Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Woo hoo review

I found out yesterday that The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (May 2009), got a 4.5 star, Top Pick review at Romantic Times! Yay! They don't just hand those out, so I'm honored. This is my second Top Pick this year (The Dragon Master by Allyson James got one too). Before that--nil. :-)

I'm floored.

There are also some good reviews out there of Ian that synopsize the plot well. I'll gather them and post links for those who like that sort of thing.

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Web updates, updates, updates

I'm going through my website (again), updating, improving, adding...

I've linked almost all my releases on my "Current Releases" page to excerpts. Still have a couple to go.

I also updated my "Printable list" (Thanks to a reader who beat me up until I made one available).

More about forthcoming releases can be found on my "News" page:

I plan to add much more about The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie and the series as a whole as I get closer to release date (May 2009).

If you like dollhouse miniatures, I have also been updating and adding photos of my collection and work here:

Look for the "Updated" or "New" on the choices.

I think that's it!


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Barb Vey's PW anniversary party--many great prizes!

Over on Barb Vey's Pub Weekly blog:

She's having a party, today (3/11) sponsered by Dorchester! If you post a comment over there, you can be drawn for many great prizes (wow, I can't believe what they're giving away)--including a tote bag full of books and goodies from me and my fellow Chatelaines (Cindy Holby, C.L. Wilson, Gerri Russell, Emily Bryan, Joy Nash, and Bonnie Vanak).

Go forth and enjoy.


Thursday, March 05, 2009

Thoughts on Social Networks

So how many social networks are you a part of?

Let's see, there's

Blogger (I have four blogs here; 3 individual and one group)

Amazon (three Amazon connect blogs)

MySpace (three myspace pages, each w/blog)

Facebook (only one of those, whew)

Goodreads (so far only one--as Allyson James, but I monitor Jennifer Ashley's page too, since I'm she)

Now I'm thinking of getting on Twitter.

It's getting ridiculous.

I like Facebook a bit because I can post a short update, and not worry about an entertaining, pithy blog entry. Plus I can put all my info, book covers, videos, etc. on one page (not six).

I like the Amazon plog, because I can post updates relevant to books there, plus link to them.

MySpace is getting unweildy imho--some pages take forever to load, and I have a super-duper high-speed cable modem. On the other hand, they're pretty and I can put all my info on one page.

Blogger is good as a running newsletter. Thinking of interesting posts is a bit of a trick. I like to save my creativity for my novels.

I hope in future to streamline all this to one page, one update for all my books/pseudonyms.

I have a designer working on overhauling my websites in prep for upcoming series. There will probably be an updates/blog portion. Looking forward to that.

For now, I'll run around posting on twelve social networks, my website, and my newsletter. :-)