Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Love In Bloom Blog Hop!


I LOVE Spring! It's my favorite season because after a long cold winter everything blooms again. Book publishing used to be (before e- and self-pubbing) a lot like that. Your title enjoyed a fresh run on the shelves (a month, if you were lucky!) then went into hibernation until you were able to get the rights back 3-10 years later, to either sell to another publisher or, these days, indie pub it, yourself.

My first published romance, SWEET TEMPEST, a sexy Regency-set historical, was released under my first pen name, Lauren Giddings in a time where Regencies were still almost exclusively sweet. It bloomed and flourished with nice enough sales to get a second printing. But then, seasons changed, and my book went into a looooong hibernation, until 30 years, two more pen names (plus my own) on 65 more books later, SWEET TEMPEST was able to see print again (and e-book!) with a new house, Tell-Tale Publishing, a gorgeous new cover, and even a book trailer! It came a long way, baby! 




To help celebrate Love in Bloom, I'm giving away a $10 Amazon gift card to one lucky Hop participant, chosen at random! I'll be announcing the name of the winner here on my blog on June 3, as well as sending out an e-mail confirmation. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don't forget to follow along with the HOP to see what other participants are celebrating! Happy Spring!!

22 comments:

  1. Cool blog. I like the sweet romance here

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  2. thank you for the chance to win :)

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  3. I just read the "Wind In the Willows" graphic-novel versions by Michel Plessix! They are great!

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  4. I love Spring, too. Daffodils, tulips, & hyacinths are so lovely.

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  5. Thanks for this awesome giveaway.

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  6. I love spring time as well! I will have to check out these romance reads :)

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  7. Sounds great, thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Thanks for the introduction to this book.

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  9. Hi! :) And thanks lots for the giveaway - sounds great! :)

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  10. fun hop :) thanks for the giveaway

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  11. Thanks for taking part in this hop!

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  12. I loved your trailer, and the cover looks yummy

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  13. Thank you so very much for the generous giveaway, Nancy. I hope you're having a lovely weekend.

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  14. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  15. Looking forward to summer reading on my deck.

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