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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!
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 book must go through the most comprehensive process in the industry today, with three distinct areas of focus.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 InD’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!
In honor of all of you folks who couldn’t attend RT16 in Vegas this year, to show my love, the Royals Of Solana series is on sale for only $0.99 each, for a limited time!
So don’t wait. Get your copies now, before it goes back to full price.
I’m having a blast here with so many fantastic readers and bloggers, reviewers, and other authors. I so wish all of you could be here with me. But you’re always on my mind, and this is a little token to show my appreciation!
Love you all! Have a fabulous weekend, and get lost on a beach with these beautiful royals!
Come join me today during a Twitter chat with Fresh Fiction! Discussing JEWEL OF SOLANA and all things romance!
I’ll be giving away a copy of JEWEL OF SOLANA to 1 lucky winner!
Ask me anything you want!
It’s release day! I’m so excited! This feeling never gets old!
2nd in the Royals of Solana trilogy, romantic suspense
“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 and boards a mega-yacht… Into the arms of a brazenly handsome engineer, who might be her guardian angel—or the devil in disguise.
Gabriel Flynn can’t look anyone in the eye. Until an obsidian-haired beauty begs for help. Committed to a solitary life at sea, he’s shocked to be captivated by the woman’s exotic, espresso eyes, and further amazed when she seems intrigued by his eccentricities.
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 not to betray him. As danger closes in, Alanna is torn between sacrifices—her life, family legacy, and country…or her heart.”
I’m so thrilled to share these two beautiful characters with the world! And for
extra bonus, the 1st in the series, PRINCE OF SOLANA, is on sale for only $0.99! Limited time! Don’t miss your chance to meet Prince Andre Peralta and fiery Gemma Westfall!
“Prince Andre Peralta of Solana spent the last eight years in exile, drowning himself in liquor and gambling in casinos. When his father is assassinated by the Lozano cartel, duty to his tiny island country in the South Pacific trumps his fear and guilt. But he’s next on their hit list and he’s forced to hide on a remote Texas cattle ranch, where he meets strong-willed Gemma Westfall, a fascinating and trigger-happy ranch hand who pushes the limits of his self-control.
Gemma has no patience for liars and gamblers, and something about this visitor crawls up her spine. His penetrating coffee eyes heat up her core, reigniting a dark passion and history she’d buried long ago. But when assassins find Andre and destroy Gemma’s home, vengeance guides both of them into dangerous waters.”
Thank you all so much for your support! Lots more exciting stuff to come! See below for a whole bunch of inspirational photos. Have a #FabulousFriday!
For Jewel of Solana‘s release on 1/22/16, come join me on the BLOG TOUR! Stop by and read the posts and enter contests!
1/19 – Sunshine Reads Blog: https://sunshinereadsfl.wordpress.com/
1/20 – Reading Keeps Me Sane blog: http://readingkeepmesane.blogspot.com/
1/21 – Shey’s Book Cave: https://www.facebook.com/sheysbookcave/timeline
1/22 – Y&R Blog – Behind the Cover: http://www.yandrpr.com/#!blog/c3s
1/23 – Venture Galleries – http://venturegalleries.com/
1/24 – My Life One Story At A Time: http://mylifeonestoryatatime.com/
1/25 – Nice Ladies, Naughty Books: http://niceladiesnaughtybooks.com/
1/26 – My Girlfriends Couch: http://mygirlfriendscouchfb.blogspot.com/
1/27 – Slick Reads: http://www.guiltypleasuresbookreviews.com/
Wow. Just wow.
Writing-wise, 2015 was a pretty stellar year. I sold the sequel in the Royals of Solana trilogy, went to my first RT Convention and met some incredible authors/friends, attended six book signings, finished half of the 3rd novel in Royals of Solana trilogy, wrote a new short story in its entirety (with ideas for 2 more in the series), and plotted a brand new Young Adult novel. For extra kicks, I finished the first 3 chapters of it, and invested in my public relations and marketing brand with a kick-a** PR company (Y&R PR).
2016 is lined up to be just as big, if not bigger! I’m so excited, and I can’t wait to start on those lofty goals!
In the personal side of my life, intense highs balanced some vicious lows.
First and foremost, my husband and I celebrated our 10-year anniversary! I’m so blessed to have this man as my companion in life. He took me to the Bahamas, where we spent four incredible days scuba diving! Several wreck dives, huge schools of fish, even a shark sighting! Water is a major place of peace for me, and allowed me to recharge with the one I love. Boy did we both need it! (And a huge thank you to my parents, who watched our two angels, despite everyone getting sick while we were gone!)
We also moved into a new house, an seven-year-long savings effort that we finally achieved!
Our seven-year-old started first grade in a new school, and those changes don’t mesh well for someone with Autism Spectrum disorder. Adjusting and acclimating to new surroundings, teachers, and friends was a tremendous challenge for him, and many days were extremely rough. Combine with major hassles with health insurance, including a still ongoing legal fight, my stress was at an all time high in 2015.
Despite all these, there are still so many things for which I am thankful. Our youngest had his cranial helmet removed and learned to walk (actually, went straight to running!) He started part-time daycare and made new friends. A billion more things with my hubby, family, and friends, and all their tremendous support that I cannot thank enough!
2016 is going to have some significant challenges as well. Goes with the territory, but I’m well prepared.
Continue “Go With the Flow”
New mantra: “When you start doubting yourself, remember how far you’ve
No more soda🙂 (already 2 days into that one!)
I wish everyone a peaceful and happy New Year. Here’s to a phenomenal 2016!
Totally on cloud nine right now!
InD’Tale Magazine, a reputable and well known review magazine for romance novels, gave PRINCE OF SOLANA a 5-star review!
Check out the actual review here
Not only did it receive such a glorious review, they also gave it the coveted Crowned Heart Award for Excellence!
I cannot thank them enough! I’m so humbled and thrilled!
What are you waiting for? Pick up your copy of PRINCE OF SOLANA today!
Be sure to check out InD’Tale’s website for other reviews from awesome novels!
So many awesome book signings coming up, in case you didn’t know.
The biggest one is at the RT Book Convention at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, TX on Saturday, May 16th, 2015. I’ll be signing both Audrey’s Promise & Prince of Solana in the largest reader convention showcase ever! I’d love to see you! Click here for details!
If you can’t wait that long, I have 2 others at local libraries. The first is:
A whole bunch of local romance authors will be selling and signing books, while mingling with readers, and even possibly reading a few excerpts. I’ll be signing Audrey’s Promise. Click here for details!
Keller Library Author Showcase on Saturday, March 21st 12noon – 2:30pm
More details coming soon, but a whole bunch of local authors from various genres will be selling & signing books, myself included! Specifically both Audrey’s Promise & Prince of Solana. The Keller library is off Johnson Rd in Keller, TX. Would love to see you if you’re in the area!