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Friday, August 30, 2013

Unbreak My Heart on the bestseller list at ARE

I don't honestly know if I've had anything on the bestseller list at All Romance Ebooks before because I never checked or maybe didn't know how to check at all. Does that make me dumb or still learning? Lol.

Anyhow, I got an email from ARE saying Unbreak My Heart had made the list of the top 50 bestsellers, and I nearly hit the floor. I believe that I sat and looked at my computer screen in confusion for a few minutes until it finally hit me, and then I was high for the rest of the day.

I don't know if it was the fact it had only been released five days prior or that I'd never had anything on the list before. Maybe it was recognition for the work I'd done since Unbreak literally wrung me out sometimes during the process. Brett was a dear but draining character to write, and I've heard from a few people that they liked the realness of both his grief and his relationship with JT. That makes me feel exceptionally good especially since I worried that I'd gone too far with Brett's pain, too deep and engrained, and I'm sure some people will think that the book was too angsty or depressing. But I think I can handle that if-when- it comes along because I feel really good about what I wrote now.

My book tour ends on Saturday at the lovely S.J. Frost's blog where I'm talking about gods and goddesses in relation to my characters from Unbreak My Heart. I have to say it's been an interesting ride, but I'm pretty much done writing blog posts for a little while, at least ones that I fret and fidget over for days. I appreciate all the comments and entries, and my lovely friends who helped me out by giving me their time, and I'll be posting the winners of the tour on Sunday.

Here's a couple of buy links for Unbreak My Heart, just in case anyone's looking for it. ;) And the link to S.J. Frost's blog. Take care & I'll see you on Sunday. :)

S.J. Frost - book tour post

Amber Allure link

All Romance Ebooks link

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

First review for Unbreak My Heart - Yay!

I don't usually post reviews but I was excited to see this one this morning. I had one other review before and it was from a lovely friend that, although, doesn't review every one of my books, I still feel is probably biased. And I love her for it.

This one is from a complete stranger who'd never read me before and it made me speechless. :)

5 out of 5 stars

This is one of the most beautiful stories I have read in a long time. Extremely well written. The story made me laugh and cry. 

It was a nice way to start the day, and it makes all the wrung-out hell Brett put me through worth it. :D

Hope you're all enjoying the book tour. Still a few days to go. :) (links updated)

Unbreak My Heart Book Tour

Thursday, August 22 - Joyfully Jay
Friday, August 23 - Thorny, not prickly
Saturday, August 24 - Tara Lain
Sunday, August 25 - RELEASE DAY
Monday, August 26 - Babes in Boyland
Monday, August 26 - Amber Heat blog
Tuesday, August 27 - Dakota Trace
Wednesday, August 28 - Erica Pike
Thurs, August 29 - Coffee & Porn in the Morning
Friday, August 30 - T.A. Chase
Saturday, August 31 - S.J. Frost

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Release Day! Unbreak My Heart is live!!

 Unbreak My Heart is out today! Colour me excited!

I've waited and been scared to death of this day, but I'm also so glad to finally have it released. My book tour will have eleven posts up in the span of ten days so I'm just going to make this short and sweet, then encourage you to visit the blogs of my lovely friends. ;)

I think there's something for everyone in the posts I've already done. On Joyfully Jay I talked about tropes, or more specifically, hurt/comfort which is a big element in my story. On Thorny, not prickly it was about my love for cowboys and a little about the city i live in - Calgary. Yesterday I shared ten things about the writing of Unbreak Your Heart with Tara Lain. For example, Brett Taylor was inspired by Christian Kane - what a shock right? Lol. Next up is Babes in Boyland tomorrow where I'll be doing an interview with the lovely Piper Vaught on my book.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"Unbreak My Heart" Book Tour Masterpost

With the release date for Unbreak My Heart less than a week away, I thought it was time to post the links for my book tour. It starts August 22.

I've been fortunate in managing to rope enlist the help of and borrow some space from some wonderful bloggers. I appreciate the support and I hope you will drop by to take a look at what I've worked my ass off to post posted. It wasn't a simple task, trying to figure out what and where to post without being too redundant, boring, or duplicating. Hopefully I managed to do that in at least a few of them. ;)

Being that this is the masterpost for the tour, I'd be forever grateful if you'd pass it along to a friend. I'm not trying to pimp myself out or anything - okay, yeah, maybe I am but there's prizes (does make it less pimpish? lol) Also, if you'd like to display my tour banner with this link attached, much gratitude and pretty boys will come your way. :D

Monday, August 19, 2013

New cover, LHNB story link & give-away!

My Love Has No Boundaries story, Las Palabras de Amor, has been posted in the GoodReads M/M Romance group. Here's the blurb:

"I want you to meet my son…Lucas."

Only eight little words—but with so much impact. Two years ago, Lucas joined the Peace Corps so he'd never have to hear those words. He left so Danilo would be free to start the next phase of his life, and so Lucas could find a fresh perspective on his own.

But now that he's back in town, ready to kick-start his new life, will those eight simple words send Lucas reeling back into the past or smiling hopefully into the future?

It's a free read and you can read it on the group itself or download it in various formats.
Read online               Download              GoodReads

And I'm very happy to finally be able to share the cover for Ali's Intuition - the second book in my Family of Misfits. Release date is September 20 from MLR Press.

I'm hoping to have another post up tomorrow with the links for my book tour for Unbreak My Heart. I'll be making ten stops, plus one on here as well. A give-away is already going on at Stumbling Over Chaos. Go take a look. :)  Unbreak My Heart Give-away

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Book tours scare the crap out of me, but I'm doing one anyhow.

Yeah, that's right. I'm scared of book tours or blog tours or whatever you want to call them. I've never done one to promote any of my books before, at least not anything bigger than asking a friend or two to do a give-away for me. So again, yeah…scared.

But I nevertheless, I am doing one at the end of the month for the release of Unbreak My Heart on August 25. Wow, can't believe how quickly that dates has crept up on me.

Anyhow, I'm scheduling a few blogs (probably about 9 days worth actually), and will more than likely set the whole thing up with Rafflecopter. Tentative dates at the moment are August 22-31, and I have a mixture of smaller and bigger blogs that are letting me stop by to introduce Brett and JT, and offer up a give-away.  :)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Sexy Saturday - the long-haired edition

I readily admit to anyone who wants to know that I'm a total rockstar groupie - and my fave genre of rockstar is generally the long-haired variety. That's not to say I don't love other less-hairy men of music, but being a girl of the 80's I'm still damn happy to indulge in some hair-band goodness.
That being said, this is definitely not just a rockstar post. I was merely stating how
I became to be addicted to men with long hair - curl, straight - it's all good.
Happy Saturday. 
(Edit - dayum, I have to do this again soon)