Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween and a New Review

Happy Halloween to all the trick or treaters out there! Should be interesting this year to go out an hour later than usual, since the daylight savings time shift hasn't happened yet.

We got a lovely new review in today from Romance at Heart Magazine.

"Line of Scrimmage is a really great book, especially if you like an action packed romance. There are a lot of things going on in this book, a whole lot of feeling, and everyone agrees there is no romance without feeling. THe problem is the difficulty for Susannah to admit her own feelings, and her part in thier split, just as it is hard for Ryan to cop to his own feelings of neglect and sorrow at the way Susannah moved away from him after they lost their first child at birth. Now he has the fight of his life on hand, and somehow, he has to convince Susannah to look at her own feelings, and come back to him. Marie writes with a light touch, but the book grips you from beginning to end. Detail of life in the NFL must have been meticulously researched, and the plot is well thought out and nicely executed. Line of Scrimmage has a lot of surprises for the reader, and one can't put the book down once started. If you want a hot read for a cool fall night, then Marie's book, Line of Scrimmage, is a definite must buy. It is available from Buy Sourcebook's Casablanca Romances, and from Amazon, so get a copy and enjoy this tale of romance with a very happy ending that will assuredly please and appease all!"

Read the full review.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I Had Good Intentions, Really I Did...

I was going to blog every day. I was going to find something, anything, from my usually mad cap life to share with my blog readers. Then I looked today and realized a whole month had gone by since I last blogged. How did that happen?? Life has a way of getting in the way of our good intentions, doesn't it?

So what have I been doing when I should've been blogging? Well, in October I did 10 radio shows to promote Line of Scrimmage, my brother turned 41 and my son turned 10—in the same week—I had an anniversary (no. 16), went to the New Jersey romance writer's conference, and tried to help my dad get his boat to its winter home up the bay. Suffice to say the boat adventure turned into an epic family cluster, but the boat did make it safely home...eventually. Oh yeah, I worked full time, ran two kids around, did my best to keep my house from turning into a Superfund site, and got back to writing somewhat regularly. Here's a post I did on the Casablanca Authors Blog about some of my recent adventures, complete with photos.

After my summer "off" from writing turned into a summer and most of an autumn, I was starting to worry that my writing bug had been cured. I'm still struggling more with this WIP than I ever have with any other, but I produced about 10,000 words this month, and we're entering the home stretch. To be honest, while I love these characters so much, I'm ready to be done with this book. It's really made me work for it. Every word. I've got an idea for a single-title contemporary that I really want to get going on, but I refuse to start one book until I finish the one that's killing me. :-) I hope the end result will be worth all the effort!

I promise to try harder to be a more regular blogger. I'll make it my November resolution!