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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Erin Knightley's DEBUT Release Day!!

¡¡¡¡HOLY COW - IT’S JUNE 5th!!!
 
[Erin runs around house, screaming like a crazy person]
You guys, do you know what that means??!! 

IT’S MY RELEASE DAY!

  


[More running and screaming – now dogs are barking]

C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-E GOOD TIMES, COME ON!

Today, Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 shall forever live in infamy. Well, at least for me – but still, it shall henceforth be known as SuperAwesomeDiggityWow Day.  Seriously – I’m getting shirts made and everything ;) The excitement that I am feeling right now is somewhere between radioactive and full-on NUCLEAR—I’m about 99.99% sure that if you turn off the lights, I’d totally glow!!
Don't believe me? Here's a little video fun in honor of the celebration:


So what could possibly make this day even better? My fellow Lady Scribe and crit partner, Samantha Grace, has a release today, too!
Lady Amelia's Mess and a Half

 Good lord that boy can smolder, lol! Big Congrats, Samantha!




We want you to join in the celebration! Grab a glass of champagne, pass the chocolate, and tell us about your most exciting day ever.
TWO chances to win!
1.     Everyone who comments will be entered in my Sealed with a Kiss blog tour giveaway! Prizes include signed books, lots of fun swag, stationery, a custom iPhone case, and gift cards from Starbucks and Amazon! For details, click HERE. Drawings will be made June 15th!
2.     You’re already a winner! If you’d like a signed bookmark (or more – let me know how many!), simply say so in the comments section, and I’ll send post haste! Offer good for the first 40 requests per blog.
*Be sure to leave your e-mail address so I can contact winners, or email me at erin@erinknightley.com if you don’t wish to list publicly* I’ll ship anywhere in the US, Canada, or Mexico

If you don't already, I'd love for you to follow me on Twitter.com/ErinKnightley, or like me at facebook.com/ErinKnightley. Cheers!

MORE THAN A STRANGER

AN UNCOVERED BETRAYAL
When his family abandoned him at Eton, Benedict Hastings found an unexpected ally in his best friend’s sister. Her letters kept him going—until the day he had to leave everything behind.  Years later, Benedict has seen his share of betrayal, but when treachery hits close to home, he turns to his old friend for safe haven….

AN UNWANTED ATTRACTION
After five torturous years on the marriage circuit, Lady Evelyn Moore is finally free to live her life as she wishes. So when her brother shows up with a dashing stranger, she finds herself torn between her dreams...and newfound desires.

AN UNSTOPPABLE INTRIGUE
Despite his determination to keep Evie at a distance, Benedict cannot deny the attraction that began with a secret correspondence. Yet as they begin to discover one another, the dangers of Benedict’s world find them, threatening their lives, their love, and everything they thought they could never have…


91 comments:

  1. Congrats on the book release. I wish I could say I would be able to read today, however I will be working on a project I hoped to be finished with yesterday :(
    I already bought both yours and Samantha's ebook. I hope I will have a chance to read both before the end of the week.

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    1. Thanks Ora!! I'm sorry you have to put off reading a bit, but I hope you love it when you pick it up!

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  2. Congratulations to you both! Have a wonderful release day!

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  3. OMG. That video is the CUTEST EVER! Super congrats, Erin! I'm SO happy and excited for you!

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    1. LOL - Glad you enjoyed the silliness, Val :-)

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  4. Congratulations, Erin!! So excited for you. :) Adorable video too! LOL!!

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  5. I agree with Valerie, cute video. But tsk tsk on the drinking and driving. ;-) Congratulations on your FIRST of many releases. I don't blame you for dancing around the bookstore with your book!

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    1. We totally did that without asking - very lucky we didn't get kicked out ;)
      Thanks so much for joining in the fun today!

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    2. And lol - I think the sparkling grape juice had worked out of my system by then ;)

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  6. Erin ~ Congrats on your debut release! I have been trying to think all morning what my greatest day was. There've been so many good ones - usually involving my son. Seeing him take his first steps. Hearing that first word, first sentence. Watching him pilot a WWII plane, or scuba dive down to a shipwreck.

