Monday, June 28, 2010

Spotlight Author with Shelli Stevens

This week I have the one and only, Shelli Stevens as my guest. She's multi-published in multi-genre's. So join us for a few minutes, while we chat about Shelli and how she keeps up with it all!

First of all Shelli, give us a sneak peak into your latest release NEED ME.

Need me is a super hot futuristic from Kensington Aphrodisia. My heroine is a former Rosabelle (think cross between whore/courtesan) who's been recruited to steal something from the very planet who liberated her. She's just not prepared for the sexy soldier she'll be going up against;)

What do Shelli Stevens fans have to look forward to in 2010?

Well, I have NEED ME. I also have the print book for my CHANCES ARE series (Anybody but Justin, Luck be delanie, and Protecting Phoebe).

Coming out with SAMHAIN before the end f the year I have a series called Holding out for a Hero which follows three small town brothers whose ancestor was the town's namesake. And all the brothers have gone into heroic careers. Each book shows their path to finding love.

Your website states you are... "THE AUTHOR THAT YOUR MOTHER WARNED YOU ABOUT", explain (wink)

Well since some of my writing tends to be quite scandalous and hot, I'm always warning people. So I just thought tweaking that I'm the guy your mother warned you about was cute.

You write multiple genres, tell us why and how you keep up.

Yes, I do write many genres. I think I've just enjoyed trying new things and seeing what I like best, what my readers like. Some are obviously much more popular than others. I think though , most people tend to know me for my contemporary stuff.

What is your writing process and how long would you say it takes you when a new idea is sparked from sketching out the details to getting to THE END?

It can very. Often a book starts as a scene I have in my head and a very general idea of what the plot is. I'm more of a panster, but have been forcing myself to try and plot more. if I'm doing a lot of plotting and character sketching it can take longer.

What are you working on now?

I'm working on a paranormal series for my agent to shop soon!

How long does it take you to write a manuscript?

I'm typically a fast writer (though by no means the fastest!). I can write a single title in three months easily. Faster if i want/need to. Novellas in two to three weeks.

Do you have any advice on writing, getting published, or finding an agent?

I'd definitely suggest joining a writing organization or group that can be supportive and give you advice (like RWA or Romance Divas forum). As for an agent and getting published, really just do your homework. Have a plan ahead of time of who you'd really like to work with. Know your market and who certain agents represent and what books publishers are putting out. And really, write often and finish a book. Then write another one.Great advice given to me. And lastly, but probably the most important in this industry, develop thick skin.

What's one thing that you know now that you wished you knew when you started your journey as a writer?

Not to be a complete idiot when I queried. I think I tried to point out hw because I was so young I knew what dating was like. And I was truer to the younger generations voice. I just didn't have a clue how to write a query letter. I wish I had listened to my dad's cousin (who wrote regencies) when she told me to join RWA. Only after I got rejected (which was an encouraging one, though I didn't know it at the time!) did I think maybe I needed help.

When you aren't writing steaming hot romances what do you do in your spare time?

Spending time with my daughter. Working out. Going on nature walks/hikes. Surfing the net. Reading. Spending time with friends. Whatever I CAN do I suppose!

Shelli, I am so glad that you dropped by Micole Writes Romance, to share your story with us. Thank you for coming.

Thanks for having me! I enjoyed dropping by!

Until next week freinds!



Monday, June 21, 2010

Spotlight Author with Clare Austin

Good evening. Still spending all of my free time unpacking, organizing and cleaning. Thankfully, I get to take a break and spend some time with my guest, romantic suspense author, Clare Austin.

So Clare, tell us about your latest release, ANGEL'S SHARE.

ANGEL'S SHARE is a contemporary romantic suspense and the second book in the Fad Trilogy. It is set in Boston. The first book in the series introduces the Sloane family from Dublin, Ireland and features Flannery, the youngest sister and fiddle player in the family band. In ANGEL'S SHARE the heroine is the sister, Kerry. We find out this wise older sister has a painful secret from her past in Ireland. She has buried the truth successfully in her new life in Boston until the man from her past shows up at O'Fallon's Pub where Kerry sings.

Aidan Kennedy is a man who grew up in the war torn streets of Northern Ireland during the worst of the conflict between Catholics and Protestants. he is focused, dangerous and deeply in love with Kerry Sloane.

