Thursday, March 24, 2011

Saying Goodbye & A Contest

So, it's come time for me to say goodbye to Three Wicked Writers plus Two. I'm finding myself backed into a corner lately because I just have way too much going on, both personally and professionally.

On a personal front my mom is having some heath problems. The tumor the doctors removed awhile back has left it's mark it seems. She has swollen lymph nodes and the doctor thinks that her cancer has possibly spread. She has a CT Scan (is that how it's spelled?) on Monday. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

On a professional front my deadline is fast approaching on my current WIP and I have a lot of work to do these next few days if I have any hope at all in meeting it. When I do, there are three more books waiting in the wings and two editors itching for them to be finished--yesterday. This is good news actually! Having editors interested in my stuff is a blessing.

Nevertheless, I've had to take a hard look at my schedule for the year and it's VERY full. This means I need to do some rearranging. Sooo, next Thursday will be my last time posting on here. I figured it'd be wrong if I went out quietly. That's just not my style. LOL I wondered what I could do to show my love and appreciation of ALL the followers on here and the one thing that sprang to mind is to have a contest.

I'm going to pick two winners. The first will win a $25 online gift certificate to Amazon. The second winner will get their choice of 2 of my ebooks from my current releases.

All you have to do is tell me this: Have you or have you not enjoyed the hunks I've brought to you over the years? C'mom, you drooled and you know it. LOL

I will announce the winners here on the blog next Thursday, which will be my final post.

60 comments:

Regina Carlysle said...

We started this venture together Anne and I'll miss you so much! You know that! I'm keeping your mom in my nightly prayers and hoping that everything works out okay for you all. HUGS and Best Wishes, darlin'.

Molly Daniels said...

(((HUGS)))) Anne:) I have a close friend going through interleukin chemo right now, because her melanoma resurfaced on her liver. I'll keep your mom in our prayers. And remember to take some time out for yourself?

Stephanie said...

Having been where you are now just a few years ago, you and your family is most definitely in my prayers. Just remember to breath and question everything.
As for your other question, HECK YEA!!! The pools of drool wouldn't be the same without your contributions ;) lol
Please keep in contact.

Leagh said...

I am sorry to hear about your mom and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope all goes well with her CT Scan. (((HUGS)))

Oh and btw...I have greatly enjoyed all your hunks ;) Thanks for sharing!

leaghchristensen@yahoo.com

Maria said...

I'm so sorry about your mom Anne!
Hopefully the Dr's will be able to resolve everything in a good way for her. Yay on the editors wanting more books from you, that's great news for us too......
I have absolutely adored your man candy!

wendy said...

I will miss talking to you and i will keep your mom in my prayers and yes the hunks were yummy I wish you and your mom the best of luck and a happy life.

Wendy Tranah

Linda Henderson said...

I certainly hope everything works out for your mom. You will be missed but life is always full of surprises and amazement. The very best of luck to you. And I love hunks.

seriousreader at live dot com

Anne Rainey said...

Thank you ALL for the prayers and positive thoughts. We're hoping everything is fine and this is just nothing more than an infection or something. :)

And of course, I'm not disappearing entirely. After all, I'm like an army of ants--nearly impossible to get rid of. lol

flchen1 said...

Anne, huge hugs to you and your mom. Family first! And you'll continue to be in our prayers.

And absolutely, your hunks have been a most welcome treat ;)

Take care of yourself!!

Bonnie Jean said...

Hunks=YUMM <3 I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom, she will be in my prayers. And good luck with all the exciting things you have going on as well! And like what Molly said - don't forget personal time *hugs*

Tess MacKall said...

Your mom and all of your family will be in my prayers, Anne. I wish you nothing but success with your writing career. You know where to find me if you need me.

Please try to remember to take time for yourself. It's important.

Big hug,
Tess

Drea Becraft said...

So sorry that you are overwhelmed hope things slow down soon. I so know that feeling.

I hope nothing bad is happening to your mom and I am going to send good karma her way.

~~*Drea*~~

Brandi said...

Im sorry to hear about your mom and pray for a speedy recovery as someones family who has been hard by cancer I can relate to what you are going through. I guess take each day as it comes and not focus on how your life has changed. I will continue to read all of your books and wish everything turns out okay.

Jodi said...

