Smashwords Sale (Facebook sucks…)

Yes, it’s that time of year again! It’s time for a Smashwords Summer Sale.

Facebook found this ad extremely offensive and sexually explicit, so any kind of marketing has failed miserably. But, I know my lovely readers, fans, and followers will be happy to share either this post or the Facebook ad on my page.

Smashwords Sale!

Getting ready to hit the beach? Need something to read in the airport or by the pool? Are you a teacher looking for a book NOT aimed at children? Head over to Smashwords and take advantage of their summer sale. Load up your e-reader with fabulously sexy books, with up to 50% off!

Stranded – FREE
City Nights Titles – 99c
A Different Kind of Therapy – 25% off
Tirgearr Titles – 50% off

 

Take advantage of the sale and fill your ereader with some great books!

What The Reviewers Are Saying:

Stranded: 5-STARS “I would imagine that things could easily get pretty intense when you’re in a spot like theirs. As it turns out, intense and steamy would be a better choice of adjectives!”

One Night in Edinburgh: 5-STARS “This story had me wanting more and definitely had me wanting to visit Edinburgh.”

One Night in Inverness: 5-STARS “It’s a very real and believable story with realistic characters who for once are not perfect. Hot sex scenes, emotionally charge story, splash of humour, lovely setting. A very enjoyable read for anyone who likes a sexy romance.”

One Night in Aberdeen: 5-STARS “Super, sexy read with great characters. Finished reading it in one sitting. Loved it!”

The Final Straight: 5-STARS “Keep [sic] me on the edge of my seat the entire time.”

Seven Dirty Words: 5-STARS “People are linking it with 50 shades of grey…but in my opinion this book is so much better…better story and definately [sic] better written!”

Four Letter Words: 5-STARS “A fantastic fabulous read, couldn’t put it down, an excellent conclusion to the story, for me I prefered these books to 50 shades. I will look out for more Charlotte Howard to read.”

The Black Door: 5-STARS “A really well written getaway. I enjoyed loosing [sic] myself in the story, so much so that I can’t believe I have finished and it’s time to go back to real life.”

A Different Kind of Therapy: 4-STARS “This is a quick, filthy, fun read, suitable for anyone getting into kink. It’s particularly good if you prefer your heroines sparky and smart, and are happy with the idea of switching and table-turning.”

And of course, don’t forget that Later is still available to read for free on Kindle Unlimited! You can also buy both Later and Taking Care of Leah in paperback if you prefer.

 

Later: 5-STARS “It takes a lot for a book to draw me in – but this one I couldn’t put down! I really enjoyed the storyline and was intrigued as to how it would end.”

Taking Care of Leah: 4-STARS “I liked the real-life developing intimate relationship, where Ty is keen to encourage Leah into BDSM, and she’s curious to try it. The need to develop trust, respect and care is nicely woven into the storyline.”

 

 

New Year’s Resolution 2019 #newyears #resolutions #amreading #amwriting #bookblogger #reviews

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It’s that time of year when we all start to think about making resolutions. For me, 2019 is going to be all about making my writing a full-time career. But, that doesn’t mean I’m going to write more – in fact, I plan to write less. In the past 12 months, I’ve written five books, and I’m still not making six-figures. I’m not even making four-figures, so the problem is now how much I’m writing, but how much I’m marketing. And that’s where I need to make some big changes.

Blogging

I have more than one blog, and all of them have fallen a bit flat just recently. I plan on changing that. For this blog, I’m going to open it up a bit more. I will be hosting more blog tours, cover reveals, release blitzes, sales promos, and reviews. I will also have a “Book of the Month”, where I will host and review a title that I have particularly enjoyed and think deserves five-stars.

Reviews will be placed on Amazon, Goodreads, and this blog, shared on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Google+.

