At long last, my new DIY website is launched! I hope you like it! Thanks for coming to check it out. The last one was fancier and more elaborate, but I got to a point where I really needed to be more hands-on in updating everything myself. So, it was an Epic Journey figuring out how all this website-building stuff works, though Weebly.com makes it very easy. I highly recommend it if you need to make a website! (You can also make a site for free if you are not using your own domain name.)
Now that it's all done, there's a lot to play with on here. Take the poll! Watch the vids. Make sure you're signed up for my e-newsletter so that you are entered into the drawing to win a free autographed book, to take place every "Lucky 13th" of the Month. Check out all the new features--including this blog. And let me know what sorts of content you'd like to see more of. Can't make any promises at this point, but I do aim to please.
Of course, I also have a lot of news to share! Like this:
NOTE - IF YOU DO EBOOKS, YOU MIGHT WANT TO PRE-ORDER NOW, BECAUSE AVON HAS SET THE EBOOK PRICE FOR MY RUTHLESS PRINCE AT ONLY $4.99!!! I don't know how long that price will last, but I wanted to let you know about it, because who doesn't love to get a good deal! They're able to do that with the ebook because there are less costs on their end to produce it. The paperback will remain the same price as before, at $7.99 U.S.D.
In more news, here is the UK version of MY RUTHLESS PRINCE - which is coming out either the same time as the American or the following one, but I need to check that - LOVE the cover!...
I'm so excited about the release of MY RUTHLESS PRINCE. If you're in the Pittsburgh area, you're welcome to come to the Women Read/Women Write Literary Festival that I mentioned on the Home Page, on Jan. 7th. I'll be signing MY RUTHLESS PRINCE there!
In the meanwhile, I'm getting ready for the Christmas season, starting with a baby shower brunch for my youngest sister this weekend! It's her first child and I'm super excited to be becoming an aunt again. We don't know yet if it's a boy or a girl. They decided not to have the doctors tell them.
So, the house is all decorated for Christmas in anticipation of our guests, and I'll be baking up a storm this week--gingerbread, snickerdoodles, and sugar cookies using my Grandma's recipe. Instead of the usual Christmas shaped cutout cookies, I'll be making baby-themed ones...in the shape of a onesie!!! How cute is that?? (I got the cookie cutters at the Wilton section at Michaels, if you find yourself needing something like that for a future Blessed Event.)
My future niece/nephew isn't due until late January, but we wanted to get the ladies together for the shower before the weather gets bad. So I had better run along and keep moving rather than hanging out blogging, lol.
Before I go, I have one more thing to catch up on! Here's Bingley in his Halloween costume (a little clown suit) waiting for the next bunch of little trick-or-treaters to come along. We have lots of little kids in our neighborhood, and they were soooo excited to see a dog in a clown suit. I have to say he looked pretty adorable...though he wasn't thrilled about being put in a costume, lol. Until next time ~ Gaelen
PS--Don't forget to come see me at The Ballroom Blog on Thurs. Dec 8 if you have a free moment! Here's a link to one of my archived Ballroom blog posts that I think will give you a good hearty chuckle if you missed it: A CELEBRATION OF BRITISH HUMOUR.
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A heartbroken belle, a missing suitor, and a heroic duke in disguise.