Category Archives: Book Release
I’m guest blogging at my buddy’s (Delilah Devlin)blog today.
There is a giveaway!!
See you over there!
SURPRISE PRIZE WINNER is Rosie Wiley.
Good Morning Gang!
I want to give a shout-out to my bud, USA Today bestselling author HEATHER LONG, who has a new Western Romance coming out! For more information on Heather, click on her name and you’ll go to her website.
Here’s a little about the book…
A Leatherneck by any other name can still kick ass, which is just what retired United States Marine Corps Captain Tanner Wilks plans to do when he returns to his Texas family ranch to care for his ailing father. And nothing will stop him from achieving his mission—not even a lithe, brown-eyed town veterinarian who seems hell-bent on driving him wild.
Captain Tanner Wilks, honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps, returns home to find his father struggling after his latest heart attack. Worse yet, Julia Heller—the sexy new girl in town that he once spent a hot night with—is the resident veterinarian who’s made a home for herself at Round Top ranch, and doesn’t seem to be in a rush to repeat their time together.
It falls on Tanner’s shoulders to take on the ranch and keep an eye on his father before he falls victim to another heart attack. But Julia doesn’t appreciate Tanner coming in or pursuing her. Even if he’s hot as hell and can make her quiver with just a look. Ousting her may give Tanner the leverage he needs to corral his father, but first he has to wrestle with his own heart.
BUT here’s why I’m mentioning it here! There are 100 copies of this book up for grabs. Cool, right? I’m entering for MY copy. I thought you might want to also. Follow the link to Goodreads. That’s where the giveaway is. Click HERE
ENTER!! And please (please) share this post on Facebook and Twitter! Let’s get Heather a ton of Goodreads’ entries. Okay?
Leave a comment on this post and be entered to win a SURPRISE PRIZE from me!
AND if you want to buy Semper Fi, Click on THIS LINK and find all the purchase sites!
Today is my last day for blogging this week. I will TRY to do this more often but you know… life….
Not only is the last blog this week, this is the LAST 24 hours to get WHEN THINGS GET HOT IN TEXAS for a mire $0.99
Now, I’ll be honest… this book is WORTH $0.99. Heck, it’s worth the $2.99 that will be the price after today.
Here’s another secret I’ll let you in on… This book is only available for one month. After that, we’ll pull it down and each author will individually publish her own story. One difference is that I’ll put Texas Daze out in print in addition to digital.
I hope you all are also members of Western Romance Cafe over on Facebook. I’m posting over there today also and OF COURSE there are prizes! 🙂 You’ll have to check over there to see what the prizes are.
Today’s prizes (here) are:
Embroidered Beach Towel
Mystery Prize (book and swag)
Winner’s choice – print Texas Montgomery Book or Embroidered Towel
Here’s what I need help with… my next book is about a disable vet and a psychologist. He was hurt in an IED explosion. He has some serious scarring and a limp. Of course, when he looks in the mirror, ALL he sees is horrible scarring of a face, neck and chest that used to be handsome. My hero (Dax) was Army Special Forces. Alpha to the core. Has already been irresistible to women because of his looks (in his opinion.) He’s surly. Angry. And, when he can sleep, relives the explosion that killed most of his men.
My heroine not without her own issues. The middle child of three, my heroine is bookend by two STUNNINGLY beautiful sisters, not to mention her mother. Both her mother and her older sister held the Miss Texas title and her sister was runner-up to Miss America. Her younger sister is no less gorgeous. My heroine is pretty one of us (or most of us.) What she sees when she looks in the mirror is blah brown hair, a round face, a body that could stand a few sessions with a trainer, boring clothes, and glasses.
As you can see, both of them have some serious image issues.
I need a title. It MUST start with Texas….(Like Texas Daze or Texas Lullaby, etc)
So throw out those title ideas!
OH!! When Things Got Hot in Texas Links!