This is a novel about love, conflict, and the power of family ties. It is my first suspense and was a daunting project for me. I like to write romantic comedy. But, I've gotten good reviews and many readers have asked for more suspense and mystery in future projects.

What are you working on now?

I am about half way through the third and last book in the Fad. The working title is Selkie's Song. I've taken the story back to the west coast of Ireland in this one.

Tynan Sloane, brother to Flannery and Kerry, is called to Ireland to settle family business. he doesn't expect to be confronted by the mysterious and feisty Murren O'Malley, artist and political activist.

I read in your bio on your website that you wrote your first book, 400 pages none the less in a month! Tell me how you did that and have you done it again since?

I did the four hundred pager as a NaNoRiMo project a few years back. I'd never written a full length novel and I figured if i could get a 50k done, I'd have at least proven I could write something. My characters wouldn't stop t 50k. I wrote night and day, thought about little else and typed until I had such bad eye and neck strain my face went numb.

When I finished this tale, loaded with everything I thought I had to tell, I feared I hadn't anther story, so I wrote a second book. This one was slightly more focused and took maybe three months to complete. I liked it. It was romantic and fun to write. Again I feared that was it for my story telling.

By now you are getting the idea that I am a rather driven person. Everything I do is to the extreme. When confronted with a challenge, I rarely back down. This probably explains why I had a houseful of sons, competed in a totally intense horse sport, play the violin... well, you get the idea. I wrote a third book, HOT FLASH, available in July 2010.

Some writers say that they have a story that has to be told, other's say that the characters come to them and demand that their story be told... how does it work for you?

Both ways. BUTTERFLY was almost all character driven. Flannery Sloane would not shut up, she woke me in the middle of the night, rattled around in my brain while I worked, made e laugh out loud while I drove my car and rode my horse. She was so much fun to hang around with. It has been interesting to me that readers feel the same way about her. They write and ask me if she's going to have a baby, what her next music project will be, will she stay in Boston? Some of the answers I know--others she hasn't told even me yet.

ANGEL'S SHARE was a little different. I already had my ensemble, the Sloane family. Kerry was a known quantity. I had to create a plot to challenge her. I had always wanted to write a story that touched on the conflict in Northern Ireland, The Troubles. I used this theme as a background for my hero in ANGEL'S SHARE. Kerry and Aidan remind me of an Italian expression "vento nel vento." It means something link wind coming from different directions, joining and causing a cyclone. When these characters find quiet in the eye of the storm, it is a rare and tender time.

How long did it take before you got "THE CALL"?

I had been writing seriously for about two years when I finished BUTTERFLY. It sold quickly-- less than six months after starting to submit it. I don't want to give the impression that it was easy. I got my share of rejection letters in that short time. I had also been submitting HOT FLASH but nothing much was happening with it. I thought that since it is about an older woman, baby boomer readers would go for it and that would be the selling point for publishers. they didn't see it my way. I set it aside and concentrated on the Fad series. When my publisher, The Wild Rose Press, bought my trilogy they asked if I had anything else. HOT FLASH fit right into their "Last Rose of Summer" imprint.

What is your favorite thing about being an author?

I just love telling stories. It probably has much to do with my fantasy life. As far back as I can remember... maybe when I was four years old... I told stories in my head, had make believe friends, created complex scenarios of lives I wished to experience. It's not like my "real" life has been dull by any sense of the imagination either. It's always exciting in reality. Fantasy is like taking a vacation in my head. I can go anywhere, be anyone, experience life as a hero, villain, young or old.

Now tell us a little bit about Clare Austin. Who are you? what do you do when you're not writing hunky heroes and romantic love stories?

The real Clare Austin might be described as a neurotically private person. That may be why I have such a vivid fantasy life.

I have spent many years in and around the world of horses, competing in the sport of Three Day Eventing. This is the background in my book HOT FLASH. I am never a character in my own book. Bits of me, sure, but no, I'm not Flannery, as many people have asked. She does things that would scare me to death.

I love aviation and have had the privilege of flying the PT-17 trainer... a bigplane with an amazing history.

When I'm not writing, I am probably riding horses, swimming, hiking or hanging out with my "hero". I travel quiet a bit, go to Ireland every summer and have spent much time in Italy because I have family there.

