Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Funniest holiday moment

I hope you had a wonderful holiday. I spent mine with family and friends and I think everyone was happy with what Santa brought.

The funniest moment this holiday was the family photo. You know the one where someone sets up a tripod, everyone huddles together, the timer is set, light flashes, and click -- that special moment is frozen in time forever. This year my mom could not stop laughing. Her laughter was contagious and soon we were all laughing. It took several tries, but we did manage to get a picture with everyone looking and no one cracking up.

Speaking of family and special moments, my mom gave me and my sister a picture of us with our great grandmother. I have very fond memories of Nona and I just love the picture. That's my sister on the left showing off the earrings she was trying on, me in the middle and Nona on the right.

What was your funniest holiday moment? I'd love to hear from you.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Thank you and flowers to brighten the day

I want to take a moment to thank everyone who helped to make Embrace's Book Birthday so wonderful.

Congratulations to the winners of the Embrace Book Launch Party!

Grand Prize
Nicki Elson

eCopy of Embrace
Kat Ellis

Embrace Hemp Bracelet
Marian Cheatham, Jennifer Hufstedler,
Terri Murphy, CD Meetens, Niamh Clune

Embrace will be on Tour in January with even more chances to win Embrace prizes so be sure to stop back by.

If you'd like to find out a little more about me and Embrace, stop by Omnific Publishing's blog to read my interview.

And I thought I'd share the beautiful flowers I received from my family. My parents sent me this exotic zen arrangement. It has some of the most interesting flowers and a very unique almost citrus scent.

And my guys brighten up the room with these amazing colorful roses. I seriously want to know how they made them such a pretty rainbow of colors.

The today is Omnific Publishing's Author! Author! Blog Bounce. I hope you'll bounce on over to the participating blogs to see what  others have been up to.

Happy holidays!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

It’s a Party to celebrate the release of EMBRACE

And it's just in time for the holidays!

a novel by Cherie Colyer

Madison is familiar enough with change, and she hates everything about it. Change took her long-term boyfriend away from her. It caused one of her friends to suddenly hate her. It’s responsible for the death of a local along with a host of other mysterious happenings. But when Madison meets a hot new guy, she thinks her luck is about to improve. 

Madison is instantly drawn to the handsome and intriguing Isaac Addington. She quickly realizes he’s a guy harboring a secret, but she’s willing to risk the unknown to be with him. 

Her world really spins out of control, however, when her best friend becomes delusional, seeing things that aren’t there and desperately trying to escape their evil. When the doctors can’t find the answers, Madison seeks her own. 

Nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover. 

Curl up with EMBRACE today:
Buy from Amazon here

I can hardly believe that today has finally come. It's still a bit surreal. I'd like to thank everyone for your support and well-wishes and a special thanks to my writer friends who have been invaluable in helping me get ready for this launch, many who are writing their own Party Post.

The Virtual Launch Party is here!

There are lots of great posts to choose from. Pick one or two, or read them all. Leave a comment at each stop to be entered in the drawing to win the Grand Prize.
For Party Hoppers, I'll be giving away
the following prizes:

Grand Prize:
Signed paperback copy of EMBRACE plus an Embrace hemp bracelet
($20 Amazon Gift Card for an international winner)
Remember to leave a comment at each hop for a chance to win the grand prize.

Other prizes:
An eCopy of EMBRACE
1 of five Embrace hemp bracelets
(United States and Canada)

Three ways to win an eCopy or bracelet

1) Leave a comment here or at any of the Party Posts listed below.
2) Tweet about the Virtual Party or any of the Party Posts with tag #EMBRACEnovels
Nothing could have prepared her for what she’s about to discover. #EMBRACEnovels @CherieColyer #YA avail NOW www.cheriecolyer.blogspot.com
Celebrate the launch of EMBRACE by @CherieColyer #EMBRACEnovels #paranormal #YA avail NOW www.cheriecolyer.blogspot.com
3) Facebook (tag Cherie Colyer, author) about the Virtual Party.
Celebrate the launch of teen paranormal thriller/romance novel EMBRACE by Cherie Colyer, author and enter for a chance to win fun Embrace prizes! http://www.cheriecolyer.blogspot.com
Do all three and you will have three times the chances to win! Contest ends at midnight tonight.
CONTEST NOW CLOSED. Check back for future giveaways. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

