Monday, April 16, 2012

Hot New Release!

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm posting a Hot New Release to ease you into the week!

First in the series:

She longs for it.
A murder.
She'll never be the same.

It takes more than a school trip to Washington, DC to change Christy’s life. It takes murder. A witness to the brutal slaying of a senator’s aide, Christy finds herself watched not only by the killers and the FBI, but also by two hot guys. She discovers that if she can’t help the FBI, who want to protect her, it will cost her and her new friends their lives.
Cindy M. Hogan graduated with a secondary education teaching degree and enjoys spending time with unpredictable teenagers. More than anything she loves the time she has with her own teenage daughters and wishes she could freeze them at this fun age. If she's not reading or writing, you'll find her snuggled up with the love of her life watching a great movie or planning their next party. She loves to bake, garden and be outdoors doing a myriad of activities.


"A fantastic read, full of suspense and excitement!"

"A great book that keeps you on your toes, dying to find out what happens next."

"Fast paced suspense."
          ~C.K.Bryant, author of BOUND

Watched is available in both print and eformats. The ebook is listed at $.99, and you can find it at Amazon or Barnes and Noble

Now Available (Our HOT NEW RELEASE!)


She has the guy. The terrorists have been taken care of and she has a shot at becoming popular. Life is great! Until they find her. Now she must run and leave behind everything she knows, including herself.

Protected is now available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble for $2.99.

Cindy can be reached at, or visit her on her blog at, and follow her on Twitter: @watched1.

If you're hopping blogs for this tour, your next stop is Rashelle Workman's space on the web. :)



Friday, April 13, 2012


Hey Guys,

GUESS WHAT?! The job doesn't suck today! YAY! I'll have an entire afternoon devoted solely to editing (and, you know, washing the dishes that piled up over the week). Am SO excited--you have no idea. . . .

Also, I have a post up over at the Indelibles' blog: Writing Outside the Box.

Check it out if you feel inclined.

Otherwise, have a fabulous weekend!


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

March Sales Numbers

I'm slack! I know! I tried to warn you. Am *STILL* editing The Guardians Book Three. I have a tentative title, but I hesitate to announce because there's a chance I'll change my mind. I'm hoping to have some afternoons this week to work on it. The good news? I now know never to announce a book release date again. I'll just surprise you. :)

In the meantime, here are my March Numbers!

The Grand Total?


The Guardian sold 178 Amazon US copies, 9 Amazon UK copies, and 22 copies on Barnes and Noble, for a total of 209 copies (or 6.7 sales per day). 

Cross My Heart sold 1,129 Amazon US copies, 289 Amazon UK copies, 41 Amazon DE copies, 3 Amazon FR copies, 142 copies on Barnes and Noble, and 17 copies on iTunes, for a total of 1,621 (or 52.2 sales per day).

Vendetta sold 142 Amazon US copies, 5 Amazon UK copies, and 16 copies on Barnes and Noble, for a total of 163 (or 5.2 sales per day).

No analysis or anything: with the day job Owning My LIFE last month, I'm lucky to have numbers. If you haven't heard, though, the Indelibles' Anthology In His Eyes (feat. my short story: "In the Beginning") is officially FREE on Amazon. There are some fantastic stories in there (yes, I've read them all!), so be sure to check it out. 

Also, Jodi Picoult created waves last week when she declared in an interview: DO NOT SELF-PUBLISH. (Yes, in all caps.) I could be biased--I don't know--but I'd have to (respectfully, of course) disagree. David Gaughran has a fantastic post about this, though. As always: he says it better than I ever could. 

Love this quote in particular: "When agents, publishers, and authors caution against self-publishing because it will be hard to get noticed, they don’t seem to realize that all titles face that problem, whether self-published or not."

And this is SO TRUE. Remember that I come from a traditional publishing background. You know that statistic: Over 90% of books sell less than 1,000 copies? Yeah, that was me . . . WITH a print deal. I blogged, I tweeted, I Facebooked. I sent a mass mailing to EVERY independent bookstore in about 25 states before just giving up: printing, organizing, stapling, stuffing, stamping, etc.

I know traditionally published authors who've done well. I know self-published authors who've done well. There's a flip side to this, too, though. I can only speak from my personal experience, and that is:

I've sold more self-published books than traditionally published books.

And I've said this before, but there's no RIGHT or WRONG way anymore. It's what's right for YOU.

I should've put that in CAPS. ;)