Tag Archives: Me Tarzan–You Jane

Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop

15 Jan

And here it is the first giveaway hop of the year, organized by the talented and amazing Kathy @ I’m A Reader Not A Writer

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I’m about to finish my virtual book tour for Me Tarzan–You Jane, the latest addition to my novels and, feeling still jazzed about it, I’m gonna use it as a prize for this giveaway hop.

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What you have to do to win a kindle copy? It’s really simple: either become a follower on Twitter @CamiSkibaOR follow this blog by clicking on the button to the right called “Sign me up!” (atop all images) OR become a fan on FB and leave a comment with your link.  

Enjoy hoping and good luck!

 

Halfway through.

12 Jan

Second week of the virtual book tour for Me Tarzan–You Jane finds me in three different locations (and yes, I can be in three places at once, and no I do not have a clone 😉 )

These lovely ladies have reviews for my novel. Curious what they have to say? Hop over and see it for yourself (not to mention beautiful blogs and a chance to make more friends. 

Cocktails and Books

Confessions of a Y.A. and N.A. Book Addict

Reading Addict

Happy Monday everyone!

How it all began: the making of Me Tarzan—You Jane

8 Jan

With the virtual book tour for Me Tarzan–You Jane in full swing, I decided to share what (or better said who) inspired me to write the story.

In May 2011 I went to Arizona Dreamin’ Conference, my very first writers’ conference. At that time my debut novel Hidden Heart was out since March and I was working on my second one titled A World Apart.

Ecstatic about my very first novel to finally be in readers’ hands, stuck with the plot for the second novel, I went to the conference extremely nervous. I’m a shy person by nature so being among strangers terrifies me. I only knew one author, the lovely Deena Remiel but I also knew she won’t have time to babysit me. So, here I was in the middle of a mass of strangers with me, myself and I.

Some memories are meant to stay with you forever and this is one of them: I walked in a room full of people for the wine reception prior to the conference. My heart hammered in my chest and I had this panicked voice in my head screaming, “Ruuuuuuun!” I told myself I’d only be there for five minutes and then leave as unnoticed as I came.

Women of all ages and sizes grouped around four godly looking guys. Think Chippendale x 10 times better looking. Intrigued about their presence I went to the improvised bar and helped myself to a plastic cup of chardonnay all the while observing the guys. Who were they? What were they doing here? Were they authors like the rest of us?

I eventually spotted Deena and went to say hi. She introduced me to the ladies she was talking to and even though minutes later she left us, I remained with my newfound friends. From them, I found out that the guys were models there for the contest called Men Of Our Dreams. I also found out that they were nothing compared with Jimmy Thomas, famous cover model for thousands of romance novels. Topping that?—how was that even possible?

(I wasn’t going to post pictures of Jimmy but decided at the last minute to do it,  sparing you the search for his covers–over 7,000 last I heard. I’m sure you’re recognizing him now, right?)

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I decided to stick a bit longer, not because of Jimmy Thomas—who at the time wasn’t among us, but because I enjoyed spending time with people who too heard voices in their heads and they were happy about them. Relieved I wasn’t crazy and the voices were just imaginary friends to any authors, I bounced from one group to another until this euphoria spread around the room like a blast of hot air, followed by cheers and applauses.

Being only 5”1’ tall it took me a while to see what or who had such impact on an entire room of people: famous Jimmy Thomas had walked into the room.

He doesn’t know I exist since I never had the courage to introduce myself, nor asked for a picture like every woman at the conference. In fact I bet my royalties I was the only woman not being photographed with him.

I don’t regret not being introduced to Jimmy. Or not owning a photo with a celebrity such as him. Because I have something better than that, something that not even time or history can take away from me. I have Me Tarzan—You Jane, my novel inspired by him.

Virtual Book Tour–Me Tarzan You Jane by Camelia Miron Skiba. Kindle Fire HD6 Giveaway

5 Jan

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I’m excited to kick off not only a brand new week but also my virtual book tour for my newest novel Me Tarzan–You Jane organized by the fabulous Julie @ ATOMR Tours.

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A heartfelt thank you to Julie for her hard work and to all bloggers who signed up for the tour! I couldn’t do it without you. I’m humbled by your willingness to read and find room on your shelf and in your heart for my novel.

Anyone purchasing the book during the tour and sharing the purchase on their FB or Twitter account, then leaving a link to their posting in the comments here, will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire HD6.

kindleThe winner will be announced on January 17th here on my blog.

