Wednesday, February 26, 2014

KNOW ME - Free Promotion

(This was a sudden decision on my part so if you already bought a copy of KNOW ME please feel free to get a refund and grab the free copy, no problem.)

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I've decided to do a free promotion of KNOW ME. You can grab yourself a free Kindle or 'epub' format copy from Smashwords. Here's the link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/409573

It's also free from Barnes & Noble here: http://goo.gl/38t0NW

I need your help to get it free on Amazon. Just copy and paste the above Barnes and Noble link and then click the "Tell us about a lower price" link on the book's Amazon page here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00II7MJ5Q
It should go free there in a few days if enough people do that.

Ok, have fun reading!

(I'm writing this by email--first time ever--so if it comes out all wonky, blame Google. :) )

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Paperbacks

Hey there, folks. This is just a quick FYI to let you know that all my novels (not the novellas) are now also available in paperback. Below are the Amazon and CreateSpace links for them. They should also be available at B&N in the next few days, as well as other online retailers. If you buy direct from CreateSpace, you can use the discount code DZ7YRE2J on any of them to get 20% off the list price. If you buy on Amazon, you will either get the Kindle for free or at a discounted price if you buy the paperback (please check the Amazon page before purchasing because some of them are still being linked to the Kindle versions. All should be finalized by the end of the week, however).

30% Discounts for email subscribers: If you are an email subscriber of mine and want to buy a paperback, send me a mail and I will respond with a special discount code that will get you 30% off the retail price! If you're not a subscriber, just sign up (right-hand side of this blog), confirm the subscription and send me a mail for your discount code.

Here they are:

Know Me - Truthful Lies #1
ISBN-13: 978-1495964244
 

Like You, Perfectly Flawed #1
ISBN-13: 978-1496034588

Finding North, Naive Mistakes #1
ISBN-13: 978-1495369261

East Rising, Naive Mistakes #2
ISBN-13: 978-1495377433

West-End Boys, Naive Mistakes #3
ISBN-13: 978-1495377471



Monday, February 17, 2014

Know Me - Truthful Lies Trilogy - Book 1 NOW AVAILABLE!

Giveaways! Giveaways! Giveaways!
11 e-books to give away!
(For launch specials and giveaways, scroll to the bottom.)

319 Pages. Only 99c!

KNOW ME

Truthful Lies Trilogy - Book One

Synopsis

Blaze Ryleigh is an up-and-coming EDM (Electronic Dance Music) artist from Brooklyn. On a certain Saturday, three game-changing events occur:
Realty Developers have bought her building. 
She's selected to play at one of Brooklyn's hottest underground parties. 

And she meets Declan Cox...

The Realty Developers threaten to take away her home.
The results of the party threaten to take away her lifestyle. 

And Declan Cox threatens to take away her heart...

Book 1 of 3

Pricing

E-Book:

Kindle: 99c or FREE if you buy the paperback on Amazon. Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00II7MJ5Q (The paperback will be a few days before it appears on that page)
Smashwords / Barnes and Noble / iTunes: the Barnes & Noble and iTunes versions should be available in about two to three weeks. Meanwhile, you can get a copy from Smashwords for 99c. here's the link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/409573

Paperback:

Amazon: $11.99 (USD), or the equivalent local currency price. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1495964248
Or, buy direct from CreateSpace and save 20%: Use coupon code DZ7YRE2J at the following link: https://www.createspace.com/4673058 (Kindle version not included if you buy direct from CreateSpace, but it still works out cheaper if you go ahead and buy the Kindle anyway).

Giveaways!!!

OK, now the fun stuff! 

Want to win some free books?

Giveaway 1 - For the Twitter and Facebook Fans
Ten copies to give away:
You must be subscribed to my blog by email to qualify for this giveaway.

What you need to do:
- Be subscribed to my blog by email.
- Tweet this post or Share it on Facebook.
- Then fill out this form. Ten random winners will be selected on Saturday, Feb 22, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. L.A. Time (click the link to see time in your local time zone). 

Giveaway 2 - For the Naive Mistakes Fans
One copy of Book Two to give away
This is a giveaway for BOOK TWO of Truthful Lies (when released.)

There is a Naive Mistakes "Easter Egg" in Know Me. So, you basically need to read Know Me, and then let me know what the Easter Egg is. It's really quite simple to figure out if you've read even just Book One of Naive Mistakes. The first person to mail me (or comment below) what the Easter Egg is will win a copy of Book Two of the Truthful Lies Trilogy (after it's released in March 2013.)

Friday, February 14, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Know Me - Truthful Lies Trilogy - (And a few teasers...)

Happy Valentines Day everyone!

