Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Run away with the circus!

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Now I know that truth is indeed zanier than fiction. My book, Pi and the Fabulosa (slightly married) Twenty Four Hour Man is in print, available now through Amazon.com. Below is an excerpt and info on a fun new contest to win a basket of goodies. Tootles. Dana

The Excerpt:

My name is Pi, like pineapple. I wasn’t named after the tropical fruit or any of the Boston crème filled varieties but rather for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.
My mother was a math professor sprinkled in and amongst her other career as a cocaine addict. It’s a good thing she never had the son she wanted. Hypotenuse would be a hard name to live with.
Bernie was correct, of course. Even as I patted his bald head I knew something was most definitely not right. A whisper of fear circled in my stomach like the fog that swirled above my head. What was going on here? The current string of difficulties was more than coincidence. If I didn’t figure it out soon, I had the uneasy feeling that something bad was going to happen.
Very bad.

The contest: If you ran away with the circus, what would your job be? Drop me an e-mail with “circus” in the subject line. Tell me what circus job would be a fit for you and why. I’ll enter you in a drawing to win a basket full of circus themed goodies. www.danamentink.com

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

How to Save on Christmas Postage

Postage at Christmas time should be calculated into the household budget for December. Between Christmas Cards and boxing up presents to send...whoa, it definitely adds up!

I've got a little help...call it a little inspiration one of Santa's elves whispered into my ear.

Save a bit of postage and, at the same time, send a unique gift to those far away...a gift of reading.

E-books are a fabulous gift to send to those you love. It's something they can enjoy and save to read again and again. They won't gather dust on shelves and picking a special story that means something to your loved one makes them feel special. Every time they read it, they'll think of you.

The Wild Rose Press carries a variety of wonderful romance e-books sure to make anyone's Christmas merry.

Oh, and I just happen to have a suggestion if you are looking for something fun to send...

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With snowballs and sexy cowboys, Reindeer Games is a story about knowing someone forever but suddenly seeing them for the first time.

The annual Reindeer Games between the Holloran and the Nickles families is legendary in their little town of Noelle, Alberta. This year, however, the competition gets kicked up a notch when Jess Holloran discovers winning the games may just mean losing her heart.

What people are saying about Reindeer Games:

"I just finished reindeer games and I loved it. Very feel good, holiday tale. Awesome job."

signed, RG-a new fan :}

I just finished reading Reindeer Games! Great little read! Bravo, girl

Toni Sue

Available now from The Wild Rose Press--Click Here for details!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Contest to celebrate release of Dark Encounter

Dark Encounter, my newest Paranormal Romance story is now available as part of the Black Rose ( paranormal ) line at The Wild Rose Press. http://www.thewildrosepress.com . I am very excited to share this story with everyone! To celebrate the release of Dark Encounter I'm holding a contest at my website: http://laurendela.tripod.com .Drop by and enter to win a sterling silver genuine moonstone pendant. The contest closes December 24, and the winner of the draw will be announced December 31, 2006. I hope that you'll visit soon, and I hope that you enjoy Dark Encounter.
Lauren Delaney