So This Is Happening…Time to Go Back to Marsden!

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Once upon a time, I wrote a little rom com called Down on Love. It’s the story of a cranky, unlucky-in-love blogger named George (Georgiana) and her new relationship with her old high school crush, Casey, and I set it in a small town just for giggles. When I was done, my editor asked if I’d make it a series.

…Uuur?? /Scooby

I hadn’t planned on it, but it sounded like an interesting prospect. And so…here’s the second book in what is now the Marsden series!

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Tracy Krimmer’s Cover Reveal: Pieces of It All

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Due to circumstances beyond my control, I wasn’t able to participate in my author bud (and Candy Crush fellow addict—but congrats to her for quitting cold turkey!) Tracy Krimmer’s cover reveal yesterday. However, better late than never, so here it is: Tracy’s new book, the NA contemporary romance/women’s fiction, Pieces of it All, out this May! Everybody say yaaaaay with a big ol’ Kermit flail! Yaaaaay! Read the rest of this entry

100 Percent Organic (Invisible) Author

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I swear, it’s stuff like this that just turns me all around. TheGirlWhoLovesBooks posted a screen shot of an e-mail blast she received from a noted author (who shall remain nameless) asking for something that beggars belief. Go take a look—it’ll open in a new window. I’ll wait. Read the rest of this entry

Double Plus Good: TWO Cover Reveals from Cassie Mae

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Wow, an embarrassment of riches! For the second day in a row, we’ve got a YA cover reveal from one of my Booker Albert Literary Agency sistahs. But wait—don’t order yet! You get not just one, but two cover reveals, both in Cassie’s How To series from Swoon Romance: How to Seduce a Band Geek (How To #2) and How to Hook a Bookworm (How To #3)!

Band Geek will be released on May 6; Bookworm is TBD. Here are the rest of the deets:

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Melissa Giorgio’s Cover Reveal: The Soul Healer

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Taking a break from flogging my own novels to participate in Melissa Giorgio’s  exciting cover reveal today! Her YA novel, The Soul Healer, second book in the Silver Moon Saga and sequel to The Sight Seer, will be published April 11! Step inside for the cover and more info! Read the rest of this entry

Oh Well Now! Sale Sale Sale!

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It’s official: Down on Love, the first in my small-town rom-com Marsden series, is on sale for $1.99 (I do believe that’s what’s often called “chump change”!) at all e-book outlets: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iTunes!

If you like amusing stories about second chances at love, peppered with crazy friends and relatives and eccentric busybody neighbors, this is the book for you!

“So go get it!” – Audrey II

#ChickLitLove, Day 4: It’s All About the Besties

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CLLIt’s a week of #ChickLitLove for the ChickLitChat authors!

Today is Galentine’s Day (thanks, Parks and Recreation!)—a day to recognize female friends. But I kind of want to call it Palentine’s Day, because sometimes a girl’s bestie is a guy. (And sometimes the guy doesn’t even want to sleep with her, nor she him.) So here’s to pals!

And be sure to follow the hashtag #ChickLitLove on Twitter for other great posts today! Tomorrow: Attack of the Graphics on Twitter! Stay tuned!

And if you haven’t heard, Down on Love is on sale (!) right now (!) for only $1.99 at B&N, Kobo, and iTunes!

Book: By Design
Main character: Emmie Brewster
Emmie’s Pals

  • Trish, bestie since middle school
    Nook coverBestie Boost: Provides ready supply of wine, sympathy, and advice when Emmie is distraught over her love life or career; also Trish’s family (husband, two sons) provide perspective (that having a husband and family doesn’t guarantee bliss, but instead instills a different type of chaos)
    Sample advice: “Emmie, my darling, there’s something you’ve never understood about life. If you don’t like something, don’t put up with it—throw it out!
  • Avery, misguided blind date who became gay bestie instead
    Bestie Boost: Another shoulder to cry on; love life serves as a reminder that Emmie should be trying to have way more fun than she is; lingerie fashion advisor
    Sample advice: “If you don’t at least try on a leopard-print bra, the terrorists win.” Read the rest of this entry

Well, This Is Serendipitous!

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Down On Love new cover seriesWho knew? Just in time for #ChickLitLove Valentine’s Week festivities (see my most recent blog posts), my latest rom com, Down on Love, is ON SALE for $1.99 at Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iTunes!

So if any of my chit-chat about Georgiana Down and her once-high-school-crush, now very real adult temptation, Casey Bowen, has intrigued you, now’s the time to grab it!

#ChickLitLove, Day 3: The Heroes (“Mmm…Heroes…” /Homer)

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It’s a week of #ChickLitLove for the ChickLitChat authors! Today: the heroes! Yep, it’s time to meet the men in my main characters’ lives. Now that’s the best way to spend a hump day, no? (Oh staaaahhp…) Check out the questionnaires the men have completed, below. 
And be sure to follow the hashtag #ChickLitLove on Twitter for other great posts today and throughout the week!

GRAHAM COOPER
Nook coverStory: By Design
Love interest: Emmie Brewster
Age: 38
Height, weight: 6’, 172 lbs.
Hair: Black, graying at temples
Eyes: Dark blue
Occupation: Architect
Marital sitch: widowed
Family: Daughter Sophie, 6
GC
Celebrity you’ve been told you look like: Jack Davenport with James May’s eyes (The person on the book cover is an impostor.)
Naughty food you like to indulge in: Gooey desserts, as long as I can watch Emmie enjoy them.
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#ChickLitLove, Day 2: Excerptapalooza!

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CLLIt’s a week of #ChickLitLove for the ChickLitChat authors! Today: excerpts! Yep, from all three of my rom coms. Why not? And be sure to follow the hashtag #ChickLitLove on Twitter for other great posts today and throughout the week!

Use these handy-dandy links to jump to an excerpt: Read the rest of this entry