• #8Sunday: A brush with Star Wars…from THE ASTRONAUT’S PRINCESS #Sexy #SciFi #Adventure

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    Another bit from Chapter Four, Episode 2 of my Cosmic Cowboys Series. Ela, an Apache princess, is out of her time (1800s New Mexico) and this is her first experience with television.

    Enjoy a tiny excerpt from The Astronaut’s Princess

     

    Ela watched, captivated. She tapped her transcom so she could understand what the characters were saying then eased to the end of the bed and sat. She leaned forward like a ten-year-old, her face less than two feet from the screen.

    “This woman. She is a princess?”

    “Yeah, Leia.”

    “Her father is a chief?” Ela asked, her eyes round with wonder.

    “Erm, not exactly. Her father is Darth Vader. But you aren’t supposed to know that yet.”

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    Book Blurb:

    Astronauts, Aliens, and Apaches? What could possibly go wrong?

    Working for a billionaire space entrepreneur has its perks:  a nice paycheck, free room and board, and all the space flight hours a guy could want. But everything has a price.  Astronaut Noah Wright has survived an alien attack, time travel and a wormhole, but the Apache princess he brought back through time may be the death of him.

    Ela, only daughter of Chief Itza-Chu of the Mescalero Apaches, finds herself out of place and out of time. Everything she knows of her early 1800’s life has vanished. Her savior and protector, Noah, is kind, but he’s not her family and certainly not Apache. Her only wish is to get home, but returning through the wormhole that brought her to the future threatens more than her past, causing her to have to rediscover what home really is.

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  • #8Sunday: Be the princess you are…from THE ASTRONAUT’S PRINCESS #Sexy #SciFi #Adventure

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    A bit from Chapter Three, Episode 2 of my Cosmic Cowboys Series. Sometimes you just have to embrace what you really are. 

    Enjoy a tiny excerpt from The Astronaut’s Princess

     

     

    Her own father had entrusted him to care for her, yet Ela worried that placing her trust in Noah was not the best decision. The only one she could really trust was herself. At first, she’d been afraid and much too reliant on Noah to take care of her, when she wasn’t his responsibility. She wasn’t his sister or daughter or…wife. And he certainly wasn’t her chief. She could take care of herself. She was an Apache princess. It was time to start acting like one.

     

     

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    Book Blurb:

    Astronauts, Aliens, and Apaches? What could possibly go wrong?

    Working for a billionaire space entrepreneur has its perks:  a nice paycheck, free room and board, and all the space flight hours a guy could want. But everything has a price.  Astronaut Noah Wright has survived an alien attack, time travel and a wormhole, but the Apache princess he brought back through time may be the death of him.

    Ela, only daughter of Chief Itza-Chu of the Mescalero Apaches, finds herself out of place and out of time. Everything she knows of her early 1800’s life has vanished. Her savior and protector, Noah, is kind, but he’s not her family and certainly not Apache. Her only wish is to get home, but returning through the wormhole that brought her to the future threatens more than her past, causing her to have to rediscover what home really is.

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  • #8Sunday: One pissed princess…from THE ASTRONAUT’S PRINCESS #Sexy #SciFi #Adventure

     

     

    TheAstronautsPrincess_200x300Another bit from Chapter One, Episode 2 of my Cosmic Cowboys Series. Nothing worse than a pissed off princess. Poor Noah.

    Enjoy a tiny excerpt from The Astronaut’s Princess

    Noah sensed the tension the moment he walked through the sliding doors of the sick bay. The doors closed behind him with a whoosh, seemingly sucking the oxygen from the room as they sealed. The bay was in chaos. Broken glass and medical instruments lay scattered across the floor. The entire glass window of the ER room lay in shards before him. He raised his eyebrows, asking the question he already knew the answer to.

    “Ela,” Dr. Alice Franklin said.

    “Where is she? Is she injured?”

    Dr. Franklin shook her head and motioned to the only closed door. “No, she’s fine. Pissed, but fine.”

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    Book Blurb:

    Astronauts, Aliens, and Apaches? What could possibly go wrong?

