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Way to start my Wednesday! Thanks to Rick R. Reed and his “Good Karma, Good Books” feature I’m tickled to see the cover of DRIVE ME HOME gracing the web once again.

One of the joys of writing is how both hindsight and craft development fill me with thoughts of what I wished I’d explored further in this novel. But I’m pleased with how the story stands the test of time and changing political climates. It’s also been far too long since I’ve been back to Nevada!

DRIVE ME HOME

Available in print and eBook at Dreamspinner Press

Also available Amazon, ARe, and other eRetailers

A December 2009 Top Pick at Dark Divas Reviews

5 Diva Review and a December 2009 Recommended Read at Dark Divas Reviews

Summary:

Las Vegas isn’t just a glamorous, glitzy playground for high rollers, Elvis impersonators, and blushing newlyweds. It’s also a seedy, worn-out dumping ground for the lonely, the broken, and the lost. Eric Moss is one of those drifters, just marking time, until he meets two very different men, both of whom could change his life.

Marc Evans is a rich casino owner. He offers Eric safety, security, and a chance to regain some of his ravaged past. Brad Torres is a garage mechanic. He offers Eric nothing at all.

The choice might have been easy, if Eric weren’t intensely attracted to both men. He has to choose between Sin City’s sparkling lights and a life in the shadows—will he be able to live with his heart’s decision?

Excerpt:

“The come stains are the worst, you know.”

Read more... )

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What, you gasp? Didn't I just post one in the last few weeks? Yes, actually. Thank you for noticing. But whenever I'm faced with dune-sized snowdrifts my thoughts turn to warmer climes. In this case, my attempts to escape the winter chill send me back to Las Vegas for a new excerpt from the novel Drive Me Home by Chrissy Munder. Available in print and eBook from Dreamspinner Press.

Buy Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=55_128&products_id=993.

Like Reviews? Click here.

Summary:
Las Vegas isn't just a glamorous, glitzy playground for high rollers,Elvis impersonators, and blushing newlyweds. It's also a seedy, worn-out dumping ground for the lonely, the broken, and the lost. Eric Moss is one of those drifters, just marking time, until he meets two very
different men, both of whom could change his life.

Marc Evans is a rich casino owner. He offers Eric safety, security, and a chance to regain some of his ravaged past. Brad Torres is a garage mechanic. He offers Eric nothing at all.

The choice might have been easy, if Eric weren't intensely attracted to both men. He has to choose between Sin City's sparkling lights and a life in the shadows—will he be able to live with his heart's decision?

Excerpt: )
chrissymunder: (keyhole)
What, you gasp? Didn't I just post one in the last few weeks? Yes, actually. Thank you for noticing. But whenever I'm faced with dune-sized snowdrifts my thoughts turn to warmer climes. In this case, my attempts to escape the winter chill send me back to Las Vegas for a new excerpt from the novel Drive Me Home by Chrissy Munder. Available in print and eBook from Dreamspinner Press.

Buy Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=55_128&products_id=993.

Like Reviews? Click here.

Summary:
Las Vegas isn't just a glamorous, glitzy playground for high rollers,Elvis impersonators, and blushing newlyweds. It's also a seedy, worn-out dumping ground for the lonely, the broken, and the lost. Eric Moss is one of those drifters, just marking time, until he meets two very
different men, both of whom could change his life.

Marc Evans is a rich casino owner. He offers Eric safety, security, and a chance to regain some of his ravaged past. Brad Torres is a garage mechanic. He offers Eric nothing at all.

The choice might have been easy, if Eric weren't intensely attracted to both men. He has to choose between Sin City's sparkling lights and a life in the shadows—will he be able to live with his heart's decision?

Excerpt: )
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I may have to declare January as Drive Me Home Month. A big and hearty thank-you to everyone who has read this novel in the last month and emailed me.

Drive Me Home by Chrissy Munder

Buy Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=55_128&products_id=993

Like Reviews? Click here


Summary: Las Vegas isn't just a glamorous, glitzy playground for high rollers, Elvis impersonators, and blushing newlyweds. It's also a seedy, worn-out dumping ground for the lonely, the broken, and the lost. Eric Moss is one of those drifters, just marking time, until he meets two very different men, both of whom could change his life.

Marc Evans is a rich casino owner. He offers Eric safety, security, and a chance to regain some of his ravaged past. Brad Torres is a garage mechanic. He offers Eric nothing at all.

