Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Who's In The Mood For A Sweaty Lumberjack?



Still celebrating the release of my novella LUMBERJACK IN LOVE! It is currently #2 on Amazon's list of Hot New Releases in the romance anthology category, and #35 on the bestseller list for romance anthologies.

✵I made up an ETSY Lumberjack In Love collection. Check it out!

✵I also have been researching lumberjack cocktails. Here's one if you're interested in drinking like a lumberjack....

SWEATY LUMBERJACK COCKTAIL: Shot of rum, shot of Tabasco, shot of tequila. Drink like a lumberjack, then pass out in your plaid shirt.

✵Some more quotes are trickling in about LUMBERJACK IN LOVE...

From Smexybooks: "...a light romp through the Vermont mountains...plenty of smexy times and memorable scenes..."

From Kate at Babbling About Books: "Adorable, funny, sexy..."

"Made me smile." -- Jen, at Goodreads

And KarLynP posted some awesome "pics" of Marcus and Ami on her review at Goodreads. Check it out! I love this quote from her... "Lumberjack In Love was a HOT, funny, small town romance with great chemistry and quirky characters."

✵The book cover is getting a lot of attention. Folks either love it or hate it. Which is good. It definitely stands out from the crowd. Since my book has a lot of humor, I wanted the cover to be tongue-in-cheek and funny, too. I had Anne Nydam (an amazing artist who lives in my hometown) make a block print-style cover referencing the hilarious 1980s romance covers with the kneeling, adoring heroine staring up into Fabio's eyes. We just substituted our modern-day characters in a silly way. This cover totally captures the cute, funny feel of my story.



✵For all of you who have a NOOK and want to read my story (which is only available for Kindle at the moment) please see this FABULOUS blog piece about how to convert the Kindle format for a NOOK or other e-reader. Huge thanks to Kris at Deeply Dapper for this kick-ass post!

✵ETA: Babbling About Books is doing a give-away for LUMBERJACK IN LOVE today! Please stop by to enter, and check out Kate's kind words about the story.

On today's agenda: order promo stuff. I'm thinking plaid bookmarks and naughty T-shirts. Hooray!

Have a happy day,
Penelope

14 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I am!!! And I love the cover. I'm off to check out your Etsy list.

Heidi said...

Hey... You know how I feel! Congrats! Great title, unique cover, quirky, sexy characters - no way you can go wrong here!

Tom Stronach said...

I think the cover is great, And Ishbel is chuckling xx

amberlin said...

Congrats, Penny! Love the lumberjack etsy list. As for the cover, I understood the tongue in cheek because I knew you already. If I hadn't probably not, LOL.

Penelope said...

Go, Juju! Thanks, hon. Hope Baby Juju is doing well!

Penelope said...

Heidi! Miss you!

Penelope said...

Thanks, Tom. Tell Ishbel I said hi and thank you!

Penelope said...

Hi Amber! Some folks really hate that cover. They thought it was corny, etc. I guess they don't get my sense of humor...hee!

Tasha B. said...

I like the cover. But then I got the cheesy romance cover reference right away. :)

Kris said...

I totally get the woodcut/80's romance vibe and I love it for that. My only real complaint with it is that the title is kind of hard to read, especially in thumbnail. Apart from that I think it's cheesy and funky in the best ways.

Penelope said...

Tasha...You can never have enough cheese. That's my motto.

Penelope said...

Kris...I agree about the title. And the thumbnail thing is always a problem. But at least it's different from the rest of the pack. ;^)

Kris said...

Absolutely! I'll never complain about actual artwork used for covers. Or homages to awesomely cheesy 80's romance.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

awesome! congrats!!

I love the cover, btw. I think it really makes the book stand out.