Behind the Scenes…and Buried (Again)

Yeah, yeah, I know I’m late with my writing update this week. Just when I was starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel work-wise, I got buried again, lol.

This week the kids are home for school vacation, so in addition to keeping up with my writing deadlines, I’m policing the kids and trying to keep them entertained. It’s crazy, I tell ya, lol. I’m struggling with balance as I try to spend some time with my kids and get everything done on time.

So, what’s been going in my writing world? Let me tell ya…

HOLLOW1) BROKEN LITTLE PIECES (AVA CONWAY) –  Get ready, because the FREE ESAMPLER will be coming out May 1st. There’s a lot of work going into the sampler — not just with editing, but planning the promotion. I also got line edits for HOLLOW this week, and I hope to start that soon. Finially, I’m still drafting the sequel to Hollow (Shattered). This is what I have been working on the most this week. Tomorrow I should hit the half way mark. YAY! Only 40-45k to go…

2) BAD BOYS OF BOSTON (SUZANNE ROCK): This is in a holding pattern…until my editor comes back with edits. *grins*

3) JUNGLE HEAT SERIES (SUZANNE ROCK): I’m hoping to release Conquista as a stand alone novel in June, and the third (yet unnamed) book in October.

4) ECSTASY SPA (SUZANNE ROCK): Release day is coming! Hydrotherapy is in copy edits now. I’m hoping to release this in both ebook and print this month. I’ll be promoting it on Facebook at the Eden Facebook party on May 17-18.
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5) BOOK UPLOADS. New covers for Quick Fix and Aromatherapy are uploaded at all venues. I’m hoping to do Rub Down and The Great Escape this week, and the last two books in this series by the end of the month. I’m also working on uploading all of my books to Google Play and iTunes, and hope to have my entire backlist live at both places by the end of May.

 

6) WORKSHOPS. BUILDING BELIEVABLE WORLDS workshop is finished – yay! The next time this class will be available in October. The next class I’ll be teaching is my famous WRITING STEAMY SEX SCENES: MAKING YOUR READERS BEG FOR MORE. I will be teaching that class starting May 12th.

 

So that’s it. How about you? If you’re a writer, what project are you working on? If you’re a reader, what are you reading? Tell me about it in the comments section. I’d love to hear from you!

 

New Book Discovery – So Many Books, So Little Time!

I couldn’t believe how excited people were to see my New Book Discovery feature last week. Since it was such a big hit, I decided to do it again. Here’s some new releases and sales from myauthor  besties this week. :)

 

Full-Position-500x750FULL POSITION BY MARI CARR ($2.99)

How much is she willing to risk for a forbidden fantasy?

Though Bella Carper has crushed on Justin and Ned since her first day on the job, she’s smart enough to know a ménage with her hot bosses is probably number one on the list of workplace no-nos. But a frigid genius wouldn’t say no to their exceptionally tempting offer — a no-holds-barred night of wicked fantasies at a local sex club.

Justin and Ned believe in propriety in the workplace, but falling for their sexy graphic artist has blurred the line between professional and personal. These Big Easy men might surprise their small-town girl with their bedroom habits. But the biggest shock could come the morning after…when Bella discovers what they really want.

Buy it on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

 

 

 

 

NightAfterNight Amazon GR SWNIGHT AFTER NIGHT by LAUREN BLAKELY ($0.99)

Their world was sex, love, and lies.
He intoxicated her. Commanded. Consumed.
With a dirty mind and a mouth to match, Clay Nichols is everything Julia never knew she wanted and exactly what she cannot have. He walked into her life one night and unlocked pleasure in her that she never knew was possible. Possessing her body, captivating her every thought. Which makes him way too dangerous for Julia to risk her heart, given that she has a price tag on her head. She ran after one mind-blowing week with him, but now he’s back, and determined to make her his own.
No matter the cost.
She was a sexy drug to him. Fiery, unforgettable, and never enough, Julia is an enigma, and Clay isn’t willing to let her go without a fight. But she’s got dark secrets of her own that threaten to destroy any chance of happiness. She’s a wanted woman – the stakes are high, her every move is watched, and yet the lure between them can’t be denied. Can two people burned by love trust again when desire and passion are met by danger at every turn?