I knit... socks mostly, play the violin and the Celtic harp. I think of my daily life as 'research'... listening to people as they tell their stories (Ireland is a great place for this).

Do you have any tricks of the trade that you are willing to share with us?

Write with your heart and then be willing to let it go. Your stories are like children. Raise them the best you can and let them go out into the world. I love my boys, but I didn't weep over my empty nest when they took off on their own. I rejoiced!

I have often been asked how I feel about criticism of my writing or when an editor says something must change or be deleted. My answer is simple... If you are writing your books to sell you must realize it is a business. No publisher, editor or agent is not going to buy, produce or endorse your book unless they can make money on it... it has to sell. you can write like the next Dan Brown, but you'll never get into print if you do not understand this is a business. It's as simple as that.

Some of what I write, I think is brilliant... I'm a wordsmith in my own mind. That's fine, but if a publisher doesn't buy it, a reader doesn't read it, recommend it, pass it on... I'm not an author!

Thank you Clare, for dropping by Micole Writes Romance and sharing your story with us. You can find Clare's books at go to the books page and there is a link to get an autographed copy of any of her available books. She takes Pay Pal for purchases and shipping.

Her books are also available as electronic books, Kindle, Nook, and E-Book anywhere e-books are sold as well as from her website.

You can also purchase them from

She loves to hear from her readers,. Her email is

Thanks again for spending your precious time with us here at Micole Writes Romance!



Monday, June 14, 2010

Spotlight Author with Sara Lindsey

Hi to all. Lord it seems like months since I have sat down to work on my blog. Well in all honesty it has been! ;-) We have moved into our new home, but are not unpacked! Not even close. In fact we just got the fridge and the beds yesterday! Yikes. I hate moving! It has kept me away from all of the things that I love so much for a very long time! I am sore, tired, and have some how turned ugly! Well uglier than I remembered at least. Could it be the new mirrors in the house? Let's just blame it on them!;-) I guess the old saying, "housework makes you ugly" is true! At least in this case anyway. Enough about me. I have another wonderful guest today. Her name is Sara Lindsey and she has a lot to share with us about her new release TEMPTING THE MARQUESS and much more! So let's get started.

Tell us a little bit about your latest release, TEMPTING THE MARQUESS, Sara.

TEMPTING THE MARQUESS is the second book in the Weston family series (PROMISE ME TONIGHT is the first, but you don't need to have read it to enjoy TtM) and it features the hopelessly romantic, yet utterly pragmatic Olivia Weston. Livvy is preparing for her upcoming Season (if you didn't already know, my books are set in the Regency era), but she knows marriage in real life will never measure up to the passionate romances she loves to read.

When the opportunity for an adventure presents itself, Livvy seizes on the chance to have a bit of fun before settling into matrimonial complacency. She travels with her aunt and her cousin to Wales, where they will spend the holidays with her aunt's stepson (the marquess) in his haunted castle. Olivia is instantly attracted to the brooding, mysterious marquess, and she yearns to learn hi deepest, darkest secrets... but will she discover them before she loses her heart to him?

Can't wait to get my hands on it Sara!!! It sounds like a page turner! Can you give us the 411 on what you are working on right now?

Right now I am working on Henry Weston's book, A ROGUE FOR ALL SEASONS, which comes out May 2011.

What do Sara Lindsey fans have to look forward to in 2010?

The majority
of the 2010 excitement has already passed now that TEMPTING THE MARQUESS has taken its place beside PROMISE ME TONIGHT on the bookstore shelves. It's still hard for me to believe I've released two books this year! I'm still looking forward to the RWA national conference this July - Walt Disney World, here I come! - and participating in my first publisher and literacy signings. If you're going to Orlando, be sure to find me and say hello!

What is your writing process? Do you plan your stories step by step or let them take you for an adventurous ride to the end?

I always start with an outline of the story, but it usually falls by the wayside as the characters take over and tell their stories. I often get the feeling I should be thankful they allow me along for the ride. Ungrateful wretches!

What would you say is the hardest thing about your job as a writer?

Writing. It's the truth. i like having written. The actual writing process is like pulling teeth. The next hardest part is writing to a deadline. You can't just write when you feel inspired - you have to write every day, whether you're in the mood or not. It's a job and, as with any type of work, you have to show up if you plan to keep your job.

Did you receive rejection letters during your journey to become published? If yes, what is your best advice to someone who's received their first one?

