Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Evernight's Holiday Hangover Blog Hop

Happy New Year from Evernight!

Now that the Christmas cookies are gone, gifts unwrapped, and your holiday visitors have left, you’ve earned some well-deserved TLC. Evernight authors not only have the cure for your holiday hangover, they have fantastic new books for your 2015 reading list, too!

Be sure to visit every stop on the hop and answer each question. The more you blogs you hop, the more chances to win the GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini sponsored by Evernight Publishing (one entry per blog). Plus, hop each blog for a host of other fabulous prizes.

So sink into your favorite chair and enjoy your holiday hangover!

Happy New Year! For those of you still suffering from last night’s celebrations, I’ve provided a link (above) to an article about Hangover Cures I wrote back in my freelance days. I can’t promise any of them will work,  but at least you’ll be entertained while you recover.

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So here we are in 2015. No flying cars, no hover boards, and I’m still waiting for modern medicine to invent a safe, stable, overnight weight loss pill, preferably chocolate flavored. Hmm, maybe they could just add the medication directly to a chocolate sundae, toss on a cherry and a few sprinkles, and call it mankind’s greatest medical achievement? Someone needs to make this a thing…but I digress.

This post is actually about resolutions. Like the human race in general, I tend to aim for the stars and end up falling short of my lofty goals. Mankind should be on Mars by now, and I should be eating fewer cookies. This year, I’m going to dial back the goal and ramp up the expectation that I will succeed. 2014 was the year I pushed to see just how far I could go. How many words a day could I write? How much sleep did I really need? How much caffeine was “too much.” I wrote, I worked, I learned what my limits were and what happens when I push past them. (It wasn’t pretty.) I pushed my comfort zones, tried new things, changed my hair color a record breaking number of times, and had a hell of a lot of fun.

2015 is going to be the year I take what I learned in the past twelve months and put it to good use. I know my limits now, and I’m going to (try to) respect them. I know who my friends are, and I will appreciate them every day. I will protect my work from thieves and plagiarizers, because I have learned that there will always be some who believe they have the right to benefit from someone else’s ideas and effort. (And these people will not always be strangers, sometimes they’ll come in the guise of friends.) I plan to laugh more than I cry, travel somewhere I have never been before, and continue to write every day.

This is the year I will finish telling the last two Wilde Brothers’ stories, making sure that Dave and Jared Wilde have their happily ever after, despite the fact they’re both in my head, insisting they’re quite happy as they are. Dave’s story, Wilde Blues, is next, but you won’t have to wait for that book to read more about the Wilde family. Wilde Start, the story of Brian and Meg Wilde, is part of Evernight’s Uniform Fetish Anthology, due out in February.

In closing, I hope your year brings you more laughter than tears, more highs than lows, and many hours of contented reading.

Happy New Year!

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Wilde Brothers Series

Wilde Chase:

Police Officer Ben Wilde is married to his work, and he wants a divorce. A third generation cop, he knows the price his career demands, but he still hopes for more out of life than taking down criminals and late nights with his canine partner, Chase.

Veterinarian Kelly Towers loves all animals, but she has a special place in her heart for Chase and Ben, his human handler. When her clinic is broken into, it brings the sexy Chicago cop and his four footed partner to her door, and the sparks that have been smoldering between them finally combust into flames.

Two passionate souls, two demanding careers and too many secrets lead to a wild chase...

Wilde Edge:

Two bullets. That’s all it took to change Taggart Wilde’s life. His wounds have healed, but his career as a police officer is over. Struggling to move on, Tag searches for new purpose, and ends up finding it in the most unlikely of places.

Jolena Miller’s passion is fixing up classic cars. As the owner of her own garage, she has convinced herself she’s happy just being one of the guys, unnoticed and unremarkable…until she meets Tag.

One look at the curvy little mechanic has Tag’s engine revving, and he is determined to make her his. But just as Jo starts to believe they might have a future together, her ex-husband reappears in her life, stirring up old pains and new problems. When pushed to the edge, can two lonely hearts fight for a future together, or will the past be too much to overcome?

Wilde Ink:

Nick Wilde is a man content with his life. Business at his tattoo shop is booming, and he’s never lacking for friends or female company. But when he meets Lia, he knows everything will change...

A moment’s flirtation and a kiss in the dark leaves Nick wanting more. When his Cinderella vanishes before the night is over, she leaves him nothing but her name and the memory of a kiss he can’t forget.

Chicago Police Detective Lia Archer’s life doesn’t have room for distractions, and that’s exactly what Nick Wilde is. He’s sexy, charming, and a threat to everything she’s worked so hard to achieve. She ran out on him once, but when Nick reappears in her life, he’s determined not to make it easy for her to vanish on him again.

When past decisions and old secrets come back to haunt them, will the fairytale end, or will they find a way to reclaim their Happily Ever After?

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Enter for a chance to win Evernight’s GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini and my blog prize by answering this question (be sure to include your email address to be eligible to win):

What was a highlight of 2014 for you? Big milestones or small moments, I'd love to hear about them. 

I'll be randomly selecting an answer from the comments section of this blog to win a $10 Amazon GC.

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