DREAMSPELL Now $2.99: “Emotional, funny, romantic, and entirely enchanting, Dreamspell is the sort of novel that begs a screenplay.” ~ USA Today, Serena Chase

 

In anticipation of the December 18th release of THE YIELDING, Book Two in the Age of Faith series, the price of DREAMSPELL, a medieval time travel romance, is now $2.99. For your copy of this 4.8 star-rated book, click here: Amazon. Please share with friends.

A TIME TO LIVE. A TIME TO DIE. A TIME TO DREAM.

Sleep disorders specialist Kennedy Plain has been diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor. When her research subject dies after trying to convince her he has achieved dream-induced time travel and her study is shelved, she enlists herself as a subject to complete her research. But when she dreams herself into 14th-century England and falls into the hands of Fulke Wynland, a man history has condemned as a murderer, she must not only stay alive long enough to find a way to return to her own time, but prevent Fulke from murdering his young nephews. And yet, the more time she spends with the medieval warrior, the more difficult it is to believe he is capable of committing the heinous crime for which he has been reviled for 600 years.

Baron Fulke Wynland has been granted guardianship of his brother’s heirs despite suspicions that he seeks to steal their inheritance. When the king sends a mysterious woman to care for the boys, Fulke is surprised by the lady’s hostility toward him–and more surprised to learn she is to be his wife. But when his nephews are abducted, the two must overcome their mutual dislike to discover the boys’ fate. What Fulke never expects is to feel for this woman whose peculiar speech, behavior, and talk of dream travel could see her burned as a witch.

*For those who don’t own a Kindle, Kindle apps are available for download on other e-readers. To download yours, visit: Kindle App

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A Traditionally Pubbed Author Wades into the Waters of Self Publishing

Here’s a peek at my interview with IndieReader.com in their “Crossing Over” section.

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PROLOGUE

(I know…writers beware of opening with a “prologue,” but I think you’ll find back story is relevant to my decision to enter the world of self publishing).

In 1993, I signed a four-book contract with Bantam Books. A year later, my first medieval romance, Warrior Bride, was released and another three “bride” books followed. As I continued to write for the general market, publishing three more medieval romances with HarperCollins and Dorchester and earning awards and placement on national bestseller lists, I infused my growing faith into my writing (much of which fell prey to red pen-wielding editors).

In 2004, I committed to writing books that not only reveal Christianity to non-believers but serve as inspiration to believers. In 2006, my first inspirational romance, Stealing Adda, was released. In 2008, my second inspirational romance, Perfecting Kate, was optioned for a movie and Splitting Harriet won an ACFW “Book of the Year” award and was nominated for a RITA award. In 2009,Faking Grace was nominated for an ACFW “Book of the Year” and RITA award. In 2011, I concluded my “Southern Discomfort” series that launched with Leaving Carolina, continued with Nowhere Carolina, and ended with Restless in Carolina.

That makes seven general market medieval romances and seven inspirational market contemporary romances for a total of fourteen traditionally published books. Hence, the purpose of this “prologue” is to show that I come at self publishing from the angle of an author with a reader base as compared to an unpublished author lacking a reader base outside of supportive friends and family. That’s not to say unpublished authors shouldn’t explore and venture into the world of self-publishing—absolutely not!—but neither should they blindly jump into it. More on that later.

CHAPTER ONE: WHY?

Though I feel blessed to have had my books published by traditional publishers for seventeen years, another path to publication is now viable due to the rise in popularity of e-readers and those fearless and driven authors—both previously unpublished and traditionally published—who struck out on their own years ago. This past March, I joined the ranks of traditionally published authors who have embraced the electronic format by releasing out-of-print books in hopes of finding new readers who missed their titles “way back when” a book’s shelf life was severely limited by physical space (hello!), revamping old titles to give them new life (hmm…), and offering new titles (hello again!).

To read the entire interview, visit: IndieReader.com

THE YIELDING: Book Two in the Age of Faith Series on Sale 12/18/12

The Unveiling, the first book in the Age of Faith series, introduced readers to the formidable Wulfrith family during Duke Henry’s battle for England’s throne in 1153. Now, four years later, Henry wears the crown, but the Wulfriths are no less defiant—and no more amenable to forging alliances through king-decreed marriage.

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SHE HAD KILLED A MAN. OR SO IT WAS SAID.

Convent-bound Lady Beatrix Wulfrith is determined to aid her sister in escaping marriage to their family’s enemy. Unaware of the sacrifice that awaits her, she leads their pursuers astray only to meet with an accident that forever alters her destiny and takes the life of a young knight whose brother vows he will not rest until the lady is brought to justice.

Lord Michael D’Arci is a warrior and a womanizer whose foul mouth and impatience bode ill for all who trespass against him. Falsely accused of ravishment years earlier, he refuses to believe Lady Beatrix’s accusations against his deceased brother. However, when he finds himself at the mercy of that same woman who clings to her convictions and faith even when it threatens to prove her undoing, his quest for justice wavers.