    Working for a billionaire space entrepreneur has its perks:  a nice paycheck, free room and board, and all the space flight hours a guy could want. But everything has a price.  Astronaut Noah Wright has survived an alien attack, time travel and a wormhole, but the Apache princess he brought back through time may be the death of him.

    Ela, only daughter of Chief Itza-Chu of the Mescalero Apaches, finds herself out of place and out of time. Everything she knows of her early 1800’s life has vanished. Her savior and protector, Noah, is kind, but he’s not her family and certainly not Apache. Her only wish is to get home, but returning through the wormhole that brought her to the future threatens more than her past, causing her to have to rediscover what home really is.

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  • #8Sunday: Not his circus. Not his monkeys…from THE ASTRONAUT’S PRINCESS #Sexy #SciFi #Adventure

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    It’s been a while since I participated in Weekend Writing Warriors. Here’s what I’ve been working on… Episode 2 of my Cosmic Cowboys Series. Poor Noah has ten thousand problems.

    Enjoy a tiny excerpt from The Astronaut’s Princess

     

     

    This team tested what remained of his patience. The only saving grace was the first crew was already working on the hotel pod construction. This group? These guys wouldn’t have lasted two months in the NASA program. Noah pinched the bridge of his nose, willing the headache pounding behind his eyes to go away.

    Not my circus. Not my monkeys.

    Except they were.

    The door behind him opened, and Noah closed his eyes tighter, not turning. “Captain? You have a call from sick bay. It’s Ela,” the intern said.

    Of course it’s Ela.

     

     

     

     

    Brace for impact. The Astronaut’s Princess is landing Feb. 16

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    Book Blurb:

    Astronauts, Aliens, and Apaches? What could possibly go wrong?

    Working for a billionaire space entrepreneur has its perks:  a nice paycheck, free room and board, and all the space flight hours a guy could want. But everything has a price.  Astronaut Noah Wright has survived an alien attack, time travel and a wormhole, but the Apache princess he brought back through time may be the death of him.

    Ela, only daughter of Chief Itza-Chu of the Mescalero Apaches, finds herself out of place and out of time. Everything she knows of her early 1800’s life has vanished. Her savior and protector, Noah, is kind, but he’s not her family and certainly not Apache. Her only wish is to get home, but returning through the wormhole that brought her to the future threatens more than her past, causing her to have to rediscover what home really is.

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  • To the Moon and back…THE ASTRONAUT’S PRINCESS #Sexy #ScFi #Adventure

    I did a lot of research for my Cosmic Cowboys Series and came across tons of crazy posts. But this little video is so weird, I had to share it.

    You see, the main impetus behind the Cosmic Cowboy Series is that a bazillionare wants to be the first to offer space travel and build a hotel on the Moon. Along the way to fulfilling his dream, lots of things go wrong. Things like wormholes and time travel and aliens and…well, I’m not going to give it ALL away.

    Did you know that there have been several companies working toward those goals of space tourism and moon hotels? Every few years, another one announces their intentions. Remember the promises of jet packs? I’m still waiting on those.

    Check these out:

    What happened to Hilton’s ‘hotel on the Moon’?

    Space Vacation: Orbiting Hotel Ready For Guests by 2016

    Flights of Fancy: Virgin Galactic Plans Space Hotels, Day Trips to the Moon

    Are you ready to sign up? Perhaps an armchair adventure would be better?

    Brace for impact. The Astronaut’s Princess is landing

    on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited Feb. 16.

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    Book Blurb:

    Astronauts, Aliens, and Apaches? What could possibly go wrong?

    Working for a billionaire space entrepreneur has its perks:  a nice paycheck, free room and board, and all the space flight hours a guy could want. But everything has a price.  Astronaut Noah Wright has survived an alien attack, time travel and a wormhole, but the Apache princess he brought back through time may be the death of him.

    Ela, only daughter of Chief Itza-Chu of the Mescalero Apaches, finds herself out of place and out of time. Everything she knows of her early 1800’s life has vanished. Her savior and protector, Noah, is kind, but he’s not her family and certainly not Apache. Her only wish is to get home, but returning through the wormhole that brought her to the future threatens more than her past, causing her to have to rediscover what home really is.

