Today is my first venture into the world of Six Sentence Sunday posts. I’m diving in with a snippet from Mending Fences. The first time Victoria met Curran, at a Halloween party, she stole a kiss. Now that he’s caught up to her, months later, Curran craves another taste, and pulls out all the stops to convince her to give in. Does she dare?
His voice dropped to a rumbling whisper. “Victoria, your kiss stayed on my lips for weeks. I know this sounds terrible and I’m going way too fast, and it’ll likely insult you, but if I don’t kiss you again soon, I’m going to lose my mind.” He gave her hand a gentle tug.
A battle rose inside her, one side crying for her to run, to avoid this at all costs, to remember why allowing anything to happen again was such a very bad idea. The other side soaked up every flicker of interest in his eyes like raindrops on parched earth, craving his attention with an intensity that stole her breath.
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A lovely Sunday messed up by tender sinuses, stuffy ears, and assorted body aches can be salved by a few things… a thoughtful hubby who takes care of dinner and tucks me into bed… the DVR recording of last night’s new Doctor Who episode… and finding a great new review of Mending Fences. 4 Stars from Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews! Check it out here: http://www.guiltypleasuresbookreviews.com/2012/09/review-mending-fences-by-lucy-francis.html
Okay, so the cold is hanging on, and a sore throat developed last night, six days into this craziness. Guess who’s off to the doctor?
On a much brighter note, Mending Fences finally got a ‘review site’ review. As much as I love, love, LOVE the reviews readers have been generous enough to leave on Amazon and Goodreads, there’s just something about getting a look from a Reviewer, you know?
This particular reviewer, at the Romance Junkies site, gave the book 4 Ribbons, which in RJ talk means “A book I would recommend to all my friends.” Yep, I’m a happy girl. Here’s the link to the review: Mending Fences.
After a very long weekend (made longer by a nasty cold that developed. Don’t mind me coughing over here in the corner.), I’m happy to report that all is momentarily well. Aside from the cold.
What I mean is Mending Fences and Finding Refuge both successfully loaded and are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. Other retailers are coming (I’m sure I’ve said that already), but the books should be available now in all the major formats.
So, what’s on the agenda this week?
- I write nonfiction under my other writer hat, and I have an article to finish.
- Reclaiming my flower beds, which are once again choking with grass. Darn stuff. Weed barriers are useless against it.
- Reclaiming my desk. I should seriously upload a photo of what my out-of-control desk looks like. You’d be shocked that I manage to get ANYTHING done.
- Catch up on some reading. I have The Third Scroll by Dana Marton, The Book of A Thousand Days by Shannon Hale, and The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan as the next books to conquer on my TBR mountain range.
- Watch two movies coming out this week: Brave and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Soooo excited for both of them!
What are your goals for the week?
I’ll leave you with trailers for the movies, in case you’ve missed them.
Mending Fences is now off the Amazon exclusive and is live on Barnes & Noble, hooray! Here’s the Link!
I’m still waiting for Finding Refuge to finish processing on BN, but we will hope for resolution today.
Both books are coming to Smashwords and All Romance eBooks, probably today or tomorrow. Uploading to Apple will take a bit longer, and I’m holding off on Kobo until their new publishing portal opens. Have I mentioned that before? I might have. I’ve said a lot over the last couple of days that’s a little fuzzy in my head, due to severe sleep shortage. One rarely sleeps well when bringing new book babies into the world. Much like real ones :-)
Where do you go to buy ebooks?
Mending Fences is free today and tomorrow on Amazon. If you haven’t read it yet, or if you enjoyed it and want to gift it to a fellow romance reader, now is the time!
Here are the links:
Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mending-Fences-ebook/dp/B0077I0OIG
Happy Monday, everyone! There are some big things coming this week. Between now and Friday the plan is to:
- Launch a new look for the blog
- Offer Mending Fences for FREE Thursday and Friday before it leaves the Amazon exclusive program.
- Release Finding Refuge on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ARe, and Smashwords. It will launch on Kobo as soon as their new author portal goes live later this month so I can upload directly. I’ll also upload to Apple as soon as I can borrow a friend’s Mac.
Also, Mending Fences will be available on those same platforms as of Sunday, June 17. Being exclusive to Amazon can result in great sales, but, having done it, I’ve concluded that I don’t like paying the price of not having my books available to readers at their choice of vendors, in their choice of formats. So, out of Select I go.
Whew, that’s plenty to keep me busy this week. What’s on your schedule?
Summer is underway, and what better way to kick off the season of sun, fun, relaxation and reading than with a scavenger hunt across the internet! My blog is part of Night Owl Reviews’ web hunt. There are LOTS of great prizes. I’m giving away a $100 Amazon Gift Card! Click on the graphic to get all the information and instructions on what you need to find and where to look.
To answer the question from my blog, you’re looking for the blurb for Mending Fences. Good luck!
A couple of quick notes for today. First, Brenda Novak’s amazing month-long auction to benefit diabetes research is coming to an end on Thursday. Hop over and take a look at the great items still available. You have two more days, don’t miss it! Click on the blue box at the right to see the Kindle Fire loaded with 30 books, including my Mending Fences, on the auction.
Second, I’m participating in the Summer Fun Web Hunt, organized by Night Owl Reviews. It’s a scavenger hunt on the web, and there are AMAZING prizes up for grabs. I’m giving away a $100 Amazon gift card. See? Very cool prizes will be awarded during this promo. Click on the sandy beach box there on the right to get all the details on prizes and participating authors and websites. The fun starts Friday, June 1, and runs through July 15. It’s going to be a blast!
The last week of major schoolwork is done, hooray! There are a few teachers here and there giving tests on Tuesday or Wednesday, but for the most part, everyone realizes that the teens are not going to be using their brains post-Memorial Day vacation and are not really scheduling much for the remaining two days of classes. This means I can stop worrying about pushing the kids along with school. Whew. I love the end of the school year!
Now then, due to editing schedules and everything that goes into the end of prepping a book for release, the schedule for Finding Refuge has been pushed back a bit. It’s now slated for release June 14.
Also, after having Mending Fences exclusive to Amazon for 90 days, it will be available at other storefronts and in other formats starting June 17. Finding Refuge will be launching wide also, it will not be an Amazon exclusive.
The exclusivity thing can be very, very good for authors from a money standpoint. It’s very easy to boost a book’s visibility and the sales can be fantastic. Plus, when a book is available exclusively at Amazon, Prime members can borrow the book for free. Authors are paid for those borrows. So, honestly, leaving and choosing not to enter a book in an Amazon exclusive arrangement is scary. But I believe it’s the right thing to do. I want readers to be able to pick up my books in any format that suits them, without having to know how to convert or side-load or any other techie thing that’s required to read a book when you have something other than a kindle or a kindle app.
Please, wish me luck!