Excerpt: The Yielding

DREAMSPELL Now Only $2.99 “Emotional, funny, romantic, and entirely enchanting, Dreamspell is the sort of novel that begs a screenplay.” ~ USA Today, Serena Chase

In preparation for December’s release of THE YIELDING, Book Two in the Age of Faith series, the price of my medieval time travel romance, DREAMSPELL, has been lowered to $2.99. For your copy of this 4.8 star-rated book, click here: Amazon. Please share with friends.

A TIME TO LIVE. A TIME TO DIE. A TIME TO DREAM.

Sleep disorders specialist Kennedy Plain has been diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor. When her research subject dies after trying to convince her he has achieved dream-induced time travel and her study is shelved, she enlists herself as a subject to complete her research. But when she dreams herself into 14th-century England and falls into the hands of Fulke Wynland, a man history has condemned as a murderer, she must not only stay alive long enough to find a way to return to her own time, but prevent Fulke from murdering his young nephews. And yet, the more time she spends with the medieval warrior, the more difficult it is to believe he is capable of committing the heinous crime for which he has been reviled for 600 years.

Baron Fulke Wynland has been granted guardianship of his brother’s heirs despite suspicions that he seeks to steal their inheritance. When the king sends a mysterious woman to care for the boys, Fulke is surprised by the lady’s hostility toward him–and more surprised to learn she is to be his wife. But when his nephews are abducted, the two must overcome their mutual dislike to discover the boys’ fate. What Fulke never expects is to feel for this woman whose peculiar speech, behavior, and talk of dream travel could see her burned as a witch.

*For those who don’t own a Kindle, Kindle apps are available for download on other e-readers. Click here to download yours: Kindle App

A TRADITIONALLY PUBLISHED AUTHOR WADES INTO THE WATERS OF SELF PUBLISHING

I was recently interviewed about traditional versus self publishing. For my take (so far), visit: Infinite Characters.

Reminder: DREAMSPELL, my 4.8 star-rated medieval time travel romance and first foray into self publishing, is FREE today and tomorrow at: Amazon.com

DAY TWO: DREAMSPELL, A Medieval Time Travel Romance FREE!

Thrilled! DREAMSPELL is #2 in Amazon’s Historical Romance ebooks and #16 on its “Top Free 100” list! Sending out many thanks to the 6,100 readers who have downloaded my medieval time travel romance, which will be FREE on Amazon through Saturday, November 24th. For your free copy of this 4.8 star-rated book, click here: Amazon. And please share with your friends.

A TIME TO LIVE. A TIME TO DIE. A TIME TO DREAM.

Sleep disorders specialist Kennedy Plain has been diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor. When her research subject dies after trying to convince her he has achieved dream-induced time travel and her study is shelved, she enlists herself as a subject to complete her research. But when she dreams herself into 14th-century England and falls into the hands of Fulke Wynland, a man history has condemned as a murderer, she must not only stay alive long enough to find a way to return to her own time, but prevent Fulke from murdering his young nephews. And yet, the more time she spends with the medieval warrior, the more difficult it is to believe he is capable of committing the heinous crime for which he has been reviled for 600 years.

Baron Fulke Wynland has been granted guardianship of his brother’s heirs despite suspicions that he seeks to steal their inheritance. When the king sends a mysterious woman to care for the boys, Fulke is surprised by the lady’s hostility toward him–and more surprised to learn she is to be his wife. But when his nephews are abducted, the two must overcome their mutual dislike to discover the boys’ fate. What Fulke never expects is to feel for this woman whose peculiar speech, behavior, and talk of dream travel could see her burned as a witch.

*For those who don’t own a Kindle, Kindle apps are available for download on other e-readers. Click here to download yours: Kindle App

DREAMSPELL: A Medieval Time Travel Romance FREE!

DREAMSPELL, a medieval time travel romance, is FREE on Amazon beginning TODAY and running through Saturday, November 24th. For your free copy of this 4.8 star-rated book, click here: Amazon. And please share with your friends.

A TIME TO LIVE. A TIME TO DIE. A TIME TO DREAM.

Sleep disorders specialist Kennedy Plain has been diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor. When her research subject dies after trying to convince her he has achieved dream-induced time travel and her study is shelved, she enlists herself as a subject to complete her research. But when she dreams herself into 14th-century England and falls into the hands of Fulke Wynland, a man history has condemned as a murderer, she must not only stay alive long enough to find a way to return to her own time, but prevent Fulke from murdering his young nephews. And yet, the more time she spends with the medieval warrior, the more difficult it is to believe he is capable of committing the heinous crime for which he has been reviled for 600 years.

Baron Fulke Wynland has been granted guardianship of his brother’s heirs despite suspicions that he seeks to steal their inheritance. When the king sends a mysterious woman to care for the boys, Fulke is surprised by the lady’s hostility toward him–and more surprised to learn she is to be his wife. But when his nephews are abducted, the two must overcome their mutual dislike to discover the boys’ fate. What Fulke never expects is to feel for this woman whose peculiar speech, behavior, and talk of dream travel could see her burned as a witch.

*For those who don’t own a Kindle, Kindle apps are available for download on other e-readers. Click here to download yours: Kindle App