LV’s Monday Meanderings… January 28, 2019!

Hello Readers! This week’s Monday Meanderings come with a couple of FREEBIEs. 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. Not only is our Feature a Freebie, but my Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever continues to be FREE until it isn’t!

Writing, Writing, Writing

Monday, January 28, 2019

I believe I shared with you earlier this month how I’ve decided to do the Keto Diet. It’s still going extremely well, despite my earlier misgivings that I wouldn’t be able to satisfy my desire for those forbidden foods. Well, let me just say I’ve discovered Keto Desserts, and just this weekend my daughter and I made the spectacular one pictured above. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I’m able to enjoy one of my most favorite desserts of all time on this diet: Cheesecake!

Of course, this is a mini version, and it’s made without granulated sugar, but oh is this a delicious alternative to the original! To be honest, I could eat this version even when I’m not doing Keto and enjoy it. Rather than graham crackers, the crust is made of almond meal, butter, and Swerve (and if you want to be fancy, you can add cinnamon). The filling is of course, cream cheese, egg, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and Swerve sweetener. Yummy!

Check out the Mini Keto Cheesecakes recipe below.*

I was cooking and planning this weekend, Instead of writing. Sorry!

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 a couple of them are now on SALE: LV Lewis books!

THE R COLLECTION

$2.99 or FREE for KU Subscribers

Two racy romance novellas from one bestselling author.

REDEEMING THE AMAZON

Karen Freeman is nine years post-op from a double mastectomy. Returning to a normal dating and sex life has been difficult. Her most meaningful relationship after surgery occurred with a man other than her husband. 

Paul Beaudelaire, former ladies’ man, had his career in the corps cut short by the loss of his left leg. He returned to New Orleans with a state-of-the-art prosthesis, but left his heart in Baltimore with an ex-model, whose crippled marriage was the only deterrent to his waning honor. A fantasy weekend at The Beaudelaire Hotel may give him a second chance with his contemporary Amazon.

REKINDLING THE FLAME

Sabine Beaudelaire returns to her hometown of New Orleans to the bedside of her favorite uncle, Sebastian Beaudelaire. Estranged for six months from her fiancé of eight years, she still hopes for reconciliation. But her hopes are short-lived.

Enter a gorgeous “Hot IT Guy”, aka Xander “Fish” Fisbourne, whose sex appeal fills her head with thoughts of propositioning a man for the first time. Fishbourne and the Den of Sin may be exactly what Sabine needs to bring her out of her sexual drought.

Hot Featured Read!

Royally Addicted by Henley Maverick

Luca just wanted to be a good king to the people of Moreno. He promised his father that he would take care of them, but since his father’s death, Luca has lost his way. Which is why his friend invited a reporter to stay with him for a few weeks, to help repair his image. Can he stay on good behavior?

Grace has secrets. Big ones. And running away to Moreno for a few weeks won’t make those go away. But when she meets Luca, all her problems seem to vanish. What will happen though when her secrets get revealed?

These two have a whirlwind romance, but when Grace is attacked in an incident meant for Luca, can he keep her safe? And what will happen when it’s time for Grace to go back to America? Will their love survive?

Other Steamy Recommendations!

The Irresistible Billionaire League by Alexa McLean

Are You Ready for the new League of Alpha Billionaires?
These Billionaires Are In a Group All by themselves and It’s all for Similar Reasons.


Reason 1: They all have Sizzling hot chemistry with their strong and sassy heroines and fell hard for them.

Reason 2: They all can give their heroines the ride of their life far beyond their wildest imagination.

Reason: 3: They given were good friends with the love of their life and blew it in the beginning.

Reason 4: They all have a body and mesmerizing eyes that would make anyone melt(even if you think you are strong enough).

And the best of all,
Reason 5: These Alpha Billionaire are willing to go all out to protect their intelligent and Sassy heroines even it means putting their own life on the line.

Books in the series are:

Book 1: The Irresistible Passion: Billionaire Bad Boy Friends To Lovers Mystery Romance.
Book 2: The Irresistible Protector: A Billionaire Bad Boy Best Friends to Lovers Mystery Romance.
Book 3: The Irresistible Connection: A Billionaire Bad Boy Second Chance Mystery Romance.

This is a complete series of stand-Alone books with No cliff-hanger, No cheating and guaranteed happily ever after (HEA).

Tantric  Harem
by Kristen Kara

”Am I even thinking straight? This ancient mysterious power got hold of me and I am forced to mate with these Tantric alphas in order to survive.”

They looked like a weird cult – how would I even break into their inner circle?

Hey, I am Nala Green. I went to medical school to become a doctor.
Little did I know that I will end up in that ancient Himalayan Cave!

It wasn’t easy. I broke up with Noah – well he did.
I am different and I had to tell him the truth.

Since an ancient path has been revealed to me.
I want to claim my life and be who I am.

Everyone thought I had gone crazy. But I didn’t care.
I took a flight from US and travelled to India leaving everything behind me.
Only goal I have is to find these Tantric Alphas and mate with them to remain sane??

WARNING: These powerful Tantric Alphas may as well steal your sanity and make you do crazy things under your sheets tonight. Rest assured, the risks are totally worth it!! Get started now with this paranormal tantric reverse harem story.

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!

L.V. LEWIS’S AUDIOBOOKS ARE ALWAYS ON

SALE

(WITH THE PURCHASE OF THE E-BOOK ON AMAZON)!

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

Mini Keto Cheescakes*

Ingredients

Crust
1/2 cup almond meal
2 tbsp butter

Cheesecake
8 oz. cream cheese
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup Swerve or  So Nourished erythritol

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. To make the crust, melt some butter until liquid and mix in your almond meal until you have some that feels like crumbly play dough.
  2. Take about a teaspoon at a time and press the dough into the bottom of a muffin tin. Tip: line your pan with cupcake liners for easy removal! Cheesecake is very soft and if hard to scoop out without causing damage! Bake these crusts for about 5 minutes. They’ll come out slightly brown and crispy.
  3. Then take your room temperature cream cheese and beat it with an electric hand mixer or standing mixer until creamy. Then add vanilla extract, lemon, an egg and your sugar substitute, erythritol in our case. Beat until all combined.
  4. Use an ice cream scooper to fill all the crust-bottomed muffin tin cups evenly almost to the top (the mini cheesecakes will rise while in the oven but will flatten while refrigerating). You can also line each cup with a cupcake liner to make removing the mini cheesecakes easier.
  5. Bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes. The mini cheesecakes should be slightly jiggly. Let them cool in the refrigerator for ideally 24 hours. But if you’re strapped for time, try putting them in the freezer for as long as you can.
  6. Once the mini cheesecakes are done cooling, slide a knife around the edges of each muffin cup to loosen them up. Then use a fork and your hands to help them out cleanly. As a delicious bonus, slice up some strawberries and arrange them however you like on top of the mini cheesecakes.
  7. We arranged ours in a flower pattern and added a dot of coconut butter in the middle to finish them off.

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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!

L.V. LEWIS’S AUDIOBOOKS ARE ALWAYS ON

SALE

(WITH THE PURCHASE OF THE E-BOOK ON AMAZON)!

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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“If you get, give. If you learn, teach.”
– Maya Angelou