Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Book Announcement and Help Needed!

*** Drum roll please! ***

My novel, Sweet Confections, is coming out in April!!!

I am so absolutely, completely, fabulously thrilled/excited/on-top-of-the-world! And cooler than that, Sweet Confections is the first book in the Indulgence Row series - which means MORE books will follow! Next month, I should to have a cover to show y'all, too. Eep!

Sweet Confections blurb:

According to Rachel Marconi, chocolate heals all wounds. That and throwing darts at a picture of her ex-boyfriend. Burned by yet another bad relationship, Rachel decides to reprioritize her life, putting her dream to compete on a Food Network Challenge at the top of her to-do list and dating at the bottom crossed out with red Sharpie.

But what’s a girl to do when a certain sexy guy keeps asking her out? Cue in Graydon Green, a former pro-hockey player turned restaurant owner. After a lot of persistence and humorous teasing, he finally convinces Rachel to commit to a date. Just when things begin to warm up, threatening notes directed at Rachel arrive. When her bakery is vandalized, Graydon’s protective streak goes on red alert. Is it her obsessive ex-boyfriend stalking her? Or maybe a challenger trying to sabotage the competition? Either way, Rachel is definitely going to need some more chocolate—perhaps drizzled over ice cream and devil’s food cake.


Hmm . . .  I need to fit in a few more exclamation points somewhere. Oh, yes - I need help before my book can be finalized. And that means YOUR help! There's something totally fun about the Indulgence Row series. My writing buddy Heather Tullis and I are setting our new book series in the same fictional town. The idea is that our main characters will show up as friends and other cross-characters in each others' books. It's going to be awesome!

Now, this is where I need your opinion. We can't decide on a name for our fictional town. I can tell you that it's a small town near Kansas City and both series is centered around revitalizing the community through different projects. Here's a short blurb about each series.

In The Garden series by Heather Tullis 
“All of the world’s problems can be solved in a garden.” --Geoff Lawton
Piper hopes this is true when she organizes a community garden. With the help of some friends, an elementary school class, and community members (enthusiasm optional), they find that digging in the dirt nurtures life, peace—and most importantly—love. 
 

Indulgence Row series by Danyelle Ferguson
Come visit ? Creek's newest shopping district: Indulgence Row. This charming shopping area is spearheaded by the Women's Chamber of Commerce. Come sample tasty treats, great books, and discover delightful shops built in ? Creek's historic downtown community. We're sure you'll find something —and possibly someone —to fall in love with. 

Please check out the poll below and vote for your favorite town name. And, as always, there are some fun prizes to say thank you! Hurry though. The poll only lasts until Friday night. Thanks!




18 comments:

Braden Bell said...

Congratulations!

Marianne Stephens said...

Congrats on your upcoming release...have many sales!

Bethany Crandell said...

I WANT THIS BOOK--NOW!
This sounds absolutely darling. Congratulations!!!

Elana Johnson said...

Woo hoo! Congrats, Danyelle! And naming something is always the HARDEST. Good luck to you!

Peggy Eddleman said...

Congratulations!! It sounds like such a great book!

Karina Fugett said...

Love that book! Who's the publisher?

Rebecca Belliston said...

Congrats Danielle! It sounds awesome. I can't wait to read it. :)

Sara said...

So cool Danyelle! Congrats and thanks for the opportunity to help!

Lauren Skidmore said...

Congrats! I love the idea of working the two series together that way.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Thank you, everyone! Your comments make me so happy. =)

Lisa Swinton said...

SO AWESOME!

Maria Hoagland said...

What a fun idea to do this with Heather!! Congrats on the book!

The Damsel in Dis Dress said...

So cool!

Teresa Hirst said...

Congratulations!

Polly McCrillis said...

What a fun series, and such a great idea having characters from different books meet in the same fictional town. Very clever. Congratulations, Danyelle. Oh, BTW, I really like the cover of disABILITIES and The Gospel. It just looks so positive and full of hope.

CatSnap said...

Gardening, chocolate, mystery and romance? What's not to love? Looking forward to it! :)

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Thank you, Polly! I really wanted to cover to match the uplifting and friendly tone of the book. I really appreciate you mentioning it!

And thank you to everyone else. We've had such a great outpouring of friendship and, yes, votes. =) I'm excited to see who our founding families will be!

beckymom said...

Congratulations Danyelle! I think the idea of you two writing and intertwining your characters is a stroke of genius!

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