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getting a late start on this post, which is a benefit for you because I
can link to the other reviews going up today across the Paranormal Blog
Tour world! Sara posted a very kind review of Shiftless, Marilyn embarked on the first book in S.N. Graves' serial, and S.N, Graves followed suit with a fascinating review of Isabel and the Wolf.
As for me, I picked up Xoe, aptly subtitled "Or Vampires, and Werewolves, and Demons, oh my!" and ripped through it. Here's the blurb:
Xoe Meyers has a normal life. She's stuck going to high school, and
she only has a few friends to call her own.
But even though she likes her normal life, things are about to change. A new guy has come to town, and he's anything but normal.
Before Xoe can say,
"Werewolf," her best friend's life is in peril, and Xoe's world is
turned upside-down. Can she trust another new guy who promises to come to her aid?
If you enjoyed Twilight, then Xoe
will be right up your alley with a strong heroine suddenly thrust into a
paranormal adventure. There's plenty of unique world-building to
distinguish between the two books, though, and Xoe is very different
from Bella, so you definitely won't be bored. I don't want to give much
away, but will say that the ebook is currently free, so why not pick it
up and give it a try? Perhaps, like me, you'll soon move on to book two.
excited to be part of the 2014 Paranormal Romance Blog Tour! And you
should be excited too because it means the possibility of getting free
books and other goodies. Here are the other participants:
Marilyn Vix Beware of the Warlocks Series Website/Blog: http://marilynvix.com
Marilyn is offering a free Smashwords code for the first book in her series, Never Marry A Warlock. The code is UB92D and is good through Halloween.
She also has a giveaway running with prizes ranging from free ebooks to gift cards. Be sure to enter!
S.N. Graves Look Back in Anger Series Blog: http://disturbedgraves.blogspot.com
Sara C. Roethle Xoe Website/Blog: http://saracroethle.com/
Ariana Hawkes Isabel and the Wolf Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArianaHawkes
What about me? Bloodling Wolf
is still free today for those of you who want immediate gratification,
and I'm also giving away three audiobook copies of Shiftless --- use the
widget at the end of this post to enter. And be sure to stay tuned for
more fun here and on the other participants' blogs all week long!
The audio version of Shiftless
is here! Getting to listen to my favorite werewolves brought to life by
a trained voice actor was a revelation, and I hope you enjoy the result
as much as I enjoyed taking part in its creation. Here are some
- You can listen to the first five minutes for free here.
- The audio version of Shiftless is already available on Amazon and Audible. The
audiobook hasn't linked up with the print book and ebook yet, though,
so you don't yet see the reduced price that will be available if you've
already bought Shiftless in another form. But you can get the audiobook free with Audible's free trial (from either site) if you aren't a member.
- The audiobook should be on iTunes soon!
- You can read about my experiences going audio here. (Most handy for authors who'd like to follow my lead.)
What's coming next on the audio frontier? As one of my reviewers commented, Bloodling Wolf
really should be an audiobook as well, especially since it's short
enough that the audiobook would be pretty cheap. I polished the short
story (adding another thousand words in the process...oops) and will be
looking for narrator auditions on that story soon. In the meantime, if
you haven't read the prequel short story yet, it's free on Amazon today --- enjoy!
Aimee's had a lot of book news lately, while I've been busy getting in the fall garden (and bringing home new goats!). Things have been happening on the writing front, though. First of all, the paperback version of The Naturally Bug-Free Garden
is now available for preorder, and will be in your hands by the
beginning of March! It's currently marked down to $11.39, a steal
since the book is overflowing with full-color photos. Preorder now
and you'll be among the first to enjoy my permaculture
insect-prevention wisdom on paper!
In the meantime, I've got
some immediate gratification for you to enjoy this week, with a free
ebook download and another ebook on sale at half price:
Low-Cost Sunroom shows you how to build
a greenhouse add-on for less than $15 per square foot! Complete with
building diagrams, an explanation of sun angles, and more, you can
download today for free!
But what do you do with
all of those potatoes and carrots that are currently coming out of the
garden by the wheelbarrow load? $10 Root Cellar
explains how to turn a junked fridge into a simple root-storage device,
and also includes tips on other storage options, on growing roots, and
on feeding roots to livestock. Catch it at half price this week!
Thanks in advance for
downloading, and you'll make my day if you tell a friend (or share
on facebook, twitter, etc.)! Your shares are what help my books
pay the bills...which gives me more time to write.
Just a quick note to let you know that Burgling the Dragon
is now live on Amazon for immediate download! You can also borrow
the title for free if you're enrolled in Kindle Unlimited or Amazon
Prime (and I strongly encourage borrows --- they're great for both
writers and readers).
You've also still got a few hours left to win a free paperback copy, so go spread the word!
