Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Holiday Pictures!







Me at the Beach!





Me, still at the Beach!







All these photos were taken near my sister's place.













This was a long trek up to a lookout, but the walk was well worth it.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Recommended Read for A Legal Affair



A Legal Affair just received 5 Angels and a Recommended Read from Fallen Angel Reviews!

Here's a snippet of what reviewer Rachel C had to say:

"A Legal Affair is the fifth book in N.J. Walters Jamesville series, and as usual she brings to life her characters and the small town of Jamesville with skill and passion...Ms. Walters brings that passion to the forefront with scorching hot sex between these two...A Legal Affair is a great addition to the Jamesville series and Ms. Walters has again shown her skill as a storyteller."

To read the entire review, go to FAR Review of A Legal Affair.

Thank you to FAR and Rachel C!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Jackson's Jewel--Available Today!




Jackson’s Jewel is now available from Ellora’s Cave Publishing. This is book 5 in the Awakening Desires series, but can be read as a stand-alone novel.

BLURB:
Awakening Desires - Jackson's Jewel By N.J. Walters

The last thing Jackson Connors wants is a housekeeper. He likes his life just as it is — solitary and uncomplicated.

Emerald Jewel is a New York designer with a stalker on her trail. She needs a place to hide out and Jackson's farm is the perfect solution to her problem. The last thing she wants is to be attracted to her sexy new boss.

Neither of them is prepared for the explosion of passion that flares between them. They try to resist, but the desire will not be denied. Jackson knows Emerald's life is in New York and his is on the farm. He'll eventually have to let her go, but he's not about to let her face this threat on her own.

But the stalker is getting closer to finding Emerald and will stop at nothing to possess her. As the threat around her escalates, she must face leaving Jackson to draw the danger away from the man she's coming to love.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Writer's Life

I'm blogging about the writer's life over at the Samhain Blog today.

Drop by and check it out!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Quote of the Week!

"What time would it be
if all the clocks stopped?"

~ Zen question

This question struck a chord with me, especially since I just got back from a few days away...away from clocks and deadlines and computers. I didn't even think about them while I was gone. I didn't have to be anywhere at a specific time. I didn't even watch any television while I was away. I had almost five days without clocks, television, computers, or any other electronic devices.

It reminded me just how man-made the concept of time is. If all the clocks stopped tomorrow it wouldn't matter what time it was. All that would matter would be when the sun rose and set. It's amazing to realize that's how our great grandparents lived. Somehow or another I can't help but wonder if they didn't have a much better deal than we do.

Something to think about.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Enticements Available Today!


Woohoo! Enticements is now available from Ellora's Cave! This PRINT book contains Craving Candy and Capturing Carly, books 3 and 4 of the Awakening Desires series.
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The first two books in the series Katie’s Art of Seduction and Erin’s Fancy are also available in print.

All of the books in the Awakening Desires series are also available in download from Ellora's Cave.

Awakening Desires - Capturing Carly By N.J. Walters

Third in the Awakening Desires series.

Carly Ames has yearned for Nathan Connors for more years than she cares to think about. One wild night of sex with him resulted in their quick engagement. But now that she has Nathan, she's not quite sure that she can handle him.

Big and tough, Nathan is very well suited to his job as a sheriff's deputy. Protective and forthright, he is definitely used to being in charge. Now he wants to be in control of her sexual pleasure, but fears his sexual preferences will scare a good girl like her.

As circumstances conspire to keep them apart, Nathan senses that Carly is having second thoughts. Now he must convince her that she's more than woman enough to meet his demands, in and out of the bedroom, because now that he's captured Carly, there is no way he is letting her go.

Awakening Desires - Craving Candy By N.J. Walters

Fourth in the Awakening Desires series.

Candy Logan loves her job as a publicist for TK Publishing, but her newest client is causing her problems. Determined to meet the elusive Lucas Squires and get him to agree to publicize his upcoming book, she crashes a party that he is giving in hopes of cornering him.

Lucas wishes he'd never let his friend talk him into writing a cookbook. He has his hands full opening a new location of his café, Coffee Breaks. He forgets all about his business problems, however, when a woman straight out of his dreams walks into his party. He knows he can't let her leave without finding out who she is.

