Saturday, August 29, 2015

Summer Days




Three of the grandchildren (and Bear) were here yesterday, and spent the entire day outside, just playing. It was the perfect summer day. I see people posting on facebook about sweatshirts, football, pumpkin flavored everything, and other ‘fall’ stuff, and, although I am happy for those who think fall is the best time of year—for this world would be a very boring place if we were all the same—I’m one of those people who want summer to stick around as long as possible. I’m not referring to 100 degree weather, for I’m not really a fan of having the air conditioner on all the time. It’s more of the ‘relaxed’ atmosphere that comes along with summer. Everyone is still very busy, but it doesn’t hold the same ‘rush-rush’ feel as other times of the year.  I guess it just boils down to the fact that summer is my favorite time of the year. Then again, I truly do appreciate living in Minnesota where we do get to experience each season to its fullest.

Last weekend I dedicated time to using up the plums from our trees—we now have plenty of plum jam, jelly, and butter to last the winter. This weekend we are having a family get-together. Just a small one. We’ve had my husband’s cousin’s son (I call him our nephew just to make it easy) staying with us the past few months because his job brought him to Minnesota. We have a spare bedroom so there was no reason for him to live in a motel for months. He’s been a delightful young man to have around and we are going to miss him now that his job is taking him to Missouri. 

We are hoping to get one more trip up north in before the leaves start to turn, and of course I have a couple more book signings still on the agenda for September.

On Friday, September 11th I’ll be at the Maple Grove Barnes and Noble at 6:00 pm and on Saturday, September 26th, I’ll be at the St. Cloud Barnes and Noble. Please stop by if you are in the area!

The Rebel Daughter will be released on September 1st. A year ago I was putting the final touches on these stories, and I’m so happy people are enjoying them! I’m now anxiously waiting to see what the Harlequin art department has in store for Saving Marina—my Salem Witch Trial story. It will be released in print on January 19th and ebook on February 1st.  After that, in April I believe, will come When A Cowboy Says I Do—a story in a anthology that will include three Spring Wedding stories.

Continue to enjoy your summer days, and keep smiling. Life is good!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Print Release!

The Rebel Daughter is now available in  print! Amazon has the book on sale right now for just $3.73! I hope you'll pop on over there and take advantage of that wonderful sale price!


For every wild child… 

No more watching from the sidelines for Twyla Nightingale: her feet are firmly on the dance floor! She won't let anyone sour the delicious taste of freedom—especially not Forrest Reynolds, back in town after all this time.

…there's a guy who thinks she's the bee's knees. 

Forrest didn't expect a warm welcome from the Nightingale sisters, not after their lives had been so dramatically upturned. But seeing the challenge in Twyla's eyes, Forrest takes this rebel for a wild dance she won't forget!


RT reviews had this to say about The Rebel Daughter--You’ll experience plenty of the Roaring ‘20s atmosphere in the second in Robinson’s series. This time, she’s added some wild adventures, a mystery and loads of sexual tension to the mix, keeping readers on their toes. They’ll eagerly await the next installment of the saga. 

The ebook version will be released on September 1st! Next up will be Josie's story! 

The book signing this past weekend at the Barnes and Noble in Roseville was wonderful! It was so great to see people I hadn't seen for ages--and I mean ages! 

The next one will be on Friday, September 11 at 6:00 pm at the Barnes and Noble in Maple Grove!

Cheers,
Lauri

Friday, July 31, 2015

Upcoming Book Signings






I’ll be at several Barnes and Noble Book Stores the next couple of months signing copies of The Daughters of the Roaring Twenties series. 


Join me if you can!





Sunday, August 16th at 2:00 pm
Roseville
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
HarMar Mall
2100 N. Snelling Avenue
Roseville, MN 55113
 
Friday, September 11 at 6:00 pm
Maple Grove
Barnes and Noble Booksellers
8040 Wedgewood Lane N
Maple Grove, MN   55369

Saturday, September 26 at 1:00 pm
St. Cloud
Barnes and Noble Booksellers
3940 Division Street
St. Cloud MN 56301

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

99¢ Cowboy Sale!

There's just something about a cowboy that makes the perfect hero and July is the month to read about several of those great heroes! 

