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SUMMER GIVEAWAY HOP 2013

Thanks to Mary from Book Hounds for hosting the Summer Giveaway Hop.


Is July really over? *cries* We'll have to make ourselves feel better by giving away stuff.

I'm stoked for the third and final novel in my adult romantic suspense series to launch September 24, 2013: On Best Behavior (The Conduct Series #3). It feels wonderful to finish writing a series!

To celebrate, I'm giving away an ebook of the first novel in the series:

With Good Behavior (The Conduct Series #1)

"With Good Behavior is a fast-paced, action-rich and heart-wrenching romance with adorable main characters."  ~ Nimue of Endlessly Bookish Blog
AND I'm throwing in a $10 iTunes gift card! 
To enter, complete the Rafflecopter form:
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Hop over to win more stuff at these blogs:
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On Best Behavior Excerpt

Congratulations to Nicole and Kerrin, the big winners of Kindle Fires on the Sizzling Summer Giveaway!

If you missed the giveaway, more opportunities to win abound.

Bookish Treasures hosts a New Adult giveaway HERE, where you can win Streamline.

Hop over to Martini Times to win:

StreamlineHERE

With Good Behavior (The Conduct Series #1) HERE.

I'm thrilled the third and final book of The Conduct Series (On Best Behavior) will launch 9-24-13. We've been editing like madwomen (not much of a stretch for me) and I'm pleased with the result.

One scene that got the axe was this flashback from Grant's sixteen-year-old nephew Ben. If you've read my books, you know I love to write therapy scenes and flashbacks.

In this part of Ben's therapy session with Dr. Hunter Hayes, he remembers when he was five years old and spent the night at his father Logan's apartment:

Sizzling Summer Giveaway

I've joined beaucoup bloggers and authors for the Sizzling Summer Giveaway, featuring two KINDLE FIRES loaded with books!


The lovely ladies at YA Bound host this massive giveaway event.

Streamline, my swimming romance, will be one of many New Adult books up for grabs:


And three blogs will feature Streamlineguest posts:

NAmazing Adventure: Win Streamline!

Welcome to my stop on the NAmazing Adventure, a blog hop featuring over 60 New Adult authors, and prize packs that include ARCs, signed books, gift cards, swag, and more! If you're not sure what the NAmazing Adventure is, please click here to start from the beginning and read the complete rules on the NA Alley website. Now let's get this journey on the road!

My New Adult book is Streamline:

Seems like Leo Scott has it all: looks, brains, and athletic talent. He's captain of his high school swim team with a bright future in college and beyond. But Leo has secrets. His mother's crippling car accident has devastated his family and left Leo to deal with his father's abuse, battered and alone.

Leo's girlfriend Audrey Rose is poised for her own share of success. As one of Florida's top high school swimmers, Audrey dreams of college swimming stardom. But there's an obstacle to her glorious rise to the top. Her number-one supporter--her father--is in prison for…

New Adult Sleepover Weekend

Do you know about the *hot* new genre of New Adult? Learn more during the New Adult Sleepover Weekend!
Visit HERE for more info
Join us in Savannah, Georgia to celebrate this new genre. When the weather gets cold up north, come to the south to warm up with some lovely authors and smokin' hot book boyfriends.
Where: Savannah Riverfront Marriott Hotel
When: December 6-8, 2013
Who: Readers who love books featuring characters ages 17-25
I'll sign copies of my NA swimming romance Streamline, and participate on several author panels. I'd love to meet YOU!

If you've never been to historic Savannah, it's gorgeous. Right on the water, with haunted taverns, yummy frozen adult beverages, and cobblestone streets.
And registration is only $55--one of the best deals I've seen for a book bash. Registrants get great discounts on the hotel rate too.
Hope to see you there.

Authors Promoting Authors

A big thank you to Alex Cavanaugh for starting the...
Insecure Writers Support Group.

Today I'll share an idea to make yucky marketing more fun:

Create a MARKETING TEAM with fellow authors!
Do you feel uncomfortable tooting your own horn? Do you lack the time to keep your books in the public eye? My pub sisters at Omnific Publishing decided to overcome those problems by designating one author a week for some major book pimpage.
How does it work? The designated author creates some marketing materials and shares them with our closed Facebook group. Then other authors in the group promote that author throughout the week.  Here are the various marketing strategies:
1) Tweets. The author creates tweets like:

Authors Blog Hop Giveaway

Isn't Lady Amber awesome? She created this blog hop to celebrate indie and self-published authors. I love my small publisher Omnific, and sometimes it's tough to get the word out about my books.

Check out Lady Amber Reviewsto learn more about this generous blogger.

I love to read and write books that make me FEEL. Spunky, smart women, and tortured, sensuous men who get themselves into all sort of trouble. I write romantic suspense for young adults, new adults, and adults:

The Conduct Series With Good Behavior Bad Behavior On Best Behavior (launching September 2013)


NA swimming romance Streamline

I'm giving away one of my ebooks--you choose--and 5 bookmarks. Just complete the Rafflecopter form.
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Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop

Thank you to Mary at Book Hounds for hosting the Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop!


I love reading and writing, and I'm giving away an ebook of the first book in my adult romantic suspense series: With Good Behavior (The Conduct Series #1).

To enter, complete the Rafflecopter form:
a Rafflecopter giveaway Hop over to participating blogs to celebrate our freedom to read!
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