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I have decided to offer Mexican Sunsets, and its sequel, Texas Moonshine, free to all Prime members on Amazon. And for the next 6 days, everyone else can buy it discounted. They are currently only 99 cents each through the 15th and then they will be $1.99 through the 18th, when they will both return to their normal retail price of $2.99. Prime members can always borrow them for free.
So today is my day on the Blissemas 2013 blog hop. Since this post needs to be holiday oriented, I’ve decided to write my own version of “The 12 days of Christmas” called the “12 days of Blissemas”. Be sure to sing along as you would with the original song.
A big thank you to everyone who has bought my new erotic/sensual book Kings of Klenar on Amazon, which also inspired you to buy the erotic sequel, Sierra Sky. These unexpected sales was the best Christmas present I could ever hope for! Be sure to leave out some reindeer chow alongside Santa’s cookies and milk!
2 cups Wheat Chex
2 cups Rice Chex
2 cups Corn Chex
2 cups Cheerios toasted oat cereal
2 cups unsalted pretzels
2 cups M&M’s plain chocolate candy
1 (8 ounce) package white chocolate baking squares
1 cup unsalted peanuts
1 Mix wheat chex, rice chex, corn chex, cheerios, peanuts, m&m, in a large bowl.
2 Spread a large sheet of wax paper over counter top.
3 Melt white chocolate squares in microwave.
4 Pour melted chocolate over mixture.
5 Mix together very fast.
6 Spread evenly over wax paper and let dry, then break apart! Your reindeer will love it! Not to mention what else you can do with melted chocolate. :) I think trouble is brewing in the kitchen. Enjoy this special holiday teaser of my WIP story, Jixit:
Dot spread the wax paper on the counter top and listened to the sound of the microwave behind her. She wasn’t sure how long she needed to heat the chocolate for it to melt sufficiently. She wasn’t a fan of white chocolate, but she was afraid of what the reindeer chow would look like if she used dark chocolate. Her mom made the stuff every year for Christmas, so maybe making it for herself would make her a bit less homesick.
The microwave beeped, so she stepped back and turned to open the door and pull out the bowl. Burning her fingers on the glass, she yelped and nearly dropped it. Not wanting to clean splattered goo off the floor and cabinets, she tossed it from one hand to the other before depositing it on the counter. As she stirred the melted mass in the bowl, Dot perused the ingredients again.
“Damn, forgot the peanuts.”
Heading for the pantry, she opened the door and looked through the shelves, finally spotting the can on the bottom shelf. She bent over to get it when strong hands gripped her hips and a familiar hardness ground against her backside. She sucked in her breath, but didn’t move at first, instead enjoying the feel of his body behind her.
“Now I can’t remember why I came in here.”
She laughed, finally straightening to turn toward Colin. ”Coffee?”
His sexy smile made her go wet, and she licked her lips. She wanted him to kiss her, but she knew he wouldn’t…not yet.
“That’s it. What are you doing in here, with that cute butt of yours in the air like that?”
“I’m making reindeer chow.”
He didn’t ask, but his expression did. He’d obviously never heard of it before. She held up the peanuts.
“I’ll show you what it is.” Walking back to the counter, she put the peanuts into the bowl with the rest of the dry ingredients before reaching for the bowl of melted white chocolate. She tipped the bowl and let the contents pour over the cereal and chocolate candies. Colin dipped his finger into the bowl of hot chocolate. She tried to stop him, afraid it would still be too hot, but he lifted his finger to his mouth with a smile.
“I love white chocolate.”
Her breathing sped up as he rubbed the chocolate across his full lower lip and then slowly licked it off. Swallowing hard, her fingers tightened on the spoon as she shoveled spoonfuls of the reindeer chow on the wax paper without watching what she was doing. She couldn’t take her eyes off Colin.
“Do you know where else I’d like to put this?”
Her stomach clenched as a wicked image ran through her mind, but she innocently shook her head. ”I know where I’d like to put it though. Close your eyes and don’t look down.”
