I spent the better part of yesterday morning changing prices, delisting books at distributors, and making lists of things I want to do with the next few months.
I am putting the majority of my self-published books in Kindle Unlimited for 3 months. You may wonder why and you may not. But the simple fact is that my books aren’t selling anywhere. Not really even at Amazon. It’s worth a try in Kindle Unlimited, but I understand I may make less. Honestly, though, for the last 3 months at other book sellers, I made $11.
The place where I sell most is at Amazon. The books that are selling the best for me and that’s not saying much are the Amazon exclusive Kindle World books. I make more from those 3 than I do from the other 20 something titles I have combined. That’s… I don’t know what that is. Sad. Scary. I… I don’t know.
So, I’m trying Kindle Unlimited with the majority of my self-published titles.
Other titles, I’m pulling off sale for a while to do revisions on and look into new covers for… Masked. Melting Jane.
Love & Tattoos will get revisions, but not a new cover.
And I’ll be adding a revised short to Arresting Holli.
More Than This and Double Up have reverted back to me from Loose Id, so I’ll be revising those and putting them back out sometime late this year or early next year.
I’ve also changed the prices on the books that will be going into Kindle Unlimited. Lowered some. Raised some. Granted, if you’re a member of KU, you pay a set rate and can download for ‘free’. If you’re not a member, but are curious about Kindle Unlimited, you can Sign Up HERE
I do have new books coming. I am getting organized. I am finding my way. I am grateful to all who have stuck by on this weird merry-go-round ride I seem to be on. I love y’all more than words can say.
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Curved Lines: Tattooed Bad Boys and the Women They Love
The Complete Set
10 Hot Tattooed Alpha Men and the Curvy Women They Love. Let these bad boys sweep you off your feet in this bestselling boxed set! From billionaires to shifters, there’s a book boyfriend for everyone.
Authors: Dee Tenorio, Dee Carney, Allie Cooke, Lex Couper, Merryn Dexter, Tilly Greene, Kathryn Lively, Dawn Montgomery, Jodi Redford, Quinn
Acquired Taste – Dee Carney
When celebrity chef August Jaeger mixes it up with a curvy food blogger, they both realize what they want isn’t on any menu.
Dirty Deeds – Allie Cooke
Four days, a million dollars, the performance of a lifetime…but what happens when they stop faking it? Dirty Deeds ain’t always dirt cheap.
Scorched Desire — Lexxie Couper
When a Harley-riding hunk literally sweeps her off her feet, Jilly Parker finds herself transported to a world of dragon shifters, carnal lust, and fated love.
Pretty In Ink – Merryn Dexter
Sexy, sweet Aubrey Jensen is everything a semi-reformed bad boy could want – but sometimes getting what you want doesn’t give you what you need.
Hot Tamale – Tilly Greene
Derek Schrizer is a retired Marine looking to get a new tattoo, not reconnect with his first love, the curvy sexy Cat.
Waking Up – Kathryn Lively
A chance encounter forces a plus-sized woman with dormant dreams to wake up and find her own Happily Ever After.
Marked By Ice – Dawn Montgomery
His only job is to protect her at all costs, but who will protect the big bad wolf’s heart once he gets a taste of her sweet lips?
Like a Boss – Quinn
Proving she’s more than a smart mouth and sexy curves would be a hell of a lot easier if she wasn’t so distracted by her sexy new boss.
Kinky Curves – Jodi Redford
The queen of dirty talk. The king of grind. Love is about to get real filthy.
Another Man’s Treasure – Dee Tenorio
A widowed actor and single dad pulls out all the stops to show a single mom just how well a woman can be treasured.
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it’s totally time to get back on this train!
Summer saps all my energy and strength and ability to think. It’s the worst time of my year and depression hits me hard, no matter how I try to force myself out of it, I just sink deep into the darkness until late-July. Once August comes around, I’m moving again,forward, rather than downward, and I’m filled with determination and motivation and I’m ready to go! So, that’s what I’m going to do!
If you’d like to join in, I’d love to have you along. Just keep track of your word count throughout the weekend… Today through Sunday at 7pm, then come back and post how far you got. The goal is 10K words, but if you don’t hit that, no sweat because the purpose is to get writing…
Ready? Set? Write!
Welcome to Wordy Wednesday!
It’s been a while. I’ve revamped things. Not in the look of the site, but I’m working on what content I want on the blog. I’m not even sure anyone still visits the blog (this is where I should go check Google Analytics, but, nah. Not right now.). Maybe though with this new fangled schedule/plan/not by the seat of my pants this time thing in place, I’ll be able to build up the following again. More on the plan, later.
Today I want to talk about reading. More specifically, I tell you what books I have on my Kindle and you tell me what books you have on yours (Or your Nook, your iBooks, your Kobo). Or what you have in paperback that you’ve recently acquired.