In my mailbox

I remember when I was young and my mom would ask me to get the mail. I’d slip on my shoes and make the long trek down the driveway. The door on the mailbox would stick a little, so I had to tug hard. Inside was always a stack of envelopes. Sometimes there was a financial magazine or sales fliers. I’d flip through the various pieces of mail as I slowly walked back to the house. It was usually stuff for my parents, but every once in awhile I’d find something with my name on it. I’d be so excited that I got mail, I’d skip back to the house, kick off my shoes, and rush to open it. When you’re a kid, mail is fun. Birthday cards with a brand new dollar bill carefully tucked in the fold of the stiff cardboard, notes from penpals, maybe even a box with something fun inside.

One of the downfalls of growing up is mail takes on a whole new meaning. Bills and junk mail you’d wish the companies would stop sending (just think how many trees could be saved!) seem to be the norm. But every now and then you get something that makes you skip up the driveway again, making you feel like the seven-year-old you from your past. It’s a great feeling! Looky what I got…

Embrace bookmarks

They're pretty, aren't they?

I've been posting daily teasers on my website. Click here to read today's. And don't forget to RSVP to the Embrace Virtual Launch Party.

Omnific Publishing has a lot of fun things going on right now. There's still time to enter their Holiday Contest and they are offering some great books for 99 cents. Click here for more details.

And with it being Thursday, it's time for Omnific's Author! Author! Blog Bounce. Hope you'll join the fun.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday Teaser

In seven days...


Next Tuesday!

Embrace will be released!
** Throws confetti **

Join me December 20th for a chance to win fun prizes.  
Today's teaser:

“Thanks for helping today.” Isaac looked at me, his eyes smoldering as he leaned over the stick shift and brushed my lips with one of his feather-soft kisses that sent a warm tingling sensation all the way to my toes.

No one who could get my heart beating as fast as it was with such a brief kiss could possibly be bad. I was sure of it.

Want more? Stop by www.embracenovels.com to read the daily teaser.

Add EMBRACE to your TBR on GoodReads 

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you next week.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The things we remember

First I'd like to congratulate Crystal Hill and FreakChiq. They won the eCopies of Debra Anastasia's novel Poughkeepsie. Thanks for participating in the Poughkeepsie Come Home Tour giveaway.

Not too long ago, my husband and I were having a late lunch at Joe’s Crab Shack. If you’ve never been think casual dining, fun pictures laminated on top of each table, rolls of brown paper towels in lieu of napkins, a silver bucket for your shells, plastic sharks hanging from the ceiling… you get the picture. We were seated next to a row of tie-dye T-shirts. This reminded me of when I was in fifth grade. It was craft day and we were going to make our very own tie-dye T-shirts. I’d been waiting for this day for two years. Yep, TWO years. Ever since my sister came home with her amazingly bright tie-dye shirt.

It was finally my turn. I remembered to stuff my new white T-shirt into my backpack (no tie-dye socks because I forgot).  I was all set. Only art was at the end of the day and it happened to be on a day when those in orchestra would normally get to leave early.  (Ya, that right there is a little known fact about me; I played the viola for a year, but that’s a whole different story for another day.) I had orchestra every week. Tie-dye day came once in a girl’s grade school career. I figured when the announcement came over the loud speaker telling the students to get on the bus for orchestra practice I’d just pretend I didn’t hear it. Miss the bus. Get to create a colorful shirt. Life was good.

My plan didn’t take in account that my arch enemy had art with me. She was more than happy to scream out CHERIE IS IN ORCHESTRA. SHE HAS TO LEAVE. She then gave me one of those smug looks that lets you know she did it to be mean. I was too young to use profanity, so I made my meanest face and snarled at her as I trudge out of the classroom.

I never did like that girl. Do you know to this day I never got to make a tie-dye T-shirt? I don’t even know why I still remember this. I wouldn’t wear tie-dye now. But sitting in the restaurant surrounded by all the tie-dye shirts made me remember how much I was looking forward to that project.

