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Only 2 Months Remain to Enter the PULSE AND PREJUDICE Pop Culture Challenge! Plus a 3rd Clue!

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Time is Running Out to Win an iPad4 PLUS a Cash Jackpot!

Strewn about the prose of Pulse and Prejudice - the paranormal adaptation Jane Austen's classic, which retells the story from Mr. Darcy's point of view as a vampire - you will find references to film, music, and literature I have enjoyed over the years, all of which are listed on the Acknowledgements page.

Ever since Pulse and Prejudice was published last year, readers have excitedly told me the ones they have found and prodded relentlessly to reveal all of the pop culture allusions hidden throughout my novel like Easter eggs.

I am prepared to do so; however, in honour of the 200th Anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, I thought it might be fun to give you, dear readers, the opportunity to find them first.

Hence, at the beginning of the year, in conjunction with Secret Cravings Publishing, we launched:

The Pulse and Prejudice Pop Culture Challenge!
The rules of the contest are simple: Find the most pop culture allusions w…

Winners of ALICIA'S POSSESSION and PULSE & PREJUDICE in Summer's End Blog Hop!

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Announcing the winners in the Summer's End Secret Cravings Publishing Blog Hop!
Congratulations to Eva and Chynarey! They were selected by Random.org as the winners of my gieaways! Amazingly enough, Random.org seemed to know who wanted what (I was really wondering what to do if they both wanted the same prize!), so Eva will receive an Audiobook of Pulse and Prejudice and Chynarey will receive an eBook of Alicia's Possession, personally inscribed to her!

I want to thank everyone who stopped by during the blog hop! If you didn't win, no worries: Pulse and Prejudice is available not only in audiobook but in print and all eBook formats as well, and Alicia's Possession is available in both print and eBook. You can even have your own personally inscribed eBook by ordering from Autography in any format! (Click here for Alicia's Possession and here for Pulse and Prejudice and enter the First Name you would like used on the inscription.)

By the way, did you know that Alici…

RWA 2013 Ella Winner Carolyn Wren Joins Me for Coffee

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Good morning, dear readers!
It is my honour to introduce the amazing and talented Carolyn Wrenall the way from the Land Down Under. She is not only a fellow Sweet Cravings Publishing author, but also a Multi-award winning writer, having just won the 2013 "Ella" from Romance Writers of Australia for The Protectors Book 1, Diplomat’s Daughter - and this after winning the Emerald Award in 2012! How about that for an endorsement? PLUS she is giving away TWO COPIES of her award-winning novella! Just leave a comment below and include your email address so she can notify you when you win!

She has dropped by for coffee to tell us all about her experience at the RWA Conference and what it was like to hear her name called. Maybe someday I'll be so lucky! One thing I know for certain: Carolyn Wren is sure to become one of your favourite writers of the year! ~Colette
How I survived the RWA 2013 conference…and won a beautiful trophy.Two years ago, when I found out the Romance Writers o…

Summer's End Secret Cravings Publishing Blog Hop!

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Greetings, dear readers!

Welcome to the Secret Cravings Publishing Blog Hop! A whole slew of your favourite Secret Cravings Authors - and maybe some who will become new favourites! - have joined in the fun for this weekend, and you will want to visit them all to see what they have to offer!  I will be giving away my TWO new releases: An eBook of my "spanking" new Romantic Suspense Thriller Alicia's Possession PLUS the newly-released AUDIOBOOK of Pulse and Prejudice. (You can hear a sample just there on the right - See it? Although it really doesn't do the narrator justice - you have to hear his dwarf and prostitute!) 

To be entered to win one of these TWO prizes, just leave a comment below.  Be sure to include an email address so I can let you know when you win! 

