Friday, February 15, 2013

Polar Night Tour Wrap-Up, Cecilia Robert's Cover Reveal, and Small Celebrations

It's a busy Friday here today and in blog land!

I'm finishing up my Polar Night blog tour and want to say thanks again to the wonderful ladies who allowed me to be part of their blogs during the past week. Thank you to Cathrina, Cecilia, Lisa, Cherie, Mary, and LG!

And I have two more names to add to that list today, as I am visiting Misha Gericke's My First Book and also being interviewed by Frances Caballo, author of Social Media Just For Writers.

I'm excited to be finishing up my tour with such great hosts, and I'm sending a huge thank you to Misha and Frances!

Thanks also to everyone who has stopped by here and visited me at my tour stops. I really appreciate all the amazing support I've received for Polar Night! You guys are all the greatest, but then I knew that already. :D

In other news, today is a big day for Cecilia Robert as she is revealing the cover for her upcoming romance A Need So Insatiable. Congratulations, Cecilia!!

Here is the gorgeous cover and the scoop on the book:

Book blurb

I’ve never bowed or kneeled for anyone,” Rafael said. “Never thought I would.” Then he was on his knees. He slid his arms around my waist, tugging me closer and bowed his head.

“You own me, Sophie.” He looked up, his dark eyes hitting me with enough force to snatch the breath from my lungs. “You’ve owned me from the moment I walked into your life in that music room. Then I saw you slipping out the window like the wolves were after you and I knew I wanted you in my life. You’ve wrapped yourself in my heart and mind. I can’t get you out. I don’t want to.” 

Graduate opera singer, Sophie Fisher’s life is on fire and it’s not her breathtaking voice lighting it, but the trail of debts her father left behind after he passed away a few months ago. If she’s not ducking around corners or slipping out of windows to escape the debt collectors and a slew of characters sent from hell, she’s dealing with her rebellious fifteen-year-old sister, Lilli, who is still coming to terms with their father’s death. And as if that’s not enough, Rafael Van Rees bursts into her life—literally—bringing with him a set of emotions she isn’t prepared to deal with and a life the public had no idea of.

Rafael Van Rees, Maestro extraordinaire, just wants to be left in peace to date whichever woman he feels like, have dinner with whomever he feels like, and just enjoy his life. Until he meets Sophie and his past returns to haunt him. And just when he thought he didn’t care about her, his history proves him wrong. He knows when it comes to her, it’s all or nothing. Besides, she makes him feel fuzzy all over.

Is Sophie’s fire hot enough to melt the ice coursing through his veins?

Cover art: Najla Qamber at

Genre: Contemporary romance


About the Author

Cecilia Robert lives in Vienna with her two children, has an incurable obsession with books, anything romantic, TV and medieval architecture. When not working in her full time job, catching up with her two children, writing or reading, she can be found, knitting or crocheting, or taking photos of old buildings.

Author Links


Book  Release: Winter 2013

Cecilia is also holding a great giveaway to help celebrate the cover reveal. Visit her here to enter and find out all the details!

Finally, another Friday means it's time for another Celebration of the Small Things with Vikki at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author.

Obviously the biggest thing I'm celebrating today is wrapping up my first blog tour, but I am also thrilled because I got my tax returns finished this week and it's a huge relief to have that over and done for the year.  To make it better, I didn't owe any additional taxes and will even get a little bit of money back. So that called for a double celebration. :)

What are you celebrating this week?

Congratulations again to Cecilia, and best wishes to her for another successful book. My own giveaway ends tomorrow, 2/16, so sign up here if you want to be entered into the drawing.

Happy weekend, all! :)


  1. Glad your tour has been a success! And money back is better than owing, that's for sure.

  2. Congrats on your book tour and getting your taxes done! Oh--and I've nominated you for a little award on my blog.
    See what you get for visiting?
    ~Just Jill

  3. Cheers to a successful blog tour! Lots more well wishes for you over at my place. :)

    And congrats to Cecilia on her novel, and to you for getting your taxes done!! Got mine done yesterday! Woot!

