Valerie Douglas’ Latest Title Makes Amazon’s “Hot New Releases” List!

Friend and author Valerie Douglas just got some exciting news: her latest title, Servant of the Gods just made Amazon’s Hot New Releases list in Fantasy in the US and is in the top 100 in both the US and the UK in Historical Fantasy.

Servant of the Gods is available through Amazon US and Amazon UK and Smashwords.

This news comes quickly on the heels of Val’s excellent guest post for Indies Unlimited on the importance of research for writers. Coincidence? You decide!

Our heartfelt congratulations to Valerie Douglas on her success.

Meet the Author: Katheryn Lane

Artist's Conception of Katheryn Lane

I put these “Meet the Author” features together the way I do for a reason. I like to give a glimpse of the author as a person, their process, and product. Part of it all is putting a face with the name. For me, that makes it more real. However, mild-mannered author Katheryn Lane declined to provide a photo. Knowing what I know about Katheryn, there can only be one reason for this: she’s a superhero. So, for the benefit of advancing the cause, I had our staff artists come up with a likely picture of Katheryn. I assume they got it pretty close, so let’s go with that.

Katheryn writes contemporary ‘sweet’ romance with a lot of plot, but a low heat level. “Even though my first book, The Royal Sheikh is set in the present, I refer to it as being ‘old fashioned’, as it is, in the words of one reviewer, ‘reminiscent of a classical romantic read.’ Many romances that are published nowadays have quite a high heat level and while I don’t disagree with this, I think there’s also a place for romance that closes the bedroom door. Overall, it is the type of romance that you would let your daughter read and you could give your mother (as I did!) without blushing,” she says. Continue reading “Meet the Author: Katheryn Lane”

Shelley Workinger on the Road to Publication

Author Shelley Workinger

I was recently asked to describe the road to publication. The immediate things that came to mind – often confusing, constantly changing, wholly different than anything I’d done before – made me realize that navigating the road to publication is actually quite like…driving in New Jersey. There are a million different routes to take – with a million other people traveling all of them – and any given day could find you either moving at break-neck speed or stuck at a dead-stop. And, also like in Jersey, sometimes you have to turn right to turn left – you have to go in the complete opposite direction you want to in order to get to where you need to be. Continue reading “Shelley Workinger on the Road to Publication”

Sneak Peek – A Cowboy for Christmas, by Kristen James

Today, author Kristen James shares a sneak-peek at her book, A Cowboy for Christmas.

When her estranged brother passes, Missy is suddenly an unwanted co-owner to Ocean View Stables by Florence, Oregon. Missy wants to start over somewhere new after her old boss burned her. She’s jobless and has a wrongly ruined reputation, so this works out perfectly . . . until she meets the cowboy running the place. Brent built his dream with determination and his two hands; he’s responsible for everything that happens there. Secretly, he feels responsible that his former partner died. He also doesn’t hide his belief that Missy won’t stick around. Women tend to take off on him so why would she be any different? They both have a past that can ruin their future. Can he trust her to stay? Can she trust him with her heart? Continue reading “Sneak Peek – A Cowboy for Christmas, by Kristen James”