I have a new blog! An exciting slice of my life called Carly’s Corner located at my website http://www.carlyphillips.com/category/blog/. I used to blog weekly at Plotmonkeys, so this is the first time it’s daily for me. I have to admit, I am loving talking to readers every day. Sometimes it’s challenging coming up with a topic, but more often than not, I can figure it out. And if not, the dogs like to step in and hog the spotlight.
Why is this good for readers? I’ve been told it means a lot to readers that authors take the time to open themselves up and let readers get to know them. Well I have to tell you it means an equal amount to me when I see people coming by to post, even if it’s just “hello.” Because you guys are really busy during the day too! You have a whole huge world at your disposal and if you choose to spend even a minute of your time with me, I’m honored!
Readers and Writers operate in a quid pro quo type of situation. We need each other! And I have always operated under the principle of making sure you know how much I value my readers.
The main reason I started blogging is because I felt like Facebook wasn’t reaching everyone. (Duh). First, because they just don’t let you, no matter how many people LIKE your page, they don’t let them see all your posts. Counter intuitive, huh? And second because not everyone is on Facebook. I realized I like to talk and have my say … because I wanted a place where I could post what I want, when I want!
What will you find on Carly’s Corner? Well insight into my (ugly) writing process, updates on my work in progress, sneak snippets and previews, Dog Days when they pups take over and giveaways on Friday. Yes, Friday is always giveaway day!
Saturday is the most fun for me because I share authors I’ve been reading, what books I love, and I ask you to do the same. I know I have found many new authors via my readers – I do the same thing on Saturday’s on my Facebook Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/carlyphillipsfanpage) and it is awesome. So I do it at the blog too. And on Sundays I announce Friday’s winner.
I hope you find it a comfortable place to hang out and talk books. Like my newest, PERFECT TOGETHER, a visit to Serendipity … new characters and old friends make their appearance. I hope to see you at the blog! And I hope you’ll check out Serendipity and Serendipity’s Finest. Xo
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In the picturesque town of Serendipity, New York, three siblings have grown up in the shadow of their proud and respected police chief father. But what do love, fate, and fortune have in store for the next generation of Serendipity’s finest?
Tired of being the easy-going daughter, always ignored in favor of her high-maintenance sister, and no longer wanting to be her fiance’s trophy wife, Nicole Farnsworth calls off her wedding. All she wants is to be herself. And where better to find her destiny than Serendipity? The place where she met the one man who made her heart beat faster, and gave her the courage to reinvent her life-even if he doesn’t know it.
Officer Sam Marsden calls Serendipity home and he loves it there-even though his childhood sweetheart was stolen by his best friend. After such heartbreak, Sam fears he can’t trust his instincts when it comes to love. Yet he’s so tempted by Nicole, a woman he met only briefly but who has starred in his dreams ever since.
For Nicole and Sam, opening their hearts one more time could change their lives forever. But who’ll be the first to take that chance?
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Carly Phillips is a New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author. In 2002, her novel, The Bachelor, became Kelly Ripa’s “Reading with Ripa” pick on “Live with Regis and Kelly,” making it the first romance ever chosen on a nationally televised book club. She has written more than twenty-five novels. Phillips lives in New York with her family. Visit her website and join her newsletter at http://www.carlyphillips.com/. Also visit Carly at http://www.facebook.com/carlyphillipsfanpage and http://www.twitter.com/carlyphillips