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  • Spotlight on Mated with the Cyborg by Cara Bristol #SFR #SCIFI

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    Mated with the Cyborg

    Series: Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance, book 2

    Author/Publisher: Cara Bristol

    Genre: erotic science fiction romance

    Release date: January 5, 2015

    ISBN: 9780996145244

    Genre: erotic science fiction romance

    Other books in the series: Stranded with the Cyborg (published Sept. 2015), Captured by the Cyborg (March 2016 release).

    Special note: Mated with the Cyborg can be read as stand-alone.

    Book Blurb:

    Kai Andros’s orders were simple. Get in. Gather the intel on the terrorist organization. Get out. Then he met her. Mariska. Beautiful. Innocent. Ignorant of her father’s atrocities. And marked for death. His orders said nothing about saving her. But he did. He went off-mission. Can a rogue cyborg outrun both Cyber Operations and the terrorists to save the woman he loves?

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    Mated with the Cyborg excerpt: 

    Mariska’s dress dragged along the metal floor as she headed for the general’s receiving room. People glanced at R981, but the android could have been alone for all the notice they paid her. Her veil seemed to render her invisible.

    If only she could truly disappear. Years had passed since the last summons. Why had her father called her? Perspiration slickened her palms, and she had to concentrate to avoid wiping them and leaving a telltale stain on her clothing. The only thing worse than being afraid was showing it.

    At least

    her voluminous skirt hid her wobbling knees. Outside her father’s fortified headquarters, she halted and took a deep breath. I can do this. I can do this.

    “You are nervous,” stated R981 in his stilted, but

    gravelly

    voice. No other android had vocals like his. His rumbling tone vibrated through her in a most disturbing way.

    “No, I’m not,” she quickly refuted. Fear was a flaw. Flaws were punished. Although R981 was assigned to her, he had been programmed to report misbehavior and anomalies to her father.

    The

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    orbs of his robotic eyes blinked once. “I detect pupil constriction, increased perspiration, and respiration, which indicate fear.”

    “I believe you are mistaken and require a full diagnostic. How long has it been since your last maintenance overhaul?”

    “I am a new model, entered into service five weeks ago. I do not require maintenance for another fifty-five point four days.”

    She needed to shore up her courage, but R981 pulled open the door, making it clear he served her father. Just like the other droids.

    MY REVIEW: 

    When Kai Andros goes undercover, he discovers things aren’t always as they appear. Kai is sent to infiltrate the terrorist organization Lamis-Odg only learns the leader’s “malformed” daughter, Mariska, is being sent away to her death. His choices are to go off mission and save the girl or stay the course and save the world.

    I was on the edge of my seat this entire book. I really wanted to skip ahead to see what happened…but I didn’t. Great tension and great chemistry! What a fantastic story.

    My favorite line is this: Maybe it wasn’t enough to destroy evil, maybe good needed to be rewarded.

    And THIS is why I love this Cy-Ops series!

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    Author bio

    Multi-published, Cara Bristol is the author of more than 24 erotic romance titles. She writes science fiction, contemporary, and paranormal erotic romance. No matter what the subgenre, one thing remains constant: her emphasis on character-driven seriously hot erotic stories with sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine. Cara has lived many places in the United States,

    but currently lives in Missouri with her husband. She has two grown stepkids. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading and traveling.

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  • Spotlight on Alien Attachments by Sabine Priestley #SFR

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    Book One

    Sabine Priestley

     

    Genre: Science Fiction Romance

     

    Publisher: Kensington / Lyrical

    Date of Publication: 8/18/14

     

    ISBN: 978-1-61650-566-4

    ASIN: B00KYUNEKO

     

    Number of pages: 208

    Word Count:  75K

     

    Cover Artist: Renee Rocco

     

     

     

    Book Description:

    Finding one’s psi-mate is something every Sandarian hopes for, but when Ian Cavacent accidentally starts the bonding process with the Earthling, Dani, he has to fight his desire with every ounce of his being. If the process is completed, it would be both political and financial suicide for Ian and his family.