    But good days just for me? I think every day a book comes out is an awesome day. And every day a book is finished might be even better. ;)

    Have a wonderful, amazing, unforgettable day!

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    1. Aww - that boy of yours is pretty darn awesome :-) Next time its going to be a jaunt to the moon for him, I swear!

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  7. What a very cute video, and how excited you look. However, I have to agree with Ashlyn on the drinking and driving.......

    I love finding new Authors, and I'm very anxious to read "More than A Stranger".

    My most exciting day ever was the day that I married my husband. We've now been married for almost 42 years.

    I'd love a few of your signed bookmarks.

    Congratulations on your new release, and thank you for this opportunity.

    dpd333 (at) aol dot com

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    1. LOL - lucky for me (and my driving record), I have to make do with sparkling cider since I'm allergic to champagne and wine!

      So sweet about your best day ever! My hubby and I celebrated 11 yrs this week, and I have to say things only get better and better :-)

      Consider the bookmarks yours! I'm sending after the drawing, just in case you win one of the prizes. that way I'll only need to ship once.
      Cheers!

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  8. Erin,
    I super excited for you! And how awesome that I get to share a release day with one of the sweetest writers on the planet! Debut day is a special, once in a lifetime event. I hope yours is everything you dreamed of and more. I can't wait to read my copy!

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    1. What a long way we've come, ay Samantha! If only we could have looked into the future back then and seen what was in store :)
      Its an honor to share the day with you, my dear!!

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  9. Congrats Erin! I hope your feet never touch the floor today!
    bradford93@msn.com

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  10. Many congrats to you both! It's a lovely and nerve-wracking feeling!

    Enjoy your special day, Erin!

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  11. Congratulations, ladies! Both covers are gorgeous.
    Enjoy your first release, Erin. No doubt it will be etched in your memories forever. And Samantha, that man is delicious!

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    1. Thanks, Andris! And yes, I could happily shake hands with Samantha's cover man ;)

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  12. Congratulations Erin! I have been looking forward to this release (it came home with me after work last night)! I wish you all the success any author deserves. Congratulations to Sam as well, her release is simply wonderful. Now if my classes will cooperate I can dig in and read them with free time they deserve. Oh and I can tell all of you that both books look awesome sitting side by side on the shelf at our store.

    Temptnfate13 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks so much, Misty!! I hope you love them both!

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  13. Erin, mega-congrats on your debut!I'm looking forward to reading this one. And I loved the video!

    The most exciting day for me was the day I signed my first publishing contract. Took my then-10-year-old daughter to see "Cats," and all I could think of that day was, "They like it! They really like it!!!"

    I'd love a bookmark! cynwrites@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks so much for joining us, Cynthia! And I love your sold story - I can just see you sitting in the theater, dreamy smile in place :)

      I'll be sending bookmarks after the drawing on June 15 - just in case you win something else, too :)

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  14. Congrats, Erin. And Samantha. Can't wait to read both of your books!!!!!!!!!!! Much success and lots of more books in your future to both of you.

    Today is a day that lives in infamy for me, too. It's my baby boy's 5th birthday! *sniff* Where did the time go?

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    1. It's my mom's 57th birthday as well..

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    2. Good lord, I can't believe he's already five!!
      How funny that we've been friends for so long, and you never have read the book - I hope you love it!!

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  15. Erin- you're so sticking' cute. Oh my gosh, you make me laugh. I hope that it is the best day ever. I will be heading out to my Barnes & Noble sometime today, so I can get your fabulous new book. I will also let them know that your friend. I have to say I like the dude walking to Barnes &Noble, he was like what's going on. Have fun girlie.

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    1. She's absolutely that way in real life, too. :)

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    2. LOL - Thanks Melody! And Mari Freeman (my camera woman) and I both laughed so hard at that guy - you should have seen his expression when he passed me after the camera stopped rolling ;)

      And yes, Catherine is right - I am an utter dork in person!

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    3. That's so cool. I'm a dork too. We would get along so well. If I'm ever your way we need to get together.

