Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Backlist Boogie

Just a heads up to readers here. Starting in February I plan to feature one title from my back list each week, both here and on the Amber Heat Reader's List and maybe the Amber Quill Authors' blog as well. The covers will be shown, of course, a short excerpt or two provided  and a bit of background about the story: how or why I came to write it, maybe a peek at the inspiration or some other special tidbit about it.

BTW, I seldom post pictures of me here but this shot was from an RT booksigning event a few years back. I was signing under both my pseudonyms there, Gwynn Morgan of the PG-13 romances and Deirdre O'Dare of the sizzlers.

I'm working on my eleventh year as an AQ author in their Heat and Allure lines and I know some of the more recent readers probably are not too familiar with some of my early work. There are a lot of titles to check if anyone does go to my page on teh AQ site and look at the back list! Yep, I am a fairly prolific writer. I know there are more than fifty titles to over my pseudonym up there. It kind of startles me to count up and realize. I will probably be giving away one of my collections--a print book, autographed of course, as part of this promotion.

I'm planning on doing it Wednesday so watch this page on Wednesday, February 4 for the very first bars of the Backlist Boogie!! It may be a long song. LOL.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Winter is not my fave...

...season and days like today are the reason why. Even in "sunny" New Mexico it is gray and bleak with no sunshine and a temperature in the lower 40s plus a sharp NW wind that puts the wind chill around freezing. Well, compared to Alaska and the Yukon, pretty tame stuff. But if you are not used to it...and if you have this nasty Alamo-land bug that seems to be a cold/virus/flu all smushed into one. Well, don't go there if you can help it. I wasn't looking and it sneaked up on me. I'm recovering but very slowly!!

I hope by now some of you have read and enjoyed The Mule Man. I won't have my sales figures for a few weeks yet but I can hope!

I did get a bit of a pick-me-up two days ago when one of the great AQP staffers forwarded me a really great review of last summer's Red Tails in the Sunset. It is just such a lift to a writer when a reviewer really "gets" one of your tales and you can tell you touched them. That's what this review told me.
To read the whole thing, go here:

But here is a snippet: Lisa of  MM Good Books Reviews gave it four hearts and said:
"This was a fascinating story with a bit more added in that I had not expected. It was a blast to read and I look forward to reading more by this amazing author....I would recommend reading this especially if you love daredevils, excitement, danger, adventure, and gorgeous men. It gave me almost everything I could ask for in a story and my attention was caught with it."  

Thank you Lisa and smoochies for loving a very special story that had a lot of my heart in it!