Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Woo Hoo! The Officer's Girl is #1 among Series Romances on Amazon.com

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1. The Officer's Girl (Harlequin American Romance Series) by Leigh Duncan
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Dear Friends, Family, and Fans,

There were times when I thought this day would never get here, but persistence, hard work—and a lot of luck—have paid off. The Officer’s Girl is officially in stores and available for order on-line today! I’m practically giddy at the concept of walking into a book store and seeing my book on the shelves.

It seems a few of the book stores were so eager to have my book on their shelves that they filled the Harlequin displays with copies of The Officer’s Girl a few days before the official release day. Which is why I can share this photo taken Sunday at the Barnes & Noble in Melbourne, Fl. Do you recognize the beaming face of a new author?

Over the next six weeks, I’ll be holding several book signings, beginning with one this Friday in Boonsboro, MD where I’ll be joining Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Roxanne St. Claire, Ruth Langan/RC Ryan, Gail Barrett, Ellen Dugan, Susan Donovan, Lavinia Kent, Michelle Monkou, and Christine Trent at the Turn the Page Bookstore & CafĂ©. To see a complete list of book signings and appearances, visit the News Page on my website at www.leighduncan.com

For all of you who’ve hung in there and kept the faith for me, thank you! I hope you enjoy The Officer’s Girl. Drop me a line at leigh@leighduncan.com to let me know what you think of it.

Reviewers love Harlequin American Romance The Officer’s Girl by Leigh Duncan:

Gives “beach read” a whole new meaning (in a good way).
Romance B(uy) the Book

A heartwarming novel…very believable characters…secondary characters (are) brilliant.
CK’S Kwips and Kritiques

A strong story from its stormy beginning to its happy ending.
Coffee Time Romance & More

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Whooo-eee! The Officer's Girl hits the book shelves in 5 days! In honor of this momentous occasion, I'm talking about what it takes to write a book (hint: It Takes A Village) over at Everybody Needs a Little Romance (http://everybodyneedsalittleromance.com/). Drop by and leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of The Officer's Girl.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Hey, Everyone! Sorry I haven’t had much to say the last couple of months. I’ve been pouring all my efforts, and most of my words, into my 2nd book for Harlequin American, Catch of a Lifetime. My editor would really like to have it on her desk April 15th, so I’ve been working, working, working to get it finished. The good news is, I’m almost done. Yippee!

The other fabulous news is that my debut book, The Officer’s Girl, will be available in less than two weeks! April 13th is “release day” for this lighthearted romance, and I’ve been thrilled by what the reviewers have had to say about the book.

Becke Davis of Romance B(uy) The Book made The Officer’s Girl a featured review and said it “gives the term ‘beach read’ a whole new meaning” (in a good way, of course!).

Coffee Time Romance says, “Leigh Duncan creates a strong story from its stormy beginning to its happy ending. The setting is a fabulous choice and the description so realistic that I could almost smell the s’mores at the (hurricane) shelter. I loved that the storyline revolved around two strong-minded characters.”

Kwips and Kritiques gave The Officer’s Girl a rave review saying it “is a heartwarming novel (which) gives us a glimpse into the lives of very believable characters who are trying each day to work through the challenges and monkey wrenches that come their way. I really enjoyed the attention to the emotional development of both Brett and Stephanie, as well as the way that each event had consequences that moved the plot in certain directions. The secondary characters of the twin girls was brilliant, allowing us to see a softer side of the two protagonists.

I hope you’ll read The Officer’s Girl and let me know if you agree with the reviewer’s assessment. Check out my website, www.leighduncan.com, for places to buy the book and a list of appearances, starting with April 16th when I’ll join Nora Roberts, Roxanne St. Claire and Charlaine Harris for a book signing at Turn The Page in Boonsboro, MD.