Saturday, March 30, 2013

Pre A-Z Challenge with a Giveaway

It's my favorite time of the blogging year: The Blogging A to Z April Challenge. In case you don't know what this is, we (and I mean well over 1500 participants) will post every day in April except for Sundays. We begin April 1st with the letter A, the 2nd with B, the 3rd with C, etc. It  can be themed or completely random.

And of course I'm going completely random this year again. So, be on your toes. And I can't wait to meet new bloggers along the way. That's one of the great benefits to participating in this blog challenge. You meet new people from all over the world!

Sign up and be a part of something wonderful. Our hosts this year are: founder Arlee Bird at Tossing It Out, Damyanti Biswas at Amlokiblogs, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Tina Downey at Life is Good, DL Hammons at Cruising Altitude 2.0, Jeremy Hawkins at Retro-Zombie, Shannon Lawrence at The Warrior Muse, Matthew MacNish at The QQQE, Konstanz Silverbow at No Thought 2 Small, Stephen Tremp at Breakthrough Blogs, Livia Peterson at Leave it to Livia, L. Diane Wolfe at Spunk on a Stick, and Nicole at The Madlab Post.  

You can sign up here at Alex J. Cavanaugh's blog!

And for anyone who signs up for my newsletter during the month of April will be entered into a drawing for a $15 gift card good for B&N or Amazon (winner's choice) and a special prize package including my two ebooks, The Swan Cove Murders and Secrets of Jenkins Bridge.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Regular Schedule

I'm back and hopefully it's to a normal schedule once again. I've been very busy with my edits for Boneknapper, completing my CNA (certified nurse assistant), and of course the ever running after a 17 month old constantly on the move. He has now learned how to climb on the sofa (Ugh) and has hit that stage where he wants me on the floor playing with him at all times lol. I forgot how fast time flies by when keeping him occupied. And when his bedtime comes, I'm just as exhausted as he is.

I'm working on creating my first newsletter set to send out April 1st. So, if you haven't signed up yet, look over on the right side of my blog and click on 'subscribe to my monthly newsletter'. Sign up is very simple. This first one will be short and sweet with some exciting news (at least to me it is. I'm sure it will be to you, too). And of course, feedback is more than welcome. You can even say, 'your newsletter stinks' or 'the background color is ugly' or whatever. I relish feedback.

Now, I know I've said 'Boneknapper is in the final edits before sending off to publisher', but see above. I printed the entire manuscript (yup all 231 pages) and scribbled all over nearly every page. This will be the last time I do it before sending it off though. I know it will never be perfect and am afraid I'll mess the whole thing up if I keep overanalyzing it. So, I just need to make all the changes, deletions, and add-ons in my computer. That may take another couple of weeks as J.J. continually pushes my buttons to see what he can get away with....

Off to visit everyone's blogs to see how much I've missed :)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

7 Sexy Snippets

I'm back from a rather long absence. All is good, and I'm ready to jump back in. What a way to kick it off with Sexy Snippets! What's that you ask? Every Sunday, some of us girls post up 7 sexy (and at times quite steamy) snippets either from one of our published works or from a WIP we're currently working on. To sign up or to check out other great snippets, click here.

I'm taking mine from my WIP, Boneknapper. Trent, my sexy doctor, is recovering in the hospital. Ciarra, my fiery detective, has spoken to his nurse and was told he's doing much better ordering his nurse around. Ciarra walks in and locks the door and tells him she's heard he's being a bad boy.

"Yup, I need punishment. What do you have for me?"

"I believe there's one test that hasn't been run, and it needs to be done immediately." She sat on the edge of his bed, slid her hand under the sheet, and grazed his abdomen just above his pelvic bone.

He groaned, "Just a little lower."

With her other hand, she placed it over his heart. "Let's see if the old ticker can keep up."

Be sure to check out other great snippets here. And come back next week for more yummy snippets.