PICTURE IMPERFECT One-Month Birthday

November 19th, 2016

PICTURE IMPERFECT has been out a month already! That’s in eBook. I am happy to announce that the print edition is now also available, from Amazon, Amazon Canada, UK Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

I am pretty stoked that PICTURE IMPERFECT has a 4.3 star review average on Amazon! Here are some tidbits:

“…a great mix of romance, suspense, humor and a very well developed story.”

“This was a very entertaining book…  I loved the banter back and forth between characters.”

“…delicious romantic mystery…”

“…humor, twists and turns, romance and mystery.”

“If you enjoy romance, along with a mystery to solve, you need to read Picture Imperfect!”

Find PICTURE IMPERFECT at your favorite retailer!

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Amazon Canada

Amazon UK

Amazon Australia

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Win a Kindle Fire and 60 Romantic Comedies!

November 10th, 2016

Hey, everyone, I was supposed to post this on Monday and somehow forgot!! It went out in my newsletter and on Twitter and Facebook, but I totally forgot to mention it on my blog. Bad me. I got swept up in the US election and it slipped my mind.

But, no worries, the Romantic Comedy Booksweeps is taking entries until November 14th. There’s still time to enter to win 60 romantic comedies, including my Canadian-set romcom, HEAD OVER HEELS, as well as a Kindle Fire! Visit Booksweeps to enter.

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Seeing as I’m putting this out right after a blog post about my interview on Alicia Dean’s blog, which includes an excerpt from PICTURE IMPERFECT, I’m mentioning that again now as well. It’s a fun interview, so please drop by.

Booksweeps Romantic Comedy Entry Page

Join Me at Alicia Dean’s Blog!

November 10th, 2016

I have a great interview over at Alicia Dean’s blog today discussing my writing process, the development of PICTURE IMPERFECT (which started as a NaNoWriMo project), my love of lemons and rolltop desks. The interview includes an excerpt from the middle of PICTURE IMPERFECT.

Hop on over!

PICTURE IMPERFECT is in Print!

November 4th, 2016

PICTURE IMPERFECT is now available in print from the following retailers, just in time for the holidays!

Barnes and Noble

Amazon

Amazon Canada

Amazon UK

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Join Me at Cynthia Woolf’s Blog!

November 2nd, 2016

I have an interview and excerpt from PICTURE IMPERFECT at Cynthia Woolf’s blog today! Plus, I trotted out a new bio pic over there, as well.

Need to update my website yet again!

Egad, Windows did an update and the Internet is slow, slow, slow!

PICTURE IMPERFECT Sunday Snippet

October 30th, 2016

Read an excerpt from the middle of PICTURE IMPERFECT at That’s What I’m Talking About today!

Join Me at Magical Musings Blog

October 27th, 2016

Today I’m over at Magical Musings Blog discussing great first book lines and sharing a bit about my writing process and PICTURE IMPERFECT.

Please join us!

Preview PICTURE IMPERFECT on Amazon Direct on Your Browser

October 21st, 2016

If you’re a reader you’re probably familiar with the Look Inside feature over on Amazon, but as I was getting ready for PICTURE IMPERFECT’s release week, I realized that Amazon now has a cool little pop-up app you can direct folks to, and if they click on it they can start reading my book right where they are, on their desktop or tablet and likely also their phones.

Testing it out here.

Yep, it works!

You can read up to around the beginning of Chapter Four without having to go search on Amazon for my book. Just click and read! (If you like what you read, you can then buy directly from the app, which would be nice the next time I need to buy some bulk cases of Kraft Dinner). (Mama needs royalties to keep DH in KD…)

I do have an excerpt on my website, but the Amazon preview app thingy is very cool!

Q and A at Publishing Spark!

October 20th, 2016

I have a Q and A at Publishing Spark today. Hop on over and check it out.

