Saturday, May 1, 2010

Life of writer

So I had to get an extension on my deadline for HAUNTING DESIRE.  I wasn't happy to do it, mainly becuase I was right on schedule and it would have been proving something to myself to get this one in on time.  (I wrote it faster than any other book to date.)  But, alas, when a new book comes out there is so much work to do--blogging, talking to review sites, making sure the word gets out, etc, etc, etc, that it just wasn't possible for me to focus on finishing HAUNTING DESIRE while I was trying to launch HAUNTING WARRIOR.  After seeing midnight one too many times because I was working on mail lists or designing ads, I had to give. 

Now I'm just finishing up HAUNTING DESIRE and anxiously awaiting word from you, my readers, on what you think once HAUNTING WARRIOR hits bookshelves....in just a couple of days!

In the month of May, anyone who talks to me here on my blog will be entered to win a book.  In fact, I've been known to give away more than one, so don't be shy.  Tell me what you're thinking, what you're reading, what you can't wait for.....

11 comments:

runner10 said...

Hi Erin. I just received my postcard in the mail today. What a nice surprise. I know your book will do well. It is an exciting time. I would love to read Haunting Warrior. You have hooked me.

Mary Anne Landers said...

Thank you for your post, Erin. Yes, I voted for the "Haunting Beauty" cover in the paranormal romance category in the Cover Cafe contest. And I would have done the same even if we weren't blogging buddies. This cover really is gorgeous!

Right now I'm reading your romantic thriller "Whispers". Plus some nonfiction as part of my research for my current WIP, and a Spanish-for-beginners book.

I dig your Facebook updates and other posts. Hope "Haunting Warrior" does well. Keep up the good work!

Julie Robinson said...

Erin,
Is it even possible that this book is better than your first?! Love the video.
Julie

Erin Quinn said...

Hey y'all. :) Thanks for stopping by.

Runner10, glad you got my card, Yay!

Mary Anne, thanks for voting for HB. How fun to be up for best cover!

Julie, I can only hope so. As a writer, the only thing you can only hope for is that this book is better than the last. :) I have to say, though, that Rory...sigh...Rory is my favorite hero to date. I love them all--don't get me wrong. Sawyer was so all that and Sean...another sigh...Sean was the man. But Rory touched something in me that I didn't even know I had.

Okay, get your mind out of the gutter...you're crowding me. Not THAT, but something else...

Anyway, I can't wait to hear from my readers about Haunting Warrior. I really hope you like it. :)

Julie Robinson said...

You're too funny, Erin.
Julie

itsJUSTme said...

Hey, you know, May is my birthday month! Winning a book would be a great birthday gift!

The post card was great! I am using it as a book mark. I collect bookmarks. But I have a few postcards from Authors so maybe I will start collecting them too.

Good luck with all these contests! I voted on the covers, it was fun!

Modokker said...

i'll tell you what i'm thinking Erin. I'm mad Amazon has still not shipped your book to me. I preordered it with 2 other books that came out last Tues. It is saying probably ship date May 10th. i took the free shipping and i guess that's what you get for free. You wait. sigh..... I just finished reading Wild fire by christine Feehan. Thhis is the 4th in the Leopard series. I just love Christine Feehan. I've read everything she's written. I also read Chasing Perfect the new series by Susan Mallery. While i wait patiently for Amazon i'm going to start reading Maverick Lora Leigh and Slow Heat by Jill Shalvis.

I can't wait to lay hands on haunting Warrior. Who is haunting Desire going to be about?

Lisa

Erin Quinn said...

That's crazy, Lisa! With Haunting Beauty they shipped it 2 weeks before the release date. I remember being stunned when it happened. I have had readers tell me they found it at the store last week, but I don't kwow what store and where they live.

Grrr!

s7anna said...

You're soo awesome to us Erin!

hugs,
Anna

Erin Quinn said...

Lisa, just asked my friend and her amazon ship says May 10 too. AND I haven't recieved my author copies. I'm going to think positively that it's because demand is so high they have to print more, lol.

Modokker said...

lol i hope so Erin. I knew i couldn't find it locally cause we are limited for places to buy books that's why i ordered it. Now i wait anyway. sigh.... Maybe they'll surprise me and it's shipped but they forgot to tell me. It's happened to me before. Will let you know when i do get it.

At least i'm not the only one stuck waiting lol

Lisa