Friday, May 01, 2009

May 1 - Great things starting up!

Working on: Synopsis for PPBA
Listening to: Yanni Voices
Reading: Breaking Dawn

It's May 1 - the start of a new month and lots of goings on.

But first - a note. I'm reading Breaking Dawn. It is approx 750 pages. I am about half through. Here is the problem with long books. They make it very difficult to work, because you want to finish. It is tempting to knock off work and just READ. With a category novel, you get sucked in but within a couple of hours you emerge. With this - it would be my whole day to finish. Sigh.

Ok now back to announcements and random stuff!

First, congrats to Marcie Robinson, the winner of April's Contest! Marcie will be getting a selection of DA goodies - mousepad, pen, magnets, reading material...oh yes and bookmarks and a keychain. :-)

May's contest is much the same - a prize pack with goodies and a copy of my June release, HIRED: THE ITALIAN'S BRIDE. Just send an e-mail to donna@donnaalward.com with the title of MAY CONTEST in the subject line.

Also, The Soldier's Homecoming snagged an Honourable Mention for Best Category Romance of 2008 in Love Romances and More's Golden Rose Awards. Congrats to Tawny Weber whose title Risque Business took top spot!

Today I am tweaking my chapter 3 now that it's back from my CP, writing the synopsis so it's ready for my editor, and doing my first of the month stuff like updating my website, doing up my newsletter, and writing the month's guest blogs ahead of time like a good girl. :-)

What else is going on? Oh yes, it's May 1 which means it's day one of Brenda Novak's Online Auction. Brenda does fantastic work in support of diabetes research and her auction grows every year. You should see some of the stuff up for grabs! The auction site is HERE.



I have a couple of offerings - some autographed books and also inclusion in a basket put together by the Calgary RWA (CaRWA) chapter that is chock full of goodies!

And finally - May 1 also marks one of my favourite things about eharlequin and the Mills and Boon sites. They make books available a full month early online, which means as of TODAY you can order a copy of HIRED: THE ITALIAN'S BRIDE. Here are the links you need if you want to beat the official release date of June 9 instores. It bears noting that the e-harlequin print version is on special in a Men To Bring Home sale where you save an extra $2 off 2 books (over and above the automatic 20% discount).

Eharlequin Print

Eharlequin E-book

Mills and Boon Print and E-book

And - if you want a taster, on eharlequin you can read an excerpt, or you can Browse The Book by using this widget!



2 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:51 PM

    WooHoo! Thanks Donna!

    MarcieR

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  2. A huge congrats and cyber applause for The Soldier's Homecoming Honourable Mention Donna!

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