Thursday, February 6, 2014

MUCH ADO ABOUT JACK LAUNCH PARTY + GIVEAWAY


Sometimes a writer is the last one to know what she's writing about. I'm afraid I am one of those writers.

 
I don't mean plot or character, those elements are always thought out in my novels, if not strictly planned. I mean to say, my characters have strict plans of their own, and I fall in line with them. But a writer always has themes in her novels, and in the last two of my books I have discovered a theme of mine: second chances.


In LOVE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT, Raymond and Arabella get a second chance at love after ten years apart.

 





 

And in the wonderful spy novel by Shana Galen, LORD AND LADY SPY, Adrian and Sophia rediscover their love for each other after years of marriage, living in the same house, spying for the same government, but completely out of touch with one another. They get a second chance in Shana's book, and I loved watching them find their way back to each other.

 



 

One of my all time favorite Jane Austen novels, PERSUASION, has Captain Frederick Wentworth returning to his love Anne Elliott after many years apart. Time and distance does not change the love these two hold for each other, and with her family pushed to the side at last, they discover that they can build a future together.

 



 

The theme of second chances is so strong that it showed up in my third novel without me even realizing it. In MUCH ADO ABOUT JACK, Angelique Beauchamp, the widowed Countess of Devonshire, cast off mistress of Anthony Carrington discovers that love is not a four letter word. Love is a verb, and one that her new paramour Captain James "Jack" Montgomery is happy to act on over and over again, in bed and out. Angelique gets to choose whether or not she will give love another chance, if she will make a different choice, and take a leap into the void.

 

And ladies, to be fair, who wouldn't want to take a leap with this man?

 



 

Let me know what you think of the cover in a comment below and leave your email address for a chance to win a signed copy of MUCH ADO ABOUT JACK and a candy-filled mug with the book cover on it. Happy Birthday, JACK!



A Description of MUCH ADO ABOUT JACK

How to Become London's Most Notorious Widow:


1. Vow to NEVER remarry

2. Own a ship and become fabulously wealthy

3. Wear the latest risqué fashions in your signature color

4. Do NOT have a liaison at the Prince Regent's palace with a naval captain whose broad shoulders and green eyes make you forget Rule #1


Angelique Beauchamp, the widowed Countess of Devonshire, has been twice burned by love, and she is certain that no man will ever touch her heart again. But that doesn't mean she can't indulge a little—and it would be hard to find a more perfect dalliance than one with the dashing Captain James Montgomery.

After a brief torrid affair, James tries to forget Angelique and his undeniable thirst for more. The luscious lady was quite clear that their liaison was temporary. But for the first time, the lure of the sea isn't powerful enough to keep him away...

 
MUCH ADO ABOUT JACK on Amazon


MUCH ADO ABOUT JACK on Barnes and Noble

MUCH ADO ABOUT JACK on Indiebound


MUCH ADO ABOUT JACK on Sourcebooks.com

82 comments:

  1. Wow! Thanks for the mention. You know I love this cover. My BN didn't have it out yet, but I will check back again today because I must have it in paperback.

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    1. Thank you sweet Shana :) I hope you enjoy it half as much as I love your spy series :)

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  2. I had to come over to show my support.
    This book sounds great and I just won a copy from the wonderful Christy! I can't wait to read it.

    I love Jane Austin and P&P is my favorite book of all time. Having read it 4 times.
    Congratulations on the book release!
    Shana Galen is also one of my favorites!

    Mary

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    1. Thank you for coming by sweet Mary :) Your copy is on its way to you :) I am addicted to P&P...I mean, Mr. Darcy! Say no more :) LOL

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  3. I'm pretty sure I'd ditch rule#1 for Jack myself! Awesome cover! Congrats on the new release!

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    1. Thank you Cheryl! I tell you, I'd break a lot of rules for that guy LOL

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  4. I can't wait to get my hands on Jack and this cover. LOVE it!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Tricia! He is a hottie...they do such a great job with our covers :)

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  6. ravenna.kalios@gmail.com -- Love the cover, cannot wait to read the book!

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    1. Thank you so much for coming by, Beth! JACK + Candy = a happy Valentine's Day LOL :)

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  7. I love the cover. So hot!!!!!! I bet the book is even better.
    kac_030@yahoo.com

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    1. You are so sweet Kimmy! I hope you love it :) Thank you for tossing your name in the hat :)

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  8. Jack is a real hunk (said the Old Cougar) :-) Sounds like a great read.

