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…to my Gift Ideas for Book Nerds – Xmas 2013 Edition board on Pinterest. Still looking for Xmas gift ideas for the peeps? Then check it out. 🙂

Also! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway to receive an autographed copy of Snowbound *and* a Snowbound tote bag. 🙂 Five books + tote bags up for grabs!

To enter all you need to do is leave a comment about snow here or on my FB Author page. 🙂 But hurry–I’ll be picking the winners on 11 December.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Image Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Americans! Since I am in Sweden, I have to wait until saturday to celebrate Thanksgiving. I’ll pick my turkey up tomorrow and make my stuffing and sweet potatoes. My hubby is on dessert duty and he’ll make his stellar pumpkin pie. 🙂 We’re having dinner with some friends so they’ll take care of veggies and then I can imagine we’ll enjoy a few glasses of wine and lots of good cheer. 🙂

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to give thanks to all of you who’ve enjoyed reading my blog and who’ve followed my many Nanowrimo ventures. I’d also like to thank everyone who has bought and enjoyed any of my writing. Your support means the world to me and the messages of encouragement and the book reviews you leave on Amazon and Goodreads really make my day. I’d also like to thank my patient hubby, Tord, who graciously accepts that I am often in front of my computer typing away on a novel when I could be snuggling with him. Thank you, readers, and thank you, Tord!

ImageFor those of you who prefer paperback books over ereaders, i have a Thanksgiving present for you. 🙂 Today and tomorrow only (28-29 November): save 50% when you order Snowbound in paperback from my CreateSpace page. Just give this code J8TLMFCJ when you check out! Remember: this is ONLY valid for the paperback version ordered from Createspace. 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving!

Let’s get Snowbound on the bestseller list! :)

dfw-kg-sb-cover-2-3d-nologoSnowbound has been live now for around two weeks and, so far, I’ve had two reviews on Amazona four-star review (paperback) and a five-star review (Kindle edition). Thanks so much to Tamekia and Erni for posting your reviews! It really means a lot to me to hear from readers who enjoy the stories I write.

Now I’m trying to spread the word about my book. I made a flyer, which I posted on my Facebook author page, and I would love it if my readers here could share it and help others who like holiday-themed love stories or who want a fun book to pass the time discover Snowbound.

We managed to keep Choose Me on Amazon’s Top 50 bestseller list for Women’s Fiction and IR Romance for close to a month and that was a novella. Let’s see if we can get Snowbound to skyrocket up the charts as well! 🙂

In the meantime, I’m trying to get my book in local bookshops. I don’t write for the money–even though it would be wonderful to be able to write fulltime. I can’t imagine a life without writing. It’s what fulfills me and it gets me through the rough times in my life.

I have a dream that within the next two years, I will be able to support myself solely through my writing, and I hope you’ll join me for the journey.

And remember–if you’ve already read Snowbound and enjoyed it, please post a review on the site where you purchased it. Thank you so much for your support!

Happy reading (and writing)!

Snowbound is now live for NOOK, Kobo and iBooks!

Image, snowbound, coverYay! Snowbound is now available for Kobo, NOOK and iBooks Store via iTunes. Still waiting for word when it will be available via Sony Bookstore for the Sony reader, but at least my novel is available for more readers than just Kindle (even if Kindle is my reader of choice).

So now Snowbound is available for just about everyone and I couldn’t be happier. Now I just hope that everyone will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Coming soon? Another novel. I have a few in line, just waiting for final tweaks. 🙂

Happy reading (and writing) and thanks so much for all of your support!

Christmas reads – 2013 edition

You know I am a sucker for novels set during Christmas. I love diving into a fun holiday read about people falling in and out of love, especially when there’s lots of snow, Christmas trees and good cheer involved. So, since the department stores here in Stockholm have already started decorating for Christmas, that means I can tell you what books are on my Christmas Reading List. Are you ready?

Just for Christmas coverJust for Christmas by Scarlett Bailey – Scarlett Bailey’s holiday stories are always high on my Christmas reading list. I love how she paints such great pictures of characters in need of a little Christmas joy and what helps them get their holiday mojo back. I am halfway through Just for Christmas and it’s a fun story about Alex, who runs away from Edinburgh to Cornwall to nurse a broken heart and start over, and what happens when the town decides she must make merry with them…and she gets the world’s scruffiest dog…and a very attractive neighbor to boot!

 

Coming Home for XmasComing Home for Christmas by Jenny Hale – I love a good family-oriented Christmas novel, and Coming Home for Christmas is the perfect family Christmas novel. It’s all about Allie, who finds herself unemployed just before the holidays, and how a flip of the coin leads her to her new position as house manager for the very wealthy and emotionally distant Robert–a man who is no longer close to his family and planning on selling the family home, despite the protests of his siblings and grandmother. Will Allie manage to change Robert’s mind? And will they fall in love? You’ll just have to read Coming Home for Christmas to find out…and you won’t be disappointed! 🙂

tumblr_static_a_vintage_christmas_cover_v2A Vintage Christmas by Ali Harris – A few years ago, Ali Harris wrote the wonderful Christmas novel, Miracle on Regent Street which–if you haven’t read it–you need to read ASAP, add it to YOUR holiday reading list. 🙂 This time, Ali brings us the continuation of Evie and Sam as a short story. I jus purchased it, so I can’t tell you much about the plot, but I am really looking froward to reading it since I loved Miracle on Regent Street so much.

