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The Cessation of Tuesday Deals

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Yesterday marked my last Tuesday Deals column. Click here to check the archives and note which deals remain available (please check expiration dates mentioned in the posts and also please check prices before downloading).

While I enjoyed writing Tuesday Deals, it was an experiment designed to force me to blog more often and get out the word about Indie romance authors. Then, one weekend, I accidentally wrote a column two weeks ahead of time. So I had to write two columns that weekend, one for the Tuesday I was originally supposed and one for the Tuesday two weeks ahead. The upside to this is that I did two weeks of work in one afternoon. The downside is that I spent my entire afternoon working on the columns.

That’s when it hit me. While I enjoy writing the columns, it would likely take several months to build up enough of a following to warrant the time away from my own writing. And, what was a writer with dry eyes following laser surgery and a rotator cuff that is nearly completely healed (but why risk it?) doing blogging about other authors instead of focusing on her writing?

Well, she was being nearsighted, that’s what.

The plain fact of the matter is that readers don’t visit blogs as much as they used. I get much more interaction on Facebook and Twitter than I do on my blog. People might be reading the blog, but they aren’t commenting like they used to before Facebook and Twitter really took off. So, unless I want to be checking blog stats all the time (and I don’t; I haven’t even installed a plug-in, although I guess I should), I have no real way of knowing how many visitors are reading, unless they comment. I think readers feel more comfortable commenting on Facebook and Twitter, because they’re closed networks. A blog is open to everyone. And that’s okay.

Do you know what’s the most important thing an author can do to forward her career?

Write more books.

In the day of the ebook boom, a writer’s production is more important than ever. When readers discover you, they want to read your backlist and look forward to your front list, those books that are coming. I’ve often bemoaned that I’m a slow writer, however, I’m not willing to sacrifice quality to increase my input. And, I write under two names, which means sometimes I have to ignore Cindy to focus on my alter ego. And, when real life interrupts, you can imagine how that might affect a slow writer’s production.

The best thing I can do for myself and my readers is focus on writing more books. Not worry that people aren’t commenting on my blog. Not come up with ideas to force me to blog. Not concern myself with the fact that I haven’t updated my Dear Cindy… Q & A or Articles pages in eons. That maybe I should redesign my website so it doesn’t include those pages, so then they wouldn’t remind me that I haven’t updated them. I can update them when it suits me. I can blog when it suits me. I can interact with the public on the social networks of my choosing. And I can write.

This doesn’t mean I’m completely stopping showcasing other authors on my blog. When I happen to see a deal I think is great, and I have the time, I’ll write up a post. If a writer I admire has a new release, I might write a post. But I’m not going to go looking for deals and I am no longer considering requests. It’s kind of weird that I’m making this decision just when authors are starting to come to me instead of me searching them out. But it’s a decision I need to make.

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Tuesday Deals: Free and 99 Cent EBooks!

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Today I’m featuring two authors with three books between them, all contemporary romance novels with a western bent. One book is FREE and the other two are 99 cents. Please remember to check prices before downloading!

If you’re buying from Amazon Canada, the prices won’t be exactly 99 cents, unless, by some miracle, the exchange rate translates directly when you click. Usually, the book will be just under or over 99 cents. It’s the same deal, just a currency exchange. 🙂 TD_Brashear_Secrets

First up is Jean Brashear’s TEXAS SECRETS, Book 1 in her Texas Heroes: The Gallaghers of Morning Star series. TEXAS SECRETS is FREE on Amazon, Canadian Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iTunes, and Smashwords!

Up-and-coming chef Maddie Collins finds out that her father’s life was a lie when she is bequeathed a family homeplace she never knew existed—by the husband of the only woman her father ever loved. A former SEAL, rugged cowboy

Boone Gallagher arrives back in Texas to discover that the father who drove him away has struck one last blow. The only place he’s ever thought of as home now belongs to a woman who doesn’t want it, and he must keep her there for thirty days—or it will be lost to them both.

Now FREE on Amazon, Amazon Canada, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iTunes, and Smashwords!

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TD_Brashear_RootsAlso by Jean Brashear, TEXAS ROOTS, Book 1 in Texas Heroes: The Gallaghers of Sweetgrass Springs, regularly priced at $3.99, is on sale for $.99 until August 15th. That’s two more days, so get clicking! You can find TEXAS ROOTS at Amazon, Amazon Canada, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iTunes, and Smashwords.

When scandal and an ambitious prosecutor wreck Scarlett Ross’s life and she learns of a grandmother she never knew she had, she flees the notoriety to pay an anonymous visit to Sweetgrass Springs, Texas, a town kept alive only by her grandmother’s determination and carried on the strong shoulders of sexy rancher Ian McLaren. There she is surprised to discover a yearning to sink roots deep in the Texas Hill Country—but she is terrified that the secrets she’s hiding will endanger everyone she’s come to love.

Only 99 cents until August 15th on Amazon, Canadian Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Kobo, iTunes, and Smashwords!