    I know Shana's "Lord and Lady Spy" is good too!

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    1. Shana's book is fabulous! I've never met a Sourcebooks author I didn't love :) Connie, we are allowed to drool over this one, I say :) Thank you for coming by and joining me in my launch fun :)

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  9. This cover makes me want to gush on like Mrs. Bennett and Lydia about men in regimentals!! Jack sounds like a dashing hero worth every scandalous second in a dark alcove! :)
    Sarah
    thelovestrucknovice@gmail.com

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    1. What would Mrs. Bennett have to say about our shirtless hunk? :) She would definitely love his money LOL Ah, Jack in a dark alcove...sign me up! Thanks for coming by and playing with me on JACK's birthday :)

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  10. I think on that cover Jack is inviting me to come sit by him!!! How can a woman say no to those eyes? I love the cover and Jack sounds like a very convincing man!

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    1. Thank you Debbie Lou for coming by...I wouldn't mind sitting by Jack myself :) How can a woman say no to all that hotness? Angelique gives him a run for his money, but she does give in :) I don't blame her. He had me at Hello LOL

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  11. Thank you all so much for coming by and ,making my launch fun special. Hurray for JACK and for hot men everywhere :)

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  12. I am a big fan of second chance stories. I like the handsome hunk on the cover of your book. He is enough reason to buy the book. :)

    jandmterry@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks Missy Terry :) That hot guy was reason enough to write the book :) HOT I love second chances...and third and fourth chances too :) Thanks for coming by and putting your name in the hate

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  13. I think that the cover of your book is amazing, and very sexy. Paul Marron always looks good, especially when he's showing his lovely chest. Who wouldn't want to snuggle up to that?

    Congratulations Christy on your new release of "Much Ado About Jack".

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    1. Thank you Diane! I had no idea who the model is...now I know who I'm drooling over LOL Thank you for coming by and for your sweet words. I am having a blast :)

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  14. Congrats on the new release, Christy! I'm so excited to read this story.

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    1. Thank you Lori :) I'm so glad you stopped by. I hope you love JACK

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  15. What is there to say about this cover? Hummina humina....haha Yes, very nice. haha I liked the Shana book you mentioned. And I too enjoy second chance stories. Congratulations on your success!!
    lisakhutson(@) cox net

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    1. Thank you so much :) I am so glad you came by...happy reading. Here's to second chances for all of us :)

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  16. It's a fantastic cover - uniform and a hunk of a man with a bare chest - what could be better! And best of all it sounds good too :)

    catslady5(at)aol.com

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    1. Thank you for coming by and celebrating with us! I hope you love the book...I tell you, that cover still makes me sigh...with joy :)

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  17. Love the cover. Very sexy. Your book sounds awesome. :)

    Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  18. Thank you Crystal! He does make me drool :) Thanks for coming by and celebrating with me

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  19. Congratulations on the new book. I always enjoy second chance at love stories. Based on the cover, I'd say the military is woven into the plot somehow.
    penfield716(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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    1. Yes indeed Kim...My Captain Montgomery is in the British Navy :) Thank you for coming by :)

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  20. Oh I love the cover!! Jack sure is Sexy! He'd make me forget rule #1 too lol! This books sounds exciting! my email is Azacia(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Heather, I think he would make me forget my name LOL Thanks for stopping by and celebrating with me :)

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  21. This book sounds like a really great book and I LOVE the cover definitely *hawt* I would read this based on the cover alone if I had not read this description .- Kristine R
    KristineLR23@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks Kristine! How cool is that! I am so glad you like his looks...I sure do. Thanks for coming by to toss your name in the hat :)

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  22. The cover is eye catching which i think is the best thing you can say of one...Jack is yummy and yummy always makes for a decent read! Thanks for a chance to win it! Thysbee@yahoo.com
    Kathy

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    1. Thank you Kathy! Yummy is a good word for him :) I am glad he caught your eye...he sure caught mine...

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  23. Love second chance stories...and the cover? It should come with those little white pills to prevent hot flashes. Where did I put that cardboard fan?

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    1. LOL Carolyn! You crack me up! He definitely made me a good bit warmer :)

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  24. Love the cover! The look, the eyes, WOW!!!

