Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Mail Order Husband in Print

I received an email saying I could purchase print copies of Mail Order Husband, this was such GREAT news because we will be on vacation during the July 6th print release date. We meet several others out at the Missouri River in South Dakota to camp and fish for a week. It is great fun and I am so excited to be able to bring copies of the book with, especially since I only see most of these people once a year.

I am really not a boat or fishing person, most of the time, (yes, I realize I live in the land of 10,000 Lakes, so going to South Dakota to go fishing sounds strange), but while we are out there, we are completely on vacation, no phones, no TV's, (I insist on running water and electricity so we stay at the lodge, others do the "camping" parts), no traffic, etc., that I even enjoy relaxing in the boat, and catching record size walleyes is an added bonus!

Fictionwise update: I slipped from the best seller list this week. I'm not disappointed! Just to be on the best seller list was wonderful, but to actually make the NUMBER ONE slot was more than I ever dreamed of!

I'm working on another book, it's during the Civil War and about a Riverboat that was truly the greatest maritime disaster in the U.S. history. The Sultana blew up on the Mississippi in 1865 just north of Memphis, and her cause is still in debate. It's been a lot of fun to research and create a love story around.

Hope you all have a GREAT week!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Love Western Romances

Love Western Romances is a new site, check it out when you have a chance. http://www.lovewesternromances.com/
They also reviewed Mail Order Husband and gave it "Four Spurs" Reviewer Carol sent this in an email to me...
"I enjoyed the book and the byplay between the two characters but I absolutely fell in love with Jace --definitely a "knight in shining armor"! Look forward to more from you, Lauri--Best, Carol"

You can read the full review here http://www.lovewesternromances.com/mohreview.html

It is so wonderful to hear from people who have read the story I worked so hard to create!

Fictionwise update: Mail Order Husband went from #1 to #2, then to #7 on the overall list. It went to #2 on the romance only list, and has remained there for sometime now. My family checks it regularly then calls to update me. I never thought my three sons would be so supportive of their mother's hobby. It is great. :)

Other news...I sent in my next manuscript, "A Wife for Big John" it's about a logging company in Minnesota in the 1890's. While sitting with my Dad every weekend, I'd work on it, and since he'd worked in the "woods" as a young man, he had a lot of stories to share. It was wonderful, and makes the story all the more special to me.

Hope you all have a GREAT week!

Monday, June 4, 2007

# 1 Best Seller

Mail Order Husband has hit # 1 on the Fictionwise best seller list!

It had moved to # 3 last week and I was very excited, but when I looked today and saw # 1... Well, I'm still screaming it from the roof top! http://www.fictionwise.com/

I have no idea how many have to sell to make the list, but THANK YOU to anyone who has purchased it and I hope you enjoy the story!

My son, Dallas, had class tonight and had told his teacher his mother's book was at number 3, then during break he listened to the message I'd left saying it was now # 1. He went back in and the whole class had to check it out! :)

It's so wonderful to have such a supportive family!

Have a GREAT week everyone!