Friday, December 29, 2006

Premium Press America's Website!

The Premium Press America website is finally live! Not all links work, but you can noodle around in the Romance section and check me out!
Currently, A Year and A Day is the featured Romance title! Come check me out!

And have you posted your review on Amazon yet? This holiday downtime is a GREAT chance to catch up on reading and reviewing! I know I did! I think I posted two long-overdue reviews this week and I still have one more yet to go.
And even if you don't want to leave a review, or don't feel that you really have the time to write one, you can vote on the "usefulness" of those who have reviewed before you!

I hope everyone is enjoying the 12 Days of Christmas. I love them, myself, but I can do without the waterfowl.
A little bit of 12 Days trivia...if you got each of the items mentioned in the song you would receive 81 gifts.
BUT if you got each item mentioned in the song EACH TIME it was mentioned...that makes 364 presents!
That's a lot of partridges and pear trees!

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas!!

Whether you celebrate, or not, I hope everyone is having a magical day today! And I hope that Santa left YOU something special, too!

Me, I choose to take a bit of on Eponine route...Matt and I had quite the Solstice party with creole pasta (not the least bit traditional, but eh...details!) and a bottle of fabulous Shiraz red wine. We couldn't stay up to meet the sunrise of a new year (damn day jobs!!)...but we did enjoy the quiet joy of the longest night and in the style of the Kushiel books of of our friend, fellow author Jacqueline Carey, we wished one another joie!

And here it is, Christmas morning and I am back in my beloved California. After a whirlwind of European-style feasting, revelry, and gifts last night, I have come home to my childhood house to the traditional day-after presents and cookies for breakfast with my parents. Well, with my Dad. My Mom is a nurse so she is at work today, bringing Christmas cheer to the entirety of the hospital, I am sure! She is a little Eponine-like, herself! But she'll be joining us for Christmas dinner, which will be much more subdued than the delightful chaos of last night and will round out the two-day event that Christmas has always been in my family.

So, have a merry day everyone. Good luck and good cheer! I drink to you, all of my loving and loyal readers! Thank you all for selling me out on Amazon so many times that they have taken to calling my distributor and publisher and asking for more books!
I love you all, I hope you know that. YOU are what makes this all worthwhile, YOU are what keeps me going, YOU are who I am writing for. I want to bring joy and wonder to YOUR life and I never want to let YOU down.
Happy Holidays to YOU. Yes, YOU!

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and may JOY be yours all the days fo your life!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Happy Solstice!

Happy Solstice, everyone! I hope as the longest night passes behind us that we all embrace the oncoming year with grace and strength!

Currently, I am hanging out at the "in-law's" and making cookies.

I have been doing very well on Amazon, sold through 3 times in December. Thanks everyone! Keep it up!

And don't forget to keep warm.
Baby, it's cold outside!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

A warm hello on a cold night.

Happy December!!!!!!!!!

All is well in the world of me.

It snowed on me this morning in soft, glittery swirls. When the clouds blew away, the temperature continued to drop until it got bitterly cold. 20 degress when I was driving home from the mall. They say Nashville will hit a low of 14 degrees tonight. Damn chilly for the South!

My Holiday shopping goes well. I secured a copy of a very hard-to-find book for Matt's dad: Marilyn Merlot and the Naked Grape: Odd Wines from Around the World. Yay!
And the rest of the family...blown glass. I get a hell of a discount. ^_^

Book sales continue to go strongly, I have had a few people take up my holiday offer. There is still time for you to get your hands on a copy of A Year and A Day for $10 including first class shipping! Act now!

I hope everyone's December is going well with bright lights, cold nights, and hot cider!

Friday, November 17, 2006



Order directly from me and save some holiday green!


Orders will be accepted ONLY UNTIL DECEMBER 20th!

(Simply fill out the "Contact Sara" form and type "Holiday Sale" in the message title window. Make sure to include your mailing address and the personalized greeting you'd like included in the body of the message. I will email you a confirmation and payment option information. Your book will be mailed first class {other shipping methods are not included in this sale} as soon as payment is received!)


This is James Willingham, the Chairman of Auto Retailing Today. What is he doing in my blog? He's telling you that I need some HELP!

A Year and A Day is back in stock at Amazon.
The holidays are coming up.
There is only one review posted thus far.

...does anyone see where I am going with this?

