SWAG season

There.

I made a new banner.

AND I ordered some buttons. AND some new business cards. I’m cutting myself off, though…the temptation to get coffee mugs and t-shirts and keychains and…well, it’s all pretty fun to futz around playing with all that stuff online. But I really need to be writing, so I’m done ordering promotional stuff.

Well, I might still get a personalized phone case. I’m trying to make myself wait until I have a cover for Deadly Chemistry. Because I think what I REALLY need is a semi-nekkid hot guy in my pocket, or plastered to the side of my head.

I’m getting excited for RT…and Lori Foster, after that!  Tis the season for conferences. I only wish I could go to EVERYONE of them.

Maybe next year…I mean, the day job is nice and all, but they don’t REALLY need me there, do they?

Choosing a new, improved me!

 

My original tagline, above, goes with my All Fun, All Romantic Suspense, All the Time self. But I also write contemporary romance without all the crime and punishment (punishment. heh. heh). So I spent WAY too long today, messing around with ideas, but I had fun! 

Here’s my elevator resume: I write contemporary romance and romantic suspense that is equal parts funny and sexy–and mostly set in Kentucky.

And I made some banners–I can switch it all around, because I’m just that good with Photoshop…so I want to know what you think, especially about my taglines!banner love laughter nekkid psycho

romance author love laughter nekkid banner

love laughter and nekiid parts lgsexy romance with a shot of laughter lg sexy fun romance with a shot of bluegrass lgfun sexy romance with a double shot of fun

 

Happy Ignite Release Day!

Whoo Hoo!

It’s release day for three of my Ignite home-girls…three awesome tales of suspense and romance. And suspenseful romance. I could go on and on, but I have my own books to work on, and that crazy day job, so I’ll just give you the links and suggest  you head on over there and check ‘em out!

In no particular order, we have YOU AGAIN, by Ashlee Mallory, and can I just say that high school teachers didn’t look like this when I was there…

you again

http://www.entangledpublishing.com/you-again/

And then PRETTY RECKLESS, by Jodi Linton. I totally want these boots:

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http://www.entangledpublishing.com/pretty-reckless/

Annnd, LIE BY NIGHT, by Cathy Marlowe. Look at the triceps on that hero. Unless he’s the bad guy, and then I might want to step over to the dark side…

lie by night

http://www.entangledpublishing.com/lie-by-night/

Congratulations, my friends!  May the Amazon/BN/iBook Gods smile on you!

 

 

I’m still goin’ strong!

That’s what the little “hello dolly” thingy in the upper corner of my dashboard says. I’m not sure WHY I have the “hello dolly” thingy, but the Bearded Wonder felt like it was important when he helped me set up my website.

But it seems appropriate today, especially since it took a good five minutes–okay, forty-five, if you count snooze button hits–to get out of bed this morning.

*cue rusty hinge sound now*

But anyway. Today is the REAL BIRTHDAY day. The climax (heh) of BIRTHDAY WEEK.

And guess what ELSE I found has a March, 1964 birthday! The Midlife Crisis! That’s what I call my own personal little red convertible Mustang. Mine came off the line somewhere in 2012, but here’s me, driving around in it’s mom:

tracy mustang 1964

And Yet More Birthday Week Fun!

Tomorrow’s my official birthday, but I’m a strong believer in enjoying the Birthday week (month, year, life) and milking it as much as possible.

And look! Something else that started in March of 1964! The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition! There was, actually, one previous edition, in the fifties, but it actually bombed, apparently, and the REAL SISE didn’t get going until I was born.

Don’t I look awesome?

tracy SI swimsuittracy SI swimsuit

Back in the Day–The BirthDay

Since the Lucky Charms guy and I share a birthday month, I wondered what else happened in March, of 1964.

Quite a lot, as it happens.

In March, 1964, The Beatles started filming “A Hard Day’s Night.” And a boxer named Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali. And somehow the two entities managed to find themselves in the same boxing gym. And look! I was there, too!

tracy the beatles and ali

It’s my lucky birthday week!

This is my birthday week!  Woo-Hoo!

I was thinking about wallowing around feeling old and fat and achy in sort of an anti-celebration. I’m pretty good at that, and I’m a strong believer in working with your strengths. But then, just before this most recent round of Snow-Mageddon hit, I went to Kroger to load up on milk and bread and Diet Coke, and found this:

I'm magically delicious!


I’m magically delicious!

 

How cool is that! Me and Lucky Charms (and Janice Bierly, who was in my kindergarten (through high school) class, shares my birthday) are fifty this month. And maybe General Mills didn’t really put my face on the box, maybe that was me and Photoshop, but still. I think I’m gonna play the lottery.

I think that since it’s my lucky birthday week, we should all make lots of wishes. And as my gift to you, I’ll help you wish. I’m sure that will make everyone luckier.

 

NaNoWriMo Ends! I Won! It Is OVER!

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I’m doing a little happy dance. Yesterday, I finished my NaNoWriMo novel, which came in at a whopping 65K words. It was 75K, until I went back and deleted all those little ((go back and make sure the dad’s name is still Clyde)) notes I insert everywhere along the way. 

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I even managed to run through it and do a little editing before I sent it off to La Agent. Of course, it’s quite possible that Clyde is still also named Philip and Leonardo, but hopefully some fresh eyes will catch some of that stuff. 

I spent today feeling a little lost, because I think I should still be writing! Instead, I did some administrative junk, like updating my website. Not sure I’m happy with it yet, but maybe I’ll find some pictures I like here soon. It’s that header. It just doesn’t scream “Author of Fun, Sexy Romance Lives Here” yet. But it will. Maybe I’ll just make something with those words on it…hmmm. 

