Back to School---And I’m Celebrating. Giving away 4 Books.

It’s not completely back to school for me yet, BUT two of my three will start school tomorrow. I love my kids, adore my kids, but I’m sooooo ready for school to start back. The twins have been out of school for ten and half weeks. The first seven weeks was fantastic. We did away with the schedule. Did whatever we wanted. Went to bed whenever we felt like it. Over the last 3 and half weeks, I found myself yearning for the schedule back. Routine. I love routine. It’s dependable. I can find time for myself when I know exactly how the day is supposed to go.

I’m also trying to adjust to a new schedule myself. I started a second part-time job, which I think is going to work out great for me, but also made everything really wonky the last two weeks in regards to having time to write. In fact, I’ve had no time to write. Between working two part time jobs and having the kids all day, my writing persona has been almost non-existent. My day yesterday? I worked my first part-time job (4 hours), got off at 12, picked up my kids, spent a couple of hours with them, then went to work my second part-time job (another 4 hours). By the time I got home, I was exhausted. I forced myself to stay up and watch Awkward. Is anyone watching that? I love it. By the time I went to bed…well I don’t even remember going to bed. LOL.

My nephew (the third of my three. I keep him while his mommy is at work) starts pre-k on Sept. 6th. (The reason for the second part time job) Then I will have four mornings free a week, all dedicated to writing. I honestly can’t wait to have those mornings back. I miss writing. It’s a stress reliever for me and gosh knows I’m all twisted up right now because I’m not writing.

But I should be able to write a little more with only the nephew home. It’s amazing how much noise and distraction three kids can make. But only one? It’s almost like no kids are home.

So in celebration of Esme and Abby getting some time back on the computer, I want to give away four of my books. Esme has offered up Devlin’s Destiny, The Panther’s Lair and The Feline Fugitive and Abby is giving away a copy of Defying Convention. Here's a blurb for each:

Gabby’s future is uncertain. Devlin’s is written in stone.

About to lose everything, Gabby Stone’s life is in shambles. Upon waking in a medieval castle owned by a sinfully sexy Scottish Laird, she believes she’s having an erotic dream and jumps right into the fantasy. But she quickly learns that this is no dream. Somehow she’s been transported into her favorite romance novel, Devlin’s Destiny, and is now starring as the heroine next to the scrumptious hero, Devlin McAlister, a character who puts all flesh-and-blood men to shame.

Deciding that living in this parallel universe is better than going back to her real life, Gabby plays it safe at first even though she hates the way the heroine in the book treats Devlin. As time passes, however, she finds herself wanting to become Devlin’s true heroine, to have him love her, not the woman he’s written to marry.

But how bound to the book is Devlin? With each turn of the page, obstacles are thrown in her path as a war between love and written words ensue. Can Gabby overcome a predetermined future to claim Devlin for her very own Happily Ever After?

You'll never look at a cat the same way again...

Claudette Richards adores Fluffy, her cat. Little does she know how much he adores her i
n return, nor that he's secretly a man named Luca Doyle, who has chosen her for his life mate. Framed for murder, Luca hides out in cat form while he hunts down the real killer, a battle that could reveal him to Claudette before he's ready. If it happens, will she match his passion or send him to the pound?

Men are only good for one thing.

Sydney Chase may have sworn off relationships—but she still has needs. So she heads to the Panther's Lair in search of sex: no strings, no emotions. The club owner, dark, mysterious Raimond Decoudreau, is exactly what she's looking for—his French accent alone makes her hot. Fortunately, his mouth has other sinful talents, as well...

After just one night with Sydney, Raimond knows she's his. And when the time is right, when she loves him in return, he'll reveal his deepest secret. For now, he'll enjoy pleasuring her in the most intimate of ways.

But when Sydney's life is threatened, Raimond's instincts take control, and she gets a glimpse at the beast within...

Journalist Emma Portland would do anything to save her career, even go undercover at the 31st Annual GalaxyCon in search of a story. Emma thinks she's hit pay dirt when she meets Luke Evans, a bestselling sci-fi author whose readers have turned against him. She has no problem getting close to the sexy writer to get the scoop on his downfall. Except the more time she spends with Luke, the more she has a different kind of exposé in mind...

Luke can't believe he's found the one woman at GalaxyCon who hasn't heard of him and can look that hot in a bikini. For the first time he's opening up about himself...and the secret that torpedoed his writing career. Too bad his former fans are out for blood—and out to sabotage his budding relationship with Emma.

But amidst rival reporters, eager fanboys and overzealous role-players, it's Emma's secret that may put the brakes on their sizzling attraction for good...

So tell me about your summer vacation. Are you as ready as I am for the kids to get back in school? Or did nothing change for you?

I’ll choose three random winners sometime Friday afternoon. If you've already read one of these, leave a little comment about that and if you're picked I'll make sure you get one you haven't read:)



Liz Fichera said...

I caught AWKWARD the other night, quite by accident, and I liked it! I'm a sucker for those underdog stories. :-)

My summer vacay has been pretty busy too, although not as busy as yours. Instead of kids, my husband and I have our parents to check on. Role reversal at its best.

Na said...

Summer really does seem to have flown by, but I am ready for Fall to begins. I can appreciate the cooler weather and for reading time. For some reason, I get the least amount of reading done in the summer. Too many distractions, good ones though. I hope you're enjoying your new job and that adjusting will come quickly. I haven't heard of Awkward before so will need to check it out.

All your books are new to me and I would especially like to read any of them. Got to love the Scottish Laird, the man with French accent or a feline :)

Cameo Brown said...

Yep, school's in full swing. Where did the summer go!?!

Esmerelda Bishop said...

@Liz I love underdog stories too. I watched it a few weeks ago for the first time because there was nothing else on TV. I was hooked after that. And definite roll reversal, but y'all parents have great kids. Hope mine will be the same when I get older.

@Na I'm so ready for fall too! I can't complain about August because it has been unusually mild. It's normally our hottest month of the year. However, July was brutal. I'm actually ready for snuggling under blankets and stuff!

@Cameo Mine started 2nd grade today. Hard to even believe I have second graders, but at least life is going to start getting into some kind of schedule. Now all I have to worry about is teachers workdays and holidays:)

norskanne said...

Sounds like you've had an incredibly busy summer! The cat and panther books intrique me! I've got a 15 year old cat and we are babysitting a neighbor's parakeet at the moment. They are getting along fine for now!
I can't wait until Hurricane Irene passes. Hopefully it'll cool off the heat!
Have a happy day!

Esmerelda Bishop said...

Hey guys,
Sorry I didn't make it by yesterday. I'm swamped with catch up from the summer.

Guess what!?! Everyone wins something, lol. And I'm feeling pretty generous. So since Devlin's Destiny is my self-pubbed book and I don't have a cap on how many I can hand out, I'm going to give everyone a copy of that one.

The drawing went like this for the remaining three books:

Liz--The Feline Fugitive
Na--The Panther's Lair
Norskanne--Defying Convention

Heck even Cameo, if you want one just let me know, lol. She's a contributor to Fierce. check out her blogs!

You can either email me at abbynilesauthor @ or post a comment here with your email addy and I'll send it to you asap!

norskanne said...

Thank you Very VERY much!
I will send you an email!

norskanne said...

Hi, I've sent you an email. Can you please confirm receipt of that email? Thank you!

Isabella Macotte said...
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Isabella Macotte said...

Great stories - hope I win!

Isabella Macotte said...

Great stories - hope I win!