This week’s winner is Jaime! Thanks to everyone who commented — and stay warm!
What a weird winter it’s been! Balmy just a few days ago, and today it’s frickin freezing. I took a hike even though it was 12 degrees and snowing. I like hiking in the winter — the dead winter landscape interests me just as much as the summer one. I’m a four-seasons kind of gal.
In writing news, it was a great week for me. I sent the naked beekeeper book off to critique partners and have been getting back very positive reviews, as well as great ideas for improvement, so that’s exciting.
I also signed and mailed off contracts for a serialized novel that I’m going to do with Loveswept in the fall called ROMAN HOLIDAY. Some of the planning for this one is still in the works, but I can tell you that right now it looks like the first episode will come out August 13, and there will be weekly episodes in two “seasons” (like a TV show), with a break in the middle. The hero’s name is Roman, and he’s Cuban-American (raised in Wisconsin; lives in Miami). It’s a road-trip book, kind of zany, but also sexy, angsty, fun — all the good stuff, plus lots of cheesy kisses like that one –>
Can’t wait to share more news about ROMAN HOLIDAY as it comes down the pike! This is a big experiment for me and for Loveswept both, so fingers crossed that it turns out to be the good kind of experiment, rather than the kind that slithers out of the lab beaker and terrorizes Chicago.
In other news, I’m part of a hop that’s currently running, so check it out if you’re interested. Prizes include gift certificates and copies of Elise Sax’s funny debut novel, An Affair To Dismember. I’m going to be interviewing Elise for Ruthie’s Reality on Monday. She’s a hoot!
How To Misbehave comes out in just ten days! Can’t wait to unleash the Italian Stallion on y’all. Both How To Misbehave and the first full-length Camelot book, Along Came Trouble, got starred reviews in Library Journal this week, which is a big honor. Along Came Trouble also gets a 4.5-star review from RT Book Reviews in the March issue. So much anticipation! *keels over*
And lest you think I’m all self-promo all the time, here’s an adorable video of dumb ways to die, shared by Claudia:
So is it cold where you are? How are you keeping warm? What are your solutions for hat hair? And am I the only one who never gets around to washing her winter coat? Leave a comment to enter for a chance at a $10 gift certificate from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes — winner’s choice. As per usual, I’ll choose one random winner tomorrow morning & post here on the blog. Include your email address in the appropriate contact field if you’d like to be contacted if you win. Happy Friday!