Thursday, June 27, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
When I started my blog YEARS ago, I did it as a way to get my name out there, to interact with readers and other writers and as a journal of sorts for me and my writing journey. I've thought, every once in a while, about stopping my blogging and I always end up with keeping it going because even though I don't get a lot of visitors or comments, I like it.
BUT....I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. I want to focus on the fifty million stories whooshing around in my head. With my new day job in August, I want to focus on prepping myself for that. With the amount of promo work I'm doing, I want to work on that. I'm also teaching online writer classes a lot. I mean, I'm teaching 2 right now and I'm scheduled for 1 a month for the rest of the year AND I'm already scheduled for 5 for 2014.
AND....I'm planning to start a "blog" on my website that will be random posts from the point-of-view of my characters. I'm really excited about doing that. Plus, I'm still part of a group blog and I've got a couple more I'll be a random blogger for.
SO.....with all of that stuff going on, something has to go. I'm thinking it's going to be this blog. I have a hard time prepping the blogs I have been posting and frankly, I'm thinking I'd rather spend that time writing. I miss writing. I'm thinking I could still post here every once in a while and then tweet about it. I could still give updates about what's happening in my writing world. I could still post book covers and I could still have online parties here when those books come out. So it wouldn't be gone forever.....
BUT....I'm torn. What do you think? Help me decide what to do here.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
As promised, I have the list of winners. I compiled a list of names from each day's blog posts and used random.org to find my winner for that day.
Without further ado, the winners are......
MONDAY- REBECCA ROYCE
TUESDAY- EVA LEFOY
WEDNESDAY- AMI WEAVER
THURSDAY- EVELYN BERRY
FRIDAY- KATHLEEN GALLAGHER
Winners, I'll be emailing you later today with details of what you've won and asking you for your snail mail address. Or you can beat me to the punch and email me at alexa @ alexabourne . com (without the spaces)!
Friday, June 7, 2013
Hello again! Today I'm again on the Get Lost in a Story Blog sharing details about what's next for me and the people of Glenhlish, Scotland. PLUS, I've revealed the cover of my next Tease book, Silent Surrender! Check it out and let me know what you think of all my plans!
Today I'm also hanging out on Elizabeth Morgan's Blog and we're playing 20 questions!
I also stopped by Laurey Buckland's Blog too!
Remember, commenting in any (or all) of these blog posts will give you an extra chance at winning one of the FIVE prizes! Winners will be chosen and posted tomorrow. For more chances, you can go bakc and comment on any of my blog posts for any day this week! Check Monday's post for the deets. AND if you tweet about it, which will give you MORE chances to win, make sure to include me @AlexaBourne and #CMHReleaseParty!
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
On the Get Lost in a Story Blog, I'm sharing about the song that inspired my book, Carry Me Home. I'm also sharing some pictures of Scotland so you can hopefully see why I love setting books there! Remember, for every comment you leave wherever I am this week you'll be in the running for the FIVE prizes I'll be sending out! AND if you tweet about it, which will give you MORE chances to win, make sure to include me @AlexaBourne and #CMHReleaseParty!
“You’ve had your bit of fun, but I want you to come home.” He tilted his head to one side and drifted his fingertips along her bare arm.
She yanked away. “I’ve come to get my papers from you, to say good-bye to those I love, and to move on with my life.” She stepped around him and continued down the path to the center of Glenhalish. “I’ll be at the Kierlain House until Sunday. Please bring the forms and leave them with the front office.”
“I don’t have them.” He nearly shouted with glee. “I tossed them out.”
“I thought you might say that.” Smiling on the heels of another small victory, she fished through her handbag and pulled out another copy of the divorce papers. She’d come armed with a half-dozen copies just in case he chose to be difficult. She strode back to him with her chin held high and slapped the papers against his chest. “Here.”
