Historical and Contemporary Romance Author

News and a Contest!

Welcome to 2008 and to my blog. (Some of you may be visiting for the first time, I know!)

If you’ve come from Jacqueline Barbour’s blog, then you already know that I’m in the process of shutting down that blog in favor of this one. If you just happened by for other reasons, the scoop is that I used to have two pseudonyms, but I’m in the process of whittling that down to one: this one! But enough about that.

First, the news.

I am pleased and excited to announce that I’ve sold another novella to Cobblestone Press. This one, titled The Gospel of Love: According to Luke, is a first-person contemporary (yes, I know I need to work on that tagline, drat it!) erotic romance, which I expect to be released in June. It is the first in a quartet of novellas (and I’ll bet you can guess what the other three are called) that I hope will be finished and released in short succession after Luke. Here’s the blurb, which I hope entices you to want to read the rest:

Luke Finley, the eldest of four brothers, is a committed serial monogamist.He’s all for one woman at a time, but not one woman forever. He knows a lifetime of fidelity just isn’t in his genes. But when his latest girlfriend kicks him out–of his condo–the woman he’s always thought of as “one of the guys” turns
out to be the one woman who can rock his world and make him see the light.

Second, the Manuscript Mavens blog is a nominee in the Preditors and Editors Readers’ Poll. We’re hugely honored to have been nominated, but we’d love to win even more. So please, hop on over and vote!

And finally, I am scheduled to appear as an author-guest on The Spiced Tea Party blog tomorrow. I’m very excited about this opportunity and hope you’ll come visit me there. But even more, I want to give you an incentive to swing by the Tea Party as well as celebrate my sale and the Mavens’ nomination, so I have a little contest in store for you.

Here’s how the contest will work:

1. Comment on this post.

2. Visit us at the Manuscript Mavens blog any day this week and post a comment on any of our posts. (We are blogging our writing tips, so it’s a great week to drop by if you haven’t before.)

3. Visit me at The Spiced Tea Party and comment on my post there.

Anyone who manages to make comments in all three places between today and next Tuesday, January 15th, will be entered in a drawing to win one of the following three fabulous prize packages:

1. A $20 gift certificate to Amazon.com and a free copy of The Gospel of Love: According to Luke (which will be sent to you on release day, whenever that turns out to be).

2. A one-pound box of See’s Candy (chocolate…yum!) and a free copy of According to Luke.

3. Any three of the following books (some are signed by the authors, some are not) and a free copy of According to Luke.

Now, how can you resist an offer like that? Go forth and comment. I’ll draw and announce the winners next Tuesday

And happy 2008 to everyone!


  • Ann Aguirre January 8, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Congrats on your latest sale!

  • B.E. Sanderson January 8, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Congratulations on your sale, and although I must say I’ll miss the other blog, this one is pretty snazzy.

    BTW, are the next books going to be Gospels According to John, Matt and Mark? (Forgive me if the saints names are wrong. I was never too alert in Sunday school – or church for that matter.)

  • Tessa Dare January 8, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Congratulations on your sale! Cobblestone has great taste. Can’t wait to read it.

  • Darcy Burke January 8, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Awwww, I’m very sad about Jacqueline Barbour! (This from the woman who suggested Barbosa!) So excited to read about Luke, though. Huge congrats on your second sale!

  • Kelly Jack January 9, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Hey! Cool contest…. I look forward to your future books!

  • brownone January 10, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Okay, I just skulked on over here from the The Spiced Tea Party blog to check out your offerings and noticed a wonderful suprise! 🙂
    Congrats to you and I’m looking forward to reading your new release!

  • Tammi January 10, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Congratulations on your new release!! I can’t wait to read it!

  • Jackie Barbosa January 10, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Hi everyone! So nice to have you all drop by :).

    Darcy and Tessa, I too shall miss Jacqueline, but as I said, it’s definitely the best move for me to make. Keeping up two blogs, two websites, and two identities (in addition to my real one, lol) was getting to be just a little too much!

    By way of updates no the contest, it looks like those in the running for the three prizes right now are:

    * B.E.
    * Darcy
    * Kelly
    * brownone
    * tammi

    Of course, I’d love you all to spread the word about the contest, but with those odds, I’ll understand if you don’t ;).

  • Erica Ridley January 11, 2008 at 7:21 am

    Can’t wait to read the quartet–sounds awesome!! =)

  • Emma Petersen January 12, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Tag! You’re it! *evil laugh*

  • Isabel January 14, 2008 at 7:01 am

    Congrats, Jackie! I’ve no fear of misspelling your name now. 🙂

    BTW, I love the look of this blog. Very nice.


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