    A natural klutz, Dani somehow always manages to land on her feet and win those mixed martial arts matches she’s so fond of. At home on Cat Island her balance is thrown when bazillionaire Ian takes notice.

    Unfortunately some butt-ugly Torog aliens also take notice sending her life spiraling out of control and into Ian’s arms. But Dani isn’t the type of woman to let some alien voodoo decide her future or her mate…no matter how gorgeous the man is or how much pleasure he gives her.

    For centuries the Cavacents have mined Earth for a precious element, carnium, while protecting the planet from other alien species.

    Thanks to the Torogs, Dani and Ian must flee to Sandaria. As Dani learns to use her newfound psi powers, the empire crumbles around them.

    Will their love be strong enough to keep them alive and get them back to Earth?

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    Excerpt Alien Attachments:

    “Earth Protector? You’re kidding right?”

    “No. Pretty much what it sounds like. Cliche as it may be, we are not alone in the universe.”

    Dani held Jared’s gaze. She’d heard what he said, but couldn’t process the words. They sat on her brain like little beings, patiently waiting to be let in. Knock, knock. Dani let out a nervous laugh. Maybe if I ignore them, they’ll go away. Jared didn’t blink. Or maybe not.

    “So you’re not an EP?”

    “Nah, I’m human, just like you. I’m what they call a Support Agent, or SA for short. I do what I can for Ian and the other EPs, but I’m based with Ian.”

    “So you’re a spy.”

    “Support agent, not secret agent,” Jared said. “Although, we are a secret.”

    “You’re a spy for aliens.”

    “Stop it. It’s not like that.”

     

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    Alien Attachments

    Book Two

    Sabine Priestley

     

    Genre: Science Fiction Romance

     

    Publisher: Kensington / Lyrical

    Date of Publication: 10/13/15

     

    ISBN:  978-1-61650-579-0

    ASIN: B00SED1K1I

     

    Number of pages: 169

    Word Count: 72K

     

    Cover Artist: Cora Graphics

     

     

    Book Description:

    Ria Montori is no stranger to kicking ass. Though petite in size, she packs a punch as a former Sandarian military officer who currently serves the Cavacent clan on a strange planet called Earth. She has no interest in seeking her one psi-mate who could bring her unparalleled pleasure through a sensual, otherworldly bond. She has no time for a lover of any kind. So why is she lured in by the beguiling Curzan native who just killed a government official?

    Ty Sordina hates Ria’s kind. The Sandarians murdered his parents while he watched and enslaved his people. Driven by revenge, he vows that nothing and no one will stand in his way. Especially not a feisty redhead who challenges his every instinct and calls to his psi like no other.

    But war is coming. And the two must succumb to temptation for only the power of their completed bond can defeat and destroy the enemy. But only if they surrender… 

    Book Trailer: http://sabinepriestley.com/blog/new-trailer-for-rebellion/

     

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    Excerpt Rebellion:

    “I had to get away from you. From us.”

    In that instant, he knew he could never let that happen. He shook his head. Her right arm was bleeding. There was a puncture wound that went all the way through her forearm and a jagged tear, or maybe bite marks, below that. “You’re a mess, Red.” A beautiful fracking mess.

    She stood perfectly still as he placed his fingers on either side of the hole, her blood slick under his touch. The psi connection necessary to heal flowed through them both. He had to place his other hand against the bark of the tree she leaned against to steady himself. Once the bleeding stopped, he placed his fingers over the tear. Another deep connection to stop the bleeding, and they both moaned.

    The pleasure caused by their psi connection was overwhelming. This was no mere chemistry. She was his psi-mate. There was no question now. Once the bleeding stopped, he let go of her arm.

    Her eyes bore into him, and he was lost. He took her hand and led her deeper into the forest until he found the trail he was looking for. They followed it in silence. She never once asked where he was taking her. Their psi danced, and the tension between them increased with every step. Finally, they came to the small one-room hunting shack he’d been coming to in order to get some distance from her.

    Ironic.

