Happy New Year

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 🙂

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30 responses to Happy New Year

  1. Blaine Hall

    YAY!! Things are going to be better this year for you!! Hope you have a wonderful New Years and I look forward to reading more of your amazing works Lisa!!

  2. caligurl

    YOU Ms. Lisa WILL have THE BEST year EVER! HUGS hugs to you and your ‘Scruffy’!!

  3. Cath

    Love and Hugs are coming to you from Aussie Land. Thanks for all the glorious reads and I am excited for more in 2017. The love you share in your books is returned to you by your readers. Happy New Year.

  4. Erith

    I sincerely hope that 2017 is a better year for you and yours.

    Thank you for the pleasure you give to your readers because you’ve definitely helped me this year.

    Happy 2017, Lisa! xx

  5. Tammy

    Happy New Year!!! Cute pup 😉

    • Lisao79

      Happy New Year Tammy – he’s 8 and probably looks like a bit of a grouch, but he’s lovely company and never strays far from my side 🙂

  6. Susan Rawlings

    Happy New Year

  7. Melenee

    Happy new year! Thank you for all your hard work this year, bring us joy with your writing, even though it has been a real up and down year for you. Let’s hope that 2017 brings calmer waters.

    Love Mel xxx

  8. Kerry

    Happy new year hugs and kisses

  9. Xanthe Anderson

    Well, baring ARe appalling actions, this is a brilliant newsletter! Thank you so much for the work you’ve given us this year, I truly enjoy reading your books. I can’t wait for the newbies in January. Happy New Year to you and hope your health improves and keeps throughout the year 🙂 xx

  10. Constance

    Happy new year! Your books bring me great joy, I look forward to what u will have in store for 2017. Without ARe where can I get ur books?
    Thank you for working so hard to get these books out.


  11. constance

    Happy New Year! Love your books, it always makes for a happy day when I read any one of your stories.

    Now that ARe is kaput, where could i get your next newbies. they are the highligt when you announce ur next offering.

    Wishing you a happy and healthy 2017.


    • Lisao79

      HI Constance, thank you so much for your lovely comment. At this stage my books are still and will still be available through Amazon, Smashwords and the sites that Smashwords distribute to such as B&N iTunes, Nook and Kobo. Smashwords does accept payment via paypal and offers the books in a variety of formats. I am also currently researching a new site called Sea to Sky books who claim they want to offer the same opportunities as ARe did and I will have more about that later this month. Happy New Year 🙂 xx

  12. Joanna scott

    Hi Lisa Waiting here on pins and needle When will the next book the out Book starved lol

    • Lisao79

      It was supposed to be today, Joanna, but I promise it will be out by the 15th and not a day later. It’s just going through it’s final edit session now 🙂

  13. Cali

    You married your daughter? WINK WINK LOL