Sunday, September 18, 2016

All That Bling!

 
At my "day job" I get to create book covers, and one of the authors I work with is Julia Mills. If you haven't heard of Julia *gasp*, she's a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author who is also one of the top ranked paranormal romance authors on Amazon. You'll definitely want to check her out and I can't think of a better way than to join her on Sept. 20 over on Facebook for the Release Party of Roman: Fury of Her King.


This party, hosted by the amazing Kelli Smith of Totally Talented Promotions, is guaranteed to be a wild few hours with so much interaction, fun, and bling. Whether you win at any of the many giveaway chances you'll have during the event or not, it will still knock your socks off!

In the meantime, you can check out Julia on Amazon (she's on other platforms as well) and maybe pre-order your copy of Roman while you're there.

She thought it was a chance meeting… He knew it was Destiny. Her dreams were coming true… His future was within his grasp.

Life turns on a dime. Things can change in the blink of an eye. Now, her future is in his hands and the one she thought was her friend is holding the gun. Can he save her in time? Will he defy the law of Zeus?

More than blood is on the line… this fight is for his very existence.


 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

It Started With A Challenge

My novel, Dance with the Enemy, is currently $0.99 over on Amazon. But that's not what this post is about. Today, when I logged in on Facebook, it had a memory at the top like it often does. This particular memory had to do with a certain short story I'd written for a writer's blog called Clever Fiction. What is that, you ask? It's a blog that offers a prompt-based challenge. Currently, you post the story on your own blog and let them know. They then put up a link to your story on their blog to help push traffic your way. It's a great idea and, without them, I may never have written that first story that has now led to 2.3 novels (Book 3 is in the works), a couple of novelettes, and more understanding about positioning myself as an author. Has it allowed me to quit my day job? No, but it may just inspire you and give you that little push, like it did for me. Participating in the challenges helped me to not only "create product", but to also get into the habit of setting aside writing time. It also increased my exposure as more people saw and read my work. 

So, whether you're a reader looking for something new to read, or a writer looking for inspiration, be sure to check out Clever Fiction. The current challenge -- Sailboat - Cove - Goldmine -- should be completed by Friday, Sept. 30. A new challenge will be posted sometime after that. 

An amazing journey begins with a first step, just like a single word on a page can be the beginnings of a whole, new fictional world. Read. Write. Enjoy!



Friday, November 6, 2015

Party Time!!!! Release Day Party for Beyond the Shadows...



November 10, 2015 is the official release date for Beyond the Shadows and there's going to be an awesome party hosted by Totally Talented Productions with lots of swag, goodies, and fun interaction. Kelli Smith is hosting and she throws a marvelous party. So, please consider this your personal invite to join Kelli and I to celebrate this dream of mine. The party will start at 7pm EST (I have to remember to be there at 6pm!!!). There are already a couple of giveaways underway, so be sure to click on the link below and join in the fun!





Monday, October 26, 2015

Enter the Land of Riandus for a chance to win...


Jump into the Land of Riandus—a make believe land governed by some strange rules, and a yearly moon that triggers events and makes things happen. It’s a magical land with handsome warriors, beautiful women, kings and castles—all providing the backdrop for heartwarming, heat-provoking love stories.


To enter for a chance to win an ebook copy of
Dance With the Enemy,
all you have to do is jump over to
check out my no-spam newsletter sign up page
and see if it looks right for you.
Check it out then follow the directions in the Rafflecopter Giveaway.

For a chance to win the $10 Amazon Gift Card,
just check out the newsletter page. Then you can earn extra entries for
signing up for the newsletter, and/or purchase a copy of Dance With the Enemy.
You'll find the entry information in the Rafflecopter Giveaway for the Gift Card.

If you choose to sign up for the newsletter, you will be directed to
download a free ebook copy of Makinna's Secret,
which is currently available only by signing up for the newsletter.

What happens when your oldest brother's best friend finally notices you're not a little girl anymore? LOVE, that's what!  Makinna's Secret...



Beyond the Shadows
Book 2 in the Land of Riandus Series is available for pre-order


Just 99 cents for a limited time


Thank you for checking out my books!

Entry is for a chance to win one of five
Dance With the Enemy ebooks,
gifted from Amazon.com, or a $10 Amazon Gift Card
(winners will receive 1 of 6 total prizes)

Winners will be chosen Nov 9 and announced on Nov 10
-- Release day for Beyond the Shadows!





