Issues with Brogan’s Promise

I have sent out two newsletter emails regarding what happened with the files for Brogan’s Promise. For those of you who might have missed those, this is the information:

I’m going to try to make a very long story as short as possible. 

Brogan’s Promise was set to go live on June 27, 2017. While the final files were uploaded without incident at all other vendors (iBooks, Nook, Kobo, and even Google Play) there were issues with the final files at Amazon. 

I was under the belief that at Amazon we had three days (72 hours) from the date of release in which to upload the final files. That would have been midnight on the 23rd. 

My husband had a heart attack a couple of weeks ago. He is fine, doing great, and all is well on that front. But it did add a delay of a week to what was the normal time I take to finalize a book. 

On the 23rd, I went to upload my final files at Amazon only to find out I had been locked out from doing so.  Apparently, the final file needs to be uploaded 72 hours prior to the release date in the first time zone it will go available. I’m told that the first time zone is Australia, not the US where I live. Yes, I’m just as baffled as anyone. Long story short, not even my Amazon rep can help me.

The book went live with the placeholder file Amazon requires we put up during the preorder phase. This has caused a good many people to be frustrated and even angry. I can’t say that I blame you. It hasn’t been any more fun on my end, trust me. 

I take full ownership of this mistake. I should have uploaded it a week before it went live just to be safe. But again, it’s been a rough few weeks here and I didn’t do what I should have. I am sorry.

In addition to Kevin’s heart attack, I lost my cousin Mike two weeks ago, to a massive heart attack. He was taking a walk with his girlfriend and her granddaughter when it happened. I’m still trying to wrap my head around that one. He was only 3 years older than me.

Then a couple of days ago, I lost a very dear friend unexpectedly. She was a beautiful soul, with a beautiful voice, and she will be missed by so many people. Dawn made the world a better place. She was just a wonderful, beautiful person and it breaks my heart to know that she is gone.

From the bottom of my heart, I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused all of you. You should have received an email from Amazon letting you know the final and correct files are ready for your Kindle. If you haven’t received that email, please contact Amazon’s customer service at: 1-888-280-4331. 

Again, I am truly sorry. I am not making excuses. This is completely on me and I take full ownership and responsibility. Please know that I appreciate your patience as well as the outpouring of love and support all of you, my dedicated readers, have shown me. I love and adore each and every one of you. Please know that I would never intentionally cause you such distress and frustration. 

With much love and appreciation,

Suzan 

 

Romancing the Smokies 2017!

I’m taking my daughter and my best friend to the Romancing The Smokies Author & Reader Con! We leave this Thursday, March 16th and I’m 100% positive this is going to be on fun road trip!

We’re taking the long way to Knoxville, TN. We’re going to stop in Kentucky to see my dear friend and fellow author, Hallee Bridgeman. Yes, it’s a few hours out of the way, but I haven’t seen Hallee in ages, so I figured, what the heck, let’s do it! 

According to Google Maps, it should only take us 5 hours and 32 minutes to get to Hallee’s home.  Google Maps, however, never takes into consideration the more ‘mature’ bladders. 😉 If my readers know me at all, they know this trip will take considerably longer than five and a half hours. I’m sure you all have pool going to see how long it takes! 

Hallee, Me, and my bestie, from last year!

 

I will give everyone updates via here on my blog as well as my Facebook pages. Look for LIVE videos too!  

And if you’re in the KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE area this Saturday, March 18, stop on by the Knoxville Airport Hilton and say hi! I’m there for the Romancing The Smokies Event. They will have a HUGE book signing Saturday afternoon. You can bring your books for me to sign, or pick some up at the event. 

www.romancingthesmokies.com for more details! I hope to see you there!!

 

 

THE ROMANCING THE SMOKIES AUTHOR & READER EVENT! AIRPORT HILTON, KNOXVILLE, TN! March 17 – 18, 2017!

 

 

 

Cooking with Hallee Bridgeman!

Hallee Bridgeman is one of those sweet, kind souls the world needs more of. She and I have been friends for a few years now and I absolutely adore her! She writes Inspirational Romance that will just blow your socks off. Seriously, she is a beautiful and talented writer. (You can find her books here.)a1d186369cd6bb16dc23128d9dc9c052_400x400

Not only can the woman write, she can also cook. And I mean cook from scratch. As in: she even grinds her own wheat to make flour! 

In April, Hallee and her family will be coming to visit me and mine. We’re going to do a cooking video together, for her cooking blog. We’ll even do some live video feeds that day on FB (and Twitter if I can figure out how, lol)

Yesterday, Hallee posted about our project on Facebook, (you will find the original post here) and asked for Scottish recipe ideas. Someone suggested haggis. Actually, several someone’s suggested it. I made the following comment regarding just that: screen-shot-2017-03-06-at-8-07-48-am

 

 

The only way I’ll eat haggis is if it is served on Chris Hemsworth’s naked abs!

Well, one thing led to another, as often happens when authors are involved.

I dared Hallee to ask Chris Hemsworth to join us. She took me up on my dare! screen-shot-2017-03-06-at-8-09-41-am

 

 

 

Now, I know there isn’t a snowball’s chance in hell that Chris Hemsworth would actually show up to our cooking day. (Now how on earth would I explain that to my husband???)  This is JUST for fun! You can follow Hallee and me on twitter and look for our hashtags: #Chrishemsworthsabs #chrishemsworthshouldcookwithHalleeandSuzan #halleeandsuzancooking #oneoldbroadandonegreatcook #scotchwhiskygoeswitheverything 

We’ll add more hashtags later, I’m sure! And if you can think of one we should use, please leave it in the comment sections below. Or if you have a recipe you’d like to suggest, let us know and leave those in the comments sections below. 