Oh I definitely received my fair share of rejection letters. I'm not going to lie - t totally sucks. On the other hand, if you're at the stage where you're querying agents and/or editors, then you've written a book. Think about that. You. Wrote. A. Book. That's a huge accomplishment. AND you were brave enough to ask someone to read your book. That's another huge step in the right direction.

Okay, now that we've celebrated your achievements, let's go back to that rejection letter. If you need to, set it aside for a few days before you read it. When you're ready to look over it, see if anything the agent or editor wrote resonates with you. Most rejection letters are form letters, but if the sender took the time to write *why* the book didn't work for him or her, make a note of it. Don't rush to change anything just yet, but if you repeatedly get the same comment, maybe some revisions are in order.

Now file the letter away so it's not staring you in the face and do ssomething positive with your book. Send out another query. Work on your elevator pitch. Look up contests you could enter to get more feedback. If you're a RWA member, that rejection letter qualifies you to apply for PRO status. The important thing is to keep moving forward on your journey to publication, and spending a lot of time fretting over a rejection letter isn't going to help you get closer to that finish line.

How long did it take before you got "THE CALL"?

I finished the book that became PROMISE ME TONIGHT in March 2007 and signed with my agent in May of the following year. I went on submission soon after that and got "The Call" on June 16, 2008, so it took me a little over a year to go from having written a book to getting contract.

Do you have any advice on writing, getting published, or finding an agent?

Keep writing. Put your butt in the chair and write. No one is going o publish part of your manuscript. You have to finish your book to take the next step.

Keep reading. Read as much as you can. You can learn a great deal about writing by trying to figure out what makes you love certain books and dislike others.

Keep learning. Join Romance Writers of America or another professional writer's organization. Read books on craft. Attend workshops. Take classes. Stay informed about the industry. Writing is a craft and a business, and there is always something new to learn.

Keep trying. If being a published author is something you truly want, don't give up. This is a tough market into even in the best economic times, and these are not the best economic times. Be aware that your first book may not sell. Accept that you may have to query dozen
s and dozens of agents and receive countless rejections. Contest judges may tell you that your book is horrible beyond words. This profession is not for the thin-skinned or the faint of heart. Getting published takes an incredible amount of determination and persistence.

How long does a manuscript take yoou to complete from the time the idea sparks until you type THE END?

I'm not entirely sure. When I wrote my first book, I had self-imposed deadlines, but I was also working on other projects, so I had a number of breaks (sometimes months long) throughout the writing of the book. My second book took me the better part of a year to write. I'm still working on the third book, but it has become increasingly clear that I am *not* a fast writer. Hopefully I'll get quicker with practice...

Which of your characters is your favorite, and why?

Oh, that's a tough one! I love all of my characters for different reasons, but Charlotte is probably my favorite character to write. Charlotte is the daughter of Lady Sheldon (a.k.a Aunt Kate), and she tries to steal every scene I put her in. What I love about writing Charlotte is getting use to all the funny stories my mom tells me about myself as a child and the incidents I remember from when my siblings and cousins were young.

Thank you, Sara, for taking the time out of your busy schedule to spend with all of us here at Micole Writes Romance. It has been a pleasure having you as a guest. You have given us great advice!
I wish you much success on your new release, TEMPTING THE MARQUESS. I hope you'll stop by again and let us know how your career is going. Good luck on finishing that third book in a timely manor!;-)

Fellow readers, you can find out more about Sara and her books at

Thank you for stopping by. Until next time friends.



Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Spotlight Author with Judy McCoy

If you're a dog lover, if you love canine competitions, and you like a little mystery, Judi McCoy's your girl, and she's here with us today to tell us all about her latest release DEATH IN SHOW. The book will award bookstore shelves everywhere this month!

So tell us Judy, what do all of your fans have to look forward to in 2010?

My next release is DEATH IN SHOW and it will be coming out in June 2010. the mystery takes place at a huge dog show (like Westminster, but not) and someone dies while taking a dog around the ring.

The cause of death is very unusual and the doggie dialogue is great.

What are you working on now?

Book four has been handed in and that will be out in March 2011. I've just strated book five. It takes place n Long island in the Hamptns, and Sam isn't in the picture. Ellie, Rudy, Viv, and Mr.T are on their own with this one. But I will share a secret. there's a parrot in the book that steals the show.

