LV’s Monday Meanderings…. January 14, 2019!

Happy Monday Meanderers! Here’s this week’s installment of the regular newsletter I created to keep me engaged with you. 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. As usual, I have some great books to share with you, including a Henley Maverick boo, and still FREE copy of my classic, Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever! This FREE Promotion will run until my Ranking on the Multicultural and Interracial Romance charts goes above 100, or when Amazon tells me it can’t be FREE anymore!

Writing, Writing, Writing

Monday, January 14, 2019

Marketing has always been difficult for me. In the beginning I was naive enough to believe that when I posted my book on Amazon, it would miraculously sell on it’s own. That has not been the case. I have had to stop just short of selling my first born to get eyes onto my books, just as most indie writers have done. Amazon owns the algorithm that decides whose books will see the light of day, so in order for indies like myself, who don’t have massive marketing budgets, to get eyes to see their books, we have to buy advertising in numerous ways. This includes buying Facebook Ads, AMS Ads, Bookbub Ads, trying to get on the various books lists, like Bookbub, Free Booksy/Bargain Booksy, Robin Reads, etc.

Marketing for ebooks is very competitive. It is also very subjective because it doesn’t work the same for every author. Many times we are taking a big gamble when we spend our marketing dollars (well at least less prolific writers such as myself are. More popular authors can afford to spend the big dollars on testing ads to get them just right. Less popular authors operate on wings and prayers). We are well aware of the old adage that it takes money to make money, but when you don’t have any to begin with, it is almost impossible.

Recently, I have re-discovered newsletter swaps. This is a cost-free and often fairly lucrative way to market ebooks without a cash outlay. I am beginning this week to swap with some other authors, so you’ll be seeing books from various authors and genres appearing in my Newsletter because other small authors and myself are sharing each others’s books. And let me just say, todays offerings are as HOT as Hell!! Check them out!

I am also still working on getting something out for you guys to read early this year. However, as you all know, I am still working a 60-hour a week day job, and a 20-hour weekend gig, so bear with me. 🙂

In the meantime, you may check out my backlist, as per usual at:  LV LEWIS BACKLIST. <3

Hot Featured Read!

Seduction by Henley Maverick

Any publicity is good publicity, right? Unfortunately, for Alivia O’Reilly, this just isn’t true. Having developed a scheme to create a media ruckus outside of her flower shop, Blooms, to drive up business, Liv was never prepared for the maelstrom her little publicity stunt would create.

Conor, her cousin, funded her little start up business and the extra attention is exactly what he didn’t order. A loan shark tied to organized crime, he prefers to stick to the shadows – as most rats do – and now there’s a spotlight on Liv, putting a wrench in his nefarious plans.

Also watching from the shadows? Rhys Gallagher, billionaire mogul and reformed crime lord. He’s been watching Liv for years, patiently waiting to make his move on the buxom brunette. Now, nothing is going to keep him from her. Not her business, not her independence, not her pride, and certainty not Conor. Because when Gallagher plays, he plays for keeps. And the prize… is Liv’s heart.

“When the time comes, Liv, you’ll make me an offer I can’t refuse.”

Other Steamy Recommendations!

 

Andrew
Three years ago, I broke the heart of the woman I loved.
I was too stupid to realize what I had.
Now, years later, I have it all.
Money. Power. Prestige.
It all meant nothing.
Until I met her again.
She was beautiful and tragic, and I wanted her again.
And she hated me.
But I would change that.
This time I would do right by Georgia.
There would be no more secrets.
This time, I wouldn’t give up.
Now that she is back in my life, I’m not going to let her go a second time.

Georgia
I swore I would never trust Andrew Bryant.
I had loved him, and he threw me away like garbage.
His secrets had torn us apart.
Three years later, I haven’t found any peace.
Now, suddenly, he’s back in my life.
He’s handsome. Sexy.
His smile sends shivers down my spine.
And I don’t want him back.
With my troublesome ex on my back, I have enough to deal with.
But he just won’t leave me alone.
There is nothing in this world that could make me give him another chance.
But why can’t I walk away?
Why does part of me want him to stay?