Jamie stared at the lass’s fine arse strutting away from him. Her hair had been cut, straightened and the summer dress with the flowery print accentuated all the curves he’d fallen for so many years ago, the curves he knew so intimately. And those heels, for the love of St. Bridget, Mary hadn’t worn high heels like that since she left school. They’d brought her closer to his height, yet she still only reached his shoulders.
She’d left Glenhalish in January, a cold, distant housewife, and come back this alluring woman. For a moment, panic set inside his gut. He’d intended to convince her to come home so they could face their grief and move on together, but seeing how much happier, sexier, and sophisticated she was, perhaps Edinburgh was good for her, better than he could be.
But he wanted her back, wanted to get through this rough patch they’d strayed onto after the lad’s death, and return to the partnership they’d shared since primary school. They had too many years left. She couldn’t leave him. He wouldn’t survive without her.
The lass may have plans to leave him forever, but Jamie MacDougall wouldn’t give her up without a fight.
"This book was a short-sweet-happy ending type of book that was just perfect to read before bedtime! These are cool characters in a cool setting and all I can say is I could have kept reading." ~~~~~~ Artist and Web Designer Cheryl Rae
AND.....Remember I'm also on the Daily Dose of Decadence Blog today discussing the impending divorce of my main characters.
(Remember, any comments you make to any one of my blog spots this week will put you in the running for five different prizes! Check out the list of places on the Monday post of where I'll be each day! AND if you tweet about it, which will give you MORE chances to win, make sure to include me @AlexaBourne and #CMHReleaseParty!)
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
Monday, June 3rd- We're celebrating here AND on the Decadent Tease blog. Come join me there for a quick and fun Q & A!
Tuesday, June 4th- We'll be right here for a special visit from one of my favorite characters. She'll give us the scoop on CARRY ME HOME from her perspective.
Wednesday, June 5th- We'll be right here, where I'll share an excerpt, some reviews, and my own feelings about release day. Ooooh, AND I'll be on the Daily Dose of Decadence blog talking about the main challenges my hero and heroine face.
Thursday, June 6th- We'll be on the Get Lost in a Story blog, where I'll share the song that influenced and ultimately made me finish the story.
Friday, June 7th- We'll be back on the Get Lost in a Story blog, where I'll let you know what's happening next with me and the folks in my fictional Highland village. Oooh! I'll ALSO be on Elizabeth Morgan's blog for 20 questions! AND I'll be posting on Laurey Buckland's blog too!
Now make sure to visit several (or all!) of these places because one person will win a prize each day out of all the comments for that day. So the more comments you leave each day the more chances you have to win a prize that day! PLUS....if you tweet about the party and include me (@AlexaBourne) and #CMHReleaseParty, you'll gain even MORE chances to win! All of the prize winners will be announced on here on Saturday, June 8th. Some of the prizes you can win for commenting and tweeting are copies of my books, Amazon gift cards, books (by other people), and a few other British treats!
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Welcome back to Sneak Peek Sunday, where authors post 6 paragraphs of a published work or a work-in-progress for your enjoyment! To see who else is participating, visit here!
He hurried to block her path. "Lass." Grabbing her forearm, he said…nothing. Instead, his gaze traveled along the length of her. Twice.
"What do you want, Jamie?" She’d not get caught up in his soulful amber eyes. No, she would not.
"You’ve had your bit of fun, but I want you to come home." He tilted his head to one side and drifted his fingertips along her bare arm.
She yanked away. "I’ve come to get my papers from you, to say good-bye to those I love, and to move on with my life." She stepped around him and continued down the path to the center of Glenhalish. "I’ll be at the Kierlain House until Sunday. Please bring the forms and leave them with the front office."
"I don’t have them." He nearly shouted with glee. "I tossed them out."
"I thought you might say that." Smiling on the heels of another small victory, she fished through her handbag and pulled out another copy of the divorce papers. She’d come armed with a half-dozen copies just in case he chose to be difficult. She strode back to him with her chin held high and slapped the papers against his chest. "Here."