Saturday, December 26, 2009

Thank You All.

I want to thank everyone who has been so supportive of my Blog Days of Christmas blog blitz. I've noted in previous blogs that I'm not a natural blogger, mostly for the same reason I'm not prone to journaling. I just don't like to talk about myself that much. Self promotion is difficult for me, but I've come to realize that my books won't get read if I don't get the word out somehow.

I do love hearing from my readers and fellow writers, however. I enjoy getting to know y'all through the comments, and I hope you'll keep coming back throughout next year. I plan to blog a little more regularly next year, because I've enjoyed this blog blitz a lot and I feel like I've made a few new cyberfriends this way. I'd also love for you to tell me in the comments of this post what kind of blog posts you'd like to see more of. Writing tips? A day in the life of a writer? Cat stories? Links to silly You Tube videos? I'd love to know what you're looking for in the blogs you read, so I'll know better how to provide the right kind of content.

Tomorrow, I'll post the final list of winners of the blog blitz, so check back for the results. And if you're on Facebook or Twitter, why don't you friend me or follow me? I'm pagraves on Twitter. I'm Paula Graves on Facebook, and there's a link to my Facebook fan page right here on my blog.

And while I'm being all self-promoty, don't forget you can order CASE FILE: CANYON CREEK, WYOMING right now on eHarlequin. It will be available on Kindle on 1/1/10 and will be available in bookstores and online at other book stores on 1/12/10. Romantic Times BookReview gave CASE FILE: CANYON CREEK, WYOMING 4 stars, calling it "terrifyingly intense."

CHICKASAW COUNTY CAPTIVE goes on sale on eHarlequin on 1/1/10 and is available elsewhere on 2/9/10. It should be available 2/1/10 on Kindle. I just learned that Romantic Times gave CHICKASAW COUNTY CAPTIVE 4 1/2 stars! "Peppered with multiple suspects, glaring tragedy and searing passion, this first-rate book has a conclusion you won't soon forget. "

Finally, if you read these two books and love them, be sure to mark your calendars for August and September 2010, when the next two Cooper Justice books become available from Harlequin Intrigue. ONE TOUGH MARINE will be out in August and BACHELOR SHERIFF in September. And remember, if you like my writing, tell a couple of romance-reading friends about my books and direct them here to my blog or to my website. Word of mouth is the best kind of advertising. (Plus, they can go to my website for a free read and see for themselves if they like my writing).

Thanks again, everyone! You've made the Blog Days of Christmas a lot of fun for me! Please check back--I have guest blogs and also some Writerspace chats coming up, and I'll be posting the information about them here as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

1 comment:

Kea said...


I'm looking forward to your continued blogging. :-)

I'm not an aspiring writer, so writing tips aren't of interest to me, but I love a glimpse into the real person behind the "author" label. So a resounding yes to "a day in the life" or to cat stories (hey, crazy cat lady here), or stories about things that have happened that are funny or funny in retrospect. You know, real life stuff.

I'm not suggesting your violate your sense of privacy, though. I have privacy and space issues of my own (among others), but I've found the older I get the more I'm able to let it all hang out, as it were (too much body fat hanging out these days too--lol), and not care what others think. The, "This is who I am and I'm comfortable with it" thing. I really do think that comes with age and with understanding how absurd life really is. :-)

So all the best in 2010 and I definitely will keep following your blog.