It’s New Years Eve in my corner of the world and while the last few days have been frantic, worrying and just plain shit to put it frankly, I am determined to greet 2017 with a smile on my face.
First the sad/bad bit – AllRomanceebooks. Yep, if you haven’t heard they are closed, or at least their site will be closed December 31st. It was super sudden and no one saw this coming. Authors have been offered a paltry ten cents in the dollar pay out for their last quarter’s earnings and readers have until the 31st to download their books. The downloading aspect is the only reason I am mentioning this. If, for some reason you have gotten this too late, or my books won’t download anymore (I have deleted them from the site as the ARe owners were still selling them even though author’s knew they weren’t being paid which is theft plain and simple) CONTACT ME. Send me a screenshot, receipt, whatever you have showing the titles you’ve purchased and I will personally send you the books you have paid for. I will not let my readers be short changed out of this if I can help it.
Now onto happier thoughts as we go into 2017. FREEBIES. Yes, my last instafreebie giveaway for 2016 is my latest release – Don’t Bite, book four of the Stockton Wolves series. So if your book budget has been looking a bit sad over the holiday period, you can get this one for free. The Instafreebie is available for one week, so closes on the January 7th.
PLUS – yes, I am full of jumping beans today lol. My boxed sets – do you remember them? Did I even mention I did them? Okay, for those of you who don’t know I made up boxed sets for the first three books of my Cloverleah series, the Alpha and Omega series and the Bound and Bonded series. Three books for the price of one which I thought was a great way to encourage people to try something new. But now it’s even better – what’s better than three books for the price of one? Freebies. Well, not exactly but for all you lovely people who are members of KU (Amazon), those three boxed sets are available for free through there.
Cloverleah Pack Boxed set (Books 1 – 3)
Alpha and Omega Boxed Set (Books 1 – 3)
Bound and Bonded Boxed Set (Books 1 – 3)
It’s been a rollercoaster year. You were there for me when I married my daughter – she graduated just last month and is now a Registered Nurse. My son, Peter is doing well, his business is growing and he is sharing his household with his lovely children. My youngest son Thomas is enjoying a well earned holiday break after spending a year building on Kawau Island which meant commuting by boat every day. Fine in the summer but during the winter months I spent a lot of days worrying. My health, the divorce – it’s all happened this year and through it all my readers have made me smile every day. Thank you for that.
Coming up? On The Brink will hopefully be finished and ready by January 10th. This ARe business has slowed me up a bit, but the story is almost done. The first one of my short stories under the name Lee Oliver were meant to be done by Christmas. It didn’t happen but it will be released in January as well. I secured another French Translator, the lovely Lily Rose who will be translating my Alpha and Omega books for me and Benedicte Girault, the lady responsible for my existing translations has been booked to do four more of my Cloverleah titles for 2017. Exciting stuff.
There is more – a lot more I could tell you but for now this post has gone on long enough. I am sure you all have family and friends you are enjoying the holiday season with. From my heart to yours, have an amazing 2017. Stay safe and hug the one you love. For me, it’s my new dog “Scruffy.” Happy New Year 🙂