Today, I ask you to be a problem

So I saw the link to this

It’s a review of Laura Vivanco’s book.  I see Laura online. I know she’s wicked smart.  That’s about all I know.  But she wrote a book…about romances, awesome, right?

And this woman reviewed it and decided readers are the problem.

But clearly there is a vast and satisfied readership out there who want to read novels written like this: they choose to buy these books, and that’s the problem.

Hey.  Cool.  I like being a problem.

So, I bought two books.

I bought…

maisey sarah

 

Chosen specifically since Doc Macdonald was really ragging on categories and I don’t think I can buy M&Bs here in the states.  So I shared my love (and was a problem) with HQN instead.

I urge you today to be a problem.  And if HQN or Mills and Boon isn’t your speed, you can always buy me.  I’m totally for sale. ;)

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Irony

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Yes…. I haz it.

Say What…

I just got my RWR for the month.  And it has my article on digital self-publishing.  No, I’m not eating my words with Beg Me, because after all, I never said I wouldn’t try it again.  I said it wasn’t likely.

And if it wasn’t for a few friends who kept nagging me at RAW in September, I don’t know that I would have decided to try going independently with Beg Me.  I’m not going into detail about things, but long story short, I figured I’d give the digital self-publishing thing another shot, if I could come up with another idea.  And I did.  Beg Me.  Timing-wise, if I tried sending it to Samhain, it wouldn’t get published for almost a year. I don’t want to wait that long for it, and if I did, it would put off the next Grimm book for that much longer.  It also came along at a time when…well, I needed to control something-completely.  I didn’t want to worry about not getting the title I wanted, or worry if the subject matter was too dark-yes, it’s dark and the story isn’t for everybody, I know this.  I needed to control something and damn it, that’s what I did.

In the long run, this will be an interesting experience-and already has been.  I’ve gotten to work with a great freelance editor, got an idea of what the costs are, got to control the cover aspect from start to finish-realized I can do a blurb without screwing it up, although it’s a good thing a synopsis wasn’t required.  I’ll get a better idea of whether or not it really is a feasible option to consider in the future, because as the article mentions, my previous experience with digital self-publishing?  Complete and total flop.

And… FYI… this is why I rarely say never.  Because I don’t like eating my words or backtracking, and I knew it was possible I might try it in the future.  I just didn’t expect it to happen this soon.

Regardless, it’s not something I see me turning to in the future altogether.  It’s too much work and I want somebody else doing this extra stuff so I don’t need to, and if this had been a harder book to write, or a longer book?  It wouldn’t be going out solo.

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Post HEA Nookie

RRRJes/Read React Review did a review on Veil of Shadows *and holy crap, she liked it, yay!*

But one thing she mentioned was that she didn’t much care for the sex that comes at the end of the book…once the HEA has been achieved.  Tongue in cheek, I replied,

you don’t like HEA sex? You’re a sick puppy, Jess. ;)

Although I will admit, I was curious as to why…I mean, I’ve read a lot of books where there wasn’t any HEA sex, and I felt cheated.  Not with all books, but with a number of romances, particularly the hotter ones.

Rosario added in:

Sex scenes where there’s nothing at stake (and I would assume if we’re after the HEA, there isn’t) bore me.

And I guess, on a some level, that makes sense… but the way I’m viewing it, and this is probably because when I’m writing, even though I don’t write beyond the HEA for most books… I’m still seeing more. Not story more-nothing I could write, I just see that more happens in their lives.  Which means, for me, there’s certainly more at stake.  More of their stories, more of their lives… their romance.  And I also know that a HEA for two committed people generally does involve sex.  At least mine does.

I kind of view sex at the end of a hotter romance the same way I view a kiss, so to speak… it’s a wrap up.  It’s like when the DH is leaving to run to the store…I tell him, I love you, although he knows, and I give him a kiss.

With these scenes is there anything at stake? Well, they did find their happy ever after…but anybody who is married or involved in a committed relationship knows that HEA doesn’t stop with making that commitment.  It’s an every day thing-part of that every day thing does involve a happy sex life, at least in my opinion.  Which is kind of why I enjoy hotter romances, why I like the HEA sex…it’s an ending to one phase, a beginning to another phase…a wrap-up for me.

Plus, freely, I admit… I just like well written love scenes.

I’m curious though… how do you all feel about them????

