Saturday, August 31, 2013

A USA Today Bestseller...New York Times Next?

You helped make the New Adult Romance Boxed Set a USA Today Bestseller!

THANK YOU, dear readers, for helping make the New Adult Romance Boxed Set a USA Today Bestseller.

We're at #14 in the entire Amazon Kindle store right now, in the top 100 on Barnes & Noble's Nook, Top 100 on Kobo, #1 in All Romance eBooks -- and YOU helped make this happen. THANK YOU. I love my readers!

Please share and spread the news, and help other people to find the book.
We are aiming for the top 10 on Amazon (we're so close!) and are dreaming of hitting the New York Times Bestseller list!

Grab it now!




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We would LOVE tweets and Facebook posts to help boost the collection and spread the word -- we're aiming for the top 10 on Amazon!


New Adult Romance Boxed Set: 5 full novels, still $.99. USA Today Bestseller! #Kindle #kobo #nook

Monday, August 26, 2013

Join my New Releases email list and enter my new contest! Starts at midnight 8/27

As I get ready for fall and a long list of new releases, I want to make sure readers like YOU can get an email as soon as my new books are out. I always price my new books at $.99 for a short time so subscribers can snap up a bargain.

(Like the New Adult Romance Collection -- $.99 right now for 5 full novels!)

With fall books like the Her Two Billionaires collection, Random Acts of Trust (the sequel to Random Acts of Crazy), Deliciously Obedient and more, you want to be on this list!

Here's how the contest and giveaway works:

1. Join my New Releases email list. If you're already a subscriber, you get an entry!
2. SHARE the contest with your friends and encourage them to join!
3. Like me on Facebook (if you already do, you get an entry)
4. Like What to Read After Fifty Shades of Grey on Facebook -- an AWESOME site to find new books, great authors and hot reads! (if you already do, you get an entry)

That's it...and the contest lasts through September 17, when my Her Two Billionaires collection comes out in a boxed set AND in paperback.

You can win:

1 $50 Amazon gift card
one of 10 $10 Amazon gift cards
one of 5 signed paperback copies of the Her Two Billionaires collection (new to paperback!)

The contest starts tonight at midnight.


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It's Complicated 100 Review Giveaway Winners!

Hi all -- I've just emailed the 16 lucky winners of the It's Complicated giveaway, so check your email. Winners will be announced once they've all responded to me.

Thank you SO MUCH for participating, and watch this blog -- TOMORROW I announce a new contest!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

From the wilds of Maine, and a #1 Bestseller!

Hi all,

If I've been uncharacteristically quiet it's because I'm on a camping trip with my family and the Internet is like something from 1994. 28.8k baud modems, anyone? Pretty close. We LOVE it here, and as you recall, Lydia (from the Obedient series) comes from a family that owns a campground. Could I be doing research and having fun all at once? ;)

Anyhow, meanwhile the New Adult Romance Collection skyrocketed to #1 in the entire All Romance eBook store! GRAB IT NOW.

And if you want to get it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Kobo, get it there before the price goes up!

Off to kayak with my kids. Can you roast too many marshmallows in one week? :)

Friday, August 16, 2013

5 full New Adult novels (including Random Acts of Crazy) for just $.99!

Bad-boy CEOs. Naked lead singers. Soulful intellectuals. Dancers. Rock stars. Summer is hot, and so are these men...

The New Adult Romance Boxed Set has FIVE COMPLETE NOVELS for just $.99 -- a special sale price (regular price $9.99) on Amazon right now!

All novels from top 100 New Adult Amazon authors, this collection includes USA Today Bestseller Julia Kent, Top 100 Amazon Bestseller Emme Rollins, and top 10 UK Amazon bestseller Helena Newbury, and more...