The choice might have been easy, if Eric weren't intensely attracted to both men. He has to choose between Sin City's sparkling lights and a life in the shadows—will he be able to live with his heart's decision?

The come stains are the worst, you know. )
chrissymunder: (keyhole)
I may have to declare January as Drive Me Home Month. A big and hearty thank-you to everyone who has read this novel in the last month and emailed me.

Drive Me Home by Chrissy Munder

Buy Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=55_128&products_id=993

Like Reviews? Click here


Summary: Las Vegas isn't just a glamorous, glitzy playground for high rollers, Elvis impersonators, and blushing newlyweds. It's also a seedy, worn-out dumping ground for the lonely, the broken, and the lost. Eric Moss is one of those drifters, just marking time, until he meets two very different men, both of whom could change his life.

Marc Evans is a rich casino owner. He offers Eric safety, security, and a chance to regain some of his ravaged past. Brad Torres is a garage mechanic. He offers Eric nothing at all.

The choice might have been easy, if Eric weren't intensely attracted to both men. He has to choose between Sin City's sparkling lights and a life in the shadows—will he be able to live with his heart's decision?

The come stains are the worst, you know. )
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I'm never going to get caught up with my updates, am I? But I can't complain.

Drive Me Home has been chosen as a December Reviewer's Top Pick at Dark Diva Reviews.

You can read the review here and vote here in the Reader's Poll for December Book of the Month!
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I'm never going to get caught up with my updates, am I? But I can't complain.

Drive Me Home has been chosen as a December Reviewer's Top Pick at Dark Diva Reviews.

You can read the review here and vote here in the Reader's Poll for December Book of the Month!
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I was going to wait until Wednesday when I do all the other updates to post this, but what the heck.

Drive Me Home has received 5 Divas and a Recommended Read from Dark Diva Reviews.

You can read the entire review here, but how about an excerpt?

"After reading and reviewing Fair Winds, the first book I read by this very talented author, I was sure that this was going to be an excellent read. But with Drive Me Home, Ms. Munder has reached a whole new plateau and I’m still feeling somewhat stunned. Low-key and subtle are two elements that really mark this book, and I’m firmly hooked on Chrissy Munder’s writing."

It's always a pleasure to hear a reader enjoyed a story.
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I was going to wait until Wednesday when I do all the other updates to post this, but what the heck.

Drive Me Home has received 5 Divas and a Recommended Read from Dark Diva Reviews.

You can read the entire review here, but how about an excerpt?

"After reading and reviewing Fair Winds, the first book I read by this very talented author, I was sure that this was going to be an excellent read. But with Drive Me Home, Ms. Munder has reached a whole new plateau and I’m still feeling somewhat stunned. Low-key and subtle are two elements that really mark this book, and I’m firmly hooked on Chrissy Munder’s writing."

It's always a pleasure to hear a reader enjoyed a story.
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Here I thought June was going to be a busy month. *whew* Wait - someone tell me where July went, please?

How's everyone doing? Enjoying the summer? Sailing? Reading? Reading about sailing? (how was that for a smooth and subtle plug for Fair Winds? ) Just having fun?

I'm always tickled to come across a review of some of my older shorts and A Halloween Tail is no exception. There's a nice review up at Library Thing .

Also new is a review for Drive Me Home by Ley over at Joyfully Reviewed..
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Here I thought June was going to be a busy month. *whew* Wait - someone tell me where July went, please?

How's everyone doing? Enjoying the summer? Sailing? Reading? Reading about sailing? (how was that for a smooth and subtle plug for Fair Winds? ) Just having fun?

I'm always tickled to come across a review of some of my older shorts and A Halloween Tail is no exception. There's a nice review up at Library Thing .

Also new is a review for Drive Me Home by Ley over at Joyfully Reviewed..
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I'll stop and look around in a guilty manner here for all of about 1.02 seconds - LOL. According to a fair amount of web press lately readers don't particularily want to see review links on an author's blog.

*Excuse me while I cackle and am overcome with total and absolute lust for my personal blog domination*

You'll just have to indulge me.

The greatest suprise in my month of June (in addition to the 6 blooms on the poppy plant) has been the response to A Simple Life, one of stories in the To Have and To Hold Collection from Dreamspinner Press.

To say that I'm speechless at the emails I've received, and the reviews on this story is a total and absolute understatement. I can only say thank you to those that have taken the time to let me know this story touched you in some fashion.

