Tuesday, May 13, 2008

So Busy and Contests!

A good book is always on tap; it may be decanted and drunk a hundred times, and it is still there for further imbibement. ~Holbrook Jackson

Do you ever get so busy that you forget something important? Yanno, like an upcoming release?

Cuz, I did! My next story with The Wild Rose Press comes out tomorrow and I all but forgot. I also forgot to do anything to celebrate, so I'm going to give away a copy of it to one lucky blog commenter from today! It releases tomorrow, so I'll make the winning announcement tomorrow morning so, if you don't win, you can hurry on over and buy it! ***VBG***

Here's the scoop on the story:

Returning to Wyoming after a six-year absence, Jake Langley finds more than just changes in the now run down family ranch. His warm feelings for a former girlfriend have cooled, and he finds himself drawn to her sister and his former best friend, Emily. His discovery of the sisters' well-kept secret, however, upsets his long-term plans and sets duty against his heart's desire. Now, four hearts and four lives will be changed, forever.

Check out my first ever trailer made by ME!!

It's a little blurry, which is odd because it wasn't on Movie Maker.


You Are a Carousel

You are young at heart and a truly playful person. No one would ever accuse you of taking life too seriously.

You are definitely in things for the fun. You find joy easily, and you are often building up anticipation for your next adventure.

In relationships, you tend to want to be babied and taken care of.

And while you may be a bit high maintenance, you are incredibly loyal.

Your life is simple and satisfying. Each day you treat yourself to something you enjoy.

You have a lot of emotional attachments, and experiences are extra vivid to you.

You tend to be nostalgic and sentimental. The past is important to you.

Comfortable around all living things, you have a special connection to animals and children.

At your best, you are whimsical, free spirited, and creative.

Even if your schemes seem a bit strange, they usually work out wonderfully.

At your worst, you are spoiled, demanding, and impossible to satisfy.

You've been known to act like a brat if you aren't getting your way!


Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Great trailer, Marianne! It looks wonderful.

Ceri said...

Sounds like an awesome story (as usual). I'll watch the trailer when I get home today.


Jennifer Shirk said...

LOL!! How can you forget about a book being released? LOL!!!

BTW, great job on the trailer! Sounds like a cute story!

Dru said...

Great trailer and I especially like the background music. Good job on your first trailer.

Like you, I'm a carousel.

Have a good Tuesday.

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Too busy to remember a release date?!

Yep, been there myself a time or two, had to email the editor to get the facts LOL!

Great post.
Good luck with your new release!

anne said...

Congratulations on your release. Your trailer is delightful and I am captivated with the book. All the best.

diane said...

Enjoyed your amazing trailer. Congrats. on this unique book. Looks fabulous.

jenna said...

I was impressed with your trailer and fascinated with this new release. Good luck on this lovely book.

Melissa said...

Great job on the trailer.

So if you're ever looking for a future blog topic, a how-to-make-a-trailer would be awesome. I would love to know how to do it so I could try one for my December release.

BTW, I forgot about one of my book's releases. Never did one bit of promo. I didn't even managed to put up an excerpt on my website. That book spent two weeks on the Waldenslist. So don't sweat this one!

alissa said...

Great to hear about your new release. Congrats on this special day. Loved the trailer which gives me a glimpse. Thanks.

Amy said...

Thanks for the heads-up on your release!

The trailer was great. How do you do that? I second Melissa's suggestion that you do a post on this...

Susan said...

I love the trailer and the story sounds great!

ellie said...

Your trailer is compelling and your book is so appealing. Congrats!.

Allie Boniface said...

Oh, I love the trailer! And I feel a teeny smidge of pride to say "I read this story in its infancy..."

So excited to see it published!

Sarita Leone said...

What a wonderful trailer! I third the motion...please explain how to do this!

Congrats on your new release. The story looks very interesting. :)

anno said...

I'm late to the party, but enthusiastic nonetheless -- wonderful trailer!!

(and... so busy you forgot about a release? Yikes!)