(As posted on the International Heat Blog)
A couple of weeks ago I received a letter from a reader and friend, who told me she’d just downloaded a copy of Ask Adam from Kindle and read the book. While she enjoyed the story, she found herself getting endlessly frustrated by all the “3/4″ interspersed in the book.
Now this should sound like a ridiculous comment to make, but she wasn’t the first reader to make it.
Several readers have mentioned the same problem with the Kindle version of the book. It’s full of 3/4s. The first time someone complained, I contacted Samhain to report the problem, and they confidently replied that it was just a problem with the reader’s version of Kindle. They were convinced they had an old version, and it was messing with the software and formatting of the document.
I left it at that, and gave the same answer to everyone who complained. But, a little while back, I bought the book on Kindle myself, and when I uploaded it onto my iPad, with all the newest Kindle software, I was faced with the same problem. Everywhere I’d inserted a hyphen in the book, Kindle had turned it into a 3/4 symbol. After the last letter from my reader friend, I emailed my editor. She downloaded the book, and strangely enough, found that wherever there should have been a hyphen, there was nothing. Not even a space between words.
So once again, the problem was reported back to Samhain. And this time, I’m happy to report, that instead of blaming the software, they agreed to reformat the book. My editor and I spent some time finding every single 3/4 or missing hyphen, and now Ask Adam is back in the hands of the Samhain file formatting genius, Jacob. Hopefully, the next time anyone opens a copy of the book in Kindle, it’ll be free of funny symbols or missing hyphens.
If you were one of those who found those funny symbols in your book, I apologize. If you’re someone who is considering buying the book soon, please, wait about a week, just time enough for the new version to be uploaded to Kindle.
If you’ve never heard of Ask Adam, here’s a reminder…
ASK ADAM – The Blurb
Can one wild night of passion turn into the romance of a lifetime?
Lexi Tanner’s got a major problem: AJ Riley, the man she’s about to approach for a hefty donation, turns out to be the stranger she shared a night of steamy sex with less than a week past. She’ll do anything to raise money for a children’s charity—anything except sell herself. Now how can she ask AJ for money without it seeming like he’s paying for sexual favors?
If there’s one thing the past has taught Adam “AJ” Riley, it’s that loving someone can only lead to pain. He knows he shouldn’t feel so attracted to Lexi, and he definitely shouldn’t trust a woman who’d sleep with a man one week and approach him for money the next. Yet somehow Lexi breaks through all his barriers. His instincts tell him to run but his heart wants to give Lexi—and love—a second chance. How can he let go of his tragic past and still protect his battered heart?
Warning: Warning, this title contains the following: steamy sex, graphic language and red-hot romance.
(Just remember, if you’re downloading the .mobi or .prc copy…wait a week!)
Colors Of Love focuses on the youngest brother in the rock band Speed: Seth Pace, AKA – Jordan Speed. This is his story. It’s also the band manager, Luke Struthers’ story. And Kaz Flaherty’s. She’s the woman who will change both of their lives forever.
Here’s the blurb and a little excerpt for your entertainment.
COLORS OF LOVE: THE BLURB
Their true colors are hidden…until one woman turns everything upside down.
Speed, Book 2
Seth Pace, guitarist of the rock band Speed, is a born dreamer, and nothing stands in his way of making those dreams a reality. Except when it comes to band manager Luke Struthers. He’s everything Seth wants in a partner, but even after five years of perfectly explosive sex, Luke refuses to commit.
After a childhood ravaged by abuse, Luke knows he’s a potential danger to anyone foolish enough to love him. Seth is safer without him, but Luke has no idea how to cut him loose painlessly. Until he spots Seth’s kind of woman—pretty, smart, friendly. The plan: seduce her into a sexy threesome, then leave the two alone to fall in love. Problem solved.
A night of excitement with the two hottest men on the planet? Yeah, baby! Yet Kaz’s inborn ability to read auras tells her something isn’t right. It’s obvious Seth and Luke are madly in love, but subtle clues in Luke’s aura signal he’s up to something. She’s not sure what, but if she doesn’t do something quick, the two men she’s quickly come to adore will wind up without the happily ever after they both deserve.
Product Warnings: One man + one man + one woman = a whole lot of steamy two-way and three-way M/M & M/M/F sex, a hero or two to drool over, and a heroine who recognizes true love when she sees it.
COLORS OF LOVE: AN EXCERPT
Kaz said something to her friends, disengaged herself from their crowd and with a pointed look at Seth, made her way over to Luke. She reached him before Seth did.
“Now you listen up.” She stood on tiptoe to whisper fiercely into his ear, “I have no idea what happened earlier, and I have no frame of reference with which to try to understand it. I am way out of my natural element here, drowning a little, actually. But I swear to God, if you don’t get me out of this room now and pick up where we all left off, I am going to…” She broke off as dramatically as she had spoken.
“You’re going to what?” It was Seth who asked. He now stood close enough to hear every word.
She blushed scarlet.