A sensual, emotionally-charged erotic romance from the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lauren Blakely…
Please note: This book is intended for 18+ due to dirty talk, light bondage, and lots of sexy scenes. This ebook edition also includes the prequel novella First Night, which precedes Night After Night.

Buy now from Amazon.

 

HotRide_200x300HOT RIDE by OPAL CAREW ($2.99)

Hot, hard, fast, and handles like a dream!
Oh yeah, and the bike’s not bad either.

Hayley is looking for more excitement in her life, but doesn’t know how to find it.
Excitement finds Rip, a biker who’s seen more than his share of trouble.

When trouble finds Rip yet again and a bar brawl starts, both he and Hayley are thrown to the curb.

Hayley knows this is her chance to find the excitement she so craves, but Rip doesn’t want to be some good girl’s bad-boy experience, so he turns down her advances, leaving her feeling rejected.

But life is never that simple for Rip, and he soon finds himself in her bed and wanting more. When his three biker friends show up, Hayley’s love of numbers turns into an erotic adventure none of them will ever forget.

But is there a chance for more than that between Hayley and Rip? Find out by taking a Hot Ride you’ll never forget.

Buy from Amazon, or Barnes and Noble, or Kobo.

 

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RED HOT FANTASIES (BOXED SET) ($2.99)

What if your deepest sexual fantasies could come true?

Bad boys, alpha males, and dominants… three red hot fantasies
from New York Times Bestselling Author Opal Carew.

Buy it from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Kobo.

 

 

 

 

THEIR VIRGIN SECRATARY by SHAYLA BLACK and LEXI BLAKE ($4.99)

Three determined bosses…

Tate Baxter, Eric Cohen, and Kellan Kent are partners for one of the most respected law practices in Chicago. But these three masters of the courtroom also share a partnership in the bedroom, fulfilling the darkest needs of their female submissives night after night. Everything was fine—until they hired Annabelle Wright as their administrative assistant.

One beautiful secretary…

Belle felt sure she’d hit the jackpot with her job, but in the last year, the three gorgeous attorneys have become far more than her bosses. They’re her friends, her protectors, and in Belle’s dreams, they’re her lovers, too. But she’s given her heart to them all, so how can she choose just one?

An unforgettable night…

When her bosses escort her to a wedding, drinks and dancing turn into foreplay and fantasy. Between heated kisses, Belle admits her innocence. Surprise becomes contention and tempers flare. Heartbroken and unwilling to drive them apart, Belle leaves the firm and flees to New Orleans.

That leads to danger.

Resolved to restore her late grandmother’s home, she hopes she can move on without the men. Then Kellan, Tate, and Eric show up at her doorstep, seeking another chance. But something sinister is at work in the Crescent City and its sights are set on her. Before the trio can claim Annabelle for good, they just might have to save her life.

Buy it from Amazon,  or Kobo.

 

 

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000032_00050]BEAUTY’S KISS – JANE PORTER

Taylor Harris–Marietta, Montana’s new librarian–is the quiet type who likes her glamour between the book covers. When she’s pushed into attending the formal Valentine Ball with Marietta’s Most Eligible Bachelor, Troy Sheenan, Taylor can’t imagine a worse pairing. What in the world would she have in common with a wealthy playboy like Troy?

Technology tycoon Troy is forced by business concerns to return to his hometown and take the town librarian to the Valentine Ball… what he doesn’t expect is that Taylor is even less excited about the prospect than he is! Intrigued by the only woman in town who wouldn’t be thrilled to take his arm at the big event, he’s determined that she will not just agree to be his date… bur she’s going to like it. Can Taylor turn a cold shoulder to Troy’s heart-melting charms, or is this about to be Marietta’s hottest Valentine’s Ball yet?

Buy it from Amazon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL THE DIFFERENCEALL THE DIFFERENCE by KAIRA ROUDA (on SALE for $0.99 for a limited time!)

