Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Whoa! Summer!!

It's almost over. One more week until they're back in school and my house is quiet and I can try to get all the sand out of my rugs. Summer is always a crazy time for my family because my kids and I operate under one central strategy. If you invite us...we will come. Dirty, uncombed, sunburned and loud, we will show up at your cottage/tent/party with half a bag of chips and a bottle of wine on offer - that's just how we roll! But this summer has been extraordinarily busy for me. In July NEVER BEEN KISSED came out...
The Reader response to this book has been astounding! Thank you to everyone who took the time to write me or to post a review! I am so grateful. In August BETWEEN THE SHEETS came out.
This is my favorite book I've written and Publisher's Weekly gave it a starred review! “Phenomenal . . . The story is deep, complex, and rich, with emotional tones of hope, loss, regret, pain, and so many flavors of love. Shelby and Ty’s romance is dark, erotic, and gloriously full of joy, a total must-read for any romance fan who likes their sex scenes raunchy and their heartstrings plucked.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) In September the last of THE BOYS OF BISHOP books INDECENT PROPOSAL will be out.
It too got a starred review from Publisher's Weekly! "When his cold front meets her fiery spirit, both characters display a remarkable amount of care, selflessness, and chemistry. Their emotional turmoil and mutual confusion feels real, immediate, and wrenching. This is a love story not to be missed." - Publishers Weekly And as if that wasn't enough - In July my book CRAZY THING CALLED LOVE won the RITA for Best Contemporary Romance! Totally astounding and absolutely shocking!
You can buy all these books HERE and HERE So? How about you? How was your summer?? Full of sand and sunburns?

6 comments:

Elizabeth Mink said...

Hi Maly, I don't know jow old your children are but enjoy every minute while they're young. The time goes by way too fast. My youngest will be 28 next month. But I feel reborn since my grandson was norn 10 months ago.

Linda Chilson said...

Not quite as crazy as yours was, though June was extremely busy with a wedding,2 graduations,Community Day,my sister's 50th anniversary party (300 miles away), and getting a summer program started for the kids in our community. That took us up to July and the 4th. Our church did a nice outdoor service for that weekend, with singing and a bbq. July wasn't too busy but we did have 2 birthdays for grandsons and our youngest son bought a new-to-him pickup and I spent a couple of days helping him with that. We did a couple of day trips fishing with family. I sat at home envious of most of our church family as they all made a trip to the Oregon Coast for a week. I couldn't go because I went to Sequim for my sister's anniversary in June and could only afford one trip this summer.
August saw finishing up the Kid's Camp program, then two weeks ago a family camping trip. We did an evening campfire, bbq service for church this last Sunday and possibly going to Paul Bunyan Days in a town 100 miles from this next weekend. And that's our summer, as usual it flew by and I'm wondering where it went. I don't even want to think of winter and snow, so hopefully it holds off for at least 2.5 months, I'd be happier if it were 4 months though.

TrishJ said...

Hey!! This should be fun! Our schools started last Tuesday, we have had a week to settle into a routine. All the grandkids have to say is Monday will be their first holiday. Priorities. Love your books by the way.

Molly O'Keefe said...

Elizabeth - thank you and congrats on the new grand baby!!! That's so exciting

Molly O'Keefe said...

Linda - sounds you had a pretty busy summer yourself!! 50th Anniversay - congrats to your sister - that is a serious accomplishment!!
Paul Bunyon Days sound intriguing - I hope you have a great time!!

Molly O'Keefe said...

Trish - thank you so much!!! And I CAN NOT WAIT to settle back down into a routine!!!