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  16. Congratulations Erin and Samantha!

    Erin I LOVE your video! Hope you both have fabulous, fun-filled days!

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  17. Stopping in briefly to say CONGRATULATIONS on your debut before I run off to BUY your debut. LOL. And I'm so excited you took video of yourself doing your snoopy dance for us. Best. Video. Ever.

    And congrats to Samantha, too!

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    1. Oh! I forgot to tell you my most exciting day. LOL.

      Well, I think everyone knows my world the last several years has revolved around my nephew. He was at my house one day, and he was just starting to say a few words--I didn't have a name yet, or so I thought. I called him "buddy" a lot. Anyway, he did something he wasn't supposed to do, and he'd been warned not to do it, and his Daddy was about to spank him, and he started screaming something through his tears. It took us a few minutes to make out what he was saying...but it was, "No, Buddy," while looking straight at me with huge, pitiful eyes. That was the moment when I got my first name from the Monster boy, and when we ALL knew I was the favorite aunt. He didn't want his Mommy, he didn't want one of his grandparents, or any of the other aunts or uncles who were there to save him. He wanted his Buddy. :)

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    2. Hehehe -I'm glad you loved the snoopy dance happiness :-)
      And I just love your nephew monster stories - that sweet (and mischievous!) boy has you wrapped around that little pinky!

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  18. Congratulations!!!!! Loved the video!! :D Hope you sell lots and lots today!!

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    1. Thanks Cynthia! Glad you enjoyed the video :-)

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  19. OMG! You're HILARIOUS, Erin! That video is a riot!

    So, so excited for you on your debut release! You're going to be a huge hit, I just know it!!

    Enjoy this day!!!

    Oh, and my favorite day: it's a toss up between the day I married Eric (which happened to be TODAY 8 years ago!) and the day Bella was born (before she turned into a destructive little monster!! LOL!)

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    1. Somehow I knew you would like that video, Jerrica ;) Thanks!! I'm laughing over here about your sweet little toddler - I can't imagine her being godzilla in granimals ;P

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    2. Godzilla's got nothin' on this girl! LOL!

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  20. Congratulations! What a great day!

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  21. Congratulations, Erin!

    Wow! I can only imagine how you feel. Watching your video, I was able to live vicariously for a moment. I'm so happy for you! Wish I could give you a big ole hug! Just wow!!!! I can't wait to read your book. I may have to bebop over to my Barnes and Noble and buy a copy today. Yay...Erin!!!

    Lyla Dune

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    1. Thanks a million, Lyla! It's so great to be able to share the day with you guys :)

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  22. Congrats and cute video!! I'll pass on the champagne but I'm all in for the chocolate lol
    As for my fave day.. have to be my wedding day. I was all nerves.. but good nerves.

    Hope the celebrations are nonstop today and you should be very proud and happy. Yay congrats :)

    sharocks13@yahoo.com

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    1. To be honest, I'm allergic to champagne - but my chocolate and sparkling grape juice are perfect!

      Thanks so much for joining in the celebration, Sharon!

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  23. Love it! I love that you post videos! Have a super fabulous release day!! :) Can't wait to get my hands on it! Going to see Bon Jovi a couple times has been pretty exciting for me :)
    tigger_time2 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks Lisa :) I don't know where my penchant for video making came from - its not like I have any time on my hands! But I'm so glad you enjoy them. Good luck in the drawing!

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  24. Congratulations Erin and Samantha. Have a wonderful release day! Like the video!! my favorite day my wedding day and the day our daughter was born.I'd love a bookmark!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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    1. Hi Emma!
      Thanks so much for the congrats :) I'll be sending out your bookmark after the drawing on June 15 - just in case you win more :)

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  25. Congrats to you both.
    Erin, the video is adorable just like you. Wishing you the greatest success with this book and many more to come!

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    1. Thanks Mari - and thanks a million for being my videographer volunteer!

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  26. Congratulations to you both on the books!

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. Congrats to both Samantha and Erin! I've been waiting to read Erin's book since I saw it on GoodReads. Hope it is a fabulous day!

