Monday, August 28, 2006

Memories, Eclipses, MEA Blog, and Question of the Day!

I'm happy to report that I did get to relax a little this weekend. I could use more of that, but the next few weekends are packed with things to do, so we're looking at maybe October. The beach was lovely, as always.

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We also picked up my mother's hutch. It looks very beautiful in our dining room - it was something she wanted me to have. I'm between emotions on it. I cry, I smile, and I remember special times when I look at it. I miss her very much.

I'm cranking up a little Bonnie Tyler right now. Holding Out for a Hero and Total Eclipse of the Heart were HOT songs while I was growing up, and I LOVED them!

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I totally rocked out to those songs and sang them with my friends in the car at the top of my lungs. They often fit my mood when I broke up with or got hooked up with a guy. Yeah, I still love those old songs and get fired up when I hear them.

It's Monday and you know what that means - BLOGGING WITH ME at Moonglade Elite Authors Blog

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Yep, that's right. Pic of a hottie - or two, excerpts, reviews, jokes, a giveaway of Under a Warlock's Spell coming August 29th from Samhain Publishing, and more! I hope you'll join me :) Also, the book of the day is Flex Appeal: Mystical Sign Series from Venus Press. Blog and sign up for the newsletter to be eligible!

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I will also be giving away a copy of Butterfly Kisses on Wednesday - the final day of our book giveaway.

We're coming down to the wire of our month-long grand opening of Moonglade Elite Authors where one lucky person will win the ULTIMATE gift basket. There is still time to join the newsletter and blog with us to get a chance! It's hard to turn down such an elaborate gift! I can't wait to find out who I have to bribe...ahem...I mean - who I get to congratulate! lol

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So what else is new? Well - as I've been mentioning - my social Ann Cory Crew group is getting a major makeover. We're counting down the 4 days before our name change. Things to expect in the new groups include:

**New Name - announced soon.
**5 Moderators - Myself, Madison Chase, Mia Romano, Karen Erickson,
and Emma Petersen
**We will be doing Author Showcase Days - Come sign up with us for a
full day that is all about Y-O-U! If you're interested, please sign
up in the Database. Please note: ALL genres are welcome, it is not
only for erotic romance!
**We will be doing Author and Character Interviews - if you'd like to
be interviewed please sign up in the Database. Please note: ALL
genres are welcome, it is not only for erotic romance
**We will be doing Blog Reviews - if you're interested in having your
blog reviewed - please sign up in the Database
**Hosting Genre Days, Reader Appreciation Days, Publisher
Appreciation Days, and other events
**Post your new releases and upcoming releases in the Database
**Post your covers in the Photo Section
**Add your Links to the Links Page
And this is just the beginning. On Monday, Karen Erickson, one of our
new moderators, will be giving you an introduction :) Please join me
in welcoming our new moderators!

For those who asked, yes my son DID get his guitar class - so both he and I are very excited. I'm happy he'll be adding some music to his day, and he's happy to look forward to at least one class at school, lol. This is his last full week to be lazy and sleep in, so he's not exactly a happy camper.

My new contest is up at my site - and your chance to win your very own Romance In A Box

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Details can be found Here

I'm tossing confetti everywhere over my very first review of Melting Iron. Euro Reviews gave it 4.5 Flags

Ann Cory gives us an astonishingly heartwarming story of love found in the face of a terrifying historical event. Daniel and Evelynn, as well as her maid Bess, are appealing characters, and Brandt, although abusive and mean, is also written as a three-dimensional character, not just a stereotype. I recommend this one.
Reviewed by Annie

Read full review Here

Under a Warlock's Spell comes out Tuesday, August 29th and I'm super psyched. I will also be posting excerpts at Novelspotters for Samhain Author's Day. I'll be there around 5pm EST if you'd like to join me

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Other new reviews include:

Egyptian Cotton - 4 Angels from FAR

Egyptian Cotton is a fabulous story that will have most readers asking where they can get a set of those sheets. Amber and Seth have some heated scenes that could light a fire without any matches. Ms. Cory pens such a fascinating blend of wonderful characters that it is worth reading more than once, with imagery that makes the reader get a feel of all the visualizations of Egypt. The steam practically rises from the pages as Seth sets out to show Amber what a lifetime with him could mean for her always in his bed and his arms.
Reviewer - Linda L

Read full review Here

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Vampire Hunter: Book 1 - Vintages - 4 Angels from FAR

Regan and Garret are as different as two people can be yet that does not stop either of them trying to save the other, or giving their hearts. Miss Cory has a bright future ahead of her with this series, for which I am sure will be as satisfyingly suspenseful and erotic as Vintages is. I definitely will be eagerly awaiting the second installment in this awesome series.
Reviewer - Debbie

Read full review Here

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QUESTION OF THE DAY: If you had your pick of a hot guy to jump out of your birthday cake and give you a sexy dance, who would you want? Inquiring minds want to know!!

Okay, crunch week ahead, so off I go. Come blog with me!


Jan Springer said...

LOL Wowsa woman you sure are busy!
Congrats to your son for getting into the guitar class he wanted...if he ever starts teaching tell him I wanna learn!

Congrats on tomorrow's release and if a guy came hoping out of my birthday cake - it would have to be the cutie you have up over at Moonglade - I of course will help him take it all off!!!


And a huge congrats on that other tidbit of news today. ;-) Squeeeeeeee!
Good luck!


Jan Springer said...

And I think that is awesome to have your mom's hutch. And quite understandable to have emotions cause of all the memories you have of her. :-)

Sending you a big huge hug!!!


Jenn on the Island said...

Well, if I can't have Mr. Meat from the last post....

I'm asking for Mark Wahlberg.

Karen Erickson said...

Look at all of those wonderful reviews on all of those wonderful books!!!! Awesome!!

Uh, I'll take Mark W. too. ;)

Loribelle Hunt said...

Yay for your son getting his class and congrats on the great review! :)

Jumping out of a cake...Hmm can I have Vin Diesel?

Stacy Dawn said...

You are ROCKIN' lady!

It's no secret...give me Matthew McConaughey any day!

Tara M. Leigh said...

Nice for a man jumping out of my cake, it would have to be Colin Farrell. Those eyes...*sigh*. He may be a pig but at least he admits he's a pig!

Shelli Stevens said...

I'm excited to see more on your group, that's awesome!

It sounds like you're wrapping up a long summer. Enjoy the hutch. I'm sure it's a beautiful, tangible memory and piece of your mom.


Ann Cory said...

Thanks so much Jan - I'm still working on that other tidbit of news ;)

I thought you'd like that guy posted up at Moonglade - and I think he has his eye on YOU!!


Ann Cory said...

Thanks hon - I'm not so sad about having the hutch now - it's a piece of her and it means a lot to me that it's with me.

Ann Cory said...

Ahh...Jenn likes Wahlberg - have you seen his new movie? Do you plan to? If so I want to hear all about it!!!

Ann Cory said...

Aww, thanks Karen :) Another Wahlberg fan? Okay, what movie do you think he's the cutest in?

Ann Cory said...

Oooooooooo, sweet little Loribelle likes big man Vin eh? Good to know. I'll have to make sure that is a big cake - he's a lot of man. But then, I think you know that ;)

Ann Cory said...

Stacy - oh I agree - Matthew is a hottie! That sexy grin of his - mmmm baby :)

Ann Cory said...

LOL Tara - yes a man who admits to being a pig does have some appeal - he isn't trying to deny it. I liked Colin in SWAT. What's your favorite movie with him in it?

Ann Cory said...

Thanks Shelli - the hutch is very much a piece of my mom - and it's bittersweet and special all at once. *hugs*