Saturday, January 5, 2013

Some new things for a new year..perhaps a giveaway

Hope everyone had a fantastic holiday and new year.

Not too bad on this end. Had some delicious sushi on New Year's Eve with my two best friends in the world. Can't think of a better way to begin the new year. :)

You know you want a piece. 


A wonderful and very talented friend and author, Sheri Fredricks, won First Place in Fantasy Romance in the 2012 Paranormal Romance Guild's Reviewer's Choice Awards.

For a limited time, Remedy Maker is only $3.99 on Amazon. Pop on over and pick up your copy if you haven't already.

By the way, I'm patiently waiting for Aleksander's book. :)




Feel free to stop by and congratulate Sheri. She loves to hear from readers. :)


I've started off the year by reading two books I've thoroughly enjoyed. 



I'll actually have Sara Ellwood stopping by later in the month, so be sure to drop by for a visit. :) I'm sure we will have some goodies for you guys.

Lastly, I'm nearly done with my own book. Woohoo!! AND, I still have hair left on my head. It's amazing.

I refrained from New Years' Resolutions. I mean, really? What's the point? I'll just break them immediately.

Hmm so I suppose we should start the new year right. I'll offer (2) $5.00 Amazon gift card to two commenters who included their email. We all know the drill by now. Tell me if you have any big plans for the year. Any exciting, new developments? I'll pick two of you lovelies on Wednesday.


27 comments:

  1. My big plan is to finish the second book in my Centaur series and get it published. In my head, I have the third book in the planning stage...and maybe the fourth. Hehehe. I'm happy to kick back and see who wins your awesome gift cards! Thanks for the shout-out! I appreciate it.

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    1. Third and Fourth books, eh?? Do tell, Sheri! :)

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  2. Congrats to Sheri!

    And, Melissa, I'm glad you have hair left on your head! Now you don't need a wig, lol. Can't wait to read all of Reckless Love

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    1. Hurray! Yeah, I don't really want to wear a wig. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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    2. Will you wear a blonde wig, though? LOL

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  3. Yup Sheri and Sara rock! And so do u :) wishing you the best in 2013!

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    1. Same to you, Mart! You're a rocking lady yourself. Thanks for stopping in. :)

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  4. Here's to all the luck in the New Year, Melissa. Congratulations to Sheri on yet another win.

    My plan is to write two more books to finish up the Mischief and Matrimony series, and promote my books which will come out B2B2B in the fall. ella at ellaquinn dot net.

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    1. Same to you, Ella. And major congrats to you and your new contract with Kensington. How exciting is that?? That's a fantastic way to start a new year.

      I can't wait to read your books and have you on for a visit. :)

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    2. Wow, you have a full plate with fixins on the side, Ella! Congratulations!

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  5. WhaHoo, congrats, congrats, and congrats, Sheri on a well deserved win! What a bright start to the new year.

    And Melissa, congratulations on finishing your book. That is a huge accomplishment. Please, give yourself a well deserved pat on the back. Do you realize what you have done? You've WRITTEN A BOOK!!!!!

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    1. When I get to that last edit, then I think I might actually get the "finished" sensation. Although, with each new chapter out of the way, I do get a tingle of excitement.

      So glad you stopped by, Brenda. And I hope to read more of Prophecy's Child this year!

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    2. I agree with Brenda. Pat your back and celebrate, Melissa! And thank you, Brenda. I couldn't have done it without you.

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  6. Super congrats to Sheri.

    And I'm waiting for the next chapter to critique to MRL. Did I mention I have nooooo patience.

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    1. Haha, Daryl, you're so awesome. Yes, I know all about your patience, and I love you for it. :)

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  7. hi!
    Congrats to sheri!

    I plan to try to take care of myself for once, so less pressure and lot of reading if i manage

    thank you a lot for the giveaway

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. That sounds like a wonderful plan to me, Miki. You have to take care of yourself. Life is far too short. Glad you stopped by. :)

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  8. Congrats to Sheri...she's awesome! And congrats to you too Melissa for finishing your book :)

    Plans for the year..hmmm...I don't make resolutions either, more of a goal girl I guess. My goal is to write and submit at least 2 books...3 would be way cooler. I also have a book coming out in April with Entangled Publishing titled Bachelor's Special...and I can't wait! Other than that I'd like to take a cooking class to expand my kitchen knowledge. I think it'd be fun...and a stained art class. So we'll see if these happen!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

    Christine.warner@yahoo.com

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    1. You are a busy lady, Christine! Big congrats on your release with Entangled. Cooking class, eh? I'll be happy to share lots of recipes with you if you ever need something different to cook. It's one of my hobbies. A stained art class sound fun. They're so pretty.

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  9. My big plans are to read at least 150 books, help my daughter read better, and have a wonderful time on our trip to Europe.

    Happy New Year!

    Theresa.Esterline@gmail.com

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    1. A trip to Europe?! How exciting. You daughter will love that.

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  10. How super to almost be finished with your book. What a great accomplishment for 2013. I also refrained from making New Year's resolutions. I NEVER complete them and always feel crappy at the end of the year when I go to revisit them. I did see a GREAT idea online though. Get a mason jar or large glass, and whenever anything good happens throughout the year, you make a note, fold it up and put it in the glass. You then revisit it at the end of the year. I am such a procrastinator I haven't even started it. But, thought it was great idea nonetheless! The only big thing for the year so far is the boyfriend and his brother in law opened an auction house. They found an investor so that is a very exciting start. We had our first auction yesterday and it was pretty darn good all things considering. I am hoping for him, that it takes off and is very successful!

    Happy New Year,
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. That's an awesome idea with the mason jar. Ha, I can understand about the procrastination though. :)

      Hurray on the new auction house. I wish him and your brother in law tons of success with it!

      Thanks for stopping by, Marlena. :)

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  11. I would like to read Remedy Maker. the cover alone is sexy.
    My goals are diet and exercise. Thanks for the giveaway.
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Renald. Remedy Maker was an awesome read. I hope you'll give it a try. Personally, I'm waiting on Sheri to finish Aleksander's book. :)

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  12. Its such a great accomplishment to finish a book. Congratulations Melissa! I refrain rom calling them resolutions, just things I would like to accomplish! I would love to be able to finish the books I have planned in my series, or at least get started on them. I first need to hone my craft and do what I can to become a better writer.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! Still working on those last edits. I understand about the craft honing. I don't think you ever stop that. Ha, I'm constantly learning something new every day. I wish you lots of success writing yours. Of course, you know I'll be sure to read your books when you do release them. :) Thanks for stopping by, chickie.

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