One of the great things about writing for Harlequin is that they translate my books into a bunch of different languages & sell them all over the world. Then they send me a couple copies of each of these foreign editions, & even though I usually can’t read a word—including the title & sometimes my name; I can only figure out which book of mine it is by the characters’ names in the back cover blurb—I always get a kick out of them.
Occasionally, they also get new cover art, which is kind of awesome. :may19
Included in these “foreign” editions, though, are copies released in the UK & Australia, & those happen to be in English, which means I can read them—& so can you! :mat27
So I’ve decided to start giving away some of these great “other” versions of my Harlequin Desire titles.
Today’s giveaway is exclusively for readers from my “Fans of Heidi Betts” Facebook Page. :may22
Of course, since we’re no longer allowed to hold contests & giveaways over there :may24 I’ve got to redirect everyone here to The Dungeon.
3 copies of Mills & Boon Desire 2-in-1 PROJECT: RUNAWAY BRIDE with Catherine Mann’s For the Sake of Their Son Autographed by Yours Truly. :may15
That means three names will be drawn & triple the chance of winning! :may14
If you aren’t a “Fan” yet, visit my “Fans of Heidi Betts” Facebook Page, click Like to become a member, & follow the giveaway instructions.
None; as long as you live on the Planet Earth, you can enter.
Visit my “Fans of Heidi Betts” Facebook Page…check out the giveaway post, which includes instructions…then hop back over here to add your official entry.
Keep an eye on my “Fans of Heidi Betts” Facebook Page, of course. :may2 Winners will be announced there on Sunday, June 8th & given instructions on how to contact me with their mailing information.
So last week I complained about several beloved shows that won’t be coming back in the fall. :may38
This week, I thought I’d wonder aloud (or through the written word, as the case may be) if I should give any new shows a try. Here are a few that have maybe piqued my interest:
Murder in the First (TNT) — I always like a good crime drama, & TNT has impressed me with The Closer & Major Crimes…but not Rizzoli & Isles, King & Maxwell, or Franklin & Bash. :may24 (Maybe the trick is to avoid anything with an ampersand in the middle, huh? :may32 ) But am I going to like that this one shows the crime flat-out, then spends an hour figuring out how to nail the perpetrator? And do I really need another maybe/maybe not show to add to my DVR? :may6
The Last Ship (TNT) — I’m not the least bit clear on what this one is going to be about, but from the previews I suspect it may be a deadly virus outbreak show. I like that sort of thing, especially if it in any way leads to zombies. :mat27 However, I’m not sure how I’ll feel about a show that takes place entirely on a single ship. And I also gave SyFy’s Helix a try last season & grew bored rather quickly.
The Strain (FX) — Ditto what I said about The Last Ship, give or take. The Strain apparently has to do with vampirism, which is almost as good as zombie-ism, but frankly, FX has yet to impress me with any of its original programming. (Yes, this includes Justified, Sons of Anarchy, The Shield, Anger Management, Saint George, etc….I’ve just never been able to get into any of them. :may16 )
I also have to say that some of the previews & that worm crawling through that eyeball squick me out. But I kind of like stuff that squicks me out, so that may be a plus. :may35
Undateable (NBC) — The only reason I’m even considering this one is that it stars Chris D’Elia. He’s a total cutie & I loved him on Whitney. But then, every time I see him, I just get sad that the beyond hysterical Whitney was ever cancelled to begin with. :may38
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) — This is the one I’ll almost definitely record & watch…at least for a while, until I’ve fully made up my mind.Partly because I liked the spin-off/crossover episode of NCIS, & partly because of Scott Bakula & Lucas Black. I’m not 100% sure I buy Bakula’s accent, but I’ve been a fan of Black’s since American Gothic. That said, I’m still a little on the fence about it. :may4 I love NCIS, but feel very so-so about NCIS: Los Angeles; I only continue to watch because Deeks is some much-needed comic relief.
That’s about it; those are the only shows I might be even moderately interested in based on the trailers I’ve seen so far.
Have I missed anything that you think will be good? :May10
And what new shows are you planning to try this summer? :may9
3 large chocolate chip cookies
2 1/2 cups coffee ice cream
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur (such as Bailey’s Irish Cream)
6 ice cubes
Break up 2 cookies into blender. Add ice cream, milk, liqueur, and ice cubes. Cover; puree until almost smooth, leaving some small pieces of cookie, if possible.
Divide between two glasses. Crumble remaining cookie, sprinkle over milkshake, and serve! :may29