Grabbing the bowl with white chocolate, she dropped to her knees in front of him. His grey sweat pants did nothing to hide the obvious erection beneath the thin material. Dot tugged the front of the pants down and his hardness sprang free. Dipping a few fingers in the chocolate, she nodded to see it was nice and warm. She ran those sticky fingers down the length of him, and slowly followed that path with her tongue.
Happy Holidays to one and all! As a present to you, one random commenter will be chosen to receive a free copy of Kings of Klenar (erotic or sensual). Your comment will also enter you in the Blissemas giveaway:
To join in simply leave a comment on this post and the others at http://blissemas.co.uk and you could be in to win your choice of eReader or $100 gift voucher to spend on eBooks! The prize will be drawn on the 21st December. Merry Blissemas!
From someone who read and thoroughly enjoyed The Host by Stephanie Meyer, I feel truly honored to have my new book, Kings of Klenar to be on the same best selling list on Amazon. Now, it’s actually one ahead of The Host. Yeah, I know it doesn’t mean it’s a better seller overall, just that it had outsold it for a small period of time. But that’s pretty dang impressive. :) Here is the screen shot of the two books on the Romance Scifi best sellers list:
Hi Everyone! Kings of Klenar is still selling really well on Amazon. I’m surprised and honored that so many of you want to read what I have created. Not everyone will like the story, of course, and Amazon lets me know every time someone returns the book. For those who aren’t aware, it’s one of the few, maybe only, online stores that allows customers to return an ebook. You even have 7 days to do it, and many people have taken advantage of it. Luckily, the majority haven’t, and the book has remained on the best selling list in scifi romance since it was released.
Today, one of the people who didn’t like it, and probably even returned it, gave the sensual version a 2 star review. Going by the spoilers this objectionable person revealed, he/she shouldn’t have bought it to begin with, let alone read it and reviewed it.
So I’m asking those of you who did read it and liked it to please go to Amazon and post a review. I’ve found three great reviews/ratings elsewhere but would like them to be listed where most people will see them. Plus they would offset that awful 2 star rating. :)
If you review the book on Amazon and then comment here and let me know, I’ll give you a free book of your choice. Of course the free book only applies once I verify the review is on Kings of Klenar and is at least 3 stars and positive.
I stumbled upon this and wanted to share it. Not only did this gal rate the book well, but her name is Cass. I thought that was cute, since the main character’s name is also Cass. The main thing I thought was cute was how she “reviewed” the book. I put that in quotes because she didn’t really review it, she tagged it to her many (and I mean many) bookshelves on Goodreads.com. I will quote it below, and will link beneath it. What I find so charming about this is that she pretty much nails the book with her tags. :) So if you want to know the dirty details about what happens in the book without actually reading it or knowing specifics, be sure to check it out:
Shelves: adventure, alien-instincts, alien-planet, aliens, alpha-brooding-glory, alpha-male, captive,cheesy, erotica, forced-sex, friends, frustrating, has-no-voice, heartbreaking, heroine-is-a-little-whiny, jackassery, lies, made-me-cry, meaningless-sex, misunderstanding, not-a-pretty-love-story,not-pretty-really-not-sexy, otherworldly-city, sci-fi, sci-fi-fantasy-paranormal, science-fiction, science-fiction-romance, scifi-twist, sex, slave, sleeping-during-those-sex-scenes, something-a-little-different, space-aliens, spiting-mad, strong-female-lead, strong-sexual-element, ff, lesbian,emotional-rollercoaster, fantasy-romance, friends-in-love, just-a-lot-of-sex, love-triangle, love-triangle-more-then-one-love, loved-it, lover-be-trade, more-then-one-love-interest, oral-sex, politics,possessive-hero, punch-in-the-face-so-damn-bad, rape, adult, alternate-universe, amazing-story,bad-choices, brutal-and-heartless, charming-and-sexy, confusing, fantasy, hero-cheats, hero-grovels-just-fine, hero-is-possessive-jealous, hero-scarred-mentally-or-physically, hero-should-grovel-more, heroin-having-no-brains, heroin-having-no-self-respect, heroin-is-a-little-fickle,heroin-raped, heroine-raped, seduction, sensual-and-steamy-romance, serious-chemistry,serious-swoon, subjects-of-suicide-and-rape, tormented-damaged-hero, tortured-hero, tortured-heroine, virgin-heroine, warning-some-profanity, whiny, world-building-is-a-bit-confusing, world-building-is-very-good
Hello everyone! This year I’m going to be part of a Holiday blog hop. It all starts at the following link: http://blissemas.co.uk/
It starts tomorrow and runs through December 19th. My day is December 10th. On that day, a special holiday related blog will be posted here. Make a comment and you’ll be entered in the contest to win a prize of your choice. Your comment will also give you the chance to win a free copy of Kings of Klenar, so be sure to visit my blog on the 10th and comment! *Please note that only your comments on MY blog on December 10th will enter you in my book giveaway.
