Friday, November 4, 2011

Happy Release Day For Sweet Magik! Time For Another Giveaway!

The day is finally here! Sweet Magik (Klaus Brothers Series #2) is now available as an ebook and in print! (See linkies at the bottom of this post!) To celebrate, Penny and the Klaus Brothers are hosting a party today and giving away a copy of Sweet Magik and this adorable holiday necklace.....

(Yes, it got it from Etsy. So sue me!).

Please leave a comment after the post and you will be entered in the giveaway. Winners announced next week.

For those of you not familiar with the Klaus family, here's a cheat sheet....

Santa: Head Honcho for Klaus Enterprises
Nicholas Klaus: Oldest son of Santa, master pastry chef, owns Klaus Küche in the North Pole
Sven: Master Toy Builder at the North Pole, a.k.a Hippy Boy
Wolfgang: Director of Charitable Donations....buff and beardy! (schwing!)
Gregor: Financial a goatee
Oskar: Director of Elfin Resources, green-haired snowboarding punk, Bad Boy
Ingo: Elf at the North Pole

Penny: Let's get ready to party! Time to put on my 1980s itunes mix and get out the peppermint schnapps. Woo hoo! (Penny starts busting a move to "Push It" by Salt-N-Pepa)

Oskar: (blanches) What is she doing?

Sven: (doubled over with laughter) I think she's doing a cabbage patch....

Nicholas: Can someone please pull the plug on the ipod dock? Please? I'm begging you....

Wolfie: Not yet! This is entertaining. (takes incriminating photo with cell phone)

Gregor: (clears throat) Excuse me. Penny. Um, aren't we supposed to be talking about your latest book?

Penny: Huh? Oh yeah. (takes big swig from martini glass) Okay. Let's talk about Sweet Magik. Oskar, how psyched are you? It's your big day. You finally have your own book!

Oskar: Oh, super psyched for sure. Chucking my bachelorhood for the old ball-n-chain is a big thrill.

Penny: Are you being sarcastic?

Nicholas: Don't worry, O. I'm sure Penny fixed you up with the perfect woman. I got the perfect woman for me, after all. (Read all about Nicholas' holiday adventure in Sweet Inspiration).

Gregor: Or.....Penny may have used her writing powers for evil, instead of good.

Oskar: What's that supposed to mean?

Wolfie: (chuckles) Penny wouldn't do that.

Sven: (shoots Oskar a shit-eating grin) Yeah, seriously Oskar. I'm sure Penny has forgiven you for filling her stocking with coal last year.

Penny: (narrows eyes) Not really. I was expecting scented soaps and gift cards.

Gregor whispers to Oskar.....

Oskar: (clears his throat): I'm sure your stocking will be filled with itunes gift cards this year. So you can download more of that shitty, 1980s crap.... (Gregor whispers to him again)..... I mean, all those wonderful classics you love.

Penny: You know what this party needs?

Sven: Lumberjacks?

Wolfie: Super models?

Gregor: Champagne would be nice. Peppermint schnapps is so juvenile...

Penny: (shakes her head) No. What this party needs is.....Celine Dion's Holiday Mix!

All Klaus Brothers groan in unison.

Oskar: Dear God, make it stop.

Penny: Nothing gets me in the holiday mood more than that music. I just love Celine!

Ingo: Hi Penny! How are you?

Penny: Ingo! So good to see you. These guys are giving me a hard time about my musical selection. Don't elves listen to music while they work?

Ingo: (nods) Yah. I like Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker."

Penny: Uh, okay. That's....nice.

Sven: (laughs) I don't think the elves listen to Brit Brit while they work.

Penny: That's super hilarious, Hippy Boy. How's the recycling going this year?

Sven: (lifts a glass bottle out of the cardboard bin) Good for me. Not so good for you. Slacker.

Wolfie: Any hints about Oskar's love life? I can't wait to see what happens in Sweet Magik.

Penny: Well.... I'll give you a few hints. If you like snowboarding and surfing and librarians and magic and snowball fights and demons and evil elves and nice elves and conflicted elves and sexy time and magical snowmen and parties and Star Wars-style epic battles, then Sweet Magik is the book for you!

All Klaus Brothers look stunned.

Oskar: For cripes sakes, Pen. You even got Star Wars in there?

Penny: Of course. It's my favorite movie.

Gregor: (nods head thoughtfully) Wow. That sounds....

Nicholas: Interesting.

Wolfie: Strange.

Sven: Totally wack.

Gregor: Totally Penny.

Oskar: I just hope you didn't pair me up with a brown bagger or something.

Penny: Of course not. She is beautiful and kind and courageous. You deserve nothing less than that. In spite of the coal-in-my-stocking fiasco.

Oskar: (blows out a relieved breath of air) Cool!

All Klaus Brothers high five Oskar!

