Friday, July 10, 2009

'Get Your Summer Reading Material’ Contest (ends 7/31/09)

This month I'm holding a 'Get Your Summer Reading Material' contest. There are two prize packages—one for a bundle of print books and one for a bundle of ebooks.

Prize #1 (print books):
* Sex and the Single Vampire by Katie MacAlister (Leisure Books)
* Lucky Streak by Carly Phillips (HQN Books)
* Seduced into a Paper Marriage by Maureen Child (Silhouette Desire)

Prize #2 (ebooks):
* Finding Passion by Pamela Tyner
* Winner’s choice of any ebook available at Whispers Publishing (this is my publisher)
* Winner’s choice of any ebook available at Lyrical Press (company I edit for)

Entry is simple—just send me an email and tell me what your favorite kind of books are. Be as detailed as you like! As an editor, I want to know what you want to see more of!

Visit my website HERE for all the details.

The last date for entry is July 31st.

Please note that you must be 18 or older to enter the contest

Good luck!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Slideshow of Books I've Edited

I've been updating all my sites to reflect my newest title--that of editor for Lyrical Press. I joined their staff last year, and have had the pleasure of working with some very talented authors. So, I thought I'd share the books I've edited :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Favorite Hunk Results

Boy, it’s been a long time since I last blogged.

Well, since I never posted on my blog the results of my Favorite Hunk Contest that ran in March... I received 74 entries. The winners were drawn at random, and they were Kelly S. from Georgia and Lisa W. from Kansas.

Who was the favorite hunk? Out of the 8 choices given, the hunk who received the most votes was Tony with 36% of the vote.

Coming in second was Christian with 19% of the vote.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Third Annual Favorite Hunk Contest (ends 03/20/09)

It’s time once again for my annual Favorite Hunk Contest, and this year I’ll choose two winners. Each winner will receive a 12 oz bag of Hershey’s Kisses and an 8 oz bottle of Japanese Cherry Blossom body lotion from Bath and Body Works.

I’ve posted pictures at my website of eight gorgeous hunks, and all you have to do is tell me which one is your favorite.

The last date for entry is March 20th, 2009.

Visit my website HERE and click on the contest page for all the details.

Good luck!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday

Normally, I do not shop on the day after Thanksgiving—for one reason because it’s way too crowded!—unless there’s something I really want and it’s priced ridiculously low (as in 75% off).

But this year, #2 son woke me up at the crack of dawn to go shopping, because he saw a necklace in the paper that he wanted to buy his female friend for Christmas. So since we were there, I decided to look at two other necklaces that were also on sale.

Surprising, we were the second in line at the jewelry counter (which just shows how early we arrived, because by the time they opened, the parking lot was packed). The woman in front of us asked to see the two necklaces that I was interested in. During the course of their conversation, the saleswoman stated that they only received one each of those necklaces, so, of course, the woman purchased both. Thankfully, they had six of the necklace that my son wanted, so he did get to buy his Christmas gift.

I’m not upset that I didn’t get to buy these necklaces, but here’s what does upset me—if a store advertises something, they need to have it in stock (to only have one is ridiculous!), and if they don’t have it, they need to offer rain checks. Could I get a rain check? No, because at the bottom of the sales paper in tiny print it said ‘no rain checks’.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

For those celebrating the holiday...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Congrats to Terry Spear!

Big huge congrats to fellow author and critique partner, Terry Spear. Her book, Heart of the Wolf, was named one of the Best Books of the Year by Publisher’s Weekly.

Way to go, Terry!

If you haven’t read this book yet, you should--it’s fabulous!

You can learn more about Terry's books by clicking HERE to visit her website.

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Newest Member Of Our Family

On my first birthday my grandparents gave me a puppy (although, I honestly don't know what in the world they thought a one-year-old needed with a puppy). He died when I was sixteen. I cried for an entire month. I have refused to have another dog since then.

My kids have spent the last 10 years begging for a dog, and we've always replied with a very firm 'no'. the newest member of our family:

He's a stray that we adopted from the pound (with a nice, hefty adoption fee attached!). I swear I feel like I have another child. I have to watch him constantly to make sure he's not into something. I'm hoping things will settle down in a few months, and he'll learn the rules of the house. But in the meantime, if anyone has any tips on how to get a dog to stop chewing on shoes, please share them! He has chew toys, but for some reason would rather chomp on shoes instead.

On the bright side, he does very well with not using our house as a toilet, and for that, I am most grateful!