Nocturnal Journal

Paranormal Romance Author
Mandy M. Roth
Vampires, Werewolves & Faeries...Oh My!
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
IO3-- best selling book at fictionwise…

I was excited and wanted to share! I'm not sure how long I'll sit in the top spots for bestselling book and author at fictionwise but I wanted to share while it was up! Plus the lineup is amazing. Some really great books/authors on there!

Best Selling eBooks: Recent

1. Radar Deceptions [Immortal Ops Novel] by Mandy M. Roth [ROM]

2. A Rogue in Texas by Lorraine Heath [ROM]

3. The Alexandria Link by Steve Berry [SUSP/THRILL]

4. The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt [ROM]

5. The Price of Desire by Leda Swann [ROM]

6. Bite Me If You Can by Lynsay Sands [DARKFANT]

7. Innocent in Death by J. D. Robb [MYS]

8. Two Weeks with a Stranger by Debra Mullins [ROM]

9. Phoenix Rising I by Morgana de Winter & Marie Harte & Michelle M. Pillow [ROM]

10. Her Best Man by Jana Richards [ROM]

11. A Little Bit Wicked by Victoria Alexander [ROM]

12. Tigra by R.J. Leahy [SF]

13. The Blonde Bomb Tech by Lara Santiago [ROM]

14. What a Lady Wants by Victoria Alexander [ROM]

15. Kissing Sin by Keri Arthur [HOR]

16. Phoenix Rising II by Angelique Anjou & Mandy M. Roth & Donna Grant [ROM]

17. The Sicilian's Marriage Arrangement by Lucy Monroe [ROM]

18. Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips [FIC]

19. The Italian's Forced Bride by Kate Walker [ROM]

20. B*E*A*S*T* of Burden by Rebecca Goings [ROM]

21. Emily's Beau by Allison Lane [ROM]

22. The Polyamorous Princess by Melodee Aaron [ROM]

23. The Protectorate: Patriarch by Dana Warryck [ROM]

24. How to Abduct a Highland Lord by Karen Hawkins [ROM]

25. The Millionaire's Pregnant Wife by Sandra Field [ROM]

Best Selling Authors: Recent

1. Mandy M. Roth

2. Sean Michael

3. Kaitlyn O'Connor

4. Viola Grace

5. Victoria Alexander

6. John Norman

7. J. M. Snyder

8. Lorraine Heath

9. Jaden Sinclair

10. Lara Santiago

11. Michelle M. Pillow

12. Reese Gabriel

13. Lisa Andel

14. Keri Arthur

15. Steve Berry

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posted by mandymroth @ 11:35 AM   2 comments

Tuesday, February 27, 2007
The Neverending Sig Line...

Yeah, we all knew it would happen. That day I up and decided to rant again. It’s here. I’ll start off by saying that I belong to so many online groups that I’ve lost count. I do my best to keep up on the influx of mail and answer when I feel I have something worth saying (so, I don’t talk so much….lol). As I was waiting for my messages to download, I first thought many of them coming through were falling victim to the ‘forget to clip’ers’. Oh, if only that were the case…my fodder for this blog would not be. Nope. Most of the email was the person’s sig line. The thing just about qualified as a short story. I kid you not. The thing was longer than some blurbs I’ve read. As much as I want to have easy access to a web link, I really don’t want all the details of everything since the creation of mankind to come too. I LOVE having the authors/persons web site/blog/myspace right there, at my fingertips. I’m not one to take the extra steps to google a name I see so if the link is there and I’m interested, I’ll click it.
I struggle with sig lines (or I did until I found one I liked and said to hell with it). I’m curious to know what other people think of them. Do you like them to be 20 lines long or does 2-5 do the trick for you? Do you like them at all?

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Monday, February 26, 2007
Round 4…

Believe it or not but the Roth household has been struck yet again by some sort of stomach bug. My youngest has it coming out both ends. The poor kid sits up and the next thing he knows, he needs his mom to bathe him and scrub whatever he was on because it's covered in everything you can imagine. I'm really at a loss as to what to do. Since xmas we've been nailed four times with stomach bugs of some kind or another. I'm an absolute freak about wiping things down and hand washing. Still, we've been hit hard. It seems like we're struck again before we can all get on our feet from the last go round.
Is it a horrible year for it all or am I imagining it?
Please tell me I'm not alone. I barely have skin left on my knuckles. LMAO

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007
I slept with my computer last night…

I woke up on my office floor this morning.

