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I had NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO intention of blogging today but something happened this morning to make me a little excited and prompted me to say oh, to heck with it and write one anyway … just so I could share!
There I was, Marigold’s on me hands, suds up me arms, slippery plate in me fingers, when I hear’s the squeak of me letterbox and the thud of something right weighty landing on me hall floor.
I should have waited until I’d finished the washing up to go check.
However, self-containment has never been one of me strong points.
So I whizzed into the hall. Almost collided with Mr B’s mountain bike, as well as almost got speared by the handlebars. And spotted the package.
With my name on it.
Shocking, I know.
After I’d stared at it for 0.0000004 seconds, I snatched it up and started to peel away the tape before I’d even got to the living room. By the time I returned to the kitchen table, I pretty much knew exactly what it was.
Was it something I needed?
Goodness, no! Where’s the fun in those kinds of parcels?
It was something I WANTED, dammit! Something I had made rather a lot of noise about wanting to a certain someone.
It appears my (extremely unsubtle) hints paid off because it was that certain someone who sent it to me … as only SHE could.
Yep, that’s right. After whining and jigging and griping, I have my VERY OWN PERSONALLY SIGNED PAPERBACK COPY OF LITTLE WHITE LIES BY AIMEE LAINE!
And here’s the pics (rubbish ones taken using my BB) to prove it:
Um … yeah … do me a favour and only look at the book on that pic, coz otherwise you’ll see the corner of my Jem & Sean novella I’m currently writing, and I’m pretty certain I shouldn’t be letting you see that yet (sssshhhhhhhhhhhh!).
MASSIVE thanks to Aimee! Mwah!
So … whatcha think? Hehehehe.
What little parcels of goodness have you received in the mail lately?
A couple weeks ago, I had the idea to write a short story that I could give to my readers for free. I’m a sucker for writing little snippets of stuff that shows how events in my novels played out from a different perspective—especially as my 1st person PoV preference shows them through only one character’s eyes.
Anyhoo, I got to wondering … about the very first time Jem ‘thought’ she saw Sean in Darkness & Light, and I decided it might be fun to understand the encounter from Sean’s PoV.
Not only would I get to make it a little … um … ‘funner’ than the original, I’d get to work with the male I love working with, the male whose voice arrives as loud as a banshee wail in my ear.
So I wrote it.
Took me a few days (if you know me, you know I’m a slow typer), but I really liked what I ended up with.
And I was excited at the thought of sticking it up on my website as a free read for everyone—a way to say thanks to all those awesome people who have bought Darkness & Light and showed their support.
But that’s not the news.
The news is that I shared the story with my editor—not to sell (they don’t sell stories as short as this one), but just because she was interested. When it came back edited (I didn’t sulk at the red-pen, honest), and with a proposition, I was a little surprised … yet totally excited.
Yep, J. Taylor Publishing have offered to put Fated Encounter up as a free Kindle and Ebook read for folks to obtain, which means it got a cover and a blurb and it will have the potential to reach a much wider platform.
In case you didn’t get that, I’m excited.
What’s more, I’ve been told we can aim for a September 1st release so readers won’t have to wait very long for it to be available.
If you have a Kindle or E-reader, remember to look out for my announcement of its arrival. Just so you know, here’s what you should be looking out for (pssst, as this is a Jem & Sean tale, don’t forget to play spot the wolves):
Way back around Easter time -ish, I signed a contract for my novella, Instinct.
I’m mucho excited about this one, as this is a tale I wrote for totally selfish reasons because I had an urge to discover what made Sean Holloway tick.
So … this is a story that takes readers way back to the beginning.
In Instinct, the reader will get to understand how it all began between Jem and Sean of Darkness & Light.
And … today … I get to share the cover and blurb with the Internet world.
Let me just say, I LOVE it!
Each earlier mock cover that was sent for me to check out got a kind of ‘Ummm’ reaction from me.
Then this one came, and my response upgraded to ‘oooooh’.
I’m not going to tell you what sold it for me. If you study it well enough, you’ll figure it out for yourself.
So, I guess I’d better give you the chance to do exactly that then, eh?
LADIES & GENTS, I GIVE YOU INSTINCT: A HOLLOWAY PACK PREQUEL:
Thank you so much for the great response.
The correct answers are:
1) No. of male members in the Holloway Pack:
7 – as the Holloway PACK is made up of more than just the three Holloway men. The Larsen’s are also members of the pack.
2) My two favourite quotes from the book:
“My name’s Sean, Jem. I’m Sean.” or “Welcome back, Jem.”
3) The name of my novella (sequel to Darkness & Light):
AND THE WINNER OF THE SIGNED PRINT COPY OF DARKNESS & LIGHT, WITH ALL 3 ANSWERS CORRECT IS:
And congratulations, also, to April Kirkland, WildAboutBones, & Ruth Steven, who have all won a signed bookmark.
I shall be contacting you all at some point today to arrange shipping.
Thanks again to all who participated. There were some great messages in the entrees, and you all made it a lot of fun.
The official launch date of Darkness & Light is upon us and the time has arrived to bestow my writing upon the world.
Let me just take a moment: Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Okay, I’m good again.
To celebrate (Yeee-haaaah!), I am giving away one signed print copy of Darkness & Light.
Three runner’s up will also receive a signed Darkness & Light bookmark each.
So … do you want to win a copy?
I can’t hear you!
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