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Can't wait to hear what you think of the story And in case you're new to my site well, hello there!! And as a refresher, my doves, a complete directory of all my published books can be found in the Books Section. Each book is listed in order of most recent release, and you can click through to each book's page, which includes reviews, excerpts, order links and FAQ's where applicable! And if a book is part of a series, it's clearly marked.
Hope this helps you find your way around! A sssizzling summer sale! Plus, How the Marquess Was Won is coming!!.. Hope the brink of Summer finds you keeping cool and planning mischief and relaxation in equal quantities, my lovelies. This would be a good chance to read the first oin the series if you haven't yet, or pass the word onto any friends who might want to try it! The e-book versions will be available for pre-order soon. I'll share more in the weeks ahead. Did you look out your window this morning and see a parade?? Could be because Well, it's here, my loves, and I hope you love it as much as early reviewers: Perfect 10's.
Perfect 5's. My mind is blown, my heart is full. Celebrate, comment and win books! Here's hoping it's hot enough to hasten the spring thaw. And an Early Valentine's gift for you! I can't wait for you all to read Genevieve Eversea's and the Duke of Falconbridge's story. It's my gift to you, my doves. But who's counting??
Twenty-three more days!!!! Have you read an excerpt? Can you tell I'm getting excited??? I can't wait for you to meet the Duke of Falconbridge and Genevieve Eversea. And be sure to Friend me on Facebook or sign up for my newsletter to get notified of anything exciting in the world of JAL as soon as it happens. How are you, my turtledoves? Keeping warm and safe and full of hot chocolate and other piping beverages, I hope?? That'll be up to you to decide, but author and proprietress of The Season a must -visit web destination for discerning romance lovers Beverley Kendall says she not only love loves LOVES it, she re-reads the ending whenever she gets a chance.
What an amazing thing to say! I'm eager for March to get here so I can hear what you think, too. You can also read the entire first chapter in the e-book version of To Love a Thief. And also speaking of hot, these citrine, garnet and 14k gold filled earrings ought to put a little sunshine in your January. If Santa doesn't fill your stocking with shiny things, these might do the trick. Hugs to you and yours, and whether you celebrate Christmas or not, may your holidays be safe, healthy, warm and filled with laughter, love, great memories and fabulous books.
To Love a Thief gets a new look!. Exciting news, chick peas! To Love a Thief, my second book ever, a big reader favorite and Rita Nominee, is at last available for Kindle and Nook!! March '11will be here before you know it! Well, after Thanksgiving and Christmas and the like. Hope fall is treating your and yours kindly, my doves. Win a signed book and visit with me at RomCon today!!.
Got questions about me or the Pennyroyal Green series? Melting from the heat and looking for a reason to stay indoors where the air is conditioned?? Come say hi to me and bring any questions to the fabulous RomCon today , Monday, July 19th, and you might a win a signed copy of The Perils of Pleasure! Would be delighted to see you there. I'm starting to think they like it T he Romance Dish gave it a perfect 5 stars, reviewer PJ Ausdenmore calling it the best of the series and one of the Top 5 books of the year.
A lot of that is due to the beauty of the writing. Hope you love it, too! Hope your summer is going swimmingly so far, chick peas! What's that I hear?? The pitter-pat of thousands of summer sandals as everyone stampedes to bookstores for their copy of I Kissed an Earl?? That's my dream, anyway. But let me encourage you to run out and get your copy or leap upon your computer to download it to your Kindle, or what have you while it's hot off the press and on bookstore shelves!!
And be sure to read excerpts if you haven't yet. You guys are the best!! Hope you love the story, chick peas. And you might want to read it with the air conditioning turned up, if you get my drift. Happy reading, and xo for now! Action and adventure meld perfectly with an emotionally powerful romance that leaves you breathless with wonder! I'll be giving away a set of signed books and some gorgeous Special Edition I Kissed an Earl earrings sterling silver, pearl, raspberry chalcedony from Circe Designs to a random commenter.
See you there, kittens! April showers bring And a chance to be the first one on your block to read I Kissed an Earl! Happy April, my blossoms! And by all means, if the spirit moves you, feel free to preorder your copy of IKAE at any number of fabulous booksellers. Hope spring finds you and yours feeling fine, fluffyand frisky! So long, !
Kick your shoes off, and make yourself at home, ! Raising a glass of cyber champagne to you, sweet peas, and wishing you a glorious new year filled with fulfilled dreams and the dawning of new ones, whether you're celebrating this New Year's eve raucously or restfully. May it be a healthy, propserous, safe and interesting in a benign way year for us all. Woo hoo! See you next year, darlings! I'm always looking out for your needs ;. Here's to a marvelous, safe, warm Thanksgiving holiday to you and yours, my lovelies!
