1. My friend and fabulous author Laura Moore has the cover art now for her new book, Believe in Me--coming January 26, 2011!! This is the second in her Rosewood Trilogy. I loved book one, Remember Me, and am anxious for this one to hit the shelves, too! (But look at that poor man on the cover...having to wear a shirt in the heat like that. I do wish--for his own sake, of course--that we could convince him to remove it completely. ;)
2. I totally love being one of the lucky "Beta Testers" that Starbucks sends coffee treats to on occasion...LOVE it! Especially when I get a box on my doorstep with more VIA® Ready Brew (you all already know what a fan I am :) AND, to my surprise and delight, the new Starbucks VIA® Iced Coffee! It is GREAT!! (And, no, they didn't tell me to say that. They do not, in fact, even know I'm blogging about it, but I was excited and wanted to share.) I checked it out online and came across this coupon for $1.00 off a 5-pack (good until 8-29-10, reg. price $5.95), just in case anyone is inclined to try it for themselves. Or...
3. You could simply win this Friday Mornings at Nine T-shirt & Starbucks VIA® Coffee package* from me! Why? All together now: Because it's a Friday morning at NINE and I've grown really attached to hosting giveaways then :). I'll pick the winner next Wednesday, the 14th, from those who leave a comment in this post. If you don't win this time, don't worry, there will be more drawings soon...AND, if you're going to be at the RWA National Conference in Orlando, stop by my table during the Wednesday night Literacy Signing and I'll just give you a coffee packet!!
Okay, that's it for me. I'm headed offline for much of the weekend to write, write, write, but I'll be thinking about you all and wishing you a relaxing few days. Anyone got fun plans??
*Coffee package includes Starbucks VIA® 3-pack Italian Roast (regular), 3-pack Italian Roast (decaf), 3-pack Colombia (regular), and 2 individual servings of Iced VIA® (sweetened). YUM!!