The following Harlequin titles are on sale at participating retailers July 2-30

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Best Selling Lists and Other Happenings



The Wrong Cowboy is on sale for $.99 for a limited time, and it’s really making it’s way onto best-selling lists! Thank you, thank you, thank you, to all who has purchased this book! I sincerely appreciate your support, and I hope you enjoy Marie and Stafford’s story!

We had a lovely weekend at my brother’s cabin on the lake. There is nothing like watching the sun set from the deck of a pontoon boat.  And before we left home for the lake, we celebrated our granddog, Bear’s, birthday. He turned eight, and is such a good sport when it comes to the things Grandma makes him do. 

On Tuesday of this week the print version of The Bootlegger’s Daughter will be released! (Ebook version will be August 1st) Heroes and Heartbreakers shared a ‘First Look’ about the book and a wonderful review on their blog! And CataRomance provided a great review for The Runaway Daughter on their site this weekend. One last thing…Harlequin will feature The Bootlegger’s Daughter on their Facebook page with a Spot the Difference Cover on August 21st

I also have several book signings happening at Barnes and Noble in August and September. I’ll post the locations and dates when we get a bit closer!

On the writing side, I completed the final review of Saving Marina, the Salem Witch Trials story, and learned it will be released in February 2016. I’m currently working on the edits for the Cheyenne Indian story and the Spring wedding anthology. 

Oh, and I have company coming this week!

Keep counting your blessings, they are everywhere!!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Next Up...



June is speeding past, in part due to many fun events. The last two weekends we attended local parades, which are always fun, and also left me looking about the same shade of red as a boiled-lobster. I think I’ll start using the sun block made for kids, it seems to work better than the adult version. A touch of sunburn was worth all the fun and a good smearing of coconut oil when we got home took care of the sting. I do love coconut oil and use it for many, many things. Last Friday I decided to finally tear up the old floor in the upstairs bathroom and put down the tile squares I’d purchased eons ago. They are the foot square pre-glued tiles, so you just peal and stick. The glue managed to squeeze through a bit, so once I was done, I used coconut oil to wipe it away and it worked wonderfully. The floor looks nice and didn’t take long, which made me wonder why I kept putting it off.  

Next up...JULY! Summer is truly here! 

The arrival of July will bring several things, a family reunion, the fun celebration of our wonderful country on the 4th, and the release of the first Daughters of the Roaring Twenties books! The Runaway Daughter releases July 1st! I had so much fun researching and writing these books, and I love the covers the Harlequin art department created for them! 

Daughters of the Roaring Twenties: their hair is short and their skirts are even shorter!


From stowaway…

After years of playing the local gin joint to pay off his father’s debts, talented musician Brock Ness has landed a radio gig in Chicago. Now he’s on the up-and-up, his next stop is securing the dame of his dreams, Ginger Nightingale…

…to Chicago celebrity!

If Brock is headed for fortune and fame, Ginger won’t be left behind! She may be the youngest of the Nightingale sisters, but she’s old enough to know what she wants. And Brock is right at the top of her wish list!





Of all the speakeasies, in all the world…

Mysterious city slicker Ty Bradshaw might have won her father's trust, but everyone knows Norma Rose is the true boss of Nightingale's resort. And it'll take more than that charming smile to shake the feeling that Ty is not all he seems…

....He walks into hers. 

Ty is a federal agent on a personal mission of revenge. But he hasn't figured on falling for a bootlegger's daughter. Suddenly, flirting with headstrong Norma Rose seems far more exhilarating than chasing gangsters!






For every wild child… 
No more watching from the sidelines for Twyla Nightingale: her feet are firmly on the dance floor! She won't let anyone sour the delicious taste of freedom—especially not Forrest Reynolds, back in town after all this time. 

…there's a guy who thinks she's the bee's knees. 

Forrest didn't expect a warm welcome from the Nightingale sisters, not after their lives had been so dramatically upturned. But seeing the challenge in Twyla's eyes, Forrest takes this rebel for a wild dance she won't forget!







Often the quietest people… 

Josie Nightingale has always been the odd girl out. While her sisters swoon over guys, she's busy trying to change the world! Which isn't easy with Eric "Scooter" Wilson watching her every move.

…have the biggest secrets! 

She may be out of his league, but the day Scooter rescued Josie from jail and discovered her secret, he vowed he'd do anything to protect her. And if keeping Josie safe means not letting this stubborn dame out of his sight—then so be it!