Thursday, March 10, 2016

Life in Reverse Cover Reveal


I am so excited to share with you the first look at the cover for bestselling author Beth Michele's latest novel, Life in Reverse.

Life in Reverse
 comes out on March 21, 2016. Head on over and bookmark it now on Goodreads. Cover design is by the wickedly talented Sommer Stein of Perfect Pear Creative.

LIFE IN REVERSE 

Vance...

Ember Bennett was my beginning...but she was also the end. 

She was my downfall.

And I never even saw her coming.

She didn't burst into my life demanding to be noticed. Instead, she slipped in under my radar when I wasn't looking. Caught me off guard.

I should have been paying better attention.

Because I found myself drawn to her. Her quirkiness, her laughter, her brutal honesty.

I didn't ask for her. Still I found myself wanting her. Needing her. Craving her.

I just couldn't have her.

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Ember...

I was minding my own business when Vance Davenport showed up.

He wasn't talking, yet somehow I heard him.

I wasn't looking, but my eyes sought him out.

He became something I never expected.

Until it all changed.

Then he became someone I wanted to forget.



About the Author

Beth Michele is the author if Love Love, Lovely, Scarred Beautiful, Finding Autumn, Rex, and For the Love of Raindrops. She is a Connecticut native who loves spending time with her husband and two children. If you can't find her, though, she's probably hiding out with her Kindle somewhere quiet, preferably a spot overlooking the ocean. She has an affinity for Twizzlers, is a hopeless romantic, and a happily ever after fanatic.

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

You've Been Flashed by Author Kaira Rouda


Welcome, Kaira, and thanks for coming by to Flash us today. KairaRouda is a USA Today bestselling author of many books in the women’s fiction and contemporary romance genres and includes titles such as Here, Home, Hope and the Laguna Nights series.
I’m a big fan of your personal philosophies and how much you want to help other women and writers along the way. So let’s jump in and let my readers get to know you a little better as well.
Q1: I saw a quote I loved from Frederick Buechner on your Facebook author page; it said, “One life on this earth is all that we get, whether it is enough or not enough, and the obvious conclusion would seem to be that at the very least we are fools if we do not live it as fully and bravely and beautifully as we can." How does that apply to your writing career, and what advice would you give new authors as a result?
 
KR: Hello, Colleen, and thank you so much for having me here. The quote spoke to me and should speak to other writers because each of us have taken a leap. Writing a book is hard, putting it out in the world is harder. It takes bravery and we would be fools to not give it a try. In other words, if writing is your dream, go for it.

Q2: You are a busy woman! You just had Where We Are come out in February, have City of Love (a Remingtons Kindle World romance novella) coming out on 3/2, and The Goodbye Year coming out 5/3. What advice do you have on how to manage personal balance in the midst of such a busy writing schedule?

KR: I’ve always said balance is something you swing through on the way to something else. J Seriously, though, I see a lot of posts on Facebook and elsewhere from women authors who are completely stressed out. You need to value yourself, your life, enough to spend time with friends, do activities you love and to treat your body well. If you don’t, everything suffers.

Q3: Tying in to following your dreams and making it all work, I have to say, I LOVE the “Real You” business and line of books you created to help other enterprising women in the areas of work, writing, and motherhood. You even have a cool Real You chart! Where did the inspiration for this series come from, and where should people get started to implement this philosophy into their lives? {I love your Realisms, by the way!}

KR: THANK YOU! Back in my marketing career days, I had the honor of launching the first female-focused residential real estate brand. Believe it or not, even though women make or influence 91 percent of all home buying decisions, back when we launched, all of the national brands focused on men. (Envision two men shaking hands in front of a yard sign. Grrr.) I like to think we helped change the face of real estate. Along the way, I met thousands of real estate entrepreneurs and began to develop an 8-step process to help them with their personal and business brands. Once REAL YOU INCORPORATED came out from Wiley, I started speaking to women entrepreneurs across the country about leveraging their one unique competitive advantage: themselves. It’s been great. I spoke at RWA last July about putting the Real You in your Author brand and encapsulated those thoughts in the free download on my website, if anybody is interested.

Now onto easier topics, and the absolute ridiculousness and fun of This or That. You can only choose one. Go!

·        Mermaids or sirens? Mermaids

·        Sunrise or sunset? Sunset

·        Paperback or Kindle? Paperback

·        Swimsuits: one-piece or two? Two

·        Yoga or kickboxing? Yoga

·        Cowboy or firefighter? Firefighter (allergic to horses ;-)

·        Pina Colada or Sex on the Beach? Sex on the Beach

·        Flip-flops or heels? Flip-flops

·        Romance level in books: Heat or Sweet? Sweet heat

·        Dr. Suess or Dr. Oz? Dr. Seuss

Thank you for stopping by and keeping us briefed. Readers, you can learn more about Kaira’s adventures and her writing at:

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Happy Book Birthday to ME!

