Here are some Steamy Romance Freebies for your ereader!
I woke up to 22 degrees this morning. Working on this Steamy Romance promo warmed me right up! You should see these covers–wowzer. The holiday romances scattered among them look good too. I’m going to go nab a few as soon I finish telling you about it. For my readers who miss me writing the sexier books, here are some others to tide you until I get back to the steamier stuff. (You’re welcome!)
This is a large email promotion with 213 books to choose from. No, that number is not a typo. You’ll find Dating A Cougar and Carved In Stone among them. The amazing authors of these books are willing to give you a free ebook when you sign up for their email list.
Why are they doing this? Lots of authors need to build their email lists. It’s getting tougher and tougher to get work in front of new readers and email is really the best and most reliable way. Ads, Facebook, and other social media don’t work like they used to.
The organizer of the promo is awesome author, Kaci Rose, who I just met when I signed up. Her book is at the top of the promo. She was my first signup.
If you are already on my Contemporary Romance Email List (or my other genre list), you know I nearly always make the choice to sign up optional. Authors who are just starting their publishing careers will probably require the signup to give you a book for free.
I’m warning you so you won’t write and tell me how many lists you had to join to get the books–lol. My TBR list on my ereader testifies to my own lack of restraint. So does my ereader freaking out about always running out of ebook storage. Guess I should have asked for ereader memory for Christmas.
Book 9 in The Perfect Date series is now available! Check it out.
Her business is wildly successful, but the rest of her life is just wild. Sixty may be the new forty, but not for the Honorable Eleanor J. Skyler. She’s retiring from the law firm she spent her entire career building. What’s wrong with wanting to wear yoga clothes every day and go zip-lining whenever the adventurous mood strikes? Nothing, that’s what.
I can make all kinds of plans about what books I intend to write, but in the end, books come to me when they want, not necessarily when I want. In the middle of a conversation with a friend about my short stint playing golf in college, Harrison’s book hit me. There was no choice but to write it. The book is set in 1965 which for a contemporary author is practically like writing a historical.
I hope you enjoy my little blast from the past. Happy reading!
Most of inspiration for the romantic lives of older characters I write was inspired by personal experiences, friend’s experiences, and talking to older people I have met. But just like I don’t divulge my personal truths in their nitty-gritty form, neither do friends and acquaintances–not even in interviews that I swear to never share.
In the search for braver souls who are more honest than I have managed to be up to now, I read a lot of articles about sex. Some are yawn worry. Some are more prudish than their titles indicate. Huffpost50 gives me good leads several times a week, but sometimes their articles have me rolling my eyes. Medical sites make sex over 35 or 40 sound like you’re forcing something broken to work again.
Recently I found an Huffpo article called “Middle-aged Prude Asks An Important Sex Question“. The woman mentioned in the article was 60 and definitely not a prude, but by the end of the article I believed the article author was actually talking about herself. Commenters to the article chastised nearly everything in it, including many who debated whether or not 60 was middle-aged. This is how my research goes. I read. I roll my eyes. I laugh and look for something else. This time though, I clicked one of those sneaky secondary links in the article, where I found a unique podcast called “Our Better Half” which was focused on our sex lives after 50.
This podcast is a refreshing approach to honest communication. I will admit it made me both blush and laugh. And I learned I was more of a prude than I realized, despite what I write for living. It is put together in short segments, including one called “Explain THAT to Grandma” which was vastly entertaining. But the reason I am sharing this with you is I find there is such a shortage of this type of real person-to-person dialogue. While some of the content might make you wince more than I did, I guarantee other parts will delight you regardless of your sensibilites. The podcaster is wonderful, over 50, and I’m glad she is doing this.
For those of you who have read my Never Too Late series, Dr. Regina Logan would adore this woman’s chutzpah just as much as I do.
I have included Episode 1 in this post. I’m working my way through them. They seem to get better and better.