For the past couple of weeks, I've been working with a neat web designer, Dee Shore, on what my brand spanking new website is gonna look like. Dee runs Vintage Mermaid Graphics and I have to tell you, she was a blast to work with. She did something fun and funky, just as I asked and bent over backwards to make sure I loved it. And YES!!!!! I DO!!!!
All day yesterday, the e-mails were flying so fast between us that I swear my head was spinning. But late yesterday afternoon, it was finally finished. So my heartfelt thanks, Dee. You are the coolest person in the world to work with. For the rest of you, please, please check out my brand new website HERE!
And if you're looking for something new, Dee is your gal! She does banners, websites and lots of other cooler than heck stuff. Check out her services http://vintagemermaidgraphics.com/
Dee also hooked me up with the makings for some neat promo items and we talked about it a little bit. She recommended Rack Cards. They are on nice paper and the perfect size for bookmarks at 4" X 8". So last night I jumped on Vista Print and got a great deal on one-hundred of them. Yep. 100. I'm heading to Romanticon (Ellora's Cave/Cerridwen Press convention) in Ohio come October. I've been thinking that getting a jump start on promo stuff won't break the bank if I do things a little at a time. I'll be signing my print titles at the booksigning but I'll also want to feature some of my e-books so I'm planning to do large postcards featuring covers on the front and a list of my titles on the back. I've done those before and they are just beautiful.
Visited with a friend about pens and she recommended National Pen Company. Pens are a tad pricier than most of the promo items out there but they hang around in purses for quite awhile. All in all, I don't think they are a poor investment.
In other news, my friend and fellow Ellora's Cave author Cindy Spencer Pape has a brand new book out today at Ellora's Cave. Stone and Fire is HOT. It's book three in her popular gargoyle series and let me tell you, her men of stone make their ladies just MELT. Here's a little blurb of the book and her super beautiful cover. So please add this one to your list!
Stone and Fire Buy
by Cindy Spencer Pape
Book 3 in the Heroes of Stone series.
When half-dragon Dana Logan meets gargoyle Beau Dumont at her friend’s wedding, something clicks between them. Halfway through the most passion-filled night of their lives, his phone rings and he rushes home to Montreal.
Several months later, they’re in England to catch a ring of antiques smugglers but the two can barely keep their hands off each other long enough to find the thieves. The sex between them is explosive and they’re falling in love as well. Between battling the bad guys and fighting their feelings for each other, the two may just set London on fire.