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First off… check out the new look! Isn’t it pretty? Many thanks to Kim Killion at Hot Damn Designs for the lovely new header (and for not strangling me every time I sent another set of “tweaks”). My Darling Geek is still playing with some code behind the scenes to make the page more user-friendly, so please let me know if you find any broken links or have any problems with the site.)
And now for the big news…
I’m so excited to announce that I’ve signed a 3-book contract with NAL for a new series set in the fictional South Alabama town of Magnolia Shores. The first, Something To Prove, will be out in June of 2015.
Don’t worry — I’m not changing my style. These are fun, sexy, contemporary romances with the same snark and sass you find in all my books. There’s just more of it (my Harlequins averaged around 50k words, while these are 85k)!
I’ll have more updates on the books coming soon — plus cover reveals, excerpts, contests and more. If you’re not already signed up for my newsletter or following me on Facebook, now would be a great time to fix that so you don’t miss out.
The Million Dollar Question, coming in November!
The second weekend of June is going to be great!
First, on Saturday, June 15th, Heart of Dixie presents its annual Romance Readers’ Luncheon with the amazing Eloisa James and 25 other authors.
Registration is open now!
Then, on Sunday, June 15th, join me and Tor editor Whitney Ross for the Writing Good Books That Sell! workshop at the Huntsville-Madison Co. Public Library. In addition to great advice for writing great books, Whitney will be doing cold read critiques of participants’ manuscripts. It’s only $10!
It’s going to be a great weekend. Hope to see you there!
I’m looking for a couple of readers in the NYC area who’ll let me take them to lunch on Friday, April 4th.
We’ll pick a restaurant to meet at in Manhattan and talk about books, life, kids… whatever! (And, yes, I’m buying. :-))
If you can fit that into your schedule, send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ll select three names on March 15th and we’ll make plans!
Can’t wait to meet you!
Really, there’s No Time Like Mardi Gras, and nothing else quite like it on earth. My tribute to the greatest party on earth is available now! Yay!
It got 4 1/2 stars from RT Bookreviews and it has a geek hero.
A scandalous night—and no one will ever know!
Mardi Gras might be the best party in the world, but Jamie Vincent is spending it third-wheeling with her new roommate. So when gorgeous stranger Colin Raine offers to show her around how can she say no?
Soon Jamie’s seduced by the hedonistic carnival—and by her delicious tour guide! Technically she’s sworn off men, but for one night only they can go crazy and no one will ever know…
Until everyone in New Orleans finds out! Now Jamie’s secret is out, it looks as if what happened at Mardi Gras might not stay at Mardi Gras after all…
Whatever you are celebrating this time of year, I hope it’s a merry and happy one!
And here’s to a happy, joyful, healthy and abundant 2014!
*This sweet baby is named Spice. I found his picture on the ASPCA website, and he made me smile. I hope he finds his forever home soon, as he looks like he’s ready for the holidays! If you want, you can contribute to the ASPCA here.
I’m finishing up The Wedding Season (starring Aimee Carson, Amy Andrews, and Heidi Rice) this month with Marnie and Dylan’s story.
Marnie Price’s guide to surviving the bridesmaid blues…
- Get a new man
- Find a new job
- When in doubt, drink wine!
Having watched her three closest friends all find love, Southern belle Marnie Price feels as if she’s the only single girl left. Luckily she’s found a solution—one sizzling night with Dylan Brookes. This man wears a wedding tux better than anyone, but all Marnie wants to do is get beneath it!
Dylan is all about making the sensible choice, and a fling with his ex’s friend Marnie is about as far from sensible as he can get! Marnie might prove to him that taking risks is worth it, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready to give up his bachelor status quite yet—does it…?
Right now, you can get Last Groom Standing for only $1.99 in ebook!
It’s been a real honor to be part of this project as Aimee, Amy, and Heidi are as amazing as their books! Plus, The Wedding Season was just plain fun to create and write!
Four friends… Three Weddings… Two Explosive secrets… One unforgettable summer.
Reese, Cassie, Gina and Marnie were best friends. Until that night.
They haven’t seen each other in years, but now Reese is getting married and she wants everyone there.
It’ll be a reunion to remember – and the wedding of the year! But what these feisty women hadn’t planned on are the sizzling, scandalous and very surprising consequences…
These dog days of summer (which aren’t really that bad in Alabama this year. I’m not melting for once.) seem to bring out the book giveaways. It makes sense; what better way to spend a hot, humid afternoon than reading a good book in the shade? As always, me and my girlz are here to help you out!
Have you seen the new Kiss & Tempt page on Facebook? You’ll find all the info about the fabulous books from the Harlequin KISS/Modern TEMPTED authors, of course, but it’s also just a fun place where we’re posting our news, random thoughts, pictures of hot man candy, recommendations… you name it. Not really a blog, but more than just a FaceBook promo page. Come “Like” us and join the fun! Right now, we’re running a fantastic contest: help us choose our banner picture and enter to win some amazing prizes: (Click on the banner below to go to the entry page).
KISS & TEMPT – ON THE HUNT…
From Monday, August 18 till Sunday, August 25th, we at Kiss & Tempt will be ON THE HUNT for a Facebook banner image that sums us up – Scorching hot heroes…and the women who tame them, authors of fun, flirty romantic fiction – in one gorgeous pic. “Like” our page and Vote for your favorite for the chance to win a slew of fab prizes! The images in the hunt are in the banner above. Now…go!
And don’t forget that we’re still in The Wedding Season!
September sees the US release of Heidi Rice’s Maid of Dishonor, a hot and sweet story starring Gina and Carter. In October, my Last Groom Standing will be out in both the US and the UK. But UK residents can get in on this action early, as all four Modern TEMPTED releases are up on Goodreads as giveaways (and with 50 copies up for grabs, your chances to win are quite good)! Click here to enter the Last Groom Standing contest. Click here for the other giveaways of Louisa George’s Backstage with Her Ex and Natalie Anderson’s Whose Bed is it Anyway? (Heidi’s contest still to come!) Don’t worry, we’ll be doing a US giveaway soon!
In other news, book #14 has been accepted and titled No Time Like Mardi Gras. It will be a Feb 2014 release — keep checking back for more details on Colin and Jamie’s story as I get the page updated. And since Aimee Carson is writing the companion book as we speak, you’ll have two trips to New Orleans scheduled for 2014!
To celebrate the start of The Wedding Season, you could win a copy of Aimee Carson’s The Unexpected Wedding Guest. Just go to The Wedding Season’s Facebook page and click on the cute little Rafflecopter icon to enter.
And don’t forget you can download the prequel to The Wedding Season Aimee Carson’s “The Wedding Dress Diaries” for free!