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TD_Wellington_CowboyThe final offering today is COWBOY FOR SALE by Janet Wellington. COWBOY FOR SALE, regularly priced $2.99, is only 99 cents until the end of August! Find it at Amazon and Canadian Amazon.

SOLD! TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER

Salon manager Lacey Murdock has to find a handsome single cowboy fast—one willing to be auctioned off—for charity, of course! So, Lacey goes cowboy hunting in San Diego’s most popular country music club and runs smack into Jared Dillon. Tall, dark, and definitely handsome, Jared’s the kind of man any woman would want to date—and he’s perfect for the auction. Too bad he’s married.

Or is he?

At the auction Lacey’s bachelor cowboy is a no-show, and Jared steps in at the last minute to save the day. When a mystery woman drives up the bidding and wins Jared, Lacey can’t help but think she’s lost a golden opportunity.

Or has she?

Then the winner donates the prize to Lacey—and she’s off for a romantic Dream Date weekend with a man she just might be beginning to love…

COWBOY FOR SALE, only 99 cents on Amazon until August 31st!

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In case you’re wondering why there are only three Tuesday Deals this week instead of four, return to the blog tomorrow and I’ll tell you. 😉

Tuesday Deals: Free and 99 Cent Romance Ebooks

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Welcome back to Tuesday Deals! This week I’m featuring romantic suspense and historical romance novels, a perma-free erotic romance short novella, and a three-author sports-themed contemporary romance boxed set. All the novels and the boxed set are are available for a limited time for 99 cents. Happy downloading, and remember to double-check the prices at your favorite e-tailer before you buy.

*Also please note, for those who shop at Amazon.ca, the prices don’t translate exactly. A book on sale on Amazon.com for 99 cents might be .98 cents at Amazon.ca or $1.01, depending on the exchange rate at the time.

RachelGrantWe begin with CONCRETE EVIDENCE by Rachel Grant, a 100,00-word romantic suspense available for only 99 cents until around mid-August on Amazon, Amazon Canada, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple iTunes and Smashwords. CONCRETE EVIDENCE is regularly priced at $3.99.

A year ago she lost everything. Now she wants revenge…

Accused of stealing artifacts from a five-hundred-year-old shipwreck, underwater archaeologist Erica Kesling is determined to clear her name. She’s concealed her past and taken a job certain to give her access to the buyer of the missing antiquities. She’s finally closing in on her goal when she’s distracted by a sexy, charismatic intern who makes her want something other than revenge.

But Lee Scott is no intern. He’s looking for the lead conspirator in an international artifact smuggling scheme, and Erica is his prime suspect. He’ll do whatever it takes to win her trust and get her to reveal her secrets, even seduce her.

As Erica and Lee struggle to conceal their real agendas, the one thing they can’t hide is the attraction that burns hot between them. When Erica’s quest puts her life in jeopardy, Lee must choose between old loyalties and a woman he never expected to fall for.

Available for a limited time for $.99 on AmazonAmazon Canada, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple iTunes and Smashwords!

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LindaBarlowNext, Linda Barlow’s historical romance, FIRES OF DESTINY, regularly priced at $4.99, is on sale for 99 cents from August 5th – 11th at Amazon, Amazon Canada, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo.

*As it’s the 6th, FIRES OF DESTINY should be on sale. But remember to double-check before buying.

Alix Douglas and Roger Trevor loved each other as children. But Roger’s ten-year odyssey as a mercenary and seafarer has transformed him into an enigmatic stranger, haunted by his past and entangled in a lethal web of intrigue and deception.

Instantly drawn by the dark and dangerous ex-pirate, Alix hopes he will approve their fathers’ plan to unite his estates with hers. But Roger wants her on his own terms, which do not include marriage.

Dangerous to know…

When Alix becomes lady-in-waiting to the Catholic Queen Mary Tudor and Roger sides with the persecuted heretics, the two lovers must confront each other as enemies at a treacherous court where no one is quite what they seem.

Torn between a heart that yearns to trust Roger and a head that fears him capable of murder and treason, Alix fights a forbidden love that threatens to rip her away from family, friends, queen and country and plunge her into mortal danger.

New, revised edition of a classic, award-winning romance.

When the original version of this historical romance was originally published in 1986, Linda Barlow received the Romantic Times award as New Historical Romance Author of the Year. Fires of Destiny was also a finalist for the Rita Award from Romance Writers of America.

On sale for 99 cents until August 11th at Amazon, Amazon Canada, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo.

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ShoshannaEversShoshanna Evers’s short novella, TASTE OF CANDY, also previously published, is now permanently FREE at Amazon, Amazon Canada, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Smashwords!

Candace “Candy” Bryce can’t believe her good luck when she wins a dinner date with Dave Roads, the lead singer of a hot new rock band. Not only is Dave a veritable rock star, he’s drop dead gorgeous—and he’s taking it as a personal challenge to be the first man to give Candy an orgasm.

Dave discovers that all Candy needs to come is some ties, some toys, and his merciless desire to discover exactly what Candy tastes like…

Perma-FREE at Amazon, Amazon.ca, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Smashwords.

