Friday, May 25, 2012

My co-writer Howard takes over!

This is Howard again. Congratulations to Mindy of PA who won the prize bag and books. Thank you all for stopping by to share my coffee break. See you next month on the 25th!

Greetings. This is Howard Barr, stepping in for Mrs. Sparks while she's working on the copyedits of her upcoming book-- that is, MY upcoming book, Wild About You.  I have been growling in anticipation, waiting for her to finish my book so I can finally meet my mate. She promises me that my heroine will be beautiful and brave and everything I have ever wished for.  Will she be a were-bear like me? Mrs. Sparks is refusing to say, even after I growled at her. Excuse me now, it's time for a coffee break.

Four bear claws later...
Mrs. Sparks has informed me that I can lure more readers to this blog if I offer you a prize.  Would anyone like a fresh deer carcass? Oh, now Mrs. Sparks tells me it should be something easy to mail. And not dripping blood. That woman is so bossy.  So I'm going to give away whatever I like. After I have another coffee break.

Five cinnamon twists later...
I found a tote bag of with some signatures on it-- Suzanne Brockman, Terri Brisbin, Susan Squires, Carla Neggars. They must be authors like Mrs. Sparks. I ate all the donuts out of the bag, so now that it's empty, I'm giving the bag away.  Now Mrs. Sparks is fussing at me that I can't just give away an empty bag. Why doesn't she do her copyedits and leave me alone? All right, I'm going to put two signed books in the bag. Forbidden Nights with a Vampire by Mrs. Sparks and Real Vampires Hate Skinny Jeans by Gerry Bartlett.  Mrs. Sparks was reading that book the other day and laughing. She should have been working on my book.



So, if you want a chance to win the bag and signed books, you'll need to leave a comment. I don't care where you are in the world. Just say something nice, or I'll have to growl at you. Now Mrs. Sparks is telling me that my growl doesn't scare anyone, that I'm just a big honey bear. Humph. Tell that to the fresh deer carcass. Good luck to you all, and thanks for stopping by.  Remember Wild About You is coming out at the end of November. And now it's time for another coffee break. Would you like to join me?

71 comments:

N.J.Walters said...

May I say how much I enjoyed reading this blog post. Love the pictures too. Very flattering. :)

Kimberly Anderson said...

Two of my fave writers on a perfect honey bear...its like a dream come true. Fun article

Krista said...

I totally love this blot post!! Thanks for filling in, Howard, it was great to meet you. :D

Sheila said...

You can growl at me anytime you want grrrr
This prize is fantastic and though i am in the UK am still able to enter which is brilliant.
The kettle is on big boy ;-)

Michelle Drew said...

awwww Howard - how very photogenic you are! Alas, since you'll be spoken for in the new novel, I would be delighted to give a home to the lovely prize you mentioned...Could I offer you another bear claw?

supertatee said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful books. I love this series, and I look forward to Howard's book!

Anonymous said...

I can not wait for Howard's book. I love this series. Thanks for writing amazing books.

Mande said...

Love it! Howard you are just too cute!

Shadow_of_happyness said...

Can't wait to read Howard's story! Great Blog

Debbie Alverson said...

WOW Howard, Can not wait to read your story, I know Ms. Sparks will do you and your mate justice. I LOVE LOVE the Love at Stake series. You have such a wonderful group of friends. As it happens my town (Greenville SC) is having it annual Scottish Parade and Games this weekend. I will be volunteering at the parade tonight. I will be scanning the crowd (after dark of course) to see if possibly Angus, Ian, Conner or Dougal may pop in... If you are not working maybe you can catch a ride with one of the guys as we have several wonderful bakeries around here and I am certain you can find very tasty bear claws...

Pamela Overstreet said...

Can't wait to read about Howard! I LOVE this series...I buy each one when they come out, read it that day, and pass it to my friend for her enjoyment! You are one of my favorites to read!

Anonymous said...

Hey Howard,
it was great to hear from you, best of luck finding your mate :-D give my regards to Mrs. Sparks. Arous L

Jet said...

Hi Howard!

I'm sure your mate will put the Grrr in bear with you ;)

Can't wait to read all about it.

ixka said...

Well Mr. Barr,
I see that Kerrelyn has not been working on your book as of late, but I don't think you need to worry about it too much; I mean look at how things turned for Dr. Phang! The retaliation of eating ALL of her donuts was not very nice either (Now she is going to have to add a challenge/plot twist in for you to deal with). I look forward to your book Howard, as I have for your friends. Good Luck and I hope you get that dude from Alaska!

Unknown said...

I can't wait for your book. It is time for you to find a mate.

Gay France said...

Howard you go you wonderful bear! Hope your romance is just as spellbinding as all of the other in the series!

Kanya said...

Dear Howard, I can't wait to read your story. I'm sure your mate will be as sweet as a honey comb!
Thanks for the chance to win those amazing books!
Kanya
kanyachhetATyahooDOTca

Joni said...

