Thursday, November 23, 2017

New Release: A Merrily Matched Christmas

A MERRILY MATCHED CHRISTMAS Anthology is available now for #99cents and on #KU! Find a new book boyfriend to snuggle up with under the mistletoe this year!
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Unwrapping in time for Christmas 2017.
Snuggle up with new holiday favorites for a kiss under the mistletoe. From handsome strangers to second chances, this collection will keep your heart warm and toasty this holiday season! So grab some eggnog and a blanket and curl up by the fire with a sexy new book boyfriend!

Includes the following novelettes:

A Merry Matchmaker Mess by USA Today bestselling author Virginia Nelson
Veronica “Ronnie” Murray loved fixer-upper projects, and she’d never met one as challenging as her coworker, Elijah Conrad. Eli may be an absentminded and sometimes grumpy genius, but he carries a sadness in his eyes… one she knows love will cure.
Eli isn’t looking for love, but he can’t help but notice the feisty little Ronnie’s attempts to play matchmaker. She might be his best friend’s little sister, but Ronnie has something about her… something he would like to explore, if he could get her to stop throwing women at him like snowballs.
Can these two opposites find a lifelong love from their stolen Christmas kisses?

Lovers of Christmas Past by USA Today bestselling author Ashelyn Drake
Holly Michaels loves managing the children’s center in Sapphire Springs, but she longs to have children of her own. She’s haunted by her decision to leave the love of her life after he declared he didn’t want kids.
Nick Masters never got over Holly leaving him at the altar five years ago. Now, he’s volunteered to play the part of Santa at the children’s center’s Christmas celebration to get close to Holly again.
Nick is all smiles for the little ones, but will his attitude change when it comes time to hang up his red suit for the season?

A Christmas Prayer by River Ford
Newly divorced, Lindsey leaves Idaho for the first time in her life. Abandoned by her husband, she prays that taking her two year-old daughter east to live close to family will give them both the life they deserve. Unfortunately, a car accident leaves her stranded in the middle of Wyoming. Jake's felt like something's missing for a while. He's finally turned to prayer for guidance. Almost immediately, he get's to rescue a beautiful woman and her adorable daughter.
Could love be the answer to both of their prayers?

All I Want for Christmas Is My Book Boyfriend by Beth Fred
Katie spends all of her time in the OR or re-reading about the Gypsy Eliam Monaj her favorite Regency romance hero. Who needs a real boyfriend when she has a perfect book boyfriend? But when Katie ends up on a Christmas cruise--of sorts--alone with Eledon she finds the mutual attraction hard to ignore. Still a gambling loaf is no match for a conscientious doctor. Can Katie find a real happily ever after or is she destined to live in books?

A Cowboy for Christmas by Cate Grimm
Fashionista Sarah Jayne traded in her Laredos for Louboutins and planned to make it big in New York City. But, when her life in the Big Apple falls apart, she comes home to Love, Texas.
Cody Hayes is focused on getting his family’s failing ranch patched together and sold so he can return to his wanderlust career as a journalist. He has no intention of embracing his cowboy roots and making Love his permanent home. Until he finds himself distracted by a certain sassy New Yorker who's making him think Texas roots might not be so bad.
Will Love, Texas be the perfect place for two people with wanderlust to find a happily ever after?

Merry Mismatch by Lily Vega
Stick-in-the-mud Director of Finance Aaron gets under edgy party girl Zara’s skin. His budget cuts jeopardized her project, putting her video game on the company chopping block. Inviting Zara to Windy City Gaming’s holiday retreat to pitch her project seems like the perfect solution. Aaron didn’t count on his ex-girlfriend’s quest to eliminate the competition by getting Zara fired. He must convince his ex of Zara’s value to the company, while keeping his growing attraction wrapped up tighter than a Christmas present.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday Mishmash 11/20/17

Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Local Vendor Event  I'll be signing copies of all my books at the local vendor event at my daughter's school today from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ayla will be signing both of her books, too. 
  2. A Merrily Matched Christmas Releases on Thanksgiving  If you love holiday romances, grab this collection for only $.99. This price will go up soon, so don't wait! Get it here.
  3. Our Little Secret $.99 Sale  Limitless Publishing has lowered the price of Our Little Secret to $.99 for the Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. Grab it here
  4. Follow Me on BookBub  If you're on BookBub, make sure you follow Kelly Hashway and Ashelyn Drake. I now have profiles for both my names on there.
  5. Happy Holidays!  To everyone in the US celebrating Thanksgiving, I hope you have a wonderful holiday. And for those venturing out on Black Friday, be safe!
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Mark of Noba by G.L. Tomas

