Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013!!!


It's nearly impossible for me to believe that 2013 is here... It sounds kind of like a science-fictiony date to me, especially since, in my mind, I'm still wandering around so often in the prior century. I've even caught myself, on occasion, starting to write the date on a check as 199_ . (And, yes, I know, even just writing a check is an activity from an earlier decade. ;)

But, apparently, whether I'm fully prepared for it or not, time continues to march onward. I hope this coming year will bring with it only good things for all of you, dear friends!

The New Year is starting off with a big ebook sale, courtesy of several Austen Authors/White Soup Press Writers. Those of us taking part have special deals on Amazon or B&N that are in effect now (or certainly by tomorrow -- sometimes price changes take a day) through January 4th, as a way to "Fill Up Your Kindle or Nook" with new reading material!! The participants include:

Abigail Reynolds
Morning Light
A Pemberley Medley

Mr. Darcy's Refuge
Mr. Darcy's Letter
By Force of Instinct

Maria Grace
Darcy's Decision
The Future Mrs. Darcy

Mary Simonsen
For All the Wrong Reasons
Mr. Darcy's Angel of Mercy
A Walk in the Meadows at Rosings Park
Captain Wentworth Home from the Sea
Three's A Crowd, A Patrick Shea Mystery
(Kindle Only)
Mr. Darcy Goes to War (Kindle Only)
Darcy on the Hudson
Mr. Darcy Bites Back
Becoming Elizabeth Darcy
(Kindle Only)

Regina Jeffers
The First Wives' Club
Second Chances: The Courtship Wars

A Touch of Velvet
A Touch of Cashémere
A Touch of Grace
Honor and Hope: A Contemporary Romantica Based on Pride and Prejudice

Shannon Winslow
Mr. Collins's Last Supper
The Darcy's of Pemberley
For Myself Alone

...and me
Marilyn Brant
Double Dipping
On Any Given Sundae
Holiday Man

Hope you'll get to sample a few new stories!!

And...I'm happy to share the exciting release news of one of my friends and Magical Musings sisters, Edie Ramer. Her latest book in her wonderful "Miracle Interrupted" series, MIRACLE PIE, is now available on Amazon, B&N and more!! (I just love this book cover and want to hunk off a huge piece of that pie! Clearly, I'm not the only one with that idea, LOL.)

Katie Guthrie has pie magic. Intuition tells her what to bake. Whether it’s a Goodbye Pie or a Welcome Home Pie, it will turn out perfect and be waiting for the person who needs it most.
She cherishes her life in the small village of Miracle, Wisconsin, and has no desire for change. But to help a friend, she agrees to film a cooking pilot show. Only to realize the filmmaker is the dying boy Katie used to call her angel when she lived in Chicago with her junkie mother.

Gabe Robbins is no angel, and he’s no boy anymore. Burned out after a three-year stint building a hospital in Africa, Gabe ignores his demons by living day-to-day and filming wedding videos. Nothing deep, nothing he has to become invested in. Nothing that will get under his skin, until…Watching Katie create her pies from behind his video camera makes him realize what he’s missing. Thanks to Katie and her pies, Gabe discovers his passion again. But will it lead him to his heart’s desire…or will this miracle take him away from Katie forever?

To further celebrate, the first book in the series, STARDUST MIRACLE, is Free on many digital platforms, including Amazon and Apple/iTunes! Congrats, Edie!!!

So, Happy New Year's Day to you all. I'm hoping 2013 will have many blessings in store for each of you :).


Edie Ramer said...

Marilyn, thank you for posting about Miracle Pie and my series! What a great way to start my New Year's morning! You are such a wonderful friend.

I hope you have a fabulous 2013, with amazing things happening to you. You deserve the best!

Leigh Morgan said...

Wonderful Post and Happy New Year! Miracle Pie sounds amazing as do the others posted. Thank you for the suggested reading!

Marilyn Brant said...

The pleasure is all mine!! I've long been looking forward to the release of Miracle Pie, and I'm so excited for you about this series. May the New Year bring even more great things your way!

Thank you so much and Happy New Year to you as well!! I really hope you'll enjoy the books I mentioned... The only thing I wish is that there were more hours in the day I could devote to reading ;). Too many wonderful books, too little time!

Pamela Cayne said...

Such great book deals, including what sounds like another fab story from Edie--thanks for posting, Marilyn! And Happy 2013 to you and yours!!!

Robin Bielman said...

Happy New Year Marilyn! And congrats to Edie! Wishing her mega sales! I love her cover, too!

Thanks for all the book mentions and deals!

Caryn Caldwell said...

Happy New Year, Marilyn! I had to laugh when you mentioned that about checks, because I do the same thing -- down to thinking that I'm being old-fashioned by writing a check in the first place.

And congratulations to Edie on her new book! It looks great -- and so does that pie on the cover. :-D

Marilyn Brant said...

Thank you!! Hey, when the day starts with Latte Candy, I know it's going to be a great one ;).

I wish Edie mega sales, too!! And you as well :). Hope this will be a fantastic year for you!

LOL! I'm so glad I'm not the only one... Seriously, every single time I write a check, I'm thinking, "Does anyone else still have these?!"

XOXOX to you all!!

Vesper said...

Marilyn, a wonderful post and full of inspiration! Thank you!
Happy New Year 2013! Yes, it's hard to believe we're here...
May you see all your dreams come true.

Marilyn Brant said...

Thank you!! And the same to you, my dear. I hope this year brings you only joy!