If you visit every blog, each day and post one comment, you’ll increase your chances of winning the grand Blissemas prize. So head on over and check it out. You can visit all the sites now if you want or just wait until tomorrow and visit them in order. It’s sort of like an advent calendar. Click on the envelope as each day arrives and then visit that person’s blog. If you would like to visit other sites ahead of their date, merely right click on their name and open in a new browser/tab. Of course any comments you make ahead of time will not count as entries.
Hope to see many of you posting here to increase your chances of winning. Good luck!
Wow! This is a first, so I had to do a screen shot. It might only be in Romance/Scifi, but that’s a big deal! The sensual version of Kings of Klenar is currently #98 on Amazon’s top 100 paid list. It may get better, but it could also drop off at any moment. I’ll update this post if it gets better. I’m still amazed how well the book has done with almost no marketing. It’s even impacting sales of Sierra Sky. I’m sure the sales are a blip on the radar to most successful authors, but it’s a majorly big deal to this one. :)
Be sure to click on image to get a full sized shot of it.
11/20/13 ETA: I was going to just state the update, but this surprised me, so I’m posting another screenshot. The sales did drop off for a few days, but then surged a bit yesterday, and here was the result:
Unfortunately, the Erotic version is languishing. Oh well, as long as one version does well.
I have been getting so frustrated over Amazon’s stubborn refusal to publish the erotic version of Kings of Klenar to their Kindle store that I tend to forget to promote the sites that DO offer it. Of course it started on Smashwords, where it will remain. Here is the link, and I was just notified that one of the people who bought it has rated it 5 stars. Scroll to the bottom to read her review:
Barnes & Noble also has it on their site:
I’m hoping to eventually get it through on Amazon, but at this point I won’t hold my breath. The thing that really bothers me is that one of the women who bought the erotic version on Amazon before it was yanked, gave me a 4 star review. Too bad I didn’t get a screen shot! Now that will only show again if it ever gets back on their site. The erotic paperback is still there, since CreateSpace sent that over, and once Smashwords approves it to their premium catalog, it will be sent out to all their channels. It is my hope that Amazon will be the only one online that refuses to have the ebook on their site. :)
ETA It’s finally on Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/Kings-Klenar-Erotic-Prequel-Sierra-ebook/dp/B00GMWC36O
I also realized I can edit the book descriptions in Author Central, so I have added both reviews the book has received so far. So you can now read them in one place.
I’ve decided to go ahead and release the paperback copies of Kings of Klenar (both versions) through CreateSpace, which will distribute through Amazon.com. Since they have sold most of the ebook versions, maybe there will be a small demand for the paperbacks.
Here are the Amazon links:
Hopefully the erotic version will stay online. I’m worried, since the KDP staff keeps yanking the ebook off their site. Even after it sold for nearly a week, they blocked it after I uploaded a revised version to get rid of the typos I found. So now I’m waiting to see if they will give me a 4th chance at appeasing their delicate sensibilities. Either way, below are the links to the books on Createspace.
For anyone who wants to read the first installment of my A Modern Myth saga for free, you can get it on Amazon for the next five days starting tomorrow at 8 am PT. Here is the link to the kindle version: http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Myth-Nadas-Secret-ebook/dp/B002EENL9M
So visit that link anytime between 11/13 and 11/17 to get your free copy. Then it goes back to the regular price of $2.99 or free if you own a Kindle.