Friday, December 12, 2014

Home for the Holidaze

BurningBright300I'm with Neal Harrison today, the star of BURNING BRIGHT by me, A. Catherine Noon, and my partner in crime, Rachel Wilder.  We figured, since it's the holidays, we'd find out a little more about what our favorite Dom does when the mistletoe is overhead and eggnog perfumes the air.

ACN:  Welcome to NGWN, Neal!

NH:  Glad to be here!

ACN:  So, I read that you have a mixed-religion household.  How does that affect your celebration of the holidays?

NH:  We celebrate Christmas as an American holiday, since it's become so consumerized and is in all the stores and stuff.  My family wasn't super religious growing up, so it didn't loom very large for us.  Doc is Wiccan, so he celebrates the Winter Soltice, or Yule.  Steve is Christian and likes to meditate and retreat from the world.

Steve pokes his head into the room:  I heard that!

NH:  I know you did, big guy, that's why I said it!

ACN:  Gentlemen, gentlemen, one at a time, please.

NH:  But you wrote us multiple men at a time, we figured that's -

ACN: MOVING RIGHT ALONG NOW.  So tell me, what did you get as gifts for Doc and Steve?

NH:  I haven't yet.

ACN:  Really?  But you seem so organized and buttoned-up in the book!

NH:  Appearances can be deceiving.  It's only the 11th.  There's plenty of time.

Steve hollers from the hallway:  I've already got presents for everyone!

NH:  Yeah, and they're probably already wrapped and hidden.  Wait til I tell Doc where your hiding place is!

ACN:  Now, now, that's not fair.  You'll ruin the surprise.

NH:  Yeah, but then I can get some ideas.  ~He grins~

ACN:  Do you have any special menu plans for the holidays?

NH:  Yes.  We called the special menu "Holidaze."  We'll be serving Hot Buttered Rum from the 20th through New Year's Eve.  It's an old secret family recipe.

ACN:  Wow, that sounds really yummy!

NH:  Thank you.  If your readers would like to find out more about me and my restaurant, they can check out BURNING BRIGHT, available now from wherever fine books are sold.

ACN:  Happy holidays to you and yours!

To win a copy of BURNING BRIGHT of your very own, just in time for the holidays, tell me in the comments:
What is your favorite holiday beverage (alcoholic or not)?

Here's the details on the rest of the hop, including the grand prize.  Visit at least five of the participating blogs and leave a comment to be entered to win.

Happy reading!

Tina Christopher Grand Prize of a $50 All Romance eBooks Gift Card and the choice of 3 of my books

Dani Wade $10 Amazon Gift Card

Nona Raines A digital copy of Nicely Naughty 2--Erotic Christmas Anthology & $10 Gift Card

Harlowe Wild A Surprise Prize

Leela Lou Dahlin A copy of Rumor Has It or A Haught Date and a $10 Amazon gift card

Angel Payne A $15 Amazon Gift Card

Taige Crenshaw A $10 All Romance Ebooks eGift Card

Jianne Carlo One copy of Prymal Lust and one copy of That Pearly Drop

A. Catherine Noon eCopy of Burning Bright (or other backlist title)

Lara Archer A $10 Amazon Gift Card

Leela Lou Dahlin A copy of Rumor Has It and a $10 Amazon Gift Card

Cynthia Sax The choice of any eBook from my backlist

Ella Sheridan An e-copy of any backlist book

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Two for Tuesday

I was looking for a lolcat to adorn my post today, so I asked Google, "lolcats all of thems."  This is one of the ones that came up and since I guffawed out loud - sorry, "lol'd," I figured I'd better use it.


Because lolcats.

ANYway.  I have not one but TWO posts for you today!

The first is at the Chicago Region of National Novel Writing Month.  Just because you didn't "win" NaNo doesn't mean you lost.

The second is at Torquere Press's blog, Romance for the Rest of Us.  I got to musing about my daily round and shared pictures.

Hope you'll stop by and show me some love in the comments! Happy reading!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Two for Thursday!

Happy Thursday!  I know, I know my post title doesn't rhyme.  Par for my week.  The heat went out at our building last night, so my brain hasn't thawed yet.  I'm applying liberal servings of coffee.

I have two posts for you today!  One is by me, ~waves~, because I'm over at Beyond the Veil today talking about - what else - NaNoWriMo!

The second thing I have for you is a chance to win prizes! Woot! My buddy Dani Wade is up at the Nice Girls Writing Naughty blog today with some tips on staying the course - if you're feeling discouraged, this post is a great pick-me-up. Plus, she's giving away a prize to one lucky commenter - AND you will be entered to win our grand prize of $25 USD to All Romance eBooks.

Happy reading!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

November Is NaNo Time! Join Us For Tips, Tricks, and Prizes!

Today kicks off our NaNoWriMo extravaganza at the Nice Girls Writing Naughty blog.  Your first post is by the fabulous Leela Lou Dahlin.  Leave a comment and be entered to win a prize from her as well as a chance at the grand prize, a $25 gift certificate to All Romance eBooks.  We have other prizes throughout the event, including a copy of Sealed by Fire by Rachel and I (or a choice of our backlist).

What are you doing NaNo this year?  If you're not yet tempted, what might you write if you decided to?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

November Is Coming, and With It, NaNoWriMo!

It's official!  I was accepted as one of the Chicago region's Municipal Liaisons.  I'm very excited and can't wait to get started.  First order of business is planning a kick-ass kick-off party.


Shame I can't just call it the Kick-Ass Kick-Off, huh?  Must stay family friendly.  Rats.

Well, whatever we decide, and it's not just up to me, will be awesome.

Get ready, internet.  November is coming.