Do you want to know something that all Carina Press authors know? Executive Editor Angela James loves keeping secrets. Not in a casual, “Oh, I love puppies!” kind of way. More in a Golem, “My precious” kind of way. She gets to see our covers first and makes sure we know about it. When she gets news, even when she can’t share it, she makes sure we know she has it. She lords her little secrets over us with such glee, it makes you want to laugh along with her…almost as much as you want to torture her with one of those Wrath of Kahn ear-slugs.
So today, I am pleased to announce that I’ve had a secret for about eight months that Angela James doesn’t know. Come closer and I’ll tell you.
*whispers* The day she called me to offer a contract for The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale, I stayed home from work. Do you want to know why?
Because I KNEW she was going to call me.
That’s right, I KNEW it. So I called in to work, told my boss the *actual* reason why (which has since prompted her to tell everyone who will listen that I’m a witch and can see the future) and sat down to wait. It’s only fair to tell you that this incredible feat of divination didn’t stop me from questioning Angie’s identity when she finally *did* call. Nor did it quell the sniveling sobs that erupted after she reassured me that, no, she didn’t call people with bad news. But it really freaked me out that despite my doubts (and I had a million of them), somewhere deep down, I knew it was meant to be.
So here I am now, writing a blog post for Carina Press and thinking, Holy schnikeys. I did it. Carina wanted my book. And, more importantly, I have the power to control the universe (including Angela James) with my mind.
Needless to say, there’s no living with me now. Most times I just wander around my house squinting really hard as I manifest all sorts of fabulous things for myself. A cleaner house, a nicer butt, the list goes on and on. And while it may not always work, it works often enough that I don’t plan on stopping any time soon. So today, on Super Awesome Fun Release Day (or SAFRD, as I’m wont to call it, since about four seconds ago ) I am manifesting the crap out of you all liking my book and loving my characters as much as I do. Can you feel it? I’m squinting so hard, I can barely type.
If you’re so inclined, comment and let me know what you think of the power of positive thinking, and if there’s something you know, without question, that you’ve manifested in your life (or want to, maybe I can help). One commenter (to be chosen by my pug, Pug) will win a copy of The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale! Winner will be chosen on Thursday and posted on this thread.
And please, stop by my website to read the first chapter of The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale! I think you’ll like it. *squint*
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Christine Bell is one half of the happiest couple in the world. She and her handsome hubby currently reside in Pennsylvania with a four-pack of teenage boys and their two dogs, Gimli and Pug. If she gets time off from her duties as maid, chef, chauffeur, or therapist, she can be found reading just about anything she can get her hands on, from Young Adult novels to books on poker theory. She doesn’t like root beer, clowns or bugs (except ladybugs, on account of their cute outfits), but lurrves chocolate, going to the movies, the New York Giants and playing Texas Hold ‘Em. Writing is her passion, but if she had to pick another occupation, she would be a pirate…or, like, a ninja maybe. She loves writing fun and adventurous romance stories, but also hopes to one day publish something her dad can read without wanting to dig his eyes out with rusty spoons.