To know (transitive verb):
1.      To perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to understand; to have full information of;  to be convinced of the truth of; to be fully assured of; to be acquainted with; to be no stranger to; to be more or less familiar with the person, character, etc., of; to possess experience of;  to recognize; to distinguish; to discern the character of;
2.      Archaic: To have sexual intercourse with.
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary - 1913


KNOW ME

Truthful Lies Trilogy - Book One

Cover Reveal



Here are some teasers. The book will be released in the next few days. Before the upcoming Friday, guaranteed. Book Two will be out near the end of the month. Book Three, near the end of March.

Enjoy. ;)

Please note that the teasers below are intended only for people of ages 17+!

Teaser 1
Blaze Ryleigh
I’m in another world. As if the rules of something as integral as gravity, or the fact that the sun rises in the East every day, have been changed. As if I’d been playing basketball, but am now suddenly thrown into a baseball diamond, and I’m next at bat. And I don’t know shit about ball, but I’m on the team...
I’m a little embarrassed at how obvious it all probably is. I’m feeling more like a little girl than like the woman who’s been living on her own since her mom and gramps left for back home.
I step up into the truck, pushing up on Declan’s forearm for support. And I can’t help the thought coming into my mind of feeling like a princess being led into a chariot...  
By one fucking hot knight.

Teaser 2:
Declan Cox
The burst of moisture on my hand weakens every defense I have. Even I groan at its feel on my fingers. She groans as well, writhes, twists, impales her forehead into my chest as my hand plies her below. Her pelvis starts rocking under my hand. Down, she pushes.
Oh, god, this is SO hot.
Nails drive into my back, bringing my pelvis closer to hers so that my hand—the one inside her—is very literally being crushed between us.
And my boy down there starts screaming.
Her teeth bite into my tee, just catching some of my nipple underneath. It hurts like a bastard, but, for one microscopic second, it actually takes my mind off...that.
But the moment flies out the window with a moan so guttural, so earthy and primal, from her, that for one blissful instant, there is nothing.
Nothing but us.
And her exploding body on my hand.

Teaser 3:
Declan Cox. In the car.
I feel Blaze’s hand on my leg. “Uhm...it seems I got a little carried away there,” I say. “I actually just wanted to let you know that I understand what it means to lose someone...” I pause for a long while, squeeze the shit out of her hand for stability. Then: “...But turns out I ended up giving you my life’s story.”
She whispers. Because that’s how Blaze talks: In a soft, angelic whisper. Always. “I don’t think that’s your life’s story. I think there’s a lot more to you than that. And I appreciate you telling me.
“Deck, I’m...nervous. And I’m just gonna go out and tell you why.  Things are suddenly so intense between me and you. Out of nowhere, and I’m trying to find reasons why they shouldn’t be. I’m trying to fit it all into logic. I’m trying to fit it into the perspective of what my mom always used to say, you know. ‘Take it slow. Get to know a boy first.’ But with you, it’s none of that. I...” Her lip trembles. She clears her throat. “...Hell, Declan, it’s a freaking rocket ride. And it hit me out of nowhere. And...you said you know so little about me, and yet you feel like you know all there is to know. And, like, that just doesn’t make sense.”
“Why doesn’t it? Maybe it does. Maybe it’s...this”—I point outside—“that tells us otherwise. ‘Society’ or whatever. I know this is gonna sound crazy but, that look across a room full of people...”
“Yeah!” Her eyes are wide, as excited as mine.
“...Who’s to say there isn’t some force, some element? Hell, maybe it’s scientific. I don’t know.”
“Listen to us. We sound like teenagers. Young teenagers!”
“And there you go again. Do you see that?”
“What?”
“Looking for some reason why it can’t be. You’re looking for the piano that’s about to drop.”
“This is so intense. I keep getting the feeling it’s all gonna topple over sometime. It’s just too fast. The...the feelings. They’re...fast.
“Well, it’s fast for me too. So if we fall, we fall together.”
“You definitely read too many books, Declan Cox. Don’t think I didn’t see that romance collection in your e-reader.”
I shrug, trying to play it cool. “Don’t think I didn’t see your own collection at home, neither.”
“Not all romances have a happy ending. In fact, some of them have a downright shitty ending.”
“But the middle is always good, and so is the beginning. That’s always the best part. That’s when it’s hot. That’s when there’s hope and sparks in the air; chests bared boldly to the raging forces of the universe, ready to take them all on.”
Her hand trembles on mine. “It’s not the beginning and the middle I’m worried about. It’s the end. When the universe wins because of a fatal character flaw or something.”
“Romeo and Juliet?”
“And others. All the timeless classics end without a Happily Ever After—CasablancaTristan and IsoldeTitanic? You think Leo DiCaprio woulda been so famous if he’d gotten Winslet in the end? Or was it that endless holding onto hope, him on that plank of wood, drowning, and hoping, forever hoping—right to the very last whimpering breath!—that keeps that story with us forever? Look at Nicholas Sparks. People talk about his stories forever. The Notebook?
I can’t answer.
Because she’s right.
Too right.
And I’m scared shitless because of it.
Scared out of my fucking mind.