Thursday, January 1, 2009

It's 2009!!!!

What a week!! I missed my post last week due to Christmas and now here it is a week later...New Year’s Day!! A new year—a fresh start!! But first let me tell you how the year ended for me.

It was a busy week, first Christmas—had a great one even if it was slightly chaotic (check out my latest post on my blog if you want to know just how chaotic!! And no, no orbs in any of the pictures.) Then I had a bunch to do to get ready for...ta da...the release of THE WITCH’S GRAVE on the 30th! As a result of all this work, I now have a Yahoo group (anyone interested in joining check out it out. Love to have you!); a MySpace page (it’s thanks to Angie and Dorine at Millennium—I tried setting it up myself—not so good!); and was targeted as a spammer!

Now how, you might ask, did I get accused of spamming?? Well, it seems if one sends out too many emails a day, MSN automatically assumes that you’re spamming. Since I tried to email over 600 newsletters to people on my list, I kind of sent up a few red flags on MSN and they shut me off for twenty-four hours! With no access to email, I felt like I was going through withdrawal!! Here the book was out and I couldn’t email anyone!! Talk about frustration! Ah well, now that I have the Yahoo group set up, I’ll never again have to go through that. From now on, all newsletters will be sent via the group. (BTW—if anyone on this blog has signed up for one of my sporadic newsletters and didn’t receive it...please let me know!!)

On to more important stuff—who won a copy of THE WITCH’S GRAVE from my post on 12/18? Caffey!! (Send my your mailing address shirley@shirleydamsgaard.com, and I’ll get a copy off to you!)

Okay, let’s give away one more copy. (I promise I won’t miss posting the winner next week! ;) ) So what should the question be??? Everyone’s talking about New Year’s resolutions, and though appropriate today, I personally try and avoid them!! (For me, they’re just a ticket for a guilt trip!! 8) I never seem to follow through with them.) How about this instead...what’s on your “to be read” pile...and no, you can’t mention any of our books! (Of course we hope you do have them, but let’s hear about some authors not mentioned here yet. 8) I’m always looking for new books to read...they’re a great way to beat the winter blahs!) Share yours and your name will be entered in the drawing!

That’s it for now—I wish everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2009!!

Best,
Shirley

10 comments:

sarabelle said...

Happy New Year. I sincerely hope 2009 is a great one for all.
TBR:
Strokes Of Midnight by Hope Tarr
Zack by Cheyenne Mccray

those are my top 2 and not sure how the rest will line up but there is a ton of them. :) just depends what kind of mood I am an when I grab from the stack.

Stefanie said...

Well, my TBR pile is a 'little' too big to put it all down here, but here are a few of them:

Michele Bardsley - I'm the vampire, that's why
Suzanne Enoch - A touch of Minx
Judith Ivory - Angel in a red dress
Karen Robards - Superstition
Kerrelyn Sparks - How to marry a millionaire vampire

Happy New Year!!

Shari C said...

Sadly, my TBR pile is quite high since I really got further behind during the holidays, but am hoping now that things will quiet down and I will have a chance to relax and enjoy some of my great books I have, such as...
1)Dying for You by Beverly Barton
2)Dead After Dark anthology
3)Demon's Hunger by Eve Silver
4)Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland
5)Midnight Sins by Cynthia Eden
These are a few of the wonderful books I am looking forward to reading plus I have a 'to buy' list for my next visit to the bookstore which will add more terrific stories to my TBR stack. I refuse to stop buying though as eventually I will get all these great novels read. Love to read!

Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Natalie Hatch said...

I'm needing a bit of inspiration and have just given away three bags full of books from my read pile (I need the space on my bookshelf). I found a copy of
The Dancing Wu Li Masters by Gary Zukav
which I've decided to read. It's amazing how many books sit on my shelves and I had forgotten they were there. Cleaning helps discover lost treasures.

Shawn said...

Happy New Year!

My TBR is pretty daunting as well, but my top books are:

One Silent Night-Sherrilyn Kenyon
A Lion Among Men-Gregory Maguire
Bethany's Sin-Robert McCammon
Highland Barbarian-Hannah Howell
Fish Out of Water-Mary Janic Davidson

donnas said...

Happy New Year! My TBR pile is quite large but a few of them are:

Midnight Sins by Cynthia Eden
Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry
At Graves End by Jeaniene Frost
Dead is the New Black by Marlene Perez
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophia Kinsella
Smart Mouth by Erin McCarthy

Jane said...

Happy New Year. My tbr pile includes:
Patricia Potter's "Behind the Shadows"
Wendy Roberts' "Devil May Ride"
Cynthia Eden's "Midnight Sins"
Eric Spindler's "Red"
"Silver Bells" anthology

Estella said...

Double Take by Catherine coulter
Screaam For me by Karen Rose
Final Justice by Fern Michaels
Murder Game by christine Feehan
Blood dreams by Kay Hooper
Dying for You by Beverly Barton
Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland
At Close Range by Tara Taylor Quinn
Her Montana Man by Cheryl St. John
The Darkest Touch by Jaci Burton
Addicted to Love by Lori Wilde
Dark Magic by Cheyenne McCray

Caffey said...

Thanks Shirley! I'm thrilled! I'll email you!!! Too off to add the yahoo newsletter. I know many have yahoo newsletter and no problem so hopefully all will go smoother now!

My Christmas was absolutely quiet! Yesterday too was a quiet one. So it just felt so different this year.

Lots I'm looking forward to:
AT GRAVE'S END by Jeaniene Frost (love Bones!)
BLACK SHEEP by Georgette Heyer. One of hers that I didn't read! And started it and now want to make sure I read, it started out so good but had to finish something else up!
STAR OF THE MORNING by Lynn Kurland
BEFORE I WAKE by Kathryn Smith
THE CAT by Jean Johnsons

LadyVampire2u said...

I hope you had a Happy New Year and that 2009 is a wonderful new year for us all.
My To-be-read pile is way too big here. Some names/titles topping the list of some of the books in it are:
"Immortal Warrior" by Lisa Hendrix
"Zen and the Art of the Vampire" by Katie MacAlister
"Dark Curse" by Christine Feehan
"Happy Hour at Casa Dracula" by Marta Acosta
"Night Shift" by Lilith Saintcrow
"Walk on the Wild Side" by Christine Warren