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Bake, Love, Write

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bake, love, write

I’m in a cookbook! Author Lois Winston put together a dessert cookbook with over 105 authors (mostly romance authors) and it includes not just recipes, but their advice on writing and love. So look for author Jessica Aspen and my recipe for, Dark Forest Fruitcake. It’s gluten and grain free, and full of chocolate love!

bake, love, write: 105 aurhots share dessert recipes

What do most authors have in common, no matter what genre they write? They love desserts. Sweets sustain them through pending deadlines and take the sting out of crushing rejection letters and nasty reviews. They also often celebrate their successes—selling a book, winning a writing award, making a bestseller list, or receiving a fabulous review—with decadent indulgences. And when authors chat with each other, they often talk about their writing and their lives. Recipes. Writing. Relationships. In this cookbook 105 authors not only share their favorite recipes for fabulous cakes, pies, cookies, candy, and more, they also share the best advice they’ve ever received on love and writing.

Discover the  ebook for only 99cents!

Apple Ibooks Barnes and Noble Amazon

If you’re like me and love having print copies of recipe books than here are the print links:

Amazon Barnes and Noble

Authors include: Brenda Novak, Lois Winston, Debra Holland, Dale Mayer, Shelley Noble, Caridad Pineiro, Diana Orgain, Lisa Verge Higgins, Lynn Cahoon, Jasmine Haynes, Jan Carol, Meg Bellamy, Bobbi Chukran, Melissa Keir, Amy Gamet, Kristy Tate, Terry Shames, Barbara Phinney, Kitsy Clare, Raine English, Cathryn Cade, Haley Whitehall, Shilpa Mudiganti, Melinda Curtis, Jessa Slade, Jill Blake, Daryl Devore, Molly MacRae, Elizabeth Rose, Helena Fairfax, Lourdes Venard, Jessica Aspen, Maegan Beaumont, Kay Kendall, Elizabeth John, Victoria Adams, Cyndi Pauwels, Alice Loweecey, June Shaw, Donnell Ann Bell, T. Michelle Nelson, Nina Milton, Pam DeVoe, Skye Taylor, Conda V. Douglas, Pepper Phillips, Judy Alter, Cadence Denton, Lesley Diehl, Erin Farwell, Regan Walker, Kaye Spencer, Barbara Monajem, Kathleen Kaska, Catherine Kean, Rose Anderson, Suzie Tullett, Deborah Hughes, Cynthia Luhrs, Judy Baker, Alicia Dean, Leslie Langtry, Janis Susan May, Mitzi Flyte, Ruby Merritt, Renee D. Field, Kathryn Quick, Susan Cory, Judy Penz Sheluk, Kay Manis, Kathryn Jane, Debra Goldstein, E. Ayers, Chantilly White, Sloan McBride, Triss Stein, Ana Morgan, Adele Downs, L.C. Giroux, Pamela Aares, Nancy Warren, Barbara Lohr, J.J. Cook, Lynn Reynolds, Cori Arnold, B.V. Lawson, Lynn Franklin, M.L. Guida, Irene Peterson, Sue Viders, Liese Sherwood-Fabre, Susan Santangelo, Sheila Seabrook, Elaine Charton, Sharleen Scott, Kathy Bennett, Jody Payne, Reggi Allder, Ashlyn Chase, Beverley Bateman, Susan Lohrer, Donis Casey, Barbara Leavy, Stacy Juba, Karen Rose Smith.

Author Bio:

Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances athttp://JessicaAspen.com

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Author web links:  

Website: http://jessicaaspen.com

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5759763.Jessica_Aspen

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JessicaAspen

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JessicaAspenAuthor

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/jessicaaspen/

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How to Discover Paranormal Romance

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a blog for the paranormal romance lover

fussy librarian seal of approval In this day and age of digital shopping, how are we supposed to find paranormal romance books we love when there are masses and masses of new romance titles every day?

In the old days, I would go to the library and look at the shelves, check out a book and see if I liked the author. If I did, then I would go buy all their books. And that was if my library carried romance. Or paranormal romance. Usually  I would go to the bookstore and check out the new, romance covers and decide that way. But now, both of those ways of shopping for books have deep flaws.

With publishers shrinking their mid-list authors, the only new authors on the bookstore shelves are the same old authors. And bookstores do not carry very many indie-authors, the most prolific and inventive authors out there. As for libraries I found out that ours gets rid of books that haven’t been checked out in a year. That means many of my favorites won’t be there for new readers to discover. Or they only have books two and three, and I really want to start with book one. And libraries also are unable to include many indie authors. They have to discover them too!

So what’s the best way to find new paranormal romance books? And new paranormal romance authors to love?