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PlayHard-RIR-coverRounding up, V.K. Sykes, Juliana Stone, and Jennifer Lyon have teamed up to offer three full-length, sexy sports romances in their boxed set, PLAY HARD. Regularly priced $3.99, PLAY HARD is now only $.99 until the end of August at Amazon, Amazon Canada, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and iTunes.

FASTBALL, by V.K. Sykes: Book one in the USA Today Bestselling series, The Philadelphia Patriots.

Baseball reporter Maddie Leclair has spent years chasing her dream job—covering the Philadelphia Patriots major league baseball team. But in order to make it to the top tier of sports reporting, she needs to score an interview with the most private and elusive athlete in baseball, Patriots’ superstar Jake Miller.

On the rebound from a devastating injury, the last thing Jake needs is a pushy female reporter distracting him. But one look at Maddie and he finds himself trying for a different kind of play, one that involves bedrooms and not baseball stats. Sleeping together could damage both their careers, and Maddie is all about saying no. But when it comes to the game of love, Jake is playing to win.

OFFSIDE, by Juliana Stone: Book one in The Barker Triplets trilogy.

When hockey phenom Billie-Jo Barker returns home and decides to play in the local Friday night hockey league, all hell breaks loose. Not because Billie’s talent is in question, but because Billie is a woman. And though these are modern times, some of the local guys still have a problem letting a girl into their ‘men’s club.’

Soon, Billie is at the center of a small town battle of the sexes, with everyone choosing sides. Her sisters. The townsfolk. Her friends. And yet, the only person whose opinion she cares about doesn’t seem to care much at all. Logan Forest, the man who broke her heart when she was eighteen and the man she now shares the bench with every Friday night.

She’s got a lot to prove and though Billie Jo Barker scores on the ice, will this girl ever score with the man of her dreams?

THE PROPOSITION, by Jennifer Lyon: The Proposition is book one of three in The Plus One Chronicles Trilogy.

Rich, sexy and volatile, Sloane Michaels has a dark agenda that keeps his heart on ice. His extreme wealth gives him the control he craves and his skills as an ex UFC fighter the tools he’ll need to extract his ultimate revenge. But when the woman he never believed he’d see again crosses his path, Sloane is caught between the vengeance he needs and a sexual conquest he craves.

Kat Thayne has been in survival mode for six years, hiding behind the sweet creations for her bakery. But when a random carjacking brings her face-to-face with her darkest fears and hottest fantasy, Kat is forced out of hiding and offered a dangerously passionate proposition. One she knows she isn’t strong enough to refuse.

PLAY HARD, available until the end of August for 99 cents at AmazonCanadian Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and iTunes!

Tuesday Deals: Free and 99 Cent Ebooks!

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Time for another Tuesday Deals! This week I’m featuring a YA on sale for 99 cents, a sweet historical romance, and two perma-free ebooks!

Please remember to double-check the pricing at your e-retailer of choice before downloading or purchasing. If you click a link to Amazon Canada, a book on sale at the American site for 99 cents won’t necessarily be 99 cents at Amazon.ca. It might be .98 or $1.01, depending on the exchange rate at the time. I don’t list other Amazon sites or the post would get too long, but if the book is on sale or free at a main venue, check your country’s e-store to see if you can get it free or for the equivalent of $.99 USD there!

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First up is BRACED TO BITE, Serena Robar’s first book in her funny vampire YA series. Regularly priced at $3.99, BRACED TO BITE is only 99 cents until July 31st. Today’s July 30th, so get it while it’s $.99! Available on Amazon, Amazon Canada, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Smashwords.

Colby Blanchard had it all…

Head cheerleader. Popular friends. Hottest date and a no-brainer for Homecoming Court. Colby’s got a nearly-perfect life – ask anybody.

… until she gets bit.

Some random vamp gets his fangs into her, and suddenly everything’s different. She’s different. To make matters worse, she’s only a half-blood vampire, not a full one. Now, instead of Homecoming Queen who rules the school, she’s a mongrel of the vampire community – and they’re giving her just one week to justify her existence, or they’ll “relieve her of her undead status”. She gets the feeling that doesn’t mean just kicking her out of their clique.

And she thought getting into college was going to be her biggest problem.

With the clock ticking, Colby has to prove herself by finding the Rogue Vampire who tried to turn her. Colby discovers some hidden strengths, and some unlikely allies – including Thomas, a Vampire Investigator who would be really hot if he weren’t the guy most likely to kill her when her number’s up. As she digs she uncovers a conspiracy, and is offered a deal: her life, or the lives of all the half-blood vampires.

Does she cut the deal, to get back all she lost? Or does she stand for the mongrels she’s accidentally joined?

$.99 until July 31st at Amazon, Amazon.ca, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords!

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Next, Becky Barker’s permanently free contemporary western romance novel, HANCHART LAND, previously priced at $3.99. Find it at Amazon, Amazon.ca, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords.

