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Release Week Brings Sweet Deals!

For the release of Crown of Solana, the epic finale in the romantic adventure series, Royals of Solana, the first in the series is on sale for only $0.99!

Order your copy of Prince of Solana at this bargain price now!

Want the whole series? Links below!

Prince of Solana ~ #1 ~ http://books2read.com/u/3GMQGQ SALE! $0.99

 

Jewel of Solana ~ #2 ~ http://books2read.com/u/4XgOev

 

Crown of Solana ~ #3 ~ http://books2read.com/u/3yPwQn Epic Finale!

 

Click on the book covers to be taken to Amazon Kindle. Or if you prefer a different retailer, like iBooks, Kobo, Nook, or Google Play, etc, click on the links above, it will take you to Books2Read, which is a 1 stop shop for any retailer you prefer on a specific books. I promise, you are only buying the book once. 🙂

 

Official Solana Book Trailers!

The Solana series gets the theatrical treatment! I get the feeling this is what it would be like if these beauties were made into movies.

I worked with the incredible Sarah Hamilton of Steadreel Productions to put together book trailers for the Solana series, and I’m thrilled with how they turned out.

They are 30 seconds each from YouTube.

I hope you guys like them! Let me know what you think!

PRINCE OF SOLANA Book Trailer

Get your copy of Prince of Solana here: Amazon Kindle, iBooks, or Kobo

JEWEL OF SOLANA Book Trailer

Get your copy of Jewel of Solana here: Amazon Kindle, iBooks, Kobo

Hopefully, we’ll have another book trailer for the final book in the series, CROWN OF SOLANA! Stay tuned!

Jewel of Solana Release March 20th!

On the heels of Prince of Solana‘s release, I’m gearing up for the sequel!

Jewel of Solana releases March 20, 2017, and isn’t she beautiful!

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And even better news, the preorder links are up!

Amazon Kindle: Click Here

Apple iBooks: Click Here

When the other retailers links are live (B&N, Kobo, etc), I’ll share them on my social media pages.

Princess Alanna Peralta escapes a brutal attack on her island home after a vicious cartel assassinates her family. To save the royal bloodline and family legacy—the priceless necklace Luna de Azul—she conceals her identity. Boarding a yacht, she lands in the arms of a brazenly handsome engineer, who might be her guardian angel—or a greedy demon in disguise.
Gabriel Flynn can’t look anyone in the eye. A childhood quirk made it unbearable to be around anyone. Until an obsidian-haired beauty begs for help. She is clearly not as she seems, and Flynn doubts her story…and intentions.
With danger at every turn, Alanna and Flynn discover the limitless reach of the cartel’s power. Flynn must decide how much he trusts her. As danger closes in, Alanna is torn between sacrifices—her life, family legacy, and country…or her heart.

I hope you all enjoy! If you’d like an ARC, please sign up HERE. My only request is you leave a review on Amazon, Apple iBooks, GoodReads, everywhere when you’re finished. Keep in mind, this will also sign you up for my monthly newsletters, where I have more goodies and prizes!

Thanks so much for supporting an Indie Author like me!

Prince of Solana Feb 14th Release Day Party! Cover Reveal!

Time to party!!!partygif

I’m hosting a Release Day Party on Facebook for the release of Prince of Solana, 1st in the Royals of Solana romantic suspense trilogy!

Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017  – Valentine’s Day!

A whole bunch of authors will be joining me for a whole day full of prizes, giveaways and goodies worthy of royalty! From 10am to 5pm central time, you will not want to miss out on all this awesome stuff!

I’ll post the link to the Facebook event on my author Facebook page and website, so keep checking back. I’m so excited to share this with you all!

The official release date is Feb 20th, but I’ll be giving away a few ARC’s at the party, and the preorder links should be live in just a few days.

Now for even more steamy goodness, the official cover of Prince of Solana!

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Don’t you just love this prince? I sure do! *Swoon*

Get ready to party with royalty!

Massive Birthday Thanks!

