Thursday, February 03, 2011

Dear Diary...

With a new year, comes resolutions, and this year, I have sworn to do a better job at keeping readers informed about what's going on with my books. For any of you who come by my website, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about--I'm really, really, REALLY bad at keeping it all current!

So, I decided to do it this way, to take my blog, and make it into a mini-site. Weekly updates, chit chat, character visits, contests, and of course, up to the minute information about books--covers, pre-order information, reviews, and of course, sexy excerpts! I do have some extra features planned to keep you entertained and coming back, and of course contests!

So, for all my old friends who did stop by back when I was being faithful to blogging--welcome back! And to all the new readers, welcome!

So far, I've got my contest up and running for February, and it's REALLY easy to enter. Just click the contest button for more information. The Books pages are all up to date, with past releases, and excerpts, and the Coming Soon is up to date, with some excerpts, and a few more to come--just a little teaser to whet your appetite!

I'd like to give a special thanks to Barbara for this glorious blog design. I just love it. It's etheral but romantic, sensual and sophtistcated, and rather calming, I think. Frankly, I can't stop staring at it! I think it's a really wonderful reflection of my writing. It also brings to mind a line from Keats, whom poems, and letters I adore. The quote is...

I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain. ~John Keats

Beautiful words to go along with a beautiful design!
Please come back from time to time, to keep up with all the goings on...and there is a lot going on in the next coming months!

Be Well!


VampFanGirl said...

AAAAHHHHHH!!! I'm so happy that you're back! And so love, love, LOVE your new beautiful home away from home. I too think its a wonderful reflection of you and your writing. Barbara's a creative genius!

I can't wait for all the goodies you have in store for us.

Congrats too and your recent releases, LUST and MISTS OF VELVET!

(((HUGS))) Ashley

Anonymous said...

It looks great, Charlotte!! And I'm not just saying that because I did it, either. I really love this look. Totally reflects your Charlotte books ;)

I'm looking forward to your posts and all the goodies you have planned for us readers!


Charlotte Featherstone said...

Hey VFG, thanks for dropping by! YES! I love this spot. It's gorgeous! Barbara is definitely a genius! I love what she did.

And I promise I have lots of surprises..starting with a mysterious and sexy lord of the manor who should be stopping by from time to time! ;)

Barbara! i love it! Thanks so much!!!! I hope readers come by to see it!

Heidi said...

Ok Charlotte, trying to figure this out! Love the look of this place, it "feels" like your writing if that makes any sense! I will try to drop by and check up on you! Hahaha!

Charlotte Featherstone said...

Hi Heidi!
I was just so terrible at getting word out to readers, that I knew I had to do something--easy to keep them updated. So, I like blogging, and it's easy, so I went this way!
Isn't Barbara wonderful!

Keep coming back! I'll be posting on Goodreads, and Facebook whenever I update the blog entries, so you won't have to keep checking back.
Thanks for stopping by!

Crystal ♥ said...

Your banner and design is beautiful, nice work Barbara!

Charlotte Featherstone said...

Crystal, thanks so much! I seriously cannot stop looking at it. I think it's gorgeous!

Booklover1335 said...


You don't know how glad I am to hear that you are back from the writing cave, and am anxious to learn more about what you have been busy writing.

I'm looking forward to it, and love the new blog design!

Charlotte Featherstone said...

Booklover, thanks for coming by! Yes...I'm emerging from the dark cave that was writing. Although, I'm still going back to that cave frequently! lol!

I'm going to try to post here at least once, but hopefully twice a week!

Laura T said...

Hi Charlotte,

Although I've been a fan of Historical Romance my entire life, I had somehow not discovered you until just last fall.

Now I am devouring your books one at a time--and enjoying every moment!

Charlotte Featherstone said...

Thanks Laura for stopping by and finding me! I really appreciate it.

I hope I can keep you coming back again and again.

Theresa @ Fade Into Fantasy said...

Beautiful blog design! Loved "Lust" and gave it a 5/5 review on my blog! Can't wait to read more of your work :)

Anne Marsh said...

The design is just gorgeous-- congratulations! (Are we allowed to steal your designer?)

Charlotte Featherstone said...

Theresa, Hi! Thanks for finding me!

Anne, sure....I'll let you steal Barbara! She's really, really talented! I LOVE what she did with the blog!

ChristyJan said...

This is my first time to visit your blog ~ it is beautiful!

Virginia C said...

The blog design is beautiful : ) Have a great year in 2011!

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