Skip to main content

My #DecadentJourney Hop


 
 
Drop by the Daily Dose of Decadence Blog for more Decadent Journeys
 
All through April 18th, the authors of Decadent Publishing are coming together to share their DECADENT JOURNEY.  We'll be giving a behind the scenes look at how our books were produced and to offer insider tips for would-be authors hoping to submit to Decadent Publishing.  From first contracts to exciting edits, and hilarious bloopers...we're dishing it all!  And we're chatting on twitter - #decadentauthors #decadentjourney
 
 

This particular journey is one i'll never forget ! 
 
First of all, my whole-hearted thanks go out to Decadent Publishing and the team of editors for the Western Escape line, those ladies are awesome !!! 
 
Their encouragement is what got me involved with Western Escape in the first place.   They were having a Shooting Star Writing Contest which I knew nothing about but had this story I wanted to see if would fit into the Freewill setting.  The editors there were very helpful telling me all about the town and submission guidelines and said why don't you enter it into the contest? 
 
I'd never in my life entered a writing contest so what did I have to lose?  I really had no reason not to so i did what was necessary, read through it one more time and submitted the first 3 chapters for judging.  
Then I had to wait a horrifying month to hear any word and I was in pins & needles.  However, to my utter surprise after said month, I got an email telling me I was one of 3 finalists...holy buckets !!!  ME??  No way!

So now they say they wanted the complete manuscript and I started to get super nervous.  My ending for this book was bad so I made sure to mention that when I submitted.  They just reassured me that if it got that far, that's what editors were for :)
 
So now we hurry up and wait another month for the final manuscripts to be read, re-read and judged.  Just so you know, I am not a patient person :)   They had a set day to announce the winners so marked that on my calendar!

Once the official winner announcement day was upon me i was freaking out!  I never left my email all day I was so anxious to hear the winners but seriously didn't expect my name to be at the top of the list.  My poor kids were sitting at the dinner table when my email alert chimed on my phone.  I opened it and proceeded to scream and i swear i just about cried i was so danged excited !!!
 
This is the official announcement on the Freewill blog !

I can tell you I've never been through more thorough edits in my life but all 3 editors are truly wonderful to work with !!!!   I couldn't be more proud to be a Decadent Publishing Author !!!

So, here it is...

Take Me Home, Cowboy
 
 
Blurb:
Ally Kincaid returns to Freewill, Wyoming, to see her father after a two year absence. Anticipating a quiet family reunion, she finds herself butting heads with her father’s foreman instead. The man’s arrogance and sexy drawl push all her buttons, making her wonder what he’s hiding beneath his cowboy swagger.
Matt Gentry walked away from the past and shies from the future. No ties means no one gets hurt…until the boss’s daughter, a hot, green-eyed blonde, tempts him to break his own rules.
When tragedy strikes, will building tension and pride destroy their growing attraction or show them the way home?



Buy Links:   Amazon  Decadent   B&N   ARe   BookStrand






Comments

  1. Ooooh! Love me a sexy cowboy! Great post and what an exciting story behind your first published book. Congrats and best wishes for much continued success. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much for stopping Joya! It was an exciting time :)

      Delete
  2. What a great story about getting into Decadent! Love the cover of your book, too. Thanks for sharing!
    =)
    C.R.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks C. Moss, I totally love my cover!! The cover artists rock !

      Delete
  3. Waiting is the worst! lol Luckily Decadent's relatively quick. Congrats on winning - almost as exciting as getting published!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Cate, Decadent is quick and I love that about them. It was definitely an exciting time !

      Delete
  4. LOL I felt the same way when I got my first edits..is this process never ending? But they taught me so much are much needed.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Totally Hales, when I opened that first email i thought oh crap what did i get myself into lol. They are definitely good at their job and I learned alot too !

      Delete
  5. Ooh I didn't know you won a contest. Congratulations - that's big! and isn't it so hard to wait! Gah. It can be nerve wracking. But glad you made it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Writery, i was shocked I won. It's awful hard to wait but it was totally worth it !

      Delete
  6. It's so awesome that you won, Krista! The waiting is never easy. I find I'm even more impatient when I'm waiting to hear back on a submission. LOL Can't wait to see what you bring us next! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Jessica and i'm impatient in the same way :) I can't wait to get the next out there....

      Delete
  7. Congratulations Krista! Love your story, and I love how reassuring everyone is at Decadent. We're truly in good hands!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Sara and yes it's a great place to be !

      Delete
  8. Congrats, so proud of you! Glad you accomplished one of your dreams. I have bought the book.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awe, thank you so much Tiss! It was definitely a dream come true. Hope you like it once you read it :)

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Alpha Males...my favorite :)

Have you ever been asked what you like about Alpha Males?  Well I never had before but when I think about it, the Alpha Male is always the one that draws me in when I read a great book.    He's just got this unbelievable presence he exudes, one that makes you stop and take notice.   He makes me want to be the heroine just so I can have him :)  He doesn't give a sh** what others think of him and that makes him even more attractive.  He's always confident and sure about himself but even if he's got doubts, you'll never know about them.  He takes charge in every aspect of his life, dominates.  Of course the gorgeous and sexy part isn't a bad thing either.  So what exactly do you like about an Alpha male??    Well today i'd love for you to leave me a comment telling me what you like, what makes you pick the Alpha every time.  And, if you'd rather have the Beta, well tell me about that too!  Dont' forget to leave your email address in case you win! 

Home for the Holidays Hop ! #HomeHolidayHop

Welcome  to the Home for the Holiday's Hop!! Thanks so much for visiting my page today! This Hop will run November 13th thru November 18 Grand Prize is an awesome Shopping Spree of $450+ Gift Card or Paypal Cash.  Who wouldn't want that? Second Place Grand Prize will be (1) E-book from every participating Author...that's alot of great books !! Make sure you leave a comment on the blog post with your email addy to get you entered for the Grand Prize. Every stop you visit and comment on will give you another entry into the fabulous giveaway!! The list of stops are below but you can also visit  The Romance Troupe. So, let's talk FOOD !! Besides free books & money, who doesn't like food?  I know I do :) Today i'm sharing a super easy yummy recipe that my kids force me to make often !!  I know at least one of the ingredients might make you pause but trust me, you really won't be able to tell once it's baked so just t

Winter Warm Up Blog Hop

http://www.hopswithheart.blogspot.com/ http://www.hopswithheart.blogspot.com/2014/12/winter-warm-up-blog-hop.html Welcome to the Winter Warm-Up Blog Hop ! First, there is a Blog Hop-wide Grand Prize of a $75 Amazon GC register via Rafflecopter below My personal giveaway is a Christmas Giftbag  full of Christmas goodies, including a Christmas Paperback register via 2nd Rafflecopter below THEN, don't forget to visit all the other bloggers too !! Listing is below the rafflecopters :) ***** Just wanted to share a snippet from my Christmas novella :) Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time of year, but for Harper Donaldson it’s just another day.   Orphaned at an early age, she doesn’t have a single good memory of Christmas. But, when a Santa’s Mailbox mysteriously appears in the lobby of the post office where she works as postmistress, Harper wonders what it could hurt to send her own letter to Santa. Could he bring her the family she’d