Sunday, March 24, 2013

Another indie success story

The publishing world is buzzing with news of another indie success story.

Jennifer Armentrout (YA author with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Publishing, Disney Hyperion and Harlequin Teen-who has blurbed my paranormal YA SCION OF THE SUN ) also writes contemporary romances for Entangled as J. Lynn.

She recently indie published her first New Adult title, WAIT FOR YOU...that hit the NYT and USA Today bestsellers lists within days and stayed at #1 in the kindle store for a while.

Fast forward a few weeks...and Harper Collins Avon has snapped up print rights to this book and the 2 sequels for a high 6 figure sum.
Very exciting!

Read the full story here.

Congrats Jennifer!

(I stayed up very late last night to finish Wait for You! Review to come in Weekend Book Club here next weekend.)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Free book! Grab BRASH now

BRASH: Sexy Aussie celebrity chef (I pictured Alex O'Loughlin while writing Jack!) and small town US librarian Jess rekindle their past on an island while planning the burlesque wedding of the year.
Want to read more?

If you enjoy sizzling contemporary romance, go grab a copy of BRASH now.
It's FREE!

Amazon US
Amazon UK

And please tell your friends!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Weekend Book Club: The Secret Wedding Dress

I've been a fan of Ally Blake's fun, flirty, contemporary romance novels for a long time and her latest, THE SECRET WEDDING DRESS, is just as good as the rest.

It is part of the new Harlequin Kiss series (which all my Harlequin books will be a part of going forward) and from the books I've read so far, it's a fabulous series!

Here's the blurb:

A wedding dress...but no bride!  Paige Danforth isn't interested in setting herself up for an unhappy-ever-after-thanks to her father's betrayal, the closest she'll ever get to walking down the aisle is as a bridesmaid. But one bridal sale later, Paige is left clutching her own champagne chiffon wedding dress! Clearly she needs to end her self-imposed dating drought.... 

Enter ruggedly sexy neighbor Gabe Hamilton. He wants Paige in his bed and nothing more-no promises made, no promises broken. But will this big, bad adventurer stick around when he discovers not only skeletons-but the wedding dress-in her closet?

I love reading books set in my fabulous home city of Melbourne.

Paige is ballsy and quirky, Gabe is flawed and incredibly sexy. The kind of hero who makes this gal want to trawl the Docklands in search of him!

Thoroughly enjoyed!

What are you reading this weekend?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tickle my funny bone

While waiting at the doc's today, I sat opposite an elderly couple.
The guy would've been 80 at least.
He was wearing a T-shirt with this slogan on the front: HANDSOME IS A HUGE UNDERSTATEMENT.

It made me smile.

Have you seen anything lately that made you smile?

Saturday, March 09, 2013

WEEKEND BOOK CLUB: The One That Got Away

For fans of the Harlequin Mills and Boon Modern Heat/Riva series (in the UK) and Presents Extra in the USA, you'll be aware that the fun, flirty books are now part of the newly launched Harlequin KISS series.

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY by Kelly Hunter was part of the launch line up in Feb.

It's no secret I adore Kelly's books.

Here's the blurb for this one:

"The man who's always left her wanting more!"
Good job? "Tick." Newly purchased apartment? "Tick." Evie's life is on a pretty even keel at the moment. The only thing missing? A man with an edge to keep things interesting.
Enter Logan Black. Tortured, distant and sexy, Logan has edge written all over him. He's also the man who tipped Evie "over" the edge a few years back - she gave him everything, but he didn't know when to stop taking.
Leaving Logan was the hardest thing Evie's ever done. Until now. Because Logan's back, the chemistry is as blistering as ever and this time he's not going anywhere....
Here's my short and sweet review:
Like the finest chocolate, it's rich, intense and satisfying.

I love a bad boy tortured hero and Logan is one of the best.

Could barely put it down.
Is this book as light as the cover? No. There are some dark themes touched on and it makes the book all the more tempting.
I think readers know that authors don't have much say in covers and if you're anything like me, you buy by author not by cover. And this is one book definitely worth buying!
What are you reading this weekend?

Thursday, March 07, 2013

'Net' V 'Cover': why royalty rates matter

If you're a writer, I highly recommend you read NYT bestselling author Laura Kaye's blog post on WHY ROYALTY RATES MATTER.

It's excellent!

And as an author with 10 years experience of varying contracts, I can tell you that 'net' versus 'cover' price makes a huge difference in your hip pocket!

Go read it now!

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Scion of the Sun on Goodreads!

SCION OF THE SUN is now on Goodreads!

Please add it to your TBR pile.

And if inclined, vote for it in the 'Most Excited 2013 Releases.' It's currently #17 alongside amazing YA authors like Julie Kagawa, Richelle Mead, Lauren Oliver and Cassandra Clare.
(Yeah, I'm having serious fan girl moments!)

Check it out HERE to vote.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Her Deal with the Devil UK version

You've seen the new Kiss series cover for this book releasing May a few posts below.

Well, here's the UK version.

I like how it fits the jewellery theme of the book.
Would you do a deal with this guy?
Reckon I would!