Thursday, September 25, 2014
Back home from Scotland!
Congratulations to Kezia from Washington, who won this month's contest! Thank you all for stopping by and leaving so many wonderful comments. Please come back Oct. 25, when I'll be giving away the next two books in the series, Vampire Mine and Sexiest Vampire Alive!
What a fabulous time I had in Scotland! It's one of those places that soothes your soul and fills your mind with imagination. I was fortunate to travel with a great bunch of women, all writers. Here you can see six of us in a selfie I took with Stirling Castle in the background. Denise, Deb, Cathy Maxwell, Lorraine Heath, Elizabeth Essex, and me! We lived for a week in an old Victorian hunting lodge in Perthshire, complete with wonkie toilets, old-world charm, and a resident ghost, who made a few noises in the middle of the night, but otherwise, left us alone.
Every day was an adventure. We went to places like Dunnottar and Blair Castle. We visited towns like Aberfeldy and Braemar. Even the journey there was an adventure, since we had to drive on the left side of the tiny, narrow roads and fly into a panic whenever a truck came along! We happened to be near
The trip ended in Glasgow, where we met with sixteen readers! Here are some photos of them! We all had a great time with lots of
laughs. HarperCollins UK had mailed three boxes of goodies to the hotel, so everyone left with some signed books!
When I came home, there was a surprise waiting for me! A box full of ARCs (advanced reading copies) for Russell's book, Crouching Tiger Forbidden Vampire! These are uncorrected galleys, meaning they may not be exactly like the final version, since they don't reflect any changes made in the copyedit or final page proof stage. Which means they probably have too many commas in them, LOL. I tend to overdo the commas. Crouching Tiger Forbidden Vampire goes on sale Dec. 30! (And I am so tempted to put a comma in that title!)
Since I still have Scotland on my mind, I'm delighted to give away the book starring Robby MacKay! (I learned in Scotland that I have been mispronouncing his name for years! MacKay rhymes with tie.) I'll also give away Carlos's book, Eat Prey Love! (Again, I so want to put commas in that!) So, for a chance to win The Vampire and the Virgin and Eat Prey Love, just leave a comment below. It makes it easier for me to contact the winner if you leave an email address in your comment. If you don't want to leave an email address, I understand that, but please come back in a few days to see if I'm looking for you. International entries are welcome. Good luck!
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