Monday, August 07, 2006

Celebrating for lots of reasons...

First, lest you all think I forgot (which I did, but that's beside the point)...I drew from all the comments made to my blog between Sunday July 30th and Saturday August 5th for last week's prize winner (the signed copy of Come Up and See Me Sometime and the matching water bottle). Well, actually I had my dashingly attractive teenage nephew (the girls in high school are so going to love him come September) draw the winner and it is Chantal! So, hon, just email me with your mailing address and I'll get your prize out to you ASAP.

Second, today is my birthday and it's been absolutely lovely so far! Dh and the kids have been uber sweet and generous. AND I got an absolutely smashing gift in the form of acceptance for two inspirational novels I'd written before realizing my "calling" was to the sexy romance market. Tentative schedule for release by Samhain Press is 2007 (hopefully as both e-books and then later in print). I'm over the moon about this!

Third, I edited lots of pages yesterday and got seven more written. Not as many as I'd like, but definitely better than nothing.

Fourth, I'm SO celebrating the wonderful support and encouragement of readers and authors here on my blog.

All in all...I'm feeling VERY blessed right now!

Hugs to all!


Anonymous said...

Whoo-hoo! Happy Birthday, Lucy :-) *cough* *cough* Okay, here goes, mi, mi, mi, mi...
Happy Birthday, to you,
Happy Birthday, to you,
Happy Birthday, dear Lucy,
Happy Birthday, to youuuuu...
and many moooorrreeee

:-) Be glad this isn't voice mail, lol. Seriously, I'm glad you're having a great birthday, and hope it continues ;-)
Also, congratulations on the acceptance of your two inspirational novels, what great news!

And, Congratulations, Chantal, on your prize win! YAY!

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday, Lucy! Sounds like it's been a lovely day for you so far.

Melissa said...

First of all -- A Very Happy Birthday to You Lucy!

I'm so excited for your Samhain acceptances. I'm totally hooked on ebooks and am excited when my favorite authors have books in this format.

Kelley said...

Happy Birthday! I am so glad you are having such a wonderful day.
Congrats on the acceptances for your inspirationals! How exciting.

Kate Davies said...

Happy Birthday, Lucy!

And many, many happy returns!

I'm *thrilled* that we're going to be Samhain sisters. :) What an extra-special present for you AND your readers!


Barb V. in NY said...

Happy Birthday Lucy! I'm so glad that you are having a good day. Congrats on your Samhain acceptances. I'm always glad to hear about more Lucy books in the works.

And congrats to Chantal too.

Brandy said...

We share a birthday month. Do YOU like August's birthstone?
Woo-hoo on the acceptance of the Inspirationals novels!
And Congratulations to Chantal on winning the drawing!
(And yes I enjoy using exclamation points!)
Happy Birthday again.

Kathleen said...

Happy Birthday Lucy!!! Eat an extra piece of cake for me :)

KimW said...

Happy Birthday, Lucy! I hope all the kindness, humor, friendship and warmth you show your readers comes back to you all year long.

Julie in Ohio said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LUCY!! You don't look a day over 21. :o)

WOW, you have had quite a day. I'm so happy for you.

{{Big Hugs}}

Lis said...

Happy Birthday Lucy! Hope its the start of a wonderful year for you :o)

Nicola Marsh said...

Happy birthday, Lucy :)

And congrats on another contract!

Sounds like you had a super day!!

lidia said...


HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Your family is taking good care of you. Enjoy the rest of the day and evening.

Congratulations to Chantal!

Oops almost forgot. Congratulations Lucy on the
inspirational books.

Sending many {{{HUGS}}} your way.

Estella said...

Happy Birthday, Lucy!

readingissomuchfun said...

WooHoo Happy Birthday Lucy :)

Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday Lucy, Happy Birthday To You :) :)
YaY :) Hope you got all that you wish for and more *Winks*

Congrad's to the winner YaY!!! Lucy this cover looks great.


catslady said...

Hope you had a wonderful Birthday, Lucy!!!!

Congrats Chantal.

