Once Again, I’m Shamelessly Begging For Your Votes

I’m pleased and honoured to announce that Visual Effects is up for an InD’tale Magazine RONE Award. As with Show No Weakness and It’s Complicated in previous years, I need votes, lots and lots of votes, to get my book in front of the judges, where it will be judged on its own merits.

I’m not a big fan of the voting process, and I don’t do well asking for help, but…I do need your help because it doesn’t matter how good my story may or may not be, without enough votes it won’t make it to the judges. Back in 2013, not only did Show No Weakness garner enough votes to make it to the judging round, it ended up winning in its category. In 2015, It’s Complicated was also voted through to the judges, qualifying it as a finalist. I’m really hopeful my family and friends will come through for me again by giving Visual Effects enough votes to move forward.

So I’m throwing myself on the mercy of all the people I know, which I wholeheartedly do, because I’m blessed to have the most supportive family and friends. Voting starts today, May 22nd, and runs all week. This is the link to InD’Tale’s website: http://indtale.com/2017-rone-awards-week-six

If you haven’t already, you must register with InD’Tale before you can vote. (If you voted before, you only need to log in with your password.) After you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email. If it doesn’t show up in your inbox, please check your junk mail folder for it. This email only confirms your registration, but doesn’t have a link to the contest. You must go back into the site (you can use my link) to log in and vote AFTER you’ve confirmed your registration in the email. It might sound tricky, but it really isn’t, and I do appreciate you for making the effort. Of course, for all of you who voted previously, you’re already registered, and it’s a breeze to simply log in and vote.

Edited: If you have problems finding the voting page from the home page, go to the top right side of their website to a link that says InD’Scribe/RONES and a drop down will show 2017 RONE Awards. Hover over that and another dropdown will show the weeks, then click on Week Six.

Then scroll all the way down, and you’ll find Visual Effects listed close to the bottom of the “Contemporary: Steamy” category. Unfortunately, Visual Effects isn’t all that steamy, so it might not appeal to the judges expecting more heat, but that’s the category it’s been placed in, and all I can do is hope for the best.

But before that can happen, it has to pass the voting round. So, please, take a moment or two and give your support (and vote!) to Visual Effects. I’ll be forever grateful.

Thank you!

Visual Effects Virtual Book Tour, Week Five

This is the final set of links to some of the interviews I did while on Visual Effects’ virtual book tour last month.

I wrote an article for Lisabet’s post, rather than doing an interview. It talks about why my dream to write got put in the trunk and what happened when I finally took it out.

Lisabet Sarai

Angela Hayes

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about me, my writing process and, of course, Visual Effects.

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Visual Effects Virtual Book Tour, Week Four

Another Monday means another opportunity for me to share a couple of links to some of the interviews I did while on Visual Effects’ virtual book tour last month. I hope you’ll enjoy learning more about me, my writing process and, of course, Visual Effects.

Cheryl Holloway

Sharon Buchbinder

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Visual Effects Virtual Book Tour, Week Three

As promised, I’m sharing a couple more links to some of the interviews I did while on Visual Effects’ virtual book tour last month. I hope you’ll enjoy learning more about me, my writing process and, of course, Visual Effects.

Company at the Cottage with Darlene Fredette

Mary Morgan’s Spotlight

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Visual Effects Virtual Book Tour, Week Two

As I mentioned last week, Visual Effects has just come off its virtual book tour. I had stops at many different websites hosted by wonderful and generous authors. Each Monday in May I’ll post links to some of the interviews, in case you missed reading them the first time. I hope you’ll enjoy learning more about me, my writing process and, of course, Visual Effects.

Visit with Peggy Jaeger

Wild Women Authors

The cool thing about the Wild Women interview is that it’s with Drey Winston, the female character in Visual Effects. Whether you’ve already read the book or not, you might enjoy getting the facts from her perspective.

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Visual Effects Virtual Book Tour, Week One

My newest book, Visual Effects, released on April 13th, and at that time I embarked on a three-week virtual book tour. Virtual tours are so much easier to do than real ones. You get to stay home, after all. Can even show up in your PJs, if you’re so inclined. It might be easier, but it does take time and effort, though, to come up with answers to the various interview questions, monitor the websites for comments, post about the events on Twitter and Facebook…

I’m not a fan of the many promotional aspects of the publishing business, and will probably never feel comfortable trying to sell my own work. But I am very grateful for the support of my fellow authors who gave me a spot on their websites, as well as those who tweeted and retweeted and shared and commented. It was wonderful and so appreciated.

The book tour has now come to an end, but throughout the month of May, I’ll post links to the various interviews, in case you missed reading them the first time. Some of the questions were tricky to answer, most were quite fun. I hope you’ll enjoy learning more about me, my writing process and, of course, Visual Effects.

In the Interview Room with Terry O’Dell

Life’s a Beach with Sandra Dailey

Come by next Monday for more on Visual Effects’ virtual book tour.

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Release Day for Visual Effects

My fourth published book, Visual Effects, hits digital stands today. And, amazingly, my print copies hit my doorstep this morning. Usually I have a long weeks-to-months wait before I can hold my own book in my sweaty little hand, so kudos to The Wild Rose Press for getting my order out without delay.

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Visual Effects blurb:

Drey Winston is a fierce competitor who enjoys challenging her mind and body. But when it comes to her heart—no one ever gets close enough to compete for it. Having grown up believing she was an unwanted burden to her parents, she prefers to keep her feelings well hidden. Just when her hard-fought goals are finally within reach, the audacious Jesse Devlin comes along to breach her carefully guarded defenses.

After a disastrous marriage early in life, Jesse Devlin prefers strings-free relationships. Confident and outgoing, he gets along well with women, but his natural charm can’t seem to penetrate Drey Winston’s aloofness. While attempting to win her over, he’s the one who ends up losing his heart.

Can this commitment-phobic bachelor convince the stubbornly independent woman he loves that his feelings—and hers—are the real deal?

I also came across a new review, so that makes two, so far. Both reviews are available to read on Goodreads. I’ve spent many an hour sending out requests for reviews, so hopefully I’ll soon have more to add to these two. I’ll post them on the ‘Links to reviews” tab as soon as I come across them.

I’ve updated the buy links on my book shelf tab, so if you’re interested, that’s where to go to make a purchase. And thank you for your support. It means the world.

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