A Tweak

The Wedding Anthology
I was reviewing the proof for the print edition of The Wedding Anthology and had a Eureka moment. The ending of Forever Bound had been bothering me a bit and I finally realized what had to be done.

ForeverBound2I’ve added about four lines to the end of Forever Bound. That revised edition was uploaded this morning to Amazon and Smashwords. It still has to be approved for premium distribution from Smashwords to other portals. Depending where you bought the book, you’ll either automatically get a notification of the new edition being available or you’ll need to ask for it.

Don’t scroll down if you haven’t read it yet, because there’s a SPOILER ALERT HERE.

Just in case you can’t stand waiting, those lines are:

“You’re just in a hurry to get tied down,” Ryan teased and Jess laughed.
“Maybe I am. Do you have any problems with that?”
“Not one,” he said with finality, then kissed her with a sweet heat that made their friends and family break into loud applause.
They were forever bound, and that sounded exactly right to Jess.

 

The Wedding Anthology

The Wedding Anthology

While the blog hop was in progress, this anthology was published. It hasn’t yet been approved for distribution from Smashwords, so will take a few weeks to get to B&N, Apple and KOBO.

THE WEDDING ANTHOLOGY

All three linked stories (The Best Man, Always a Bridesmaid and Forever Bound) in one volume, available both digitally and in print.
Available at Amazon.
Available at Createspace.
• Available at All Romance eBooks.
Available at Smashwords.
• also available at Barnes&Noble, KOBO, Apple and Sony.

New Version of Always A Bridesmaid

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I ended up with a small continuity error in Always A Bridesmaid, after Forever Bound was completed. Essentially, the last scene in AAB has to happen in the afternoon instead of in the evening. I uploaded a new version of the story to Amazon and to Smashwords this morning, and will do the All Romance eBooks update today. Depending on what portal you use, you’ll either automatically get the updated version when it becomes available or will need to request it. I called it version 1.2, but I’m not sure that passes through the entire distribution channel. Or it might be tagged with today’s date. (?)

It will (of course!) be correct in the anthology, both in digital and print.

Progress

I’ve been having a wonderfully productive month, so thought I’d give you all a little update.

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I’m just about finished FOREVER BOUND – that’s #3 in the Wedding anthology – and am hoping to publish it this upcoming weekend. I’ll tell you when it’s been uploaded, as usual, and post the links when they go live.

There will be a Wedding anthology, but I’ll have to format the files (for print and digital) plus get a new cover done. With the holidays coming, that anthology might not be available until the new year.

And yes, then I’ll head back to the Plume for SWITCH. 🙂

The Plume: The Second Anthology

This anthology is being published today. I’ll update the links as they go live.

THE PLUME: THE SECOND ANTHOLOGY includes the second three novellas in this series: Deception, Exhibition and Exposure. It’s available in both a digital and a trade paperback edition.

Available from Amazon.
Available from Createspace.
Available from Smashwords.
Available from All Romance eBooks.
Also available digitally from Apple, Barnes & Noble, Sony and KOBO.

Always A Bridesmaid

Late! But better late than never, right?

You are invited to a wedding…

• where a mysterious lover fulfills a secret fantasy – and finds his own dream come true.
• where a disappointed woman finds true love – in the most unlikely of places.
• where the bride and groom have second thoughts – but discover a happy-ever-after beyond their wildest dreams. 

Fiona has been happy to always be a bridesmaid: she loves short term relationships and too much variety to commit to one man. Kade is as different from her usual boy toys as a man can be, but there’s something about him that excites Fiona. Can she satisfy her attraction to him without him changing her mind about commitment? Or will one taste of Kade just leave Fiona hungry for more?

Always a Bridesmaid
#2 in The Wedding Trilogy
Available at Amazon.
Available at Smashwords.
Available at All Romance eBooks.
Also available at Apple, Sony, KOBO and Barnes&Noble.

An Update

I’m writing away, honest and true! And here’s what you can expect in the next couple of weeks.

ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID is just a tweak away. Fiona gave me some trouble, but we’re all sorted out now. (As soon as Kade got determined, everything was fine.) I expect to publish AAB – which is the second story in The Wedding trilogy – by Monday.

After that will be FOREVER BOUND, #3 in The Wedding trilogy. This one is perking along – lots of good BDSM fun for the happy couple – so it will be published soon. Two weeks, worst case. I’m aiming for it to be a week after AAB but Stuff Happens.

Then, it’s time for EXPOSURE, story #6 in The Plume series. My cover artist is on vacation, so we still need to do the cover. (And I think she’s worth waiting for! The Plume covers are awesome, IMO.) The story is pretty much ready to go, so (fingers crossed) you’ll have another Plume fix by the end of the month.

