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Vice Squad...Out to uncover more than they bargained for."
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to keep you up reading past your bedtime." (4 1/2 *)--Cataromance
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Finalist for Best Harlequin
Intrigue of 2007--Romantic Times BOOKreviews
BOOKreviews TOP PICK!
"A sensational read."--Coffee
Wow! I'm a finalist again! That's
right, I'm super pleased and thrilled to share that my September 07
Intrigue, NINE-MONTH PROTECTOR, is a Reviewers Choice Nominee from
Romantic Times Book Reviews for Best Harlequin Intrigue of 2007! I knew
Cooper Bellamy was a special hero. And judging by the wonderful response
I've received from readers and reviewers alike, a lot of you think Coop
is pretty special, too!
Since the holidays, I've been mostly holed up in my office, writing. I'm
trying to get ahead of schedule on my next two deadlines so that I'll be
free in May to plan and enjoy my son's graduation from high school. I'm
a proud mama!
But in January, I--along with eight other members from my PRW writing
group--went to York, Nebraska, for a weekend brainstorming retreat. Talk
about a wonderful time! There was so much creative energy flowing and
lots of great support from good friends and talented writers. Over the
course of the weekend, we brainstormed new stories and worked out kinks
in current wips for everyone who attended. It was mentally and
physically draining, but it was a good kind of exhaustion. Nine authors,
nine books--all winners! The retreat gave me a real motivational shot in
the arm that I didn't realize I needed. Writers--and women, in
general--are super busy people. Sometimes, I think we just keep
going--putting one foot in front of the other and getting all the jobs
done that are demanded of us without always realizing the toll it's
taking on our creativity and enthusiasm for our work. But I'm feeling
creative and enthusiastic now!
In addition, PRW (Prairieland Romance Writers--you can find us on the
www.prwne.com) celebrated its 15th anniversary. We took a
picture with all our published books and beaucoup awards! You can check
out a picture on my
Fun Page here on the site.
Mind you, it was -4 degrees during most of our retreat, so we were
bundled up to our eyeballs and may have some hair issues <g>. But all in
all, I think we're a good-lookin' group. BTW, the group includes both
published authors (Me, Sherry James, Kristin Gabriel/Kristin Eckhardt
and Robin L. Rotham are pictured) and unpublished (but soon-to-be if you
ask me!) authors. Everyone in the group contributed so much to the
retreat. I'm just pleased I got to be a part of it.
Something else new I've started this year is solo blogging as
www.eHarlequin.com. Yes, I'm still blogging and giving away
books at the Intrigue Authors site
http://www.IntrigueAuthors.com along with many other
Intriguers. But now I'm chatting about this and that--mostly book and
writing related--on the newly updated Harlequin site.
http://www.eHarlequin.com I try to post something new every
week, and comment and answer questions throughout the week. Plus, you
can always find me on the boards there. And do check out the new site.
The website wizards have completely updated the look and have made it
easier to navigate. If you haven't been there for a while, you'll have
to sign in again, but that's super easy. Hope to see you there!
Finally, I want to remind you of my upcoming Precinct: Brotherhood of
the Badge mini-series that's coming out from Intrigue later this year.
PROTECTIVE INSTINCTS launches in June, and features Detective Sawyer
Kincaid and waitress Melissa Teague, whom many of you may remember as
supporting characters from my Precinct: Vice Squad book, UP AGAINST THE
WALL. It's an exciting start to the series, I think. PROTECTIVE
INSTINCTS will be followed in July by Atticus Kincaid's story, ARMED AND
DEVASTATING. Try to figure out the mystery in that one! Then, in
October, PRIVATE S.W.A.T. TAKEOVER will be out, and that one's an
outright thriller. The bad guy is very bad, and he wants the heroine
dead. But neither the hero nor her dogs will allow that, right? The
series wraps up in November with KANSAS CITY CHRISTMAS.
Remember, you can always contact me directly through my website. And
there are new comments and another interview question posted in the
out what readers are saying about Julie Miller's books in the
Did you know
Julie's husband is an author, too? Check out
E. Miller's web page!