Penny: Thanks to everyone who stopped by today. Please leave a comment for Oskar and the gang. One lucky commenter will win a copy of Sweet Magik (ebook) as well as the adorable holiday necklace. 

A few early review snippets are dribbling in for Sweet Magik.....

From Julie at Outlandish Dreaming.... "Heartwarming holiday romance."
From Katiebabs at Babbling About Books..."Perfect holiday read."
From Christi at Smitten With Reading...."[Sweet Magik] is full of adventure, suspense, danger, romance and at its heart, it is full of Christmas magic." See full review here!
From Gaby at Oh My Books..."If you are looking for a heart warming romance for this Christmas, this one is for you!" See full review here!

I am stoked!

Purchase Sweet Magik (print copy) at The Wild Rose Press.
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Purchase ebook at The Wild Rose Press.
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Book Blurb:

Oskar Klaus' job is killing him. Not even his favorite hobbies (extreme snowboarding and browsing old bookstores) are enough to snap him out of his funk. It's not easy living in the shadow of four successful older brothers and a father named Santa. Little does he know that a kiss on New Year's Eve is about to turn his life upside-down.

Kiana Grant's Manhattan life is a world away from her childhood in Oahu. She traded sunsets and surfing for a respectable career in library science, but Oskar Klaus is a temptation that's hard to resist. Before she knows it, she's in the midst of an outrageous adventure in the North Pole, dealing with mischievous elves, wicked demons, and a devastating attraction to Santa's youngest son.

There's just one problem...a bitter elf hell-bent on revenge threatens the future of everyone in the North Pole, even Santa himself...


Excerpt for SWEET MAGIK.....

             He never heard the end of the countdown.

            One minute he was leaning toward her, and the next he was lost in a tropical Eden. Sweet and lush, surrounded by warm breezes and the feel of sand beneath his bare feet. The scent of perfumed flowers filled the air, and he groaned as Kiana's slender arms wound around his neck. She let out a breathy sigh just before her lips touched his. So softly, so gently, he wasn't sure if it was real. He brushed his mouth over hers and she opened for him, tasting of tea and honey and paradise. Greedy for more, his hands slid under her baggy blouse, stroking the smooth skin of her back. He pressed her closer until he felt the pounding beat of her heart against his chest. Her fingers fluttered like a butterfly against the stubble on his cheek, finally resting there and tracing his jaw.

            He deepened the kiss, pushing her back against the cushions of the sofa, devouring her mouth. Her leg hooked over his knee pushing the drab gray skirt up her thigh. A long expanse of soft skin rubbed against his trousers. Without thinking, he moved a hand to her leg and dragged his palm along the bare skin. He could swear he heard the sound of the ocean, waves crashing and returning to sea. He moaned and Kiana gasped in delight. He was having difficulty breathing, so he pulled back, nipping her lip on the way. The heat of a scorching sun bathed his body, and before his eyes finally snapped open, he heard the faint sound of a ukulele playing. Then, silence.

            His eyes opened and he found himself sitting in the darkened corner of the living room, alone on the sofa. In his hands he held a pair of tortoise shell glasses.

            Kiana was gone.


Merry Christmas To All And To All A Good Night!


Christi said...

Hehe...Penny, this group meeting with the guys is priceless!! I adore these books!!! Don't include me in the drawing, but have a fantastic release day!! smiles...

Unknown said...

YAY! Happy Release Day, Penny. Can't wait to get my copy. I'm starting to get excited about reading Christmas stories.

Gonna post your release on my blog. Hope you don't mind. :)

Susan said...

Happy release day! I am collecting holiday themed books to read during December and this sounds like one I'd enjoy very much. Thank you for the fun contest and have a great day.

Penny Watson said...

Thanks, Christi! I LOVED your review....thank you sooo much!

Penny Watson said...

Amber...thanks a ton for the shout-out on your blog! I love holiday romances, too....I need to start shopping!

Penny Watson said...

Thanks, Susan! Hope you like it!

odderie said...

Congrats on the release, Penny! I'd like to enter the contest. Can't get enough of those bad boys! :)

-Audrey (from the refugees!)

Dalton Diaz said...

I love, love, love this book!

Happy Release Day! May you have a wonderful day full of bearded lumberjacks, crunchy rolls, and apple martinis

Penny Watson said...

Thanks, Audrey! Glad to see a Refugee today!

Penny Watson said... you know me or what? Thanks, sweetie!

Natascha said...

Yay, Penny! Congrats on the Release Day! I am starting to horde Christmas stories for the season and yours is going to be a part of it this year. Keep up the great writing.

Tales of Whimsy said...

That was awesome. I always love when the boys hang out. You write them the best dialogue.

Congratulations on release day!

(not an entry)

Heather said...

Penny--I LOVED Sweet Inspiration! Can't wait for Sweet Magik! Mr. and Mrs. Klaus are priceless. Love the entire family and can't wait to read all the brother's stories.

