Some of you might already be aware of how increasingly difficult it has become to order, pre-order, and receive promptly my (and other authors’) books from Amazon. This is due to a breakdown in negotiations between Amazon and my publisher Hachette Book Group. While I have no control over these negotiations, I do have control over my little corner of the world. (We won’t discuss how Roo races out the door every time I open it and makes me chase her down the street.) Right now, I am busy writing a new series that will be filled with all the love, laughter, and happily-ever-afters you’ve come to expect from a Katie Lane novel. For this opportunity, and all your support over the years, I am deeply grateful.:o)
And if you want to buy one of my paperbacks and don’t want to wait 4 to 6 weeks you can get them here:
Or ebooks here:
This ebook box set includes full-length novels from SIX different authors–me included! All for just $3.99!! It’s a great deal and a great way to try new authors…and hot cowboys.:o)
This year, I’m joining in the fight for the cure of diabetes by donating this cute leather purse, matching wallet, and my entire backlist of the Deep in the Heart of Texas series to Brenda Novak’s charity auction for the cure of diabetes. (May 1st thru 31st 2014) And my prize package is only one of many that you can bid on and win. We’re talking iPads, Kindles, Nooks, cruises, gift cards, jewelry, designer purses, and books galore! So take the time to stop by and bid. Not only will you be helping to discover a cure for diabetes, you could win!!
Kathleen O’Donnell and Terra Oenning! Kathleen won a $50 Amazon gift card. And Terra won the hot cowboy apron and book. Congrats, Ladies! More giveaways to come so be sure to sign up for my newsletter!
My sixth book in the Deep in the Heart of Texas series is out today! If you want to read Brianne and Dusty’s story, all you have to do is go to the top of this page (to the right of A Match Made in Texas cover image) and click your preferred retail button :o)
Here’s where I’ll be for my A Match Made in Texas blog tour. You’ll find reviews about the book, fun interviews, and wa-a-ay too much information about me. Ha! You’ll also have a chance to win a free copy of A Match Made in Texas at each stop. If you’re feeling a little shy about stopping by, that’s okay. But I want you to know that all these folks are friendly and love to meet new readers. And of course, I always enjoy chatting with you :o)
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 16, 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!