The Biting Chill of February!

“Announced by all the trumpets of the sky,
Arrives the snow, and, driving o’er the fields,
Seems nowhere to alight: the withered air
Hides hills and woods, the river, and the heaven,
And veils the farm-house at the garden’s end.
The sled and traveler stopped, the courier’s feet
Delayed, all friends shut out, and housemates sit
Around the radiant fireplace, enclosed
In a tumultuous privacy of storm.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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February has been memorable. I have never seen so much snow. Snow…Snow…and more Snow! Cold…so bitterly cold. I don’t even want to think of my heating bills, but I have to admit this February hasn’t been all that bad. I became a grandmother for the first time. Jordan Robert. He’s the most adorable baby…I’m not the least bit bias…well, maybe a little bit.

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I also received notice that Publisher’s Weekly is doing a review on Belle of Charleston. I’m in the middle of the third book in the Southern Legacy Saga, Born to Be Brothers. I’ve set the release date: May 12th. It’s my mother’s 80th birthday.

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This winter has been brutal, but it hasn’t been all bad. I look at the face on my grandson and realize how truly blessed I have been for it warms my heart.

One more thing, I have had to change the charity where I’m donating a potion of my royalties on Fragmented. The One Fund has closed. There are other wonderful places to donate, though. I have made up my mind. I will be supporting The Home For Little Wanderers in Boston.

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Stay warm…have a great day!

 

 

THE HEAVENS SHALL FALL #BARGAIN #HISTORICAL

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Spies and Traitors; Love and Betrayal!
The world of spies and traitors-love and betrayal converge on the path to the ultimate betrayal–the treachery of the American’s most infamous turncoat, General Benedict Arnold!

The cry for Freedom is at its darkest hour!

After the devastating loss at Saratoga, the British respond with a vengeance, aiming at taking a strategic hold on the South. In New York, the American spy network is in turmoil, leaving Rupert Arnett to pick up the pieces. Never has it been more dangerous, but never has the stakes been higher.

Under siege by the RedCoats, Charles Town collapses, giving the Americans their most humiliating and worse defeat of the war. When Dr. Jonathan Corbett is taken prisoner, Rebekah faces her greatest personal challenge…for the only way to save her husband’s life is to betray his trust. She turns to the one man Jonathan despises the most, General Marcus Durham.

On the return of Major John Andre to New York, Rupert recognizes something is amiss. The British intelligence seems to know Washington’s every move. Pressure mounts on him to discover what the British have planned. Amid untold dangers, Rupert turns to his one operative that can uncover the truth.

Now, time is of the essence. The crucial hour of the revolution is upon the Americans. There is a traitor in their midst. Can the network determine who the traitor is before all is lost? At what cost? Who one will pay the ultimate price for the cry of freedom?

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The tides of war have shifted. When all eyes turn south, Doctor Jonathan Corbett finds himself once more thrust into the war’s turmoil. On assignment from General Washington, the dashing doctor discovers his mission has taken him straight into a conflict where the British are not the only ones to be feared.

Rebekah Morse has no time to contemplate the exploding war around her. Caught up as a pawn in a deadly conspiracy, she finds her only hope lies with her old friend, but things have changed since they last saw each other.

Yet destiny has not intervened in their lives without cause. Rebekah’s strength, courage, and breathtaking sensuality set within Jonathan a desire he swore never to feel again. When Rebekah’s life is threatened, Jonathan is determined to save the stubborn woman whether she wants to be saved or not. Now Jonathan and Rebekah must face the perilous threat together–only to discover a passion they never imagined…

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THE CRY FOR FREEDOM, Book One

A rousing family saga for the fight for America’s independence!

The winds of change brews over the colonies. Tension against the crown is mounting daily. In Williamsburg, the rebellion burns strong in the hearts of two siblings, Jonathan and Hannah Corbett. Spirited and headstrong, Hannah finds herself thrust in the middle of a conspiracy when her father receives a strange package from Philadelphia. Jonathan, a physician for the Continental Army, is torn between duty and family. With war looming on the horizon, the siblings soon discover there is a high price to be paid for the cry for freedom.

The Saga continues….

EMBRACE OF THE ENEMY, Book Two

It’s a dangerous game you set to play, Miss Corbett. One that can have far worse than deadly consequences!

In the midst of the struggle of America’s bid for independence, Hannah Corbett makes a fateful decision, descending into a world of deceit. Spurred by revenge, she heads to New York, setting in motion a dangerous game for which there is no return. Searching desperately for the man who betrayed her family, she faces the cold and brutal reality of the life of a spy. Caught in a web of lies, living with betrayal, she is trapped. She has nowhere to turn except to a man it would be treasonous to love, setting duty and desire at war. Her heart is ripped apart when she must choose between the man who risks his career and life to protect her and the only thing that has remained constant in her life…her belief in her cause.

SOUTHERN LEGACY SAGA! A SWEEPING HISTORICAL SERIAL!

I want to thank everyone that has taken the time to leave reviews for Belle of Charleston! I do appreciate the feedback. I just want to clear up one little thing.

