Wednesday, August 20, 2014

#WWW It's Never to Late to Dream - London Saint James #Romance #Giveaway


Today on WWW I have the lovely London Saint James for part of her Welcome to Paradise blog tour sharing about her journey to publication.

Ms. James' latest release is now available AND there's a giveaway going on. Be sure to scroll down for the goods!

But now...Ms. James.

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Thanks so much for having me on your blog today to celebrate my new release, Welcome to Paradise. I had a great time writing this novella which is the introduction to a new western erotic romance series I’m writing called Paradise Ranch. Welcome to Paradise is my 18th published book, and I’ve learned so much on my journey into publication and continue to learn 18 books later.

In a past life, that’s how I look at it anyway, I did the sensible thing, earned a college degree, and worked in the metal health realm for more years than I like to admit to. Like many authors, I always scribbled down things, little stories and such, from a young age. Something about the art of storytelling has always been a part of me.

In the second grade I wrote my first short story, and trust me when I say the endeavor wasn’t encouraged, and my teacher didn’t necessarily think my big imagination was a good thing, so I put writing and my imagination on the shelf to gather dust and whither.

As I grew a little older I started writing again, and at the urging of my eighth grade English teacher, I wrote my second short story inspired by a love song. Then as life does, it moved on and again I put all the childish things away, writing being one of them. I needed to do the sensible thing.

Once in college, I took another foray into writing and the scribbles became an outlet for me. A stress reliever. An escape. Nothing more. I went to work in the real world doing all those sensible things. But the thing was, I always came back to what I loved—all that writing nonsense. I guess I’d dreamed about actually being a writer. A dream I never thought about going after because those family and friends closest to me never encourage my dream. In fact, I’d been discouraged from one or two of the closest people in my life at the time for even sharing the dream I had with them.

In late 2010 I worked up the courage and decided to submit a short story to a publisher for an anthology call. I figured what’s the worst thing that could happen? I pictured the rejection email telling me in polite terms my story sucked, but that didn’t happen. *Smiles* My story was accepted for publication, and I’ve literally never stopped writing.

In the end, I followed my heart and all those non sensible things people in my life tried to discourage me from doing. Now, I write full time, have two upcoming releases, and probably far too many WIPs (works in progress) to keep me busy.

So what have I learned along the way. It’s never too late to dream, and never too late to believe. Speaking of never. Never let people discourage you from achieving your dream. Never give up. Never stop working hard. Nothing in this life is unattainable, not unless you make it so.

Here’s one of my favorite quotes:

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. – Gail Devers

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Welcome to Paradise 

A Paradise Ranch Novella
Publisher:  Roane Publishing
Release Date:  August 18, 2014
Keywords:  Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, Western, Novella, Series


Just three days before her thirtieth birthday, Acquisition Editor for Starling Press, Sutton Callaway, has buried the last of her family in the cemetery on the plot of land she inherited.

After turning down the powerful and wealthy owner of Triple Bar-S Ranch to sell her inheritance and walk away from the obligations of running one of the biggest cattle ranches in West Texas, Sutton puts her Dallas condo on the market, resigns her position from SP, packs the contents of her life into boxes, and heads for the one place filled with bittersweet memories—Paradise Ranch.

Will Sutton be able to handle the pressures of being the newly appointed cattle baroness, the rough and tumble men under her employ, and the temptation of a sexy mystery man? Or will her grandmother’s matriarchal boots be too big for her to fill?





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London wrote her first short story in the second grade. Her teacher informed her parents she had a big imagination, and as far as he was concerned, having a big imagination wasn’t necessarily a good thing, so she placed her vivid characters, her childhood stories, along with her imagination on the shelf, where they would wither for a while. After all, she needed to grow up and do the “sensible thing.” 

Life moved on, London grew up, and the sensible thing earned London a degree in Psychology. She took a serious job in the real world, doing serious things and being a responsible adult, although the need to be a little irresponsible crept in. As a result, she started scribbling again. 

Happy to find her imagination was still alive and kicking, she decided to pursue writing, walked away from doing the sensible thing, took on the world of the written word, and has never looked back!

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Book Blitz and Tour-wide Giveaway

An ebook copy of Welcome to Paradise, a $10 Amazon gift card, and a Paradise key chain!
Ends 9/12/14



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Monday, August 18, 2014

Happy Book Birthday! Welcome to Paradise #Western #contemporary #Romance



Happy Book Birthday Welcome to Paradise!



Welcome to Paradise
A Paradise Ranch Novella
by London Saint James
Publisher:  Roane Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance (Western)
Keywords: Romance, Contemporary, Western, Erotic, Novella, Series
Release Date: August 18, 2014

Description: Just three days before her thirtieth birthday, Acquisition Editor for Starling Press, Sutton Callaway, has buried the last of her family in the cemetery on the plot of land she inherited.

After turning down the powerful and wealthy owner of Triple Bar-S Ranch to sell her inheritance and walk away from the obligations of running one of the biggest cattle ranches in West Texas, Sutton puts her Dallas condo on the market, resigns her position from SP, packs the contents of her life into boxes, and heads for the one place filled with bittersweet memories—Paradise Ranch.

