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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Two dollars well spent

Last night I made a trip to the Dollarama for bristolboard - my eldest has a project on the go. I can't go into the dollar store and just get one item, so I came out with a few more. But hello, the best $2 of the lot? MY HANDWARMERS.

They are like mittens, only with the finger tips and thumb sticking out. My hands are cold from now until at least April. I can wear these and type with them and not be quite so chilly. I also wear either slippers or wool socks when I work too. Because I'm too cheap to turn the heat way up, and I keep it at 20.

Yesterday I was at RomConInc talking about Christmas Weddings as I kick off the release week of A CADENCE CREEK CHRISTMAS. There's a copy up for grabs, so head on over and leave a comment to enter.

What else is ongoing? I'm currently doing NaNo - but in a weird, roundabout way. The first portion of the month will be spent finishing my WIP - I need to update my word counter on the sidebar since I'm past the 30k mark now. And I'm finishing up copy edits for The House On Blackberry Hill today, so I can send them back to St. Martins. Rumour has it that line edits for The Texan's Baby are arriving this week too. :)  No rest for the wicked!

Have a good one - my break is just about over and I'm heading back to Jewell Cove, giving these words one last pass.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

BEFORE - By Nicola Marsh


Good girls finish last? Screw that.

Being a small town girl isn’t so bad. Unless Mom’s the town joke and I’ve spent my entire life shying away from her flamboyance. College in Las Vegas should be so much cooler. But it’s not. Bad things happen there. Real bad.

So when my big brother Reid offers me an all-expenses paid vacation to Australia for a month, I am so there. Discounting the deadly snakes on the outback cattle station, I should be safe. Until I meet Jack.

Jack defines bad boy and then some. And the guy can cook. He’s big, buffed, bronzed, and hotter than any guy I’ve ever met. And his sexy Aussie accent makes me melt.

But he’s my brother’s new bestie and he lives on the other side of the world. There’s no future for us.
Is there?


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Cowboys, Billionaires, Smart and Funny guys - it's all about the men.

Yesterday Barb Wallace and I had a rematch of our Cowboys Vs. Billionaires battle on Facebook. Neither of us tallied up likes or comments in the end, because I think we just had so much fun and appreciated the eye candy. Sometimes it really is just about the process. LOL  If you want to have a good gander at the pics, check out my Facebook Page and Barb's too.

I was also at The Pink Heart Society yesterday for Male on Monday and it was all about the smart and funny guy. I don't know about you, but smart and funny is pretty sexy so head on over and have a peek if you're so inclined.

What's new at the Alward zoo? My car is being undercoated today to avoid the rust monsters. In Alberta this wasn't much of an issue. But here in the Maritimes, vehicle rust is a way of life and since I just got my baby a year ago, I'm trying to keep her in good shape. :) And then there's the usual stuff - sports games and practices, drama, and kids who have a MUCH better social life than I do. Basically if you HAVE a social life, it's better than mine. That being said I really am a homebody, so last weekend when both girls were babysitting at the same time, it was a treat to just chill with the husband and catch up on watching Copper and sipping a few vodka and lemonades. :)

Meanwhile I need to get offline and get to work on my WIP! I was hoping to NaNo this year, but with the status of my current WIPS, I don't think the timing is going to work out very well. :( But that's okay. I'm having fun writing this new trilogy!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Cover Reveal - Sara Hubbard's BY FORCE


Getting kidnapped would set her free…

Isame doesn’t want to marry the man her parents chose for her. She wants more: the freedom to travel, the freedom to explore, but most of all, the freedom to choose the life she wants instead of the one her parents expect. When Isame leaves her home to accept a man's proposal, she encounters five fierce, handsome warriors. She wonders why they’ve travelled so far from home. She never imagines their purpose might have something to do with her, not even after they’ve kidnapped her.

Remmie is a fiercely loyal man who is true to his word. When his king commands him to find a young woman on the island of Copaxa, he doesn’t expect the puny woman to hold his attention or to make him consider turning his back on his brothers in arms and his king. But Isame is special and he can see it from the start. Soon he must decide if she is worth losing all he knows and loves for the girl that's worked her way under his skin and into his heart.

 

Coming winter 2013!

 
Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18306385-by-force

 

About Sara Hubbard: 


 
Sara Hubbard is the author of young adult books. Her debut novel BLOOD, SHE READ released fall 2012 and was a NEORWA Cleveland Rocks winner and a RCRW Duel on the Delta finalist.


Sara lives in Nova Scotia, Canada with her two children (four if you count her husband and her needy labradoodle) and works as a registered nurse with the military.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cover Reveal! Her Rancher Rescuer

Hey all - the blog's been a tad bit quiet the last week or so. It's been a bit crazy here. Between school work, extra-curricular activities, babysitting, a wedding out of town last weekend, and the revisions I'm working on.... well let's just say the To-Do list and my calendar are my closest friends. :) 

So in the interest of doing a quick catch-up, I'm reading "Make My Wish Come True" by Fiona Harper and LOVING it... there is so much that's relatable in this story, particularly if you have either sisters or children or BOTH.

I'm working on revisions to Treasure on Lilac Lane - my editor is particularly invaluable in this process and I know the story is going to be so much better for it. I'm also about 1/3 of the way through A Cowboy For Christmas, which is going to be the start of a new trilogy for Harlequin American. :) Both projects are pretty fun!

I caught a wee bit of flack last weekend too. You see, we went to my nephew's wedding, which was just about half-way between my place and my mom's (and where the rest of my family lives). Since my sister was going to be at the wedding, I made sure I had all the Christmas gifts bought and wrapped for that side of the family so that I don't have to mail them all next month (and considering the size and weight of my niece's present, that's a very good thing!). But yeah - getting ready for Christmas in October is bound to get you some comments. I can live with it. :)

Right - now on to the main point of my post (besides having a good catch-up!): a new cover! Drum roll please.....

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Here it is, the cover for HER RANCHER RESCUER, (Feb 14) my first Harlequin American book and the last book in the Cadence Creek Cowboys series!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Awesomeness

Today I'm reminded that my words on my blog are just babblings. They're not profound or very important at all, so today I'm going to let someone else do the talking. Here's a wonderful example of everything that is good in the world - from someone who would have every right to be angry and vengeful.

And PS... how much do I love Jon Stewart?