Roommates Laura and Angie couldn’t be more different. Laura is a local celebrity, the television anchor who is motivated to move out of small-time media markets and on to the big time, no matter the cost. Meanwhile, Angie, a luckless waitress, spends her time waiting for Mr. Right to save her from temporary jobs and a life spent making bad choices.

On the other side of town, Ellen abandons her life as a successful fundraiser for that of an isolated housewife in the country estate she shares with her husband, whose affairs become increasingly hard to ignore. When the city’s gossip columnist, Maddie, and restaurant reviewer, Dixon, become involved in the mystery, the unlikely duo stir up more than they intended. But will anyone be able to stop the next murder?

 

Buy it from Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.

 

 

 

And, of course, the new releases in the Eden series:

 

 

Go HERE for more informationon all three Eden stories (only $2.99 each)!

OMG – so many books!! My ereader is filling up fast. It seems like my besties are as busy as me when it comes to productivity. :)

Hope you enjoy the stories!

Happy reading! :)

April in Eden

I’m so excited to announce that the April releases for the Invitation to Eden Continuity series is here! There’s some great storytelling this month. Check it out!

 

edenaveryYOURS TRULY TADDY by AVERY ASTER

Jetting to Martinique for a modeling assignment with three of Europe’s hottest magazine photographers—Gustave, Fabian, and Leon—should’ve been easy, breezy beautiful. Never did I expect to look up and see a hole in the ceiling of our plane that was bigger in size than my Birkin bag.
Shit! We’re nose-diving toward Eden Island. I pictured how my New York Times obituary might read when I’m gone, “Taddy Brill, Manhattanite, dethroned descendant of the Austrian House of Brillford royalty, dies at age eighteen, penniless, unloved, and a virgin.” I swear this crap only happens to me. Suddenly, Leon pulls me with Fabian and Gustave. Adrenaline racing through me, our bodies clung as one. We prepared to…crash.The Undergrad Years is a New Adult contemporary miniseries about first loves, independence, and everlasting friendships.
Reader warning: Contains mature content intended for readers 17 and up.

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edenjuliaRANDOM ACTS OF FANTASY by JULIA KENT

You ever really think that you’ll win the lottery? Meet Mr. Right? How about two Mr. Rights?
Somehow the universe is handing me everything I want, and I don’t like it. Not one little bit. Because just when you get all your dreams handed to you on a silver platter, that’s when an airplane dumps its sewage on your house. Or your mama’s diabetes takes a bad turn. Or your mobile phone gets stuck in your hoohaw.(What? It happens…)
Boring old average me got everything I wanted already, moving from small-town Ohio to big-city Boston to follow my heart. So when the fancy invitation offering me a pile of money to come with the band, Random Acts of Crazy, to perform on an island resort and be their manager arrived, I thought it was a cosmic joke. Enough money to help my mama get what she needed, five days in sunny paradise, and a shot at greatness for the band? Unreal. One big shoe was waiting to drop. On my head. Just like no one really ever finds a naked man wearing only a guitar standing by the side of the road hitchhiking and ends up falling in love with him and his friend and moving halfway across the country for true love, no one gets an invitation to come to what turns out to be a resort where people make what me and Joe and Trevor do together look like a chaste peck on the cheek. But… Well. I guess these things do happen.
To me.

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edenadrianaESCAPE FROM REALITY by ADRIANA HUNTER

When curvy single and struggling romance author Alana Saunders receives a  mysterious invitation to spend an all-expense paid week on a tropical  island, it’s seems too good to be true.  Who is responsible for sending  the invitation?  Why does the envelope smell of dominant male  possession?  And most importantly, why her?
With a string of  failed relationships and a career on the downslide, Alana feels she has  nothing to lose. But when she arrives at her destination, far away from  everything she knows, she can’t help but wonder if she made a mistake.   That is until she comes face to face with the incredibly handsome Cain  Marks, a tortured stranger with dark secrets, and a man who will take  without asking. With just one touch he awakens a desperate need within  her.
Before too long Alana finds herself caught up in a game of  irresistible obsession, where truths are exposed, and the dangerously  blurred line between fantasy and reality threaten to drive her to the  point of no return.

