New Release Date!

Greetings my crispy little love monkeys, just a quick little note for you today!

I received word from my publisher last night of a new release date!! Why is this so exciting? Well, because it is a SOONER release date, August 30th! Another reason why this is so exciting is that the number 30 is my lucky number!! AND even ANOTHER reason for the excitedness is that they are working on my cover art samples RIGHT NOW!!

Do you know what that means? That means that this is really REALLY happening!!! I mean, I know it was happening before but this is like really really REAL! I’m practically vibrating with excitement!!

I just realized that I’ve used a ridiculous amount of exclamation points in the post! But I can’t help it, I’m just SO EXCITED!!!

I’ve also just realized that I’ve used an extreme amount of CAPITALIZATION! But again, SO EXCITE!!!

That’s all I have for now, stay tuned for Friday for Happy Friday where I will announce another chance to win an e-ARC of Cat O’ Nine Tails!! WOOOOHOOOO!!

Until next time,

Patty ❤

 

And The Winner Is…

Greetings my froofy little love monkeys! I promised I’d come back this week and announce the winner of the Cat O’ Nine Tails e-ARC, didn’t I?

Well here I am! *waves & blows kisses*

First, I would like to thanks each and every person that took the time to enter! You humble me with your support and interest in my work, I truly adore you all more than you will ever know ❤

And now, I would like to congratulate Miss Judy Cox, the winner of the super special sneak peek, a Cat O’ Nine Tails e-ARC! I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Now remember love monkeys, there is another e-ARC up for grabs at the end of this month, so you will all have another chance to get your pirate on early 🙂

I’d also like to announce that I now have an official author Goodreads account! YAY! If you would do me a solid and swing on over and be a FAN! And a few little reminders, first off in addition to the Goodreads author account, you can also pop on over to my Facebook page and “like” me or you can bounce on over to Twitter and tweet me! I so love talking to my love monkeys!

One more little reminder, there will be no Happy Friday post this week because I will be getting my geek on at ComicCon in San Diego! What? You’re going too! Shoot me a tweet or a Facebook message and we’ll hug it up love monkey style 🙂

That’s all for now my darlings, please stay tuned and have a great week!

OH! One more thing I would like to wish my darling hubs a happy anniversary! 20 years, 4 kids, 3 cats, 1 dog and I’d do it all again in a heartbeat! He is MY Orrin 🙂

Until next time,

Patty ❤

Happy Friday: Blogfest and Giveaway!!

Happy Friday my fruity little love monkeys! Did you pour this week into a bowl, cover it with milk and attack it like your favorite kid’s cereal? Yeah you are Sugar Smackin right you did!

Okay, so for all you in the central and west coast time zones it is still technically Thursday, but humor me, I promise I’ll make it worth it 🙂

Today, through Sunday July 17th at midnight, I am participating in BlogFest 2011!!

Everybody woooooo with me *WOOOOOOOOOOOO*

So what IS BlogFest? Well, it’s a Fest of Blogs, naturally! 201 blogs at the last count and each and every one of them has something to giveaway! Now I KNOW my little love monkeys love them some freebies, am I right or am I right?

Now, I hear you asking yourselves, “But Patty, what are YOU giving away?”

Oh sugar lumps, what I have for you is a chance to win an exclusive, super special, official Cat O’ Nine Tails ARC! That’s right, you can win your very own e-copy of Cat O’ Nine Tails before everyone else on your block! Can you believe it? You will be the very FIRST to “Get Your Pirate On!”

What you need to do to enter is just be the good little love monkeys that you are and click my little special Aeron Jolly Roger!

That’s it? THAT’S IT!

Want to double your chances of winning? Head on over to Twitter and/or Facebook and re-tweet my little ol’ blog or share the link via Facebook, that gets you a second chance at winning!

Also, as part of the BlogFest, it’s my job to make sure you lovely little love monkeys get all the free goodies. So, in order to do that, I need to share five links with you to five other blogs participating in said Festification! What are they giving away? I have absolutely no idea, but I know they are giving SOMETHING away! Like I said 201 giveaways! ACK! So here ya go…

Practical Frugality
Preternatural Primer
Reader Girls
Reading Angel
Recovering Potter Addict

Now, the idea is to have you little love monkeys bouncing all over the interwebs putting your little paws in as many giveaway buckets as you can! You can also find a master list, a list of ALL the blogs participating over at A Journey of Books blog, who has been kind enough to set up this Blogapalooza! AND if you go over to their Blog Tracking Site, each blog that you track as having visited earns you another entry into a special giveaway!!

YES!! So get them little paws to clickin and check out as many blogs as you can handle!

This is going on all weekend so you have until 11:50pm EST on Sunday July 17th to enter!

Be good little monkeys this weekend and make me a proud mama monkey!

I want to let you all know that I will not be with you next week as I am going to ComicCon! WOOOHOO! I’m so excited I can’t stand it! So if you are going to be over at ComicCon, let me know so I can give you a hug, I love my little love monkeys to BITS!

Until next time,

Patty ❤

P.S. A pretty, because I love you…

Note: Family members and super besties are not eligible to win the ARC. Yes mom, that means you and anyone else that I have shared a hotel room/bed with.

Happy Friday: Share the Love <3

Happy Friday my fuzzy little love monkeys! Did you shatter this week like it had been dipped in liquid nitrogen? You’re dadgum right you did!

So today I’m going to do something a little different. Today is the launch on the Sizzling Summer Author Extravaganza! That’s right, July is here and a plethora of amazing authors will be dazzling you with their guest blog posts and possibly a giveaway or two. Who will be guest blogging? Of course you can check here to see who is blogging when. Who is giving what away? Well, my cherubic little love monkeys, you will have to pop in every day to see! However, I can guarantee one giveaway on July 31st!

