Sunday, April 22, 2012

Swept Away by Romance



Today, Steffi and Karla of Swept Away by Romance reviewed TWO of my romance novels. It's not easy to get a review these days, so to find out I was blessed with not one but two reviews, got me really excited. I read the reviews of my books and loved them (THANK YOU, Karla) and then I started reading all of the other reviews on their site. I like their style. Karla and Steffi give you just enough information to entice and yet not too much that you no longer need to read the book!

I also learned that I don't think Karla was thrilled with my blurb on Having My Baby. I might need to change that up!

Anyhow, I wanted to give a big shout out to a couple of awesome reviewers who have been reviewing now for six months. I look forward to visiting their site often to see what Karla and Steffi are reading.

Speaking of which, what are you reading?  I am currently reading LOCKED DOORS by Blake Crouch.

Monday, April 16, 2012

April Sales Update

BOOKS SOLD as of April 15, 2012: 266,933

*Total(s) are as of April 15, 2012 and do NOT include over 185,000 FREE downloads
(Amazon and B&N combined Sales)
Borrows have NOT been included in total sales


Return of the Rose - Released March 2, 2011 $2.99
Medieval Time Travel Romance

March: 298
April: 894
May: 1,600
June: 1,475
July: 1,291
August: 2,352
September: 1,955
October: 1,527
November: 981
December: 1,074
January: 1,457
February: 1,519
March 2012: 1422
April 15, 2012: 1272* (259 borrows)
Total: 19,117

A Knight in Central Park- Released March 18, 2011 $.99
Medieval Time Travel Romance

March: 247
April: 6,071
May: 4,306
June: 2,414
July: 1,330
August: 9,812
September: 2,088
October: 1,348
November: 876
December: 2,383
January: 2,685
February: 1,485
March 2012: 1,620
April 15, 2012:   591*
Total: 37,256


Taming Mad Max - Released April 25, 2011 $2.99/$.99
Contemporary Romance

April: 30
May: 182
June: 265
July: 310
August: 934
September: 1,872
October: 2,125
November: 2,150
December: 1,561 (272 borrows)
January: 4,393 (782 borrows)
February: 1,088 (99 borrows)
March 2012: 1,692 (114 borrows)
April 15, 2012:   378*
Total: 16,980

Finding Kate Huntley - Released May 5, 2011 $2.99
Romantic Suspense

May: 187
June: 261
July: 325
August: 1,159
September: 3,363
October: 2,089
November: 1,095
December: 4,421 (1,088 borrows)
January: 2,523 (791 borrows)
February: 1,908 (123 borrows)
March 2012: 2,077 (46 borrows)
April 15, 2012:   799*
Total:  20,207


Abducted - Released May 29, 2011 $2.99
Romantic Suspense/Thriller

May: 25
June: 694
July: 1,708
August: 12,917
September: 39,413
October: 18,176
November: 6,645
December: 3,649
January: 2,118
February: 32,500 (5,088 borrows)
March 2012: 18,188 (3,674 borrows)
April 15, 2012: 3,891* (650 borrows)
Total: 139,924


Dead Weight - Released December 22, 2011 $2.99
Romantic Suspense/Thriller

December: 451
January: 1,430
February: 11,385 (325 borrows)
March 2012: 15,836 (1,399 borrows)
April 15, 2012: 4,288* (571 borrows)
Total:   33,390
 
 
Having My Baby - Released April 13, 2012   $3.99
Contemporary Romance

April 15, 2012: 59* (1 borrow)
Total:   59

I released my newest contemporary romance and that was just as exciting as the day I released Return of the Rose over a year ago. I am working on the third book in the Lizzy Gardner series and loving it. I am also half way through a third contemporary romance, but that book will have to wait its turn.

The BEST part of my indie author journey has been connecting with readers. What an amazing high that is!

Thanks to all who have taken the time to read one of my books, write a review, comment on my blog, offer congrats, or email me to tell me I have a new fan.

No matter what YOUR dreams are, don't let anyone tell you that you can't succeed. If you are self-publishing a book and you are not seeing the sales that you were hoping for, try not to dwell on low sales. Keep writing, keep writing, keep writing. And you MUST believe in yourself. As writers, there are too many factors that we have no control over as to whether our books will sell well, or not. Worrying about the ups and downs will only make you crazy. Just keep writing.