This is what I want NEED from you:
  1. BUY BOOKS. A Year and A Day makes a great gift! It is PERFECT for an in-law, a friend, a secretary, a cousin, teacher, officemate, person you hardly know, etc.
  2. POST YOUR REVIEW! I KNOW that just about every single one of you reading this via LiveJournal (34 people at last count!) has read the book and really enjoyed it. I can count on at least two or three or ten of you to post your opinions, right? The more reviews the better I look to the Average Joe (or Average Joanne) that is cruising through Amazon looking for gift ideas.
  3. If you like to indulge in's "ListMania," please think of including me on one of those lists. (Unless it is a list of "Books that SUCK by people I despise," then don't worry about including me, I'll manage. ^_~)
  4. I am open to suggestions for otherwise marketing the hell out of the book. I should have some signings coming up here in a little while, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for changes in the Event Calendar at my website!
Thanks everyone for all your continued support and dedication to me and my work. You all mean the world to me and I am very lucky to have such great fans that are also wonderful friends!!
Just think of the fabulous bragging rights you'll have when I get to be super-famous!! You want that right? "Oh yeah, Sara M. Harvey, she's cool. She's a friend of mine, ya know."

And don't forget that if you want a personalized autographed copy of either version of the cover, just drop me an email at my website and I can have that out to you ASAP!

Thanks everyone! Let us make this season a success!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Apologies to my LiveJournal syndicated readers!

I apologize for Blogger republishing my entire blog back to LJ. I switched over to Blogger Beta and evidently it got carried away!

We'll just think of it as a splendid trip down memory lane, okay?

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

January Convention Appearances

Ok, I have gotten approval back for my Guest status at two conventions in January.
Arisia in Cambridge, MA January 12-14, 2007 and Chattacon in Chattanooga, TN January 26-28, 2007.
Yay! I am hoping you can come on out and see me!

(me at Pi-Con with Jacqueline Carey on a religion panel. Did I mention I amtheir Official Guest of Awesome in August?)

Friday, November 03, 2006

Long time no update!

Yes, I know, but honestly, life has slowed down a bit and I don't want to bore y'all with the silly details.
Trust me, slow has been a nice change!

But some news:
  • A Year and A Day is sold out at Amazon yet again! More are on the way! Marketplace also still has about 7 copies in stock. But I have consistently sold out my stock at Ingram and...that leads me to bullet-point the second
  • Ingram is now interested in my event schedule for the coming year. They would like to coordinate having books in stock in stores where I will be appearing and the like. Which takes me to bullet-point the third
  • I should be having some signings/readings/events in Nashville between Thanksgiving and Christmas. More details on that when I get them. Trust me, you will be in the know!
  • On a somewhat related note, the pile of books stacked on my pallet is slowly but surely shrinking. Nowhere close to sell-through though, but we are getting there bit by bit, book by book. I think I am ahead of everyone else, though! ^_~
  • And lastly, Seven Times a Woman is getting a good reception at Premium Press America. I think they might be interested in it, but nothing has been settled on that front. I have only gotten word that Lanier, my publishing editor and one of my all-time favorite people in the universe, is really enjoying it thus far. Again, more news when I get it!

So these days, I am waiting on hearing my event schedule and working away on "Safehouse."
Currently, I am at 5,000 words out of a target number of 95,000. Trying to parlay a little of this NaNoWriMo energy into getting the jump on this latest novel, which will be my third. ^_^

And I'll be leaving you with a couple pictures from SalonCon.
This was the Friday Night Masquerade, I went as a "Dragon Lady," a sort of Asian fusion mishmosh which included a corset, hakama, a burn-out velvet drapey wrap, and faux-geisha make-up.

That's it for now, I have a few little things to do around the house, then I think I will be going out to track down some lunch at Sam and Zoe's and get some writing done! I have a few days off, I am going to try and make the most of them!

Until later!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Actually, as it turns out, I can take donations for my involvement in the Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk.
So, if anyone has a couple bucks burning a hole in their here!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

As it turns out by a bit of serendipity, I will be walking in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event here in Nashville tomorrow, Saturday October the 21st!
I am subbing for someone who had to drop off the team, so don't fret about trying to send out donations or any of that. That has already been taken care of!

This is basically an FYI and a reminder to all of you to support your local breast cancer cause!
AND if you are in Nashville, come out to LP Field (aka the football field across the river where the Titans play) and show the LOVE!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

A YEAR AND A DAY reviewed on Amazon

Wow, my first review. Click here for the page and all it's shiny, squee-inducing glory.

Or, for those of you who want instant gratification...

From Green_Melusine, a "Top 500" reviewer on

Have several boxes of kleenex next to your chair when you read this one. You'll need them.

The premise of this story is that the Angel of Joy and the Angel of Vengeance are sent together on a mission to New York City, and are assigned to take human form and live among mortals for a year and a day. Vengeance (who takes the name Julian) is more than a little irritated with his traveling companion (who goes by Eponine), both because of her incessant perkiness and because she refuses to tell him the purpose of the mission.

