Welcoming the week with a cheery smile and hoping you all had a great weekend. I had a great time as my fantastic block had is annual block party this weekend. Only postponed one day due to some scary storms and off tornadoes in New York, but the next day the sun was shining and the bouncy house came out.
The Jackster got into trouble early off after stealing two hot dogs in two minutes. Showing everyone that he’s not fit for mixed company. So embarrassing but that’s the Jack.
That said the party rolled on and today I’m a little tired but still ready to move and on my virtual blog tour.
Today I’m Super Excited to be over at Kate’s Babbling about Books babbling about Through The Lens. I’d love it if you’d stop on by and give my guest post a read. And after that please stay awhile. Kate has a fantastic review blog and I know you’ll become a fan as I am.
Have a great Monday.
Not in Kansas anymore…
Happy Sunday! I hope you are having a wonderful and safe weekend. Can you believe tornadoes in New York yesterday? Just wild! So not in Kansas that’s for sure. But all is well over here today with a bright blue sky and shining sun. The way it is after most stormy days I guess.
Today I’m lucky enough to be over at fab author Becky Lower’s blog talking old romances and past influences. If you have a moment please stop on by here.
Have a great one!
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Through The Lens release… The Remix!
So I’m a published author ya’ll, holla! Through The Lens is here. For better or worse. Gulp.
And with that I get to clean the clogged bathroom sink and say, “so I’m a published author ya’ll, HOLLA!” It still feels good to say it while I do it. And I do it with lots of attitude all sassy and Honey Boo Boo style while Jack gives me the crazy eye.
Thank you all so much for the well wishes yesterday. Please don’t forget to go here and enter my contest. It’s a good one!
This week you’ll get tired of me sending you to other places where I’m blog hopping but believe me you won’t be sorry. Not for the me factor, I’m ok, but once you get there please browse around and get to know these fabulous, maybe new to you blogs. They are all terrific and I think you’ll become instant fans as I am.
Today I’m over at author Synithia William’s blog talking about my how I became published and Through The Lens. Please stop on by and give it a read and a comment.
And Oh Boy, Through The Lens is Hanging with Bells. Bells has given Through The Lens it’s very first review! Trust me I was shaking as I read it. She is holding a contest today and giving away a copy of Through the Lens to the winner so please head over there and comment for your chance to win.
Thank you all so much again!
All the best,
Becoming Tru Who?
Have you all been over at my other place Becoming Tru Me lately to see where my mind has been tumbling? Do you tumble? How about Pin? What’s your thing? Come on and share this Thursday.
BTW this old pic reminds me that I need a pedi and soon. It has been way too long.
Every Day I’m A…
I know I told you already but thought I’d press repeat and show this fun pic. Head over here for more stuff that links to nothing else except it caught my eye at the moment. Becoming Tru Me!
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So I’m way late to the party but yeah, now I’m tumbling…
No, not like that. Like this…
Wagon slow down while I jump on. Please visit the new Becoming Tru Me tumblr home
Random Reading and a giveaway!
Hi Folks I’ve packed up my wares and for the day I’m guest posting over at Romance at Random.
I’m over there talking about my eclectic Summer reading. Pop on over, join the convo and share what you’re reading. There’s a cool giveaway that-a-way too!
Thanks. Happy Sunday!
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It’s been a while since I went on a little reading binge but my historical romance mini-binge this month all started with When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James for Wendy the Super Librarian’s TBR challenge. This month’s theme was Fairy Tales so this book fit perfectly:
Here’s a little blub thanks to B & N:
Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a Beauty . . . Naturally, she’s betrothed to a Beast.
Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper flays everyone he crosses. And rumor also has it that a wound has left the earl immune to the charms of any woman.
Linnet is not just any woman.
She is more than merely lovely: her wit and charm brought a prince to his knees. She estimates the earl will fall madly in love—in just two weeks.
Yet Linnet has no idea of the danger posed to her own heart by a man who may never love her in return.
If she decides to be very wicked indeed . . . what price will she pay for taming his wild heart?
But really it was Beauty and the Beast meets House.
What I loved about this was Eloisa’s hilarious and so very smart turn of phrase in such ridiculous situations. Poor Linnet, due to an unfortunate choice of high wiasted dress one evening (haven’t we all been there) and being spurned by a quite caddish prince now has the ton thinking she’s pregnant and of course if they think it, well then, it must be true. So now this beauty has to get some poor, but rich (of course), schmuck to agree to be her husband. And who does she choose? Only the smartest, most perceptive, most cantankerous, doctor in all of Wales. Ahoy, I see troble ahead!
She had me cracking up with this one right out the gate with this one.
Really with lines like:
“The shoulders are a trifle anxious. You mustn’t seem anxious. You are offering to save the man’s line after all.”
How could you not love her?
Ok So Enough Of That…
This weekend I did nothing but lounge about and read with increments of eating bbq thrown in just to keep my lounge strength up (a girl had to stay strong mind you). But today marks the start of a new week and it seems after Nationals a new outlook on work.
RWA Nationals is always renewing to a writer like that and for me this year it particularly is with the twins leaving for college. Time to get that old grind on with a renewed spirit. But before I get started here are a few more pics from Nationals. Hope you have a wonderful week.
Here I am at Juniors enjoying a Cheesecake meet and greet with team Heroes and Heartbreakers meeting some of the other team bloggers for the first time.
Me and my friend author Jax Cassidy. Jax had me all over Times Square taking new author photos of me. Yeah, Uh, ANTM I am not.
Enjoying an Italian tourist meal with Maureen McGowan and Stephanie Doyle. We were starving and had energy to only step outside the Marriott for the meal. It was good though. Check them out on their great blog Drunk Writer Talk.
Harlan Coben and Lisa Jackson talk. So much fun and inspirational.
Finally mypushed to the limit H & H bag and my handbag wiped out in the Atrium lounge.
Everything I Know About Love… a giveaway!
Tomorrow is my birthday. Hold the applause please. Like for realz, I’m getting in the age range where I’d kinda like to not blow horns or wave banners, but still me being well… me, I can’t just let the day go by. So I thought I’d have a little celebration by sharing the birthday love and having a giveaway instead.
When I was at Book Expo I was able to get a signed ARC from one of my favorite bloggers and now come to find out she’s a fellow June birthday girl and Gemini, The Smart Bitch herself Sarah Wendell!
Sarah signed an advanced reader copy of her new book:
EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT LOVE I LEARNED FROM ROMANCE NOVELS.
The book is not due out until October 2011 but you can win a signed copy here now!
Here is a bit about the book straight from Sarah’s site:
“Combining the wisdom and wit of romance readers and authors, this book puts to rest the idea that romances create unrealistic expectations of love, relationships, and sex. Romances can teach us about finding the ideal partner, weathering conflict, discovering our preferences, and, most of all, about loving and appreciating ourselves.”
Just leave a comment and I will announce the winner Monday!
You can visit Sarah at her site and find out about pre-ordering here.