What makes your writing unique?

I'm not sure I'd call my 'writing' unique, but my characters and plots are. there are hundreds of great writers out there, but not many can make the reader fell what the character is feeling and take that journey with them through the book. I think that I can. I've had several hundred readers write and tell me that when Rudy talks they can hear their own dogs saying the exact same thing.

Where does your inspiration come from?

My Rudy is the inspiration for these books. Even now, a year after I've lost him, I can hear him telling m what he wants to say and what I should do. If I could live my life over again, I'd be a dog walker in Manhattan, really. To me, it's the ideal profession.

If you had to pick one character in your books, who would be yur favorite? And why? Or if you don't want to pick a favorite... which one do you connect with the most? And why?

My favorite character, besides Rudy, is Ellie. She's a free spirit. She believes there's goodness in all people. She's trusting and loving, especially where dogs are concerned, and she would never let a friend down.

Do you have any tricks of the trade that you are willing to share with us?

I teach a 2 day aspiring author workshop at Romantic Times each year, and tell my class to write what they love. Don't try to write like their favorite author, write in their own voice, say what they want to say, because each of them is unique and very special.

When I write I have to listen to music. Does music or anything else influence your writing? If so what do you like to listen to while you are writing?

I love listening to music, but it can't have any words. If I hear words, I automatically start singing along. When I do that, I start typing the words and the next thing I know the pages are covered in song lyrics. I really like lite classical.

Does writing ever get easier?

The actual writing does get easier, and that means the self-editing is easier, which makes the time it takes to finish a book shorter. When I first started writing, it too me a year to finish a book. Now I can finish on in 5-6 months. I also find that sticking with a group of characters, like Ellie, Rudy, and Sam, makes things easier. you learn to walk in their shoes and your mind knows what they want to say as your writing.

What's the most important advice you can give to aspiring authors?

My motto: you can fix crap: you can't fix nothing.

That boils down to get the words on the page, no matter how bad you think they are. Once the idea is down, you can edit, fix, rearrange, delete, whatever you need to do to create a good story. A new author must put her but in the chair and write EVERY DAY, even if it's only for 15 minutes.

How do you deal with criticism?

I used to be very sensitive, cry when I got rejected or got a bad review, etc. But I'm a big girl now, and I can take it. Everyone has something they like to read: if it isn't my stuff, fine. Buy a book from someone you love and don't buy mine again.

But there's no reason to slam someone in a review site. Simply put the book you didn't like and move on.

What do you do when you get stuck?

I take a walk, play with the dogs, read, do a Soduko, whatever I need to do to get my mind off the problem. Then I approach the page as if it were brand new. That usually works. If not, I take a nap.

Fast Five

Favorite time of year-
Absolutely the fall. The colors are beautiful, the days are sunny and warm but not hot, the nights are cool.

All time favorite movie-
I have too many favorites. I loved Starman with Jeff Bridges, all the Carey Grant movies. Independence Day, and some of the new stuff. I just saw Julie and Julia and Blindside, and loved them both.

If you were on a deserted island what is the one thing you couldn't live without?
A book, of course. Maybe the dictionary so I could look up the words and think about what they meant and how I'd use them to tell a story.

Bright Sunny Day or Cozy Moonlit Night-
I'm a morning person, so sunny days.

Would you rather have an admirer serenade you or send you a love letter?
I'd much rather have a letter. That way, I could read it over and over again, cherish the words, sigh at the good parts, and think about the author.

Thank you, Judy for dropping by Micole Writes Romance. You can find Judi's books at Barnes and Noble, Waldens, Books a Million, and Amazon, or visit her website at

See you next time friends.



Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Spotlight Author with Christine Wells

Christine Wells, is my guest today. Many of you probably remember the promo I did with her book SWEETEST LITTLE SIN back in May. In case you missed it I will share a blurb along with the interview. So sit back, relax and hang out with Christine and I while we hat about her latest release and all things writing.

Micole, first let me thank you for having me on your blog today! It's my deadline day, but I hope to be around as much as I can to chat with your readers.

Deadline day! Ew-makes my heart race just thinking about it! Thanks for being here with us on such an important day. Now for those readers who missed May's promo of your latest release SWEETEST LITTLE SIN let's start off by talking just a bit about it.

