Spring has finally arrived and I’m buried in work! It’s been almost two months since A Risk Worth Taking released and now that the blog tour has finished, I’ve been hiding from Twitter and all time-sucking cyber places! My deadline for the final Red River Series book (Evan’s story) is fast approaching-less than three weeks! During that time, I’m also expecting edits on my second Red River Series book (Jake & Claire’s story). As soon as my book is handed in on May 15th, I’ve got to dive right into another manuscript that I’ve barely started, and it’s due in July…so it’s going to be pretty nuts around here! On top of all that, I’ve also just handed in a project for my agent to review…it’s something really special to me, and I’m not really sure where I found the time to get it done, but I did!
I’m so happy it’s Spring…kids have been sick so many times this winter and it feels like we’ve had very little down-time. I’m looking forward to getting together with friends, barbecues, and warm weather…and writing!
Blog Tour Giveaway for A RISK WORTH TAKING: A $100 COACH Gift Card!!!!
Holly, in A RISK WORTH TAKING loves her designer accessories, so in celebration of the kick off to my Red River Series, I’m giving away a Gift Card-a Big One. If you love Coach, this is the contest for you. All you have to do is enter for your chance to win one! Good luck!
In honour of my new book, A RISK WORTH TAKING, and this sparkly new website, I thought I’d celebrate with a contest for readers! This book is the first in a my RED RIVER SERIES, so something extra special is in order for this…
My book is up for pre-order right now, and will be released on Monday. Be sure to check back next week for the contest details and all my blog tour info. I promise, this is going to be a fun contest!
I do hate being a tease, so here’s a little hint: My heroine, Holly, loves her designer accessories and I have a feeling you will too!
It’s almost Monday-which means only a few days until the release of A RISK WORTH TAKING!!! I can’t wait to share this book with you-and the gorgeous cover. I look at it a few times a day and it’s sooooo hard to keep it to myself! The cover really captures the mood of the book and of Holly & Quinn.
If you’ve signed up for my newsletter, I’ll be sending a new one out with all my new release info next week and some other exciting news. If you haven’t signed up for my newsletter, please do-I promise I only send them out for new releases or really big news.
Also, A RISK WORTH TAKING is now up on Goodreads, and I’d be absolutely thrilled and grateful if you added it to your TBR pile.
I’ve added a page to my website, devoted to RED RIVER-the fictional town in A RISK WORTH TAKING and in all my RED RIVER SERIES books-feel free to drop by and visit.
Hot Snippets from A RISK WORTH TAKING:
This is Holly’s first impression of Quinn when she sees him for the first time in years:
He had the walk of a man who knew himself and didn’t give a damn what the world thought of him. -Holly
And this is Quinn, well, being Quinn:
“I never kissed you the way I wanted to because I knew that if I did I wouldn’t be able to stop. I wouldn’t be able to get enough of you. And if I had thought for one second that you meant what you said that night, I would have come after you,” he said. -Quinn
“I have a feeling you’re going to taste better than all the fantasies I’ve had about you,” he murmured in a low, throaty voice that was as much a turn on as the words he spoke. -Quinn
I just love Holly and Quinn-and I hope you will too!
I drove myself crazy before and the first few weeks during the release of THE BILLIONAIRE’S CHRISTMAS BABY. Why? Reviews. I drove everyone around me nuts. I had a nightmare that the night my book was to be released, I’d wake up to five 1-star reviews. I questioned why I had ever entered writing, why I would willingly put my work out their for public scrutiny. I never realized how insecure I could be. It was terrifying. But I had to be a big girl and come to terms with the fact that not everyone in the playground was going to be my friend. Not everyone was going to like me.
It reminded me of when I was in grade one and too shy or nervous to talk to anyone at my new school. So I’d stand by the fence at recess and count down the minutes until it was over. It took me a year to make friends. But I was six, and I’ve come a long way since then I’m not shy or introverted (though if I’m at a big party I’d still rather people-watch than make conversation with people I don’t know). I would never want my kids to feel shy and to let their own insecurities stop them from fulfilling a dream (luckily I don’t think this will happen to either of my kids, who take after their father-the life of the party).
