My newest book, Martinis After Dark, is now available! Martinis After Dark is the first in my new romantic suspense series, located in Bernadette’s Bar. You may remember that Bernadette’s is the bar Cash frequents in Modern Girl’s Guide to Kink. I hope you enjoy this series as much as Modern Girl’s Guide!
A woman on the run and a player on the rocks have no business falling in love …
After CPA Lee O’Brien uncovers evidence of money laundering at her job, her apartment is ransacked and she’s forced into hiding. When she tries to rent an apartment under an assumed name, she learns it comes with a job — and a boss she can’t afford to fall for.
Tattooed, sexy bar owner Dylon Knightly has a big heart but no head for business. He knows the curvy, redheaded Irish beauty with the dry wit is in some kind of trouble, but he won’t turn her away … and can’t help wanting more.
The heat between them burns through their efforts to keep a professional distance. When Lee’s trouble comes looking for her, everything she holds most dear is threatened — including the life of the charming bartender who captured her heart. But even if they survive, will they be able to overcome the secrets between them?
Gina’s supernatural mystery, Lotus Petal, is going to be featured in the Dark Secrets Anthology this September!
Other authors in Dark Secrets include: Colleen Gleason, Erin McCarthy, Kathryn Le Veque, Author, Kristine Mason, Sarah M. Cradit, Elle J Rossi Author, Rachel Rawlings, and Genevieve Jack.
Dark Secrets is available for pre-order right now for a steal! NINE BOOKS for $0.99! It’ll be Live on Wednesday, September 7th at these retailers:
Also, in case you hadn’t heard, the first three Modern Girl’s Guide books are now available in a boxed set. This is for the discounted price of $6.99!
Get all three for $6.99
The boxed set is available now on:
I have in my in-box an edited version of Modern Girl’s Guide to Kink!
Just putting a few finishing touches and then…
Modern Girl’s Guide to Kink will be out JUNE 24th
Yes, that’s right, I have an actual DATE! MGG to Kink will be priced at a special release rate (of $0.99) for a limited time only.
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Today is the first Wednesday of the month. That means it’s time for Insecure Writer’s Support Group! You can find the sign up for the IWSG here. We owe Alex J Cavanaugh a huge thank you for thinking this blog hop up.
I’m a business owner as well as an author. Owning a business has prepared me well for being a self-published author. Self-publishing IS self-employment. You have to learn to roll with the punches and be able to adapt when things change.
Amazon changed the rule of the game today. AGAIN.
Last month, out of the blue, Amazon announced changes to the Kindle Unlimited program. They are now going to pay by the page. This came out of the blue and Author’s everywhere are grumbling, speculating, and panicking.
Me? I’m adjusting my expectations and revisiting my publishing schedule and marketing plan. Because in self-employment, and THEM’S THE BREAKS.
A few years back, a new hospital opened in my area and they brought with them their own Home Health agency. Almost overnight we saw our patient census cut in half. It was a hard lean time for our business, but we survived. Then Medicare rolled out cuts. Again we adjusted. Our business hasn’t stayed open for 29 years by panicking.
Are you Panicking?
If the new Kindle Unlimited rules slash your income, I’m sorry, but now’s time to take a step back and adjust. You can do it!
If you are a short story writer. Short fiction makes sense for a number of reasons. You can build a catalog quickly. For the amount of time it takes me to write and edit an 80k book, a short writer can have FIVE 20k novellas out and selling. With similar word count, we will now be making similar money. Only the Short writer will start making that money months before I will. AND there’s also the reality that people are MORE likely to finish a 20k novella than they are an 80K novel. Novelists are in for a big surprise on how many people NEVER finish their books. 20k is easier to digest even if you don’t like the writing.
For novelist: Feel good that the effort you’re putting into your longer work is now being recognized. No longer will you receive the same amount on a borrow as a 10k short story. While a pay per page READ isn’t ideal, it’s a more equitable system than before.
And remember, Kindle Select isn’t a requirement. Kindle Select is a TOOL. If it isn’t working for you (or you personally don’t want to participate), you can pull out or not enroll in the first place.
This Friday, April 3, Modern Girl’s Guide to Vacation Flings goes on sale.
As a special deal for all my loyal Blog readers, MMG to Vacation Flings is on sale. Now (for pre-order) until April 10, you can get the book for only $0.99.
Sometimes you need a little help.
There was no escape for Matt Carver. He was stuck on a TransAtlantic cruise with his entire family for two weeks. And while he loved them all, this trip was going to kill him. Especially since his well-meaning mother loved to meddle in his personal life. The only way he could keep the peace, and his sanity, was to produce a fake girlfriend. Good thing he had just the woman for the role: Beth Riley, an adventurous beauty who’d already rescued him once.
And sometimes you just want to run away.
Beth Riley needed an escape. Her normal drama-free life was swimming in scandal when her sister announced she was marrying Beth’s ex-boyfriend. In order to distance herself from the wedding fiasco, Beth booked a two-week cruise. It was her chance to sort out her feelings and reevaluate her love life. But it soon became obvious, the cruise wasn’t the fun filled break she’d been expecting. Luckily Matt came to the rescue, with his harebrained plan, and provided the perfect distraction. The whole ruse was supposed to be harmless and fun, but things quickly turned intense when their made-up relationship and fake kisses produced undeniable heat.
This the season for spooky stories and scary movies! That’s why I think Neil Gaiman’s brainchild, All Hallow’s Read, is a perfect holiday tradition we all should adopt.
“You know, there aren’t enough traditions that involve giving books.” –
START A NEW TRADITION
The idea is simple. This Halloween (or the week leading up to Halloween) why not give someone a scary book. Here are a few ideas you can do today.
- Hand out (age appropriate) books to Trick-or Treaters.
- Give friends/family copies of your favorite scary book.
- Leave a book in a public space (à la Bookcrossing)
- Donate scary books to your child’s classroom or local school’s library.
- Share a book with the neighbor’s kids.
- Share a book with a co-worker
Have a scary, spooky, or dark book? Why not offer it for free during the week of Halloween?
For my part, I’ve got a stack of Goosebumps and First Readers I picked up from my local second hand shop to pass out with the Chocolate on Friday night. And, JUST FOR TODAY (October 30), Lotus Petals is FREE.