Thursday, October 1, 2015

Release Date Set -- Beyond the Shadows

I am pleased to announce that Beyond the Shadows, the stand alone Book 2 in the Land of Riandus Series, will be released on NOVEMBER 10, 2015! This book has been a while in the making, though the characters, and those who fell in love with these characters in Book 1, Dance With the Enemy, would not let me rest until it was finished. The release party will be hosted by the ever talented Kelli Smith of Totally Talented Productions, and will include many giveaways and guaranteed fun. Hope you'll SAVE THE DATE and join us.

This is the story of Redahn, the brother of Tahruk from Dance With the Enemy



In a time when men fought for their king, protected him and their families with might and sword, Redahn Sharanis questions his self-worth after losing strength in his arm due to a battle injury and botched surgery. He grows hard, maintaining a facade of bitterness and cynicism that only begins to chip away after he meets a woman at the annual gathering of the maidens who is smothered by her own shadows.

Eighteen year old Mahryn's innocence is tarnished by the baggage of her past and now she's been thrown into the pool of beautiful maidens, whose sole purpose is to provide pleasure to the King's warriors. Knowing she was sent by her father when he could have made a good match for her opens a floodgate of questionable memories from her past. And if that wasn't enough, she manages to attract the attention of a man fighting his own battles-- a warrior who had been second only to his older brother, the King's finest, before he was wounded. 

But there's more to both of them. Lord Redahn is fiercely loyal and bound by his own code of honor... traits that Mahryn's presence brings out. She's stronger than any woman Redahn has ever known, which comes to light when her true past is exposed. Together they begin to help one another fit the puzzle pieces of their lives back into their right places, though the picture that results isn't something everyone wants to see.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Come and Dance With The Enemy one more time!

I am pleased to announce that the Dance With The Enemy kindle version has been revamped inside and out with a slightly changed cover and a bit of additional editing. The story remains the same, though the writing is more concise. If you have already purchased this story, please note that I have requested an update for you from Amazon, though it's at their discretion as to whether they will provide the update.

More good news... Beyond The Shadows, the story of the rather rebellious brother from Dance With The Enemy is fully written. I'm on my third pass through before I send it off to my beta readers. Everyone who writes to me after reading Enemy tells me they can't wait for Redahn's story. There's a bit of Tahruk and Elenya in the new book as well, however, the story is definitely about Redahn and Mahryn. It's been rather fun writing him meeting his match.

My website address has also changed due to an unfortunate debacle, though I rather like the new name. It fits: LindaBoulangerBooks.com. I hope to share some of my cover design information there as well, so I find that more encompassing.

Arms of an Angel is being re-released with a new cover and revamped interior as well, so be on the lookout for that. And FINALLY, Marriage of Necessity is well under way to finalization (basically, it's getting tweaked), and not only is Temptation's Whisper partially written (the 3rd book in the Land of Riandus Series -- about Tahruk and Redahn's cousin, King Garrick, and the lovely Christiana), but I have several more in various stages. I may finally be getting the hang of this writing stuff!

I'll leave you today with a couple of teasers from Dance With The Enemy and Beyond The Shadows. Enjoy!





I can't believe I almost forgot... I have a new Street Team,
Linda's Heart Keepers. If you want to be a part, please jump over
I'd love to have you!


Monday, April 14, 2014

Two Votes and a Writing Process Post...

Okay, friends... My book, Dance With The Enemy, received a high enough review rating to get nominated for an InD'Tale Magazine RONE Award, but now it's all geared on popular vote from the masses, so please stop by and cast your vote. It's under Fantasy/Sci-Fi. You do need to be a signed in subscriber (but subscriptions are free and painless). Here's the link: http://indtale.com/2014-rone-awards-week-six. Click, Scroll, Vote  Please and Thank You!!!

My friend and cover design companion, Rachel Rossano, has a book up for vote this week as well in the Inspirational category, so I hope you'll consider taking a look at it while you're there. Rachel is an awesome writer, so if you haven't had a chance to read her work, you can find out more about her on her blog: http://rachel-rossano.blogspot.com/



And once you're done there, I hope you'll hop on over to my Book Garden blog and read all about the writing process of the amazing Julia Mills -- author of the popular Dragon Guard Series. You'll find that post here: http://forgetmenotbookgarden.blogspot.com/2014/04/guest-post-writing-process-of.html


Meet up with Julia on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/JLakeMills. You'll love getting to know her.