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No Prince Charming… the next Grimm Fairy tale…now out.

Releases today… (please note, I’m loading this to go live at my normal time-the book will probably be available sometime Tuesday morning, EST)

No Prince Charming

Her Happy-Ever-After has been a long time coming…

Elle spent years trying to get over her so-called Prince Charming, and she’s finally getting the hang of it. A Grimm—a guardian angel with unique gifts—she spends her nights trolling for demons and kicking ass, and lately, her days have been spent with her on-and-off-again lover, Ren, a fellow Grimm. But fate has other plans in store for Elle, plans that include Michael, the prince from her youth who broke her heart.

“What do you choose…live for her? Or would you rather die?” That was the choice Michael was given all those years ago. Although he knew she’d never forgive him, when Michael was given the chance to become a Grimm, he took it. Still, he isn’t so sure Elle needs him in her life. With a lover at her side and a mission before her, Elle looks like she’s doing just fine without him.

But the not-so-charming prince isn’t going to back off that easily…not if there’s a chance she might need him again. He’d do anything to save her. Kill for her, live for her, die for her…

Warning: This dark, twisted version of Cinderella involves demons, deceit, desire, and debauchery between a princess and two sexy guardian angels, both determined to win the fair Cinderella.

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Excerpt

All these years, he had been waiting for a second chance. All these years, he had waited for her.

Waited—because he’d been told that she would need him. He’d held onto that, because he loved her, because he wanted to believe she would one day forgive him, one day love him again, one day need him.

And now, here she was…so lovely, so beautiful and strong. So out of reach.

He’d been a delusional fool.

She leaned against her lover and smiled at him. A golden brow arched and she said, “What’s the matter, prince? Cat got your tongue?”

He skimmed his gaze over her once more, wishing he could move in and touch. Wishing he could take and taste. Instead, he tucked his hands into his pockets and inclined his head. “Just trying to understand your choice of clothing.”

“Oh, well, now. I can help there.” Elle gave him a devilish smile and leaned in, her voice a low, silken purr. “It’s a sex club. I’m trying to blend.”

Michael didn’t think Elle could ever blend. No matter what she did.

She was close…so close. Closing his eyes, he took a slow, careful breath, flooding his senses with her scent, reveling in the warmth he felt radiating from her.

But then she pulled back. Gone. Her eyes stared at his and she had a blank, bored expression on her face. “So now that you know why I’m pretending to be S&M Barbie, why don’t you get out of here?”

“I can’t.” Inclining his head, he said, “I was sent here. Told to find you, help you.”

“Help me?” She shrugged. “Sorry, Michael, I’ve already got help.” She inclined her head towards her companion and asked, “Ren, have you met Michael?”

“No.” A cold smile curled Ren’s lips and he stroked his jaw. “I don’t believe I’ve had the pleasure. Although I’ve heard of you. Quite a bit, actually. But, as you can see, help is already taken care of. Run along now…go crawl back under a rock or something.”

Michael bared his teeth in a grim smile. “I’ll go on along when I’m damn good and ready…what was the name again…Ren?”

The other man opened his mouth to respond and Michael looked away, dismissing him. “He sent me, Elle. You’re stuck with me.”

Elle’s lashes lowered, shielding her blue eyes from him.

But he didn’t need to see her eyes to feel her anger, feel her confusion.

She hid it behind a cool smile just a few seconds later. “I suspected as much. Damn, apparently I went and pissed somebody off but bad, if I got stuck with you.”

Michael managed to hide his wince, but just barely. “I’ll be sure to let him know you didn’t appreciate my presence.”

She didn’t need to ask which him he was talking about—it could only be Will. He was the only one who ever sent them anyway. All orders came through him. For the most part, those who served under Will’s lead didn’t have to follow orders—they knew their responsibilities and they did their jobs.

But every once in a while there came a special case.

Michael didn’t know what was special about this particular job, but if there was a chance in hell that Elle might actually need him, then he’d walk through fire to help her.

And if that meant he’d have to stand by at the side while another man pawed her, so fucking be it. He’d be insane when the job was done, but if she might need him, he didn’t give a damn.

If he was honest, he’d have to admit he’d walk through fire just to see her smile. Burns healed. Doing something that would actually put a real smile on her face? It would be worth a little pain.

