Disney, A New Release, and Exciting Happenings…

on February 23, 2013 15 Replies

So…I am a writer, but I am first and always a mom.

My boys were born 10 days apart and we decided to surprise them with a Disney trip for their birthday. All moms on the planet know this is a WORKING vacation but usually well worth it. Dragging your kids from fireworks to parades to long lines to fancy restaurants to huge swimming pools exhausts both parent and child. Still, I always found it to be magical. I love Walt Disney and his vision of family time, and the way he states he will never forget the entire journey began with a mouse.

Reminds me of writing. We begin with a blank page, dreams galore, and no way to know where the journey will take us. Just our determination, guts and vision will get us there. Wherever there is. I always bring myself to the beginning when my brain gets too noisy: it begins with a good story. All of it.

Back to Disney. So, we saved the Magic Kingdom for last – a full 12-15 hour day chock full of fun. Until we got up that morning and found my little one very sick. Holding his stomach and throat. Crying.

Ah, crap.

My mother also woke up sick, so my husband and I ended up going to Magic Kingdom with my older son alone. He had fun, but said he didn’t want to do half the things because it wouldn’t be fun without his best friend – his brother. We cut the day early, brought home a toy to my other son, and headed back to the hotel.

The flight home the next day was a nightmare. He cried half the trip, and when we landed we raced to the doctor. On the way, he threw up in the brand new minivan.

Welcome Home.

Poor thing ended up with strep, ear infection and virus. But if you ask him how the trip was, he still lights up and said it was the most fun EVER.

That’s Mickey magic for you. Looking on the bright side!

I used to spend most of this blog writing about my journey and my kids and my crazy life. Now it’s full of news and information and new releases, but I always enjoy telling a personal story now and then because that’s where the good stuff lies. Reminding us we’re all in this together.

On to the news!

My new digital release, All the Way, is hitting cyber space on MARCH 4th! Mark your calendars, because March will be chock full of giveaways, blog tours, and endless fun. I loved writing this book. It’s chock full of fab food, sex, romance, humor, sarcasm, food, sex and food. Wanna see the cover?


My Posse has been having a blast with me and there’s still plenty of openings! If you love my work, love to have fun and connect with fantastic readers, come join us. Shoot my assistant an email direct at lhamelsoldano@gmail.com and she will hook you up and get you a special prize.

Love my Marriage series?

On July 23rd – the fourth installment hits stores everywhere! The Marriage Merger is Julietta and Sawyer’s story, and I’m so excited to share it with you. AND it’s already up for pre-order!

Check out the links on my book page for Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Itunes to pre-order today!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Valentine’s Day and is looking forward to a promising Spring!

Happy reading everyone!
Jen

15 thoughts on “Disney, A New Release, and Exciting Happenings…”

  1. Sharon Cooper says:

    Welcome Home! Disney so seem to have the magic effect* Hope everyone is feeling better~ So looking forward to the new books!

    1. Jennifer says:

      Thanks so much Sharon, we are all now on the mend!!!

  2. Lacey Devlin says:

    Aw what a rough trip! I love that your youngest still thought it was a great holiday 🙂 One day I will get to Disney, hopefully minus the strep, ear infection and virus…

    Am looking forward to the 4th of March! 😀

    1. Jennifer says:

      Thanks so much Lacey and yes, I wish you a Disney trip full of health!!

  3. Liz says:

    I think your eldest son is so sweet!

    1. Jennifer says:

      Aww thanks Liz, he is pretty sweet I must admit!!

  4. LOVE the cover! Do you ever slow down? Hoping we can do lunch soon.

    1. Jennifer says:

      I miss you tons and no, so far no slowing down allowed! Let’s set up a date!

  5. Laura Kaye says:

    We went to Disney the first week of January, Jen! Glad you got some time with the family! And so sorry your little guy was sick at the end!

    I didn’t know you had a new Indulgence coming out! Congratulations! Can’t wait to read it!

    1. Jennifer says:

      HI Laura! Disney is so much fun with the family, isn’t it? And yes, I”m very excited about another Entangled release!

  6. Karen Carpenter-Santos says:

    Jen,
    I love hearing about your antics. We are, indeed, all in this together. 😉
    Karen

    1. Jennifer says:

      Thanks Karen, so true!

  7. Meg says:

    I just finished books 1-3 in the Billionaire Series! Loved them! I can’t wait for Julietta and Saywer’s story. I was hoping to see more of all these characters. I loved how in The Marriage Mistake you went back and showed where everyone from the other 2 books were in their life. I wanted more of Max and Carina. I wanted more of all of them at the end of each book but I especially wanted more of Max and Carina.

    1. Jennifer says:

      HI Meg! So happy you loved the series! Yes, Merger will show more of Max and Carina. I also did a short Valentine’s Day update on them which is posted on my authors’s facebook page you may enjoy. Don’t worry, I will be updating you on all the characters with the next books! Thanks for stopping by!

      1. Meg says:

        Jennifer,
        Oh, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I just checked it out 🙂 I miss those two so much! I love Max and Carina’s story. It is crazy how caught up in the characters lives we get as readers. Thank you so much for writing such wonderful books. I am looking forward to reading book 4. I am new to the e-book world. In fact I just got an old sony e-reader from a friend this weekend b/c I have been plowing through books lately. I have no idea how to use it yet. When I figure it out I will be checking out All The Way! I must say I do just like to hold the real book in my hand but it might be nice for travel.

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