Oh, and in case you’re wondering what the answer to contest #8’s question was, it was: agony.
I hope you’ve found my little “release party” anything but an agony today, though. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to enter my contests, chat with me, and help me celebrate my new book! I’ve had an absolutely wonderful time, and hope you’ve all had fun, too!
Just a couple of final notes to mention:
Beginning next Monday, you’ll be able to read a month’s worth of reviews of Illuminations of the Heart between August 10th – September 18th. I’ve listed the dates and links in the sidebar on the left side of this page, so you can follow along each day or click along randomly to see what people are saying about my new book. And there will be prizes involved if you leave a comment at any or all of the reviews: 3 $10 online gift certificates will be awarded towards the purchase of a copy of Illuminations of the Heart (one each to Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, and DeseretBook.com), plus an autographed copy of Illuminations of the Heart--4 prizes in all! You'll receive one entry for every comment you leave on any of the reviews during the blog tour.
Also coming up soon is an all day chat with The Sweetest Romance Group at Coffee Time Romance on Friday, August 14. Here’s a description of The Sweetest Romance Group:
“This group is for those who write, and enjoy reading, sweet G-rated romance stories like our mothers/grandmothers recall reading. We take the reader through tender, heartwarming romance leaving them uplifted and inspired. Plain and simple, it's Jane Austen style writing--just clean, pure, and undefiled love between a man and woman.”
If this is the kind of romance you enjoy, then stop by Coffee Time Romance on August 14 and join us in the Latte Lounge...well, okay, I haven't figured out how to direct you to the Latte Lounge yet, but I'll figure it out and post the directions here at JDP NEWS before next Friday! The chat starts at 9 AM EST, and at least 5 sweet romance authors will be available to chat with you and answer your questions. (I’ll be the one yawning, since it’ll be 6 AM my time!) Hopefully more sweet romance authors will stop by throughout the day. Along with general chatting, you can read excerpts from many of our books and I can pretty much guarantee there will be some more contests involved. (And not just from me this time!) Oh, I also promise I’ll be the one sipping hot chocolate during the chat. Or possibly chilled chocolate milk, since we’ve been hitting 110 degrees or above here for the last couple of weeks! (And sadly, yes, you might have to slip by a few less-than-sweet-romance book covers on your way to the lounge, but once you're at the chat, I promise you'll be safe. And if I can find a link to bypass the covers and send you directly to the chat room, I'll post that here, too!)
Thanks again to everyone who participated in my party today, and I hope to see many of you again soon!