The State of The Industry

SIGH.

Today I was full of self-doubt. I had a day that just made me question if there was a secret formula in this industry to being seen, to gaining exposure, to people finding my books and giving them a chance. I was feeling pretty negative about it all. I even chatted with a friend saying maybe it was time for a break from social media and marketing to just go back to writing– for no other reason than because it is what inspires me.


You know the type; the author who is a hermit. Live’s in a remote cabin somewhere with no internet and never attends signings.


This community is amazing. I value every part I’ve encountered thus far. It isn’t all easy though. It takes work. It takes time. It takes putting yourself out there day after day and hoping like hell that readers will find you, like you and then ultimately connect with you. It’s hard when you try to engage and get crickets chirping repeatedly.


Facebook is terrible at even showing the posts and there are just so many other sites to eat up one’s time. Those authors who make a living off their writing- the ones with hundreds and thousands of reviews– work their asses off to attain that. It’s overwhelming at times trying to keep up with it all. Post here, there, everywhere. Reach out repeatedly to bloggers, readers. Push, push, push. Go, go, go. Hurry, hurry, hurry. 


But then THIS happens…. THIS happens on a day when I’m feeling slightly down on myself and the world magically clicks back into place. Sandie Morayla of Book Boyfriend Reviews had no idea what kind of mindset I was in today but she sent me the link to her review and THIS review made me tear up. (Actually- two dropped) . It was exactly what I needed–when I needed it.So read this review simply because of the time and effort Sandie put into it. And remember- writers are people too with lots on our plate just like everyone else in the world. Sometimes- we just need to have that ‘annual performance review’ confirming we are indeed good at our job and that we get to keep it. And hell, maybe we’ll get a cost of living raise thrown in.

That is all… carry on.

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And THIS!

Holla for Hump Day!

Hey all,

So what’s the good word? I feel like there is so much going on right now but it’s all jumbled in my head. I will bullet updates.

Jezebel aka Super Secret Project aka Super Secret Project that has a title… has a little taste of what’s to come here! CLICK ME

 

Bentley has secrets.
Bentley has secrets.


Target 84 also has a little bit you can read–for now… here. CLICK ME

O
ver the next freakin’ two weeks I will be travelling all over New England to make various Christmas celebrations happen so bear with me if I’m scarcely around. 

Target 84 could use ALL the support it can get so share this link to any and every one you can!!    THUNDERCLAP

Speak out!
Sharing is Caring!
I’m very excited to announce that I am starting a new job in January! It it right up my alley and thus far– everyone I’ve encountered at the company is super funny and nice. 


Before the release of Target 84– I will do a reader (note: not a blogger) giveaway for an ARC of the book so stay tuned!


Jezebel is still with a couple people but once I hear back from them– I will revise and then query for some NEW beta readers! Have you ever done that? Think you’d want too? Let me know!

I’ve been seriously addicted to Buzzfeed videos lately. Have you checked any out? They crack me up. I think I have a problem. Buzzfeed and Coffee are consuming me.

  1. I started working on the next book which really I think will end up being a serial! Possibly 4 parts all 75 pages at about .99 cents– title Addict B. 

What are you addicted to?
What are you addicted to?


2.         If you don’t know– RL Griffin has a book releasing in January. Razorblade Kisses. IT. IS. AMAZING. please add it to your TBR list HERE.

3.        Just a quick shout out to some authors I adore;

Ella James- you rock. Carey Heywood- I need one of your sweaters. RL Griffin- I can not wait to see you twice in 2015!!!! Kim Holden- I’m freaking out waiting to hear from you. Leylah Attar- I need more of your writing- please release something new! Trisha Wolfe- woman- you’ve taken me to a new level of personal awesomeness, I adore you. Heidi McLaughlin- you’re amazing and a wealth of knowledge–I’d be lost without you!

