Mother’s Day Mail Call


Happy Mother’s day to my fellow moms out there. Yes, even if you’re only the mom of a cat, dog, or bunny. (I was going to say pet, but that’s too vague, isn’t it?)

I’ve been doing my mail call posts over at Rocks and Reads of late, the better to showcase my fiction over here (a lot of you were dropping me e-mails, complaining you were missing the fiction). But with nothing really on the horizon right now, I figured this was a good time to remind you to add Rocks and Reads to your feed reader and follow the book talk over there.

So. Last week, my trusty PO Box had an insecurity attack. No books!

This past week was better. I got two.

Seven Days to the Sea
The first is Rebecca Kohn’s Seven Days to the Sea. My book club read Ms. Kohn’s The Gilded Chamber, and it’s a book I consider one of the best Biblical Historicals I’ve read. So I’m more eager than a beaver to read this. Once again, my book club will read it together. (If you’d like to read along with us, watch the book club page for dates and all that.)

The second book that arrived this week was another one of those bonus prizes I sometimes get for putting so much time into Win a Book. My good friend Christie Craig was kind enough to send me a copy of a book she co-wrote with Faye Hughes. I think she’s telling me something (and I might even listen) because the book is The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel. Like all good non-fiction books, it’s got a super long subtitle, which is something I like to make fun of over at Win a Book. (see what you’re missing? And you thought all I did was tell contest groupies where to go to find stuff they can resell on eBay!)

The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel

Thanks to The Story Siren and The Printed Page for hosting Mailbox events on Sundays/Mondays. I’m meeting a lot of new bloggers and, of course, am watching my wish list grow. As well as the TBR mountains.

As always, if you use the buy links, they’ll take you to, where I am an affiliate. I’m saving up the money you may earn me to … buy books to give away to you. No profit to me; it’s all about YOU guys.



  1. Stephanie

    May 9, 2010 11:25 am

    Happy mother’s day to you too! Seven Days to the Sea looks fascinating.
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..Monday Memes =-.

  2. Alice Audrey

    May 9, 2010 12:00 pm

    Come, come, now. If your TBR is a tower, then you can survive a week without new additions.
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..294/365 Me, the last =-.

  3. pussreboots

    May 9, 2010 6:21 pm

    Enjoy your books. I received two for review and bought two that were on my wishlist.
    .-= pussreboots´s last blog ..Review: The Last Surgeon =-.

  4. Pricilla

    May 9, 2010 6:22 pm

    ah hem. and goats too!

    Happy MOther’s Day
    .-= Pricilla´s last blog ..Happy Mother’s Day from the Happy Goats =-.

  5. Bluestocking

    May 9, 2010 8:28 pm

    Those look interesting!!

    Here is mine
    .-= Bluestocking´s last blog ..Jane Austen and Her Mommy Issues =-.

  6. bermudaonion (Kathy)

    May 10, 2010 7:27 am

    Seven Days to the Sea looks like a good one! I hope you enjoy both of your new books!

  7. Serena

    May 10, 2010 7:39 am

    These books may not be my cup of tea, but I hope you enjoy them!
    .-= Serena´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday #81 =-.

  8. Bonnie

    May 10, 2010 9:14 am

    Hope that you had a nice Mother’s Day! You’ve caught my interest with Rebecca Kohn’s books. I enjoy reading biblical fiction and I don’t read enough..I’m always sidetracked with other books.
    .-= Bonnie´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday~May 10, 2010 =-.

  9. Beth(bookaholicmom)

    May 10, 2010 10:56 am

    Happy Belated Mother’s Day to you! Seven Days to the Sea is a new to me title but sounds very good. Enjoy both of your new reads!
    .-= Beth(bookaholicmom)´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday May 10 =-.

  10. Julia Smith

    May 11, 2010 11:59 am

    Love the cover for Seven Days to the Sea. It would stop me in the book store.
    .-= Julia Smith´s last blog ..Poetry Train Monday – 151 – The Best is Yet to Come =-.

  11. Shelley Munro

    May 12, 2010 3:47 am

    Happy mother’s day! I’ve actually read Christie and Faye’s book.
    .-= Shelley Munro´s last blog ..A Shipboard Tour =-.

  12. Lesley

    May 12, 2010 11:35 am

    Oh Let us know what you think of that Everything Romance Novels book! If you like it I’ll have to pick it up. 😀 Happy Mother’s Day to you too!

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