Enforced Rules, the second book in the Rules Series is currently available on a countdown deal on Amazon. That mean's the ridiculously low price of 99p really won't last for more than a few days so you should totally get it whilst you still can.
If you are anything like me, then you are almost guaranteed to always be looking for something amazing to read. Reading is a way of life and all that jazz. An author friend of mine has recently released a new book and it's already getting crazy good reviews. This is one that you really need to get your hands on. Cassie-Ann L. Miller's new book Dirty Stranger is an absolute must read and it's not just because of the gorgeous guy on the cover - although got to say he is mighty fine. It's part of a series, so if you've never heard of Miller it might be worth starting at the beginning with, Dirty Neighbor.
He'd better stop trying to hypnotize me with those honey eyes and those bulging shoulders that stretch the jersey of his coffee shop uniform, because I have enough on my plate and the last thing I need is yet another liability.
Reuben - The cinnamon-haired yoga chick who orders the soy hazelnut latte every morning won't give me a shot. She thinks I'm just some college boy with student loans trying to get in her pants.
Assumptions, assumptions, assumptions...
Well, she's right about one thing. From the moment she first sauntered into this coffee shop with her long legs and her sad eyes, I've wanted to toss her onto the polished wooden counter and show her just how much of a man I am. There's so much more to me than meets the eye.
I'm just trying to make her fall for me before my secrets make it to town.
"Dirty Stranger" is book three in the "Dirty Suburbs", a series of full-length, stand-alone romantic comedies about the residents of small town Illinois.
This book is retailing at only 99p so it's a massive bargain, but for those of you with Kindle Unlimited you can read it for free, and I highly recommend that you do.
To celebrate the fact, that it is almost exactly two years ago that I started writing Broken Rules, I have decided to give it away completely free. You don't have to sign up, you don't have to agree to do anything for me, I just want to give you a gift.
Now of course, if you love the book, I'd love you to share it with your friends and perhaps share a review on Goodreads or Amazon. This month is my birthday month, and so I will take every review as a personal birthday present! It would literally make my birthday. As well as that, throughout the month, starting on the 11th March the other books in the series are all on Amazon Countdown deals so once you've read the first one you get to read the rest slightly cheaper, as a little birthday present from me to you.
Happy reading everyone!
At long last, the final instalment of the History Series is available for pre-order. I'm ridiculously excited to announce this one! Whoop Whoop! It's going to be brilliant to see Clara and Andrew's story come to an end... but the big question is whether everything will work out as expected.
Aurora and Landon's wedding. Nothing seems to go to plan and Clara and Andrew are on a mission to make sure everything works out. They seem to have finally overcome their past. They've finally accepted their history can't be erased. It can't just be deleted. It's what makes them them. Without all the history between them they wouldn't really know each other and they definitely wouldn't love each other the way they do now. It all started with tears but will it end the way it started or will it end with a happy ever after? They don't want to repeat the mistakes of their past, a past they can't delete but perhaps together they can make history instead.
If you haven't already read the rest of the History series why not start now with Repeating History.
As you know, I'm currently working on my newest book Forging History, the final book in the History series. I thought you might like to read a couple of cool quotes from this new book before it's released.
So just in case you thought that the serialisation of novels is something new, I thought I'd tell you that it actually started in the 17th Century. Throughout the Victorian period, novels were published in abundance in newspapers and magazines or you could even get them independently. It brought the joy of reading to the middle class as readers could spread the cost of a novel across a whole year - can you imagine taking a year to read your favourite book? The suspense would probably kill me.
You'll probably recognise some of the authors who had their novels published serially: Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, Thomas Hardy, Robert Louis Stevenson... and more. Ever since Honore de Balzac's The Old Maid, the very first serial novel was published in 1836, the way we see fiction has never been the same.
Although serialisation isn't new; it's been around almost as long as the novel itself, the truth is that it isn't something that authors have practised until recently. With all the changes in how we read books that have happened in recent years; the introduction of the E-book being only one of those changes, it's fair to say that writers are open to all options. The traditional publishing houses way of doing things isn't the only way any more. Indie authors have KDP, Smashwords, Nook... authors have more control than ever before.
One of the reasons that serials seem to be on the rise is the simple fact that it means having more books on your dashboard... the more books you have for sale, the more space you take up on amazon and other retailers' the more chance you have of being found. It has the potential to help connect authors with readers, just like it did back in the day.
Another reason that it's worth considering is the price. People are unwilling to spend huge amounts of money when they can get things on the cheap. In an age when people watch pirated movies and pay only £10 a month to listen to as much music as they want to on Spotify or watch as many movies as they want on netflix, people have the same attitude towards their books - they don't want to pay a fiver for a paperback. They want to pay 99p or even better they'd like to read it for free on Kindle Unlimited... I personally love giving books away. For me this isn't about making money - it's about getting people to read my books, it's about sharing my thoughts and ideas. If you are publishing your books serially, you can charge less for them. It works pretty well.
We absorb everything else serially; whether it's our favourite TV show; Grey's Anatomy or Game of Thrones or the blogs and vlogs we follow. The suspense between shows and the expectation of the next part of the series. We often read series of novels; Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games, Divergent... so why not read a serial novel? Series inspire devotion; it makes you want to read the next part and the part after that and the part after that.
Another good reason to serialise your novel is to build momentum. Momentum is pretty much key to any author's success but the best bit about serials is the way it pushes the author to be disciplined enough to get all the sections out with plenty of time. The other thing to consider with time, is our readers lack of time. Take myself as an example. I work full time, I spend time with friends and family, I write and I read every day. There just isn't enough time. Serials make it possible for you to stop and take a moment between reads.
So the only question left to ask... what about romance? I personally love Deborah Bladon's work. She writes her books in three or four part series. She's perhaps my favourite author and part of what I love is just how quickly I can read her work. My own books are written in three part series so that I can get them out to readers as quick as possible. Indie Romance is a massive genre at the moment and so getting noticed can be a bit of a challenge. Serial novels might just be the way to get the recognition you deserve.
An eclectic collection of Hanleigh's thoughts and ideas about near enough anything and everything. After all isn't that what blogging is all about? Having all your thoughts, dreams and ideas in one place?
Hanleigh: an avid reader but a beginner when it comes to writing.