 

In a town full of secrets, everyone knows my story
My husband left me for another woman
And I vowed never again.
I threw myself into building my life back up from the rubble it had become.
I made a name for myself with the diner my grandfather left me.
I was strong. I was independent. I needed no one.
Then he came to town.
Exotic and calm, I was drawn to him from the beginning.
He pulled me in and made me feel things I didn’t think were possible.
But can I trust him? Does he feel what I feel?
How can I let him break down the walls I spent so much time building?

After my wife died, I was lost and alone.
I liked it that way.
Relationships only led to pain and I couldn’t live through that again.
But then I met her.
Flaming hair and blue eyes trapped me in her net.
But guilt and grief are hard to let go.
How can I let her in, when I don’t deserve the happiness she offers?
Can the love of Thanksgiving and the magic of Springvale bring us together and banish the ghosts of the past for good?

Get your FREE copy of my Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever, and your $0.99 (or FREE for KU Subscribers) copy of Exit Strategy, and your $3.99 or FREE from KU copy of The Venture Capitalist. And if you’ve already got your free copy of the books, the Audiobooks are a steal if you’ve already purchased the books!

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. LV Lewis books!

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LV’s Monday Meanderings… January 7, 2019!

Happy Monday Meanderers! Here’s this week’s installment of the regular newsletter I created to keep me engaged with you. 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. As usual, I have some great books to share with you, including a still FREE copy of my classic, Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever! This FREE Promotion will run until my Ranking on the Multicultural and Interracial Romance charts goes above 100, or when Amazon tells me it can’t be FREE anymore!

Since the holidays, this is my first regular newsletter. Enjoy!

Writing, Writing, Writing

(Among Other Things!)

Writing for me is catharsis, but it is also a double-edged sword. Why? Because writing requires me to spend hours with my “butt in a chair, hands on keyboard” (or BICHOK, for those of you who are catchphrase savvy). Over time, my weight creeped up in epic proportions and my health has suffered, but the writing is just one part of the equation. There are many other stressors in my life that contribute to the equation that has gotten me to where I am now. But that’s neither here nor there, because I don’t care to elaborate on every single non-positive thing in my life right now. We’ll just concentrate on weight for starters.

Back in December, I had a minor medical issue which required a procedure be done in urgent care. I got on the scale and it scared the crap out of me! I had somehow allowed myself to get to a weight that I’d rather not share with you at this time. (Oh vanity!) So, I said to myself, “Self, you’ve got to do something about this pronto.” Well, pronto became New Year Resolution, and New Year Resolution became Diet, and Diet chosen became Ketogenic.

Beginning January 2nd I jumped on the bandwagon of a lot of Hollywood A-Listers and Diet Aficionados who have sworn by the Ketogenic Diet and, so far, I’m seeing promising results. As an April baby, I tend to be prone to not finishing things unless it’s a passion or something I love so much it never occurs to me to leave it incomplete. I am hoping that by telling you all about this new thing, you will keep me accountable. Also, I hope you will tell me if you’ve been successful with a diet or lifestyle plan that you’d like to share with me. I love hearing inspirational success stories, or new beginnings, so email me at lv.lewis148@gmail.com and tell me what you’ve done lately to make yourself healthier.

I am working on getting something out for you guys to read early this year. As per usual, I am working a 60-hour a week day job, and a 20-hour weekend gig, so bear with me. 🙂

In the meantime, you may check out my backlist, as per usual at:  LV LEWIS BACKLIST. <3

 

I discovered Jewel E. Ann’s books just last year when I read her Epoch Series, and Oh My God! Her books have become my balm in gilead, my piece de resistance, my reason d’etre, and so many other superlatives, I can’t. I just can’t without one-clicking… Every. Single. One. (of her books!) I have said before I’ve wanted to be other authors when I grow up, but I’ve just got to say, I really, really want to be Jewel E. Ann when I grow up because she nails all those crafty things I tend to have major issues with, and she does is with such ease and flair, I just want to give every one of her books a standing ovation, because she hits every single emotion so perfectly, and her plots are so on point, I am enamored by her.