Thank you all so much for those who attended my Facebook Birthday Party!

There were so many giveaways and prizes, not just from me but also from other great authors who love a party!spectacseptauthors

Special thanks to the participating authors, CA Szarek, JM Walker, Anne Conley, Marie Skye, Tanya Sands, Krystal Shannan, Marsha West, Jerrie Alexander, Kimberly Packard, Angi Morgan, Roni Loren, and CM Doporto. You are all rockstars!

And major congrats to all the winners of those sweet contests! Several of them made out with multiple prizes!

I feel so blessed, so loved, and EXCITED!

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I have recently signed a contract to rerelease AUDREY’S PROMISE with another publisher, and this should hopefully be released no later than the end of October. I’ve been pouring over images, models, backgrounds all trying to find that perfect picture for the cover. I’ve revamped a lot of it and changed a few things. You will not want to miss the new edition!

As soon as I have an official release date I will share it. I will also host a cover reveal party on my page as well. So please keep checking back on my website! Or you could always sign up for my newsletter, and receive those updates personally! *wink wink

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Shortly after that, the ROYALS OF SOLANA series will be released one novel at a time, but in quick succession. This one is so steamy and more intense than the first editions, you’ll need to turn on the fan in every room when you read it!

So many exciting things going on! I can’t wait to share them with you!

Until then, have a fabulous rest of September, and keep reading!

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Don’t Panic! Big News Ahead!

If any of you have looked recently, all of my novels (Audrey’s Promise and all of the Royals of Solana books) are no longer available for purchase from any retailer. Don’t Panic!ComingSoon
Not to scare anyone off…I’m not quitting! I’m still here! In fact, there’s quite a lot going on behind the scenes and I wanted to share some of the awesome news with you!
All of these novels will be back up and running very soon. I have received the rights back from my former publisher on these novels, and I’m revamping them. As soon as they are ready, they will be back up online and ready for sale, at hopefully some awesome pricing, too! They will have new, spectacular covers! I’m so excited, and cannot wait to share this with you!
This is a major shift for me, and it’s a huge step in a much bigger world!
Please stick around, hang in there with me for some really awesome stuff on the very-close horizon! There is going to be some pretty cool events around these re-releases, including fabulous giveaways, parties, and tons of goodies for readers!
More details will be posted soon here.
In the meantime, if you would still like a paperback copy of any of the original versions of these novels (now in seriously limited quantities!), please message me through the contact page on my website and I’ll be happy to mail you a signed copy!
Thanks again to my awesome readers and fans who have stuck through this with me. You will not regret it!
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Superheroes Have Invaded My Home: Today’s Reality of Heroes

HulksSuperheroes have invaded my home. Between my 7-year-old son with Autism, and my 2-year-old who loves anything his brother loves, the Avengers have overtaken our house as their new stronghold. My son refers to his bed as the Heli-carrier, a staging point for the fierce battles that Iron Man, the Hulk, and Captain America wage over their enemies. Whether it be with the action figures Santa gave him for LegoIronManChristmas, the figurines he’s made out of Legos or Play-doh, or the paper ‘dolls’ he drew and cut out himself, my living room is a perpetual battlefield. Not to mention, a minefield of Legos (try stepping on one of those in the middle of the night!)

My son loves the idea of heroes. The good guys triumphant over bad guys. Because good always wins over evil. He aspires to save the day, both in his Xbox game and in the world around him. His imagination is vivid, all-encompassing, and beautiful. He wants to be liked, and loved for good deeds.

IronManHelmentThis daily immersion in the likes of superheroes got me thinking about the heroes in romance novels. Do the heroes in these novels want to be liked, and loved for their good deeds as well? Or are they the kind of men who merely want to live their own lives, but they’ve been thrust into a challenge they can’t avoid, and must do what they can?

At what point do little boys stop wanting to be heroes? Or does that desire fade at all? Deep down, do all men want to be that kind of superhero? Do they secretly put on their Batman capes when no one is

watching? Or listen to the Superman theme song as they drive to work. (Yes I know, I’ve mixed up Marvel heroes with DC Comics, but you get my point).