You can buy in ebook @ Samhain!  And yes, for the print readers, this book will in all likelihood release in print.  :)

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a real-life love story

About a week ago, I was watching my husband playing video games with my son.  It’s the Wii Fit Plus, which comes with a ‘skateboarding’ game.

It brought back some memories.  My DH used to skateboard.  I can remember sitting on the curb and watching him when I was a kid.  I mentioned it on twitter and somebody asked me how long I’ve known him-how we’d met.

I’ve known him since I was ten or eleven.  My older brother used to skateboard with him.  I can remember watching them together and thinking… “He’s so cute…”

I also remember kicking him in the shins.  Yes, I had it bad.  And yes, I was mean.  And I mentioned the fact that I was ten or eleven, right?  I one time charged him $2 to make him a grilled cheese sandwich.

We started dating right around the time I turned fifteen.  He’d come over looking for my older brother, who wasn’t there.  I very snottily demanded, “So how come you never come over here to see ME?”

He gives me this weird look and says, “I didn’t know you wanted me to.”

A few days later, he calls me, asks if I’d want to go to the fireworks for the 4th of July with him.  A few weeks later, a movie.  I was fifteen.  He was getting ready to turn eighteen.  We’ve been together ever since.

When I was nineteen, he proposed.  We married when I was twenty.  I love him more every day.

Loving him is natural-it feels like I was born to love him, and I think I was.

Doesn’t mean it’s always been easy…it hasn’t.  Making a marriage work is just that-work.  But it’s worth it.

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So I finally saw this movie

Twilight

The bratlet’s been wanting to see it so I went ahead and bought the DVD for her for Christmas and we watched it last night.  I pretty much knew the plot-hey, I’m a romance writer and I hang out online a lot.  I had some idea of what was going to happen.

I can’t say I was disappointed, nor can I say I was pleasantly surprised.  The movie was okay.  I loved the dad.  I liked how he was cleaning his gun when Edward shows up *G*.  Made me laugh like  a loon and get the look from my ten year old.  I liked Alice.  The gazebo deal at the prom with all the lights?  Pretty.  And thinking back, the baseball game was kinda fun.

That’s about it.  It’s a cute teenaged love story and if I was a teen, I’d have probably been blown away by it.  As it is now, eh, I’ve done too many vamps and I’ve seen too many ‘forbidden’ love movies for this one to have really knocked my socks off.

I can see the appeal for some, but I’m not going to be lining up to see the third movie and while I know New Moon is still in theaters?  We’re waiting until it hits DVD, too.

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Author Interview…Joss Ware

Beyond the Night

Beyond the Night

(Hey guys…we’re doing  deviation from the norm here and doing a guest interview. It’s cross-posted from my group blog, Vamps and Scamps.)

Author Joss Ware and I met (online) this year and I’ve gotta say, I think I’m going to adore this new series she’s got going.  I already read and loved the first book~you can read more about it here.

We got to chatting back and forth and decided to do an interview here so people can get to know her. (also makes for very easy blog posting for me…)

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Vamps and Scamps Blog Interview with Joss Ware:

V&S:  What kind of stories can we expect from Joss Ware?

Joss Ware: Sexy, fast-paced, gritty ones. With zombies. J

V&S:  I understand it’s a new series. Care to tell us about it?

Joss Ware: My new series is a paranormal romance set in a post-apocalyptic world, about fifty years after the major catastrophic events that destroyed most of the human race and the bulk of its infrastructure.

Unlike the world of Mad Max and his Thunderdome, the world of Envy (which is the largest city in this post-cataclysmic environ) is one of lush overgrowth and Mother Nature flexing her muscles, showing Man that she is, after all, The Boss. Now that man is not there to maintain his buildings, she’s taken over with a vengeance.


There are zombies, some villainous immortal beings who wear crystals and keep the humans repressed, and lots of wild animals on the loose. And, of course, some sexy heroes that appear on the scene to save what’s left of mankind from the immortal Strangers.

Fifty years after the Change, these five men emerge from a mysterious cave to find their world has been destroyed. Nothing is left.

While in the cave, these heroes have each acquired their own paranormal ability, and must learn to live with the blessing—and curse—that it is. In the mean time, they join the fight of the Resistance against those who would repress the human race and find the women meant to be by their sides.

Action and adventure, romance and mystery abound in what I think of as a gritty, edgy world.

