Month: September 2019

First Night in Our New House and Other News

Last night we stayed in our new house, even though we’re not even close to moved yet. We busted out our camping air mattress and folding camp chairs and had a sleepover. The old owners left us a TV, and we got the internet connected, so after we finished working, we kicked back and watched some game streaming while drinking wine. It was awesome. :)

The new backyard is so nice! This is our view from the kitchen:

A view of cedar trees and no houses because we back to a green space.

For reference, right now I’m sitting on the couch at our old house and I can see four houses out the back window, so the view above is a big improvement. :)

We got all of the locks changed, which always takes far longer than we expect. Next, we have to decide on flooring, which we’ve narrowed down to a couple of shades of hardwood. Picking an entire floor from a small sample is always difficult, because it’s hard to imagine what the whole area is going to look like once it’s done. Fingers crossed we choose wisely!

In bookish news, last Friday, Bree and Donna (the two halves of Kit Rocha), invited me to join them on their Twitch stream to talk about books and space princesses and romance. If you missed the live stream, you can still watch the video in the archive. I had such a nice time and I am absolutely delighted they had me on! Plus, we’re officially BFFs now, and I have video proof, so there’s that. ;) Follow their channel for more bookish chats, including last month’s chat with Alyssa Cole.

And finally, we’re just a couple days away from the release of Aurora Blazing! If you missed it, I posted the third chapter on Friday, so head over to the book page to get a preview. And now is your last chance to get your preorders and library requests in! Thank you so much to everyone who has already ordered or requested, you all are amazing and I appreciate it so, so much! ❤️

We’re Buying a House!

Things have been a bit quiet around here because last week, rather than taking the vacation we were sort of planning, we put an offer on a new house. We’ve been looking for a long time, but the neighborhoods we’ve been eyeing have relatively low turnover, so when something comes up, you have to jump on it.

We jumped.

And we succeeded! But that means paperwork and inspections and appraisals and packing and cleaning and …

You get the point.

And because I didn’t feel like we had quite enough going on this month and next, our closing is the week Aurora Blazing comes out. 😂😭

Needless to say, I’m going to try to get some of my promo stuff done and scheduled before October 1. We’ll see how successful I’m going to be, because right now I look around at everything that needs to be done, both personally and professionally, and just want to hide in a corner with a book.

Maybe a whole stack of books. And some tea. And a blankie. :)

As always, if you want to keep up with me, Twitter is where I’m most active. Just be prepared for lots of whining this month as I try to stay on top of everything. :)

Aurora Blazing ARC Winners and Chapter Two!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered to win an ARC of Aurora Blazing! I read all of your comments and loved seeing how you spent your summer/winter. :)

I can’t believe we’re less than a month away from release! Just four weeks from tomorrow! Ahhh! I’ve updated the site’s main page with a countdown timer, so you can see exactly how long you have left to wait. :)

And because so many of you entered, I snagged a couple of extra ARCs from the shipment Voyager sent me for the signing (shhhh!), so I’m giving away five copies!

Without further ado, here are the five winners, chosen by random number. Please check the links to ensure you’re the right person, because some of you had the same name. :)

#7 – Johanna M Dobbs
#59 – Maria
#138 – Mel
#112 – Jeanette
#67 – Mary Sterling-Torretti

WINNERS: Send me an email at [MY_LAST_NAME]writes @ with the subject ARC Winner. Replace [MY_LAST_NAME] with my actual last name. :) Or you can use the contact form.

If you didn’t win, take heart, I’ve got something for you, too: you can read Chapter Two right now over on the book page! And if you’re in the US, you have one more chance to win a copy on Goodreads, courtesy of my publisher.

Also, Polaris Rising, is on sale this month for $1.99, so if you don’t already own it, you can snag it for a deal!

And if you’re excited about AB, now is an excellent time to get your preorder in. :)

Aurora Blazing Cover

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