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Newsletter Dated: 9/5/2006 9:01:06 PM

Subject: Author Connie Vines' Newsletter

Connie Vines’ Newsletter
"For Fun and Lively Fiction" Fall 2006 — Issue # 16
Summer, with all its sizzling heat and brilliant blue skies, is yielding to colorful sunsets and cool evening breezes that signal the opening of the county fair and the start of another school year here in southern California. This also means that I’m completing the final touches on the 3rd book in my “Western Men are Made for Lovin’ Series,” Heart Montana: Tangled up in Love!

Talk about talk tall, dark and cowboy~ Chronic bachelor, Caleb Dryden, is falling hard and fast for Lana Elder. But Lana doesn’t believe a word of it. Once a Casanova, always a Casanova. Can Caleb prove her wrong before she packs her bags for the big city, and out of his life for good? Watch my website and upcoming newsletters for more…

I have some exciting news for you!

My Summer Contests drew over 200 entries! The winners: June/ Sara Wilson of Blackburg, VA; July/Annette Taylor of Albion, IL; Aug./Susan Wise of Lanesborough, MA will be receiving their prizes in the mail!

Since my Readers and Reviews have always commented on the recipes I include in my novels, and my foray into culinary romance;I’ve decided to celebrate this distinction by holding (what I think is) an innovative contest.

Log onto my website: and click on: Message Board, then go to Winter Holidays Contest.

Send me your favorite recipe(s). I’ll hold a website poll to determine the winners. Remember, the winners will have one of their yummy recipes appear in an upcoming release of my “Western Men are Made for Lovin’ Series”, or my “Wild, Wild West Series”.

Remember The Way to a Rancher’s Heart will be available in paperback this fall. Watch for it at/or preorder through: or

For my YA/Teen Readers: My Native American novel, Whisper upon the Water Student Activity and Teacher Edition Workbook will be available through my publisher: Hard Shell Word Factory @ School and Public Library will receive discounts on the novel and activity books.
Watch my websites for Book 2 in my Native American Series: Spirit in the Sky and the first in my YA Lasslit Series: The Nine Lives of Lana Pierpont: You Are SO Cursed!

Hope you find this Newsletter informative and enjoyable!
Please forward it to your friends you feel would be interested.
Until next time...

Happy Reading,
Connie Vines

In This Issue:
• Feature Article: Reading a good book can be good for you and your child.
• Spotlight on Featured Author: BooksWeLove
• Quote of the Week
• Contact the Editor
1. Reading a good book is good for you and your child.
Research has shown why it's important to read to your child for their benefit, but have you thought about the benefit to you?
1. Reading establishes a routine for a wind-down from work.
Read with your child for the first 10-15 minutes after you come home.
2. Reading helps relax you and initiates a sense of peace while your child cuddles next to you.
3. Reading stimulates your creativity as you experience the joy of reading aloud.
4. Reading rekindles the thrill of rediscovering your childhood favorites.
5. Reading encourages authentic communication with your child.
6. Reading encourages the excitement of reading a good book and using your imagination.
7. Reading builds and reinforces the bond with your child (with little effort).
8. Reading allows you to discover new literary gems that your child will bring home.
9. Reading gives you a second chance of reliving your favorite stories through the eyes of your child.
10. After 10-15 minutes of reading, your child will probably let you get dinner ready without (too many) distractions.

Later, when you have some ‘alone time’, brew a pot of my tea to sip while you share a few hours with the men of my “Western Men are Made for Lovin’” Series.

2 c. water 8 whole cloves
4 thin-slices of fresh ginger. peeled 4-2-inch cinnamon stick, broken
2 teabags 1 c. orange juice
1 T. brown sugar, packed
Combine water and spices in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from head; add teabags and let stand for 5 minutes. Discard teabags. Stir in orange juice and brown sugar; heat through. Strain before serving. Makes 4 servings.

2. Spotlight on a Featured Author
It would like to thank selecting me  as on of their Featured Authors for Fall 2006.
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3. Quote of the Week
"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude."

- Denis Waitley

4. Contact the Author

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