Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Liz's Lair: Happy Release Day To Me.....

Yay! MURDER FOR THE HALIBUT released yesterday, but I figured no one would be reading blogs. Bet y'all were nursing over indulgences from the night before. That said, I wish each and every one of you a Happy New Year.

This year will be my busiest writing year ever as I have FIVE books coming out!! Yep, you heard me right--five.

MURDER FOR THE HALIBUT  January 1
SHATTERED   (a romantic suspense) March 5th
HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE (soft-boiled mystery) May 8th
CHICKEN CACCIA-KILLER October 2nd
SWEEPERS: DIE ONCE MORE (romantic suspense) December 4th

Wow! I'd better get my butt in gear and start writing.

But I'll worry about that later. Today, we are in celebration mode--and there will be giveaways. I'll start you off with a little blurb from MFTH.

A sports writing job would have been the perfect catch for Jordan McAllister, but in Ranchero, Texas, all she could reel in was the food column. Though she may not know her way around a kitchen, she has no trouble finding herself in a kettle of fish…
Tempted by the offer of a free Caribbean cruise, Jordan accepts a spot as a judge in a week-long big-time cooking competition aboard the Carnation Queen. She just better hope no one finds out that her famous palate is far from refined.
But there are bigger fish to fry when arrogant chef Stefano Mancini falls face first into his signature halibut dish during the first event. While evidence suggests that the handsome Italian chef’s death was an accident, Jordan thinks otherwise. But she’ll have to keep her wits about her—and the sea sickness pills handy—if she’s going to solve this one…

Today, I want to know where your favorite place to cruise is, and if you haven't been on one yet, where would your dream cruise take you? At the end of the day, I'm giving away two autographed copies of MURDER FOR THE HALIBUT to two lucky commenters. So get busy. This is a good book!!


38 comments:

Lindsay said...

Congrats on your latest release. I can't wait to read it.

Susie R said...

I think I would like to take a Disney Cruise but I would have to go by myself because my husband hates anything to do with the Happiest Place on Earth!

MelinaMason said...

Never been on a cruise, but would love to go somewhere warm, like the Caribbean. It looks so beautiful there. Of course I need some reading matierial to take with me!

Paula Petty said...

I have not ever been on a cruise, but my dream cruise would be a world cruise.

Liz Lipperman said...

Hey, Lindsay, thanks. How's Texas treating you?

Liz Lipperman said...

Susie, tell me when you want to go, and I'll be there. I also would love a Disney cruise. We're taking the whole family (kids and grandkids) on a Royal Caribbean Cruise next summer for our anniversary. It has all the Dreamworks characters and a lot of great stuff like Disney without the high price tag.

Liz Lipperman said...

The Caribbean is so relaxing, Melina. You would definitely need reading material. Maybe you'll have something after today!! Fingers crossed.

Liz Lipperman said...

Paula, do they even have those? That would be awesome. Thanks for commenting.

Kari Lee Townsend said...

So happy for you, Liz! Love your books :-)

Margery Scott said...

Congrats on your release, Liz. Can't wait to read MFTH.

Angela Holland said...

I think an Alaska cruise would be fun to do.

Thank you for the chance to win

griperang at embarqmail dot com

Heather said...

Liz - I'm nearly finished with Murder... and will read most of the day today to finish it! Thanks for another GREAT read! :)

cchant said...

Congrats on the new release! I'm looking forward to reading it.

I've cruised to Bermuda (loved it -- plan to go back one day), but I think if I were to choose a new destination, probably an Alaskan cruise would be my pick. I've heard the scenery is spectacular and I'm a nature nut, so I'd love to see the wildlife, etc.

Kathy Ivan said...

Morning, Ms. Liz. Never been on a cruise although I'd love to. Anyplace that gets me away from the computer for the day job would be okay with me. (Laptop would still have to go though so I can write LOL).

Congratulations on the release of Murder for the Halibut.

Wendy Newcomb said...

When I was a 'lot' younger the favorite place to cruise was The Loop. LOL, oh, I'll bet that isn't what you meant is it, haha,I knew that. If I had the time and money, I think maybe around Australia or Alaska.

wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

Alicia said...

I'd love to visit the Greek isles - just sounds wonderful - and I'd take your book with me!

