So Valerie Bowman apparently shares my birthday! This is super exciting for me, as I’ve never met anyone who shares my birthday before. [Although I have two twitter friends who have parents that share my birthday…] But I guess I’ve never met Valerie, so the same holds. A tiny part of me is all *sniffles* because June 28th isn’t all “mine” anymore. No biggie though. [No really. I’m just being silly. Also, why do I feel like I have to keep explaining myself? Because there are crazies out there. Crazies who like to find me.]
My point is, Ms. Bowman found me on twitter and she was all “hey that’s my birthday too!” and it’s kind of awesome because RWA 2011 “started” on June 28th and she sold her first book then and that’s pretty cool. She’ll be visiting with us next year as well, so keep an eye out. ;D
More importantly, she offered up an ARC of her book for the Birthday Bash but you all know how that went for me. Or, life recently (hint: badly) so I dropped the ball. I’m not quite sure why she didn’t simply offer me the ARC … but you know. *schniffs* everyone loves you all more than me! Fitting, I guess, since I’m constantly telling all of you – and everyone else – how you’re all much nicer than I am. And possibly too nice for me…
So now I’ve convinced myself. No presents for me, all presents for you. I meant to include this in my “winners” announcement post … but I kind of lost my mind over there. Fifty-four winners drawn! And checking, and trying to see who wanted what, and I lost a few brain cells trying to do that. (And then gave up. You know how I am. :D)
Someone who comments here and tells me something nice/fun/interesting will win an e-ARC of Secrets of a Wedding Night. Or you know, if you want me to win it, all of you could just not comment, which I will take as a sign. ;D [Kidding. We all know I can’t win anything here. T_T]
I’m also now confusing myself. Whatever. Ready? Set? Contest GO!
Oh and since I like you all so much and I am so nice – here is the book blurb!
HOW TO STOP A WEDDING
Young, widowed, and penniless, Lily Andrews, the Countess of Merrill,has strong opinions on marriage. When she spots a certain engagement announcement in The Times, she decides to take action. She will not allow another hapless girlto fall prey to a man—particularly the scoundrel who broke her heart five years ago. Anonymously she writes and distributes a pamphlet entitled “Secrets of a Wedding Night,” knowing it will find its way into his intended’s innocent hands…
HOW TO SEDUCE A WIDOW
Devon Morgan, the Marquis of Colton, desires a good wife and mother to his son—someone completely unlike Lily Andrews, the heartless beauty who led him on a merry chase five years ago only to reject him. When Devon’s new fiancée cries off after reading a certain scandalous pamphlet, he vows to track down the author and make her pay. But when he learns it’s his former fiancée Lily, he issues a challenge: write a retractionor prepare to be seduced—to find out how wonderful a wedding night can be…
*NB – this is an electronic ARC.