Monday, August 3, 2009

Cafe of Dreams gives a dream review of Killer Bunny Hill

Cafe of Dreams gives a dream review of Killer Bunny Hill and a chance to win a copy of the book.

As you all know, my latest novel Killer Bunny Hill was just released. And at the end of this exciting tale there will be information on how to win a free copy of Killer Bunny Hill, so read on! (BTW - I don't wite short stories and you'll see why as you read this 'brief' quip.)

Two weeks ago, I came home and found boxes of the book in my driveway, I jumped out of the car (almost forgot to put it in park) and ripped open the first box I came to. Broke a nail doing so, but who cares when it comes to seeing your work in print.

As soon as I held the first book in my hands, I did the screamin' Mimi dance of excitement!

What exactly is that?

In my case, it's me yelling, "Yippee! Yeehaw!" and every other hootin' and hollerin' phrase I can think of. Then the jumping up and down begins along with the screams of joy, followed by the running up and down the driveway all the while shouting, "I got my book! I got my book!" Picture me pumping my arms up and down with a book in each hand. At the end of the drive, I turn, do a little hip shake, and do it all again.

You think I'm kidding?

Ask my neighbors. They will confirm my insanity.

It was when I flipped the book over and saw the back cover that hilarity ensued. I refuse to tell you why because you have to get the book to see for yourselves. Suffice it to say, my publishers have a great sense of humor!

I have, since that day, calmed my excitement to a degree. HA! NOT! Especially after days like this weekend. On Saturday, I went to my favorite bagel shop and as soon as I stepped out of the car, the owner, Lori, walks out the door and yells, "I finished the book!" You have to understand that Lori is so busy she barely has time to breathe let alone read. Apparently she could not put the book down. Before I made it to the sidewalk where Lori stood praising me, she asked, "When is number three coming out?"

I stumbled, made a choking sound, and laughed. "Are you kidding? This one just came out. The next won't be until next year."

"That's too far away," she said, flinging her arms out at her sides and spun on her heels.

I followed her inside the restaurant laughing and shaking my head. Gotta love the woman!

Yesterday afternoon, I received an email from a lovely woman who just finished reading my first novel, It Happens in Threes. To quote her, "I loved it!" She went on to say how much she liked the hero and heroine and that the story kept her on the edge of her seat. To end her note, she said she was ready to read Killer Bunny Hill and could not wait. Yes, she has the book there.

To top that off, I received my contract for my 4th novel. Yea!! I responded back to let my publisher know I would send it back this week (oops! better go get it off the printer) and while I was at it, I mentioned the fact that several people asked about the date of the release for my next novel and how they would like it soon.

This is why I love my publisher!! Because of the requests for the book to come out sooner, they are now going to shoot for releasing Connect the Dots in December instead of January 2010. Wahoo! Just in time for holiday shopping. Tell your friends!

Now, finally, I get to the giveaway. Well, almost. Last night, April of Cafe of Dreams posted her review of Killer Bunny Hill. See the first review of Killer Bunny Hill here.

If you click the link above to read the review then post a comment to April, she is offering a chance to win a free copy of Killer Bunny Hill.

I'm going to add my own giveaway. Here's a chance to win a copy of Killer Bunny Hill and It Happens in Threes.

Visit April's blog Cafe of Dreams and post a comment.

Then return here and leave a comment on this post. Tell me "what was your favorite line in April's review?" If you post a comment in both places then you are entered to win.

You have until August 21 to post the comments and enter to win. The winner will be announced on my blog on August 22.

Good luck and happy reading!


Heather Long August 3, 2009 at 8:34 AM  

I love your happy dance of joy description. I'd probably have done the same thing! Great review from April, Denise! I can't wait to read the books.

April August 3, 2009 at 11:27 AM  

LOL, Love this post, Denise!! Thanks for the kind words about Cafe and you, my friend, are going to rock the reading world!!

Denise August 3, 2009 at 11:49 AM  

HA! Thanks, Heather. Love the happy dance!

April, you're going to make me blush. Seriously, you have a great way with words! Which is probably why your blog is so terrific. Thanks for taking the time and reading KBH.

Denise August 3, 2009 at 11:53 AM  

For those of you who don't know, my father is my first round editor and a man with a wicked sense of humor. Right now he would be giving me grief for using the word wicked. :-)

My parents are in Iowa visiting family and friends, but Dad did manage to squueze in checking his email and dropping me a note.

After reading April's review, this is what he sent. To quote my father who sent me an email after reading April's review.

"That is absolutely Outstanding. I read the whole review and thought it was Great!

Who knows, you may have some talent after all.

Love ya,

LOL! Thanks, pops!

Jim Colombo August 3, 2009 at 11:58 AM  

Congrats! I only wish I could have seen the driveway dance!!:))

Denise August 3, 2009 at 12:42 PM  

Thank you, Jim. Next time I'll ask neighbors to have video camera ready. :-)

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