Fiction Writing and Other Oddities

Friday, May 30, 2008

Humbly Grateful

This evening, I was sitting on the front porch relaxing after work and watching the hummingbirds at our feeder, and I thought, wow, I really have a lot to be grateful for.  Our plum trees are loaded with fruit and my husband and I spent twenty minutes stuffing our faces with ripe, sweet plums that just burst with flavor with you took that first bite.  We picked a large bag to take to our neighbors and with the glorious was just one of the most perfect evenings I've had.

And then, I came inside and went to the computer, and low-and-behold, I found that my newly released book:  I BID ONE AMERICAN has risen into the top ten bestsellers at The Wild Rose Press!

What a fantastic way to start the weekend.  I am humbled and honored that so many people have purchased my book, particularly since it is only out as an e-book at the moment.  E-books are funny creatures--they are sort of on the bleeding edge of technology, so it truly is an honor when someone spends their cash to purchase your book.

So...Thank you SO MUCH—I'm very grateful. I hope at least some of this interest is in response to the wonderful reviews I BID ONE AMERICAN has received over the last two weeks. I am particularly impressed by review sites such as BookUtopia's blog, Long and Short Reviews, and The Romance Studio.  If anyone gets a chance to check out them out, I highly recommend these review sites.

For those of you who are intrigued by the title of I BID ONE AMERICAN, it's a Regency romantic mystery and here is the "back of the book" blurb:

An American heiress nobody wants; a duke every woman desires; and a murder no one expects.

When Nathaniel, Duke of Peckham, meets Charlotte, he's suspicious of her indifference. Too many women have sought—and failed—to catch him. Happily, Charlotte is more interested in dead pharaohs than English dukes and laughs at both him and his suspicions.

Her fragile defenses crumble, however, when a debutante seeking to entrap Nathaniel gets murdered. All too soon, his reputation as a misogynist makes him a suspect, and Charlotte impulsively comes to his aide.

Unfortunately, both are unaware that a highwayman interested in rich heiresses is following Charlotte. And that another debutante lies dead in Nathaniel's carriage.

Some nights just don't go as planned.


---Thanks again and have a fabulous weekend!

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