Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My numerous points of interest

As many of you already know, I'm alllllllll over the internet. I have pages on more sites than I even have time to visit on a daily basis. Not only that, but I have hundreds of emails coming through my inbox each and every day. Plus I have my actual writing that needs to get done. Needless to say, that makes me a busy lady without even adding my family requirements into the mix

Nevertheless, I'm always here, around, and fully accesible at almost any given time throughout the day, by some means or another. Emails always come first on my list, so if you need me immediately that's your best bet for a timely response. My blogs and MySpace are next. And then you have sites like Plurk and CoffeeTimeRomance. Numerous others have their own spots on my list of importance.

One of my newest favorites is a site called Good Reads. It's a book cataloguing site, but with a more personal networking feel to it. There are message boards and groups, as well as being a place to keep lists of the books you've read, want to read, or are currently reading. You can rate and review the books you've read, as well. I've found it quite enjoyable and there are so many fun and interesting people to chat with.

If you're a member of Good Reads, come on by and be my friend. :-)

Christie on Good Reads

Okay, that's it for today. I need to head out to pick the big girls up at school soon. I hope that you're having a fantastic day and hope to see you back here next time! :-) Remember that my newsletter goes out tomorrow. It's not too late for you to receive it if you sign up today!


Monday, September 29, 2008

Contest ends tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the last day for you to enter the "Hooray They're Out of My Hair" contest. If you haven't entered for your chance to win an autographed poster or e-Book of your choice, then now's the time to do it! Stop by the website and check it out.


My monthly newsletter will be going out on Wednesday, so sign up now before you miss it. :-) I'll be announcing the contest winner in the newsletter, as well as many other new and exciting things.

Sign up for newsletter here.

I guess that's it for today. I have a busy day here at home. I'm still in my two weeks "off" period between books. I always have housekeeping to catch up on during those two weeks. I have some deep cleaning to do and some playtime scheduled with the 3yr old. She's excited that mommy is going to pull out the play-doh this afteroon. It's only allowed outside, so it's not pulled out very often. Anyway, have a great day an don't forget the contest! :)


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Burrrr it's cold!

This morning I woke up to 43 degrees outside here in north Georgia. Talk about a shock to the system! For the last two weeks we've awakened to temps in the mid-60's and highs in the low 80's. It has been very comfortable. But today it's just cold.

The girls and I went out in jeans and jackets when I took them to school. Then I had to run the heat in the van. It's crazy how fast the weather can change around here. Next week we may have highs in the 90's again. LOL!

Halloween is getting closer. My girls are so excited as they just love trick-or-treating and dressing up in costumes. I love to see their excitement, and last year even I dressed up in a costume. This year, I probably won't be doning my own costume, but we've already started on the girls'. My 3yr old wants to be Tinkerbell, so I found a nice costume on eBay and we're awaiting its arrval. The 11yr old wants to be a vampire (hmm, wonder where she got that, lol). And the 8yr old has absolutely no idea what she wants to be. I'm sure she'll come up with something at the last minute.

Well, that's it for today. I'm cold and distracted this morning, so I'm going to go lie down and watch some tv with the 3yr old. :-)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Raising my girls.....

Most of you know that I have three daughters. Some days they make you wanna scream your head off and other days they are the most adorable, sweet, and carrying children you could ever know.

Anyway, I started another blog that is all about life with my spoiled girls. LOL! If you'd like to read about the craziness, or just have a good laugh, then stop by and check out Raising My Girls.


Pre-Orders for A Twilight Abduction

Pre-orders for A Twilight Abduction are now available on my website. If you're interested n reserving your copy of the book, then hop on over. All pre-orders will be shipped out on, or before, October 31, 2008.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

New blog look & other ramblings.

So yesterday I goofed off and changed the blog's look (which you can of course see if you're here reading this, lol). I figured I'd change it up for the release of A Twilight Abduction... like I did with A Birth at Dawn. I love how each book seems to have its own color scheme. Makes it easier to work with it when I'm changing the blog. Oh, I also added the new colors and banner to my MySpace page since I like them to match. :-)

Reminder Alert: There are only 9 days left in my "Hooray They're Out of My Hair" giveaway. I'll be announcing the winners on October 1st, so stop by and get your entry in before it's too late. http://www.christiesilvers.com

We took the girls to the mountains yesterday and did some apple-picking. The orchard that we go to lets you pick on only three weekends in September. They have all kinds of activities and games for the kids to enjoy, as well as a shop filled with all kinds of apple goodies. We had a good time and came home with a bushel of apples, two jars of apple jelly, a jar of fresh honey, and three candied apples. This morning, I made the girls an apple pizza. They loved it and I used up about six apples. LOL! I'll make some apple bread, apple crisp, caramel apples, and numerous other apple goodies over the next few weeks. The girls love when I get in a baking mood. Let's just hope my wasitline can tolerate it. LOL!

