Saturday, May 23, 2015

ALL OF ME Birthday Bash Invitation

With a book birthday (May 26) and a real birthday (May 27) within two days of each other ... how could I not throw a party? While I wish I could invite everyone up to our place in Alaska (there's plenty of space, if you count the wilderness), it's a lot easier to do it on Facebook. So .... you're invited to my ALL OF ME Birthday Bash on Wednesday, May 27th!

The party will run for seven hours (from 3pm to 10pm EDT) to accommodate as many time zones as I can. The list of guest authors includes:

Lori Wilde
Julie Brannagh
Erin Nicholas
Candis Terry
Sierra Dean
Kelly Jamieson
Sierra Dean
LizBeth Selvig
Cara Connelly
Meg Benjamin
PG Forte

With special appearances by Eloisa James, Lorraine Heath, Darynda Jones and Regina Kyle. We'll be giving away prizes galore and have a few fun games planned for you! So I hope you'll join us. Click here or on the banner to find the party page. Feel free to invite your friends as well!



Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ALL OF ME Tour and Giveaway!

With release day RIGHT around the corner (six days, OMG!) the big blog tour is underway! It's extensive and includes reviews, a few interviews and guest posts, and a tour-wide giveaway courtesy of Avon Books.

I'm posting this not only so you can stop in and take part, but so I can remember where I'm supposed to be! If you have any questions or comments along the way, please post them. If you just want to say "hi," please do so! I would love that. I hope to see you somewhere along the road to release day ... and beyond!

Tour Schedule

May 18th- A Tasty Read Book Reviews- Rev/P
(Stop 2) My Book Snack- Rev/GP (3)
May 19th- Lush Book Reviews- Rev/P
(Stop 2) Urban Girl Reader- P/Exc
May 20th- Written Love Reviews- P/Exc
(Stop 2) Christine's Words- Promo
(Stop 3) All Romance Reader- Rev/P
(Stop 4) Ramblings from This Chick- Int/P (1)
May 21st- Life with Two Boys- Rev/P
May 22nd- Mignon Mykel Reviews: Rev/Exc
(Stop 2) We're Jumpin Books- P/Exc
May 25th- Unwrapping Romance- P/Rev
(Stop 2) Born to Read Books- Rev/P
May 26th- Crystal Blogs Books- GP (1)
(Stop 2) What I'm Reading- Rev/P
(Stop 3) Wicked Reads- Rev/Exc
(Stop 4) Harlequin Junkie- Spotlight
May 28th- Kawehi's Book Blog- Rev/P
(Stop 2) Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews- Rev/Exc
May 29th- SiK Reviews- Rev/P
(Stop 2) Love.Life.Read- Rev/P

May 30th- Happily Ever Chapter Rev/P
June 1st- The Book Tart- Rev/P
(Stop 2) Books N Pearls- Rev/P
(Stop 3) Okie Dreams Book Reviews- Rev/P/Exc
June 2nd- The Many Faces of Romance- P/Rev
June 3rd- Manga Maniac Cafe- GP/Exc/P (2)
June 4th- Book Reviews and More by Kathy-P/Exc
(Stop 2) Pretty Sassy Cool- Rev/Exc
June 5th- Pretty Girls Read Books- Rev/P
June 8th-  Jen's Reading Obsession- P/Rev/Exc
(Stop 2) The Book Cellar- Rev/Exc/P
June 9th- My Book Addiction and More- Int/P (3)
(Stop 2) Karen's Killer Book Bench- P/Exc
(Stop 3) Roberta's Dreamworld- Int/P (2)
(Stop 4) Books Need TLC- Rev/P
June 10th- Cat's Reviews- Rev/Exc
(Stop 2) Travels N Reads- P/Exc
June 11th- The Sassy Bookster- Rev/P
June 12th- Storm Goddess Book Reviews- Rev/P
(Stop 2) Fic Central- Rev/P
Avon will be hosting a Tour Wide Giveaway for a Touch by Alyssa Milano Texas Rangers Women's Addison Slim Fit V-Neck Burnout T-Shirt - Royal Blue 
Look how cute this is! Now if only it said "Kilby Catfish on it" ... but "Rangers" works too. See you on the Internet!

Monday, May 11, 2015

RT and Me

I'm at the Anchorage airport, about to board a flight for Dallas and the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention. I'm convinced I don't have enough outfits for five days, and that I will either run out of promo items or no one will want my silly "All of Me" Cracker Jacks. In other words, the usual pre-journey jitters.

If you're in Dallas and would like to say "hey," here's a handy guide for where to find me. I plan to use it myself. So ...

Tuesday May 12 - I mentioned the Cracker Jacks, right? Tuesday evening will find me and some helpful lovely people attaching excerpt booklets to these babies. If you have a driving need to put promo swag together, let me know. I can totally hook you up. You will find this swag in Promo Alley unless it runs out, or no one wants it and I make a big bonfire and call the fire department.