V&S:   Where did the idea for this new series come from?

Joss Ware: I’ve read so many thriller novels (Clive Cussler anyone?) and seen tons of movies where the safety of the world is at stake, where the villains are power-hungry people bent on destroying the human race as we know it. In the end, the good guys and gals always get there in time to foil their plans…but what if, one time, they didn’t?

That’s where I got the idea to write a series set in a world in which the bad guys succeeded with their plan…and now the good guys have to not only find a way to survive in this new world, but also to destroy the villains.

V&S:  Do you listen to music while you write?  What kind?

Joss Ware: I do! I listen to a lot of different things, but one of my favorite artists to listen to is Michael W. Smith. I also love Jeff Buckley and the Harry Potter soundtracks. The idea for me is to listen to something I know so well that it can fade into the background.

I also have a little bit of a playlist that I put together for the Envy books because the songs seemed to fit. Some day (heh) I’ll be posting it on my website!

V&S:  I know some authors don’t like to read as much while working on a project.  What about you?

Joss Ware: I do read, but not as much as I would like to. And I rarely read in the same genre that I’m writing in. While I was working on the Envy books, I did a lot of mystery reading and also historical romance. As well as some other comfort reads (ie, re-reads of favorites).

V&S: What sort of projects you have the future?

Joss Ware: I’m messing around with a bunch of ideas for books to continue the series after this initial triple back-to-back. I also have an idea for a young adult novel without paranormal elements. (Wow!)

V&S:  How about some fun questions… name two in your TBR stack.

Joss Ware: Um…*shuffling over to towering TBR*…Kathryn Smith’s latest Nightmare book, and the new J D Robb.

V&S:  What is your favorite color?  If you had to pick a color to suit Joss’s books, what would it be?

Joss Ware: My favorite color is green. All shades of it, because there’s one for any mood or object. My kitchen is lime green. I love avocados and their color. I think a rich velvet green is gorgeous!

A color to suit my books would be a deep forest green because, as I mentioned above, the books are dark and they’re also in an environment that’s overgrown and sprouting everywhere. J

V&S: If you had to pick a song to describe your books, what would it be?

Joss Ware: There’s one line in the Jeff Buckley song “Lover, You Should Have Come Over” that completely describes the series, at least from the heroes’ points of view: “Sometimes a man must awake to find…he has no one.”

This is just exactly what happened to the men in my books. They went into a cave and came out fifty years later, unchanged and unaged, but to find that everything they knew was gone. Completely destroyed.

V&S:  What was the last movie you saw?

Joss Ware: Julie & Julia. Loved it!

V&S:  What is the next book you plan to read?

Joss Ware: **closes eyes, points to TBR**opens eyes** The Mistress of the Art of Death. I love a good historical mystery, and the Middle Ages is my favorite time period.

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30 days of giveaways… final day!!!

Hunters Need...releases 12/1

Hunter's Need...releases 12/1

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She broke off, unsure of what she was trying to say.

Brad looked away, his body stiff and angry.  “You can find something here.”

“No.  I can’t.  Brad, I have to find something on my own.  Some place of my own…something that’s mine.  Something I worked for, something I earned.  I’m losing myself here, baby.  You’ve got a life laid out before you.  You belong here—as much as Neal doesn’t belong, as much as I don’t, you do.  This is your life.  But it’s not mine.”

“Maybe that’s because you won’t let it be.”

Ana shook her head.  “That’s not it.  I don’t have that kind of strength in me.  I don’t have that drive, that need.  We have it, or we don’t…and I don’t have what it takes to be one of a Hunter.”

Brad shrugged, a rough, jerky motion but he finally looked at her. The hurt and loneliness in his eyes made her throat constrict and she could feel herself giving in.  What could it hurt to stay a few more months…a few more years?

But then the memory of Neal’s anger flashed through her mind, sizzling against her shields.  He hadn’t hurt Brad, and she suspected he wouldn’t.  However, she couldn’t say the same for herself.  Neal looked at her and saw prey.  She doubted he was the only one.  If Neal had hurt her, what would it have done to Brad?

What would Brad have done?  She had to leave, for Brad as much as for herself.  Before his worry for her ended up making him do something he’d regret—or worse, something he wouldn’t regret.  She’d be damned if she caused him problems.  He needed to focus on himself now, needed to stop worrying about her so much.  Hell, maybe if she was gone, he could enjoy what little was left of his childhood instead of trying to take care of her so much.

