Sunday, July 31, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASPEN MOUNTAIN PRESS







 Thanks for stopping at my blog on AMP's 5th Anniversary –

Let me introduce myself.  My name is Marie Roy.  I also write under another name and some of you may know me as Collette Thomas.    I'm quite used to living life as a double because in real life I'm an identical twin.  She's not a writer, but let's say one day I will write stories of what's it like to be a twin, especially throughout our growing up years when we dressed alike, talked alike, and even thought alike.  I write a little about this aspect of my life on this blog in an earlier post.

As Marie Roy I write contemporary romance which I feel uplifts the spirit and touches the heart.

Stormbound is one of the stories I wrote under my name and can be found at Aspen Mountain Press.  This story is quite close to my heart inspired while vacationing in the Lake George, New York area with my late husband.  While browsing through a gift shop in that area I spotted these Christmas carolers.  From that point on the germ of an idea embedded itself into my heart as well as my mind.   A few years later my story Stormbound was released at Aspen Mountain Press where it earns four star reviews.  Basically it's a delightful story filled with quirky characters.  It is a straight romance who anyone can read...mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, and anyone looking for a nice relaxing read, although do expect a few quite unexpected twists and turns. 

As Collette Thomas things really do heat up.  My story Night Fantasies also at Aspen Mountain Press was inspired actually by a dream that I had one night.  Yes, it was quite a sexy dream truth be told. 

Again, an idea embedded itself somewhere inside my brain and before I knew it I had created a story I think that most readers will enjoy reading.  Yes, Night Fantasies is quite sexy, and considered an erotic romance.  Also, as I've told my readers, you will never look at a wedding cake quite in the same way again.   Honest! 

Then one summer while I moderated a Yahoo group known as the Erotic Romance Workshop I encouraged several of the writers to coordinate together with me on an anthology of stories about someone getting stuck inside an elevator with a very attractive man or woman and then living out a fantasy. 

This resulted is a hot sexy anthology of stories titled Goin' Down.  Again you'll find that anthology on AMP's website.    I myself do not like elevators, especially the ones that go too slow because I think their going to get stuck, but I think after writing my story titled Elevator Man I'm not as hesitant to get on an elevator anymore.  After reading these stories you'll understand why.

To find out more about me just read through this blog.   And to find out more about me and what else I write as Collette Thomas just go to my NEWSLETTER.


CONTEST TIME

Please comment on this blog here and you will be entered to win BOTH copies of Stormbound and Night Fantasies.
 
Tour Rules:
1) Tour Starts: Monday, August 1, 2011 at Midnight (EST)
Tour Ends: August 7, 2011 at Midnight (EST)
Final Celebration is August 7th from 6pm-11pm (EST) at the AMP Community Loop.
Grand Prize: a Kindle (Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6″ Display with New E-Ink Pearl Technology) is the Grand Prize. Drawing will take place and be announced on August 7, 2011 on the AMP Community Loop at 11pm (EST). Only comments posted before 10pm (EST) on August 7, 2011 are eligible to win the Kindle. Winner will be notified by email on August 8, 2011 if they are not present on the Loop for the announcement.
***Individual winners from author contests will be drawn and posted August 8, 2011 on their individual sites.***
2) Participation at every blog on the tour is not required but the more blogs a person comments on, the more chances they have to win. If a person comments on one blog, they are entered into the Grand Prize Drawing once. If they comment on ten different blogs, they will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing ten times. Only one comment per blog per person will be entered to win the Grand Prize.
3) The winner of the Grand Prize must be a resident of the United States with a US mailing address. Non-US winners will be eligible for $50 US in Aspen Mountain Press books from the AMP Website.
4) Prizes at individual author blogs are completely at the discretion of the individual authors and are not in association with Aspen Mountain Press and its prize system. To enter the contest on any given blog, you must follow their contest rules and objectives.
5) By commenting on any blog in the tour, the participant is agreeing to these rules and policies.
6) All prize winners will be chosen randomly by using Random Line Picker.

Thank you for Touring my Blog your Next stop is the Aubrey Leatherwood whose books are coming soon to AMP and I can't wait to read them.

Happy Touring
For the next Stop on the tour

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22 comments:

Crystal Trent Dotson said...

Happy Birthday AMP !!
Your book sounds great !!

Nya Rayne said...

"Going Down", huh? It gives me tingles!! I'm going to have to check it out!!

Jean P said...

Happy Birthday AMP
Your books sound like great stories, definitely will be checking them out.

Collette Thomas said...

Thanks. I enjoy writing stories that keep readers turning the pages. :)

DezF said...

Great blog :)

Lucia said...

Sounds like you have written a lot of great stories!

Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes said...

I put both your books down on my gotta have wish list as I do want to read them.....*S*
Also signing up for your newsletter too...*S*
Thank you for being part of the contest.

Darcy

pommawolf @hotmail.com

M.T. Albright said...

A nice, clean good looking blog site! Happy birthday AMP!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway...both books sound great!!

books4me67 at ymail.com

Kilca said...

Stormbound sounds like a great read, I look forward to it.

Valerie Mann said...

Oh, elevator stories always have that spectacular element of naughtiness and fear of discovery! Sounds like all the authors had a wild ride. Oops, bad pun!

Vanessa A. Johnson said...

Hi Marie/Collette, So nice to meet both of you (LOL). Wanted to stop by and say happy anniversary to you and AMP. Both of your stories sound like delightful reads. Continued blessings.

Vanessa A Johnson, Red Rose Publishing Author
Uncommon Bond (2011)
Sacrifices In the Name of Love (2010)

flchen1 said...

Thanks for sharing about yourself and your writing, Marie/Collette! And how fun that you're a twin! :) Happy Anniversary!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Susan said...

Between being claustrophobic and afraid of heights, elevators are not my favorite either. Maybe I need to read Elevator Man! :)

susanmik AT gmail DOT com

Michelle said...

Stormbound sounds good.

shadow_kohler said...

Your books sound great! Happy Birthday AMP! Thanks for the chance to win!
shadow_kohler(at)att(dot)net

Kim S. said...

Stormbound and Night Fantasies both look like good reads! And Goin Down...maybe I'll be able to tolerate elevators better once I read it. ;)


thewildtwo [@] sbcglobal [dot] net

Mara said...

I'd love to win your books first and then the kindle, ofcourse!
Mara
marajbrandon AT earthlink DOT net

Robin said...

Your stories look great! I am also an identical twin, I can identify. :-)

Robin D
robindpdx (at) yahoo (dot) com

AliceKimberley@aol.com said...

What a delightful blog Marie. It was a real pleasure to visit you today.

Zanna said...

I have always thought it would be cool to be a twin. Please do write about it.

ChristiMcMillen said...

As a mother of identical twin daughters (they are 10) I can understand why you write under a different name. People always get them confused for EVERYTHING~ (of course, they swapped classes in kindergarten b/c they thought it would be funny) lol~ Happy Birthday AMP and congrats on your book!