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Sunday, September 9, 2012

September 2012

WHAT'S NEW???



This has been an exciting month for me.  So I have news of all kinds!  First of all, I will be having a giveaway on Fresh Fiction for CASSIDY'S COWBOY.  Fifty lucky readers will win a coupon to download the novel from Smashwords.  The contest begins September 15. 

For all those fans of country music and my romance HIS COUNTRY CINDERELLA (2011 Montana Mavericks Harlequin Special Edition), the novel is a finalist in New Jersey Romance Writers' Golden Leaf contest.

And speaking of Montana Mavericks...  I'm working on a synopsis for a new one.  The book will be released in October 2013.  My heroine Jazzy has appeared in other Montana Mavericks releases.  My hero, a veterinarian/cowboy, convinces Jazzy to wed him in a marriage of convenience.

For any of you who are interested in our rescue kitten Zoie Joy's saga, I've been writing a series of blogs about the whole process.  You can read them at:

Karen's blog about Zoie Joy

My webmistress is redesigning my front page and booklist.  I'm hoping a different type of organization will make it easier for you to follow my social media connections as well as group my books so they're easier to find.  I'd like to hear feedback from you after the new pages are launched.  I've had many compliments on my website and I wanted to keep the essential nature of the pages the same.

AROUND THE HOUSE 

Zoie is growing up!

 
 
London and Ebbie are getting used to her being around.  They are out together almost all day.  At night Ebbie and London have a respite from Zoie's energy. We have some wild times most days!





We've been having lots of rain, so the gardens, especially zinnias, have been growing madly while I spend more time with Zoie than outside.  But they are beautiful in their disarray.  The roses are in their second blooming so I'm collecting petals again for sachets for Christmas.




 


Our area produced a beautiful peach crop this year, so I've been making peach pies.



I posted the recipe on my blog, and here's the link:

Peach Pie Recipe


SPECIAL THIS MONTH!!!




For the contest this month, I'm offering the prize of a handpainted gourd ornament (height-3 1/2 inches) as well as a copy of RILEY'S BABY BOY (Reunion Brides, Book 4).  Use the button on the right to enter the contest.  Please only one entry per email address.  They are sorted.  The contest ends September 30 at midnight EST.  Winner will be notified by October 15 and will have to email me his or her snail mail address.  If winner does not verify by midnight October 31, a new winner will be drawn.  THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO US/CANADA WINNERS ONLY.  

Good luck and have a great fall.

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