Rose Gardner

November 5, 2014

Thirty-Three and a Half Shenanigans is LIVE!

It’s finally here! Book Six in the USA Today Bestselling Series, THIRTY-THREE AND A HALF SHENANIGANS is now LIVE! If you haven’t grabbed your copy yet, follow the links below.   BOOK DESCRIPTION: Rose is called into action when Neely Kate’s cousin goes missing and the police refuse to take it seriously. But while the authorities—Rose’s ex-boyfriend, included—are certain the missing woman has run away, mounting evidence points to foul play. Rose agrees to help her friend, even if it means partaking in Neely Kate’s shenanigans, including an impromptu trip to a strip club. And because trouble never comes without a guest, Skeeter Malcolm, Fenton County’s newly crowned underground king, resurfaces, saying he needs Rose’s visionary gift to track down his enemies. He makes her the only offer she can’t refuse: The guaranteed safety of her assistant DA boyfriend, Mason Deveraux, who is being threatened by forces unknown. The Fenton County law enforcement is still abuzz about the infamous Lady in Black, who took part in the underground auction that earned Skeeter his crown. Can Rose risk a reprisal of her role? As the stakes continue to rise and the search for Neely Kate’s cousin becomes increasingly complicated, Rose must struggle to keep […]
September 19, 2013

Falling to Pieces (A Rose Gardner Between the Numbers Novella)

If you look at the right side bar, you can see that I plan to release Thirty-One and a Half Regrets on January 9, 2014. Thirty-One will start  about a month after the end of Thirty and a Half Excuses.  But Rose is going to go through a lot in that month. I’ve had readers tell me that they want to know what happened after The End of Thirty. But then I also thought: Did you wonder what was going through Joe’s mind during the last few chapters of Thirty and a Half Excuses? Do you wonder how Joe coped after the end of the book? Then I have a surprise for you. I’m halfway done writing a novella that I’ve titled Falling to Pieces. It starts immediately at the end of Thirty and a Half Excuses and follows Rose and some of Joe through the next couple of weeks. It also lets you in Joe’s head so you can see what happened at his parent’s house AFTER Rose went home.  I plan to publish it as an ebook and print book in February, 2014. But here’s the best part: My newsletter subscribers get to read it for free. And EARLY. […]
June 19, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Five

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here. Denise again. Remember how I said it all started with Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes? Well, the beauty of the Rose Gardner mysteries is that each book is a standalone. Much unlike my other books! So a reader can pickup Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons without having read the first book and just be fine. But why miss out on how it all began? Don’t you want to read about Rose’s blind date with the Pillsbury Doughboy!  Or when she bought a nightie Walmart? (Scandalous!?!?) Or Joe teaching Rose the rules of drinking on her front porch…(I think that was my favorite scene to write in the whole book.**) Today’s reason to love Rose Gardner is: An autographed print copy of Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes! Trust me, you’re gonna need to read Twenty-Eight to know the answers for Part Two of Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardener! (And the giveaways in Part One are nothin’ compared to some of the things we’re giving away in Part Two.) Oh!!!!!!!!!!!WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have something else to add! How about….   An autographed print copy of an ARC* of Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons!!! (*ARC: Advanced Release Copy– this book WILL have typos […]
June 18, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Four

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here. It’s Denise again! It’s my last day and then Heather’s taking control again! Since we hit a Crappy Doodle theme yesterday, what do you say we keep it going? How about a Crappy Doodles! mug??? (**Laptop not included) The other side, not shown, has the title Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes. I’ll even throw in some tea bags even though I have coffee in the mug in this picture.  And yes, that’s my OWN mug, but I promise to give you your very own unused one. So what’s the question today? It’s no secret that I’m a coffee lover.  If you win this mug, will you be most likely to drink coffee or hot tea out of it? Or maybe hot cocoa?  You have until Wednesday midnight, CDT, June 20 to leave a comment to enter. Winner will be picked with What will you drink from this mug if you win? Denise The winner of our Day Three Giveaway is….Stormy!!  We will be contacting you by email so we can ship your crappy doodles mug.  Congratulations!
June 17, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Three

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here.  IT It’s Denise again! (And here I told you all that Heather was in charge of the giveaway!) I hope you’re having fun and I think you’re going to LOVE today’s giveaway item! Your very own Crappy Doodles t-shirt!!! (My beautiful daughter Julia is modeling) Some days are just crappy doodle days, so what better way to tell the world than wear it on your shirt? I have one of these and I love this shirt, and not just because it says Crappy Doodles!  It’s a really soft, stretchy cotton and although it’s fitted, it doesn’t cling. This particular shirt is Bedazzled. You can choose to NOT have your t-shirt Bedazzeled. (Bedazzling courtesy of Julia.)  I have a few sizes at my house BUT I can order a different size.  If you win, I’ll give you a sizing chart to see what works for you. And if you don’t win, don’t be sad. I might be giving another one or two of these away, OR you can buy your own on Zazzle. SO…how can you win? Have you ever said the words Crappy Doodles? Be honest […]
June 16, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Two

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here.  Hey, y’all. You’ve got me today because I gave Heather the day off. It’s day two of twenty-nine days of giveaways and today’s prize is book specific. A mug with the cover of Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes, along with two tea bags. Wild Sweet Orange seems like something Aunt Bessie would have made Rose when they had their talk in the kitchen on the night of Momma’s wake. And Passion… It’s not the reason you think!  I love Passion tea and drink it hot almost every night in the winter when I’m writing. So to win today’s giveaway, tell me if you have a preference: hot tea or iced tea. You have until Monday night at midnight, CDT, June 18. The winner will be picked by Hot tea or Iced tea??? Denise   THIS DAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winner is #5, Kristi Eggleston! Congrats, Kristi!
June 15, 2012

Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason One

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here.    Are you ready? We are! We have spent the last few weeks brainstorming, making lists, laughing, shopping, and scheduling our big month of giveaways, so without further ado we begin our Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner. Call your friends and schedule a night in on the couch. Today’s giveaway is a collection of must-haves for a great movie night. We’ll supply you with the popcorn, (Barbeque flavored– because we love all things southern!) the candy, a beautiful snack bowl and four great chick-flicks to choose from on one DVD. To carry our southern theme- Hope Floats (yummmmm Harry Connick, Jr.) 27 Dresses, Family Stone and In Her Shoes. How do you win? Leave a comment below and if you feel like it, tell us your favorite southern movie. The contest will close Sunday night, June 17 at midnight CST. Good luck! Heather This day is now closed. The winner was Laura, #19!