Contest alert: Beth Kery book giveaway

Just thought I’d mention that fellow Chicago author Beth Kery is running a contest on her blog today.  She’s talking about dialogue and Pride and Prejudice, and one random commenter will win a copy of either of my books, Just the Sexiest Man Alive or Practice Makes Perfect, of his or her choosing.  So if you want to enter to win, pop on by her blog and check it out.

Beth is running this contest as part of her month-long promotion for her upcoming release, Sweet Restraint.  Now how’s this for an eye-catching cover?


I just popped over to Beth’s website and checked out an excerpt she has of Sweet Restraint and boy–looks like we’re going to have another hot one!  All month long Beth is doing daily book giveaways leading up to her new book release.  So if you can, check it out– because we all love free books, right?

I was on television!!! (And Beth Kery’s contest)

Here’s something exciting– I was on television today!!  Yep, that was little ol’ me, on the ABC 7 Morning Show, talking about Practice Makes Perfect and also giving my two cents on why sales of romance novel are up despite the recession.  The show booked the interview three weeks ago, but it turned out to be perfect timing with all the focus this week in the media about why romance novels are doing so well.

This was my first television appearance and, surprisingly, it was less stressful than I had envisioned.  I had pictured a crazy, hectic production set filled with tons of people, but instead everything was calm and orderly and the people at ABC 7 were wonderful.  And maybe I’m the only person that didn’t know this about live sets, but there weren’t any cameramen– the cameras move around the set by themselves, like robots.  Very cool.  Sure, I had to wake up at 3:30 a.m.– which killed me seeing how I’m such a night person–but that was a small price to pay for such a fun experience.

So for those of you who are interested, here’s the video of the interview.  

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Speaking of Chicago authors… my friend Beth Kery is hosting a contest for the upcoming release of her next novel, Daring Time.  After hearing Beth talk about the book, I’m SO looking forward to it.  A time-travel hot contemporary set in Chicago– love it!!  Beth is hosting authors at her blog all this month and giving away tons of goodies as part of the Daring Time contest.  So head on over and check it out.  Oh– and I’m doing a Q&A over there this Thursday, April 16th, and giving away a signed copy of Practice Makes Perfect and I’d love to have you come by!

Here’s the link for Beth’s contest: 


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