Hey, everyone! How goes?! Pretty good here. A friend of mine and I spent several hours this evening working in my office (which is kind of a catch all area) and it looks MUCH better. Not DONE mind you but…
It was a pretty crazy week around here. Monday, we had an appointment to take the oldest two girls to the orthodontist (the first appointment for one, the last appointment before braces for the other).
Instead, the oldest (Maggie) decided it would be a good day to PASS OUT for the first time (and the SECOND time, too!). Her last class of the day is band and her band director was sending her with a friend to the nurse when she started stumbling into things. Instead, he practically carried her down there, but she did get a pretty good bump on her chin. We think it was just low blood sugar – she hadn’t felt good all day and so hadn’t eaten much. I went to pick her up and when we were leaving, I ran into her bestie. We usually do this big melodramatic, running through a field in slow motion hug thing (don’t ask me – I have no idea how it started ;)) – this time, though, she beelined for me and started to cry. She’d been in the room and was so scared for Maggie. I was glad I had a chance to talk with her and reassure her before we left – it’s why I’m using the bestie pics from a couple weeks ago. When we got home from the doctor, there was a police officer walking up our driveway. Yep – the bestie’s dad had a few minutes and stopped by to check on her :D. Maggie’s taken it pretty easy the rest of the week, but she’s fine :).
Friday, we took our youngest daughter for a vision therapy evaluation – thanks to an InspyRomance post from Staci Stallings last month. I about cried tears of relief because we. have. answers. THANK GOD! It’s not great news in that there definitely are some issues, BUT they can BE FIXED! Which is FABULOUS! YAY! It’s going to be a few weeks before we can get started officially, but we’re doing some stuff at home. in the meantime.
Anyway, that’s my week in a nutshell (oh – and I finished getting Hand-Me-Down Princess uploaded and ready for Monday’s release!) :D. What about y’all?
As always, if you’re a winner, contact us at:
prizes at inspyromance dot com
It’s a bit delayed which is TOTALLY my fault :(, she told me, and I didn’t get it put in. Twice. But…
Ginger Solomon’s winner of Love in Mistletoe Springs is Katy C.!
Belle Calhoune’s winners are Les and Katy Lee!
The winner of a Kindle copy for Hand-Me-Down Princess from my post last week is D. K. Stevens!
Monday: Lee Tobin McClain talked about some of the things you can do in the last days of summer! The gift card winner is Trixie O.!
Tuesday: Hallee Bridgeman talked about fleeting beauty and one reason why she believes romances usually have attractive people in them.
Wednesday: Lindi Peterson talks about her upcoming release, The Little Black Wedding Dress (I have an early copy I’m reading and loving right now!), and growth as writers – and people.
Thursday: Lynnette Sowell talked about what it takes to be a writer – and how to write a book.
Friday: Kimberly Rose Johnson talked about pushing your limits.
Saturday: Merrillee Whren talked her trip abroad!
We’re revving up for our Fall Giveaway, which will be starting in a few weeks. Some of the things we’re giving away this time are:
· Chocolate(dark and milk)—and it looks absolutely mouth-watering
· gourmet coffee and tea—what’s better with a good book with fall just around the corner than a hot drink
· InspyRomance mugs (two to be given away with the tea and coffee)
· A $50 gift card to your favorite restaurant (with online gift card capabilities)
· A $100 Amazon gift card – we have a lot of new releases and sales—see below for some great ones
· And BOOKS, BOOKS, and more BOOKS – so far we have over 20 books to give away in both paperback and e-format
This year’s giveaway will last four weeks starting September 14th, so make sure you visit and comment often for more chances to win.
Next Week’s Blogs
Monday: Annalisa Daughety
Tuesday: Ginger Solomon: A Review – Hand-Me-Down Princess by Carol Moncado
Wednesday: Diane Adams
Thursday: Elizabeth Maddrey: The Care and Feeding of a Marriage
Friday: Valerie Comer
Saturday: Heidi McCahan: Ten Delightful Stories to Savor this Season
News & Notes
Oslo Overtures (Passport to Romance) by Marion Ueckermann
Island Dreams (Wildflower B&B Romance Book 2) by Kimberly Rose Johnson
Plum Upside Down (A Farm Fresh Romance 5) by Valerie Comer
Hand-Me-Down Princess (The Brides of Bellas Montagnes 1) by Carol Moncado
NEWS & AWARDSLove in Mistletoe Springs BOX SET by Ginger Solomon, Lee Tobin McClain, Kimberly Rose Johnson, Gail Sattler, and Lee Carver is ON SALE for 99¢ for a limited time.
Splash! BOX SET by Narelle Atkins, Valerie Comer, Autumn Macarthur, Heidi McCahan, Lesley Ann McDaniel, Carol Moncado, Lynette Sowell, Jan Thompson, and Marion Ueckermann is available at 99¢.
Summer of Love BOX SET by Leah Atwood, Valerie Comer, JoAnn Durgin, Kimberly Rae Jordan, Lee Tobin McClain, and Staci Stallings is available at 99¢.
Raspberries and Vinegar (A Farm Fresh Romance 1) by Valerie Comer
To Protect and Serve (Courage 1) by Staci Stallings
His Baby Bond (Sacred Bond 1) by Lee Tobin McClain
Greater than Rubies (Jewel Series 2) by Hallee Bridgeman
Finding Mr. Write (CANDID Romance 1) by Carol Moncado
Good Enough for a Princess (The Montevaro Monarchy 1) by Carol Moncado
AUDIOBOOKSRaspberries and Vinegar (A Farm Fresh 1) by Valerie Comer
To Protect and Serve (Courage 1) by Staci Stallings
White Knight (Courage 2) by Staci Stallings
For Real (Courage 3) by Staci Stallings
Deep in the Heart by Staci Stallings
Coming Undone by Staci Stallings
Wisdom to Know (Grant us Grace 1) by Elizabeth Maddrey
Courage to Change (Grant Us Grace 2) by Elizabeth Maddrey
Serenity to Accept (Grant Us Grace 3) by Elizabeth Maddrey
Joint Venture (Grant Us Grace novella) by Elizabeth Maddrey