 


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Behind the Scenes…and I See the Light!

 

Another busy writing week for me. Still under deadline and writing late into the night. There IS a light at the end of the tunnel however, and that light is August 4th. That’s the date of my last deadline. Right now I’m keeping my eye on the prize and pushing until I can make it to my goal. In August I promised myself that I’ll take a week off from writing, because let’s face it. I’ll probably need a vacation by that point, lol.HOLLOW

So, I know you all want to know what’s going on behind the scenes. Here’s my updated list. :)

1) BROKEN LITTLE PIECES (AVA CONWAY) –  I learned that Hollow is going to be part of a FREE ESAMPLER coming out May 1st. I’m with such a wonderful group of authors! It’s humbling, to be sure. To get ready, I’ve been eyeball deep in edits. The good news is that they are behind me now – YAY! HOLLOW is up for preorder on Amazon, and I have a good start on the sequel, SHATTERED. Finishing the first draft of SHATTERED will be my goal in the upcoming weeks.

2) BAD BOYS OF BOSTON (SUZANNE ROCK): Okay, this is a tentative title for my hotelier series with St. Martins Press, but I like it, don’t you? :) All of my commitments are done with this series for now, so I get to rest for a little while…until my editor comes back with edits. *grins*

3) JUNGLE HEAT SERIES (SUZANNE ROCK): I’m hoping to release Conquista as a stand alone novel in June, and the third (unnamed) book in October.

Hydrotherapy_600x900NYT4) ECSTASY SPA (SUZANNE ROCK): May 13th is the big day. That’s when HYDROTHERAPY releases. The initial response from beta readers is very positive. I know you’re going to love it! Meanwhile, the first three books in the Eden series will be releasing this week. Go to the EDEN WEBSITE for more information. I really love this series and I’m thinking of doing a Christmas story next. Tell me, would you like to see what a Christmas is like at the Ecstasy Spa?

5) BOOK UPLOADS. Right now I’m working on uploading new covers for all of my backlist Ecstasy Spa books. Quick Fix and Aromatherapy are already uploaded. The rest should (hopefully) be uploaded by the end of April. Because I had to redo the covers, some of the print versions of the books will be unavailable for a short time.

I’m also working on getting my books back up at the ibookstore and Google Play. I’m hoping to have these done by the end of April as well. I’ll let you know when they become available.

 

6) WORKSHOPS. I’m wrapping up the BUILDING BELIEVABLE WORLDS workshop this week. The next one will be available in October. The next class I’ll be teaching is my famous WRITING STEAMY SEX SCENES: MAKING YOUR READERS BEG FOR MORE. I will be teaching that class starting May 12th.

 

So that’s it. How about you? If you’re a writer, what project are you working on? If you’re a reader, what are you reading? Tell me about it in the comments section. I’d love to hear from you!

 

New Book Discovery

Many months ago I used to have a weekly post where I highlighted some of the more interesting books I discovered while browsing the stores. With the book market becoming so overloaded, I’ve decided to revive this column, because we’re all looking for some good reads, right?

This column will (hopefully) be posted every Friday and highlight some of the fantastic reads by my fellow authors. For now, these will be limited to the romance and women’s fiction genres, but who knows what the future will bring? Good reads aren’t necessarily limited by genre, and if I come across something good, I promise to tell you about it. :)

So, with that in mind, here’s a brief summary of some fantastic new releases from this past week:

 

 

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DARE TO DESIRE by CARLY PHILLIPS

Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all — an all-star football career and his choice of willing women — until a severe injury forces him into early retirement. Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows what it means to have-not. She isn’t impressed by Alex Dare’s wealth or charm. Not since she fell hard for him once before, only to discover she was just one of his too-easy conquests.

This time around Madison refuses to succumb to Alex so easily. But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it’s to get what he wants. Can he convince Madison to take a risk and dare to love?

