Sunday, November 6, 2011

Newsy Sunday items

1. The Lady's Secret, by my critique partner Joanna Chambers, releases tomorrow! This is a fun sexy awesome Regency-set tale about a failed actress who decides to do some undercover sleuthing disguised as a young male valet, and gets a position with the devastatingly handsome, melancholy Lord Harland. Full of delightful twists, fun reveals, and interesting things about classes and servants.   Read an excerpt here. 
**Win this ebook**(ed: contest closed) Leave a comment mentioning The Lady's Secret - Tonight before I go to bed, I'll pick two random commenters to win their own copies.

2. Kindle-aholics Disillusionists re-read (or for some, initial read) has begun! She organized this re-read and discussion in anticipation of the ebook arrival of book #3, Head Rush! The group is here on her blog, and also a public group at Goodreads! So, anybody can join!! This is just the hugest compliment to a writer, to have anyone want to re-read! But don't worry, I won't be poking my nose in, so if you catch any worldbuilding flubs or decide you hate cucumber kebabs, rant away!

3. Daylight savings time! It's amazing how many of my clocks change themselves these days. Thank you computer and smart phone.

One of the 3 things.
4. Three things I never in my wildest dreams imagined I'd need or want as a writer - I'm over at the League of Reluctant Adults talking about these three things, one of which is pictured at left.

5. All my best to my nano-writing friends! I am so impressed with all of you, and I'd join in if I wasn't in an editing phase. And look! I have advice: It is not necessarily a waste of writing time to sit in your chair and daydream and scribble notes and try scenes out in your head in different ways. For some writers, myself included, spending the majority of time on beforehand-thinking actually results in the personal-best wordcounts. But, every writer is different - that's another thing to keep in mind.

UPDATE: winners of THE LADY'S SECRET contest chosen and emailed. Congrats to amyT865 & eveningreen!!


amyt865 said...

The Lady's Secret sounds very intriguing! Would love to read while I'm on pins and needles waiting for the release of my beloved Kabob! Thanks for the giveway Carolyn!

Sullivan McPig said...

The regency ebook thingie sounds like Voodoo Bride might love it, so count me in!

rissatoo said...

I read an interview with Joanna yesterday (& learned a bit about the Regency era). The Lady's Secret sounds interesting!
I liked your "three things" post. If you find that crystal ball, would ya mind picking up another for me? ;)
Also, I'm gonna have my sis (who is participating in NaNoWriMo for the first time) read today's #4. Great advice!

KB/KT Grant said...

I must have been on something to do Nanowrimo this year. Ugh.

I'm biting my fingers down to nubs waiting for the release of Head Rush.

Hurrah for Tumperkin/Jo on her release :)

evening-green said...

Thanks for the nano-writing advice and the chance to win The Lady's Secret ^^

shannonB. said...

I'd love to read The Lady's Secret!

Thalia I. said...

I've been in a historical romance reading marathon this month so I'd love to read one from a brand new published author.

Also, I hear ya on the automatic time changes on my cell phone and itouch. Now to figure out how to change the time on the microwave.

Chris said...

We're currently in the 10,000 meows informing me that dinner is VERY late phase of ending daylight savings time.

Jennifer said...

I like the description of this book, it sounds very interesting. Please enter me in the contest.

Carolyn Crane said...

Hah! I was just thinking that - the cats are still on the analog clocks we haven't changed. Luckily, we don't have a very stable feeding time.