Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Book Tuesday!

So for my first book Tuesday, I thought I'd blog about a new author I just discovered-- Julie James. I was at Barnes and Noble last week, looking for someone new (part of my New Year's Resolution this year was to read new authors-- it's a karma thing. I figure if I give a bunch of new authors a chance, hopefully someone will give my books a chance as well) and her book, Just the Sexiest Man Alive, caught my attention. And am I glad it did.

Usually, I'm a little skeptical about books that feature actors as the leading man, but I have to say, Julie delivered! Wow, did she ever. This is a great romantic comedy between Hollywood's hottest actor and a civil attorney who is less than impressed with him-- or the paparazzi that follow him around.
It made me laugh out loud in numerous places (James, a lawyer herself, does a fabulous job writing romantic comedy) yet it had just enough angst and sarcasm to keep me on the edge of my seat!

I can't wait to read her second book, Practice Makes Perfect!

The Winner of Last Week's Contest!

The winner of the perfume bottle and Sherry Thomas novel is Flchen1. Drop me a note at tracy@tracywolff.com with your snail mail address and I'll get it in the mail ASAP.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 3, 2009

My First Giveaway for Fun Friday!

Happy almost 4th of July!!! I know everyone has other things to do with their day off, so I'll make this quick. Here are the two giveaways for my very first contest-- a copy of Not Quite A Husband by my dear friend, Sherry Thomas, and this very cool (and yummy smelling) perfume from Victoria's Secret. Post a comment on at least one of the entries I've posted this week and be entered to win-- I'll post the winner Sunday morning!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

My Summer Vacation!

I love summer-- ice cream cones and barbecues, swimming pools and trips to the park. Hanging out with friends and family without the pressure of papers to grade and lessons to plan. But of all the things to love about summer, the thing I lvoe most is going on vacation. We don't get to do it very often-- with three kids, there never seems to be enough money to go everywhere/do everything we want to-- but we do try to go somewhere every couple of years. Our last vacation, two years ago, was to Southern California where we hung out at my mom's and took the kids to a variety of theme parks.
This year, however, we decided to go big. Really big. We're going to Egypt and I can't WAIT! I leave for RWA nationals (along with Juliet and Karen) in two weeks, but as soon as I'm back from D.C. we leave for three weeks in Alexandria, Egypt. Alexandria is right on the Meditteranean Sea and it is just beautiful-- we'll spend five days at a beach house in Alexandria-- taking day trips to the Great Library at Alexandria and other museums-- including the Roman Ampitheater and the Royal Jewelry Museum, which I am way too excited about, then we'll go to Mount Sinai and the Red Sea (yes, the one Moses parted!!!!! The history major in me is all aquiver ;) And finally, we'll end our vacation in Cairo, at the Sphinx and three Great Pyramids of Giza. I will, of course, also get to explore the world famous Cairo marketplace and nightlife in one of the world's largest cities.
So, what are your plans for the summer? Post a comment and be entered to win my very first giveaway!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wolff Wednesday

So, when I decided to start this blog, I dedicated Wednesday's to all things Wolff, but unfortunately I don't have a lot of really exciting news to impart this week. So I guess I'll just post a couple of links to my brand new book, From Friend to Father, which is on the shelves until next Tuesday.
Happy reading :)

In the meantime, today I'm also blogging over at my regular blog, http://www.sizzlingpens.blogspot.com/ about the very cool vacation I am about to embark on. Stop by and tell me about your own cool vacations. And don't forget to leave a comment here this week to be entered in my very first Love Musings giveaway!!!!