And with her newest offering, A Place Without You, I am equally as enamored as I have been with her other books (or maybe moreso). Jewel writes love triangles that absolutely do not get on your nerves, if anything, she’s able to show how these can come to be, and how they can be resolved despite someone having to be hurt. Henna, is a free spirit, born of parents who come from the artistic world. Bodhi is her contemporary cowboy whom she meets on the way, and several times during Coachella. And I just want to say, Jewel E. Ann had me at Coachella. I absolutely love that she set this in the beginning here. Henna and Bodhi connect in a huge way at Coachella, but then they separate without a goodbye and Henna returns to her life which takes a different turn when she believes Bodhi is lost to her.

A Place Without You packs a wallop of forbidden fruit, emotion, and all the feels one would expect from a novel from Jewel E. Ann. I won’t elaborate further on the plot, but you can certainly get a few more hints from her book blurb on Amazon. Grab your copy of A Place Without You while you’re there. You will most definitely not be disappointed!


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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. LV Lewis books!

 

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LV’s Monday Meanderings… December 3, 2018!

Happy Monday Meanderers! Here’s this week’s installment of the regular newsletter I created to keep me engaged with you. 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. As usual, I have some great books to share with you, including a FREE copy of my own classic, Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever! It’s going to be in a Bookbub promo on December 9, 2018, but you guys can pick it up early if you’d like. Pssst, it’s already FREE!

Writing, Writing, Writing!

This past weekend, I attended my oldest sister’s recent milestone birthday party. I have a big, loud, non-Greek, family that likes to party hard. And like Forrest Gump, “that’s all I have to say about that.”

While away, I fretted over not finishing nanowrimo, whether my upcoming Bookbub promotion was on track, and why I wasn’t using that four day weekend to write. I must say that after seeing my sister’s face when the family greeted her, and after all the heartfelt birthday wishes were shared by friends and family alike, I found myself glad I had taken the journey. Very few things in my like take precedence over my writing, and family is a big one. This sister is approximately seventeen years older than me, and as we all age, more and more of us are not coming back to family gatherings. I simply could not muster up any energy for regret once I saw how moved she was by having her family surround her on that auspicious occasion.

So, today, I’m back on the grind without a single ounce of regret to be had, penning this newsletter, and then getting some words down.

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 and Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever are currently FREE: LV Lewis books!

Featured Novel This Week!

Title: Asher Black

by Parker S. Huntington

From Top 20 bestselling author Parker S. Huntington comes a steamy, slow-burn love story full of unexpected love and banter.

It started with my bladder.I didn’t mean to witness a shady deal in the restroom hallway.
I didn’t think twice when I called the cops.
And I certainly didn’t know who the club belonged to.

Asher Black.
Former mafia hitman.
Billionaire CEO.
New York’s most eligible bachelor.

When he shows up at my college, looking for the girl who called the cops on his business, I know I’m as good as dead. What I don’t expect is his offer–he’ll pay for my tuition, set me up with a cushy job after I graduate, and all I have to do is… be his fake fiancée.

Featured Box Set This Week!

Illicit by Stephanie Morris et. al

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From confident military men and suave billionaires to bad boy players, hot alphas, and more, you’re sure to find the illicit romance of your fantasies burning up these pages! These powerful, exciting men will keep you up all night and daydreaming all day!

Your favorite contemporary romance authors invite you to join them for twenty sizzling stories. Which of these scorching novels and novellas will have you hooked?

