Sunday, March 13, 2011

Win Some Stuff

So, everyone likes stuff for free, yes?  Oh, me too. I have an announcement and a present for you--yes, YOU.  First the announcement: (can I get a drumroll?)

Death by Scandal does indeed have a home with Aurora Regency. Hooray! As you can tell by the title, this one has a lot more mystery and adventure. Release date is September.

Now on to the celebration part. It's been a good week for me.  News of a new contract for Death by Scandal and then some awesome reviews for Becoming Mr. Brooking.
It's a Night Owl Reviews Top Pick! 4.75 of 5 stars :
"In Becoming Mr. Brooking, Marguerite Butler has created a warm, witty romance featuring the most lovable hero and heroine I have encountered in a long while."

And also:

Long and Short Reviews says: "The conflicts, complications, humor, and love make Becoming Mr. Brooking delightful reading."

So how to celebrate? Give stuff away, of course. Go to my publisher's blog. They're running a big contest. Sign up to be a follower and then leave me a comment in this thread.  You have until March 31st to comment. That's all. Just be an Aurora Regency follower and give me a shout out in my comments. What do you win? A copy of Becoming Mr. Brooking and a $25 gift card from Amazon. Please make sure and check back if you enter or leave me a note how to contact you. I'll need an email address to be able to send the winner their book and gift card. (Psst: this card is for not the uk store).

So comment and win. It's just that easy.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring has sprung

So, where to begin. How about the happy?  The First Ghost is out now! sublimial message-buy it now right here Awesomesauce, right?  It was a fantastic day. 

But it became very clear by that night that all was not right with my elderly Meggie cat. We went into the vets the next morning and sure enough, the news was grim. I made the decision to put my old girl down. Just like that, thinks went from sweet to sour.

I won't regale you with all the details, but the last two weeks have been a roller coaster. I'll soon have exciting news about my latest novel Death by Scandal. It may have a new name soon and just possibly a new home.

I'm going to stay focused on the good stuff. If I needed any reminders how quickly the good can be swept away, the news from Japan made that clear.  So today is wonderful. My fruit trees are blooming. My chickens are laying. And Panini the goose has completely recovered from January's scary predator attack. This morning she followed me all over the farm demanding hand-outs from the grain buckets and tugging on my pants leg if I neglected to pet her enough.

It doesn't get much better than that, does it?