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Yesterday there was a deal announcement in Publisher’s Marketplace about…me! I sold what I lovingly refer to as “my Jane Austen book” to Swoon Romance. And you guys, I’m so excited about this. I’m such a Jane Austen fangirl and to know that there are others out there like me that I can share my fangirliness with is AWESOME! You will be seeing FINDING MR. DARCY: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION in the Summer of 2014!
I wrote my Jane Austen book after I completed and edited BLOOD HEX maybe a half dozen times. (We all know that I probably edited BLOOD HEX at least a dozen more times, but I digress.) So, my Jane Austen book is in actuality the second book I ever wrote and completed. Completed is an important word because I probably have six unfinished novels sitting on my laptop hard drive right now. But let’s gloss over that one, shall we?
I remember thinking that my idea for the story was so good! Golden, even! It was a story I would love to read and I had fun writing it. Basically, it’s about this die hard Jane Austen fan, Eliza, who turns to Austen’s novels to give her relationship advice. As you can imagine, some of this advice is outdated and mostly ends up screwing everything up for Eliza. FINDING MR. DARCY is a humorous love story and I can’t wait to get started on edits, see the cover Swoon Romance comes up with (!!!!), and then finally share it with everyone.
I’ve heard nothing but positive things so far about my concept. It seems there are a lot of Mr. Darcy fans just like me!! So, in honor of my book deal, here’s some Colin Firth eye candy for you:
What’s up for grabs on my blog?
BLOOD HEX SWAG!
~One lucky winner will win an Essential Witch Protection Kit!
Don’t get caught with Mother Shipton or one of her cronies without protection. The EWPK comes with a protection candle, amulet, salt to fight those nasty spells, and more!
What’s up for grabs everywhere else?
- One lucky hopper will win a KINDLE PAPERWHITE eREADER sponsored by Evernight Teen.
- Every book blogger/reviewer site is giving away one free eBook from Evernight Teen (winner’s choice of any eBook from Evernight Teen’s website).
- Plus, each author offers their own unique prize! So visit each blog hop stop for a host of fabulous prizes to win.
How to win the EWPK? Answer this question: What’s your favorite witch book?
Be sure to leave your answer and your email address in the comments below to be eligible to win the prize.
Continue hopping to the next stop!
In case anyone missed it yesterday, I HAVE NEWS! Actually, I think my editor (Yes, my editor!) announced it best, so here it is:
I am SO THRILLED to announce I’ve just signed @erinbutler’s sexy contemporary New Adult book, HOW WE LIVED. Watch for it this summer!
— Heather Howland (@HeatherHowland) April 10, 2013
Yes, Heather Howland. Heather Howland of Entangled Publishing. I feel like fangirling all over the place! I’ve talked to her on the phone, over e-mail, and now Twitter, and every time I’m thinking, “She must think I’m somebody else. How is this happening?” I hesitated even replying to her tweet above because it all just seemed so surreal! However, I am happy to report that I went to bed last night, woke up, and the signed contract is still there. So, yep, it’s real! :)
My book, How We Lived, will be published by Entangled Publishing on their Embrace line sometime this summer!
You can add it to Goodreads here!
Emily just wanted a normal life: a boyfriend, college, two parents who loved her. Instead, her dad disappeared when she was fourteen and her life at college is anything but ordinary.
When you can manipulate matter like putty and you have no idea why, how do you pretend to be like everyone else? What happens when you meet a guy who has the same powers? Do you trust him to help you find the answers you need?
Emily desperately wants to believe that Jax can help, but the stakes grow higher than she’d ever expected: someone is after them and they’re not afraid to use violence to get what they want.
Christine Klocek-Lim spends most of her time daydreaming—which isn’t much different from what she did as a girl in northeast Pennsylvania, as a college student in Pittsburgh, as a twenty-something technical writer in New York City, and as a young mother in suburban New Jersey. For the past decade or so she’s been dream-surfing in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania.
She’s published a pile of romance novels, a few poetry chapbooks, and a bunch of short stories.
*sings* “My book is out! My book is out!”
“Whoa. Wait. My book is out. That’s craziness.”
“It’s cool. I’m good. Who wrote a book? This guy.”
Then my husband’s all like, “Chill out.”
“Whatever. I’m fine.”
Rinse, wash, repeat, ALL DAY YESTERDAY. All 16 hours I was awake. I might sleep for days…