Minna said...

Happy Birthday, Lucy!

Lucy Monroe said...

Thank you, everyone!!!! It was a truly lovely day and evening and I'm just feeling very spoiled and blessed right now. :)

Dannyfiredragon said...

Happy Belated Birthday Lucy!

May all your dreams and wishes come true!

Big congrats to the new contracts!

Congrats to Chantal for winning the book

Maureen said...

A Very Happy Birthday to You!

Lynette said...

Raising a cyber glass of champers to you, Lucy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR YESTERDAY!!!

I see I will be in good company when my book comes out with Samhain. :) Congrats on your acceptances.

I haven't been given a date as yet, but have heard great things about them.


Kris said...

Happy belated birthday!
Congrats Chantal, very cool prize.

Meljprincess said...

Happy Birthday, Lucy. Mine's the 11th. Leo's are really cool people, eh? *g*

Congratulations, Chantal!

Jennifer Y. said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Susan said...

Happy Belated Birthday Lucy!

Hope you had a wonderful day. Congrats on the acceptances for your inspirationals!

Cherie Japp said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like it was great! Congrats to Chantal.

kim said...

wtg chantel and happy birthday

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!

Congrats, Chantal :)

Marcy said...


Happy Birthday, Lucy!!


Joyce said...

Happy Birthday Lucy!

It's also my dh's birthday today.

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday Lucy!

It's also my dh's birthday today.

Chantal said...

I hope you are spoiled and treated like a queen :)

Thank you everyone. I am tickled pink right now!

Cryna said...

Happy Birthday Lucy (sorry I am late ) I hope that you had a terrific day.

Yeah, on the acceptance of your inspirational novels.

Congratulations, Chantal on your win.

And great at getting your editing done on your pages and getting more written........You are doing great.

Kathleen said...

Congrats Chantel for winning!!

Amy S. said...

Happy Birthday Lucy!!!!! Congrats Chantel!!!

Debbie E said...

Woohoo!!! Happy Birthday Lucy!

You know what they say,

You reap what you sew - so all this luvin' is coming back to you!


I love Samhain - OMG! I a book junkie from them for sure.

Inspirational? I also love to read inspirational stories because sometimes I need a lift.

Great news! Gosh! I feel like it's my birthday.

Congrats Chantal! It's the best gift ever - an autographed book!!

Carol said...

Happy Birthday! I'm glad you had a nice day!

Congratulations on the acceptance of your two inspirational novels. That's wonderful!

Congratulations Chantal!

Ashleigh Raine Jen said...

Happy birthday to my dear friend, Lucy! Yet another thing we have in common--we're both Leos. *g* I hope you're celebrating in style. :)

Congratulations on signing with Samhain. That is very cool indeed! I can't wait to read them!


Becka said...

Happy Birthday, Lucy! I just read the announcement by Angela at Samhain that she signed you. How awesome! :D I write Inspies too, and I'm going to be sending my future ones to Samhain as well. I love it over there; the ladies are so supportive and wonderful. You'll love it too!

Welcome to the Samhain family!


Diana Duncan said...

Happy Birthday! :)

(Testing this thing out... heh!)

Serena said...

Hope you had a wonderful day, Lucy, and that your gorgeous family spoilt you rotten :)
Hugs and much love

Jodi said...

Happy Birthday!!
Congrats on the inspirational novels. Definately can't wait to read these!

Congrats to Chantal on the win!

bamabelle said...

Happy Birthday Lucy! Congratulations as well! I hope your day continues to be wonderful!

Juliet said...

Happy Birthday, Lucy! Best wishes from another Leo :o) and I hope you had a great day with your family.

And congrats with the new contract! You are amazing Lucy! You have written for a lot of genres and lines. And as a fan that likes variety, I am loving it.

Lori said...

Oh, I'm way late, but happy happy birthday, Lucy!!!

Michelle B said...

Happy Belated Birthday Lucy! I've been MIA myself this week. It's crunch time on my research project and classes start soon, so I haven't checked blogs all week.

Glad to hear it was a great day:)