romance writers

New Year’s Giveaway: Day 3, Jules Bennett

>Jules Bennett is another Twitter buddy.  We have never met in person, but I have enjoyed her camaraderie on-line.

Jules writes for Silhouette Desire, which will change to Harlequin Desire in 2011. 

Up for win today:
Jules latest release from Silhouette Desire, FROM BOARDROOM TO WEDDING BED?

To enter:
Follow me on Twitter: @joanswan & send me a tweet with #newyear in the message.  (Tweet Here)

Book Summary:
He’d been faced with the toughest decision of his life—a future full of wealth and power, or the love of Tamera Stevens. And self-made billionaire Cole Marcum had never regretted his choice. Until now, when circumstances forced him to work as partners with the woman he’d left behind. The brilliant CEO was determined to keep their relationship strictly business. Even so, working so closely with the only woman he’d ever cherished had Cole rethinking his priorities. This time, was he prepared to choose love over money?

Jules Works In Progress:
HER INNOCENCE, HIS CONQUEST, will be out with Harlequin Desire, April, 2011.

She is also working on another series for Harlequin Desire, which has not been named yet.

Where you can find Jules:
Website
Blog
Email

Tomorrow:  Monica Burns, award-winning erotic romance author.

>New Years Giveaway: Day 2

>Gail Barrett and I met by a quirky twist of fate.  Her name was inexplicably adhered to one of my query letters printed in an article in the October issue of Writer’s Digest. 

I considered contacting her to let her know that her name had been printed somewhere she hadn’t expected, attributed to something she hadn’t written, but, honestly, as a new author, unversed in the industry and its unwieldy ways and somewhat of an introvert, I was a little…uneasy…about how she, a seasoned, published author, might react.  So, I let the proverbial sleeping dog lie.

Gail contacted me recently, after one of her RWA acquaintances congratulated her on the information printed in the article regarding a sale from the query letter.  And I realize now I was silly not to contact her sooner.

She has been wholly gracious and good natured about the confusion, which to this point we can only figure occurred because of the similarity of titles in books we had written: Gail’s FACING THE FIRE, published by Silhouette in 2006, and my novel query, then entitled Facing the Fire, but changed to FEVER, for publication by Kensington in 2012.

Gail has been an unexpected and pleasant gift to close out my already fortunate 2010.

Gail writes for Silhouette Romantic Suspense.  Her work has won the HOLT Medallion Award, finalled in the New Jersey Golden Leaf Contest and been a Top Pick of Romantic Times Magazine.


Up for win today:
A signed copy of her latest release MELTDOWN with Silhouette Romantic Suspense (soon to be Harlequin Romantic Suspense).

To enter:
Follow me on Twitter: @joanswan & send me a tweet with #newyear in the message.

Book Summary:
Zoe Wilkinson only has hours left to rescue her famous grandfather — and stop a deadly terrorist attack. Running into ex-love Cooper Kennedy just as the clock starts seriously ticking is a complication she doesn’t need. Their old attraction is more potent than ever — and it just might be their greatest threat…

Works In Progress:
Gail is writing COWBOY UNDER SIEGE, the third book in the continuity series, Secrets and Scandals: The Kelleys, releases September, 2011. 

The first two books in an exciting new mini-series, the perfect titles for which are still under development, will come out in October and December 2011.

Where you can find Gail:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Silhouette Romantic Suspense Blog

Tomorrow:  Jules Bennett, Silhouette Desire Author

New Years Giveaway: Day 2

>Gail Barrett and I met by a quirky twist of fate.  Her name was inexplicably adhered to one of my query letters printed in an article in the October issue of Writer’s Digest. 

I considered contacting her to let her know that her name had been printed somewhere she hadn’t expected, attributed to something she hadn’t written, but, honestly, as a new author, unversed in the industry and its unwieldy ways and somewhat of an introvert, I was a little…uneasy…about how she, a seasoned, published author, might react.  So, I let the proverbial sleeping dog lie.

Gail contacted me recently, after one of her RWA acquaintances congratulated her on the information printed in the article regarding a sale from the query letter.  And I realize now I was silly not to contact her sooner.

She has been wholly gracious and good natured about the confusion, which to this point we can only figure occurred because of the similarity of titles in books we had written: Gail’s FACING THE FIRE, published by Silhouette in 2006, and my novel query, then entitled Facing the Fire, but changed to FEVER, for publication by Kensington in 2012.

Gail has been an unexpected and pleasant gift to close out my already fortunate 2010.

Gail writes for Silhouette Romantic Suspense.  Her work has won the HOLT Medallion Award, finalled in the New Jersey Golden Leaf Contest and been a Top Pick of Romantic Times Magazine.


Up for win today:
A signed copy of her latest release MELTDOWN with Silhouette Romantic Suspense (soon to be Harlequin Romantic Suspense).

To enter:
Follow me on Twitter: @joanswan & send me a tweet with #newyear in the message.

