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Exit, Persued by Bad Luck

Okay, so it's been a hell of a week.

Last Sunday, my uncle passed away. He was only in his 50's, which is young, but he'd been in poor health for a while. Death sucks, no matter what.

Next week, I'm changing jobs, which is waaay scary. And stressful. My feed and sleep have been off ever since making this choice. It'll be okay, of course, but my overactive brain likes to make me pretend it won't be. Shut it, brain.

Also, you may recall that Three Worlds Press closed. And then... $!#% me, if Samhain sent an email about closing. I first heard the news on my FB page and scrambled to my email on Friday afternoon. I was heartbroken. The masses are screaming, "oh, dear sweet and fluffy lord, what's going to happen to the Heckmasters!?!?". Okay, they probably aren't, but I loved, loved, loved working with everyone there. I loved how my editor loved my weird, wild Heckmasters.

I cried. It felt like someone passed away. And having already been to one me…

Her Heart's Surrender Cover Update

I mentioned a post or two ago that the rights for Her Heart's Surrender are being reverted to me. Last night, I received the email with the document in it. So today, I'm presenting the all-new cover for my first Viking book.

Here you go:

And you're saying, but Ealasaid and Hella were both blond. Whaaat?

Well, in times of changes, there are obviously changes. So now they're dark-haired.

The paperback from Three Worlds Press is still listed on Amazon, so don't go over there thinking you're getting a new version with dark-haired people. This one won't be available until sometime in March. I have a ton of stuff going on right now, so I'm a little behind getting formatting done. I'll let you know when it's available again.

Book Feature & Giveaway - A Friendly Flirtation by Christine Warner

About the Book

A Friendly Flirtation (Friends First - Book 3)
by Christine Warner

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Genre: Contemporary Romance

Published by: Entangled Publishing

Release Date: February 15, 2016

Length: 244 Pages

One kiss can change your life...

Allison Hall is fed up with being a social outcast. Even at the tech company where she works for her brother and his best friend, Jared, she's the invisible nerdy girl. What she needs is confidence—and that requires a makeover and dating tips. And she knows just the man to help…

Jared Esterly is shocked when Allison asks for his assistance and turns her down, knowing that her brother—his business partner and best friend, Nick—would kill him if he dated her, even if it is just for practice. But when Al’s attempt to make changes on her own fails spectacularly, Jared reluctantly steps in. Things heat up quickly, and soon lessons move from the salon to the bedroom.

When overprotective big-brother Nick discovers Jar…

What's A Fairy Tale?

Fairy tale (n.) - "oral narrative centered on magical tests, quests, and transformations," 1749, translating French Conte de fe├ęs of Madame d'Aulnois (1698, translated into English 1699). Per Chicago Manual Style (CMS): fairy tale. Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian. tale (accessed: February 16, 2016).

Once upon a time, I was a small child. Hard to believe, right? Well, it's true. For Christmas one year, I got a book of fairy tales. I liked most of them, and knew several of them already, because telling kids fairy tales is easier than making up your own stories. It's tradition, really. But I didn't like one--it was about this Japanese child who drew cats (pretty sure it's called The Boy Who Drew Cats, who was sent to live in a rat infested building. He drew cats on the screens in the building and one night a giant rat thing attacked. The cats on the screen killed it, happily …

The Good, The Bad, & The Alternative Plan

A couple of things happened last week. Some of them were the bomb and others were more like a dropped bomb.

First, the good, because it's awesome.

Once Upon A Regency: Timeless Tales & Fables released. It did exceptionally well on release day.

I also made #71 in Amazon's top 100 authors. Very cool, as that has never happened before. You can buy Once Upon A Regency at these fine e-retailers:
I believe the price is going up after Valentine's Day, so grab it quick while it's still 99 cents.
Now for the not-so-good.
Sometimes people have dreams and good intentions. And then life bites you on the ass and your plans deflate, because life isn't very nice sometimes.
A couple of months ago, I finished Her Heart's Desire, my second Viking book. I held off sending it to my editor because the Regency set was comning out and Tell is coming out in March. I didn…