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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Coming Soon--Love is in the Air--It's Among the Snowflakes by Vonnie Davis

I'm writing this on the 22nd and the snow is falling in Lynchburg, Virginia, like crazy. Considering we rarely wear a winter coat, this is "big doin's" for us.  Few cars have dared travel our street since we live on a hill. No one is stirring except for a man near the bottom of the hill, who is shoveling out his car and occasionally shaking his fist heavenward. It's quite the sight.

On February 1st, a romance bundle I'm part of releases. For me, this is my first foray into the world of self-publishing. Thank goodness one of the authors knows how to make covers, do the formatting, and get the bundle listed on book selling sites or we'd be lost--shoveling caa-caa and shaking our collective fists like the man down the hill.

"Love is in the Air" is a special bundle for me. It includes the first book I ever had published--Storm's Interlude--winner of the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit (a nice way of saying runner-up) and Book of the Year at Long and Short Reviews, five years ago. I'd gotten the rights back from The Wild Rose Press, made some changes that needed dire attention--like a set of twins, three years apart in age. I'd decided partway through writing the book, I wanted the hero three years younger and meticulously went through the book looking for any age references for him. I just forgot to do the same for his twin sister and, although her age was only mentioned once, there it was in all its glory. Some readers didn't like he was already engaged when he met the heroine, so I had the engagement ending a month earlier with the ex-fiancé refusing to accept the break-up. Somehow, with everything I took out, the book grew another 2000 words. I'm still scratching my head over that one.



Working with these fabulous, fun-loving authors on this project was a trip. We did a lot of chuckling over facebook messaging. Some of them were hard to control at times, but I managed to do it. Quick! Hand me a mirror! Did my nose grow on that lie?
 
We're donating all our proceeds to the "Wounded Warrior Project" and will offer the bundle for 4 months before splitting into single books. Amazon buy link is: http://amzn.com/B0181NC92E
 
 
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And because Grandma can't help herself, my grandson, Ryan, was accepted to MIT in their early acceptance program and he's having a great wrestling season. His next win will be his 100th high school career win. How can he be a high school senior already when it was just a couple years ago he'd crawl onto my lap with an armful of books for me to read to him?

18 comments:

  1. Great post, V! So happy to be doing this with you! XO

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    1. You did all the work, hon. Mac created all the mayhem. I sat idly by. *blinks eyes innocently*

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  2. Best of luck to all of you. I'm sharing.

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    1. Ashley, that would be fabulous. We'd love to give this awesome charity a boost. It's dear to my heart since one of my older grandsons has PTSD from his time in Afghanistan.

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  3. I'm chuckling, as I usually do when you're involved, V. :-) Getting to work with my favorite book chicks while contributing to such a worthy cause is one hell of a special treat.

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  4. Whooo Hooooo!!!!! I AM SO EXCITED TO BE A PART OF THIS BOXED SET! Thank you so much for the awesome post, Vonnie! And I agree that without Kelly we would've been lost. LOL xo

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  5. I've had Kelly hold my hand the whole time and I'm still lost! We made a great team. Kelly says, "We should do this," and we all nod like bobble head dolls. Except for Sarah Grimm, she's well versed in the Indie process, too.

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  6. I'm so happy for all of you! I wish I'd had rights back on my book for something like this. Or had Home revised to contribute to such a great cause. I woulda. :) I'm getting this boxed set Friday, btw.

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    1. Thanks Calisa. We were pleased they put our book on their website, too. Oh yay!! The snow plow just went up our hill. It got stuck the last time it tried and had to drift back down. Sorry, that had nothing to do with this. LOL I hope you'll enjoy the revisions we all made to our books to freshen them up.

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  7. I enjoyed your post. Best of luck with LOVE IS IN THE AIR. It sounds like a terrific boxed set, especially since it will benefit such a worthy cause.

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    1. Our Veterans need respect and help. I can't imagine so many are homeless. They're so messed up with PTSD, they make poor decisions. I'm writing a series on wounded warriors and have read several books on PTSD. I was shocked. Saddened. Learning my own grandson was suffering made it painfully real.

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  8. I enjoyed your post. Best of luck with LOVE IS IN THE AIR. It sounds like a terrific boxed set, especially since it will benefit such a worthy cause.

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  9. So many achievements, but I bet you're proudest of your grandson. Mega congratulations! I'll grab the box set now. Thank you for donating to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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    1. Thank you, Joan. You're so right. I'm most proudest of Ryan and my son, too, who raised him as a single dad from 14 months to 8 years when Mike remarried. He's been a strong influence on Ryan.

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