The Rabbit Hole Chronicles 11/4/12 – Issue 11

In this Issue…

6 days until the release For the Love of the Game!

Sneak Peak: For the Love of the Game Giveaway Items

4 Star rating for Ebb Tide form Hearts on Fire Reviews!

The Artist’s Studio Page…

And of Course…

6 Days until the For the Love of the Game release!

For the Love of the Game will be released on Friday and I am thrilled!  Please take a moment to rate or review the novella after you’ve read it.  Feel free to leave comments on my blog as well.  As promised, I will have a giveaway for the release!  See Below

Sneak Peek: For the Love of the Game Giveaway Items

As a sneak peak to the subscribers of my blog, below is a pic of the giveaway.

For the Love of the Game Swag Giveaway

The giveaway includes a Musings of a Dreamer tote bag and mousepad, a For the Love of the Game bookmark and trading card, a number 12 bandana (my character Seth’s jersey number is 12.  He is the quarterback for the fictional Philadelphia Titans) and a water bottle.

For the Love of the Game Trading Card

Stay tuned for what entry details to win the giveaway!

4 Star rating for Ebb Tide form Hearts on Fire Reviews!

Hearts on Fire Reviews gave my debut novella Ebb Tide 4 Stars!  Take a look at the review:

http://heartsonfirereviews.com/?p=15972

The Artist’s Studio Page…

Take a look at the authors who have visited The Artist’s Studio!

https://rhondalaurel.com/the-artists-studio/

And of Course…

I have given great thought to the swag giveaways and I wanted to let you all know in all of my creative capacities I am inspired to go beyond the last thing I’ve created.  I know package giveaways are not so popular in the digital age, but it gives me great joy to give the reader something they can reach out and touch after they’ve read my books.  I especially like designing the trading card.  There are romance trading card enthusiasts out there and who knows, maybe one day mine will be a collectible.   Until, I am having fun coming up with ways to entertain my readers.  Lol.

Once I have sent my new literary baby For the Love of the Game on its way, I will be promoting my next novella Shutter.  Shutter is another story dear to my heart because the main character is a photographer.  Lol.  I get to experience the best of both of creative worlds.

I mentioned in the last newsletter if you purchased a digital copy of my novella I can digitally autograph it for you.  Kindlegraph has broadened its scope and is now Authorgraph.  Authorgraph allows you to request an autograph from any digital book you have purchased.  Cool, right?  You can request I sign your copy of any of my ebooks at this address: http://www.authorgraph.com/authors/RhondaLaurel

For the Love of the Game won’t be available to sign until after the release date.

Until Next Time

Happy Reading!

Rhonda

In case you missed my last journal entry, here’s the link:

https://rhondalaurel.com/2012/10/11/journal-entry-101112-issue-10/

For the Love of the Game – Excerpt – Release date 11/9/12

Join me on my literary journey as my sophomore novella For the Love of the Game will be released next Friday, 11/9/12!  Stay tuned for my swag giveaway event!

Excerpt:

For the third time that evening Morgan regained consciousness. The pain medication the doctor had given her made her euphoric and sleepy. When she’d come to, a nurse had informed her she had a bruised rib but nothing was broken. She lay in bed watching the white ceiling fan above her rotate, thinking of how quiet and sterilized the office seemed. She heard a sound from the corner of the room and turned to see the muscle head guy who had run into her on the beach, sitting in a chair opposite her, watching.

“Good evening.”

“What are you doing here?” she asked, confused.

“I just wanted to make sure you were okay. I’m sorry about running into you like that. I didn’t see you.”

“I don’t take it personally. Nobody ever does. Besides, you were too busy flexing for the beach bunnies,” Morgan said, flashing a condescending smile. So what if he was six foot three and gorgeous? That didn’t give him the right to steamroll over people on the beach.

“Was not,” he scoffed.

“If you weren’t, then you had a bad case of tunnel vision. Ever think of trying out for a team? I could be your reference to confirm that you could tackle someone pretty good.”

“You know football?” he asked with an amused smirk.

