Monday, October 24, 2011

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Okay, Here are the results. First I tried putting numbers in a random generator and it picked comments 3 and 10.  Comments 3 and 10 were mine. Fabulous. I won my own books. #authorfail.

So I tried again with names and the winners are:

Michelle wins Civilizing Frances and Lori Z wins Death by Scandal.

Congratulations ladies. Hope you had fun blog hopping and hope you enjoy the books.

It's been a crazy couple of weeks. I'm going to go lie down now.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Happy Birthday, Aurora!

There are two Aurora's about to celebrate a birthday. One is the adorable granddaughter of my good friend. The other is an imprint of my publisher.  For the first birthday, Aurora is getting stuff: presents, cake.  For the second, Aurora Regency wants to give you stuff.

And so do I!

It's been quite a year. I now have four novels published by Musa/Aurora Regency. Recently my first romantic mystery debuted. Death by Scandal has achieved some fantastic reviews and is a Hera book club choice. On October 14th, my third Mad Hatterly book Civilizing Frances made her bow. 

To celebrate, I'm giving away two books: a copy of Death by Scandal and a copy of Civilizing Frances. How do you win my contest? Simple. You just follow my blog and then leave me a comment below. Make sure you leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. I'll leave this post up all week and just update it with news so be sure and check back. More goodies and fun will follow.

But wait! There's more! For just 9.99 you get the...

Sorry. Carried away for a minute. Actually, there is more. I mentioned that Aurora Regency wants to give you stuff. This isn't just me hopping. This is a blog hop. Click the banner at the bottom of the post to go to the next blog which belongs to the fabulous Kimberly Nee. If you missed the previous blogs, just click the banner at the start and it will take you to the Aurora Regency Blog so you can hop on down the bunny trail.

So here are the official rules from Musa:

TOUR RULES:1) TOUR STARTS: Saturday October 15thTHIS TOUR ENDS: October 22nd, at Midnight (PST)Final Celebration August 22th 7pm -11pm (EST) at Two Lips Reviews Chat.

***Individual Winners from Authors contests will be drawn and posted October 23rd on their individual sites***

1) Prizes at individual Blogs are completely at the discretion of the individual authors and are not in association with Musa Publishing and its prize system.  To enter the Contest on any given blog you must follow their contest rules and objectives.

2) By commenting on any blog on the tour the participant is agreeing to these rules and policies.

3) All prize winners will be chosen randomly using Random Line Picker.

Happy hopping!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Frances has arrived!

Compromising Prudence was one of the very first Aurora Regencies, a sneak peek at the new imprint of of traditional regency romances. It was also a sneak peek into a family of gentlemen scientiest and their ladies. To my delight, readers were as smitten with the Mad Hatterlys as I was and for the official launch of Aurora, they were introduced to bad boy Graham Hatterly as he fell in love with a beautiful botanist while Becoming Mr. Brooking.

At long last, the third Mad Hatterly novel is here. It's little sister Frances' turn. Frances Hatterly is thrilled to finally make her London debut. She means to indulge her passion for fashion and frivolity. But before she can even make her curtsey, she finds herself accidentally compromised by the most arrogant man she has ever met. Desperate to avoid being forced into marriage, she resolves to make herself as obnoxious as possible to drive him away.

The Duke of Ainsley knew he should never have agreed to help launch his friend's uncivilized sister Frances into society. After he is found alone with Frances, he must either marry the brat or find someone else to do so. But what sort of man would be willing to take the hoyden off his hands?
Ainsley must civilize Frances quickly, or risk losing more than his bachelorhood--he just might lose his heart.

To celebrate it's one year anniversary, the Aurora authors will have a week long blog hop with prizes all along the way. Be sure and check back saturday for more fun, frivolity and prizes.

Monday, October 3, 2011

I'm a book club selection

        Pardon me as I jump up and down for a minute. Okay, that's better. Turns out that I will be the first book club selection for Musa publishing. Wait.

Okay, done. I had to jump around again. That's right, Death by Scandal has been released and is doing well. Check me out. I'm on the Bestseller Ticker. Nifty, huh? Add to that the excitement of being a Hera Book Club selection and you get me jumping around my office. If you click the purty purple icon and sign up for the newsletter (of course it's free) you get a discount on my book.

I'll be doing a book club chat on October the 18th. More details to follow. I just needed to stop jumping long enough to catch my breath and share.

More Musa goodness: If mystery and romance isn't your thing, how about some awesome spec. fiction for Halloween? Treat yourself to a copy of Penumbra.I've been reading mine and it's very good. For all you writers, they pay pro rates. 

If you're a Musa author reading this, give me a shout out in the comments. I'm going to highlight the blogs of other Musa authors starting next week.

Okay, so it's back to jumping for me. As you were.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

It lives! It lives!

Musa is alive!  To learn more about the company philosophy and the people behind Musa, check out their blog:

To shop for awesome books and see what's going on there, check out their website and store.

To shop for my awesome books, go to my page on their website.

Now I'm exausted after staying up all night at the launch party. So, that's all she wrote.