Saturday, July 19, 2014

New Release, New Icon, Newsletter

Coming July 30th!
Eva is the next installment of my Women of Strength Series
‘Any secret worth keeping can be hidden in plain sight.’
At eighteen years of age, Eva Denison’s father offered her a gift she’d only dared to dream of. In return, all he asked is for her to keep his present a secret. It was a small price to pay for her hearts’ desire—or so she thought.
Keeping her promise proved to be more challenging than imagined. That is, until the day she had an epiphany of sorts.... ‘Any secret worth keeping can be hidden in plain sight.’  And that’s exactly how she lived her life from that day forward.
Then came Jeremy.... a dreamy street musician who stole her heart on the wings of his love songs. For the first time in her life she is faced with the possibility of breaking her promise, or.....
Maybe it’s best if he doesn't know.

Everyone has a pet peeve. Some of us have more than one. 
One of mine, is surprises in the genre of a book. If a book has two people embracing on the front cover and it's in the romance section, it best not be a story about a serial killer eating people's body parts. Um, ew! I just grossed myself out, lol  Anyhow, you get what I mean.
There are a ton of genres, but I think most people, me included want to know the rating of the book and whether it is a book about a man and a woman, or a gay couple, or transgender etc etc
Since creating my own covers, you will find  one of these  in the corner of the cover if it has adult content eg explicit sex or strong language etc so there is no mistaking it is a sweet romance. 
I've just created another icon for books that involve, in part, or in whole any person/story line that lends itself to the LGBT community. 
You will see the icon over there  if this is the case. . 
Thank you so much for such a positive response. It appears the general consensus is the 18+ icon is enough and the LGBT icon gives away too much of the story. So you talk....I listen and will nix the new icon. 
Thank you, my dear friends xxxx 
Do you think this is a good idea? I'd love to hear from you. 
After all, all that I do to better the reading experience of my books, I do for you, Dear Readers. 

My newsletter will be going out at the end of this month. As always, I will be drawing a name to receive an ecopy of my new release - Eva (Women of Strength Series)
I'm also going to be drawing a name to win a copy of the calendar,The Beauty in Trees, I put together with photos my readers have sent in to be included. There are some amazing shots from as far away as Zimbabwe. So, if you know of a friend who isn;t signed up, give them a nudge to do so on the main page *at the bottom*  of my website. 

If you want to hear what else is going on with me, Adelle Laudan, make sure you read My Newsletter going out on July 31st 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Treasures by Adelle Laudan

I've been very busy the past few days. I'm happy to say the project I've been working so hard at with a few of my lovely readers is now complete. Visit my NEW Cafe Press store to see what we've been up to!
 Treasures by Adelle Laudan
There will be many more items added to this new store,
 but for now I am offering a beautiful calendar, The Beauty in Trees.
Each photo was taken by various readers of my work, I am blessed to now call, friends.
Truly breathtaking shots taken in their part of the country or a favorite holiday destination.

You can also purchase each monthly photograph on its' own in a wall/year calendar print.
Here's an example of just one of many. (you have the option of choosing 2015 as well)

Lastly, this unisex tshirt just for the the fun of it.
To be or Not to be.... a Tree
I hope you'll take a minute to check out the gorgeous collection of photographs of trees in different settings. No two trees are the same, each one is beautiful in its' own way; 

Friday, July 04, 2014

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The Beauty in Trees

I'm working on a fun project in between writing. It began with a couple of my daughter's photographs and has grown to a Calendar of Trees. The pictures used have been submitted by readers. The front photo you see here began as this single photo my youngest took  while on one of her 'adventures'.  It is now, what I feel, a unique way to showcase my books.
Here is a few more examples of the pages. I'd love to hear your thoughts. If you have a photo you think might be the perfect fit, please let me know.
Photo by: Candy Edwards

Photo by: Dean Patmore

Photo by: Jay (This is my daughter's photo)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Checking In!

This is a photograph my daughter took. 
I used it to create the cover for a calendar I am working on. 
She is so talented. I love being able to showcase her work in this way. 

Also, the next installment of my Women of Strength Series, Eva will be releasing the end of July. 
Thanks for your patience.... lol as if I gave youa choice. Sorry about that. 
Sometimes real life gets in the way of best intentions. 

So that's it, that's all. Just wanted to let you know what I'm up to. 
August will take me fully immersed in completing Tattoo Rain to release this Fall. 
I hope you have a great weekend, and are enjoying this weather we have out there. 
Don't 4get to
Be Safe & Play Nice :) 

Monday, June 23, 2014

One Week Smoke Free!!

One full week, SMOKE FREE!
So proud of myself. There's no turning back now. 
I am no longer trying to quit smoking...
I am now a NON-Smoker. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Happy Dance! My Muse is Back! muse is back! 
For the past couple of weeks I've been trying to put pen to paper, 
and all I get is a blank page staring back at me. 
I know my muse is fickle, but I was beginning to think it abandoned me altogether. 
I'm happy to say. Welcome Back!