OK, update time!

I’ve been busy at work, plugging along on book 3 between customers; as well as dealing with the Doctor for workman’s comp and physical therapy three times a week! All on different sides of towns. *flops*

In case you didn’t hear, last week I managed to (not so gracefully) fall out of a cargo van and SLAM my full weight on to the heel of my bad ankle. Yeouch! This would be the ankle that my regular Doctor has just sent me to PT to see if we can coax some movement from, before he sends me off to a specialist for possible surgery!

Anyway, I had to pull an 11 hour shift on Tuesday, to drive 2.5 hours one way to pick up a truck that was broken down and repaired, then drive back!

BUT…. book three broke the 26,000 word mark this morning! *chair dances* And I have a cover for it as well!

And I want to introduce you all to my new PA! She’s a wonderful (and creative!!!) woman that has agreed to help me take on the momentous chore of organizing my life! Please welcome Angelique Luzader!!

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Hurricane Heather Coming Through!

What a whirlwind of activity! As most of you know, I attended my first book convention as an author with Eve Langlais (squeee!!) and several other fantastic authors.

I picked up Trinity Blacio on Wednesday, where we then rushed off to New York and spent the night with the fantastic Amber and Craig. (Oh the food they fed us was simple and yet divine!) We spent the night and woke up at an hour only the insane would choose to willingly wake up, even the sun hadn’t risen its glorious head around the horizon! (IE it was about 3am!) But we slurped our coffee and gradually made our way back to the rented SUV where we drove through the backwoods of Upper New York on our way to the 1,000 Island Bridge crossing into Canada! It was a beautiful trip through twisting turns and hills, small little villages and farm country!

Look at this AWESOME car magnet she had made for me! We each had one, for our car doors, as we drove to/from the event!

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Around 11:30AM we finally hit the border – and let me tell you… that bridge!? FRIGHTENING! I detest bridges, but I drove over it like a champ! Our guard was a VERY handsome French-Canadian with short, curly black hair and a bit of a 5 O’Clock shadow. (He didn’t think I was serious when I asked if we could take him home!) After he asked a few simple questions he waved us through.

After an adventure of unpacking the car and settling into our rooms, we wandered around for a bit before helping to pack the HUGE, MASSIVE (stuff-your-10-year-old-boy-into-them) bags for registration and the dinner! I supplied over 300 handmade bookmarks with a business card in them, because we weren’t allowed any paper products. Thursday was mostly a “wind down” day since we’d been in the car for almost 12 hours by that point, thankfully broken up by several stops and a rest at Amber’s!

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Friday morning dawned bright and early, and we waited in the lobby for my old high school friend to show up. There was a rather large accident, so she was a tad late, but after much squealing, hugging, and reminiscing, we all (Trinity Blacio, Becka, and myself) loaded into her car and off we went! I probably shouldn’t have, but we took a great tour of Ottawa. With Becka pointing out several landmarks. We even managed to see the Changing of the Guard at the Unknown Soldier Memoriam! (I have over 200 photos, so if you want to see more, you can find them here: http://on.fb.me/1OLjUVY ) They have a store that sells nothing BUT cheese! So… I of course HAD to pick up some for the AWESOME “Attack her face with it” (as my son calls her) Cynthia St Aubin!

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We returned just in time for an awesome event that Kali Willows called “Author Speed Dating”. And oh what fun! 25 of us Authors sat on one side of the table – I was between S.E. Smith (squeal! My mentor and idol!) and Trinity Blacio – then the readers on the other side of the table were able to spend a minute with us (the time FLEW by but there were so many readers we had to cut the time down! After that we had dinner, with most dressing up for the Alice in Wonderland theme! There were some OUTSTANDING costumes!

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Saturday was filled with attending different events, one of which was hosted by S.E. Smith so of course I couldn’t miss it! After lunch we had to scramble to gather our things for the signing! It was only open from 2-4 PM so we had about 20 minutes to set up our tables. I had brought more (although slightly different) handmade bookmarks with me, as well as window clings and stickers (which were extremely popular!) of my logo. I also brought some candy, because who doesn’t love candy?! And of course, 20 copies of both of my books! Amazingly, I sold out of all 20 copies in under and hour! (I was told to only bring 10, 5of each, but I decided to bring 20 and I’m glad I did! As it is, I was being pouted at because I didn’t bring enough!)

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After that wonderful time of meeting everyone, we all packed up and headed to our rooms to dress for the dinner I helped to sponsor. It was a Paranormal 50’s sock hop! And a LOT of fun! I wore a Marilyn Monroe dress, but sadly my wig didn’t show up in time. But still, we had a blast with great food and spectacular music! Even quite a few giveaways and baskets! I was amazed that every single place we ate at had either a designation for Gluten Free foods, or a separate menu!

