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

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

What happened next: how my KDP Promo boosted sales of my book, and reviews…

For those who saw my recent post on how I used my Amazon KDP free promo days to get 24,000 + downloads without BookBub, I thought I'd add a follow up on how things have gone since. A few people expressed interest in knowing what happened to sales of my new adult romance Before He Was Famous after that promo, so for you guys, here's what: MORE SALES As you can see, August 14-17 were the free days, but thanks to...Read More

How I used my KDP Free Promo Days to get over 24,000 downloads and to #1 in my Amazon categories, without BookBub…

Right, lovely writers. Seeing as I've spent hours... perhaps even days getting bleary-eyed, reading about other author's successes and failures as far as this stuff is concerned, I thought it was my turn to give back! Here's a breakdown of how things went for me when the holy grail of free book blasters, BookBub didn't let me in and I was forced to look elsewhere for help in utilising those free book days on Amazon KDP. If you caught my post on BookBub...Read More

How to write your real friends (and others) into your books without pissing people off…

Before my first book was published by HarperCollins I had a good few heart palpitations at the prospect of my ex reading it. This was largely because a lot of it was about him. Of course, I never divulged his name, or anything else that might help identify him, (God forbid!) but once the thrill of landing a publishing deal with a big six had sunk in, I was left with what you might call the chills, knowing that he was...Read More

Before He Was Famous is FREE on Amazon. Review to win $100 voucher.

Before He Was Famous is FREE on Amazon. Review to win $100 voucher. This rock star romance (with over 75 4/5 star reviews on Amazon) is now free from August 14-17. Snap it up and get stuck in, and if you've already read it, do please tell your friends by sharing this post on your Facebook wall! Reviews mean everything to indie authors. If you review me on Amazon and email me the URL, I'll enter you into a competition to win $100 Amazon voucher. The winner...Read More

How important is having a book trailer for an indie author?

I had to ask myself this question, if only because the quality of some book trailers out there is akin to some mini Wes Anderson movie, complete with a full-blown cast and mood lighting and most probably a green room somewhere out back with a table full of donuts. I do not have donuts. I have a green room, but that's mostly because I currently live in the Balinese jungle and there's a lot of mould on my bathroom wall....Read More