Meet an Author Monday Blog Hop! Join in!


Here’s how it works:

READERS:

Follow as many authors as you like. Just follow the Linky list and hop from author to author. The idea is to find as many “new to you” authors as you can, and hopefully some great new reading material as well. Leave a comment as you hop from blog to blog! We’d love to chat with you!

AUTHORS:

Follow the Meet an author Monday host (Cali Cheer Mom) along with any of the wonderfully talented authors on the list.
You will need to enter your name and blog url into the Linky tool.
Grab our super cute button and place it in a post. (THIS IS IMPORTANT!) If you don’t create a post for the hop, your readers won’t have a place to comment, and the hop will stop with you. So create a post, paste in the Linky code and start hopping!
The purpose of the hop is to meet “new to you” authors and discover great new reads. Follow as many authors as you can. Leave a comment and introduce yourself!
If you’d like to share the Linky list in a post on your blog ( Please do!) just follow the link and grab the code.

Authors! The more you promote this hop, the more successful it will be. Tweet about it. Post a link on Facebook. Talk about it on your blogs. Let’s get the word out!

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Meet An Author Monday!

It’s Monday and that could only mean one thing around these blogging parts:

Yup. It’s Meet and Author Monday. Do you want to discover new authors and find new books to read? Do you want to be entered to win a free copy of Eve of Samhain by Lisa Sanchez? Of course you do. Join the hop, leave some comments, and meet some amazing new people.

Stay tuned tomorrow for my Prom story. And a picture! For now I’m diving back into edits. They’ll be finished today. Woohoo!

Here’s how the hop works:

READERS:

Follow as many authors as you like. Just follow the Linky list and hop from author to author. The idea is to find as many “new to you” authors as you can, and hopefully some great new reading material as well. Leave a comment as you hop from blog to blog! We’d love to chat with you!

AUTHORS:

Follow the Meet an author Monday host (Cali Cheer Mom) along with any of the wonderfully talented authors on the list.
You will need to enter your name and blog url into the Linky tool.
Grab our super cute button and place it in a post. (THIS IS IMPORTANT!) If you don’t create a post for the hop, your readers won’t have a place to comment, and the hop will stop with you. So create a post, paste in the Linky code and start hopping!
The purpose of the hop is to meet “new to you” authors and discover great new reads. Follow as many authors as you can. Leave a comment and introduce yourself!
If you’d like to share the Linky list in a post on your blog ( Please do!) just follow the link and grab the code.

Moonlight Mania Blog Hop


Moonlight Mania is open to any and all book bloggers–regardless of genre. Though I ask that no one enter Twitter accounts onto the linky list. Blogs only!

Here’s how it works. To participate in the hop, you must be a follower of this blog. After you’re a follower, enter your-name@ Blog’s name (genres you review) into the linky list. For example, Kristin@ pararomance (Paranormal, Suspense) Then once you’ve entered the linky list, copy and paste the beautiful blog button into a post on your blog.

(I can’t seem to get the linky list to work here, so for now I’ll just guide you back to the original list over at Nocturnal Reading.

This week’s question is: What was the last book that touched you emotionally right before you went to bed? Have you ever read something late into the night that’s so beautiful, you can’t help but let the tears pour?

The last book I read right before I went to bed was The Ranger. (Take a peek on my sidebar–it’s there with a link to Amazon.) I didn’t cry my eyes out, but I’m not to the climax yet. I seldom cry when I read, actually. It takes a pretty superb book to make me tear up. The last one that made the waterworks start was Jude Devereaux’s A Knight in Shining Armor.

What about you? Read any good tear-jerkers lately? I’m always looking for another good one!

Monday Blog Hop!

Happy Monday!


Authors! Have a book out? Are you under contract for publication? Make sure you join in the hop. This is a great way to network your blog and let readers know who you are!