“Don’t be shy, sweet pea,” Luke encouraged. “Tell us what you’re going to do.”
She looked around, eyeing the crowds of people nervously, then shook her head. “Not in front of all of these people.”
Seth raised an eyebrow at Luke. “Your room?”
Luke shook his head. His room was full of memories of him fucking Seth. Him making love to Seth. And since he and Seth wouldn’t be making any new memories alone together, he kind of wanted to hold those ones close to his heart. “Yours is nearer.”
It wasn’t until they were safely locked away in Seth’s suite that Luke demanded, “What are you going to do, Karen, if we don’t pick up where we left off?”
Kaz squared her shoulders and looked at them with passion-drunk eyes. She didn’t answer his question, but her response was just as satisfying. “Do you blokes have any idea how fucking sexy you are together? How arousing it is watching you? God, one kiss between you, and I’m more turned on than I’ve ever been in my life.”
“What has you aroused?” Luke asked. “The fact that Jordan and I kissed, or the fact that we both kissed you?”
Kaz whimpered. “Both,” she whispered. “Please. Do it again.”
Seth didn’t wait for specifics. He swooped in and kissed her again. Kissed her the way Luke loved being kissed by him. He ravaged her mouth, fucking her with his tongue, giving her no chance to think or catch her breath. He just kissed her until she trembled helplessly in his arms. And then he handed her over to Luke.
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I am thrilled to let you know that Visiting Paradise, my short, sweet and very sexy story has just been re-released at Amazon, for the bargain price of 99c.
This is my first step into the wonderful world of Self Publishing, and I’m still pinching myself to prove I’m not dreaming. But it seems it’s true. The book is officially available for purchase.
Look here. It really is!
With the re-release of the book comes a brand new, gorgeous cover. Created by Valerie Tibbs, I think it is the perfect art work for the story:
Visiting Paradise: The Blurb
Beth Brown needs a holiday. She’s burnt out, single and madly in love with the man who pays her salary, Joe Bastion. Much as she’d like to act on her feelings, Beth’s learned the hard way not to sleep with the men she works for. As far as she is concerned, Joe is off limits.
Sometimes, to get what you want, you have to chase hard. And Joe wants Beth He’s organized the trip of a lifetime for her. Beth’s about to set sail into paradise, and she has no idea Joe’s the one who’ll be taking her there.
Product warning: This book is filled with sunny blue skies, gorgeous tropical islands and a whole lot of scorching hot loving.
Visiting Paradise is only available for purchase on Kindle.
I know there’ll be complaints from Nook users, and I do apologize, but I’m taking baby steps here. Today Kindle, tomorrow I need to rest a bit (hey, the procedure was exhausting!) and maybe soon – Nook and Smash Words.
But please, give me time. I’m still reeling from the idea that I have self published a book. The idea has always scared the bejeepers out of me.
(Um, perhaps I should classify the “I” bit. I had some help from my hubby. If not for him, I’d never have worked out how to convert the word document into the appropriate format. Nice hubby, huh?)
So, please, stop reading my blog now and go and buy the book from Kindle instead. I need the reassurance that this was a good idea.
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This fall, the gals at International Heat have LOTS to celebrate.
As a result, we’ve decided to share in that celebrating with you.
For the month of September we will each be featuring an inside peek at our new season releases. For each Red-Hot Premiere blog, there will be a daily prize. Simply leave a comment to be entered. Commenters will also be entered into a Grand Prize drawing for a Kindle which will be announced on October 1! Join the party and the fun! The first Premiere blog arrived on September 6, so be sure to check it, and all the following blogs, out.
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Are you looking for a free read? A read that you’d usually have to pay for?
Well, I have just the solution.
For the next month GOING ALL IN, Book One in the Three of A Kind Series is being offered as a freebie at both Kindle and Nook.
Yep, for the brilliant price of $0.00 you can download your copy of the novella.
You can get it simply by clicking here:
Wanna know a little more about the book?
GOING ALL IN
(Three of A Kind, Book One)
The higher the stakes, the harder they fall—in love.
Julia Savage’s weekly poker games are tearing her apart. She’s in love with two of her fellow card players, and much as she’d like to pick and confess her true feelings to one man, she won’t. Not if it means risking the love of the other.
Hunter Miles has wanted Julia for four months, and he’s about to deal a hand she couldn’t see coming. He’s determined to give her a New Year’s Eve celebration she never expected. He’s going to seduce her—in front of his friend and rival for her affections, Jay Baxter. But Jay’s not willing to lay down his cards. He’s going after Julia too, and he’s not above bluffing to get what he wants. Either way, one of them is going to win her over.
Unless they change the rules of the game. If they double up, there’s a chance they can split the pot…
Warning: This book contains two hunky heroes, a heroine worth betting on, sizzling hot three-way action (m/f/m and m/m/f), a whole lot of unexpected fireworks and a New Year’s Eve to remember.
If you enjoy Going All In, then look out for book 2 in the series, Raising the Stakes.
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