Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Brain Overload in 3... 2... 1...

What a week it has been.  There's so much, I don't know where to start.  Work has been crazy.  Personal life has been crazy.  Writing life has been productive.  I started joining in the #1k1hr madness at twitter.  The premise is simple.  You pick a time and write.  You must hit one thousand words AND one hour in order to stop.  It's strangely addictive.  Once I get started, I find myself often producing much more than the one thousand words.  For more, here is Patrick Alan's page about #1k1hr.  I've almost finished Becoming Mr. Brooking.  This is a good thing.  The early release of Compromising Prudence is July 23rd.  That is a week from friday. EEP!

Things are fun around Aspen Mountain Press as they celebrate their 4 year anniversary and kick off their new imprint.  Aurora Regency officially launches in October, but they have three books as special "pre-launch" treats, including mine. 

How about some free stuff?  My publisher wants to give you some.  No, really.  Like a nook?  And a FIRST EDITION GEORGETTE HEYER!!! I'll let my editor explain it to you.  Hang on while I get her.

Celina says:

Ready to get started? Okay–here's how it works.

From July 23-August 1, Aspen Mountain Press is conducting its big fourth anniversary bash and if you want the presents, here's what you have to do.

1. Post a comment to the Aspen Mountain Press blog .

2. Post a comment to the twin blog post at the Aurora Regency blog .

3. Sign up for the AMP newsletter.

4. Participate in the AMP Anniversary bash party at the AMP Community Loop from 7 to 11 pm EST. We'll have a thread specifically for entries there where you'll have to shout out.

And that's all you have to do to win a Nook e-reader from Aspen Mountain Press. Other prizes like downloads and gift baskets will be given away at specific chat events.

Tomorrow, at Loves Romance and More E-cafe, the Aurora authors are chatting from 10 am to 5 pm. Your first chance to win is at the Aurora launch party–we'll be giving away a "Good Night With a Historical Romance" basket with downloads, a hot chocolate set and a FIRST EDITION Georgette Heyer! Gift basket is worth $100! So show up at the Love Romances and More E-Cafe for your chance to win.

Next week, you can chat with AMP authors including Cynnarra Trenarth, Maura Anderson, Lena Austin, Lizzie T. Leaf, Celina Summers, Marguerite Butler, Kimberly Nee, Arabella Sheration, Colleen Stormer, Dominique Eastwick, V. Mark Covington, Raine Delight, Kara Griffin, Viki Lyn, Cynthia Vespia, Jade Buchanan, Barbara Custer, Sloane Taylor and Chris Morrow. We're giving away downloads from most and many other prizes as well. You can find them at chats–Romance Reviews Today all day on June 28 and Love Romances and More on June 30.

So the first step is to post a comment to the blog posts. Then sign up for the newletter. Then the Aurora Regency/ Aurora Regency Historicals authors tomorrow at the Love Romances and More E-cafe! And good luck!

Celina Summers

Got all that?  Good.  Now go win something.  I'm going to breathe into my paper bag again.


  1. Thanks for all the good leads, SM. I'm gonna join a few things here :D

  2. Pleeeeeease come and chat with me this afternoon if you can. I'm afraid I'm going to be a wallflower at a chat.

  3. I'll be there - for the most part. :D

  4. Hey! I'm visiting yer blog Marguerite!! Nice digs lady! Sounds like a cool contest! I hope your life settles down for ya some, at least so you can catch your breath :D Funny how life works like that huh? Makes ya enjoy the down times that much more!!

    Good luck with everything! Have a great day!


  5. Thanks Kara. I survived my first author chat today. I need to go and drink now. Glad you came by to visit.

  6. That's so exciting about the release of your book! Hope you find some time to relax and enjoy the fruits of your hard work.