I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am that MY BOOK BIRTHDAY is today! Yes, Faith in Love is my first officially published novel. I have several works in progress, but this...this is my baby. And it is crazy to be on this end of the publishing process. 

Here's what I 've discovered during this process: 

* I'm a panster. Yes, I fly by the seat of my pants some days.  
* I love writing. I mean, like LOVE it.
* I need help with everything else. #knowyourstrengths  
* Nothing makes me happier than hearing that someone loved my book and that they "got" the characters. That's all I can ask for.

That said...we have some amazing things happening today to celebrate!

* Join our Facebook party today for chances to win tons of cool prizes! Including a huge gift basket from Moi! I'm on from 6 - 6:30 EST.

* Enter our KINDLE FIRE giveaway - valued at $200!

While you're at it, please check out these books from the other 17 amazing authors publishing Remington Kindle World Romances today. I guarantee there is something in there for everyone!

If you loved Melissa Foster's Remington series, you will love these spin offs!

Revived by Love - Stacy Eaton
http://smarturl.it/RemKW_Revived
It took a single kiss to revive Mark and Joanne, but will it be enough to save Joanne’s son’s life?


Pitching for Love - Amy Manemann
http://smarturl.it/RemKW_Pitching
The game just went from saving his career, to pitching for love.


Blush of Love - Rachelle Ayala
http://smarturl.it/RemKW_Blush
A hot New Year’s Eve date with bad boy Gunner Gibson leaves Safire wondering if it’s love at first blush or something more sinister.


Give In To Love - Natasha Brown
http://smarturl.it/RemKW_Give
Together they have the power to aid villages, but do they have the inner strength to give in to love?


Love in the City - Zoe York
http://smarturl.it/RemKW_LoveinCity
NYPD detective Daniel DeCecco didn’t want to fall hard for his best friend’s little sister. But Lucy has a plan.


City of Love - Kaira Rouda
http://smarturl.it/RemKW_CityofLove
Charlotte’s heart is empty in the new life she’s living. Will Hale help her discover their own city of love?


Cooking up Love - Stacey Wallace
http://smarturl.it/RemKW_Cooking
Unlucky in love, Chef Fabiana and Firefighter James discover that together they can turn up the heat without getting burned.


Harvesting Love - Christine Cunningham
http://smarturl.it/RemKW_Harvesting
William never forgot the shattered look in her eyes when he lied and said, "No Beatrice, I don’t love you."


Could This Be Love - Kathy Ivan
http://smarturl.it/RemKW_Could
When fate reconnects ex-lovers, the lies that tore them apart are exposed. Will they destroy their second chance at happiness? 

 
Crazy Love - Calinda B
http://smarturl.it/RemKW_Crazy
A wicked slash from a tiger’s claw, followed by a rock star’s kiss…will the kiss erase years of devastating heartache?


Faith in Love - C.M. Albert
http://smarturl.it/RemKW_Faith
Sparks fly when philanthropist Egan MacGuire meets healer Celeste St. Angelo. Despite their painful pasts, can they find faith in love?


Love on the Wind - P.C. Zick
http://smarturl.it/RemKW_LoveWind
As Jeff builds Kiley’s dream house, they must also build a strong foundation for their new love before it crumbles in the wind.


Nailed by Love - Kelly Collins
http://smarturl.it/RemKW_Nailed
Finding activist Charlotte Cruise chained to his construction site door changes Brock’s day. Will her antics change his life?


Race of Love - Melissa McClone
http://smarturl.it/RemKW_Race
Bree’s only hope to stay on the US Ski Team lies in the hands of the one man she doesn’t trust.


Recipe for Love - Jamie Lee Scott
http://smarturl.it/RemKW_Recipe
Diem’s cupcake bakery is the only thing she has time for, until mogul Sterling Crew enters life. Will he be the icing?


Some Kind of Love - Magan Vernon
http://smarturl.it/RemKW_SomeKind
A jam maker and a winery owner try to find the sweet side of love.


Tracks to Love - Abbie St. Claire
http://smarturl.it/RemKW_Tracks
Can Tate mend his own heart when he races his car right through Willow’s? Or will their relationship stall?


Thanks for popping by today! I will be sharing an excerpt from my book later this afternoon!

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