Thursday, December 07, 2006

December Newsletter out and some updates!

Happy Thursday everyone! Thanks to everyone who has been stopping by my blog - we had a great turnout last week. Don't forget about the blog contest going on until the middle of the month for your chance to win a pretty book thong and one of my holiday titles! Details are on the December 1st post below. I'd love to hear about what you've been up to!

For all the latest about what is going on in my little writing corner of the world, my December newsletter is now out!

Inside -

* Latest news
· Appearances
· New releases
· Coming Soon
· Reviews
· New Focus on Me Contest and winner announcements
· Reader Interaction
· Sneak Peek of Sex Marks the Spot
· Recommended Reads
· And more!

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Be sure to clear your calendar on December 13th for the big Stuff Your eStocking Event! 40+ authors(including myself) will be posting excerpts and giving away prizes all day long. Come ready to stuff your estockings and hear about all the must have books too add to your wish list!

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Authors participating include:
Louise Bohmer, Madison Chase, Karen Erickson, Ann Cory, Emma Petersen, Mia Romano, Brenda Williamson, Adelle Laudan, Diana Castilleja, Marie Roy, Jeanne Barrack, C.A. Salo, Elaine Breault, Shelli Stevens, Gracie C. McKeever, Jena' Galifany, Larriane Wills, Marie Rochelle, Sierra Dafoe, Taige Crenshaw, Megan Rose, Megan Hussey, Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc, Kim Rees, Nancy Liedel, Catherine Stang, Katrina Strauss, Alexis Fleming, Monica M Martin, H.A. Fowler, Samantha Gentry, Sage Burnett, CD Conejo, CJ, Diana Bold, Ingela F. Hyatt, Sophia Danu, Mari Atherton, Lisa Rice-Hayes, Stacy Dawn, Kelley Vitollo, and Victoria Blisse to name just a few!

Excerpts, contests, games, reviews, and all kinds of fun to be had!
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Last weekend we went and watched Santa Clause 3 - The Escape Clause. You know, I loved the first one very much and still do. It's on my top list of movies to watch over the holidays, along with A Christmas Story, Home Alone, Elf, It's a Wonderful Life, Serendipity, Love Actually, and the Grinch(cartoon version). The second one was okay, had its moments, but the 3rd one *sigh* had less laughs than ever. Still, it's become a tradition for us to watch them, so we did.

I was looking at what else is coming out that I'd like to see. Blood Diamonds looks good, The Holiday looks charming - I'm a HUGE Kate Winslet fan, and both my son and I are looking forward to Eragon as we both enjoyed the book immensely. I think this year has been the least exciting for movies in quite some time. In previous years there have been big movies out like Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, LOTR, and King Kong. What happened?

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I wanted to share 2 of my most recent reviews, both from TwoLipsReviews!

5 Lips for Under a Warlock's Spell
Under A Warlock's Spell is another masterful tale from that mistress of the imagination without boundaries, Ann Cory. I was captivated as always from the first page, and any reader who enjoys medieval history, fantasy, tales of magic, or just wonderfully enticing story-telling, will treasure this special tale. Ms. Cory demonstrates especial talent in this story in setting, characterization, and the redeeming power of enduring love, in addition to the imaginative flights of fancy in which she and we readers revel throughout the tale. Readers, hesitate not to acquire Under A Warlock's Spell; it has definitely earned its place on my keeper and re-reader shelf! ~Reviewer Frost

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5 Lips for Drinyian
Driniyan, as always, is a masterpiece from the marvelous Ann Cory, and I think this has become already one of my personal favorites. Ms. Cory has an incredible imagination which she doesn't hesitate to apply, and this blend of Gothic, medieval, and modern with touches of BDSM and love lost, found, and lost again will surely appeal to any reader seeking a touching and revealing story. ~Reviewer Frost

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Join me December 14th for my author day at the Midnight Social group where I'll be posting excerpts from all my Midnight Showcase titles: Bard of Bristol, Holiday Voices, Deities of Desire, and Summer Heat 3!

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My Midnight Romp Bard of Bristol is currently #1 on the hightest rated and read for Midnight Showcase at Fictionwise, which was nice to read.

