Happy New Year!

Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 is only hours away, and my usual New Years melancholia is setting in. I am by no means a fan of the night ahead. I don’t celebrate—instead I get caught up in my head, thinking about what I’ve done and neglected to do over the year. I think about the people who are no longer with me. I wonder how I can make sure that the next New Year’s Eve will be different.

2012 was an important year in The History of Jannie Lund. I made some decisions that I’m extremely proud of, put my will power to the test and to good use, and learned a lot about myself and others. To celebrate that—even if I don’t celebrate the night—I’ve tried to take on a more positive approach. Will power and all that.

It’s like no matter how hard life is—no matter how much you struggle—then there are lights in the dark. My lights include my friends. They may be spread out over the globe geographically, but they are always in my heart. Some of you I’ve seen this year—some of you I’ll see next year. Some of you I might never see at all. But I still love you. Friendship is stronger than distance.

I go into 2013 lighter than I went into 2012. Go me. I fulfilled dreams in 2012, and new dreams are waiting to be fulfilled in 2013. There’s that novel. There’s that friend from Connecticut who’s just waiting to outrun me in Copenhagen. There are those goals I’ll never say out loud until I’ve achieved them (though I might spill them on WhatsApp). There are boundaries to test. Life to enjoy.


What’s this?

I’m being all positive and shit. And it’s New Year’s Eve. Something’s wrong...

Happy New Year! May 2013 be filled with blessings for us all.

Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 23, 2012

On this Little Christmas Eve (as it's called where I come from), I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and and a happy New Year. :) May your holidays be blessed with happiness and joy.

Thank you to everyone who has inspired me, supported me, and helped me in 2012. You all know who you are. <3

I'll see you in 2013!

P.S. If you haven't gotten your copy of "Clear as Glass" yet, it's not too late. Get it on Amazon or the Silver website.  

Clear as Glass Release Day

Thursday, December 20, 2012

"Clear as Glass" is finally here!

Kristin thinks there is Christmas magic in glass artist Daniel Hawkins' glass baubles. And when snow traps her in the same house as him, the magic becomes passion--and maybe more--under the Christmas tree.
Get it on the Silver Publishing website or on Amazon. Enjoy! And don't forget to add it on Goodreads.

Cover Reveal - Second Rate Chances by Holly Stephens

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sam wakes up in the hospital expecting to find his girlfriend by his bedside. Instead, he finds a bleached-blond diva, claiming to be his fiancĂ©e, hovering over him. When he learns that he's just woken up from a coma and has lost the last three years of his life, any semblance of stability he thought he had falls down around him. All he wants – all he needs – is Lil.

After countless visits with her shrink and too many sleepless nights waiting for the one man she loves to walk back through the door, Lil wants nothing more than to separate herself from the life she used to have. But the moment Sam smiles at her, Lil knows it's going to take more than self-restraint to stay away.

Second-Rate Chances is about a young man fighting to regain his memory, and the one thing in his life that felt real. A modern-day Samson and Delilah, it's a look at what it means to love and be loved, and to fight though it seems hopeless.

Release Date: January 10, 2013

About Holly
People have often told me that I live in a fantasy world. Little did they know, I was building an empire of stories in my head to one day share.

I'm a mother first, a wife second, and a writer third. I'm so thankful to have been given this chance to get my stories out of my head and onto paper.

When I'm not writing, I sell plumbing (no I'm not kidding) and read romances that leave my heart a flutter. I know a ridiculous amount of pop culture information and can quote certain movies word for word. Music drives me to write and to also sing off key.

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Giveaway Winner!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

And we have a winner of the giveaway. The soon-to-be proud owner of her very own copy of "Clear as Glass," as well as a Rosendahl holly Christmas ornament, is...drum roll, please...


Congrats! The ornament will be on it's way in the mail as soon as I get your address. :) The book will be available for download on the 20th when it is released.

Thank you, everyone, for participating! :)