Book Summary:
Zoe Wilkinson only has hours left to rescue her famous grandfather — and stop a deadly terrorist attack. Running into ex-love Cooper Kennedy just as the clock starts seriously ticking is a complication she doesn’t need. Their old attraction is more potent than ever — and it just might be their greatest threat…

Works In Progress:
Gail is writing COWBOY UNDER SIEGE, the third book in the continuity series, Secrets and Scandals: The Kelleys, releases September, 2011. 

The first two books in an exciting new mini-series, the perfect titles for which are still under development, will come out in October and December 2011.

Where you can find Gail:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Silhouette Romantic Suspense Blog

Tomorrow:  Jules Bennett, Silhouette Desire Author

New Years Giveaway: Kick-Off

>Welcome Vivi Andrews as the Kick-Off author to this month-long give-a-way. Yeah, you could also probably read that as kick-ass. 🙂

Vivi and I both finalled in the 2009 RWA Golden Heart and are currently active members of The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood — a group of 2009 GH finalists. But Vivi went on to WIN the Golden Heart Award for Best Single Title Contemporary Romance that year.

I have never met Vivi in person, but have chatted with her via blog, email and Twitter, and find her both charming and hilarious.

Vivi writes paranormal romance as well as a number of other sub-genres. Her first two paranormal romance novellas were released by Samhain Publishing, launching the Karmic Consultants and Serengeti Shifter series.

Up for win today:
Her latest release in the Karmic Consultants Novels THE GHOST EXTERMINATOR. (Or any of Vivi’s other books available in e-book format at Amazon)

To enter:
Follow me on Twitter: @joanswan & send me a tweet with #newyear in the message.

Book Summary:
Jo Banks has been seeing ghosts since she was six, so normal was never really an option. Embracing the weird and shunning normalcy makes her the top Ghost Exterminator in her region. Then she meets Wyatt Haines, the uptight, materialistic and irritatingly sexy owner of a successful resort chain.

Wyatt’s new Victorian inn is extremely haunted and the Commando Barbie Ghost Exterminator is just the girl for the job. Except Wyatt doesn’t believe in ghosts, or Jo, or anything outside the norm. He’ll have to start believing fast, though, because Jo’s extermination goes awry and accidentally throws two prankster ghosts into Wyatt’s body to haunt him.

Read an excerpt HERE.

Vivi’s Works In Progress:
THE SEXORCIST – which was just nominated for the CAPA for best paranormal romance – is the sequel to THE GHOST EXTERMINATOR and follows a study exorcist and a cockeyed-optimist wedding planner as they try to save a wedding which is being plagued by a mischief demon.

SERENGETI SUNRISE, the last of her Serengeti Shifter novellas, releases as an e-book in May and features a pair of commitment phobic lion-shifters who might be perfect for one another if they could both just stop trying to prove to everyone how independent and self-reliant they are.

For more works in progress as well as free online reads visit her WEBSITE.

Vivi’s contact info:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Blog
Email

Tomorrow: Gail Barrett, Silhouette Romantic Suspense Author

>New Years Giveaway: Kick-Off

>Welcome Vivi Andrews as the Kick-Off author to this month-long give-a-way. Yeah, you could also probably read that as kick-ass. 🙂

Vivi and I both finalled in the 2009 RWA Golden Heart and are currently active members of The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood — a group of 2009 GH finalists. But Vivi went on to WIN the Golden Heart Award for Best Single Title Contemporary Romance that year.

I have never met Vivi in person, but have chatted with her via blog, email and Twitter, and find her both charming and hilarious.

Vivi writes paranormal romance as well as a number of other sub-genres. Her first two paranormal romance novellas were released by Samhain Publishing, launching the Karmic Consultants and Serengeti Shifter series.

Up for win today:
Her latest release in the Karmic Consultants Novels THE GHOST EXTERMINATOR. (Or any of Vivi’s other books available in e-book format at Amazon)

To enter:
Follow me on Twitter: @joanswan & send me a tweet with #newyear in the message.

Book Summary:
Jo Banks has been seeing ghosts since she was six, so normal was never really an option. Embracing the weird and shunning normalcy makes her the top Ghost Exterminator in her region. Then she meets Wyatt Haines, the uptight, materialistic and irritatingly sexy owner of a successful resort chain.

Wyatt’s new Victorian inn is extremely haunted and the Commando Barbie Ghost Exterminator is just the girl for the job. Except Wyatt doesn’t believe in ghosts, or Jo, or anything outside the norm. He’ll have to start believing fast, though, because Jo’s extermination goes awry and accidentally throws two prankster ghosts into Wyatt’s body to haunt him.

Read an excerpt HERE.

Vivi’s Works In Progress:
THE SEXORCIST – which was just nominated for the CAPA for best paranormal romance – is the sequel to THE GHOST EXTERMINATOR and follows a study exorcist and a cockeyed-optimist wedding planner as they try to save a wedding which is being plagued by a mischief demon.

SERENGETI SUNRISE, the last of her Serengeti Shifter novellas, releases as an e-book in May and features a pair of commitment phobic lion-shifters who might be perfect for one another if they could both just stop trying to prove to everyone how independent and self-reliant they are.

