If you haven’t joined in the fun of Miss Hattie’s Henhouse, now’s your chance. The ebook version of Trouble in Texas is only $1.99 through March 9th, 2014!
Here’s a sneak peek:
“Henhouse Rule #11: No man stays past his welcome.
There was a man in Elizabeth’s bed.
A man with huge feet that dangled off the end and an armspan that took up the entire width of her double mattress. Elizabeth was pinned beneath one of those arms. Pinned like a butterfly to a display board, she was unable to do more than stare at the ceiling and try to figure out how she had ended up in this position.
She wasn’t some impulsive woman who was easily swept off her feet. In fact, Elizabeth wasn’t impulsive at all. She prided herself on her rational thinking. Before she made any decision, she always did her homework, weighed the pros and cons, and considered every angle.
So what had made a rational woman act so irrational?
The answer came quickly enough. Shifting in his sleep, Brant’s fingers brushed the lower swell of her breast, and every nerve ending in Elizabeth’s body tingled to attention.
It seemed that while the mind could be rational, the physical body had no such ability. It functioned only on its senses.
And the man who lay next to her knew how to cover all five. He looked delectable even with morning stubble. Smelled as good as freshly baked bread. Tasted better than Josephine’s rhubarb pie. Touched her in a way that made her mindless. And whispered naughty sweet nothings that could have the strongest woman melting at his feet. Elizabeth couldn’t help but wonder if this was how Miss Hattie had started her life of sin. With one very sexy cowboy who knew his way around a woman’s body.”
This week (March 2nd-9th) I’ll be celebrating Texas Independence Week with twenty-two other authors on Facebook. We’ll be posting Texas pictures, chatting about our books, and giving away prizes–including a Kindle at the end of the week. So be sure to stop by. I’m posting on March 3 from 9am to 1:45pm CT.
I got this in the mail the other day and I almost tackled the UPS guy in my excitement. I’m thrilled to see Hunk for the Holidays translated into Japanese. (The spine is on the right instead of the left–so cool.) I haven’t been given an exact date for when it will be available to the public (Hopefully soon.), but I’ll be sure to keep you posted.
I was listening to the radio on my way to the gym and the DJs were talking about the best gifts to get women for Valentine’s Day. The consensus was jewelry, and I could only imagine all the guy listeners out there calculating if they had enough money in their bank accounts to adequately demonstrate their love for their ladies. That got me to thinking about my favorite Valentine’s gifts. Surprisingly, jewelry didn’t make the cut. Yes, I love my diamond studs and giggled like a school girl when I opened them, but of all my gifts, my favorites are the ones that cost very little: A giant Dove’s dark chocolate bar. The hardcover edition of Kathleen Woodiwiss’s Shanna. Sappy love letters texted or written on post-it notes. The words I Love You written in the steamy glass of our bathroom mirror. These are the gifts that always leave me misty eyed—the simple, thoughtful surprises that can only come from a man who knows and loves me.
So to all the Last-Minute Mikes out there, I don’t think you have to empty your bank accounts to make your gal happy on Valentine’s Day. You just need to pay attention to the things she loves . . . what kind of candy (the exact candy) or snackie does she sneak in the grocery basket or hide in her nightstand drawer? What kind of books does she read? (romance, mystery, fantasy, literary) Or magazines? Does she like sappy cards or personal love letters? What color toenail polish does she wear the most? (Dark reds? Light pinks? I’ve never gotten a bottle from Hubba, but I think it would be so sweet. Especially if he polished my toenails with it—Yes, I’m thinking Bull Durham.)
Help me out ladies. What are some of your favorite Valentine’s gifts that won’t cost a guy his beer money for a year? Comment and be entered to win a copy of my friend Emma Cane’s True Love at Silver Creek Ranch.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
And the winner of True Love at Silver Creek Ranch is Kimberly!! Congrats Kim!
Due to my moaning and groaning about the cold, my oldest daughter invited me to Hermosa Beach for the week.
If you have a hankerin’ for a cowboy this Christmas, then this is the anthology for you. It’s three short stories that are packed full of hot cowboys who know how to heat up the holidays. My new anthology with Emma Cane and Jennifer Ryan is out in ebook today and out in paperback on December 23rd!!
If you haven’t read my contemporary romance, Hunk for the Holidays—or if you want an excellent holiday gift for a friend:o)—now’s your chance to get the ebook version for only $1.99 from December 9th thru January 6th, 2013!!
Here’s a list of the blog tour stops for All I Want for Christmas is a Cowboy, my anthology with Emma Cane and Jennifer Ryan. Stop by to chat and for a chance to win great prizes!
Dec 2nd- Mythical Books- Guest Post
Dec 9th- Urban Girl Reader- Guest Post
Dec 16th- Once Upon a Book- Review
As much as I love the convenience of ebooks or being able to grab a paperback while shopping for shampoo and eggs, there is nothing like stepping into a store solely dedicated to books. When I walk through the doors, I always feel like Alice in Wonderland–I’m just waiting for a white rabbit to catch my attention and lure me into an amazing journey. Being in a bookstore is like wallowing in literature. I love to browse my favorite genre section or just walk aisle by aisle and see what jumps out at me. Then there’s the joy of pulling that book off the shelf and caressing the spine as I study the cover, read the blurb on the back, and turn to any page I want–any page at all. It’s truly a divine experience, and I couldn’t imagine a world without bookstores.
Which is why I think this is such a great idea:
Sherman Alexie, an award-winning author, is teaming up with the American Booksellers Association on “Indies First,” a new campaign that encourages authors to work as volunteers at their favorite independent bookstores on Small Business Saturday (November 30), a shopping day that is very important to retailers.
So far, over 400 authors have signed up–me included. Yes, I’ll be gift wrapping, straightening shelves, or just chatting with customers at my local bookstores (Bookworks and Page One) on November 30. And if you live in Albuquerque, I hope you’ll stop by and say “hi.” If you don’t live in Albuquerque, I hope you’ll stop by your local bookstore and show them a little love this holiday season. Not only will you have an opportunity to meet a favorite author, but you’ll also get the chance to find your own “white rabbit” and take an amazing journey:o)