Blogging today at Whipped Cream

I’m trying to get ready for work, while at the same time dashing off a few posts so that I can have them lined up to post on the Whipped Cream site at various intervals today.

You really should check the site out. Blog followers and commenters are eligible to win prizes, with the grand prize being a $150 gift card to Amazon or B&N! Not to mention that virtually every guest blogger is running their own contest, or linking information to other Halloween-related fests and contests as well.

I’m giving away a free copy of my upcoming M/M sci-fi novella Practice Makes Perfect (to be released by Dreamspinner Press on Nov 7), as well as copies of Raincheck and Crying for the Moon. Check out the Dreamspinner site as well: search for Gary the Gargoyle doorknocker and click on him when you find him! You’ll receive a free download from the author on whose page he’s hiding–and be sure to check out the end of the story for a discount code as well!

I’d really appreciate it if you could drop in and leave a comment or two. Better yet, ask me a question to get the comments rolling!

18 thoughts on “Blogging today at Whipped Cream

  1. Hi Sarah! So sorry I couldn’t be there. Things are still crazy here so I have to make this quick. I’ll try my best to catch up on the posts! 🙂

  2. And darn! I could’ve gotten myself a copy of Practice Makes Perfect, too! I’ll just have to buy it when it comes out. 😉

  3. I’m sorry you weren’t there either, but I figured the weather was a factor in that! I’ve seen pictures!

    Your suggestion of talking about characters was a good one–I got a lot of positive feedback on that–thank you! I wanted to try and do something different and not be just one more voice sounding the ‘buy me’ call. I think it was very well received!

    • We got at least a foot of snow, and it went down to the 20s last night so the family huddled around the fireplace. We’re in Long Island now with some relatives, and they only got rain here! Can you believe it? We’re only around 70 miles north of them… And coastal Fairfield County (in Connecticut) got less than half a foot. It’s crazy. Still no power, and with the downed trees we came across while driving around town, I won’t be surprised if we won’t have it until the end of the week.

      Anyway, you’re welcome! I admit, I had ulterior motives when suggesting it (mainly I wanted more of Peter and Nick, and Jerry and Flynn, hehe) but I’m so glad it worked out for you! 🙂

      • That’s crazy! Especially so early in the season. I don’t know if I’m jealous or relieved that it missed us entirely. (Maybe a teensy bit jealous–Lord knows I could use a snow day!)

        However lack of power and heat? I’d be crying in my sleeping bag with all the animals piled on top of me!

        The suggestion was a good one–perhaps not quite the information you were looking for (I never saw Nick and Peter coming until they had barged in and were moving boxes and eating pizza!), but very well received! Thanks for suggesting it!

        • We actually just got back power sometime in the early morning hours yesterday. Thank God we got back cable and Internet too and didn’t have to wait for workers to fix it as well. Our main problem now is replenishing our food. We had to throw out almost everything in the fridge and freezer. All the wasted food. 🙁

          LOL, barging in just about sounds like Nick and Peter! Don’t worry; I had loads of fun reading your posts! 🙂

          Can’t wait for Practice Makes Perfect on Monday! You should give yourself a pat on the back for your fifth release with DSP. 🙂

          • Oh wow. So many of my friends up in that area have been telling me horror stories of the same–no power, no water, no internet

            One of my friends said it made her realize that she was woefully unprepared for any sort of real emergency and she was going to lay in supplies of water, canned foods, etc in case of some future event. Glad to hear the power is back on and everything is getting back to normal. The loss of the food is frustrating, I’m sure. Though in my case, that would largely consist of tater tots and eggs. 🙂

            It’s funny, but I was having a hard time writing CFTM until Nick and Peter showed up–then it became so much fun! I’m going to have to keep that in mind while working on the sequel to Unspeakable Words–the secondary characters can be as much fun as the primary ones!

            Aw, that’s very kind of you to say about Practice Makes Perfect. I’m decidedly nervous about that one and have decided to hide from reviews. 🙂

  4. Oh yes, the no Internet part still horrifies me to this day. I should really get an iPhone when my cellphone contract is up next year. That way I can search the web faster and easier than on my weird touch-screen phone.

    I think this one just caught us by surprise. They predicted 5-8 inches and we got twice that amount. But I guess that’s really no excuse, right? I’m just glad nobody in the family got hurt. Still, I have friends around town who have no power as of this moment. Dan Malloy is furious.

    Ahaha, see! Peter and Nick weren’t useless after all. 🙂

    To be honest, I find myself often loving the secondary characters. Right now I’m reading 72 Hours by Clare London and had to stop at around 20% just to email her about the secondary characters. Kinda like what happened with you, LOL. I can’t wait for the secondary characters you’ll introduce for the sequel! I love Jerry and Flynn but there’s no rule saying that I can’t love their friends or colleagues or whoever. 😉

    Oh, I’m sure you’ll be fine! Your characters are so lovable that I wouldn’t care less if they talk about cheese half the book and talk about Facebook during the other half.

    • Oh, I’m sure you’ll be fine! Your characters are so lovable that I wouldn’t care less if they talk about cheese half the book and talk about Facebook during the other half.

      LOL! Hopefully it will be better than that! 🙂

    • *snort*
      Well, Beatrice, I feel the same way too, but for completely different reasons–I have Monday off this week–a very rare event!

      Shhh, don’t tell anyone, because I plan to spend it hunkered down and working on Walk a Mile 🙂

      Oh, BTW, I’m working on the email subscribing widget–hopefully I’ll get it up and running this weekend!

      • Congrats on your day off! From what I’ve been gathering on your Twitter feed, you definitely deserve one! 🙂

        Hehe, I won’t tell anyone! The knowledge is for me and me alone, mwahaha. I wish Monday wasn’t such a busy day for me… I might have to wait until the weekend before I get to read about Jim and Rhys. If only they released it yesterday… 😛

        By the way, do you pronounce it as “reese” or “rice”?

        And whew, WordPress seems to be confusing! I was working on mine last night and I had no idea how to upload plug-ins. LOL.

        • Yeah, I’ve been stretched pretty thin lately, and it is affecting my ability to deal with stressful situations 🙁

          “Reese”, definitely!

          And I know what you mean about WP! I figured out how to upload and activate most of my plug-ins, but this email one is going to take extra help. Thank goodness the BF is an IT guy and a web designer! 🙂

  5. Oh, why am I always late to things like this? (OK, not always, but it feels like it 🙂 ). I guess I’ll see and read it anyway… Provided, I’m able to finish the work which made me absent from everything fun lately. (+ Halloween is completely different in our neighborhood, not so much with the fun.) I hope I can participate next time!

    • I completely understand, Pam! I work most Sundays, when is when they hold a lot of these chats and giveaways–I almost always either miss them entirely, or post and run, missing out on 90% of the interaction–which is the best bit! I feel like I’m always late to the party!

      • Yes exactly! I work most weekends, or rather I work non stop, when I have an assignment – day and night – and it happens to be weekends and afternoons/evenings more often than not (I’m a translator. No, most assigments are not given with a reasonable time frame 🙂 ). Just when other people with normal jobs (like my friends) have free, events take place etc. I can’t help it, I still like the job though. I can tell my conscience that reading stories and such means I’m working on my language skills. And it’s mostly true 🙂

        • I hear you, Pam! Whenever someone says, “Have a nice weekend!”, I’m always tempted to ask, “What’s that?” 🙂

          If you like your job, that’s what really counts! I still enjoy my work, but I wish I could have more time to write–that’s where my heart lies these days. I think that reading *definitely* counts toward improving your language skills! *nods firmly*

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