Smolder to KDP

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Good morning,

In order to keep testing the sales avenues that work best for my titles, I’ve pulled SMOLDER’s eBook so that I can put it into the Kindle Direct Program and make the title available in Kindle Unlimited by Thanksgiving.

The paperback will remain available throughout.

Graylin

Goodreads Giveaway Swag

The books and swag are ready to hit the mail! The winners of Candy Man Delivery Anthology – Your items hit the post office in the morning (9/14) – The Contessa winners (contest still on as of this post) – Yours will be mailed out 9/21.

Congratulations and THANKS!

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Indie Book Fest 2015

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I’m heading to Orlando in a few weeks for Indie Book Fest. Come by and say hello!

There is a book signing on Saturday that is Open to the Public. Bring your books or buy them at the con from the authors.

Friday

9 AM Welcome

Keynote by Jana Oliver

9:30-10:15 AM Panels

1-Making Your Story Unique: Coming Up With Fresh Ideas
Melissa Lummis

Miranda Hardy

KS Thomas

Laura Stapleton

Lyssa Layne

2 -Stories For the Young At Heart (YA)
Jana Oliver

Susan Burdorf

Nadege Richards

Raine Thomas

Tricia Zoeller

Sarah Ross

10:30- 11:15 AM Panels

1-Making Your Story Orderly: How to Plot and Plan
Nadege Richards

HD Smith

Jana Oliver

Alexis Anne

Rene Folsom

2 – Stories That Spook (Paranormal)
Melissa Lummis

Stephanie Erickson

Graylin Fox <<— there I Am! 

Miranda Hardy

Tricia Zoeller

Mandie Stevens

11:30-12:15 PM Panels

1- Making Your Story Sharp (editing/proofreading)
Karen Hooper

Don Massenzio

Anna Zaires

Margo Bond Collins

Dima Zales

2 – Stories That Sizzle (adult and erotic romance)
Rene Folsom

Juli Valenti

Alexis Anne

Emma Fallon

Kristen Hope Mazzola

Lunch 12:15-1:15

1:30-2:15 PM Panels

1-Making Your Story Smexy: How to Write a Sex Scene
Abigail Lee

Julia Sykes

CJ Baty

Elise Marion

Hildie McQueen

Rene Folsom

2-Stories With Sweetness (sweet romance, including historical, con rom)
Ceci Giltenan

Laura Stapleton

Lyssa Lane

Heather Allen

Stacy Darnell

2:30-3:15 PM Panels

1- Making Your Story Pretty (formatting and covers)
Stacey Blake

C.G. Powell

Stephanie Erickson

Nadege Richards

Rene Folsom

 2-Stories That Intrigue (mysteries)
Don Massenzio

CJ Baty

Jana Oliver

Margo Bond Collins

Graylin Fox <<— Me again

Sharon Hamilton

3:30-4:15 AM Panels

1 -Making Your Story Shine (Promotion and Marketing)
Mandie Stevens

Ceci Giltenan

Julia Sykes

HD Smith

Jana Oliver

 2-Stories for a Brave New World: New Adult Lit

Amanda Jason

Michelle Soars

Kristen Hope Mazzola

N.L. Greene

Stacy Darnell

4:30-6:30 PM FAN FARE 
Come hang with your favorite authors and meet some new ones before the book signing.Enjoy some fun swag and join our fun scavenger hunt!  

***I’ve got some cool swag for you. 

Dinner On Your Own

9 – 11 PM

Gothic Romance Party <<<<—– I’m dressing up! 

Saturday

9-9:45 AM Panels

1 Stories That Make Us Laugh (humor in books)
Amanda Jason

Margo Bond Collins

KS Thomas

Don Massenzio

 2 Stories That Are Out of This World (fantasy/sci fi)
C.G. Powell

HD Smith

NL Greene

Graylin Fox <<—Wooo! 

Anna Zaires

Dima Zales

10- 10:45 AM Panels

1-Stories with Spirit: Spirituality in Fiction
Karen Hooper

Patrick Friar

Mandie Stevens

Tawdra Kandle

2-Stories with Diversity
CJ Baty

Elise Marion

Rick Chiantaretto

Hildie McQueen

SR Gibbs

Sharon Hamilton

11- 11:45 AM Panels

 1-Stories with Staying Power (serials, series)
Alexis Anne

Don Massenzio

Julia Sykes

Abigail Lee

Jana Oliver

Amanda Jason

2-Stories with Strong Women: Moving Beyond the Damsel in Distress
Tawdra Kandle

KS Smith

Megan Smith

Melissa Lummis

Juli Valenti

12- 12:45 PM Panels

1-Stories With Unforgettable Men (book boyfriends)
Hildie McQueen

Juli Valenti

Elise Marion

Patrick Friar

C. G. Powell

Lyssa Lane

2-Ad Lib My Story!

