Sunday, May 31, 2009

June Newsletter Now Available!

If you’re not already receiving Awakening Desires—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 June 2009 issue is now available!

Check out the this month’s author interview with Sylvia Day.


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.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Romance--Alive and Well

The economy has taken a hit over the past year, but the romance book industry is alive and well. Check out this article on the msnbc.com.

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/30986580/?gt1=43001

Friday, May 29, 2009

The difference a few days can make...

It's amazing the difference a few days can make. Tuesday it was snowing. Today is sunny and around 68 degrees. The past few days have been lovely. Hubby and I have been out walking quite a bit, taking advantage of the nice weather.

It's Friday! I hope all of you have a fabulous weekend.

I'm not sure what I'll be doing this weekend. Maybe a bit of writing, some reading, but other than that, only time will tell.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Is it Winter?

As I look out the window this morning, snow is wafting down from the sky. The ground is already covered in a light veil of white. It's supposed to clear away later and warm up. This won't last, but it sure is weird to go from summer to winter from one day to the next.

On another note, here is a video from Phantom of the Opera. I actually saw this production back in 1989. It was absolutely breathtaking.

Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktLJYxv6vSA

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Summer Fun Print Book Contest!

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Summer is finally here! To celebrate, I’m giving away 5 PRINT Books between June 1st and July 31st—Summersville Heat, Overtime, Under Him, Candy Caresses, Ellora’s Cavemen: Seasons of Seduction III, and Feral Fixation.


To enter, just go to my website and click on the “contests” page for details.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Sign of Summer

You can always tell that summer has arrived by looking in my freezer. Why? Because you'll find a container full of slush. What is slush?

Well, slush is the basis for a yummy summer drink!

Slush:

1 - 12 oz tin of frozen orange juice
1 - 12oz tin of frozen lemonade
3/4 cup sugar
5 cups of water
2 cups of vodka.

Mix in order given and pop into freezer.

Serve 1/2 glass of slush topped with 7up or ginger ale.

Ahhhhh!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Life's a Beach














It's the first "unofficial" weekend of summer and I had a wonderful time. Hubby and I went to a beach not far from the city. We went early and almost had the whole thing to ourself. What a view!


You can see more of the beach behind me!













Had brunch at my sisters...no pictures, unfortunately.

Went to my brother's place for a barbecue. That's me lounging in a chair at his place before we all went outside to watch as he manned the grill.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Happy Holidays!

It's the Victoria Day Weekend in Canada. This weekend is the "unofficial" launch of summer. Hope all of you enjoy a safe, fun weekend with friends and family!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

EC and Brenda Novak's Online Auction!

Ellora's Cave has donated an expenses-paid trip to RomantiCon 2009 for Brenda Novak's Online Auction to Benefit Diabetes Research.

Highest bidder also gets her photo on the cover of the EC book of her choice with the cover model of her choice (from those attending RomantiCon) and 10 free copies of the book.

Spread the word to your readers and go bid yourself! Let's see how much we can raise for diabetes research! Bidding time is limited, so go bid now: http://brendanovak.%20auctionanything.%20com/auctionhelp.%20taf?S=N&R=

Trip includes:1. Admission to RomantiCon 2009, Ellora's Cave's first ever convention devoted to our exciting trademark brand of Erotic Romance called Romantica. Be there for this historic (and rowdy) event, including three days of parties, workshops, photo shoots, cover models2. Food, Hotel Accomodations, and Roundtrip Airfare (Continental United States only!)

BEST OF ALL!!3. Your photo with the Ellora's Caveman cover model of your choice, featured on the book cover of your choice and 10 free copies of the book.

Click HERE to place your bid!

More info on RomantiCon: http://www.jasminejade.com/romanticon/

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Walk This Way

Sometimes inspiration comes from unlikely places and when we least expect it. I followed a link to The Crazy Woman Inside Me a blog by Susan Bodendorfer, aka Daisy Dexter Dobbs. It was inspiring and made me stop and reflect on how much I value my health. But, like many of us, I've let things slide. You get busy with life, or you don't have time, or you just don't feel like exercising.