Anyway, I did it. Woo Hoo! 2013-Winner-Facebook-Profile

Next on my list? Find out how to make those cute little vine video things so I can show you my happy dance. Or maybe not.

Hard To Handle is here!

I’ve been so busy flailing around in the editing cave that I really don’t have anything about ME to share (I know, try to be brave). Thank God that there are other people out there doing awesome things that I can talk about.

I’ve managed to take a micro break and do a little reading, and was soooo lucky to get an early copy of HARD TO HANDLE,  and today’s it’s big day, so let’s have a party!

Jessica Lemmon is so much fun to know…if you follow her on Twitter, or like her Facebook page, you’ll find out what I mean.   Even if she is a vegetarian. She cooks healthy food. Whatever. We all have our quirks. We do have potato chips in common. I’m among the chosen few who know her in real life. I can get you an autograph if you’re nice to me.

She’s an awesome writer, and I think you’ll love her new book, released today!!!  Yay!!!! Go, Jess!!!!

We got a glimpse of Aiden and Sadie in CAN’T LET GO, the prequel novella for this book, which is the follow up to TEMPTING THE BILLIONAIRE. You should read those, too, if you haven’t. Because, yum.

Anyway!

I’m not going to write a full review, because I have to get back to the cave, but you don’t really need me to gush any more. Go buy the book.

Here’s the blurb:

About Hard To Handle:

ONCE BURNED

Sadie Howard never dates a guy more than once-but Fate has other plans for her when it comes to Aiden Downey, the one that got away. Aiden loved her, left her, and broke her heart. Yet suddenly she’s bumping into him at every turn, driven to distraction by his wicked grin and rock-hard body. Now she can’t resist finishing what they started-as long as she doesn’t let herself fall in love . . .

TWICE AS TEMPTING

Aiden Downey threw away the best thing he ever had when he let Sadie go, and now he’s determined to win back the woman he’s always wanted. Sadie agrees to let him into her life-and her bed-as long as there are no strings attached. But Aiden’s not about to make the same mistake again. Can he convince her to take a second chance on a once-in-a-lifetime love?

Here are links:

http://www.amazon.com/Hard-Handle-Love-Balance-ebook/dp/B00AG0VMYM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1380228866&sr=1-1&keywords=hard+to+handle

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hard-to-handle-jessica-lemmon/1113785704?ean=9781455573790&itm=1&usri=jessica+lemmon

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/hard-to-handle/id578314039?mt=11

 

About Jessica Lemmon:

Jessica Lemmon has always been a dreamer. At some point, she decided head-in-the-clouds thinking was childish, went out, and got herself a job . . . and then she got another one because that one was lousy. And when that one stopped being fulfilling, she went out and got another . . . and another. Soon it became apparent she’d only be truly happy doing what she loved. And since “eating potato chips” isn’t a viable career, she opted to become a writer. With fire in her heart, she dusted off a book she’d started years prior, finished it, and submitted it. It may have been the worst book ever, but it didn’t stop her from writing another one. Now she has several books finished, several more started, and even more marinating in her brain (which currently resides in the clouds, thankyouverymuch), and she couldn’t be happier. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want. (While eating potato chips.)

 

Does This Cowboy Need to Be Reformed?

Seymour Agency Sib and fellow Entangled Author Marisa Cleveland came to visit today! Her book Reforming the Cowboy came out today–woot! I’ve been waiting for this one–so far, I haven’t met an Indulgence title I didn’t like, and this one is right up my alley. Have I mentioned how much I love country music? Well, maybe here in a day or two I’ll share about how close I got to Keith Urban a couple of weeks ago…

Anyway. Today is all about Marisa–check her out!

Marisa Cleveland loves to laugh, hates to cry,
and does both often. As a writer, she writes. Every day. Perhaps because she
married her best friend, her adult romance novels focus on relationships
developed through friendship. She loves to connect with other writers and
readers.

cover reforming the cowboy

Reforming the Cowboy: A South Beach Book

Country singer Billy Hardy needs to get back on the charts. His manager assures him headlining the opening of a cafe in South Beach is his best chance at getting back to the big time. If he fails, his career is over for good this time.

 Lacey Durant can’t believe opening night includes the country singer she crushed on through college. And her customers agree he’s dreamy. But his playboy reputation threatens her cafe’s image and she can’t afford that. She insists Billy stay with her so she can keep an eye on him, and thwart overenthusiastic fans.

 Billy’s charms and Lacey’s sexy curves prove more than either can resist, but she refuses to be just another lyric in his well-known songs of heartbreak.

Here’s where to find Marisa:

Twitter – http://twitter.com/marisacleveland

Facebook – http://facebook.com/marisacleveland00

Google Plus – http://plus.google.com/102206201174009013772

Pinterest – http://pinterest.com/marisacleveland

Tumblr – http://marisacleveland.tumblr.com

Goodreads - http://goodreads.com/marisacleveland

And here’s where to find REFORMING THE COWBOY:

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Reforming-Cowboy-Entangled-Indulgence-ebook/dp/B00DPSH0XE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376136894&sr=8-1&keywords=reforming+the+cowboy

Barnes and Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/reforming-the-cowboy-marisa-cleveland/1115885200?ean=9781622661732

iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/reforming-cowboy-south-beach/id668469338?mt=11&uo=4

Go on, now! What are you waiting for? Go buy the book!