Monday, November 28, 2011

Last Day For Christmas Freebie!

Just a quick FYI - if you haven't picked up your free copy of Home For Christmas at Barnes and Noble or Amazon, time is running out! The book goes back to regular price after today. So don't wait! Get your free book now!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

No, Not That Kate Davies

I got a lovely email today, from a woman in France. She was highly complimentary and wanted to know if she could sell my work in her store.
The problem? She owned a yarn shop and wanted to sell my knitting patterns.

I don’t knit.

A different Kate Davies, however, does.

That Kate Davies is famous in the textiles world for her Owls sweater pattern, among other things. And this wasn’t the first time I’d been mistaken for her online.

We’re not the only Kate Davies out there, either. I feel a little sorry for the Kate Davies who illustrates Christian children’s books. I’m sure it’s frustrating to know that people looking for “God Loves You” on Amazon end up with lists of my books instead. Same goes for the feminist literature professor whose scholarly works get mixed in with my books as well. (I had to contact Amazon this summer to ask them to take her bio off my author page, as I didn’t want to claim degrees and an academic background I hadn’t earned.)

There’s even a romance written years ago by a different Kate Davies, a book titled When Innocence Trembles. She’s not currently publishing, which is helpful for differentiation purposes, but I still get contacted by readers hoping we’re the same person. An Australian book club wanted to read it for their monthly selection a few months back and wondered if I could help them get their hands on some copies. Sadly, it’s out of print. Also, I didn’t write it.

Then there’s the housing council manager in north England, the peace activist in Seattle, the actress… and those are only the public figures.

The moral of the story? With the world growing smaller every day, and the internet connecting us more and more, when you're considering a name to publish under (even if it's your real one), Google is your friend.

In the meantime, I’ll just continue to politely explain that no, I’m not the Kate Davies they were looking for, and wish them well on their search. And hope that if one of my readers stumbles upon one of them looking for me, they’ll do the same in return.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Book BIN Tuesday - If You Give a Duke a Duchy

Yes, the Nine Naughty Novelists have done it again - our second parody is now available! Here are the details on our very twisted regency:

From the authors who brought you The Zillionaire Vampire Cowboy's Secret Werewolf Babies, comes a new and even more scandalous story of sword-play, sailing ships and sorrowful separations ripped straight from the annals of Regency England: If You Give a Duke a Duchy (or Love’s Savage Whiplash).

Being a Tale of Panting Passion wherein a Disaffected Duke runs away to Sea to become a Pirate and ends up becoming Love Slave to a Ninja Queen, whilst at home he is replaced by a Nefarious Highwayman and ne’er-do-well who is, in turn, Ultimately Redeemed by his love for a Poor but Virtuous Governess.

Look! We even have a book trailer!

And it's only $1.99! How could you go wrong? Really, don't you think you should Buy It Now?

(Also, one week left to pick up Home For Christmas free on Nook and Kindle. Don't miss out!)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Book BIN Wednesday - Get Home For Christmas FREE!

I'm so excited! For the next two weeks, my holiday novella HOME FOR CHRISTMAS is available for free download, on both Nook and Kindle.

If you haven't read this book yet, now's the time to pick up a free copy. Here's the description, if you're so inclined...

She left everything familiar behind—but love found her anyway.

Sophia is determined to spend Christmas on her own terms this year. Her daughter will be spending the holidays with her boyfriend’s family, and Sophia has no intention of staying home alone with her memories. She knows Ethan would be more than happy to keep her company. But he’s her business partner—and her late husband’s best friend. It’s past time to stop leaning on him and learn to stand on her own two feet. A cruise to the Caribbean might be just the ticket to discovering who she is now, and what she really wants.

Ethan is stunned to discover that Sophia has decided to go on a cruise for Christmas—alone. He’d thought something more was finally developing between the two of them. If she’s ready to move on after the loss of her husband, he’ll be damned if he lets her move on without him!

On the spur of the moment, Ethan books a stateroom, determined to prove to Sophia that what they have goes far beyond friendship. The romantic atmosphere of the cruise sparks a passion the two had only dreamed of before—but can their fledgling relationship survive beyond the vacation of a lifetime?

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language (but don’t tell my mom).

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Book BIN Tuesday - Because of You

I have been looking forward to this book for AGES. So glad it's finally here! Take a peek:

From the war-torn streets of Baghdad to the bittersweet comforts of the home front, two wounded hearts navigate the battlefield of coming home from war in this explosive eBook original from newcomer Jessica Scott.
Keeping his men alive is all that matters to Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison. But meeting Jen St. James the night before his latest deployment makes Shane wonder if there's more to life than war. He leaves for Iraq remembering a single kiss with a woman he'll never see again- until a near fatal attack lands him back at home and in her care.
Jen has survived her own brush with death and endured its scars. And yet there's a fire in Shane that makes Jen forget all about her past. He may be her patient, but when this warrior looks her in the eyes, she feels - for the first time in a long time - like a woman. Shane is too proud to ask for help, but for Jen, caring for him is more than a duty -it's a need. And as Jen guides Shane through the fires of healing, she finds something she never expected - her deepest desire.
Cannot wait to get this on my nook! So why not head over to your nearest e-tailer and Buy It Now?
Barnes and Noble

Monday, November 14, 2011

Meet the Author Monday - Jessica Scott

I'm super excited to host debut author Jessica Scott for Meet The Author Monday this week! Her first novel, Because of You, comes out today, and it sounds fantastic. Here's a little about Jessica:

NAME: Jessica Scott




RELEASE DATE: November 14

FAVORITE WRITING STORY/SAYING/MEMORY: Nora Roberts from RWA 10: Reader A will love a book for the same reason Reader B will want to burn it.

