Friday, October 5, 2012
A Little Something Extra
We're drawn to the promise. It's part of the human condition. We all want just a little bit more. More than we paid for. More than we expected. Just one more little bite of the chocolate cake we splurged on. One more day of vacation. A coupon for a free meal when we pay the exorbitant cost of a Disneyland ticket. And because this is such a globally understood characteristic of the human being, people prey on it to get us to do what they want. Buy what they want. Give what they want.
Look at Clinique make-up. I wear it because of its dermatological promises. And because those promises are true. For me at least. The make-up has stood the test of time. But do I just go buy it when I need it? Of course not. Anytime I can, I wait for the Clinique bonus because then, when I buy my regular make-up I get a little something extra. Six little something extras. And here's weird part of this concept. With very few exceptions I have never received, in my bonus gift, anything that I use, would use, or have ever used. We moved recently and I ended up giving away pounds and pounds of unopened Clinique bonus gifts. I had two dresser drawers full of the stuff. But, guess what? I need make-up again. And I waited to buy it, because this week is Clinique bonus week at Macy's. So here I go again...
Don't worry, though, the little something extra I have to offer here is NOT make-up. I've got three little something extras:
1. A Daughter's Story just hit the stands along with five other fabulous Superromance Novels! But wait, that's the make-up, not the bonus. A Daughter's story is part of my Comfort Cove series - a series that revolves around a twenty-five year old cold case involving a missing toddler. A Daughter's Story is the story of the sister whose life was irrevocably changed the day her little sister went missing. The first book in the series, A Son's Tale, was out in July and is the story of the son of the man accused of taking the toddler. The third book, The Truth About Comfort Cove, is the story of the detectives who are working the case. That's all 'make-up'. Now for the bonus - The Good Girl - a Comfort Cove novella - is coming out in December of this year and is COMPLETELY FREE to everyone everywhere. Period. Harlequin and I have teemed up to bring you this little Comfort Cove bonus because we believe in this series so much. We believe that you'll be as satisfied as I am with my Clinique make-up. (I think more so!)
2. The Truth About Comfort Cove offers a little extra, as well. Or a lot extra. In January of this year, Harlequin is re-launching Superromance with longer books, a bigger feel, savvy covers. The books are bigger books, twenty-five percent longer, with more depth than ever before. The Truth About Comfort Cove - directly following the free novella - is one of the six books launching the whole new us!
3. If we have ten or more commenters today, I will give away, to one commenter a free copy of A Son's Tale to get you started on the series.