Wednesday, November 6, 2019

November News

Well...I totally missed the October News post, but the Fall in Love with New England romance reader/author conference dominated the month. It was an awesome success! I feel good about going out on top. I'm turning it over to another New England author now that I've moved to Florida. Suzanne Eglington will make it bigger and better than ever! To see a multitude of posts and pictures, you can go to our Facebook page or Instagram #fallinlovene

Now, my big November news... A new release!  is where you can find a handy link to all online stores.The paperback will also be on the shelves at Barnes and Noble, Walmart, etc. If your favorite store doesn't have it, ask them to order it for you! (You don't have to pay shipping that way--hint, hint.) November 26th will be my book's birthday.

Quick blurb:
Dr. Aaron Samuels visits the Puerto Rican rainforest to find a cure for heart disease. There he meets a beautiful mysterious woman talking to a frog. As an empty-nester, Aaron recognizes a lonely soul when he sees one, but he never suspects she's Mother Nature herself!

Also, this month, is the Love Your Bookstore challenge!
Take a picture of a book you're excited about in your favorite bookstore-get your smiling face in the picture if you can. Then post it to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #loveyourbookstore They will enter you to win some awesome bookish prizes! It starts 11/8, so plan your trip to your bookstore now!

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Monday, September 16, 2019

September News

Whoa! It's mid=September and I haven't posted my news yet! Well, maybe you'll forgive me when you read all about how busy I've been...

I've been finishing up my first Young Adult novel and have now sent it off to my agent who has an experienced YA beta reader lined up for me. To say I'm nervous is an understatement. Starting all over again with a whole new genre after fifteen years of publishing hot romance? Yikes! Naturally I have to create a whole new website, new logo and tag line, new social media presence, etc. etc.

All that and a visit home too! I have recently moved to Florida. Happily my family has a reunion every September, so visiting and catching up with my cousins is a treat. Mr. Amazing is able to work remotely, but he needs to report in once per quarter, in person. It's so nice of my mother-in-law to put up with us...I mean put us up for the week!

And, of course I've been doing a lot of prep for the Fall In Love With New England romance reader/author conference. Everything is falling into place nicely. It's going to be so much fun!  And in case you heard any rumors about the conference stopping just because I moved awqy, DO NOT BELIEVE THEM! A wonderful woman (who has been a professional events planer) is taking over and making it bigger and better than ever!
Please attend our booksigning if you're nearby!
Holiday Inn Nashua, NH in the ballroom from 2-5 pm, Sat. 10/19/19! 

So, today I'm returning the rental car and getting ready to return to the beach. I miss my cats even though they might not miss us all that much. They have an awesome pet sitter! 

Friday, August 2, 2019

August News

Hi there!
I hope you're having a great summer. The kids down here in Hurricane Michael territory have to go back to school August 12th! I feel so bad for them...but maybe it's good for their moms? That's how I'm choosing to look at it. More time for moms to read!

Publicly August is a pretty quiet month for me, but I have a lot going on behind the scenes. I'm gearing up for the Fall in Love with New England romance reader/author conference. Even though it's not until mid-October there are a ton of details to take care of first. Getting insurance, ordering the menu, finalizing numbers, etc. All the boring stuff.

The fun begins on Oct 18th when all the authors' efforts pay off. This year we're kicking it off with a 'charming meet and greet!' Every registered participant will receive a goody bag, name badge/ neck wallet, and an adjustable silvertone bracelet! The authors have charms that represent what they write or one of their books in particular, and they'll clip them on your bracelet. You can spend a couple minutes chatting with them about their books, career, pets, or whatever...

Workshops take place all Friday afternoon. There will be a choice of games or panels each hour (actually 50 minutes so everyone gets a quick break between activities) Then Friday night, we'll have our dinner in the Bounty Room. And guess what? There's a full size ship in there! 

Enjoy the rest of your summer! Hope to see you in the fall.

Monday, July 1, 2019

July news

My newsletter just went out. If you missed it, well darn. You missed a goodie. I designed it all by myself with my new Mailerlite subscription. There will be bigger, better ones in the future as I learn how to use the advanced options. Here's the link so you can sign up and never miss another!  *Hint, I'll be having a contest or two in each coming newsletter! I forgot to have one this time. (How embarrassing!) Last month's winners were Linda P and Janie M.

Happy Fourth of July! The beach community where I live celebrates the Fourth in over-the-top style! It's predicted to be quite hot this year... 95 degrees! That will just be during the day, of course. But as soon as it gets dark the fireworks start and seemingly go on for hours! If you'd like to see the video from last year, I posted it on Facebook.

I only have a few things to mention that are happening in my career life this month. First, there are two big group sales announcements and contests.

The Ryan Zee newsletter builder for comedies and cozy mysteries begins July 8th and goes to the 17th. My most recent Mass Market paperback release A Phoenix is Forever will be given away as one of the many prizes in that contest.