If you want to try the newest romance authors you need to shop online. But if you go to Amazon, you are at the mercy of what they think you might like. My inbox is full of Amazon letters suggesting mostly books I’m not interested in. Here’s where my new way of shopping comes in.

Lists, like The Fussy Librarian, help readers discover new books to read. You may have heard of Book Bub or Kindle Daily Deals, but The Fussy Librarian is different. Not only does it sort the books into categories, like paranormal or mystery, but it also sorts out your heat and violence preferences. Here’s how they put it:

With millions of books out there, it can be time consuming to find the good stuff. We can help! Only The Fussy Librarian remembers what genres you like and your preferences about language, violence and sexual content. Like only cozy mysteries? We’ll only send you an email when there’s a mystery that doesn’t have sex, violence or profanity. Read everything? We’ll send you lots of suggestions each day. It’s that easy!  http://www.thefussylibrarian.com/

This is terrific! Not only are my books sorted by the genre I want to read most, but I won’t be getting too many sweet novels mixed in with my spicy ones. Or vice versa, if you prefer the sweet ones, you won’t have to look at BSDM covers! It’s a terrific idea and I’m jumping on the bandwagon.

Tomorrow my paranormal romance novel, The Dark Huntsman, A Fantasy Romance of the Black Court, will be featured in a mailer from The Fussy Librarian.

Check out the Fussy Librarian today and see how to sign up for targeted emails that are aimed at exactly your reading preferences. Discover new books, romance, mystery, horror, and only get the ones in your inbox that you want. Click HERE to sign up today.

How do you discover new books? Do you subscribe to any mailing lists? Do you depend on Amazon to suggest reading for you?

 

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All Romance Ebooks, B&N, and other Venues

Moonday Mania

a blog on writing

It’s official! Abracadabra Publishing is now on All Romance Ebooks and Barnes and Noble. You can get The Dark Huntsman, A Fantasy Romance of the Black Court in both epub and mobi formats on ARe, and epub on Barnes and Noble.

After working with Amazon I was a little nervous to load somewhere new, but ARe went off without too many hitches. The interface was a little tricky, and it had to have a cover photo of a very precise nature, but after several tries (and an emergency email to my cover artist) I got it loaded. And I’m super excited! This is the first time The Dark Huntsman has been available anywhere besides Amazon and Createspace.

all romance ebooks

If you haven’t gone over to check out All Romance Ebooks, you should. They are a dedicated romance readers website, so they not only have some fabulous books, but they also have a great support for them. The ARe Cafe has interviews and reviews of books available on the site, and there are even purchase incentive programs available.

One of the nice things is that many of the books are available in different formats, so if you have one of the esoteric e-readers, then you can still find books to read. I had the choice of several different formats, but I only loaded mobi and epub. Those are the most popular formats, and they are the two that I’ve done successfully. At least I hope they are a success!

It is a member site, they  have a form of chat and I think you can find a reading buddy, as well. Since it’s all romance, it’s easy to search for what you want. And you won’t get children’s adventure books! All four of my books are available there and I was able to find them by title, publisher, or by author, without any trouble. They also let authors post information about themselves and blog. I’ll be a guest on their blog in February writing about Happily Every Afters in my stories, something I hope I know a little about.

Now that I’m free of the restrictions of Kindle Select I not only have the book up on ARe, but also Barnes and Noble and soon Kobo and Ibooks.

If you’ve read any of my books and have posted reviews on Goodreads or Amazon, please consider leaving a review on Barnes and Noble as well. I don’t seem to have as many reviews there and the only one for The Dark Huntsman was someone who apparently doesn’t even like paranormal romance, and got my heroine’s name wrong. Needless to say, I would love a few more reviews from readers who actually like paranormal romance. Why read and review something if you don’t even like the genre?

If you do leave a review, please leave me a comment here and let me know, I’ll be sure to check it out.

So, whether you have a kindle or use a format that takes epub, you can now download The Dark Huntsman on three different venues. And when Prince by Blood and Bone, A Fantasy Romance of the Black Court comes out, I’ll be uploading it to all three right away. No more Kindle Select in the near future. I enjoyed testing it out, and it was nice to not have to deal with uploading to or learning about so many new websites, but from now on I’ll be placing my eggs in lots of baskets.

What type of e reader do you use? Do you prefer to shop on the zon, or one of the smaller sites? Have you ever checked out ARe’s site? Leave a comment, inquiring minds would love to know!

Prince by Blood and Bone is almost ready for release!

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I Read Fantasy #99cent Fantasy Romance #Sale!

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(okay, it’s Wednesday, but this was too good to miss!)