SWEETEST LITTLE SIN stars two secondary characters from her earlier historical romance, THE DANGEROUS DUKE. So many readers wrote begging for their story that I simply had to write it.

A Marquis' Betrayal
Lady Louisa Brooke has many suitors, but the one man for her is the wild and ruthless Marquis of Jardine. When Jardine suddenly abandons her after a long-standing liasion, he leaves her with nothing except the secret they share. Her future in ruins, Louisa recklessly accepts a mission from the head of the secret service and becomes embroiled in a perilous operation in which nothing is as it seems...

A Lady's Revenge
The Marquis of Jardine is determined to destroy the criminal mastermind who's sworn vengeance against all he holds dear. But when he hears that Louisa is to wed a dangerous enemy, Jardine is tortured by jealousy and fear for her safety. he tracks her down, only to discover that her mission collides with his.

A Love that Won't Be Denied
Together, Louisa and Jardine must now foil a plan to betray the secret service and escape a diabolical revenge. But can they put the past behind them, and take the greatest risk of all--on love?

If that wasn't enough to wet your whistle click on the link below to Read an excerpt.

FYI... Romantic Times Magazine awarded SWEETEST LITTLE SIN a 4.5 star Top Pick and called it a 'clever, pulse-pounding spy thriller'.

What do Christine Wells fans have to look forward to in 2010?

I can't say anything yet as it's all secret squirrel at the moment, but I have an exciting suprise planned, so stay tuned!

What is your writing process? Do you plan your books from start to finish? Or do you fly by the seat of your pants and let your characters and story take you for a ride?

I'm a fly by the seat of my pants writer who really, really wishes she was a plotter. My process is mulling, mulling and more mulling, then spewing it all out in a very quick draft. Then I go back and flesh it out, cut, shape and polish. I wouldn't wish my process on anyone, frankly. Give me a 100 page outline and 25 character chart any day.

How long does it take you to complete a manuscript?

That varies so much, I couldn't really say. I'm currently on a 6 month turnaround for the next three books.

Can you tell us a little bit about your journey to becoming a published author?

I started writing when I was still working as a lawyer and it soon took over every spare minute of my life. I eventually took the suggestion of my long-suffering husband and gave up work to write full-time until the first baby came along, about a year later.

I sold my Golden Heart Award winning manuscript SCANDAL'S DAUGHTER to Berkley when pregnant with my second child. that was the result of reaching the finals in a few RWA contests and recieving requests for full manuscripts. I think the RWA and its chapters does a fantastic job of giving opportunities to new writers and I'm s grateful to have had my start that way.

Do you have any advice or writing secrets for aspiring authors?

There's no tip or trick that takes the place of writing as much and as often as you can. I know, it's a dull, trite thing to say, but it's true. Develop good working habits early and then deadlines will be a breeze.

What's your favorite thing about writing romance?

I'd say 'having written' but I guess that's been said before ;-) I love the camaraderie of the romance community and the way authors are so supportive of one another.

When you aren't writing steaming hot romances what do you do in your spare time?

Spare time? Spare time? Does not compute...

Actually, I read a lot. I do a little yoga. I walk on the treadmill (yeah, well, I always intend to walk on the treadmill). I love getting together with family and friends.

Do you ever read your own books after they have been published? Explain...

No. it's too painful knowing you can't edit any more. Oh, I lie. I do public readings occasionally, but only very occasionally.

What are you reading right now?

I've just finished Anne Stuart's SILVER FALLS, which I read in one night. Couldn't put it down! She's a superb writer. And I believe her next will be a historical romance, which I'm really looking forward to.

I would like to thank you Christine for stopping by Micole Writes Romance, especially on such an important day! Good luck with your deadline!!! And the sales on SWEETEST LITTLE SIN. you will have to come back and hang out with us again! Readers you can find Christine's books at

Thanks so much for having me on your blog today, Micole.

I'd love to give away a signed copy of SWEETEST LITTLE SIN to one of your readers. Please tell me... what's your favorite sinful sweet? (As in desert, what did you think I meant? Sheesh!)

That's awesome Christine. Thank you so much!!! Okay readers, you know what you need to do. Go to the comments section of my blog and tell Christine what your favorite sinful sweet is to be entered in a contest for an autographed copy of SWEETEST LITTLE SIN!!! Take advantage of this friends! Until next time!