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NEW: Accepting her Laird, Book 3 of the McRaidy Clan

NEW: Accepting her Laird, Book 3 of the McRaidy Clan
Available at all your favorite e-Book stores!

~The McRaidy Collection~

  • Her McRaidy Chieftain, Book 1 of the McRaidy Clan
  • Somers Rising, Book 2 of the McRaidy Clan
  • Accepting her Laird, Book 3 of the McRaidy Clan
  • Only because it was You, Gus McRaidy
  • All of Me, A McRaidy Son

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The first week of my book and lots of other things and links!!

It has been a great week!!! I posted one of my "I am happy" pics today:)

My book Her McRaidy Chieftain was released on the 7th at Eternal Press and we had a fun chat for all the authors who had releases that day. I'm getting to know the other authors and their work at Eternal Press and I all I can say is WOW! Not only do these authors write incredible books but they are just simply wonderful and supportive people! We are all on the readers loop for Eternal Press and I encourage everyone to come over and get to know us. Catch up on their blogs and sink into their blurbs and excerpts.

Technology is a great thing. Think about it, before E-books, the web and chat loops, if we wanted to know more about an author we had to wait for a book signing or sift through publications hoping for a chance to get to know a little more about the author. The beautiful thing about the technology age, we can now go to an authors site, find out what will be coming, what books we may have missed and how to buy the books. Most authors give you a bio so the author and the person start becoming familiar to us. And of course, I love a picture of the authors, don't we all get a mental image of what we think some one looks like? My suggestion, get to know your favorite authors, and meet new ones. Your virtual and wooden bookshelves will start overflowing in no time!!

Imagine my thrill at seeing my book on the Eternal Press site, then over to Amazon and then I started checking out the other distributors to see my book. It made me wiggle all over my chair in excitement!
Another fun thing that came out of this week, the model for Her McRaidy Chieftain, Jimmy Thomas contacted me. Well since I think the man on my cover epitomizes Liam in Her McRaidy Chieftain, it was a rockstar moment for sure. He was a friendly man who wanted a high resolution of my cover for his portfolio and to display at RT in Columbus. It took me a few questions to understand the cause and effect ratio but he gently and with good humor explained to me that he wouldn't be cropping out my name or the book title. LOL Ok, I get it now!!! If I can specifically request a model for my future covers, it will be him. Not only because he is beautiful to look at but really is a friendly and approachable person! You can find more about him at
Jimmy Thomas
Romance Novel Cover Model

I had a chance this morning to go over to my friend and up and coming Author Kim's site and read another upload of her work in progress. I'm really enjoying it and you should check out my link to her blog and have a read yourself. Free reads are always a treat!
I hope everyone has a great weekend and a fulfulling week! I will be in a few places this month that you can catch up with me.
April 16 I will have an authors spotlight at the Dark Diva's Revew site-Just click on their link on my page.
April 30 I will be chatting at at 6:30 p.m. MT. Another place to meet some well published and outstanding authors.
I'll keep you updated as to where I'll be so you can visit me and of course, I always love to hear from you so feel free to drop me a line or question!
Lots of love and have a Gold Star day!!


Kimberly said...

Gold Star Moment for me! Thank you for such kind words. I can only hope my writing will make it to publication some day :-) You are a great friend.

Margaret West said...

Loved the blog...still love your man on the cover!!!! lol

lisagriffin said...

Her McRaidy Chieftain is a wonderful and unique read, Em. It touched me so deeply I cried. I am so pleased to see it published. And the cover is just awesome!! Fits the story perfectly. Much success to you, hon.

Nicole Zoltack said...

What a beautiful cover! I absolutely love it. Wishing you many sales! :)


Em Epe said...

Thank you so very much Kim, Margaret, Lisa and Nicole!!!
I wish all of you many sales also since you're all beautiful writers!!!

Cate Masters said...

Congrats on your release, Em! The cover's enticing, to say the least! Wishing you many sales.