Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Blogs to follow in 2015 :-)




So… wow.

Beauty and the Mustache and Love Hacked made quite a few bloggers’ top lists for 2014. To be included with such amazing books and authors has been—quite honestly—humbling, confusing, and shocking as steak kabobs at a fish fry!

For reals.

Therefore, I’d like to thank those bloggers, readers, and reviewers who took the time to compile their lists, share their thoughts, write reviews, and spread the Knitting in the City love. 

Also, those tears earlier weren’t because I was overcome with emotional writer feels, but were due to the onion I was chopping for lasagna… okay, I can’t lie. It was the emotional writer feels.

In alphabetical order, because I love them all equally <3


Aaly at AalyandTheBooks.canalblog.com
Love Hacked and Beauty and the Mustache – Best Books of 2014
Twitter: @Aalyandthebooks


Kelly at AReaderWhoReads.blogspot.com
Beauty and the Mustache – Top Ten Books of 2014
Penny Reid – Top 10 New-To-Me Authors Read in 2014
Twitter: @kellymckayhi5

Chelle at AuthorStalkerChelle.blogspot.com
Knitting in the City Series – Top Ten Best Series of 2014
Blog Post: http://authorstalkerchelle.blogspot.com/2015/01/my-top-reads-of-2014.html
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorstalkerchelle

Jenn at BackOffMyBooks.blogspot.com
Love HackedBeauty and the Mustache,Friends Without Benefits and Neanderthal Seeks Human – Favorite Reads of 2014
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/BackOffMyBooks
Twitter@backoffmybooks

Brittany at BookBumblings.com
Knitting in the City Series – Favorite Reads of 2014
Twitter: @BookBumblings

Michelle at BlushingReader.com
Beauty and the Mustache – Top 20 Books of 2014 (#3)
Blog Post: http://www.blushingreader.com/2015/01/the-blushing-readers-top-20-books-of.html
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/blushingreaderblog
Twitter: @BlushingReader

Jenny at booksojourner.blogspot.com
The Knitting in the City Series – Top 10 Reads of 2014
Blog Post:http://booksojourner.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-ten-tuesday-24-top-ten-books-i-read.html
Twitter: @tea4my3

Cat at BreakfastToBed.com
Beauty and the Mustache – Top Book In A Series
Blog Post: http://breakfasttobed.com/2014/12/18/top-books-in-a-series-of-2014/
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/BreakfastToBed
Twitter: @CatTBowen

Christy at ChristyHerself.me
Beauty and the Mustache – Top 15 Books of 2014
Twitter: @christy_likes

Chanpreet at ConfessionsofaYAandNABookAddict.blogspot.com
Penny Reid – Top 10 New-To-Me Authors in 2014
Twitter@chanpreetsingh

Ellie at EllieReadsFiction.blogspot.com
Beauty and the Mustache – Best Reads of 2014
Twitter@e_savova

Feeding My Addiction Book Reviews at FeedingMyAddictionBookReviews.com
Beauty and the Mustache – Favorite Reads of 2014
Twitter: @FMAbookreviews

Jaime at FictionFangirls.blogspot.com
Beauty and the Mustache – Best Books of 2014
Twitter: @ficfangirls

Indian Book Love Affair at IndianBookLoveAffair.wordpress.com
The Knitting in the City Series – Top Books of 2014
Blog Post: https://indianbookloveaffair.wordpress.com/2014/12/31/top-it-off-top-books-of-2014/

Jen at JeninBookLand.blogspot.com
Love Hacked and Neanderthal Marries Human – Favorite Books of 2014
Beauty and the Mustache – Top Book of 2014
Blog Post:http://www.jeninbookland.com/2014/12/my-favorite-books-i-read-in-2014.html
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jen-in-Bookland/161998627326977?ref=hl&ref_type=bookmark
Twitter:@Jeninbookland

Erin and Sarah at LitSlave.com
Beauty and the Mustache – Favorite Quote of 2014
Blog Post: http://litslave.com/favorites-books-2014/
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/litslave
Twitter: @litslaveblog

Laurie at LiteraryGossip.com
The Knitting in the City Series – Favorite Books of 2014
Beauty and the Mustache – Best Covers of 2014
Drew Runous – Top 10 Book Husbands
Blog Post: http://literarygossip.com/?p=17360
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/LiteraryGossip
Twitter: @LiteraryGossip

