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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Good evening, friends--

We've been having another fun chat on the blog this month, and I want to thank everyone for chiming in. I really appreciate hearing from you!

And now (drum roll, please), I actually have something interesting to pass along. An opportunity. In a nutshell, here it is: my publisher has sent me a very small number of galleys for my next book, True Colors. Well, they're not actually galleys--they're what's called bound manuscripts. this means they've taken my manuscript pages, reduced them to the size of a hardcover novel, and bound them in some way. These pages have not been copyedited (checked for mistakes, typos, etc.) or finalized yet, but they're pretty darn close to the final book. Obviously, when I heard this, I knew I had to go to my faithful blog-friends first.

So, here's the scoop. I have two copies of the manuscript. Would any of you like to read it? All you have to do is tell my publisher what you think. Easy as pie.

Anyone who is interested, please send your name, along with something that identifies you as a "True Colors hopeful" and let me know you'd like to receive an early peek at what I honestly believe is my most romantic novel in years. There's only one catch. I have to mail these out ASAP (the publisher is hoping to hear what you think of the book by late July). So we'll be choosing the winner by Wednesday. We'll put all the names in a hat and draw out the two winners, so send your snail mail address along, too.

I know it's late notice, and I'm sorry. Think of it as a lucky break for the few of you who are regulars to the blog. I'll have a big, no-holes-barred contest for the ARCs of True Colors at the end of the summer. Promise.

I look forward to hearing back from you...

aloha,
Kristin

10 Comments:

Blogger Wendy said...

Hiya Kristin!
You didn't mention in your blog how you would like us to contact you so I sent you an email via your website. =D Hopefullly I get picked! I've been on a reading drought since Firefly Lane! =D

June 26, 2008 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger Cindy W said...

I am a True Colors Hopeful!!!!

I love to read and review books, and I would love the opportunity to read it and pass my thoughts to others. Especially since you adding a bunch of romance to this book!!!

Is posting enough or should I email you my info?

I usually read a book in about 2 days (However it took me 24 hrs to read Firefly Lane)

Please Please Pick Me!!!!!

Cindy
[email protected]

June 26, 2008 at 9:24 AM  
Anonymous Gerril said...

Please, please, please - consider me as a "True Colors hopeful"! Loved Firefly Lane - stayed up until 3:00 AM to finish it, sobbing all the way. Can't wait to read your next book. I usually read 3-4 books a week. It got so expensive to buy books, that I have become a regular at the local library. I also check out garage sales in the summer for extra reading material for Michigan winters! Thanks for being such a great writer!

June 26, 2008 at 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Yes !!!!! I'm in. Question, put our information in the Blog, or to the "contact Kristin" address?

June 26, 2008 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Naomi said...

Oh fun! I'm going to email you now. :)

June 26, 2008 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Hi Everyone. Wow, the response to Kristin's bound galley contest has been great! Keep your comments coming. Like Kristin said, her publisher would need to have a review of the book by the end of July, but I can assure you, once you start reading you won't be able to stop. As to how to enter, please feel free to leave a comment on the blog, but to protect your privacy, send your snail mail address to Kristin via the contact page. Also, if you don't see your blog entry posted, please know that the only reason we haven't posted it is because it contained your private information. But rest assured, you are still in the drawing. Okay, hope that answers all the questions. And good luck!! I know Kristin wishes she had enough copies to give out to all of you.
Kim
Kristin's assistant

June 26, 2008 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger Cindy W said...

Gerril, have you checked out Paperbackswap.com? Send a book, get a book, all you pay for is shipping. My username is Cindyw5, feel free to check me out. I spent about $30 for 18 books.

I have sent the info via the contact page, This is so exciting...

Anyone else watching So You think you can Dance?

June 26, 2008 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I would love to be picked to read and review Kristin's new book True colors! I'm still drying my tears from Firefly Lane. LOL

June 29, 2008 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Naomi said...

Hi Cindy. I just started watching SYTYCD and I am now devoted to Chelsie and Mark. April is going to get sick of me going all fangirl on them, lol! I loved their last routine and then You Tubed to see their past dances. I love how they are able to really put themselves in the dance and tell a story along with the music. *sighs* Makes me wish I had kept up with ballet when I was like 6, lol!

June 29, 2008 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger middle aged blogger said...

I have been inside of every book that you've written that I have read thus far- they resonate with my soul - 54 - happily married but searching for the new me past child rearing and first career - so I totally connected with Distant Shores. I was raised with brothers but we raised two daughters so the sister interactions strike me as very very real as well. You have an admirable gift!

Our Local library has a book club monthly and we just read the Things We do For Love - after that I went and checked out the 6 books you'd written that were currently available and have 11 more on reserve. I have finished the 7 I have had in my home and both daughters (aged 29 and 25) have read them as I have finished each one.

This is all in two weeks time.

Please allow me the tremendous privledge of being a reader. My brother writes and I know how important the comments are.

Thanks

MiddleAgedBlogger.blogspot.com
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June 29, 2008 at 9:54 PM  

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