Friday, July 18, 2014

I hope I don't die on my summer vacation . . .

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS? I'm going to Colorado. I hope I don't die on my summer vacation because I have unfinished books you're waiting for. I suspect a few of you would reach across the barriers between life and death to find out what's happening to Dylan Macgregor. So I promise to be careful...but I have to do this!

Along with the idea of seeing Pikes Peak, I get giddy when I think of white water rafting the Royal Gorge area. Silly me. I'm not a hiker, or very athletic, or even competitive, and I'm terrified of heights. But every year, the idea of those rapids gets me jacked. Just thinking about the roiling water sends my blood churning. Unfortunately, several people have lost their lives this year kayaking the very river I have plans to raft. High water has increased the water levels over past years, but I'm not going to let that stop me. Where's my helmet and my life-vest? 

So excited about the upcoming trip, I packed this morning. (The flight to Colorado doesn't leave until next week.) In any case, my bags are already packed and I'm ready to go. I don't know what it is about the sport, perhaps the lazy meandering river before you hear the wild water rushing up ahead, or that moment of inevitability when you take a deep breath and get ready to run the rapids. No matter, the contrast of a hot day and cold water, relaxing moments and high tension, I find those things more entertaining than any amusement park ride. I hope I can still raft into my seventies and eighties, God willing I survive my sixties and live that long. LOL.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Independent Writing and Pricing - My Summer Booksale #indie #publishing

Novellas on the left (I hope when this publishes my layout stays intact or this will mean nothing to you ...  fingers crossed) are all now listed at $0.99, and full length novels, to the right, are sale priced at $2.99. All sited should have the special pricing up by Saturday, but sale prices will be good through September 9th.

ELIZA MARCH - AMAZON 
Barnes and Noble/NOOK
SMASHWORDS
iBOOK


One of the best things about self-publishing is that it enables me to price my books at a reasonable rate and put them on sale to introduce my stories and various styles to readers. For the rest of the month, these books will be value priced at all the outlets, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Smashwords, Apple iBooks and more.


While you're reading my back list, I'll be very busy.


Around the time the kids return to school, one of my best selling paranormal books will be ready to bring you, republished from my back list at a special offer. [I'm not at liberty to divulge which book...yet]

Independence has it's good points, but there's something to be said for having the support of a good publisher, too. The staff takes so much of the workload and pressure from the author -- so much of the burden of editing and cover art and promoting, one doesn't consider.

Someone recently accused self-published authors of being control freaks. (a truth in my case)he made a valid point. Although I enjoy being a hybrid author, doing some books with publishers (when I'm too buried under my workload) and some on my own (when I can't give up the plot control), I believe there is a time and a book that fits into all the categories.

There are times and books that have special needs. I'm just beginning to see that. So I'm planning to produce all future books with the story's need in mind. I will continue to publish my very erotic romances with publishers who handle that genre. I'll be considering traditional publishing for my Gemini Prophecy Books -- a large series work in progress since 2007. And I'll be continuing to write novellas both independently and for my other publishers.

When you finish reading a book, I urge to please leave an honest (but kind) review -- not just for me but for any author. Don't be intimidated by other long detailed reviews, A nice "This book, ABC by XYZ, was an enjoyable way to spend my weekend" or "This book, XYZ by ABC, is great beach read if you like hot sexy romance" ... will do. If you hate it, it's easy enough to find a way of saying ... I can't recommend this book because it: 1. wasn't what I was expecting or 2. didn't meet my expectations ... but my expectations are high or specific or you get the point. I personally prefer not to give a rating below a three. Why bother?  No reviews have the same effect according to what the algorithms indicate. That's just me. So if it is an enjoyable read say so. Help a reader find a good book.


Monday, July 7, 2014

New Adult Release from Sharron Riddle - The Wild Rose Press





Young Adult/New Adult
Veil Walker Series by Sharron Riddle
It's hard enough being a seventeen year old Veil Walker, but when your boyfriend's a demigod and your mom's dating a soul sucker, things can get a lot worse.

Pandora has seen ghosts since she was a kid, and now she learns she can bring back the spirits of the dead. Why would she do that? She has enough trouble getting rid of the ones stuck on this side. One annoyingly perky ghost wants Pandora to find her killer, but Ukwa, her super-hot boyfriend, doesn't like the idea.