I guess that's it for today. I'm preparing for the new week by doing laundry and making sure the kitchen is clean. I like Monday mornings to be fresh and free of too much housework. I also have a nice big goodie of an announcement, but I'll save that for another day... maybe even my October newsletter. I know, I'm a tease. LOL!

Have a great week!


Friday, September 19, 2008

It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

So, did you walk around shouting "ARRGH!!" today? No? Well what kind of pirate are you?! Sheesh!

Don't worry, I didn't know until a few minutes ago. LOL! I did happen to find out that my pirate name is:

Captain Charity Rackhem

Even though there's no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you're the one in charge. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!

Sounds like a great character name in one of my books. LOL!
You can find out your pirate name at http://www.piratequiz.com/
That's it for today. I'm looking forward to the weekend. I hope you've had a great pirate day and will have a fantastic weekend. :-)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

It's Thursday, already?

Wow, this week has really flown by for me. I can't believe that tomorrow is my errand day. I got a lot of work done and it makes me happy to have had such a productive week.

The sun finally came out today. After nearly a week of grim, gloomy, cloudy days the sun is shining bright for me! That could also have a lot to do with my happy feelings today. :-)

On a work-related note, A Twilight Abduction has received its ISBN# today. That's one step closer to the Halloween release date! I can't believe it's so close. This book has been in the works since A Birth at Dawn was released in April, and that seems like sooooo long ago.

I'm about to start working on my next book. It doen't have a title yet, and who knows when it will be released.... I'm guessing around late 2009. As usual, I'll update here whenever there's more information.

Ok, I guess that's it for today. Have a great day!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Clouds, Clouds, Go Away!

Man, it's cloudy yet again tonight. I'm missing the full moon this month! It makes me sad because the weather is just perfect for sitting out under the stars and spying at the bright orb above us.

I'm a creature of the night. I've always enjoyed stayig up late, playing under the stars, and even sneaking around with the hubby all those years ago when we were only dating. But on the opposite end of the spectrum, I love sunlight, need sunlight, gotta have sunlight to functin properly throughout my day.

So I've been abandoned by both the sun and the moon lately. I miss you both! Clouds, clouds, go away!

I'm off to bed, dealing with a headache, and hopefully will see the sun tomorrow morning since themoon has abandoned me tonight. Night all!


Don't forget the contest!

Just a little reminder that I'm still running the "Hooray They're Out of My Hair" giveaway this month. :-) I'm still enjoying the kids being back in school and I want to share that enjoyment with all of my readers.

So if you haven't already entered (only 1 entry per person), stop by the website and enter to win either and autographed poster of A Birth at Dawn or your choice of e-Books!

While you're there, check out the new look of the website, as well as the new book trailer for my upcoming release, A Twilight Abduction!

Have a great new week!


Sunday, September 14, 2008

It's Sunday.

I'm happy to say that I did manage to finish all the book edits before tomorrow. LOL! Now I can move on to the next stage of development first thing tomorrow. YAY!

This new week will bring about some exciting things for me. ATwilight Abduction will finally be moved into the rotation for its Halloween release. I can't believe that it's almost Halloween already.

The hubby and I will be running off to Charlotte, NC in October, too. He's gotten tickets for the Nascar race on October 11th, so he's counting down the days until then. We're sitting at 27 days today... or though he says. LOL!

I don't care anything for the races, but it is fun to be away from home with no children in tow.

I've been feeling a bit blah this weekend, so I'm hoping that will go away in the new week. It could just be that the husband is annoying me this weekend. LOL! He's on a Resident Evil 4 kick and I can't get him off the PS2 so anyone else can enjoy a tv show, or something. Nope, he's glued to this game and gets so annoyed when his character dies. It pretty much just annoys me and I can't get any work done when he's whopping and hollering at the tv.

Soooo, thank goodness for Monday tomorrow. I'm ready for a new week, and some peace and quiet.

Thankfully, True Blood comes on tonight! YAY! At least I'll have an hour of good, old, vampire lovin'!


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Where'd the motivation go?

Ahhh, I hate edits. I love that it takes less time to edit than it does to originally write a book, but I still dislike edits. rewrites, revisions, whatever you wanna call it.