Pulse and Prejudice is the paranormal adaptation of Jane Austen's classic, which tells Mr. Darcy's story - but as a vampire.  Plus I wrote my novel as if Miss Austen had envisioned Mr. Darcy as a vam…

Better Late Than Pregnant! Winners (Finally!) Announced

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With deepest apologies, I must confess:  I have been a terrible blogger lately!  I spent the last two weeks on the road at the Romance Novel Convention and Authors After Dark and stupidly thought I could blog while traveling. Obviously, it didn't happen! (I did a little write-up on the conferences for Austen Authors here if you're interested.)
Thus, without further ado: The winners in my giveaway for the Love, Lust, and Lipstick Stains Blog Hop are K. April and Laurie (selected by Random.org). They will each receive a Personally Inscribed eBook of my latest release, the Romantic Suspense Thriller Alicia's Possession! (It hasn't been out long, but I am thrilled by its  wonderful reception based on the reviews by readers like you!)
If you didn't win, never fear: Alicia's Possession is available wherever fine eBooks are sold. You can even have your eBook personally inscribed by ordering it from Autography! I had so much fun signing eBooks for readers at the confe…

Cocktails with Juliette Cross - Forged in Fire

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Good evening, dear readers!
Wow, I haven't had a post in over two weeks since I have been on the road for two back-to-back novel conferences! I had naïvely thought I would be able to blog about the conferences during the conferences! It was all I could do to post the occasional picture on my Facebook Author Page! I will tell you all about my adventures once I catch my breath (especially now that I'm out of those corsets!).

Since I could certainly use a little something to help me relax, it seems only fitting that my first blog after this hiatus should be Cocktails with Colette, the Thursday night feature I have now and then to introduce you to my friends who write in genres other than romance.

Tonight I am thrilled to introduce you to an author who joins us for Happy Hour from right here in Louisiana! (In fact, just last night we chatted on the phone over wine.) Urban Fantasy writer Juliette Cross joins me tonight to tell you about her upcoming novel Forged in Fire - and YEA! - a…

Evelyn Pryce Talks Slang - Regency Style!

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Good morning, dear readers!  If you look at my Coming for Coffee calendar there are the right, you will see that I won't be having any guests for a few weeks. How can I have callers when I will be out of town? First for the Romance Novel Convention in Las Vegas, and then next week I leave for Authors After Dark in Savannah! If you will be at either of these events, be sure to come and say hi!

So since this will be my last visitor for a while, I had to have an extra special guest for you! I became acquainted with Evelyn Pryce when we were both selected as semi-finalists in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards, but she had the good fortune - and the great novel! - to go on to the finals! If you love a good Regency romance, you won't find one better than A Man Above Reproach! She joins me today to talk about slang she uses in her novel - all in keeping with the early 19th Century.  Ahhhh....historical accuracy!  Be still my heart!
~Colette 
The Taradiddle about that Funny Talk
Slang…

Love, Lust, and Lipstick Stains Summer Lovin' Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Love, Lust, and Lipstick Stains Summer Lovin' Blog Hop! With over 50 authors participating over the next three days, you have a chance to find out about a LOT of wonderful new novels for this summer. PLUS, not only are we giving away individual prizes - there is a HUGE Blog Hop Giveaway of 40 eBooks! So be sure to leave a comment not just to enter my giveaway but to be entered for the Grand Prize as well! (Don't forget to include an email address so you can be notified when you win! I'm still trying to get in touch with the winner of my last giveaway!)

I will be giving away not one but TWO Personally Inscribed eBooks of my latest release, Alicia's Possession! It is filled with love and lust - as well as mystery and suspense!

Alicia's Possession tells the story of a wealthy socialite who has just awoken from a coma following a freak car crash. Now she has retrograde amnesia and cannot remember the accident or the weeks leading up to it. After finding …

Natalie Acres' Guest Post Winners of Alicia's Possession and Pulse and Prejudice!

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Good morning, dear readers!I recently had the honor of visiting Natalie Acres' blog to talk a little about my latest releases, the conferences I will be attending this month (this week I leave for Las Vegas for the Romance Novel Convention!), and what I am writing now.
Included in my guest post, I had a giveaway of my TWO new releases: an eBook of Alicia's Possession PLUS the newly-released AUDIOBOOK of Pulse and Prejudice! (You can hear a sample just there on the right - See it?)

The winners of the giveaways (as selected by Random.org) are Eva P. and Stephanie!  (Eva – I need your contact info. Please email me: colette@colettesaucier.com)
If you did not win, no worries! Alicia's Possession is available in all eBook formats, and Pulse and Prejudice is available in print and eBook, as well as audiobook!
If you happened to miss my guest post, I hope you will visit Natalie's blog to get all the scoop PLUS there's an excerpt of Alicia's Possession!



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