Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Authors Give Back Blog Hop

One day only: May 28th
Bid on our Kindle donation, and you could win a $50 Amazon gift card from the WG2E Street Team members!

A group of authors from the WG2E Street Team got together to donate a Kindle Paperwhite to Brenda Novak's Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research. Not only are we giving away the e-reader, but it'll have 40+ of our books preloaded for the highest bidder. Proceeds from the auction will fund diabetes research.
Brenda Novak's Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research is having its biggest year yet. Thanks to all who have participated in the past — both donors and shoppers — we've raised a cumulative total of $1.6 million. This year we are hoping to surpass $2 million

You can see all the details of our donation, and how to enter for the gift card, right here: RG2E 

But you must bid TODAY!

By bidding on our donation, not only could you help in the search for a cure for this disease, but you could 'win' a great prize with a bunch of awesome books, AND you'll also be entered win the WG2E Street Team Authors Give Back Blog Hop Grand Prize $50 Gift Card!

For my individual blog hop prize, I'm offering the chance to: Win a chance to name a secondary character in my next Romancing Wisconsin book, to be published by December 2013.

The Romancing Wisconsin Series will now shift 'seasons' from Christmas to Autumn, until eventually I have 3 individual stories for each season, and a boxed set with an exclusive bonus story.

Leave me a comment with your name and email for your chance to win! You can name one of my secondary characters after yourself, or someone else.

Happy bidding and good luck on all the prizes!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

It's been awhile...

...but I have a good reason! I've been working hard on the sequel to Lost in Italy, and I'm thrilled to say, Book 2 of the Italy Intrigue Series


is done! Well, 'first draft' anyway. This one was harder to write than I expected, but in the end, I'm happy with how it worked out. Now it goes to my editor, and I pray she likes it so there aren't a ton of revisions. :)

My hope is to publish the book by no later than the end of the summer, but hopefully sooner.

In other news, More Than A Kiss is a double contest finalist. First in the NERFA contest (National Excellence in Romance Fiction Awards), and second in the Greater Detroit RWA's Booksellers Best Awards (BBA) for Long Contemporary.

Rising Above, my paranormal romance, also finaled in the BBA novella category.

Last, but not least, watch for my upcoming blog post where I tell you where I'll be doing my next charity donation for the month of June. I was going to do the whole Christmas in July thing, but then decided instead to split the year right in half so I can do it all over again in December, too. Last year, thanks to all the wonderful readers who bought Mistletoe Magic, I was able to donate just over $6,000 to the local no-kill animal shelter Happily Ever After. They were amazed, I was thrilled, it was great. Hoping for a great run in June!

That's it for now. Have a great week everyone!

Oh--wait, I also posted my blog over at NovelFriends if anyone wants to stop by: http://novelfriends.blogspot.com/2013/05/displaced-and-busy-stacey.html