Sunday, November 15th, 2015
Ah, my alter-ego rides again!
Ten years ago, I started a blog with Andrea Laurence, Dani Wade, Marilyn Baxter, and Kira Sinclair. We were just starting out, unpublished and with so much to learn, and there’s safety in numbers, you know. Linda Howard, Linda Winstead Jones, and Beverly Barton had nicknamed us “The Children,” so we built ourselves a Playground. We blogged, we offered advice, we shared info and insight as we got it, and we made a lot of friends along the way.
Then we accomplished what we set out to do — we all got published. It was great, but it was just too hard to keep the Playground running as our careers took off. But I’m still friends with these ladies, and they still keep me sane, and we will always be the Playfriends of the Writing Playground.
This photo was taken at the 2010 RWA conference in Orlando as we’re all glammed up for the Harlequin party. Don’t we look pretty? For people who spend most of their time in PJs and sweats, the chance to get all dressed up is always fun. Of course, kicking off our shoes and dancing the night away is also pretty fun.
As part of our birthday celebration, we’re giving away a $50 gift card to Out of Print clothing. To enter, visit all five of the Playfriend’s websites (listed below). Each picture has a theme word. Enter all five of the theme words at www.andrealaurence.com/contest and we’ll pick a random winner from the correct entries.
For the contest, my birthday keyword is “GLAM.” Gather the other words at the websites below:
Monday, September 21st, 2015
You can learn all about the books behind these gorgeous covers on my books page.
Something to Prove (June)
One Little Thing (Nov)
Everything at Last (Jan)
Monday, August 10th, 2015
In the small waterfront town of Magnolia Beach, Alabama, people may forgive, but they never forget—especially when it comes to scandalous reputations, juicy gossip, and a sexy new flame.
Sunday, May 24th, 2015
We’re on the final countdown to the release of Something To Prove on June 2!
Early reviews are starting to come in, and I’m tickled. RT Bookreviews gave it 4 stars and said “Lang’s latest contains smooth, modern storytelling filled with lighthearted touches. Helena is as sassy and straightforward as Ryan is charming and genuine. The town of Magnolia Beach is the true highlight of this story, though, with its distinctive charm and its colorful residents; it’s sure to appeal to readers. Something to Prove is a truly delightful read.” Night Owl Reviews gave it 5 stars and a Reviewer’s Top Pick! And the amazing Linda Howard called it a “heartwarming story” and said she “loved it!” (Yeah, we added that quote to the cover. Who wouldn’t?)
Very exciting, y’all!
Have you ordered your copy yet? Just click on the little order buttons to your left to be taken to the bookstore of your choice.
If you’re looking for the recipe for Mrs. Miller’s lemon bars, I’ve put it on Something to Prove‘s book page. Just scroll down. They’re yummy!
Monday, January 12th, 2015
Isn’t it pretty! Coming in June! (You can pre-order now, of course!)
Just click on one of those little buttons to your left or visit the book page.
Sunday, December 14th, 2014
To all my readers, friends, and others:
Free to all, without monetary consideration present or future, are my best wishes for this holiday season; including Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, and Kwanzaa, but not exclusive of any other titled or untitled fest normally associated with these calendar dates (or any other calendars in use by other societies). These wishes are offered by me (hereinafter referred to as “wisher”) with no obligations, implicit or implied by any section or clause herein, to recipient (hereinafter referred to as “wishee.”)
May all wishees enjoy a politically correct, environmentally conscious, gender neutral, socially responsible, religiously tolerant, non-substance abusive, racially and ethnically unbiased, low-stress celebration of this holiday season in accordance with those traditions of the religious persuasion and secular practices of your choice, non exclusive of those who adhere to non-religious, commercially-oriented beliefs.
Wisher also offers wishes to wishees for a fiscally responsible, spiritually fulfilling, personally expanding, and medically uncomplicated onset of the generally accepted commencement of the calendar year 2015, but not limited to those following the Gregorian calendar but inclusive of those following the generally accepted calendar use of their societal environs.
All wishes are offered without guarantees (stated or unstated) to all wishees regardless of race, gender, religious faith, physical abilities, age, sexual orientation or ethnic origins, and with all due respect to those of all cultures whose contributions to society built this great nation (not restricted to the United States of America, nor implying that the U.S. is greater than any other country or is the only America in the western hemisphere.) Wishes are also wished equally, without exception or restriction based on the geographical location of the wishee, including, but not limited to, residents of Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia, unless prohibited by local law or custom.
Wishee may choose to accept or decline above wishes without notice or penalty.
Acceptance of these wishes implies acceptance of the following terms and conditions:
• Wishes are subject to change, clarification or withdrawal by wisher without prior notice to wishees.
• Wishes are freely transferable without license or permission provided no alteration is made to original wishes.
• Wishes imply no promise or obligation by or of the wisher to implement said wishes.
• Wishes are warranted by wisher within the usual application of said wishes for a period of one year (twelve consecutive months) or until the issuance of a subsequent wish, whichever comes first.
• Warranty is limited to replacement of wish.
With all my love,
Sunday, September 28th, 2014
I’m supporting St. Jude’s in their Give Thanks Walk on November 22nd.
You can help and win an excellent prize! Each $10 donated to St. Jude though my fundraising page (walk.stjude.org/kimberlylang) gives you an entry.
One grand prize winner will get a $50 Amazon gift card and books from over twenty excellent authors.
To enter, make your tax-deductible donation to St. Jude by November 20th. Each $10 will get you one entry into the contest. (A $20 donation is 2 entries, etc.) Winner will be announced and contacted by November 30th.
Enter now! walk.stjude.org/kimberlylang
St Jude Children’s Hospital is an amazing place and I’m honored to help them in their fight against childhood cancer.
Many thanks to the authors who are generously donating their books to help the cause:
Lynn Raye Harris
Lisa Marie Perry
Sunday, September 14th, 2014
I’m proud to be a part of the St. Jude Children’s Hospital’s Give Thanks Walk on November 22. I’d appreciate your support — walk.stjude.org/kimberlylang Or, you can get involved in a Give Thanks Walk near you.
Sunday, August 24th, 2014
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.
Friday, August 8th, 2014
The Million Dollar Question, coming in November!