a letter from julie
Greetings; news of a signing; general babbling.
book news
THIEF joins a club;
more honors for DUKE.

A tisket, a tasket, win a big ol' basket (and an ARC); who won the pocket watch? ______________
What i'm reading
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Hello, my blossoms! Hope your February is going splendidly. Speaking of blossoms, we're enjoying a bout of unseasonably warm weather here in San Francisco, which seems to have tricked all the trees into blooming early. Everyone is walking around in their summer clothes (wait, make that Indian summer clothes—in San Francisco, "summer" means sweaters) looking pale and awkward and a little bemused and pleased by it all. Blossoms smell like hope, don't you think? Or maybe that's just the Claritin talking...

But I am getting excited: TO LOVE A THIEF will be out in two short months!! Early feedback has been kind of thrilling, too. :) I'll share reviews with you next month, and I'll keep you posted regarding a few signings for THIEF in March and April.

But on Saturday, February 12th, from noon to 3 p.m., I'll be signing copies of THE RUNAWAY DUKE at Waldenbooks in Northgate Mall in San Rafael, across the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County. A number of talented and gorgeous Bay Area authors will be there, including Candice Hern, Pam Rosenthal, Brenda Novak, Diana Dempsey, Shannon Hollis, Jennifer Skully and more. Come see me if you're in the area!

The pocket watch contest was a roaring success , and I want to thank all of you for your entries and comments—I swear, I have the nicest (and funniest) readers. This month's contest continues our romantic milestones theme—take a look below to learn about the latest loot up for grabs.

And as always, I love hearing from you, so send me a note if you get the urge. Take good care for now!

Warm Regards,

Julie :)

~Book News~....  

TO LOVE A THIEF will be a featured alternate in the Doubleday and Rhapsody Book Clubs!
If you haven't yet read the excerpt on my site, by all means, take a peek. Or you can preorder it, if you're so inclined, at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Hurry, while supplies last! (Hey, if I wasn't a dreamer, I wouldn't be a writer).

THE RUNAWAY DUKE was nominated for two more awards at the Historical Romance Club site! Winners will be announced March 23rd. And if you're a fan of DUKE, you can vote for it—and me—in a number of categories in the All About Romance 2004 Reader's Poll, too.  

NEW CONTEST: A tisket, a tasket, win a big ol' basket...Have you ever gone on a picnic with someone who tried to steal your watch you just a few days earlier? No one is more surprised than Gideon Cole to find himself wanting to do exactly that. Hmmm...could it have something to do with how fetching this particular thief is...? In keeping with our romantic milestones theme (which began with a pocket watch), this month I'm giving away a picnic basket stocked with a signed ARC of TO LOVE A THIEF, hand-made French soap, candles, gourmet chocolate, and other surprises. Go here to find out how to get your hands on it.

w i n n e r s : Holy COW, did I ever get a lot of entries for the pocket watch contest! And, interestingly, MANY of them were from men. W
hat makes me think, gentlemen, that you're not all romance readers?? LOL. Ah, the lure of shiny things. However, our winner, chosen at random, was New Mexico's own Wendy Skola! Everyone do the wave for Wendy! Wendy, your lovely Charles-Hubert pocket watch is on its way. And not a moment too soon...I was awfully tempted to keep that thing.

Congratulations also to Cheryl Strange for winning the Stealth Contest. Yep, I snuck one in on you guys: a one-day only contest, during which I give stuff away to the first person to send me an email with the subject line "Stealth Contest." Visit my home page every now and then, and you just might see a Stealth Contest pop up! Cheryl won an ARC of TO LOVE A THIEF.


What I've been reading:
The Other Side of the Story, Marian Keyes (one of my favorite authors); Scandal: The Sexual Politics of the Britsh Constitution, Anna Clark (research, you see, and juicy stuff). The backs of cereal boxes. Labels at the grocery store. You know, the usual.
Take care for now, and see you next time!

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