Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Montana Gallagher Collection, Sunny Days, and a Giveaway

It's been cold, cold, cold, though compared to others around the country, we've had a mild winter (considering it's Montana). We've also had a few days of sun here and there, and those always make for stunning sunsets and sunrises over the mountains. I enjoy the cold and gloom that comes with Montana winters, but I will admit that I'm looking forward to spring and summer. My editor sometimes shares visits from her trips to the beach, which I love because I enjoy visiting the ocean, and seeing pictures of dolphins and cranes. I can't imagine ever giving up the mountains, but with this new cold spell we've had, I wouldn't mind a few days on a sunny white-sand beach.

Yesterday I created a fake bio for a fun project, and I also created a couple of fake book titles. Funny thing happened though. I love the book titles, and once I thought about them a bit more, the stories began to form, and now I have two new, and unexpected, books to add to my upcoming projects. I plan on shifting some projects around just to work on these new ones. Both books are historical romance, but a little different from what I've already done, or even planned to do. I love when that happens.

I've been working on my outline and notes for the next Gallagher book, and what better way to celebrate the continuation of this series than with a boxed set. You'll soon be able to receive all three books in one digital collection! I'll post more details soon because there's also a virtual book tour of sorts in mid-March, and I'll be giving away what I happen to think are some awesome prizes.  

A while back I made mention on my website, and to the advanced reader team, about the delays I've had with the release of Blackwood Crossing. However, I realized that I forgot to mention them here. Yes, there have been delays (personal reasons), but I'm back on track and plan to work my tail off until it's finished and edits are complete. I hope to post the new release date soon. 

Now, I think it's time for a blog follower giveaway! Comment and tell me about your favorite winter pastime. We'll make this giveaway winner's choice of any one of my books (e-Book) and a $5 Amazon gift card. Winner will be drawn next Thursday. 

UPDATE! 
Winner of this giveaway is Shanon R. Congratulations, Shannon!



25 comments:

  1. I'd love a chance to get an ebook! In the winter i like to work on customer quilts for longarm quilting. I also spend time when not snowbound working with my herding dog. And of course I read all year round!

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    1. I've always admired quilting as a skill. I never seemed to have the patience for it, but I do love a beautiful quilt. What kind of herding dog do you have?

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  2. I don't like the cold weather so my favorite pastime is sitting in front of the fireplace with a good book.

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    1. I usually like it, but I'm definitely ready for spring, or at least 40 degree weather. :) Your time spent in winter sounds perfect!

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  3. I don't like cold weather. I'm a Fall and Spring person. My pastime in the cold weather is reading and needlework.

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    1. Fall and spring are my favorites, too, though mostly fall. I like spring up here because it's still nice and cool, but I can begin working in the gardens. :) What kind of needlework? Years ago, my mom tried to teach me how to needlepoint, but I was a hopeless student. I do like to knit. Thanks for stopping by, Gayle!

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  4. When it's cold outside , I like to read or work on my crafts.Deb P

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    1. Hi Deb! Thanks for visiting! What type of crafts? I like scrap booking (as close to crafts as I get), but I've haven't been as dedicated with it as I should be lately.

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  5. I cannot stand the winter cold anymore. :) And here where I live it's like an endless time of snow, winds and freezing temps. I'm so ready for Spring and Summer. I find myself sitting back reading books and doing a lot housework to pass the time.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  6. Walking on the beach at sunset. It's cooler in the winter months, there are very few people & it's just so tranquil & peaceful. This winter has been harsh according to SC standards and I haven't had a beach trip yet. I'm only an hour away, but I like to just go spend the weekend oceanfront. I love sitting on the balcony on a cool winter night, wrapped in a blanket with Kindle on hand, reading a great book. There's just nothing quite as peaceful as listening to the ocean waves come in.

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  7. MK, I already have every single one of your books, including your first British Agent book, but I wanted to comment anyway. I LOVE your stories! I haven't read your first British Agent story yet, but am anxious to do so. It intrigues me because it will be different from the Gallagher series. Thanks so much for your writing. I'm lucky I "met" you on a western romance blog tour last year. jdh2690@gmail.com

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    1. Oops, forgot to comment on my fave winter pastime! Well, as it happens, it has to do with books, books and more books. :-) I love to enter blog tours to meet new authors in the genres I prefer (historical romance, romantic suspense)--and read read read. I also get to indulge in my one cooking claim to fame: soups and stews. Thanks for asking.

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    2. So glad you enjoyed the Gallaghers, Janice, thank you! I'm rather fond of them myself. :) I think it's great that you follow blog tours to meet new authors. It's become a great way to get a hold of new books to read. Oh, soups and stews are my favorite during the winter months. I love a good beef stew--how are you at cooking that up? :)

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  8. My favorite winter past time is curling up in front of the fire with a cup of hot tea watching the snow fall

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    1. my email is fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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    2. You just described one of my favorite ways to spend a Sunday afternoon in the winter. When I'm not writing, that's exactly what I do. :) Thank you, Shannon, and have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Reading is my favorite past time, regardless of weather. I do like quilling, but just haven't been in the mood lately. Our business keeps me busy and I find myself still working on the newsletter and social media aspect at night. I have all of your books and love them MK - so looking forward to Blackwood Crossing!

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    1. Thanks, Karen! Reading really can't be confined to one season. :) I spend a lot of my evening hours working these days, and writing at odd hours to catch up. Can't get away from work, I guess. :) I'll be publishing the Blackwood Crossing book trailer in another week or so--fun to tease. Have a lovely weekend!

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  10. well being that we in florida (south) dont really have a winter.... reading, i love all the time, and diy/crafting! thanks look forward to reading your books!

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    1. Normally I wouldn't say this because I like the colder states, but a visit down south sounds very nice right about now. :) Enjoy your warmer weather, and thanks for visiting!

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  11. My favorite winter pasttime is reading and writing. The best place for it is in front of the fire. :D

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    1. My favorite place to write my first drafts is in a big chair near the fire. :) Hope you've found some great books to read this winter!

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    2. And I just checked out your book that came out in December. Congrats on some great reviews and for releasing your first book!

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  12. My favorite winter pasttime would be reading books and doing things on my computer. Maybe some art or photograph editing.

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    1. I can spend hours editing photographs on the computer. In fact, it's the one distraction from writing I can get carried away with. Thanks for visiting today, Robyn!

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