Saturday, May 30, 2009

No time to write...

I’m feeling a little guilty, almost a month ago I left my hero and heroine for A Sister’s Promise trapped in a cave in Colorado in a snow storm, and I haven’t found the time to pull up the manuscript. Hope to get them out this week. (Fingers are crossed.) Our middle son, his wife, and their two wonderful daughters, moved in with us last Friday. They’d sold their house and bought a new one and needed a place to hang out for a week. We had a wonderful time having them here! I had forgotten how much fun a two year old can have in a bathtub, and how much water gets splashed on the floor! LOL. Tonight is their first night in their new house, and I miss the giggles, good night kisses, and bed time stories! Luckily their new house is only five miles away instead of fifty-five miles like their old one was!

While I was busy with the grandbabies, Doctor McBride was released. Review Your Book gave it five stars. Reviewer Lynn says, “This is a very cute read…” This review site also reviewed An April to Remember. Reviewer Darla, gave it four stars and says, “Fans of romantica will enjoy An April to Remember. And Christa at e-Harlequin wrote a review for An April to Remember. She gave it five hearts, saying, “This was a tearjerker of a story…” One other review came in this week, this one from Romance Junkies for A Wife for Big John. Reviewer Chrissy gave it five blue ribbons and says, “Dani and John bring this story to life…”

So even though no writing got done, overall, it’s been a wonderful week.
Next week, Sheriff McBride is released as part of the Lawmen and Outlaws Anthology at The Wild Rose Press.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Reviews, Posts, and Releases

It’s been a while since I posted because we made a quick trip to Kansas. No matter how many times I say/write a ‘quick’, a trip that includes 2000 miles cannot be quick. Since the trip came up unexpectedly, I had to miss the Mustang run I was scheduled to attend. My husband’s grandfather is in the nursing home down there and we had to handle some issues that arose in person. Overall though, it was a good trip and we did have the opportunities to see friends and family.

I didn’t have internet access for most of the time, so was unable to tell everyone I was a guest blogger on Skye’s Ramblings… So if you have a chance, please bop on over to check out my post about An April to Remember.

Also, I received a two more reviews for Rancher McBride. Romance Junkies Reviewer Chrissy says “…readers will be enchanted…” And You Gotta Read Reviews says “You could not go wrong with this story.” I will also be the guest blogger for You Gotta Read Guests on May 24th, so stop by and say hi!

Doctor McBride was released this week! And the third McBride brother’s story, Sheriff McBride, will be released on June 6th as part of the Lawmen and Outlaws Anthology. Loretta Rogers, another author in the anthology created a wonderful book trailer, which I have posted on YouTube, so check it out when you have a chance!

I’m still catching up on emails, so I hope I haven’t missed anything.  I also hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!


Monday, May 11, 2009

Rancher McBride

Rancher McBride, the first of the McBride stories, will be released this week from The Wild Rose Press! This is a short, quick story that will only be available in e-book.

And Doctor McBride, the second story will be released next week.

Novel Editions gave wonderful reviews for each of these stories. Reviewer Merry Stahel says Rancher McBride is hilarious, and that Doctor McBride is laugh-out-loud-funny.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Since my last post....

1. I delivered copies of An April to Remember for the City of Brooklyn Center Community Activities Book Club. I will be their “Meet the Author” guest on August 4th.

2. The Paynesville Ladies Night Out event was fabulous! My friend Robin was a PR guru! Her efforts paid off, I sold lots of books. And the event was so delightful I’m planning A Ladies Night Out as a fundraiser for work on June 16th in Big Lake.

3. I signed another contract with The Wild Rose Press! A Soldier for Christmas will be part of the American Rose Christmas Anthology.

4. I was informed Kendra’s Choice will be released October 7, 2009.

5. I wrote two more chapters on my latest WIP, A Sister’s Promise. This is a fun project as I’m collaborating on it with Paty Jager, a very gifted historical author.

6. I posted a new blog on The Wild Rose Press Cactus Blog about loggers and A Wife for Big John.

7. I got Boot Hill Bride back from my beta reader, and after making a few final edits will send it off to my editor.

8. I got a wonderful note from a reader who said they loved An April to Remember.

9. I took a tour of our local ‘state of the art’ jail. It was amazing and I’m seriously thinking about writing a contemporary story set there.

10. RANCHER MCBRIDE WILL BE RELEASED MAY 14! This is the first short story of a series of the three McBride brothers. Doctor McBride will be released May 21st, and the third story, Sheriff McBride is part of the Lawmen and Outlaws Anthology that will be released in June.

Oh, and one last thing…Happy Mother’s Day to all!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy BirthdayTWRP!

The Wild Rose Press is having a Birthday Party!
Stop over at their Behind the Garden Gate Blog for chances to win prizes all day!