I would be done with the entire book today if my motivation hadn't gotten up and ran away this morning. I slacked yesterday, too. I've already done one chapter this morning, but the other three for today are sitting here, glaring at me, wondering what the hell is up. Sorry chapters 15,16, and 17!!!

I have decided to be done by Monday, and I actually could have been done today if it weren't for how unmotivated I'm feeling at the moment. LOL! I have to get done though. I have other plans for next week regarding the book that require the edits are finished before Monday. So either way, I have to be done.... BEFORE MONDAY!

Now that's not to say that I've been goofing off all day. Nope! I've been working on advertising, networking, and research. But, I did wasted some time watching a goofy movie, playing with my 3yr old, and chatting with some friends online.

I only have one more hour here before I have to head to school for pick-up time. Once the two older girls get home all hell breaks loose and I definitely won't get anything done.

Oh well, that's life. I will get finished by Monday. I will get finished by Monday. I WILL GET FINISHED BY MONDAY!


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Alex & Fiona series, in order!

Some people seem confused as to the correct order of my Alex & Fiona series. So I thought I'd post it for all to see. :-)

Book 1:
A Midnight Infatuation

Description: Alexander is a 150 year old vampire with a lust for blood. But, the blood isn't all that he enjoys. He thoroughly delights in the act of taking blood from an unwilling victim. The ear-piercing screams are like music to his undead ears. That is, until he met HER!

Fiona is a 30 year old werewolf. She's just like any other modern-day woman that you would meet in the teller line at your local bank. She has to deal with her annoying family, numerous failed relationships--including one where she found her boyfriend in bed with HIS boyfriend--and pressure to marry from everyone around her.

Alex becomes instantly infatuated with the lovely Fiona and is very intrigued by the unusual scent that emanates from her. His infatuation becomes very useful when Fiona's pack decides to instigate their "Fight or Wed" law; which in turn leaves Fiona lying on a forest floor bleeding profusely. Alex is forced to do what vampires do... turn her!

With Fiona's pack hot on their trail, what will become of this unusual pair? Will they be able to avoid Fiona's pack of vicious revenge-seeking werewolves? Will Fiona be able to look past Alex's undead demeanor?

Book 2:
A Birth at Dawn

Description: The big day is fast approaching. All of the arrangements have been made, the cake and flowers have been ordered and the invitations have been mailed. The only thing left to do is to find the perfect dress. But, once that's done, Fiona feels like someone is watching her. Who could it be? The wolf pack wouldn't dare try anything again.

Once the big day arrives, both she and Alex have the feeling that a terrible storm is coming... and fast! All they want to do is make it through their wedding day with no interruptions. Unfortunately, there is a familiar scent in the air during the ceremony. A scent that they both hoped they would not detect for a long while.

When Fiona's honeymoon is interrupted because of a vanishing groom with nothing but a broken lamp and a drop of blood left behind for clues, she must find out what has happened and rescue her beloved from an undesirable fate.

What will happen to Alex? Will Fiona get to him in time? And what about Isabella?

Book 3:
A Twilight Abduction

Description: Since day one, loving a vampire hasn't been an easy task. Life with Alex has been as much of a difficulty as it has been an adventure. With the wedding and the birth of their daughter, Fiona dreams of living a peaceful family life with the love of her life. But when they are attacked and abducted one evening, everything changes.

Lilith, the vampire queen, is sick of hearing her "children" dreaming of becoming mortal. So she abducts Alex & Fiona's child for testing and dissection in order to discover a way to prevent other vampires from returning to their mortal state. Luckily, baby Isabella has a few tricks up her own sleeve and paves the way for her parents to escape the clutches of Lilith. But, for how long? Fiona escapes with her life, husband, and child to the home of her Aunt Belle. Here Fiona finds out more than she ever knew about her Aunt Belle, as well as the fact that she, herself, has been destined to fight an impending battle of doom and gloom that will determine the safety of her daughter, and the rest of the world.

With Alex on the mend and unable to help, how will Fiona battle evil and ensure that she lives to see another day to watch her child grow into a powerful witch? You'll discover the answer to that, and many more questions, when A Twilight Abduction is released on Halloween 2008! (October 31, 2008)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My Passion!

Your Passion is Red!

You've got that spark - a good dose of intensity, power, and determination.

You do whatever you want in life ... to hell with what anyone thinks!

With so many interests and loves, you're always running around doing something new.

