Happy Sunday

“I feel so fortunate to be one of the lucky ones who is so grateful and appreciative to know such great synonyms for thankful.”
~Demetri Martin

Happy Sunday!

Can you believe it’s June already?  I certainly can’t.  Where the heck is the time going? On the up side, we’ve got that hot little number up there to keep us company, so it’s not all bad. :wink

I don’t think anyone will be surprised to hear that I AM HAPPY—happy, happy, happy, nearly ecstatic!—to have a new book out this week! Yes, it’s true, & you all know it…I’ve got a brand new Harlequin Desire hitting the stands pretty much as we speak.  HER LITTLE SECRET, HIS HIDDEN HEIR is already available for Kindle, NOOK, & other e-book devices (see the HeidiBetts.com home page for links to those & more) & should start showing up in bookstores & retail outlets (Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, etc.) early this week. Plus Amazon, Barnes&Noble.com, etc.  In other words, everywhere, everywhere, everywhere. :cool

I hope you’ll all pick up a copy as soon as you can, in whatever format you prefer.  And then keep an eye out over here, because I very much hope to run some interesting giveaways where I’ll be testing your knowledge about the story based on the book itself & some of my HIDDEN HEIR blog posts.  :que I promise not to make it too hard on you…but I do think it will be fun! :chick

I AM HAPPY that after sitting in the dark for two days & three nights, my power is back on & it turns out my house’s electric is just fine.  Thought I had a dead freezer…thought the wiring might be shot…thought lots of things, but after getting an electrician out here, it turns out I just had a faulty fan that was sending things wonky.  And it’s all good now. :allgood

I AM HAPPY that I got the chance to do two good deeds this week—though I’m not necessarily happy about the circumstances.  First, while walking to the post office, I noticed a bunch of papers in the front yard of one of my elderly neighbors.  So I asked around & then stopped at the local magistrate’s office & asked them to send someone over to check on him.  I don’t actually know how it all turned out, but am hoping he’s okay & was maybe just away from the house for a couple of days.

Second, I turned in another neighbor for abusing his dog.  Oh, that sort of thing makes me livid.  And though I’ve always thought the guy was a jerk, I’ve never seen him outright mistreat his animals before.  But this time…this time, he was beating the poor thing with his fist, then dragged it up the desk steps by its collar (all four legs off the ground) & I lost it.  If I could have made it outside before he got in his house, I’d have read him the riot act…& maybe I should have gone over anyway; called the cops to meet me there, but honestly wasn’t sure how to handle the incident when I was the only one around & the guy is—as mentioned before—a jerk.  I did call the SPCA the very next morning, though.  The woman I talked to seemed to take my complaint very seriously, too, so hopefully they really will do something about it.  And if they don’t…well, this guy’s on my radar now, so I’ll be watching him very carefully & probably will march over there & deck the bastard if it ever happens again. :angrychick

Last but not least, invisible lawn mower Pictures, Images and PhotosI AM HAPPY that I got the yard mowed again—second time this summer… whoo-hoo, I am on a roll!—& that I did so without death or dismemberment.  And only one close call! :jump   (Yes, it’s true, I’m kind of dangerous on a riding mower.  You wouldn’t think I could take corners too fast at only two miles an hour, & yet I totally do!)

Your turn…  What are you feeling happy or grateful about this week that you’d like to share?


And now for the winner of this week’s Free Book Friday giveaway, an autographed copy of my very own hot-off-the-presses Harlequin Desire HER LITTLE SECRET, HIS HIDDEN HEIR

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:getdown Jessica B!!! :getdown

Congratulations, Jessica! :claphat Please contact me with your full name & mailing information, & I’ll get your book out to you as soon as I can!


12 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. Hollie says:

    Yay..Happy Halo Day!! and THAT makes me Happy! :angelme
    Congrats Jessica B!! :claphat

    I am so glad to hear that HLSHHH is somewhere out there…I will be heading to meijer to find it! and if its not there Im sure that wallyworld will have it on Tuesday…I will be ready for anything on Wednesday! :howyoudoin

    I am Happy I had the past week off…got alot accomplished..cleaning-wise…curtains,windows,etc.