Reading is vital. Reading is necessary. Reading is escape.
So, the last 10 books I One-Clicked are:
Six by James Crow
Prince With Benefits by Nicole Snow
The Heart Of It by M. O’Keefe
Sugar Daddies by Jade West
Ethan by Ruby Shae
Now & Then by Brenda Rothert
Witch Slapped by Dakota Cassidy
The Devil’s Kiss by Gemma James
A Man Of Character by Margaret Locke
Man Candy by Melanie Harlow
70% of these were free or $0.99 at the time of posting and at the time of purchase. Some were first in series. Some were standalone. I have differing tastes in reading, as you can see.
What’s on your reading device?
Oh, and my latest paperback purchase was Marrying Winterbourne by Lisa Kleypas
There’s just something about holding a historical romance (my first love) in paperback the way I bought all of them when I first started reading romance. le sigh...
Now, you tell me what books you’ve recently found!
T.J. Michaels is an awesome lady. She’s a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal interracial romance. If you haven’t read one of her books, you’re truly missing out. Her voice is real, her descriptions beautiful, her books worth it.
Her latest release, Wind & Fire, Volume 1, is a unique and epic post-apocalyptic romance. With her permission, I’ve added an excerpt below…
Damned woman. He couldn’t believe how badly this was going. But this was, after all, Rhia Greysomne, and if she was anything like the hellion of her youth, it was about to get worse. Made him wonder what it would be like to hold all that fire in his arms. To be the one to bring that heat flowing out of her as she lay beneath him. Or on top of him. Or up against a wall. Or on the floor…
“Care to say what’s on your mind, newbie?” she snarled quietly, her lips drawn tight around her teeth.
Yes, this woman he definitely knew. One side of his mouth lifted. Wrong move. She’d been somewhat aggravated before, but his pleased expression obviously wasn’t appreciated. Temper pricked, she took a step closer.
The nick in his skin stung and he thanked the Ancestors that Rhia had such incredible control of that blade. He was grateful he’d chosen dark clothing this morning. At least it wouldn’t show the blood.
Whether she knew it or not, she’d already drawn first blood, severely limiting his options of how to get out of this mess with his honor intact. He didn’t like humiliating a commander in front of her men but…
Nothing to be done for it, he sighed to himself. The Grandfather always said, “Once you’ve stepped in a pile of shit, you’re going to smell whether you keep the other foot clean or not.”
May as well sink both feet.
“I believed you were Blademaster here, yet you’ve blooded me for no reason. Perhaps I was mistaken of your station given your manners.” RuArk looked down at her, crossed him arms over his chest and awaited her response.
Joan’s mouth dropped so wide open she could have caught several fish if she’d dunked her head through the melting ice on the river. Perhaps that would wake her up. The woman also backed up a couple of paces and must have known what was coming. RuArk had to admit he had a pretty good idea himself.
“You know who I am.” Definitely not a question. “How dare you speak to me like that.” Rhia’s words sounded much too calm and did not match the fire flashing in those amber cat eyes of hers. The sword point sank a little deeper into RuArk’s left pectoral. The little nick was a thing of the past. It was now a wide but controlled cut, oozing blood down the front of his tunic. Most men would be squirming by now from the pain or the sight of the blood. RuArk was hardly bothered at all, and it only seemed to annoy her more.
Rather than answering her question, he simply arched a brow in challenge. The result—sudden silence. No movement. No sound. RuArk wondered if anyone still breathed.
Rhia withdrew her blade from his chest with a snap then stepped so close he could feel the heat radiating from her body. She tried to stand toe to toe with him, but even at her unusual height, her head only reached his chin. Realizing she couldn’t stare him down, she rose up on her toes.
Each breath he took was filled with her to the point he almost moaned at the natural scent of her body. He wondered what soap she’d used that morning. His gaze dropped to the path that a bead of sweat made as it snaked down her neck and disappeared between her breasts. That stubborn chin of hers was set just below a pair of lush lips made for kissing. And she was just close enough that if he dipped his head, he could seal her lips with his.
Even pissed off she was a lovely sight. Gods, he was a goner. In danger of losing his balls, but a goner, just the same.
But this staring contest wasn’t going anywhere.
So he said, “Rhia, I do think your father was remiss in not spanking your ass when you were a child.”
“Pffft! Step into my circle, sir,” she hissed through clenched teeth. She turned her back on him, walked away, then paused to bend over and stick out her backside. RuArk’s mask of indifference slipped—the woman wiggled her butt at him! An obvious gesture of how she felt about his thoughts on her lack of discipline. Stiff with anger, she stalked to the middle of the circle where she waited. Her belly button peeked out at him from under that cropped top. Blasted woman.
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