If you are interested in any of these, I would highly recommend contacting Lucy Felthouse at Writer Marketing Services: http://writermarketing.co.uk/

Reading

I used to be an avid reader, but over the past five years, I’ve found that I’m too busy to just sit down and read. That needs to change. I will read pretty much any genre (although I’m not a huge fan of hardcore erotica), and have bookshelves and a Kindle full of titles that are begging to be read. Every year I take part in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. In 2018, I read 7 books, and most of them were titles related to my degree. In 2019, I’m challenging myself to read two books a month. Every book I read, will be reviewed honestly, because authors love reviews!

Writing

I’m supposed to be taking a break from writing romance. I’ll be honest, I’ve fallen out of love with it. I still enjoy reading it, but I’m struggling to come up with new ideas. So, 2019, I’ll be focusing on my paranormal / fantasy alter-ego, C.V. Leigh. I have one book coming out next year, and have another one yet to be submitted. I’m also writing a YA fantasy that my highly critical daughter is helping with.

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That doesn’t mean I’m walking away from romance, I just need to take a step back and re-evaluate what it means to me.

Sales & Marketing

I have some sales set up for the new year already, with a Valentine’s promo set up for February. This will include some of my romance titles. And don’t forget that Later is free to read through Kindle Unlimited, and Stranded is free through all good e-retailers!

I want 2019 to be successful. I plan to play as hard as I work.

What do you have planned?

Book Review: Not Juliet, By Ella Medler

Not Juliet: Addicted To Love Romance Collection

Blurb (taken from Amazon):

Riella Smith, an unconventional Romany Princess, travels to Tuscany on the trail of her father’s challenger, to delay him and prevent unnecessary bloodshed and humiliation. What she expects is trouble from a fearsome rival. But life is rarely that easy.

The trouble she finds is of a different kind. Soon, she faces the toughest decision of her life – again – though it should really be a no-brainer. All she has to do is choose between her people and a myth.

After all, there’s no such thing as love at first sight.

Review:

A beautifully sweet tale taking part in the wonderful setting of Italy, Not Juliet will take you through the highs and lows of true love at first sight. Following the story of Riella, daughter of a Gypsy king, and her mysterious knight in shining armour, Luca, you will be completely captured by the brilliant story telling of Ella Medler.

From the high-powered action scenes, to the scintillating sex, Not Juliet is a light-hearted book that makes for a great holiday read. I would highly recommend this story for on the beach or by the pool. It is easy to get into, and difficult to put down once you become immersed in the the plot of love, loyalty, and betrayal.

Ella is able to keep readers hooked right from the beginning, weaving twists and turns into her writing leaving you wanting more. Not Juliet is well-deserving of a 5-star rating.

 

You can download Not Juliet onto your Kindle via Amazon

 

Guest bloggers, interviews, and reviews

Writer / Author friends – please share!!

I’ve decided to start doing guest blogging, interviews, and reviews on my blog. I’ll be doing one a week, which will then be linked to my FB page, Twitter feed, Google+, and LinkedIn, which will get you a whole load of coverage! Unlike some who claim to ‘help authors’, I will not be charging you. All I ask is that you place a link to your guest post on your social media page. (Book reviews will need a copy to be sent to my Kindle.)

If you’re interested send me a message through my Facebook page with your email address and I’ll send you the details.

Book Reviews

Robin Writes

People buy books. People read books. But if people don’t ever TELL anyone about those books, no one else will ever know about them.

Sure, you’ve read a lot of books. And you might tell your significant other about them, or your friends. But do you write a review and post it publicly?

The two main sites for book reviews are Goodreads and Amazon. You have to have a FREE Goodreads account, but you don’t have to actually WRITE a review – you can just rate books. This helps, certainly, when people are scrolling for new books and new authors – no one wants to read a one-star reviewed book. Well, some might, if they’re into “awful.”

If you have a Goodreads account already, this will take something like 2 seconds to accomplish. Okay, maybe 5 seconds if you have to do a search for the book… If you don’t…

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