Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I'm Viral, Baby!


No, no, no. I don't have swine flu. My satirical post about the Amazon romance boards appears to have struck a nerve. Thanks to Babbling About Books, Read React Review, and Smart Bitches, I've had a boatload of traffic to my post. Thanks to all! Glad you like it.

Here are my random updates...

1) Daughter celebrated her 8th birthday yesterday. On her wishlist....high heel stiletto black books and a huge diamond brooch. What she got...an American girl doll. Happy Birthday!

2) I've been in a re-reading frenzy. Finished Rachel Gibson's Simply Irresistible (alpha male jock and prissy run-away bride get it on), Christine Feehan's Predatory Game (awesome Ghostwalker book with hero in wheel chair...it's fabulous!), and Mary Balogh's Under the Mistletoe anthology....I re-read "A Family Christmas," probably my all time favorite holiday novella. So romantic!

3) Speaking of Christine Feehan, I emailed her (again) to ask when she was going to write Skyler's story. She answered (again)...."I don't know when their story will be told. I only know that when it is time I will be able to feel it and then I will write their story." UGH! Feel it now, CF! Feel it now!!!!!!!

4) I will be visiting Not Another Romance Blog today for an interview, guest blog post and cooking lesson by Nicholas and Lucy Klaus, and a giveaway! Please stop by for the festivities. Rita is having a month long blog party for the holidays.

5) Also, today is the last day for my giveaway. Please check out the teaser for Sweet Adventure, leave a comment for me or any of the Klaus brothers, and you will be entered to win!

6) I picked up my Christmas cards yesterday. They spelled my son's name wrong. $#%@^#% Okay, now I have to wait for a rush order with the corrected cards. Clear blue ocean, clear blue ocean.....

Hope to see you at Not Another Romance Blog!
Penny


8 comments:

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Yes, I noticed you did go viral. Enjoy it! My daughter's birthday was yesterday too! How cool!

Penelope said...

I love shopping for my kids' birthdays, xmas, etc. It's so much fun!

Lindsay Kiernan said...

I love American Girl Dolls! Which did she get a modern one or a historical one? Growing up my family couldn't afford them so when I started making enough money at work I bought a doll for my mom, my sister and myself for Christmas that year. It was spendy but they meant a lot to each of us. I don't know that you are ever too old for the gifts that you always wanted but never got. Let your daughter know that the boots and diamonds come later!

Penelope said...

Hi Lindsay! I got her "Felicity"...I love the old-fashioned dolls. They are amazing. Although that store totally intimidates me...it's a little crazy in there!

MandaM said...

My daughter loves her Felicity doll. She even took her to Williamsurg when we visited.

I have to ask, did Christine Feehan say who's Skyler's hero will be? I noticed that she talked about writing "their" story. Thanks!

Penelope said...

Hi MandaM! It's going to be Skyler and Dimitri...did you read Dark Celebration? There is a great introduction to the two of them in that story. Sooooo great. Which makes waiting for their book even more painful. I'm impatient!!!!!

MandaM said...

I burned out on Feehan's Dark series a while ago, but I'm feeling like picking it back up again. It's daunting thinking about catching up -- I've missed a few! Maybe I'll jump in with Dark Celebration. I've always liked Skylar. Thanks for the info!

GABY said...

Hahahaha, I am waiting for Skyler's story too xD