For more works in progress as well as free online reads visit her WEBSITE.

Vivi’s contact info:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Blog
Email

Tomorrow: Gail Barrett, Silhouette Romantic Suspense Author

New Years Giveaway: Kick-Off

>Welcome Vivi Andrews as the Kick-Off author to this month-long give-a-way.  Yeah, you could also probably read that as kick-ass. 🙂

Vivi and I both finalled in the 2009 RWA Golden Heart and are currently active members of The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood — a group of 2009 GH finalists.  But Vivi went on to WIN the Golden Heart Award for Best Single Title Contemporary Romance that year.

I have never met Vivi in person, but have chatted with her via blog, email and Twitter, and find her both charming and hilarious.

Vivi writes paranormal romance as well as a number of other sub-genres.  Her first two paranormal romance novellas were released by Samhain Publishing, launching the Karmic Consultants and Serengeti Shifter series.

Up for win today:
Her latest release in the Karmic Consultants Novels THE GHOST EXTERMINATOR.  (Or any of Vivi’s other books available in e-book format at Amazon)

To enter:
Follow me on Twitter: @joanswan & send me a tweet with #newyear in the message.

Book Summary:
Jo Banks has been seeing ghosts since she was six, so normal was never really an option. Embracing the weird and shunning normalcy makes her the top Ghost Exterminator in her region. Then she meets Wyatt Haines, the uptight, materialistic and irritatingly sexy owner of a successful resort chain.

Wyatt’s new Victorian inn is extremely haunted and the Commando Barbie Ghost Exterminator is just the girl for the job. Except Wyatt doesn’t believe in ghosts, or Jo, or anything outside the norm. He’ll have to start believing fast, though, because Jo’s extermination goes awry and accidentally throws two prankster ghosts into Wyatt’s body to haunt him.

Read an excerpt HERE.

Vivi’s Works In Progress:
THE SEXORCIST – which was just nominated for the CAPA for best paranormal romance – is the sequel to THE GHOST EXTERMINATOR and follows a study exorcist and a cockeyed-optimist wedding planner as they try to save a wedding which is being plagued by a mischief demon.

SERENGETI SUNRISE, the last of her Serengeti Shifter novellas, releases as an e-book in May and features a pair of commitment phobic lion-shifters who might be perfect for one another if they could both just stop trying to prove to everyone how independent and self-reliant they are.

For more works in progress as well as free online reads visit her WEBSITE.

Vivi’s contact info:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Blog
Email

Tomorrow:  Gail Barrett, Silhouette Romantic Suspense Author

>New Years Giveaway: Kick-Off

>Welcome Vivi Andrews as the Kick-Off author to this month-long give-a-way.  Yeah, you could also probably read that as kick-ass. 🙂

Vivi and I both finalled in the 2009 RWA Golden Heart and are currently active members of The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood — a group of 2009 GH finalists.  But Vivi went on to WIN the Golden Heart Award for Best Single Title Contemporary Romance that year.

I have never met Vivi in person, but have chatted with her via blog, email and Twitter, and find her both charming and hilarious.

Vivi writes paranormal romance as well as a number of other sub-genres.  Her first two paranormal romance novellas were released by Samhain Publishing, launching the Karmic Consultants and Serengeti Shifter series.

Up for win today:
Her latest release in the Karmic Consultants Novels THE GHOST EXTERMINATOR.  (Or any of Vivi’s other books available in e-book format at Amazon)

To enter:
Follow me on Twitter: @joanswan & send me a tweet with #newyear in the message.

Book Summary:
Jo Banks has been seeing ghosts since she was six, so normal was never really an option. Embracing the weird and shunning normalcy makes her the top Ghost Exterminator in her region. Then she meets Wyatt Haines, the uptight, materialistic and irritatingly sexy owner of a successful resort chain.

Wyatt’s new Victorian inn is extremely haunted and the Commando Barbie Ghost Exterminator is just the girl for the job. Except Wyatt doesn’t believe in ghosts, or Jo, or anything outside the norm. He’ll have to start believing fast, though, because Jo’s extermination goes awry and accidentally throws two prankster ghosts into Wyatt’s body to haunt him.

Read an excerpt HERE.

Vivi’s Works In Progress:
THE SEXORCIST – which was just nominated for the CAPA for best paranormal romance – is the sequel to THE GHOST EXTERMINATOR and follows a study exorcist and a cockeyed-optimist wedding planner as they try to save a wedding which is being plagued by a mischief demon.

SERENGETI SUNRISE, the last of her Serengeti Shifter novellas, releases as an e-book in May and features a pair of commitment phobic lion-shifters who might be perfect for one another if they could both just stop trying to prove to everyone how independent and self-reliant they are.

For more works in progress as well as free online reads visit her WEBSITE.

Vivi’s contact info:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Blog
Email

Tomorrow:  Gail Barrett, Silhouette Romantic Suspense Author