It’s been nearly two years since I published Painting Rain, and I really don’t know how I let that much time pass without posting some bonus content from it. For shame!
I’ll try to make it up to you.
This scene is the first part of an entire chapter that was deleted from Painting Rain. I was several thousand words into this particular scene before I realized that I had no idea where I was going with this story line and that it really didn’t serve a purpose. So it ended up on the cutting room floor.
This scene happens during her trip from Dalthia to Faria. I hope you enjoy it!
I wallowed there until the carriage gave a mighty jolt and I was thrown from my seat. I fell to my knees, catching myself on the bench opposite where Sarah was trying not to slide from her own place. Then one side of the carriage dipped low, throwing me against the door, where my panicked gaze darted out the window and fell to the ground, which was much closer than it should have been. The leather strap that supported this side of the carriage must have snapped.
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I was lucky enough to be asked to participate in this event. Kathy, over at I Am A Reader
chose 12 authors to highlight as a 12 days of Christmas theme, but with clean, romantic books! This promotion includes lots of giveaways, so check it out!
I’m copying her post here, so that y’all can look over the details.
* $100 Kick-Off Giveaway *
12 Days of Clean Romance!
This promotion is hosted by Kathy from I Am A Reader and features 12 of her favorite authors whose books you can trust to be clean, fun and 100% worth reading!
Just look at this great list of Participating Authors!!
12 Days of Clean Romance Schedule
Jennifer Peel – December 4th
Taylor Hart – December 5th
Rachael Anderson – December 6th
Josi S. Kilpack – December 7th
Janette Rallison – December 8th
Jennifer Griffith – December 9th
Taylor Dean – December 11th
Sheralyn Pratt – December 12th
Heather B. Moore – December 13th
Annette K. Larsen – December 14th
Lucy McConnell – December 15th
Cami Checketts – December 16th
In total $500 will be given away as part of this promotion so be sure to sign up for email updates so you don’t miss any of these giveaways!
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Now on to what you are here for
The $100 Giveaway!!
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I hope everyone is adjusting well to school being back in session. I know that I’m still trying to get my footing as I work out a new schedule for mommying and writing.
I have some great news. Not only are the first four Dalthia books ALL on sale for $.99, but they are part of a sale that includes 80 CLEAN ROMANCE Novels.
There are multiples genres included. We’ve got contemporary, historical, suspense, YA, and paranormal. But all are ROMANCE and all are CLEAN. So check them out, see what tickles your fancy and grab up some cheap reading!
*I should clarify that I have not read all of these books. In fact I think I’ve only read two of them (besides my own, of course). This was put together by my author friend Lindzee Armstrong, and she gathered all the authors and info. Each author has asserted that their books are clean, but I cannot personally endorse them since I haven’t had a chance to read them yet. 🙂 Happy reading!
The blog tour for Painting Rain has wrapped up, but I thought I would post my contribution, as well as reposting the giveaway for any that missed it.
Well, it’s been almost two weeks since Painting Rain was released. In that time I’ve run a free promo on Just Ella and then promptly fell off the face of the internet to take care of this little snoozer.
Life is good here in mommy land.
All right, friends.
We’re coming down to it. Five days until the ebook of Painting Rain is released.
How do you heal your heart after tragedy leaves you broken? When the person you loved didn’t deserve it and they can’t earn your forgiveness because they’re already dead? How do you move on, and heal, and love?
If you’re Princess Lorraina, you paint.
Originally I had planned on releasing Painting Rain by mid-December. However, with the rewrites required, and other unforeseeable issues, I gave up on that deadline and allowed myself to focus on Christmas and family. I haven’t done much with it for the past several weeks, but now that out-of-town family is gone and the festivities are finished, I’ll be able to get back to work. I need to complete my final read-through before sending it off to copy editors. Once that’s done, I’ll finalize the cover and make it available for pre-order. I expect copies will land it reader hands in 4-6 weeks.