Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!


Whether you are a frequent or occassional visitor to this blog, I am so grateful.  Thank you!

My best wishes for a peaceful, safe, and relaxing holiday. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Blogging

I’m far from being considered “tech savvy.”  So, when it comes to anything other than hit the “send” button, I have to ask friends or read a book. 

Since I would like to “redecorate” this blog, I've been reading books on blogs and blogging.  The first on the list was How to Blog a Book by Nina Amir.  Anything that is good, I enjoy passing on to all of you.  This book was very good.

While the premise is how to write (and publish) an entire book using your blog posts, I found some of the other tips included – such as how to write blog posts, gaining blog readers, and promoting your writing – extremely helpful.

If you’re interest in checking out the book, here’s the Amazon link

http://www.amazon.com/How-Blog-Book-Publish-Promote/dp/1599635402/ref=sr_1_1?s=book&=ie=UTF8&qid=135325339&sr=1-1&keywords=how+to+blog+a+book

If anyone has any books on blogging or website design to recommend to me (or ideas on a more attractive blog), please feel free to leave a comment.  Thanks.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thursday Must Be My Day...

I clicked on my inbox on Thursday, to find an email from Mariann over at Belle's Book Bag.  She wanted to let me know that a review of Magic Moment had been posted (Book Savvy Babe had published its review on a Thursday).

I clicked the site -- I'm getting used to this review stuff now -- and not only read her review, but she's got some great book covers posted.

Belle's Book Bag is http://bellesbookbag.blogspot.com

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Book Reviews

Most of you know that I start my day with a cup of coffee and reading the dozens of book review e-newsletters that pop in my "inbox" during the wee hours. 

So, on Thursday morning, I'm sipping and scrolling.  I click on Book Savvy Babe and see "Romantic Suspense:  Magic Moment by Angela Adams"

I almost fainted.

Here was my book reviewed by a professional.  It was such a thrill.  Only, since I'm generally reading at 6:30 a.m., it was too early to call anyone and shout the news. 

Here's the website for Book Savvy Babe should you want to check out Magic Moment's review and the other great books featured.

http://www.booksavvybabe.com






On a more important, serious, and solemn note, happy Veterans’ Day to our fabulous Vets.  Thank you so much for your service.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Promoting The Novel…A Learning Experience

Thank you to everyone who sent me email wishes and/or “congratulation” cards (they’re still up on my bookcase -- I so love looking at them) to celebrate the release of Magic Moment.

Computer woes, Hurricane Sandy, and promoting Magic Moment have kept me from this blog, and all of you for a few weeks.  I thought the three revisions I did on my novel and querying publishers was “a challenge.”  I’m discovering that getting the word out there about Magic Moment is the real challenge.  But an exciting one.  I’m learning all about “likes” and “tags” on Amazon (Thank you, my wonderful friends over at From the Heart Romance Writers).  And, I’m “e-meeting” -- as in exchanging emails -- with so many awesome book review bloggers (Thank you for offering to read Magic Moment). 

I had several blog posts outlined, but had to scrap them when my computer went “poof” followed by Hurricane Sandy.  While I was self-conscious that I was overwhelming readers with Magic Moment excerpts, I was asked (to my surprise and delight to post another). 

Dilemmas and the misconceptions of others have pried Chase and Laura apart.  They’re expecting a child and are working to find their way back to each other.


After walking around to her side, Chase opened the door. Caressing her hand, he helped her slide out of the car. She swayed, grabbing the door handle.
“I’m tired,” she stated as if her exhaustion wasn’t commonplace nowadays.
Chase closed the door. Without warning, he slipped his arm under her knees, scooping her up. Her arms encircled his neck.
“You don’t have to carry me,” she said, her resistance a weak one.
           
         Chase valued any excuse. He relished having her in his arms. “Take

advantage while you can. Keep it up with those sundaes, by next month I

won't be able to lift you."

He started up the walkway.
At the reference to ice cream, she licked her lips. “Chase, you should’ve eaten some. The fudge sauce was the sweetest I’ve ever tasted. It was the best!”
“I appreciated your offered spoonful, but I wouldn’t dare take one tiny bite from you.”
“Oh, I meant you should have gotten your own.”
They laughed, reaching the porch. Laura pressed her head to his shoulder. She fit perfectly in his arms, and in his heart.
“Laura,” he said softly.
Her eyes were closed, her body relaxed against him. A slight smile curled her lips. “Umm.”
“Honey, look at me,” he said, his voice gentle. He loved her. She and the baby were his world.
Opening her eyes, she lifted her head from his shoulder.
“I like when you call me ‘honey’,” she whispered.