    Have a great weekend, Julie. Relax and celebrate. :)

  4. Yay for surviving your blog tour! :)
    Taxes... *cue Jaws music*

  5. I am happy you are having a blast with your book tour and all. I think you're looking great too. :D Keep smiling!

  6. I'm so happy your blog tour is a great success! Here's to the beginning blossoming into bigger and better!

    Happy Weekend :)

  7. I like Cecilia's cover! It hits all the right notes -- moody and romantic.

    And hurrah for finishing taxes! My husband and I still need to finish ours, but they're mostly done. It's nice to have something like that out of the way.

  8. Congrats on the book tour and on getting money back! :)

    I had a good week - a quiet Valentine's Day with my husband and seeing my story up over at EDF.

    Have a good weekend!

  9. Congratulations on your blog tour, how exciting! Yay for taxes being done with a lil extra ;)

    Ok, going to enter the contest now... later!

  10. Celebrating with you:)

    Oh, those taxes, why'd you have to remind me? Guess I better start getting my paperwork in order...

    Have a great weekend, Julie:)

  11. I bet it feels good to be wrapping up your book tour. Such a lot of hard work. And yay on finishing your taxes. My husband is such a freak...he LOVES doing our taxes. It's like chocolate for him or something.

  12. And now you can start on my taxes! Just kidding! *sighs* I do hate going through them, though.

    Congrats on a successful blog tour! :)

  13. Congratulations again!! I love your book cover.

  14. Congrats on the successful week!

    Nothing like getting taxes done early...well done :)

  15. Woot on your first tour!

    Congrats to Cecila!

  16. Cograts on finishing the tour, Julie! Hope it was a rockin' experience and hope you had groupie boys during the tour :PPP

  17. Congratulations on a successful tour. Off to visit today's stops now.

  18. @Alex, thank you!

    @Jill, oh, thanks so much, I will be over to visit. Thanks!

    @LG, thanks!! And congrats on your taxes, yay! I will be over to your site soon, my internet decided to die on me today so I am behind on everything!!

    @Laura, LOL, I hope the taxes won't be that bad for you LOL. Thanks!!

    @Al, thank you, you're a sweetheart!

    @Carol, I hope so, thanks so much!

    @Nickie, I agree, I think Cecilia's cover is great. Good luck with getting the rest of your taxes done!

    @Madeline, thanks!! I thought your story on EDF was awesome. :)

    @SK, yay, thanks!!

    @MJ, thank you! LOL, I hope your taxes won't be too much of a headache.

    @Johanna, LOL, I've never known anyone who liked doing taxes LOL. Good for you though if you don't have to deal with them!

    @Cherie, LOL, it is such a headache, no doubt. Thanks!

    @Tonja, thank you!

    Mark, thanks so much, I appreciate it!

    @Mary, thanks!

    @Dezmond, I didn't get any groupies. Damn! LOL, thanks!

    @Annalisa, thank you!

  19. It was a pleasure hosting you, Julie. :) We really had fun, didn't we? :D

    Thank you so much for spreading word about mine. <3 :)

    @M. Pax, Nickie L.G. Smith Thank you! :)

  20. @Cecilia, you're welcome! Totally my pleasure and you're right, we did have fun! :)

  21. Congratulations to Cecilia!
    The tax man is always taking, so it's a pleasure to get something for a change!
    Congrats on the conclusion of your blog tour.

  22. Congratulations on a great tour! The cover is awesome!

  23. Woot! You did it, Julie.

    Cecelia, your cover and title alone makes me want to read your book.

    Congrats to you both!

  24. Tax being done and a successful tour are both great celebrations! Thanks for joining in ;) Sorry I didn't make it round yesterday!

  25. you have soooo much to celebrate girl! congrats with your tour

  26. Thanks again for stopping by on my blog. Was great to have you do a guest post. :-)

  27. @Michelle, thank you! :)

    @Pat, thanks so much, I appreciate it!

    @Melissa, thanks!

    @Vikki, thanks for hosting as always, this is a great hop. :)

    @Tammy, thank you!

    @Misha, thanks for having me, I'm really grateful!

  28. Congrats to you for finishing up what has been a busy tour! I love how the blue pops in that cover.

  29. @Brinda, thanks! And I agree on the blue, it's very eye-catching.

  30. Congrats on a successful blog tour! I can't wait to read your book :)

  31. lots to celebrate!
    congrats on polar night, i keep hearing good things about it everywhere!

  32. @Trisha, oh, I hope you will like it, thank you!!

    @Tara, that's great to hear, thanks!!


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