This is the first of TWO 99cent Fantasy promotions this December. If you love fantasy and you love romance, December is your lucky month. Today through December 7th you’ll get the chance to only pay 99cents for some fabulous books and authors, and don’t forget to enter at Rafflecopter for the chance to win a fabulous prizes! Fantasy Romance Sale and Giveaway

 

 And there is even more. Starting December 1th-14th there will be MORE Fantasy Romance on sale, including The Dark Huntsman and a second Rafflecopter drawing. If you’ve been waiting to buy a copy, now is the time!

Join my mailing list! Get the scoop on new releases, sales, plus the chance to win ARCs and participate in special giveaways. I’ll be sending out a special mailing as a reminder for this sale on the 11th, so sign up today so you don’t miss out!

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The Dark Huntsman is RELEASED

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a blog for happy dancing

The Dark Huntsman, my fantasy romance, has been RELEASED! And it’s now available in both print and Kindle versions on Amazon! I’ll be hopping around to lots of guest blogs this month, today I’m on Joan Leacott’s blog, Wednesday is Gloria Richard, and Friday is Romance and Beyond. For a full schedule  of where I’ll be check out my NEWS page and my Google Calendar. It has all the latest updates on blogs and personal appearances.

the dark huntsman by jessica aspenOn Friday, October 4th, 2013, I hit publish on Amazon and sent out the announcement to all my newsletter subscribers. What an amazing feeling to finally have my first full length book out there in the world. I love my novellas with Passion in Print, they’ll always be the first books I put out there. But, The Dark Huntsman: A Fantasy Romance of the Black Court, is the first full length book I ever finished. And it’s the first book I’ve been able to hold in my hand and say, “Yes, Mom, it’s a real book.”

And I already have a few sales. 🙂 Thank you newsletter people! This is the first time I’ve ever sent out a newsletter and it was way easier than I ever thought it could be. All thanks to Mailchimp.

Getting this book to market has been way more challenging than my Passion in Print books. At PIP, my editor Lawan Williams, shepherded me through the process. All I had to do was get my edits done and turn them in on time. Of course there were three rounds of edits and then the proofreading, but since they were all novellas it was super easy.

For The Dark Huntsman I had to do all of that, plus play the part of Lawan. And let me tell you, that’s a lot of work. And worry. I also had to make decisions that the owner of the company would make. How many rounds of edits? Who would do the editing? Who should I use for a cover artist? How much money could I spend.

And I had to write the checks. Or, actually, push PAY on the Paypal button!

I’m thrilled to have the final, physical, product in my hands. I love the book and the way the print version feels. I can’t wait to open up my box full of copies of The Dark Huntsman and get them out to my Goodreads Giveaway Recipients. If you are a member of Goodreads you can still sign up to win a PRINT copy, and if you’re not, why not join? Goodreads is a fun site where you can keep track of all your reading. It’s a virtual TBR shelf. There are fabulous chatrooms and giveaways too.

I chose to do Kindle Select with this book, so the e-book is available only on Amazon for 90 days. Nowhere else. If you read the article next Monday here, you’ll find out why. And, if you need to purchase the e-book from a different site, it will be available in January across many different e-outlets. So be patient, it will happen!

I want to thank everyone who has come with me on this amazing journey and let you know, this is just the beginning. Not only do I have The Dark Huntsman coming out, but book two in The Tales of the Black Court, Prince by Blood and Bone, will be out in December 2013. And I’m still on pace for my spicy, gothic, new adult, Christmas romance, Ghosts of Christmas Past. That one should be out in late November. (Although I’m having a little trouble typing with my crossed fingers!)

Any questions? What would you like to know about The Dark Huntsman, Prince by Blood and Bone, Tales of the Black Court or my writing in general. I always check back and answer my comments, so feel free! Thanks again for all your support, I couldn’t even think of doing this without all my online peeps. 🙂

Oh, and don’t forget…Buy The Dark Huntsman on Amazon today. 🙂

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Crossroads Cover Reveal and #Giveaway

 Moonday Mania

a day early so we can jump into an awesome cover reveal and giveaway

Today I’m pleased to have Jessica Aspen Writes be a stop on the fabulous cover reveal tour for Crossroads, a contemporary new adult romance by author Megan Keith. Make sure you read all the way down and click on the Rafflecopter link to enter the giveaway, and be sure to pick up your copy of Megan’s first book, Finding My Way, on sale for 99 cents August 27th and 28th. Congrats Megan, on your beautiful cover!