Luke Hanchart proposed a marriage-of-convenience to Susan, his cousin’s widow, to protect his family’s ranch. Little did he know that saying “I do,” would open the door to a tempestuous future. Now nothing stood in the way of a passion that had smoldered between them. As they sealed their union with a kiss, a spark ignited and began to burn.

Perma-free at Amazon, Amazon Canada, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords.

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DonnaCummingsAnother freebie, the contemporary romance novella, SUMMER LOVIN’, by Donna Cummings. Find it at Amazon, Canadian Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes. Check out UK Amazon, too!

Everyone should have at least one wild fling on their resume. Mia volunteers to dog-sit for two weeks, giving her a chance to figure out the next step in her life, and career. She discovers it’s not easy chasing after a puppy with a shoe fetish, but there’s a reward for all her troubles: the hunky guy next door. Luke is a workaholic forced to take two weeks’ vacation, and at first he’s sure the downtime might kill him. But then he gets to know his temporary neighbor. She’s sexy and fun, and all of a sudden, two weeks isn’t nearly enough time.

FREE at Amazon, Canadian Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes.

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MarieHigginsWrapping up, Marie Higgins’s sweet historical romance novel, TAKE MY HEART, regularly priced at $3.99 is now $.99 until August 22nd on Amazon. Also check Amazon.ca.

Mercedes Maxwell is devastated when her twin sister is driven to take her own life by none other than her husband, William Braxton. Determined to make her brother-in-law pay for the injustice, Mercedes travels to Philadelphia to find him. She is shocked to find that William is unaware of his wife’s death, and when Mercedes is mistaken for her sister, she decides to pose as her twin to glean some answers. Mercedes embarks on an adventure she never dreamed of in hopes of bringing justice to her sister. Instead of justice, Mercedes uncovers a plethora of secrets and mystery. As she works to unravel the mystery and discover who she can trust, Mercedes finds that all is not as it seems, and that William Braxton may be the one man she can trust.

99 cents for a limited time on Amazon and Amazon.ca!

More Tuesday Deals next week!

Tuesday Deals: Free and 99 Cent Ebooks!

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Welcome back to another installment of Tuesday Deals. This week we have perma-free, perma-99-cent, and ebooks on sale for 99 cents for a limited time—three novels and one short story in total. Please remember to check the prices before downloading or purchasing.

Happy reading!

anderson_1My first featured Deal is Maree Anderson’s SEER’S HOPE, a fantasy novel with romantic elements. SEER’S HOPE is permanently FREE on Amazon, Canadian Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Apple, ARe, and Smashwords. For other venues, please check Maree’s website.

Hope is snatched from her home and transported to a primitive world of magic and capricious gods. The Dayamari people believe she’s a Seer and their only hope of salvation, but she’s blind—she can’t see anything at all, let alone the future. She must accept her destiny and learn to wield the awe-inspiring powers the gods have bestowed upon her. And if she’s to save those she loves from the horrifying evil that lurks in the darkness, failure is not an option.

FREE on Amazon, Canadian Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Apple, ARe, and Smashwords! Also check for it at your favorite e-tailer around the world!

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gibb_2Tasman Gibb’s Contemporary Romance, SAVING JUSTICE, regularly priced $2.99 is on sale for 99 cents until August 15th at Amazon, Canadian Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble.

Marlo Croft, canine behaviorist at the Dog Haven Sanctuary in Halo Peak, Washington, has her life neatly organized. The trauma of her past is well buried, her emotions tamped down, and rehabilitating and rehoming damaged and unwanted dogs gives her the focused, contained life that makes her feel secure.

The arrival of a new rescue dog, Justice, also brings the unwelcome distraction of a handsome stranger who is to shadow Marlo and Justice through the dog’s rehabilitation.

Suffering guilt over the death of his wife, New Zealander Adam Guildford’s short contract in the US to research dog fighting is what he hopes will pull him out of the limbo he has floundered in for the past four years. He arrives prepared to tackle the emotional and behavioral needs of the rescued dogs, but completely unprepared for the way his presence unnerves Marlo and awakens his own dormant feelings.

As they start to gain Justice’s trust, Marlo loosens her grip on her inner fears and the simmering attraction between her and Adam heats up. Adam works carefully to dismantle the emotional barricades Marlo erected, until one day he unwittingly delivers the horror from Marlo’s past straight to her doorstep, an action that tears the three of them apart.

On sale for 99 cents until August 15th at Amazon, Canadian Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble!

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barrett_3Nikki Lynn Barrett’s Contemporary Romance (novel length), BABY STETSON (Love and Music in Texas, Book 1), is also on sale for 99 cents—until August 1st. BABY STETSON is regularly priced at $3.99 but can be found now for $.99 on Amazon, Canadian Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble.

In small Texas towns, strangers come and go…

Left in a Stetson hat, on the steps of the local bed and breakfast, Avery Callimer came into the world on a wing and a prayer. Raised by loving adoptive parents, she’s never lacked for love … only the knowledge of her past.

