Pics of Hot Men (and More!)

I’m not a big believer in “Man Candy Monday” and “Friday Man Wars” and the like – I understand what they’re doing on a sociological basis, as women take back their sexuality and proclaim that they can be sexual creatures before anyone can shame them for such and all that academic stuff, but it’s just not me, to post lots of pics of naked and near-naked guys.

That said, I *had* to looks at lots of pics of naked and near-naked guys to evaluate the covers for the Diamond Brides Series.  In fact, designing cover art was a major challenge for the nine-book series — and I’ve written about it at the Romance at Random blog today:

http://www.romanceatrandom.com/the-art-of-a-pitch-perfect-book-cover/

I’ve also drawn on my deep, dark past as a trademark lawyer to write another blog post — about trademarks, Major League Baseball, and how the Raleigh Rockets came to be.  You can read all that over at Nancy C. Weeks’ blog:

http://nancycweeksauthor.blogspot.com/2014/04/welcome-mindy-klasky-and-perfect-pitch.html

And, finally, I chatted about CATCHING HELL over at Book View Cafe (disclosing the not-so-secret truth that Zachary Ormond is my favorite of the Diamond Brides heroes… so far…)  You can read why here:

http://bookviewcafe.com/blog/2014/04/15/catching-hell-or-knowing-id-arrived/

So, stop by, see what I have to say, make comments of your own…  You know the drill!

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Past posts about the Diamond Brides Series include:

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The Magic of Promotion

I’m back at Magical Words today, talking about the trials and tribulations (or should I say the *joy*!) of promoting a nine-book series.  Like, you know, my Diamond Brides Series :-)   Here’s the post – I’d love to see you stop by, read, comment, etc!

http://www.magicalwords.net/mindy-klasky/on-the-writing-life-nine-novels-in-eight-months-or-insanity/

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Past posts about the Diamond Brides Series include:

 

 

 

 

 

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See You at AwesomeCon!

So, with all the flurry of activity around here, I kinda, sorta forgot to tell you that I’m going to be on three panels at AwesomeCon!  This large, new media convention is in DC at the downtown Convention Center over this coming weekend — it’s only the second year of the con’s existence, but it’s growing by leaps and bounds!  You can find me here:

Friday, April 18, 4:00 – 5:00 – Worldbuilding and Magic, Room 201.  I’ll join Jon Skovron, Lea Nolan, Stuart Jaffe, Jessica Spotswood, Gail Martin, Matthew Bowman, and Eric Menge to discuss what makes a believable fantasy world and a realistic magical system.

Sunday, April 20, 1:45 – 2:45 – Preparing a Manuscript for Submission, Room 209C.  I’ll join Tanya Spackman to discuss how to prepare a manuscript so your words are more likely to be read by editors and agents.

Sunday, April 20, 3:00 – 4:00 – Young Adult Literature, Room 209C.  I’ll join Cristin Terrill, Lindsay Smith, Jon Skovron, Lea Nolan, and Jessica Spotswood to discuss, um, young adult literature!

I hope to see you there!  It’s gonna be awesome!

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Visiting Eight Ladies

And lest you think I’m sitting here eating bonbons and twiddling my thumbs on a launch day…

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I’m over at Eight Ladies Writing today, talking about rapid-release publishing and why it’s tailor-made for the Diamond Brides (because, really, what better topic is there, on a day when I’m celebrating my second book release in two weeks?)  There’s already a fair amount of discussion, with lots of questions and answers, so I hope you’ll join in!

Here’s the post:  http://eightladieswriting.com/2014/04/14/mindy-klasky-guest-blogger-rapid-release-publishing-or-one-writers-tale-of-madness/

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CATCHING HELL in Stores Today!

The second volume of my Diamond Brides Series, CATCHING HELL, is in stores today.  Each of the Diamond Brides books is a fully self-contained hot contemporary romance — you don’t have to read the other short novels in this series to enjoy the one in your hands (or on your ebook reader!)

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Here’s what CATCHING HELL is all about:

Anna Benson is an eager “May” to Zach Ormond’s downright sexy “December”.

At age thirty-seven, Zach is a veteran catcher in the last years of his contract, grateful for a no-trade clause that will let him retire a star in Raleigh.  Twenty-five-year-old Anna has grown up in the Rockets’ front office; her grandfather has long groomed her to take over the team.

When Zach finally realizes Anna is no longer a star-struck kid, their passion flares like a game-winning grand slam.  But after a freak accident injures a young phenom and forces the team to land a new player, Anna must sacrifice Zach for the Rockets, convincing him to forfeit his hard-won no-trade guarantee.

There’s hell to pay. He’s doing everything in his considerable seductive power to make her keep him—on the team and in her bed. How can Anna and Zach live happily ever after when their romance will destroy the team they love?

I know authors aren’t supposed to play favorites among their literary children, but I have to admit that Zach is my favorite of the Diamond Brides heroes… so far :-)

You can read a snippet here:  http://www.mindyklasky.com/index.php/books/passion/diamond-bride-series/catching-hell/

And you can buy your electronic or print copy here:  http://www.mindyklasky.com/index.php/books/buy-books-here/#catch

We’re two weeks into the baseball season.  How are you celebrating spring?

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