Thursday, August 29, 2013

Week of Insanity? No, Month of Insanity vying for "of the Year" status

birds on brick walkway
My husband made new friends in Boston
What a week this has been!

On Sunday, we drove 7 hours from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts.

On Monday, we moved Number One into her dorm. Emerson College's system is amazing. They're right in the city, on Boston Common, so you can't exactly park and unload at your leisure. You pull up to the curb, they check you in, hand out passes, unload your vehicle, and take everything up to your room while one of you take the car back to the garage.

Sunday night/Monday morning, I paid for the WiFi in the hotel. But after that, I checked my e-mail Monday night in the lobby. After that, I had no access until I got home Wednesday night.

It was awful! Because Heavy Metal came out on Tuesday, and I couldn't be involved with the release at all! HUGE thanks to all my fellow Entangled Publishing authors for helping get the word out on Facebook and  Twitter while I was gone.

I'm not the only one with a new release! Entangled has a slew of new books out this week. Particular shout-out to the Select authors who share my "book birthday":
Heaven and Hellsbane cover Deep Rising cover
Heaven and Hellsbane by Paige Cuccaro
Deep Rising by N.R. Rhodes
Other releases include:
Ivy Entwined by Laura Simcox, Entangled Edge
Risky Surrender by Robin Bielman, Ever After
Eat, Play, Lust by Tawna Fenske, Flirt
Take Me, Diane Alberts, Ever After
One Night at the Spa by Kathy Lyons, Ever After
The Demon's Desire by Kenda Leigh Castle, Covet
The Awakening: Liam by Abby Niles, Covet
Chaos by Christine O'Neil, Entangled Teen (Ember)
Darker Days by Jus Accardo, digiTeen
Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Entangled Teen
The Liberator by Victoria Scott, Entangled Teen
Everlast by Andria Buchanan, Entangled Teen
Relic by Renee Collins, Entangled Teen
Gamble in Gold by Natalie Anderson, Indulgence

There's definitely something for everyone in that mix, so check them out!

Now, I'm off to play catchup with work, writing, laundry, and prepping for my blog tour. Let the insanity continue!

Monday, August 12, 2013

A Kid's Perspective on a Mom's Writing Career

Her view overlooks this spot.
So two weeks from today, Number One will be moving into her dorm room overlooking Boston Common. Two weeks from tomorrow, we will kiss her goodbye and drive home to our one-child household.

I had a chance to guest blog at Peanut Butter on the Keyboard this weekend. The writer moms running that blog mostly have little kids, and one of the universal traits of writer moms with little kids is guilt. Especially those who have kids and a day job and write. We feel like we can never give enough to everyone.

I envisioned doing a chat with Number One for this guest post, but it ended up being a long-winded interview. (She comes by the trait naturally, and I'm sure that didn't need to be said LOL). So part of the interview is up at PBoK right now, and the rest of it will be on Everybody Needs a Little Romance on 8/23. Want to see what a kid who grew up with a writer mom thinks? Check it out!

Also, don't forget to enter the Goodreads drawing for a copy of Heavy Metal, which releases this month!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Heavy Metal by Natalie J. Damschroder

Heavy Metal

by Natalie J. Damschroder

Giveaway ends August 26, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Monday, August 05, 2013

Who's Your Mystery Man Facebook Event

My newest publisher imprint, now named Entangled Ignite, is launching the new look with a Facebook event this Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT. You can learn more or join the event here.

Throughout the week, the featured authors will be posting clues on their blogs leading us on a hunt to determine/discover the men who inspired their heroes. Read the blogs, collect the clues, and attend the party to win giveaways! There will be a $100 Amazon gift card grand prize and the authors will be personalizing Authorgraphs (digital autographs of their book covers) for anyone who wants one!

Here's the lineup for the week:


Kay David
Stephanie Feagan

Tuesday 8/6

Joya Fields
Maya Blake

Wednesday 8/7

Cathy Perkins
Naima Simone

Thursday 8/8

Elle James
Eve Devon