Christmas Countdown

Please excuse the glitter as I finish the last bit of gift wrapping and card writing. I can’t resist showing off my favorite buy from this year: a gift for my nephew-to-be.We’re counting down the days until Little Sis becomes a mommy!

I subjected this bunny to rigorous evaluation. First, he has big, sensitive eyes so you can tell all your troubles to him. He’s got floppy ears that a baby can grab onto. And he passed the hug test. I was a little sad to ship him off since he was so cuddly, but I have to remind myself that he’s going to a good home.

Along with the bunny, I sent my copy of The Velveteen Rabbit. I read it one more time before wrapping it up and, of course, had myself a good cry when the bunny becomes real. *sniff*

Speaking of countdowns, there’s only four more days until the Harlequin Historical Advent Calendar drawing. I’ll be drawing for my special giveaway and the group will be drawing for the Kindle 3G.

Check out the last several days on the calendar. A list of the daily winners can be found here. Many of the days are still open so if you want additional chances at the Kindle, feel free to catch up on any missed days. I’m pleased that there are still entries coming in for my giveaway. Find out more about Christmas in the Tang Dynasty if you haven’t found the ornament yet.

The December newsletter has also gone out with some preview information about upcoming releases for 2011. Also popular was the link to the online clothing store where I get my hanfu. Check it out here or click on the newsletter link if you’d like to sign up for future updates. I send out the newsletter once a month and always have a great time putting it together.

Happy Holidays! I’ll be back on December 23rd to announce winners.

Giveaway winner

Thank you to all that subscribed to the newsletter!

In the wide, open landscape that is the internet, it’s hard to know who you’re broadcasting to. I like to connect with people on a more intimate level if possible. Though an e-mail is hardly the most personal of measures, this newsletter update is the best way for me to stay in touch with readers and I’ll continue to offer promotions that are exclusive to newsletter subscribers. Hopefully, if fortune favors it, I’ll be able to meet some of you in the future.

Of all the people near and far who let me know that they “Can’t Wait” for Butterfly Swords, one won’t have to wait too much longer:

Congratulations Christine Alba! I’ll be putting your autographed copy of Butterfly Swords in the mail today.

Remember that the Launch Celebration begins on September 1, 2010 with the release of “The Taming of Mei Lin” a digital short story from Harlequin Historical Undone. I’ll also be starting a “Warrior Women Month” feature on the blog with interviews and features celebration the strong women that inspire me.

Tell everyone you know. The more the merrier. 🙂