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A New Year, A Guest Post, and an Amazon Giftcard Giveaway!

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Happy New Year, Dear Readers!
Wow - 2015....This decade is just flying by!
I know many people are blogging about their "year in review," but it just kind of whooshed right by me. I know I worked - a lot! Mainly putting in plenty of overtime at my soul-sucking day job. I did finish two novels - one of them being Viuda, which is a work of art if I do say so myself (fingers crossed that my agent finds a publisher soon so you can finally read it!) - and, if I'm lucky, I might finish a third this week. I also completed the edits and enhancements for The Proud and the Prejudiced (which - as a reminder - is still only 99¢ on all eBooks through January 1st, then it jumps back to the extravagant regular price of $2.99). Right now it is only available on eBook but soon will be released in hardcover.

I have so much planned for 2015, I hope I have enough time!
I shan't take up too much of your time here, as I know you must have new years' preparations and parties. I don't -…

Sneak Peek from Modern Twist on Austen, 99 cent Sale Ending Soon, Plus a Personal Appeal

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Good Morning, dear readers! Actually, it's afternoon. While I have been on vacation from my soul-sucking day job, I have taken to sleeping in until eleven! I must say, it's quite lovely. Alas, last night I had one too many chocolate martinis (who ever thought such a thing was possible!) and awoke with a terrible headache.

Once upon a time, there was a little blog hop called 6 Sentence Sunday, but almost as soon as I started participating, it stopped! Fortunately, other authors picked up the slack and created Sneak Peek Sunday, so I joined them for awhile as well. Now I can empathize with the organizers of 6 Sentence Sunday because I have been so busy being a writer (when not working 9, 10, 11 hours a  day) that I had to cut back on social media, including my regular blog posts (136 in 2013 to 45 in 2014).

Now I did not officially sign up for Sneak Peek Sunday since I knew I wouldn't get my excerpt up in time, and plus I am making a personal appeal, but I will add the Linky…

99 cent Sale on eBooks: Critically-acclaimed modern adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, THE PROUD AND THE PREJUDICED

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My Sexy Saturday: We go for a ride! Excerpt from The Proud and the Prejudiced

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"This week’s theme is A Sexy Sleigh Ride and it’s our hats off to the holidays. Don’t you just love those amazing holiday sleigh rides? It is one of the most romantic things about the holiday season."

Good morning, dear readers,

As you see, this week's theme is "A Sexy Sleigh Ride." I fear I must disagree with the lovely coordinators of My Sexy Saturday because I do not think there is anything romantic about snow! I tried living in Colorado once, and over Christmas week, we were hit with a blizzard so bad that the only way to get out of the house was to climb through the second-floor window! Snow is wet and cold. And wet! My boyfriend and I were separated for a week during the holidays while I was stuck in the home of my elderly aunt and uncle, with whom? My other elderly aunt and uncle plus my grandmother and grouchy mother. NOT romantic. I'll keep the heat and humidity of Louisiana, thank you very much. Northerners will tell me, "Oh, but you don't…

Happy Birthday, Jane Austen! Release Day for THE PROUD AND THE PREJUDICED with 99¢ Limited Time Offer

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Greetings, dear readers!
It is, indeed, Jane Austen's birthday; but since she isn't around to accept a gift, I have one for you!

As you may have heard, All My Tomorrows, the critically-acclaimed modern adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (a semifinalist - among 20 in a field of 10,000 - in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards) has been retired. Today, December 16th, for Miss Austen's birthday, I am releasing an expanded and enhanced version of that "masterpiece" entitled The Proud and the Prejudiced: A Modern Twist on Pride and Prejudice!

The Proud and the Prejudiced has 9500 more words, 3 additional chapters, and 4 more scenes of our hero and heroine battling their pride and prejudices as well as their intense attraction to one another.

The retail price of this eBook is a mere $2.99; however, because I know so many of you have already had the pleasure of reading All My Tomorrows, for two weeks only, all ebook formats will be available for only 99¢! That's right - …

A Sexy Morning ~ My Sexy Saturday ~ Dearest Bloodiest Elizabeth

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"This week’s theme is A Sexy Morning. Don’t you just love it when you see characters have a snuggle down day that starts with an awesome morning? Or how about making love at dawn on a planet far away? Or watching the morning sky together for the very first time as the sun tops the ridge?  This is a theme about that special time of the day where only lovers go. Do they wake up next to each other and wonder how they got there? Or are they all over one another?"