Mark your calendars, pumpkins!! Which means you might actually receive your copy before everyone else does. I'll have an excerpt, a blurb and a cover on the web page as soon as I can, so keep an eye on it. Can't wait to hear what you guys think of the book! Boy, do they know how to celebrate romance at Borders! Want proof? Hope to see you there , pumpkins!
I'm blogging today at the fabulous Fresh Fiction via a fresh snippet of Since the Surrender! Stop by to take a peek, and if you have an opinion or question, by all means leave a comment! It's "Ask the Romance Writer! It's our long-awaited return to the last year's Pleasure Dome, and I hope you'll come and dance, relax, chat, mingle and have a blast with me.
Meet me in D. Follow me on Twitter!! Enter my new contest!!! If you're wondering whether Captain Chase Eversea is a sssssssmoking hot hero, there's your answer, kittens. They'll look beautiful on you. Here's to a magnificent June! Since when is romance tax deductible?? Since Brenda Novak's wonderful auction in support of Diabetes Prevention , that's when! If you want a chance to read Since the Surrender before everyone else does and tell me what you think of it because I'm dying to know, frankly AND contribute to a wonderful cause, pop on over to the auction now to bid , and to check out all the other groovy items donated by some of your favorite authors.
Truly a rare honor bestowed by that lovely group, and I'm very touched, indeed. Happy May, and happy Mom's day to mommies everywhere! Could you use a little stimulation, kittens?.. With all this talk of stimulating the economy lately, are you feeling left out? How silly of me to even ask, you say? Of course we could all use our very own Stimulus Packages these days, you tell me?? Well, I couldn't agree more. Allow me to step into the breach: Every week until Since the Surrender's August release practically around the corner, is how it feels!!
I'll be giving away a signed book , and every month through August I'll be giving away a Grand Prize Stimulus package! Each package will include things to stimulate the senses gemstone jewelry anyone? Visit the contest page to learn more and please do enter and say hi! Happy April, blossoms! Hoo boy, did Valentine's Day came early this year! She honestly gushed about it. It feels like a group hug, frankly, and I'm walking around in a glow. And you thought I was born crazy. Spiders and cats and butterflies, oh my! A signed copy of The Perils of Come chat with me and the gang of lovelies who hang out at the bulletin board shared by Eloisa James and Julia Quinn!
Hope to see you there! Like No Other Lover is here, and the party's hopping! It's a "book shower," but I' m giving away the gifts. You just have to bring a "cyber dish," as it's a cyber potluck. But first, choose the sexy cyberwaiter who'll be waiting on you and and foot today from the Cyber-waiter Generator it's quite an international, accomplished contingent of hot men, too!
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Oh, and by me! Hope life is simply splendid!.. Five days, six hours, five minutes and 46 seconds to go! Have you visited my or your , since you can put it on your own website or blog Like No Other Lover Countdown widget lately?? You should keep a close eye on it, because it's my understanding that a half-dressed Clive Owen will spring from it when the magical moment arrives!
Can't wait to hear what you think. Think prizes all day, sexy cyber waiters, and a swingin' time for all! Hope you and yours are simply swell. Authors in dresses? It must be the RWA conference!
Well, the wonderland that is the San Francisco Romance Writers of America conference has once again come to a close, which means a mad flurry of photos are now winging to and fro authors in cyberspace. Authors actually clean up pretty nicely around conference time. Check out my blog for conference higlights and to see photos of me ranging from red silk and satin on Rita night to one from the Literacy Signing in which you can see my molars and right up my nose, pretty much it's an angle thing.
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You can see various other lovely authors there, too. Also: All About Romance is conducting their annual poll of Favorite Books by Favorite Authors , and they're including me this time around, along with 11 other wonderful authors, including Jayne Anne Krentz and Amanda Quick. An honor indeed!! And please do enter my contest before the end of the month! Hope your August got off to as splendid a start as mine did, my lovelies!! June brings an early RAVE and a wee preview!.. Isn't she sweet??
I've posted a wee little excerpt of LNOL, and by all means take a look if you'd like a hint of what Karen is talking about! And we of course have a new contest up , involving three books and a summer sterling-and-gemstone wardrobe for your earlobes, which I know will look dazzling on you: Happy June, sweet peas!