Howard how exciting to be finally meeting your mate! I wish you nothing but bright blessings and lots of pots of honey! I can hardly wait to read your story. I'm sure Mrs. Sparks will do you justice, she always does.

kristiglasco said...

Yay! Im so excited to read and get to know more about you mr. howard! Now let me tell ya... I met mrs. sparks and she adores you! I promise she will find u the most amazing mate! Has she ever steered ur friends wrong? have some faith in the talented mrs. sparks! Well howard I hope u enjoy ur last months of freedom.. Cuz I feel this Chick wont let u be bored :) now off to get me coffee!

crystalg123 said...

I love Mrs.Sparks her books are fabulous! Howard, so excited your getting a new mate!

Lynne said...

Loved this blog. Howard you are just too cuddly! I love Mrs. Sparks books and can't wait for her new one I am all caught up! Great giveaway you picked.

fingershankins@yahoo.com

Iva said...

I love your books I can't wait to read Howard's story

Louisa said...

That was the funniest post!! Thanks for starting my day with a smile!!!

Missy Blair said...

Great blog Howard, brightened my day.

margie said...

cant wait for howard book , i have all the love at stakes series just looove them all!!!

Xhex said...

Very Funny! I can't wait for your book Howard!

Nicole A said...

Hello Mr. Howard Barr, I'm a first time reader of the blog and while I thank you for your generousness in offering to share your deer carcass I'll have to pass - sticking to mainly chicken these days (better for girlish figure). I know this may not be even close to your long awaited mate however perhaps Mrs. Sparks could "sweeten you up" and tide you over with some honey - I know, not as good as donuts but still a nice treat! I will make sure to check out Mrs. Sparks books - don't think I've read any yet however if she's reading Ms. Bartlett's book she has GREAT taste!

Swantje said...

I'd very much love to join you for another coffe break Howard (and win the bag).
I'll even bring the sweets - ever tried a "Nougatkringel"?(That’s the German word for it anyway, I don't now if there is one in English). Basically, they are chocolate with a hazelnut cream filling. Veeeery tasty

Howard said...

This is Howard, again. Thank you, ladies, for stopping by. I can no longer share the deer carcass. I ate it for breakfast. Time for a coffee break now. Those Nougatkringels sound excellent.

Anonymous said...

Loved the interview and I can't wait until I read your story. If you cook the deer meat up I'll come and enjoy it. I love some deer meat.

Samantha
samanthahodges64 at yahoo dot com

E Edgerton said...

Love me some snarky bear commentary - thank you Mr. Howard for the giggles today!

Patricia Lynne said...

I am excited to about Howard's book. I've always enjoyed him and wished he got more page space.

June M. said...

I can not wait to read about Howard! He has always been a great, interesting secondary character and I can't wait to learn more about him. I enjoyed learning a little about him in the last book (WANTED: UNDEAD OR ALIVE).

Reading about Howard's coffee breaks really makes me crave something sweet, lol. I think I will pass on the deer carcass though.

Ann Klatt said...

Oh I missed these books... I sooo can't wait to read Howards book! I guess that means I need to have a bear claw when I read Howards book and a cup of coffee! I can't wait!!!

Howard said...

This is Howard again. I am concerned by this misconception that somehow I am 'cute.' I have reminded Mrs. Sparks that I shift into a huge grizzly bear, but she foolishly continues with this notion that I am cuddly. I could tear her office to shreds if I wanted to. But now she has arrived with a box of fresh bear claws, so I will have to eat first.

Sue Sattler said...

No need to worry Howard, I have great faith that you will be given a wonderful mate, one that will make you purrrr.

proudarmymom32 at yahoo dot com

Lori Meyer said...

Can't wait for Howard's book. But who am i kidding, I am always so excited for every new book in the series! YAH!
wmeyer@atlanticbb.net

KerrelynSparks said...

Oh, Howard. I stand corrected. You're so big and ferocious that I'm a wee bit frightened to be in your presence.

Howard said...

Snort. Now you mock me, woman.

SandyG265 said...

Love the bear.

Sunset Reader said...

Hi:

I just wanted to say that although Howard might look cuddly and all we have to remember the nature of the bear. If it smells good it's definitively food. So watch out girls if you use a honey based soap. You might get bitten and not in a nice way. So I recommend to you Mrs. Sparks to remember that when dealing with our cuddly doughnut eating bear. :)
And don't mess with my Howard!!

Sharon Stogner said...

you are such an eloquent writer Honey Bear:)

Lisa Zitek said...

Howard, I would love to join you for coffee...I'll even smuggle in some venison chili for you as a chaser to the donuts. I wonder if we'll be travelling to Alaska to find our who your mate is.
Cheers and playful growls your way!

CrystalGB said...

Hi Howard. I love your post. The photos are so cute. :)

redjuliet said...

I am looking forward to your book too, Howard! No worries, Mrs. Sparks does good work! Thanks for a chance to win the bag and some books. Can you include a bear claw next time?

Mindy said...

I can't wait for your book to come out Howard and Mrs. Sparks.
I've all the Love At Stake books on my keeper bookcases. Mrs. Sparks writing just keeps getting better!
So you like bear claws too?

