Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Random Info Dump and WINNERS!

I've been reading a ton lately. It all started with me being sick on the couch for a week. Strep. Yuck. Anyway, sadly this means that I haven't written much but that's life sometimes.

Here are the books I've read and suggest to all of you.

Dragon Slippers (Dragon Slippers, #1) Dragon Flight (Dragon Slippers, #2) Dragon Spear (Dragon Slippers, #3)
I love Jessica Day George's books. These are clean and exciting. The first was my favorite and then the second and third. Mostly because the last one deals more with dragons and I missed the interaction with the people and the city. But they're good. 

And then I picked this up off the shelve at the library.
Prom and Prejudice
It was cute. A quick read with the same lovable character's in a modern setting. Forget marriage, though, these teens are out for a prom date :) Oh and I should mention that it's also a clean book. I love clean romance!

Next up, do you all remember my interview with Carol? I'm so excited to meet up with her this weekend! Besides my awesome friend Shallee, I've never actually met another writer face to face. I know, I need to get out more. Just had to share the excitement. If anyone else is planning on being in Portland, Oregon this weekend, let me know!

And thanks to some notes from my dear friend Shallee, who had the opportunity to go to the LDStorymaker's conference, I had a breakthrough with my novel! Something clicked. Yes, I still have a ton of work to do (especially since this breakthrough will take some definite revising), but this is SO big! I feel like one more thing has fallen into place. *Sigh*

And now for the winners of my 5 First 1000 word critique giveaway

#1. Leigh T. Moore
#2. Reece
#3. Melanie Stanford
#4. Kayeleen Hamblin
#5. Shari

Yay! Go ahead and email me your first 1000 words at michelle m merrill (at) hotmail (dot) com. 

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing! I have the best blogging friends. Have a great day.


  1. Congratulations to all the winners!!!

    I adored Prom & Prejudice. Very cute read and now sits on my shelf to show my love for all the books that sit around it as well!

    The Dragon series looks cute though I've never read it... looks like I have some investigating ahead of me!

  2. The books look great! Congrats to the contest winners :)

  3. Congrats to everyone! :) I'm so sorry you've been sick! :( I hope you are on the mend!

    That dragon series is one of my favorites! I LOVE Jessica Day George's books! :D

  4. Yay! I winned! I mean I won! Thanks for the book info. I wondered about PROM AND PREJUDICE. Now I can get it without worries!

  5. Congrats to the winners!!And what's the breakthru info??? Do share the notes if you could. :)
    But I love it when that happens!!! And those books look super cute.

  6. very cool! Fun stuff--I'm working on something right now I'd love to get some feedback on. Thanks, Michelle! And you and Carol don't get too crazy, now~ :D <3

    P&P sounds cute!

  7. Yay! Thanks for the opportunity.

    My sister has recommended the Jessica Day George books to me, but I haven't picked them up yet. I must rectify this.

  8. I'll definitely check out prom and prejudice- sounds like my kind of thing. And I'm psyched I was one of the winners and I already emailed you my first 1000 words.

  9. Prom and Prejudice looks cute! Congratulations to your winners and YAY! for breakthroughs (even though they require revisions).

  10. I've read both Dragon Slippers and Dragon Flight. Have yet to read the last one however.


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