This time? Yeah, I’m nervous again. But I’m also a little tougher, a little wiser. I’ve decided I’m a writer and I’m not going anywhere. There will be readers and reviewers that don’t like my books. But there will also be readers and reviewers that do. I’ve connected with so many wonderful people and have had emails from so many lovely readers. Every wonderful review that was posted filled me with excitement. I want to be an example for my kids, to show them that it’s okay to put yourself out there, regardless of the results. It’s okay to take chances, it’s okay to keep trying, it’s okay to face criticism. All of that really does make you stronger.
In my upcoming book, my heroine has suffered some huge losses in her life-and taking a chance at loving someone again seems too painful, too risky. But Holly needs to come to terms with the fact that in order to really live, she does need to love. And love can be risky, and without guarantees…lucky for her I’m guaranteeing a happily ever after for them
So this second time around, I’m going to gather up that courage that I’ve forced upon my heroine, and I’m going to be calmer and more Zen-like. I’m going to take a little bit of the control-freak away and just go with the flow…
…and I’m going to work on that next book-or maybe clean the house. Nah. Wine!
This time, last year I hadn’t sold my first book yet.
Next week my second book, A RISK WORTH TAKING (the first in my RED RIVER SERIES) will be published. I have to pinch myself. It’s amazing how much can change in such a short period of time. If someone had told me last year that by this time I would have sold 6 books to Entangled Published, Indulgence, I wouldn’t have believed them. The amount I’m learned this last year has been huge. The people I’ve met and worked with-so talented. I feel so privileged and honoured that I get to work with truly awesome talent at Entangled. And I’m so touched by the readers that have reached out to me since THE BILLIONAIRE’S CHRISTMAS BABY was released-thank you, thank you, thank you. A dream come true.
I can’t believe it’s almost release day This book is so close to my heart, and I feel like I truly know the hero and heroine-Holly and Quinn. Quinn is one of my favourite heroes-he’s the man who will be there for you no matter what. One of those guys who is so loyal and so dependable that you’d never question whether or not you could count on him. We all need people like him in our lives-and he’s exactly what my heroine, Holly needs. She’s loved and she’s lost…but when she goes back home after being away for so long, Quinn is there. Quinn is home to her, and this time there’s no running from him.
I truly hope you like reading about Quinn and Holly and their journey to happily ever after…I can’t wait to share this book with you!
Oh, and I just saw my cover-GORGEOUS!!!! I can’t wait to share!!!!
There’s no way we’re keeping it down, we’re going all out with the celebration!
We have a ton of fun stuff planned for everyone, including numerous chances to get your hands on all of our Indulgence books and interact with the authors.
Join theIndulgence Party on Facebook to talk to the authors, answer questions and win some pretty cool prizes! The schedule is as follows (Links & Prizes will be updated soon!):
Time:Noon – 4pm EST.
Inara Scott & Ros Clarke
Nicole Helm, Nina Croft, & Rachel Lyndhurst
Barbara DeLeo & Michele de Winton
Amy Andrews, Stephanie Draven, & Annie Seaton
Addison Fox, Victoria James, & Nicola Marsh
Christine Bell & Bronwen Evans
Marisa Cleveland, Robin Covington, & Robyn Thomas
Diane Alberts & Jennifer Probst
Want to get your hands on ALL of our Indulgence books? Well, this month you can!
When : February 4th – February 28th (Weekdays)
Time : 9pm – 10pm EST.
Where : Twitter! If you’re not following us yet, follow now at @indulgencebooks !
Hashtag : #IndulgeYourself
How : Starting February 4th, follow the #IndulgeYourself hashtag on Twitter! We’ll be tweeting clues, you need to figure out which Indulgence book the clues refer to and a random winner gets a copy of the book! These clues will be related to any of the following:
For reference, you can find a list of all our Indulgence titles here! You can refer to this list when we give out the clues.
Sounds fun, right? We hope you join us!
Wait, there’s more!
On February 12th, we’ll be hosting a Grand Prize Giveaway full of Indulgent Goodies, on the Indulgence blog! So make sure you check back!