What is Publishing Spark, you ask? It’s an email/newsletter list provider. If you’re an author, it’s a super easy version of MailChimp. Right now I have email lists on MailChimp, Mailer Lite and Publishing Spark, and I’m testing each out for various lists. I started over on MailChimp, and I really like them, but as my subscriber base grows I’m just in a place right now where I really want the automation features but my writing income, um, still needs work and MC is a tad on the high end for my needs. Enter Mailer Lite and Publishing Spark, both of which offer automation on their lowest tier or free trials. I’m trying out both over the next twelve months.

At the Publishing Spark blog today, I’m talking about my new book, PICTURE IMPERFECT, how I use my mailing lists, and basically offering some writerly advice. I hope to see you there!

Allie’s 15th Birthday and Release Day for PICTURE IMPERFECT!

October 18th, 2016

Yahoo!! It’s Allie McBeagle’s 15th birthday!! Only one more year until she beats the record set by our old Siamese cat, who cantankerously lived to 15 and a half. Gotta say, I’m not sure Allie will make it to 16, but I wasn’t sure she’d make it to 15 either, and yet here she is.

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It’s also Release Day for PICTURE IMPERFECT, my 130,000 word sassy suspense (by which I mean humorous suspense “lite” or romcom/mystery). PICTURE IMPERFECT is a bit of a genre bender, with both mystery and suspense elements as well as a romantic comedy tone and family entanglements, several points of view, and a fully developed romance. I usually dedicate my books to my husband, but PICTURE IMPERFECT is dedicated to Steve and our two sons as well as…Allie!! There’s not a beagle to be had in the book. There is a beagle in my next book, but in case Allie isn’t around then she wanted a dedication in PICTURE IMPERFECT. And when you’re a dog of 15, ya gets what ya wants. The average age range for a beagle is 12-15, so she kinda feels her work is done. We’ll see.

Here are links to check out my book, or you can visit the PI page on my website. The Pre-Order/Early Release pricing of $2.99 USD extends to Friday and will begin going up to $4.99 on the weekend. Amazon, as is their practice, usually keeps the lowest price the longest. I have no clue if the other vendors’ price increases will occur Saturday, Sunday or Monday, but between now and Friday is your best chance to grab PICTURE IMPERFECT at $2.99.

Here are some links!

Amazon: http://kindlel.ink/PictureImperfect

Amazon Canada: http://kindlel.ink/PictureImperfect_CA

Amazon UK: http://kindlel.ink/PictureImperfect_UK

Amazon Australia: http://kindlel.ink/PictureImperfect_AU

iBooks: http://ibooksl.ink/PictureImperfect

Kobo: http://kobol.ink/PictureImperfect

NOOK: http://nookl.ink/PictureImperfect

Cover! Designed by the Fabulous Killion Group!

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Blurb!

Just when she thought she had her life on autofocus…

Photographer Ursula Scott is six short months from buying her boss’s studio and helping her family knock down a massive debt. She can put up with his hairball antics for that long, right?

Right?

But, oh, he makes life difficult. She can barely restrain herself when he hogs credit for her assignments, and now half-naked weirdos are responding to his ad for her first magazine photo spread. On top of that, someone is sabotaging the studio. Worse, she discovers her sexy apprentice is a former cop practicing his newbie PI skills on the case—and she’s a suspect!

Suddenly, Ursula’s dreams and hard work seem about to go up in smoke. In more ways than one.

Well, not on her watch.

When Gabe McKenzie moves home following the shooting that kyboshed his career, he doesn’t expect to get sucked into finding the culprit wreaking havoc at his uncle’s photography studio. He certainly doesn’t expect to fall for Ursula Scott, a long-legged brunette with a definite motive and a desire to play Nancy Drew. Even as he clears her, the sabotage escalates into a bizarre stalking, placing Ursula…and Gabe’s hopes for their future…in danger.

If only he can convince her to stop snooping around and let him do his job as a PI, before an unknown menace threatens not only her dreams—but her life.

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Please say happy birthday to Allie in the comments!

Now I’m off to try not to burn the chicken soup.