Welcome Writeminded Author Amy Knupp

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

First, yesterday’s winner of a mini-Writeminded promo pack and goodies from me is:  Stephanie S. (comment #19)
Congratulations!  Please e-mail me using the addy in the sidebar!

 

Today’s guest is Amy Knupp!

 

Amy’s last release, Doctor in Her House is still available online!

 

Living in the moment takes courage. So does love.

 

Katie Salinger has spent most of her adult life looking for the next big adrenaline rush. But the extreme sports journalist faces her greatest challenge when she returns to Lone Oak, Kansas…and meets the attractive, secretive doctor who’s intent on buying her beloved family home.

 

Ever since he returned from Africa, Dr. Noah Fletcher has been haunted by a tragic loss. His hometown thinks he’s a hero, including Katie, the risk-taker, who’s determined to uncover all his secrets. Noah can’t deny their mutual attraction. But he also can’t let her close. Because last time he fell in love, it almost killed him.

 

You can learn more about Amy and her books at her website:   http://www.amyknupp.com

 

Check out Amy’s completed sentences…

 

I am: a Libra and can’t make decisions to save my life.

I like: sugar. Cheesecake, cake, ice cream, candy and any combination.
I love:
my (mostly) sweet, noisy little boys.

I dream:
of finding a way to bottle little boy energy and sell it.
I wish: I could write faster.

I pretend:
I’m sane.
I know:
I’m not sane.
I fear:
the wrath of Sharon/Maya.

I appreciate: my husband’s willingness to listen to me ramble on about plot ideas at 2am.
I hope: my boys have long, happy, healthy lives (and that they don’t marry stupid girls who I dislike. *g*)

I look:
like I got dragged by a freight train.
I read: in the bathtub almost every night.

I want:
dessert that has no calories but tastes like heaven. And six more hours in every day.
I need: to lose 10 pounds.

I will:
start on that the day after tomorrow.
I can: justify just about anything.

I dance to:
make my boys laugh.

I wish I had thought of: post its.
I cannot live without:
banana laffy taffy.
I am happy when:
I can sleep in.

I would like to meet:
Bono.
I am annoyed by:
stupid people, bad drivers, insurance companies and category snobs.
I have always wanted: to like exercising.

I encourage people to:
have another drink.
I think it would be cool if: Sharon/Maya got totally drunk off her a**.

I love to
sing in the car when no one is looking.
I write romance because:
I looooove happily ever afters. And I love the psychology of two people falling in love. 🙂
I would love to know what readers think of: excerpt booklets.

 

Thanks, Amy!

So, what do you think of excerpt booklets, readers?

 

Just like yesterday, if you comment below, you will be entered to win a mini-Writeminded promo pack with bookmarks, magnets, a pen, and goodies from me!

Tomorrow, I will announce the winner and begin another giveaway as I welcome Maya Banks!
So please remember to come back!


Writeminded Week Continues with Jaci Burton

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

First, yesterday’s winner of a mini-Writeminded promo pack and goodies from me is:  Greta (comment #23)
Congratulations!  Please e-mail me using the addy in the sidebar!

 

Today we have Writeminded author, Jaci Burton!

 

Jaci’s book, Riding Wild, is available in stores now!
He’s a Harley-riding ex-thief working undercover for the government. She’s a gun-toting ex-socialite hired to protect a valuable museum exhibit. But in her attempt to stop a heist, she never anticipated having her breath and her heart stolen…

 

Mac Canfield was the last man Lily West expected to see again, never mind aim her gun at. But here he was, the bad boy who’d broken her heart years ago-still a thief, this time high-jacking a priceless artifact–and it was all she could do to push aside the memories of how it felt to have his perfectly chiseled body next to hers.

Mac was no less shocked to see the beautiful girl-next-door all grown up, threatening to shoot him on the spot. Little did she know she was blowing his cover-and now he had to figure out how to get her out of harm’s way without succumbing to his crazy desire to take her on a hot trip down memory lane.

Unfortunately, Lily has no intention of going anywhere with Mac. Which means he has to resort to kidnapping. Unless, of course, she agrees to let him take her for the kind of ride destined to drive them both unbelievably wild…

 

You can learn more about Jaci and her books at her website:   http://www.jaciburton.com/

 

Let’s see how Jaci completed the sentences…

 

I am: always working on a book

I like: reality television

I love: my husband

I dream: really weird dreams

I wish: no child would ever go hungry

I pretend: there aren’t dirty dishes in the sink

I fear: losing those I love

I appreciate: what I have

I hope: I can continue to do what I do for as long as I can

I look: like my mom

I read: every day

I want: to go on vacation this year!

I need: a nap

I will: get my living room and kitchen painted this year

I dance to: just about any song

I wish I had thought of: J R Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Man, that was brilliant!

I cannot live without: chocolate

I am happy when: I finish one of my books.

I would like to meet: Nickelback. Or Daughtry. Or Bon Jovi.

