Saturday, March 23, 2013

Promise Harbor Wedding tour and contest



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Don't forget that Meg Benjamin, Sydney Somers, Erin Nicholas and I are on a tour over the next few weeks, talking about our Promise Harbor Wedding series, and we're doing a giveaway as part of it.



3/19 Under the Covers
3/19-23 Smutketeers
3/19 My Secret Romance
3/21 The Book Tart
3/25 Ms. Romantic Reads
3/29 - Delighted Reader 
4/3 Under the Covers
4/5 My Secret Romance
4/8  Ms. Romantic Reads
4/16 Under the Covers
4/17 - Delighted Reader
4/18 My Secret Romance
4/19 Ms. Romantic Reads
4/23 - Delight Reader
4/29 Ms. Romantic Reads
4/30 Delighted Reader
4/30 Under the Covers
5/2 My Secret Romance
5/5 Scorching Book Reviews

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Talking about Devon in Jilted

I've been so thrilled to have already gotten some lovely reviews for Jilted, and the positive response to this story and the series has been so gratifying!

I wanted to talk a little about my heroine in Jilted, Devon. One review for Jilted commented about how poorly Devon communicated her feelings with those she loved, and that it was frustrating knowing that a conversation could have avoided all that pain and heartache.This makes it sounds like communication is easy and everyone does it well. Wrong!

Communication is one of the biggest problems in relationships. It's not as simple as just talking about things. Sure, anyone can talk. But there are right ways to say things, and there are ways to say things that can hurt and make things worse. And when it comes to talking about feelings and our deepest fears and secrets - it's not that easy. Maybe for some people it might be, but I can say for me personally it is not easy for me to share those things, to make myself that vulnerable. True intimacy and love require it, but digging that deep is hard.

Devon grew up with a father who didn't want to talk about those things, after his wife left him and Devon. A stoic, proud man, he didn't want to let on how much that hurt or humiliated him. This is true of many men -- expressing feelings is considered wimpy. Thus, growing up with her father, Devon learned that that was how you dealt with feelings -- you kept them hidden deep inside and didn't let on if you were in pain.  And yes, that reluctance to admit her fears and how she really felt was a barrier to her relationship with Josh the first time around. But to say that things could have been resolved just by talking is a superficial observation, because opening yourself up and making yourself vulnerable in that way is definitely not an easy thing to do.

Of course, a good story has character growth and Devon comes to know this about herself, difficult as it is to admit her failing to herself. It takes courage to get past those things and I hope Devon's growth is ultimately satisfying to readers. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Jilted is out today!





I'm so excited for the first book of the Promise Harbor Wedding series to be out today! We've been talking a lot about this multi-author series so you may already know a little about it, but it's a four book series that centers around a wedding that goes all wrong. Each author took a member of the wedding party and wrote their romance story. It's not a series where the stories happen sequentially, but rather they all happen at the same time. Yes it was a little trick writing them that way, but it was also fun and very exciting to work with such talented authors!



Here's the blurb for the series:



Into even the best-planned wedding a little chaos must fall...

Join the residents of Promise Harbor, Massachusetts for the wedding of the season! Or, at least, for the most entertaining wedding of the season. The groom's been left at the altar, the Maid of Honor is MIA, the Best Man is in handcuffs and the bride has been swept off her feet--literally.

There's definitely love in the air, but things are going to get a little crazy before anyone gets to happily ever after.

Jilted, Promise Harbor Wedding book one, Kelly, Jamieson, March 19, 2013
Bolted, Promise Harbor Wedding book two, Meg, Benjamin, April 2, 2013
Busted, Promise Harbor Wedding book three, Sydney Somers, April 16, 2013
Hitched, Promise Harbor Wedding book four, Erin, Nicholas, April 30, 2013


Buy Jilted here:
Samhain Publishing
Kindle
Nook
Kobo

Apology to readers:

I've been made aware that there are a few typos in Jilted and I want to apologize for that. This is a case where there was a bit of a rush to get the book edited and formatted so it would be available at bookstores like Amazon and B&N on release day, and that resulted in a few things slipping by the numerous sets of eyes that look at a book during the editing process. I want my books to be as close to perfect as they can, so I want to apologize to readers for these oversights.

I'm doing a small tour with Goddeess Fish Promotions and having a contest! I hope you'll check out some of the stops!





March 18:  It's Raining Books
March 19:  The Muse Unleashed
March 20:  Lily Pond Reads
March 21:  Swept Away By Romance
March 22:  Harlie's Books
March 22:  STOP 2  Ramblings From This Chick


Monday, March 18, 2013

Rule of Three nominated for another award!

Well this was an exciting surprise! I received an email today from The Romance Reviews telling me that Rule of Three has been nominated for an award for Best GLBT – Menage a Trois or More!

If you enjoyed Rule of Three I hope you'll consider voting  - click on the button below to go to The Romance Reviews site. Thank you!
 
IThe Romance Review

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

One more week!

Jilted will be out March 19! Not only is this exciting because it's the release of that book, but it's also the start of the Promise Harbor Wedding series with my fabulous author partners Meg Benjamin, Sydney Somers and Erin Nicholas.







Promise Harbor Wedding Book 1

March 19, 2013










The wedding’s off but the honeymoon is on...
Devon can do this. She can show up at her ex-boyfriend Josh’s wedding, even though he’s marrying her ex-best-friend. She can show everyone she’s happy with her fabulous life in Boston, her great career, her amazing shoes — and she can show everyone she’s over him.

Truth is, her life isn’t so fabulous. She’s just been downsized out of her job, her Jimmy Choos won’t pay her rent, and...she’s still heartbroken that Josh chose family over her. The real reason she’s enduring this wedding is that her next stop is nearby Greenbush Island, her last hope of finding a new job.

Josh knows marrying long-time friend Allie will make everyone happy after the rough time their families have been through, and since the woman he really wanted to marry chose her career and big city life over himwhy not?

But the perfect wedding turns into a perfect disaster when Allie leaves him at the altar for another man. He never saw that coming! But hey, Devon’s there, offering to help him look for Allie on Greenbush Island, where he’d planned their honeymoon. Only, all they find are their old feelings for each other and a temptation to risk their hearts one more time...
Warning: This book contains a firefighter hot enough to ignite flames, a woman who doesn’t want to get burned again, a honeymoon suite but no honeymoon, and sex not on the beach (sorry).



Add Jilted to your Goodreads shelf!
Read an excerpt at www.PromiseHarborWedding.com