    Maryjane Hoffman
    grose42@yahoo.com

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    1. His eyes are compelling, aren't they? I'd say the model is a good actor too...he really did a great job. Thank you for coming by and celebrating with me :)

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  25. I really like the cover. It's nice to have one with a hero on it that looks so compelling. I can't wait to see what Christy did with my favorite Shakespearean comedy. =)

    Tamara Whyte
    tlwhyte@aol.com

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    1. Thanks Tamara! I hope you like my lose re-telling. I love stealing from Shakespeare! LOL

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  26. Nice cover

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  27. Oh I would love this!
    arw1313@gmail.com
    This is great!

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  28. I just discovered that I've got this on my Kindle! I really need to figure out how to put my books into different catagories on it so I can easily find things. I would love to win this contest though as I've started a collection of coffee mugs, so far I've got one from Karen Hawkins, and it would fit in perfectly. My email is: moodymollyr@gmail.com

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  29. My goodness! What a HOT cover. Definitely grabs your attention!

    shardan01 (at) AOL (dot) com

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    1. JACK got my attention the first time he showed up for a writing session :) Thank you for coming by Sharyn! I hope you love him :)

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  30. Christy, congratulations on Jack's release! :-D Must share that cover and get the book!!!

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  31. Ok, I just ordered Jack from B&N along with the other AMAZING Sourcebooks novels coming out this week. Such great stories! I wish you the best Christy and now I need to find out about the rest of your series.

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    1. Wow! Thank you Gina! I hope you enjoy JACK...we do have a lot of fun titles coming out...and I am going to read them all :) Thanks for coming by and celebrating with me :) Happy reading!

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  32. I love the cover! It definitely grabbed my attention. Definitely going to add this to my TBR pile! :)

    thebigbluewall77(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you Anita! I am so glad you love it too :) JACK is just delicious

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  33. Wow, is that cover hot or what? Even more, the story sounds like one I'd love to read!

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    1. Thank you so much Trudy! I hope you love the book :)

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  34. Awesome cover! I'd like to help Jack take that jacket off the rest of the way, I'm just sayin'... :D

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

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    1. LOL Barbara...I volunteer for that duty too :) Thanks for coming by...I hope you love him :)

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  35. Very nice cover....I want to read this.

    sheryll1974@netscape.net

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    1. Thank you Sheryll...I hope you like it :) JACK kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time I was writing...that sea captain is just hot :)

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  36. That's a hot cover! I don't know what draws the eyes more....Jack or the colors. OK, fine, it's Jack but still, the colors compliment it well! :) Looking forward to reading his book!

    ahui89 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Right? The cover art team did such an amazing job. I am in awe. Thank you for coming by and celebrating with me !

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  37. Love the cover! Would love to have it autographed! Gorgeous, hot man! jadelady01@hotmail.com

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    1. Thank you Mary E! He is delicious isn't he? Yum!

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  38. I love this cover (and Shana Galen's books)! The description is great too, like "Never marry" and "own a ship." LOL. I guess by the end of this novel she will marry. ^_^

    mary.hchen@yahoo.com

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    1. I love the description! Sourcebooks does the best ones! James and Angelique get together, and it is fun to watch. Thank you for coming by Mary Chen!

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  39. I'm tossing this name in the hat at the request of Kristen, who had trouble with her Smart Phone. I ask you, are they really that smart? Kristen thanks for tracking me down on FB to add your name to the hat :)

    "Is there any possible way you could throw my name into the giveaway? I'd LOVE an opportunity to win this amazing package.

    Many thanks for your consideration,
    Kirsten

    Kirsten McElroy
    kmcelroy123@aol.com"

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  40. OMG!!! I think all military should leave their shirts open!!!! The cover alone will make me a fan. Big Shana fan but looking forward to reading Jack's story

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    1. JACK without his shirt is a beautiful thing to behold. Thank you for coming by Kathy :)

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  41. *faints* Um yeah, that cover would do nicely. Seriously, it's like crack - I wanna keep looking at it.
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thank you so much Susan! JACK is a but like crack to me LOL I hope you love the story :)

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  43. And it is time to announce the winner...I just tossed names into a little mesh bag...not a hat, but it will serve. And the winner I drew out is...Sheryl! Congratulations lady!

    For those of you who still want a mug of candy with JACK on it, stop by the Casablanca Chat tomorrow night on the Sourcebooks FaceBook page at 7PM EST and leave a comment. I'll be giving away a copy of the book and another mug there. :)

    Thank you all so much for celebrating my book with me. You have all made this week so special!

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