Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Fun Facts: A Chance to Read, Review, and Win!

TGIF everyone! Some Cocktail Cruise news today:

A new 5-star review for Tequila Sunrise that says, This story was realistically warming that the story could be read on a weekend over and over again. The characters are relatable and you are able to empathize with the conflicts and opinions of each one.

And a new review for Between the Sheets too!

I’ve read all three of the Cocktail Cruise stories now and each time the one I just read is my favorite. BETWEEN THE SHEETS is no exception. It’s about single mom Andrea and sexy dance instructor Sebastian. Both characters were introduced in the earlier stories. As a stressed out single mom, Andrea has had no time for love and romance. And the oh-so-hot Sebastian is trying to escape a very public life as the star of a dance reality TV show in Argentina—he just wants to be left alone. Neither is looking for love. Neither is quite willing to trust the motivations of the other. The story was sexy, romantic and sweet all at once. Absolutely loved it!

***Now the very important news: if you'd like to read and review Cocktail Cruises: The Collection, please sign up right here: Advance Reader Copy

What does signing up mean for you? Your choice of an electronic file of the entire Cocktail Cruise series to read, Books #1, 2, and 3 PLUS the special section never before published, Spirits for All Seasons, an awesome collection of drink recipes (both alcoholic and not) from some of my fellow romance authors, along with info about their latest books! I'll throw in some fun swag too, and everyone who posts a review on release day will have their name tossed in the ring for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Sound good?

This collection will release at the end of November, so I'm looking for reviewers now who'll be able to read and post a review within a month (Advanced Reader Copies will be available by the 3rd week in October).

Remember, sign up here: Advance Reader Copy

I'm looking forward to it ~ hope you are too!

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Writers' Wednesday: Sites for Fellow Authors!

Happy Hump Day! A couple of websites for my fellow authors today, in case you haven't seen these:

Read & Review Program at Choosy Bookworm - This site will list your book for potential reviewers. It does cost a fee, but your book will be featured for any reader who chooses to read and review it, within 14 days. If you're looking for reviews, you might want to check it out (although I see that they just increased their fee from $25, which I paid last month, to $50). I can tell you that for Tequila Sunrise, I had 20 people request the book and so far, I have 5 new reviews on Amazon (all 5-stars, which amazes me!). A nice bonus is that some of those readers have written to tell me that they'll be buying and reading the others in the series now!

How To Launch Your Book with at least 25 Reviews - This article is a good read for anyone in the industry, experienced or not. It has some great tips about approaching readers for reviews and making sure those reviews are posted come release day.

Good luck, and happy writing!

Monday, October 06, 2014

Monday Mentionables: Welcome to Fall!

Yes, it's officially the season here in New York: the nights are cool, the air is crisp, the sun sets earlier than ever...but those leaves! I'm not sure whether it's because we had an unusually dry summer, but the leaves this year are gorgeous. Take a look!