Cupid and Psyche Awards (CAPA) from The Romance Studio. What are they? Click on the heart below and it will take you directly to their site. I am really feeling blessed to have been nominated!!! Touching Ice made it on the list in Fantasy Romance. His Purrfect Mate AND Valiant were nominated in the Paranormal Romance category!!! And...I'm one of the authors listed in the Favorite Author category. VERY COOL!!! The winners will be announced on February 14th, 2012. I wanted to congratulate all the other people nominated, it's an honor to be included, and it just made my day. : )We're just DAYS away from Brawn's story coming out!!! To recap - it's the 5th New Species book and it's available for pre-order at AMAZON and B&N. It releases at both places on Dec 27th. It will release at Ellorascave and other vendors on Dec 30th.
The blurb and excerpt are up, click on the cover, and it will take you right there. I'm really nervous and excited about the book. LOL! The pressure is on after Justice's book. My CP (critique partner) Kele Moon actually put up a review on Goodreads if you'd like to see it HERE.
Speaking of Kele Moon - She has a new book out, it's the first in a series called Battered Hearts, and I fell in love with Clay - the lead guy. He's a fighter, hot, with a good heart. Oh man...I couldn't put it down. Click the cover and it will take you to the blurb and it's also available at Amazon.
I wanted to thank everyone for the wonderful emails about Something Wicked This Way Comes - Volume 1! It's out at Amazon and B&N now. It releases at Ellorascave on Dec 28th and other vendors. It was so fun to write Captain of Nara's Heart. There are three more volumes coming (I don't have the release dates yet) but it was so fun writing the stories for all of them. I feel really blessed to have been a part of the anthologies with so many wonderful and talented authors. I can't wait for the next volumes to be released!!!
Now...last but not least...Happy Holidays everyone!!! This is the time of year we all look back, go over the ups and downs in life for the past 12 months, and make resolutions for the new year. I've had a fantastic time. Honestly. It's been...AWESOME! The highlights were spending time with my family, writing and working on the books I have, going to Romanticon, and just having the amazing people in my life that I do. I've gotten a ton of emails from people, all so supportive of the books, and on Facebook. Thank You! I couldn't do what I do without all of you. I'd still be writing, I love it that much, but I wouldn't be doing it near as much or having this amount of FUN!
What's my resolution for 2012? MORE BOOKS! Zorn Warriors, Riding the Raines, Mating Heat, Cyborg Seduction, and New Species. You'll be seeing books for all of them!!! I just finished cleaning up Wrath (6th New Species and preparing to submit it. Tiger will be next). The remaining 3 volumes of Something Wicked This Way Comes anthologies will be coming. I might even have a surprise for you this summer if I can catch up on my 'to write' list...and finish my 'secret series' I've been working on in my spare time. HOT! Promise! LOL!!!
Mr. Laurann and I are going to get to spend more time together. He's going to be taking over my website updates and find a new method to get updates out (I'll tell you more about that later since he hasn't worked on it yet...). That will give me more time to WRITE! Whoo Hooo!!! We're also going to be moving in 2012. I'm getting my own office! We'll have more than ONE bathroom. The kids will each have their own rooms. And...I plan to lose the last of my baby gain weight I put on having kids. LOL! I'm hoping to be a much thinner person by the time I arrive at Romanticon (hoping stating it makes it so! LOL) It's hard to lose weight when I sit so many hours in a day but I'm going to MAKE the time to work out.
In honor of the big upcoming move...I bought myself a set of bookends tonight from Amazon that will go on the first shelf I put up in my private office (no more using 1/3rd of my living room)! We'll be moving in a matter of months, we're house hunting now, and hopefully will find the perfect place soon! Very exciting and I think these are perfect for my office, don't you think? LOL! Sandwiched between them will be my print books! Melting Iron and Fury are available in print at amazon! That makes a total of seven books in print now. AWESOME!!!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! (this will be my last blog of 2011!!!) I wish everyone a safe and fun time!