Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hodge Podge

Good news today from publisher no. 1: they've settled on the name for the third contemporary. Everybody Loves a Hero! I love this name, which is absolutely perfect for the book. Here's the blurb, in case you haven't seen it:

Everybody loves a hero. That's the problem.
Hero pilot Cole Langston is learning to live with—and enjoy—his newfound fame and the rabid female attention that comes with it until a lucky punch knocks some sense into him and opens his eyes to true love.
When his copilot suffers a heart attack in flight, Cole lands the jetliner in a blizzard and revives the stricken captain. Catapulted to national hero status, Cole has more women vying for his attention than he knows what to do with. They all have one thing in common: they try without success to bring this happy-go-lucky pilot down to earth. Then comes an airport altercation, a punch to the face, and the lovely Olivia—a shy, timid artist who does what no other woman has ever managed to do: steal Cole's well-protected heart. With women coming on to him everywhere they go, Olivia struggles to believe that Cole is ready for a committed relationship. His biggest problem is getting rid of all his extra ladies before the only one he wants figures out that she's one of many.

Looking forward to getting this book out there next spring! I hope you'll enjoy it.

Let's see... what else? I am very sad for my good friends in Nashville this week. The images of the flooding are just heartbreaking. I was so looking forward to returning to Nashville for RWA's conference this summer, but now it appears it will be relocated. That is the least of the concerns, however, when stacked against the human tragedy unfolding there and in the Gulf Coast region, another of my favorite places to visit. I was in New Orleans last June for the first time since Katrina, and thought the city seemed to be doing well and coming back strong. And now this...

I'm also sad to mark the one-year anniversary since my darling Consuela died. It's hard to believe it's already been a year since we lost her happy face and sweet disposition. The puppy known as Brandy has helped to lift our spirits, but we still miss "Lala" every day. I hope she is up there in the happy hunting ground giggling at the antics of her successor, who is giving us a run for our money. I think Consuela and Roscoe sent Brandy to us to remind us of how very good we once had it. Not that we needed any reminder!


Kara said...

I love the title!!! Sounds perfect from the blurb you posted.

Isn't it amazing how each pet has their own personality. I am sorry for the loss of your friend Consuela!!

Marie Force said...

So glad you like the title, Kara! It is ab-so-lute-ly perfect for the book. Love when that happens! And I hope you'll like my oh-so-sexy pilot Cole who's got it going ON. :-) He was fun to write!

Yes, they are all so different and special in their own way. I am loving Brandy very much, but no one can take the place of my darling Consuela who saw me through some of life's more difficult transitions. We were constant companions, and I still wake up and expect to see her stretched across the doorway to our bedroom because God forbid anything happen without her knowing about it. LOL

Mary G said...

Congrats on getting closer to book 3. Sounds good.

I'm glad Brandy is loving you guys for Lala.

Too bad about Nashville. Too much
bad luck now with that & the oil spill.

Judy F said...

congrats on the title. I love it.

I am sorry for your loss. Pets just take over your heart don't they?

I still miss my Dusty and its been 5 yrs. She would sleep right next to me and sometimes I still feel here there.