Friday, November 14, 2008

I'm a FRANCHISE!!

The sequel to NICE GIRLS DON'T HAVE FANGS, entitled NICE GIRLS DON'T DATE DEAD MEN, is available for pre-order on Amazon!

www.amazon.com/Nice-Girls-Dont-Date-Dead/dp/1416589430/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1226719116&sr=8-8

The publisher must have done it recently as the book hasn't even had time to earn a sales rank. Still, I'm very excited. In the words of Dolly Parton in Steel Magnolias, "I'm a CHAIN!"

That's pretty much where the similarities between me and Dolly Parton end.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Idle Hands....

I should not be left to my own devices.

This happens every time I take a break between books. I have all of these goals like re-organizing my closet or going to the gym more often. But after months of staying up to the wee hours writing, I end up going to sleep at 8:30 every night after watching a lot of really horrible reality television. (Curse you, VH1 and your seemingly endless supply of slack-jawed idiots born without the shame gene!)

So far the only between-book habit I've managed to break is reading a bunch of books I've read before. These are the books on my "currently reading" list, all of which I highly recommend.

-The River Knows by Amanda Quick, an entry in Quick's Victorian sleuth efforts. She manages to blend historical romance with strong female characters without smacking you over the head with the "message" hammer. My favorite in this "series" is Quick's Wait Until Midnight. (Quick is a pen name for Jayne Anne Krentz, so if you like her style, look these up.)

-Don't Talk Back To Your Vampire by Michele Bardsley. I'm slowly working my way through Michele's sharp, funny series. Picture vampirized parents trying to argue with their kids over appropriate bed times. Hilarity ensues.

-Bangalee, from the Serendipity series. My parents bought me this series of books when I was a kid, apparently not recognizing a hippie-based ecological agenda when they saw one. And now, my daughter has the books and is forcing me to read them to her every night with her big doe eyes. Bangalee is the story of a little monster who helps his monster friends clean their messy castle to save them from a garbage-eating dragon called the Grunk. The book ends with the threat of "Better clean your room, because here comes the Grunk!" Darcy is terrified/fascinated by the Grunk and cleans her room every night before she goes to bed.

So basically, I've turned my daughter in an obsessive compulsive.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Mark your calendars!

Hey everybody,
I just wanted to let you know I will be participating in the Southern Kentucky Book Fest on April 17-18 in Bowling Green. It's hosted by WKU.

So for those of you that say I never come to stuff at Western anymore....Well, you're right, but I'm trying to remedy that!
-Molly

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I'm Molly Harper and I approve this message:

BITE THE VOTE...
…ON SUPERNATURAL TUESDAY

Tired of the same old bloodsuckers? Cost of medical insurance so high, you wish you were immortal? Between death and taxes, you're leaning toward death?
Whether you're human or not, everyone has a voice in Broken Heart, Oklahoma. YOU can Bite the Vote and choose the candidates that have forever to keep their promises. Unlike *other* elections, voters who cast their online ballots will be entered to win an awesome prize package with goodies from Michele Bardsley, Dakota Cassidy, Renee George, Molly Harper, Mark Henry, Jackie Kessler, Richelle Mead, Jaye Wells, and MORE! (Complete listing at voting site. One winner will be chosen.)

Bite the Vote at:
http://www.brokenheartok.com/

And don't forget to check out the newest novel in Michele Bardsley's Broken Heart vampire series: WAIT TILL YOUR VAMPIRE GETS HOME.

Read Chapter One:
http://tinyurl.com/58nzdq

Pre-Order:
http://tinyurl.com/5q4u6m

Fourth novel completed, YAY!

I DID IT!

I've finished my fourth novel. It's a non-vampirey romantic comedy. I know, forgive me, I have neglected my paranormal romance roots. I'm really happy with how the book turned out and I just sent it to my agent. I'm a little nervous about whether she'll like it or not. It's sort of strange not to go through the query process, trying to find an agent for the book, writing letters, checking my emails constantly for responses (read: rejections.) I miss it, a little bit. Of course, my friend, B, is going through the agent search process right now and thinks I'm nuts.

Emailing the book off to Stephany feelss a little like sending your kids off to college. I left one job and started another while I wrote this book. I wrote most of it while I was pregnant or on maternity leave with my newborn son. So if it gets published, I don't think I'll be able to read it without remembering his little body snuggled up against me while I typed the final chapters.

So it's a bittersweet day. But mostly awesome.