1- 2 PM – Lunch on your own

2-2:30 PM Signing Set-Up (authors only)

2:30-5 PM  Book Signing – Come chat! 

Dinner on Your Own

7 PM-Midnight

Author Hosted Parties 7- 10

“Fairytales & Happily Ever Afters” Hosted by HD Smith & Ceci Giltenan

Beach Hosted by Tawdra Kandle

Sunday –

8-9 AM  Blogger Breakfast

10- 10:45 AM

 1 – Making Your Story Blog-Friendly: Bloggers Share

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 2- Making Your Story Reader Appealing: What Readers Want Authors To Know
Win a Spot!

11- 11:45 AM

  1- Ad Lib My Story Part 2
TBA

 2-My Story: What I Learned During My First Year as an Indie Author (all new authors)

Stephanie Erickson

Mindy Ruiz

SR Gibbs

Patrick Friar

Ava Branson

Lyssa Layne

Red Hot & BOOM Sizzling Boxed Set

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The Red Hot Authors present Red Hot & BOOM! A Sizzling Hot Collection of Stories

Celebrate Independence Day with Ten Books from Authors who will Heat Your Summer Nights:

ALL HAT NO CATTLE by Randi Alexander – Deep in cowboy country for a rodeo, Harper Johansen is looking for a cowboy of her own, but roughneck Shaw Donahue needs to convince her to value a man for more than his cattle.

FOR LIBERTY by Rene Folsom – While deployed, his mission classified, the heartfelt letters Maximus writes are the only bits of communication Liberty receives while he is away. His letters are a constant reminder of why he chooses to fight: For Liberty.

COME WITH ME by Sable Hunter – Lacy has never experienced the big ‘O’. This July 4th will have more explosions than fireworks in the sky. Jake will prove to Lacy he can be all she needs – in bed and out.

WHITE CHOCOLATE CHERRY by Graylin Rane – When a widowed news reporter receives notice she’ll receive a Candy Man, she’s nervous. Can she open her heart and her home to another man?

SCORIN’ ON THE FOURTH OF JULY by Cassandra Carr – When professional hockey player Mikael meets USA Olympic goaltender Terri, both her beauty and skill attract him. But Terri might have to leave town to keep playing and their blossoming love put on ice.

ONE LAST RODEO by Michel Prince – Mistakes happen when we’re young, now this rodeo pickup man will have one chance to fix it with his ex. She ran to the city to make it big on the news, but he’ll bring this country girl home.

STARS AND SPARKS by Christin Lovell – One curvy journalist. One ex-marine. Two people attempting to find their new place in this world, but, sometimes, it’s not about finding a place; it’s about finding a person. And there’s nothing but stars and sparks between these two.

FIRECRACKER! by Desiree Holt – She’s hot as a pistol in the rodeo ring, leaving the competition n ashes. But can this firecracker bring the same explosive emotion to a night with two hot, hot, hot men?

SPARKS FLY by Mari Carr – I Do is the easy part. Happily ever after? Not so much. Over the Fourth of July weekend, Evan vows he’ll reignite his wife, Annie’s passion with his own brand of fireworks.

RETURN TO HER by Alexandra O’Hurley – Writhing passion quickly turns into more when friends become lovers. Their surrender comes days before an ill-timed deployment, where the two are quickly ripped apart. Will fate prevent this soldier from returning to her?

SMOLDER has a new cover!

I got the rights back for SMOLDER. This is the new cover art. I’ll announce a new re-release date as soon as I’m done with light revisions.

 

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Clinical psychologist Ellie Quinn is starting a brand new job at a hospital in Savannah. She doesn’t expect the amorous attentions of quick-tempered ex-cop Owen Mata and handsome Russian surgeon Dmitri Komarnitskaia. But choosing between the two is soon the least of her worries. When she persuades a battered woman to leave her husband, Ellie finds herself the target of a sinister serial killer, and something about the case is making Owen increasingly unstable. Only with Dmitri does she feel safe, but if she can’t bring her psychological skills to bear to catch the killer, she won’t be the only one in danger.