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MelanieShawn_TemptingLove_800pxTEMPTING LOVE by MELANIE SHAWN

Independent, talented, and beautiful–inside and out–Haley Sloan knew exactly what she wanted out of life. With her designer lingerie business booming, her career was moving forward, but her heart stayed in the same place it had for four years…hopelessly in love with the single father across the street.

Former wild boy turned responsible adoring father, Eddie Thomas always made sure that the needs of his little girl Emily were his top priority. Being a single father meant sacrificing his wants and needs for that of his little girl and that meant sacrificing his want and need for Haley…no matter how tempting.

Will the oldest of the Sloan girls finally be able to break through to the heart of the man who has had hers prisoner for years? Will this single father finally realize that accepting his love for Haley may be just what his little girl needs to get the family they both deserve?

One choice. Three lives. All tempting.

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fallingFalling Into Forever (The Springs)
The last thing Officer Rhys Anderson expected to encounter at the end of his quiet Sunday afternoon shift was a beautiful woman stranded by the side of the road in his hometown of Cedar Springs. After that one chance meeting, and despite the fact that Rhys knows there’s something Kari’s hiding, he can’t keep his mind off her.All Kari Fox wanted to do was run as far away from her life, and her controlling ex-husband, as possible. She never planned to end up stuck in a small mountain town, and she definitely never expected to fall for the handsome police officer who helped her.With a good job at the Springs resort, good friends and a steamy new relationship, things are finally beginning to go right, and Kari might even be starting to believe that she has a future in Cedar Springs.

But Kari has secrets. Secrets that threaten to destroy everything she’s trying to create, including her relationship with Rhys. As the truth comes to light, will their connection be strong enough to withstand the truth of her past?

**This book is part of a series but can also be enjoyed as a stand alone novel**
Find this book at AmazonB&N and KOBO





Back-UpPlan-The72webTHE BACKUP PLAN by MARI CARR

Just how legally binding is a promise made on a cocktail napkin?

Second Chances, Book 4

Kristen Grey has always been married to her work, but as her fortieth birthday looms, she begins to wonder if that’s all there is to life. When her friend Zoey suggests she come up with a goal for a second chance at happiness, the first idea to pop into Kristen’s mind falls out of her mouth—to find a husband.

One night, after a few too many shots of vodka, it falls out of her mouth again, in front of the last man she wants to hear it. Her annoying, cocky law partner, Jason Mitchell. She’s shocked when he vows to help in her quest to find a man.

After all, he has a vested interest in her success. Years ago, they foolishly made a pact that if they hadn’t found “the one” by age forty, they’d marry each other. Time is running out.

Problem is, as Jason and Kristen try to help each other find love, it becomes more and more apparent that maybe the back-up plan isn’t such a bad option after all.

Warning: The heroine in this story has no objection to how her law partner likes to recess. Legal eagle? Nope. Spread eagle.

The Back-Up Plan is available at AmazonBarnes and Noble and Samhain.

 

 

 

A SWEET LIFE by VARIOUS AUTHORS

Have your cake and eat it too–your purchase of A Sweet Life helps fight against diabetes!

Priced at only 2.99 (regular price 7.99), indulge in this stunning limited edition collection of fourteen contemporary romances by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors…

You can make a difference while you read! All proceeds from the sale of A Sweet Life will be donated to the Diabetes Research Institute via Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for Diabetes Research.

Featuring a foreword by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber.

Get your copy today!

1500 pages/ 675 000 words

I Only Have Eyes For You by Bella Andre (The Sullivans)

The only woman wealthy Irish pub owner Jake McCann wants is the one he can’t have–Sophie Sullivan, his best friend’s off limits sister. But when the beautiful librarian appears on his doorstep as his every fantasy come to life, even though Jake knows loving Sophie isn’t the right thing to do…how can he possibly resist?

On A Night Like This by Barbara Freethy (Callways #1)

From #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes the first book about the Callaways, a big Irish family born to serve and protect, many as San Francisco firefighters.

May Day! By Heather Graham

Members of the Krewe of Hunters team plan a relaxing vacation to jolly old London for the English celebration–they never figured that a May Pole just might be murder.

