Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fun stuff ahead!

It's been a wild few days. As you all know, LUCKY BREAK released last week. I want to take a minute to thank each and every one of you who have bought/read the book, reviewed it, visited my site or even if you only looked at the sexy picture of Kade a few posts down! LOL.

The fun's just beginning! If you haven't, I'd love it if you could "like" my Facebook page. We have a really fun contest coming up where you'll have a chance to win a guest appearance at Lucky's in one of the upcoming Shamrock Falls books or a set of Lucky's beer mugs.

We also have chats, hero wars and all sorts of goodies planned in the near future.

Thanks again and more from me soon!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Lucy Monroe's Online Reader Retreat

Lucy Monroe is one of my favorite authors and she has an awesome reader event happening in October. There's a good list of authors participating, including myself with a lot of prizes up for grabs. Here are some of the events planned:

Cover Model Contest* on Facebook & Pinterest
*Guest Spots by Your Favorite Authors* on Lucy's Blog
*Hospitality Suite* on Lucy's Blog
*PJ Party* on Twitter
*Movie Night* on YouTube
*Game Night* hosted by various authors
*Masquerade Ball* on Facebook
*Friday Night Social* Multi-Author Chat on Writerspace
*Door Prizes ~ Signed Books ~ Goodies*
*Satellite Events* hosted by various authors

For more information including publisher sponsors, participating authors and to register (readers do have to register, but it's FREE) click HERE

Monday, August 27, 2012

Let's Talk MEN! A top three game

Yes. Boys. I like to talk about them ;) When I'm reading a book it's really important for me to like the heroine. I'm a girl, after all. I need to be able to relate to her in some way. Even if I haven't been through what she has, there has to be some part of me who gets her...who feels something for her. It's a bonus if she's the kind of girl I'd like to hang-out with.

But when it comes to the hero, I need to fall in love with him. I'm a total and complete romance addict. In fact, I think I should have a button made that says so. I'm happily married and completely in love with my husband, but I adore falling in love with characters in a book as well. There's nothing like a hero in a book who can make me swoon. Who makes my heart beat faster and a smile spread across my face.

I love reading that.

I love writing that.

I thought it might be fun to play a little top three game today. I know what I like in heroes, but I'm curious about you guys too! I'll post my top three traits in a few categories and would love it if you'd play along as well. You don't have to do all the categories listed below.

You know...for research ;)

1. Hands/forearms (LOVE hands. I don't know what it is about them)
2. Smile (cocky smiles, half-smiles, mischievous smiles. I love them all)
3. Backs (don't know why, but I like backs. Scroll down for a picture of Kade's)

1. Honest
2. Sense of humor
3. Loyal

Favorite book heroes:
1. Jamie from Outlander ( one loves like Jamie does)
2. Jake from In Your Wildest Dreams by Toni Blake (this book is out of print now, but it's one of my favorites. I have a soft spot for tortured heroes)
3. Noah from Too Much Temptation by Lori Foster

Paranormal heroes:
1. Zsadist from Lover Awakened by JR Ward (again with the tortured hero)
2. Bones from Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost
3. Acheron from Dark Hunters by Sherrilyn Kenyon

What/who are some of your top three?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Kade at Work

In LUCKY BREAK Kade has just moved back to Shamrock Falls. He bought LUCKY'S, an old bar and bowling alley and is determined to bring it back to it's formal glory. When Kade gets something in his head, he's very determined, so it was tough for me to get a good picture of him.

So, since I couldn't get a picture of him when he wasn't at LUCKY's I had to "settle" for this picture of him while he was at work.

Hoping to get a face shot of him soon.

Swoon. I mean, I hope you enjoy it. More from Kade soon!

Also, LUCKY BREAK just became available for Nook. You can check it out HERE

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

LUCKY BREAK cover reveal

Okay, first for something cool. Today is obviously the release day for LUCKY BREAK (yay), but it's also a special day for another reason. It's my best friend's birthday! How much cooler can a day get? My book release and my BFF's birthday!

Seriously awesome day!

Let's jump into LUCKY BREAK! I'm so excited to share the cover and blurb for the first time.

She’ll gamble her heart on the best friend she left behind…

One lucky break is all struggling actress Sidney Williams needs. But when living the LA life becomes too much, she heads back to the small town of Shamrock Falls for the vacation she needs to get her life on track—and immediately runs into Kade Mitchell, her former best friend and the boy next door she’s always regretted leaving behind.

Kade, the new owner of Lucky’s—once the most popular bar in Shamrock Falls—is determined to bring the place back to its former glory, and seeing Sidney again is a distraction he doesn’t need. Sure, the chemistry between them is explosive, but Kade can’t let himself fall into a fling with his best friend—not when he knows she’s soon heading back to the glitter of Tinseltown.

Now, with the possibility of her first major acting role looming, Sidney must decide if her lucky break is in Hollywood or right where she left it—in Shamrock Falls.

You can find LUCKY BREAK on Amazon HERE

Nook is coming any hour now! LOL.

This book is special to me for a lot of reasons, but a big on is because it's a friends to lovers story. You see, my hubby was one of my very best friends before we got together. I've been with him for thirteen years and I love him more every day!

Do you like friends to lovers stories?

Have a great day and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TARA :)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Bliss launches tomorrow!

I am on pins and needles! I can't wait for Entangled Publishing's new Bliss line to launch tomorrow with three books, including mine, LUCKY BREAK!

by Kelley Vitollo

For readers and their sweethearts! We are inviting couples to share their love story with Bliss. Two winners will receive the following prizes: A cameo appearance in one of Kelley’s upcoming novels and a free signed copy of Lucky Break (via Kindlegraph), or a set of his and hers Lucky’s beers mugs.

by Roxanne Snopek

Service dogs and horses are a big part of Roxanne’s story so we’re asking readers to share their favorite picture of their pooch or horse for a chance to win one of the following prizes: A cameo appearance in one of Roxanne’s upcoming novels or a gift card to Pet Smart!

by Rachel Astor

A chocolate competition is at the heart of this novel and we are asking readers to name a decadent chocolate confection. Entrants have the chance to win a gift certificate to Godiva !Contest details will be announced on the Entangled in Romance Blog , author websites, and social media outlets beginning Tuesday, August 28th! Share the spoils with your readers! Follow and friend the authors to stay connecected during the launch celebration.
Cover Reveal, review copies and blog tour sign-ups coming soon!

Find Bliss on Facebook HERE

And on Twitter HERE

Check back tomorrow for more!