Question of the Week:
The pic below is a glimpse of a character I'm writing about. What I'm missing are a few key components and I wondered if you would help me. Based on your suggestions, I will choose 1 and that person will win a handcrafted book thong and an Ann Cory butterfly magnet. What I need is: hair color, hair length, eye color, and a sexy first name. I will post the winner on my next blog update. Here's my source of inspiration:
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My workouts have been going by the wayside, and I'm not really proud of that, but I'm finding it hard to fit in during my day, or at least this month. The one class I really enjoyed lasts an hour and a half and I found it was just too much time. So I've been walking on the treadmill and listening to tunes. I wish I could get motivated to exercise lol. Anyone have any tips on how to do that? Toss them my way!

I suppose I should get going. I have an edit to finish up, a story to work on, and hopefully I'll find the motivation to get our tree put up! Er, that counts as exercise, doesn't it? lol Everyone have a fabulous weekend!
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Zinnia said...

Very nice on the reviews!

RDCICON said...

Evening Ann, motivation you say, heck I think I'd be highly motivated to go to my gym sessions religiously if I had all that eye candy around *grin* how's a girl to resist that...

In answer to your question, I imagine MR HOT STUFF, to have dark thick black hair, straight, just off the shoulders with emerald coloured eyes and goes by the name THRAS. How's that *lol*

Man, I sure wish I could enter some of your websites on the newsletter, but unfortunately I'm using connection at work and the firewall restricts some sites *sigh*

Well done - awesome reviews!

robynl said...

I thought the treadmill was exercise; for me it is. At least I count it as exercise. LOL.
Give me some motivation if you find some.

robynl said...

Harrison for name
Hair length is just neck length and curling around the ears in wisps. Hair color black.
Eye color is deep blue

Estella said...

Bright blue eyes, shoulder length wavy hair. Reardon for the name.

Cherie J said...

Congrats on the reviews! You are doing better on the exercise routine than I am. I have not even been able to get started back on mine since having my baby girl on October 10th, 2 days after our birthday on October 8th Ann. Talk about getting the best birthday gift ever. I told my hubby nothing could ever top that. :-) As for the hunky guy in the picture, I am going with long black hair and silver eyes. The name would be Saber.

ellie said...

Black, short curly hair, deep blue eyes, and his name is Riley.

alissa said...

Black, hair worn medium length with dark eyes. Name is Tiernan.

joelle said...

Jet black hair skimming his neck, midnight color eyes, the name is Lucas

Jeanette J said...

thick wavy black hair, violet eyes and I think Alexander for the name

Rachelle said...

Bradley or Dwain Thomas for a name..with wavy brown to black hair cascading just below the eartip area
and amber eyes displaying a milky greenish yellow and russet/coppery tint


pearl said...

Coal black hair which is curly and short, sea greeen eyes and name is Kiefer

Zoe said...

He should have short hair but shaved at the sides above the ears. Hair color should be golden brown.
He should have mezmerizing eyes that pierce the soul. Bronze colored with green flecks.

And he needs a tattoo. Nothing guady but something that will fit the story.
It should be on his back or arms.

oh and um...10 inches lol

Loribelle Hunt said...

Congrats on the reviews!

My workouts have not gone well this week. Unless shopping counts? Tell me shopping counts lol. *g*

JOYE said...

First of all, this looks like a JACK or a JACE to me with medium sandy brown hair with Paul Newman blue eyes but for an unusual name call him SENDAL (Sin) for short
I enjoy reading your books and like the covers too

Anonymous said...

Black wavy hair curling at the nape of the neck, midnight eyes, and named Tal.

readingissomuchfun said...

Wonderful reviews YaY! Ann w2g *Confetti's*

hair color - black

hair length - I like long hair. Very sexy on some guys *G*

eye color - Blue or Hazel Green.

sexy first name - Ralph, Jacob, Adam, Damien, David, and Davonte. May come up with more later *G*

Happy Holidays To You All.


Jenn on the Island said...

Woo hoo! Congrats on those awesome reviews. I loved both of them too!!

