Deb Marlowe’s Half Moon Winner!

Sorry, you don’t actually win half of a moon (Deb’s or anyone else’s), but the proud recipient of a copy of THE LOVE LIST, Book One of Deb’s fabulous Half Moon House series is…. PISSENLIT!!! To claim your prize, please contact Deb at Deb@DebMarlowe.com. Congratulations!!

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It’s VANISHED’s Book Birthday!

Today’s the Day! It’s VANISHED‘s book birthday! We’re having a party! ¬†All the usual suspects are here. The cabana boys have been cleaning furiously, hanging streamers and blowing up balloons. The Gladiators have been oiling their pecs and making sure their leather loincloths are supple to the touch! ūüôā The hockey hunks, back from their trip to Sochi and the Olympic games have sharpened their blades and smoothed out the ice.¬† Sven and Paolo have stocked the bar with every kind of alcohol, wine and soft drink. The pair have all kinds of food prepared, because Paolo is celebrating his
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I will survive….

…February. ¬†As God is my witness, I will survive February. ¬† But, darn it, I hate this month. Why? ¬†Let me explain. No. Is too much. ¬†Let me sum up. ¬†(Thank you, Princess Bride. ¬†Best. Movie. Ever.) 1) ¬†The winter wear is wearing out. ¬†Coats don’t zip, mittens have gone missing, our scarves smell like dog, and our boots are blowing out. ¬†We only have maybe two more months to hang in there, so you don’t really want to splash out on replacement gear. ¬†You’d rather buy a bikini. Which is convenient, because that’s all the stores are carrying anyway.
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Choices, Choices

I guess everyone in the northern hemisphere knows by now that the groundhog saw his shadow and we’re in for six more weeks of winter. ¬†I always feel sorry for the poor guy, what with his getting hauled out of a warm burrow and held up in front of a bunch of cameras, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he had the power to jinx us. ¬† Anyway, here we are with a couple more of those extra wintry weeks coming. ¬†You wouldn’t know it by the mild weather we’ve had for the last week, but temperatures are supposed to
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Questionable Marketing Gimmicks

Since my next book doesn’t come out until June (The Book Stops Here, preceded in May by the paperback reissue of A Cookbook Conspiracy‚Ķ in case you were wondering‚Ķwink, wink), I thought it’d be fun to talk about some weird, slightly distasteful, but possibly very successful marketing gimmicks. Heart Attack Grill Did you know there’s a restaurant in Las Vegas called Heart Attack Grill, which bills itself as a hospital themed restaurant that promotes an unhealthy diet? Seriously. They call customers “patients,” and they serve monster-sized hamburgers. And hey, if you’re over 350 pounds and willing to weigh yourself in
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Protector Novella Winner

Thanks to everyone who stopped by when we chatted about short fiction in January. ¬†The winner of ¬†Kindle or Nook download of Protector is… Barbara Monajem! Barbara, please email me, nancy AT nancy northcott DOT com (no spaces) and let me know your preference.¬† Congrats to Barbara, and thanks again to everyone who stopped by!

Deb Marlowe Takes Us Back To Half Moon House!

Frequent visitors know that one of my dearest writing pals is the fabulous Deb Marlowe. I am so excited to have her back with us in the Lair today, even though I must away to the Dreaded Day Job! ūüėõ Deb packed a bag full of of her trademark warmth and wisdom to bring to the Lair, though, and even Sven was impressed with the cookie tray she brought. Deb never does things by halves, which is why I find it so intriguing that her wonderful new Regency-set adventurous romances are the Half Moon House series. Why not the full
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Big Brother is watching you read…

So there’s this article in the Wall Street Journal (LOL – I should get a commission for subscriptions to that paper ūüôā ), the gist of which is an analysis of how people read. ¬†The data is coming from the ebook subscription services which apparently monitors a lot more information than I would have thought. ¬†Given the size of the data pool, I’m not sure how much this truly reflects reading habits – but it’s fun to read. So here’s their cool “facts.” 1. ¬†“If it is 5 a.m., chances are that you’re reaching for a romance novel — especially
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What Are You Reading – Quick Five?

One of the joys of putting a book to bed, is that I can finally make time to do some reading. Most writers will tell you that one of the hardest things to make time for when you’re on deadline, is the thing we love most and what got us into writing in the first place – reading! Over the past year, with the launch of A Perfect Distraction and the forthcoming launch of A Perfect Trade (as well as the as-yet-unnamed book 3) my TBR pile has gone nuts, as reading time has made way for ‘author’ time. Even
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Shana’s Winners!

Wow, what a huge day we had in the lair yesterday when Shana Galen visited to talk about her March release SAPPHIRES ARE AN EARL’S BEST FRIEND! Thanks to Shana and to everyone who swung by to say hello. There were two great prizes up for grabs and I’m delighted now to announce the winners: LAURIE G won the U.S./Canada prize which is a complete set of the Jewels of the Ton books plus a beautiful rose quartz necklace. MARY PRESTON won the international prize which is a complete set of the Jewels of the Ton books. Congratulations, girls. Please
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