I suppose I should forgive and forget, but considering how I still remember how awful I felt that day, I think it’s safe to say that’s just not going to happen anytime soon.

Have you ever wanted something really bad? You waited patiently for your turn only to have it snatch from your grasp moments before it was yours? 

It's Omnific Publishing's Author! Author! Blog Bounce time.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Teaser Tuesday continued

This was such a fun novel to write. Since it’s a paranormal romance, anything is possible and you never know what will happen when the impossible suddenly becomes part of the everyday.

Today's teaser:

It all happened quickly. We slid through the smoke from the tires. The sound of the semi truck’s brakes locking up drowned out our music. The truck struck the rear driver’s side of our Jeep and passed through us as if it were a hologram. I saw the worn black treads in its tire and the chrome hubcap, then the rusted rim, brake drum, and caliper in a weird sort of 3-D way as we continued through the shocks and suspension bar, through belts and fans and other moving parts of the engine that I never, ever in my life wanted to see like that again.

Don't miss out on the chance to win fun prizes! RSVP to the Launch Party by clicking here and I'll send you a reminder the week of the party! More details can be found here.

Add EMBRACE to your TBR on GoodReads 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Blog Tour: Poughkeepsie Come Home Tour

I'm very excite to be a stop on the Poughkeepsie Come Home Tour!

I haven't read this book yet, but I can't wait to! Poughkeepsie is an adult contemporary romance about an unlikely couple. Debra Anastasia is an amazing author. With a combination like this, I know I won't be disappointed. And I get to give away two eCopies!

Give a Copy of Poughkeepsie a Home:

Poughkeepsie in eBook, ePack, and Print: Omnific Publishing
Poughkeepsie in Kindle and Print Amazon Kindle Amazon Print
Poughkeepsie Book format allromanceebooks.com




There are 2 eCopies of Poughkeepsie to give away on the blog today. To enter, please leave a comment on this post and complete the form below. Want a second chance to win? Simply Tweet about the 
Poughkeepsie Come Home Tour and include the link to your tweet in your comments and I'll enter your name twice. (You can find the URL link to your tweet by clicking on the time. i.e.; 3 minutes ago.)   
Contest is open until 9pm Eastern time December 7th.

by Debra Anastasia

He counts her smiles every day and night at the train station. And morning and evening, the beautiful commuter acknowledges him—just like she does everyone else on the platform. But Blake Hartt is not like the others . . . he’s homeless. Memories of a broken childhood have robbed him of peace and twisted delusions into his soul. He stays secluded from the sun, sure the world would run from him in the harsh light of day.

Each day, Livia McHugh smiles politely and acknowledges her fellow commuters as she waits for the train to the city. She dismisses this kindness as nothing special, just like her. She’s the same as a million other girls—certainly no one to be cherished. But special or not, she smiles every day, never imagining that someone would rely on the simple gesture as if it were air to breathe.

When the moment comes that Livia must do more than smile, without hesitation she steps into the fray to defend the homeless man. And she's surprised to discover an inexplicable connection with her new friend. After danger subsides, their smiles become conversation. Their words usher in a friendship, which awakens something in each of them. But it’s not long before their bond must prove its strength. Entanglements from the past challenge both their love and their lives.

Blake’s heart beats for Livia’s, even if her hands have to keep its rhythm. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love never fails. Love never fails, right?

In an interwoven tale of unlikely loves and relationships forged by fire, Debra Anastasia takes readers into the darkest corners of human existence, only to show them the radiant power of pure adoration and true sacrifice. Complicated families and confused souls find their way to light in this novel, which manages to be racy, profane, funny, and reverent all at once.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Embrace Book Trailer

The book trailer for Embrace is here!
               Find out what Madison does December 20th.

If you missed last weeks announcement, I'm throwing a virtual launch party on December 20th to celebrate the release of EMBRACE. Everyone is welcome! 

And today is Omnific Publishing's Author! Author! Blog Bounce. All authors are welcome to join the fun, or just hop along and see what others are up to!