Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Where am I? What day is this? Who are you?

The month of May continues to make my head spin. I don't know how people travel for business on a regular basis, spending a few days in one city and then another. After only two trips this month, I am completely turned around and not sure which way is up. You know the feeling, when you've been blindfolded and spun around just before swatting a pinata...that feeling.  Then again, it seems that kids don't hit pinatas anymore.  Instead of each child hitting it with a stick, there are several ribbons attached to the "escape hatch." Each child gets to pull, or maybe they all pull at the same time.  So kids today might not learn what that particular feeling of dizziness is like (dizziness in general, sure...).

But anyway.  That's how I've been feeling all month.

And so...I completely forgot to mention here that I was doing a guest post yesterday at Romancing the Book. D'oh!  It was about seduction and music, specifically the seductiveness of the cello.  That's right, I said cello. If you don't think it's a seductive instrument, go read the post and give me a chance to convince you.

At least I remembered to mention the RtB guest spot on Twitter and FB like a good little newbie author.

And the good news is that the guest spot includes a giveaway--an ebook copy of NEVER TOO LATE--and the giveaway runs for 5 days! So I'm a little late in announcing it, but it's still not over! You still have time to go enter!

In the meantime, I'm sure I'll get my head straight again any minute now...

Sunday, May 19, 2013

NEVER TOO LATE on sale at Amazon!

So I've been silent for a bit just because this has been a ridiculously busy time--end-of-semester grades were due, we celebrated the kid's birthday with a big trip, and then I led a half-day faculty workshop (and will be doing so again later this summer).  

May is turning out to be one helluva month, and it's nowhere near over yet. news for today is that it turns out Amazon has NEVER TOO LATE on sale for $1.99.  

I think the sale has been running for about a week now so I'm not sure how much longer you'll have to pick it up at this great price!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

And the winner is....

First, THANK YOU all so much for participating in the NEVER TOO LATE prize pack giveaway and for celebrating the release of my debut historical romance with me! It's been a great week, and it was especially wonderful to share it with so many lovely and supportive people!

And now...Rafflecopter has spoken...and the winner of the NEVER TOO LATE prize pack is...

Kathie L. Morrow-Spitz!!!

Congratulations, Kathie! I will contact you via email with details!

And again, thanks so much to everyone who helped make an unbelievable week even more special!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Where in the (virtual) world is Amara? Wednesday edition

It's almost been a week since the release of NEVER TOO LATE, and, yes, my head is still spinning!

Today, you can find me at Romancing Rakes For the Love of Romance, where I do an interview that includes a fleeting glimpse of Book 2!  Also--a giveaway of NEVER TOO LATE!

And I didn't get to post yesterday because my alternate universe was insanely busy, but here's where I was yesterday:
  • Nancy Goodman's Rakes Rogues and Romance - an interview including some of my writing influences and a bit more detail about my PhD, among other things.
  • Book Lovers Inc - guest post about NEVER TOO LATE's heroine Honoria Duchamp and the Victorian notion of "redundant women."
And don't forget--my NEVER TOO LATE prize pack giveaway ends in less than 24 hours! (See previous posts for more details!)

Monday, May 6, 2013

NTL prize pack giveaway continues!

Just a little reminder that the NEVER TOO LATE prize pack giveaway runs until May 9th, and there are multiple ways to enter!

The NTL prize pack includes...
  • a free copy of the NEVER TOO LATE e-book
  • a $25 Amazon gift card
  • a cameo pendant
  • NTL swag (postcards, keychain, pen, and preview booklet)
Open in the US and Canada. Void where prohibited.

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Where in the world is Amara today? Ella Quinn's blog!

As I continue to celebrate the release of NEVER TOO LATE, I'm at Ella Quinn's blog today for an interview!

Ella is such a great part of the romance writing community. She's also a fellow eKensington author, and her own debut, THE SEDUCTION OF LADY PHOEBE, will be released in September!

Stop by and find out my writing journey started!  There's also a snippet from NTL and a giveaway!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

NEVER TOO LATE - Release Day is here!!!! (Giveaways too!)

It is my very great pleasure to announce that today is the release day of my debut historical romance, NEVER TOO LATE, by eKensington! 

*cue trumpets, balloons, and confetti*

It's hard to believe release day is finally here!

So...I'm commemorating the big day in multiple places!  Thanks for visiting and sharing this wonderful day with me!


I'm doing a Debut Author appearance at The Book Pushers! Come learn more about me and my path to publishing! (And--if you respond to an easy question in The Book Pushers comments section, you'll be eligible for a chance to win a copy of the NEVER TOO LATE e-book there!)

Locale 2: FACEBOOK

I'm also doing an all-day NEVER TOO LATE Release Day event on Facebook! (Okay, so "all-day" means 8 am to 8 pm ET in my world.) Join the FB event for random tidbits and trivia and Q&A. And watch for random surprise giveaways during the FB too!


I'm giving away a NEVER TOO LATE prize pack that includes a free copy of Never Too Late (e-book), a $25 Amazon gift card, a cameo pendant, and some NTL swag! 

Through this Rafflecopter giveaway, people are welcome to enter multiple times through multiple venues (including Facebook and Twitter) from now until May 9th! See the entry app below to see the different ways to enter!!

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