You have fire in your eyes, and it shows. Bet you're even wearing something red!

Yep, I'd have to say that sounds just like me. I'm always running around doing something new and a bit intense while doing so. I've always been that way. Whatever project I'm currently working on is my most favorite thing in the whole wide world.... until the next brand new project that I'm working on. LOL!

Yes, yes *nodding* I will do exactly what I want to do, and to hell with what other's think about it. I've even been known to actually tell someone to their face that I don't care what their opinion is of me. Makes you curious about how many times the hubby has heard that over the last 15 yrs, doesn't it? LOL!!

Ok, that's it for today. I really need to get to work on the 5 chapters I plan to edit today. Maybe I should drink a Coke and get a dose of caffeine to get me started.


Monday, September 8, 2008

True Blood

Last night was the first episode of True Blood on HBO. I have been anticipating that premiere ever since I heard there was a show coming... months and months ago. As the first episode drew to a close, I was begging for more and hating that the hour had passed by so darn quickly.

The show is moving right along with the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. The only way I'd be able to tolerate a week of waiting for the next episode is that I've already read the books and know what to expect. LOL! I'm a terribly impatient person. Just ask the hubby! LOL!

All in all, I loved the show and can't wait to see the next one. It's so intriguing to see a fictional character, that so many people love, being brought to life. And even though I know how the book turns out, I'll still be watching every single episode and hope that it continues for a very long time. :-)


Sunday, September 7, 2008

I am soooo excited!

Tonight is the premiere of the HBO show True Blood! It's based on the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris. I love, love, love those books, so it's no wonder that I called last week to order HBO onto my cable line-up just for this show.

I only have one more hour until it airs here and by then everyone will be in bed and quiet will descend upon the house. It will be nice!

My fingers are crossed that the show is as good as the books. I wish I'd had time in the last month to re-read the first book in the series before the show comes on, but I just didn't have the extra time to spare with the upcoming release of A Twilight Abduction. But I'm soooo looking forward to this show and 9pm can't get here fast enough for me.

I hope you all have a great Sunday evening, and if you're into the vampire scene (which I'm guessing you are since you're reading my blog), then you should definitely check out True Blood on HBO tonight!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

A great response to the new cover!

Well, yesterday was filled with nothing but a great respons to the new book cover. Everyone who had anything to say about it was offering up congratulations and commenting on how gorgeous the cover is. I'm thrilled with the response, and so is the designer.

Since the cover release is out of the way, I wanted to share the new book trailer for A Twilight Abduction as well. I hope you like it. :-)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

ATwilight Abduction -- The new cover is here!!

So, many of you will find this old news as you saw the cover asoon as you opened your email this morning and read the newsletter. But for those of you who simply read the blog, here's your chance to see my new favorite thing in the whole wide world.............

The colors are extraordinary and the design is superb. I love my cover designer and the wonderful artist who created the drawing in the center.

So what do you think???


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

It's all up now.....

Just a little update on the website situation. The domain hosting finally got transferred completely yesterday. Took them long enough, but it's all done now. Whew! I thought for sure that it would screw up the givaway for this month.

Anyway, stop by and check out the new look for ChristieSilvers.com. And don't forget to enter the giveaway while you're there. :-)

Lastly for today, don' forget that my month newsletter will be going out first thing in the morning. So, if you aren't already signed up to receive it, now's the time to do so! Just click on the link at the top of the page that says "Newsletter" and proceed from there.

Don't forget that tomorrow I'll post the brand new cover for A Twilight Abduction on here. Everyone who gets the newsletter will see it first thing in the morning, but I'll be sure to post soon after here on the blog. It's a beautiful cover!

Have a great day!


Monday, September 1, 2008

Contest time again!!

UPDATE: The website is finally up!! YAY! To enter the giveaway go here http://www.christiesilvers.com/contestsgiveaways.htm

The "Hooray They're Out of My Hair" Giveaway
During the month of September, I am holding an exciting giveaway in order to celebrate the arrival of a brand new school year (and my older girls going back).
On September 1st, enter your information in the form below (any entries sent before Sept 1st will be discarded). Only one entry per person, email, mailing address. These entries are all personally checked by yours truely so don't try to slip in multiple entries using different email addys, as multiple entries will be discarded.
The winners will be annouced on October 1st!
This giveaway consists of two prizes...The grand prize winner will receive an autographed poster of A Birth at Dawn.The runner up will receive an e-book of either A Midnight Infatuation or A Birth at Dawn (winners choice!).

Have fun and good luck to all who enter!