Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Quickie Contest!

We're all so busy this time of year. There are halls to be decked, food to be prepared and presents to buy. Then there are all the social obligations, Christmas pageants and the like to schedule in. There's not much time for reading.

But there's always time for a Quickie. No, not that kind of quickie. (Although that's not a bad idea either.) But a quick read. Something you can pick up and read in one sitting while you're relaxing after a hard day of work or shopping.

I want to help you out this holiday season, so I'm giving away a free PDF download of one of my Ellora’s Cave Quickies each Friday between December 2nd and December 23rd. Just go to my website and click on the “Contests” page for details on how you can enter for a chance to win.

Winning names will be chosen at random and announced each Friday.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Chatting at Joyfully Reviewed

I'll be chatting at the Joyfully Reviewed Yahoo Chat Group on Wednesday, November 30th from Noon to 1pm EST. Please stop by and chat! I'll be giving away a free PDF download to some lucky chatter!

4 Blue Ribbons for Lady's Minstrel

Romance Junkies has given Lady's Minstrel 4 Blue Ribbons. Here is a snippet of what the reviewer has to say:

"LADY’S MINSTREL is one of those books that you can’t help but fall in love with. N.J. Walters does an exceptional job in creating two emotionally challenged characters. How she weaves each other back into one another’s lives is the tragedy triumph this reader craves. I highly recommend this book to any beauty and the beast fans!"

~4 Blue Ribbons, Suzie Housley

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday

If you're stuffed after the Thanksgiving Weekend food fest, try shopping at home on your comptuer today instead of braving the stores. It's Cyber Monday folks! Have fun!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Sweet 'N Sexy Interview

Be sure to stop by and check out my interview at the Sweet 'N Sexy Divas Blog!

Black Friday!

The Friday after Thanksgiving is traditionally known as Black Friday. It unofficially kicks off the Christmas shopping season. It's the day where most retailers finally make it into the "black" and start turning a profit for the year. Retailers open their doors extremely early and offer crazy deals to lure people into their store so there will be plenty of bargains to get today!

If you're brave enough to venture out there today (and I'm certainly not) please stay safe and try to have fun!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Day!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Holiday Lovin'

I'll be over at the Coffee Time Romance Erotic Chat Group from 7-8 EST tonight chatting about holiday books. Stop by to chat and you might win a free download. I'll be giving away a prize to some lucky chatter. See you then!

R.I.P Anne McCaffrey

The writing world has lost a giant. Ann McCaffrey has died at the age of 85, but she has left behind a legacy that will live forever. She was the first woman to win a Hugo Award and a Nebula Award, as well as a Grand Master of science fiction, and is best known for her Dragonriders of Pern series.

Happy Birthday!

Yesterday was my birthday and I spent it in the best way possible--with my husband. We went out for lunch and a movie, which is something we love to do. The best present I can get is time together and I cherish it.

I want to thank everyone who sent birthday wishes through my Yahoo groups, Facebook and to my email account. Thank you all so very much. You helped make the day extra special!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Week in Review

I meant to write this post yesterday, but that's the kind of week it's been. Actually, the past couple of weeks have been busy and they're only going to get worse. It's the time of year when there's a lot going on. You know what I mean.

I want to start my Christmas holidays on December 22nd, but I have two books to rewrite and submit before then. And, if I get time, I want to at least get the rough draft of a novella done. We'll see. Luckily, I finished the rough draft of one of the books this past Friday so it's time to start the rewrite this morning.

Hubby and I went out last Friday to see a local band, something we haven't done in a long time. The concert was wonderful, but when we stepped outside after the show there was snow on the ground. It was a huge change from the almost 60 degree Farenheit weather we'd had that morning. Thankfully, hubby had gone to the garage and had the snowtires put on the car the day before.

I worked on my Christmas cards yesterday and I'm still glittering and expect to glitter for a while yet. What can I say, I love glittery cards. Although in my defense, hubby chose the cards this year. But I loved them too.

Made a Christmas list so I know what I need to buy. My family doesn't go crazy with gifts and we tend to give giftcards and things that can be consumed (food, wine, chocolate, movie tickets, etc...) We all decided long ago we didn't need to worry about finding room for a bunch of stuff we didn't need after the holidays are over. It simplifies things and everyone is happy.

Time to get to work if I hope to have everything done in time for the holidays. Hope you have a most excellent Monday!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Check out Jason Baca

Wow, I just got a wonderful email from fabulous cover model Jason Baca, who many of you will recognize from the cover of my book Legacy Found. He's being featured in Scene Bay Area Magazine and they've featured my cover as well. I'm absolutely thrilled for both of us!

Go Jason!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Coffee Time Romance Contest Reminder!

I'm sponsoring a contest over at Coffee Time Romance during the month of November and I'm giving away a PDF download from my backlist as a prize. (Winner's choice.)

Be sure to stop by and check out my contest and all the fabulous contests and prizes being offered by other authors!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Lest We Forget...

by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Monday, November 07, 2011

4 Stars for Love in Flames

Night Owl Romance Reviews gave Love in Flames 4 Stars! Here's a snippet of what the reviewer has to say:

"N.J. Walters delivers an emotional and endearing tale of lost love and second chances. Her characters are well drawn and the story is one that will end up haunting the reader long after the book is finished. The romance between Esther and Ryan is hot and sensual, and as Esther starts to face her fears readers will find themselves rooting for Esther and Ryan to find a way to conquer the past and restore their future."


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Saturday, November 05, 2011

Guy Fawkes Night

Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot...

Tonight is Guy Fawkes night. If you're having a community bonfire or one in your backyard, keep it safe and fun!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Coffee Time Romance Contest

I'm sponsoring a contest over at Coffee Time Romance during the month of November and I'm giving away a PDF download from my backlist as a prize. (Winner's choice.)

Be sure to stop by and check out my contest and all the fabulous contests and prizes being offered by other authors!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

November Newsletter is HERE!

The November 2011 issue of Awakening Desires—the Newsletter of Romance Author N.J. Walters—is now available.

Be sure to check out all the latest news, my husband’s popular column—Confessions of a Romance Author’s Husband—an excerpt, and this month’s interview with the wonderful Cindy Spencer Pape.

As always, some lucky newsletter subscriber wins a prize. All you have to do to be eligible to win is go to the Awakening Desires Newsletter and join. While you’re there, you can check out back issues of the newsletter.