Here are some early reviews:
well-written book that even though written for young people (per the
author) can be enjoyed by all ages. It is a magical tale of trust and
loyalty and what it means to be family." --- Sharon McConathy
"Wish this book had been around when I was a kid. I can't wait till I
see him to read it to my great grandson. The story is unique, full of
surprises, and consistently entertaining. Books such as this one
created in me a love of reading which has never left. Highly addictive." --- Errol Hess
Your buys and borrows
(and reviews!) during launch week make a huge difference in the life of a
book, so thanks in advance for all your help! And I hope you
enjoy the story as much as I did.
Despite the Gentleman's Riches --- A Sweet Billionaire Romance
This book started out with a story my husband brought home from the grocery store
and has turned into a tribute to his favorite saying: "Sex, food, and
money make or break a relationship." If you were intrigued by
Lena's brother in Flight of the Billionaire's Sister, now's your chance to follow along as Jack finds his perfect mate.
This warmly sensual romance ends with a happily ever after and is on sale during the preorder period for only 99 cents!
I've set the launch date to December 19 because Amazon gets very, very
cranky if you don't meet your preorder deadline, and I didn't want to
have to stress about it. But my unofficial goal is to have the
finished ebook in readers' hands by Halloween (or mid-November at the
latest). I hope you'll consider checking it out!
of excitement has been going on behind the scenes while Aimee plugs
away at her upcoming billionaire romance (title, cover and preview page
to be announced soon).
In addition to the news Aimee mentioned in her last post, Burgling the Dragon will soon be available on paper, and one lucky reader will be taking home a signed copy!
Use the widget below to enter, and good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Three tidbits of fun news this week. First, the short story collection I put out last winter has a new cover. Isn't it pretty? I think this image by Nizhava1956 has just the right tinge of everyday magic to bring the stories inside alive.
And, to celebrate, I've made the ebook free today! So go download your copy and enjoy.
While you're over on Amazon, now's a great time to buy or borrow your copy of Flight of the Billionaire's Sister,
which is out of the preorder period and ready to read. I hope you
enjoy what one reviewer called "strong intelligent young female
And now that Lena has
told her story, she's finally letting me get back to the meat of the
sequel novel. The keyboards are clacking here and I expect to have
a rough draft done next month. Yay! Thanks for all of your
encouragement, which keeps me writing.
my father asked me when I sent him my last manuscript to look over,
"whatever happened to all of those novels you wrote back before you
started putting books up on Amazon?"
What happened to
them? They migrated from computer to computer as I upgraded my
workspace, and are currently sitting on my hard drive. One of Shiftless's reviewers wrote something along the lines of, "This is awfully good for a first novel," but what they didn't realize is that Shiftless is approximately my sixth finished novel, not my first.
After a few more pokes
from my father, I looked back at the previous stories I'd written and
saw that, yes, many of them were terrible. However, the fourth
novel was actually quite fun (especially since I'd written the book so
long ago that I didn't recall what was going to happen next as I
reread). Start with two strong heroines, both of whom are deeply
flawed (of course) but who grow over the course of their
adventures. Add in an accidental curse, a reluctant knight, and a
lot of mud, and you've got a swords-and-sorcery fantastical adventure
that will appeal to fans of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson.
I polished Burgling the Dragon
until the writing meets my current standards (then sent it off to the
copy editor to clean up anything I missed), and the book is now
available for preorder on Amazon! I'll tell you up front that
there is no love story involved --- I considered adding one in, but
decided to stick to the middle-readers (with adult appeal) age bracket
of the novel as originally written. So, if you feel like a book is
empty without a bit of sparkin', you might want to give this one a
If I haven't scared you away yet, now's your chance to snap up Burgling the Dragon at the preorder price of 99 cents!
Once the book goes live, I plan to raise the price tag, so best splurge
a buck now while it's cheap. Thanks for reading, and I hope
you'll enjoy meeting Nat and Thorn!
I know I promised my loyal fans a sequel to Shiftless this summer if they were kind enough to write reviews. And you were very kind! So where's the sequel?
Well, Trouble turned out
to live up to her name. I was getting bogged down in my second
werewolf novel when my husband came home from the grocery store with a
story that just itched to be turned into a billionaire romance.
(Crazy subgenre name, I know.) And then, as I wrote the beginning
of the billionaire romance, one of the secondary characters asked for a
short story of her own. She was adamant. I couldn't turn her
Flight of the Billionaire's Sister
is a short (roughly twenty book-pages) jaunt in the life of a teenager
who finds Swiss boarding school less enticing than she'd thought.
There are mean girls, sweet boys, and an uplifting
young-adult/chick-lit-style journey. If you're intrigued, you can
preorder the story now for 99 cents, you can wait until September 12
when the book will be available for free borrowing if you subscribe to
Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime, or you can email me
now for a free copy. That's right --- I'll send a free pdf copy
to the first five readers who contact me and promise to get the story
read in time to write a review on Amazon on launch day.
In the meantime, I have
another exciting announcement coming up in a month or so. Amazon
helped me team up with a very excellent narrator who is currently
turning Shiftless into an audio book. She has already finished the
first chapter and it's outstanding so far. Stay tuned for more