Wednesday May 13 - The First Party. It's very important to set the tone for the entire conference with a few drinks right off the bat. (You didn't hear me say that.) I'll be rocking some cowboy-ish boots at the Taste of Texas Romance Rodeo in the Landmark Ballroom. Yee-haw! (I promise not to say that anymore for the rest of this blog post.)

Thursday May 14 - 11:15 Avon Presents:  A Texas Homecoming Craft-Along. I'm a consultant for a table of crafty people making ... sashes? Corsages? I'm really not sure, but I think it will be a blast. Are you crafty? Please come help! Because I'm not. At all. I can bribe you with ... hmm ... Cracker Jacks?

Thursday May 14 - 7 pm - Avon Books Margarita Mayhem. If you're an Avon Addict or a blogger or anyone who has received an invitation to this cocktail party, I hope to see you there. Avon parties are always fun, and margaritas are fun, as is mayhem. This one can't miss.

Thursday May 14 - 9pm - The Wild West Steampunk Party - Thanks to my friend Boone Brux, I have a costume, so I'm going! Yeehaw! (Oops, sorry.)

Friday May 15 - 4pm Avon's Paris in Texas Cocktail Party - I'll be signing books and sipping wine, which is a dangerous combination that I'm amazed hasn't resulted in disaster before now.

Friday May 15 - 10pm Pitch Perfect 2 Party!! This is a sold-out excursion, so if you signed up on time, I'll see you on the bus! (There's a certain exclamation I could use here, but didn't. You're welcome.)

Saturday May 16 - 10am - 2pm  The Giant Book Fair. Signing books, most likely regretting the wine and late night Pitch Perfect screeching from Friday. Please, please come by and revive me.

Saturday May 16 - 8:30 LizBeth Selvig and I are hosting a private get-together. If you are interested in joining us, let me know and I will send you an invitation.

Sunday May 17 - Zero Dark Ass-Crack of Dawn -Shuttle, airport, back to reality.

Of course I will also be attending workshops, roaming the bar, looking for trouble wearing a cowboy hat, and who knows what else. And I'll try to keep on top of Instagram and Twitter and Facebook and all that. (Click the icons to follow.)


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

$1.99 Sale News!

Every once in a while I get an email from my editor asking if I'm okay with putting one of my books on sale. I always say, "Hell yes!" -- except in appropriate editor language, so more like, "What an excellent idea! I consent." So for the next couple of weeks, THE NIGHT BELONGS TO FIREMAN is priced at only $1.99 at all e-tailers.

If you've haven't read it yet, this is the perfect opportunity. If you have read it --  I hope you liked it! -- and maybe you'll consider purchasing it for a friend. Know someone who loves romance or firemen or true love? I think they'd enjoy this book.

For your convenience, here are the buy links from the biggest sites.



And if you'd like to spread the word about this sale, feel free to use that graphic anywhere you'd like. Thanks for your help! 


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Pre-order Blast Giveaway for ALL OF ME

Thinking of pre-ordering ALL OF ME? Here's an extra incentive! If you pre-order within the next month, you'll be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card and an advanced reader copy of ALL OF ME! The graphic above lists all the ways you can enter. 



Early readers have been giving ALL OF ME great reviews.  

"Oh, how I love a good baseball romance, and Jennifer Bernard knocks this one out of the park!" Mnonmklreviews Blogspot

"You WANT to pre-order All of Me. Trust me." Sierra Dean 

Here are a few fun teaser graphics to get you in the mood for All of Me, which is out on May 26! 

Have a wonderful week! 


Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day Giveaway!

Easy-peasy, right? This giveaway is taking place mostly over on my Facebook page, but you can enter here too. Just pick your favorite Bachelor Fireman and decide what your dream date with him would be! For instance ... horseback riding with Psycho. A bottle of wine with Brody. Dancing with Vader. Let your imagination run wild!

The prize pack will include some delicious Hawaiian chocolates, a signed Bachelor Firemen paperback, an All of Me mug, and some surprise goodies. Leave your comment either here or on my Facebook page sometime before 9PM EST on Monday, February 16.

And if you need a little help choosing your fave fireman, here's a fun little quiz I concocted. Which Bachelor Fireman is Your Perfect Match? Inquiring minds want to know!

Have a very happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Writing Update


As if one looming deadline wasn't enough, I just picked up another one at the post office.

You're looking at the page proofs for ALL OF ME, due in a week. Whenever I get page proofs, I make a trip to the drug store and pick up some kids' colored pencils. I wear one to a stub making corrections, then I always manage to lose the box before the next page proofs arrive. Anyway, I have my red pencil and I'm ready to rock. As soon as I meet my other deadline, which happens to be one day earlier.

That, my friends, is the first draft of book 2 in the Love Between the Bases series, CAUGHT BY YOU. Due this Monday. Not that I'm panicking or anything. You know what, though? I enjoy a good challenge. I can do this thing. But if you do feel inspired to send chocolate, hunky massage therapists, or other assistance, I wouldn't say no.