Kayla at MyBookMuse.com
Beauty and the Mustache – Top 10 Must Read Favorites 2014
Blog Post: http://www.mybookmuse.com/favorites-2014/
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/MyBookMuse
Twitter: @mybookmuse

Steph at NoBSBookReviews.com
Beauty and the Mustache –  Favorite Romantic Reads of 2014
Penny Reid –  Favorite Indie Authors of 2014
Blog Post: http://nobsbookreviews.com/the-best-of-2014-blog-hop-giveaway-day-8-our-favorite-indies-of-2014/
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/NoBsBookReviews
Twitter: @NoBSbrBlog

Karina at NocturnalBookReviews.com
Beauty and the Mustache – Top Reads of 2014
Blog Post: http://nocturnalbookreviews.blogspot.com/2014/12/my-top-reads-of-year-2014.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NocturnalBookReviews+%28Nocturnal+Book+Reviews%29
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/zemfirkablogsANDnocturnalbookreviews
Twitter: @KaraKarinaNBR

Cat at NorthAmericanWordCat.booklikes.com
Love Hacked and Beauty and the Mustache – Best Contemporary Romance Reads of 2014
Blog Post: http://northamericanwordcat.booklikes.com/post/1072071/cat-s-best-contemporary-romance-reads-of-2014
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/na.wordcat
Twitter: @CatsBooksRom

Amir at NotSoLiteraryHeiresses.com
Neanderthal Seeks Human – Book Pushed Most People to Read in 2014
Neanderthal Marries Human – Book Most Likely to Be Re-Read in 2015
Janie and Quinn – OTP of the Year 2014
Penny Reid – Favorite New Author of 2014
Blog Post: http://www.not-so-literary-heiresses.com/2014/12/2014-end-of-the-year-book-survey/
Twitter: @lilradrad

Kristal, Charmaine, and Amy at OnceUponABookBlog.com
Beauty and the Mustache – Top 5 Summer Reads
Blog Post: http://www.onceuponabookblog.com/blog/2014/9/22/top-5-summer-actually-winter-reads-of-2014
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/onceuponabookblog
Twitter: @Onceuponbookblg

Patti at Parajunkee.com
Beauty and the Mustache – Top 8 Books of the Year 2014
Blog Post: http://www.parajunkee.com/2014/12/28/pattis-favorite-reads-2014/
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/parajunkeesview
Twitter: @parajunkee

Sherry at RecommendedRomance.com
Beauty and the Mustache – Best Romance with both a Brain and a Heart
Blog Post: http://recommendedromance.com/recommended-romance-best-2014/
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/recommendedromance
Twitter: @RecRomance

Miranda at RedCheeksReads.com
Beauty and the Mustache – Top 30 Books of 2014
Blog Post: http://redcheeksreads.com/red-cheeks-reads-top-30-books-from-2014/
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/redcheeksreads
Twitter: @redcheeksreads

Kimberly at Reflections of a Book Addict at Lifeand100Books.com
Knitting in the City Series – Top Ten Reads of 2014
Blog Post: http://lifeand100books.com/2014/12/31/2014-a-year-in-review/
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reflections-of-a-Book-Addict/113903755350511
Twitter: @lifeand100books

Christie at SmokinHotBookBlog.blogspot.com
Beauty and the Mustache – Top Ten Books of 2014
Blog Post: http://smokinhotbookblog.blogspot.com/2015/01/christies-top-10-reads-of-2014.html?zx=a0d61bfb6e890ef5
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/smokinhotbookblog
Twitter: @blogsmokin

Straight Shootin' Book Reviews at StraighShootinBookReviews.com
Penny Reid – Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2014
Blog Post: http://straightshootinbookreviews.com/top-ten-new-authors-read-2014/
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/StraightShootinBookReviews
Twitter: @Str8Shooter73

Hildy at TheBookBosses.blogspot.com
Penny Reid – Top Ten New-To-Me Authors in 2014
Blog Post: http://thebookbosses.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-ten-tuesday-new-to-me-authors.html?zx=e432f3999bc7b7dc
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/BookBosses
Twitter: @TheBookBosses

