Friday, July 31, 2009


Giving in to Charity was reviewed by you gotta read..

I have to say I was very nervous about his book. It was the first time that I attempted a interracial relationship and had my heroine also of mixed race.

As this story goes, Charity is an extraordinary beauty a daughter of a house servant and a French aristocrate who dallied then left. She was brought up in the main house until the Civil War then, her beauty and the war itself drove her from the home and to Miss Benedict's door.

Now unable to follow her main paramour to Washington because she is "part black" Charity takes a job as a personal secretary to Tobias Meriwether, a genteel Silver Baron with his own dark secrets.

The reviewer, Roberta, said this: "Some of the issues discussed in this book are still relevant today. The one most prevalent in this book and in today's society is racism. I was humbled at how the author dealt with this situation and did so with grace and dignity. I want to thank the author, Nancy O'Berry, for a beautiful and entertaining love story."

I sat at my computer and tears flowed. I have never gotten such a pat on the back. I really felt as if I'm doing the right thing by writing. If you'd like to read the rest of this review please go to..

Monday, July 27, 2009

Save the school of Gallantry

In 1830 a school began to teach young men how to properly woo their female counterparts. Now that young courtesan is in trouble. Her publisher wants to pull the plug on her exploits even though the first book won several prestigious awards. Won't you go and read this blog find out how you can get a good summer read and be in the running for a $50.00 gift card...

Mark your calendars for August 4, pick up Delilah Marvelle's newest release Lord of Pleasure..
It will be a rollicking good time!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I'm nervous

I have to say it, I'm nervous...

I completed a manuscript and thought- Geez, everyone's gone to RWA but me. I can practice those email queries and get them in and they'll be lost in the suffle.


Someone forgot to tell this agent he/she wasn't supposed to look at their email. I had a request for a full.

Nervous, I'm as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

Nervous, I'm as nervous as a mouse looking at that cheese on the trap.

Nervous, I'm as nervous as a virgin on her wedding night... they still have those right? Tell me I wasn't the last....

GAWD, I need a drink.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July mid year? how are your goals

Ok, I admit it. My goal was to have four books published. I've done well. My three books in the Sweetbrier Series have gone up at Red Rose Publishing and I hear I have yet another coming out in August. Cool.. now to sell them..

I think with the economic structure at this time its hard to sell. You really have to be very proactive. Its hard for me to get out and slap a blurb and excerpt up. I feel the need to talk to people so its not so blunt. So, thats my approach anyway. We'll see if it works.

My website is up. Looks awesome, thank you web designer. I've also held my first pony express webquest that was loads of fun. I hope the folks that participated had as much fun as I did. I'm mailing out their freebees tomorrow.

Ok I have to get back to writing.. OH.. check out the website and links to free reads..

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