It’s only about a month until A Week to be Wicked hits the shelves! I’m so excited about Colin and Minerva’s story. Some wonderful reviews are already rolling in, including this starred review from Publisher’s Weekly.
And this is such a thrill… I’m not planning any trip to New York City this spring, but you might “see” me there anyway! Samhain Publishing has taken out an ad on the Times Square Jumbotron, and the cover for Once Upon a Winter’s Eve is a (small) part of the ad! Check out the ad here.
The ad will run twice an hour for the next two months, I’m told. So if you’re one of the half-million people passing through Times Square any given day, look up!
I hope all of you are enjoying a great start to 2012! I sure did, as Once Upon a Winter’s Eve spent two more weeks on the USA Today bestseller list, for a total of four weeks overall! Thank you so much, readers.
Today, I’m excited to announce a few updates to the site.
First, I’ve added the entire first chapter of A Week to be Wicked. This is a longer excerpt than was printed in the back of A Night to Surrender, so enjoy! And if you’re an e-book reader, don’t forget you can preorder the digital book for just $4.99 right now.
Second, I’ve posted a new contest celebrating five exciting historical romance debuts. Be sure to check it out!
I’m thrilled to announce that my new novella, Once Upon a Winter’s Eve, will be #100 on this coming week’s USA Today Bestseller list! Thank you so much to everyone who bought it, read it, and told their friends. I’m so grateful to all my readers. This is the best early Christmas gift I could imagine.
The novella is still on sale for just $0.79 for Kindle and Nook!
Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in the United States!
Tis the season for shopping. Bargain shopping. I have some wonderful e-book deals to share with you. As I write this post, my new digital novella, Once Upon a Winter’s Eve, is on sale for just $0.79 for Kindle and Nook! Seventy-nine cents–cheaper than a donut, only with more indulgence and less guilt.
And for a limited time, the first full-length book in the Spindle Cove series, A Night to Surrender, is marked down by three full dollars. The digital edition is priced at just $4.99 for Kindle, Nook, Sony, and Kobo.
In fact, several Avon titles are on sale for this discounted price. So if you need a relaxing, romantic break from the holiday bustle, it’s a great time to try a new-to-you author!
This all-new novella in the Spindle Cove series is yours for just $0.99 this holiday season. If you’d like a preview, the first chapter is available here.
I have to confess, this story wouldn’t have come about without my friends. The entire plot was hatched out of a comment I made on The Ballroom Blog several months ago, while chatting with pal and fellow author Sara Lindsey late one night. I happened to say, “Some wallflowers bloom at night,” and she wrote back, “That would make a great story.” The wheels began turning in my mind (Are those mental gears are supposed to resemble big industrial-strength cogs? Because I imagine mine to look like hamster wheels.), and Violet’s story was born.
I’m indebted to several other friends for helping me with the manuscript and the publication process, and as Thanksgiving approaches, I am very thankful for them all. And I am endlessly thankful for my readers. I wish you all enjoyable holidays with your loved ones.
And although it turned out well for Violet, I hope that no one crashes into your Christmas party, collapses at your feet, and ruins your best gown.
Pre-order available! You can pre-order it for Kindle here. Other formats (including HTML and PDF) are available for pre-order directly from the Samhain store. That’s just the beginning. By November 15th, the novella will also be available for purchase directly from Nook, Sony, Kobo, Apple, and other e-book vendors.
New excerpt! I have uploaded the entire first chapter for your reading pleasure here.
Great price! And I’ve saved the best news for last – for the holiday season, Samhain is making the novella available for a promotional price of just $0.99!
I’m excited. Can you tell? :)
Violet’s story was a joy to write, and I’m so glad that this novella will be available in time for the holidays, at a very affordable price. And isn’t the cover beautiful?
Remember, even if you don’t have an e-reader, you can use one of the free Kindle apps to read it on your computer or phone, or you can purchase the book from Samhain in html or PDF format and read it in your browser.
In the last month or so, readers have said a lot of very kind things about A Night to Surrender. Several have told me they’re eager for Colin and Minerva’s story in A Week to be Wicked, releasing March 27, 2012.
And some have even been so kind as to say, “I can’t believe we have to wait another six months to revisit Spindle Cove!”
So it’s with great joy that I say to all you wonderful readers today:
You don’t even have to wait six weeks!
You see, I just couldn’t wait six months to revisit Spindle Cove, either. So I am thrilled to announce that Once Upon a Winter’s Eve, a Spindle Cove Christmas novella, will be releasing digitally from Samhain Publishing on November 15, 2011. Barely a month away!
I’m just so excited. I hope to have a cover and official blurb to share very soon. But in the meantime, just know that it’s a story packed with romance, passion, and intrigue. There’s a Christmas ball! There are ladies with weapons! It’s Spindle Cove, through and through. I’m so excited for you to read it, and I’m glad you’ll be able to do so very soon.
Edited to Add:
Please don’t feel left out if you don’t own a Kindle, Nook, or other e-reader! One of the reasons I’m glad to be publishing with Samhain is that they make their books available in a wide variety of formats, including PDF and html. If you can read this web page, you can read the novella – I promise! And I’ll have more specific information when it comes out.
Thank you to everyone who entered the KISS and Teal bundle contest last month, and congratulations to winner Linda M.! I’ve just posted a new contest for October. One lucky reader will rake in three gorgeous new historical romances, all taking place in times and settings other than the English Regency. If you enjoy variety in your historical romances, this is the contest for you!
In other exciting news, please join me in welcoming Rouge Romance to the world! This new UK-based digital imprint is part of the Random House family. Rouge just launched on September 29th, with all three of my Stud Club books in their catalog. My other trilogy (Goddess of the Hunt, et al) will be forthcoming, as well. Until now, my first six books not been available as e-books in the UK. The sheer fact of their availability pleases me tremendously, but pretty new covers make it all the more exciting! Aren’t they lovely?
First, a huge thank you to everyone who’s been reading A Night to Surrender, writing me with their thoughts about it, and recommending it to their friends! I’m so grateful, and pleased by the warm reception readers have given Bram and Susanna’s story.
Last week, I had the opportunity to talk about the campaign on a local news program:If you’re wondering what else can be done to promote ovarian cancer awareness and support the OCNA, I have a fabulous, easy suggestion. We usually think about red and green, silver and blue at holiday time. This year, why not shop teal?
A few simple clicks, and you could be helping OCNA spread its vital message for women’s health every time you shop online:
This app is so easy to download – it took about two clicks and thirty seconds on my computer. You don’t have to do anything further, except go about your everyday online shopping. Whenever you make a purchase from one of dozens of participating retailers, a percentage of your total will be donated to OCNA. And we’re not talking about small, obscure retailers, either! These are biggies like Target, Nordstrom, eBay, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Expedia, Travelocity, and more.
So please take a minute to download the app, and know you’re helping spread a life-saving message–just by shopping!
Nice reviews of the book keep coming in… Just yesterday, May at SmexyBooks had this to say:
The story was fast paced, full of memorable moments and characters, and utter romance gold.
And over at The Book Binge, Rowena also gave the book a very nice recommendation!
My fabulous publisher partnered with the lovely people of Goddessfish Promotions to plan a weeklong blog tour to celebrate A Night to Surrender‘s launch. I should have posted the schedule yesterday, but I was so busy… the darelings had their first day of school (and for my youngest, it was his first first day of school!), and then I headed to the local NBC station in Los Angeles to be interviewed about the KISS and Teal campaign. (I’ll post video of that when it’s available.)