Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Anna Cleary - Harlequin Presents & Mills&Boon Author

I recently picked up Anna's April release My Tall Dark Greek Boss and absolutely loved it! When I went on the Internet I also noticed she was featured on The Pink Heart Society and I Heart Presents as well.

Here is Anna's bio from the Harlequin website:

Anna Cleary was born in Newcastle, Australia. She had the good fortune of growing up in a household where there were lots of kids, books and music. Inspired by her passion for reading, Anna loved writing poems and stories from an early age and dreamed of being an author and living in a cottage by the sea. As a teenager she adored Georgette Heyer’s regency romances. In addition to delving into the world of literature with the works of Dostoyevsky and Lawrence, she wasn’t above curling up on the bed with Wodehouse’s hilarious Wooster chronicles, or sneaking behind the garden shed to engage with the gorgeously sensuous adventures of Sergeanne Golon’s Angelique.

Anna earned an education degree in Queensland. When a friend suggested they make a pact to each start writing a romance, Anna accepted the challenge.

She was hooked from her very first line. Anna’s first published novel, My Tall, Dark, Greek Boss, explores the dilemma of a woman who longs to exchange her lovely, successful career for the joys and trials of motherhood.

Anna now lives in southern Queensland and besides books, she loves music, movies, meeting friends, holidays, dining out, trees, gardens and animals.

Anna's April release My Tall Dark Greek Boss is a wonderful love story, and if your interested you can read my review on Amazon or Marilyn's Romance Reviews.

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Memory Keeper's Daughter- Kim Edwards

"The Memory Keeper's Daughter"

An all-star cast featuring Dermot Mulroney, Gretchen Mol and Emily Watson stars in the adaptation of the New York Times best seller. Enter now for a chance to win an autographed copy of "The Memory Keeper's Daughter." Borders is proud to partner with Lifetime Networks for its original movie adaptation.

Premieres Saturday, April 12 at 9 pm et/pt.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Brenda Novak's Jr. Diabetes Auction

Brenda's Online Auction for Diabetes Research

The 4th Annual On-line Auction for Diabetes Research is almost here! The auction starts May 1st and runs through May 31st, 2008. If you’d like to get involved, drop Brenda an e-mail. There are lots of ways to help.

My very first auction ran in 2005 and was a huge success. Together with my generous donors, which included some of the biggest and brightest stars in publishing, I raised $34,982, which went directly to research. In year 2, we did even better and raised $62,705. In year three, we more than doubled at $141,700. We’re definitely on a roll. The auction takes a full year to plan and pull off, but it’s a labor of love—for all the people who, like my son, suffer from diabetes. This year, we’ll be shooting for $150,000. Please help me make it happen.

Each year, I offer a fabulous prize package to the person who places the most bids over all (even if that person doesn’t end up winning a single item). This year, the prize package includes:

A brand new Camcorder (retail value of at least $1,000),
Your Name in My Next Book,
An autographed copy of TRUST ME (6/08--the first of The Last Stand series),
and Chocolate (lots of chocolate!)
So once the auction opens again in May, get in early and keep at it and the next winner could be you!

And this year, we have something new to offer: Raffle prizes! Get ready to buy some tickets for some amazing items.

If you have any ideas you think would make the auction bigger and more exciting, please let me know. Thanks to everyone who donated and to all who are shopping!

Here’s to making a difference…

Brenda Novak

Auction Site:

I encourage you to check out the prizes this year, they are fabulous and go to such a good cause. Happy bidding! Marilyn


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