#Scotchgoeswitheverything including Chris Hemsworth’s Abs!

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COOKING WITH HALLEE BRIDGEMAN IN APRIL! MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW

Happy Day!

I am very happy to announce that the audiobook for The Edge of Forever is now available at Audible and iTunesthe-edge-of-forever-audio

I am really pleased with the job my narrator, Stevie Zimmerman, did with this book! I think you will be too! I loved writing this story. And I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Stevie narrate it! 

I would love to hear from you! How often do you listen to audiobooks? Do you have a favorite narrator? When do you listen to books most?

Now available at Audible and iTunes!

Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

Do you like Free ebooks? Free signed paperbacks? Giftcards?

If you do, I’ve got just the thing! 

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Kate Robbbins – Kathryn Le Veque – Samantha Holt – Kemberlee Shortland – Tanya Anne Crosby – Lily Baldwin – Suzan Tisdale – April Holthaus – Amy Jarecki – Victoria Zak – Ceci Giltenan – Tarah Scott – Kathryn Lynn Davis

Have teamed up for one awesome Valentine’s Day GIVEAWAY

What you can win:

Signed Paperbacks from:
Kate Robbins, Suzan Tisdale, Kathryn Le Veque,
Tanya Anne Crosby, Victoria Zak, Kathryn Lynn Davis, and April Holthaus
 
Digital ebooks from:
Kemberlee Shortland, Lily Baldwin, Ceci Giltenan, and Tarah Scott
 
Gift cards from: Amy Jarecki and Samantha Holt
 
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Entering is easy and open internationally!

Contest ends February 14, 2017.

For a complete list of rules, click here. 

Cover Reveal & Preorder Links!

It has been a GREAT day! It’s actually been a great week! To help celebrate my awesome week, I’m doing my cover reveal for The Bowie Bride tonight! I’m also providing you with preorder links.     

COVER REVEAL

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PREORDER LINKS

As my way of thanking all of you for being so patient these past few months, I’ve decided to release The Bowie Bride, Book Two of The Mackintoshes & McLarens at a special price of only 99 cents! That’s right, 99 cents. The book goes live on April 18, 2017. The special price will end on April 25, 2017.

NOOK  iBOOKS  KOBO  AMAZON

You’ve all been so fantastic this past year. I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, just how much I appreciate each and every one of you.

Hugs,

Suzan

 

Romancing the Smokies 2017

Romancing the Smokies will be my first (but not last) appearance for 2017! I’m super excited about this event. I attended last year and had so much fun, I signed up immediately for this year. 

Lunch With Some of Your Favorite Authors

One of the things I absolutely love about this event is the fact that we get to have lunch with some of our favorite readers! We usually have ten people to a table, so it is far more intimate. I like that. We get to know you, and you get to know us. 

What’s in Store for Romancing the Smokies 2017?

They have even more fun and exciting things planned for us this year! A Masquerade Ball. I’m going as a menopausal romance author, so no, you don’t need an expensive costume. Wear a nice outfit and tell everyone you’re a nudist on strike! It’s going to be loads of fun no matter what you come as. 

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Romancing the Smokies
March 17-18, 2017
Knoxville, TN 

Romance, fantasy and cozy mystery writers welcome readers to a fabulous weekend, including An Intimate Gathering on the Emerald Isle presented by Leanne Tyler and Lexie Witcher, The Clean Reads Spring Luncheon and The Dark Hollows Press Masquerade Gala!

Keynote: Debby Guisti
Welcome Speaker: JK Ensley
Event Emcee: Mallory Kane
Presented By: Donna Wright

What to expect for READERS/BLOGGERS/REVIEWERS

On Friday night, we are having a St. Paddy’s Day Party, THE MEETING ON THE EMERALD ISLE, sponsored by Leanne Tyler/Lexie Witcher. Since it starts after dinner, we’ll have light snacks and green spiked punch ast-patricks-day_lglong with an ice breaker where you will receive special swag just for that evening and get to know the authors one-on-one.
Also, you will receive a goody-bag full of swag from authors all over the world, as part of your ticket. 


On Saturday, you can join us in open house style in our hospitality suite for a continental breakfast of muffins and fruit, or treat yourself to the hotel breakfast buffet. At lunch, sponsored by Clean Reads, we will have tables where you will receive author swag from the authors at your table and they will be decorated beautifully!  


You will have a chance to win the beautiful décor and also a chance to buy door prize tickets where you can win gorgeous baskets of books and other fun items.


book-signingOf course, the booksigning is next where you can purchase books by some of your favorite authors. (Yes, I will have books there for you to purchase. But please, feel free to bring your own copies. I’ll sign them either way. 😀

 

 

 

542f835fca92cb733dd63d38fe3aa8d7On Saturday night, you can dress up and put on your best mask! We are having a masquerade gala sponsored by Dark Hollows Press. There will be casino games, a book auction, and so much more, including a special basket for one lucky reader worth over $300, which includes a Kindle!

Click here for information on tickets, the hotel, etc.