“This is for the best,” she said softly.

He swallowed convulsively, then nodded.  “Will you come back?  Ya know, to visit me?  Can I come see you?”

“Yes.  As often as I can, and as often as you want.”

“Maybe…maybe you don’t have to go far.  I mean, maybe you could find a job in Huntington or something…”

“Maybe.”  But they both knew otherwise.

“I don’t want you to go,” Brad mumbled, ducking his head.  There was a suspicious sniffle and when he looked back at her, his eyes were damp.

“I know.”

He wrapped thin, bony arms around her and for a minute, she let herself pretend they were younger.  For a minute, she let herself pretend she hadn’t totally failed him.

“I’ll miss you.”

He hugged her tight and then stepped away.  Smiling sadly, he said, “But you really want to get away from here, don’t you?”

“Yeah.  Yeah, I do.  And I think I need to.  For both of us.”

Away from Excelsior.  Away from Virginia.  Away from people who didn’t know her every shortcoming.  Away from people who kept looking at her and just waiting for her to screw up again.  Away from people who looked at the siblings and judged them both based on what Ana had done.

Away from Duke…

She shied away from that silent voice, but not quick enough.  A memory flashed through her mind—those dark gray eyes, staring down at her as though nothing, no one else in the world existed.  The warmth of his body.  The strength.

Yes.  Away from Duke—away from just another reminder of how inadequate she was.

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  • Runs through 12/1.
  • Read the complete rules here.
  • Comment @ my blog (Not via facebook, amazon, myspace, etc) to enter. Each comment gets you one entry. You can enter via blog comments once each day.
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30 days of giveaways #18

Just a reminder…as I mentioned in the beginning of the month, there will be no excerpts posted on Thanksgiving or the Friday after. Last excerpt goes up on Monday…

Hunters Need...releases 12/1

Hunter's Need...releases 12/1

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“It’s for the best, Brad,” Ana said, sighing as she settled down on the bed beside Brad, draping an arm around his shoulders.  She’d known the time was coming, but after the debacle with Neal a few weeks earlier, she’d finally admitted it to herself.

It was time to leave.  “Look…I don’t really belong here, anyway.  You know it as well as I do.”

“If you weren’t supposed to be here, they’d make you leave.  Just like they made Neal leave.”  He shrugged away from her embrace and climbed off the bed to pace the small room that had been her home for the past four years.  “I don’t want you to go.”

For once, he sounded more like a kid than the miniature adult that he’d been all of his life.

“I know you don’t,” she said softly.  “But…” her words trailed off and she looked away, licking her lips and trying to figure out how to explain.

She didn’t need to.  Even with her shields up, even with his own, her younger brother could read her.  His eyes narrowed on her face and reached out, grabbing her shoulder when she would have evaded.

That simple touch was all it took to deepen the connection and she winced as she saw the knowledge flare in his eyes.  It was followed quickly by hurt.  “You…you want to leave,” he whispered.  “You want to?”

Sometimes, being gifted just plain sucked.  “Brad…”

She reached out to touch him but he jerked away, staring at her.  Confused, unhappy, and hurt, he shook his head.  “Why?  Why don’t you want to be around me?”

“Oh, Brad.  Honey, it’s not you.  You are the only person that’s made it tolerable being here.”  This time, when he would have pulled back, she didn’t let him.  She linked their hands, taken aback by how much bigger his hands looked next to hers now.  Too quick—he was growing up too quick, most of his childhood lost to pain, misery and cruelty.  “I love you, you know that.  I’ve done the best I could to take care of you after Mom died.  If you needed me, you know nothing would get me away from you.  But you don’t need me, not any more.  I can’t teach you anything—as far as our gifts go, you left me in the dust ages ago.  I’m not putting a roof over your head, I’m not putting food in your belly—they are.”  She waved her hand towards the school and forced herself to smile.  “I’m not jealous, although I wish I could have done half as much for you as Excelsior has done.  But I’m useless here.  I’m nothing but dead weight and I can’t keep being like that.  I need to find something—”

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Just a quick reminder on the contest:

