Free Book Friday: Author Copies


Ever an exciting moment, no matter how many times it happens–the day author copies arrive and you get to hold your book, as a BOOK, for the first time! This is Secrets Rising, my July release from Silhouette Romantic Suspense.

Look, even Smoky the cat is excited!!

To celebrate, I’m gonna give away three of these advance copies, so let me know if you want one. Three comment numbers will be selected randomly on Monday!


  1. Kelly Parra says:

    I’ve only experienced this once and it was awesome! So the wonderful feeling doesn’t go away? yay! :woof: Congrats!

  2. Ashley says:

    Congrats! I finally got around to entering one of my kid stories in a writing contest. Whee! :flying: Have a great weekend!

  3. Angie T says:

    Oo! Oo! :bananadance:
    Choose me, Choose me!!! I would love one.
    I am basking in the glow of excitement for you, not to mention the glow of that red shirt! :rotfl:

  4. mary beth says:

    Congrats Suzanne! The cover looks great.

  5. Karen B says:

    Congrats on your “new baby!” Would love to have a copy. :flying:

  6. Susan says:

    Congratulations Suzanne! :clap:

    Of course I would love one! :yes:

  7. Maureen says:

    Congratulations! I would love one.

  8. Marianne says:

    Ooh… Ooooh…. PICK ME! PICK ME!! :wave: I’ve been dying to read the book since you first posted the cover and blurb.

    Have a great weekend! How are the baby kitties? :purr:

  9. Sunny says:

    I’m a new member of heart of Carolina RWA and found your site on their page. Congrats! I hope I have one of those boxes arrive at my front door someday. After looking over the submission process, I think writting my books may turn out to be the easy part!
    Would love to read your story, in fact, I’mm off to the libray to see if I can find you there! I have my list of titles in hand.

  10. Phyllis Lamken says:

    Smokey and I are both excited. Whoohooo… haven’t read Goodnight Nobody yet. Is it good?

  11. RobynL says:

    would love to meet Keely and Jake; sounds so good.

  12. Crystal B. says:

    Congratulations! I would love a copy. 🙂

  13. Minna says:

    :snoopy: Congratulations! :snoopy:
    I would love to have a copy.

  14. Emma says:

    Congratulations Suzanne.Have a great weekend.I like the cover and blurb you posted.I would love to have a copy.

  15. Lis says:

    Congratulations!! :snoopy: Such pretty books! I’d love to get a copy

  16. Tori Lennox says:

    So exciting!!! Me, me, me!!! :bananadance: *g*

  17. Heather Harper says:

    Smoky appears to have good taste. (I love your kitty pics.) Congrats on the warm fuzzies.


  18. Cheryl S. says:

    I would love to be in the running for a copy. Have a great weekend, everyone!

  19. Loreth Anne White says:

    Looking good, Suzanne. Congrats!
    And yeah on the land ownership, too!!! I think I’m going to bring my tent and come visit :yes: Too pretty. And the ocean not far away … purrrfect :purr:

  20. catslady says:

    I can’t even imagine how exciting that must be – red is a good color :purr:

  21. Teresa W. says:

    Good luck on the release and I would lovea copy! :snoopy:

  22. Brandy says:

    How exciting it must be to open the box and see your book, the baby you “birthed”. *g*

  23. Dru says:

    That is so kewl about getting your published books in a box.

  24. Stacey says:

    Congratulations. That must be one of the best feelings… to have all your hard work, polished and put in a book. Great start to the weekened.

    I’d love to be entered for a copy.

    Have a great weekend.

  25. KimW says:

    As Jane Bennett said…..”Yes. A thousand times yes.”

    I want one!

  26. Kathleen says:

    I’d love to have one! Please include me in the drawing!!!

    What a fun package for you to receive in the mail!

  27. Crystal G. says:

    :bananadance: CONGRATULATIONS!! :bananadance:
    I would love to receive a copy. The cover is very pretty. I am so excited for you! :shimmy:

  28. Joyce says:

    Congratulations!!! :snoopy:

    You must feel on top of the world. :flying:

  29. ericka Scott says:

    Oh CONGRATS! Since my “books” are all e-books, it’s not quite the same as hefting the paper in your hands.


  30. Marty says:

    Wow–a whold box? Congrats!

  31. Ellen says:

    Congrats, Suzanne! Hey, the cat likes your book (or rather box of). That’s a good sign. :purr: I already have this on pre-order, so you don’t need to include me in the contest.

  32. Danica/Dream says:

    Nice!! I can’t wait for that to happen to me! Although I’d settle for one of yours. 🙂

  33. Margery Scott says:

    How exciting, Suzanne!!! I can’t wait to experience it for myself. Maybe one of these days …

    Can’t wait to read Secrets Rising!