How is everyone this morning? Hope you were able to join us last night at A Taste of Romance book club (hosted by the lovely Millie Swank!) to celebrate the release of
WHEN THINGS GOT HOT IN TEXAS
The time just FLEW by. After I write today’s post, I’ll head over there and pick my winners from last night. (Check back here in about an hour and I’ll list the winners.) Here’s out beautiful cover again!
WINNERS from last night – Pam Potter, Lori Meecham, and and Stacy Jordet
You know how this game is played! Today’s Prizes..
Embroidered Beach Towel (looks like this)
A PRINT copy of either Texas Tango or Texas Lullaby
This DARLING Giddy Up Plate, perfect to hold jewelry!
Today’s chat is about Texas Montgomery Mavericks! Last night, I mentioned that Texas
Daze is book NINE in the Whispering Springs, Texas Series. I know some of you were like.. WHAT??!!?? Where are the other EIGHT books in this series? How I did miss that?
I can explain! When I wrote Texas Two Step, I didn’t really know that it was the start of a series! Then Texas Tango was born, along with Texas Montgomery Mavericks. Tango was followed by Texas Fandango, Texas Twist, Texas Bossa Nova, Texas Hustle and closed with Texas Lullaby. I was sad.
I LOVED my people. Loved their little town of interesting friends. AND I kept wondering how much trouble Delene and Tina would get into!
Then I wrote Saddles and Soot. In the SAME communities, but not a Montgomery family member and I thought… Hey! Let’s tell more stories in Whispering Springs, Texas. But to keep all the stories in the same “series”. I decided to RENAME Texas Montgomery Mavericks books to Whispering Springs, Texas to keep them grouped. Keeping the same series name (TTM) would not really convey to the readers that the book they were picking up wouldn’t actually have a Montgomery in it.
Then came Texas Daze. Same community (Whispering Springs, TX), Montgomerys show up and Delene ACTS UP! HAHA
Hold up your hand if you read Texas Hustle (Porchia and Darren’s story.) Do you remember that the Montgomery patriarchs (Lane and Clint) had a sister (Cora) who got made about inheritance issues and left town, never to be seen again? Well, I found her! AND she has two sons and one daughter. And get this, ONE of her sons actually lives in Whispering Springs and has been “watching” the Montgomerys for a few years! OMG! No kidding. The Montgomerys offspring have a COUSIN living in the same town and they don’t know!
Today’s questions for you to answer…
- Have you read Texas Hustle? Do you remember Cora, the missing sister?
- Do you have a PRINT copy of Lullaby or Tango, and if not, do you want one?
- If you won the beach towel, would you keep it or give it away?
- Have you bought When Things Got Hot in Texas yet?
- Have you left a review for When Things Got Hot in Texas? (YAY if yes. PLEASE Do, if no!)
THANK YOU for coming by.
PLEASE share this post everywhere!! 🙂 If you do, come back and tell me (two comments, two entries!! I know how to game the system!)
Good Morning!! A huge THANK YOU to each of you who took advantage of the $0.99 sale for WHEN THINGS GOT HOT IN TEXAS! I mean LOOK at who’s in the collection (other than yours truly!) How could anyone resist?
Do you have your copy? Have you told a friend to grab it while it’s on sale? I sure hope so!
- Embroidered Beach Towel
- Mystery package
- A pair of Harlequin Socks & swag
Have you noticed the title to this post… “Sticky Things” What in the world could that mean?
Today’s topic is things you can’t eat without getting it all over you!
For me, it’s honey. I doesn’t matter how careful I am, what I use to “get” to the honey, I still end up with it in strange places, like my ELBOW! I mean.. My goodness! How did I get honey on my elbow? And my KNEE!
The other is Italian food… anything with a tomato base. Some piece will fall on my chest (Boobs really) I’m wondering if I should invest in an adult bib?
So what’s your spill?
THANK YOU for coming back today.
