Monday, February 2, 2009
February Is Here!!
Happy February, everyone! So much to look forward to this month. As you know, LORDS OF DESIRE got a slightly early release (end of Jan.). I've been hearing from lots of folks who found it in their local stores already--apparently on the "New in Paperback" table up front at some Barnes & Noble stores, so that's exciting! I've already gotten teased by my friend's husband for some of the 'naughty words' in my novella. ("Cunny"--the husband made a point of using it conversationally in a sentence at dinner Saturday night--yes, there was a lot of Sangria flowing....) My sister just emailed to say she read it this morning and enjoyed it--but pointed out that it was very short (yeah, it's a novella, LOL!). My mom bought it this weekend but hasn't since mentioned reading it, which leads me wonder if she found it more scandalous than my previous books (see word in italics above!). And I've even received a couple of wonderful emails from total-stranger readers telling me how much they enjoyed Swept Away (and never doubt how much an author LOVES to receive such notes! There's nothing more satisfying!). All the usual new release fun stuff!
But there's MORE to look forward to, as well! Fellow LIT Lady Charlotte's first single-title release from Harlequin Spice, Addicted, is out now! I just received notification from Amazon that it's shipped! I read it while it was a work-in-progress, of course, but I can't wait to read the finished product in "book form," especially with that gorgeous cover. Stay tuned, because I'm sure Charlotte will have something exciting going on here to celebrate its release!
I'm also looking forward to reading my good friend Caroline Linden's first release with Avon Books (her previous titles were published by Zebra), A View to a Kiss. I remember reading a draft of the opening scene way back when, and even then I was hooked! Sort of a James Bond/Mission Impossible meets Regency England. It's also on its way here from Amazon. I might be able to twist Caroline's arm later this month and get her stop by for a day of guest blogging.
Also up this month at the LIT manor: my fellow LORDS OF DESIRE anthology-mates, Sally MacKenzie and Victoria Dahl, will be joining us soon as guest bloggers. They're both talented and funny and quite sassy, actually, so it should be fun having them.
And then we'll be sponsoring a "Love Letter Contest" for Valentine's Day with some BIG prizes to give away (I mean big!). Keep watching for more details!
We're also celebrating the one-year anniversary of Lust in Time--time sure flies when you're having fun! So who knows what we might do to honor that milestone--but I'm sure Lord Craven-Moore will have something to do with it.
Hope you'll plan on joining us throughout the month for all the fun and festivities.
I'll leave you with this question: any February books (besides LORDS OF DESIRE and ADDICTED, of course!) you're particularly looking forward to reading?
Posted by Kristi Cook at 11:17 AM