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It frustrates me that I find exactly the same thing when I go online and visit my favorite e-book retailers. The first two pages of available books are the ones written by the very same authors whose books populate the one paltry shelf of books at the big stores. But I want more. And I bet other readers want more, too. They just don’t know how to go about finding it.
That’s where Rock*It Reads comes in. I can’t tell you how exciting it is to be a part of this venture. When you go to the Rock*It Reads website, you’ll see an array of books and novellas to choose from. Everything on the website is self-published – because Rock*It Reads is not a publisher. We’re actually a “hub” site for readers where they can find excellent, quality romance books that were not produced or promoted by any publisher. Our work is original and it belongs to us – the authors – alone. We’re dedicated to writing quality work, based on the criteria of our NY publishers, so every Rock*It Reads book is going to be written and produced the way you’d expect any traditionally published book to be.
I’m energized by the prospect of writing books that might be outside the box– the NY box, that is. Sure, my Rock*It books will have all of the elements of my NY-published works. They’re going to be romance novels, after all –with hunky heroes, heroines with backbone, interesting villains, captivating plots, and of course, an HEA. But with Rock*It Reads, I’ll have a lot of leeway as I write for the edification of my readers and myself, rather than a publisher’s marketing department. Mind you, I don’t intend to change my brand and start writing alien-invasion romance stories (not that there’s anything wrong with alien invasion stories). But I’ll get to try out new locations and different eras than the ones NY typically likes. This kind of freedom is incredibly exciting for a writer!
At the moment, I’ve only got one book with the RiR logo – it’s a short novella called Brash, ($0.99) – but I can’t wait to get started on my first full-length, self-published book with our logo on it. I’m thinking of continuing my “Warrior” series that featured a race of Celtic Warrior-Sorcerers that become trapped for one reason or another in our own historical reality. So far, my Warriors have turned up in the early Regency and in the later 1820s. Maybe I ought to consider Medieval for the next one (bwa-ha ha).
I hope you will browse our Rock*It Reads website and take a few notes- not really. You can just click on the links to the online retailers and download the books that interested you. I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
When Lieutenant James Norris’s closest friend is killed in a horrible accident, he realizes life is far too short to spend it all in the post-Napoleonic navy. He decides it is time to marry, and he knows just the young woman he wants as his wife. Lady Virginia Barrington is charming and beautiful, and James travels to her family’s manor to ask her the most important question of his life.Get Your Own Copy: Kindle | Nook | Smashwords
Lady Stella Barrington was lame and sickly for much of her life. Now she walks with barely a limp, and she is ill no more than anyone else. She has been in love with James Norris for as long as her elder brother’s friend has been coming to visit at Barrington Manor. Stella cannot doubt that James has come to see her lovely but shallow sister. But Virginia is away, and if Stella wants to win the man she loves, she can be nothing but brash…
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A huge thank you to Margo for sharing a bit about the Rock*It Reads project as well as the giveaway copy of Brash.
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