Friday, January 27, 2006


First and update about distribution - "No Law Against Love" went on pre-order on 9 Janaury and was intended to go to post on the 28th. However, there was a problem at the printer and now the book will go to post on 4 February. Anyone who's pre-ordered their books by then, should see them delivered before Valentine's Day.

Another note - "No Law Against Love" will also be available in electronic download from Highland Press, AND they're putting together a large print version for those with eyesight issues. Just contact the publisher if you're interested in a large print version.

Now, for some exciting news. "No Law Against Love" is getting some great press. Highland Press's owner, Leanne Burroughs, has been interviewed by her local newspaper, High Spring Herald in Florida. I encourage everyone to read it.

Additionally, the Lake City Reporter, also in Florida, interviewed contributing authors Jeanne VanArsdall and Patty Howell. Unfortunately, I don't have a link for the article, but the jounralist, Lindsay Dawney, began her report with, "Two Columbia County writers are breaking the laws of love and fighting breast cancer along the way."

The Owyhee Avalanche newspaper in Idaho published a short article on author Jacquie Rogers, who once lived in the state. Her daughter, dubbed "Hurricane Mercedes," has been acting as mom's press agent :-) Go, Mercedes!! Jacquie is also mentioned on the Golden Network, an international chapter of RWA.

Historical Novel Society did a brief write up, as has Central Florida Romance Writers, Home News Tribune in New Jersey, and Huntress Reviews has given us our first amazing review. AND Kristi Ahlers has been interviewed by Stars & Stripes, which should be available soon.

This has all been a great learning experience for us all, especially in publicity, marketing and simply putting ourselves forward to tell everyone we can about "No Law Against Love," our stories and the charity, breast cancer prevention.

"No Law Against Love" is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, by special order through your local bookstore, and of course through Highland Press directly.

Finally, I want to extend a heartfelt thank you and give my deepest appreciation to all of you who've ordered this book...for yourself or for a loved one. All author royalties and all publisher net profits on "No Law Against Love" are going to the American Cancer Society for their breast cancer prevention program.

Now...BUY THE BOOK! :-)
Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Highland Press

~ Kemberlee

Monday, January 09, 2006


The No Law Against Love anthology is now available for pre-orders from the Highland Press website and through Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and all major online booksellers. Keep your eyes open for No Law Against Love to be available through,,, Books-A-Million, Borders, Powell's, and more. Be sure to ask your local bookseller to stock No Law Against Love on their shelves.

Pre-order today. Books will be posted on 28 January, just in time for Valentine's Day. Buy a copy for every woman you know to say how much you love her.

--> Remember, ALL net profits go to benefit breast cancer prevention and awareness through the American Cancer Society.

Thank you to all of those who have left comments here about the release, and to those who have emailed me privately with your thoughts. This project is a very exciting one, not only for me, but for Highland Press. We're all looking forward to a successful launch of Highland Press and for big sales of this book. There's not one person who hasn't been touched in some way by breast cancer. Whether it's been through direct personal treatment or knowing someone is or has suffered this terrible disease, it has effected us in some way.

The incidence of breast cancer has been increasing steadily from an incidence of 1 in 20 women in 1960 to 1 in 7 women today. According to the American Cancer Society, 211,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year. 85% of women with breast cancer have a negative family history.

-->Breast cancer is not exclusively a disease of women. For every 100 women with breast cancer, 1 male will develop the disease. The American Cancer Society estimates that 1,600 men will develop the disease this year.

Detection is the first line of defense. A woman needs a mammogram if she's over 40, has a family history of breast cancer or has seen changes in her breasts.

Net profits from the sale of this book will go towards research and prevention and awareness of breast cancer. It will help to provide more affordable mammogram testing and treatment for those on limited income. So buy No Law Against Love for all of your lady friends, or anyone who enjoys great romance and wants to contribute to such a worthy cause.

Thank you for supporting No Law Against Love and breast cancer awareness!

~ Kemberlee

Sunday, January 01, 2006

HaPpY nEw YeAr!!

I hope that the holidays were wonderful for you and that you're well on your way to upholding your New Years Resolutions!

I now have the official promo cover for
No Law Against Love. Yay! It's really lovely. This cover mimicks the one for the anthology itself but has been personalized for each author.

click to visit Highland Press

This cover will be in addition to my own cover graphics for each story. Each personal cover will be on the page before each story in the anthology. And are used here on the site on the story pages.


Thanks goes to DeborahAnne MacGillivray for the anthology cover, as well as the site design for Highland Press. She's worked very hard over the weeks to get not only the site up and running, but the pages for this anthology, which include posting the blurbs for all the stories and the author bios.

A special thanks should be given to Leanne Burroughs, who owns Highland Press. She's put her own writing aside in order to get this new online venture going, and has been an editing demon so that she can make the deadlines in order that this anthology will be available by, if not before, Valentine's Day. She must be setting some Guinness Record with her work!

My biggest writing project this week has been putting together a list of links for all of the authors in the anthology, which you can find on my Links link. Most of the contributing authors have live sites, but a couple are still working on theirs. Their links will be added as soon as I have the author's new URLs, so stay tuned.

No Law Against Love is still on schedue for release in February. As soon as I have a release date and information on pre-orders, I'll post it here. The book will be available through Highland Press and through in electronic downloads and paperbacks.

While you're waiting, you can sneak a peak at my short stories by going to My Books above. All of the No Law Against Love stories are based around some crazy laws around the world. You'll see a collection of contemporary, historical and paranormal inclusions in the book.

My own Tutti-Frutti Blues is the first story in the duet I've contributed and is based around a now repealed law in my hometown that banned the eating of ice cream on the streets. Dude Looks Like A Lady is the second story and is also based on a law that is still on the books, amazingly enough, though not enforced, that says one must obtain a permit to wear shoes with heals higher than 2 inches!

Enjoy these sneak peaks. In the mean time, while you're waiting for the announcement to go and place your pre-orders, save your pennies so you can buy a copy of this book for all of your friends.

** REMEMBER: All proceeds from the sale of this book are going to breast cancer research.

If you'd like to see what kind of crazy laws are in your state or country, check out Crazy Laws.

~ Kemberlee comments below to leave me a message. I'd love to hear from you.