Thursday, July 22, 2010

Now available at SMASHWORDS

A Piece of My Heart is now available at Smashwords for $7.49usd.

Available in electronic formats for ereaders, including --
Kindle Reader
Sony Reader
Stanza Reader
Palm Reader
Plain Text and
RTF (rich text format)

A Piece of My Heart is also available in print through --

Also through --
Books-A-Million (in-store orders taken)
Kindle (available soon, but see Smashwords)

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Celebrations start 2 August and end 29 August.
Join my one-hour live chat at 1pm EST (list membership required)
I will be participating in the LASR treasure hunt.
Come back 1 August for more details and how to play!

Sunday, July 04, 2010

I've received The Versatile Blogger Award

I've been given the Versatile Blogger award. A big thank you to Marsha A. Moore for selecting me to receive this award. To accept it I need to:

1. Thank those who loved me enough to bestow this gift.
2. Share seven things about myself.
3. Bestow this honor onto 15 newly discovered or followed bloggers–in no particular order–who are fantastic in some way.
4. Drop by and let my fifteen new friends know I love them.

Seven things about myself:

1. I'm an Aries by birth, but a Gemini by creation. When it comes to writing fiction, I'm a night owl all the way. But when I blog, I seem to do my best work during the day.

2. I was born and raised in Northern California, but after a 'journey of a lifetime in 1997' I returned to live on a small island in the North Atlantic--Ireland.

3. I have two rescued Border Collies. Both have special birthdays. Daisie is 8 years old today, 4 July. She's our Independence Baby. Poppy was born on 25 December, so she's our Christmas Baby. She'll be 7 this December. We used to work both on sheep, but Daisie has dysplasia now and Poppy prefers cows!

4. I'm an avid knitter. When my great aunt was alive, she was 96 when she taught me to crochet and make doll patterns. She lost an eye when she was 3, but could crochet faster than anyone I ever met. We used to crochet together while she told me stories of 'comin' west in a covered wagon.' She was full of stories. 96 and a memory like a crystal bell. My father taught me to knit when I was very young. He was a parachute rigger on the aircraft carrier USS Kittyhawk and part of his duties including sewing, as he was responsible for parachute repairs, too. After a few years away from hand crafts, I picked up the sticks again and started crocheting and knitting, and haven't looked back.

5. {standing up to face my peers} My name is Kemberlee and I'm a yarnaholic! My preference is for anything unusual, including hand spun, hand dyed, regional, and anything friends make and share with me. I prefer fire colors and colors from the sea. Purple and red being my all-time must haves. This item could probably be included with #4, but when you see me in a yarn shop, you'd know why I had to separate them ;-)

6. I love Mexican food. What more can I say??

7. I have a fabulous guy in my life--my husband, Peter. We met 25 August 1996. On the one year anniversary of meeting, 1997, he gave me a traditional Irish Claddagh Ring as a promise to love me always. On the same day in 1998, he gave me an engagement ring. And on 25 August 1999, we were married in Ireland. We're also married twice! Because there was too much family on both sides to get everyone together, we returned to California to marry with my family present on 9 September 1999. Yep, 9-9-99! Peter calls me his second wife! He's such a messer, but I love him anyway.

Fifteen bloggers, in no particular order, who I think are fantastic:

1. Charlene Raddon - She's a great friend and wonderful romance writer. And it turns out we're related too, as we just discovered this year! Her blog on writing is always informative and well presented. She really knows her stuff when it comes to writing.

2. Peter Shortland - This is my husband's blog, but I love the stuff he posts there. It's all random and quirky, and great for a laugh at times. His blog reflects who he is...quirky, fun and imaginative.

3. Crystal Reviews - A great pal who writes great reviews. She's honest and forthright, giving honest reviews of what she reads.

4. Evin O'Keefe - Ev's an expat like me. We have loads in common so lots to talk about. She's a fabulous photographer and has several blogs, all of which I follow. Slainte Cork - Another of Evin's blogs I follow. She helps me stay in touch with Cork, too, as I've spent most of my time in Ireland there, as my husband is a Corkonian.

5. Elizabeth Delisi - Liz's blog is full of fun reads. I love her Monday Grips and Friday Happies.

5. Cathie Dunn - I'm a voyeur on my friend's lives, which is why I love to follow Cathie's blog. It's not all about the writing. I get to stay in touch with her through her posts, and follow her experience in the country where she lives.

6. Elizabeth Chadwick - I love Elizabeth's books, and equally her blog. So much information and personal experiences from her research adventures here. I also find her use of Akashic Records interesting.

7. J.A Konrath - I haven't met J.A. (though we're 'friends' at Facebook) and have yet to read his books, but his blog is an amazing place for new authors to learn about the industry.

8. Vampire Chix - I don't read a lot of vampire books, but I love Michele's blog for it's diversity. And she's given me some great suggestions for reads.

9. Michele Hauf - This is Michele's personal blog. This blog contains things she doesn't write about on Vampire Chix.

10. Long and Short Reviews - A great blog for meeting authors and reading reviews. Another great bunch of ladies running the site and loads of information.

11. Heroines with Hearts - This is a relatively new blog, but a great bunch of ladies running it, and great information.

12. Carolyn Ivey - A fun blog full of interesting stuff, particularly men in kilts! Information on all things Celtic, and a damn fine person to boot!

13. Coffee Time Romance - A great blog for keeping up with the romance industry, authors, books, etc. They also sell ebooks.

14. Passages to the Past - Awesome blog for all books historical. So many books, so little time!

15. Marc Ferris - I've known Marc longer than anyone, except my family. His blog is always full of interesting stuff, from memories from home to his own writing adventures. Marc's my go-to man for stories from home. He's a great story teller.