When trouble finds her, will she discover the true strength of a Veil Walker or, like the others, will her soul be trapped in her own Pandora's Jar forever?
Rating: Sweet
Page Count: 310
Word Count: 73924
978-1-62830-251-6 Paperback
978-1-62830-252-3 Digital
Excerpt:
“What kind of Indian are you?”
“Timucua.” His gaze met mine.
I watched as molten gold swirled. What was wrong with his eyes? They seemed to change color, and the irises were moving. I remembered last night, how they appeared to glow in the dark, as if they had absorbed the sunlight. This was too much. Ghosts and graves, blood and death. All that was bad enough and now this. Panthers. Impossible eyes. Had I finally lost my mind?
In a panic, I glanced around the clearing. A breeze swayed the branches, limbs groaning, and leaves whispering. Sophie lay in a bed of ferns, resting her head on her paws. Everything appeared normal. I turned back to Ukwa. The color in his eyes still flowed in a lazy circle.
He was showing me something, telling me secrets without saying the words.
I could hardly breathe. “Timucua, like the forest preserve. I’ve never heard of them.”
“We’re a very old people.”
I nodded. His hand slid down my arm and our fingers laced. A warm peace chased away my fears. I didn’t trust it, but I didn’t fight it, either.
“Is that enough for you?” he whispered.
“For now,” I said, though my heart fluttered like a bird trapped beneath a cat’s paw. I closed my eyes, imagining how his lips would feel on my neck. My brain sounded muffled warnings I had no desire to heed.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Sexy Saturday Inspiration

Saturday Inspiration, sexy motivation.

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"Food can wait. I can't. Do me now!"

Friday, July 4, 2014

Cover Reveal coming Halloween 2014

Start looking for the Witch's Tattoo early this fall. It's a short novella that will be part of a Halloween anthology from The Wild Rose Press.

[witch, warlock, demon, shifter, fallen angel, gypsies, voodoo, New Orleans, Tarot, magic, romance, destiny]

Pride or power, lust or love, life or death. 

Michael Veret, Acadian coven leader, knows his destiny lies with his soul mate, the witch with the ability to restore the power of the Pentacle. A power needed to release the coven's spirit gifts, but his heart belongs to the young grad student he can't have.

On her birthday Lisette Bouchard discovers the legacy her parents died for. She's a powerful witch, with no training, no mentor, and no coven. Her on and off again relationship with Michael is over...until she discovers he's the warlock who must approve her membership. When she finds out they are also soul mates destined to fulfill the pentacle’s prophecy, Lisette isn't certain she wants destiny ruling her love life.

What she is certain of is she wants Michael to love her for herself and not because he needs her for her power.Will Michael be able to prove he’s loved her all along before evil steals her away?

EXCERPT

Male heads turned and testosterone levels rose. Hard to miss all that sexual magnetism. Michael’s possessive instincts kicked in, and he had to garner control to force back the jealousy.
The skirt she wore barely covered her sexy ass—like a black leather napkin filled with wicked delights. Damn, the witch looked hot enough to melt ice-forged steel. He tortured himself with the image of her wearing just the pendant and the boots—thigh high, black leather cut in lacy patterns, exposing her creamy skin below.
The tips of her long black hair brushed her narrow waist the way it had the night he watched her in the scrying mirror. His fingers twitched with the desire to trace her plunging neckline. A neckline that bared her deep cleavage and the pendant. He marveled at the way the metal settled between her pale ivory mounds, and imagined how warm the medallion grew against her soft flesh.
As she planted herself in front of him with one hip cocked defiantly and her hand outstretched, he warred with his inner needs. Michael held back to inspect each lovely inch of her and savor the moment. He couldn’t wait for the inevitable. To touch, to taste, to conquer…and to surrender. But not here. Not now.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Today F R E E and Special D E A L S - Hot Summer Reads to get you thru the 4th of July


Fourth of July Reading
eBook Special Pricing
[Download all popular formats]

One Free Novella (MORE THAN A STUD)
3 Novels $.99 each


Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,140. Language: English. 
Published: June 5, 2014. Category:Fiction » Romance » Erotic

Buy now through July 9, 2014 for $.99 
Use Coupon Code BU23X
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 Series: Hearts of Darkness. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,680. 
Language: English. 
Published: February 7, 2014.
Category: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Buy now through July 9, 2014 for $.99
Use Coupon Code PN76L
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Series: Hearts of Darkness, Book 2.
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 66,900.
 Language: English. 
Published: February 5, 2014.
Category: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Buy now through July 9, 2014 for $.99
Use Coupon Code ES75Y 
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,600.
Language: English. 
Published: May 18, 2013.
Category:Fiction » Romance » Adult

Buy now through July 9, 2014 for FREE 
Use Coupon Code QF85G
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Happy Fourth of July Reading from Eliza March