Link of the Week – Amazon and Third-party Booksellers

May 23, 2017

Why does it seem like Amazon is anti-author? Here is an interesting link to news from The Author’s Guild that reports on Amazon’s newest policy allowing third-party booksellers to claim featured “buy boxes” and how this can potentially hurt publishers and authors.

https://www.authorsguild.org/industry-advocacy/amazons-taking-another-bite-publishing-pie/


Prepare to be Boarded! Romance on the High Seas- Release Day!

May 18, 2017

 

If you love historical romance, pirates, adventure, and thrills, you’ll love this 7-book set by these award-winning and best-selling pirate romance authors!  And it’s only .99!

THE PIRATE’S DEBT by National Best-selling Author Katherine Bone:

An earl-turned pirate is ordered by his benefactor to find an adventurous young runaway and return her home. To do so, he must retrieve her without being discovered by the most ruthless pirate hunter on the seas: her brother.

DEAD MAN’S KISS by Award-Winning Author Jennifer Bray-Weber:

Eight weeks. That’s all pirate captain Valeryn Barone has to escort a tempting naturalist untouched across the Caribbean or face the gallows. Can he resist the beauty who’s fallen for him? Does a dead man walking even have a chance?

THE BLACK MORASS by USA Today Bestselling Author Barbara Devlin:

In exchange for a chance at redemption and pardons for his crew, Jean Marc Cavalier accepts a pact that could result in liberty or death, if only he can survive the terms, but at least he will be free.

PIRATE HEIRESS by Award-Winning Author Chloe Flowers:

Captain Conal O’Brien has already lost control of his ship to the most unlikely band of pirates sailing the seas. If he’s not careful, he’s going to lose his heart as well as his ship to a headstrong lady pirate determined to destroy both.

MY LADY PIRATE by N.Y. Times Bestselling Author Danelle Harmon:

He holds the fate of nations in his hands. She’s the Pirate Queen of the Caribbean, savage, beautiful and untamed. When danger, secrets and deceit threaten both their love and England herself, can even an admiral named Nelson bring together this man who longs for a lady pirate and a woman who dreams of a gallant knight?

CAPTIVATED BY THE CAPTAIN by USA Today  Bestselling Author Amanda Mariel:

What happens when an American shipping company heiress crosses paths with a pirate? Can two people whose life paths are at odds find common ground?

CARRIED AWAY by Kamery Solomon:

After falling through time and being forced to join a pirate crew, Mark Bell falls in love with his fellow time traveler, Samantha. She’s a woman he can’t have, though. Will their presence in the past alter the future they know and love?

Get your copy for just PENNIES today!

Amazon: http://a.co/dl2nzHF

Nook: bit.ly/2nJuhHi

iBooks: apple.co/2n78w1x

Kobo: bit.ly/2nmMDxi

 


Link of the Week – Romance on the High Seas

March 28, 2017

Seven Swashbuckling Romance

One Thrilling & Epic Box Set

 

Seven best-selling and award-winning authors of pirate romance take you on thrilling and epic high seas adventures with seven swashbuckling romances sure to satisfy the pirate in you. Argh!

The box set weighs anchor May 18th but you can PRE-ORDER your copy TODAY at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, or iBooks.

You can also stop by and LIKE our Facebook page where you might just pick up some booty.

https://www.facebook.com/HighSeasRomance/


Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2016

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2016 RWA San Diego in Pictures

July 20, 2016

We’re baaaack!

The Romance Writer’s of America conference in San Diego was A-Mazing! First off, the city is beautiful and everyone there was so friendly. San Diego is California at it’s finest! The conference, itself, was great—workshops, networking, education, opportunities, seeing old friends, making new friends and fun, fun, fun! Just as I’ve done every year since 2009, I’m going to share the conference in pictures.

 

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The first selfie of the trip—Stacey, Melissa Ohnoutka (our roomie), and yours truly.

 

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Amazingly, we didn’t get lost.

 

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It didn’t take us long to find Seaport Village.

 

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Stacey’s first signing!

 

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Stacey’s first RWA Literacy Signing. Squeeee! Classy and Sassy!

 

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Posing with Lizzie Shane, aka Vivi Andrews, dancing buddy and double Rita finalist!

 

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Melissa with funny lady, best-selling author, uber-fun, Rita finalist C.C Hunter, aka Christie Craig.

 

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The Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood in da house!

 

 

 

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Love Between the Covers documentary director and producer Laurie Kahn with Damon Suede.

 

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We were all helping set up LBTC and, more importantly, tweeting about it.

 

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Umm…and Stacey, well, she was more enthusiastic than others.

 

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Taking pics and tweeting them and then taking pics of them being tweeted. Hours of fun.

 

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Enjoying the wildlife.

 

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Being the wildlife.

 

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Switching gears and being a professional. Pimping with The Killion Group. (Shameless plug – we do more than just book covers. Check out all our services, including editing, formatting, and PR!)

 

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Smoozing with the delightful, gorgeous TJ Mackay of InDtale Magazine.

 

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Hosting a cover shoot workshop. *grin*

 

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Why, yes, he is dropping his pants to change into a kilt. I may or may not have peeked.

 

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Just me and Julian. Don’t be hatin’.

 

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Stacey and Ruth (who is a regular contributor to MuseTracks’ Hump Day Kick Start) playing hooky again.

 

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Sailing around the bay with some awesome ladies. This was one of those times of “what happens on the sailboat, stays on the sailboat”.

 

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Sailboat, sunset, navy ship, I should win an award for this pic.

 

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Last night in San Diego and the drinks flowed. Mmm…rum and coke.

 

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All dolled up for the Rita/Golden Heart ceremony.

 

TSA

A trip isn’t complete until TSA searches your luggage.

 

There you have it. More than you ever wanted to see of our trip to San Diego. We’re looking forward to the 2017 RWA National Conference in Orlando, Florida!

 

 


MuseTracks Off Air and Off Causing Trouble

July 11, 2016

MuseTracks will be in San Diego this week for the Romance Writers of America’s national annual conference and will not be posting. No doubt the city will never be the same after we arrive. But don’t fret. We will be back to our regularly scheduled shenanigans next week. Y’all be good. See you on the flip side!

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Link of the Week – Dead Man’s Kiss RONE Finalist

May 24, 2016

Dead Man's KissThis week’s Link of the Week I’m asking for a favor. If you feel so inclined, I would love to have your vote in the 2016 InD’tale RONE awards. DEAD MAN’S KISS was reviewed by InD’tale last fall and given 4.5 stars (whoop!). Because of the high rating, the book was entered in the RONE contest. It would be great to have your support. You do have to register to vote. But it’s super easy to do and you won’t get spammed.

I am in the Historical Post Medieval category. It is a large category and competition is tough, but you can vote for two of your favorite books. VOTING ENDS SUNDAY!

http://www.indtale.com/2016-rone-awards-week-six

Thanks in advance should you decide to vote. *sloppy smooches*