If you do, you have in your hot little hands a perfectly good eBook reader.
Head to the AppStore and download this nifty – and FREE – app called Stanza. Once it’s installed here’s what you do with it…
Yes, this is the ‘something in the works with ARe’ I mentioned in the last post.
Lori of ARe let me know a week or so ago that they’d chosen Accidentally Were? to use in their how to video for Stanza and the ARe bookshelf. I was totally floored!
ARe offer some great opportunities to authors for free promo (along with some paid options, too), and are amazing in their continual support of the romance industry via eBooks. If your an author you should look them up, and if your a reader you couldn’t ask for a better site to find many, many romance titles!
So when you’re out and about (or sitting in the car rider lane like I always seem to be) you now know just where you should go to download a book…or two or three 🙂
Witch Vamp Were? has been listed up at All Romance eBooks (I also got some interesting news from ARe, but that will have to wait 🙂 )
I’ve been contemplating RT for this year. Being that I’m a 2 hr drive away it seems silly that I shouldn’t go. But the grand or so I’d still need is earmarked for something kind of important. So I think the conference will have to wait until next year or the year after. Who knows, maybe I’ll just drive down for the eBook signing night and meet all the people I’ve gotten to know online over the last couple of years. I’ve contemplated, too, that it would be a perfect venue to have a table for Anne’s Addictions… but I think that might just be way more hassle than what it’s worth.
I’ve been futzing with a fantasy story concept – a twist on the dragon/damsel in distress idea set in a type of medievil setting. I’m not sure why, but I’ve just developed this craving to write about a dragon–I’ve even got a title “Reginald The Pink”. This, of course, is not helping me at all with the plans I’d made for the rest of the year…
Anyone got any suggestions for effective marketing that is outside of the usual sphere? Any comments on the effectiveness of google ads?
EDIT: found some new reviews at Joyfully Reviewed
Red Skirt, Cool Fountain
“There is such a feeling of longing to the beginning of Red Skirt, Cool Fountain. One of Ian’s goals in life is to make Jay see that he is worth so much more than he believes he is. Fortunately, he has an ally in Samantha. The care the two of them take with Sanjay is what makes it all so good to read. The love and affection the three characters feel for each other left me smiling when I left them.”
And Witch Vamp Were?
The humor and jokes start from the first page and once the heat and flames show up, it’s a page-turner to see just what is going on in Huntingdawn now. I was caught up in the zingers, instant passion, mystery-solving and fun-loving trio from the very beginning. There was no way not to love Rob, Jak and Shaun as their story was unfolding as everyone knows that there must be humor and understanding along with passion to have a wonderful relationship and this trio has that in spades.
It seems there are a large amount of people in Canada who have latched on to the Sony eReader experience – at least half my sales of Anne’s Addictions PRS505 covers have been sent internationally so far, and the majority of them to Canada (but also England, Spain, Australia, and enquiries from as far as the Netherlands).
And here was me thinking it would be the other way around. Just a few internationally, and the majority within the USA since I believed that to be the main sale venue for the device. So, am I just not hitting the right fabric choices for the Americans, or is it just that the Canadians like to dress up their devices more?
Feel free to leave comments, or suggestions for fabric.
Just a snippit from the Literary Nymphs Review of Witch Vamp Were?
Witch Vamp Were? is the second release in the Huntingdawn Pack series by talented author Anne Douglas, and like the first book, this one is a hoot that takes the reader on a fast-paced rollercoaster ride from beginning to end. It’s filled with great characters, snappy dialogue, a nosy ghost, a confusing prophecy, and enough hot sex between Shaun, Rob and Jak that you’ll need a fan.
Blue Ribbon Rating: 4.5 blue ribbons
Aimee Small is the proud owner of a year round Christmas shop aptly named The Jolly Santa. She’s a lovely shy young woman whose romantic life could use a little pick me up. Her wild cousins have taken matters into their own hands and done their part in making sure Aimee’s Christmas wish comes true – only their convoluted attempts at matchmaking leave much to be desired.
Joseph Christopher has had the hots for Aimee since he first met her. In fact he has more Christmas decorations and supplies than any straight single man should possess simply because he wanted to be near her and that requires spending a lot of time in her Christmas shop. His fondest wish is to have Aimee notice him as a desirable male but so far she hasn’t shown much interest in him.
Aimee’s shocked when she wakes up nearly naked in a box – from her own shop, no less – and trussed up in bows after a pleasant evening with her cousins. Obviously they drugged her in order for her to find herself in such a precarious situation and just where is it that they’ve left her? It’s not until she hears someone enter the house and begin reading the card left with ‘the gift’ that she realizes that the recipient is none of than Joseph – a man she’s been crushing on for the past five years. Humiliated beyond belief and saddened that he’d be witness to her sorry situation Aimee simply wants him to release her so she can preserve what little dignity she still has but Joseph has other ideas.
Joseph, a self proclaimed nerd isn’t one to reject a gift of such proportions and he’s been wanting Aimee far too long to simply release her and let her go about her way. He’s aware that Aimee’s uncomfortable with her full figure but to him she’s a beautiful desirable woman and he adores every single one of her curves. Besides, she can’t go anywhere until he undoes her ribbons and he’s not inclined to do so yet. Joseph and Aimee both have esteem issues – Aimee because of her weight and Joseph because he’s a geek and doesn’t believe she could ever truly want him. They’re both in for a heck of a Christmas surprise and a night to remember.
ALL BOXED UP by Anne Douglas is a quick read full of plenty of emotional turmoil and red hot passion. Aimee and Joseph are warm hearted friendly characters who deserve a little happiness and love in their lives and while the situation that brings them together is unorthodox it’s definitely an experience they won’t forget. What I found particularly endearing about this whole story is the honest insecurity that both the main characters display. While the Christmas ‘gift’ turns out well for Aimee and Joseph I’m afraid I’d still have to ‘pay back’ the cousins Candy and Petunia so I’m hopeful that we’ll see another story with these characters getting their comeuppance.