Red Room is featuring on their homepage this week a little video I made on "Deadline Preparedness. And now you're going, "Good Lord! What kind of video is this, Julie? I've invited a number of fabulous authors to stop by to comment about what they keep in their Deadline Preparedness kits, so you never know who might show up, and I'm hoping it'll be fun for all of us.
Hope you come to the party to help me celebrate POP's success, which I owe in large part to you guys!! A Romance stampede!.. There are many cool things about my job, granted, but being connected to readers all over the world is absolutely one of the coolest. More POP Talk!.. Happy March, darlings! That's a good link now! Hope you're intrigued. So it was meant to be. Hope you and yours are in fine, frisky fettle on this brink of spring!! Like No Other Lover!! I love it! Hope you like it, too, and thanks to everyone who donated brainpower to the titling process.
Find out how I know that year-old men love Beauty and the Spy , whether I think there's a stigma associated with romance novels, and how to stay motivated to write! Stop by to comment today! But Julie Anne Long is one author to recommend to anyone who loves to read, period. Hope to see you there. POP talk! POPping with pride! It begins with "this is the best romance I have read in a long time. And Haven Rich over at Romantic Inks said it "will keep your blood racing, captivate your senses and enchant you with each page. It's here!
Let's toast with some cyber champagne together and cross our fingers it flies off the shelves! Early readers and reviewers keep telling me they just couldn't put it down, and I hope it's true for you, too. Hope life is grand, kittens! Riding the wave of raves! Isn't she a doll?? Now only does she say it's HOT, she calls it " emotionally powerful, wonderfully rich" and " rich in passion and character.
Colin and Madeline are a dynamite duo and their interactions are fantastic. Only 13 days, 7 hours, 15 minutes and 25 seconds to go!! Happy New Year, darlings! Boy, do I have a resolution for you! Fresh out of ideas for resolutions? You've come to the right place! How does this sound: you should resolve to start your very own collection of all things POP -related! Click on my mug on the HC home page.
I'm the brunette in orange. And while you're there, don't forget to peek at my very own HarperCollins web page , if you haven't paid a visit yet. Circe Designs fine handcrafted jewelry created a stunning collection of sterling silver, green chalcedony and onyx jewelry in honor of The Perils of Pleasure!! Just enter the coupon code "POP. Some rocking good news to ring out the Let's hear it for the pink book! Have you looked at your POP countdown widget lately??
Only 30 days, 11 hours, 44 minutes and 44 seconds to go before it hits shelves!!! You're welcome. POPpy new year, darlings! A very merry holiday to you, my doves, and here's to a POPpy ! On this eve of Christmas eve, here's a big, warm HUG for you and all your loved ones, both the two-legged and four -legged varieties. Thanks for sharing this amazing year with me, and may your holiday be merry and bright and your stocking loaded with books! And just in case Santa doesn't bring you those sterling silver and gemstone hoops you always wanted, you might want to stop by my contest.
POPpy New Year! Hello darlings! Can it be December already?? Did you notice how I skipped right over Christmas-related puns and took my POP puns straight into ? You probably have your Christmas shopping done already hee! And read the spicy new little POP excerpt featuring smooching I just posted.
POPping with gratitude Happy day-after-Halloween, kittens! Hope any tricks you experienced were exciting in a good way and hope your treats will last at LEAST the rest of the week. And the hoopla, of course, continues over on my contest page. Go there to find out to whom I'm grateful as Thanksgiving approaches, and how I plan to show my gratitude. Congrats, Jennifer, for being quick and sneaky! I woke up this morning to the news that there was a bidding war among Japanese publishers in Japan for the rights to publish the Japanese translation of the Holt Sisters trilogy Beauty and the Spy , Ways to be Wicked and The Secret to Seduction!!
What else is new? And how hot is that?? I love it. We'll have a dangerously sexy red cover to go with the title, too. Isn't she nice?? Hope you all feel the same way when you read it. Happy BOOKtober, my darlings! In honor of October's high holiday, Halloween have you noticed there's a "boo" in "book"? There's nothing scary about genuine gemstone birthstones and free books.
I'll have ARCs pretty soon, and I'll be sprinkling exclusive excerpts over various blogs and other places in the months ahead, so stay tuned! POP goes the cover! Isn't it pretty?? Take a look! Check out the excerpt while you're there, and then sidle on over to the contest page to enter. I'll have a new contest up by Friday of this week, so hurry! Also, be sure to take a look at my page at the beautiful new HarperCollins website! You might find out one or two new things about yours truly while you're there what on earth do I do in my spare time??
All your favorite Avon authors have their own pages, too, so don't stop looking at my page. Take that first peak at POP! I love September. It might have a little something to do with the fact that it's my birthday month, and with all those fond memories of picking out a new binder in prepration for going back to school.