Re-release of Smolder

The rights to my contemporary romantic suspense, Smolder, have been returned to me effective 5/9/15. This book, more suspense than romance, honestly Ella spends more time trying to get away from a serial killer than being romanced by Dimitri, who’s luscious. The romance is there though, and the happily ever after variety.

I’m going to send the book through a round of edits and get a new cover made. Then, Ella and Dimitri will be out there again!

 

Graylin

 

Announcement: Candy Man Anthology

I’m combining all six stories into an anthology for the summer. eBook sites will have it this May (2015) and I’ll have paperbacks for signing at conventions.

 Master sculptor Viviana is pleasantly surprised to find a tall block of milk chocolate in her shops cooler with simple instructions. She’s to carve the perfect male figure, think of what she wants in a dream man, and then sprinkle the enclosed magic dust over the chocolate man. Adonis shimmers to light bringing passion, devotion, and love.

They opened the Candy Man Delivery Service to share their joy and bring chocolate men to women who need complete devotion and lifelong passion.

In one set, all six Candy Man Delivery Service stories!

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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Sneak Peek

The last of the Candy Man Delivery series for this year. Dark Chocolate Peppermint is about Alicia, a mixed race model who left the glam world to get her MBA.

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 Blurb:

Alicia ended a lucrative modeling career to get her MBA. Trying to find work in a crowded job market discourages her, as she contemplates making a living in a bikini again. Fellow model and friend, Susie, watches the light fade from Alicia’s dark brown complexion and puts her name into contention for a Candy Man.

Unaware of her friends idea for her future, Alicia continues her job hunt. She arrives for an interview only to find the interviewer in board shorts with an obvious erection. Appalled, she runs out followed by his assistant begging for autographs until she kicks him off the elevator.

Humiliated and discouraged, she starts her own modeling agency. Calling friends in for favors helps her with a successful launch. Now, for a man. As she sits in her condo watching the lights dance across Biscayne Bay, her phone rings. She’s been chosen for a Candy Man. Can Vangelis tempt her to stay home with him or will she pull her Dark Chocolate Peppermint man into the chaotic modeling world? Can their new relationship survive the tug-of-war?

 

Excerpt: 
The photographer in front of me grimaced. If he wanted to keep my nipples from poking up, a warmer beach, or maybe a sweater would help. My clenched jaw to keep from shivering didn’t help. I could see the tabloid headlines now, “Spoiled Model Angry in Bikini.”

Modeling sounded like a good idea ten years ago. Just out of college with a business degree, I needed a way to pay for graduate school. Then, the travel schedule kept me from studying. I decided not to renew my contract to get my MBA two years ago. This photo shoot was a favor for a friend. At five foot eleven and a size six, my schedule stayed full. My mixed heritage added color and curves. I stood out in front of a glacier. My mother was dark skinned from Brazil and my father was lighter skinned African American.
Graduation was the following week.

While my entire family warmed up on the beaches of Florida, I stood in Alaska for a cold weather bikini shoot. All five of us shivered until they brought in a huge heater. On this isolated strand of beach with glaciers behind us, the view was gorgeous, for the photographers. What we saw was a line of people in parkas telling us to smile while penguins stood watch.

It was one of the times I thought the public would prefer to see my side. Bikini clad models were everywhere, penguins watching a photo shoot? Now, that would sell magazines.
The thought made me laugh. The camera clicked away.

Candy Men wrapping up.

It has been a busy year for me in publishing. Six separate short stories (Candy Man), Contessa revised, edited, and released as a full length novel, and Red Lady, my second Arcane Court novel (written as Rane Sjodin) came out.

This is my eye candy post for the year. I hope these covers make you as happy as they make me.

Have some Candy Man wallpaper. 🙂

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Cover Reveal: Hot Caramel Passion

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Releasing October 15, 2014 is the 5th in the Candy Man Delivery series.

Blurb:

Ava’s skills as a chef took her from private celebrity chef to owner of Miami’s hottest new restaurant. Shy since kindergarten, she expressed her passions in the kitchen. Loneliness lowered her shoulders as the accolades faded at closing each night. At thirty-three, she was still single, preferring a crowded kitchen to a man across a small table.

Her brother signed her up with Viviana, owner of The Candy Man Delivery Service. She’d been appalled until he showed her the picture of Viviana’s man, Adonis. Her anxiety quelled each day by a furious work schedule then ran rampant over her mind as she tried to sleep.

Exhausted and shaking, she opens her condo door to find Marcus with caramel colored skin, dark hair, and intense brown eyes. He helps her bloom as she experiences complete devotion for the first time in her life.

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