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Including Stories from:

New York Times bestselling author Calinda B
Sylvie Stewart
Stephanie Morris
USA Today bestselling author Allyson Lindt writing with Alexa Padgett
Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author Jeana E. Mann
Piper Lawson
J. Saman
Colleen Charles
Casey Hagen
E.S. Carter
Rylee Swann
Emma Tharp
Liz Matis
Heather C. Myers
Jan O’Hara
Maggie Carpenter
Tara L. Ames
Shannyn Leah
Megyn Ward
Ravena Tate
Alyssa Drake & Bella Emy
S.R. Watson & Ryan Stacks
Mia Kayla
Scarlett Avery
Kim Carmichael

Other Recommendations

Love Grind

by Devon Michaels

Description

I have everything I ever wanted with one exception – Stacy.

MILES

I’ve always been respectful of my elders, managing the family fortune for my parents and making me a billionaire by the time I was twenty-five.

But lately my love for music is all I can think about.

Until now.

When a simple night out busking leaves me in the emergency room, I find myself hurting in more than one way.

Her name is Stacy Mayer – a registered nurse.

Slender and athletic, she had the softest blue eyes that made me want to drown myself in.

I want her.

I need her in my life.

But I don’t think I can fix this one mistake to make her mine.

Stacy

My dad left us when I was sixteen and it has been me and mom since then.

I think that is why I turned to nursing to support my mother, and MMA to give me an outlet for my frustrations.

Between work, looking after mom and training for the next fight, I don’t need any distractions.

Especially one that is so damned good looking he could be plucked off the cover of GQ!

He probably has a stable of women clawing their way into his bedroom.

Good for them.

The last thing I need is a man like Miles Barker in my life.

I don’t need my heart broken again.

The Love Grind is a standalone romance with a little steam, a little heat and an HEA to melt even the coldest heart!

 

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LV’s Monday Meanderings… November 26, 2018

Happy Cyber Monday Meanderers! I hope you’ve all made the electronics purchases of your dreams for the holidays. Here’s this week’s installment of the regular newsletter I created to keep me engaged with you. 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. As usual, I have some great books to share with you!

Writing, Writing, Writing!

Over the long holiday weekend while trying to get some words down, I had two funerals happening for two very good friends of mine. One lost her mother, and the other, her sister. These made me reflect on how none of us are promised tomorrow. I even shared a post on Facebook to that effect, because our days really are numbered and I’m endeavoring to get everything out of however many days I have left.

Writing is a big part of how I want to spend the rest of my time on this mortal coil. Many of my friends and family don’t understand my fascination with the written word, or this passion I have for creating stories that resonate with a fan base. They think of it as child’s play, or something not as important as real every day life, but I beg to differ. Writing is as important to me as breathing, and most days I’d rather be writing than doing anything else in the world. That is why I identified so much with M. Night Shyamalan’s quote in the graphic above. There are stories in my head that just demand to be told.

While working on nanowrimo (which is winding down), and my projects I’m trying to get published in my current series’, I had an idea for a new series that came to me over the weekend. Now, I can’t wait to finish the projects I”m doing so I can get this new series going. It involves a large southern extended family, with three young heroines who each get to tell their stories. I’m vacillating on whether to make it genre fiction, or literary. But rest assured, whichever I choose, it’s going to be epic!

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!

Featured Novel This Week!

Hitched Too: Secret Vows by Florella Grant

From friendship to marriage in sixty-seconds.

The most important thing to Kevin Davis is his career. After hearing rumors that the company will only promote a married man, he asks Melissa to be his bride. He knew she didn’t deserve to be put in a situation like that and promised to make it up to her when the charade was over.

When Melissa O’Brien agreed to share an apartment with her best friend’s brother and grade school crush, Kevin, she never expected him to propose. Agreeing to be his wife was an easy decision since she loved him for years.

As the weeks passed, Kevin found himself longing to call her his wife for real. Melissa saw a side of him she didn’t know existed, and questioned her true feelings.

Will their hasty marriage result in a stronger bond and lasting love? Or will it destroy their lifelong friendship that has been pushed to the limits?

