Monday, July 17, 2017

Consume #GBLT #Paranormal #Romance

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Jonathan thinks Cin is too perfect to be real. He’s right.
As the top investigative reporter for Global Daily, Jonathan travels all over the world. Three weeks in Tortola, covering the story of the disappearance of twelve women, sounds like heaven. After all, the island is one of the most beautiful in the world. He doesn’t have many leads. The women only have one thing in common. They all went missing from the same club—Consume. Fifteen minutes into visiting the club, Jonathan sees him, and the world slips away.
Cinaed, better known as Cin, spots Jonathan the moment he walks through the club’s door. It’s obvious the man is out of place. Cin slips into Jonathan’s mind, catching visions he can’t shake. He’s never wanted a human for anything other than blood and sex, but Jonathan is different. That’s why Cin has to keep the man addicted to being in his bed and send him home safely. There’s nothing in Tortola for Jonathan except death.
Once Jonathan’s three weeks are at an end, it doesn’t take long for him to realize something is wrong. His trip has been—at best—a hazy memory of steamy nights, and he never spent a moment researching his story. No matter how deep he digs into the recesses of his brain, there’s nothing except the sexy Scot he met at Consume. With a burning need to know everything, and a deep fear he’s been drugged to keep him from his investigation, Jonathan cashes in his extensive vacation time before setting out to break this story. This time, he’s determined he won’t let anything keep him from the truth, even if it means finding out Cin is the man behind everything.
Author note: This is a short introduction into my new M/M vampire series, Hellish. It was first published in the anthology Vampires of the Caribbean.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

#Kobo only sale

Down from $5.99 to $0.99 only on Kobo in their Independence Day Event! 

Two years ago, Faith Hope left her hometown vowing never to return. When her sister leaves the town’s hottest bachelor standing at the altar and disappears, Faith is forced to face her past in order to find her.
With a little bit of luck, some devious planning, and a splash of hope Faith may get her happily-ever-after... whether she wants it or not.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Readers Rock #GIVEAWAY

It's been a while since we've done one of these huge giveaways, but I love them SO hard. I love when we can team up to show our appreciation to the people who make this job possible. We're all blessed to give you an escape from reality. Now, we'd like to give back. Check out our huge giveaway and good luck, from Golden CzermakTerri ReidVicky BurkholderCalinda BeMichele BardsleyRegina PuckettLaurann Dohner, and myself.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Hard Hit series book 10 Out Now!

Von lives by three relationship rules—no lies, no games, and no strings. Justin has him breaking all three.
Von knew the first time he kissed Justin that the man was different. Justin didn’t play by Von’s usual rules. He also knew Justin was way too passionate to be tied down by someone who travels as much Von has to with his team. For a while, Von was content with being Justin’s part-time lover. That is, until Justin decides to be his no-time lover.
At first, Justin was star struck by the sexy hockey player. Von’s brilliant mind, good looks, and delicious accent had Justin enthralled. He might have chosen to stay Von’s friend with benefits forever if Von hadn’t flaunted another man in his face. Justin might like Von, but he’s no one’s fool. Unfortunately, when he chooses to give Von one last chance, the man rips out his heart, leaving Justin broken and infuriated.
When Von ignores Justin’s fury and refuses to go away, Justin is left with two choices. Either he can listen to Von beat on his front door for the rest of his days or he can let him in and pound some sense into the man who’s ruined Justin for all others.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

FREE TODAY on #Amazon! #GBLT #Romance

Gunnar is one fight away from cruiserweight champion, and one flight of stairs away from true love.

