Wednesday, October 3, 2018
My Computer Has a Boo-Boo
Hi All! So, last Thursday night while I was typing a message to one of my favorite authors telling her all the reasons why I LOVE her new extended length novella, my computer suddenly crashed. Let me tell you, seeing that blue screen of (possible) death is NOT a good feeling! Friday morning, I carted my beloved laptop off to the Geek Squad then spent the next several days holding my breath...and wondering what to do in a laptop-less world. It's amazing - and kind of scary - how attached we become to our electronics, isn't it?
My computer is now home (yay!) and I'm feeling considerably less stressed. I'll be spending today bringing it back up to speed (lost all my passwords and a few apps but, thankfully, all files and photos are intact) and working on some reviews.
While I was offline I did more work on cleaning out my office. You all know what that means, right? More books to give away! So, here goes. That novella I was reading last week? It's Malcolm & Isabel (Pennyroyal Today), a present-day story that was begun in the epilogue of The Legend of Lyon Redmond, the fabulous, final book in Julie Anne Long's historical Pennyroyal Green series. As soon as I read that epilogue three years ago, I emailed the author and begged her to write a full story for Isabel and Malcolm. She had brought them to vivid life in just a few pages and I couldn't wait to read more. I had to wait a while but, oh, that wait was so worth it! I adored these characters, fell in love with Pennyroyal of the present just as much as I had the Pennyroyal Green of the past and was beyond delighted to meet descendants of the characters I had come to know and love in Long's historical romance series. I'm now begging her for more present-day stories for the (very intriguing) secondary characters you'll meet in Malcolm & Isabel. The novella (which at 145 pages is longer than the typical novella) will be released October 15 and is currently available for pre-order. I've already read it three times. Yes, I really did love it that much.
For a chance to win one of two packages of books (U.S. addresses only), tell me:
Have you read Julie Anne Long's Pennyroyal Green series?
If you did, which book was your favorite?
What favorite historical romance series would you like to see brought into present-day stories?
Their story began in the Epilogue of THE LEGEND OF LYON REDMOND...
In Pennyroyal Green, the past is very much alive...but the present has a power—and a magic—all its own.
Isabel Redmond never anticipated that the echoes of a legendary love will reverberate through her own life. Or that answers she's long sought might be between the pages of Olivia Eversea's diary.
Until she goes in search of her roots...and meets her tall, dark destiny under a famous pair of entwined trees.
One look into Isabel's heart-stopping blue eyes and town doctor Malcolm Coburn knows 1) getting involved will be risky; and 2) their chemistry will be scorching. But as they retrace Olivia and Lyon's footsteps in Pennyroyal Green, a tender, fiery intimacy emerges...and old wounds are laid bare. Will two people who guard their hearts as fiercely as their freedom repeat the mistakes of a pair of long-ago lovers...or will they let love alter the course of their lives?