Pauline Frisone said...

Ok third times a charm in posting this morning...here we go again! Woo hoo for the Halibut! As for the cruise a few rules apply: no drunkin captain trying to impress his lady and thus crashing the boat, no sharks ( remember JAWS), no rolling waves, gentle or not, green does not go with latest hair color, so I'm landlocked and would cruise down State Street Salt Lake City to THE GRAND AMERICA HOTAL, get a suite (party for one), enjoy ginormous hot tub with bubbles, diet coke on the rocks, chocolate cherries from Mariach, and your book. No cat to open door and stare at me, no daughter telling me more about Team Jacob! Ahh Heaven!

Liz Lipperman said...

Thanks, Kari. I love yours, too. Mutual Admiration Day!!

Liz Lipperman said...

Hey, Margery, thanks for following me around and for commenting. Fingers crossed for you.

Liz Lipperman said...

Angela, you too, are a great follower. Alaskan cruises are awesome, but as I mentioned on another blog--take a coat.

Fingers crossed for the contest.

Liz Lipperman said...

Ah, Heather, that is so sweet of you to say--and do. I was so worried as I haven't had any reviews yet for Halibut. If you win today, you can have y our choice of any of my books or a future one.

Liz Lipperman said...

NO-NO-No, Miss Kathy. No writing allowed on the cruise. Only reading for enjoyment. Unless of course, it's a writing cruise!! Or if you're like me, you write a book about a cruise so you can write off the entire price of the cruise on your income tax!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Liz Lipperman said...

Wendy, we also had a loop in Shadyside, Ohio. OMG! I had forgotten about that. good one.

Liz Lipperman said...

Alicia, I'll be glad to send you all the books you want if you take ME with you. Good luck.

Liz Lipperman said...

Pauline, you are so funny. And I have to admit, your idea of a "relaxing cruise" does sound inviting, too. I can't wait for you to read Halibut as it takes you on a Caribbean cruise right along with the characters.

Melissa Bo said...

My favorite place to take a cruise would be to the Caribbean ( spelling? ) someplace warm...and tropical! =)

Thanks for the chance to win!

Kaye said...

Definitely going to be a busy year for you! I'd love to do a Mediterranean cruise. That would be idyllic!

Liz Lipperman said...

Melissa, here's hopin you win the book AND get to go on a Caribbean cruise.

Liz Lipperman said...

Kaye, thanks for commenting. Fortunately for me, most of the books coming out this year are already written. There's still the promoting, which takes up a ginormous amount of time.

I'll go with you to the Mediterranean.

VICKI BATMAN, said...

Happy happy happy day my friend. I love your work. And am happy to help too. ox

Melanie Atkins said...

Can't wait to read this book. It's waiting on my Kindle.

I love cruises, and have been on two. Went to the Western Caribbean each time. I want to go somewhere else!

Liz Lipperman said...

Vicki, I don't know what I would do without the wonderful Plotting Princesses who help me plot these mysteries. Sending smooches.

Liz Lipperman said...

Mel, I can't wait to hear what you think. And we should plan a writer's cruise. I know they already do one, but I mean just with certain people.

kiki w said...

Congrats on your new book.

Dale T. Phillips said...

Congrats Liz! I thought I had a busy year ahead, until I saw your release schedule!

Favorite cruise place- the Bahamas-- but that was many years ago. With a daughter in college, and another in soon, we're not cruising anywhere anytime soon...

Nancy said...

Wow, this is the third blog in which I've entered a contest trying to win your book! If I hear of a cruise that features non-stop Scrabble games, I'll be there.

Liz Lipperman said...

Kiki, thanks for entering.

Dale, I've never been to the Bahamas on a cruise, but it sound like fun. And dyes, what was I thinking with all those books? The good news is that most fo them are already written.

Nancy, cross your fingers. And I love scrabble, too.

Here I go--off to random.org to pick two winners.

Liz Lipperman said...

And random dot org has spoken once again. The winners of the copy of MFTH are Alicia and Kaye.

Please send your snail mail address to Liz@LizLipperman.com

For those who didn't win, there will be several more chances this month, so watch my FaceBook page for the blog schedule. Thanks to everyone for playing with me.