Where did February go? It’s March Madness time already? Once again, I have lost time. When I’m writing, especially when I’m trying to finish something, I seem to go into a deep dark cave. Recently I was finishing up a new manuscript so I could submit it to a publisher. Then Samhain returned my titles. Unfortunately, they closed their doors as of March 1, so my focus then turned to getting those books back out into the marketplace. I think I’ve got Lexie and Maxie back out there for sale now. Yet once again, February has disappeared without me seeing it. I’m only now emerging from the cave.
Does this happen to you when you get immersed into a project? Or am I entering some weird time warp?
Congratulations to Raeline, who won the Dreamer Starlight Clock giveaway from my winter newsletter contest. Want to have a chance to win next time? Join my newsletter group.
Thanks for voting on what cover you liked best for my upcoming release, High School Reunion. The majority of you liked Cover B!
Finally, here’s how you responded to the poll question: What do you think of free reads?
I only download free books. 5%
They’re a nice way to keep up with a series between larger books. 9%
If they’re free, they must not be any good. 0%
They’re a nice way to try out a new author. 86%
The Romance Studios is having a New Year Party! Drop by and enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card and lots of other author donated prizes! The party runs Jan. 13-16. See you there!
Genre: Sexy romantic comedy
Tara Hanson is having a crisis – a common crisis for a twenty-eight year old woman, but a crisis nonetheless. Her problem? Her ten-year high school reunion is approaching fast, and she’s not ready. It’s shallow, she knows, but she wants to set her old classmates on their ears. She’s got a good job, but she needs the whole package if she’s going to succeed. That would, of course, include a killer outfit, a toned body, and a mouthwatering hunk on her arm. An eventful visit to the gym shows her that she may be able to get two birds with one stone. Personal trainer Jake Logan is a spine-tingling, knee-weakening, hunk of burning love. She just has to find a way to convince him to be on her arm when the boasting at the reunion begins!
High School Reunion excerpt
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Releases January 25!
What kind of books are grabbing your attention right now? I feel like I’m in reading void. Usually there’s some big phenomenon out there. Most recently, it was The Girl on the Train. Before that, it was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo… The Hunger Games… Fifty Shades of Grey… the Twilight series… But what’s the book flavor of 2017?
I’m in the mood for something different, that I know. I tried something that was supposed to be a funny romantic thriller recently. It was none of those things, and I made it about one-third of the way through before giving up. As for writing, I’ve switched from concentrating on erotic romance to paranormal romance. (I’m on Chapter 4 of Book 3 in the Dream Weavers series.) I think I’m in the mood to read romantic suspense. I’m judging for the Rita competition in the upcoming weeks. Maybe that will point my way to something new!
What about you? What kind of books have you been one-clicking? Erotic romance? Historical? Biographies? Paranormal? Anime? Got any recommendations?
New Year’s Bang
Genre: Contemporary, erotic romance, short story
In high school, Troy and Lita had lusted after one another from afar. As members of two different cliques, their paths had been forbidden to cross. But the temptation was just too powerful. Their feelings had spiraled out of control, but their young love couldn’t survive. Now years later, Lita meets up with Troy again. The chemistry between them still sizzles, and she knows she has to take a risk. She makes a New Year’s resolution to get Troy back and, this time, she vows not to let anything get in their way.
New Year’s Bang excerpt
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Today, I brought a new bag of bird seed in from the garage, only to discover it had a hole in it and I was trailing nuts and millet all over the floor. Help! What do I need to do to break this streak of bad luck?
Today I walked into a room and discovered that my Roomba had gotten entangled with a newly potted philodendron. It had pulled the pot off its shelf and dragged the plant out of the dirt entirely. A big pile of dirt covered the corner of the room. On cream-colored carpeting, no less. Grrrrr. This is the way my week has been going. Enough, already. Go away, 2016!
I and many other authors were blindsided today when we received word that All Romance eBooks is closing. On Dec. 31, 2016. Yes, that’s right. We received 3 days notice. I won’t bore you with the gory details (authors won’t be paid the agreed royalty rate for books and nothing for these last three days), but suffice it to say that I’ve gone through my web site and removed all links to this book seller. You might notice that I’m a little peeved. The lack of professionalism in this industry is really wearing on me. I’ve been publishing romance for fifteen years, but this year really takes the cake with so many companies closing shop overnight and running for the hills.
But I digress.
The important thing for readers to know is that this will also affect any purchases you’ve made from ARE. According to their website, “Between now and then, we encourage consumers finalize any transactions, download purchases, and back up libraries.” Protect your purchases, everyone! Do not buy anything new from All Romance eBooks. All my books are available through many other online bookstores, and all those links are readily available here on my website. I highly recommend you go somewhere else for your reading materials.