Monday, May 13, 2013

Rachel Rocks! - Blog Hop

Rachel Van Dyken
Rachel Van Dyken, a personal friend of mine got the most thrilling news when we were all at a convention a couple of weeks ago. It was every writer's dream - a huge contract and publishing deal with Grand Central Publishing (Hatchette)! She was so excited! And let me tell you, she totally deserves it!

Rachel is sweet, caring, hard-working, and a fantastic writer! She has helped me so much in my own writing, and I will be forever grateful :)

Here's one of her books. It was so hard to pick just one for the hop, so I picked one that means a lot to me. This book is the reason I became interested in writing Regency Romances. Because Rachel does it so well! I love the fact that her Regencies all have humor. That just makes it for me :)

Waltzing with the Wallflower (Waltzing with the Wallflower, #1)
So several of us are hosting a huge blog hop in Rachel's honor, giving away prizes, and basically giving Rachel a big cyber high-five :)
I'll be giving away two ebooks of my Regency Romance, "Rescued by a Duke" Just leave me a comment here, along with your email addy to be in the contest for my giveaway :)
Rescued by a Duke
Here's the link to the main post, so you can see who all is hosting.
And here's a list of the participants:
 Rachel Van Dyken  
 Kim Bowman  
 Gunnar Grey  
 Ruth J. Hartman  
 Patricia Kiyono  
 Kay Springsteen  
 C.S. Moore  
 Joselyn Vaughn  
 Lynn Spangler  
 Jessie Andersen  
 Calico Daniels  
 Lisa Orchard  
 Wendy Knight  
 Brenda Maxfield  
 Moriah Densley  
 Meg Mims  
 Leah Sanders  
 Kristin Vayden  
 Liz Botts  
 Jennifer Comeaux  
 Heather Gray  
 Catherine Bennett  
 Calle J. Brookes  
 Elaine Cantrell  
 Iris Blobel  
 Jennifer Rae Gravely  
 Kelly Martin  
 Jeff Salter  
 Lindi Peterson  
 Sherry Gloag  
 Tifferz And Her Sisterz Book Review  
 E.A. West  
 Christina Cole - Historical Romance 
 Karen King 
Vivian Roycroft 
 Cheryl Kay 
Calle J. Brookes


Joselyn Vaughn said...

Humor is definitely what sells a book for me. Rachel's books make me crack up.

Patricia Kiyono said...

I agree. Humor makes the characters more likeable. But there needs to be a balance that keeps the story from becoming too cartoonish. I think Rachel manages to keep that balance. Nice blog, Ruth! Have fun on the hop.

SherryGLoag said...

Great blog post, Ruth. Humour is almost like an additional character, and like any character if they get out of hand..... rofl.

jeff7salter said...

I'm so glad that a genuinely terrific author (& person) achieved this very high level.
wonderful to see great folks achieve superlative honors.

Tracy Krauss said...

Lots of stops. Congrats

Heather Gray said...

It takes a special kind of writer to make a book funny. Some people can be funny all the time, but in writing it falls flat. I think it's part skill & part natural talent that allows a writer to deliver scene after scene of hilarity between characters. I aspire to someday... :)

Janice Hougland said...

Humor is definitely an important element for me as a reader--whether it is romance or mystery or action. After all, humor is what gets us through life without any permanent wounds to our spirits. Rachel's writing is golden for me because of the humor in her stories. I find myself guffawing at some of the conversations in her romances! You go, Rachel!

Jill said...

I agree with you about Rachel's books and humor. She manages to inject it into all of her books in some manner, no matter how serious they are! She has some great one liners!

Gunnar Grey said...

Agree with all the comments re Rachel and humor. She makes her books soooo funny!

CJz said...

I love Rachel's books and I appreciate the humor she puts into them! I happen to love regency novels and haven't read yours or her Waltzing with the Wallflower. So thank you for the great giveaway :)

Donna Feyen said...

I agree with Joselyn, I love the humor in Rachel's regency books.
Thanks for the give away and for sharing your stories.
Donna at MoreThanaReview dot com.

Shadow said...

Hi! She is super sweet and her books are fantastic! I read her first one, and was hooked from there! :) The one you picked, was great! Its on my favorites list! Its so good! Thanks for sharing and being apart of this great hop!

Ruth J. Hartman said...

Thanks everyone for your comments :). Winners have been chosen and contacted. We all appreciate your support for Rachel!!