Here’s how it works:

READERS:

Follow as many authors as you like. Just follow the Linky list and hop from author to author. The idea is to find as many “new to you” authors as you can, and hopefully some great new reading material as well. Leave a comment as you hop from blog to blog! We’d love to chat with you!

AUTHORS:

Follow the Meet an author Monday host (Cali Cheer Mom) along with any of the wonderfully talented authors on the list.
You will need to enter your name and blog url into the Linky tool.
Grab our super cute button and place it in a post. (THIS IS IMPORTANT!) If you don’t create a post for the hop, your readers won’t have a place to comment, and the hop will stop with you. So create a post, paste in the Linky code and start hopping!
The purpose of the hop is to meet “new to you” authors and discover great new reads. Follow as many authors as you can. Leave a comment and introduce yourself!
If you’d like to share the Linky list in a post on your blog ( Please do!) just follow the link and grab the code.

Monday Blog Hop!

It’s Monday again…don’t know how that happened. I’ve been battling a sick household the last few weeks, putting final touches on Immortal, Beloved, and not sleeping well thanks to a strained shoulder that tweaked itself while I was doing P90X’s Kenpo video. Air boxing is not to be taken lightly, let me tell you.

Have you entered a certain giveaway to win a free signed copy of a certain romantic suspense novel titled Dark Tide Rising? No? Get to it. Giveaway ends February 24th. All you have to do is comment the contest post found labeled under “Pararomance Contests”.

On to the hop!


Here’s how it works:

READERS:

Follow as many authors as you like. Just follow the Linky list and hop from author to author. The idea is to find as many “new to you” authors as you can, and hopefully some great new reading material as well. Leave a comment as you hop from blog to blog! We’d love to chat with you!

AUTHORS:

Follow the Meet an author Monday host (Cali Cheer Mom) along with any of the wonderfully talented authors on the list.
You will need to enter your name and blog url into the Linky tool.
Grab our super cute button and place it in a post. (THIS IS IMPORTANT!) If you don’t create a post for the hop, your readers won’t have a place to comment, and the hop will stop with you. So create a post, paste in the Linky code and start hopping!
The purpose of the hop is to meet “new to you” authors and discover great new reads. Follow as many authors as you can. Leave a comment and introduce yourself!
If you’d like to share the Linky list in a post on your blog ( Please do!) just follow the link and grab the code.

Blog Hop!


Here’s how it works:

READERS:

•Follow as many authors as you like. Just follow the Linky list and hop from author to author. The idea is to find as many “new to you” authors as you can, and hopefully some great new reading material as well. Leave a comment as you hop from blog to blog! We’d love to chat with you!

AUTHORS:

•Follow the Meet an author Monday host (Cali Cheer Mom) along with any of the wonderfully talented authors on the list.
•You will need to enter your name and blog url into the Linky tool.
•Grab our super cute button and place it in a post. (THIS IS IMPORTANT!) If you don’t create a post for the hop, your readers won’t have a place to comment, and the hop will stop with you. So create a post, paste in the Linky code and start hopping!
•The purpose of the hop is to meet “new to you” authors and discover great new reads. Follow as many authors as you can. Leave a comment and introduce yourself!
•If you’d like to share the Linky list in a post on your blog ( Please do!) just follow the link and grab the code.

*Side note: I’m on the last chapter of Immortal, Beloved and hope to push through the end today. My author copies of Dark Tide Rising should be arriving this week so I’ll be able to announce the contest to win a free signed copy within a few days. And I’m beyond thrilled that my munchkins are home from school today! That means I can write in my PJs! Woohoo! Happy Monday!

Monday Blog Hop!

It’s Monday again (how’d that happen?) and it’s time for a blog hop!


Here’s how it works:

READERS:
•Follow as many authors as you like. Just follow the Linky list and hop from author to author. The idea is to find as many “new to you” authors as you can, and hopefully some great new reading material as well. Leave a comment as you hop from blog to blog! We’d love to chat with you!

