Friday, July 31, 2009

UPDATE

So what has happened this month?

I think the big thing is MMP shutting their doors. I was never paid one cent for the stories I sold. I have not been contacted by the owner and I don't expect I ever will.

In light of all the bad news about MMP, I did something good for others. I cut my hair and donated it. Just because some people in this world have to be cruel and take advantage of others doesn't mean I have to. So about 11 inches of hair was cut and will be donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. I chose this charity because I wanted to honor a lady who I work with (on my evil day job) who is battling cancer. So in honor of Jane, I said bye-bye to my hair.



Speaking of charity, I have two stories out with Coming Together . The first one is called The Journey Home and it is in Coming Together: Al Fresco. I know I've talked about this one before and even did a contest for the book. But the second one came out in print right before MMP so I haven't had time to do much promo on it.


The second story is called Missing Pieces and is in Coming Together: Against the Odds. I'm very proud of this story for the charity it will benefit Autism Speaks. Autism is very close to my heart since my step-son is autistic. I also think my story rocks in this anthology. (blush) So go out and grab yours today. It's for a very good cause.


From the response of the poll, I see that no one would buy an ezine. I think with everything on my mind the last few weeks, it didn't occur to me to let people sign up for free and sell advertising spots to pay authors for their work. So, I might add another poll for feedback on that. But in the meantime, I am planning to open review site soon. HEART...Where Romance Begins. Right now there isn't much there, but be sure to check back and add them to your blogs to follow.


I also submitted a story with Cobblestone-Press. Waiting for the answer on that story. And hoping for a better month in August.


Jasmine

Monday, July 27, 2009

Green Idea

Want to get a daily green tip in your e-box? Check out Ideal Bite and sign up for their daily tips. I enjoy reading this. They have a few different tips to choose from. You can pick one or all of them. I signed up for the daily tip and for the Mama. However, I unsubscribed to the Mama because it was geared towards young children. Which is okay and it had good tips, but my kids are older. Enjoy reading.

Jasmine

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Eye Catching Cover

I had to change this post from the cover I had picked for yesterday. So this is coming out a day late. I had picked a cover from Mystic Moon Press, but since they are not in business anymore, I thought it was wise not to use a cover with their logo on it.

So today's (yesterday's) eye catching cover is Fortune's Honor by Jamie Craig, published by Amber Heat.

BLURB:

Clay Putnam has always been the responsible one in his family. He runs the family ranch, Good Fortune, by himself and takes care of his ailing mother. He is happy to make sacrifices so his brothers can follow their own dreams, especially his younger brother, Ty, a bull-rider on the professional rodeo circuit. But he leads a very lonely life, and he longs to meet a woman who could love his home, and his family, as much as he does.

Paige Murphy fell for Ty’s boyish charm and exuberance, and she agrees to spend her summer vacation at the Good Fortune Ranch while Ty follows the rodeo all over the western states. She is happy to be engaged to Ty. Until she meets his older brother. Clay is mature, thoughtful, and very attractive. She thinks he might be interested in her as well, but they resist their mutual desire out of love and respect for Ty.

Passion and a surprising tragedy, however, drives Paige into Clay’s arms, but honor, not infatuation, dictates who they are...

Genres: Contemporary / Cowboys / Western (Modern Day)
Heat Level: 2
Length: Extended Novella (36k words)


BUY LINK

All I can say is YUM! A hot guy with a gorgeous backdrop, now this is a cover.

(I haven't read the book, so I am not endorsing it. Only the cover. However, my interest is piqued.)
Jasmine

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Poll

Please take the time to read my poll and vote.

This is something I'm thinking about doing. I would love input on the subject. I know there are e-zine like this out there.

Jasmine

Saturday, July 18, 2009

PLEASE READ!

If you follow my writing or have thought about buying one of my stories from Mystic Moon Press, DO NOT! They are not paying their authors and in my opinion, are a scam.

This is only my stories from Mystic Moon Press. Not any of my other publishers.

Sadly, I have to leave town and will not be back until late tonight or tomorrow sometime if anyone has questions. I will be back online by Monday at the latest.

Jasmine

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Book Trailer Day

Today's trailer is from a brand new author on the rise, Maya Blake. She has a brand new book out titled Hostage to Love from The Wild Rose Press.



(Isn't the cover beautiful!)

Blurb:

Crushed by betrayal, Belle Winkworth-Jones flees the shambles of her short-lived marriage, only to be kidnapped by a vicious rebel solider determined to keep her for himself. Nick Andreakos mounts a ruthless rescue to save the wife who walked away from him, even though he's resentful Belle could dismiss their marriage so easily.






Buy Link

Jasmine

Sunday, July 12, 2009

WOW!

Where has the time gone? And where Have I been?

Sadly, I have been fighting depression. And I am still fighting it. I can't seem to scrounge up the energy I wish I could. I'm not making any promises, but if I can find the energy, then I hope to be back into the swing of things next month. However, I might just find that I take the summer off and get back into things in the fall when the kidos go back to school. We'll see.

Jasmine