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Time’s Running Out

GUYS:  VALENTINE’S DAY IS MONDAY.  Shop now or you’ll be stuck in line at the market on Monday with a tired clump of $50 roses and a lame card. (Okay,you too, Girls!)

GIRLS: VALENTINE’S DAY IS MONDAY…the last day of the Lookin’ for Love Web Hunt! (Yes, guys can enter too! :-))

Lookin' for Love contestWhether you’re planning a romantic dinner or a quiet night at home, who wouldn’t like to win a whole library of sexy ebooks?  Click on the banner to go to the entry form and the list of authors who have conversations hearts hidden somewhere on their websites.  Fill in the saying on each one, and you’re entered!  There’s a ton of other prizes too, so if you love to read romance, take a look around and find those hearts!

Latest Winner of Whirlwind: Megan Q

Congrats to Megan Q, the winner of an autographed copy of Whirlwind for her comments over on Coffee Time Romance last Monday.  Your book is on its way!

Did you miss that opportunity?  Check out Once Upon A Twilight on Monday for another chance.  An autographed copy of Whirlwind is just one of the great prizes during the Books With Love Hop, February 14-16.  Watch for my guest post, coming soon.

Valentine's Day

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Till then, I think I have some shopping to do…

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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

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I’ll be Blogging on Coffee Time on Monday

Coffee Thoughts BlogJoin me on Monday over on Coffee Time Romance’s blog for the February Book Brew.  As part of their Valentine’s Day celebrations, I’ll be chatting about all things love and romance with readers and authors and giving away one autographed copy of Whirlwind to one lucky commenter. To enter, comment on my posts over on Coffee Time’s blog.

I’ll also be posting a couple of excerpts from Whirlwind, so please stop by and join the fun!

 

The details:

Coffee Thoughts February Book Brew
http://coffeetimeromance/coffeethoughts

February 7th, 12 Noon to 8pm EST

One commenter on Coffee Time will win an autographed copy of Whirlwind!

Come chat with me! Remember, you must comment on Coffee Time’s blog on Monday to be entered in the giveaway.

 

 

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Where I Write

For this Meet an Author Monday blog hop, all us authors are talking about where we like to write, and including photos.  So, here goes!

I’m not a sit-at-a-desk-and-write kind of person. I use a laptop to write, and it goes everywhere.  My absolute favorite place to write, though is at my dining room table:

I have plenty of space to spread out, enough light, and the sound of the fountain outside the window. I don’t mean to tease all of you under snow right now, but I took this photo yesterday. (I love California!)

As I said, my laptop goes with me all over, so I spend time writing all kinds of places. My kids are both musicians, so I do a lot of writing while waiting for lessons to finish.  My car becomes my mobile office:

No, I DON’T WRITE WHEN I’M DRIVING – just when I’m parked in front of the music store! My car has a great sound system, so I can crank the tunes while I write.

I do have an office, though, and that’s where I do the bulk of my editing.  That’s the real work of writing for me, and I can’t have any distractions when trying to find that new, “right” word or sentence.  I am a pile-er, not a file-er by nature, so my desk is messy.  Rather than clean it (truth in advertising and all) I distorted things a little.  I’ve found that squinting at a mess makes it look pretty, and takes away a little of that “I really should be cleaning” guilt. 😀

FUN FACT ABOUT ROBIN:

What you can’t see to the left is my 30 slot paper shelf.  Some people collect shoes – I’m a paper and label fiend. Address labels, card stock, Astrobrites paper…I love them all.  Why hand-write something when you can print it on a sticker?

Thanks for visiting my little writing world!  Now I put the question to you: Where do YOU like to READ?

Meet an Author Monday

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Be sure and check out the other authors on the blog (I know some of them actually cleaned their offices).

If you are an author, come hop with us!

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An Amazing Night

To say our release party was a success is a HUGE understatement!

Over 70 people came to the Sonoma Chicken Coop in Campbell, CA to celebrate the release of my book, Whirlwind, and Killian McRae’s novel, 12.21.12 on Thursday.  We were shocked, amazed, and supremely humbled at the turnout!

Friends, family, teachers, coworkers, neighbors, and online friends started arriving at 6 until the room we’d reserved was filled beyond capacity.  The room was buzzing with happy conversation and soft music, played by my daughter, Megan.


The biggest surprise was the cake that Killian brought. She and her daughters made the cake from the cover of Whirlwind!  And it tasted SO GOOD!

Cake made by Killian McRae

By the time Killian and I started our presentation, it was standing room only. We spoke about our books, our upcoming projects (yes, the sequel to Whirlwind is in the works), and the publishing process. Knowing so many had come to support us chased away the nervous jitters, and I managed to read a short excerpt from Whirlwind without stumbling over my words too many times.

Photo by Lisa Langdale

Killian also read from 12.12.12 before we sat down to sign books.  Thank you to everyone for being so patient!  By the end of the night, all the books we’d brought were gone. Don’t worry, we have more on order to deliver to those who didn’t get one or couldn’t make it.

Thank you so much to everyone who came.  Be sure and check out RobinDeJarnettFans for even more photos, and if you have some, I’d love to see them!

This event wouldn’t have been possible without the help of dear friends Raquel Cochran and Julie Bounds, and my family, especially daughter and musician Megan and the love of my life, my husband Steve.

I am blessed to call Killian McRae as friend.  She’s an amazing writer, full of humor, generosity, and compassion.  Please check out her book, 12.21.12, and her website, killianmcrae.com.

WOW!!!

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