Good morning, dear readers,

As you see, this week's theme is "A Sexy Morning." Well, I'm not going to give it to you. Not really, at least.

I am sharing an excerpt from Dearest Bloodiest Elizabeth - the upcoming sequel to Pulse and Prejudice, the award-winning paranormal adaptation of the Jane Austen classic, which tells the story of Mr. Darcy, vampire. Since appearing in Entertainment Weekly introduced Pulse and Prejudice to a new audience, I thought  this might be a good time to let readers know that …

Cocktails with Romance author Karen "KL" Docter PLUS a Half Price Special Offer & a Cocktail Recipe!

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Good evening, dear readers!
Thank you for joining me for Cocktails with Colette, my Happy Hour feature,  which I have on Thursday evenings on occasion to introduce you to some of my  author friends. You might notice that, although I usually have a picture of my own special dirty vodka martini, tonight I have something a little sweeter for your consumption. I call this the "Cosmo Compro" (as in "compromise") because, as always, I am trying to watch my weight - and lately have only watched it go up! This is approximately one part raspberry/pomegranate sorbet light vodka (I really should get a job as a D-minus-list celebrity endorser), one part (or so) club soda, and a bit of lime juice, garnished with a cherry. (I say "approximately" because when I fixed one for my daughter at a 1:1 ratio, she said it just tasted like the 
flavored fizzy water my step-mother always has -- so 
adjust to your own taste.) 

And get this:  it's only 75 calories! Well, not counti…

DEADLINE author Scarlet Hawthorne: 5 Tools I Use When I Am Writing PLUS CyberMonday 99 cent eBook & GIVEAWAY

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Greeting, gentle readers!
Today is the last day of Scarlet Hawthorne's blog tour for her new release Deadline. Part romance, part mystery, and part police procedural, Deadline has been on Amazon's "Hot New Release" lists since its debut! 

For Cyber-Monday, Scarlet is offering all eBooks for only 99¢! But it is ending soon, so grab your copy at this incredible price while you can

Plus, be sure to enter blog tour giveaway for three signed paperbacks through the Rafflecopter below. Today's the last day!

Today Scarlet tells us the 5 tools she must have when writing.

UPDATE: If you missed out on the Black Friday/Cyber-Monday Sale, you can still get Scarlet's eBook for the ridiculously low price of only $2.99! Cheaper than a latte...

~Colette
5 Tools I Use When Writing by Scarlet Hawthorne
1. A lap desk. I do all of my actual writing in bed, and I have the perfect wooden tray large enough for my laptop and mouse with “legs” that can be adjusted to the perfect height. I…

Our Sexy Thanksgiving? Not really, but I DO have a Special Announcement for My Sexy Saturday

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Gentle Readers,
How are you feeling today? Alas, I feel like crap. I have had what I think must be the flu all week. How is it possible for eyeballs to sweat?
Nevertheless, after being scarce not just on my blog but from social media in general while I wrote one novel, edited another, and worked 45-50+ hours at my soul-sucking day job, I was determined to participate in this week's "My Sexy Saturday" blog hop!

The theme this week: "Our Sexy Thanksgiving"
"We know what you’re thinking. Thanksgiving is about families. What’s more sexy than family? After all each started with a story about a man and a woman finding each other and deciding on a family. Think of all the wonderful romances that happen at this time of year. You know the ones we’re talking about. Sister brings home friend, brother falls for friend and on and on.

"So this week show us all the characters love family. Maybe it’s someone who doesn’t have one and suddenly they find themselves with o…

Cocktails with Scarlet Hawthorne: Writing the Heroine of DEADLINE Plus TWO Giveaways!

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Good evening, dear readers!
Thank you for joining me for my Happy Hour feature, Cocktails with Colette, which I have on Thursday evenings occasionally to introduce you to my author friends. Normally, I use a picture of a dirty vodka martini, but in honor of my guest tonight, I am sharing a postcard for St~Germaine, as Scarlet Hawthorne's favourite drink is the St~Germaine Cocktail (which is quite yummy, I must admit - recipe below in "Meet the Author" - use champagne). So pour the cocktail of your choice as I introduce our guest.

Scarlet is currently in the middle of the blog tour for her new release Deadline, and she joined me for Coffee last month for the cover reveal. Part romance, part mystery, and part police procedural, Deadline has been on Amazon's "Hot New Release" lists since its debut! In honor of this, Scarlet is offering an additional giveaway here on Cocktails in addition to the blog tour giveaway for three signed paperbacks. Just leave a commen…

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