Historical and Contemporary Romance Author

Monthly Archives : December 2011

One More Cover+Cover Copy Reveal

I have one last Lords of Lancashire cover and cover copy to reveal. And since the novella is set during the Christmas season of 1804, it seems as good a time as any to do so :). A Matter of Indiscretion With his facility for languages and gift for diplomacy, Thomas Pearce is perfectly suited for his recent position in…

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Major Publishers and the No-Advance Digital Model: Thanks, but No Thanks

It can’t have escaped too many authors’ notice that most of the major publishers are opening digital-first/only romance lines. Harlequin was first out of the gate with Carina Press, but now we have Avon jumping into the game with Avon Impulse and Random House with Loveswept. I’m sure the other major houses can’t be far behind. There’s a lot to…

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Hot Off the Presses: Hot New Cover Art!

So, I have two cover reveals to do today. The first is a cover you’ve seen before but in a slightly reworked form. Carrie over at Seductive Musings took the cover I created with my limited GIMP skills (er, maybe I ought to say “complete lack of GIMP skills”) for Wrong Side of the Grave and made a few modifications…

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A Special Gift for Christmas

The official release date for The Lesson Plan has been December 25 for a few weeks now. Although I’ll actually be uploading it to various retailers on the 23rd in the hopes of having it available for purchase by the 25th, I still consider the 25th to be the book’s true release date. And I’ve decided that, because the novella…

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My Thoughts on KDP Select

Since Amazon announced the KDP Select program last week, there’s been a lot of discussion about whether it’s the best thing since sliced bread for self-published authors1 or a harbinger of impending doom (which will be brought about by Amazon taking over the digital bookselling world). In case you’ve missed all of this and have no idea what KDP Select…

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