I added the last four books of my Bone Cold–Alive series to iBooks today. The first two, T’s Trial and C’s Comeuppance, are still in the Amazon-only world, but when they come out, I’ll add them to iBooks and Nook. Of course, they’ll still be available on Amazon.
Over the weekend, I loaded A Suite Deal to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple iBooks. Price is $2.99 and as it’s full of miscommunication, misdirection, and a meddling family, what could be better for the holiday season?
In 2003, I won the Virginia Romance Writer‘s HOLT Medallion for Short Contemporary with a small press romantic comedy, A Suite Deal. I’ve spent this fall tweaking and updating it and I have a great new cover for this new edition by Lyndsey Lewellen. I hope to have it for sale on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks by the end of the year. In the meantime, my cover:
A Suite Deal
One Year Past Perfect will be a featured new release tomorrow on Free Kindle Books and Tips. In honor of this, I’ve made a special Kindle promo price of 99 cents for the weekend. Here’s your chance to catch a modern day Goldilocks and the Three Bears tale complete with scandalous diary, generational secrets, and a wonderful hero!
I’ve always loved the 1947 movie The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. Today I get to share that love as I compare the movie to the book at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books.
The August 24 issue of Woman’s World magazine has my short romance, Young at Heart, on page 44. It’s so much fun writing these–and more fun seeing them in print!
August 24, 2015 issue
My newest single-title contemporary romance, One Year Past Perfect, is now available in the Kindle store and will be soon on Nook. Think of it as a modern day Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The back cover blurb:
“Dr. Katti Thompson arrives in Honolulu to not only settle her great-aunt’s estate but also to find the older woman’s scandalous diary. If there are family secrets hidden within, Katti wants to read them while sitting on the deck of the beach house she’s inherited. But when she arrives, she finds the house occupied by three handsome Latin men–and they are reading the diary. The solution is obvious: Katti moves in as the new housekeeper.
Widower Cesar Osorio has risen from valet’s son on a Costa Rican coffee plantation to international fame as a singer and performer. His albums have sold millions but he wants this hotel gig to be his last. Now he just has to find the nerve to tell his brother-in-law and manager. It would help if his attention wasn’t diverted by the new housekeeper who acts like she owns the place.
One may be too old, one may be too young, but the one with the sad smile… he might be just right, even if, at thirty-six, Katti is one year past perfect.”
I’ve put up a new board on my Pinterest page also about this book. Check out www.pinterest.com/kaylaytonsisk.
A self-published author’s work really only begins once she’s written the book, added a cover and formatting, and found the appropriate channels for selling it. Then the work of telling the world (and not just the friends and relatives) begins. Where to market it? How? How much to spend? How do you know if it the expense was worth it?
Actually, I think the answer to the last question is the easy one. Have you cleared expenses (formatting, cover, editing) and made a profit?
That aside, the name of the game is marketing. I’ve tried various sites at various price points (Fiverr, Free Kindle Books and Tips,Smartbitchestrashybooks, Dear Author to name a few) with up-and-down results. So, on to the next one, ereadernewstoday.com.
I’ll be advertising T’s Trial for 99 cents there on Friday, May 22. In the meantime, the Kindle edition is already at 99 cents and will be through Tuesday. So, here’s hoping the best marketing can work now: word of mouth.
There is no marketing better than the recommendation of a fellow reader. And for that, I thank you.
Bo’s Beauty went live this weekend for both Kindle and Nook. In it, I’m able to not only give the remaining bachelor band member his romance, but also help Fletcher, the band manager, come to a resolution with his first love. He’s chased her all over Australia, but will he be able to catch her in California? As to Bo’s Beauty, she’s proving to be elusive as well.
Ian’s Image, the fifth of my Bone Cold–Alive series, is now available for download for Kindle and will be available for Nook and at CreateSpace soon.
“He should have been a concert violinist…
Ian Murray shucks the McMurray name the night he leaves Portland, Maine, and his family. His dreams weren’t theirs. He may return periodically, but they never acknowledge what he’s become, a top musician in the top rock band. He may have made a fortune, but money can’t buy the one thing he longs for.
She was never his equal…
Bostonian cellist Phillipa Gray envied Johnny McMurray his talent on the violin, the way his music teased her on her summer trips to her grandmother’s. Their families drove them apart once, but when she hears the sweetness of his strings again, the years fall away.
Life isn’t fair and sometimes the time isn’t right. Can they look beyond Ian’s image, not to the way it once was but the way it should have been all along?”
It’s a rocky road to love for Ian and Phillipa. Each family thinks the other beneath them. During one fateful summer week, Ian and Phillipa find themselves at “home” and find that staying apart was easy. It’s being together that could prove the most difficult.
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