Check out this excerpt from The Mark of Noba by G.L. Tomas
I made my way to the top and timed myself at thirty-one seconds. Not better, but not bad for the days I took off. I thought it might help to freestyle a bit, to feel as though I’d worked. I didn’t brag about it, but it was euphoric to swim a fifty-meter lap in less than a minute. Guess that’s what happened when you kept at something. You got better at it. Who knew?
At my tenth lap, my lats started burning from the resistance. What better time than now to take a breather. I was nearing the pool’s edge, about to call it quits, when a vacuum-like pull dragged me back under the water. What the hell was going on?
I swam with war-like effort, but with every stroke I made, I seemed to sink deeper…deeper…
Did I push myself too hard? Maybe, but if I didn’t push hard now, I was going to drown.
Don’t panic, Sterling, you can do this! But no matter how hard I went, I’d reach a certain point and get sucked back down. I must be losing sanity points on top of oxygen because the next thing I saw was something I couldn’t believe. Shadows of what looked like two people. I was too deep to see features, but they were fighting…on top of the water.
Torpedoes of waves shot toward the pool’s surface with a violent quickness that almost pummeled me. I had to get up for air and now! The closer I swam to the top, the stronger the waves became.
There’d been two gusts of waves a minute ago, but now I counted eight at a time. I was sure I’d surpassed my current record of thirty-six seconds underwater, but that wouldn’t mean much if I was dead. I mustered what strength I had left before I had to open my mouth for air, but when I reached the surface, it was entirely solid.
I didn’t have much strength and soon I’d have to open my mouth. I used whatever in me I had left to break through the surface. No use—it was hard like a metal door. I wouldn’t be able to break it open, not with my bare hands.
I was going to drown. I took one deep exhale. It gave me a few seconds, but my lungs cried for oxygen.
A strong force hit the water. Someone was sinking with me. It was so fast, but seemed like slow motion. I didn’t make out her face, but I reached for their hand. Contrasting skin color. My mouth opened, allowing water to flood my throat, burning into my lungs. I couldn’t fight it anymore. At least I wouldn’t die alone.
Want to read more? The Mark of Noba is exclusive to the Wrath and Ruin boxed set. Preorder yours today for only $.99 and get 24 sci-fi/fantasy books!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday Mishmash 11/13/17

Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Editing  I'm editing for a client this week.
  2. Drafting  Last week I was able to finish up a draft I had to put aside for client edits. One more draft left to go in this, series and then I can figure out where to put it in my publishing schedule (either late 2018 or early 2019 so I have plenty of time for editing).
  3. Winter?  It's been so cold here it feels like winter instead of fall. We've had snow flurries twice, too. I'm not a winter person at all, so I'm not loving this.
  4. Amazon Giveaways  I have two Amazon giveaways going on right now, and they are ending soon. If you'd like a chance to win A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest, you can enter here. And if you'd like a chance to win Dirty Little Secret by Kendall Ryan, you can enter here. Good luck!
  5. Novella Series  I'm contemplating a novella series for the summer. It would be an Ashelyn Drake series. I'm curious how many people read novellas, though, so if you do, please let me know.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, November 6, 2017

Monday Mishmash 11/6/17

Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. I Belong With You Releases Today!  I'm really excited for the release of book two in the Love Chronicles series. 
    Emily Richards and David Burke are the best of coworkers—pretending they’re over their hot yet short-lived romance.

    When Emily finds herself without a place to live, David jumps to her rescue, offering a room in his apartment. But how can two people who are very attracted to each other survive being in such close quarters, sharing everything including a shower? 

    David is ready to settle down, but that’s the last thing on Emily’s mind. Will the lies and jealousy between them be the end of their relationship for good?

    Order it here.
  2. It Was Always You Price Drop  To celebrate the release of I Belong With You, I've lowered the price of book one in the Love Chronicles series, It Was Always You, to $.99. Grab it here
    Aria Carmichael and Nate Dixon have the perfect friendship—completely ignoring the fact that they’ve been in love with each other for the better part of twelve years.
    When a night filled with too many drinks lowers their inhibitions, they both question if they could take their relationship to a new level.
    But a job opportunity threatens to put more than just physical distance between them. Will their romance end before it’s even truly begun?
  3. Magic and Shadows Releases Tomorrow  Another great boxed set for only $.99! Don't miss this deal because the price will go up soon. Grab it here
  4. A Merrily Matched Christmas  You can now preorder A Merrily Matched Christmas, a holiday anthology I'm part of. Check it out here
  5. Reignited is up in ebook!  Now that the Hot & Sinful Nights boxed set is no longer for sale, I've put Reignited up as a solo title. You can grab it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, or iBooks.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, October 30, 2017

Monday Mishmash 10/30/17

Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Formatting  I'm formatting two of my own books and a book for a client this week.
  2. Proofreading  I have two paperback proofs to proofread this week. Both are early 2018 releases.
  3. Halloween  Tomorrow is Halloween! I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween!
  4. Editing  As usual, I have a client edit to work on.
  5. Jeni Fred's new blog  Most of you probably know Jeni as Beth. She has a new blog, and it has some great posts for writers as well as other professions. She talks about headshots, getting ahead of your to-do list, networking, etc. So if you haven't checked out her new blog, you can do so here.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, October 23, 2017

Monday Mishmash 10/23/17

Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Wrath and Ruin Boxed Set  I'm part of the Wrath and Ruin boxed set releasing in January, and this set includes 24 sci-fi and fantasy books for only $.99! That's a special preorder price though, so don't wait to grab this set. We've already hit #1 in three categories on Amazon!!! 
  2. Reignited  With Hot and Sinful Nights coming down on October 26th, I'll be getting the Reignited ebook up for sale later this week.
  3. Editing  I have another client edit on my plate this week.
  4. Book formatting  This week, I'm formatting A Merrily Matched Christmas, a romance anthology coming out on Thanksgiving. 
  5. Into the Fire Trilogy Halloween Sale!  October 27-31, Into the Fire will be free while the other two books in the trilogy will be only $.99! 
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?