Monday, September 6, 2010

Books & Blogs

First, check out that photo of my first book HOW TO MARRY A DUKE. Several readers have contacted me on Facebook and Twitter to ask when the book will be available. The publication date is January 3, 2011. If you're interested, you can see the back cover copy and some wonderful quotes on Amazon.

Now off to other good stuff. Once again, I've found some really cool links to share.

Amazing Books!

Young Adult

If you're a Young Adult fan (Raising my hand!) or have a teen who loves reading, don't miss Sophie Jordan's fantastic YA debut FIRELIGHT available 9/7/10. 

Another great Young Adult is  ReVAMPED from my agent Lucienne Diver. If you missed the first book VAMPED, you might want to get it at the same time. Gina is such a fun character.


I've waited more than a year for Michele Lang's wonderful LADY LAZARUS, an incredible fantasy set against the backdrop of WWII. Highly recommend!


THE SURRENDER OF A LADY a debut by my Twitter buddy Tiffany Clare. Can't wait to read it on Sept. 28th!

A SEASON OF SEDUCTION by Jennifer Haymore. I'm a huge fan of Jennifer's books, so I'm really looking forward to this one on Sept. 28th.

SINFUL IN SATIN by Madeline Hunter, also available Sept. 28th.  I've been a big fan of Madeline's books since reading her first book BY ARRANGEMENT. (To see her backlist, go here:

THE DANGEROUS VISCOUNT by Miranda Neville sounds like so much fun. I just love books where all the best laid plans go awry.

THE DEVIL WEARS PLAID by Teresa Medeiros is available 9/8/10 & of course I already ordered it! Teresa is another author I've been reading for years. In fact, I got her first book as a gift along with a promotional I Love Romance nightgown. I think it was A WHISPER OF ROSES. (You can also see all of Teresa's backlist here:

Great Paranormals Available in September:

CHAINS OF FIRE by Christina Dodd is on sale 9/7/10. Check out the yummy guy on the cover!

EAT PREY LOVE by Kerrelyn Sparks will be available on Sept. 28th.  The excerpt on Kerrelyn's website is really compelling. Check it out here:

Intriguing Blogs!

Using Facebook to Amplify Your Reach (and Not Annoy People). Great advice from Jane Friedman of Writer's Digest.

What Makes a Great Writer. Another great post from Kristen Lamb. I recommend you bookmark her blog.

Why Bad Girls Get All the Best Lines. Justine Musk's blog is an auto read for me. She's got a unique viewpoint. Bookmark this blog.

Finally, a funny (but a little raunchy) video I first saw on Kristen Nelson's blog Pub Rants. Check out The The Impotence of Proofreading (that's not MY typo LOL).


Christine said...

The video was hilarious! I better go proofread my partial again :-)
Can't wait to see your book out on the shelves!

Heather said...

There are some great recommendations in here! I loved VAMPED By Lucienne. That was a really fun book!

Lucienne said...

Aw, thanks for the rec. And the video had me in hysterics!

Deborah Blake said...

Congrats on the soon-to-be-released book! And thanks for sharing the video. So funny.

I loved Vamped (and I adore Lucienne, of course) and am waiting eagerly for the new book.

Deborah Blake said...

Cute video! (And way too true.)Thanks for sharing.

Can't wait to read your book, and Lucienne's new one!

Kerrelyn Sparks said...

Oh my gosh, now I know what's wrong! I need to be challenged menstrually. LOL! You really gotta watch out for spellcheck. I once had one of my Scotsmen saying "my wee lassie," and spellcheck changed it to "my wee lasso." Had to wonder what on earth he was doing with his wee lasso.

Love your cover, Vicky! And thanks for the recommendation!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Vicky, for the shout out and I am so happy you enjoy the blog. Some great recommendations here and it is too funny...I had just "tweeted" that proofreading video and then saw you had it listed. Great minds think alike, LOL.

Muchas gracias again,

Kristen Lamb