Mindy :)
Birdsooong@aol.com

Carly Hughes said...

I can't wait to meet your mate, Howard. :)

Dayana Andrade said...

OMG! That was too cute! I can't wait to meet your mate, Howard! I shall wait with the patience of saint for November.

Sincerely, Dayana

bn100 said...

Cute post! Have a great Memorial Day!

bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

Amy2read said...

Love both authors and the bear :)

amy2read89@gmail.com

Karen said...

Hey! Nice Stop & Shop bag. All I have are the ugly green ones. And none of them have author signatures on them or include books. Damn. I want it!
:D
unseelieme(at)gmail(dot)com

Lucero Guerrero said...

I love this blog lol Howard I think you're pretty scary ;D I can't wait to read your book and see how great your mate is :D

l_guerrero(at)yahoo(dot)com

Barbara E. said...

I'd love to join you for a coffee break Howard. If you can spare some of your bear claws or cinnamon twists, I'd love to have some with you. :D

Barbed1951 at aol dot com

Lexi H said...

HAhaha, well if this bear isn't deserving of a mate (perhaps to slap his paws when reaching for another bear claw, or to sit and enjoy coffee with) I don't know what bear would.
=)
So cute.

molly.frenzel said...

Your posts are a joy and always crack me up. And, alas, now I'm hungry and haven't had a good bear claw in ages. I think I'm past due. Tell Howard he can have one too.

Debbie Emmett said...

Yay! I have been wondering when Howard would be gotten to.

Mandi Bowman said...

Dear Howard,
I, too, have been anticipating your story. I just know that Kerrelyn will give you the best mate possible. She's done so good with her match making thus far. Look at Phineas, he had options but Kerrelyn made sure that he didn't end up with that shrewd police officer. However, I would watch what you say you grizzly old bear, you snap too much at your maker she just might set you up with a shewolf. Until next time, enjoy your bearclaws and put in a good word for me, will ya? After all, I am your dearest fan.
Sincerely,
Mandi Bowman

Courtney said...

ROTFLMAO! That was soo funny. I haven't laughed like that in a while. If Howard's book is going to be anything like this I'm gonna get stitches on my stitches.
I hope all goes well for Howard and "Mrs. Sparks" I'm looking forward to seeing his book in November, it'll give me something to look forward to during exam week.

Anonymous said...

Hi Howie,
I will be looking for the book about you November. I wondering, if she will be honeybear like you or something more wilder. Either way, I think she will be a lucky woman to caught man like you.
Lisa Walsh
pepsi03874@gmail.com

Cylver said...

Howard, I just know your book is gonna be awesome. It won't be long before you're giving that special lady the best bear hugs you can give!

Diana said...

This tote bag is amazing, so many signatures in only one bag. Thank you for the great giveaway!

artgiote at gmail dot com

Chris R said...

Loved Howard's blog and looking forward to his book.

Mj Noduh said...

I am so excited for this next book. I have also read the entire series, all of them multiple times. They are my go-to books when life gets dull, so thank you Ms. Sparks, you rock! And Howard bud, I won't say you are "cute" as I know how bears can be. Plus with your NFL background I am sure you you could punt "cute" right outta the stadium. I'd say "ruggedly handsome" probably fits you better anyway. Good luck on the mate hunt :)

Howard said...

MJ, you are amazingly perceptive. At the risk of sounding vain, "ruggedly handsome" is correct. Once you see the cover for my book, and the stepback where my shirt has gone missing, you will want a were-bear of your own.

libby said...

I am so glad there is Scottish men in this, i am scottish and just love the series!!

wanda f said...

Love this post it was great.I have read every book so far in Kerrelyns series its one of the most amazing series out there .I love all her characters and Howard her co-writer is a particular favorite of mine.Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend .
flanagan@mebtel.net

Emma said...

Howard, what a wonderful honey bear you are. Great typing for somebody with no visible fingers. I would love to join you for coffee if you would share the doughnuts with me. MMMMMM.... Doughnuts.
Good Luck to Mrs. Sparks with finishing her copy edits, lucky she has you to blog for her.

Bear Hugs, Emma :)

giganticgreengrapes (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Dear Howard, I am looking forward to your story very much, as you have been a vital member of the cast and crew of the Good Vamp Team since the beginning! You are a were bear of many talents, always the gentleman when called for and also a supreme fighter when the stakes (ha!) are high. I wish you Best Wishes and Congratulations on the impending meeting of your mate. Knowing the world in which you live, you are also going to need all the good luck you can get. ( maybe save the rabbit foot next snack time?) Hope to see you soon! Mmmm maybe bear claw wedding cake?, sorry just thinking ahead!

darkangel851 said...

I love this book it always entertains me. :)

Jacqui said...

If you are having tea I would love to join you :) Thanks for the chance to win.

ticklebear2 at yahoo dot com

charlene said...

hey howard,can't wait for your book.you look cute there in front of the,uh..computer table?..im really curious about your life story(involvement with rett bleddyn).