Giveaway, Don’t Miss Out!


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Greetings my darling little love monkeys *kisses to you all*

Just a quick little reminder for the latest Cat O’ Nine Tails e-ARC giveaway!

That’s right, head on over to Lisa Sanchez’s blog and chickadee check out my guest post over there for all the deets!

 

 

Run my fantabulous little love monkeys, run like the wind!

Until next time,

Patty <3

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Happy Friday: Another e-ARC Giveaway!


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Happy Friday my bouncy little love monkeys! Did you lasso this week, hog tie it and brand it, thus proclaiming your dominance over it with a resounding YEE-HAW? Yeah, you’re darn tootin ya did!

Did you miss me last week? I sure as heck missed all of you! I had a BLAST at Comic-Con though! Saw some great movie trailers, nabbed some groovy swag and sat in a panel with Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson! Oh yeah, it was a good weekend for yours truly 🙂

So, guess what I’m looking at RIGHT NOW? Well, besides the morning news anchors on my television and the cat clawing at my arm trying to grab my attention.

I have, in my possession at this very moment, the very first cover art samples for Cat O’ Nine Tails!!

YES!! I’m staring at them right now! RIGHT NOW!! Is it horrible that I can’t stop looking at them or that it makes me giddy as a pig in slop to see my name on the cover? I wish I could show you but all I can do at the moment is tease you with the fact that they are AWESOME!!!

Okay, my anxious little love monkeys, on to what the title of this post promises, ANOTHER Cat O’ Nine Tails e-ARC giveaway! You all remember the Sizzling Summer Author Extravaganza, hosted by the loverly Miss Lisa Sanchez, right? Of course you do, you’ve been checking out all of the guest posts like the good little love monkeys that you are 🙂

This Sunday your very own Mama monkey will be closing out the Sizzling Summer Author Extravaganza with her very own Cat O’ Nine Tails e-ARC giveaway!  I told you you’d have another chance to win, didn’t I? Now mark your calendars and make sure to check out Lisa Sanchez’s blog on Sunday, July 31st, for all the deets and have no fear, I will post a reminder blog because I don’t want anyone to miss out on their chance to get their pirate on!

Well, that’s all I have for you today my darlings, be good little love monkeys this weekend and I’ll be back next Friday with another Happy Friday bit of love, please stay tuned 😀

Until next time,

Patty <3

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New Release Date!


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Greetings my crispy little love monkeys, just a quick little note for you today!

I received word from my publisher last night of a new release date!! Why is this so exciting? Well, because it is a SOONER release date, August 30th! Another reason why this is so exciting is that the number 30 is my lucky number!! AND even ANOTHER reason for the excitedness is that they are working on my cover art samples RIGHT NOW!!

Do you know what that means? That means that this is really REALLY happening!!! I mean, I know it was happening before but this is like really really REAL! I’m practically vibrating with excitement!!

I just realized that I’ve used a ridiculous amount of exclamation points in the post! But I can’t help it, I’m just SO EXCITED!!!

I’ve also just realized that I’ve used an extreme amount of CAPITALIZATION! But again, SO EXCITE!!!

That’s all I have for now, stay tuned for Friday for Happy Friday where I will announce another chance to win an e-ARC of Cat O’ Nine Tails!! WOOOOHOOOO!!

Until next time,

Patty <3

 

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And The Winner Is…


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Greetings my froofy little love monkeys! I promised I’d come back this week and announce the winner of the Cat O’ Nine Tails e-ARC, didn’t I?

Well here I am! *waves & blows kisses*

First, I would like to thanks each and every person that took the time to enter! You humble me with your support and interest in my work, I truly adore you all more than you will ever know <3

And now, I would like to congratulate Miss Judy Cox, the winner of the super special sneak peek, a Cat O’ Nine Tails e-ARC! I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Now remember love monkeys, there is another e-ARC up for grabs at the end of this month, so you will all have another chance to get your pirate on early 🙂

I’d also like to announce that I now have an official author Goodreads account! YAY! If you would do me a solid and swing on over and be a FAN! And a few little reminders, first off in addition to the Goodreads author account, you can also pop on over to my Facebook page and “like” me or you can bounce on over to Twitter and tweet me! I so love talking to my love monkeys!

One more little reminder, there will be no Happy Friday post this week because I will be getting my geek on at ComicCon in San Diego! What? You’re going too! Shoot me a tweet or a Facebook message and we’ll hug it up love monkey style 🙂

That’s all for now my darlings, please stay tuned and have a great week!

OH! One more thing I would like to wish my darling hubs a happy anniversary! 20 years, 4 kids, 3 cats, 1 dog and I’d do it all again in a heartbeat! He is MY Orrin 🙂

Until next time,

Patty <3

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Time’s Up!


