It’s Hunky Highlander Week!

I love a Hunky Highlander, don’t you? 

Hop on over to StoryFinds and enter for a chance to win ebooks by me, Kate Robbins, Parris Afton Bonds and Eliza Knight! screen-shot-2017-01-11-at-9-28-39-am

 

 

 

 

 

What type of Highlander is your favorite?

There are all sorts of hunky Highlanders. Which is your personal favorite? The honorable yet slightly imperfect? The Brooder? The  wounded heart? The misguided? One I haven’t mentioned?

I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment on this blog post and on Saturday, I’ll chose one lucky winner to receive a free ebook from me. 😀 

Hugs,

Suzan

Today’s Topic: Newsletters!

There has been a lot of talk lately amongst authors and readers about newsletter emails. More specifically, readers being inundated with them.

As authors, we try to find ways to engage with our readers.

We LOVE you and want to keep you informed and up to attention-attention-2date on our books, upcoming releases, etc. It isn’t easy trying to reach everyone. So we utilize Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and yes, newsletters.

Newsletter emails

In a recent discussion with a reader, I learned that she rarely opens any of the dozens of newsletters she receives on a daily basis. I have to think there are lots more readers out there, just like her. You all simply do not have time to pour through dozens of emails every day. Heck, I don’t have time to pour through all of the one’s I’ve signed up for either.

I do have many readers who will always read my monthly newsletter email. But I have far more who don’t, and that is okay! I’m not knocking you and I’m not knocking the use of newsletter emails. 

So I’ve decided to make a few changes for 2017. I’m only sending out newsletter emails on a quarterly basis. However, I am going to be using my blog and Facebook attention-read-all-about-itto communicate with you on a regular basis. Oh, it might not be quite as pretty as my newsletter, but I think it will be easier for everyone, including me, lol

 

Blog Vs. Newsletter

So if you would like to stay up to date with new releases, upcoming events, etc., you can follow me here on my Cheeky Wench Blog. Just click the ‘subscribe’ button on the right hand side of the webpage, enter your email, and you’re all set. 

Future Contests

In the future, when I run a contest, I won’t force you to sign up for my newsletter. I’ll have other easy things for you to do to participate and enter. 

The Edge of Forever

The Edge of Forever

More than a year ago I released a book titled, The King’s Courtesan. At that time, it was only available at Amazon US and only in digital format. Without going into all the details, I am now able to release this novel on my own! I’ve re-titled it The Edge of Forever. (Yes, I am one very happy camper!) 

The Edge of Forever will be available at iBooks, Nook, Kobo, and Kindle in digital format. Not all of the pre-order links are live yet. I’ll post them as soon as they are available.

 I will also be releasing it in paperback and hardcover formats! I’m currently searching for just the right female voice to narrate this novel for audiobook. 

The Edge of Forever will be live on December 16, 2016 at all major ebook retailers. 

 

COVER REVEAL

I do believe my cover artist (Dar Albert with Wicked Smart Designs) blew this one out of the park!! I absolutely love this cover! 

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Let It Snow Audiobook Giveaway!

LET IT SNOW AUDIOBOOK GIVEAWAY

So many awesome authors have joined together to give away lots of FREE Audiobooks! Now through December 15th. Just look for the hashtag #snowaudio on Facebook and/or Twitter to see how you can win!

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I’m giving away FREE 2 copies each of Laiden’s Daughter, Findley’s Lass, and Wee William’s Woman from my Clan MacDougall Series. It’s easy to enter and you have lots of chances.

  1. Leave a comment here AND/OR
  2. Go to Facebook or Twitter and look for the hashtag #snowaudio and follow directions there. 

It’s super easy! 

I’m giving away FREE copies of Laiden’s Daughter, Findley’s Lass, and Wee William’s Woman from my Clan MacDougall Series. It’s easy to enter and you have lots of chances to win lots of different audio books!snowaudio-contestld

December’s Release!

Only two months left in 2016? My, oh, my it has been a busy year! A few terrifying moments, such as when our Warrior Princess arrived 15 weeks early. But the beautiful moments far outweighed the rough and scary.

And can you believe it is November and the CUBS are still playing?

I’m so happy, it ain’t even funny! I know my mom is in heaven right now, hanging out with Harry Carry and all the other fans who didn’t get to live to see this. 

I had a special announcement in yesterday’s newsletter regarding an upcoming release. No, it has nothing at all to do with any of my current Scottish Historical books. But it is still special all the same! At least to me its special and I hope you’ll think the same!

In December, I will be releasing a book titled, The Edge of Forever (previously titled, The King’s Courtesan.)

Until now, this book was only available digitally and only in the US. But come next month, it will be available around the world, digitally as well as in paperback and hardcover formats! And at some point next year (still trying to find the right narrator as it is written in first person, from the heroine’s point of view) it will be available in audio book format. Yes, it is a full length novel. 

Along with a new title comes a new cover and bonus content. Wait until you see this cover! When my cover artist sent the first draft, it was so absolutely perfect that I screamed! 😀 I immediately called her (still screaming with delight) and told her not to change a thing! She really knocked this one out of the park. 

I’ll do a cover reveal in a few weeks. Newsletter subscribers will get to see it first, then I’ll share it here and on social media. 

I’ll keep you all posted, I promise. As soon as I have a release date set, I will let you know. 

And yes, I’m still working on The Bowie Bride! Due to all the traveling I had in October, as well as that awful case of bronchitis, I had to push the release date to January. I’m still on target for that. But we all know what a crazy life I live so I’m not going to give a definitive date until the book is done and with the editor. I thank you for your patience. 

As many of you already know, I made Laiden’s Daughter free at the end of September…

I was going to put it back at regular price at the end of last month. But there was such an overwhelming positive response from readers (nearly 100,000 downloads so far!) that I have decided to keep it free until further notice. Additionally, the entire Clan MacDougall Series is now available at Nook and Kobo, and soon they’ll be live at iBooks (just waiting for them to shake through the approval process.) Yes, they’re all still available at Kindle

Sending big hugs and lots of love to all of you! Have a great week. And GO CUBS!!!! 

Suzan