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New Release- A Cruel Kind of Beautiful

I’m so excited to announce I have a book coming out! This will be the first installment of a hot new rock and roll romance series. The Sex, Love and Rock & Roll Series: Follow a rock band from bar rooms to the big time as the secrets of their sex lives begin to mirror the battles of their music careers. From spit-out-your-coffee funny to so heart-wrenching you’ll be snatching up a napkin to dab at your eyes, this series will give you all the feels. Here’s quick peek at the first book, A Cruel Kind of Beautiful, available 12.4.17. If you can’t get to the Big O, can you get to the happily ever after? Jera McKnight loves music, swoons for hot guys, but sucks at sex. Jacob Tate is her perfect storm: a pun-loving nude model with a...
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Trends in Romance Novel Covers

I got a little curious lately about the shift in romance novel covers. It used to be a girl with her dress falling off. Then it was a girl with her dress falling off, with Fabio. Then a flap with flowers, covering a girl with her dress falling off, with Fabio. Then some hot kissing couples. What is it now? According to the data, the most popular romance cover looks a little like this: *Example pulled from #1 Amazon bestseller spot. To find out more, I did a quick comparison of Adult Contemporary covers vs New Adult covers, for my own research, and because I’m me, I made pie charts. And because I had pie charts, I decided to share them (if you have pie and don’t share it, you go to hell. It is known.) It looks like the...
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What Publishing Can Learn from the Music Industry

The digital age has already come to music, and now publishing is in the same awkward adolescent phase. Record labels didn’t handle it well–think acne, voice squeaks, and a truly disastrous first date with the prom king. So how can we learn from their mistakes? Weird is in! An interesting tidbit: studies show that when people move from shopping in brick and mortar stores to shopping online, they make more esoteric, niche purchases and aren’t as likely to buy the same few bestsellers as everyone else. That’s not just because there’s a wider variety of products (even when selection is the same, people buy more niche online) and it’s not just because weirdos do more of their shopping online (even the SAME people will display more niche/unique buying habits when shopping on the internet). That means authors outside of the...
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