Sunday came WAY too swiftly, and soon we were packing up the rental and heading back towards home. We left the hotel at the crack of dawn, in order to make it back into the US before the rush, and man did we time it well! A few minutes after 7:30AM and we were the ONLY car crossing over! Again, we had a handsome guard, this time he was married. Sad. But he took business cards from both of us for his wife! (I had to laugh because he constantly peppered us with questions that had nothing to do with crossing back over!) The 8 hours back to Trinity’s house was long but filled with laughter (and many stops). One stop I picked up several New York souvenirs for MrMan and my son, one of which was this adorable beaver for MrMan! We even passed by where he was born and grew up!

Another two and a half hours saw me home and being “attacked” by a husband that apparently missed me (as if the daily + messages on Facebook weren’t any indication! My cell decided it wasn’t going to work in Canada!) After we unloaded the car, MrMan hurried me inside where the bestest man in the world had a HOT bubble bath and dinner waiting for me!

Now, it’s time to finish book three and prepare for RAGT2015!

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Renee George Sale!!!

Limited Time Sale! Regularly $3.99. Now only $0.99 Cents!

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The Lion Kings by Renee George

Get it today!

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Blurb: For six months, Madeline Granger has been overwhelmed by an almost magnetic pull that has kept her on the road, traveling all over the Midwest and erotically dreaming of two men… her lion kings. When she wakes up in Kansas, just outside the perimeter of a traveling carnival, it miraculously feels like coming home. But after she meets the two men who shouldn’t exist outside her own mind, it’s hard for her to reconcile that her dream lovers are two very real and sexy men, not imaginary. All she knows for certain is she wants them both.

Adam Michaels and his brother Cage, both lion-shifters, not only run Pantheros & Co Carnival, they are the stars. Making a home for his crew of misfits and outcasts was Adam’s dream. Cage was his most desperate rescue, and after a profound loss, Adam worries that Cage’s grief will drive him toward a brutality he can’t come back from.

The last thing either lion-shifter expected was Madeline Granger. She might be the answer to Adam’s prayers, in more ways than one, if he can get Cage to look past his pain. But, can Adam and Cage see Madeline as more than a substitute Clary? And can Madeline rescue two kings drowning in their own sorrow?

 

Author Bio: Multi-published, bestselling author Renee George has been a factory worker, an army medic, a nurse, a website designer, a small press editor, an artist, and a teacher, but writing stories about sexy alpha men is the BEST job she’s ever had. When she turned thirty, she went back to college and earned her BA in creative writing. She has been married to the love of her life, a wonderful man who supports in every way, for over half her life (and that is a VERY long time!). She happily lives in a small, Midwest town with her husband, two needy dogs and a very independent cat.

 

Author Links:

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Website: http://www.romance-the-night.com/Renee_George

 

Excerpt:

The men from her dream. The one with the shorter hair was Cage, the other Adam. How was it possible? They were dream lovers, not flesh and blood. As they headed toward her with graceful strides, Maddie had to stop herself from swooning. “Cage and Adam,” she whispered.

“Damn it, miss. I told you to come back tomorrow,” a baritone voice boomed from behind her—the dwarf who’d tried to stop her before.

“It’s alright, Carl,” the pale-blond, Adam, said, waving the bad-tempered man out.

The dwarf snarled and mumbled a barely audible rant as he stormed out of the tent.

The bearded man, Cage, approached her first. Maddie quaked at the mere size of him. He had to stand at least six or seven inches over six feet tall, and his broad shoulders and wide chest cast a long shadow that covered Maddie in darkness. His face was a spectacular array of chiseled lines, a strong Roman nose, and a square jaw—just like in her dream. His eyes shined like mirrors when he tilted his head and caught the light from one of the kerosene lanterns. “Do we know you?” He thinned his wide, masculine lips.

“No,” Maddie squeaked out. She steeled her courage to speak again. “I… Shoot.”

Adam, just as tall, just as broad, but his face—more heart-shaped than square and his lips were narrow, but full—had an open curiosity. “You called us by our given names.”

Maddie gulped. “Maybe I read it on a program or something. You all were in my town a while back.”

“We don’t use our real names, girl,” Cage said. He pointed to a yellow sign near the tent entrance. “The Lion Kings” was spelled out in large, swooping red letters. Maddie could hear the growl reverberating in his every word.

Gooseflesh raised on her skin and she began to shake. In the dream, she’d thought of them as her lion kings… and they had called her Clary. A pet name? Some kind of endearment maybe?

She hadn’t seen them when they carnival had come to her town, or at least she didn’t think she’d forget two spectacularly gorgeous men if she saw them. But how else would she know they were called The Lion Kings? It still didn’t explain how she knew their names. She rubbed her arms trying to stop the tremors in her muscles.

“You’re scaring her, brother,” Adam admonished.

“It’s not you,” she said. Suddenly, both men were outlined by a halo of light, and Maddie’s tongue, fingers, and feet began to tingle. Her lungs constricted in her chest as if a large fist held her in its grasp. Her skin began to itch and burn and tighten until she thought it would split. Her legs wobbled. She dropped to her knees, still fighting whatever was taking her over. She could hear voices, too many to make out words. An insectile buzzing filled her head.

“What’s happening?” Cage reached out to steady her.

