Paperback Books

Well, the comp is running, so here I am again. I didn’t get anything done this week on my WIP obviously. Today though, I want to talk about something that I’ve ben asked about quite frequently. Why can’t most of my books be found in paperback. This is an issue facing many e-pub authors. I will be honest and say I was never that concerned about it, because while I used to love reading paperbacks, once I got my Kindle, I was no longer concerned about ordering and waiting for a paperback to be delivered. But there are people out there who still cherish the feel and smell of paperback. I totally understand that!

As for my books, I can only say that it is out of my control. Worth The Price is my first self pubbed book and the only one in which I have total control. My publishers decide when and if a book goes into paperback format. With Evernight I believe that only book I have that is available in paperback is Love Unspoken. This decision was based on word count and sales. My Siren book Wyoming Triple Heat is also available in paperback, again based on those same criteria as LU.

I am currently in the process of trying to get Worth The Price in paperback form. I would love to have this option available sometime before the end of the year. Any subsequent books that I self pub will also go into paperback (If I figure it out). Now they won’t be available in bookstores, because only the big New York based publishers and a few of the e-publishing companies with a lot of resources and clout have that option available for their authors. When I get the books in paperback format, then I imagine they will be available for sure on Amazon. Other stores, I am not 100% sure of, however, simple because I’m still trying to figure out how CreateSpace operates, (Which is the company I will probably use) So bear with me and in time I’ll get there. 

Computer problems again

Just wanted to let you all know if I go quiet, it’s because I woke up this morning and my computer started acting up…again. It’s a MacBook Pro. Thought it was supposed to be near indestructible, but I have a bad history with computers and technology. I’m actually surprised it’s letting me type this out without stopping. Anyway, I hope the problem goes away soon. Would really, really hate to have to shell out cash for a new comp *bangs head*. Is there such a thing as a person unlucky with computers? I don’t know. But I’m not sure what I did wrong that could have damaged this computer or all the others I’ve had over the years. I don’t download stuff except for things having to do with my writing, this is supposed to be almost virus proof, so I just don’t know😦

Monday Snippet

I didn’t get to post this on Friday, so here it is. Another peak at Zoe and Austin from the pages of my rough (really rough) draft. I cleaned up these sentences a bit, however.

She rolled her eyes. “Is that your way of charming me again?”

Austin raised his brows in surprise. He’d assumed he’d have to find some slick way of bringing their conversation back around. “Would it help then if I told you how sexy you look in that apron?”

Her hand tightened on the spoon as she continued stirring. “It wouldn’t because I’d know you were lying. I think it was somewhere around the time you called me a stick figure that I got the message loud and clear.”

“You should have socked me in the mouth.”

She issued him a quick glance then shrugged. “Hmm. I should have. Funny how I don’t hear any denials from you, though. I know you have to be getting some sort of pleasure out of this, but I don’t buy it. You’ll never convince me that you’re still attracted to me. It’s just not possible.” 

Evernight 99c Sale

Hey guys. Like I mentioned before Evernight Publishing is having a sale to prom their second birthday. I’ve agreed to share the links to the rest of the authors whose books will be also featured as part of this sale. I hope you all find some treasures among the list if you’re looking for a good AND cheap read this weekend.

On Monday I will post another snippet from my WIP, featuring Zoe and Austin. So here are the links. Enjoy and have a terrific weekend.

•Romance on the Go – Moon Eyes by Marie Medina 

•Naughty Fairy Tales – Jackie and Her Loose Talk by Jorja Lovett 

•Cupid’s Conquests – GunShy by Seleste deLaney 

•African American – Most Eligible Bachelor by Empi Baryeh 

•Alternative – Hero by K. Williams 

•Anthologies – Master of Mine by Laura Gallagher, Jenika Snow, Alexandra O’Hurley, Rachel Clarke, Ashlynn Monroe, London St James, Melissa Hosack and Angelina Rain

•BDSM – The Diary of Anna’s Submission by Jenika Snow 

•Contemporary – Forever Men by Lace Daltyn 

•Erotic – Paying Her Debt by Emma Shortt 

•Fantasy – Chasing Earth and Flame by Adonis Devereux 

•Futuristic – Whimsy by Thayer King 

•Historical – The Ever Knight by Georgia Fox 

•Humor – Prometheus Unstitched by Lila Shaw 

•Interracial – Riding the Storm by Delilah Hunt 

•May/December – The Bad Boys’ Virgin Temptress by Sam Crescent 

•Menage – Claiming Their Mate by Stacey Espino 

•Multiple Partners – Riding Her Tiger by Doris O’Connor 

•Paranormal – Black Lust by Karyn Gerrard 

•Rubenesque – Three for the Road by Berengaria Brown 

•Sci-Fi – Star Fallen Lover by Lynde Lakes 

•Seasonal – Deception by Yolanda Sfetsos 

•Shifters/Vampires – Irresistible Nemesis by Annalynne Russo 

•Steampunk – The Promise of Silk by Lilith Duvalier 

•Suspense – Last First Kiss by Vanessa Devereaux

•Urban fantasy – Losing his Religion by Alex Bowman

•Time Travel Time Travel – The Curse of the Scarab King by Wend Petzler

•Western – Wild West Weekend by R.M. Sotera and C.R. Moss

Riding The Storm 99c Sale

Evernight is celebrating their 2nd birthday by having a 50% sale going on at All Romance Ebooks and a special on a featured title in various categories. My book Riding The Storm is the featured IR title and is available on Amazon (all week I believe) for 99c. So if you haven’t got a copy, now’s your chance!

Hart’s Fall Book 2 Friday Snippet

TGIF!!! I’m halfway into the rough draft of Zoe and Austin’s story. So far, I’m having a lot of fun writing about them. Here’s a snippet. Remember though, this is still subject to a little change, better wording…until the finished product is out. Sigh… I’m alread dreaming of cover art here. Well it’s back to work. I have another 1,000 words to write today before I can feel productive and relax for the weekend.

“Goddamit, Zoe, will you calm down.”

“What do you want from me?” she asked, tearing out of his arms.

Still reeling from the kick to his shin, Austin took off after her. “I want another chance with you.”

Her eyes, filled with confusion, darted back and forth across his face. “You bastard. You didn’t really want me to be your cook. You just said that to trick me into coming over here.”

He held up his hands, this time making sure to maintain some distance from her. “I didn’t lie about needing a cook. You’re the best, Zoe. I meant it when I said I needed your help.”

She folded her arms. “And about what you said before.”

He held her gaze. “I meant that too. I want you Zoe and this time I’m not letting you out my sight for another man to zone in on you. Not again.”

Thursday Update

Just wanted you all to know if I am not that active during the weeks on this blog it is only because I am busy writing. I should have the rough draft for the second book in the Hart’s Fall series completed in about 2 weeks. I’m still trying to figure out an appropriate title for it.

So far though I’m having fun writing it and I hope you guys will love Zoe and Austin as much as I do. I hope to start sharing a few sentences starting tomorrow. So now I’m off to do some cooking and take one of the boys to soccer (Fußball) practice, so until tomorrow.