Laura at The Book Junkie at TheBookNerd2013.blogspot.com
Neanderthal Seeks Human – Best Book Read in 2014
Blog Post: http://thebooknerd2013.blogspot.com/2014/12/2014-end-of-year-survey.html
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/laura.colbyagnella
Twitter: @Lagnella

Geri at TheRacyLitReader.wordpress.com
Beauty and the Mustache – Top Books of 2014
Blog Post: http://theracylitreader.wordpress.com/2014/12/31/my-top-reads-for-2014/
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Racy-Lit-Reader/780637355343218?ref=hl
Twitter: @MyEverAfters

Tina at TypicalDistractions.wordpress.com
Beauty and the Mustache – Top Ten Books of 2014
Beauty and the Mustache – Best Book Covers of 2014
Penny Reid – Top 2 Author of 2014
Blog Post: https://typicaldistractions.wordpress.com/2014/12/31/the-best-according-to-me-of-2014/
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Typical-Distractions/186294678243497
Twitter: @TDBlog_
Suzanne at UndertheCoversBookBlog.com
Penny Reid –  Author of the Year
Blog Post: http://www.underthecoversbookblog.com/2014/12/best-of-2014-suzannes-picks.html
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Under-the-Covers/272973912732268
Twitter: @UTCBookBlog

Vilma at Vilmasbookblog.com
Beauty and the Mustache –  Favorite Books of 2014
Blog Post: http://vilmasbookblog.com/2014favorites/
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/vilmasbookblog
Twitter: @vilmasbookblog

Honorable Mentions:
Beauty and the Mustache – Kathy at LivesandBreathesBookBlog.blogspot.com

I hope I didn't miss anyone. If I found you or you told me, you've been included. 
I write because I love to write... that being said, your love makes me write faster.
Thank you, each of you, for loving my books <3

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

In which I warn because I love...

Another one of those posts where I warn you all about one of my books... This time it's the Hooker and the Hermit!

So, it's different (obviously) than my other books because it's a collaboration with LH Cosway. Therefore, it might have *some* of the Penny Reid oddness/sentimentality and *some* of the LH Cosway uniqueness/edginess... but really, it's so different than either of our novels.

And, strangely enough, it's not the characters that are different. It's the tone. It's the story. It's the journey the characters take.

It's like if you took one of my gals and hooked her up with one of LH's guys and wrote that story (which is basically what happened). You're going to get a story (the key word here is *story*) that is completely different from something Penny Reid might have written on her own and very removed from anything LH Cosway may have penned by herself.

You all need to prepare yourself for this, because otherwise you're not going to like it simply because it isn't what you're expecting.

For reals.

This is not a Penny Reid book.
This is not a LH Cosway book.
This is a horse of a different color.
We think it's fun and great and we love it (obviously, or we wouldn't publish it).

Like it. Love it. Hate it. Meh it. It's all good. Just please don't expect Janie and Quinn or Matilda and Jay when it's more likely you're going to get Janie and Jay!
<3 Penny

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

BIG DEAL SALE!!


This is just for a few days... I wanted to give you all an excuse to spend those Christmas amazon gift cards ;-)

Go get it here--- GRAB THE BOX SET HERE ON AMAZON

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Goodbye World


This is where I leave you...
I'm taking the next 2-3 weeks off.
Things that are out of my control have conspired to keep me from the internets, so I'm surrendering to this hovering black hole of nothingness called "family time."
All posts on my author page and elsewhere will be done by Fiona Fischer, my trusty PA and mailer of the books.
See you on the other side, mis amigos.
<3 Penny

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2014 Top Ten Lists!





Dear Bloggers,
Re: 2014 TOP TEN LISTS
If Penny or 'Love Hacked' or 'Neanderthal Marries Human' or 'Beauty and the Mustache' makes one of your 2014 top ten lists, PLEASE let Penny know!
Email is good: pennreid AT gmail DOT com.
I like to do something special every year for these bloggers.
Thanks,

<3 Penny

Friday, December 12, 2014

NEWSLETTER TIME!!


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Coming on Monday (December 15)
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Things you can look forward to reading about:
1. EXCERPT from The Hooker and the Hermit
2. Audiobook news... for all the books
3. Update on Scenes from the City, money raised for Toys for Tots!
4. The price of tea in China
5. More cowbell
6. My favorite cookie recipe
7. Shark update
8. And much more!
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