Let the fun begin!

TOUR SCHEDULE

January 5th

Bookaholic Babe

Books and Fandom

Escape Into A Book

Fic Central

FMR Book Grind

Mia’s Point Of View

Smokin Hot Book Blog

January 6th

Collector of book boyfriends

Sassy Divas Book Blog

January 7th

2 Girls Book: An Asian & White Chick Walk into a Book Blog

Miss Book Eater

My Favorite Things

RoloPoloBookBlog

The Flirty Reader

Underneath the Covers

January 8th

BookJunkyGirls

Love Without You (The making of Me Tarzan–You Jane)

January 9th

Jersey Girl Book Reviews

Confessions of a Y.A. and N.A. Book Addict

January 10th

Between The Lines

In My Secret -Book- World

Musings From An Addicted Reader

January 12th

Cocktails and Books

Reading Addict

January 13th

Books Need TLC

My Book Filled Life

January 14th

Making it Happen

Sundays in Bed with Books

True Story Book Blog

January 15th

Short and Sassy Book Blurbs

January  16th

Bookshelf Dreaming

Three Chicks and Their Books

Only two more days until…

3 Jan

So much to do, so little time. I’m off to the spa to get pampered for the upcoming virtual book tour of Me Tarzan–You Jane, my newest contemporary romance. Only two more  days until the tour starts officially. I’m excited, nervous and curious to see how well (or not) was received. 

After the spa, I’m treating myself to mani and pedi, then ending with a trip to the hair salon. Upon returning home I’ll start packing. I’ll be traveling all over the world for the tour, from warm and sunny areas to freezing temperatures (brrrr, just writing the word freezing gets me cold). 

Traveling in a private jet, I’ll be leaving on Monday January 5th, and returning on January 16th. 

Wait. What? It’s just a dream? Maybe just a little part; okay, okay, a bigger part including the spa, the mani and pedi, the hair salon, the packing and traveling by private plane. But I do start my virtual book tour for Me Tarzan–You Jane on Monday. Pinkie swear.

Don’t believe me? Stop by on Monday and see it for yourself. Look for the part where it says kindle fire HD6 giveaway 😉

Now if you’ll excuse me I’m off to finish … laundry.

 

Just Released: Me Tarzan–You Jane by Camelia Miron Skiba

6 Dec

Ladies and Gents, Boys and Girls,

Today I give you…. 

ME TARZAN–YOU JANE

New Adult Contemporary Romance

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Blurb:

Moving on doesn’t always have to mean goodbye.

Widowed makeup artist Jane Sullivan is more comfortable keeping her husband’s memory alive than dating a pool full of sharks. Ella, her 4 year-old daughter, is her whole world.
When Jane meets Lucas Oliver, famous cover model, it’s hate at first sight. His playboy persona rubs her the wrong way.
Accustomed to every woman fawning over him, Lucas is drawn to the shy, uncompromising single mom and completely melts at the sight of Ella. He is determined to convince Jane that sometimes a second chance can mend a broken heart.

Get your copy @ Amazon today. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity and novel.

Enjoy!

5= 5+1= more to come

3 Dec

I know, I know 5 = 5 + 1 = more to come looks wrong, but I guarantee there’s nothing wrong with my title, or my math. Continue reading and you’ll see why.

I can’t believe December is already here and before long we are gonna say goodbye 2014, hello 2015. 

Somehow this year seemed to be here one minute, (almost) gone the next. It’s my second time since starting writing when I have two releases in the same year, less than a week apart: Meant To Be, a short story part of the Say Something Anthology released on Dec. 1st along with six other tremendous authors, and Me Tarzan–You Jane, a full-length NA contemporary romance novel coming to you on Dec. 6th (only a few days away; available for pre-order now @ Amazon).

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 To say I’m super excited and proud of my accomplishments would be un understatement. Here I am, a Romanian immigrant turned American citizen following and living my dream–to write and leave something worth remembering behind me. Five years since I began on this writing adventure, five novels released + a short story, endless hours in front of the computer, typing until my fingers cramped, lost nights plotting the next story, the next scene, having full-on conversations with imaginary friends, and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

I don’t know what tomorrow brings or even if tomorrow will come for me. But if it does, I’m going to keep on doing what I love most: write.

Did you get my math?