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What's with the free books!!!

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    One of the things people often ask indie authors has to do with book pricing. They wanna know what's with all the free books. The thought is that if an author sells a book for $.99 or (gasp) gives it away for free, it's because they don't think the story is worth much. But that couldn't be f…

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The perfect and inexpensive date night


Movie Night

I am an unrepentant and sappy romantic. I love all things that have to do with romance. That goes double for romantic dates, which probably isn't surprising since I write romance. But there seems to be a disconnect somewhere between men and women. Women …

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How NOT TO Date a Romantic Fiction Lover

I have noticed some interesting things out in the dating world. Things that have inspired me to create this list of tips on, How NOT TO Date a Romantic Fiction Lover.

You may think your chances of randomly coming across a romantic fiction lover are slim, but you'd be surprised how many of us there…

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My Daily Commute

Once upon a time...

I worked in a corporate office and had to drive to work every day. I may again, someday, but while I don't have to, I'm enjoying it. I'd wake up late, pray, say hello to the kitties, then rush to shower and dress. I'd get annoyed on the drive to work by all the stupid dri…

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Making things easier for readers!

I'm changing things up a bit. I'm switching my romance titles from Heather Elizabeth King to Adrienne Kama. One of the things that's important with publishing is branding. Good branding makes it easier for the reader to buy the kind of books they want to read. For instance, if they see the name Heat…

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Changing Gears

I've started on the next Zoe Matthews book and wow, what a change. I finished up the Doomsday edit earlier in the year, wrote Jaden's Joy (I'm not sure yet when I'll be releasing that one), and have started on the next Zoe Matthews book. All three books are completely different, though Doomsday…

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Staying Productive

There are so many distractions in the world today. And there are so many new distractions that authors didn’t have to think about 15 - 20 years ago. Things like:

  • Super-duper Cable TV (there are about 100 new channels that didn’t exist before)
  • Smart Phones
  • Social Media
  • Games on Sm…

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Postcards from the Edge!

Okay, so I'm not really on the edge. I'm just in my office, writing. I've been writing full time for a little over two months now and I've noticed a few interesting things that I thought I'd share.

Ready? Here goes:

1. Being alone all day takes getting used to. I'm single, so without my full-t…

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Location Research

I've started work on a new story, which is always wonderful. By the time I get a book to the final stages before publication, I pretty much can't stand looking at it anymore. Working on something new is refreshing!

This story is a romance with a light paranormal plot. It takes place in an ups…

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Late Nights and Late Night Treats

Okay, so the title is a bit misleading. That right there is the kind of late night treat I'd like (LUV) to have when I'm burning the midnight oil, the way I am tonight. But that drink at midnight on a regular basis would do unpleasant things to my body.

I made the picture nice and big so ev…

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Doomsday - Season 1 - Coming February 2016

Indie vs. Traditional

First let me preface this by saying publishing houses never twist an author's arm and make them sign a publishing contract. That decision is the author's. But once the author signs that contract they are giving up some aspects of creative control. For ins…

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The Making of an AWESOME Release Day!

I've been indie publishing for about a year now and I've learned a lot! Since October 2014 I've released 4 books. By December 2015 I'll have released 6. It's been a busy year.

All of the research I've done since October 2014 shows that the best plan to have followed would have been to focus o…

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Insights From the Baltimore Book Festival

 

This past weekend I went to the Baltimore Book Festival. As always, I had a great time! Over the past three years I've gone  I've picked up a few insights on ways to have a successful signing/appearance at large festivals. Here are a few of the things I learned.

1. Candy is always nice…

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Becoming a successful Indie Author!

Today I read Joanna Penn's book, How to Make a Living With Your Writing. If you're an indie author, this is a book you'll want to check out. She covers topics that I've been considering, but not quite sure how to implement.


It's offered FOR FREE right now, so you'll want to check it out IMMEDIA…

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Crazy! Overwhelming!

It's been a crazy year! I'm not sure what I was thinking when I started making so many life changes. 

At the end of 2014 I purchased a home. I also decided to make the shift from exclusively working with publishing houses to being a hybrid author. I rele…

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Indie Publishing - Proofing My First Paperback

Front & Back Cover

I'm proofing my book! Digitally for now. I have an actual paperback coming in the mail. I'm going to have to push back publication of the print version, but I'd rather do that than risk selling a book that doesn't look the best it can possibly look.

I…

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Indie Publishing - Adventures with CreateSpace!


I just finished formatting my first indie paperback. Whew! Feels like I had a workout. It's so nice to wait for the box of books to come in the mail from the publisher! LOL!

A few things that I had to consider that I hadn't thought of before:

1. Book Size - You'll notice the ebook is about 314 pa…

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Luna Bay - paranormal erotic romance

During the day I work as a Business Analyst. Last week we had our birthday lunch for the month. I'm new to the team so many don't know I write fiction. One of my co-workers asked what I write, I said paranormal mysteries and paranormal romance. At paranormal romance, she burst out laughing. She'd ne…

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Paranormal Mystery/Urban Fantasy Writers I Adore!

Get a glass of wine, put on Kim Waters, and get ready for some good reads!
I'm a huge fan of paranormal mysteries/urban fantasies, so I thought I'd share a few of my favorite authors here for anyone who is looking for a great, paranormal read.

Kim Harrison - http://www.kimharrison.net/
She writes …

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