What Julian doesn't know is that he *is* the mission. Having spent thousands of years among violence and destruction, he is on the edge of madness and in danger of falling. Eponine's task is to save his soul. Along the way, they discover disturbing feelings for each other.

The novel is also populated with a host of delightful secondary characters, including a sassy gypsy named Phina who always gives the impression of being more than she seems. New York also plays a scene-stealing role. Harvey calls this novel a love letter to the city, and she's right. The novel is a feast for the senses. I could almost feel the turning seasons in the air. I know I could taste the chocolate!

The characters are complex, and their developing relationship is a thing of depth. This is not one of those novels where, even at the end, the characters are still in the first blush of infatuation. This is a love that a reader can believe in.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

SEVEN TIMES A WOMAN is complete!

Wow, I just now, just now, wrote the final edits on my second novel and sent it on to my publisher.
Let's hope they like it. And if it is not for them...I know someone who might want to give a publishing home to a reincarnating kitsune-turned-dragon and her Dragon-Prince lover.

Excerpts will be following forthwith, after my back-to-back mad convention schedule!
So, if you don't hear from me much for the next couple of weekend's well, you know why.

Enjoy yourself, friends!

And I shall leave you with my newest heroine, Lilia.
Welcome to the table, darling, how do you take your tea?

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

A YEAR AND A DAY at Borders Books!

That, dear friends and kind readers, is a picture of the Borders store on West End here in Nashville, TN.
If you went to that store, you would find my book on its shelves.

Now, of course I am going to have to go and get some photographic evidence of this for my own, personal *squee!*. But for the moment, I shall take Zach's word for it, but let the masses out there know that A Year and A Day is IN A BOOKSTORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

A YEAR AND A DAY back in regular online stock

All online retailers are restocked with A Year and A Day!
So head on over to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Books-a-Million!

Don't forget you can also walk into any of your favorite booksellers and make a request there!

Next time, updates on the writing process of my upcoming projects!

But for now, YAY! Books are back in stock! Let's sell them out again!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Amazon Marketplace has A YEAR AND A DAY in stock!

For those in absolute need of a copy of A Year and A Day, you can find several copies in the Amazon Marketplace section of

Also, you can email me and request your personalized book, of course!

Monday, September 18, 2006


This be me and my scurrrrrrrvy dog! (dang...she sure does have a vicious-looking yawn, doesn't she?)

And fer the deef among ye, I provide a sign-language interpretation! Arrrr!
Iye, fer sooth, that does mean "pirate" in American Sign Language. Thar be no discriminatin' on TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!

So go shiver some timbers this September the nineteenth or I'll be seein' ya in Davy Jones' Locker!

From one salty Sea Dog to another.....
...have yerself a hearty yo-ho this holiday, else I'll be makin' ya walk the plank!


A fun excuse to post an amazing picture!

Ooh, this is "Joy" by Diane Givens from Angelic Reality!

She is here to help me tell you that a couple of copies of A Year and A Day have (sort of) re-appeared on Amazon.
My favorite listing, the guy from England selling the book for $27.54!

But, by and large, I just wanted to share this really delicious painting with you.

Have a shiny Monday, all!

Friday, September 15, 2006

"Safehouse" word count as of 9/15/06

2,400 / 95,000

A YEAR AND A DAY restock and new projects in the works!

First off, I spoke to my managing editor (who happens to be one of my most favorite people EVAR!), and she told me that she had been in contact with Ingram Book Distributors and that 13 more books were en route to their warehouse.
"Only 13??" Yeah, I thought that, too.
BUT that means two things:
  1. Fewer copies in stock gives them a better chance of selling through them and not hitting me with returns.
  2. Fewer copies in stock also means that they will sell out fast agian and will need to be reordered and restocked. Even at 13 books at a time, if I consistently sell out, that will send a BIG MESSAGE to the publishing world.

So, keep those orders coming! If you have already ordered and been told you'll have a 4-6 week wait time, look for that to be shortened real soon. Amazon and other online retailers should have their stock updated by next week!

Holidays are coming! Books make a GREAT GIFT! You want them signed? Send me an email and let's work out a deal! I just might be in your area soonly. Have you checked my EVENT CALENDAR on my website?

Also, don't forget to get reading and put your reviews up there! Amazon and Barnes and Nobles both have spaces for reviews! Don't you want to be the first person ever to review my debut novel??

And on the front of new projects...why YES that is an early 15th century embroidered Italian purse! (actually, it looks like a late 16th/early 17th century piece but the figures are dressed in early 15th century costumes...but I digress....)

