Please release me…set me free…

It’s release week again, YAY! Let me explain, the digital release was February 10, and the release next week is for the print book, which was never going to be a possibility. However, due to popular demand, there is now a trade paperback. The cost of printing an illustrated trade novel is a bit more … Continue reading

Guarding a Notorious Lady – Olivia Parker

Guarding a Notorious Lady (Devine & Friends #3) by Olivia Parker “A woman of pristine breeding, Lady Rosalind Devine is also an unrepentant meddler and snoop–which is why her brother refuses to leave her to her own devices while on his wedding trip. But Rosalind will not make things easy for any unseen, unwanted “nursemaid”–and vows … Continue reading

His at Night – Sherry Thomas

“Love is hottest in the darkness before dawn. Elissande Edgerton is a desperate woman, a virtual prisoner in the home of her tyrannical uncle. Only through marriage can she claim the freedom she craves. But how to catch the perfect man? Lord Vere is used to baiting irresistible traps. As a secret agent for the … Continue reading

Trading Cards!

Yep! You saw that right, Romance Trading Cards. I’m in. I will have cards at the big release party (that you are going to right?) and at RomCon in August. If you would like your own set of cards and can’t get to the opening or RomCon I’ll make them available here sooon. I can’t … Continue reading

EPUB vs PDF

I was going to write a helpful little post about format and reader selection for everyone. Then I thought about the awesomeness that is Jane L over at Dear Author, and how she has had so many helpful posts about the ereaders and whatnot so I went to see if she had already done just … Continue reading

THURSDAY!

The Rake and The Recluse illustrated romance, screenshot, ipad epub version,

All this work and it’s down to two days of cramming in edits and redesigns. CHAOS!! I love working on deadline, that comes fro my blood as a photojournalist, a newspaper photographer. I thrive on dead. So here I am. I wanted to post a few more screenshots of the [working title] but these are … Continue reading

DRM (or…the devil)

There are so many debates about DRM (digital rights Management) and eBook pricing that I have to say a couple things about my novel. It is a digital book only (there is a Limited Edition print version…but the cost is astronomical because of all the illustrations). I have thought a great deal about all the … Continue reading

IPAD!!!

the rake and the recluse, page samples, ipad, full color, epub

The EPUB version of my novel on iPad is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Oh my stars I’m excited. Especially after seeing the kindle preview. (sorry about that whiny post) Anywhoo! I am thrilled by the look of the novel on the iPad the color plates are stunningly beautiful, the text flows perfectly, the layout is almost perfect, I … Continue reading

Kindle

I uploaded my novel to Amazon for Kindle yesterday, and I am am frightfully disappointed. First, it takes the ePub version and strips even more of the formatting to make the images thrown in and not as pretty. Second it is restrictive as to price. That is good for Kindle people, but not so good … Continue reading

The end of a long year

The image above was the first picture I ever made for this project and here it comes, the end of the year. Officially, I started illustrating this novel on January 9, 2010. SO for me this year has been momentous. The thing of it is, when I started I had no idea it would go … Continue reading