A super special, first read! You, yes YOU can win an official ARC (Advance Readers Copy) for Cat O’ Nine Tails! Be one of the first to get your pirate on!

Now, I have to admit that I had a wee bit of a freak out this morning. I wasn’t certain if I was going to have an ARC to giveaway at that time because my release date had been pushed back. But have no fear my pets, I checked in with The Amazing Traci, my marketing guru, and she assured me that there will be an ARC! So props to The Amazing Traci and her pimptastic skillz!

So, that’s it for me this week…

Nah, I’m kidding! I wouldn’t leave my love monkeys with nothing pretty to look at! That would be a travesty!

That being said, I’d like to share with you a few little bits that you might read about in Cat O’ Nine Tails…

You might read about something like this…

Use your crafty little imaginations and visualize her with red hair 😉

There might also be a bit of this…

And maybe, just maaaaayyyybe, you might get a smattering of this…

😉

Okay, now this really is all I have for you this week! Don’t forget to head on over to the Sizzling Summer Author Extravaganza and share some love with my fellow authors! They are all amazing and wonderful! Also, you are welcome to pop on over to Twitter, Facebook or Goodreads and say hi, I adore my love monkeys!

Take care and have a safe 4th of July, holiday weekend to my fellow American love monkeys and stay tuned for next week!

Until next time,

Patty ❤

 

Happy Friday: Location, Location, Location!

Happy Friday my bubbly little love monkeys! Did this week sneak up on you like a ninja in the night, try to best you with its ninja like ways and did you take it down with your nunchucks like a magic super ninja? You’re ding-dangly right you did!

Just a wee little note that next Friday begins the Sizzling Summer Author Extravaganza! I would like to thank the lovely Lisa Sanchez for hosting this event, I’m so honored for the opportunity to participate! Make sure you pop on over to see the list of amazing authors participating! So so many talented authors, I’m humbled to be among them.

Okies, let’s get to the grit! Now, you may or may not know that our fair Aeron has a secret island that she resides on when she is not off doing her piratey type things. So strap on your bathing suit, grab a beach towel and a drink with an umbrella in it and behold Aeron’s Island…

Can you just picture Orrin lounging on the sand?

Or maybe sprawled across a rock in the sun?

Or maybe, just maybe, taking a wee bath under a waterfall? Hang on, let me help you a bit…

Okay, so I just wanted an excuse to post these photos of Ben Hill, is that so wrong?

Well, my chocolatey little love monkeys, that is all I have for you today. Stay tuned for next Friday when I bring you another little treatastic treat! Don’t forget to pop on over to the Sizzling Summer Author Extravaganza calendar and scroll to July to check out who is blogging when and mark YOUR calendars! Also, pop on over to my Facebook Fan Page and say hey, I just love hearing from you 🙂

Have a great weekend my little love monkeys!

Until next time,

Patty ❤

 

 

 

Happy Friday: Math, Cat O’ Nine Tails Style!

Happy Friday my fabulotastic little love monkeys! Did you open up a can o’ whoop-ass and feed it to this week and show it who’s boss? Yeah ya did!

Well, at least this week was a little less hectic for yours truly. It was the last week of school for the girls which means no homework! WOO HOO! Plus, as you saw in my blog earlier this week, the manuscript is off to the boss lady managing editor! Again I say WOO HOO! Aaaaaaand to round out the fun, it is a mere two months until Cat O’ Nine Tails release! TWO MONTHS!! That’s just 60 days! I think that’s deserves a wave, don’t you?

All together now…WOOOooooooOOOOOOoooooooOOOOOOOOOooooo!!!

So, in celebration of all that, I’m going to give you a little math lesson, Cat O’ Nine Tails style!

It’s no big secret that math and I are NOT friends. Heck, I have to get the boys to help the girls with their arithmetic homework sometimes because it’s beyond my skill level and we’re talking 4th grade stuff here.

That being said, this is the way I like to do math 🙂

Let’s take our heroine, she-pirate extraordinaire, Aeron Lynch…

Brought to life by none other than the fabulously gorgeous, Rachelle Lefevre…

And add one super hunky hero bounty hunter, Orrin Walsh…

Brought to life by what we assume is a Photoshopped version of, Ben Hill but could very well be just a mystery man. I’ll give you all a moment to stare deep into his blue eyes and ogle his manly self….

And then add one lagoon, complete with waterfall on a secluded pirate island…

All of that equals…well, in my head, it equals this…

Now THAT is how I like to do math 😉

Well there you have it my sweet little love monkeys! Did you like that treat? Don’t forget that you can find all these photos on my Facebook! I now have one of those author/fan page things so that is where all the photos will be from now on. I will be changing the link in the upper right but I will also give it to you here Facebook Fan Page you can go over there and click the little “like” button and like me because I not only like you, I LOVE YOU!

That is all from me this week my darlings! I hope you have a great weekend, mine is starting off great because I’m heading off to get my hair did! Be safe and be good to each other! Stay tuned for next Friday when I whip up some other little bit of treaty goodness for you 🙂

Until next time,

Patty ❤

One Step Closer!

Hidey ho love monkeys!

Just a quick little bloggly boo to keep you posted as to how things are shaping up in the publication of Cat O’ Nine Tails. The manuscript is now in the hands of my managing editor *aka* The Boss Lady.

I have to admit, my first thought was, “EEEP!” followed by a series of neurotic freakouts that included but not limited to, odd noises, spontaneous hyperventilation and jumping around the house in glee.

Yeah, I’m a dork, but this you already knew right?

That’s all for now, my darlings! Please stay tuned, I’ll be back on Friday with your treat 🙂

Until next time,

Patty ❤