 

 

I heart xmasI Heart Christmas by Lindsey Kelk – I am a huge Lindsey Kelk fan. I loved all the other books in her I Heart series, and About a Girl is one of my top faves of 2013. Those of you who’ve read her I Heart series know it follows expat Brit Angela and her adventures in NYC with her best friend Jenny Lopez and her hot musician boyfriend Alex. And this story looks to be about how Angela will try to get her dream Christmas while avoiding (or maybe causing) a few hijinks along the way. I have the feeling it’s going to be an awesome read! But I have to wait until 21 November…drat! 😀

 

Make my wish smallMake My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper – Just bought this one for my Kindle today! Two sisters who couldn’t be more different each want what the other has for Christmas. So after a bit of bickering, they decide to do a Christmas swap. Will their Christmas wishes live up to their expectations? Only time will tell! 🙂

 

 

 

christmas blissChristmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews – A few years ago, Mary Kay Andrews wrote one of my favorite Christmas novels, Blue Christmas. Christmas Bliss picks up where Blue Christmas ended, with Weezie and Daniel finally planning their wedding. Of course hijinks ensue. Of course it’s fun! I cheated and read a few chapters already…and I admit I was already caught up enough the story. If you haven’t read Blue Christmas, order it too! 🙂

 

thechristmaskeysmThe Christmas Key by Chacelyn Pierce – This one is a short story/novella set in Alaska! A heart-broken woman and a rock star find themselves stuck in a cabin together during Christmas. And of course she is his biggest fan–and not in that Stephen King Misery way. Now how will they find a way to make merry during the holiday season? I haven’t started reading it yet, but I’ll keep you posted. 🙂

 

That’s it for now! You know this list is a work in progress, so if I find any other tempting books I will add them to the list. And, of course, you can always add Snowbound to your list since it is a holiday love story! 😉

Happy reading (and writing)!

Snowbound now available for Kindle

dfw-kg-sb-cover-2-smallJust a quickie to let you know that Snowbound is now available for Kindle! 😀

If you live in the US, get it here. UK readers can get it here.

Nook readers, you’ll have to wait a bit longer–around 2 weeks–since BN isn’t as quick about delivering. Not sure why.

You could always download the free Kindle app and read it on your tablet, phone or computer. 🙂

Hope you enjoy reading Snowbound! If you do, please write a review and/or drop a line and let me know.

Happy reading (and writing)!

The paperback version of Snowbound is live!

ImageJust wanted to let you know the paperback version of Snowbound is finally live via my CreateSpace store. You’ll be able to purcase it from Amazon in a few days. Ebook version is still in the works. I had a some formatting issues which I am trying to get sorted ASAP. So, if you are in the mood for a love story set in snowy Vermont with a nice holiday mood, then Snowbound is just the thing for you. 🙂

I’ll keep you posted on when the ebook version (which will be available for all ereaders) will be ready.

Some of you may remember Snowbound as my Nanowrimo 2011 novel. It was also the novel that helped me complete Nanowrimo on time for the very first time.

More novellas and short stories will be coming your way soon, so keep checking in. 🙂

Happy reading (and writing)!

Snowbound now has a Goodreads page

ImageIn Copenhagen and the weather is splendid. Just wanted to let you know that Snowbound now has a Goodreads page and a preliminary release date (31 October). Head over and put Snowbound on your Want to Read list. 🙂

It’s a fun holiday read about Mia and Jake, two people who thought they were going to have some alone time but end up thrown together by a snowstorm and…let’s face it, they’re attracted to one another.

Mia’s got her Rules of Cohabitation that she keeps breaking. And then there’s that pesky married ex who shows up just when things are looking up for her. Jake’s got his own issues–he’s a photojournalist who’s been in a few too many combat zones and seen too many people die. He’s trying to figure out where his life goes from here–back to another war zone or stay in Hunters Grove, where life feels normal enough, even if it drives him crazy that the whole town knows everyone’s business.

Want to know more? Well, you’ll just have to read Snowbound once it’s out. 🙂

Happy reading (and writing)!

Choose Me is doing well, waiting for edits of The Time Is Now and Snowbound

ImageThis has been an interesting experience for me–so far Choose Me is selling well. It was at #36 for Kindle ebooks/African American/Women’s fiction at the weekend and stayed there until yesterday. Now I am at #52.  There’s also a steady flow of people borrowing it via Amazon Prime, which great, and people rediscovering Linger: a short story. I’ve been working on a few more short stories, so I think there could be another story coming soon while we wait for the The Time Is Now

On the 16th I should receive edits for The Time Is Now, which I want to release as soon  as I’ve made any necessary changes. 

Other books coming soon: Playing House, A Little Night Music and Another Cup of Love.

I’ll keep you posted on upcoming publication dates and cover reveals! 😀

Happy reading (and writing)!  And remember: if you read and enjoyed Choose Me: a novella, please consider writing a review on amazon.com or Goodreads. 🙂

 

Cover Reveal: Snowbound

ImageBack in 2011, I wrote a holiday-themed novel for Nanowrimo called Snowbound. It’s now with a freelance editor, so soon I will have her feedback and begin a speed session of tweaking to get it as close to perfect as possible. (I don’t believe in perfection. It doesn’t exist.)

While I wait for the edits, I thought I’d share with you the gorgeous cover Design for Writers has created Snowbound. I love it, and I think you will too. I’ve got a couple of releases lined up for the coming months–A Little Night Music and Maybe Baby are just two of them. My plan is to release Snowbound in mid-October. 🙂 It’s the story of two people who weren’t supposed to meet and what happens when a little snow conspires against them. 😉  I think you’ll like it. 🙂

That’s it for now. Before I sign off, I’ve got a question for you: if money were no object, where would you spend your Christmas vacation? (I know it’s August, but I’ll bet  you want it to cool off a bit.)

Happy reading (and writing)!