Desert Breeze Publishing is celebrating their second anniversary. Mine is the first stop in the Birthday Bash Blog Tour. Visit a new blog each day for the next ten days. I’ll post the link for tomorrow’s stop here when I post the winner of my giveaway on Saturday morning!
GIVEAWAYS for Desert Breeze’s Birthday Bash:Leave a comment here on today’s post and you’ll be entered to win the Kindle edition, pdf.format, or Nook edition of WHITNEY IN CHARGE! If you’ve already read Whitney In Charge, then the giveaway will be MARRYING MALLORY, which is also published by DBP. There will be daily giveaways so be sure to visit each blog stop!
On APRIL 30th on the DB Blog we’ll do a birthday “extravaganza.” Any readers or commenters who leave birthday wishes will be entered for the GC to Amazon grand prize - which Stephanie Burkhart will pick out of a hat and post on MAY 1st.
WHY I CHOSE DESERT BREEZE PUBLISHING!
In March 2009, I learned about Desert Breeze Publishing from one of my author friends. I immediately went to their website. After reading what they wanted in a manuscript, I felt it would be a good fit for the type of sweet romances I write. I asked others active in the publishing world if they knew anything about this new house, and I was pleased to hear only positive things about Desert Breeze Publishing. I also liked their book covers designed by co-owner, Jenifer Ranieri, which was important to me.
Early April I emailed my manuscript to Gail Delaney, the editor-in-chief of Desert Breeze Publishing. I was happy to receive a contract from her for WHITNEY IN CHARGE during the same month. At the same time, another small publisher offered me a contract, but I felt Desert Breeze was the best fit for me as an author. I especially liked the fact that they launched their company to provide a place for readers and authors to go where there are only non-erotica/non-erotic romance novels. You don’t have to search through erotic romances and erotica that are offered on many other publishers’ sites.
Gail and Jenifer have a great relationship with their authors. Both are available to answer questions and give frequent updates about the growth of their company. The Desert Breeze authors are wonderful and supportive. Many of them have become my online friends and I’d love to meet them in person someday. I’m impressed with how many of the authors have won awards for their DBP books and also have received outstanding reviews. The publishers, Gail and Jenifer, are definitely getting our books noticed by their aggressive marketing.
If you are an aspiring author or a published author looking for an appropriate home for your non-erotica/non-erotic romance novels to submit to, you should consider Desert Breeze Publishing.
WHITNEY IN CHARGE BLURB:
TV producer Whitney Benson is tired of her older sisters’ attempts to fix her up with every single male they meet. Shannon and Regan cross the line when they arrange for her to go skydiving with the simple excuse that more guys like to float in the air than women.
Whitney meets two eligible bachelors, Jack and Ben, who constantly battle for her affection. Which one will she choose? Both men make Whitney realize, even a heart shattered by her husband’s death, can once again be made whole.
But did she have to fall off a cliff to learn that?
EXCERPT from Whitney in Charge:
The phone rang again just a few minutes later. She learned her lesson last time, and checked the caller ID, and her heart skipped. Whitney swallowed hard and took a deep breath before picking up the line. “Hello, Jack.”
“Hi, Whitney.” His voice was so rough and deep, it made her feel warm, and she really did like the way he said her name.
“Did you need something?” she asked.
He released a long breath and cleared his throat. “I’ve been thinking about it, Whitney, and I’d like to meet you in person today. It’s short notice, I know, but would you like to go out to dinner tonight?”
When it rained it poured. And Whitney realized with a flush of heat to her cheeks that she was more disappointed at the thought of not seeing Jack than she expected. She really wanted to meet him, even after just a few phone calls. But it’d be rude to cancel her date with Ben, even though he hadn’t called it a ‘date’.
Whitney closed her eyes, huffing. “I’m sorry. I just made plans this evening with a friend to go hiking.”
“Don’t be sorry. Asking you on such short notice was a bad idea on my part. I’m on call, anyway. I’d hate for something to happen tonight and I’d have to cut our evening short.”
“I hope not. That must be scary when you receive a call.”
“Every time we go out, we have no real idea what we’re dealing with until we get there. That’s the worst of it. Not being prepared, or at least not feeling prepared.”
“I don’t think I’ve ever heard Casey talk like that,” Whitney said. “But I imagine he must.”
Jack signed, his breath whispering over the line. “Enough of that. I do mean it, Whitney. I’d like to meet you. I didn’t at first, I’ll admit, because I’m not a fan of being set up.”
“Join the club,” she said with a chuckle.
Jack joined in. “I’ve enjoyed talking with you. I’d like to do it face-to-face. Over dinner or coffee or whatever. How about later in the week?”
“I would like that, Jack,” she answered, knowing she meant it.
They hung up, and Whitney tried to convince herself she could still have fun with Ben even though her mind would be on Jack that evening.