You and your family come first! Your mom, as well as you, are in my prayers.
Your hunks have been greatly appreciated! And, your comments that go along with them have me lol sometimes!
Hugs!

Anne Rainey said...

Thanks, ladies! The kind words are appreciated. :)

Brandi--It's sad and scary to think of how many families have had a member hit with cancer. One day at a time is all you can do, I guess.

Anne Rainey said...

Jodi--I'm so glad you got a chuckle out of my hunk comments and taglines! hehe!

Brenda Hyde said...

You make life drool worthy:)

I've had to let things go to during the past few years, and it's really hard, but sometimes it just needs to be done for our sanity. Plus we REALLY want you to finish those books! {{{HUGS}}}

RobinV said...

You'll be missed on the blog. Glad it's just the blog you're giving up and not your writing! I have loved your men! Talk about drool!
RobinV
hitonafarms@hotmail.com

RobinV said...

I will also keep you Mom in my prayers.
RobinV
hitonafarms@hotmail.com

lastnerve said...

So sorry to hear about your mom. My prayers are with you right now. I know it feels like the world is on your shoulders right now and that everything seems so busy but this is just your trying time. It will make you stronger. I have LOVED your hunks! You will be missed!

Val
lastnerve2000@gmail.com

Karin said...

Your mom and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope everything goes well.

It's fantastic to hear about all the interest in your writing. I look forward to reading your upcoming releases.

I have definitely enjoyed the hunks!

Delaney Diamond said...

So sorry to hear about your mother. I enjoyed your posts...and the man candy. :)

Anne Rainey said...

Thanks so much for the warm thoughts. I know my mom reads this blog and she'll probably cry when she sees all these wonderful comments!

Val--You've explained exactly what I'm feeling right now. And you're right, it's just my trying time. It'll pass and things WILL be better. :)

Savannah Chase said...

I'm sorry about everything you have been going through...I will pray for your mom....Good luck with whatever you decide....

lindseye said...

Always love all the men you post and I was glad not to have to search and find them all myself. Prayers and love to your mother.

CrystalGB said...

I will be praying for you Mom. I have enjoyed all the hunks you have shared with us.

Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot}com

Anne Rainey said...

Thanks, All!

...and of course don't forget that I do still have my personal blog, which will always have plenty of hunks to go around. lol

http://anneraineybooks.blogspot.com

Carla said...

I loved your characters Lacey, Chloe, Grace, the whole Vaughn Series was GREAT. I wouldn't mind changing places with any of them...LOL. I to have had to make changes it seems everything happening at once. My prayers are with you and your family.

elaing8 said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mom.I hope everything will be ok and I'll keep her in my thoughts and prayers.
Good luck with your books,I'm looking forward to reading them all.
I'm sorry to see you go.
I have enjoyed all the hunk pics you have posted....very hot and drool worthy ;)

Melissa Bradley said...

I will pray for your mom and for you and all your family. I hate to see you leave because I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts even if I haven't always commented. I wish you much joy and many successes and yes, those hot hunky men have always made me drool. You have great taste and a true talent for unforgettable heroes. Perhaps we'll meet face to face at a conference one day.

Jennifer Mathis said...

Aww Im so sorry Hun . Hoping everything works out for the best for you .
We'll miss your man candy :(

meandi09@yahoo.com

Leni said...

Hope everything will work out and the results turn out to be fine.
And as for the hunks, yes.

Sherry said...

I hope everything works out with your mom. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.
To answer your question yes I've loved all of the pictures that you've posted.

Anne Rainey said...

Carla--Thanks SO much. That Vaughn bunch is still a favorite of mine, as well! :) But I do have a new family coming to readers very soon. They're ornery, sarcastic and sexy as sin! All the things we love in our heroes. ;-)

Anne Rainey said...

Melissa--Thanks for the kind words. You have no idea how badly I needed to hear them today! hugsssss

Anne Rainey said...

Thanks Leni and Sherry! :)

Anonymous said...

We are lucky to have had you with us for so long but your personal life comes before all the rest. I pray your mom will overcome her recent illness. You need the time to conjure up those delicious hunks and to have time for yourself. I won't say goodbye but adieu and we'll see you here again some day.

Brindle Chase said...