I bring you a picture of Italian elegance for one reason, and one reaosn only! It ties into my newest fiction project tentatively titled "Safehouse" which begins in 1397 at the advent of the Black Plague and follows a group of "kept women" (*ahem!* really high class prostitutes) as they are exhiled from their beloved Venice to the Duke's hunting estate.

Part historical romance, part in-depth character study, it is a story about determination and finding not only survival against tremendous odds but joy and triumph as well.

I'll keep you posted as to my progress. (Um, like when I have a decent title picked out....) Currently I am at 2,400/95,000 I have a ways to go yet. ^_~

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Wow, is officially SOLD OUT of all copies of A Year and A Day including the "Amazon Marketplace" copies.

Barnes and Noble seems to be sold out as well, they aren't even showing the book as in existance right now. Bah!

And Books-A-Million is also sold out.

Currently, the ship dates are 4-6 weeks from now. But don't fret, PPA will be getting more copies into Ingram's hands ASAP!!

A small start to be sure...but a start nonetheless. And a nice sales trend! ^_^


Don't stop now, Holiday time is coming up and trust me, those retailers will be restocking very soon!


Monday, September 11, 2006

The YEAR AND A DAY press release!



By Sara M. Harvey

ISBN 1-933725-13-3

Suggested Retail $8.99

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—When two angels are tempted by a life of earthly love, their romantic escapades affect the entire world. A Year and A Day is a captivating contemporary romance that takes readers on the rollercoaster of love, starting in sensual New York City and reaching across the universe.

When the Angel of Vengeance gets out of hand, he’s sent to Earth to learn a lesson. The fate of the world depends on his success or failure and Vengeance’s only hope of triumph is his irritating, yet irresistible, companion, the Angel of Joy. For a year and a day the angels take human form and explore the heart of New York City and its residents. This mission is pure misery for Vengeance, but soon it is Vengeance’s own heart and his desire for Joy that becomes his biggest problem. Will the love affair of two angelic creatures restore harmony, or will it be the end of earthly happiness?

Sara M. Harvey makes her debut with her heartfelt and sophisticated romance, A Year and A Day. Sara’s artistic abilities are obvious with each turn of the page, but also extend to her keen eye for human behaviors. Her affection for New York City allows the reader a personal tour of the Big Apple as Sara spent two years in New York City earning a Master’s in Costume Studies at New York University. Sara was living in Lower Manhattan during September 11th and the aftermath gave her an appreciation for the city that will never fade. A Year and A Day was written to be Sara’s “love letter to New York City,” to give back a little joy to the city that changed her life. A Year and A Day has readers eagerly anticipating their next romantic escape with the epic characters and notable stories of Sara M. Harvey.

A Year and A Day is among the first releases from Premium Press America’s newest imprint, Long Meadow Books. The 352 page, 4-color paperback retails for a suggested $8.99. A Year and A Day is available through bookstores nationwide, CVS Pharmacy stores or may be ordered from the Publisher. For more information or to arrange an interview with Sara contact Premium Press America at 615-256-8484 or 800-891-7323 or visit the Publisher’s web site at

Time marches forward

September 11th left me shaken to the core, but out of that tragedy was born a great love for New York City and a beautiful story, A Year and A Day.

A Year and A Day
was my tribute to NYC, a city that charmed me to the core of my soul.

And in about two weeks, I am taking A Year and A Day back to the city that brought that story to life. This is not the big signing thing I have planned, but a quick jaunt through the Big Apple en route to SalonCon in New Jersey.

But for the first time, me, the novel, and New York City will all occupy the same time and space!

Start spreadin' the news...!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Tea Time!

I did promise tea, did I not?
And such tea it was. The Hermitage Hotel here in Nashville puts on quite the spread.
Nothing beats refined Victorian genteel mixed with Southern hospitality.

And yes, that is a spiral notebook in my lap all filled with notes on a new project that I may or may not end up collaborating on with Matt.
We were thinking of A Year and A Day for Nashville...and then thoughts started to steamroll. So I grabbed a notebook and jotted down the basics.
The questions is...where do I prioritize this project?
After the Seven Times a Woman edits, obviously. And possibly concurrent with "Safehouse" which will need a new and better title eventually.

More news on that front forthcoming.
But for now, I have a Drama-Dog to walk and a house to tidy and some edits to uhhhh...edit?
Matt corrects me that I am not editing the edits, but enacting them. So, there you go.

A blog for the AGES!

Ok, no, not really.

But welcome to my semi-quasi-professional blog of writing goodness.

Tea will be ready shortly.