Archive for October, 2013

A Galapagos Journey, Day 7, Guest Blogging at Galapagos Eco-Lodge Blog

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Another Tuesday, another kick-off to the Galapagos Eco-Lodge Blog, where I’m guest-blogging about my fabulous trip in 2012 aboard the Cormorant Catamaran with Naturalist Guide Harry Jimenez, owner manager of Galapagos Eco-Lodge on San Cristobal Island.

This week I’ll take you to Genovesa Island, my favorite island of all those we visited during Week 1. If you love birdlife, you’ll adore Genovesa Island. Read all about it and see pictures at my guest post.

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Next week, more Blue-Footed Boobies than you shake a stick at!

Discover the Galapagos on My Continuing Journey with Galapagos Eco-Lodge Blog

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

You know it’s Tuesday again, don’t you? And you know what that means! More exploration of the amazing Galapagos Islands!

On Day 6 of our two-week cruise on-board the Cormorant with naturalist guide Harry Jimenez (owner/manager of Galapagos Eco-Lodge on San Cristobal Island), we got to visit Egas Port, Espumilla Beach, and Buccanneer Cove, all on Santiago Island. It was a jam-packed day.

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Next week…Genovesa Island, one of my absolute favs!

I’m Here

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Just extremely busy.

I would say why, but then I’d be complaining in cyber-public. Yeah, probably smart not to do that.

Plus, I’m sick for the first time in months. I plan to be over it by Monday. Most inconvenient! (Cough, hack).

A Galapagos Journey, Day 5 – Guest Blogging at Galapagos Eco-Lodge!

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Another Tuesday! Welcome back, Tuesday. I missed you.

Please join me once again at the Galapagos Eco-Lodge blog to read all about Day 5 of our Galapagos cruise, where we visited Espinosa Point on Fernandina Island in the morning, after which we went  snorkeling at Tagus Cove in the afternoon and then hiked to Darwin’s  Lake on Isabela Island. The snorkeling was enough action for one day. Totally loved it. But the iguanas on Espinosa Point – amazing, totally not to be missed.

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A Galapagos Journey, Day 4 – Guest Blogging at Galapagos Eco-Lodge!

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

It’s Tuesday again! Funny how that keeps happening. Almost as if it’s pre-ordained, once a week. And, because it’s Tuesday, it’s time once more for another installment of my 15-week guest blogging adventure over at the Galapagos Eco-Lodge Blog.

Today I’m blogging about Day 4 of our two-week cruise aboard the Cormorant with naturalist guide, Harry Jimenez. Read on for all the deets about Mangle Point, Fernandina Island and snorkeling at Urbina Bay, Isabela Island, where we’ll encounter sea lions, sea turtles, an octopus, and the Mysterious Black Lichen. If you’re good, I’ll also tell you all about the wonderful seafood barbecue I neglected to mention last time.

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Weekend Excitement on Kindle and NOOK Bestseller Lists

Monday, October 7th, 2013

On Friday, my small-town contemporary romance, WHERE SHE BELONGS, started day 1 of a 10 day sale that culminates on Canadian Thanksgiving, which is October 14th. From Friday until then, WHERE SHE BELONGS is just 99 cents. The book has never been available at that price point before. In January, it had some free days with KDP Select (my one and only time in that program), and after the free days WHERE SHE BELONGS cracked the Kindle Top 100 Contemporary Romance list. Well, this weekend, at the 99 cent price point, WHERE SHE BELONGS not only hit the Kindle Top 100 Contemporary Romance Bestsellers, but also the Kindle Top 100 Romance Bestsellers AND the Kindle Top 100 Bestsellers in the store overall! It also climbed the Women’s Fiction charts, making it all the way to #4 for Women’s Fiction-Romance that I know of (what I saw when I wasn’t asleep). It’s still on the Women’s Fiction charts, at #15 for Women’s Fiction-Romance and #46 in Women’s Fiction overall! I’ve fallen off the Romance Top 100 Bestsellers but still have a toehold on Contemporary Romance as I type—at 98.

Over the weekend, I also appeared on Amazon Author Rank’s Top 100 Most Popular Contemporary Romance authors. I’ve fallen off now, so you’ll just have to believe me. 😉

The best numbers that I saw for my book were Saturday morning at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. I have no clue what happened between 10 p.m. Friday night and 8 a.m. Saturday morning, so I can’t claim any #1 spots because I didn’t see them and I don’t know any way to check them after the fact. But here were the numbers for Kindle—I never expected to hit Top 100 Kindle Bestsellers!

– 58 Kindle Paid Store – all genres!

– 17 Romance – In the top 20!

– 13 Contemporary Romance – Top 15!

– 4 Women’s Fiction – Romance – Top 5!

– 8 Contemporary Fiction – Women’s Fiction – Top 10!

– 9 Women’s Fiction – Contemporary Women – Top 10!

I didn’t think to look at the general Women’s Fiction list until late on Saturday, so no idea what was my best number there.

WHERE SHE BELONGS also climbed the NOOK Top 100 Bestsellers, hitting #11 that I saw. And it’s still there, hanging on at #90.

That was something else I didn’t expect. And, guess what? I actually sold some books at Kobo Friday and Saturday! Kobo remains mainly a mystery to me when it comes to book sales, so selling 20 books was very exciting. 😉

The sale continues at the following outlets: Amazon – including Amazon Canada and Amazons around the world

Apple

Kobo

NOOK

All Romance EBooks

Where She Belongs Early Canadian Thanksgiving Sale!

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Partly in celebration of the release of BORROWING ALEX on Monday and partly in celebration of our upcoming Canadian Thanksgiving, the digital edition of my Canadian-set small-town romance, WHERE SHE BELONGS, is on sale for only 99 cents from now until October 14th (Canadian Thanksgiving)! That’s a saving of $3.00 (enough for nearly a full latte).

WHERE SHE BELONGS can be found for $0.99 at Amazon, Amazon Canada (and Amazons around the world), Apple iBooks, Kobo, and from Barnes and Noble for NOOK. It’s also at All Romance EBooks for $1.00!

Today, WHERE SHE BELONGS is listed as a Bargain Book on EReader News Today, and it’s also listed on BookBub’s Latest Ebook Deals. So if you see the book at either venue and haven’t read it yet, it’s a buck—you can’t lose. Well, technically you could lose a buck you’d never get back. But with nearly 50 five-star reviews on Amazon, I’m hoping you’ll enjoy the book.

If romantic comedy is more your style, BORROWING ALEX is available at Amazon, NOOK, Kobo and Apple iBooks, as well!

Happy Early Canadian Thanksgiving!

Guest Blogging at Galapagos Eco-Lodge Blog!

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Please join me for my third post in my 15-week guest blogging adventure over at Harry Jimenez’s Galapagos Eco-Lodge Blog. Today I’m blogging about meeting my first Blue-Footed Boobies on our two-week cruise aboard the Cormorant, my first snorkeling excursion, my first seahorse sighting, my first of lotsa stuff! Check it out.

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