Four Corners in French and the Rainbow Awards Cover Contest

FourCornersFRFSA couple of quick news items:

Four Corners has been translated into French and is available for preorder! (Release date is November 25, 2014.) Now you can read about Adam and Jake en français!

• Aaron Anderson’s cover for The Silence of the Stars has advanced to the next round of the Rainbow Awards Cover Contest. You can vote for it and many other great covers here.

Also, I’m doing NaNoWriMo, so I stuck a little widget in the website sidebar so you can track my progress if you feel so inclined. I’m behind on my research for this book, but apparently that is not deterring me from writing it!

New Year’s Eve Kisses Party

I’m participating in a New Year’s Eve Kisse Party, which will include some sexy excerpts of first kisses from novels from a bunch of great authors. It’ll be hosted by Kay Berrisford (where you’ll find Matt and Iggy’s first kiss) and Tara Lain from December 31st through January 1st.

There’s a $35 gift card and some books to win, so go check it out!

Scrambling Winner

A copy of Scrambling is going to…



And the 2009 World Series champion Yankees are here to help you celebrate!

(What, I’m not bitter that the Yankees played like crap in the post season and were handily eliminated while I was in Albuquerque. Nope, not at all.)

Anyway, congrats Danielle! I believe Ms. Valentine will be contacting you about the book.

Out in the Field Giveaway!

Out in the FieldI want to give away a copy of Out in the Field!

Here’s all you have to do: Leave me a comment telling me about some sports or competitive team memory when something really awesome happened. It could be going to see your favorite team win big, it could be your high school’s soccer team triumphing over defeat like in a teen movie, it could be, for those of us who are less athletically inclined, your chess club finding checkmate when all seemed hopeless.

Example: Back when tickets to the bleachers at old Yankee Stadium were still $5, I went to a Yankees-Red Sox game in which Andy Pettite pitched badly and the Red Sox beat the pants off the Yankees. Friends of mine from Boston came with me to the game and were obnoxious in that Boston fan way. I was kind of mortified. But then the Yankees handily won the rest of the games in that series and all was right with the world again. The end.

The contest will be open for two weeks starting today, so leave a comment by midnight EST on May 12th to be entered to win. I’ll draw a winner at random on the 13th and announce it here as well as email the winner.

Good luck!

[Note: Comments are moderated, so if I’m not near a computer, it might take a little while for your comment to show up, but I will approve all comments made by real people that are not spam!]

Beat Your Winter Blues Blog Tour: Intro

How do you beat the winter blues? I’m doing it by hanging out with fifteen other fantastic authors between now and April. Head on over to Coffee and Porn in the Morning for the inaugural post, which includes a little about each participating author and how we beat the winter blues. Also go to that post for your chance to win a $200 gift certificate to the e-retailer of your choice. There will be other prizes throughout the tour, too. Who doesn’t like prizes?

Considering how mild this winter has been in New York, it’s hard to get too upset about the weather. I’m currently knitting a hat in between bouts of writing, and that’s part of how I beat the winter blues.

Here’s a little more info about the tour. I’ll be hosting a leg of it in February, so stay tuned!

this weekend

According to the latest, Hurricane Irene is set to hit New York City Saturday night, and the governor has declared a state of emergency, and the MTA is shutting down mass transit tomorrow. It’s a little strange to think about now, given that it’s sunny outside at the moment (calm before the storm?). But, as a result, it looks like I’m going to be stranded in my apartment all weekend (luckily I’m not in an evacuation zone—I live in a neighborhood with “heights” in the name, which is not just there to be silly). Let’s hope I don’t lose power so that I can use my exile for good!

I’m going to be hanging around The Romance Studio’s End of Summer Bash all weekend with book excerpts and I’ll be giving away a book from the backlist. Lots of other great authors are participating, so be sure to stop by!

And to those of you on the East Coast, I hope you stay safe and dry! I’m gonna make one last run to the store to make sure I’ve got enough food for the weekend.

Blind Items Countdown!

Blind Items will be available this Friday! I’m going to be traveling all day Friday—my brother is getting married this weekend. So I’m celebrating the book’s release a little early.

All day tomorrow (7/28), I’ll be having a book party at the Dreamspinner Press Blog. There will be excerpts and a little contest to win a copy of the book. So stop by anytime tomorrow, leave me comments, and polish off your trivia skills because you’ll need them for the contest.

Then you can buy a copy of the book for your very self on Friday! It’s available here!