By day she works at the inn, but by night … Avery comes alive as lead singer in a band. Life was good … stable, until new guests blew into town.

Some strangers come with secrets and lies.

Lucas Bennett is one such stranger. Drifting from one mess to another has left him jaded. Doesn’t matter the dramas are never his doing. Giving it one last shot to make a fresh start lands him Harmony’s Echo, Texas and smack dab in front of the tantalizing Avery.

Despite his best efforts to ignore the burn Avery’s ignited within, he’s intent to keep his distance. Secrets have followed him. Secrets he doesn’t want Avery to know.

Each time they’re near the other, things heat up like a brushfire on a dry Texas prairie.

But maybe, after the dust settles and the smoke clears, love can bloom with a fresh start.

On sale for $.99 until August 1st at Amazon, Canadian Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble.

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procterking_4My son got married this past week, so I didn’t have time to round up a fourth Tuesday Deal. Never fear, I have one of my own available! My romantic comedy short story, Deceiving Derek, is always priced at 99 cents and can be found on Amazon, Canadian Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple iTunes, Smashwords and ARe. If you’re in the UK or shop at other Amazons or Kobos or iTunes stores around the world, you should also be able to find it there.

Sassy Shorts! Fun, Quick Reads. Deceiving Derek, LOVE & OTHER CALAMITIES, Story 1.

Lingerie designer Lacey DeMarco livens up her life by finagling an unsuspecting police detective into attending a funky bridal shower. She needs one last item to complete a scavenger hunt list, and handsome cop Derek McAllister is it.

But a little trickery is at work. Both Lacey and Derek are both being hoodwinked…in the name of love.

Deceiving Derek is a romantic comedy short story of 5200 words, or approximately 12 typical book pages. Deceiving Derek is the first of five connected short stories, each featuring a heroine introduced in Lacey’s story. Follow Lacey and her girlfriends as they prepare for a wedding and find true love along the way.

Perma-99-cents on Amazon, Canadian Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Smashwords, and ARe.

Tuesday Deals: 99 Cent Boxed Set and Novel Sales!

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

This week I’m featuring a discounted-to-99-cents two-novel boxed set by the same author, two individual 99-cent novels on sale for a limited time, and one permanently priced 99-cent novella.

As always, please check the prices at your favorite e-tailer before purchasing. I am not in control of whether the books are on sale on non-U.S. Amazon stores or non-U.S. Apple stores, etc., or whether an Indie author’s price change comes into effect on time. This is why I say to check the prices before you purchase. That way you won’t get an unpleasant surprise on your credit card bill.

Happy Downloading!

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Contemporary Romance author Sophia Knightly’s TROPICAL HEAT SERIES BOXED SET, regularly priced at $3.99, is on sale for 99 cents from July 14-July 21st on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Apple.

Amazon bestselling author Sophia Knightly delivers two fun, sexy and heartwarming romances of her Tropical Heat Series in one bundled volume.

In Wild for You (Book One), Detective Clay Blackthorne has his hands full when he promises to safeguard an old college pal’s sister without letting her know what he’s up to. He never imagines that lively Marisol Calderon will knock his socks off and put a ring on his finger—and all at his suggestion! Their marriage of convenience is meant to protect her and Clay doesn’t plan on being hitched for long to the tempting beauty. But the honeymoon sure feels real to him…

Sassy Marisol is used to doing whatever she wants—and right now her plan is to shake up the hot detective’s hard-edged demeanor. But the fun turns to danger when a mystery stalker bent on marrying her marks her as his prey. Temporarily becoming Clay’s wife seems like a practical way to thwart the stalker. But as passion ignites and Marisol falls for the tender heart buried beneath the tough detective’s chest, Clay’s true identity is revealed and she begins to wonder who—if anyone—she can trust…

In Sold on You, (Book Two) Confirmed bachelor Dr. Marcos Calderon is in hot water. He needs to come up with a fake fiancée fast or he’ll disappoint his beloved grandma who’s arriving on the next flight to meet her. Proper social worker Gabriela Morales should fit the bill—but tonight, in that sexy, slit-to-there red evening gown, she looks anything but proper.

Gabriela only volunteered for the hospital’s charity bachelorette auction to benefit a cause dear to her heart. Now she’s reeling from the hot doctor’s bid of fifteen thousand dollars for a weekend date with her! She’s not sure what Dr. Handsome has in mind, but the smoldering look in his eyes is unmistakable…

99 cents until July 21st on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Apple!

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Campisi_2Mary Campisi’s Contemporary Romance, PIECES OF YOU (The Betrayed Trilogy: Book One), regularly priced $2.99, is on sale for 99 cents until July 26th. You can find it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple, and Smashwords.

Sometimes hiding in the shadows is the only way to protect your heart.

Quinn Burnes’s mother disappeared when he was only fifteen leaving him with a despondent father, a little sister who suffers panic attacks, and eight notebooks containing the truth about his mother. He guards this secret for eighteen years, until on an otherwise normal day, his mother re-enters his life, pleading for his help. She’s in danger and the only thing that can save her is reclaiming the identity she shunned years ago.

