LV’s Monday Meanderings… November 5, 2018

Happy Monday, Meanderers! As you very well know by now, I created this regular newsletter to keep me engaged with you on a regular basis. This will provide a way for you to know what’s going on with me even though I’m not camping out on Social Media anymore. This week I’m giving away another book!

 

Writing, Writing, Writing!

Nanowrimo is a godsend. It is a time when as writers, we are expected to write like the wind, and pen something, regardless of how good it is for the 30 days of November. After it’s done, then you’re supposed to go back and edit until it shines with the perfection you are known for. I am taking part in this year’s nano because I’ve been working too hard to have a set writing schedule. However, I was truly inspired to make writing my habit by Ms. Octavia Butler’s quote. Wish me luck!

Speaking of writing, if you want to read any of my books while you’re waiting on my new stuff to publish, you can find all my books here. Redeeming the Amazon is currently FREE: LV Lewis books!

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Redeeming the Amazon

Most come to The Beaudelaire Hotel a select few times a year merely to indulge in sexual fantasy, but the stakes are higher for Karen Freeman and Paul Beaudelaire this New Year’s weekend.

How does a woman remain sexy when she’s lost an essential hallmark of her femininity? She gives a Marine amputee one shot at helping a former model with body image.

Will this fantasy weekend at the Beaudelaire Hotel give Paul a second chance with his contemporary Amazon, or will Karen’s fear of rejection be a barrier to their reconnection?

A STANDALONE READ IN A SHARED WORLD. Grab your FREE copy today!! And if you like audiobooks, see its companion below. When you buy the print copy (for FREE), you get the audiobook for an insane price!

The Last Book I Read…

 

Promise Me You

by Marina Adair

A heartening romance of friendship, second chances, and the healing power of love…

Mackenzie Hart has made a career out of writing about eternal love, so when she finds her perfect match in Hunter Kane, she decides to put it all on the line. Irresistibly charming and drenched in alpha-male swagger, Hunter isn’t just the catch of the town—he’s Mackenzie’s best friend. Only someone beats her to the altar. After a fresh start and three years to recover, the last thing Mackenzie expects is for her old life to come knocking…

Recently divorced, musician Hunter Kane wants to reconnect with the woman he left behind. Admitting his biggest mistake comes first. What comes next is up to Mackenzie. He hopes she’ll give him a second chance. He may have been the one to break her heart, but he knows he can also be the one to mend it.

As a tenuous friendship turns into something more, Hunter’s life on the road beckons once again. Will love be enough to keep them together, or will their wildly different worlds be too much for them to overcome?

My Review

Marina Adair never disappoints. She sets up believable, realistic romances that grab you and draw you in for the long haul. Promise Me You was no exception. Mackenzie Hart and Hunter Kane’s history involved writing country music together and being the best of friends until Hunter decides to marry someone else and Mackenzie takes her unrequited love and disappears from his life just before the big day. Fast forward three years later and Hunter is in a writing slump, has divorced and is hoping his manager cousin will get this new writing duo to help him pen his band’s next album. Unbeknownst to Hunter, he knows part of the new writing duo very well. Having herself thrust back into the tractor beam that is Hunter was not in Mackenzie’s plans. She’s trying to get her life on track after a debilitating congenital eye disease has stolen her sight, and that is only one of many surprises Hunter gets when she re-enters his musical world. Promise Me You delivers from the first page to the last.

L.V. LEWIS’S AUDIOBOOKS ARE ALWAYS ON SALE

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Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever

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Exit Strategy

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Redeeming The Amazon

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“First, forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t.

Habit is persistence in practice.” — Octavia Butler

LV’s Monday Meanderings… A Day Late :( –But I have a FREE Book for You!

Happy Tuesday, Monday Meanderers! Yesterday was quite an exiting day at the dentist’s office. My mouth is still throbbing from the experience. How was your Monday? As you most of you know by now, I’ve created this regular newsletter since beginning my newest day job to keep me engaged with you on a regular basis. This will provide a way for you to know what’s going on with me even though I’m not camping out on Social Media anymore. Hope the rest of your week is fantabulous! I have a FREE book for you down below. Grab your copy before the FREE feature ends this week.

