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Cover Reveal for Sherry Gammon’s Port Fare Series

16 Sep
Unlovable is now an audiobook!! If you click here you can get the audiobook for free with a 30 day free trial of Audible on Amazon!! You can’t beat free!!Along with the release of the audiobook, I’ve redesigned the covers of the first two books in the Port Fare series. ( I’m designing covers now. Click here and check them out!) To celebrate the new look, I am giving away paperback copies of the entire series. 

Here is the new cover for Unlovable. I didn’t change it too much because I really loved the original one. (Thank you, Paul Beeley), but another author came out with almost the exact same cover, including the coloring 😥

I kept the girl on the swing because she fits Maggie’s story perfectly, though I did add flowers to the swing. The rest has been changed completely. I love the blues and pinks, and I’ve always wanted a moon on the cover. I also added Maggie’s trailer in the background!

Here is the eBook cover:

And this is the Paperback
     This is the audio book cover.
 This is the new cover for Unbelievable! It’s a real change. I feel this cover fits the story so much better. Lilah feels trapped by her domineering father and his demands. She desperately wants to break free…can’t tell you anymore or I’ll spoil the story I feel this new cover portrays Lilah and what she is going through in a much stronger way, and it seems to fit in better with the other covers. While I loved the old cover, and had a huge say in its design, (Thank you again, Paul) it seemed out of place with book one & three’s covers. This one holds the same “feel,” if you will.
Here is the Ebook cover:
And this is the paperback
Unbearable’s cover didn’t really change, only the back was updated.

 

So, what do you think??

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Mondays are for Excerpts

2 Jun

HIDDEN HEART–Excerpt

“What I want to let everyone know is that I’ve decided to step down from my position as director of the Titan Project Development office here in Bucharest and I’d like to introduce to you the new director . . . Anastassia Cosma, or as many of you know her, Tessa Cosma.”

The room exploded in applause and cheers. Victor let the cheering go for a couple more minutes then made a sign and soon the room fell quiet again.

“Nine months from now I’ll send you all greeting cards from the French Riviera, a cigar in one hand and a brandy in the other, but most important I will not think of any business, any contract, or even of you.”

Laughter from around the room interrupted his speech, but he again demanded attention and continued, “And you know why? It’s because I know that the company will be in the best hands I could possibly trust, in the right place and with the right commander. For those of you who know Tessa, you know that she’s a beautiful woman, with a brilliant mind and big heart, but a tigress when it comes to business. She’d show her claws in a split second. Fear her and don’t try playing games; her sweet smile is just a mask. Now that I said what I had to say, please join me in congratulating the new director of our company!”

Victor put the microphone down and reached to help Tessa stand. He shook her hand, then hugged her for a few seconds and stepped aside, for others to come around and congratulate her.

Tessa felt like a truck had hit her. She had no idea Victor wanted to retire so soon, nor that she’d replace him. Her mind swirled and struggled to respond to all the questions people asked her, shake their hands and accept their congratulations.

“What an incredible surprise, dear,” Daniel said when he finally caught her in his arms. He took her hand and walked to the dance floor and moved with her in the slow rhythm of the music.

“I feel like I’m dreaming and soon I’ll wake up. I mean, I had no idea he wanted me to replace him . . . can you imagine?” Tessa leaned against Daniel’s strong body—she still shook from the big news Victor just shared minutes ago.

“I’m so proud of you,” Daniel whispered in her ear. “You’re incredible and you deserve it.”

“Serious?”

She looked into his green eyes trying to read his mind. He looked good dressed in his black tuxedo, white shirt and black bowtie. There were many nights they argued about her extended work hours and constant traveling. He’d complained about it so many times; hard to believe that after all these years and so many arguments, Daniel finally accepted and agreed to share her with her work.

“You know this means I’ll be away from home even more, longer trips, longer work hours . . . can we survive this change?”

He twirled her twice releasing her from his arms, then brought her back and said, “Nice presents would help me forget about my lonely nights.” He winked at her and smiled while the band switched to an up-tempo rhythm and more couples joined them on the dance floor.

“You know, I feel I’m in the best place of my life, ever. I have you, an amazing job, I have friends and family that love me and I love them back. This incredible feeling of ha—”

“Tessa, here you are! Come, we must hurry!” Eva grabbed her arm while Daniel held onto her other arm.

“Hey, I’m dancing, can you just wait until the dance is over?”

Tessa tried to free her wrist, but Eva had a strong grip on it and didn’t let go. She looked over her shoulder at Daniel, who let go and backed off. She had no choice but follow Eva out of the room.

“Jesus Christ, are you crazy? Can you just stop and tell me what’s the matter?”

But Eva didn’t reply right away, still holding Tessa’s wrist, walking faster and faster. “We must go. Now. It’s urgent.” Eva hurried outside the hotel. A cab waited for them and she opened the door, dragging Tessa inside.

“Emergency Room, Floreasca Hospital, please.”

Tessa froze hearing the address. A knot formed in her stomach and her throat, and when she spoke, she didn’t recognize her own voice.

“Is it my mama?”

 

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Music and Writing–A Marriage In Heaven

24 Jan

Whether a painter, a writer, a musician or a sculptor we all have something in common: vivid imagination. To some this vivid imagination speaks in colors; to others in sounds, words or forms. There is no limit to what we can create.

