Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Heading to New York!

My favorite place to visit! I'm heading off to NYC early tomorrow for the PASIC conference and to meet with my editor and publisher and agent. There will be much international eating = plans are already made for a French dinner, Spanish dinner, Chinese reception, Italian dinner, and Irish pub! :) This will be my first trip to NY as a bestselling author (still can't say that without laughing out loud - it's nuts!), so it is sure to be a total blast. Will try to post pics while I'm gone.

And it's only about 5 weeks till Wild Thing is in stores!! The first 2 chapters of Bastien's story, Wild Hearts in Atlantis, are posted at my website. Take a peek!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Fab author Fridays

What are some of your fave authors you're reading these days?

Here are a few of mine:

Gena Showalter!! Her NYMPH KING was a totally different kind of Atlantis - and oh, SO sexy and hot!!

Nalini Singh! We're release day buddies and VISIONS OF HEAT is brilliant!

Meljean Brook! She's in May's WILD THING anthology with me and I can't WAIT to read her story!!

Colby Hodge!! Her STAR series is rocket-paced and totally yummy!

Sue Kearney!! Her ISLAND HEAT is scorching! Colby and Sue will be co-sponsoring the bookseller party, FROM THE SEA TO THE STARS, with me at RT!

Marianne Mancusi and Liz Maverice, the Rebels of Romance! Check them out with their hot new Shomi line!!

Okay, how about you? Share some fave authors with me!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Busy day!

I'm off to the mall to do some shopping for my trip to New York next week. Yes, it is ridiculous to shop BEFORE I go to NY. But sadly I won't have time to do it when I'm there - it's a full schedule. We'll see The Pirate Queen on Broadway while I'm there, and I can't wait! I also have lunch today with 2 of my fave booksellers so that will be totally fun.

Ven's book is going great - especially after the crazy epiphany I had yesterday about Justice and what deep, dark secret he's keeping. Oh, boy, it's HUGE.

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

My favorite people in the world - readers and booksellers!!

Alyssa and Evelyn at the Chesapeake Waldenbooks!

Rosa, Alyssa, Rudy and Nadine at the Lynnhaven Barnes & Noble

Rudy, Alyssa, and Rosa at the Lynnhaven Mall Barnes & Noble

My favorite people - readers and booksellers!!

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Terrific Tuesdays!!

They found the lost Boy Scout!!! Hooray and huge hugs to his family and to the terrific search and rescue personnel and volunteers.

And in personal terrific news, ATLANTIS RISING is going back to print for a second printing already, only two weeks after release. THANK YOU to my wonderful readers!!

What is your terrific news?

Monday, March 19, 2007

Manic Movie Mondays

We got into a sneak peek showing of THE LAST MIMSY yesterday and really enjoyed it. My son, Science Boy, is a science genius and was fascinated and my daughter, Princess, loved it for the talking stuffed bunny rabbit. :) I'm getting hooked by the new TV show BLOOD TIES, too. Anybody else see anything good this weekend?

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Weird and Wild Wednesdays!!

Wild and Wacky Wednesday!!

I've decided Wednesdays should be news of the weird, but before I get to that I have to say a big THANK YOU!!!

I'm officially a USA Today Bestselling Author!!

ATLANTIS RISING is breaking bestseller records for a debut book - thank you to every single reader who took a chance on a new author!!

#4 on Borders Group Best Selling ROMANCE!
#8 on Borders Group Best Selling ALL FICTION!
#8 on Barnes and Noble Best Selling ROMANCE!
#33 on Barnes & Noble Overall Mass Market! – includes nonfiction, fiction, everything!
#13 Bookscan Best Selling mass market ROMANCE!

It's just CRAZY!! My darling husband broke open the champagne at 2 this afternoon when we found out about USA Today!!

So my entire day has been wacky enough!! But what about you? What weird, wacky or wild things did you see in the news (or in real life?). The commenter who posts the weirdest true story will win an ATLANTIS RISING t-shirt.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Terrific Tuesdays!

I'm working on themes for the blog, and thought Tuesdays could be all about sharing good news. What are you up to, what's going well? A few of you are hanging in there with me on the new blog, please speak up! :)

My good news is more bestseller lists - ATLANTIS RISING is NUMBER FOUR!! on the Borders romance bestseller list!! The list that has J.R. Ward, Christine Feehan, Dinah McCall, and Me!!! I am simply blown away. So share my cyber champagne - what is YOUR good news?

Monday, March 12, 2007

Manic Movie Mondays

Movies: Did anybody see THE 300? Hot sweaty guys in leather speedos - what's not to like?? I admit to being one of the people who drove it to a shocking $70 million in box office this weekend. It was historical SIN CITY, definitely violently gory but compelling, too. And unintentionally funny in parts - like evil King Xerxes and Jabba the Hut. What did you think?

Manic: My editor just called me - ATLANTIS RISING made it onto the Barnes and Noble bestseller list for overall mass market. This includes ALL mass market - fiction and nonfiction, pet books, heck, everything. She said "it's the list people would KILL to get on."

ATLANTIS RISING is #33!!!!!!!!!!! And #8 on their romance list.
I am seriously losing my mind

Friday, March 09, 2007

THANK YOU!! And fab author Fridays!

Thank you all so much for reading my book and recommending me!! I just
found out that ATLANTIS RISING will be number EIGHT on the Borders' mass market
fiction bestsellers list next week!!! For ALL fiction, not just romance!!!!
Did you hear the happy dancing and screaming all the way from Virginia Beach?

Thank you ALL!!!

And I'm going to start Fab Author Fridays here next week with the amazing Gena Showalter!! Stay tuned for an interview with Gena.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

National Bestseller before release!

Wow! I just heard that ATLANTIS RISING hit the Bookscan bestseller list for the week ending March 4th, before it was even officially released!! Woohoo!! Thank you to every single person who bought a copy!
Alyssa, happy dancing!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Happy Release Day!!

ATLANTIS RISING is the featured romance for March for the Borders/Waldenbooks group! They say:

For her first paranormal romance—and the first in a series—Alyssa Day (aka Alesia Holliday) plumbs the depths of the sea and her fertile imagination to create the lost world of Atlantis, where powerful, profoundly sexy warriors have taken an oath to protect humankind should its end be near. Conlan, the High Prince of Atlantis, has been sent above to retrieve Poseidon's trident. He surfaces on an Earth populated with vampires, witches, and shapeshifters: some fighting to save mankind, some plotting its destruction. As a Warrior of Poseidon, he is forbidden to desire a human, but when he meets a woman with an uncanny psychic connection to him, his desire is strong enough to break any rule.

For a cool interview Christine Feehan did with me, go here!!

Thanks for helping me launch the Warriors of Poseidon series!!