Writing, Writing, Writing!

This week began on Sunday with mishaps. My son dabbles in MMA (mixed martial arts), and he flew out over the weekend to fight out west. First, I was unable to go see him fight (bummer!), then he missed his flight back home. Guess who drove three hours to the airport where he returned and back to pick him up from a red-eye? Me! That’s who. See, I thought I was over that when he was out of middle school, but nah. They still call for Mom when all else fails. LOL Then of course I got to have the excruciating below the gumline cleaning at my Dentist’s office prior to driving out to get my youngest at 3 a.m. It’s quite peaceful driving at that time of morning, but I’m not much of a long-distance driver. In fact, I hate driving. I thought, surely my wonderful son will drive back if I left at an ungodly hour to pick him up, but noooo! He had jetlag, and my soundtrack on the way back was his light snoring.

So, this is why you’re getting a Tuesday Meandering. It just seems like if my schedule is thrown off in any way, I can’t seem to get my newsletter out on time. I really need to use the scheduler, but often times, I’m wondering just what I’m going to meander about up until the last minute. But life happens, right? And I wonder why my writing is always lagging…

Speaking of writing, if you want to read any of my books while you’re waiting on my new stuff to publish, you can find all my books here, where most of them are $0.99: LV Lewis books!

FREE this week!

During the Summer Olympics in Brazil in 2016, I penned Going for Gold. My intentions at that time was to write three novellas all centered around the Olympics that year, but there was some work-life balance issues I couldn’t work out, so the other two were never published. They were drafted, but I didn’t feel like they were ready for the world. Perhaps, I will eventually finish the series in time for next Summer Olympics. LOL In the meantime grab your FREE copy and enjoy…

Going for Gold

The Olympics have never been so sexy.

Olympic pole-vaulter Gunnar Kingsley is competing in Rio, where he will finally meet Mia Orlán—his longtime online pen pal. He assumes Mia thinks he’s just an average guy, and hopes that her impoverished upbringing has prevented her from researching him.

In the eight years they’ve been corresponding, Mia has developed feelings for her American friend she fears won’t be returned. If by some miracle they were, she’s even more afraid a physical relationship would leave only heartbreak in its wake.

Meanwhile, Gunnar fears if she knows of his elite ranking, she’ll end up being just another girl who’ll treat him like a shallow jock. He wants more from her. Will Gunnar come clean when the torch is lit in Rio, or will Mia confront him first?

Whiskey Heart by Caroline Tate

 

Description

They’ve shared a past and a lifetime’s worth of playful innuendos. But when a casual fling turns serious, will they both be down for the ride?

Riley Pratt is content living her quiet, less-than-thrilling life in the city minding her own business. Due to her hectic work schedule and self-made career as one of Savannah’s up-and-coming interior designers, she’s learned to keep her thoughts to herself and her eyes on the prize– a fruitful, shining career in design. Until Cameron Alden waltzes into town.

Always thinking up his next cocky comeback, Cameron is arrogant and annoyingly charming in all the wrong ways. Heir to the largest whiskey distillery in the South, he prides himself on being well-endowed but also claims he’s prudish as hell. Official word around town? He’s Savannah’s hottest bachelor. And he takes complete advantage of it.

Which… isn’t Riley’s glass of rosé. Though she can feel sparks flying rampant when they’re together, will Riley give him a chance? Or is she too sure that Cameron’s old habits will die hard, making her just another one-night stand?

The Guardian  by Siobhan Kearney

 

 

Description

A chance encounter.

A runaway dog.

A hidden graveyard.

And a sexy guardian.

A simple afternoon stroll turns Phoebe’s life upside down when her dog, Fallon, escapes. A breathless chase leads her straight into Edward’s strong arms… and his purpose. Will Phoebe be able to protect her heart while Edward protects his charges?