Sparks fly between Candy and Lucas from the first moment they lay eyes on each other. The sexual attraction is immediate and consuming, but a case of mistaken identity gets their relationship off to a rocky start. Just when things start to smooth out between them, issues from each of their pasts threaten their budding relationship.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Weekend Treat!

I know it's early, but I'm heading out of town for the weekend for a mini-vacation.

This weekend, head out to a local farmer's market. There's always plenty to see and wonderful, fresh fruit and veggies to buy. Because it's local it's fresher and hasn't been shipped long distances so it's better for you and the environment.

See you when I get back.

Guest Blogging at The Romance Studio!

Women Who Work From Home--A lot of women are working from home these days, including writers, and it's hard to find balance. To read more check out my guest blog over at The Romance Studio Blog.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Legal Affair--Available Today!


A LEGAL AFFAIR is available today from Samhain Publishing.
Buy it today from My Bookstore and More.

Blurb:
Book 5 of the Jamesville series.

Alicia Flint enjoys her community, her home, and her career as a lawyer. But since her livelihood depends on her spotless reputation, it’s not easy to even date in this small town, much less take a lover.

Then a chance encounter with a stranger at a friend’s wedding tempts her to do something she’s never done before—have a red-hot, one-night stand. The guy will be gone tomorrow; no one need ever know her delicious little secret.

Gill Baron has come to Jamesville to visit friends and figure out what he wants to do with the rest of his life. As a newly retired, burnt-out cop, he’s not looking for love, but he won’t say not to a night of no-strings sex with the seductive brunette. A night that leaves him wanting more.

When she meets the newest investigator on her latest case, Alicia is shocked to come face-to-face with Mr. One-Night-Stand. Jamesville doesn’t need another lawyer-related scandal to gossip about, but the truth is, she needs Gill’s top-notch investigative skills.

Their attraction is too deep to keep the town clueless of their affair forever. When Jamesville finds out, Alicia wonders if her reputation—and her relationship with Gill—will weather the storm.

Guest Blogging...

I'm guest blogging over at Romance Readers at Heart--Novel Thoughts and Book Talk today, talking about series and why we love them so much.

Check it out!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Quote of the Week!

Here's a thought to start your week:

"Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion."

~Dalai Lama

No matter our differences, deep down we're all the same.

Have a great week!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Weekend Treat!


It's the weekend, treat yourself to something special.

Pick out an ice cream treat that you haven't had since you were a kid (or at least in a while). Maybe a popsicle, a chocolate-dipped cone, a soft serve swirl. Anything that feels decadent.

You'll be glad you did.

Friday, July 11, 2008

In the Mail!

I love to check out the mailbox every day. You just never know what's going to be inside.

Today I received my signed contract for my next Samhain release, By The Book! This is book six in the Jamesville series. It's sexy and full of suspense.

The heroine of By The Book, Amanda Barrington, was introduced in book 4, The Seduction of Shamus O’Rourke. The reluctant hero, Jonah Sutter, you'll meet in the upcoming Jamesville book, A Legal Affair, releasing on July 15th from Samhain Publishing.

No release date yet for By The Book, but I'll let you all know as soon as I get word.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Hiking!

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Hubby and I went to the local Botanical Gardens yesterday. They have wonderful hiking trails as well. We went all the way to the Look Out and this is the view. The starting point is beyond the lake. That will give you an idea of how far we walked. It was all up hill, but the trip was more than worth it.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Featured Member at TRS for July!

I'm a featured author over at The Romance Studio for the month of July. I'm chatting about the Awakening Desires series and my upcoming Ellora’s Cave Publishing book, Jackson's Jewel, which will be released on July 25th.

Check it out!

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day to everyone in the States.

Hope you all have a safe and fun holiday. Enjoy the parades, the food, the friends, and the fireworks!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Guest Blogging...

I'm guest blogging over at Mandy Roth’s Blog today for Working Women's Wednesday!

Drop by and check it out!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Awakening Desires Newsletter--July Issue Now Available

If you're not already receiving Awakening Desires Newsletter--the Newsletter of Romance Author N.J. Walters--then you're missing out on all the latest news, author interviews, excerpts and tons more! You're also missing out on a chance to win every month!

The July 2008 issue is now available!

Check out the this month’s interview with award-winning author Nathalie Gray.

As well, each month, some lucky newsletter subscriber wins a prize. All you have to do to be eligible to win next month is to go to Awakening Desires Newsletter to join and read back issues.