Hitched Too Secret Vows is the second book in The Hitched Series, but can be read as a standalone.

Grab it Today for only $0.99. This deal is gone after Cyber Monday!

 

Other Recommendations

Shifted

by Tricia Barr

Description

Rule #1: Never go out after dark.
Rule #2: Never go into large bodies of water.
Rule #3: Stay off of social media.

Myreen always knew her mom held some deep dark secret; the rules, the moving, the years of unanswered questions. But she didn’t think breaking one rule, just once, would lead to the death of her mother. And she never expected to find out that she was a mermaid shifter, or that her mother was killed by vampires.

Whisked away in the middle of the night for her own safety, Myreen finds herself in a secret school for shifters. But starting over in a new school in the middle of the year–even if it is for the millionth time–is never easy. With rumors swirling, mean girls circling, and two incredibly attractive guys tugging her in separate directions, Myreen just wants to get through the school year without having a meltdown in front of everyone.

She’s learning so much, but for every question answered, a new one bubbles up. Myreen will need to untangle the web of secrets surrounding her if she ever wants to find out why her mother was murdered. As she dives deeper into the mystery, she discovers a truth about herself that no one saw coming, and it will change the fate of the shifter world forever.

 

 

Beneath the Autumn Sky by Laurel Black

Description

But the fact that the kid had to go through that, only to turn into some kind of statistic. Perhaps even a cautionary tale for victims and bullies and children who enjoy walking around at night. That was all that kid would be remembered by, and it left a bitter taste in his mouth.

Suddenly, he felt a hand on his. Daniel’s eyes flickered down, and saw Alec’s fingers intertwine with his. “Hey,” he muttered.

“I could look into your friend’s disappearance,” Daniel found himself blurting out. After a few minutes of awkwardness, he mentally kicked himself. The sheer look of shock was more than enough to make Daniel regret those words, but even more so when Alec’s grip tighten. “No, it’s fine.”

“Are you sure? I know a couple of guys at the police station. I could-”

“Please Daniel. Just…leave it be.”

Daniel stopped. He couldn’t help but turn away, looking at the small plate of vegetables. Before he knew it, he nodded. “Okay,” he said. “Okay.”

He was about to take his hand back, but he couldn’t. It was warm, and it was the first thing he noticed. “Hey Daniel?”

“What’s up?”

“I love you. You know that right?”

In which love and death dance within the confines of Autumn. This collection includes The Devil’s Playground, Mayhem, Hero, and Promises.

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LV’s Monday Meanderings… Thanksgiving Edition!

Happy Monday Meanderers! I actually made it today, but this week the holiday is on a Thursday, so I’m good. Here’s this week’s installment of the regular newsletter I created to keep me engaged with you. 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. As usual, I have some great books to share with you!

Writing, Writing, Writing!

I’m still working on getting something complete by early 2019. I realize that with the holidays upon us, I’m not going to be ready for a Christmas release, and to be honest, the market will likely be glutted during the holidays anyway, so the likelihood of getting traction will be nil. There are so many steps to go through in getting a new release out, I don’t believe the trades will be able to fit me in for editing, cover creation, blogger reviews and the like, so I’ll just wait until things aren’t so rushed.

I am so thankful for those of you who have stuck with me during my time of trying to re-establish my brand as an author. It has been tough, but I know I’m going to get there. Eventually. 🙂

Here’s hoping you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. I’ll see you on the other side of the weekend.

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!

STILL FREE. ZERO. ZILCH. NADA!

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…

The Muse

by L.M. Halloran

In her final year of graduate school, Iris Eliot’s dreams are within reach. She’s ready to put the past behind her and embrace whatever the future brings.

Until the future brings him.

Professor James Beckett, bestselling author and award-winning poet, is the new head of the Creative Writing Department at her university. Brilliant and obnoxiously sexy, he’s more dangerous than Iris knows.

