Monday, July 30, 2012

Coming Soon: Every Other Weekend #2

Dear Readers,

Thank you for your overwhelming feedback, reviews, and downloads of EVERY OTHER WEEKEND. I an elated to know that you all have found Quinn to be a funny, relatable, and sexy heroine.

I am happy to announce that the second installment to the story will be released shortly. And I can assure you that it will not disappoint.

The more I write about these characters, the more I find myself genuinely enjoying their story, which I know sounds a little weird coming from the author.

I've found in my experience as a writer that you follow the stories with the strongest pulse and you let them reveal themselves to you, rather than enforcing what you think the characters should do. That's why it's so rewarding when readers comment on the realness of my characters. In reality things aren't always so neatly wrapped up, people don't behave the way you think they should, and most importantly happy endings are never guaranteed.

That being said, I am on the edge of my seat, waiting to see what happens next for Quinn, and yes I do hope her mystery guy is everything she hopes for him to be.

So please check back next week for more info on the release date.

Sincerely,

Tia

Friday, July 20, 2012

HURRY! Get a copy of theTHE YEAR LEASE for FREE!

With two more books set to publish next week. I've decided to offer THE YEAR LEASE at a 100% discount to introduce more readers to the series.


Get your copy today at Amazon

The Promo ends tomorrow at midnight. So Hurry  :o)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sales Update & More Lessons Learned

I'm back to share more news. Three days since my free promo ended and here's what I've sold so far:

22 Units 
2 Star Review (GoodReads)

Not bad for three days, but it's a vast difference from the 20 units an hour I was seeing during the promo. Honestly, I'm happy to know that people are buying at all. (Thank you so much to all of those who saw enough in my story to buy it, and I hope it was worth your .99Cents)

The second installment PLEASE MASTER, MAY I CUM will be released shortly along with a new series EVERY OTHER WEEKEND I just finished last night. There's definitely power in numbers so I realize I have to write and release often in order to generate the revenue needed to open our cafe. (For those who haven't read my earlier blogs, I began this journey as a way to fulfill a dream my husband and I have had about opening a cafe here in Arizona)

As far as the 2 Star Review: The reader felt THE YEAR LEASE was too short and I would have to agree. Hopefully they'll enjoy the second installment.

Lesson's I've Learned:
  1. Have a promotion plan and stick to it.
  2. If you make changes after your copy editor has signed off, send it back for another review.
  3. Try not to obsessively check your KDP sales updates
  4. Answer all emails from readers (They take the time to contact you the least you could do is reply.)
  5. Sync Everything (Blogs, Twitter, Author Pages, Etc.)


Monday, July 16, 2012

Cover Reveal: Every Other Weekend

For me, the best part about writing is falling in love with new characters and their stories. Saturday morning I woke up with a new idea and the words just came pouring out of me. So I'd like to introduce you to my next book: EVERY OTHER WEEKEND


When the kids are away, recently divorced Quinn desperately wants to play with something other than her closet full of sex toys. Especially after bumping into her kids smoking hot principal, Mason.

Sick of life as an ostracized hermit, Quinn seeks out a divorce support group with the hope of making new friends and discovers that they're offering a lot more than coffee and advice. A few drinks too many and the extra courage she gains from her mask leads to an explosive night of sex with a man she's almost certain was Mason, but the morning after she realizes she never told him who she really was.

Be on the look out for this release in early august :o)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sales Update

It's been five days since I published THE YEAR LEASE and I couldn't wait to share all the awesome news with you. Here are the results of the free promo:

1066 Units Sold
More 5 Star Reviews

and there's more...


Ta Da!!!!!!!!!!!
#29 on Amazon's Erotica Best Sellers List. I was up to 25 by the time my free promo ended yesterday afternoon and I was sad to no longer see my cover on the free list. But boy was it an awesome ride :o)




Friday, July 13, 2012

Day 1 Stats and Lessons Learned

So as promised I will be giving you a real play by play of my publishing experience. THE YEAR LEASE has been available for free download for 24 hours and here's my the numbers so far:

360 Units Sold
1 Five Star Review

I'm totally new to this, so these might be crappy numbers, but they look amazing to me. As a writer my goal has always been to share my stories with others and I finally got up the courage to actually do it. I honestly would have been excited at 10 units, so this is huge for me. 

The lessons I take away from day are:

1. Formatting is super important
2. Never put caps in your document or title (It will be rejected)
3. Put some serious thought into your cover
4. Search the Internet for ideas
5. Reach out to other authors in the genre for advise

Finished Ahead of Schedule :o)

I'm so happy to report that THE YEAR LEASE is now edited, formatted, and PUBLISHED :o)

It's funny, after all the novels I've written, edited, rewritten, and edited again, my erotic novella's are the first ones ready for to go, but it's a very proud moment when you finally the "Publish" button.

 My debut ebook is currently available, FOR FREE, wherever e-books are sold. Here are a few links.

Smashwords
Amazon

Stay tuned for my daily stats update and some of the lessons I've learned so far.