Welcome! Happy Easter Weekend! I hope you’re having a great time gorging on jelly beans and crème eggs. I don’t know about you, but I think Easter has the best candy of all the holidays. Each year I stock up on these guys–>
If you’ve never tried them, you haven’t lived. Also, if you’ve never tried them, don’t start. I can’t take the competition in the stores anymore. Already they sell out within hours of being stocked onto the shelves. (Mouth is watering right now!) But enough of that. Here’s what I’ve done all week:
Favorite Song of the Week ~ Okay, this is funny right here:
I know it’s not very Easterish, but it has a bunny!! Good luck getting rid of that earworm, by the way…
Work in Progress News ~ Well again, I didn’t get many words in on Dean’s story, but I’ve been getting ready for the Romance Times Booklover’s Convention, which starts on Wednesday! I’ll be flying out of the windier city to the Windy City on Tuesday. I simply cannot wait. Â I made some nifty magnets with my logo on them. I’m pretty proud of me, and my crafty self! I can’t take credit for the idea tho, I got a magnet just like this from a Scentsy lady. Â Then I put my free reads on a CD (and added a bonus novel on random discs) and burned my logo on the front. Pretty cool looking, yeah? Thanks to booknibbles.com for the way awesome and useful logo
Industry News ~ Back in 2010, Google put its feelers out into the indy book market, selling ebooks via a beta program. Unfortunately, Google is pulling the plug on that program as it introduced the new Google Play format. I guess the revenue just wasn’t there.
Search Term of the week aka How People Found My Websites ~ This one has popped up in various forms over the weeks, and I thought I should address it. “retreat by alanna coca detailed review” I’ve also seen “Alanna Coca Retreat detailed synopsis” and “Retreat spoilers”. It seems that the fact that the hero Jake is married in the book Retreat is giving some readers the willies. I won’t post a detailed review or spoilers anywhere online, lest I spoil it for others, but I am more than happy to answer your questions about Retreat via email. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. I love to hear from my readers!
What I’m reading ~ I follow Cat Grant and Rachel Haimowitz on Twitter. I heard a discussion about their jointly authored book. Power Play: Resistance. I went to the publisher’s site and read the excerpt, and I was hooked. It’s book one in a series, and I already checked for book two (June, 2012) so at least they aren’t making me wait! I fell for Bran, especially his internal dialogue. This book is not for the faint of heart.
Hero Quote ~ from Treat, the free read prequel to Retreat.
“City folk have a strange sense of civilization.”
That’s all for me. Don’t expect an update next week, unless I find some time in between the RT workshops. I’ll be tweeting pictures as I go, so follow me!