FAVORITE NON-WRITING STORY/SAYING/MEMORY: Get better every day and never quit. ~ Greywolf 6 (my former brigade commander)

COMFORT FOOD: Godiva Chocolate
COMFORT READ: The Shadow and the Star by Laura Kinsale or more recently, Archangel’s Blade by Nalini Singh

YOUR PERFECT DAY: pajama day, hanging around the house with my kiddos doing not much of anything

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW?: I’m working on revisions for Trent’s book, the 2nd book in my Coming Home series, BACK TO YOU. Then I’m working on the 1st draft of book 3, UNTIL THERE WAS YOU.

...don't forget to stop by tomorrow to find out all about her first book!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursday Thirteen - Thirteen Reasons I'm Excited About My New Job

1. It's in my hometown! We've wanted to move closer to family for a while now, and this gives us the opportunity.
2. It's full time pay for full time work.
3. I've met my supervisor and some colleagues, and they seem really great. I'm looking forward to being part of that team.
4. It's cutting-edge - working with technology in an educational setting.
5. Shopping! I've been working from home for years, so I have get to update my wardrobe and wear some cool new clothes.
6. Connected to the last one -  SHOES.
7. I have my own office!
8. A set schedule. Hopefully, by having a start and end time, I'll be able to get *more* writing done, rather than trying to fit it in around a job that expanded to fill all my off hours.
9. A new house! (Once we buy it, that is.)
10. New tech! I'm a kid in a candy store around new technology, so when I saw the stuff I get to use for the job, I was *thrilled*.
11. Kids closer to cousins. Family is so important to us, so this is a big one.
12. Great opportunity for growth. New challenges that will keep me up to date in my field.
13. Husband will get to buy a new guitar. :) (Guess who suggested that one?)

Today's my first day, so wish me luck!

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

New Pic of Eric!

By request, because some people can't access the photo on twitter or Facebook...

Book BIN Tuesday - Hotblooded

Ooh! A new book by Erin Nicholas!

Her mama always said the women in their family were hotblooded...

And it's been causing Brooke Donovan trouble her whole life. But it wasn't until her mother took on the most powerful man in Honey Creek, Texas, that Brooke truly realized the daughter of the town whore didn't stand a chance. When she left, it was supposed to be for good. But now, thanks to her late husband's deal with their hometown, she's back in the last place on earth she wants to be. Temporarily. As soon as her debts are paid off, she's outta here. Until in walks the one man who can make her rethink everything.

Dr. Jack Silver fixes things. So, when he learns his uncle is responsible for Brooke losing her husband, his sense of honor drives him across Texas to make amends. Instead of a broken woman, though, he finds a gorgeous, feisty physician's assistant trying to survive in a town that wants her gone. She also has a mile-high fence built out of pride—and a clinic that's at risk of going belly up. She may not want his money, but the clinic? He can fix that. He just never expects that in setting Brooke back on her feet, he'll be swept right off his own.

Warning: Contains a hot-blooded woman, a man who really likes that about her, a town with a long memory, and a cappuccino machine that makes it all worthwhile.

Yum! Sounds delish. Think I'll head on out and Buy It Now!

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Thursday Thirteen - Thirteen Things I'll Miss When We Move

Though my job has started, we're still in the process of moving (have to sell the house first). So I have one foot in two locations - home (on the weekends) and the new city (during the week). And as anxious as I am to get settled in a new house, especially since I miss my family horribly during the week, there are a lot of things I'll miss about our current location once we move.

1. My friends. I've made some wonderful friends here, and I'll miss them so much.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Book BIN Tuesday - Trust Me If You Dare

Ooh! LB Gregg has a new book out in paperback today!

Hard help can be good to find.

Romano and Albright, Book 2

Feisty New Yorker Caesar Romano has a knack for getting into a jam, and this week is no exception. When his pregnancy-hormone-buzzed business partner sweet talks him into working a solo gig for his famous ex, Caesar attracts the worst kind of attention.

It’s only the beginning. Hit on by a lusty German, stalked by the paparazzi, victim of an unexpected airbag attack—and desperate for some part-time help—Ce’s running out of time, staff and patience. But what’s really got him poised to run? A looming brunch with his sexy lover’s esteemed family.

PI Dan Albright is a man of many gifts: investigation, security, sex talk and driving Caesar nuts in and out of the bedroom. Hired to protect an outrageous soap star from a deranged personal assistant, Dan’s got his hands full refereeing rival actors, locating one four-foot-eleven woman…and convincing Ce that he’s playing for keeps.

Hey, nobody ever said taking a relationship to the next level was a waltz in the park.
Warning: This book includes bad driving, a naughty German, dirty words, heated glances, mutual masturbation, oral sex, an evil scout, a memorable ride, and a fabulously affordable tuxedo. May cause unexpected bursts of laughter.


Sounds fun, no? So why not Buy It Now?