Quinn is a master of emotional detachment, from his successful career as a personal injury attorney to his strings of meaningless relationships with beautiful women who possess uneasy temperaments; a sure formula to keep his heart safe and insure he’s the first to walk away. Until he meets the mysterious ‘Danielle’ a woman with too many secrets who’s on the run from the abusive, estranged husband she shot and may have killed. Danielle isn’t like any woman he’s ever met, but can he risk his heart for someone who’s doing exactly what his mother did eighteen years ago? Someone who may ultimately leave him, just like his mother?

99 cents until July 26th on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple, and Smashwords!

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Another Contemporary Romance, this time by Susan R. Hughes, DIVIDED HEARTS is on sale for .99 until July 19th. Regularly priced at $2.99, DIVIDED HEARTS can be found on Amazon.

When Faye’s best friend, Jenna, is injured in a car accident, Faye is left to care for Jenna’s young child—expecting no help from baby Hannah’s father, Simon, who has never been a part of the little girl’s life. But when Jenna’s former lover unexpectedly reappears, Faye learns that Jenna never told him about their child; and now that he knows of his daughter’s existence, he wants nothing more than to bond with her. As the relationship between father and daughter grows, so does the attraction between Simon and Faye—but once Jenna recovers, they find themselves faced with a heartbreaking choice between their desire for each other and the best interests of the little girl whose future lies in their hands.

Set in Vancouver, BC, and on the picturesque Sunshine Coast, DIVIDED HEARTS takes you on an exhilarating journey through the passion, sacrifice, forgiveness and sweet surprises of discovering a love that’s meant to be.

On sale for 99 cents until July 19th on Amazon.

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Curtis_4My last featured Tuesday Deal for this week is the Erotic Romance novella Compulsion, by Cassandra Curtis. Compulsion is permanently available for $.99, but still remember to check the price before purchasing, just in case something changes. Compulsion can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords.

NOTE: Compulsion contains Adult Content.

Lindsay Dannon has a dirty little secret. While she hides behind her plain and proper image at work, a wanton woman with a rich fantasy life lurks beneath the surface. The thrill of sex in public places, and the risk of exposure, is a compulsive itch she knows only one man can scratch—her boss, Jack Randolph.

The company’s “no tolerance” policy on interoffice dating is the only thing stopping her. Good thing Jack created the rules, because he’s determined to make all of Lindsay’s sexual fantasies come true…

Always available for 99 cents at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords!

Tuesday Deals: Two Boxed Sets, Two Shorts!

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Welcome back to Tuesday Deals! Today we have two boxed sets and two short stories up for grabs. Please remember to double-check the prices before purchasing or downloading.

Dangerous_Desires_3d_cover_Up first is DANGEROUS DESIRES, a seven-author boxed set of romantic suspense, mysteries and thrillers. Regularly priced at $7.99, DANGEROUS DESIRES is on sale for 99 cents at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Apple iTunes until July 31st.

Seven bestselling authors…five full length edge-of-your-seat novels…two killer novellas…one thrilling ride!

Don’t miss the summer’s best collection of romantic suspense, mysteries and thrillers from masters of the genres!

CHASING SHADOWS by CJ Lyons

DIRTY by Debra Webb

MIND READER by Vicki Hinze

THE INFORMANT by V.R. Marks

WITCH DANCE by Peggy Webb

With BONUS novellas…In the Interest of Security by Regan Black and My Favorite Corpse by Kathy Carmichael.

ON SALE for 99 cents! Find it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes.

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LetterofLove150_henleyNext, from Virginia Henley, Letter of Love, a historical romance short story, formerly priced .99, now permanently FREE on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes.

At Hampton Court Palace, Queen Elizabeth has arranged a marriage for her ward Burgundy Bedford with Lord Nicholas Mountjoy, Earl of Devon.

This union will join two great shipping families and provide Mountjoy with vessels to transport his troops to Ireland to quell the uprising led by Tyrone of Ulster.

Burgundy plans to thwart the queen, as her mother did before her, by eloping the day before the wedding.

Burgundy comes into possession of an ancient book passed down through two centuries from mother to daughter.

Between the pages of the book, Burgundy finds a letter written to her by her mother when her daughter was born.

The book’s ancient legacy and the letter of love touches her heart and alters the course of her life forever.

FREE at AmazonBarnes and Noble, and iTunes!

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eva_lefoyAnother short story, No Glass Between Them, a GLBT FF contemporary romance by Eva Lefoy, is 99 cents at Amazon.

Alyce visits Club Paradise every Friday night and watches her dream woman dance. The dark-haired beauty Contessa fuels her fantasies, but Alyce knows they’ll never meet in person. When a mysterious note requests her presence at a hotel, she’s shocked to find she’s come face-to-face with Contessa. With the glass between them no more, will Alyce give in to the temptation to make her dream a reality?

Warning: Contains *hot* butch-on-femme lovin’ and some smexy stripper dancing, may fog mirrors.