I admit, I've become a couch potato over the winter. Those long, cold months made me want to do nothing but work and curl up on the end of the couch and nibble, which is why I wrote four books and put on five pounds.

Winter is over and spring is in the air. After reading Susan's Blog, I went for a 4K walk around a local pond today with my hubby. Thanks for the inspiration, Susan, and good luck with your continued journey toward health!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday, Monday!

Good morning and welcome to Monday. I hope everyone enjoyed the Mother's Day weekend.

Hubby and I went to the movies this past Friday. We took in the latest edition to the Star Trek franchise. I really didn't have any expectations when I went. I figured it would be a good movie.

It was fantastic!

I loved it. It didn't try to be the old Star Trek. It went back in time to the very beginning when Jim Kirk and Spock were children and moved forward in time. It was original, yet it didn't ignore the fact that these are beloved characters and were true to them.

I think that Star Trek fans will enjoy it. And, even if you've never seen Star Trek in your life, you'll enjoy it. It's a science fiction adventure that is mostly about people. That's what makes it work.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Midnight Brew and Author Chat!

Welcome to Thursday!

Lots of stuff going on today. Midnight Moon Cafe inteviewed me for the Midnight Brew feature. I'm talking about life, writing, and my latest books!

I'll also be chatting at Sierra Dafoe's Readers' Chat Group tonight from 6-8 pm EST! Drop by and chat.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Endless Chase by N.J. Walters Available Today!


ENDLESS CHASE is available today from Ellora's Cave Publishing!

http://www.jasminejade.com/p-7233-endless-chase.aspx

or

http://www.ellorascave.com/productpage.asp?ISBN=9781419919954


Endless Chase
NJ Walters

Book 5 of Dalakis Passion

Katya Markova has spent the last year of her life searching for the person responsible for the brutal murder of her parents. Her quest has taken her around the world and into the dark world of blood cults and murderers, finally bringing her to Transylvania and the Dalakis family.

Chase Deveraux is at a crossroads in his life. His sister and most of his extended family are vampires, but he is not. He’s come to Dalakis Castle to spend time with his family and make some important decisions about his uncertain future.

Vengeance is at hand for Katya, and nothing will make her stray from her chosen path—nothing, that is, but Chase. From their first chance meeting, the emotional and sexual connection between them is explosive. But Katya is enmeshed in a world of lies and deceptions, which now includes Chase and his family. Love, vengeance and honor are tested, and sides must be taken as the entire Dalakis family is now in jeopardy.

Guest Blogging at TRS Blue

Dark Heroes...why do we love them?

I’m guest blogging over at The Romance Studio Blue Blog today. Stop by and check it out!

Monday, May 04, 2009

On The Road

Last week, hubby and I took a short trip to visit family. It was only overnight, but getting away was nice. We drove the backroads instead of the highway. It took us almost two hours, instead of one, to get to our destination, but it was a much nicer drive. I enjoy looking at the trees, the ocean and the occassion goat or horse. We arrived much more relaxed. And it gave us time to talk, which is always nice.

The calendar may say it's spring, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the countryside. Most of the trees are still bare, and I didn't see any flowers that have been brave enough to poke their heads up out of the ground yet. But that will change...hopefully soon.

This summer, we're hoping to take a few more roadtrips. Short ones for sure, but the only way to get a break from work when you work from home is to leave it and the computer behind. I wonder where we'll go...

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Check out my Interview!

Check out my interview over at Sierra Dafoe's website. I'm talking about writing, life and about my latest Samhain release, as well as my upcoming Ellora's Cave release, Endless Chase.

http://www.sierradafoe.com/interviews/njwalters.php

I'm also guest chatting at Sierra Dafoe's Readers Club on May 7th from 6-8 EST. Hope you can stop by to chat.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Sierra_Dafoe/

Friday, May 01, 2009

May Newsletter Now Available!

If you’re not already receiving Awakening Desires—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 May 2009 issue is now available!

Check out the this month’s author interview with the talented Sierra Dafoe.

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.