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Our Favorite Heroes

Hi Everyone! I hope all you Americans had a fantastic Thanksgiving! Mine was spent with friends and family–it was very nice.

The contest I was running for the books + Victoria’s Secret goodies is over. Congrats to the winner, Terri C! The question was, “Who is your favorite hero from books and TV?” The answers were very interesting! By far, the favorite hero is…Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice! Seriously, what’s not to love about Darcy? So proud, and so humbled… :)

Here are some of the other answers I received–I love the anti-heroes choices–very interesting!

Captain Jack Sparrow (I think he came in second place–maybe a tie between him and Rhett Butler & Jamie Fraser…)
JR Ward’s heroes
Simon Dermott (played by Peter O’Toole) in “How to Steal a Million”
Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent from Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas (I *really* have to read this book!)
Derek Craven Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas (I think she’s the only author who had two different heroes listed!)
Dillon from Into The Fire by Anne Stuart
Chase from Sandra Brown’s Texas Trilogy
Indiana Jones (Yay!–and more than one person chose Indy too!)
James Bond
Batman (more than one answered with Batman!)
Roarke from JD Robb’s “In Death” series
Johnny Castle (played by Patrick Swayze) in “Dirty Dancing”
John McClane (played By Bruce Willis) in “Die Hard”
Rhett Butler (more than one answered with Rhett! I agree-he’s such a delicious bad boy!)
Aragorn from Lord of the Rings
Sam from Lord of the Rings (how cute is that? She’s right, though, Sam is such a fantastic hero!)
Harrison Ford, Air Force One movie
Beauchamp from Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Det. Alex Cross from the James Patterson books
Takashi O’Brien from Ice Blue
Brodick in Ransom by Julie Garwood
the villian Hannibal Lector (wow!)
Sean from Stormfire by Christine Monson
Adam from Bertrice Small’s O’Malley series
Colin Bridgerton from Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
Edward from Twilight
Jamie Fraser from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series (many answered w/ Jamie–this would have been my answer!)
John Thornton from North & South

Anyway, thanks to everyone who entered, congrats to Terri, and please stay tuned for my next contest!

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Update

Well, we’re selling our house and buying a new one. I forgot how tremendously stressful and time-consuming this process is! But we’ve set our sights on an amazing home–my kids adore the backyard. I hope we get it.

In writing related news, I’m working on edits for the third book, A Season of Seduction (due out next October). I love this book–it’s the story of Becky (Garrett’s younger sister from A Hint of Wicked) and her incredibly sexy hero, Jack. :)

I just posted a new contest to celebrate the holidays! Win a canvas tote filled with books & Victoria’s Secret goodies! Check it out over at my contest page.

If I don’t post before then, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I will be spending it in Oregon with my grandfather, who will be spending his first Thanksgiving in 70 years without my grandma. I think it’s going to be a bittersweet day for all of us.

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Final Fun Fridays Winner

First of all, thanks to all who entered the contest, especially those who entered several times. You guys rock! Please keep checking the contest page, I have a couple of fantastic holiday contests coming up!

The final Fun Fridays winner was…

Deidre D.

And of course, the answer to what Maggie was wearing when she woke up in the cottage (in Dawn Halliday’s WINTER HEAT in A HIGHLANDER CHRISTMAS), the answer is…nothing! She was naked. :)

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Fun Fridays Winner

Today’s winner, per random.org is….

First Name: Karen

Last Name: H.

Congrats to Karen, who wins the five books of her choice from the remaining books listed!

The answers:
The Title of Dawn Halliday’s anthology releasing on November 3: A Highlander Christmas
The name of Dawn’s story included in the anthology: Winter Heat

This week’s question is “In Winter Heat, Dawn Halliday’s novella, what’s Maggie wearing when she wakes up in the cottage?”

This might feel challenging, but this is the last week of the Fun Fridays contest, so I had to make it a little bit of a challenge!

It’s actually pretty easy. Here’s a big hint. Go to the WINTER HEAT EXCERPT over at Dawn’s site, and read it. The answer is there, I promise!

Once you’ve found the answer, head on over to my contest page and enter. It’s the last week of Fun Fridays! I’m going to miss this contest, but I have so many more cool things to give away, I’m dying to start the next one.

