I’m heading to RWA National conference on Tuesday. It’ll be the first time I’ve been in the last couple of years so I’m pretty excited. What I can’t seem to remember is…how the heck did I used to get all my stuff to conference via an airplane! I’ve been driving to conferences (as they were close enough to be a reasonable drive) so I’d just cram everything I might need into my car. For this weeklong trip, I have to do a little planning.
Skirts? Pants? Plus I have the pleasure of going to the Book Obsessed Chicks Beach BBQ Bash on Sunday (July 26) so I have to think about what to wear to that.
I’d love to meet some of my readers! I’ll be signing at the “Readers for Life” Literacy Signing on Wednesday (July 22) from 5:30-7:30. I’ll be giving away a prize!! Not to mention some swag. Check out the giveaway prize below. It’s a blanket with my cover from Saddles and Soot (coming out in the 12 Alarm Cowboy Collection on August 4.)
Preorder your copy of Saddles and Soot as part of the 12 Alarm Cowboys NOW (while it’s at $0.99). Link can be found at http://cynthiadalba.com/books/saddles-and-soot
So what do you have to do to win this blanket next week? Stop by my signing spot and sign up for my newsletter! Easy!!
Who WOULDN’T want to slip under him, er, this?
Looking forward to seeing some of you! Come on by.
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Do you get emails from your husband?
How about when he’s sitting 3 feet from you?
I do! Here’s his latest email…
Now you know why I call him Fisherman!
Yesterday, I was a tad late getting ready for church. I jumped in the shower, and then raced to my makeup table. Now those of you who know me know I don’t wear makeup hardly ever. However, for church, I “put my face on.”
Once I’d done that, my wet hair had to be tamed. Blow dryer and brush. Spritz with hair spray and move on to clothes.
As I’m driving to church, Fisherman and I had this discussion:
ME: I forgot to look at the back of my head. (You KNOW there will be people who have to stare at the back of your head in church!) I’m going to look to the left and you look at my hair. Does it look okay?
FISHERMAN: Looks fine. It’s a little puffy here.
He begins to flatten the little puff I have put at the crown of my hair
ME: Hey! Stop that. It’s supposed to be a little puffy there.
FISHERMAN: Oh. Well, if I had a hairbrush and a squirt bottle of water I could flatten it out for me.
ME: It’s not supposed to be flat on my head.
FISHERMAN: Just trying to help.
I think he need to keep his day job…Fishing!
This is a true story! A conversation between me and my husband, the Fisherman!
Me: Want to help me write this book I’m working on?
Fisherman: Sure.*pauses* He grabs the sword and swings it toward–
Me: No. I write western romance, remember?
Him: Oh yeah. Let’s see…He pulled his six-shooter and–
Me: No! Wait. I write contemporary western romance.
Him: Okay. I’ve got it…He pulled a Glock and begin shooting. He used a Glock because he’s a modern cowboy.
Me: Hmm…I don’t think so. Thanks anyway.
Him: Any time.
And this is why my husband and I are not a writing team.
First – I am such a slug when it comes to keeping this blog up to date. I’m bad. But I’ll try harder. Not promising, mind you but I’ll try.
Second – I HAVE A NEW BOOK COMING OUT!!
He plans to take the wander right out of her wanderlust.
Texas Montgomery Mavericks, Book 5
Magda Hobbs’s job as ranch housekeeper—and its daily dose of cowboys—wreaked havoc on her libido. Especially one certain cowboy she couldn’t resist. Scared of going down the same path as her mother, Magda jumped on her motorcycle and hit the road.
Five months later, her father’s mild heart attack has forced her back to Whispering Springs. While she’s grateful for the cleaning job at one of the Montgomery ranch houses, she’s not so thrilled one of the cowboys she’s looking after is the one she fell for last spring.
Reno Montgomery’s parents hiring a housekeeper for him and his brother is a nice surprise, but he’s shocked to discover it’s Magda, the woman who up and left just when things were getting serious between them.
When a freak snowstorm cuts off the outside world, the isolation rekindles their desire. But when the weather and the roads clear, Reno has to work hard and fast to keep the woman of his dreams from accelerating right out of his life again.
Warning: Contains a woman born with a bad case of wanderlust, and a cowboy determined to show her that life’s a dance that doesn’t have to two-step her out of his life.
Hope that sounds like fun!
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I’m not quite sure what it has to do with Android, but I love it nonetheless.
Throw a dart at the internet today and you’ll probably hit me! I’m everywhere today. WHY??
TOMORROW is the day COWBOY 12-PACK releases!!
It’s ONLY $0.99, so why WOULDN’T you grab it?
Which includes my novella A COWBOY’S SEDUCTION!
Here are all my stops today! Hope you can join in the fun.
Facebook Party for an hour
10-11 am ET / 9-10am CT / 8-9am MT / 7-8am PT
CLICK HERE TO JOIN ME
Then tonight I’m chatting at Night Owl Reviews
8-9 pm ET / 7-8pm CT / 5-6 pm PT
Click HERE to pre-register
RSVP by NOON Pacific Time on the day of the chat and get a reminder email around 30 min prior and get entered for the events giveaways. Readers must be active at the chat for entry. * You don’t need a NOR account to chat.
I’m during an internet chat with friends on Gumbo Ya-Ya
9-10pm ET / 8-9pm CT / 6-7pm PT
Come find me today!!
BUT if you miss me today, I’m chatting again tomorrow at the COWBOY 12-PACK Release party
I’m up first at 1pm ET / 12 CT / 11am PT
See you SOMEWHERE! :)