One Wicked Night Wordle

I’ve rediscovered some fun: The Wordle. Simply pop your text into the site, get a pretty graphic back of the words most often used and voila. This week’s wordle is brought to you by my first every published short regency short story – One Wicked Night. If you’ve read Chills you might recognize one of Pixie’s suitors as the hero of this book…

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For one wicked night…

Benedict Abernathy, an untitled but wealthy gentleman visiting London, is heartily sick of his celibate existence. Determined to leave his shattered heart behind and move on with his life, he accepts an invitation for a night of debauchery in the arms of London’s infamous courtesan, Lottie Townsend.

…she will indulge his every desire.

Lady Charlotte Goodchild has fallen far from privilege and longs for one night of pleasure with the man she loves. But Benedict must be spared the truth of her ruin at all costs. Posing as Lottie Townsend, a notoriously discriminating courtesan and old friend, she disguises her identity and invites Benedict to share the night of passion that fate denied them.

This short story was first published in 2010.

OneWickedNightYou can find it at these retail locations:

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Captivated by his Kiss Boxed Set Release Day

It’s Captivated by his Kiss Boxed Set Release Day! Captivated by His Kiss 3-D cover image

OmG its awesome. I’ve been waiting so long on its release it has been killing me. I am so excited about this boxed set. We aimed high and hopefully you’ll love reading the stories in the set as much as we loved writing them.

Like any great limited time deal it’s priced to please at 99c and there is also a print edition too. If you love print editions, take a peek via  the ‘Look inside’ feature at Amazon to get a taste of the reading experience.

For details of the seven regency romance stories, read the blurbs below. I hope you find something there to tempt your appetite.

His Lordship’s Vow by Cheryl Bolen – The exceedingly plain spinster, Miss Jane Featherstone, helps the earl she loves woo an heiress in order to honor the deathbed vow Lord Slade to his father.

To Wager the Marquis of Wolverstone by Bronwen Evans – Marcus Danvers, the Marquis of Wolverstone, is renowned for his cynical demeanor. It’s rumored that long ago, a beautiful woman broke his heart. Now he lives life for pleasure. That is, until the beautiful, as she is deceitful, Contessa Orsini re-enters his life with a wager he cannot resist.

The Christmas Knot by Barbara Monajem – Widowed and destitute, Edwina White takes a job as a governess in a haunted house, and if that’s not trouble enough, her new employer is the one man she’d hoped never to meet again.

Bride of Falcon by Collette Cameron – Faced with spinsterhood, Ivonne Wimpleton takes fate into her own hands, determined to win the heart of her wholly unacceptable childhood love . . . scandal be damned.

Miss Watson’s First Scandal by Heather Boyd – Overworked London banker David Hawke had two goals for his week in the seaside town of Brighton: one, recover a debt from a friend and two, relax for his remaining holiday. Marriage wasn’t part of the plan…until the girl next door barges in and turns his life upside down.

Christmas Wishes by Wendy Vella – Desperation makes strange bedfellows, and when the only person left to turn to is a dissolute Rake, Miss Hero Appleby realizes she is about to forsake more than her reputation.

The Duelist’s Seduction by Lauren Smith – Helen Banks, disguised as her twin brother, fights a duel against Gareth Fairfax but he has other ideas in mind of how to have Helen repay her debt starting with a sinful kiss and a wicked embrace…

You can find a copy at these vendors:

amazon-au amazon amazon-uk amazon-canada ibooks-au ibooks ibooks-uk ibooks-canada

bn kobo

 

 

Full steam into 2015

Here’s to 2015! The New Year is here and I’m so excited because it’s going to be an awesome year for so many reason. I took stock at the end of the year as usual like many people and have to wonder where 2014 went. I was busy, crazy busy some weeks, but it now seems a blur. I tried to review what worked and didn’t work during the past year to judge how and where I procrastinated, and if at all it added value.

For instance, Pinterest is actually helpful when it comes to deciding on fashions for my regency characters and while at first glance you might think its total procrastination it’s honestly a research tool for me. 😛

Instagram is a new site I ventured into and its purely procrastination. I don’t know what I was thinking there except I do like to take the occasional photograph and I wanted to share them. That’s probably needs to stop.

Facebook is a total crapshoot in terms of visibility nowadays. I have a page, but I swear no one must ever see it because despite all the amazing number of likes, it’s seen by under 20% of the following at best.

As far as book marketing goes, I’ve had inconsistent results all year. On some books I did basically nothing and they sold well. But where I’ve spent big bucks and time it probably wasn’t worth the effort.

Scrivener is program for writers, a slightly more structured and complicated method of writing your story in bits that should have helped speed up my writing. Instead, it slowed me down a lot.  I know it works for so many people and they rave about it, but I guess the basics are still my style. 😀  I’m already fully back at work with word and loving writing all over again.

So what is the single main change I’m hoping to make for next year at this stage in terms of being an author:

~ More story words, less marketing and fretting over marketing. That doesn’t mean I won’t be on social media but I think changing the way I use it is a good idea. Facebook isn’t really sharing my posts anymore unless I pay them to do it and that seems to make a joke of what they began as a way to communicate freely with people no matter where you lived. I know their shareholders require a profit but I’m not one of them.

Do you set goals each year for your personal life and business and manage to follow them?