 

 

I made some mini trailers! FTR–I am a mini-anything addict. I love those minipots/pans, bowls, silverware, martini glasses– anything kitchen/dinner related- it’s a problem. There is no good use for those things but I NEED THEM. Need. Do you understand how dire it is folks? The Husbutt gives me the stink eye every single time we’re out and I pick something mini up and say–ISN’T THIS ADORABLE?! Yeah. Probably not getting anything mini for Christmas this year.

Feel free to share these if you want too!

 

#Target84 #ComingSoon #Greta
https://animoto.com/play/V3kIl7bmu3bllQpKkeB4ag

 

#Resistance #mustread #Sawyer http://studio.stupeflix.com/v/hbksCP0VrLd2/?autoplay=1

 

#Objective #bloodlinesSeries #Trailer
https://animoto.com/play/jffcEO9lCta6wl1dsv08lg

 

#TugofWar  #FREE #KINDLE https://animoto.com/play/XJJ5U72O5AuHXzVHWcIjAw

Target 84’s Cover Reveal

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Hi all!
I am revealing the Target 84 cover here because I don’t think anyone really pays attention to the cover reveal’s that get posted all over Facebook from different blogs. My reach on Facebook is pretty lame lately so I think I will just leave it to fate to spread the news!

Without further delay…
Target 84E
Isn’t it gorgeous?! I love it and I think it is a fabulous addition to the series covers. What are your thoughts?

I still nee a few more supporters for my ThunderClap campaign. Help out if you can!


www.thunderclap.it/projects/19956-target-84-release







Hello, is it me you’re looking for?

There is a ginormous giveaway happening on my page- have you seen it? Go check it out . (the FB page  under the giveaway tab) I want to see entries folks! It could be so much fun, don’t you agree?! 

One person actually posted a picture of her DOG reading the book. I think that is awesome! Be creative with your ‘selfie’  As long as it has a body part (or something alive) showing in the picture with the book it counts! Let me see what ya got!

 

NSAS 2016
Come see me!

April will be here fast then we know it! (Hoping anyways) and I will be attending NSAS again! Come visit me! <3 <3  There will be another signing in CT early summer…. I will keep you posted. 

Target 84
Coming to you in January!

Target 84 is due to release in January! I don’t have a firm date yet but I will let you all know as soon as I know! Can’t wait for you to get your hands on it! Add it to your TBR so you remember it. 

The buzz: 

“Steamy, suspenseful romance. Swept away in their fast-paced story.”-USA Today Bestselling Author,  Ella James 
 
Dive in, put your seat-belt on and prepare yourself for Greta.”- R.L. Griffin
 
5 stars, fast paced and engaging. Intriguing and full of twists and turns.”- New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author, Carey Heywood  
3,000 FB likes
We did it!

I also hit 3,000 likes recently and that was huge! Thank you all so damn much! How amazing is that? 3,000?! It seems like a big deal to me– that’s for sure.


My super secret project has 60k words thanks to #NaNoWriMo this month.

I am really really really pleased with how it’s turning out and I think you will be too. More to come on that later because for now… it’s still secret. Okay… maybe if you’re all very good I will share a snippet soon….

I am debating on whether or not to do a cover reveal, blog tour  or release party for Target 84. 
As readers…do you pay attention to that stuff? Do you like it? Participate? I really need feedback on this… I want to hear your voices!

Speak out!
Give me your thoughts!




It’s time to give thanks, so… a quick note to all my readers– THANK YOU.

Yes you. You have no idea how much it means to me that you pick up one of my books and read it, you don’t know because I don’t know a word that exists to define the feeling.

So, thank you for making me feel the feeling I have no words to describe.

I hope that you all have a Very Happy Thanksgiving holiday!

hey… hey… hey you guys!!!! ********

TUG OF WAR is…
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26 Free in Kindle Store
#2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Romantic Comedy
#2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Mystery & Suspense > Suspense
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Thank you for all your support!
You are amazing!
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