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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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Mary Anne,

Email me through my website www.cindykirk.com and let me know whether you’d prefer a print or e-version of the novella.

If you want the print- give me your snail mail addy….if you want the e-version- let me know the email addy to use to “gift” you a copy.

Thanks to everyone who commented.  I love hearing from all of you!

Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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As I entered my teens I realized I could learn a lot about the world through fiction.  I looked up the meaning to words I didn’t know (something I still do to this day) and I absorbed everything my characters experienced and learned.

It amazes me just how much fun it is to learn something through reading  a book and then encounter it in life.  Each time that happens I find myself thinking…hey, I’d never known that if I hadn’t read that book.

What I learn is often something small, such as when I read Lisa Kleypas’s books centered around the Travis family in Houston (Sugar Daddy, Blue-Eyed Devil and Smooth Talking Stranger)

Did you know–

1. A Maybach is an expensive luxury vehicle.  She mentioned the car in the following manner “It’s a car for rich people who don’t like to flaunt it…for about three hundred thousand dollars you get an exterior so understated that parking lot attendants rarely put it in the front along with the BMWs or Lexuses.”

I must admit I’d never heard of a Maybach (and I love cars).  I found myself wondering if she’d made it up.  But I did the google thing and discovered a Maybach is indeed a real vehicle.   Recently a Kanye West song came on the radio and when he sang “ I throw these Maybach keys/I wear my heart on my sleeve” I was stoked.  Not because I cared for the song, but because I knew what a Maybach was…

2. The River Oaks area is an upscale area in Houston.  

Recently a casual friend whose husband is from Houston mentioned that he was a “River Oaks boy” and I understood what she meant…because I’d read these series of books.

If you read my novella that is out this month, Love at Mistletoe Inn, you’ll learn that in Idaho, if you are married by what the state considers an ordained minister, even if the minister never submits the certificate of marriage, if you went through the ceremony, you’re still legally married.

This week I’m giving either a print copy of Love at Mistletoe Inn or the e-version.  All you need to do to be entered into the drawing is to tell me something you learned from a fiction book.  Winner will be announced Sunday afternoon, so check back then to see if you’re a winner! 

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Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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Tammy,

Email me the address where you want your Kindle copy of Laura’s book sent and I’ll get it to her right away.

cindy@cindykirk.com

 

Thanks to everyone who made Laura feel sooooo welcome!

 

 

Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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When you read this, Thanksgiving will be over. You’ll have finished your turkey dinner with all the trimmings, and you’ll have suffered through, or thankfully ignored the Black Friday maelstrom. Now you are relaxed in your chair in front of your computer catching up on the emails and the blogs you missed over the holidays. That’s not what I’ll be doing. I’ll be in my favorite chair, spending time with something for which I am immensely thankful.

No, it’s not family and friends, although I have the best family in the world and I’m thankful for them each and every day of the year. It’s not my house, although I’m thankful for my beautiful 100-year-old home and its marvelous oak woodwork.

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It’s not Muffy, my adorable dog, although I am thankful for that little bundle of spunk.

The thing that I have given thanks for each and every day since 2009 is….my Kindle.

Yes, you read this right. It’s my Kindle. Perhaps you have one, too. Or a Nook. Or an iPad. Or a Smartphone. Or any other device on which you can read books.

Before I was an author, I was a reader. I’m still a reader. Reading has always been a passion of mine. And if you are reading this blog, then it’s probably a passion of yours, too.

Who would ever have thought we’d be able to carry more than a hundred books around in our purses? Not me! But now I can have my entire library at my fingertips no matter where I am, in any light, and in any size font my aging eyes seem to require on any particular day. And was that a new book I just heard about? Just give me one minute and I not only own it, I’ve already started reading the first chapter. Even if I didn’t live 100 miles away from the nearest Barnes and Noble, I couldn’t get a new book that fast. And especially not at 3 o’clock in the morning!

Goodness me, is this not the most amazing time to be a reader, or what!

So, what about you? Do you read on an e-reader? Or would you rather have a book you can hold in your hands? One you can cradle in your arms like the precious item it is? Close it when you’re done reading, or just gaze at the colorful cover reminding you of the hero you’ve just come to know and love?

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Let me know which you prefer in the comments—ebook or paperback—and one lucky entrant will win an e-copy of my latest release, KEEPER OF MY HEART, my new Scottish historical. Which, by the way, is yet another thing for which I’m thankful.

I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Scotland, and for the strong, powerful, and brave men that conquered and ruled the Highlands. I found just such a man in Ian MacAlister. He’s everything I want in my hero, and so much more.

So I knew it would take a special heroine for him to guard and protect. A special heroine who could stand up to someone so indomitable. A heroine who could conquer the unconquerable. And I found her. Her name is Màiri MacBride, and Ian MacAlister is the only man in Scotland who can save her. He is also the man she knows she should fear most if he ever discovers her secret.

You see, Màiri has a gift. It isn’t as if she can see events that will happen in the future. Her gift is much simpler than that. With a look or a touch, she can detect evil intent and deception. And for that, even her own father wants her dead.

So she’s nearly overwhelmed when Ian MacAlister takes Màiri into his heart and into his life, introduces her to a world that accepts her as the laird’s wife, a world vastly different from the isolation her father had forced upon her from the day she was born. She loves and is loved, cherishes each day as mistress of the keep. Each day, that is, until the laird’s favorite brother discovers the one thing she’s been hiding.

Her gift.

Want a copy? All you have to do is tell me in the comments if you enjoy reading a book you can hold in your hands, or if you prefer to read on a device with an off/on switch, and you will have a chance at winning an e-copy of KEEPER OF MY HEART. Or you can jump over to Amazon and snag a copy right away. In a couple of weeks the paperback will be available there, too. And when you have a minute, do pay me a visit at www.lauralandon.com. I will love hearing from you! Why? Because you’re the kind of folks for which I am most grateful in this world. You’re a reader! ll3

Laura Landon enjoyed ten years as a high school teacher and nine years making sundaes and malts in her very own ice cream shop, but once she penned her first novel, she closed up shop to spend every free minute writing. Now she enjoys creating her own heroes and heroines, and making sure they find their happily ever after.

A vital member of her rural community, Laura directed the town’s Quasquicentennial, organized funding for an exercise center and recycling center for her town, and serves on the hospital foundation board.

Laura lives in the Midwest, surrounded by her family and friends. She has written more than twenty Victorian historicals, six of which have been published by Prairie Muse Publishing and are selling worldwide in English, and one which is published in Japanese. In November of 2014, she released her second Scottish historical.

 In October of 2012, Laura experienced an amazing day when Montlake Romance published not one but three of her newest novels. Several of these have been optioned for publication in German, Russian, and Turkish. Her readers can be reassured that she is scheduled for even more releases from Prairie Muse Publishing and Montlake Romance in 2015.

Laura is a Prairie Muse Platinum and an Amazon Montlake author.

Cindy Kirk

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Cindy Kirk sold her first book in 1999 as a result of a contest win that garnered a critique of the entire manuscript. Patience Bloom, now Senior Editor for Romantic Suspense at Harlequin, not only critiqued the manuscript, she bought it! And she’s still Cindy’s editor to this today.

An author of twenty-five books for Harlequin, Cindy has also written two contemporary romances for Avon, and has been a Booksellers’ Best Award Winner, a finalist for the National Readers’ Choice Awards and a Waldenbooks / Borders best seller.

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Cindy Kirk is thrilled to announce she will be writing a new series for Montlake Romance, an imprint of Amazon Publishing.  The first book in her Good Hope Harbor series will be out in October 2015!

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