Shopping for a Billionaire by Julia Kent

When mystery shopper Shannon Jacoby meets billionaire Declan McCormick with her hand down a toilet in the men’s room of one of his stores, it’s love at first flush.

Built to Last by Susan Mallery

The tale of Aaron Cross, a man who doesn’t know he needs saving…until he meets Marissa Spencer, a heroine inspired by the real life founder of the Motheread/ Fatheread Literacy Program.

A Baby of Her Own by Brenda Novak

Delaney is tired of waiting for the right man–all she wants is a baby. After seducing a handsome stranger, she returns to Dundee to find that same man is actually taking up residence on a ranch just outside of town–where he will very likely realize she’s expecting.

Dare to Love by Carly Phillips

In relationships, Ian Dare offers the bare minimum–until one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor changes his perspective. Their affair heats up and love comes into play, but Riley’s secret past just might cost them everything.

Executive Seduction by Jennifer Probst

When Chandler Santell turns to Logan Grant, the most ruthless CEO in the finance industry to save her beloved Yoga and Arts Center, she never intended to have seduction as part of the plan…

In Too Deep by RaeAnne Thayne

Though fiercely drawn to the comfort of Andrea McPhee’s arms, Will Tanner isn’t sure he can find room for a woman like her in a life focused on vengeance–until he discovers she has secrets of her own.

Every Girl Does It by Rachel Van Dyken

Amanda gets a flash from the past when the nerdy kid she rejected in high school suddenly reappears in her life…dead sexy, he’s all man and he wants her.

Homecoming Season by Susan Wiggs

Miranda Sweeney and her family find hope and healing while spending an autumn at Willow Lake after Miranda survives breast cancer. Inspired by the founder of Cottage Dreams.

Unspoken by Lauren Hawkeye

Once, Ellie Kendrick was the only thing that Dominic Gabriel wanted. Now she’s back and her version of what happened between them so long ago makes him question everything he knows about himself as a man…

Sweet Memories by Steena Holmes

Thinking her marriage is over, Tessa is shocked to fall into the arms of her husband… literally. What’s a girl to do when her heart still goes pitter-patter for a man who ran out on her once but comes back determined to take another chance?

Take Me, Cowboy by Jane Porter

Jilted at the altar, Jenny Wright is devastated that bull riding champ Colton Thorpe witnesses her shame, but tough sexy Colton is a man who knows what he wants… and he wants Jenny.

Available for preorder on Amazon.

 

Behind the Scenes…and Chugging Along

I think I’m starting to sound like a broken record, lol. Still under deadline, still working like crazy. The goodnews is that this week I actually checked something off on my “to do” list – yay! I’m down to three dreadlines that will carry me out until August. While it’s awesome to have so much going on in the writing world, it can also be overwhelming at times. That’s why I’m trying to focus on the small stuff – one deadline at a time.

So, here’s where I’m at this week:

1??????????????????????????) BROKEN LITTLE PIECES (AVA CONWAY) –  I should be getting HOLLOW line edits this coming week. This week, I’m hoping to start drafting SHATTERED, the sequel to HOLLOW.

2) UNNAMED SERIES (SUZANNE ROCK): The book outline for my second book, FOR HIS PLEASURE, is done! I get to rest on this series for a little while…until my editor comes back with edits. *grins*

3) SMALL TOWN SEDUCTION SERIES (SUZANNE ROCK): Nothing new in the past week.

4) JUNGLE HEAT SERIES (SUZANNE ROCK): Nothing new here, either.

5) ECSTASY SPA (SUZANNE ROCK): I’m almost done editing HYDROTHERAPY. Squee! I’m hoping to send it off to beta readers this week.

So that’s it. How about you? If you’re a writer, what project are you working on? If you’re a reader, what are you reading? Tell me about it in the comments section. I’d love to hear from you!

Budget Marketing – Falling in Love

 

Getting back to basics today. As some of you know, I go on Pinterest from time to time, looking for intersting and novel marketing ideas for my work. If I find any cool ideas, I stick them into a folder on my Pinterst page so that others can enjoy them, too. Below is a quick roundup of the intersting marketing articles I found on Pinterst this week. Enjoy!