Currently 99 cents at Amazon!

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Rogues-cover-for-promoFinally, a second boxed set, FOUR IRRESISTIBLE ROGUES, which features four full-length historical romance novels by authors Cynthia Wright, Lauren Royal, Tanya Anne Crosby, and Danelle Harmon. Regularly priced at $7.99, FOUR IRRESISTIBLE ROGUES is on sale for 99 cents for one week only—until July 15th. Available at Amazon and Kobo.

Fall in love with four irresistible rogues in four complete historical romance novels!

KISSED by Tanya Anne Crosby – England and Charleston, South Carolina, 1763 – Jessamine Stone vows to wed no man but her onetime fiancé, Christian Haukinge. She sets out to win back Christian’s affections, unaware that her brother has already offered him a bribe to break her heart. Christian agrees to the devil’s bargain, but soon finds Jessie’s innocent passion, trust, and faith undermine his resolve for vengeance.

CAPTAIN OF MY HEART by Danelle Harmon – New England, 1778-1779 – A dashing Irish captain, a feisty shipbuilder’s daughter, and a cast of outrageous characters combine in this thrilling romantic adventure set at the helm of a New England privateer schooner. By the award-winning author of the internationally bestselling de Monteforte Brothers series.

AMBER by Lauren Royal – England and Scotland, 1668 – Although Kendra Chase’s brothers have presented her with many wealthy, titled suitors, no man has caught her fancy–until her coach is held up by a dashing, mysterious highwayman. When she and the dangerous man are caught in a compromising embrace and her overprotective brothers insist they wed, Kendra cannot believe it. Are they really desperate enough to match her with an outlaw?

BRIGHTER THAN GOLD by Cynthia Wright – Columbia, California and San Francisco, 1864 – Spirited Katie MacKenzie helps her father run a saloon and writes articles for the local newspaper about the Griffin, a Robin Hood-style highwayman who robs the unscrupulous mine owners and gives back to the townspeople. Roguish Jack Adams, an adventurer with a dark secret, rides into the sleepy Sierra town one summer day and changes everything.

On sale for 99 cents for a limited time at Amazon and Kobo.

A Little Extra: The authors of FOUR IRRESISTIBLE ROGUES are hosting a fun, easy contest at their website, where readers can vote for their favorite Rogue and win a $200 gift card to the bookstore of their choice. To enter, visit Four Irresistible Rogues.

Tuesday Deals: Free and 99 Cent EBooks!

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Time for more sweet Tuesday Deals! Please remember to double-check the prices before buying or downloading.

sower_hollandFirst up is Debra Holland, who I had the pleasure of meeting in an airport following the NINC conference last year. Debra’s Fantasy Romance, SOWER OF DREAMS, regularly priced at $3.99 is now on sale for .99 at Amazon for a limited time.

Book One in the Gods’ Dream Trilogy

A Fantasy Romance Endorsed by Andre Norton, The Grand Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy. “Desert and sea both provide vivid backgrounds for action and real emotion in Sower of Dreams—outstanding and well-presented fantasy, which will keep the book in one’s hands, eyes on the page—GOOD READ.”

Overview of Sower of Dreams: A kingdom invaded. A warrior princess on the run for her life. A hero from another world. An evil god who wants their souls. Can they join forces to defeat the evil one and win freedom for their people?

.99 at Amazon!

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McLinn---A-Stranger-in-the-Patricia McLinn’s A STRANGER IN THE FAMILY, Book 1 in the Bardville, Wyoming trilogy and regularly priced at $3.99 is FREE at Amazon until July 28th.

A sexy, intriguing stranger arrives unexpectedly at her Wyoming ranch, threatening the one thing Cambria protects more fiercely than her heart – her family. Bodie’s discovery that he fathered a son 17 years ago starts a search that leads him to the warm and welcoming Weston family. But his response to one member of the family is far more than he ever expected. The sparks between him and Cambria are real … and so is the danger to his hopes for their future if she finds out why he’s really in Wyoming.

“. . . It’s one of those books that when you finish, you think, “I’m definitely going to read that again and everything else this author has ever written!” – Live, Love, Write

FREE at Amazon!

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Lastly, I have been trying to feature an author for two weeks in a row, an author who signed up for the promotion with my understanding that their book would be on sale when I posted it. Last week the book wasn’t on sale, so I took it down. Apparently, there was a misunderstanding and we decided to try again this week. Well, the book still isn’t on sale, so I am removing it from my posting again.

Readers, it is not my intention to mislead you with books that are not free or on sale for .99 cents on the day they should be. I have no control over whether an author’s marketing plans go into effect or not, but when something like this happens two weeks in a row, my only decision can to be to remove the listing permanently and not feature it again. This is why I say to make sure to check the listing yourself before you buy or download.

Next week, I have four listings for you!

I have double-checked the prices for Debra Holland’s .99 book and Patricia McLinn’s free book this morning, and they are both where they should be. So go forth and enjoy these talented authors!