Will Sutton be able to handle the pressures of being the newly appointed cattle baroness, the rough and tumble men under her employ, and the temptation of a sexy mystery man? Or will her grandmother’s matriarchal boots be too big for her to fill?




Purchase Links:

Will be sent 1-2 days prior to release


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Tour Schedule


Book Blitz and Tour-wide Giveaway

An ebook copy of Welcome to Paradise, a $10 Amazon gift card, and a Paradise key chain!
Ends 9/12/14






a Rafflecopter giveaway

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code.  No purchase necessary, but you must be 18 or older to enter. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter, and announced on the widget. Winner well be notified by emailed and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Roane Publishing's marketing department.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

FREEBIE ALERT! Hereditary is now available! #HollowayPack #Wolves by @JABelfield #Giveaway

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It's release day for HEREDITARY!

This means a chance to celebrate.

Because HEREDITARY is a FREEEEEEE Holloway Pack short story, which means you can go grab your copy now and not have to pay a penny.

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And if you've yet to read the Holloway Pack series? Fear not, because HEREDITARY can be read just as easily as a standalone. So, you, too, can go grab your copy now.

Here's what it's all about:

Hereditary

The trouble with one-night stands: you never know who—or what—you’re sleeping with.
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Being a parent isn’t an easy ride. Even more so for single mum Shelley Lewis.
When her thirteen year old son’s hormones kick in, she’s faced with his immense growth, insane sweat, and ridiculous hairiness, not to mention all the normal teenage issues.
Discovering her only son isn’t human on top of those is the shock of a lifetime, and Shelley knows she’s the only one to blame.
It may be too late to save her son from her mistakes, but she can still try to save Gabe from himself.
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For fans of J.A. Belfield’s Holloway Pack series, Hereditary is a look back at the origins for characters met in Resonance.

Release Date: August 13th 2014


Grab your copy!

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Pssst, if you visit J.A. Belfield's post, you can listen to her read a short passage, too!

But before you vanish, be sure to enter below in the celebratory giveaway to win a pair of signed Caged bookmarks ....

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AND a $10 Amazon GC.

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Hey, maybe you can use it to add MORE Holloway Pack to your eReader. ;)

Good luck.


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#WWW Sleeping Children = Writing Time! #WritersLife


Romance author, Rachel Brimble's, Journey to Publication


I have wanted to write forever and when I finished working in a bank in 1999 to have my first daughter, I had a ‘now or never’ moment and enrolled in a distance learning creative writing course. It was a mistake in that I had no idea how much time and energy is would take to look after a baby who a) liked to cry a lot and b) didn’t go that much on the sleeping thing.

The course was promptly abandoned in favor of motherhood.

Then when I fell pregnant with daughter number two in 2001, the ‘now or never’ moment reemerged and this time refused to go away…plus this daughter slept! I began writing short stories and had some success in women’s magazines, and even more success in online competitions. This gave me the confidence to pursue my dream of becoming a published romance novelist.

Several online courses later…I felt I had learned my craft well enough to start writing seriously toward publication. In 2006, The Wild Rose Press accepted my first novel ‘Searching For Sophie’. Hurrah!!

Since then I have had several novels (romantic suspense, contemporary romance, romantic comedy and historical) published by small presses, but it wasn’t until 2011 when I secured a US agent, that things really took an upturn.

Now I write romantic suspense and contemporary romance for Harlequin Superromance (three published and a further two contracted) and Victorian romance for eKensington (two published and a further two contracted).

I adore writing and am truly living the dream of getting paid to do something that I would willingly do for free. Fingers crossed, I will continue to be offered contracts and continue to have readers write to me telling me how much they enjoy my books. The plan is to write for as long as possible…eventually aboard a luxury cruise liner while my husband and I tour the world!

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Rachel’s latest release with Kensington is The Temptation of Laura. Here is the blurb & buy links:


Laura Robinson has always been dazzled by the glamour of the stage. But perhaps acting and selling one’s favors are not so different—for Laura must feign pleasure with the men she beds to survive. Now, with her only friend at death’s door and a ruthless pimp at her heels, escaping her occupation seems impossible. Hoping to attract a gentleman, she attends the theater. Yet the man Laura captivates is no customer, but a rising star and playwright…

Adam Lacey has been driven to distraction since the moment he saw Laura. She is his ideal leading lady come to irresistible life—and so much more. Certain they can make the perfect team on and off stage, he is determined to win her heart—and discover her story. But that is precisely what Laura fears. And she has no idea that Adam harbors shameful secrets of his own. Will the truth free them to love—or destroy all their dreams…?



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Rachel lives with her husband and two young daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK.  After having several novels published by small US presses, she secured agent representation in 2011. In 2012, she sold two books to Harlequin Superromance and a further three in 2013. She also writes Victorian romance for Kensington--her debut was released in April 2013 and she has since signed for three more.

Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family and beloved black Lab, Max. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England.

She likes nothing more than connecting and chatting with her readers and fellow romance writers. Rachel would love to hear from you!

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