Saturday, August 24, 2013

Quick Update!

Hi Everyone!

This is a quick, drive-by post. I'm sorry things have been so silent--there's just a lot going on. None of it is writing-related, I'm sorry to say. I'm trying. I really am. For some reason, though, pregnancy has shut off the creative part of my brain. I've tried to write--I even got a few paragraphs down on paper last week--but it's *so* bad. There is a project, it's just not getting worked on. I'm really looking forward to finding my voice again, but I'm okay with waiting until baby is here to get it back.

In the meantime, if it's not related to preparing for baby, or staying on top of things w/ the day job, or related to my other kid--it's just not happening. I'm okay with that, too. Good news is, I'm in the final stretch. :)

If you haven't seen the tweets, THE GUARDIAN is actually free right now. My gift to YOU for being so awesome and hanging with me during this craziest of years. I'm not sure how long it will be free, but it's up on Kobo, iTunes, and Amazon. Go forth and download.

I also can't believe how many messages I've gotten related to COLLATERAL DAMAGE, and how people didn't realize there was an alternate telling of CROSS MY HEART, so if you stumbled here looking for the "sequel to CROSS MY HEART," there's not a sequel, but you can hear Parker's side of things in COLLATERAL DAMAGE. Maybe I can do a better job of promoting once baby arrives. :)

And speaking of COLLATERAL DAMAGE, check out this awesome fan piece from @BenderDreamerG:

I love this on so many levels--it's not even funny. *Everything* is here. Makes me giddy to see it. :D

So . . . Thank you for creating, @BenderDreamerG!

If there's anything else, I'll drop in to let you know. Otherwise, expect a "maternity leave" notice within the next month. :)

Enjoy your weekend!


P.S. Forgive any typos. I lost the "proofreading" part of my brain when the creativity side jumped ship. :)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Indie Life: Being Flexible

Things change. They change at the speed of *light* in the Indie world. What sells one day, might not sell the next. The advertising approaches that worked last month might not work this month. The algorithms that worked their butts off for you for the last release might not show up for the latest release. It's important to keep a clear head, remember why you signed up for this roller coaster of an Indie ride, and continue to hang in there (as long as it's something you love to do).
Anything worth having is worth working for. 

Indie = Being Flexible

Because being Indie doesn't have to mean going it alone.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Hot New Releases!

Hot New Releases! 

by Leigh Talbert Moore
Falling in love will pull you under...
-Bill Kyser has a plan to take the sandy farms of his hometown and turn them into a world-class tourist destination--and become a billionaire in the process. 
-Alexandra "Lexy" LaSalle has a plan to change her life by becoming a world-famous artist. 
-Meg Weaver has a plan to hold onto Bill no matter what she has to do.
Three friends, three dreams.
One fatal decision will change all their lives forever.
In Dragonfly, Bill Kyser gave Anna the three journals that held the story behind the powerful developer's seclusion and the damaged lives of his family members. 
Anna hopes to find a way for Julian to know the truth, but as she digs deeper into the tragic events of the past, she realizes silence could be the only option. 
Now she's in an alliance with the man she formerly feared. And if Julian finds out what she knows, she could lose for good the boy she's starting to love.
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Design and Upload Your ePub: The Steps to Your Success
This guide will cover several types of e-book design software and help you navigate the upload process for all the major vendor sites: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iBooks.

In addition, learn basic and more advanced coding and design techniques to make your novel unique, interactive, and beautiful. We'll cover e-book format conversion, epub validation, coding for interactive elements, and much more.

Episodes 8 & 9 plus the full season.

What’s your life worth on the open market? A debt collector can tell you precisely.
This dark and gritty future-noir is told in nine episodes across the first season. Now, the final two episodes of the Debt Collector serial by Susan Kaye Quinn have been released, along with the full Season One!

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First Kiss

VL. Virgin Lips. You may not have heard of it, but where I live, it's a thing with a card, even if it is a figurative card. I was Brooklyn Hamlin, certified virgin lips, and I planned on clinging to that figurative card with all I had--while dating as many of the hottest guys at school as I could.
Maybe that's a bit strange. I mean, what teenage girl isn't interested in kissing? Locking lips definitely interested me, but the drama that came with it didn't. No kissing, no drama. Simple.

But on my sixteenth birthday, on my first real date even, the drama found me. His name was Luke Graham--cute, funny, and bad news for the whole female race.

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Stolen Kiss
Episode #2 of Confessions of a 16-Year-Old Virgin Lips

With my VL card gone, my flickering light of hope lay with Ryker, someone else who'd caught my eye. Only he could erase the memory of Luke, the boy who lip-raped me. Unfortunately, Luke was determined to keep me, or at the very least, ruin me.

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