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Torn Between Honor and Duty, Her heart Must Choose!

Belle of Charleston is a serial…it is a CLIFFHANGER. Shadows of Magnolia is a CLIFFHANGER. I understand readers frustration when you read a book and expect it to end, but it doesn’t. BUT I hope I left a sufficient warning about the book in the Author’s Note.

AUTHOR’S NOTE:
This is a serial! The books may have cliffhangers and hooks to make you want to continue to the next book. Do not begin if you don’t want to become addicted to the series! Southern Legacy will consist of four books– Belle of Charleston, Shadows of Magnolia, Born to Be Brothers and The Sun Will Rise. Enjoy!

I have no desire to mislead anyone. It is the only way I saw of releasing the books. I wanted to release it as a true serial where you pay one price and I release it a little at a time until the end. Amazon has serials, but they refused for me to release it that way. Remember I’m an Indie writer. I don’t have the resources of the Big Five nor do I have the support of Amazon. I do the best I can.

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Somewhere between and love and tomorrow is forever!

This series is special to me. I have spent numerous hours laboring on this series and debating how to release it. I want to give readers a book they can enjoy…not frustrate anyone. My intention is write a memorable series to be enjoyed.

If you don’t like serials, please wait until the last book is released in the series to read it. It is why I am working diligently trying to get these books out in a timely fashion. When the last book, The Sun Will Rise, is released, I will put the series into a boxed set. I have not put these books into print yet for the exact reason they are cliffhangers.

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Coming Spring 2015!

 

If you enjoy sweeping historical romances, I truly believe you will enjoy the Southern Legacy saga.

Keep Warm…Keep Safe! Have a good one!

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Frustrations of an Indie Author

 

 

First let me state for the record, I truly have nothing to complain about. I have the best hubbie in the whole world, three wonderful children, my first grandchild is on his way and the Patriots are in the Super Bowl once again. For the record, I do love the Pats and stand Bill Belichick and Tom Brady all the way, despite the naysayers crying about Deflategate. Watch this from Jimmy Kimmel it explains it all.

Oh, but I’m frustrated. Perhaps it is just my exhaustion talking. I have worked three extra shifts this week at the hospital. Yes, I have a regular 40 hour job besides being an author. We had a blizzard that swept through the area and dumped three feet of snow. A hospital doesn’t shut down. I got in before the storm hit and stayed. For the last week, I haven’t done much with my writing. So I need to catch up.

I have a few thing that I wanted to address. The first is…THANK YOU readers for the response to Southern Legacy series! I have never had such a great start. Usually for me, it takes a while before a new release starts to sell. Belle of Charleston and Shadows of Magnolia have had my best release yet. Thank you!

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I thank you for your patience. I was told that releasing Southern Legacy as a series of cliffhangers would be the kiss of death. It has been a concern. I just didn’t know how else to release Southern Legacy. 

I sincerely hope that I have given sufficient warning what to expect from this series with my author’s note. If not, I apologize. It is not my intent to mislead anyone. This series comes from a manuscript I wrote a few years ago and set aside. The book was too long to put into one ebook, way too long. When I came back to it and started revising it, I had a decision to make. Either cut it or release it in four books. I chose to release it in four books. I am hoping to have the entire series completed by the end of the summer or earlier. At that time, I will release the entire set together as well as individually and will, then, offer the book in print and audio. The shorter books are meant to be easier to read for the ereader. If you don’t like cliffhangers, don’t worry. I will be releasing the books in a set after the last book has been released.

Now as for the reviews...please…if you are upset with the book being a cliffhanger and don’t feel I gave sufficient warning, please let me know and leave me a comment here.  I will be happy to discuss it with you. I can assure everyone I have no desire to aggravate my readers.

Also, I want to discuss reviews on my books on Amazon. I have received disturbing FB messages and comments that some of your readers’ reviews on my books have been rejected by Amazon. This seems to becoming an issue, which I have no explanation. BUT IF YOU HAVE HAD A REVIEW REJECTED BY AMAZON for one of my books, please let me know by leaving a comment.

The other issue I wanted to address is my book covers. Amazon has begun Amazon Marketing Service. Mind you that most of my books at the moment are exclusively on Amazon because of KDP. I was excited this week about Amazon starting up the program. I submitted to it immediately…only to be rejected…totally rejected. This was what I was told about the two books I tried to submit:

  Due to our guidelines we do not allow overtly provocative imagery such as partial nudity or blatantly sexual, prurient content in the ad.

Now here are the two covers. books1and2e-book464c9-brokenlegacy-rpt

 

Now let me reiterate that Broken Legacy is a former #1 Amazon Historical Romance. Maybe it is just me, but I don’t see the issue. Am I wrong? These are romances… My momma is going to be so disturbed to know her baby girl’s books have been banned from Amazon Marketing because they are too provocative! For shame on me! Honestly, I love my covers. Erin Dameron-Hill is the best!

What do you think? Let me know! Stay warm and safe!