Facebook Chat and Contests!

It’s the weekend, and it looks like a beautiful one in North Carolina, too!  Tomorrow’s Mother’s Day and my husband and kids are going to get herbs and flowers for my planters (quickly becoming an annual tradition at my house!) and officially welcome in spring and summer!

Quickie post just to remind you all of two things… First, I’m chatting today, Saturday 5/11/13 on the Dreamspinner Press Facebook page.  I’ll be sharing excerpts from the recently released Prelude and my WIP, Encore, as well. I’ll also be running some fun contests and talking about sexy mermen shifters (yes, Stealing the Wind, the first book in my mermen/shifter series will be released in August or September!). Here’s the link to the invitation: sign up and you’ll receive a reminder before the chat!  Or just show up at the chat.

Second reminder:  Don’t forget to comment on any of this week’s posts to be entered into the drawings for a Blue Notes Series t-shirt of your choice (any cover including Prelude, subject to availability of sizes); a Prelude mouse pad; or an ebook copy of your choice of any of my Dreamspinner Press back catalog books (so anything BUT Prelude). Contest ends tonight at midnight (Saturday, May 11th), winners to be announced tomorrow! –Shira

PS: Prelude is now available at Dreamspinner Press and lots of other booksellers in both ebook and paperback (just got my author copies of the paperback and damn but that Catt Ford cover is gorgeous!).  Want to read an excerpt from Prelude? Click on this link and scroll down to the excerpt tab.  You can also read a different excerpt on Dreamspinner Press (same deal, scroll down and click the “excerpt” link.


Summary: World-renowned conductor David Somers never wanted the investment firm he inherited from his domineering grandfather. He only wanted to be a composer. But no matter how he struggles, David can’t translate the music in his head into notes on paper.

When a guest violinist at the Chicago Symphony falls ill, David meets Alex Bishop, a last-minute substitute. Alex’s fame and outrageous tattoos fail to move David. Then Alex puts bow to string, and David hears the brilliance of Alex’s soul.

David has sworn off relationships, believing he will eventually drive away those he loves, or that he’ll lose them as he lost his wife and parents. But Alex is outgoing, relaxed, and congenial—everything David is not—and soon makes dents in the armor around David’s heart. David begins to dream of Alex, wonderful dreams full of music. Becoming a composer suddenly feels attainable.

David’s fragile ego, worn away by years of his grandfather’s disdain, makes losing control difficult. When David’s structured world comes crashing down, his fledgling relationship with Alex is the first casualty. Still, David hears Alex’s music, haunting and beautiful. David wants to love Alex, but first he must find the strength to acknowledge himself.

NOTE: Each Blue Notes novel is a standalone story and books in the series can be read in any order.

Want to buy the Blue Notes Series books? You can find them all here: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/index.php?cPath=54_673


  1. Theo - Reply

    Hi! I just purchased several books from Blue Notes series. Do they have a chronological order? Although I know they can be read as stand-alone, I love to see established couples appear in another story. I hope you understand what I mean

    • Shira - Reply

      Hi Theo! I totally get what you mean. There are 2 ways to read “in order” (although you don’t have to, of course): in the order they were published, but you can also read in chronological order. Here’s the order chronologically:

      1) Prelude
      2) Blue Notes
      3) Aria
      4) The Melody Thief

      I hope you enjoy the books! -Shira

  2. hazel - Reply

    This sounds great and I look forward to your merman shifter story. Please enter me into the contest thanks. Good luck with the new release 🙂

    • Shira - Reply

      LOL, Trix! I have to do it to keep them all straight in my mind… I have all these timelines to try to make sure they make sense! I think I need a huge flowchart, too!

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