Sunday, December 30, 2007

Holiday Limbo & New Year Wishes - Susan Mallery

The time between Christmas and New Years is always kind of weird. Holiday limbo. The present thing is done and the last of the baking pans from the big meal are at least washed...if not totally put away. But there's still the New Year to celebrate and it certainly deserves a good party.

I never know what to do with the tree and stuff. Keep it up? Take it down? Everyone wants it up until after New Years, but my personal theory is they say that so they'll be gone and they won't get stuck with the work. And then there's the issue of resolutions.

Last year I made a lot of resolutions. I wrote them down, printed out the list and promptly lost it. This year, I think I'm going to cut back to just one or two thing, but try to remember them. Because I have a feeling 2008 is going to be a very good year.

It's starting great--a book I've been waiting and waiting to see released is finally out. Even as we speak (or I type and you read) Accidentally Yours is on shelves.
Books are supposed to be like kids—as writers, we shouldn't have favorites. But this is one of mine favorites. I love everything about this book. I love Kerri, my heroine, who is determined and tough and vulnerable and willing to do anything in the world to get the job done. I like that Nathan, my hero, is so sure he’s a heartless bastard, when in truth, he’s terrified of loving and losing again.

Accidentally Yours is one of those special books writers talk about. A book of the heart. It just came to me over take-out, while my husband was out of town and I was trying to decide which chick flick to watch. I can’t explain the process by which a book arrives fully formed in my head; I only know I wish it happened more often. There was something so easy about writing this book, as if I knew everything that was supposed to happen. It felt a little like magic.

During this special time of year, I wish you and yours the very best of everything. May the New Year bring you happiness, good fortune and health! And if you’re looking to add a little sparkle to your holiday season, give Accidentally Yours a try. I think you’ll love it!

If you get a chance, please visit my website We’ll be running a special contest for Accidentally Yours starting January 1st, 2008!!



Unknown said...

I will be buying accidentally yours. I became addicted with the Buchanan series. Loved it. Happy new year to you as well :)

Estella said...

Happy New Year, Susan!

Lily said...

I have not read the series... now I think I should!

Happy Holidays!

Maureen said...

I'll be looking for it since you are a favorite author of mine. Happy New Year!

Lois said...

Happy new year! :) And Accidentally Yours is on my list, with a gift card that I'm itching to use! :)


Wolfy said...

Happy New Year - and I have been looking forward to this book and plan on picking it up. Hope you have a great evening and that your 2008 is the best.