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The countdown begins

Just five days until the release of A HIGHLANDER CHRISTMAS! I’m so excited about Winter Heat, Dawn’s story in this anthology! In celebration of the event, Dawn has a new contest up on her website, so please go check it out!


www.dawnhalliday.com

Have fun! And happy holiday reading! :)

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Historical Movies

Since I just turned in my book, I’ve been in a movie-watching mood. I’m sort of distracted by catching up on episodes of True Blood right now, but after I finish those, I think I’m going on a historical movie binge. Last week, for my Fun Fridays contest, I asked you what your favorite historical movie was. I’ve seen a great majority of them, but some of them are brand-new to me, and I can’t wait to get started.

It was interesting–one movie got probably 10x the response of any of the others. Any guess what that one was? It was GONE WITH THE WIND! Ahh, yes, I can see why! :)

Here is the exhaustive list of all the movies that were listed by the entrants of the contest. If you entered, thanks so much for these! I’m keeping this list!

Gone With the Wind
Pride & Prejudice (Kiera Knightley Version)
Pride & Prejudice (Colin Firth Version)
The Three Musketeers (which version, I wonder?)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (I’ve never seen this one! Putting it on my Netflix!)
The Princess Bride
Ladyhawke (ooh, another one to add to my Netflix queue!)
Jane Eyre
Scarlett
Titanic
Dances With Wolves
Braveheart
The Last of the Mohicans
300
The Great Gatsby
Marie Antoinette
Pirates of the Caribbean
Poseidon
La Reine Margot (Queen Margot) (another one I haven’t seen, I’m intrigued!)
Wuthering Heights with Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (with Gary Oldman)
Troy
The Color Purple
North And South
Sense and Sensibility
Forever Amber (another one I need to look up)
A Room with a View
Unconquered
Little Women
Elizabeth
Lonesome Dove
Cold Mountain
Children of the Dust (another new-to-me!)
Lawrence of Arabia
Dr. Zhivago
Shogun
The Duchess
The Last Mistress
The Patriot
Gladiator
Pearl Harbor

Isn’t that a great list? What do you think? Some of these I love so much I want to watch them again, but I think I’m going to hit the new-to-me ones first! Thanks, everyone!

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Fun Fridays Winner

Congrats to Kirsten S., who won the Fun Fridays contest today (per random.org)!

I’m continuing this contest for two more weeks, then I’m moving on to another fun contest! For the last two weeks, I’m giving away 5 books per week!

Question for this week

Jennifer’s alter ego, Dawn, has a book release (in an anthology) on November 3. It’s a hot Highlander Christmas story, and she is so excited about it!

What’s the title of the anthology, and what is the title of Dawn’s story in the anthology?
Hint #1: visit www.dawnhalliday.com to find out!)

Hint #2: Look at this prettiness!

So head on over to my bonus features/contest page to enter to win four books–winner will be drawn on October 30! :)

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Fun Fridays Winner

Today’s winner, per random.org is….

First Name: Brenda

Last Name: R.

Email: dancealert@a…

This week’s question is “What is your favorite historical movie?” Easy, right? So head on over to my contest page and enter. :)

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Yum!

So I’m researching what kind of eggs my hero and heroine would eat for breakfast, and I came upon this:

He goes on to recommend not eating fruit at breakfast (you might feel “heavyish” all day!) and eggs–yuck! He doesn’t want to have pullet-sperm in his stomach all day!

But cold pig’s face? YUM!!! (He recommends eating it with French mustard and shallot vinegar.)

Okay, I’ve got to get back to my revisions. Just had to share. LOL.

(this is from “The Maxims of Sir Morgan O’Doherty, Bart.”, Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol 16, 1824)

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Fun Fridays Winner

Today’s winner, per random.org is….(drumroll)….

First Name: Sue

Last Name: A.

Email: sahn65@…

The answer to the question, what are Jennifer’s next two books was:
Book #2: A TOUCH OF SCANDAL (the story of the man “left out” from A HINT OF WICKED)
Book #3: A SEASON OF SEDUCTION (Lady Rebecca’s story)

Congrats! Sue, please go to my contest page and select the FOUR books you’d like. Then email me with your books and your snail mail address.

Thanks to all who entered!

This week’s question is a personal one. If you were caught in a love triangle, like Sophie from A HINT OF WICKED, who do you think you’d choose?
The introvert–the scarred, brooding alpha hero (Garrett);
or the extrovert–the tall, dark, and handsome charmer (Tristan)?

So head on over to my contest page and enter! Have fun!

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