While I need perfect silence when I write, I rely tremendously on music for inspiration. It touches me in ways no other form of art does. Some songs are perfect for creating the right mood for the scene: dark / loving / intense / sexy / suspenseful–all I need to do is reach for the play button and the waves of music get me there.

I’m a few chapters into finishing a novel and the mood I am in is not the right one. I need some major changing which is not easy to do, but not impossible either. To help myself I have chosen three songs that are perfect for creating the scenes necessary to finish the manuscript. And since I like to play games how about I’ll post the songs here, but I won’t tell you what mood I need to create. I’ll let you guess. Sounds fun?

Feel free to leave your comment below. What mood do you think (based on the songs) I need? The winner will receive any one e-copy of one of my novels (Hidden Heart, A World ApartBorn In VengeanceBorn in Sin).

Let’s get to the music, shall we?

Promo Blast-The Viscount Vow by Collette Cameron

18 Dec
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BOOK DETAILS:
Title: The Viscount’s Vow
Author: Collette Cameron
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Romance
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Release Date: 9/4/2013
Heat Level: Sensual
Word Count/Length: 430 pages
SYNOPSIS:
Amidst murder and betrayal, destiny and hearts collide when scandal forces a viscount and a  gypsy noblewoman to marry in this Regency romance, sprinkled with suspense, humor, and inspiration.

Half Romani, half English noblewoman, Evangeline Caruthers is the last woman in England Ian Hamilton, the Viscount Warrick, could ever love—an immoral wanton responsible for his brother’s and father’s deaths. She thinks he’s a foul-tempered blackguard, who after setting out to cause her downfall, finds himself forced to marry her—snared in the trap of his own making.
 
When Vangie learns the marriage ceremony itself may have been a ruse, she flees to her gypsy relatives, declaring herself divorced from Ian under Romani law. He pursues her to the gypsy encampment, and when the handsome gypsy king offers to take Ian’s place in Vangie’s bed, jealousy stirs hot and dangerous.
 
At last, under a balmy starlit sky, Ian and Vangie breech the chasm separating them. Peril lurks though. Ian’s the last in his line, and his stepmother intends to dispose of the newlyweds so her daughter can inherit his estate. Only by trusting each other can they overcome scandal and murderous betrayal.
 
“A brilliant tale combining Regency romance with exotic Romani culture.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Multi-published historical romance author Collette Cameron has a BS in Liberal Studies and a Master’s in Teaching. She only teaches part-time so she has time for her greatest passion: writing. Collette’s been married for 30 years, has 3 amazing adult children, and 5 dachshunds. Collette loves a good joke, inspirational quotes, flowers, the beach, trivia, birds, shabby chic, and Cadbury Chocolate. You’ll always find dogs, birds, quirky—sometimes naughty—humor, and a dash of inspiration in her novels. Her motto for life? You can’t have too much chocolate, too many hugs, or too many flowers. She’s thinking about adding shoes to that list.
 
Collette would love hearing from you.
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4th Annual Gratitude Giveaways Hop

14 Nov
Here we are again for the 4th Annual Gratitude Giveaways Hop 

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This hop is organized as always by Kathy @ I’m A Reader Not A Writer and runs between 11/15 until 11/30.

As the title suggests this is a giveaway meant to reward my followers, my fans and my friends. Without you giving me a chance, my books wouldn’t be where they are today: on your shelf, on your tablet or on your TBR list. Without you stopping by my blog on a regular basis I wouldn’t have the connections I have and most importantly, the friends some of you became since the beginning of this crazy journey down the path of writing and publishing. And I THANK you ALL for that. Your are my rocks, each one of you!

To celebrate YOU here and now I chose to give away a $15.00 gift card of your choosing. You tell me which vendor you prefer and I will make that happen.

Sounds fun? I hope so. In order to enter the giveaway I won’t ask you to follow/befriend/tweet or the likes (but if you chose to do so, it’ll be highly appreciated). Instead I’m going to ask you: What are you grateful for this year? Your comment bellow is your ticket into the giveaway. I’ll announce the winner  on December 1st.

Good luck everyone!

Book Blast–The King of Sunday Morning by J.B. McCauley

13 Oct


Tour Schedule

Trouble never strays far…

The King of Sunday Morning

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In the Spotlight!

27 Sep

Since beginning of September two incredible and talented authors–Rosie Amber and Stephanie Hurt have created a bridge between the UK and US by promoting each day one author from across the globe. I’ve followed ROMANCING SEPTEMBER ACROSS THE WORLD TOUR on a daily basis, interested in learning about other writers, their craft, novels and writing journeys. And each day I learned something new, added books to my TBR list and chose to follow and befriend quite a large number of these authors.

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Today is my turn to be their guest and I thank them both for giving me the opportunity to meet their readers. @ Rosie’s I talk about myself and my novels. Want to know how a born and raised Romanian made it to the US and when writing became my second skin? Stop by at Rosie’s blog and find out. @ Stephanie’s we talk about the challenges of writing romance in todays’ society. Curious how I face those challenges? Stop by at Stephanie’s blog and find out more.