Dear Rockstar by Emme Rollins -- She's obsessed with a rock star. He's crazy enough to want to be one. Sometimes the best things in life are crazy. Amazon Top 100 Bestseller.
Random Acts of Crazy by Julia Kent -- Darla isn’t the type to pick up hitchhikers — especially naked ones. But when she makes an exception for handsome Trevor, she finds herself caught between two delicious men in this fun-filled, steamy USA Today bestseller.
Mad for You by Anna Antonia – Loving Gabriel Gordon was like trying to love the sun...Emma Adams was destined to burn. Given their tumultuous natures and personal demons, there was only one way a relationship between them could survive: in madness.
Me, Cinderella? by Aubrey Rose -- One kind deed can change your life forever.... Brynn Tomlin could never afford to follow her heart, but when she buys a cup of coffee for a stranger sitting in the cold, she sets into motion a course of events that can only lead to one kind of fairy-tale ending.
Dance For Me by Helena Newbury -- When troubled ballet student Natasha agrees to be the muse of millionaire designer Darrell Carner, she doesn't expect to fall for him...or to discover that his past is just as dark as hers. Can two broken souls heal each other...or will their secrets tear them apart?

FIVE New Adult novels full of men with a passion for the women they can't live without.

Grab it now for just $.99 before the sale ends, and spread the word!

Stay tuned for another blog post for Nook, Kobo, Apple, and other bookstore links!

ENTER MY CONTEST for It's Complicated -- ends soon! 100 Review Contest

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Her First Billionaire is on Audio now!

NEW RELEASE! Get Her First Billionaire on Audiobook!

Listen while you work, on your daily commute -- wherever! Grab Her First Billionaire (click on the Audible Audio Edition) and enjoy! We're doing this as a test case, and if it does well, we'll record the next in the series, and other books as well.

The narrator is the absolutely wonderful Noah Michael Levine. Check him out on Facebook, Tumblr and his website.

ALSO: Don't miss my contest

$200 in Amazon gift cards and signed copies of my books! Read here for details on how to win:
100 Review Contest for It's Complicated

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Missing scene from Random Acts of Crazy

Hockenfield Times, May 3, 2013

Hockenfield, Mass.
By Janet Simkin
Naked Man Steals Chicken, Evades Local Police

Hockenfield Police Chief Bart Jansen has issued an alert for a white male, early twenties, with blonde hair and blue eyes who stole a chicken from farmer Mike Kemper's coop this morning at approximately 2:33 a.m. The man is completely naked and while unarmed, is considered a potential threat to public safety.

“I heard rustling and figured it was a fox,” Kemper explained to local reporter Janet Simkin. “Instead, I got an eyeful. Naked guy, young, wearing a collar around his neck like a dog. And a guitar. Nothing else. He kept calling my laying hen 'Mavis' and hollered he was eloping with her.'”

After a brief scuffle, during which the chicken scratched him, Kemper let go. The man shouted, “I wasted my only answered prayer!” and fled.

Kemper called 911 immediately, though the cruiser was delayed as the operator struggled to understand the nature of the call, but local police answered within eleven minutes.

Too late.

“The suspect escaped on foot with the alleged stolen chicken under his arm, headed for the Mass Pike,” said Police Chief Jansen. "Concerned citizens with any information are advised to contact the Hockenfield Police at our non-emergency number at 413-554-1000, and travelers on I-90 or any other interstate should not, as always, pick up naked hitchhikers by the side of the road.”

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Wild Wordy Women's interesting review for It's Complicated

I LOVE this review format -- a discussion between three reviewers!

Saffron - Alex was hot! A Dr who runs? Sign me up!
Jillian - That’s your dream man all the way!
Noemi - I bet you wouldn’t mind showing him some of your favorite running spots, lol.
Saffron - Their communication sucked for two smart people.
Jillian - They were both so dang stubborn!
Noemi - OMG you’re so right. I wanted to lock them in a room together till they worked it out.
Saffron - Those two in a room together is how it all started… LOL

Check out the rest of the review at the wonderful Wild Wordy Women blog!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

100 Review Contest and Giveaway for It's Complicated! Enter now!

I am doing a HUGE contest and giveaway to celebrate the publication of It's Complicated, my 500-page, massive new book that combines the people from the Billionaires series with Random Acts of Crazy (but is a standalone novel, so you don't have to have read any of my earlier books!).

The early response to It's Complicated has been amazing, and I'm so excited by reader reactions.

So here's the deal: once It's Complicated reaches 100 reviews on Amazon, I'll unlock the following prizes:

One $100 Amazon gift card
Ten $10 Amazon gift cards
Five signed copies of Random Acts of Crazy

If the book hits 100 reviews on B&N as well, I'll post a deleted scene from It's Complicated on my blog!