Grab your attention? I thought so. Now, I'll set the story up. My office in adjacent to the family room. My computer table sits against the wall and on the other side of the wall is one of two long sofas that flank the walls of the family room. My husband is partial to the sofa nearest my office (so much so that he avoids the other like it has something deadly he might catch…might be why that one still looks brand new). Anyway, since I moved down here (had been on center level until a few months back) he's fallen asleep EACH AND EVERY night on the sofa on the other side of my office way. That wouldn't be so bad if he didn't snore loud enough to wake the dead and then get grumpy when you try to wake him up and convince him to go up to bed.

I have begged and pleaded. I've bitched. I've moaned. Still, the man ignores me, laughing as he gets comfy to watch a whole ten minutes of TV before passing out cold. Finally, I snapped. I went out and took ALL the sofa cushions and pulled them into my office. I then locked my office door, sat down, put headset on and worked until the wee hours of morning.

Ah silence at last!

It got really late and I didn't want to go up and walk past my son's rooms because they have mommy-dar…you know…they can hear me coming and are instantly awake and wanting something. I looked back at the mound of comfy throw pillows and cushions and gave into temptation. I curled up on them and woke up there this morning.

My husband comes down, finds me asleep on them all and laughs. He then acknowledges that I did manage to find a way to keep him from passing out on sofa. I winked and told him I'd keep doing it and if he found another way to fall asleep out there, snoring so loud that I can't work, he'd come home and find I'd given away all the furniture making TV viewing standing room only.

Yes, I do feel quite proud of myself…even if there is a kink in my neck from sleeping on floor of my office.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Snowed in

Yes, we were hit hard with the storm! Here are some pics.

This is one showing the side yard...that is a five foot (at parts 7 feet) drift of snow that goes over the entire side yard. There "was" a pond under it. LOL

There is another pic taken last night out there. That's my hubby. He's 6 1". The drift at the time was 4 feet.

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posted by mandymroth @ 9:52 AM   9 comments

Monday, February 12, 2007
Raven Podcasts

CONTEST: Raven Podcasts! (to find us on itunes you must type in raven podcasts in search area)

Mandy and Michelle are currently setting up to begin Raven Podcasts (update...they've started). Yeah, you have to listen to us now too! LOL

Anyway, in honor of the setting up process, we're holding a contest. Submit reader questions or topics we can use in our podcasts that you'd like to hear us talk about and be entered for a chance to win your name in a book dedication! There will be two winners, one in a Michelle book and one in a Mandy book (of our choice)

UPDATE: You can option to just have your first name in the dedication or a nickname. We'll put it in as you give it to us, so no worries if you're a closet reader ;) Authors are welcome to enter, you have just as good a chance as everyone else to win

Contest is open to those 18 years and older. Winner will be randomly drawn from names of entrants.

To enter:
Simply post your topic as a comment to this post. You can enter more than once. More than one winner may be drawn for the same dedication if there are several entries.

Books may appear in both ebook and print. By entering the contest you are agreeing to 1. have your name in the dedication and related material whether print or electronic--for example on my and the publisher website or in a podcast. 2. allow Mandy and Michelle to use your topic in a Raven podcast, in whole or in part, as they see fit. No other compensation will be given.

Oh, yeah, now you have to listen to us too!

Before download, be sure you have your speakers turned on and if you're using headsets, be sure they aren't the kind with one ear piece only.

Podcasts Mp3's

Want to be a guest on a RAVEN PODCAST?

Email us to see what spots are open and please have a topic to recommend for your time. Also, you will need to have SKYPE installed on your computer along with a decent microphone. Skype is a free program.

By agreeing to be a guest you give us permission to record you, and post for public as we see fit.

Listen to podcasts here:


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Monday, February 05, 2007
When Voyeurism is Good

Join us today on the Raven Blog as guest author Candice Gilmer pays us a visit to discuss

When Voyeurism is Good

A guest blogger will be joining us each and every Monday to help kick off the week with a paranormal twist.

If you're interested in becoming a guest blogger please email us to get on the schedule.


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