Beauty & Her Beastly Love is Featured on Book Doggy Today!

Beauty & Her Beastly Love is being featured on the ebook discount site BookDoggy today.

If you haven’t heard of BookDoggy, they’re a great site that sends great discounted books to your email every day.t You can find out more about BookDoggy here: https://bookdoggy.com.

As I mentioned earlier this week, Beauty and Her Beastly Love will be on sale for 99 cents through Sunday. Here are all the places you can find it.

AmazonBarnes & NobleKobo –  iTunesGoogle Play

Also, the next book in the series, Cinders & Ash, is on sale, as well, down to 2.99 from 3.99.  You can find that book here: AmazonBarnes & NobleKoboiTunesGoogle Play

 

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Two Fairy Tales Go Wide, and on Sale

Happy Monday to you! I hope you had a great weekend.

Here, we’re coming off of Spring Break and my children were home all week, so it has been a bit of a struggle to get back into the hang of things, but we’ll muddle through.

I just wanted to give you a heads up that two of the fairy tales in my Passion-Filled Fairy Tales series are now available at multiple retailers. I decided to take them wide after there were some problems with how romance books were being categorized over at Amazon. I’m going to see how things go at other retailers, and then after a couple of months evaluate how things are going.

To celebrate the wide release, I’ve scheduled a brief discount period. Beauty and Her Beastly Love will be 99 cents, April 10-14 (it’s already 99 cents at some retailers, so feel free to check today). Cinders & Ash: A Cinderella Story will drop from $3.99 to $2.99 over the same time period.

The latter books in the series are committed to Amazon exclusivity until May, so I won’t be able to move those books wide until later.

So, without any further ado, here are the links for the books at other retailers (note: I should have Apple and Barnes & Noble links by the end of the week.).

Beauty & Her Beastly Love
Amazon, Kobo, Google Play, Playster, ScribD

Cinders & Ash: A Cinderella Story
Amazon, Kobo, Google Play, Playster, ScribD

 

Diamonds & Hearts Goes Wide

Yikes, it’s been ages since I’ve written a blog post.  So sorry.  I’ve been busy writing and haven’t spent time on the blog. I’m working diligently on two new titles and I’m hoping to get them published in April and May. So I probably won’t do a ton of blogging until those two novels are in final edits.

I did want to stop in and mention that Diamonds & Hearts is available at multiple retailers now. It had previously only been available on Amazon. It’s now available at all the big retailers. I also revamped the blurb for the book a little. If you haven’t grabbed it because you prefer retailers other than Amazon, go ahead and check it out.  Here are the retailers where it’s available:

iTunes –  Barnes & Noble  – KoboAmazonGoogle PlayPlayster – ScribD

Diamonds & Hearts Blurb:

Diamonds are pieces of charcoal that handle stress exceptionally well. -unknown

ONYX
I know I’m damaged. I don’t want to admit it, not to myself. But in the deepest darkest places, I know it’s true. My work, as a schoolteacher helps me forget my father the criminal, who spent my formative years heisting jewels. It helps me feel I’m making a difference and putting some good into the world, instead of what I used to do, instead of what my father did.

But, when I need cash to help my brother cover a medical treatment, there’s only one place I know to turn: other damaged people. My father’s old friend Pauly, who can get me some less-than-legal, but well-paying jobs. It’s a step back, but the only option I have.

RYAN

I’m completely messed up, and I know it. My life has spiraled. My sister died a year ago and I just don’t know how to cope. I’ve done everything wrong since then, and now it’s time to the pay the piper. Or, to be more accurate, the Pauly, a mob boss, I owe big.

I’m expecting a beating, but instead, I run into a friend of my sister’s, Onyx. When Pauly realizes I know her, he tells me I can get out from under this debt IF I just convince her to do a job. Oh, and I have to go with her, too.

Before, being sent away with a gorgeous woman like Onyx would have been just what I wanted. Only, something about her unsettles me. She gets under my skin. In a way no other woman has.

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In this sexy romance, two damaged souls find more than they expected when their fates intertwine. 

 

Diamonds & Hearts Available for Pre-Order

My newest book, Diamonds and Hearts, is available for pre-order.  The book publishes Sept. 20.  It will be available on your e-reader on the 20th, if you order it now.  And it’s just 99 cents through the pre-order phase.

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They say that diamonds are pieces of coal that handle stress exceptionally well.
Onyx Neel and Ryan Harper are both under extreme stress. Onyx needs money to help pay for an expensive medical treatment for her brother, while Ryan owes a mafioso nearly a million dollars.
When a proposal that will cure both their money woes tosses them together in a foreign land, watch how they handle the pressure.
Will their mission to steal diamonds end up stealing hearts?  
Get Diamonds & Hearts exclusively from Amazon.

Real-Life Loves from Pre-School Get Married Years Later

Don’t you love those stories about kids who meet at a really young age, and one says, I’m going to marry you, and then 20 years later it happens?

That’s how it goes in books and movies, but rarely does it go that way in real life, right?

Well, you’re in luck if you want a real life sweetheart story, featured on Elite Daily. Matt and Laura had known each other since pre-school, and Matt knew then he wanted to marry her. Somehow (imagine that) they lost touch, but reconnected in high school, and they’ve been going strong ever since.  He proposed, she said yes, and now they’re married. Quite touching. It’s a great real life story with pictures (read it here).

One of my favorite stories in my Romance:Trysts collection is Tristan & Blair. It  involves a guy who fell in love at 8, and his attempts to reconnect to the past.  It plays on the same theme, except it’s fiction, and fully of steamy love scenes. If you haven’t checked out the collection, give it a shot. It’s available on Amazon and other retailers.

Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

Source: Pixabay (The photos I took with my phone weren’t very good, so I found these contortionists, which gave a feel of the kind of stuff we saw.)

Authors get this question a lot.  And it’s a question that it’s easy to kind of shrug and say,  “I don’t know. They just come to me.”

But that’s probably not the answer most people are looking for.  And since I had a great idea for a story this weekend, I thought I’d talk about the most common place that authors, particularly me, get story ideas from: life.

I live in the Washington, DC, area, so over the weekend, I took my daughter to the American Folklife Festival, which focused on circuses. It was a great deal of fun and while we were watching a flying trapeze act, I though the circus would be a great place to set a romance novel.  I’ve got some ideas percolating at the moment, and hope to be able to write something for the fall. The point is, a lot of ideas are like that. They simply come when you’re out enjoying life and you see something interesting and go, that would make a great story. Once I had that in mind, I watched and listened for anything useful I could glean. We attended a great session on the language of the circus, and learned some interesting phrases that are particular to the circus, as well as customs. For example, you’re never supposed to enter clown alley (where the clowns put their makeup on) without permission. If you do, they’ll pelt you with powder socks (the appliques for their makeup). So, that kind of thing was quite interesting and full of fodder for a book.

In terms of my fairy tales, which are retellings of old classics, I obviously look to old classics for inspiration. The tales are old and they’ve traveled so well because the base of the story is excellent. I just add a few finishing touches to make the story different for those who loved the original, but want to see a slight twist on it.

That’s all for today. Hope you’re having a fabulous week.