OPERATION CINDERELLA featured in THE NEW YORK POST!

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Sometimes Christmas–or in this case, Valentine’s–comes early! Check out the article featuring me in today’s New York Post and find out how data science, a divorce–and a seriously awesome 1860’s “fainting couch”–led me to NYC where I wrote OPERATION CINDERELLA and found my very own Happily Ever After!

(Author photo by Anne Wermiel for the NY POST).

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Ooh la la, It’s (Double) Release Day in France!

French cvrCendrillon Relookee_Milady cvrThe Cinderella Makeover, Book #2 in my Suddenly Cinderella series from Entangled Publishing, released in France today with Milady/Bragelonne as Cendrillon Relookée! Savor the super cute cover and then please be sure to let all your francophile–and francophone–romance reading friends know about the book.

And there’s more…

Strokes of Midnight, another sexy NYC set contemporary romance, released from Harlequin France as Fantasmes à Fleur de Peau, paired with another steamy title from the talented Kathleen  O’Reilly. Two red hot reads, one low price — enjoy!

A bientot!

Hope

 

 

 

Reading OPERATION CINDERELLA at Lady Jane’s Salon®

On January 5th, I had the pleasure (and honor!) of reading from OPERATION CINDERELLA at Lady Jane’s Salon®, the NYC-based romance reading series (the city’s first and still only!), which I co-founded…((gulp!))…six years ago. As always, the crimson clad venue, Madame X, was superb, our audience of dedicated romance readers, writers, and publishing professionals generous and supportive. Below is the short video. Please feel free to share it online with other readers. And if you haven’t yet, please download your FREE copy of Operation Cinderella from the e-tailer of your choice–Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iTunes, Google Play etc. We’ve had MORE THAN 250,000 downloads since the promo began in mid-December, with many of you going on to download the other Suddenly Cinderella series books as well. But, like all things, the giveaway won’t go on forever. The freebie ends 12 midnight, January 12th. Blessings & Happy 2015! Hope

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‘Tis the Season: OPERATION CINDERELLA for FREE

Operation_Cinderella_cvr_RV_July 2013The winter holidays are the perfect time to press pause on busy lives and say thank you to the people (and pets!) who make our lives brighter every day of the year, not only December 25th. To show our appreciation to YOU, my Dear Readers, we’re offering OPERATION CINDERELLA, the first book in my Suddenly Cinderella series, FREE across platforms now through January 11.  Below are the links to download the title.

Kindle edition from Amazon.com
Nook edition from Barnes&Noble
Kobo edition
iTunes edition

Wishing you a holiday season and New Year brimming with fairytale dreams come true,

Hope

 

COVER REVEAL!!! OPERATION CINDERELLA to Release in France + Drink Recipe

Operation Cendrillon_Milady cvrOPERATION CINDERELLA, the first of my Suddenly Cinderella series books with maverick US publisher, Entangled, will release in France this August 22 with fab French publisher Bragelonne as part of their Milady romance/women’s fic imprint.  Check out the gorgeous cover!

But there’s more…

Book #2 in the series, THE CINDERELLA MAKEOVER, will release in January 2015.

Incidentally, there is a lovely French libation called Le Cendrillon (literally, Cinderella). Seen on many Paris cafe menus, Le Cendrillon is what we in the States call a “mocktail.,” i.e., non-alcoholic adult beverage.

The basic recipe:

Mix in a glass:

  • 4 cl Lime Nectar
  • 4 cl Pineapple Juice
  • 4 cl Orange Juice

Shake over ice and pour into a chilled glass. Add a dash of grenadine syrup, garnish with an orange zest, and enjoy!

Cheers/Santé,

Hope

 

Release Day for THE CINDERELLA SEDUCTION!

TCS_Cvr w Red Shoe1.6.14 Congratulations to Brandee Price, the winner of my blog tour grand prize: a $30 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift certificate. Thanks to all who entered and helped to make my release month+ so special with your Tweets, Facebook posts, Goodreads adds etc.

Please stay tuned for my next round of giveaways (coming later this January ’14). For now…

Happy 2014! Hope

It’s Release Day for THE CINDERELLA SEDUCTION, the finale to my Suddenly Cinderella Series with Entangled Publishing. Let’s celebrate!

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OPERATION CINDERELLA & THE CINDERELLA MAKEOVER for Just 99 Cents!

Operation_Cinderella_cvr_RV_July 2013To celebrate July as unofficial Beach Reads month, my fabulous publisher, Entangled (now distributed by Macmillan) is offering both OPERATION CINDERELLA and THE CINDERELLA MAKEOVER for just 99 cents each!