    As they neared the porch, the moonlight caught her hair, and it blazed red. He reached out and pulled a leaf from her tresses before leading her inside.

    He knew she wouldn’t protest. She couldn’t stop this anymore than he could. Their psi were deeply meshed together now and simply awaited their bodies to join.

     

     

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    Alien Attachments

    Book Three

    Sabine Priestley

     

    Genre: Science Fiction Romance

     

    Publisher: KAC Publishing

    Date of Publication: 12/1/15

     

    ISBN: 978-1-62517-957-9

    ASIN: B0157A0DP4

     

    Number of pages: 206

    Word Count: 72K

     

    Cover Artist: Nathalie Gray of Kanaxa Designs

     

     

    Book Description:

    Following the signal of foreign psi to an old abandoned building on Florin 5, Balastar Alder literally stumbles across the pugnacious raven-haired beauty, Kit Athorika.

    He’s not the only one who’s looking for the mysterious portal making devices in her possession. When Torogs attack, she ports them to safety. Without the help of a single Portal Master.

    Balastar offers to repay the favor by getting her off-planet and back to her own ship. Their escape is complicated when the Torog’s pursue. Forced to go silent and lay-low in an asteroid field, they have little to do. Fortunately, the chemistry between them ignites and they find endless ways to occupy their time.

    Balastar convinces her to come and meet his boss, Lord Cavacent. Recently relocated to Earth, the Sandarian clan included a handful of rogue Portal Masters. Kit has her own reasons for hating and fearing the Portal Masters, but she needs all the help she can get to save her planet. She reluctantly agrees to seek out Lord Cavacent’s help, and his connections to the Galactic Trade Organization and its powerful military.

    The Portal Masters’ Guild on Sandaria has controlled intergalactic portals throughout the galaxy for centuries, and jealously guard their secrets. One of those secrets has kept Kit’s home world under quarantine for nearly thirty years.  But portals across the galaxy are failing and the guild is getting desperate.

    Finding themselves bonded wasn’t expected, but having a psi-mate had its advantages. Can they free an entire planet and take down a guild as old as the  Masters without losing their lives? 

    Book Trailer:  http://sabinepriestley.com/blog/liberation-trailer/

     

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    Excerpt Liberation: 

    “Frack, look.” Kit said, pointing to the screen.

    Torog ships blasted up the lines of each vector, including theirs. They were coming too fast. Before Balastar could get the required thrust needed, the Torogs scanned his ship as they passed. They slowed immediately and turned around.

    Balastar watched his controls. “Three, two, one. Hold on.” As soon as his engine hit the green line, he pulled out of position in the queue and shot straight up. The Gravity Modulator was engaged but the ship had to make a series of course corrections in order to avoid satellites and other low orbit objects. The seats automatically formed a cocoon around their bodies and heads, preventing whiplash. He gripped the arms of his chair and waited. Two and a half minutes later, they were clear and headed to the closest interstellar portal.

    “We’ve got three following. Make that four,” Kit said. “What do you think?

    Balastar pulled up the specs for the Torogs’ ships. “We’ll outgun them before we’ll outrun ’em.”

    “Can you take on four?”

    “Do we have a choice?”

    “Maybe.” Kit flipped through nav charts with manic speed. She stopped and backed up. “How big is it?”

    Her psi pulsed, and he grinned. “Pretty big.”

    She looked him up and down. “I meant the ship. How long is it?”

    “Two hundred and twelve feet.”

    “That is long.”

    Another pulse of pleasure. If they kept this up they were going to go down fucking. Not a bad way to go, but he’d rather stick around long enough for a repeat performance.

    Kit swiveled her chair to face him and leaned in closer.

    Balastar met her halfway, their faces inches apart.

    The brown of her eyes held specks of gold. She brushed her lips against his ear. His trousers were now far too restrictive. “And exactly how wide is it, Balastar?”

    He turned his head and took a bite at the hollow of her shoulder sweeping his tongue in circles on her skin. He wanted to taste her. Everywhere. He sucked hard, leaving a mark.

    She groaned. “How wide?”