    AquarianDancer at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm thrilled to share the day with Erin. I think she's amazing.

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    2. Lovely to have you join us! Thanks so much for joining in the fun, and I certainly hope you enjoy the books!
      Sam - now you have me blushing :) I learned from you and our other crit partners :)

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  28. Woo Hoo! Hope you are having the best day ever! Didn't get the GoodReads win, but I'll be looking for both these books. I'll have a glass of wine at dinner & toast your happy day.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

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    1. thanks so much, Di! And who knows - you might win big with my giveaway come June 15th!

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  29. Congrats on your release day! Woot Woot! Party Party! Ready to read them both!

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    1. Party time!! Of course, us readers' idea of party is usually much quieter as we dive into a book ;) Thanks for dropping by!

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  30. The video was very cute! My favorite day is probably my wedding day, although the day I brought home my twins from the NICU is a close second!

    I'd love a bookmark.

    smkocunik@gmail.com

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed my celebration video :-) And wow - you've got two really big best days to look back on!

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  31. Congrats on your debut release, Erin. I am sending you a cyber gift, a bottle of Rose champagne. The day I graduated from college is definitely one of my favorite days.

    Happy Release Day to Samantha.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

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  32. Congrats on the book. It sounds really good.
    JWIsley@aol.com

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  33. Awesome! Also, gr. Now I have two books to buy because I can't not get Samantha Grace's book, too!!!

    Can't wait to get my happy little paws around this book.

    Most exciting day ever? Well, the day my boyfriend of eleven years and I decided to marry. It wasn't really the world's greatest proposal (or really, any kind of a proposal at all -- the poor man is scared to death of marriage thanks to his parents' miserable union) but we went out for fish & chips and beer afterwards and I couldn't stop glowing thinking we'd finally make the BIG LEAP and commit to each other in a recognizable way. Makes me all glowy just thinking about it. <3 <3 <3

    anna (at) annabentleytremaine (dotty) com

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    1. Aw - what a wonderful wedding day! Fish and chips and a great big smile sound just about perfect:)
      Thanks for joining in the fun today - happy reading!

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  34. I'd have to say, besides the exciting day of my son's birth, the most excited I've been in a long while was a little over a year ago when I received a call offering me the job that I desperately wanted and needed. I couldn't stop screaming and jumping up and down after I hung up the phone, I was so relieved that my six months of unemployment were over.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

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    1. Oh, I'll bet that was a huge moment - lifting a lot of weight off your shoulders!

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  35. Happy release day! My most exciting day was when my DH and I took our first trip abroad to Japan. It was everything we ever imagined, and more. I'll never forget the awe and joy I felt walking around the streets of Tokyo and Kyoto.

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    1. WOW - I'd love to see Japan! Lucky you :)

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  36. My email: jenalang(at)live(dot)com

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  37. Congrats on release day!!!
    shannonjean14(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. Erin...CONGRATS on the release. I love to see people do their "Happy Dance!" Enjoy the champagne and the accolades...You've EARNED them.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  39. Hi Erin! Congrats on the release!! I finished reading the book a few nights ago & LOVED IT!!! I'm so looking forward to your next book. So liked the banter between the characters; reminds me of the teasing in my family! Benedict & Evie made such great H/Hs.

    I'm an international reader so don't qualify for the giveaway but I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the book.

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    1. Thanks a million, Linda! You've made my day for sure!!

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  40. Congratulations! I am so happy for you to finally have your book out there among the greats.

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  41. Congrats Erin, Love the dance moves, may you sell many, many, many, many copies..........
    joylynne66@hotmail.com

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    1. From your lips to God's ears, lol. Thanks!

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  42. Sorry to be late to the party. Congrats, Erin. And, congrats to Michelle, too. I am really excited for your both.

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  43. Congrats on the release! I bet it must be super exciting to walk into a bookstore and see your books on the shelves. I'd be going to all the bookstores I could and taking photos of them on the shelves. Have fun, and enjoy the excitement!

    mcdonald38(at)cox.net

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