    I am Happy that I could talk my mom into going to Chicago yesterday…I got to meet Cherry Adair…actually had a couple of hours with her before the booksigning. Almost didnt go because everyone else had plans…so as a last ditch effort I asked and my mom accepted! Her little Saturn didnt know what hit it when I got behind the wheel! and the Chicago Loop was fun! :mwah

    Now I just have to meet YOU Heidi! then my bucket list will be complete on my FAVORITE authors!! :bees

    So HAPPY SUNDAY everybody!!!! :mistress

    • Laura J. says:

      So I guess you didn’t get lost and accidentally found Navy Pier? Oh well, guess I can keep the :sexy pirate all to myself.

    • Heidi says:

      Yay! Sounds like you did have a good week, Hollie! :claphat Cherry is such a sweetheart, I’m so glad you talked your Mom into going along to see her.

      And I’m really honored to be the last author on your bucket list, but it’s not one of those where as soon as you do the last item you’re gonna croak, is it? Cuz that would be kinda bad. :oucher

      • Hollie says:

        Nope..welll…hopefully not anyway! :ROFL

        yep I lucked out when mom said she would go…and we didnt fight once!! that in itself is truly a miracle!!

  2. Laura J. says:

    I don’t know if I’m happy about this or not but my oldest is graduating HS today and right after we head up to where he is going to college this fall for orientation. I have a box of kleenex ready to go. I didn’t cry at my graduation and laughed at my classmates who were….dang that Karma!!!!!

    I’m also glad that my husband’s (my real one) knee surgery is over with and he’s getting along pretty well (and also glad he had it this week because now we get premo seats for graduation :allgood ) I expected him to be a bigger pain in the butt, he wasn’t. He was good for some laughs though as he was coming out of the anesthesia. Unfortunately no video camera.

    Thank you Heidi for turning that a$$hole in!!! And I hope your other neighbor is okay too.

    Congratulations Jessica! You will LOVE the book!

    If anyone has a Meijers (like Wal-Mart but without the “people of Wal-Mart”) near them check the book section. Mine had HLSHHH on the shelf!!

    • Heidi says:

      LOL Laura. I know what you mean. Hated h.s. so much, but for my graduation, I couldn’t stop crying. And that made me mad, which just made me cry more. :eggcrack Just don’t embarrass the poor boy. Try to keep your outbursts contained to inside the car or run off the to bathroom for a couple minutes. :crying

      And look! Look! I’ve added your sighting of HIDDEN HEIR to the BookSpotting section of the sidebar. Anyone else who finds it & even snaps a pic, lmk so I can add those, too! :cupcake

      • Laura J. says:

        If you get over to Facebook, you have got to check out the video I posted!!! I’m so glad I through my video camera in my purse at the last minute. They are the first class at his HS to do this and will probably be last. It made the whole graduation!!

  3. Mary Kirkland says:

    I am so happy yo called someone about your neighbor abusing his dog. People shouldn’t be able to get away with things like that.

    I am happy that my daughter is turning 20 years old this month. I cannot believe she was born that long ago when it seems like last week to me…it really is true, time starts going by faster as they get older.

    I am happy that the vet said all 4 of my male rats were in good health and the medicine I gave them got rid of their mites with very little fuss.

    • Heidi says:

      Congrats on—& to—the b’day girl! :cupcake

      Yay on the good report from the vet, too. It’s great that you have a vet who will deal with smaller critters…not a lot of them will handle birds or rats/hamsters/gerbils, etc. But I certainly think they should! :kittyplay

    • Laura J. says:

      Happy Birthday to your daughter!!! And YAY on the good report for the ratties!!!

      • Mary Kirkland says:

        Thank you both!

        I was surprised about how hard it was to find a vet that would take Exotics as they are called. But I found one close to my house which is good. She is so nice too. When I had to take one of my hamsters in to be euthanized, she let me be there in the room the whole time and then even sent me a sympathy card a week later.

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