Tuesday Deals: Free and 99 Cent EBooks!

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Welcome to my very first Tuesday Deals column, where I will showcase free and bargain-priced ebooks from Indie romance authors. Please remember, after following the links, to double check the prices at your ebook retailer of choice before downloading. Sometimes something glitches and an author’s price change might not make it through in time. Or, a book might be available for free on Amazon.com but not on U.K. Amazon or Canadian Amazon. You get the idea.

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Up first is Shelly Thacker with her Time-Travel Romance, FOREVER HIS. Regular price: $2.99. On sale until June 30th for 99 cents at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Apple iTunes.

Sir Gaston de Varennes wanted a docile bride who would fit into his plans for vengeance and justice, but a trick of time finds him married to a thoroughly modern American lady who turns his castle, his life, and his heart upside down.

“Irresistible, right down to the surprise at the end… One of the best romances of the year.” –The Detroit Free Press.

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Free-Agent---Roz-LeeNext we have Roz Lee with a Contemporary Erotic Romance novella, FREE AGENT, now free at AmazonBarnes and Noble, and Kobo.

The stress of opening her own specialty bakery has kept Brooke tied up in knots, just not the kind she would prefer. When she spies the hunk of a Dom across the crowded bar, she’s intrigued, but his wristband indicates he’s off limits. That doesn’t stop her from doing the most daring thing she’s ever done to snag a man’s attention, but when things escalate beyond even her wildest imaginings, she can’t get out of there fast enough.

His contract with the Mustangs is set to expire at the end of the season, and third baseman, Todd Stevens is holding out for a longer, more lucrative deal as a free agent. Convinced more money and a new city will cure what ails him, he isn’t looking for a long-term relationship, much less a one-time hookup with a sub who doesn’t know her place. Unfortunately, the little minx eyeing him from across the room might just be the one to make him change his mind.

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Sharon Ihle’s Historical Romance set in the American west, THE BRIDE WORE FEATHERS, regularly priced at $2.99 is $.99 until July 10th, maybe longer. Please make sure to double-check the price before downloading. Available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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Dominique DuBois is a golden beauty, and niece to General George Custer, the stalwart enemy of the Indian nations. How could she be fiercely attracted to a shy and handsome Private in her uncle’s charge?

But Jacob is more than a lowly private in Custer’s Army. On behalf of his adopted people, the Sioux, he’s on a dangerous mission to ensure the General’s demise. The Sioux warrior he’s fought to become mustn’t be betrayed by his white-man’s heart longing for one last tender kiss, for one more smoldering embrace with Custer’s golden niece.

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yearsagoARETo finish off, Stacy Juba’s novel, TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY, “A unique blend of literary mystery, cozy mystery, and romantic suspense,” is on sale for 99 cents, down from $2.99, until July 20th on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, and Kobo.

Should we dig for the truth when Pandora’s Box is a coffin of buried secrets? For twenty-five years, Diana Ferguson’s killer has gotten away with murder. When rookie obit writer and newsroom editorial assistant Kris Langley investigates the cold case of the artistic young cocktail waitress who was obsessed with Greek and Roman mythology, not only does she fall in love with Diana’s sexy nephew, but she must also fight to stay off the obituary page herself.

 

Enjoy!

New Blog Feature: Tuesday Deals

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

This is an announcement, only an announcement. I am not posting any ebook deals this Tuesday. However, beginning Tuesday, June 25th, I will post up to 4 or maybe 5 free ebook or .99 ebook deals. I will be featuring books in the Romance and Women’s Fiction genres, and they have to be temporarily free or on sale for .99. I might make an exception for a book normally priced at $3.99 or higher that is on sale for $1.99.

I am not posting any perma-free or permanently .99 or $1.99 books. These are deals, which insinuates that they are on sale or are free for a limited time.

Right now I’m looking for postings for June 25th through July and possibly the beginning of August, if you already have promotions planned for August. Tuesdays only, please. I am not looking to promote ebook deals on any other day of the week. This is an experiment to replace my former Guest Bloggers, which I had stop hosting completely when I hurt my rotator cuff.

So if you’re a reader looking for great ebook deals, make sure to check back every Tuesday to see what I have listed.

If you’re an author of romance or women’s fiction (including sub-genres thereof) and would like me to feature your ebook deal, please email me to see if space is available for your preferred dates and then I’ll send you the requirements (book cover, sale price, dates, yadda). Please do not email me asking for whatever I have available. You ask for the dates, and I’ll tell you what I have.

Also please don’t ask in the comments section. You are free to comment about the concept in the Comments section, but I prefer dealing with the behind the scenes issues behind the scenes. 🙂

I’m looking forward to this new blog feature! I still plan on blogging about my trip to China and want to ease back into blogging about life in general and my writing. However, I am trying to focus on finishing BORROWING ALEX for Indie re-issue, and, well, there’s a blog post that should go with that. I shouldn’t talk about it now. I should remain focused on this blog subject. So I will. No talking about BORROWING ALEX until at least tomorrow.

See? I can be good.