Monday, December 9, 2013

Monday Mishmash 12/9/13


Happy Monday! Here's my mishmash of thoughts:

1. Blog Blitz  Last Friday, my blog was blitzed by the amazing group DL Hammons set up. The group heard that my agency closed and that I'm in the query trenches again, and they decided to stop by and cheer me up as well as wish me luck. I was truly touched by the amount of comments. All 200+ of them. You all made my day.

2. My Birthday  Yesterday was my birthday. I didn't like the getting older part, but I did enjoy the day with my husband and daughter. I also got some great gifts, including an awesome new purse. And my daughter had a birthday party to attend for one of her friends, so I helped out with that as well.

3. Spencer Hill Press Holiday Giveaway  The very awesome Judy Spelbring is hosting the Spencer Hill Press Holiday Giveaway again this year. There are tons of prizes to win. I've donated money to a gift card and I'm giving away a signed copy of Stalked by Death. Make sure you enter.
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4. Querying  I didn't do this last time I queried, but I'm going to share my progress this time around. I have a few fulls and partials out right now, so I've got all my fingers crossed that I might get the best Christmas present ever this year. The top item on my list is an offer for representation.

5. Meant For You by Faith Sullivan  Faith newest release comes out tomorrow. It's NA and it's HOT! Here's my review:

I had the pleasure of reading an ARC and let me say it is one HOT book! Seriously hot! I'm talking the hottest book I've ever read. The book opens with a very steamy scene and there are plenty more to follow throughout the book. Ivy and Eric are the couple you can't help but root for. Eric's past left him pretty much broken before he met Ivy, and now she's his second chance at happiness. Ivy's had plenty of struggles too, especially recently. So to see these two connect on such an emotional and intimate level is amazing.


But even though they are expecting a child together and are unable to keep their hands off each other, they have more than their share of problems. Ivy has been forced into a situation where she has to help her enemy, Lauren, from book one. I hate Lauren even more in this installment. She preys on Ivy's delicate situation and forces Ivy to write a script that will possibly destroy Eric and the relationship Ivy has with him.
And it wouldn't be a Faith Sullivan novel if there wasn't a big twist at the end. As usual, I didn't see it coming but as soon as it happened, I thought, I should've guessed! Sullivan is so good at keeping me guessing and making me eagerly anticipate her next book. Looking forward to book three to see what's in store for Ivy and Eric.

And I loved the book so much, I'm giving a copy away! Just fill out the rafflecopter below.
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That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

31 comments:

  1. Still finishing up my Christmas shopping. I also finally created a welcome video for my site-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6jFQReWou8

    It's also on my YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/talkinganimaladdicts)

    This is my second attempt. My first in May was glitchy and I talked like a mumbling toddler. I pray this time I got it right. This took me all weekend but it's worth if I've finally got a tight and engaging video to spread my site's message more effectively.

    Let my know what you think, Kelly, and not to worry, this is one of my shorter videos at 1 1/2 minutes! (For me, that's as tight as I can get)

    Thanks for sharing you querying journey this time. I'll be doing the same when I'm ready to get back out there again (I have to have another book drafted and labored first...)

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    1. Congrats on the new video. I'll go check it out in a minute.

      Good luck finishing up your book.

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    2. Thanks Kelly, I need all support for my current WIP I can get.

      Thanks for sharing my welcome video, but I had to take it down and re-upload it do to some issues (Typos I missed, length issues)

      Can you please re-share it with this new link-

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m_QCLXwb_M

      Thanks. Sorry for the inconvenience. I worked on this all weekend and hope the worst is behind me...

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  2. Congrats on the fulls and partials, Kelly. What a great Xmas present to get that rep! :)

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    1. That would be the BEST gift ever! It's topping my list for Santa. ;)

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  3. Happy B-day!!! (again, lol) And your blitz was amazing! Don't you just love how everyone comes together?

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    1. Thanks, Sheri. Yes, it was awesome. Much appreciated. :)

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  4. Happy bday! Love the new site! Missed you!

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  5. A very happy birthday to you!

    Today I'm scrambling about taking pics for my photoblog....

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  6. First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLY!

    I wish you nothing but a wonderful year ahead filled with everything your heart desires from a flood of query responses to a deluge of reader love and support. You deserve it!

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  7. Good luck with agent querying. And Faith's new book sounds great. As for me, I'm Christmas shopping and waiting very impatiently to see the cover of my forthcoming NA romance novella/

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    1. I'm excited to see your cover, too. Let me know if you need any help with the cover reveal.

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  8. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, KELLY!!!!!! :D And thank you for the wonderful giveaways. I also have my fingers crossed that you'll get representation for a Christmas present. :)

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for crossing your fingers for me. That would be the BEST present ever.

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  9. Happy belated birthday, Kelly!! How wonderful is that to see how much you are loved and appreciated with all of those glowing comments?=) Thanks for sharing the giveaways and have a wonderful Monday! My fingers will, too, be crossed for you!

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  10. Happy Belated Birthday! I hope the next year has wonderful things in store for you! I was so sorry to hear about your agency and the fact that you are looking for an agent. I know how tough that can be. You are a fabulous writer and I know you will find the right agent soon. Fingers crossed for you!
    ~Jess

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  11. I'm so glad you had a good birthday celebration with your family! I'm crossing my fingers for you on the query front. I'm sure you'll hear something good soon, but I'm pretty sure your publishers will continue to work with your with or without an agent.

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    1. Lexa, yes they will, which is comforting in the meantime. :)

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  12. BlogBlitz- I could use one of those, but only the good kind you got. Not doubt- fully earned.
    And while I'm a couple of days behind, I still want to wish you the happiest of birthdays.

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  13. Happy birthday, Kelly!

    I hope you get that Christmas present you want.

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  14. Sorry about your agency, Kelly. I hadn't heard.

    Can't wait for Faith's new book. I still need to read the first one of the series. Better get to that ASAP!!!!

    And happy birthday! I hope your birthday wish comes true.

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