This just in!
I’ve just received my 11th (!!) RITA® nomination for Becoming Dante, my final Harlequin Desire. I’d like to thank Romance Writers of America, the judges, my publisher and editor for this truly great honor.
I am so stoked these days! Why? I have all sorts of Day Leclaire books coming your way this year.
Currently, the first three books in The Wacky Women Series are for sale: Once Upon a Ghost, Once Upon a Cowboy, and Once Upon a Time. These are sexy little reads, revised from their original incarnation, with endearing heroines who find themselves in constant mayhem–particularly when they run into a brick wall (aka, the hero). I hope you’ll find these as much fun to read as they were to write.
Two more books in this series will be available within the next couple of months, Once Upon a Jinx and Once Upon an Enchantment. The cool part about Jinx is that it will have two versions of the book for one affordable price. You will receive the new, updated version–completely different from the original, yet still retaining the charm and–yes–mayhem. Plus, I’ve included the original version as it first appeared in print. No changes, no updates, all the endless adverbs and adjectives included, no extra cost to you. If by the end of the book, you don’t realize that Kit’s eyes are (tawny, sparkling, dewy, brilliant, glittering) gold and Stephen’s are (electric, laser, cold, icy, brilliant, glittering) blue, then you missed about half the book.
Once Upon an Enchantment, the final book in The Wacky Women Series, is a brand new, original story. It’s one I’ve wanted to write for a long time and since it’s such a natural fit for this series, it’s the perfect opportunity. Look for that in May/June.
I will also be participating in three different anthologies with some fantastic authors over the next six months. The first should be out soon. It’s five full books in one bundled set entitled Love Me Some Cowboy, with favorite, bestselling authors Lisa Mondello, Jean Brashear, Barbara McMahon, and Ginger Chambers. Once Upon a Cowboy will be my contribution to the project.
And last, but far from least… There’s another Dante book out late this spring. Lucia Moretti was first introduced in Becoming Dante, my RITA nominated book. So, stay tuned. I’ll have all the latest updates right here.
Straight From Day
As you can see, the Day Leclaire website has received a beautiful new update, courtesy of the fabulous Austin DesignWorks. The goal is to make this site as reader/user friendly as possible. So, feel free to check it out and if you have any suggestions for improvement, drop me an email. Or if you think I’ve overlooked something you’d like added, hey, speak right up. This website is for you and I’ll do my best to give you exactly what you want.
Second, many of you have requested I start a newsletter so you can stay current with new releases. You talk, I listen. Just fill in your email in the “subscribe now” section at either the top or bottom of this page and you’ll receive all the latest news. There is a real benefit to you for subscribing. You’ll be among the first to hear about special contests and sales. Some of those contests will only be available through my newsletter, so don’t miss out!
Third, you’ve asked for regular blog updates, so if there are blog topics you want me to incorporate, tell me. What are you interested in reading about? The writing life? How to write? Interviews with other authors? A Day in Day’s Day? My war against the cottonmouths bent on invading my home? Whatever it is, I’m on it.
Finally… I love hearing from you, whether it’s on Facebook, through Twitter or email, or via the comment page on this website. Each and every communication I receive, I answer. If you don’t hear back from me within a reasonable length of time (can you say Deadline Hell?!?), I didn’t receive it, so nudge me and I’ll reply. You are important to me – you’ve been there for me during the early stages of my writing career – and if you have burning questions, I want to be there for you and answer them.
As they say in the South, c’mon in. Why don’t you take your shoes off and set a spell?