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Sherry said...

Happy Release Day!!! Sounds like another great book. I look forward to reading it.

Geekamicus said...

"Celine Dion's Holiday Mix"??? I don't know, I may have lost all respect. (Hands Penny her iPod) Try some better classics on there, I love 80s music -- If You Love Somebody Set them Free, Tainted Love, Owner of a Lonely Heart... Oh, never mind... (turns on Rock the Casbah, grabs a Klaus brother)

Geekamicus said...

Sorry about the delete (you gotta let me edit my goofs).

Congrats on the release. I'm so glad I can finally sneak this one past Mr. Geek. Now that I bought my copy I hope you are past 800,000 on the Ami best seller list soon!!

Annette Blair said...

Penny, this one sounds like so much fun. Like Amber, I'm getting antsy for my ritual reading and re-reading of Christmas stories. Your books rock and I can't wait to download Oskar's own. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR RELEASE DAY!

Annette Blair said...

btw, Re Christmas Music, for me it's French Christmas Carols. I was a member of a French Choir growing up. Play Cloche de Noel and I'm a puddle of happy Christmas memories.

Penny Watson said...

Thanks, Natascha! I have a bad feeling that JD Robb has a xmas book out...she does, doesn't she? You're going to need a de-programming session soon!

Penny Watson said...

Thanks, Juju! I love writing their's so fun!

Penny Watson said...

Thanks, Heather. So glad you liked SI....hope you like Sweet Magik, too! :^)

Penny Watson said...

Thanks, Sherry! Glad you stopped by!

Penny Watson said...

Geek.....Everyone gives me crap about my Celine Dion xmas mix, but is awesome! Don't knock it til you try it!

Also, I am sure I'm shooting up the 799,999. Hee hee!

Penny Watson said...

Hi Annette! Thanks so much for stopping by...I also love choir music. I have a crazy mix of pop songs, western, classical instrumental, and choir music for xmas. Oh, and Nat King Cole, too! And Harry Connick Jr.

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Yabba dabba dooo! Way to go Penny! Go buy this book, it's the bestest! It's sweet, sexy, mysterious, funny, suspenseful, magical - a holiday romp - with green hair!

Hot Ash Romance Novels said...

Congratulations, Penny! Wishing you great success!

Penny Watson said...

Thanks, Julia! The green hair seems to be causing a ruckus!

Thanks, Ashlyn. Congrats to you for all your good news this week!

Liberty said...

I cannot wait to read this. It sounds as delicious as a gingerbread cookie.

Cathryn Parry said...

Happy release day, Penny!! (I am ready for Christmas!)

Katie O'Sullivan said...

Nice post ;-)
Big Congrats on your new release! Love the book, already bought the print copy....let me know if you're going to do any signings on the south shore and maybe I'll come get your autograph ;-)

Best of luck with this one - it's a great read!

Steph from said...

I am quite intrigued Penny. These look so interesting.
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Donna said...

Can't wait to unwrap this magikal desert and get my fix. I love the conversation on your blog, it makes it sound like they are all sitting in you living room, but I know it's just a big party in your head.

Enjoy the release day HIGH.

Lindsay said...

So excited!

JenM said...

Hooray! You must be so happy that the release day is finally here and you can send that baby out into the world. I can't wait to read the further adventures of the Klaus family.

Mia Marlowe said...

What a smokin' hot cover! Congrats on your release, Penny. Can't wait to read this story! said...

Congratulations! I am excited about this release. I am saving the Klaus Brothers books for the holidays. Perfect for snuggling with a warm fuzzy blanket and cup of hot chocolate.

Penny Watson said...

Hi Liberty! Thanks so much! I just posted a Gingerbread Man Cocktail recipe...check it out. :^)

Penny Watson said...

Thanks, Cathryn. I can't wait to read your first release...don't forget to send me the linkie!

Penny Watson said...

Katie...I can't thank you enough for all your support. I think I sold 3 copies of my print to you, one to my mom, and one to my sister. Hee hee! Thanks!!!!

Penny Watson said...

Thanks, Steph! It's definitely a quirky series. I like mixing weird stuff together! (And beards).

Penny Watson said...

Hi Donna! It gets a little bit crowded in my brain when all the Klaus Brothers are in there. But I like all of them, so that's good. (And of course, they're all gorgeous giants, which is also good!).

Penny Watson said...


@JenM....It's been 2 years since I published a book, so it's about time!

@Mia...thanks so much! I love my cover, too.

@Deborah....Hi Deborah! I love xmas romance, so I'm looking forward to reading all my favs this year, too!

Kati said...

Ahaha. Those Klaus boys. Ha-larious. Oh Sven.."lumberjacks?"

Happy belated release day! Sweet Magik was such a fun read. Thanks for contributing to my holiday book reading. It's what I live for throughout the year.