BOOK TITLE        Crossroads (Finding My Way, book two)

AUTHOR               Megan Keith

GENRE                  New Adult Contemporary Romance 

RELEASE DATE   13 September, 2013

GOODREADS       http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18038308-crossroads 

crossroads by author megan keithSYNOPSIS

Nick is about to head overseas on an adventure of a lifetime.  It’s what he has always wanted, to travel the world, to experience new cultures, see the places he’s dreamed of for so long.  He should be over the moon.  Instead, he’s been in a slump ever since he lost his friend Em.

Nick is a player, always has been.  The first time he ever wanted more from a girl he was shot down.  So now he’s left licking his wounds.  Emma made her choice and now Nick has to live with it.

Or does he?  When he finds out that Emma is single after all, will he fight for her?  Will he be able to convince her to give him a chance?  And if he does, what will happen when he leaves?

Nick has reached a crossroads in his life – the girl or the dream.  Seems like an easy choice when the girl of his dreams is Emma.  But what if she doesn’t see things the same way? 

COVER DESIGNcrossroads full cover by megan keith 

The book cover for Crossroads was designed by Kari Ayasha at Cover to Cover Designs.

Website                http://www.covertocoverdesigns.com/index.html

Facebook              https://www.facebook.com/CoverToCoverDesigns 

AUTHOR BIO

megankeithMegan Keith is a married, mother of three, living in a small country town in New South Wales, Australia.  She has a constant thirst for a good story, whether it is in books, music, movies, on TV, or just plain old-fashioned gossip.  She has always had a creative side and loves to let her imagination run wild.   On a few occasions over the years, Megan has put those imaginings into a written story, but never dreamed of publishing.  She has always loved to read, but it wasn’t until she got given a Kindle that it became a full-blown addiction.  Her introduction to the world of Indie Authors re-ignited her passion for writing.  Megan published her first book Finding My Way in June 2013.  Crossroads is the sequel and the second book to the Finding My Way trilogy. 

AUTHOR CONTACT INFO 

Website                http://megankeith.blogspot.com.au/ 

Facebook              https://www.facebook.com/mkfindingmyway 

Goodreads           http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7111235.Megan_Keith

Twitter                 https://twitter.com/megnk1 

crossroads by megan keith giveaway

COVER REVEAL GIVEAWAY 

There is a Rafflecopter giveaway to celebrate the cover reveal for Crossroads.  It begins at 12:00 AM AEST 26th of August and ends at 12:00 PM AEST 31st of August.  It is open internationally.

Prizes                    2 x $10 Amazon Gift Cards

5 x Finding My Way ebooks

Register HERE or click on the Rafflecopter Link rafflecopter crossroads giveaway megan keith

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/OTFmM2NjYWJiNzNkZWMzNDQxYjU1MjJkNzM1MzNhOjA=/

And don’t forget to pick up your copy of Megan’s first book, Finding My Way, only 99 cents on Amazon for two day’s only. New Adult Contemporary at it’s best!

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99 cent romance

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I’m going crazy here, working and getting ready for my fall releases, but I wanted to let you know about a fantastic opportunity to read six amazing authors for 99 cents! Get it while it’s available at this special price- only through the rest of this week!

Available .99 cents during release week!

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Kobo
All Romance ebooks

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Smorgasbord of 99 Cent Books on the Book Lover’s Buffet

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Introducing the Book Lovers’ Buffet. Load up, you won’t gain a pound!

The Buffet’s “Bouquet of Books” sale opens today May 1, 2013. But you need to hurry, it will close on May 3rd. That means you only have a few days to load up your e-reader wit more than 175 ebooks, all reduced in price to just 99 cents!

Save in categories such as Young Adult, Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense, Erotic Romance, and more!

PLUS, visit the website to win gift cards to your choice of online retailers. $400 in gift cards up for grabs!

Titles from popular authors such as:

  • Gemma Halliday
  • Angie Fox
  • Jenna Bennett
  • Amanda Brice
  • Jennette Marie Powell
  • Clover Autrey
  • Carly Carson
  • E. Ayers
  • Genevieve Jourdin
  • CJ Lyons
  • Renee Pace
  • Sophia Knightley
  • Tori Scott
  • Meredith Bond
  • Emily Ryan-Davis
  • Anthea Lawson
  • Diana Layne
  • Lindsey Brookes
  • Gina Robinson
  • McKenna Chase

And many, many more, including some killer paranormal authors like:

bewitching you by viola estrella

Bewitching You by Viola Estrella

The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers by Angie Fox

The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers by Angie Fox

dragon rider's gift by kh lemoyne

Dragon Rider’s Gift by KH LeMoyne

So check it out and stock up on your summer reading before summer actually gets here!

Hosted by Indie Romance Ink.

 

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