This past year certainly had its ups and downs. Some days it was nearly impossible for me to even glance at the latest world news or venture onto Facebook or Twitter and see the turmoil that so many people have been living through. More than once, I was saved by turning to the world of fiction–both reading and writing it. Going along for the ride with a story’s characters is one of life’s greatest treasures for me, and that was certainly never more true than in 2017.
But this past year was also an amazing journey for me–both personally and professionally. I’ve learned so much and grown in ways I was not expecting. I’ve simplified my life, regained confidence, and found a more productive way of living and working. I couldn’t be more excited to see where this new year takes me. There has been a lot of turmoil and change in the writing and publishing world, but thanks to the support of all of you, I’m more excited than ever to share new stories in 2018.
THANK YOU to all of you who’ve read my books this past year. I’m beyond grateful to those of you who took the time to send me a private note or write a review. It means the world to me to hear from you.
I hope you all have a wonderful new year filled with much love and laughter and peace-filled days.
To all my readers, a huge thank-you for helping HOW TO SAVE A LIFE reach the Top 10 Bestseller’s list (currently #4) at All Romance eBooks and the Gay & Lesbian Romance Bestseller list at Amazon (top location spotted was #4). My first novel MORE has even reappeared as a bestseller (#2 in Gay & Lesbian Erotica at Amazon). THANK YOU, EVERYONE!
Also, thank you for all the recent emails and other messages about the book. Hearing from readers means a great deal to me, and your words of appreciation and encouragement seriously help me through the tougher writing days. I’m thrilled so many of you are enjoying Walter and Kevin’s story.
All my thanks,
As a thank-you to my readers and all readers of the romance genre, I’m holding a giveaway for free gift certificates (winners’ choice between Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and All Romance eBooks).
Here’s how the giveaway works:
One random winner will be selected from all who comment on this post. Additionally, for every 50 entries another gift certificate will be given away (up to a maximum of 6 total winners). All winners will have their choice from the following options:
- Option 1: $25 gift certificate to amazon.com
- Option 2: $25 gift certificate to barnesandnoble.com
- Option 3: $25 gift certificate to allromanceebooks.com
Rules and instructions for the giveaway are listed below. Contest closes at 11:59 pm EST Sunday, January 1, 2012 or as soon as there are 250 entries (whichever comes first).
Instructions / Rules
- To enter, leave a comment on this blog post indicating that you’d like to enter and share what you love about reading romances.
- Be sure to include a valid email address in the email form field in order to be entered in the drawing. Your email address is for my use only (in order to contact the winners). It will NOT be published on the blog or used for marketing/promotional purposes.
- If for any reason you cannot leave a comment, email me and I’ll post your comment for you (that way everyone can see how many entries there are).
- Winners are randomly drawn from the total list of entries.
- One entry per person please.
- Contest closes at 11:59 pm EST Sunday, January 1, 2012 or as soon as there are 250 entries (whichever comes first).
- Winners will be announced on the blog and privately emailed within 48 hours after the giveaway ends.
- If I do not hear back from any winner with his or her selection within two weeks, I reserve the right to select another winner.
Feel free to share the link to this blog post. There’s also a direct link to the giveaway on my website.
Good luck to all who enter and thank you again for your love of reading!
Also, for those of you interested in my latest release, Take Me Home, a friends-to-lovers romance, check out Chris’s post at Stumbling Over Chaos for a chance to win an ebook of Take Me Home. (Thanks, Chris, for hosting the giveaway!)
Happy reading in 2012!
Much love and happiness to you all.
Reminder: To enter the gift certificate giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post indicating that you’d like to enter and share what you love about reading romances.
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I only have a minute to post today, and I know I’ve posted on this topic before, but I wanted to give a shout of thanks out to everyone who has taken the time to write and let a romance author know when you’ve enjoyed one of their stories. Please know, authors really do appreciate the effort.
I’ve received some amazing emails lately, and no matter how often it happens, there is nothing sweeter and more rewarding than knowing when one of my stories was an enjoyable experience for someone. And even better is knowing that story touched the reader in a meaningful way. Your words of appreciation and encouragement mean more than I can say.
Since the release of my first book, More, I’ve heard from many wonderful readers via email, Facebook, Twitter, various groups, blogs, and other sites. It’s amazing to me how many people take the time to let a writer know a little something about the experience of reading a book.
So today, I wanted to send out a message of thanks to everyone who takes the time to let authors know which books you’ve enjoyed and why. I can tell you, it means a lot to the writer. We spend so much time in our heads, in our writing caves, editing and polishing a story that means something special to us. For you to take a moment and offer a compliment or word of encouragement is pretty damn cool to me. Thank you, all!
Side note: I try to respond to all emails (except the obvious spam). If you send me something, and I don’t get back to you in a week or two, I probably didn’t get your message. Feel free to send again or use my contact form.
Have a great weekend!