Writing, Writing, Writing!

I won’t bore you by sharing the history of my audiobooks like I did a couple of weeks ago, but I do want to share with you their awesomeness again without any fanfare.

Here are my nice square audiobook covers, which you can click on to see if you’d like to make them your own.  Otherwise, you can listen to the sample and decide later. However, Audible gives you the opportunity to get your first audiobook FREE when you sign up for their program. Just remember to use my links if you decide to sign up, or I won’t get credit. So, without further ado, I present my audiobooks to you!

Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever

only $19.95 or FREE with an Audible Trial Membership

Exit Strategy

only $19.95 or FREE with an Audible Trial Membership


Redeeming The Amazon

only $6.95 or FREE with an Audible Trial Membership

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“Romance Novels paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, a describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!” 

– Oliver Goldsmith

LV’s Monday Meanderings… September 5, 2018

Hello Meanderers! As you all know, Monday was the Labor Day Holiday, so I took a break, so I’m offering you your Monday Meanderings on a Wednesday.

I’ve created this regular newsletter since beginning my newest day job to keep me engaged with you on a regular basis. This will provide a way for you to know what’s going on with me even though I’m not camping out on Social Media anymore. So, my Audiobooks got new links for me to share in August, but I’m sharing them in September. Hope you’ll check them out. My narrator, Marie Hélène  is fabulous!

Writing, Writing, Writing!

Shortly after my first two books were published, I decided to check out ACX to get them made into audiobooks. If you’re not familiar with it, ACX is the arm of Audible that allows Indie authors to easily get their books in audiobook format. The process in itself was fascinating. I was able to sample the voices of many would-be narrators by listening to their samples posted on the site. Once I heard a few that seemed as if they would “fit,” I allowed them to audition using a sampling of prose from my books. Nothing gave me greater pleasure than to hear my words come alive through the voice actors who responded to my posting. It was transformational, because it’s one thing to see your words written on the page, but to have them spoken brings a whole new flavor of nuance to it.

In the Summer, ACX announced that it was rolling out a new Bounty program for writers to receive a share of the royalties from their audiobooks. There have been critics of this new system, so I’m not altogether sure if it will yield anything whatsover for me personally, but I felt that I needed to share with you the availability of my audiobooks for the three of my novels I’ve been able to have recorded. Most weeks, my Meanderings have to do with books, so I was leaving out an integral part of my brand by not sharing information on my audiobooks.

Another good thing about my audiobooks is they are all Whispersync ready, which means you can switch between reading and listening whenever you want if you have the eBook and purchase the audiobook. I love to read and listen along at the same time. How cool is that?

Here are my nice square audiobook covers, which you can click on to see if you’d like to make them your own.  Otherwise, you can listen to the sample and decide later. However, Audible gives you the opportunity to get your first audiobook FREE when you sign up for their program. Just remember to use my links if you decide to sign up, or I won’t get credit. So, without further ado, I present my audiobooks to you!

Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever

only $19.95 or FREE with an Audible Trial Membership

Exit Strategy

only $19.95 or FREE with an Audible Trial Membership


Redeeming The Amazon

only $6.95 or FREE with an Audible Trial Membership

 

Speaking of writing, if you want to read any of my books while you’re waiting on my new stuff to publish, you can find all my books here, where most of them are $0.99: LV Lewis books!

Warcross by Marie Lu

My Review

Marie Lu is one of my very favorite YA novelists. Long before I read her Warcross series, I read her Young Elites and Legend series’s. She is a word, brilliant. Her characters imbue honor, bravery, loyalty and a whole host of characteristics which are great examples to young adults, and character flaws which also bear cautionary tales for young and old alike. Her writing style is crisp yet unbelievably descriptive. You’ll find yourself totally immersed in her worlds and feeling as if you’re a part of action.

