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It’s MAY Already?

Man, I’d intended to take a couple months off and finish the sequel to Whirlwind, tentatively titled Quicksand, then get back to the Internet world.

Obviously, I lost track of time!

First, Quicksand: I underestimated how complicated my little romantic suspense would get! Quicksand is currently looking like it’s going to be around 25% longer than Whirlwind – at least in the first draft. Whirlwind was 19 chapters, Quicksand is rolling up to 23. More Jason, more Melissa, a little more Mitch, and some new characters who can be mysterious, snarky, and in some cases, devious. I hope to make some bigger announcements soon!

Speaking of Jason, he’s part of an upcoming contest at Bookish Temptations! He’s part of the “Men of Omnific” who’s-who contest. Each day you’ll have the chance to match up the heroes from Omnific’s titles to images representing each leading man. I’ll give you a hint – if you followed the Whirlwind blog tour hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader or her “My Book Boyfriend” feature, you’ll have a BIG clue as to who Jason is.

To find out more, click on the banner! Contest runs from May 14-18

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Finally, how would you like a fun read for FREE? My short story, Concessions is now available for download at Omnific Publishing for ZERO dollars (the epack includes formats for kindle, nook, and PDF). If you’d like a quick romp with a sexy vampire in the heat of Las Vegas, be sure to check it out!
(It’s also available on Amazon for 99 cents if you’d like to download it directly to your kindle. Hopefully that price will drop soon.)

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Share the Wealth Giveaway

After having such a great time at the RT Booklovers Convention and scoring a TON of new books, I’m sharing the wealth and giving some away!

Here’s how it works:

1. To enter, comment on any of my blog posts that go up in May (starting with this one!). I want to hear from you! And yes, more comments equals more entries! Note: comments are moderated, so spammers are not eligible to win.

2. Due to postage costs, this contest is open to US addresses only. 8( Sorry!

3. Winner will be picked at random on June 1, 2011.

WHAT DO I WIN??!

The grand prize winner will get their pick of FIVE books from the following list (you can see them all in one place HERE on Goodreads):

Bitten
Body Language
Weddings Can Be Murder
A Little Bit Wicked
Lover Mine
No One Heard Her Scream
Southern Comfort
It's Hotter In Hawaii
Murder in Vein
Coming Undone
The Vampire Voss
Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives
The Panic Zone
Killer Heat
Face of Danger
Blue Diablo
Eve of Chaos
Senseless
Nowhere Near Respectable
Knight of Passion
This Charming Man
Skinny-Dipping
Up Close and Dangerous
The Guy Next Door
Malice
Mad about the Duke
How to Woo a Reluctant Lady
Brimstone Kiss
Healing Dr. Fortune
Poisoned Kisses

The runner-up gets their pick of TWO of the remaining books.

What? You DON’T have a copy of Whirlwind yet? Each winner will also get an autographed copy!

So if you like to read, be sure and check out my blog entries this May and leave a comment or two. You may win a box of books to take to the beach this summer!

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Public or Private Displays of Affection?

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

The day of love and romance means different things to different people.  To some it’s all flourish with big bouquets and huge heart-shaped boxes of chocolates.  To others, it’s a special note or hidden lingerie waiting to be revealed in private.  Which leads me to today’s question:

What’s more romantic, public or private displays of affection?

Nothing is more public than the surprise proposal during a big game or on a game show…or in the middle of a dinner party, but is that romantic.  I know I’m not the only one who cringes when I see one of those proposals – first I feel for the woman …talk about pressure!  (I’ll use the traditional couple for discussion sake – you know any combination of ask-er and ask-ee is possible.) But then I wonder if the guy knows whether she’ll say yes or not…getting denied on national television would be the ultimate rejection.  The end is almost always happy, but talk about stress!

On the other hand, a public proposal means the guy is putting all his cards on the table.  He’s saying “Look, I love this woman, and I want the whole world to know it.” He’s now accountable to EVERYONE, promising us as much as his wife that he’s hers.  Now that’s commitment.

The quiet, private proposal doesn’t have that kind of pressure attached to it…or does it? The surreptitious sliding of a velvet box across the table in a noisy restaurant or the spontaneous dropping to one knee has it’s own risks. The “you’re joking, right?” answer has a better chance of making an appearance…but so does the “Oh yes!” followed by more demonstrative affirmation. Is that more romantic?

So what do you think?  Is footsie under the table more romantic than a make-out session on the subway?  A song dedication on the radio or a special CD slipped into your bag? “Marry me” shouted in front of the cameras or whispered in a darkened room?

In any case, I wish you love and romance today!

Share the Love Giveaways

Once Upon a Twilight is hosting a blog hop that includes a TON of prizes, all relating to books and love.  There’s over twenty prizes being offered on their site alone, including an autographed copy of Whirlwind.  The giveaway  runs through the 16th, so check it out!   I’m also one of the many guest blogger at http://www.onceuponatwilight.com during the hop, so there’s lots of love to go around.

Lookin' for Love contest

LAST DAY TO ENTER

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Meet an Author Monday

Click here for the Author hop

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Win a Copy of Whirlwind Today

Coffee Thoughts Blog

Come on over to the Coffee Thoughts Blog at Coffee Time Romance and enter to win an autographed copy of Whirlwind .

This month’s topic is Romance, starting at noon EST, and I would love for you to join the conversation!  ONE LUCKY COMMENTER WILL WIN AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF WHIRLWIND!  I bet you’ve got something to say about:

  • What do guys think is romantic?
  • Soulmates: fact or fiction?
  • Do kids kill romance?
  • Why does the boy always have to lose the girl?

These are just some of the topics that might come up today.  I’ll also be posting a couple of excerpts from Whirlwind, and there will be excerpts and giveaways from other authors, too! Join the discussion by adding a comment to one of my posts on the Coffee Thoughts Blog, and you’re entered to win Whirlwind! The contest runs until 8pm EST.

See you there!

Did you find my heart?

The candy heart somewhere on my website? Then you can enter to win the Lookin’ for Love Web Hunt! Click on the banner for more information:

Lookin' for Love contest

Meet an Author Monday

Whether your a reader or a writer, there’s a lot of great information and fun on the Hop.  Check it out!

Meet an Author Monday

Click here for the Author hop

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