Wendi Darlin

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Great Read of the week!

Hey, everybody! Yes, I'm still alive, though you wouldn't know from how much I've been blogging lately. I keep thinking my schedule is about to fall into place and I'll be able to keep up with everything. Sigh... Maybe next week.

I did get a chance to read a book I wanted to share with you. THE DANCE by Jami Davenport.

Jami Davenport has a talent for creating plots that pull you back even when you need to put the book down and get something else done. She has a very engaging style of storytelling. Her characters are full and real, and her settings in the San Juan Islands will whisk you away every time.

THE DANCE is the story of Rico, a "has been" rock star, and Mariah, a woman who "dances with horses." Mariah is on the verge of losing everything, and Rico is struggling to recover from his skydive from wealth and fame.

Mariah is sexually inexperienced and carries some serious baggage from a bad past relationship. Rico has been taken advantage of and betrayed by his family and the only woman he ever loved. Yet, he still carries the torch from that old flame. Their combustable sexual attraction and her deepening feelings for him give Mariah the courage to overcome her fears. Rico's more than willing to school her in the bedroom, but he has no intention of giving her his heart.

This is a very sensual read and if you read Jami Davenport's, WHO'S BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BED, you'll recognize some of the characters and settings. Pick this one up. You won't be disappointed.

Monday, August 25, 2008

A chance to WIN!

31 Sultry Scarlet Nights!

It’s still Hot in the Wilder side of the Garden, so don’t miss your chance to Win a

$75.00 online gift certificate from Frederick’s of Hollywood

If you love Erotic Romance, join the Scarlet Rose authors for the remaining days of August as we continue give away more scorching hot downloads from Scarlet Rose - the erotic romance line of The Wild Rose Press.

Each day two downloads from the Wilder Roses catalog will be given away. Check the calendar in the Wilder Roses yahoo loop to see which title will be given away on a select day.

For your first chance to win, stop by the Wilder Roses blog and post a comment on the day's topic.

For a second chance to win, stop by The Wilder Roses Yahoo loop.

Each night two winners will be drawn, one from those who commented on the blog and another from those who posted on the loop during that day.

Everyone who participated throughout the month will be entered automatically in a drawing for the Grand Prize, a $75.00 online gift certificate from Frederick’s of Hollywood courtesy of: The Wild Rose Press, Wendi Darlin, Lara Dien, Samantha Gentry, Devon Gray, Helen Hardt, Janna Lee Hayes, Liza James, Jane E. Jones, Darah Lace, Mary Martinez, Anita Philmar, Allie Standifer, & KyAnn Waters

It's easy to enter for the daily giveaways and the grand prize. Your participation will automatically enter you.

~*~Staff of The Wild Rose Press is not eligible to win~*~

Friday, August 15, 2008

Another Review for The Water Bearer

Another review for The Water Bearer!

5 STARS! "The Water Bearer is a beautiful love story. Cassidy and Jared share a great love. Readers will come to love both of them and to know that they belong together. The plot flows smoothly. The secondary characters were not intrusive, but instead added much to this story. Lilith was the perfect antagonist. She will certainly bring a smile to your face. The Water Bearer will bring smiles, laughter, a few tears, and a lot of pleasure to each reader. Don’t miss this one, The Water Bearer is sure to be a favorite." - Debra Gaynor, Review Your Book

To read the full review, click here.

Countdown to Yummy Sunday - 2 days!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Review for The Water Bearer

I got my first review for my sweet coming-of-age story, The Water Bearer (written as Wendi Christner), and I wanted to share it with you all!

"...Ms. Christner has a fantastic story. The idea that love lasts forever is so beautifully represented in this story. I also liked a lot of the minor characters because they were as central to this story as Cassidy and Jared. The difficulties both Cassidy and Jared have to overcome make the ending so poignant. Love stories can be so varied in how they deal with death. I have to say that this one is the most emotional I have read so far."- Krista, Coffee Time Romance

To read the whole review, click here.

Countdown to Yummy Sunday - 3 days!

Friday, August 8, 2008

San Francisco and Stuff

Here I am in San Francisco (Pretend you don't see the bra strap). The conference was great. I rode a trolley, shopped Chinatown, bought bags of Ghiradelli chocolate and ate some fabulous food. I even caught a glimpse of myself on the Today Show's coverage of the event. You can imagine the energy projected by a hotel full of romance writers, and when I got home I was drained. My family is taking one last vacation next week, and then it's back to school and back to the routine...which means back to regular blogging, eye candy and contests around here. :)

I'm hoping my camera cooperates next week, and I can post better pictures than I was able to take in SF. I think my camera's possessed. Seriously. But that's a whole other blog topic. We're headed up to the Carolinas this weekend. On the agenda is a carriage ride through Charleston, a mountain cabin in western north carolina, a tour of the Biltmore and some gem mining. I can't wait to see what kind of stories are inspired from this trip.

Here are my San Francisco roommates, Jami Davenport and Allie K. Adams who kept me out of trouble all week. They were a ton of fun...although I will be planning my revenge on Allie for that two block hike straight uphill while I was wearing high-heeled boots, and that wonderfully fragrant trolley ride. I'm pretty sure Jami will be thrilled to help me plot this revenge. :)

Whipped Cream Reviews gave Hired Hands a review so amazing it literally brought tears to my eyes. "Oh. My. This amazingly well-written, unbelievably hot story is one for the keeper shelf. Wendi Darlin has once again proven she's an erotic romance author who belongs on an auto-buy... Wendi Darlin writes the hottest, most emotional, well choreographed ménage scene I've read. And, I'll admit, I read this more than once before reviewing it. I imagine it's a story I'll return to again... If you like romance along with your sex, and really enjoy a good threesome, I can't recommend this story highly enough..." If you want to read the entire review, click here.

I hope you're all having a great summer, and I can't wait to get this blog hopping again! Thanks for stopping by.