Saturday, January 2, 2010

I'm Hangin' With Steve...You Know, Stephen King.



Updates from the Peanut Gallery....

1) I got a kindle for Christmas. Hee hee hee heeeeeee..... I am in love. I will never buy a print book again. My husband gets big-time brownie points for the next decade.

2) Corollary to number 1: Gotta work on my kindle addiction. Sigh.

3) Much to my surprise, my debut novel Sweet Inspiration is cropping up on some bestseller lists. Seriously, seeing my half-naked Santa book cover next to Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol is pretty hilarious. And totally cool. And completely unexpected. Here is the latest bestseller list from Fictionwise....

Top eBooks, Fictionwise, Sat Jan. 2

1.

Blame It On The Mistletoe by Lily Graison [ROM]

2.

Divine Misdemeanors [Meredith Gentry Series #8] by Laurell K. Hamilton [DARKFANT]

3.

Shades of Midnight [Midnight Breed Series Book 7] by Lara Adrian [ROM]

4.

Under the Dome: A Novel by Stephen King [SF]

5.

Altar of Eden by James Rollins [SUSP/THRILL]

6.

Night Watch [Tall, Dark, and Dangerous Series Book 11] by Suzanne Brockmann [ROM]

7.

Witch and Wizard by James Patterson [SUSP/THRILL]

8.

Sweet Inspiration by Penny Watson [ROM]

9.

Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas [ROM]

10.

Street Game (Game/Ghostwalker) by Christine Feehan [FIC]


I am on a top 10 list with Stephen King. Un-freakin-believable. Sweet Inspiration is also rated #2 on the romance bestseller list for Readerwise.com. I am amazed and humbled and completely appreciative of all the folks who took a chance on this book. And totally pumped and inspired to work on my WIP....which leads us to....

4) Goals for 2010: Finish/publish Sweet Magik, #2 of the Klaus Brothers Series. Finish Diabolical, my botanical mystery/romance. Travel to a new, exciting place with my family (already have the reservations for Jackson Hole, Wyoming...Yellowstone and Grand Tetons! Yay!). Work on my fitness before August so I can hike the Tetons without requiring oxygen.

5) One more update...I emailed Christine Feehan to ask her when she was writing Skyler and Dimitri's story, and she said...."I don't know"--- Criminy!!!!!!! She is killing me.

6) New books coming up for 2010....Julie Garwood's Sizzle, Christine Feehan's Street Game, A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh, and Fired Up by Jayne Ann Krentz. I can't wait to read these on my new kindle! Weeeee!

I hope everyone had a festive holiday season, and that 2010 will bring you exciting and wonderful adventures!
Penelope

3 comments:

Michelle Polaris said...

So when's your own version of ON WRITING due out now that you play with the big boys like Steve? (Grin) I am so proud of you.

Penelope said...

Hee hee hee...good one, Michelle! My version of On Writing: use lots of adverbs, who needs conflict?, exclamation points are your friends, don't be shy to use cuss words in romance, etc. etc. I think it will be a bestseller!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations! What a thrill and honor :)

Congrats on the Kindle :)