Monday, January 30, 2012

High Seas Deception Is Available!


After being sick for almost two weeks, I am ready to celebrate! And I can't think of anything more fun than celebrating my new release.

I'm THRILLED to announce that after months of waiting, my full-length romantic suspense novel High Seas Deception is available as an ebook on Amazon! Just click on the title of this post to go to the page and buy it. At the moment it is only $2.99 -- still less than a cup of fancy coffee! And if you don't have a Kindle, it will be available in other formats from SmashWords in a few days.

This story is the first in a series set aboard a fictional cruise ship line -- Adventure Cruise Lines. High Seas Deception is set on a cruise to the Mexican Riviera (west coast of Mexico).

I plan to set the second story on a Caribbean cruise, and hope to have it completed and released this summer.

Meanwhile, I hope you'll buy a copy of High Seas Deception and if you enjoy it, please leave me a review on Amazon.

Where are some locations you'd like to read about in future cruise stories?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

More "Spare Time" Projects

Happy 2012!

So far it has been a GREAT year weather-wise. Our December was one of the driest on record, which means instead of the dreary, wet, overcast, we've had clear (but cold) sunshine. So far, January is following the same pattern. I know I'll regret it later in the year when "the powers that be" declare we are in a drought, but for now, I really LURVE this weather.

I've been working hard trying to get my newest release up on Amazon. Unfortunately, I didn't make my Dec. 31st goal, but I'm still chugging away and planning for January. I didn't do much for the holidays since I was ensconced deep in my writing cave. But when I did venture out to watch a movie or the evening news, I made some gifts for a few family and friends.

Here are three scarves I did in a technique called "woven crochet." They were gifts for my best friend, Shirl, and my sister and her hubby. If you guessed the blue one was for my brother-in-law, give yourself a gold star!

I'm a very slow knitter because I do it with my non-dominant (right) hand. But this year, I got bitten by the knittin' bug and wound up making these three scarves for my niece, her hubby, and their toddler son. I haven't made it to the post office yet with these three, but I'm sure it will be plenty cold enough to wear them for several weeks still.

Did you make any hand made presents this year? Do you like to receive them? And how has 2012 started for you?