When Beckett sets his sights on Iris, it’s not just her heart on the line or her academic and professional careers. Surrendering to the way he makes her feel will rewrite her past.?

My Review

So, L.M. Halloran is becoming a fave of mine. After reading and reviewing her The Fall Before Flight, I’ve become mildly obsessed, so here goes another from her backlist. The Muse fascinated me because I’ve always been rather enamored by professor/student romances. In fact, I wrote one myself years ago, which has never seen the light of day, but this story kinda makes me want to dust it off and take it for a spin. So, Iris Eliot, graduate student is nearing the end of her fellowship. Professor James Beckett, an author whom she’s admired from afar becomes up close and personal when she is assigned as his TA. Instant chemistry between them becomes so much more when buried secrets from her past and his are uncovered. Then betrayal becomes the emotion that cannot be overcome. By either of them. Halloran is a master at evoking emotion in her characters. The Muse did not disappoint.

My Recommendations This Week

 

 

 Blood Magic by Anna T. Holloway

Description

Mitch Castle is a sweet-talking Sgt of Arms for his motorcycle club, Night Prowlers. He didn’t have a hard time finding a woman until the last one broke his heart. Now, he’s on the prowl for a demon tearing up the county. Besides, keeping his mind on work is better than thinking about her.

Until he comes across the woman in the woods…

Eva Siverling didn’t like her destiny. She tried running from it but you can’t run from magic. Eva’s sister died at the hands of a demon but not before she cast a spell to trap her soul from him. Eva will have to dive into a life she never wanted, trust people she never expected and become who she never imagined, to stop Orion from bleeding her other sisters dry.

Will Eva find the courage to face Orion or will Mitch help her tap into a power unlike any other?

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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.

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

Why We Collaborated on The Venture Capitalist – #ASMSG #KU #IR/MC

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Tristan’s Point of View Is Here!

Why LaVie and I Had To Write This Story

LaVie EnRose and I teamed up to do this story because she is going solo with Double Switch, and because Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever fans got everything from Keisha’s point of view until Exit Strategy.

Then, of course, some fans were not pleased with the manner in which Tristan was presented in Exit Strategy because his point of view was in third rather than first person. In The Venture Capitalist, fans get to be inside Tristan’s head. They know everything he’s thinking and feeling, and will get that same treatment with The Venture Capitalist Part II which will be Tristan’s POV of Exit Strategy.

LaVie has some of the best ideas and I look forward to collaborating with her again. We are both working on solo projects, and hers are with other publishers, so please be patient. She and I both work full-time jobs and write part-time, but we’re writing as fast as we possibly can!

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FYI Jungle Fever Readers: The Venture Capitalist (The Jungle Fever story from Tristan White’s POV, Part I), introduces readers to LaVie EnRose as the writer who will continue the series with Double Switch and In the Paint. LaVie wanted to do something like Grey before delving into the new books. The story narrative is all in Tristen’s head as well as his interactions with Princess Danai, Nathan, and of course Keisha.

The Venture Capitalist is exclusively on Kindle Unlimited at the following Amazon Online Stores:

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COMING IN 2016

Handsome Young Sales Man Talking to Clients Through Phone While Typing at the Laptop. Captured Indoor.

The Venture Capitalist II
By LaVie EnRose & LV Lewis

Tristan White thought he was the king of the exit strategy, but Keisha Beale has turned that idea on its head. There is not much time to reflect on the fact that they both have an anxiety disorder before she ends their unorthodox arrangement with two words.

Dominant to his core, Tristan launches one final, desperate appeal to make her stay, but to no avail. Nothing he says or does can dissuade her. Is it the resurfacing of her anxiety episodes, or the feelings she’s developed that he can’t return that makes her hell-bent on leaving him?

Separation brings about its own set of difficulties. His need for control doesn’t allow him to step aside and let his security team handle the credible threat that develops from her association with him. Tristan jumps in with both feet—a move that together with his secrets could prove detrimental to a lasting, loving relationship.

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