Friday, January 28, 2011

Happy Freebie Friday!

UPDATE: The winner of SIMPLY FORBIDDEN by Kate Pearce is elaing8. Congrats! Please send your physical addy to Contests(AT)

::happy dance:: The weekend has arrived, finally! Time to break out the wine, turn off the morning alarm (and that super annoying but very necessary back up alarm) and catch up with my BFFs. But before I, and hopefully you, start the festivities, let's catch up on the news of the week. 

Report from Cyberspace:

CLIENT NEWS: New York Times bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires series, Rachel Caine, was featured in a Fort Worth Weekly cover story and the El Paso Times. Great back story on how this prolific author pushed past the bumps in the road throughout her 20-year career and is now enjoying major success - Fort Worth Weekly, El Paso Times

In keeping with the inspiration theme, Wordserve Literary agent Rachelle Gardner wrote a through-provoking post on pushing past your limitations to discover strengths and talents that you didn't even realize you had - Rants and Ramblings

Notable news from Amazon this week. They report ebooks are selling faster than paperbacks ahead of schedule, and paperback sales are also rising. However, overall earnings missed expectations in the fourth quarter, which the company attributes to investments in infrastructure and technology - Publishers Weekly

Tired of searching around in your purse or briefcase for a pen and paper when the missing puzzle piece to your dark and twisty plot strikes? Well there's an app for that. Or several  - MediaBistro

It was only a matter of time. The anonymous writer of O: A PRESIDENTIAL NOVEL was exposed (legal note: allegedly) as Mark Salter, former aide and speechwriter for John McCain. I only mention this because I'm curious. In a world where we want to know EVERYTHING, all the time, as fast as possible, can any author stay anonymous if enough people want to find out who they are? I think those days fell away the first day someone typed, "www..." -- Washington Post

Freelance writer and aspiring author Danica Davidson alerted us to her informative article on the Guide to Literary Agents blog about what lessons she's learned on her journey to publication, and we were happy to provide a linkity link (Disclosure: I stole this term from Nephele Tempest, but I don't think she has a copyright on it, and she's really nice AND we work together -- so it should be all right) - Guide to Literary Agents

Today's freebie is SIMPLY FORBIDDEN by Kate Pearce. Leave a comment to enter. The winner will be announced on Monday.

The 411: Lisette Delornay-Ross is used to belonging to two worlds—her father Philip’s aristocratic circles and her mother, Helene’s more risqué sexual empire. When she meets Major Lord Gabriel Swanfield, she is instantly attracted to him and more than willing to engage in her usual brand of flirtation. Scarred both physically and mentally by his sojourn in the Peninsular army, Gabriel lives a solitary existence on the fringes of London society.

Although he is willing to indulge Lisette in an erotic affair, Gabriel has surprisingly strong views about marriage. But despite herself, Lisette understands Gabriel’s conventional desires all too well. Should she give into his demands and become the perfect society wife he thinks he wants, or try and persuade him otherwise? As both of them try to provide the other with what they believe is the answer to their dilemma, they discover that love has a way of making the most unconventional of lifestyles work after all.



Blogger Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

OMG.... Honey, you are up to a lot!! Great job!
You have to include me in this one!!!!


Friday, January 28, 2011 at 8:13:00 PM EST  
Blogger elaing8 said...

Simply Forbidden sounds really good.Please count me in for this one.

Friday, January 28, 2011 at 8:27:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Nadia Lee said...

Throwing my name in the hat for Kate's book. :-)

BTW -- I'm not surprised that the writer of O got outed.

Friday, January 28, 2011 at 11:25:00 PM EST  
Blogger Teril said...

oh yum, I need something hot to melt this snow I am trudging in and I think this read may perhaps melt the ice.
Great tidbits!

terilhack at gmail dot com

Friday, January 28, 2011 at 11:26:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Kaya H said...

oh I love the spread of linkity links it almost sounds like something from Blue's Clues ( can you tell my daughter is watching it right now?) Mmm this book looks like a great evening read.
Happy reading everyone!


Friday, January 28, 2011 at 11:28:00 PM EST  
Blogger Suzi Love said...

Ooh, pick me, pick me!
I love Kate's Simply books and have been waiting to get my hands on her new one. They always take ages to reach down-under and I can't wait that long,

Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 3:17:00 AM EST  
Blogger Stephanie M said...

This looks like a really great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

smccar1 at hotmail dot com

Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 5:31:00 PM EST  
Blogger Orhedea said...

Sounds ravishing! Have a great weekend)

Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 2:32:00 PM EST  
Blogger CrystalGB said...

Simply Forbidden sounds good. Count me in please.

Monday, January 31, 2011 at 11:25:00 AM EST  
Blogger elaing8 said...

Thank you so much.Emailing you now

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 10:39:00 AM EST  

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