You can earn entries by Liking my Facebook page AND by tweeting this blog post, to help other people find this contest! Once It's Complicated has 100 reviews (or more!), away we go!

I'm keeping It's Complicated at $.99 for the contest (which ends August 18, as does the sale), so it's a bargain!

Write a review, then follow the Rafflecopter instructions to enter the contest, and THANK YOU for participating!

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Friday, August 2, 2013

And, finally Nook readers can get It's Complicated!

It's Complicated is on Nook for $.99 -- have a great read!

Apple is the only holdout now -- sorry, iPad readers! I'll post when Apple approves it.

It's Complicated now on Smashwords, Bookstrand and All Romance eBooks

Get your copy at Smashwords, All Romance eBooks, and Bookstrand.

Nook users -- just hold on! It's processing in the B&N system right now!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Let me introduce Sam from Random Acts of Trust, my next book

As if I don't have enough going on, as It's Complicated wends its way through being uploaded and published, I'm also working on Random Acts of Trust, the second book in my Random series (following Random Acts of Crazy).

Meet Sam, the drummer. Here's his first (and only) appearance in the book It's Complicated:

“Crackhead! Hey, Crackhead!” Darla shouted from the porch as Alex rounded the corner. Trevor, Joe, and two other guys about their age were in the front yard, moving large bags of sand from a pallet in the yard on to the porch. 
“I might do ’shrooms and some pot, but I don’t touch crack,” a red-headed guy said drolly.   
“Is that a term of endearment, Darla?” Alex called out. 
She planted her hands on her hips and smiled. “I feel right at home when I'm shouting for that cat.” She laughed, the sound eerily similar to Josie's cackle.  “Dr. Perfect. How’s your head?” 
“It’s better.” He touched the healing wound lightly. “What’s going on here?” 
“I won a lifetime’s supply of kitty litter. Or, at least, my mama did.” 
“You only have two cats, right?” He chuckled, watching the guys haul and re-stack. “Where are you going to store it all?” He imagined Josie would have a mixed reaction, given her apartment’s clean, spare look. 
“You got one?” She perked up. “Trevor, give Alex a bag.” 
Oof! As if he were lifting a newborn baby, Trevor handed off a twenty-pound bag of litter. Alex’s knees bent at the weight and his hip screamed. 
“Thanks,” he said, acting like it was no big deal. The testosterone level in the yard was up to his chin, and something primal in him made him man up. “But I don’t have a cat.” 
“How about your mom? Your grandpa? Someone you know? Maybe take a few bags to the hospital and see if people want some?” 
He set the bag down carefully. “No thanks, Darla. But it might come in handy this winter on icy walkways.” 
“Oooh, good selling point.” 
“Who are all these guys?” 
“The band. You know Trevor and Joe.” Both grunted a “hello.” “And this is Sam, the drummer,” she said, pointing to the redhead. Deep auburn hair and the kind of skin that tans, rather than burns, with greenish hazel eyes. He was the only guy wearing a shirt, something from a geeky t-shirt store, and the quick eye contact and downcast eyes were more about shyness than anything else. 
“Liam’s the guitar player.” 
“One of them!” Trevor protested. 
“The best one,” Liam crowed, reaching out to shake Alex’s hand. Liam and Trevor could have been brothers, both possessing a natural confidence and blonde surfer-dude look, though Liam was taller, looking down at Alex as they shook hands. 
“So, this is the entire band?” Josie’s texts this past week had explained who Trevor and Joe were, and Darla’s relationship with them, as well as the Random Acts of Crazy band. Alex hadn’t heard of them, but then again, he lived in his own hospital-filled bubble. 
Liam nodded. “We’re all here, moving kitty litter for Trevor and Joe’s puss—” 
“HEY!” shouted the two guys, Joe throwing his shirt at Liam. It caught him on the side of his grinning face. 
“You’re here, aren’t you?” Darla said, going right up to Liam and smiling. This was all good-natured, Alex could see. 
“Where’s Josie?” Alex asked.
You also, obviously, meet Liam. Guess who stars in the third Random book? :)

Stay tuned for more information on It's Complicated, and more excerpts from Random Acts of Trust.

It's Complicated is live on Kobo!

The links are sloooooowly coming in!

Kobo readers can grab It's Complicated now for just $.99 for a limited time.