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NEWS FLASH! Coming soon... JA Konrath

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Have I got a treat for you!
This coming Tuesday, March 3, instead of me, you're going to get the ever-popular, always-witty thriller author JAKonrath/Jack Kilborn. Yes, he has duel personas--or at least writes under two different names. Joe also writes one heck of an industry blog--A Newbies Guide to Publishing--a must for all writers.
Whoever he is, Joe/JA/Jack, he's always entertaining. This year he'll be attending the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention. If you're attending, like me, you'll get to meet him! Make sure to attend one of his workshops. The man's a natural-born charmer, er, teacher. You'll also be able to purchase one of his books at Saturday's bookfair. If you ask nice, I bet he'll even sign it. :)
Not familiar with Joe's work? Click here and check out his website.FUZZY NAVEL, the 5th book in his thriller Jack Daniels series is on shelves now. BONUS! I'll be giving away a copy of FUZZY NAVEL to one lucky, randomly chosen per…

Week #4--Last Deleted Scene and Free Book!

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It's the final week of my month long Pre-Evie celebration! Before I get to the featured deleted scene, I'd like to announce last week's randomly chosen winner of a free copy of EVIE EVER AFTER. Congratulations, Cyndi L Please provide me with a mailing address by emailing me at beth@bethciotta.com

My heartfelt thanks to everyone who 'entered' via comment. This has been a fantastic expeience. For those who didn't win, please try one more time!

Here's the scoop... (as most of you already know.) To celebrate the March release of the third book in The Chameleon Chronicles, I shared a deleted scene from EVIE EVER AFTER and gave away one of my author’s copies of this book, every Tuesday in February! (Past winners... the books are on their way!)

Please note these deleted scenes are unedited. I wrote them and then cut them from the story for various reasons. The fun thing about these deleted scenes is that they’ll give you an idea of my process. They’re not polished. I…

Reformed by Soap

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Today I'm blogging over at Babes in Bookland. The topic? Cursing.

Week #3 -- A New Deleted Scene and Free Book

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It's week three of my month long Pre-Evie celebration! Before I get to the featured deleted scene, I'd like to announce last week's randomly chosen winner of a free copy of EVIE EVER AFTER.


Congratulations, Sharon W! Please provide me with a mailing address by emailing me at beth@bethciotta.com


Heartfelt thanks to everyone who 'entered' via comment. I was so thrilled to see so many comment and I love reading your thoughts. For those who didn't and please try again!

Here's the scoop... (as some of you already know.) To celebrate the March release of the third book in The Chameleon Chronicles, I'm sharing a deleted scene from EVIE EVER AFTER and giving away one of my author’s copies of this book, every Tuesday in February! That’s one deleted scene and one free book each week for a month! Please note these deleted scenes are unedited. I wrote them and then cut them from the story for various reasons. The fun thing about these deleted scenes is that they’ll gi…

Immortal Longings, Mortal Possessions

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I'm over at Babes in Booklandtoday, talking about my Valentine's Day and fave artist Elizabeth E. Schuch!

Cool News Update

Popping in with some cool news. Recently I was interviewed along with--Sarah Wendell, coauthor of Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches' Guide to Romance Novels, Shobhan Bantwal author of The Forbidden Daughter, and Stephanie Julian, author of the Magical Seduction Series--for an article focusing on cliches in the romance genre. Today it ran in The Philadelphia Inquirer and I was blown away. A positive and entertaining article on the romance genre! Kudos to the very talented and kind journalist and published author, Jen A. Miller.

Bonus. Writing romances, without the clichescan be read on-line!

P.S. If you click on the image, you'll see that ther are additional pics. I'm in #2. The cute one is my dog, Cheyenne.

P.S.S. If you haven't entered the Pre-Evie Celebration giveaway, be sure to scroll down to the next post!

Week #2 - Another Deleted Scene and Free Book!

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**Author's Note: For some reason Blogger keeps running all my paragrapghs together. If this looks wonky, please forgive!


It's week two of my month long Pre-Evie celebration! Before I get to the featured deleted scene, I'd like to announce week one's randomly chosen winner of a free not-yet-released copy of EVIE EVER AFTER. Congratulations, Amanda E! Woo-hoo! Please provide me with a mailing address by emailing me at beth@bethciotta.com



A special thank you to everyone who 'entered' via comment and please try again! Here's the scoop... (as some of you already know.)


To celebrate the March release of the third book in The Chameleon Chronicles, I'm sharing a deleted scene from EVIE EVER AFTER and giving away one of my author’s copies of this book, every Tuesday in February! That’s one deleted scene and one free book each week for a month!

Please note these deleted scenes are unedited. I wrote them and then cut them from the story for various reasons. The fun …

Deleted Scenes and a Free Book!

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The official release of EVIE EVER AFTERis March 1. Since it’s the third (and last) book in The Chameleon Chronicles, I’ve decided to celebrate the series by sharing a deleted scene from EVIE EVER AFTER and giving away one of my author’s copies of this book, every Tuesday in February! That’s one deleted scene and one free book each week for a month!

Please note that these deleted scenes are unedited. My editor never even saw these scenes. I wrote them and then cut them from the story for various reasons. But they all highlight Evie and where her head is at around the opening of EVIE EVER AFTER.

The fun thing about these deleted scenes is that they’ll give you an idea of my process. They’re not polished. It’s true seat-of-the-pants writing. Trying to get my footing in the beginning of EVIE EVER AFTER was a challenge. I set so much up in the first two books. I needed to hook the reader, but I also needed to bring them up to speed without boring them with too much back story. Yeesh! Talk ab…

Fave Stuff in my Stuff Room

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Over at Babes in Bookland, we're blogging about our Top Ten Favorite things. Since I'm wrestling a deadline, I focused on things in my writing room. Known to some as my 'Stuff Room'. Click hereto read.