Happy Halloween! How about a little cowboy romance and an Amazon Tablet giveaway?

 
 
It's a wickedly delicious time of year. Some days still hotter than snap near Nashville... I'm referring to the weather, of course.
And the nights...
Well outside they're cooling down into the range of needing a sweater or maybe a fire started.
A little of this, versus a little of that. It's how the seasons change.
It's life.
A series of juxtapositions.
Cool versus warm.
Soft versus hard.
Pleasure versus pain.
 
And what can be better than fire and ice?
That's what we have in
Collared By the Cowboy.
A man who refuses to feel. His heart is ice.
A woman on a journey, fueled to find her footing spurred by her beliefs, her passion. Her fire.
So who are these characters, besides opposites?

BRANDON MCLEMORE
  • 4TH ELDEST BROTHER
  • OWNER OF SPURS AND LEATHER, PRIVATE PARIS CLUB
  • RUNS EQUINE SIDE OF EVERMORE
Dream Cast: Jessie Pavelka

 
MIA SANTERO.
  • ON A JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY.
  • GRAD STUDENT.
  • THESIS PROJECT: THE ART OF SURRENDER
  • Sister of Margo Santero (Too Hot To Handle releasing January 12, 2016!!)
Dream Cast: Elizabeth Gillies
 

 
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IWHG0AW
Top Bestseller. Ranked #25 overall on Amazon.
Ranked #1 in Western, #1 Ero Suspense, #1 Ero Humorous


 
 
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Have you heard 'Hello' from Adele?

Powerful.
Storyline: 'regret' well-done. Imagery: retro.
Adele's familiar voice, say what you will, is flawless.
Judge for yourself.
 
 
 


 
 
PATTERN BEHAVIOR you wonder in the similarity of sound.
Ah well, that is another matter.
What can I speak to is the naming of her albums. The last was "19" and why? It was for her age at the time she has created them.
THIS IS ALBUM “25.”
Adele defines 25 as turning point for her.
 
 
Teetering on the edge of being an old adolescent and a fully-fledged adult, I made the decision to go into becoming who I'm going to be forever without a removal van full of my old junk.”
She also apologized that for the four-year wait between albums, adding, “I’m sorry it took so long, but you know, life happened.”

In between 19 and 25, there was her album 21. Besides music, Adele became a MOMMY. Her son Angelo is now three and his dad is Simon Konecki, Adele's boyfriend.

In a letter to fans, Adele wrote that 25 reflects her life and the changes that have occurred. And now, she's ready to share her music with us.

Enjoy.
Susan and Bakara

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Do you NaNoWriMo? Time to get in gear and prime those gray cells. How? Write. Write. Write.



THIS WEEK I'M DOING IT DIFFERENTLY.
NO... not that.
 
I'm doing a Pre-NaNoWriMo hip-hip tweet-tweet.
The story that I had earmarked for November to write my ass off well, I couldn't wait and began.
Love
You
Harder.


And it's working out.
This story keeps me writing on a daily basis. (Important for gearing up for NaNoWriMo.)

Why? Come November it will be a hit the ground and run kinda deal.
The better prepared a writer is, the easier it is to craft not only words into sentences but a meaningful plot, layered characters, and a story that makes sense.
For me that equates to writing a series.
BIG PLUS to have the backstory already firmly established.
I know these people. Their history. What they carry in their wallets, their picadillos, what type of milk they drink.
And you should too.
If you don't write series, so what.
GET TO KNOW YOUR CHARACTERS.
SCOPE OUT THE CITY OR SETTING.
ENVISION being the main people in your story so well what they'd say and how they'd feel is second nature.
And then writing is like water rushing, reeling, carrying you forward.

LOVE YOU HARDER is the story about Rod's brother CADE McLEMORE from Game On/Too Hot To Handle (Books # .5 and #1) from Zero to 60
AFTER THE FALL is my slotted for NaNoWriMo as Book #3 (the 11th in the Bad Boys series).

Currently Love You Harder is my WIP (Work in Progress.)
And what I'm sharing to incite some autumn embers into a fire.
 

If you NaNo, you can do this too!  
FIRST I do my dream cast for Cade and Vivian. May I share it?
It's why I WENT from ZERO TO 60 and jumped the GUN!
CADE Richard McLEMORE
29 years of badassery old
Youngest of triplets
Marine Sniper Scout
Returns home and he's on another mission: GO AND FIND THE GIRL
 
DREAMCAST HERO:
A A R O N   T A Y L O R ~ J O H N S O N
 
 
 
and our girl
VIVIAN davis LANE
22 years smart-mouthed
Only child of Dallas congressman
Journalism Major
DREAMCAST HEROINE:
E R I N    H E A T H E R T O N
 
 

 
love
Love
LOVE THEM!!
 
 
 
AND THE SEXY SNIPPET:
 
 
 

HOPE YOU ENJOYED.  And to give you a sense of where this train wreck romance is headed...
 
 
Don't forget to enter the drawing for a Kindle Tablet before you go.
 
 
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OKAY, IT'S TIME TO BOUNCE.
 
