Friday, August 29, 2014

DEEP SOUTH - NAIVE MISTAKES #4 - NOW AVAILABLE!

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DEEP SOUTH - NAIVE MISTAKES #4



The highly anticipated sequel to the Naive Mistakes Series!

This is a full-length novel with no cliffhanger and which can be read on its own!

What People Said After Book Three:
"Loved it and want more!" ~ B&N
"...wish there was a 4th book..." ~ Amazon
"Loved the series — would love a 4th book" ~ Goodreads

Well, now there is one...

Here's how we roll in Book Four:
Conall Williams – billionaire, British, inked to the max and sexy to the core. Heir to a fortune so large that people shiver at mention of his family’s name.

Leora Caivano – raised privileged on the Upper East Side, kickin it up in Britain now, living it up with the hottest, sexiest, most amazing bad-ass to hit the face of the earth. (Did we mention Conall?)

But now... Bettina Langford—High Queen and biatch of the University of England. Kicking her ass just ain’t simple enough. Because she’s connected.

There’s that haute coutere fashion designer who has them running until they’re falling asleep on the train on their way home. There’s Kayla’s mom—high-class Madame from New York City. There’s Leora’s mom (basically, a drunk.) There’s Leora’s Dad (“Tony”)—but we can’t tell you much about him...yet. There’s a pool fight, a barfight, a chick-fight, a man-fight... There’s Trey—the MI6 (we think...) best friend of Conall. The West-End Boys. “Clint Eastwood.” There’s computer hacking, there’s sex, intrigue, secrets. There’s a break-up. There’s a wedding...

In other words, this is Naïve Mistakes, baby. And nothing in Naïve Mistakes is simple. Something is always happening, there’s always danger, there’s always love, and there’s always steam, lots of steam. Dripping loads and buckets of it...

Enjoy the ride...

** Intended only for readers aged 17+ due to explicit sexual content and strong language! **

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Naive Mistakes #4 Release Date

Naive Mistakes #4 (yes, it's really happening!) has a tentative release date scheduled for Fri, August 29, 2014. (Click the date to add it to your calendar!)

There will be a cover reveal on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. (Same as with RED HOT BLUES -- I'll post links on this blog to the other blogs that will be participating.)

If you'd like to participate in the Cover Reveal, please fill out this form.

If you've never read any of the Naive Mistakes books, Book One is available for free pretty much everywhere they sell e-books.

Are you excited?

Saturday, August 2, 2014

New Foreword for KNOW ME - TRUTHFUL LIES BOOK ONE

There is a new foreword for the e-book of KNOW ME - Book One of the Truthful Lies Trilogy.

For those of you who've already purchased it, here it is for you as well.

FOREWORD

August 02, 2014
This foreword was added several months after initial publication.

Highly Recommended That You Read This First

You know you’re in deep shit when you have to read a foreword. You know the author’s about to explain or justify or make excuses or say she’s sorry for writing this tale and will you please forgive her.
Well, might as well get it over with:
I’m not sorry.
I wrote this tale sincerely, researched my ass off, and worked my fingers to the bone to get it out. It was written from the heart and all the angst and pain and emotions that it contains come from a dark place that I hope I don’t have to tap into again anytime soon, because this story is intense!
Romance is a tricky genre. It is the genre, in my opinion, that allows for the least amount of experimentation. People want a guy, a girl, a meet-cute (a sweet first-encounter scene), and then they want chemistry and steam—the degree of which (and explicitness of which) is determined by the subgenre.
In my limited experience, I’ve come to appreciate one thing: If I step too far out of those boundaries, I get two types of reviews: Rave-amazing-incredible-wow five-star reviews; and the You’re-such-a-crappy-author-you-ruined-my-life-and-I-hate-you-and-your-books-forever-and-ever reviews. As if this FREE book that the person has just read has eternally ruined their Feng Shui or something....
Note that I’m talking about myself here. Not other writers’ experiences. This  is just a personal chit-chat between you and me now, OK?
Whenever I don’t step out of those bounds, I get one type of review: “Uh-huh. I liked it. It was...‘Pretty good.’”—no hate, but no real love either, baby.
I like the love.
And I can live with the hate.
But I can’t stand “Pretty Good...”
This book you’re about to read...stepped out of the boundaries. (It wouldn’t be a Rachel Dunning novel if it didn’t.) And, boy, did it freakin step OUT!
Personally, I liked this series more than the Naive Mistakes Series (which people loved apparently.) But that’s because I also have my own tastes. And I’m a little bitty of a dark soul myself..., so I tend to like the grittier stuff when I read.
So, why this boring foreword then? Where is the apology or explanation?
Know this: In Book One only, there is more slang than in Books Two and Three, and probably more than you’re used to reading in this genre in general. I fine-tuned endlessly to make that slang understandable within the context of the sentences and paragraphs it was being used in. Perhaps this means you’ll have to read a sentence or two more than once to fully get the meaning. But, hey, isn’t it cool that you also get to learn something from a book you’re reading?
Just stick with the story. It gets easier. I also smoothed things out in Books Two and Three.
I was trying to make this story real. And, well, people talk like that.
I certainly talked like that once upon a time. Different slang, different words, a different era—but deep-and-thick slang nonetheless.
I worked my butt off to make the text understood to you, the reader. If you rub two brain cells together, you’ll get the gist of it. Trust me.
And if you don’t get it, heck, it prob’ly ain’t that important anyway!
The slang was put in deliberately, carefully, purposefully. The story would have been a pie-in-the-sky load of crap! if I’d made these gritty, passionate characters talk like the freaking Queen of England, or even like some Upper East Sider!
What a freakin farce.
To apologize for something that was done with every artistic forethought possible would be an even greater farce.
If you’re hoping to read something while thinking about your son’s soccer match or what Mary is wearing to Janie’s wedding—this isn’t the book for you. Sorry, but you might have to concentrate a little harder than usual while reading this one, at least in some parts. If the reviews are anything to go by, the rewards will be worth it if you do.
Some of the best reviews I’ve ever gotten were gotten from this very book you’re about to read! Reviews which almost brought tears to my eyes. One review compared this work to poetry because it was so emotional.
Those people got it.
I hope you do, too.
Enjoy the read.
Love,
RD


Other News


Remember Like You? Yeah, it's still on sale for only 99c on Amazon! (All other outlets have had their prices raised already; sorry!) 


Friday, August 1, 2014

GIVEAWAY and AUTHOR INTERVIEW with RACHEL DUNNING

Check out this Author Interview with me on the Girls With Books Blog.

There's also an awesome giveaway on there where you stand a chance of winning one of THREE copies of RED HOT BLUES!

What are people saying about Red Hot Blues?

"...it's as if the characters are speaking directly to you..." ~ Rusty's Reading Book Blog

"Beautifully written." ~ SlitsRead Blog

"A cute, short read with a surprising amount of chemistry." ~ Goodreads Review 

Here's the giveaway!

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