Monday, March 12, 2007

Springtime and Coffee Time

"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden." - Thomas Jefferson

Gah! Where did the time go? I woke up late this morning (of course)... didn't crawl out of bed until 4:45 a.m. The only good thing is that more than likely the DD will also sleep in, so I'll still have time to do my writing this morning.

I didn't get a lot of writing done this weekend. We had a heat wave out here -- it was in the HIGH FORTIES! Woo! We had a barbecue on our deck to celebrate, and DD and my SIL took a bike ride through the neighborhood. I took the dogs on a nice walk.

I always wonder, though, why 48 degrees is so warm in the winter and so blasted cold in the summer?

Regardless, the snow is melting, my front gardens are clear and the daffodils are poking through the dirt. Yeah, yeah... I know you folks in California and down south are already planting your veggie gardens (don't rub it in), but I'll get my small spring thrills where I can. I love to garden and I can't wait until "mud season" is done and I can get out there and get my hands dirty. I have lots of plans about what annuals to put in, what perennials to move around ... ah, my heart pounds with anticipation.

Okay... on to other news, yanno, about writing and stuff.

Yesterday, I mentioned that I'd been checking out the reviews sites that review The Wild Rose Press stories. I've enjoyed several of them so much that I thought I'd share them one at a time.

Today, I'm talking about Coffee Time Romance.

Their tagline is "Bringing You Honest Book Reviews since 2004". The thing is -- they're so much more! They have reviews, yes, and many of them. The thing that got me over there the first time is that they review The Wild Rose Press short stories... not just books. Wonderful!

They are also offering a contest this month: Every day in February and March, we will be giving books, prizes and gift certificates away all over Coffee Time Romance. You can find us giving away prizes in the following our forums/boards, both of our Yahoo groups, Tuesday night Chats, and through our navigation tool bar...oh my! So when you see Karen and KarenneLyn together its time to win!!

And they have several free online reads linked to the site.

There's a reader community, message boards, author interviews... Wow! So much, I can't cover it all here. But, take a look around. I think you'll be impressed by the content and professionalism.

They also offer a bookstore with several offerings. Tickle Fights and Barbecues isn't up yet, but my first story is. It's a great place to shop several different ePresses at the same time.


Judy said...

Thanks for that link. I've gone and registered. The March workshop that Jenna Peterson is doing in the forum area, "The Great Agent Search," looks really good.

MaryF said...

High 40s and you barbecued - LOL!

And 4:45 is late??? ;)

Tori Lennox said...

Don't hate me, but rumor has it that it's going to hit 75 here today! I'm totally loving it! :)