HELP me by sharing this post (and the book) with your friends and family and FB groups. The ladies and I would appreciate it!
OH!! Here are the buy links. You know what to do with them!
Good Morning!! So glad you found your way here. Today starts five (5!) days of celebration! Why?
Because it’s my FIRST NEW BOOK in over six months!
Isn’t she beautiful!!!
Growing up, all my family celebrations involved food. In fact, celebrations and deaths were all noted with food! Is your family like that? Food for any event?
But for celebrations, it must be cake and ice cream! If I were serving you cake and ice cream, what kind of cake? What kind of ice cream?
- A Beach Towel embroidered with your name!
- A display kitchen towel… Embroidered design to be determined
- Surprise package with book(s) and swag.
Leave a comment to be in the running. All contests will run all week. Winners announced next Monday!
psst… When Things Got Hot in Texas is OUT! Do you have your copy?
I’ve taken back over doing my own newsletter. Yes, yes, I know. Control freak! But I do enjoy the work!
I have a new newsletter coming out in twenty-four hours! You won’t want to miss it.
If you’ve been a newsletter subscriber in the past, you probably are still on the rolls. If you haven’t, then now is the time to jump in!
Head over to http://cynthiadalba.com/newsletter-sign-up and sign up today!
There might be an announcement about these…
Catch my news!
For the past 14 days, I’ve teased you with excerpts, dangled the dreamy cover, and gave you prizes…all for today!
TEXAS HUSTLE IS OUT!
I hope YOUR copy is in your hands!
I think a great book deserves a great release party, don’t you? Me too!
Today’s party is here… https://www.facebook.com/events/1635016913437178/
And get my guests…Cat Johnson, Julie Miller, Kieran Kramer, Susan Stoker, Jill Sanders, Erin Nicholas, Jodi Vaughn, Cover model Scott Nova, and Laura Trentham. Plus there will be some surprises!!
It starts at 3 pm ET (2 pm CT / 12 noon PT) and runs until 8 pm ET (7PM CT / 5 PM PT)
AND I’ve got ANOTHER 7″ HD KINDLE FIRE TO GIVE AWAY!
So where’s the link? https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCynthiaDAlba/?sk=app_228910107186452
Welcome to the LAST DAY of 14 Days of Hustle!
Are YOU my uber-lucky reader who won the luscious blanket from yesterday? Check HERE. If so, contact me at email@example.com to claim your prize.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the past couple of weeks of excerpts and prizes. Tomorrow is RELEASE DAY!
Order your copy of TEXAS HUSTLE TODAY and it’ll magically appear on your digital reader at midnight. OR order it in print so you can have your own copy of Shane Rice, I mean, Texas Hustle!
Wait! What do you mean you don’t have a digital reader to read Texas Hustle on? Well, we need to change that!
Today’s Prize…7″ HD Kindle Fire!
The SUPER LUCKY LINK to today’s excerpts and Rafflecopter entry is at…
More on Texas Hustle HERE
Grab your copy of TEXAS HUSTLE!
Good Luck with the Rafflecopter.
See you Tomorrow!!!
Welcome to DAY THIRTEEN of 14 Days of Hustle!
Were you the winner of yesterday’s bracelet? Check HERE to find out! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!
Well, we’re only 2 days from Texas Hustle release! I am SO EXCITED. I can’t wait for you to read this book.
Today’s prize ALMOST didn’t make it into the prize list. I wanted to keep it because it is SO GORGEOUS!
That’s right…I have a SECOND 50 x 60 Fleece Texas Hustle Blanket showcasing model Shane Rice that needs a home!
You know how the game’s played by now! Follow the link to today’s excerpt and enter the Rafflecopter!
More on Texas Hustle HERE
Grab your copy of TEXAS HUSTLE!
Good Luck with the Rafflecopter.
See you Tomorrow!!!
(Hint – Tomorrow’s Prize is HUGE)