Both novel-length Suddenly Cinderella series titles have been given face lifts — gorgeous new covers that accentuate the red shoes that “travel” across books. So…fitting!

The  99 cent offer is time-limited, so if you haven’t yet read OPERATION CINDERELLA and THE CINDERELLA MAKEOVER, this is your chance to do so for cheap!

Happy (Beach) Reading,

Hope

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Suddenly Cinderella Amazon Gift Card Giveaways!

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5-8-13: Congratulations to my three winners: Blake K, Ayana F & Gloria W! Your Amazon Gift Cards are en route. Many thanks to all my readers for making the blog tour so much fun and please look for the Suddenly Cinderella series finale releasing Fall 2013.

To paraphrase the late great Agatha Christie, there is nothing like champagne on a champagne occasion.  Or, I would add, Amazon gift cards to sate the appetite of voracious romance readers!

And so I am celebrating the release of THE CINDERELLA MAKEOVER, Book #2 in my Suddenly Cinderella Series, with but one, not two, but three Amazon gift card giveaways. The cards, valued at $10 each, will go to three randomly selected winners.

To be entered to win, see the Rafflecopter form below for instructions — it’s simple, I promise!

May the odds be with you. 😉

Hope

 

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Release Day for THE CINDERELLA MAKEOVER!

TheCinderellaMakeover-1600pxToday was the release day for THE CINDERELLA MAKEOVER, Book #2 in my Suddenly Cinderella Series of contemporary fairytale-themed romances, and here in steamy Melbourne, Australia, I had quite a Princess-for-a-Day party!

I started off with a visit to RendezVous The Romance Bookstore where the lovely and knowledgeable Mirna Denic was holding down the fort–in this case the shop. Between fielding phone calls from romance enthusiasts, patiently steering each customer to the next perfect for them read, she chatted with me about my series. We even managed to squeeze in a bit of picture taking!

Next stop was Dymock’s where I chatted up the romance specialist on staff and left a stack of bookmarks for the romance fiction book club that meets monthly at the store.

A time out at the National Gallery of Victoria provided a pleasant two-hour stroll through the museum’s impressive collection of paintings, sculpture, and pottery by Australian artists.  The artistic foray was field work for an upcoming novel!

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With Mirna Denic of Melbourne’s iconic RENDEZVOUS The Romance Bookstore.

Melbourne_RendezVous Romance Bookstore_Facade_Mzarch_11_2013Melbourne_RendezVous Romance Bookstore_Book Table_March_11_2013All that walking can leave an author girl footsore–and feeling more like a stepsister who’d attempted to cram her hoof into a too tiny glass slipper than an actual princess. The remedy: a 20 minute foot massage at a local day spa!

Then it was off to dinner — a dozen local “pearls of the sea” plus a hearty steak at Pop in Hardware Lane.

Now its back to the hotel and an early lights out in prep for tomorrow’s trip down the Great Ocean Road, which follows Victoria’s ruggedly beautiful southwestern coast. .

 

 

A Suddenly Cinderella Night on Broadway

Broadway Theatre Marquis#2_Jan_28_2013For Christmas, my boyfriend surprised me with two tickets to see Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway. It was such a great gift! Along with loving all things to do with the fairytale, I have fond childhood memories of watching the annual televised broadcast of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical with a very young, very lovely Leslie Ann Warren in the title role.

Last night I took a break from working on revisions for Project Cinderella to attend the performance at the Broadway Theater. The music, cast, costuming, and set design were all fabulous. In addition to cherished numbers such as “In My Own Little Corner,” “Ten Minutes Ago,” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful” ((sigh)), there were some new-to-me songs that had been cut from the shortened TV version. There was also some updating of the storyline, notably Cinderella persuading the prince to permit democratic voting and then voting herself.

Cinderella as suffragette — why not? <g>

At the play’s end and after the cast took its final bow, “Prince Topher” called a couple up on stage. The gentleman, a NYPD officer, had arranged in advance to propose to his long-term girlfriend onstage–and on bended knee, of course. That he did surrounded by a glittering cast and a rapt audience, including several friends holding up signs, “Will you marry me?”

Play Sign_with glass slipperRaj&Hope_Bway Theatre_Jan_28_2013Happily she said yes. 🙂

It just goes to show that Happily Ever After beginnings aren’t just the stuff of storybooks. They happen in Real Life, too!

Glass slippers are so back–indeed!

Hope