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Friday Book Club! Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Jeannie Lin–what about you?

It’s Friday! What are you reading this week/weekend? Anything you recommend? Anything you’re looking forward to?

I’m in the mood for some fantasy and adventure, so I’m thinking NIGHT SHIFT (the new anthology with Ilona Andrews, Nalini Singh, Meljean Brook…they always deliver!), and I’ve been wanting to dig into Jeannie Lin’s steampunk series launch, Gunpowder Alchemy. I love her writing and was really excited to read this and then just got so swamped I haven’t been able to read much fiction lately.

What about you?


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Shadowed Heart is here!

A little snippet in honor of release day!

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Buy links:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

iBooks

I hope you enjoy it!


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Library Journal on SHADOWED HEART

A lovely review on SHADOWED HEART from LIBRARY JOURNAL today! I’m so thrilled.

This delightful, often hilarious story, filled with pickles, Popsicles, peaches, and passionate sex, sweeps Luc and Summer into the next delicious stage of their relationship and will leave fans anxious for more.

Or if you want the full review:

“Blissfully married and gradually adjusting to life together, Luc and Summer suddenly find themselves facing one more change–pregnancy. Happy, terrified, excited, and confused, their emotions run the gamut as they deal with the realities of impending parenthood. Luc agonizes over the success of his restaurant; Summer frets about the health of the baby; and they both struggle with being good parents while still sorting out their own relationship. VERDICT Continuing the romance begun in The Chocolate Heart , this delightful, often hilarious story, filled with pickles, Popsicles, peaches, and passionate sex, sweeps Luc and Summer into the next delicious stage of their relationship and will leave fans anxious for more. This well-written story told from multiple viewpoints will appeal across genre lines.”

Out December 3! That’s Wednesday! (Print version available today!)

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Happy Thanksgiving!

A wonderful Thanksgiving to all of you here in the U.S.! And all my warmest thoughts to those of you far from home and friends and family during the holidays. Holidays can be a beautiful time or a challenging time, depending on so much. If you need it, make sure to take time to curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and some cozy blankets and read a good book and forget the world!

If you’re cooking, what’s one dish you’re making? Is it an old favorite or are you going off the grid and trying something new and/or non-traditional this year?

I’m making a tarte au chocolat and a tarte aux poires (a pear almond tart), which aren’t traditional Thanksgiving pies but are our favorite holiday pies.


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The Chocolate books will appear in Turkish!

So happy to announce that the Chocolate books will be appearing in Turkish! Nine languages (or, as my daughter says, “You didn’t count English, Mommy! It’s 10 languages in all!”). Yes, I am still stunned and thrilled each time these books go a little farther in the world. (Do you think it’s that blue color on the first one? I’m going to think little-engine-that-could thoughts toward it.)

Thanks so much again for all of your support! It means so much!


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Print version of SHADOWED HEART up for order & the title decision on Book 9

TWO IMPORTANT BITS OF NEWS:

1) PRINT readers should be able to order SHADOWED HEART as of now, if they order from Amazon. (Barnes & Noble etc. take a little longer to show up.) If often takes a week to go live from when we authorize it, and we were worried about additional delays with the holidays, so we authorized it yesterday…and of course it went live in 24 hours this time!

Maybe this will help balance out all the times print readers have been the ones who had to be patient while ebook readers already have their books. I hope you enjoy it!

Here is a link, if you need it: Amazon.

2) And we’ve gone with ONCE UPON A HERO for now for the title for the excerpt I share in the back. THANK you all for your input! This may be still a working title, as I continue to hesitate over it and this book won’t be coming out until probably late spring (no promises on date yet!). Today, for example, I’m hesitating over TOUGHER THAN THE REST as a title. (What do you think?)  But who knows tomorrow? : ) Thanks so much again for your help with these titles!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


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It’s Friday! What are you reading?

Friday Book Club! What are you reading this week/weekend? Anything you recommend? Anything you’re looking forward to?

 

(PS If you’re looking for recs, this often gets a lot more discussion on Facebook. But I keep up either place! I love hearing what people are reading and find most of my books that way.)


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Advanced Copies of Shadowed Heart–Emails sent!

Emails have gone out for the SHADOWED HEART advanced copies! If you don’t have an email, I am very sorry to disappoint you. I really appreciate all the support so much. The interest in advanced copies has increased a lot this past year, so I actually ended up doubling the number of names drawn to try to balance that out, but that still left a lot of people out, unfortunately.

I hope all of you enjoy it, and I’m very sorry not to be able to distribute copies to everyone! I really appreciate the support, and I’m so glad people are looking forward to this story. It really means a lot to me.

And I’m keeping a list of those who expressed interest, that I continue to add to and use for future advanced copies (ONCE UPON A ROSE!), too, so maybe next time!

Thanks so much to all of you again!


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Advanced Copies of SHADOWED HEART

Advanced copies of SHADOWED HEART:

First of all, a huge thank you to all of those who offered to beta read! As promised, I drew five names from those who offered but didn’t get the chance, and they’ve been emailed an offer of the advanced final copies now that those are ready. (If you don’t have an email, I’m sorry! It wasn’t you this time. )

I would also like to extend my usual offer to share 5 more advanced copies to anyone who is interested in reviewing on Amazon (and, ideally, also on Goodreads and Barnes & Noble or other sites you may use). These initial reviews, posted early upon release, really help get the discussion going about a new book, and are hugely important. If you think that would be something you would like to do, please let me know, and I’ll add you to the “reader reviewer” list from which I draw the names.

Thanks so much again for all your support of this book, to all of you!

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Friday Book Club: What are you reading?

What are you reading this week and weekend? Anything you would recommend? Anything you’re looking forward to?

Mostly I’m reading non-fiction right now, but friend and colleague Katharine Ashe and Maya Rodale (the speaker who was here at Duke a few weeks ago for our Unsuitable event) have released a contemporary anthology with Caroline Linden and Miranda Neville that looks fun. (They are usually historical authors, except for Maya who writes both.) At the Billionaire’s Wedding. So I might try that!

What about you? What are you reading?

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