Thursday, February 17, 2011

Embrace the wind

As I write this, Magdalenaville is experiencing high winds. The afternoon is punctuated by the occasional rattling of one of the inside doors of our old drafty house. I'm not a big fan of high winds, straight line or otherwise, but one thing is sure. Winds bring change.

I can choose to embrace change, or hide behind something solid and hope the wind will pass me by.

This one time, maybe I'll run out and meet it. What about you?

Magdalena

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Emporium

In Midnight in Legend, TN, the heroine discovers Legend, Tennessee via the internet. She also purchases a large brick building that for generations had been a family-run bar. Midnight's plan is to convert it into "The Emporium" and sell locally made arts and crafts.

What a great idea. That Midnight Shelby thinks outside the box!

But will the citizens of the little town accept her and the ideas she has for marketing Legend? Times are tough, and although a new factory is expected to locate in town, you never know what might happen.

And you never know what kind of trouble Midnight might run into from stick-in-the muds like handsome realtor Martin McClain, who distrusts outsiders and likes his hometown just the way it is.

To read an excerpt, click here.

Magdalena

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Popcorn would be good with this!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Legend by Starlight



RECIPE FOR LEGEND BY STARLIGHT
by Midnight Shelby, proprietress of THE EMPORIUM

Pour hot, freshly brewed French roast coffee into a twelve-ounce mug, allowing 1 1/2 inches of space at the top.

Stir in 1 teaspoon premium Turbinado sugar, and one-fourth cup Bailey's Irish Cream.

Spoon onto the top a generous dollop of freshly whipped cream, and sprinkle with tiny dark-chocolate stars.  Serve immediately.

Drink up – and enjoy!

If you've read Midnight in Legend, TN, you know Midnight and Martin McClain really, REALLY enjoyed Legend...by starlight...  Mmmmmmm....
Magdalena 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Midnight and Martin... CAUTION: There may be KISSING!

Midnight Shelby and Martin McClain are meeting for the first time on Main Street in downtown Legend, Tennessee. They're striking sparks off each other, trying not to be attracted... Well, you know how that usually ends up, at least in a romance novel.

If you haven't read how Midnight and Martin get together (or do they???), now is your chance to find out. The novella is available at many ebook retailers. Here are some places to buy the ebook...click on the name to go to the website:

Bookstrand
All Romance Ebooks
Barnes & Noble - nook
Amazon

In fact, the novella was available yesterday, so I'm hoping lots of you were downloading and reading it while the ballgame was on.  Hey--a girl can dream, can't she?

Magdalena

Friday, February 4, 2011

Midnight is on her way

Monday, Feb. 7 is Release Day for Midnight in Legend, TN from Turquoise Morning Press. This is your BIG CHANCE if you haven't had an opportunity yet to read the romance of Midnight Shelby and Martin McClain. (Hey, it's really a fun read, even for me, and I've read it a bunch of times!)

Let's pretend the lady in the picture above is reading Midnight's story on her laptop. Yay for her! I'm reading more on my laptop these days, and really enjoying it. In fact, I realized that I don't even want a dedicated e-reading device. I still use the IPAQ some, but my laptop is handy almost all the time, and I'm home a lot. For me, at this point in my life, reading on the laptop is great. It's all I need. Big sigh of relief, and one less thing I have to think about.

So with that in mind, here is a link to Miss Minimalist's blog about making this the Year of the Butterfly. I'm heading down the minimalist path little by little, and the Year of the Butterfly sounds doable for me. Kind of excited about it.

Happy Friday, everyone!

Magdalena

Thursday, February 3, 2011

National Wear Red Day

Pssst--if you need to, rifle through the closet quickly, and find some RED to wear Friday. Why? To help remind us all of the dangers of heart disease to women.

Romance Writers of America is partnering with the American Heart Association. When you sign up and complete the Better U program, you can get two free romance ebooks. For more info, head over to Go Red For Women.

I've got a red shirt to wear tomorrow, and as you can see, Liberty Ann is prepared for the big day, too.

Magdalena

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Gotta love Legend, Tennessee. *sigh*

 As you know, the first four novellas in the Ladies of Legend series are being re-released. Janet Eaves' Claiming the Legend came out in ebook this week, my novella, Midnight in Legend, TN will release on Monday, February 7, Maddie James' on the 14th, and Jan Scarbrough's on the 21st. March 7 is release day for the print novel containing all four stories.

To get you into the mood for a trip to our mythical town of Legend, Tennessee, click here to watch the slide show of "Legend pictures" Maddie James made. It's always a good day to visit Legend, Tennessee, where romance lives right next door!

Magdalena