 

1) An intersting meme about five book clubs that you have never heard of (but might be interested in your book).

 

2) An intersting article on Using Numbers in Book Titles and how it affects discoverability.

 

3) An interesting meme on what to put in your book to entice Hollywood.

 

4) An interesting meme on the probability of your email being opened based on time of delivery.

 

5) And, of course, probably the best adivce: “Don’t fall in love with your book. Fall in love with your reader.” And its true. I love you all!! ((HUGS))

 

Do you like Pinterst? Make sure you follow me. If you know of interesting articles, share them with me in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you. Have a great wekend!

 

Note: the picture above was taken from PublicDomainPictures.net

 

Behind the Scenes..and STILL Under Deadline

 

Pile of billsIt’s Sunday, so it’s time for another writing update. I wish I had more progress to tell you about, but this week has been rather slow writing-wise. I’ve been drafting my installment to the Invitation to Eden Continuity series. The writing has been slow, and much more difficult than I imagined. It’s tough trying to fit your story to a setting used by twenty-six other authors! I’m managing, but the writing isn’t as fast as I thought it would be.

So, notmany changes since last week, but I’ll post the list again so that people know what’s on my plate.

1) BROKEN LITTLE PIECES (AVA CONWAY) –  I should be getting HOLLOW line edits in a couple of weeks. I also got a new cover, which you can see HERE. Next week, I’m hoping to start drafting SHATTERED, the sequel to HOLLOW.

2) UNNAMED SERIES (SUZANNE ROCK): AT HIS SERVICE is with my editor – YAY! I finished outlineing the second book, FOR HIS PLEASURE, and hope to get it to my editor next week for review.

3) SMALL TOWN SEDUCTION SERIES (SUZANNE ROCK): Nothing new in the past week.

4) JUNGLE HEAT SERIES (SUZANNE ROCK): Nothing new here, either.

5) ECSTASY SPA (SUZANNE ROCK): I’m still editing HYDROTHERAPY, the seventh book in the series and my installment in the Invitation to Eden series. I’m hoping to finish the first draft next week.

So that’s it. How about you? If you’re a writer, what project are you working on? If you’re a reader, what are you reading? Tell me about it in the comments section. I’d love to hear from you!

 

Under Maintenence – #ibookstore changes

 

Today’s post is just a quick update about the availability of my books. If you typically buy from the ibookstore, you’ll see that some of my books will soon be unavailable. This is because I’m changing my distributor to Apple. There a few reasons for this, and I won’t bore you with them here. I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that some of my books at the ibookstore will be coming down, but this will only be a temporary thing. Two weeks, maybe three. In the meantime, if you want to buy my books, I recommend going to my page on Smashwords and buying the .epub file.  That should work on your iPad or other Apple device. If for some reason you have difficulty getting my books for your apple device, please contact me through my website and I’ll see wht I can do. :)

 

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Happy Reading!

Hot Off the Press – Hollow Cover Reveal

 

I *just* got the okay to show Ava Conway’s first book cover about ten minutes ago. The fact that I hurried over here to do a blog post about it shows you how excited I am, lol.

 

Are you ready for it?

 

I mean really ready for it?

 

Okay, a lot of you have been asking to see  it, so here it is. Ava Conway’s big debut…HOLLOW, coming in August 2014. Squee!

 

HOLLOW

 

And the blurb…

 
Freaks, misfits and psychopaths. Those are the kinds of people found at Newton Heights Psychiatric Hospital, and high-society girl Lucy White’s new home.

Freaks, misfits and Jayden McCray. Jayden has his own set of rules for life at Newton Heights, and in this contradictory guy Lucy finds a way to live with the events that left her cheating boyfriend and best friend dead and Lucy in the middle of the investigation into their demise.

The problem? Jayden makes her want things she’s not supposed to have, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality and making Lucy feel more at home in Newton Heights than she ever did at home. But this isn’t how her life is supposed to be.

Or is it?