I love Autumn!

fall-leaves-treeIt’s fall here in Virginia, USA, and I love this time of year. The weather is almost perfect. Cool evenings and crispy days that are still sun warmed. Pumpkins and gourds are everywhere.

I love it so much I wrote about it. A Skeleton at Her Door isn’t a Halloween story – it’s a love story. It just happens to take place during autumn. It starts a few pumpkinsdays before Halloween and ends shortly after Thanksgiving.

book coverI don’t want to spoil the story for anyone but the first scene is based on a real life situation. I opened my door to a skeleton! Then I did that whole what if and wrote the story. It’s a slightly sexy little story about two single parents finding love the second time around, overcoming fears, dealing with teens,  a little girl, and learning to trust again.

I’ve been incredibly busy trying to get several books out and it now looks like I’ll have release dates around the first of November.cover copy

I’ll start with the really big news. The Authors of Main Street have banded together and are creating a boxed set of eleven (11) holiday books! Each with a holiday theme from your favorite authors, Mona Risk, Tori Scott, Kelly Rae, Jill James, Kristy Tate, Carol DeVaney, Pepper Phillips, Susan R. Hughes, Stephanie Queen, Leigh Morgan, and me ( E. Ayers).  Yes, eleven books and it’ll be a super deal! Look for it around November 1. I promise we’ll have links to it on this blog as soon as it goes live!

I’ve got a short story in Debra Holland’s Christmas anthology, Sweetwater Springs Christmas, set in 1895, Montana. Scheduled for release in November.

I’ll have a historical novel that will be out the end of October that follows the story that is in the Sweetwater Springs Christmas, and it still does not have a title or a cover. You don’t need to read the one to read the other, but I do hope you read both. They are tales of two sisters, each with her own story. I promise to post the cover in our little widget as soon as I have it available.EQ Xmas

I have another very short contemporary piece in A Holiday Anthology by the Exquisite Quills that will be available free in most e-book stores around the beginning of November.

And if I ever catch my breath, I’ll have that historic diary ready to be released around Christmas.

Yes, I love holidays! Can’t you tell?

A pink ribbon to remind you!

A pink ribbon to remind you!

And don’t forget October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Have you had a mammogram in the last year? They aren’t what the used to be. The new digital imaging makes them so much easier! It could save your life. Make that appointment.

For those of you who live closer to the equator, I’m sorry that you will miss out on all the beautiful fall foliage, freshly roasted chestnuts, and crunchy apples. The farm fields near me look as though snow has fallen, but it’s the cotton that had ripened and is ready to be harvested. The soybeans fields are turning a golden color, and the peanuts will soon be tossed from the ground. There are corn mazes, hayrides, and pumpkins to be carved.

And don’t forget to connect with me on Twitter. All this month I’m tweeting Halloween jokes. (The kind you can share witjack o lanternh the children. They’ll giggle and you’ll groan!)

Smile!

Halloween is coming! Happy reading.

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21 Responses to I love Autumn!

  1. leighmorgan1 says:

    Congrats on the new release E.! Sounds wonderful. I’ve completed my Christmas story (A Potters Woods Christmas) as well and can’t wait for the set to come out!

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  2. Busy lady. Your post makes me think I’m not doing enough! I love the Skeleton at Her Door by the way. Adorable story.

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  3. I’m with Rose. I’m just sitting around now reading a book and not working on my own. I love the fall too, maybe because my birthday is in the fall. I love watching the leaves change and being able to wear clothes in the oranges and browns and greens of fall. I don’t like having to wear the earmuffs and gloves though.

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    • E. Ayers says:

      Can we have fall and still skip the intense heat of summer and the super cold of winter? I’d love to have all four season but without the extremes. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  4. Jan says:

    I love your novels and novellas. I feel very privileged to get to go through them! You are way too busy – I can’t keep up. Autumn is showing it’s colors here in MO!

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    • E. Ayers says:

      Hi Jan! Thanks for stopping by. I stay busy. And you know that as soon as this clears my plate, I’ll be piling more on it. I’ve got a few River City novels that are begging to be released and stories that are stuck in my head. 2014! Can’t do more this year.

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  5. Jill James says:

    Love the descriptions of fall. Her in Northern California we miss that. The leaves turn brown and fall off. We sometimes get a chilly morning, but it is still high 70’s maybe 80’s here.

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    • E. Ayers says:

      That surprises me. I would have thought you would have had a nice fall. You’re probably further north than I am and we’ve got the Gulf Stream to keep the water temps higher. I wonder what makes the difference?

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  6. susanrhughes says:

    I was reading (enjoying) A Skeleton At Her Door and got interrupted by a bunch of other things. This season is the pefect time to get back to it.

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  7. Carol says:

    You’re one busy lady! Congratulations on all the new releases. Fall is one of my favorite seasons. The air is crisp and my energy level is on high. The pressure is on to finish the year and get on to tax season. I’m looking forward to our Christmas Boxed Set release.

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  8. Carol says:

    Wish I could bottle energy, I’d send you some. Mine has fizzled out for the day. Resting a bit before I begin again.

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    • E. Ayers says:

      I’ve already decided that I’m taking a day off this month and heading into the mountains with a friend for the beautiful scenery. I figure I’m going to need that time to freshen my muse, and revamp. LOL But I’ve got to do a lot between now and then!

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  9. Melissa Keir says:

    Are you sleeping? Or did you find a magic pill? I could use some of that energy! Congrats on all the upcoming releases. The holidays are a wonderful time! I’m not ready for the Michigan winter but that’s a different comment!

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    • E. Ayers says:

      LOL I stayed up all last night, went to sleep around 12:30 in the afternoon, and slept until 5. Now I feel like a slug. I will be asleep before 3 AM tonight. (Hey, that’s early for me!) How much can I get done in the next 5 hours?
      Being an author is the hardest, most time consuming job I’ve ever had. People think we sit around and type a few words every day. I wish!

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  10. monarisk says:

    Hi E., you’ve been so busy and productive, you put me to shame. All your books look great. I have A Skeleton at Her Door and should start reading it soon. Our Christmas Box Set cover looks gorgeous. Thank you so much.

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    • E. Ayers says:

      Well, we’re even because I haven’t had a chance to finish your Christmas Babies. Thanks. We’re all working hard to get this boxed set ready. My little contribution (beyond the book in it) is the cover. I’m just designing the wrapping paper, you’re the one who is doing most of the work inside the box! Major kudos to you, Stephanie, and Jill.

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