light and funny…oh god. It’s a little late for light and funny with these two. There is of course, humour, there always has to be. But this book’s trope-the secret baby was just a tear-jerker of a topic for me. Especially when the baby’s father is dear, Evan Manning. But, I guess Evan wasn’t always a dear…
I know people are divided on this kind of trope and I now know why. I hope I was able to deal with most of the issues that people have with the whole secret baby thing. Grace had her reasons, she was justified…until she discovered the truth…
There’s plenty of the old Red River gang in this book-Quinn, Holly, Jake, Claire, Mrs. Jacobs, all of them, and their kids. If I know anything about the Manning brothers, it’s that a little baby, or a child will melt their hearts and make them into the men they need to be. Something about a father’s love for their child that makes them the ultimate hero…
So this week, I’m handing in the third book in the Red River Series-fingers crossed my lovely editor likes it (I may even ask her when she is planning on reading it so that I know when to start incessantly stalking my inbox). DS’s last t-ball game of the season is this Wednesday night. Family will be attending the big gala game and trophies will be handed out. I believe we’ve promised ice cream after
Hmm…this was supposed to be a motivational Monday post, wasn’t it? How about this? Never give up? Cheesy, okay, but it’s been a rough few weeks!