Happy August, RSJ family.
Happy Birthday to all those born in August. I know we complain a lot about the weather…but. LOL. Here’s hoping you’ve all survived the heat, storms, floods, fires, sandstorms and drought with minimal discomfort.
This month I wanted to do something a little different. I wanted to profile authors and bring you some of their upcoming books. I thought that would be relatively easy, but it was extremely difficult.
I looked through author after author’s websites and found nothing past 2010. There were of course the sites where I couldn’t lift the material. Since I know some of the authors had/have new books coming out this years I’m wondering where you’re putting the info and excerpts. Help me out here. Tell me where to find your new material. Davisdyanne @ aol.com (Remove Spaces) . My postings this month feature the sites where I found new info.
So I’m wondering, ‘Authors’ do you have new books coming out? Readers, are you aware of any of our authors with new books coming out?
And no, before you ask, I have not checked every single author, but every month, I do check different ones to profile. My intent is to bring you the books that will be able to be considered for the next year’s Emma award.
The publishing world has taken a tremendous hit and a lot of writers have been affected. I’m not sure if that has impacted my search. A lot of us have put out OOP books and tried our hand at indie publishing. Whatever the case we’d like to profile you to let your readers know what you’re doing.
If like me, you just haven’t updated your websites, send an email with your book info and we’ll mention your books. If you’re now using a blog instead send me the info and I’ll look there.
The citizens of Henry Adams are starting to take bets – will Lily Fontaine and Trent July finally tie the knot?
All they want is a nice, simple wedding, but their well-meaning neighbors are turning the no-fuss affair into the event of the decade. Bernadine, the town’s fairy godmother, wants Lily to have a storybook wedding fit for a princess, and Lily’s nine-year-old foster son is campaigning to be town preacher so he can officiate at the ceremony. Trouble multiplies when Trent is called on to help a new family move to town, not to mention Lily and Trent’s task of blending their families together.
With the bustle of the tight-knit, and often tightly wound, friends and family pushing them to the breaking point, the couple begins to wish they’d eloped. But, as they’ll soon be reminded, happiness in Henry Adams is meant to be shared.
Those of you who know me, know my grandson is the light of my life. That child keeps me entertained. When he was three, I took in a stray puppy, which everyone in the family fell in love with. One day I was on the phone with my mom while watching the baby and the puppy chase each other around until they tired each other out and both fell asleep. It was too cute and got me to thinking about writing a traditional romance with an adorable three year old who would make cameo appearances here and there. Next thing you know, a full plot came to me and I was writing Tell Her How You Feel.
This is the first book of the Write Brothers series and I’m asking the readers to help me decide whose story I’ll write next. I’ve created the website Son 4 Sale for the main matchmaker to hear your opinion on who should be next and for announcements of upcoming books in the series. Hope to see you there.
Tell Her How You Feel
Latifah Azimi discovered “too good to be true” literally meant “too good to be true” the hard way. Lesson learned, she swore never to make that mistake again. Then “all too right” Austin Write came along, tempting her to believe in love again.
The impossible happened—control freak Austin Write lost control and fell in love. Unfortunately, the object of his affection has good cause to be leery of love and him. With love and affection, Austin plans to show Latifah what they can have isn’t too good to be true, but their dream come true.
Format: Kindle Edition
Length: 29 KB
A couple in crisis…on the verge of losing it all…will a time out reignite
the flames of lost passion.
Sorry, but the only thing I could lift from Wayne’s site was the cover of his latest book.
Saved By Her Embrace
Next month we’ll continue with author interviews. As always we’d love to also profile the readers We will also began updating you on the state of the conference. That’s probably going better than the state of the country at the moment. Please, if you have a moment, keep our leaders in prayer, for the outcome of the decision they make will eventually filter down to us.
Enjoy the rest of your summer.
This month we’re hijacking Cheris Hodges’s website. Pay her a visit and check it out. http://www.cherishodges.com/ Here’s a peek at her latest book.
Shari Walker, a sexy magazine writer, gave up on love when her fiancé died. She still wears his ring and holds him in her heart. While working on a big story, she meets playboy Malik Greene. Despite their differences, Malik and Shari are drawn to each other and a steamy romance blossoms.
Biography of Author Cheris F. Hodges
The writing bug bit hard and early for Bennettsville, SC native Cheris F. Hodges. As a student at Marlboro County High School, Hodges knew she was going to be a writer. She joined the school’s newspaper staff and decided journalism was the way to go.
Upon graduating in 1995, she enrolled at Johnson C. Smith University and majored in journalism, all the while working on her novels.
While working at the Covington News in Covington, Georgia, Hodges wrote and self-published “Searching For Paradise.”
“After covering police and courts all day, I needed an escape. So, I pulled out my laptop and started writing ‘Searching,’” she said. Fiction had always been an escape for Hodges, she said.
After completing her first novel, she tried, unsuccessfully to find an agent and publisher. Determined to share her work with the world, Hodges used the internet publisher Iuniverse.com.
A year later, she completed her first romance novel, “Revelations.” This time, she found an agent and a publisher that saw the value of her work. Maryland agent Sha-Shana Crichton signed Hodges to her agency and with in months, she had a two-book deal with Genesis Press Inc.
“Revelations” went on to become one of Genesis’s best sellers. Fans and critics alike lauded her second Genesis Press novel, “Cautious Heart.”
Hodges sticks to her South Carolina roots in her new novel, “A Love of Her Own,” setting it in Columbia.
“A lot of people write books about the south and don’t really capture the flavor of the Carolinas. I want to put South Carolina and North Carolina on the literary map.”