AUTHORS:
•Follow the Meet an author Monday host (Cali Cheer Mom) along with any of the wonderfully talented authors on the list.
•You will need to enter your name and blog url into the Linky tool.
•Grab our super cute button and place it in a post. (THIS IS IMPORTANT!) If you don’t create a post for the hop, your readers won’t have a place to comment, and the hop will stop with you. So create a post, paste in the Linky code and start hopping!
•The purpose of the hop is to meet “new to you” authors and discover great new reads. Follow as many authors as you can. Leave a comment and introduce yourself!
•If you’d like to share the Linky list in a post on your blog ( Please do!) just follow the link and grab the code.

Hope you have a great week!

Happy Monday!

It’s Monday again and it’s time for another Blog Hop! Authors! Have a book out? Are you under contract for publication? Make sure you join in the hop. This is a great way to network your blog and let readers know who you are!

Blog Hop!

Happy Monday! Or, er, good morning and I hope your Monday is going better than mine is. Ever had one of those days where you know you have a gazillion things to do? You can’t possibly remember everything that’s going on, so you write it down…then lose your list? Twice? Ever had one of those days where you try to get really organized, planning your schedule the night before because there’s simply too much garbage going on for you to remember every last–and very important–detail on the actual day and then you sleep so hard you miss your alarm? Ever had one of those days when you want to hit the Do Over button and curl back in bed?

Yup. Today is that day for me. Tomorrow too.

I’m volunteering in a bunch of clasrooms this week for Halloween festivities. Oh, the glitter, the candy, the joy, the five extra pounds to cart around on my hips! *sigh* I’m hosting a party, and a game night at my house…on the same day…in two different places. Serious baking is about to commence. I’m getting a new stove–which I am over the moon about. It’s stainless and clean and purty and I’m going to love cooking on it. (You should see the pics tomorrow of the 1960’s avocado green dinosaur I’ve been cooking on for the last five years. The horror!) I’m already thinking about what I want its first meal to be…corned beef and cabbage? Homemade lasagna? Pot roast? See what I mean about being busy? The house is trashed, there’s laundry to be done, my fridge is empty, and I barely have time to rattle off this post.

So here I go. I’m off to battle the day…starting with another blog hop. Hope your Monday is restful, quiet, and stress-free.

Blog Hopping!

Brad Jaeger over at Aspiring Author is hosting a blog hop today in celebration of the First Novel That Moved You.

The novel that moved me the most was Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier. I first read it as a senior in high school. I loved it then. I love it more now. It’s my go-to book. My absolute favorite. I don’t know why, but even though it’s a thriller and a murder mystery, it’s also one of the most sparking romances I’ve read. I usually don’t read books more than once. After the spontaneous magic is gone, the once riveting story line becomes a tad boring. The butterflies that fluttered in my stomach on the first read are usually silent and tired, having expected the gut-wrenching moments from the first page.

Rebecca breaks the mold. It’s the only book that gets me every time.

My stomach still somersaults when the new Mrs. Dewinter sees Manderley for the first time. I feel her anticipation, her worry about filling Rebecca’s shoes and being a good wife for the man she’s fallen for. I still get peeved to the point my fingers fly through the pages when batty old Mrs. Danvers tricks Mrs. Dewinter into putting on Rebecca’s dress for the costume party. I can smell the salt and sand of the beach house where Maxim stayed, waiting for Rebecca to arrive with her lover. I can feel the tension in the courtroom when the final verdict is announced and the DeWinters are finally free from Rebecca’s evil grip on their lives.

That’s how I know it touched me. I remember every little thing about the story. I know those characters like they’re my personal friends. Yet I’m still surprised by what happens. My heart still leaps at every turn.

Now head on over to Aspiring Author. Hop around other writers’ blogs and find out which books touched them.

And over at Cali Cheer Mom, her weekly feature is still running strong. I always find new and interesting bloggers to follow on the list! Head over and meet some new writers/authors!