Fun on the Natchez Trace – recreating scenes from a novel in real life!

Yesterday a friend and I drove from Nashville, out past the famous Loveless Cafe (where we stopped to pick up some Peach Preserve) and onto the Natchez Trace, which is basically 444 miles of the most gorgeous greenery you'll ever see! We took Bella the dog, and made our way to Jackson Falls. This was especially awesome for me as I wrote about this place in my book 'Before He Was A Secret.' It's the spot where the characters Conor...Read More

Read and review ‘Before He Was Gone’ and get a FREE copy!

The New Adult Book Club on Goodreads are reading Before He Was Gone to review. Sign up if you want your free copy to review! "Sometimes, you have to get lost to find yourself... When her rock star boyfriend breaks things off out of the blue, Alyssa applies to hit reality TV show Deserted and to her shock she gets through. Abandoned on a remote island with a bunch of strangers and none of the luxuries she’s become accustomed to,...Read More

Before He Was A Secret (Starstruck #3) Playlist… I can't write a word without being inspired by every sound in the air around me, and I turned to music more than ever with this book! Set in Nashville, Before He Was A Secret - the third standalone romance in my new adult Starstruck Series) is the story of Stephanie and Conor, both from very different backgrounds, learning how a shared love of music can help them re-write their stories. I was inspired by a mix of everything, from...Read More

It’s cover reveal day for Before He Was A Secret. Exclusive excerpt here…

Today's the day, whoo hoooooo! I can finally reveal another amazing cover by designer Jeanine Henning, for the third standalone romance in my Starstruck Series, Before He Was A Secret. It's set in Nashville, check out those glimmering lights! (I'm addicted to the TV show, which helped inspire me a little with these singer songwriting superstars! There are a lot of songs in this one). If you liked Before He Was Famous, and then Before He Was Gone, I promise...Read More

How do you handle negative reviews for your book on Amazon and Goodreads? And are readers actively LOOKING for bad books?

What didn't make me smile throughout my recent and ultimately successful free book campaign on Amazon KDP (and I'll tell you this, seeing as we're being honest here) was that with all the extra interest in the book, (over 24,000 downloads in 4 days) the one, 1-star review I had lurking somewhere on my book's page rose to the top of the 80-odd good ones overnight, with 27 people finding it helpful. Whaaaat?! No one's ever sure why people choose to like...Read More

Before He Was A Secret Blog tour sign ups are live. I’m looking for bloggers to join in (and get a free copy!)

Once again I'm having a blog tour with the amazing Xpresso Reads for the third in my Starstruck Series, which is coming out in March 2015. The tour for Before He Was A Secret will run March 9th to March 20th, 2015 and I'm looking for BLOGGERS to sign up and join in! Posts will consist of reviews, guest posts, interviews, and excerpts. There will also be a tour giveaway. Review copies will be available in ebook format. SIGN UP HERE! If...Read More

Before He Was A Secret – the date is set! Bloggers wanted for cover reveal on January 9th…

The date is set! The cover reveal is on January 9th. Release date, March 9th. If you're a blogger, join the cover reveal here! I'm releasing another standalone Starstruck romance, following Amazon #1 bestseller Before He Was Famous and Before He Was Gone...   And we’ll run, and we’ll run  But we’ll run for each other And we’ll catch one another when we’re ready to fall…   Waiting tables isn't exactly what singer/songwriter Stephanie has in mind for her move to...Read More

Exclusive sneak preview of ‘Before He Was A Secret’, plus announcing the winner of the $100 Amazon voucher…

A while back, during my massive Before He Was Famous promo blitz I announced a competition to win a $100 Amazon Voucher in exchange for a review of the book. I want to say a huge, mega, stardust sprinkled THANK YOU to everyone who entered and everyone who wrote to say they loved the book. Reviews really help as they get the word out there about our work and give us more of a chance to stand out in the...Read More

When your books make it to YouTube… with the amazing #indiebooksbeseen

I've said it before and I'll say it again... I'm LOVING this amazing indie author community. I love how supportive everyone is of each other, honestly, there's just something so nice and warm and cosy about being a part of what feels like some kind of revolution. Mark Shaw is the man behind a movement we're hashtagging #indiebooksbeseen and since he made my TweetDeck column shine with all things indie and new, and also since I've been blogging my self-publishing journey,...Read More

My experience with a Kindle Nation Daily Romance of the Week placement. Does it really boost book sales?

In a continuation of my shared self-publishing adventure, I thought I'd share the results of my Kindle Nation Daily Romance of the Week placement. I paid up the budget-busting amount of $399.99 for the week-long placement of my book, Before He Was Gone - the second in my Starstruck Series. In a daily-changing industry I have been trying different things with my book marketing since first publishing to Amazon in May. I was especially excited about this KND promo because I'd read good things and also, their figures...Read More