As I mentioned in my previous post, I have been creating lots of possibilities for t-shirts and mugs with the I ❤ Winter. I have narrowed it down to these 23 options with the final box an opportunity to add your own suggestions. 🙂 The black would be on black t-shirts/mugs and the white on white or light colored t-shirts/mugs. I have one mug created now that has two color options so that is also an option. 🙂 Leave your thoughts in a comment below or on facebook or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (These will be available for purchase at zazzle once I decided which color(s) to go with but it’s mostly for my up coming giveaway) Click on the image for the full size – the numbers are for your convenience since some of the shirts are similar-ish.
Also, exclusively for the giveaway are my Winter’s Heart 15 oz. mugs:
I keep coming to my blog with the intention of updating but as soon as I click on new post and the little box comes up my mind immediately blanks and I can think of nothing to write about, no matter how many things I come up with through the day. Today is probably no different because my brain has turned to sludge and is oozing out my ears. It’s been crazy busy since the release of Winter’s Heart – mostly with darling daughter’s dance. Her first competition is coming up this weekend so there have been extra rehearsals, which is really cool since we get to see the other dances. The dancers at the studio are amazing.
Also, as stated previously, my brain is sludge. I keep opening up my Darkness Falls files, hoping desperately to wrap that story up because it is SOOOO close to the end, and nothing. Okay, maybe a sentence or two a day, which is practically nothing. Hopefully after this weekend the Muses will start talking to me once again and Darkness Falls will find its voice. Sometimes I am tempted to scrap the whole thing and begin again from a completely different direction but there are parts of Darkness Falls that are not so easily gotten rid of. So I sit and eat my Dove chocolate and stress over it. 🙂
Anyway, the giveaway for 3 hard copies of Winter’s Heart is still going on over at Goodreads:
Winter’s Heart giveaway at goodreads…
Winter’s Heart the complete novel:
And because it’s too cool not to share, my daughter’s awesome shirt (found at freshbrewedtee.com):
She likes saying to all of her non-Whovian friends: “I’m sorry you don’t understand my Doctor Who reference. I’m so, so sorry.”
Winter’s Heart is here and the correct version is up and I got the publication date that I wanted even though I didn’t know I wanted it until I hit the publish button: 2/10/14.I’ve been publishing for two years and Winter’s Heart is the tenth book I published. What is even cooler is that I published my first book (Darkness Comes) two years ago on 2/10/12 and I hadn’t known until yesterday when I was looking at my dashboard waiting for Winter’s Heart to go live.
You can have Winter for $2.99 or you can wait because he will be free Valentine’s Day weekend: 2/14/14-2/16/14. Because everyone needs a little Winter loving. Also, the aforementioned Jodi has directed me to a site that will make up a ton of t-shirts if enough people order (and pay) for them. It’s sort of like kickstarter but it’s a t-shirt marketing campaign and I’d like to gauge the interest before I start one because you need 50 people to have the t-shirts made. They’d be $10 plus s/h (which was like $4 Us and $7-10 international.) Let me know if you’re interested in the comments below or on facebook. The design I have right now is:
It has been a crazy month and there haven’t been a lot of posts because Winter took over my life and now he is almost ready to come. The cover has been made, the blurb has (finally) been written, the dedications and acknowledgements have been written, I have Winter’s Heart bookmarks AND stickers, and I have heard back from most of my Beta readers so Winter will be available before Valentine’s Day. The last post non-Winter post I had was written on January 17th and re-reading it is a little strange because three weeks later, the Muses’ book is ready to publish while poor Darkness Falls has been temporarily pushed aside yet again. If you click on the image you will be able to read the blurb. I had an alternative blurb stanza but it gave away the antagonist. 🙂
The finished book is 116,200 words but the words fly by and it feels much shorter because it’s just that much fun. Well, if you enjoy exceedingly hot, sexy times with a gorgeous hero and a slightly warped sense of humor. Winter’s Heart contains: strong language and mild to medium kink, more extreme than some will be comfortable with, pretty vanilla to those who are into hard core BDSM, but just perfect for those who fall in love with Winter.
If you want a chance to win a paperback copy, you can head over to goodreads and enter the drawing there: Winter’s Heart giveaway
And if you want a little bit more, the first review is up: Paris’s review
As always, I would love to hear your thoughts!! Leave a comment here or on facebook ❤