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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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Timberlee,

You’re the winner!   Contact me at cindy@cindykirk.com and I’ll get the book in the mail.

 

Thanks to everyone who commented!!

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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9780373658657When I was asked to write a book in Harlequin’s popular Fortunes of Texas mini-series, I never expected to be handed a BRITISH hero.  Sir Oliver Fortune Hayes arrived in Horseback Hollow with a toddler son and a Corgi named Barnaby.

I love dogs and was acquainted with breed as Nancy Robards Thompson has a Corgi named Samantha. The dog wasn’t a problem.  I have two small granddaughters so toddlers are familiar territory, too.

But a man from London?  Hmmm.  Nope, definitely not familiar.  But I was not to be deterred.  I went out on various websites featuring British Terms, American Meanings.  I also purchased a small book called Speak American- A Survival Guide to the Language and Culture of the USA.  

Speak American

By the title it doesn’t appear that book would be of any help, yet it proved quite useful because of various charts on “Key Confusables” comparing British and American words.

Still, I was careful not to overdo.  After all, there was no way I wanted Oliver to sound like a British caricature…   

One more interesting fact about this book.  I was ready to end the book but I still needed to come up with something sweet and special.  What happened?   It came to me in a dream!

Yes, indeedy.  The final scene in the epilogue rolled out in a dream (including dialogue)  I woke up and rushed to write it down. Because as many writers know, no matter how perfect it is, the thought can disappear in seconds. This was on a Saturday and. as I bounded out of bed, my husband called out, “Where do you want to go for breakfast? (we usually go out for breakfast on the weekends).  I held up a hand, which means “Don’t talk to me until I write this down, otherwise I’ll forget it.”  And, just like that, Oliver and Shannon had their happy ending.

I’m giving away a copy of “Fortune’s Little Heartbreaker” to one lucky person who comments and completes this sentence….  I love a man with a _____________accent.  

Drawing will be Sunday so check back then!!

XOXO

Cindy

 

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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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!

 

 

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