  • Runs through 12/1.
  • Read the complete rules here.
  • Comment @ my blog (Not via facebook, amazon, myspace, etc) to enter. Each comment gets you one entry. You can enter via blog comments once each day.
  • If you post a link to the contest and then email me @ contest4shiloh(at)gmail.com, that will get you an additional ten entries. Put link in the subject line.
  • If you preorder and forward the receipt to contest4shiloh(at)gmail.com, that will get you an additional twenty entries. Put receipt in subject line. Please remove all sensitive personal data.
  • You can enter each way-if you post a link, comment and preorder, that is 30 entries, as well as one entry for each day you visit the blog to comment. You could get up to fifty entries for the grand prize.
  • Names will not be shared/sold/traded/spraypainted on a billboard.
  • Please note, to enter for the small daily giveaways done during the week, you must comment @ my blog.
  • Daily giveaways will be Monday-Friday. Winners will either be posted here or notified via email so please make sure you check back often.
  • Please do not cheat-trying to comment more than once a day, using different names/emails, is cheating and you’ll likely end up disqualified and barred from entering future contests.
  • Do not post to sweepstakes sites. These contests are for current and potential readers and I do not want to them to be posted at sweepstakes sites. Should this contest end up at sweepstakes sites, I reserve the right to end the contest without warning and without giving away the rest of the prizes in the contest.
  • Each (daily) contest thread will be closed within a day or two of its original posting.  So enter while it’s open!
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30 days of giveaways #17

Hunters Need...releases 12/1

Hunter's Need...releases 12/1

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“Enough.”  The word, coolly spoken, just bare managed to penetrate the haze of fury that gripped Duke.  Kelsey stepped up and laid a hand on his shoulder.

He knew what she was doing—he felt it, the calm she tried to project into him.  Tried and failed.  He was too fucking pissed. He had to force his hands to let go, had to force himself to step away.  He dragged in a deep breath of air, but it did nothing to clear his head.  The air was ripe with the scents of adrenaline, Neal’s anger, and the lingering trace of Ana’s fear.

Neal, fangs dropped and his eyes half-wild, glared at Duke.  “What in the fuck is your problem?”

“Neal, I’m thinking you’re the problem,” Malachi said.  “If I were you, I’d shut the bloody hell up.”

The big vampire had been utterly silent until just a moment ago.  Now he studied Duke with curious eyes, his head cocked.  He had dark blue eyes, and they were usually about as easy to read as a closed book, but right now, they danced with humor.

For some reason, Duke knew the humor was directed at him but he really didn’t give a damn.  “If you’re expecting me to apologize, you’re going to be waiting a good long while.”  Then he circled around them and left.  At the door, he stopped and looked at Neal.  He curled his lip and growled.

Malachi and Kelsey watched as he left.  “It gets annoying—how often you are right,” Mal said to his wife.

She just smiled. The smile died, though, as she shifted her gaze to Neal.   “I believe it’s best if you left now.”

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Just a quick reminder on the contest:

    • Runs through 12/1.
    • Read the complete rules here.
    • Comment @ my blog (Not via facebook, amazon, myspace, etc) to enter. Each comment gets you one entry. You can enter via blog comments once each day.
    • If you post a link to the contest and then email me @ contest4shiloh(at)gmail.com, that will get you an additional ten entries. Put link in the subject line.
    • If you preorder and forward the receipt to contest4shiloh(at)gmail.com, that will get you an additional twenty entries. Put receipt in subject line. Please remove all sensitive personal data.
    • You can enter each way-if you post a link, comment and preorder, that is 30 entries, as well as one entry for each day you visit the blog to comment. You could get up to fifty entries for the grand prize.
    • Names will not be shared/sold/traded/spraypainted on a billboard.
    • Please note, to enter for the small daily giveaways done during the week, you must comment @ my blog.
    • Daily giveaways will be Monday-Friday. Winners will either be posted here or notified via email so please make sure you check back often.
    • Please do not cheat-trying to comment more than once a day, using different names/emails, is cheating and you’ll likely end up disqualified and barred from entering future contests.
    • Do not post to sweepstakes sites. These contests are for current and potential readers and I do not want to them to be posted at sweepstakes sites. Should this contest end up at sweepstakes sites, I reserve the right to end the contest without warning and without giving away the rest of the prizes in the contest.
    • Each (daily) contest thread will be closed within a day or two of its original posting.  So enter while it’s open!
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