I am annoyed by: narrow minded people

I have always wanted: to learn to speak Italian again (I spoke it as a child)
I encourage people to: be kinder to each other

I think it would be cool if: Barack Obama became President of the United States

I love to dance when no one is looking.

I write romance because: I believe it
I would love to know what readers think of:
what I write.

 

Thank you, Jaci!

So, readers, have you read Jaci’s books?  What do you think of her books? 
If you haven’t read her, visit her site and tell me what books might interest you…

 

Just like yesterday, if you comment below, you will be entered to win a mini-Writeminded promo pack with bookmarks, magnets, a pen, and goodies from me!

Tomorrow, I will announce the winner and begin another giveaway as I welcome Amy Knupp!
So please remember to come back!
 


Writeminded Week Begins with Larissa Ione

Monday, April 28, 2008

So as I mentioned yesterday, all this week I am welcoming the Writeminded Authors to the blog. 
I asked them all to complete the sentences and they graciously agreed.

 

First up is author Larissa Ione.

 

Larissa’s upcoming release, Pleasure Unbound hits stores this July!

 

In a place where ecstasy can cost you your life…

She’s a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure—but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.

Two lovers will dare to risk all.

Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his desire to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable—and let Tayla possess him, body and soul…

 

You can learn more about Larissa and her books at her website:  http://www.larissaione.com

She is also one half of Sydney Croft (along with Stephanie Tyler) and you can learn about those books here:  http://www.sydneycroft.com/

 

So let’s see what Larissa had to say when she completed the sentences…

 

I am: politically, a centerist

I like: Pizza

I love: Animals

I dream: When I’m really tired

I wish: The world was a better place

I pretend: I’m rich

I know: How to snow ski

I fear: Balloons, heights, and spiders. Oh, and tubes of refrigerator biscuits scare the crap out of me. Yeah, I’m a freak.

I appreciate: Courteous people

I hope: The world doesn’t end in 2012

I look: Like crap in the morning

I read: Everything

I want: To live in England

I need: My friends and family

I will: Write a Star Trek novel

I can: Tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue (lame, I know, but I can’t think of anything else)

I dance to: Country music

I wish I had thought of: Those tools that open hard plastic packaging.  I hate that packaging!

I cannot live without: Coffee

I am happy when: I’m riding a horse

I would like to meet: Princess Diana

I am annoyed by: people who drive slow in the passing lane, bullies, bigots, narrow-minded people, people who text while driving…how many of these can I list?*g*

I have always wanted: To have a theme park all to myself for a day
I encourage people to: see the world

I think it would be cool if: No one wore fur

I love to sing when no one is looking.

I write romance because: I love to fall in love
I would love to know what readers think of: Author acknowledgements and dedications

 

Thanks so much Larissa!

So how about it readers, what do you think of author acknowledgements and dedications?

Do you read them?

Ever been in one?

 

Comment below and you will be entered to win a mini-Writeminded promo pack with bookmarks, magnets, a pen, and goodies from me!

Tomorrow, I will announce the winner and begin another giveaway as I welcome Jaci Burton!
So please remember to come back!


Starting tomorrow…

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Starting tomorrow it will be Writeminded Authors Week here on my blog as I welcome the five authors who make up the Writeminded group.

Larissa Ione
Jaci Burton
Stephanie Tyler

Maya Banks/Sharon Long
Amy Knupp

Here is a link to their blog:  http://www.writemindedblog.com/

I am a big fan of all of these authors and I am thrilled to welcome them here.

There will be a daily giveaway for lots of promo goodies and maybe a surprise or two from me so check in each day next week to enter and to see if you won!


Question for you…

Friday, April 25, 2008

Don’t forget to check the post below to see if you are a winner…

So, I don’t have a guest scheduled for today so I thought I’d take that time to ask you all something…

Which author(s) would you like to see as a guest here?

I am just curious…and maybe, just maybe I will try contacting them to invite them if they aren’t too busy…but I make no promises…after all I am just a nobody reader.  LOL

And if you know of any authors who might like to be guests, feel free to spread the word about my blog!  I love having guests.

E.T.A.  I am leaving this up over the weekend to see who you all suggest.


Winners!!!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

We have winners!!!!

 

First, I want to thank everyone for visiting and commenting on the blog! 
YOU ROCK!

 

Now on to the winners…

 

We had two giveaways ending today and the winners were drawn randomly…


I loved reading everyone’s favorite books for the Nancy Haddock giveaway…it definitely brought back some memories for me.

 

Winner of a copy of La Vida Vampire by Nancy Haddock:
Teresa W. (comment #22)

 

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Everyone had such great qualities they listed for Loucinda McGary’s giveaway that I decided to draw the winner randomly for this giveaway too.

 

Winner of chocolates from Loucinda McGary: 
Jolene (comment #35)

 

Winners, please e-mail me your mailing info using the addy in the sidebar and I will see that the authors get it.

 

Congratulations and thank you again for visiting!


What Are You Reading?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

So what is everyone reading this week?

I am in between books right now and trying to decide what to pick up next so I would love to know if any of you have any recommendations…