 
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Celebrate Halloween with a #AmazonGiveaway 7" Kindle Tablet

 
                  What's your Halloween Movie of Choice ?                    
AMAZON 7" KINDLE TABLET GIVEAWAY
tThis Kindle Tablet is a gem.
It's new.
It's a powerhouse.
And it can be yours.
Nothing to buy.
If you love red-hot romance, then c'mon!
 
          What's your Halloween Movie of Choice?                                       
Okay it was a toss up, but I'm going with (drum roll):

Why? The Rocky Horror Picture Show isn't scary but it's so much fun to watch. If it's in your city, GO! It isn't a passive watch. Audience PAR-TI-CI-PA-TION is what makes this an absolute scream.
And the music. And the smexy sinfulness of it. And it'll make you smile.
 
 
SOOOOO what's your movie choice for October? New or old. Scary or sexy.
 
Two ways to enter:
Comment below for a $5.00 Amazon Gift Card 
OR
enter the AMAZON KINDLE TABLET GIVEAWAY via Rafflecopter.
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Contest ends 11:59 PM EST on November 1, 2015

 

 
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ROMANCE PUBLISHERS TO CHECK OUT

 

THE MAJOR PLAYERS

What's the difference between the BIG HOUSES and the smaller publishers. Besides an actual building, the Big Five create aka publish hardcover books for brick and mortar stores as well as mass market paperback, trade paperback as opposed to Createspace POD (print on demand). Some smaller houses claim to get their books into bookstores but it's the exception rather than the rule.
The Big Five aren't selling an author's rights to third parties and slapping cheap looking covers on past workhorses. (Buyer or rather beware.)

YET this is always pertinent and something writers forget to check out: how TOP authors do in a house in comparison to the general stable of authors. It can be an eye opener to discover and fully understand what rankings mean and translate to insofar as sales. If you don't understand, that is the first thing a writer needs to do. If you understand the monetary difference between a book ranked at 11 or 111 or 1111 or 11,111 or 111,111 or 1,111,111 then carry on. If not, go and do your homework for your own good.

Drum roll:
Avon Books A subsidiary of Harper Collins and you bet, everyone has heard of them.  They have submission guidelines. Un-agented submissions accepted via Impulse.
 
Hachette Book Group USA — Several imprints and huge names. They publish the Grand Central Publishing romances, including the Forever and Forever Love lines. Manuscript submissions are easy to do. Answer questions and upload. Smack the 'easy' button.
 
Penguin Group, Inc — Formerly known as Penguin Putnam, this longtime publisher has recently changed its name. They publish the NAL and Berkley/Jove lines of romance. They’ve also added a romance page. They still have a general submissions page.
Random House, IncThey publish most of their romances under the Ballantine/Ivy, Bantam/Dell, Delacorte, and Doubleday names (a full list of their imprints is on atRandom.com). Nix unsolicited manuscripts. But that could change, so check.
 
Simon and Schuster — They publish both contemporary under the Pocket imprint and historical under the Sonnet imprint. They have a page especially for romance. They do have submission guidelines in general, but again no unsolicited manuscripts. Although if you're keen into query letters, give Pocket a go.

SMALLER BUT STILL HOLD A MARKET SHARE. WELL-KNOWN.
Harlequin Publisher of category and full-length romance fiction, as well as other types of genre books. HUGE AMOUNT OF IMPRINTS, which means find out which line your story matches. Click here for submission guidelines carefully, as they are very specific for each different line.
 
Kensington Publishing CorpThey produce several lines, including Zebra, Brava, and Pinnacle. The submission guidelines
 
Sourcebooks, Inc — This publisher is taking romance. They don’t have a ton of info about their fiction imprints on their submission guidelines page
 
St. Martin’s Press — Another big publisher, with some weird quirks as far as the web goes. They have a site, but very little info and their submissions guidelines are fairly basic. Their romance line, Tor, still has its own website.

A FEW LESSER KNOWN BUT SOME DO HAVE NEW YORK BESTSELLERS AND/OR USA TODAY AUTHORS

These non-traditional presses often produce work in both Print-on-Demand trade format (POD) and electronic press format. Check publishers for specific submission guidelines, royalty rates, and other pertinent information.
Amber Quill Press — An publisher who puts out romance, including erotic romance in electronic and trade paperback format. Submission guidelines.
 
Amira Press — A small press putting out work in both trade paperback and ebook formats. They have submission guidelines.
 
Atlantic Bridge Publishing — Offers many genres in electronic and trade paperback formats. Pays royalties but no advance. It does have submission guidelines. Looking for romance, especially “highly sensual” romance for their Liquid Silver imprint, which has its own website and submission guidelines.
 
Breathless Press — Publisher takes erotic mostly, though it appears they may have some interest in other genres (or a mix of erotic and other genres) including Historical, Paranormal, and Wild West. They also publish YA through Lycaon Press.  Submission guidelines are here.
 
Changeling Press — This electronic and trade publisher mostly wants paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy, or fetish romance. They accept both straight and gay storylines. Guidelines are here.
 
Cobblestone Press, LLC — Sensual and erotic romance publisher. They take everything from 10,000-word novellas to 100,000-word novels.
 
