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Coming Back – Slowly

First off, I apologize for my absence these past few months.  I enjoy promoting other authors, but still have my own career to pursue.  
Finally, all of my books are on audio through Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.  It was an interesting exercise in the world of audio books and marketing. I’m learning that it’s a difficult market to crack and advertise. Hopefully, one day, more people will enjoy audio. Frankly, I think it is a great time-saving device to listen while you do other things, such as drive, walk, exercise, or clean house, etc.  As for my own enjoyment, I loved having talented actors bring my stories to life.  If you are an author and haven’t pursued audiobooks, you should at least investigate the options available.
Anyway, I am currently writing another book, my fourth in a series, entitled The Price of Passion. Though that may keep me busy, I’m happy to start taking on blog tours and encouraging my reviewers to send me any reviews they would like posted.
As my schedule becomes more tolerable, I will open up the direct reservations once again.  In the meantime, enjoy the book blasts and tours in the upcoming months.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!
All my best,
Vicki
P.S.  I have a limited variety of FREE PROMOTIONAL CODES on Audible.com for any of my books.  Membership at Audible costs nothing.  If you would like to receive a code, visit the link above and choose a book.  You can contact me directly at vicki@vickihopkins.com.

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Speak to Me of Love

I’m happy to report that we are registered with six book tour sites.  It is disappointing to see the lack of historical romances being promoted.  :wipes away tear:  I have put in for one novel for promo for the end of July. Of course, we have authors contacting us directly as well. Our reviewers are going to begin picking up titles on their own. If I can squeeze it in, I’m curious to read The Heiress of Winterwood.
I’ve been working on our Goodreads page, too, and visiting groups, collecting friends, and telling authors about our site.  While I was clicking from here to there, I glanced at my one lonely quote I had tagged on my page spoken by Marianne in the movie Sense and Sensibility:
 “Can he love her? Can the soul really be satisfied with such polite affections? To love is to burn – to be on fire, like Juliet or Guinevere or Eloise…”
Hmm…I pondered.  I know that there are many more quotes that move my heart, so I flipped over to the quote section and starting tagging all sorts of wonderful words. Goodreads has a nifty widget that I added to the sidebar that will rotate all sorts of great lines and quotes.
Of course, I favored Jane Austen’s work, only because her lines are so memorable and moving.  I think it might be fun as we start reviewing books if we take our favorite words of love and post them from the books we read.  I’ll have to put up that idea to my team.
Nevertheless, here are the quotes I so love from Austen’s work.  I hope you enjoy and feel free to comment with a few of your own memorable quotes from books!  Now, if we could only get the men in our lives to whisper such glorious words to melt our hearts.  

 “Dare not say that man forgets sooner than a woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you.” 
(Captain Wentworth – Persuasion)
“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. 
Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever.”
(Captain Wentworth – Persuasion)
  “In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. 
You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” 
(Mr. Darcy – Pride & Prejudice)
“I cannot make speeches, Emma,” he soon resumed; and in a tone of such sincere, decided, intelligible tenderness as was tolerably convincing.
“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”
(Mr. Knightly – Emma)
“I come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, 
that my heart is and always will be yours.”
(Edward Ferrars – Sense & Sensibility)
 
Come back soon for more fun things before we start dissecting romance novels.
Your amiable host,
Vicki