THANKS to all the readers for stopping by and we hope you'll join us on our journey for another fun-filled year.
THANKS to all the authors who have given their time and work. It's fun discovering how everyone loves to "Get Lost."
THE CREW is continually humbled by all the deadlines we've been blessed with. Seriously, it's wonderful to have deadlines which means we've sold more books. You can get all the details on each member of the crew by clicking on our pages above...but here's a little update and what the give-aways are today.
BOOK GIVE-AWAY: ARC of THE HAUNTING OF MADDY CLARE
What a great year it's been! In the summer I got the final version of my beautiful cover, which you see here. I am in love with it. I also launched my website, www.simonestjames.com, and I'll be adding lots of content which I'm working on right now - there is going to be some great behind the scenes stuff. And lastly, I am just about to turn in my second book to my editor, which will be out in March 2013. It doesn't have a title yet (I'm terrible at titles!) but I'll just say it's another ghost story set in the 1920s. It features a brilliant Oxford student who must investigate death of her very eccentric uncle, the ghost hunter. In order to find out what happened, she has to follow his very last case...
THE HAUNTING OF MADDY CLARE releases March 6, 2012, and I'm excited to give away an ARC here!
SLEEPING BEAUTY: VAMPIRE SLAYER
THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE
It's been an exciting year for me too! Not only have I seen the simultaneous release of my first two novels, Cinderella: Ninja Warrior and Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer, I've been contracted to write three more!
No, they aren't in the same series. Yes it's a trilogy. Yes, they are Young Adult, but very different from the Twisted Tales, and no... I can't say much more right now, but I hope to very soon.
I can announce, however, that I sold a short story to an educational publisher in Canada that will be included in an anthology for high school students. It's kind of thrilling and exciting to me that high school kids might have to read my story in class.
I also just found out that my books, (Cinderella: Ninja Warrior, anyway) are now available as e-books! They don't seem to be available in Canada, however, so I haven't actually seen the e-book version for myself, but if you live in the US, you can buy kindle versions of my books now! And I'm contacting my publisher to find out why they aren't available in Canada. :(
It's been a fun year on this blog--has it really been a year?? Looking forward to celebrating my fellow bloggers' 2012 releases and discovering lots of new authors to get lost with. :)
Keep in touch!
Book Giveaway: A signed ARC of AN AFFAIR WITH MR. KENNEDY
I can't believe it's been a year since we started GLIAS! What a fun time we've had getting to know authors and readers alike.
My husband also was away a good part of the year finishing up his MBA on top of his career. Most of the last half of the year has gone by in a sleepless blur, but I did manage to finish my second book (which is why I haven't been around much lately) and am now getting ready to start on the third.
Next year promises to be busier in the professional realm.SWEET ENEMY releases February 7, 2012 and the next in the Veiled Seduction Series, SWEET DECEPTION follows on August 7. I plan to be signing at the RT Booklovers Convention in Chicago in April, as well as RWA Literacy Signing in Anaheim in July.
SWEET ENEMY will also be releasing from Random House Mondadori in Spanish in February. Here's the cover! The series also sold in Turkey, but I have no news on when the books will be released there.
Finally, don't forget to stop by my Facebook page, where I am giving away 2 books a week by awesome historical authors from now until SWEET ENEMY is released. Then, from Feb 1-7, I'll be giving away 2 signed books a day! Just click on the New To You contest tab.
BOOK GIVE-AWAY: Of course! A signed copy of THE PAST CAME HUNTING.
I just received a sneak peek for my third Harlequin Desire cover, UNFINISHED BUSINESS, coming out in April 2012, and it captures the tone of the story perfectly. I can't wait to share it with everyone. What a year it's been since we launched this site a year ago. I had two books hit the shelves (June and October), I sold four more stories to Desire (October 2011, April, September, November 2012) and my 2010 Golden Heart winning story to Carina Press (April 2012).
Because we're a group of debut authors, I've enjoyed watching the covers appear on the side as each of our books drew closer to publication. It's also been exciting to have so many authors join us for interviews and all of you who've been with us on this journey. Thanks for a great year. Hope we enjoy many more together.
BOOK GIVE-AWAY: .38 CALIBER COVER-UP
I'm so glad to add DANGEROUS MEMORIES (working title) to my list of Intrigues: .38 CALIBER COVER-UP & HILL COUNTRY HOLDUP.
What an exciting year for all of The Crew. It's been so wonderful experiencing the debut novels of my Golden Heart sisters and our adopted sibling (Simone), with even more to come in 2012. And to see the cover art growing with each release and foreign sale. Just great. We're all glad to be a part of introducing more authors and genres to our readers and hope each of you will spread the word of our favorite readers' blog. Please come back and 'Get Lost' as often as possible.
I'd love to chat with you. Find me twice a month on the eharlequin.com/Intrigue Author Blog. Each day you'll find another photo on A PICTURE A DAY by ANGI MORGAN (connect via my website). OR chat with me on Facebook (Fan page & Angi Morgan) or Twitter (@AngiMorganAuthr). Any way you prefer, I love to talk (just ask any of The Crew).
Take a looksey at the Australian/New Zealand book covers and Book Trailers (created by my most awesome husband) on my Facebook page.
OUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY DRAWINGS
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