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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Goodreads Q&A

Hi y'all! Hope my East Coast friends are someplace safe and dry, hunkered down and waiting out the storm. That's basically our plan, too--we're in New Jersey for a wedding this weekend. Our flight back to Austin has already been cancelled, so it looks like we're going to be here for Irene! Heading to a friend's house in Pennsylvania tomorrow, if the roads are safe enough.

In the meantime, I wanted to let you know about a Q&A I'll be doing on Goodreads next week! I'll be answering questions and hanging out with readers from August 28th through the 30th. Come on by and say 'hi'! I promise I'll be as honest as possible, no matter what you ask me...and, of course, we'll be doing a giveaway. I've got signed copies of Too Hot to Touch, and rumor has it there are a few advance reading copies of Some Like it Hot heading my way...

Here's the link! Everyone, be safe this crazy weekend, and I'll see you on the flip side...

Monday, August 22, 2011

Blog Tour: Reader I Created Him

The lovely Kat of Reader I Created Him did a great interview with me for her blog today. Not the same old same old questions! Check it out, and comment for a chance to win a signed copy of Too Hot to Touch, plus a set of my Rising Star Chef romance trading cards.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Blog Tour: Murder She Writes

Think there's no suspense in a straight contemporary romance? Well, you're wrong. And I'm over at my BFF Roxanne St. Claire's group blog today to talk about how even if there are no car chases or assassination attempts, there's still plenty of pulse-pounding, nail-biting tension in Too Hot to Touch.

So come over to Murder She Writes and tell me what was the last non-romantic suspense book you read, and you'll be entered in the drawing to win a signed copy of THtT!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Blog Tour: Leontine's Book Realm

Leontine is doing a super fun series on her blog called Cooking with the Characters--and guess which sexy Zen chef hero is up? That's right, Max Lunden is in the house! I'm sharing a snippet from late in the book so you can see Max in action. And if you comment on the post, you'll be entered in a drawing to win a signed copy of Too Hot to Touch! So what are you waiting for? Go!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Blog Tour: Plotmonkeys

I'm so excited to be spending time in the jungle today! Plotmonkeys is the famous (infamous?) group blog of some of my favorite authors and people in the entire romance pantheon: Julie Leto, Carly Phillips, Leslie  Kelly, and Janelle Denison.

Come see what all the fuss (and fun!) is about! Whenever I'm hanging out with the Plotmonkeys, I promise a wild time for everyone...and the chance to win a signed copy of Too Hot to Touch!

And speaking of winning signed copies of the new book, today is your last chance to enter the BIG giveaway over at Free Book Friday! Click here and comment to be in the drawing...five copies of THtT are up for grabs...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Blog Tour: Queenie Takes Manhattan


Queenie Takes Manhattan is the gorgeous, delicious food blog of my best friend and partner-in-crime, Meg! Check the acknowledgments of every one of my books, and you'll see Meg's name. In addition to indescribable moral support and encouragement, she's also the one who most often gets stuck with helping me dream up, develop and test the recipes that appear in my books. An accomplished home cook, Meg is the perfect kitchen companion--adventurous and interested in new techniques, but not taking anything too seriously. We have so much fun!

So when I tried to think of what to write about for my guest post on her blog today, all I could think was that no one wanted to hear me go on and on about how fabulous Meg is for an entire blog post. Especially longtime fans and readers of her food blog, who already know darn well that she's amazing! Instead, I decided to post a never-before-seen excerpt from Too Hot to Touch...a scene from the Lunden's Tavern kitchen!

Check it out, and comment for a chance to win a signed copy of the book. And if you love awesome recipes, and pretty pictures of food, check out the rest of Queenie Takes Manhattan, while you're at it...

Monday, August 8, 2011

Blog Tour: Chicklets in the Kitchen

I'm sharing another recipe from Too Hot to Touch at Chicklets in the Kitchen today, and giving away a signed copy of the book! Come on by and talk food cravings with us for a chance to win.


Friday, August 5, 2011

Blog Tour: Writerspace

Want a chance to win a signed copy of Too Hot to Touch? Go check out (and comment on) my guest post for Writerspace today. It's all about coming home...

Here it is!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Blog Tour: Susan Mallery's Cooking Blog!

One of my all-time favorite authors, the fabulous New York Times bestselling Susan Mallery, invited me onto her cooking blog for a guest post! How could I refuse? Especially since I love giving sneak peeks at the recipes my characters work so hard on...

I shared something from Too Hot to Touch, and it's one of the recipes that wins a crucial challenge in the Rising Star Chef competition.

Check it out! Easy, delicious, no-cook dish for these hot summer days...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Release Week Continues

Wow, what a day I had yesterday! So much good stuff happened, it's hard to remember it all. Too Hot to Touch was mentioned by one of my all-time favorite romance authors, Eloisa James, in her monthly romance newsletter for B&N...my parents took me out for lunch at a cool new Mexican place and I had sangria in the middle of the day...an awesome blogger and avid romance reader, Marisa O'Neill, did a fabulous, insightful analysis of all my heroes on Heroes & Heartbreakers.com...I had about 40 amazing readers and author friends show up at my live chat last night...my fabulous husband brought me pink champagne and cupcakes to celebrate...and today, the San Angelo Standard-Times published a very cool article highlighting my books and sharing a couple of recipes! Oh, and I got my giant box of author copies of Too Hot to Touch.

But the very best thing about yesterday was all the readers who emailed, Facebooked, or Tweeted me that they were already devouring Too Hot to Touch. Y'all are incredible (and very fast readers, wow)--the wind beneath my wings, seriously! You are why I write, and nothing makes me happier than hearing from you.

THANK YOU for making my day.

As for today, I'm the Spotlight Author over at Fresh Fiction, and am also their guest blogger. Leave a comment on the blog for a chance to win a signed copy of Too Hot to Touch and a set of my Rising Star Chef romance trading cards!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Release Day: TOO HOT TO TOUCH

Happy book birthday to Too Hot to Touch! The first installment in my new Rising Star Chef trilogy has been released into the wild. See if you can catch it at a Barnes & Noble or Target near you! And if not, there's always Amazon or B&N.com...

I'm celebrating the way I always like to--with friends! The fabulous Dakota Cassidy invited me onto her Facebook page to hang out, and she was even nice enough to post a brand new, never-before-seen snippet from Too Hot to Touch in her Notes section! It's from Jules and Max's very first kiss--trust me, you want to check it out. ; )

You should also come comment on Dakota's FB page because it'll give you the chance to win a signed copy of Too Hot to Touch and a $25 B&N gift card! All the rules are here on her website, so read through to make sure you're eligible, then come on over...

For more chances to win a signed copy of the book, and to hang out with moi, you're all invited to my live chat tonight! 9:00 pm, EST at Writerspace, be there or be square. We'll be talking about the new book, I'll answer any question--I mean it, ANY question--and we will definitely have a blast. Here's the link, just head over at 9!

I'm so excited to finally introduce all of you to my new kitchen crew. I love them a lot, and I hope you fall for them as hard as I did! Can't wait to hear what you think of them...

Monday, August 1, 2011

Blog Tour: Book Addicts

There's a fun little interview with me up over at Book Addicts today, which is an adorable site. You should definitely check it out! The interview was a wrap-up of their Series Fix featuring the Market trilogy, where they reviewed all three books back to back, but there are some tidbits about Too Hot to Touch in there...

Read the interview

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