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Yes, my sparkly little love monkeys, the Cat O’ Nine Tails e-ARC giveaway is now officially closed.

Now, now, dry your wee little eyes, there will be another one coming at the end of the month!

Can I get WOOHOO! *WOOHOO*

I sure hope you all had a lovely time at BlogFest 2011 and stuck your monkey paws in every giveaway you could, good luck to you all!

As for my little giveaway, a name shall be drawn at random and announced this week!

Good luck to you all my amazing little love monkeys, your support means the world to me! I adore you all and wish that I could give each and every one of you a prize <3

Stay tuned!

Until next time,

Patty <3Heehee <3

 

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Happy Friday: Blogfest and Giveaway!!


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Happy Friday my fruity little love monkeys! Did you pour this week into a bowl, cover it with milk and attack it like your favorite kid’s cereal? Yeah you are Sugar Smackin right you did!

Okay, so for all you in the central and west coast time zones it is still technically Thursday, but humor me, I promise I’ll make it worth it 🙂

Today, through Sunday July 17th at midnight, I am participating in BlogFest 2011!!

Everybody woooooo with me *WOOOOOOOOOOOO*

So what IS BlogFest? Well, it’s a Fest of Blogs, naturally! 201 blogs at the last count and each and every one of them has something to giveaway! Now I KNOW my little love monkeys love them some freebies, am I right or am I right?

Now, I hear you asking yourselves, “But Patty, what are YOU giving away?”

Oh sugar lumps, what I have for you is a chance to win an exclusive, super special, official Cat O’ Nine Tails ARC! That’s right, you can win your very own e-copy of Cat O’ Nine Tails before everyone else on your block! Can you believe it? You will be the very FIRST to “Get Your Pirate On!”

What you need to do to enter is just be the good little love monkeys that you are and click my little special Aeron Jolly Roger!

That’s it? THAT’S IT!

Want to double your chances of winning? Head on over to Twitter and/or Facebook and re-tweet my little ol’ blog or share the link via Facebook, that gets you a second chance at winning!

Also, as part of the BlogFest, it’s my job to make sure you lovely little love monkeys get all the free goodies. So, in order to do that, I need to share five links with you to five other blogs participating in said Festification! What are they giving away? I have absolutely no idea, but I know they are giving SOMETHING away! Like I said 201 giveaways! ACK! So here ya go…

Practical Frugality
Preternatural Primer
Reader Girls
Reading Angel
Recovering Potter Addict

Now, the idea is to have you little love monkeys bouncing all over the interwebs putting your little paws in as many giveaway buckets as you can! You can also find a master list, a list of ALL the blogs participating over at A Journey of Books blog, who has been kind enough to set up this Blogapalooza! AND if you go over to their Blog Tracking Site, each blog that you track as having visited earns you another entry into a special giveaway!!

YES!! So get them little paws to clickin and check out as many blogs as you can handle!

This is going on all weekend so you have until 11:50pm EST on Sunday July 17th to enter!

Be good little monkeys this weekend and make me a proud mama monkey!

I want to let you all know that I will not be with you next week as I am going to ComicCon! WOOOHOO! I’m so excited I can’t stand it! So if you are going to be over at ComicCon, let me know so I can give you a hug, I love my little love monkeys to BITS!

Until next time,

Patty <3

P.S. A pretty, because I love you…

Note: Family members and super besties are not eligible to win the ARC. Yes mom, that means you and anyone else that I have shared a hotel room/bed with.

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Happy Friday: Summer Reads!


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Happy Friday my crazy little love monkeys! Did you stick this week in the blender, mix it up good and drink it down? You’re ramalamdingdong right you did!

Man Alive! Isn’t summer supposed to be relaxing and care-free? Holy smokes, I think I’ve been busier than when all the kids were in school! It’s been an endless string of running here and going there and getting ready for this and making plans for that… Whew! Is it time for the kids to go back to school yet because I don’t think I’ll get any work done otherwise.

Anyhoodle, let’s move along into this week’s blog! Again, I’m doing something a little different this time. I have to admit that this idea came to me via my very own personal Yoda, the gorgeous and amazing Victoria Michaels. She has been such a mentor to me in the last two and a half years, there aren’t words to express the love and admiration I have for her. Well, yesterday she posted a blog that inspired me to share some of my summer reading choices with you!

Confession time! I’m a habitual series reader, meaning that I read a ridiculous amount of series books. And I should also confess that when I say “read” I really mean listen to because I am an audio book junkie. What I love about audio books is that I can “read” a book while I’m puttering around the house being Suzy Homemaker. One more confession, I’m also a sucker for a good, juicy, historical romance! Okay, so that one probably wasn’t all that shocking 😉 So, today I’m going to share with you five of series’ that I’ve been sucked into as of late, the ones that you should definitely pick-up/download for some good, juicy, summer reading!