The Warcross series is about a game which has consumed popular culture all over the world. It is a world pastime, but is also lucrative for some users. Emika Chen, the protagonist, is a bounty hunter and an expert hacker who finds users who access and bet on the game illegally. When she decides to use her hacking skills to make some quick cash in the opening game of the international Warcross Championships to get herself out of a financial bind, she creates a glitch which inserts her into the game and her interaction goes viral.

While this action could’ve landed her in jail, she instead is recruited by the game’s creator, and billionaire, Hideo Tanka. He recognizes Emika’s talent and enlists her to participate in the tournament to uncover a security problem. Little does Emika know, she’s about to uncover treachery which could topple Hideo’s Warcross empire and their burgeoning romance.

While Warcross does end on a cliffhanger, you will be thoroughly satisfied with how Ms. Lu ends the first book.

I’m honored to share this one with you upon the imminent release of Wildcard, the second book in the series, which is set to drop on September 18th.

Summary

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.

Check out the follow-up book below, which will be published on September 18, 2018:

***Warcross is Book 1 in the Warcross series. A sci-fi thriller series that will blow your socks off!***

Book 2, Wildcard

Summary

Return to the immersive, action-packed world of Warcross in this thrilling sequel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu

Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she’s always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side.

Determined to put a stop to Hideo’s grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone’s put a bounty on Emika’s head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn’t all that he seems–and his protection comes at a price.

Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?

In Wildcard, the explosive sequel to the New York Times bestselling Warcross, Marie Lu delivers an addictive finale that will hold you captive till the very last page.

Description

Conventions in Hawaii were supposed to be business mixed with fun. It’s why commercial real estate broker, Serena Khan, and her romance novelist husband, Frank Elliott, decided to attend one at the Seaside Villa Resort. Unfortunately, Serena’s trip has been all work with no play. And worse, the Seaside Villa Resort is nothing of the kind. Luckily she’s got a husband who knows just what to do to make their Hawaiian vacation a whole lot more memorable. And a lot more fun!

This is a short story with an established couple featuring light bondage and food play with a happy ending.

Click the link below for your preferred purchasing venue to get your copy of The Research Trip!

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Description

A chance encounter in rural Texas leads two strangers to a love over thirty years in the making.

Blake

Her trip across the country led her to me, my town—my booth on my lunch break and I never forgot her. I never forgot our conversation or her… taste when I’d been fortunate enough to have it.

She had me in a world where she was mine and, even though the experience of her had only been for a short while, I took that memory into the rest of my life, Anita… the girl who spoke of dreams.

She reminded me of my dreams and that it was okay to have them. I made those desires into reality years later, after a fallen marriage and a lifetime of hesitance, but never once did Ann leave me.

I never thought I needed anyone when the girl with talks of dreaming finally made it back into my life over three decades later, my family and the strong boys I raised into men all I needed. Anita sure proved me wrong, because not only did I need that woman, I lived for her once I had her back in my life.

My sudden heart attack may have brought us back to each other, but our history…

It gave us both a second chance.

THE BEST WAY FOR YOU TO STAY CURRENT WITH MY BOOK NEWS:

“Long before writing, people were telling each other stories and the audiobook goes all the way back to that tradition.” – Philip Pullman

Don’t Forget Audiobook Gifts for Christmas ~ #ASMSG, #Audiobooks #LVLewis #EroticRomance

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Since I joined this party in mid-stream, I have some catching up to do. The following are the things I have to post daily, and I will post them all on this one post, so they won’t get lost among my other posts!
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DAY ONE (12/15): My Christmas Giveaway is a FREE book, the link to claim is here:

FREE BOOK 

DAY TWO (12/16): My Christmas Card to you is as follows:

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 DAY THREE (12/17): Perfect Book Lover Gift!
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DAY FOUR (12/18): CHARACTERS ON THE NAUGHTY LIST

Twin Dominants, Tristan and Nathan White

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DAY FIVE (12/19): CHARACTERS ON THE NICE LIST

Keisha Beale & Jada Jameson

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