Echelon Press An electronic small press that says it will publish their most successful titles in POD and even mass market. They take “all genres” of romance, as well as several other kinds of books. Highly specific regarding submission guidelines, so read with care: submissions page.

Entangled Publishing Detailed imprints and a portal style MS submission. Submissions guidelines link

Escape Publishing They're in love with love. Please read and follow the guidelines carefully. Australia line of Mills and Boon (Harlequin.)
 
LooseID An erotic romance publisher that is currently accepting submissions from many romance genres (contemporary, historical, scifi/fantasy, etc.). Their submission guidelines  are fully detailed. 
 
Lyrical Press — Imprint of Kensington. A mixed format publisher that is taking a wide variety of types of stories. IT currently states that they are looking for erotic romance over 60,000 words.  Unfortunately, I haven't seen any of the books breaking out to become huge successes, but they do have submission guidelines.
 
Resplendence Publishing — One interesting thing about this romance publisher is their policy on historical romance. They take up through the 40s and while they will take Regency-set romance, they are interested in time periods not necessarily taken by traditional publishers. Check out  submission guidelines.
REUTS Publications. New publisher focused on Young Adult and New Adult romance. They have submission guidelines.
 
Riptide Publishing A publisher of LGBTQ fiction, romance, and erotica. Some of their authors do very well as bestselling writers.
 
Samhain Publishing, LTD — Epublisher/Trade Paperback publisher. They take all genres of romance, as well as other fiction such as horror, fantasy, etc. Submission guidelines are available. SOME HUGE NAMES have come out of Samhain.
 
Torquere Press A gay and lesbian erotic romance publisher. Link to their  guidelines .
 
The Wild Rose Press — A romance publisher that takes a lot of different subgenres (for a full list, check out their submission guidelines page.
 
Xcite Books — A large independent press in Great Britain that publishes erotic romance and erotica. Check out their submission guidelines here.
 

 

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Nicholas Sparks is about to hit a homerun (again) SEE ME

The latest novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas SparksSee Me—a classic story of second chances and love tested.
Grand Central pimping on Pinterest

Rich in emotion and fueled with suspense, See Me reminds us that love is sometimes forged in the crises that threaten to shatter us . . . and that those who see us for who we truly are may not always be the ones easiest to recognize.

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S e e  M E   Releases Oct 1 3


See Me
COLIN & MARIA = 1 H O T  M E S S!!


See me just as I see you . . .
Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. With a history of violence and bad decisions behind him and the threat of prison dogging his every step, he’s determined to walk a straight line. To Colin, that means applying himself single-mindedly toward his teaching degree and avoiding everything that proved destructive in his earlier life. Reminding himself daily of his hard-earned lessons, the last thing he is looking for is a serious relationship.

Maria Sanchez, the hardworking daughter of Mexican immigrants, is the picture of conventional success. With a degree from Duke Law School and a job at a prestigious firm in Wilmington, she is a dark-haired beauty with a seemingly flawless professional track record. And yet Maria has a traumatic history of her own, one that compelled her to return to her hometown and left her questioning so much of what she once believed.

CHANCE ENCOUNTER on a rain-swept road will alter the course of both Colin and Maria’s lives, challenging deeply held assumptions about each other and ultimately, themselves. As love unexpectedly takes hold between them, they dare to envision what a future together could possibly look like . . . until menacing reminders of events in Maria’s past begin to surface.

As a series of threatening incidents wreaks chaos in Maria’s life, Maria and Colin will be tested in increasingly terrifying ways. Will demons from their past destroy the tenuous relationship they’ve begun to build, or will their love protect them, even in the darkest hour?
 
#SeeMe

 
LET'S HEAR IT FOR MR. SPARKS


About the Author
With over 100 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. His novels include 12 #1 New York Times bestsellers. All his books have been New York Times and international bestsellers, and were translated into more than 50 languages. Ten Sparks novels have been adapted into major motion pictures, with The Choice coming in February 2016.

 
Pre-order today!
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/see-me-nicholas-sparks/1122272356?ean=9781455520619
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/See-Me-Nicholas-Sparks/dp/1455520616/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444156541&sr=1-1&keywords=see+me
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/see-me-11
iBooks: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/see-me/id1016548155?mt=11
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Nicholas_Sparks_See_Me?id=ZM4aCgAAQBAJ

Social Media:
Website: http://nicholassparks.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NicholasSparks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NicholasSparks
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2345.Nicholas_Sparks

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Susan_Arden's Bad Boys Red-hot Bestselling Romance

EROTIC ROMANCE WITH A BAND OF BROTHERS:
BESTSELLING McLEMORE BAD BOYS
FROM TEXAS
8 STAND ALONE BOOKS

 




Bad Boys Series:
Tempted by Trouble - Book 1
Twice Tempted - Book 2

The Cowboy Rode a Harley -Book 3

Girls' Night Out #4

Brandon #5

Collared By The Cowboy #6

Breaking a Bad Boy #7

Catch Me 4 XMAS #8
Explicit Content - This book is for adults only. 

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