First off is Elizabeth Hoyt. Now I’m going to cheat a little bit, because I’ve been reading not one but two of her book series’, the Maiden Lane series and Legend of the Four Soldiers. The Maiden Lane series only has two books in it to date and I can’t WAIT for the third that’s coming in November. However, there are four books in the Legend series! What I love about her is that she weaves these little story blurbs into the tales at the beginning of every chapter and I found myself just as excited to hear about them as I was for the actual story at hand. Amazing!

Second in line (alphabetically, of course) is Julia London. With Miss Julia I have been sucked in by the Scandalous series. This is a series of three books, The Book of Scandal, Highland Scandal and A Courtesan’s Scandal. She has a new series that only has one book in it, which I haven’t read yet, but I assure you that I will be!

Third is Lisa Kleypas. This is the series that I am currently engaged in, The Hathaway series. I’m only two books into the five book series but I’m in love with the Hathaway family! This series follows the five Hathaway siblings, four sisters and one brother. The first two books have been a-mazing! Gypsy men in both, the one in the first book evokes a very Johnny Depp from Chocolate vibe. That is what sucked me in, but the love of the Hathaway family will keep me reading all five books like a fiend!

Fourth is Mary Jo Putney. This is another series that I’ve recently started and fallen hopelessly in love with, The Lost Lords series. So far I’ve only read the first two of the currently three book series as the audio version of the third book just became available! Yes, I squeed and bounced up and down with glee whilst I downloaded it.

Fifth is the incomparable Sabrina Jefferies. This is another one where I’m going to have to cheat because I’ve read not one but two of her series’, The School for Heiresses series with six books and The Hellions of Halsted Hall with four books and a fifth due out in November. What I enjoyed about these was that characters from both series’ make appearances in both series! I love that kind of interweaving!

Well my loves, I really hope you pop on over and check out these amazing women, don’t forget to check out my Yoda, Victoria Michaels and check her out as well, she is an amazing writer and I just adore her to bits! Also, Omnific Publishing has released not one but TWO Summer Anthologies! One for the YA crowd and one for the crowd that likes a lil sumpin’ sumpin’ in their tales, if you know what I mean 😉

One more thing before I give you your Friday back, are you checking out all the guest bloggers in the Sizzling Summer Author Extravaganza? Yeah, I know you have been! How do I know that? Well, because I have the most awesome love monkeys in the history of love monkeys, that’s how!

Be good my darlings and try to stay cool in the summer heat! Stay tuned for next Friday!

Until next time,

Patty <3

P.S. I couldn’t leave you without something pretty to look at, now could I?

Yeah, that’s better *dreamy sigh*

 

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Happy Friday: Share the Love


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Happy Friday my fuzzy little love monkeys! Did you shatter this week like it had been dipped in liquid nitrogen? You’re dadgum right you did!

So today I’m going to do something a little different. Today is the launch on the Sizzling Summer Author Extravaganza! That’s right, July is here and a plethora of amazing authors will be dazzling you with their guest blog posts and possibly a giveaway or two. Who will be guest blogging? Of course you can check here to see who is blogging when. Who is giving what away? Well, my cherubic little love monkeys, you will have to pop in every day to see! However, I can guarantee one giveaway on July 31st!

A super special, first read! You, yes YOU can win an official ARC (Advance Readers Copy) for Cat O’ Nine Tails! Be one of the first to get your pirate on!

Now, I have to admit that I had a wee bit of a freak out this morning. I wasn’t certain if I was going to have an ARC to giveaway at that time because my release date had been pushed back. But have no fear my pets, I checked in with The Amazing Traci, my marketing guru, and she assured me that there will be an ARC! So props to The Amazing Traci and her pimptastic skillz!

So, that’s it for me this week…

Nah, I’m kidding! I wouldn’t leave my love monkeys with nothing pretty to look at! That would be a travesty!

That being said, I’d like to share with you a few little bits that you might read about in Cat O’ Nine Tails…

You might read about something like this…

Use your crafty little imaginations and visualize her with red hair 😉

There might also be a bit of this…

And maybe, just maaaaayyyybe, you might get a smattering of this…

😉

Okay, now this really is all I have for you this week! Don’t forget to head on over to the Sizzling Summer Author Extravaganza and share some love with my fellow authors! They are all amazing and wonderful! Also, you are welcome to pop on over to Twitter, Facebook or Goodreads and say hi, I adore my love monkeys!

Take care and have a safe 4th of July, holiday weekend to my fellow American love monkeys and stay tuned for next week!

Until next time,

Patty <3

 

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