Ever wonder how romance novel cover are made? Watch The Bachelor, Monday, January 14 at 8:00 pm for a peek into a Harlequin Books cover photo shoot! http://tinyurl.com/aa3k5fk
Today, we have an extra special treat at the Sisterhood of the Jaunty Quills! Harlequin editor Susan Litman is with us talking about the latest Fortunes of Texas series! Please join in the fun…you just might win a prize if you comment.
As you’ve probably noticed, I have a brand spanking new website! I still have a lot of moving in to do, but I’m getting there. None of this would’ve been possible without the help of my bestie Mimi Wells! Actually, “help” is a vast understatement. She took me by the hand and led me, page-by-page, until everything was in order. She and I met in junior high school! Can you believe it?? All these years later…. XOXO Mimi! You are the best!
Here are the dates for Katherine Garbera and my joint blog tour:
|October 25||Goddess Blogs|
|October 30||Special Edition Authors|
|October 31||Plot Monkeys|
|Nov. 6||Peanut Butter on the Keyboard|
|Nov 12||Petitfours and Hot Tamales|
|Nov. 16||Romance Bandits|
|Nov. 19||Jaunty Quills|
|Nov. 24||Blaze Authors|
|Nov. 29th||Minxes of Romance|
Katherine Garbera and I are launching our collaborative
blog tour today at the Goddess Blogs! http://www.thegoddessblogs.com/ Please come
over and comment for your chance to win a $15 electronic Amazon gift
card. Tomorrow, I will post the other stops on our tour. We will be offering
giveaways at each juncture along the way. So, don’t miss out. Please join us!
I’m thrilled to report that RT Book Reviews has given each of the books in my new Celebrations, Inc. series FOUR STARS and glowing reviews!
Here’s what they have to say:
TEXAS WEDDING – September
2012 (4 stars)
When Sergent Shane
Harrison shows up at AJ Sherwood-Antonelli’s catering shop, delivering a box of
chocolates from a good friend, she is equally startled and intrigued the
handsome soldier. Shane and AJ fall in love quickly but, with Shane’s sights
set on italy after his six-week assignment in Texas is over and AJ not
looking too leave the town she feels is home to her, both wonder if their
newfound love will laast. A fresh plot with a strong, yet vulnerable hero like
Shane at its center, will hook you in. Add
a matchmaker to the plot and you have a heartfelt tender story where the romane
is felt on every page.
Can love begin with a
one-night stand? That’s what Drew Montgomery and Caroline Coopersmith want to
find out, as the two workaholics look to make something out of their sizzling
chemistry. But, just when they think happily-ever-after is in their future,
Drew discovers something that may put an end to their growing relationship.
Thompson’s characters shine in this sexy yet sweet story, and thought she veils
the risqué love scenes, your imagination won’t have any trouble filling in the
family’s fall from grace right before the holidays means she needs a job,
pronto. Rob Macintyre may be a billionaire, but he’s never forgotten his simple
roots. Past hurts and a disabled son make him mistrustful – until his new
employee, a certain fallen society princess, breaks through his barriers.
Featuring both new and familiar characters from past tales, Thompson’s holiday
romance will stay with readers long after the end. Her protagonists are clearly
meant for each other from page one, and you’ll love how she brings them
The first book in my new Special Edition series, Celebrations, Inc., hits the shelves on September 1! The other two books in the series will follow on October 1 and November 1. Here are the covers and a little bit about each of them…
TEXAS WEDDING available September 1, 2012
The groom came…C.O.D.?
Well, maybe not exactly. But just when unlucky-in-love AJ (that's Agnes Jane to you!) had decided that she was going to focus on her career as a caterer and keep her mind off men, that's when fate sent her a delivery she couldn't ignore. In the form of Sergeant Shane Harrison, bearer of French chocolates, and newly arrived for a short-term project. And though clearly the good sergeant was as attracted to the lovely caterer as she was to him, Shane made it clear that when his job was done, he was outta there….
So now AJ has a project of her own—convincing the handsome footloose soldier that though he'd planned to breeze through town on his way to his next adventure, falling in love is the biggest adventure of all!
GO HERE TO READ AN EXCERPT: http://tinyurl.com/9h22glm
TEXAS MAGIC available October 1, 2012
If Caroline Coopersmith had her way, she would refuse to run the family firm. She wouldn't put up with her sister's bridezilla antics. She would sign on as Celebrations, Inc.'s full-time pastry chef. And just this once, she would treat herself to something better than Belgian chocolate: a night of bliss with her sister's best man, journalist Drew Montgomery.
For Drew, the foundation of a good story is fact. And when it comes to Caroline, the facts are easy: she makes him feel electrically charged, and he can't stop daydreaming about a future with her. Drew has never believed in love at first sight…until now. If he gives in to Caroline today, will she make room for him in her heart tomorrow?
GO HERE TO READ AN EXCERPT: http://tinyurl.com/9rxvsqw
TEXAS CHRISTMAS available November 1, 2012
She Wants For Christmas…
When Pepper Merriweather’s superwealthy daddy is
arrested for fraud—and the family fortune is kaput—just
before the holidays, Pepper suddenly finds herself in need
of a job. Despite her high-society connections, no one
wants to give her a chance—no one except gorgeous billionaire
recluse Robert Macintyre. When
he proposes a position that comes with more strings attached
than a symphony orchestra, Pepper knows it’s an
offer she should refuse. But beggars can’t be choosers. Besides,
Pepper knows she has what it takes to
rise to the challenge—but does she have
what it takes to keep her hands off her irresistible new boss?
Check back soon for an excerpt!
Here’s a sneak peek at the cover for my May 2012 release, FORTUNE’S UNEXPECTED GROOM, book five in THE FORTUNES OF TEXAS: WHIRLWIND ROMANCE series. Here are the other authors in the lineup for the complete series:
January 2012: Fortune’s Cinderella by Karen Templeton
February 2012: Fortune’s Valentine Bride by Marie Ferrarella
March 2012: Mendoza’s Miracle by Judy Duarte
April 2012: Fortune’s Hero by Susan Crosby
May 2012: Fortune’s Unexpected Groom by Nancy Robards Thompson
June 2012: Fortune’s Perfect Match by Allison Leigh
Today on the Special Edition Authors' Blog, we're talking about making dreams come true. Please join us! http://community.eharlequin.com/content/harlequin-special-edition-author-blog
My newest book, Accidental Father, is now available!!
RT Book Reviews gave it 4½ stars (out of five) and
It’s the third book in the “Accidental” series. I hope you’ll pick up your copy soon. If you missed the first two books in the series – Accidental Princess and Accidental Cinderella – you could have a chance to win them today. More on that in a moment. But first, I wanted to Lulu (lnichols2000…) the
Thanks to everyone who entered. Be sure to check the Quills blog often because we do lots of giveaways and we’ll have another big one soon. In the meantime, today, in celebration of my new release, I’m giving away one copy each of Accidental Princess and Accidental Cinderella. I’ll draw a name from all who post on the Quills blog today (July 2) and send the books to the winner. So, please stop by Jaunty Quills and help me celebrate the release of Accidental Father!