Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I'm excited to announce that The Fairy Godmother's Apprentice---the latest installment in The Dark Woods series---is now available through Amazon and other major eBook sellers. Fans of the other two books can get a feel for this latest volume by checking out the Sneaky Peeks page here on the Paper Doll and by viewing its video trailer as well. Here's a quick blurb:
There are three kinds of fairies–or so the stories claim–the last of which are the faerie godfolk. The wish-granters and half-human of the fairy world, they are meant to atone the mischief of fairies among men…
But do they? When young Baillie Albus learns the truth of her own strange gifts and becomes an apprentice destined to grant a human’s wish, she discovers a complex existence… and darker truths…beneath the surface of a world that is both faerie and mankind.
Monday, December 12, 2011
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Stunned to discover Luke never left, but worked his way up from lift operator to manager, Savanna sees the opportunity as a gift from God. She’s determined to win Luke back. But Luke wants no reminders of his past hurt, or a relationship with the woman who put ambition before love.
Purchase it here from Amazon kindle
Buy it here in multiple formats from Pelican Book Group for the special holiday price of $1!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
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Thursday, October 27, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
It may not be creepy enough for Halloween (and it does have a Valentine's Day setting), but I hope my new novel Ghosts of Romances Past will still be intriguing for those who like romance with just a dash of fantasy.
Alice Headley has a solid faith, a strong sense of family, and a business partner who shares her artistic ideals--a guy who just happens to be her childhood sweetheart. She also has a "perfect" boyfriend--the man she's been dating for two years--so when he pops the question, she can't believe the answer isn't automatically 'yes'.
Moments after the surprise proposal, Alice takes a tumble down the restaurant's staircase. A fall that leaves her with a nasty head bump and some very strange side effects: Visions of three female ancestors , figures who seem as real as the women Alice remembers from childhood experiences and family stories. They must be illusions, but she can't deny the truth behind their personal stories of heartbreak and love.
Is this a trick of the mind? Or God's way of saying her heart belongs with someone else--the youthful love she consigned to the past?
Be sure to check out the Sneaky Peeks page for an "outtake" from the novel's first draft--an extended take on the First Ghost, Phylis's love story!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
There's been an early Christmas present of sorts in my inbox--a contract from White Rose Publishing for my novella, Christmas With Miss Austen, as part of their 2011 Holiday Extravaganza.
I've been a diehard Austen fan since my early teens when I first read Sense and Sensibility, my all-time favorite romance book (though her other stories definitely place somewhere in the top 20).
But luckily, I had Miss Austen's book to break up the monotony, and I pretty much devoured the tale with its surprising plot twists and love triangles. I would read it right up until the light faded (which always seemed to come at a suspenseful part in true cliffhanger fashion).
Friday, August 19, 2011
For those who enjoyed my novella, The Wedding Caper, I've just released a longer (107) page story with a slightly zanier edge to it. Called, Late to the Wedding, it's a road trip romance in the spirit of such films as Leap Year and Only You. Here's a quick blurb:
Evelyn Chase has just discovered her ex-fiancé still loves her–five days before his wedding to someone else!
It seems like fate to Evelyn when she finds the misplaced letter with Jared’s romantic confession. True, it was written four months ago, but could his heart have changed so drastically in so little time? Desperate to know, she packs a bag and plans to bridge the five states between them.
But a series of cosmic misadventures leaves her no other choice for her cross country journey than a gypsy cab driver who’s willing to take her the distance for a hefty fee. Sardonic, arrogant Brian Stoker is the last person likely to sympathize with a quest for last chance love. But he may be her only hope as a chain of obstacles and adventures threaten to become a detour from her destiny.
Will Evelyn be late to the wedding–or will she have a romantic rendezvous in time for a happy ending?
You can check out its Amazon page here, and read a special excerpt from the Sneaky Peeks section of this blog. Happy reading!
Monday, July 11, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Hello all! I'm excited to announce that I've contracted another manuscript with the lovely White Rose Publishing. Titled Ghosts of Romances Past, it's a lighthearted romantic comedy, with a bit of a fantasy feel. Here's an unofficial blurb:
Alice Headley has a solid faith, a strong sense of family, and a business partner who shares her artistic ideals–a guy who just happens to be her childhood sweetheart. But she also has a “perfect” boyfriend, the man she’s been dating for three years. So when he pops the question, she can’t believe the answer isn’t automatically ‘yes’.
Moments after his surprise proposal, Alice takes a tumble down the restaurant’s staircase. A fall which leaves her with a nasty bump and some very strange side effects. Visions of three female ancestors, figures who seem as real as the women she remembers from childhood experiences and family stories.
They must be illusions, but she can’t deny the truth behind their personal stories of heartbreak and love. Is this a trick of the mind? Or God’s way of saying her heart belongs with someone else–the youthful love she consigned to the past?
More details soon!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Happy Monday from the Paper Doll! I hope everyone's March is off to a good start--only eleven more days til spring :) Which means there will soon be a lot more distractions to compete with writing time. But what else is new?
So let's see...it's been almost a month now since I published a novella length eBook with Amazon's Digitial Platform Text. And you know what? Its actually been a pretty rewarding experience, one worth sharing a bit about on the blog.
First off, let me say that I am not an advocate of most forms of self-publishing. I realize this is a sticky issue and also a very personal one for those who choose to go that route with their work. But I've always felt it was a risky venture, in which the author invests heavily with little promise of breaking even, much less making a profit from their work.
Publishing with Amazon kindle is free, however and includes fair royalty options. It allows you to set your own price for the book and to view your sales at any time. And if you don't have the software or the inclination to design a cover for your digital book, the site provides free images to choose from.
Will you make a million? Probably not. Will you make an income even? Unlikely.
Most important, should it replace your efforts to establish a relationship with a publishing house or literary agent? In my opinion: NO.
But it does offer struggling writers a chance to get their work in front of potential readers. It also makes it easy for writers and readers to interact via online forums and the Author Central Page. And it teaches new writers how to handle PR for their books.
All very positive and doable. And who knows? If your writing is polished, professional, and enjoyable, you might establish a loyal fanbase. One willing to follow your work no matter where its publishing home lies.