Tag Archives: ancient history

When impossible becomes possible

22 Jun

Yesterday was a big day. As the photo below shows my Amazon Best Sellers Rank was: #949 Free in Kindle Store  and #55 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Romance > Historical Romance.

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I have to admit, I’ve dreamed many times that one day my books will be housed on hundred of bookshelves. Yesterday that dream came true. According to my account BORN IN VENGEANCE was downloaded 334 times in ONE DAY. 

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Don’t be sad you didn’t get your free copy. I have 4 more days KDP allows me to offer the book free on Amazon, so come back soon and I will have the next date announced.

Until then happy reading!

Born In Sin–Spotlight, Excerpt & Giveaway at Pretty In Fiction & Much More

23 May

It’s a busy day today with three major events. One is Orchita’s review of BORN IN SIN @ If The Book Fits. Orchita is a great reviewer. Stop by and see what she has to say about my book.

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Next event is at Pretty In Fiction where Jesse graciously agreed to spotlight BORN IN SIN. So hop over and see what Jesse offers … maybe e-copies of a certain book … How about excerpt from BORN IN SIN? If you are interested click here. Good luck everyone!

And third, announcing the winner for the Love In Bloom Giveaway Hop. Come back soon to see who’s the lucky winner… maybe you?

A bouchet of stars for Born In Vengeance and Born In Sin

22 May

I’m on the road! For three days I’ll be hosted by Orchita @ If The Book Fits talking books. Thank you, Orchita, for being such a great host!

What has Orchita planned?

Well, for the first day we’ll read her review for BORN IN VENGEANCE (Dacian Legends, Book #1) previously published with the title I Was Here–Before You Came and see how she liked it. In a few words she finds it: “5-stars, and those of you who have followed my reviews and ratings on goodreads KNOW how rare that is of late. Read it, rate it, tell your friends to read it, because it’s one of the best non-modern novels I’ve read as of late.” For the whole review click here.

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Tomorrow will spend time reading her review of BORN IN SIN (Dacian Legends, #2) coming out May 30th. She calls it, “One of the most major factors that can make or break a historical (in my opinion) is its authenticity. Like with Born in Vengeance, Cami gets it right.” Find the full review here.

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And Friday I will answer to the question: “What was it about that time period that drew your attention?” Sounds fun? I hope so.

Oh, and before I forget, remember to enter the rafflecopter on her blog associated with the reviews for your chance to win e-copies of both BORN IN VENGEANCE and BORN IN SIN.

Happy reading!

NO STRINGS ATTACHED GIVEAWAY HOP

20 May

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No Strings Attached Giveaway Hop hosted by I’m A Reader Not A Writer
May 21st – 27th
Those hosting a giveaway will be giving away something a reader, blogger or author would enjoy.
The only requirement to enter my giveaway will be for you to leave a name and a way to contact you if you win. No asking to follow, no asking to tweet, NO requirements. Is this awesome or what?
MY GIVEAWAY:
OPEN INTERNATIONALLY E-COPIES OF BORN IN VENGEANCE (DACIAN LEGENDS, #1) AND BORN IN SIN (DACIAN LEGENDS, #2). Leave in the comment area your name and email address.
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The Next Big Thing Book Hop

6 Apr

 Thanks to the fabulous author of Shadows Of The Past Carmen Stefanescu I was nominated to participate in the Next Big Thing Book Hop. What does it mean? Well aside from giving readers an insight in my newest release it introduces them to other authors I chose to recommend for this award.

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So here the questions and my answers:

  1.  What is the working title of your book?

BORN IN SIN (I’m looking for reviewers; those of you interested in reviewing it drop me an email at cami[dot]skiba[at]gmail[dot]com)

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  1. Where did the idea come from for the book?

Fascinated by the birth of the Romanian nation I wanted to give it a romantic spin with untold legends of unknown heroes.

 

  1. What genre does your book fall under?

Ancient history with a strong romance flavor.

 

  1. What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

Stephen Amell (Green Arrow) embodies Zyraxes perfectly, the main hero. For Oriana, the main heroine, Julianne Hough would be my pick. She’d bring to the screen innocence, humility and beauty, qualities much needed for Oriana’s role.

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  1. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Summoned to aid Oriana’s father in the war against two powerful enemies—one of them Oriana’s savage husband—Zyraxes proves himself worthy of noble titles and coin when all he really wants is her.

 

  1. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Self-published.

 

  1. How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?

I needed a lot of research in the ancient history so it took me a good 6 months.

 

  1. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

“Spartacus, The Gladiator” by Ben Kane or “The Forgotten Legion” also by Ben Kane. Simon Scarrow’s “Eagle” series.

 

  1. Who or what inspired you to write this book?

This is the second book in a series of 5. The first story called “I Was Here—Before You Came” was inspired by the late Andy Whitfield in the Starz TV series “Spartacus—Blood and Sand.” Andy’s death came as a shock to the entire world. Here he was a wonderful father and husband, in the peak of his career and cancer nestled in his body unwelcomed and unwanted, soon to claim his life. I needed something to celebrate Andy’s legacy not only through the movies he left behind, but as a book hero as well.

 

  1. What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?

Anyone who watched Starz series Spartacus and fell in love with the main characters will absolutely love Born In Sin. It’s gritty, fast-paced, intriguing and has heroes to die for. It depicts a world long gone when surviving wasn’t always welcomed and one’s life was as cheap as a bag of flour.

Now please allow me to introduce you to 3 amazing authors I have the honor to know up close and personal, as they are part of the recently created Desert Muses Author Club.

They are:

 Mimi Sebastian http://www.mimisebastian.com

 Virginia S. Nelson http://www.authorvsnelson.com/

Shanyn Hosier http://shanynhosier.com/