So you may see some bloggers ’round these parts doing some From the Boots Up pimpage for me today. It’s a bit of a “book blitz,” and I’d like to thank Debra over at Book Enthusiast Promotions for helping me out. Thanks, D!
At any rate, I know. A lot of you have already read Boots. Hope you liked it.
But some of you haven’t. And if you haven’t, well, I’ve got some stuff right here that hopefully will whet your appetite to do so. AND I’m giving away a copy (it’s an ebook) through Rafflecopter. If you want in on that, here. Notice how mysteriously it’s worded:
That said, HERE’S SOME NEWS.
I’m giving those of you who have read it a Boots reminder because in a couple of months, I’ll be releasing the follow-up. That’s right, friends. More Meg and Gina, this time in a novel-length work. I’ll be unveiling the cover next month along with some other teaser stuff (hee hee) to get you all jazzed (hopefully) for it. So stay tuned for that.
Got that? The follow-up to Boots is JUST AROUND THE CORNER.
So go on and check out some of the goodies I’ve posted with this here blitz to get you in the mood (hopefully). And thanks for reading.
So let’s check out some of the goodies (besides the giveaway, which you can enter above).
I sometimes get asked if I write to music. Why, yes, I do. And then the next question is usually what music do I listen to when I’m writing. Well, it depends on the project. Each one has its own soundtrack. Below is a 15-song playlist I created for YOU, the readers, that showcases some of the songs/artists who accompanied Meg and Gina in the writing of this novella. Go on. Have a listen. Maybe while you read. Heh.
For those of you who don’t know what this novella is about, here’s a synopsis:
Pre-vet college student Meg Tallmadge comes home to southern Wyoming in May 1999 like she has every summer since she started school to help her father Stan run the family ranch. He’s managed to get the Los Angeles Times to send a reporter out to do a story on the Diamond Rock, which doubles as a dude ranch. Meg knows the ranch needs all the publicity it can get to bring in more customers, but she’s not looking forward to babysitting a reporter for a week. When the originally scheduled reporter can’t make it, Meg worries that they won’t get a story at all, which is worse than dealing with a city slicker for a few days. Fortunately for Stan and the ranch, the Times finds a replacement, and Meg prepares to be under scrutiny, under the gun, and the perfect hostess. She knows what this opportunity means to her father, and she’s hoping that if it goes well, it’ll ease some of the tension between them as a result of her coming out a few months earlier. What she’s not prepared for — and never expected — is the reporter herself and the effect she has on her.
In spite of what she feels, Meg can’t risk the fallout that could result from overstepping a professional boundary. But as the week draws to a close, she learns that not taking a chance becomes the biggest risk of all.
Want a little more? Well, here’s an excerpt. 🙂
So there you go. Giveaway, playlist, excerpt! For those in the know, this is just a reminder and a pump-primer for the follow-up. And for those for whom this is your first experience with From the Boots Up, hope you’ll be curious to check it out and maybe give the follow-up a whirl.
Y’all have yourselves an awesome Friday, you hear?