“Steroid-pumped overgrown men on a field trying to throw a ball back and forth and scoring points.”

“Well, that’s the layman’s explanation for it. It’s more complicated than that, though. And minus the steroids.” He coughed. “I can explain it to you.”

Men and their posturing about sports. Morgan held up a hand. “No need. First you injure me; now you want to bore me to death. I have no need to fill my brain with random trivia about things I don’t care about.”

“Well, sports are a meaningful way of exercise, keeping in shape, strategizing, and it has a place for those of us who weren’t selected for the IQ Olympics.” He chuckled as he leaned back in his chair, crossing his leg over his knee. “What slogan will tomorrow’s shirt have on it? Your SAT scores? I’ve rather enjoyed reading your T-shirts the past three days.”

“I wouldn’t want to make the rest of the island feel inferior to me. Especially since they’re a bunch of muscle head jocks running around. I would fear for my safety.”

As he shifted slightly in the chair, she noticed how finely sculpted his body was and reaffirmed why he was out running around like an idiot. Every inch of exposed skin was muscled, well-defined, and lean. His shoulders were wide, but his waist narrowed, and he looked as if he ate five pounds of pasta for breakfast. But the face was in great contrast to the body. He had soft, striking features and piercing green eyes, giving him a hint of a boyish look, but she knew he hadn’t been a boy in a long time. And his smile was perfect and rehearsed, like he’d practiced it a lot. It seemed more controlled than natural. Did he feel the need to put on a pleasant mask all the time? Smiling on command wasn’t an easy thing. She’d ruined many a family photo because her two-second freeze frame would expire before the picture was taken. She wondered what would make him smile genuinely.

“Did you know that you moan in your sleep?” he asked in a low Southern drawl, surprising her.

“I do not.”

“I was wondering if your husband told you that.”

“I’m not married.”

“Hmm. Then maybe that’s why you moan in your sleep.” He smiled.

Morgan returned the smile. “I think I know what tomorrow’s T-shirt is going to say.”

“What’s that?” He leaned in closer to the bed.

“Up yours.”

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Check out an excerpt of my debut novella Ebb Tide, released July 2012 and my short story Masquerade in the Halloween Heat anthology, released October 2012.
Coming Soon!  My novella Shutter.

The Rabbit Hole Chronicles 10/11/12 – Issue 10

In this Issue…

For the Love of the Game info!

The Passionate Cooks Cookbook!

The Etopia Press Halloween Anthology!

And of Course…

For the Love of the Game! Release 11/9/12

 For the Love of the Game will be released 11/9/12.  Stay tuned for giveaway details to come!  For you romance trading card enthusiasts, FTLOTG will have one!  Check in on 11/9 to see how to win one!

The Passionate Cooks Cookbook

Congrats to Jean P and Dahlia D, the winners of the Passionate Cooks Cookbook swag bag!

Check out my interview on 10/4 with fellow Passionate Cooks author Anita Philmar!

I hosted a Fall Harvest Soup Party at my home last weekend using a few of the recipes!

Download your free copy today!

The Etopia Press Halloween Anthology

Halloween Heat, the erotic Etopia Press Halloween Anthology is available now!  For those of you who enjoy erotic literature, check it out!

Halloween Heat I  Halloween Heat II  Halloween Heat III   Halloween Heat IV  Halloween Heat V  Halloween Heat VI

   Ebb Tide!

My debut novella is still plugging away and hoping to reach new readers!  If you haven’t read this romantic short read yet, check it out.

Amazon      B & N     AReBooks – AllRomance Ebooks 

For the Love of the Game will be available soon, so there’s still time to catch up!

And of Course…

I found a great website! Kindle Graph is a site that enables authors to sign ebooks for their readers!  Anyone who would like an e-autograph, I am registered with this site.

kindle graph

Check out my latest installment of Scenic Places – Atlantic City, NJ

Until Next Time

Happy Reading!

Rhonda

In case you missed my last journal entry, here’s the link:

https://rhondalaurel.com/2012/09/27/journal-entry-92712-issue-9-2/