This is sad!!! *sniffle* You will be greatly missed here, Anne... but I will stalk you at your other haunts. No escaping me that easily! Hehehe.

Pommawolf said...

I am ever so sorry for your Mom. I am sending you my love thoughts and prayers for her and all of yours. On the wind I send you Wolf Medicine and Magic to you. Believe. For with belief there is miracles *S*

Darcy

pommawolf @ hotmail dot com

Ashley L said...

It will be sad to see you leave but I completely understand your reasons. I'll be praying for you and your family.

As to your question, the answer is irrevocably yes. Loved all the hunks.

Anne Rainey said...

Thanks so much, everyone. It's not easy to leave TWW. It was my baby.

Brindle--maybe someday you'll ask me to be a guest on your Red Lipstick blog! hehe!

EdgesAngel23 said...
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EdgesAngel23 said...

Hi Anne,
I'm sorry to hear about your mom. You, your mom and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!
Of course I've totally loved your hunks!! We will miss you on this blog sweetie!!

Ashley A
ash_app@hotmail.com

annalisa said...

I'm sending good thoughts and prayers for your mom and you. Hope everything will be o.k.

Also, love your yummy hunks! :)

TOPSAIL246(at)aol(dot)com

Nancy G said...

My prayers for your mom and you Anne!! As for your hunks, I have shamelessly drooled over many of them a time or two.nGood to know more books will be on the horizon.

Tiss said...

Sorry to hear about your mom. Prayers to you and her.
Always showing hunky men, YES. Thanks for all you've posted.

Anne Rainey said...

Thanks, folks!

And Nancy--I will always have more books! I have two new series coming to readers, starting this year! :)

Anne Rainey said...

Oh and about the hunky men. I'm SOOOO glad you all enjoy those fellas as much as I do! Started to think I was alone in that. LOL

Rie McGaha said...

I'm sorry about your mom, and I hope the tumor turns out to be nothing. Take good care and when that book is ready to be released drop me a line and I'll set you up with an interview...I want to be the first! :)

Rie

Jordan H. said...

I'm sorry about your mom Anne, I also have a sick mom so I know how painful and stressful it is. Your family is in my thoughts.

As to your question, Totally!! Your hunks are amazing *grins*

Elizabeth Black said...

I'm very sorry about your mom, Anne. I hope she gets better soon. And you're very busy! Best wishes with your growing career.

And YES your hunks made quite an impression on me. They're one of the inspirations for my Man Candy Tuesdays on my blog. :)

icia said...

I'm sorry to hear that it may have spread. I hope she will be ok. I wish you luck in getting your books finished for those editors.
As for the Hunks, it's alway great to have something to drool over.
icia

Anne Rainey said...

Thanks, gals!

Rie--I will certainly do that. Thanks for the offer! :)

jessica said...

I have enjoyed the hunks! and of course I drooled.

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. Your mother, you and your family are in my prayers. I hope that her CT scan goes well. Please at least keep us updated on your mom.

jessangil at gmail dot com
-Jessica

Harlie Reader said...

Not to get over religious or anything but God only gives you what He thinks you can handle. Yes, I read erotica and I'm in a pew every Sunday, too.

Your family will be on the prayer list Sunday. Keep in touch and I love your men!

I agree with Tess, set aside some time for yourself. It is very important.

maw1725@gmail.com

Harlie Reader said...

Congrats on the being busy with your writing part.

linda2060 said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. You know you have our support and prayers. I hope everything turns out fine.

Who hasn't enjoyed the delicious hunks? Big thank you for posting them.
Lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

Taryn Elliott said...

I just lost my mom to cancer last year so all my prayers are yours. It's a scary thing to go thru. Hold your family tight.

And as always you have to do what you need to do for yourself. It takes a strong woman to tell friends that she needs to take a step back. Good luck!

Anne Rainey said...

First, I'd like to thank everyone for the kind thoughts and prayers. My mom and I both appreciate it very much!

Now for the winners!

Tiss--$25 Amazon GC
Jessica—2 of my ebooks from my current releases

Anne Rainey said...

I forgot to give the winners my email address so they could contact me. This is what happens when you only get 2 and 3 hours of sleep for the last six days. I'm completely exhausted!


WINNERS: Please contact me at: annerainey@gmail.com to claim your prize!

Thanks again, everyone! :)