Don't be afraid to try new things. Stay positive.

YOU CAN DO IT!

Friday, April 13, 2012

HAVING MY BABY

Hello Readers! Today I released my newest romantic comedy, Having My Baby.



“Mr. Baylor,” the officer said, “have you ever met either of these women?”

Derrick’s mind was numb, but somehow he managed to say, “No. Never.”

“You’re making the ladies nervous, and truthfully, you’ve got me wondering too—what is your business with this woman?”

Derrick pried his gaze from the woman’s stomach and raised his eyes to hers. “She’s having my baby.”

~~~

Growing up, Jill Garrison never daydreamed about having the perfect wedding. Instead, she dreamt about having a baby. Boy or girl, it didn’t matter. Unfortunately, her fiancĂ©, the man she falls in love with, can’t have children. Determined to realize her lifelong dream of having a baby, Jill spends years searching for a company (CryoCorp) that provides high quality donor sperm. Everything is right in Jill’s world until her wedding day when her fiancĂ© leaves her at the altar to be humiliated before friends and family. She doesn’t waste any time moving from New York City to California to start over. And she keeps her appointment with Cryocorp. She may never have the wedding or the husband, but nothing is going to stop her from having a baby. She’s tired of everyone telling her what to do. The baby she’s carrying is hers and hers alone. Nobody can take that away from her.

Or can they?


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sales Update


BOOKS SOLD as of MARCH 31, 2012: 255,655


Total(s) are as of March 31, 2012 and do NOT include over 185,000 FREE downloads
(Amazon and B&N combined Sales)
Borrows have NOT been included in total sales


Return of the Rose - Released March 2, 2011 $2.99
Medieval Time Travel Romance

March: 298
April: 894
May: 1,600
June: 1,475
July: 1,291
August: 2,352
September: 1,955
October: 1,527
November: 981
December: 1,074
January: 1,457
February: 1,519
March 2012:  1422

Total: 17,845

A Knight in Central Park- Released March 18, 2011 $.99
Medieval Time Travel Romance

March: 247
April: 6,071
May: 4,306
June: 2,414
July: 1,330
August: 9,812
September: 2,088
October: 1,348
November: 876
December: 2,383
January: 2,685
February: 1,485
March 2012: 1,620

Total: 36,665


Taming Mad Max - Released April 25, 2011 $2.99
Romantic Comedy

April: 30
May: 182
June: 265
July: 310
August: 934
September: 1,872
October: 2,125
November: 2,150
December: 1,561 (272 borrows)
January: 4,393 (782 borrows)
February: 1,088 (99 borrows)
March 2012: 1,692 (114 borrows)

Total: 16,602

Finding Kate Huntley - Released May 5, 2011 $2.99
Romantic Suspense

May: 187
June: 261
July: 325
August: 1,159
September: 3,363
October: 2,089
November: 1,095
December: 4,421 (1,088 borrows)
January: 2,523 (791 borrows)
February: 1,908 (123 borrows)
March 2012: 2,077 (46 borrows)

Total: 19,408


Abducted - Released May 29, 2011 $2.99
Romantic Suspense/Thriller

May: 25
June: 694
July: 1,708
August: 12,917
September: 39,413
October: 18,176
November: 6,645
December: 3,649
January: 2,118
February: 32,500 (5,088 borrows)
March 2012: 18,188 (3,674 borrows)

Total: 136,033


Dead Weight - Released December 22, 2011 $2.99
Romantic Suspense/Thriller

December: 451
January: 1,430
February: 11,385 (325 borrows)
March 2012: 15,836 (1,399 borrows)

Total: 29,102

The BEST part of my indie author journey has been connecting with readers.

Thanks to all who have taken the time to read one of my books, write a review, comment on my blog, offer congrats, or email me to tell me I have a new fan!

No matter what YOUR dreams are, don't let anyone tell you that you can't succeed.

Don't be afraid to try new things. Stay positive.

YOU CAN DO IT!