Bunnies and a Cover Contest

I spent the evening weeding my garden (curse you, hackberry tree seedlings!) and discovered that it’s overflowing with bunnies. Two have taken up residence in the front garden and three hop back and forth between my back yard and my neighbor’s. I suspect a nest in the front garden, but haven’t gotten close enough to look for fear of scaring away the mother bunny. In any case I’m sure we’ll soon have even more bunnies. . . .

Both To Taste Temptation and To Seduce a Sinner have been nominated for the 2008 Cover Contest in the Two Cover category. This is a fun contest to browse just to check out all the pretty romance covers, so go ahead and take a look.

Finally, I’m pleased to announce that To Taste Temptation has finaled in the 2009 Desert Rose Romance Writers Golden Quill contest. Chocolates for everyone (except the dogs!)

Fairy Tales and Auctions

Happy May Day! I was once fortunate enough to enjoy May Day in Oxford, England (I believe I grumbled when my mother pulled me out of bed early to see the Morris dancers–teenagers are never grateful.)

Unfortunately here in central Illinois it’s gray and damp today. Still too wet to weed (well, without making a muddy mess anyway) and rather chilly too. Brrr! Just as well that I need to stay inside and write.

Today I’m blogging at Grand Central Cafe about fairy tales and To Beguile a Beast.

Also today is the start of Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for Diabetes Research. This is a lovely chance for readers to buy autographed books–and arcs!–from their favorite authors and benefit a good cause too. Here are some of the items I’ve donated:

an autographed arc of To Desire a Devil

an autographed Princes trilogy

the first three books of The Legend of the Four Soldiers series

autographed copies of my Julia Harper books: Hot and For the Love of Pete

Chapter 4 of THE ICE PRINCESS is up!

Thank you to everyone writing me with news of where they found To Beguile a Beast! It’s always so wonderful to hear as the books hit the shelves.

In all the excitement about the new web design and new book, I clean forgot to mention that Chapter 4 of The Ice Princess is up! Do go and take a look.

This last weekend I spent a lovely few days in Orlando, Florida at the Romantic Times BOOKreview Convention. I got to meet many readers, lounge by the pool with author friends, and watch the little gecko lizards dart in and out of the underbrush. Everything is so green and lush in Florida! But while there I also picked up the Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Historical of the Year (the year being last year!) for To Taste Temptation. What a wonderful honor!