Saturday, October 27, 2012

A New Series for C.H. Admirand + Giveaway

It’s been an insanely busy month for me. Some days I absolutely don’t know where the time goes and other days, I know exactly how I’ve wasted my time stressing about something I have absolutely no control over…like waiting to receive edits back from my editor, wondering if my workshop will go off without a hitch—and then remembering it is going to be recorded…YIKES! I don’t think I realized that when I submitted my workshop proposal! LOL! 

But as my husband likes to tell me, I am a champion worrier and that I must like to worry because I can’t seem to stop. I’ve spent many a sleepless night worrying and wondering if readers will be willing to follow me from Pleasure, Texas to Apple Grove, Ohio—where sadly there are no cowboys—but men and women who deserve their moment in the spotlight as heroes and heroines in my new series.

A Wedding in Apple Grove (AWIAG) officially hits the shelves on November 6th and I’ll be back here next Friday with the launch party to celebrate and give away a signed copy of AWIAG, sooo I thought today, I’d give readers one last chance to win a copy of my hot cowboy trilogy—that’s right one lucky reader will win signed copies of TYLER, DYLAN, and JESSE.


And I guess it’s OK to plant this teaser…one of the NYC firefighting Garahan cousins shows up in Apple Grove and convinced me that he needed his own story—so he’ll be appearing along with the youngest of the Mulcahy sisters, Grace, in the 3rd book in the series: WELCOME BACK TO APPLE GROVE which releases in December 2013. But before he gets to be the hero, Dr. Jack Gannon former Navy Corpsman has his turn in the spotlight in book 2—he and middle sister, Caitlin Mulcahy, appear in ONE DAY IN APPLE GROVE which releases in June 2013.

Sooo…here’s hoping that readers will follow me with an open heart and mind and enjoy spending some time with the quirky cast of characters that live in Apple Grove.

Question for readers: Would you be willing to follow an author across genres? If so, at what point would you stop?  Please remember to leave your email address so I can get in touch with you after I let select the winner for me.

Happy Reading!


  1. I have followed authors across both names and genres. I draw the line when they try to pretend that their past genres and releases just don't exist. Everyone has bombs and you can be glad that you got the rights back on a release that isn't up to your current standards, but don't pretend that it never happened and don't ask me to destroy my copy.

    vlettel @

  2. Hi Virginia E - thank you for your heartfelt response. I have followed favorite authors across genres--and pseudonyms.

    Nora Roberts is one of my faves and at a conference a few years back she was asked about a particular story--can't remember which one it was--but her response was that it was the best book that she could write at that time.

    I loved that answer. As an author have to agree.:) For me there are always outside factors, things that are happening on the homefront that do factor into my stories when I'm writing them.

    I agree with you that everyone has books that for one reason or another just don't resonate with readers. Sometimes we need to try something new and take our lumps when an idea doesn't work. But if we don't try, we won't know whether or not the story will be a keeper or a wall-banger until we get that all important feedback from the people who matter most--our readers!:)

  3. I will, because i like to every genre book

  4. Hi Eli thanks for stopping by. It's good to know that you'd be willing to follow an author across genres.

    There are a couple of sub-genres that I don't read, but I do read the majority of romance genres and love them!

  5. C.H., Loved the post because it brought home a question I've been worried about, also! Yes, I follow authors across genres and have for years. It's the name and the stories that they tell that intrigue me. I'm in the same boat you are, come March, when I break into women's's hoping all of our readers are willing to give us a chance. I for one, can't wait to read your brand new genre!

  6. Yes, I do, CH! I'm an eclectic reader, so I read a lot of different genres in romance. I'm an eclectic writer so I write about everything. It helps me so that I don't get stagnant with a series.

    When my favorite authors delve into something new, I'm excited to jump in to.

    But I worried also about my new jaguar series. My wolf fans are big dog lovers. Would they succumb to the lure of the big cats? Would cat lovers love the series, and check out the hunky wolves?

    But I also write Highland medieval and have a big following and my YA does too. So I think you can develop a new crowd too. Some read everything I write. Some won't. But then I don't read EVERYTHING out there either. :)

    Any time you have a new book out it's a gamble and an adventure. :)

    Good luck! You'll do great!

  7. I will admit, it is hard for me to follow an author into another genre, but I usually give it a try at least onece. If I don't like them, then I won't read the books in this genre. But I will continue to read books they have written int genre that first introduced me to their books...
    This new series sounds great...

  8. Thanks, Carolyn. :) It's not as scary knowing that I'm not going to be facing this alone. I agree and I do support my favorite authors across the genres. I wasn't sure if I was alone in my thinking.

    I'm looking forward to your women's fiction--loved what I've read so far...and you know I love your cowboys :)

  9. I didn't even think that there would be a question of your wolf-loving readers following you with your Jaguar series, Terry,but there's that sub-genre line that some might not cross. I'm glad your readers did follow you.

    BTW, I didn't realize you wrote YA as well. Love it...eclectic reading and writing! :)

    I love your stories and hunky heroes and confess I'm a really big fan of men in kilts :)

  10. Hi Kathleen thanks for letting me know your thoughts. So if the new genre didn't appeal, you would still read the author in the genre you prefer. Very cool.

    I have a core group of authors that I love and buy every book they've ever written---yeah my bookshelves have bookshelves---some have switched from historicals to contemporary romantic suspense and while I do love the new books...there's just something about their historicals that I really, really love :)

  11. I have followed authors. Normally, if I like their voice it works out. I am always willing to try. The few times it hasn't worked out is I'm guessing that maybe they wrote the new genre not really being their choice.


  12. Hey Catslady good to know and a very interesting point. I would guess it would come across if writing in the new genre wasn't their idea :) Thanks for your response.

  13. I'm definitely willing to follow authors across genres. I've done it for quite a few authors. Sometimes it's not me following the author but reading from that genre and realizing the author is familiar to me. The story is always going to be important to me. If I like the sound of it I will try it.

  14. I'm a feral x-genre reader; I definitely follow authors across genres. If I enjoy an author's voice in one genre, chances are good I'll enjoy it in another!

  15. Hi Na, thanks for leaving your reply:)I like the way it sounds reading a genre and discovering you do know an author and will read her/him. :)

  16. Hi Tamara! Thanks for stopping by and it's good to know I'm not alone...crossing genres to read authors I love. :)

  17. I follow authors across pseudonyms and genres - I'm always eager to read whatever my long list of autobuy authors write.

    The only time I quit reading an author is if three successive books haven't engaged me.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

  18. Hi, you really do give your favorite authors a fabulous chance to engage you...three stories worth:) Thanks for responding:)

  19. Congrats, Catslady! chose your name as the winner of the signed trilogy. Check your email for more info!


  20. Thank you so much for the win. I just sent my information :)

  21. Oh yeah, I'll follow an author across genres and names. The only way I wouldn't follow is erotic, by that I mean the really kinky stuff!

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com