When Gunnar left his ex, the current cruiserweight champion, two years earlier and moved back to his hometown, he knew he was passing up his chance to win the world. The last thing he wants is to meet his ex in the ring while the world dubs it a grudge match. For the most part, he’s content with traveling. Being known as the casino champ isn’t a bad gig. He doesn’t realize he’s missing anything. That is, until Gunnar comes to a stranger’s rescue in the rain.
Liam isn’t a stranger at all. Not only has he been living upstairs from Gunnar for the past two years, they went to high school together. Since Liam’s changed a lot in the past few years, he doesn’t hold it against Gunnar for not recognizing him.
His issue with Gunnar is something else entirely—like that time Gunnar didn’t call.
Liam has no intention of falling victim to Gunnar’s charms twice. Life, on the other hand, has different plans.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Truth in Advertising Part 4

I haven't done one of these posts in a long time. In truth, I'd given up trying new companies, because it seemed like everything new was a waste of money. About mid-year last year, I decided to give a few new places a try, because I'm starting to feel as if some of the bigger companies are losing effectiveness as well. As usual, everything in this post is only my opinion based on personal experience. It may be that some books do better with some companies or my book simply wasn't a good fit. Either way, here we go. Don't throw rocks. I spent real money on these ad spots. 

Free books:
If you're giving away a free book, FreeBooksy is the place to be. They are amazing. Love them. I've used them several times and never had a bad experience. 

Bargain books: I've not had the same luck. With some of these companies, I'm going to give exact numbers so you have a better understanding of why I feel the way I do. 

All these sites were the same basic experiment. Standalone title, solid book cover and edits, and on sale for $0.99 down from $2.99 It's hard to know what was sold organically and what was due to being featured in their newsletters, but I'll give each the benefit of the doubt, and assume each sale I got that day was due to them. Here we go... 

Romance Devoured: Cost $30. Loved them. More than made my money back. 

BookTastik: Cost $10- Broke even. Will try again. 

My Romance Reads: Cost $90 Lost my ass. Didn't come anywhere near making my money back. Not even close. 

BookSends:  Cost $50 Same deal. Lost my ass. I sold like 9 books. 

Red Roses Romance: Cost $10. With this one, I sold around 20 books. Since it was a Kindle Countdown deal, I did a little better than break even. I'm still interested in trying them again later. They were very nice and that counts A LOT with me. 

eXcite Spice: Cost  $10. I had high hopes for this one, but I didn't do great. I sold maybe 10 books. Maybe. I didn't walk away feeling like it was a complete loss. I think I'll give them another shot later down the road. 

Please check price listings with each before submitting. You never know when a company will increase prices or charge different prices for different genres. 

Okay, I wanted to add blog tour companies to this post, but it turns out I have nothing good to say. I recently posted on my Facebook page that I was looking for a new company to use, since the one I loved and used for everything closed up shop. I had several people comment on my post, suggesting themselves. I gave three of them a shot. It went like this:

Two companies sent me jumping through hoops, sending them lots of info about my books and then neither company contacted me again. 

Company number three had me send in a media kit, I never heard from them again, and then I got a bill for a completed tour a few weeks later. Did I have a tour? I have no idea. Was it more than one stop? Who knows. I paid my bill, because I'm a professional, but they won't get my business again. I'm not feeling too kindly toward those companies right now. 

On the other hand, if you need a good PR person who charges by the hour and doesn't require a contract or a minimum number of hours, I'd suggest Mary Ann Clarkson. Just shoot her a message on Facebook if you need her. 

Monday, May 29, 2017

ARC of Trust by Kylie Scott

More like 3.5 stars.

Ending a night of vegging out in front of the TV, Edie heads to the local Stop and Drop to stock up on junk food. It's late, she's wearing her pjs, and the store is robbed. There's bloodshed and a near death experience. If not for John, a local drug dealer and high school hottie, Edie would be dead. The whole experience leaves her a bit of a mess. Fed up with being bullied and everything in general, Edie changes schools, leaves her not-so-best friend behind and heads to the local public school right into John's orbit. I'm going to stop here, because I don't want to give away any spoilers by summing up the story. There's a crush and some general high-school type stuff. For me, it lacked something.

The writing was good, and I loved the side characters. Hang and Anders were awesome. In fact, I liked them better than Edie. But, in the end, this simply wasn't my cup of tea. I had a hard time connecting with Edie. Something about her didn't resonate with me. With that said, if you love YA, I think you'll love this book.  I honestly don't think you can go wrong with a Kylie Scott book. If this book hadn't been provided to me by the publisher, I still would've bought it and been happy with my purchase. Kyle Scott's usual humor is present. You won't be disappointed.