    “Fifty-five feet.” His adrenaline was cranking.

    “Yes!” With quick rapid breaths, she swung back to the console. “We’ll just make it.”

    As much as he wanted to continue their banter, staying alive was probably the better choice. “You have a plan?”

    “Depends.” She gave him a serious look. “How good are you?”

    Another pulse left him desperate to lose the pants or change the subject. “I can take her anywhere.”

    “How long can she run silent?”

    “A week, maybe more.”

    Kit hesitated a moment before sending the data to his com. “We’ll make the portal. Take us to these coordinates, and I’ll guide you from there.”

     

     

    sabrineAbout the Author:

    A lifelong lover of books, Sabine grew up on Science Fiction, Fantasy and Romance novels. As a child she wanted to be an astronaut and travel the stars looking for aliens. As an adult she’s seriously disappointed we’ve yet to establish so much as a moon base (although she gives a hearty nod to the ISS) and is pretty sure Humans aren’t ready to meet ET.

    An Electrical Engineer and Cultural Anthropologist by training, she’s a geek with heart. She’s lived in more states than she cares to admit and loves to travel. When not in far off lands, you can frequently find her walking the local beaches and plotting her next adventure.

    Sabine lives in Florida with her husband, kids, cats and an increasingly large mess of characters in her head.

     

     

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  • NEW RELEASE: The Reaper Series Box Set

    Reap the savings! The Reaper Series Box set is available now.

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    The Reaper Series Synopsis: 

    The only thing worse than having nothing to live for…is having everything to live for.

    A small group of reapers and supernatural beings in Meridian, Arkansas are all that stands between humanity and the apocalypse when a fallen angel stages a demonic invasion. In their battle to save the world, each will meet his or her match, discovering the power of love…and the importance of risking everything to protect it.


  • A year in the life of an indie-published book

    It’s that time of year, where we take stock of the year behind us and look forward to the year ahead.

    All in all, 2015 was a very fine year.

    I published five books in 2015. Three titles were indie published for the first time ever, and two were republished after a year-long stint with a traditional e-book publisher. Since Haunt My Heart was published on January 5, 2015, I thought it might interest people to see how it has done.

    Please keep in mind this is one indie publishing experience. My experience. Your mileage and actions may vary. Authors and publishers don’t like to share results. I guess they sometimes want to maintain the illusion of doing better than they really are or maybe they just don’t want to appear to be bragging. I don’t know why. I suppose everyone has his/her reasons.

    For me, it helps to see what others are doing to see if I’m on track or at least on a path for potential success. If we don’t track and evaluate what went wrong and what went right, how can we ever achieve our dreams?

    For the record, my copy editor in the table below was actually more of a proofer, and she was my extremely, grammatically inclined friend. I posted about The cost of self-publishing one book (Haunt My Heart) back in January 2015, soon after it published. Clearly, I spent more during the year trying to promote the book. I’m sure there are things I missed. Also, Haunt My Heart spent a year in Amazon’s KDP Select program. HMH expires from that program tomorrow, and then I’ll try my luck on the free market and on  every platform for a while. That post generated lots of love as well as its fair share of hate. So here we go again.

    By the numbers:

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    As you can see, I’m still -$734 from breaking even. My Reaper Series books made a bit of money for me this year, and overall, I should end up making around $5,500 total on my writing. Keep in mind, I’ve spent more than three-quarters of that back into the business with advertising/marketing/publishing expenses during the year. So yeah, nowhere near a reasonable profit on any of the five books yet. Publishing is still only a labor of love.

    I’m not going to lie. I’ve thought about quitting.

    Writer friends have talked me off the ledge more than once this year. But you know what? Lightning could still strike. It only takes one good break to reach a tipping point.

    And you can’t be struck by lightning unless you’re in the storm.

    I have an ambitious business plan mapped out for 2016, which includes audio books, and at least, three new releases.

    If you’d like to come along for the ride, sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss a thing.

    In the meantime, you can find all of my books and their links here: http://lisa-medley.com/books/ You can even start the Reaper Series for FREE on all e-reader formats.

    The best is yet to come.

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