I'm a Virgo, after all. I loved school. And there's nothing like that new binder smell, boy. The World Premier excerpt is up hee! And after that I'm giving away beautiful shiny things. Feast your eyes on Thieves and Spies! Happy August, lovelies! Preorders are ROCKing , by the way. Just flew back from the RWA conference in Dallas Lame jokes. As per usual, the conference was a blast, and as relatively non-embarrassing photos emerge, I'll share them with you.
There are a few from the Avon dinner up on my blog, the Julie Chronicles, right now, and at my MySpace page , too! Check them out , and blush alone with me! The pink book must have wings Ha ha! Oh, forgive me. I'm a trifle punchy at the moment, but delighted to tell you that The Secret to Seduction went back to print only three weeks after release!!
If you haven't had a chance to read an excerpt yet, take a peek at at a fabulous new website called Early Ink , which features excerpts from current and upcoming books of a wide variety of genres. What else is new?? I finished writing my first book for Avon, The Perils of Pleasure , and you can already preorder it! And the cover which I can't share just yet is incredibly beautiful! POP will be out in February 08 , and I'll of course keep you posted. Beauty and the Spy was nominated for the Bookseller's Best Award! Winners will be announced at a reception following the Literacy signing in Dallas on July 11th.
And last, but definitely not least, we have a new contest , of course. Get your signed copies of a Holt Sisters Trilogy starter kit. Hope you're doing great, kittens!! The Pink book is here!! The Secret to Seduction is in stores, glowing like a beautiful pink beacon! Yay, Teresa! Also, pay no mind to old T.
April, is, in fact, the coolest month, and you'll find out why when you see those beautiful pearls on my contest page. Aren't you glad it's Spring at last?? Hope it feels that way in your neck of the woods. Want to be mine?? It's easy!
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Just enter to win handcrafted garnet and pearl earrings, a signed book, and Congrats to Maithe for being quick and sneaky! November: It's not just for turkey anymore! So how did you celebrate National Authors' day on the first? What's that you say? You had no idea there was any such thing as national Author's Day, and if you did, you would have sent me a big present?? Tsk, tsk. Truthfully, every day is Author's Day for me. Go to my contest page to find out why, what I'm giving away in honor of it, and to learn who I'm grateful for this year. Here's h oping you and yours have a wonderful holiday this month.
It's BOOKtober! Forgive the dreadful pun, but how could I resist when I'm giving away TEN as October is the 10th month signed books in my contest this month?? Also, the winner of my newsletter's sneaky contest was Kelly C.
Atta girl, Kelly! Way to be quick and sneaky!! Hope you're all having a splendid fall so far! Impromptu Contest alert! EST, I'll choose at random a winner of a signed copy of either To Love a Thief or Beauty and the Spy from a commenter a commenter on that particular post, that is. Hope you enjoy it, kittens, and let me know what you think! Emus and peridots and blogs, oh my I like the idea of the spinner with romantic choices. Kind of an interesting twist on spin the bottle. Twelve different choices? I'd say that's going to make for one very interesting day! Reply Link.
Blessed Beyond Crazy February 18, , am. Hi Nikki, I agree! It would make for a very interesting day! Lol Enjoy! Mary-Anne Black February 14, , pm. Please give credit to the book most of this is "borrowed" from. A lot of this is a word for word translation of Gregory J. Godek's Ways to Be Romantic. Blessed Beyond Crazy February 14, , pm. Hey Mary-Anne, I'm so glad and thankful that you pointed that this link was omitted! We had to update to a whole new theme for our blog and go back and update all of our post. I'm thinking that this link didn't get added back when we finally were able to get up and running with our site again.
We had a few glitches with other things as well like all of our recipe cards totally disappeared! It was a very stressful couple of weeks. Again, I truly appreciate you pointing this out to me. Thanks a million!
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We always want to give credit where credit is due!!! Please let me know if you catch anything else! Have a great day! Christina peterson February 2, , pm. I love all these ideas and can't choose witch to do lol. Blessed Beyond Crazy February 3, , am. Hi Christina, Sure!
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You can combine any of the ideas you like. I suggest that you do what is comfortable and fun for you both. Seana Turner December 31, , am. I've never heard about that proper way for a man to kiss a lady's hand. Lots of fun ideas Blessed Beyond Crazy December 31, , am. Hi Seana, My feelings exactly. I love when a couple can figure out ways to enjoy time together without feeling the need to spend a lot of money. Thanks so much for stopping by and dropping us a note.
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