Who'd a thunk?

Latest reviews for A Simple Life :

5 Stars from Kassa at Rainbow Reviews

A recommended read from Emily

An amazing and unexpected blog post from Jen at Well Read

***

Also a pleasure this month was a review for Drive Me Home over at Tracy's Place .
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I'll stop and look around in a guilty manner here for all of about 1.02 seconds - LOL. According to a fair amount of web press lately readers don't particularily want to see review links on an author's blog.

*Excuse me while I cackle and am overcome with total and absolute lust for my personal blog domination*

You'll just have to indulge me.

The greatest suprise in my month of June (in addition to the 6 blooms on the poppy plant) has been the response to A Simple Life, one of stories in the To Have and To Hold Collection from Dreamspinner Press.

To say that I'm speechless at the emails I've received, and the reviews on this story is a total and absolute understatement. I can only say thank you to those that have taken the time to let me know this story touched you in some fashion.

Who'd a thunk?

Latest reviews for A Simple Life :

5 Stars from Kassa at Rainbow Reviews

A recommended read from Emily

An amazing and unexpected blog post from Jen at Well Read

***

Also a pleasure this month was a review for Drive Me Home over at Tracy's Place .
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My thanks to [livejournal.com profile] fnord89 for this concise, yet quite complete take on Drive Me Home.

Eric doesn't rate himself as a maker of good decisions - which is a pity as he is faced with a number of important ones. Redemption, new chances, old habits..

I enjoyed this - characters with the weight of past mistakes and facing new possibilities is a somehow uplifting theme.


I'm always tickled when I hear someone enjoyed a story, and especially pleased it was viewed as uplifting.
chrissymunder: (Default)
My thanks to [livejournal.com profile] fnord89 for this concise, yet quite complete take on Drive Me Home.

Eric doesn't rate himself as a maker of good decisions - which is a pity as he is faced with a number of important ones. Redemption, new chances, old habits..

I enjoyed this - characters with the weight of past mistakes and facing new possibilities is a somehow uplifting theme.


I'm always tickled when I hear someone enjoyed a story, and especially pleased it was viewed as uplifting.
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I'm pleased to share the link to a very thoughtful and detailed review for Drive Me Home over at Well-Read.

If you want to read the story without any spoilers (?) you may not want to click the link.

Overall, I think what pleased me most about this review was her ending comment: "Even now, days later, I am still thinking about this book, reflecting on its themes of passivity and control; mulling over what it was about Eric that made me so cross; and thinking over the implications of the ending for the two men. For that reason alone I think this deserves a grade of 'Very Good'."

I don't feel I can ask for more than someone spending time thinking about a story once they are done reading it.

Although, I will say - this tickled me as well )
chrissymunder: (Default)
I'm pleased to share the link to a very thoughtful and detailed review for Drive Me Home over at Well-Read.

If you want to read the story without any spoilers (?) you may not want to click the link.

Overall, I think what pleased me most about this review was her ending comment: "Even now, days later, I am still thinking about this book, reflecting on its themes of passivity and control; mulling over what it was about Eric that made me so cross; and thinking over the implications of the ending for the two men. For that reason alone I think this deserves a grade of 'Very Good'."

I don't feel I can ask for more than someone spending time thinking about a story once they are done reading it.

Although, I will say - this tickled me as well )
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May 2009

April showers bring May flowers. Well, what do May flowers bring then?

(Are you ready for the answer?)

Pilgrims, silly!



So much for my adventures with Mrs. Wolf's second grade class. Yes, it's true - May is upon us and so is the wonderful spread of pollen in the air. My gardens are looking quite lovely this year, and I'm pleased that they don't seem to need my attention to do their thing. I'm working to finally getting myself back on track and the organizational whiz I was in 2008. (you can stop laughing now) Until that happens - here's what's what so far:



May 1st - To Have and To Hold is available at a Pre-release discount only at Dreamspinner Press

- May contest begins

May 4th - New Release! - Drive Me Home is available in print and eBook at Dreamspinner Press

May 23rd - GLBT day on the Love Romances Cafe Yahoo Group. This always a fantastic time that leaves my pocket book much worse for wear.

May 30th - Join the festive Dreamspinner authors over at Love Romances Cafe Yahoo Group. There will be excerpts, there will be chatting - much fun will be had by all. You wouldn't want to miss that now, would you?

- May Contest ends