Then on the 9th I'll be participating in a similar sale/contest with Amy Vanzant's AuthorXPromo. My prize for that contest is a paperback copy of My Wild Irish Dragon.

If you like to hold a book in your hands, I have plenty! Here's a quick universal link to ALL my books. Most are in paperback form through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, etc. Just click the online store you like and place your order.

Also, Love Cuffs has a new cover! What do you think? The very talented Syneca Featherstone designed it. Check out her website.  The story is the same as our rewritten and rereleased version, which was improved from the Ellora's Cave original book.

*Don't forget to register for the romance reader conference in Nashua NH, October 18 and 19! Space is limited and it's filling up fast! It's one of the most economical conferences you'll ever find! Only $89 for readers and it includes meals and snacks as well as all the fun activities!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

June News

Well, our home in NH is no longer ours. It was hard to let go, but meeting the wonderful family who bought it and knowing how excited they were to have it helped tremendously. Now we are really Florida residents. June looks like a much less crazy month than May was.

Now (drumroll...) the cover reveal of my book coming out November 26th. The Goddess Gets her Guy. (If you've read any of my books from the Flirting with Fangs series on, you'll know The Goddess Gaia (Mother nature herself!) needs a friend. This is my silver fox hero! A surgeon who has to find another purpose in life when diagnosed with a career ending inherited condition (Essential Tremors.)
Now...apologies to my newsletter subscribers! I didn't follow directions, and advertised a sale ahead of the actual date. Therefore I've been kicked out of that sale! Instead, I'll offer all of you--my blog readers, facebook followers, Instagrammers and those who subscribe to my newsletter ALL of my Indie new and republished books for 99 cents each, regardless of length. This is only limited to the first 500 downloads up to the end of June. Get all eformats at once here:

On the writer's life front, while at Book Lovers Con, I met a couple of writers who live in my area! We're planning to get together for lunch and fellowship. The writer's life can get very isolated, only socializing with the voices in our heads all day. LOL But as another writer friend said, "Put a bunch of authors in a box of rocks, and a good time will be had by all!" So true!

I also have my first booksigning in my condo building on June 29th. I booked the owners' lounge and will invite the visitors who are renting here to join us from 3 until 5 p.m. Wish me luck. I will have many of my books on hand. Let's take a quick look at just some of them...

In addition, I'll have Vampire Vintage and Tiger's Night Out (books 1 and 2 of the Be Careful What You Summon series)
The duo, Heaving Bosoms and Quivering Thighs
All 3 books in the Love Spells Gone Wrong series
All 3 books in the Flirting with Fangs series
All 3 books in The Phoenix Brothers series
as well as some stand alones like Love Cuffs, and Gods Gone Wild.  

May News

The big news this month is Book Lovers Con in New Orleans! I'm one of the lucky featured authors! I will be hosting a fun workshop/game called Cards Against Paranormal. It's just like Cards Against Humanity but with questions and answers about vampires, shapeshifters, fairies, mermaids, name it. Sounds like fun, right? I'm really looking forward to it!

There are a few other places you can find me. I'll be at the Shooting Stars Gala, sponsored by my agency. If you're a librarian, bookseller, or blogger, I'll be at the Sourcebooks party just for you!
And, of course, I'll be signing my mass market paperbacks at the booksigning on Saturday morning starting at 10 a.m.

Don't forget to ask to borrow my lipstick and I'll give you a cute promo pen, shaped like a tube of lipstick. Very Jane Bond. LOL

The rest of the month will be all about personal stuff. A wedding, our house closing, and visiting friends and family. I hope I can squeeze some writing in there!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

April News

Our move to Florida is complete! Almost. We still have a house in NH to sell. I'm not worried. We have an awesome realtor and there's already been an open house with lots of interest and a few follow-up showings. Still it seems surreal to be Florida residents!

So, anyway, onto my April news re: the career front. I don't have a new release, but I'm writing a new book in a new genre under a new pen name! I'm excited to be trying my hand at Young Adult Fantasy. Fun fact... I located an old picture of me as a 16 year-old--the same age as my heroine. Since I'm writing about witches, and I look very witchy here, I'll probably be able to use it!

No website yet. I need some content first! The good news is the first book is just pouring out of me, and I'm having a blast writing it! I love the premise and characters, and that's half the battle. Now I just need to make kids love them too. I think they will.

Now, back to Ashlyn Chase...
My latest release, A Phoenix is Forever (March 26)  is doing well and getting great reviews! There are still blogs and active giveaways out there, so look for them!

Hey, let's have our own giveaway right here! My assistant has my author copies, so she'll be sending the prize winner's book from MA. To enter, just send an email to me saying why you'd like to win a copy--and which season is your favorite for reading.

That's all the news for now. I hope you're thawing out up North! Have a beautiful spring, everyone.