Thursday, 30 July 2015

When rights revert

What do you do when the rights to one of your stories revert back to you?

Of course, you could submit it to another publisher. I did this with When Love Flue In, sending it to Totally Bound and getting it released in time for the Christmas period. With that being a seasonal read, to all intents and purposes, readers would have barely noticed it had been unavailable for a period of six months or so. And having lost the whole of the second year’s sales due to unpaid royalties I was eager to get the story back out and selling copies as soon as possible.

So when the rights reversion email for Lovers Entwined landed in my inbox I had a decision to make. Under its previous publisher, who didn’t appear to know how to market it, this story died a death. I didn’t want that to happen again. If it dies on the quality of the story it tells so be it but to flounder because no one knows that it exists is another matter.

Did I want to self-publish?

I have to admit I was scared.

However, many of my author friends self-publish with excellent results. At first it seemed a daunting task, but thankfully the authors in this genre are some of the most generous people I have met (or not met at all in some cases). Most authors, if asked what super power they would want, would probably ask to be able to slow down time or have the ability to clone themselves. With time at a premium in this game, that people are willing to give some of those precious minutes to a virtual stranger (Jay and I could walk past each other in the street and not recognise each other) is the most generous gift of all.

So with Jay Northcote holding my hand, I took the bull by the horns and stepped into that den of confusion called self publishing. This book would not be here without her, it would be languishing in a slush pile somewhere, and for that, I dedicate this book to her.

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Don't forget Lovers Entwined is still available at the special pre-order price. Pre-order links are below

Amazon US
Amazon UK

The price should be $2.99 across the board until release (Amazon US seems to vary for some reason). On release it will go up to $3.99.

Monday, 27 July 2015

A dirty story of a dirty man

Bet that got your attention. Unfortunately, it's not that sort of story at all. But considering the message I've come here to tell today that particular phrase seemed appropriate for this title.

So, on to news...

Do you like the feel of paper beneath your fingertips?

Do you love seeing books lined up on your book shelf?

A beautiful cover all shiny and freshly printed.

Did you love Eric and his elephants? Feel for Tyaan? Yearn to hold Theory Unproven in your hands.

Well, now you can.

Theory Unproven is now available in a print edition from Amazon US and Amazon UK.

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If you know why that particular title could be deemed appropriate let me know in comments (wherever you happen to be reading this).

Friday, 24 July 2015

Monday, 20 July 2015

Blogging away from home

For anyone that missed my tweets and messages on Facebook, yesterday I was guest blogger for Sunday Spotlight over at Prism Book Alliance.

If you want to see me chat on about Popular Culture and it's place in contemporary romance (or not, as the argument goes) then pop on over there and have a read.

If you want to join in the debate (about Pop culture, not whether they were on a break) leave me a comment there and I'll get back to you.

Thursday, 16 July 2015


There is still time to enter the giveaway running with my cover reveal tour.

Here is a link to the cover reveal at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words, where you'll find the cover and an exclusive excerpt as well as the giveaway. It also includes a link to the other blogs on the tour, each with a different excerpt.

Pop along to one of the blogs to win a book from my backlist.

Christmas in July - Flash Sale

Pride Promotions are having a one day flash sale at All Romance ebooks. All books are 25% off.

Get yourself an early Christmas present with When Love Flue In.

"If you are looking for a short and sweet romance to get you in the Christmas spirit, When Love Flue In is a great choice!  There is a sweet and gentle buildup to Dominic and Reagan’s relationship and when they finally give in to temptation, the heat is phenomenal.  After years of longing glances and private fantasies, they finally get what they have wanted for so very long!" - Nautical Star Books (4 stars) 

Preorder Links Lovers Entwined

Preorder links for Lovers Entwined. 

Amazon US 
Amazon UK 

The price should be $2.99 across the board until release (when it will go back up to $3.99).

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