Much like William Shakespeare’s quote:

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

Much of the historical heroes I’ve read are those who were ‘born great,’ Lords of their family lands and leaders of armies. A few have ‘achieved greatness’ by overcoming their humble beginnings and growing into legendary soldiers. A lot perf5.000x8.000.inddof the contemporary stories I’ve read have been about those that have ‘greatness thrust upon them.’ At least, that’s what the hero in my latest novel, Jewel of Solana was like. Flynn didn’t strive for greatness, or to be the hero. But when chaos crossed his path in the form of Princess Alanna running from evil, he did what he could to find his way back to a normal life, only to realize that life no longer existed. The damsel in distress needed help, and he accepted the challenge of being the hero to save her.

Of course, reality is never that simple, or straightforward.

HulkHeroes lose all the time. Damsels save themselves, more often than are saved by others. Little boys grow out of their capes and Iron Man costumes. It’s a sad reality. But I still think there are plenty of heroes out there, in their own small gestures. The good samaritans, the nurses, the teachers…the mothers and fathers who work tirelessly to raise the next generation of heroes.

But for now, I’ll continue to watch my boys playing the superheroes our world lacks. I like the idea of super strength, and a laser beam from my palm. 🙂

What kind of heroes do you like reading most? The born heroes, the ones who seek greatness,  or those that have greatness thrust upon them?

 

*This post originally appeared on Smart Girls Read Romance on 6/10/16

Please Vote for PRINCE OF SOLANA for RONE Awards

RONEAwardVoting starts today for the romantic suspense category for the RONE Awards by InD’Tale Magazine. I would be truly honored if you offered your support and voted for Prince Andre!

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The contest for this category runs through May 1st! Please vote as often as you can, and share with your friends on social media! Many thanks and love to all!

Vote now!

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Published Author Forum Video

I attended a Published Author’s Forum at Greater Fort Worth Writers Group back in March 2016. Here is the video clip of my portion. I had a lot of fun sharing my journey and interacting with other writers. There’s some useful pieces of advice for those of you who are interested in writing and trying to start your own journeys. If you want more information, come join one of our meetings, or send me a message on my Contact Me page. Enjoy!

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Prince of Solana Nominated for Coveted RONE Award

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As I was sitting in the lobby of the RT16 Convention waiting on my ride, I received an email from InD’Tale (one of the premier romance review companies) that the 1st in the Royals of Solana romantic suspense novel, Prince of Solana, was nominated for the coveted RONE Award!

Each year InD’tale Magazine honors the very best books in the Indie and Small publishing industry by awarding the prestigious RONE award.  To achieve this award, a RONEAwardbook  must go through the most comprehensive process in the industry today, with three distinct areas of focus.

  1. All books in each given year (January 1st – December 31st) must have been read and reviewed by our professional staff of reviewers and be given a four star rating or higher to qualify as a nominee.
  2. All nominees, with the exception of 5 star rated books which will automatically become finalists, must then be voted on by the reading public.  The books with the highest number of public votes will progress on to become finalists.
  3. The finalists will then be read by a group of industry professionals consisting of editors, writers, professors etc. and be judged on a one to five scale from a specific list of requirements such as characterization, overall arc, editing etc.   Those scores will then be tallied by a professional company unrelated to InD’tale or its employees to determine the winner of the coveted RONE award, along with the honorable mentions.

All awards are announced at the annual RONE award gala event and ceremony and given the beautiful Crystal RONE award. This is a formal but extremely fun and entertaining night for all, one that truly honors all Indie and Small published authors, readers and professionals!”

I’m so beyond excited! Prince of Solana had received a 5-star review from InDTaleInD’Tale this year. The next step is voting from the public! The romantic suspense category is open to voters starting April 25th, thru May 1st. Mark your calendars. Please, please, please vote for Prince of Solana!

I’m truly humbled to even have this beauty nominated!

http://www.indtale.com/2016-rone-awards-week-two