She had the sense that if they touched her she would be lost. If the man made contact with her skin, she would lose her battle—she would rip apart. “Don’t touch me!” Maddie shouted “Don’t,” she pleaded as the halo grew in size, engulfing the men in its hazy illumination. Adam put his hand on her shoulder while, simultaneously, Cage grabbed her elbow.

Maddie’s eyes rolled back until she plunged into darkness. I don’t have Cage and Adam’s night vision. While my abilities give me the gift of sight, it doesn’t extend to actual eyesight. The note had said to come on my own. It was a matter of life or death. Marlena and Darren’s shouts cut through the stillness of the evening when I pass by their trailer. Warmth creeps into my cheeks in a slow flush. They aren’t fighting…

“Girl,” Maddie heard as she felt someone shaking her by the shoulders. “Are you okay?”

Dazedly, she found her voice. “Marlena and Darren are at it again.”

“What?” Cage asked sharply. “They’re at what again? And how in the world do you know Marlena and Darren?”

Maddie blinked. “Who?”

“You just said their names.”

“No, I didn’t.” Maddie had a vague recollection—a form of deja vu. “Maybe. I don’t know.” She’d had waking dreams before, but nothing so immediate as this one. Not since Madame Divine. Her feet and legs felt boneless, and she gazed at the two men holding her—Cage’s almost orange-brown eyes, the color of a setting sun…Adam’s midnight blue eyes with a stripe of gold around the outer edge. Even though she was still a virgin, she remembered what it was like in her dream when Adam had entered her body, when Cage had latched on to her nipple. Her body seemed to shiver from the inside out.

Then everything went black.

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SEVEN DAYS!!!!

Seven days. Just SEVEN DAYS until Romancing the Capital! *Squeals!!* I’m so excited! I not only get to meet several awesome authors, but several fantastic readers! I’m renting an SUV (it was cheaper than we thought!) for the entire week, more as a peace of mind or MrMan (our cars are nice, but they’re older so they have been having issues lately). Plus, unlimited mileage!

It’s also a sad, but proud moment for me. My nephew is leaving the week that I’m gone. He’s made me so proud because he chose to join the Marines! So, Sunday before I leave, we’re going to have brunch with him one last time. Then it’s rush home and do last minute packing. Making sure I have all of the swag and bags sorted next to the door so that nothing gets left behind.

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If you’re going to RTC in Ottawa, look me up! I have special, hand made ribbon bookmarks for you! Each of my little baggies will have a signed Rack card, bookmark, sticker and window cling! I kind of over did it though and made a few HUNDRED extra bookmarks! I’ll also have books with me to sign and sell! Squeee!!!

I think that’s everything? Maybe? Oh! No, it’s not, I’ve started working on book three! And yes.. For everyone asking… *insert drumroll* it stars “The Twins”! I’m taking my computer with me to Ottawa so that during slow times I can work on the book. It’s going to be… different for me, that’s all I’m going to say!

If you’re on my street team, or in my fan group page, you can get sneak peeks!

Also, don’t forget to enter for your chance to win this super stuffed bag!

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Super Give away!!!

Ok so I said last month, that there would be a chance for one lucky winner to win this lovely (and large! It’s over 18″ wide!!!) bag from me! What I didn’t mention? I’d be filling it with SIGNED COPIES of my books, AND some additional swaggage!

How do you win it? It’s simple really! Post a link to a review you’ve done for either of my books (Each review, be it on Amazon or B&N or GR will be one point, if you’ve reviewed BOTH books for say, Amazon then you will get THREE points!)! At the end of April I will let Mr Man pull a winner out of a hat!

FB is NOT responsible for this give away, and it IS open internationally! I’ll be posting this on my author page but feel free to share it with any others!

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Renee George!

A good friend of mine is releasing a new book.. I’m so thrilled that she asked if I would share the news with everyone!

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Cover Reveal for Just Desserts: A Multi-Author Collection of Bite-Sized Delights

Presented by SecretHungers.com

 

More than twenty of your favorite bestselling, award-winning and debut erotic authors

invite you to skip the main course and indulge in the naughtiest of desserts.

 

This collection of delicious contemporary and paranormal erotic romances is sure to satisfy even the most sinful appetites.

Be prepared to be teased each week as we pull back the blindfold to reveal our contributors.

AVAILABLE JUNE 2015

 

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New pretties!

The wonderful man in brown (UPS) delivered a huge and heavy box to me today! What’s inside? Why, a treat for all of my fans that come to any of my events I’m going to! I can’t promise that they haven’t been pet but I CAN Promise … no drool. I don’t want to ruin them after all!

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One LUCKY winner from my street team and fan group on Facebook will win the bag (minus the address labels of course) and I’ll be throwing in some extra goodies!! I might even sign it if they wish! (If you want to join the street team, just send me a PM!)

If you haven’t read the books, or want some of the swagage, there’s always the chance to win them from Madison Sevier’s Rafflecopter #FebruaryPrizePack 2015! I donated FIVE (5) sets.. yes sets! That’s book one AND two! (both in ebook format!) as well as one of my ribbon bookmarks, two different styles of business cards, and rack cards (all signed!)!!!

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