In September, there will be new anthologies, in simultaneous print and digital, for The Wedding and The Plume: Second Anthology.

Plume #7 will be an October release.

Now you know!

THE BEST MAN

The first novella in my Wedding series is in the midst of publication today. I’ll add the links as it goes live at the various portals. The three stories in this series are all erotic romances – but the first one is the sweetest of all. They’re all set more-or-less concurrently, during a wedding at a Caribbean resort.

You are invited to a wedding…

• where a mysterious lover fulfills a secret fantasy – and finds his own dream come true.

• where a disappointed woman finds true love – in the most unlikely of places.

• where the bride and groom have second thoughts – but discover a happy-ever-after beyond their wildest dreams.

Christine has always been in love with her best friend’s older brother, Jake. The fact that she’s maid of honor and he’s best man at Jess’s Caribbean wedding means that they’ll be thrown together repeatedly for the week of the festivities. Christine decides to make it count and tells Jake about her secret desire, hoping he’ll realize that he’s the fantasy lover she really wants.

Jake has always wanted Christine to be more than his ‘other baby sister’ but doesn’t want to lose her friendship. When Christine confesses her secret desire, he appoints himself to make her fantasy come true. His only concern is the bet made at the stag, that whichever of the guys gets lucky first wins the money. Jake knows that winning the bet could mean losing Christine—fortunately, he’s a man willing to be creative in pursuit of the best prize of all.

Available at Amazon.
Available at All Romance eBooks.
Available at Smashwords.
Also Barnes&Noble, KOBO, Apple and Sony.

SUBMISSION is back!

I had enrolled SUBMISSION in KDP Select, a program at Amazon that requires the book to be available exclusively there for 90 days. Well, those 90 days are over, so SUBMISSION is back out in the rest of the world – or is making its way there through various distribution networks.

Available from Amazon.
Available from Smashwords.
Available from All Romance eBooks.
Also available from Apple, Barnes & Noble, Sony and KOBO.

This also means that the first Plume anthology has been distributed to other outlets. It had to be exclusively at Amazon up until now, because SUBMISSION was included in it.

The First Anthology of the Plume includes the first three novellas in the Plume series: SUBMISSION, SURRENDER and SEDUCTION.

Available at Amazon.
Available at Createspace.
Available at Smashwords.
Available at All Romance eBooks.
Also available at Apple, Barnes & Noble, Sony and KOBO.

In other news, I had a long talk with my husband about all this distribution stuff, because it confuses me a bit. He suggested that I just distribute the books through the portals I already have signed up, not worry about it so much, and concentrate on writing more books. I really like the sound of that advice, so I’m taking it. 🙂

I’m slow to finish EXHIBITION, btw, but there are two reasons for that. One is that I really like the story so I’m lingering over it to ensure that I get it right, and the second reason is that I have a surprise for you – a new trilogy of erotic romances. EXHIBITION will be published this month and I’m hoping to get the entire new trilogy published in June. More on The Wedding trilogy once EXHIBITION is published. Stay tuned!

The Plan

I’ve had a couple of questions about my overall plan for my novellas. These made me realize that even though I know what I intend to do, I haven’t told anyone else the plan!

So, here we go:

• My intent is to publish one new novella per month

• These novellas will be grouped into series. I’m starting with the Plume, for example, but will have other series too. There will be continuing characters making appearances throughout each series, but…

• The novellas will be grouped. For example, the first three novellas set at the Plume all feature Joanna, who we meet for the first time in SUBMISSION. Although all three of these novellas are erotica with romantic elements, but the end of the third one, Joanna will have found her happy ending. So, the first three novellas all together will be an erotic romance.

• My plan is to create an anthology once each group is completed. So, when the third novella has been published and Joanna has her HEA, I’ll create an anthology with the first three novellas together. This will be Joanna’s story, all in one tidy file or volume. These anthologies will be available both digitally and in a print-on-demand edition (in case you like printed books as much as I do).

The schedule for the rest of this year is SURRENDER (Plume #2) later in October, SEDUCTION (Plume #3) in November, then a Christmas novella set at the Plume in December. I haven’t decided yet whether to continue with the next Plume trilogy in the new year or mix it up a bit. (I suspect that the Plume series will continue longer than the others, just because I like Rex so much.) For example, I’m working on another linked trilogy of novellas, each of which is an erotic romance in itself.

I hope that makes as much sense to all of you as it does to me! Thanks for asking. 🙂