Long Weekend and More Giveaways

First of all, an apology about going AWOL on Friday. Minor emergency kept me away from the blog. However, I can now announce the winner of last Thursday’s Giveaway of VIOLET IN PRIVATE: ANGIE, at Comment #29!

Congratulations! Email me for your prize.

I want to say that it’s been a very busy time around here, but I’m beginning to wonder if there is any time that isn’t anymore. I feel like I’ve been going non-stop for months. It’s all I can do to keep the balls in the air, and of course, I’m still playing catch-up from being sick for most of November. (Seriously, guys, let us not discuss housecleaning at the moment.) Sailor Boy and I did go shopping this weekend, though, and we’re a few steps closer to actually furnishing our house now. I am madly in love with our new furniture. It’s the first stuff we’ve ever really bought together that wasn’t like “we need a bookshelf, let’s pick up a pile of pre-fab shelves from IKEA.” I’ve had this silly stupid grin on my face all weekend, traipsing from store to store in the snow in a tiny mountain town filled with antique shops…  I feel very old married coupley… and I like it.

I’m also getting very excited for Christmas. This is the first Christmas I’m hosting at my house, and I feel like I have a lot to live up to. My mother throws an amazing Christmas — great food, great decorations, great collection of Christmas movies on the TV…

Last week I also turned in the page proofs for Rampant, and saw a final cover for Tap & Gown (which is still scheduled for release in May, despite changes at my publisher).

My books are still trucking along on their way to publication!

And then, and then, here’s a secret: I started a new project. I’m so excited about it. More on that later.

For a more coherent (hopefully) post by me, check out today’s Romancing the Blog.

Speaking of Christmas… today’s giveaway is very special. Like a Christmas present, it’s a surprise: a box o’books. I’m doing inventory in my house and giving away huge piles of books. They are most likely romance novels, but there may be a few surprises in there. leave a comment now!

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30 Responses to Long Weekend and More Giveaways

  1. I’m sure you’re going to host a wonderful Christmas. Please count me in for the drawing 🙂

  2. Nessa says:

    We furniture shopped this weekend too. However, we went to IKEA and had our very own Fight Club moment.

    and OOOOOOOOO A box of books!!!!!!!!!!! I went through my shelves and passed on 2 boxes of books to a friend to fill her new bookshelves 🙂 I need to fill my shelves again.

  3. Emily M. says:

    oohh…a surprise giveaway. How fun!!

  4. Dawn L says:

    Just finished the first Ivy League novel and loved it! Can’t wait to read the others.

    And I can always use more books! Count me in please

  5. Feywriter says:

    Wow, a whole box?! That would be an awesome Christmas win. 🙂

  6. Teresa W. says:

    I love presents, esspecially books!

  7. Bill Clark says:

    Whee! A mystery box! And a secret project! Christmas must be coming. :0

  8. Bonita says:

    I wonder what could be in the box? Mmmmm….

  9. Alexa says:

    ohhh excitement a box of books! Count me in please.

    And a new project! looking forward to hearing more details 🙂

  10. Don’t enter me–my boyfriend would die if I brought another box of books in–but I just wanted to say: Great idea! I may copy you. Consider yourself warned.

  11. beth says:

    Ooh, a secret project, the intrigue! Can’t wait to hear more!

  12. Rylie says:

    New project and a box of books? Sounds exciting! Enter me, please!

  13. Fenna says:

    Comment…a whole pile of books…count me in!!!

  14. ILuvLA says:

    Ooooh!!! A box of books! More clutter!

    OK, it’s the opposite of what I need, but I promise, promise, promise that I’ll donate them when I’m done so that the whole adventure is clutter-neutral. Really. I Promise.

  15. MD says:

    Mystery prizes are the best!

  16. dulce says:

    a new project? joy of all joys! please give more details!!!
    or at the very least some hints!

  17. Aimee C says:

    Oh how I would love to win a mystery box-o-books! I think books help keep your house warm during the winter, there is no science to back this up, but you couldn’t convince me otherwise so count me in for this contest!

  18. distracted says:

    me me!

  19. Annie says:

    Surprises are the best—secret projects and surprise boxes, what could be better?

  20. steph says:

    Mmm, old married coupley. I can’t wait for that feeling. And for snow.

  21. Paradox says:

    Are there any YA books in the box? If so, enter me!

  22. Richelle W. says:

    That sounds wonderful… all of it, the old-married couple feel, christmas and most of all your NEW PROJECT! Also, that mystery box seems rather interesting.

  23. ahays says:

    The Poodle is either strong into the terrible twos right now or is going through early puberty. A box of books is just what I need—or else a box of Calgon: take me away!

  24. Alyssa says:

    A box of books? Count me in!

  25. Elizabeth says:

    Ooh yay, a new secret project! Also, I heard there’s
    going to be a unicorns vs Zombies book? I think everyone here
    knows who would win…

  26. G says:

    That’s sounds exciting! Count me in.

  27. Diana Dang says:

    Haha, it feels great to clean out the house doesn’t it?

  28. Liza says:

    Please count me in for the box of books. Can’t wait to hear about your new project.

  29. Brandy says:

    Boxes of books are my favorite thing in the whole world. 🙂

    Love your books.

  30. Lauren says:

    Aw, how cute! I’m sure your Christmas will be JUST fine, though I can see how it might be nerve-wracking.

    Box of books, huh? Fun stuff!

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com