I hate working out without a buddy. I always dragged someone along to yoga class with me. Do you have someone you could take with you?

As for Mr. Abs there...

I love long dark hair as much as everyone else, but with skin that looks like golden velvet, I want the rest of him golden too...

Dark blond hair. Long. Not shoulders long, but really long, like well past his shoulder blades.

And light brown eyes, the colour of brown sugar.

Lets call him Sebastian. Boss for short.

Just for fun ;)

Billie L said...

Great pic!!! I am imagining him with crew cut dark brown hair and chocolate brown eyes with long eyelashes. I am thinking Tyler Ashton for his name.

Billie L said...

I also envision him with coal colored wavy hair half way down his neck and shaved underneath. Give him ice blue eyes and I would call him Dominic.

Ann Cory said...

Thanks zinnia *hugs* :)


Ann Cory said...

Thanks for stopping by rdcicon :) Unfortunately I've become even less motivated since posting *sigh* Hopefully next week will get my butt in gear!

Thras - now that is a very interesting name :) Thank you for the suggestion!

Ann Cory said...

Hi Robynl - I think I did a typo there on the treadmill part - I forgot to mention how slow I walk, with zero incline, and I stop/start frequently, lol.

Sadly I haven't found a bit of motivation - and I've taken to baking pies. My hips are happy, lol. *hugs*

Ann Cory said...

Oooo, I've always been partial to the name Harrison!

Ann Cory said...

Oooo, another great suggestion Estella - Reardon - hmmmmmm

You guys are good! *muah*


Ann Cory said...

Thanks Cherie j!! Aww, you got a very precious gift on your birthday! And you're entitled to take it easy - your body has been through a lot!!!

I use that excuse on myself all the time and my son is 13, lol.

Long black hair....tempting :)

Ann Cory said...

Great suggestion Ellie! Riley is a very sweet name :)

Ann Cory said...

Thanks for popping in Alissa. Wow a lot of you like black hair - I'm going to really have to think about that. Tiernan - now that's sexy!!!

So creative :)

Ann Cory said...

Joelle - I've always liked the name Lucas, the name says bad boy to me. A definite contender :) Thank you!


Ann Cory said...

Jeanette - violet eyes you say? Hmmmm....I think I could stare into those eyes forever! Oh you guys are making this so tough!

Ann Cory said...

Rachelle - what a thorough answer - I can totally picture him! Another great suggestion, thank you!!

*starting to pull out my hair* You guys are way too good!!!

:) Ann

Ann Cory said...

Pearl - now Keifer - I've considered writing a character with the name I have to figure out if this is the one! :)

Ann Cory said...

LOL Zoe :) Great suggestions - and that 10 inches - a defintite must have! Love it :)


Ann Cory said...

Hey there Loribelle cutie pie :) Shopping definitely counts!! I'm all for that kind of exercise :)


Ann Cory said...

Mmmmm, Joye what a great suggestion JACE - I like. Sendal - I like

Thank you for the great suggestions!!!

~Ann :)

Ann Cory said...

Thanks Traveler - Tal, very unique - another great contender!!! *hugs*

Ann Cory said...

Thank you Linda - Davonte - oooo how sexy is that? I think the majority has mentioned black hair - another contender!!

~Ann :)

Ann Cory said...

Thanks Jenn :)
Sadly I don't have a workout buddy. Of course I'd probably find a way to get out of it even if I did, lol.

Sebastian is a dreamy name - this wasn't supposed to be so difficult, lol

Great suggestions!!

Ann Cory said...

Billie - what a fabulous name!!! Tyler Ashton. Hmmm - Tyler was the name of my junior high crush! Thanks for the great suggestion - I am now officially unsure, lol.


Ann Cory said...

Okay everyone - you have made my decision a difficult one. There's no way I can decide tonight. I will be sure to post my decision sometime tomorrow afternoon.

Wow. Thanks for all your help :)


RDCICON said...

Ohh hope I'm not late *grin* but I've thought of another name! It's MICHA

Anonymous said...

Well, he is definitely a dark, rich chocolate brunette, and the hair has to be shoulder length. His eyes are deep sea green, and his name is Joshua.