Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Jade Dragon has been nominated for a 2014 Rone Award!!



Fab news! I'm stoked! The Jade Dragon has been nominated for a 2014 Rone Award in paranormal and they even gave me a wonderful badge for it. Sometimes a writer needs validation for their work, especially when you're not really selling that many copies.  Thanks InD'tale Magazine for reviewing The Jade Dragon and putting it forward for the award. I'm a happy little camper today!

The Rone Awards Spotlight the very best and reward excellence in the Indie and Small Publishing Industry. 


Voting will take place in Week 4 of the competition. 

I'd love it if you popped over to InD'tale
31 March and April 6 and voted for The Jade Dragon.  

PLEASE NOTE:  You must be a subscriber to vote online.  If you choose not to sign-up, you can still vote by sending your specific votes to: anasmith@indtale.com Emails will only be accepted during corresponding week of voting. Please include Genre, book and author in your email.




Wednesday, March 5, 2014

VOTE FOR MY COVER - THE JADE DRAGON!! IT'S A SEMI-FINALIST IN THE CREME DE LA COVER CONTEST IN THE IND'TALE MAGAZINE!!

My cover for the Jade Dragon is a semi-finalist in the Creme de la Cover Contest for March Semi-Finals. If you can, please head on over and vote for me. You do need to log in but it doesn't take long and I'd really appreciate it. 

http://www.indtale.com/polls/créme-de-la-cover-contest-march-semi-finals#comment-form

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Self Publishing World - Here I Come!

Well, the Crimson Romance Valentines Sale is over for the month. Thank you to everyone who bought my books during the sale. I was especially stoked that I had one reader contact me to tell me how much she loved them. It's comments like those that feed the writer in me and help me to keep going.

 I'm currently in the process of writing The Spell Weaver, book 3 in the Greenwood Witches trilogy. In the meantime, I've decided to take the plunge and self publish one of my older books hiding in my hard-drive. It's a book that finaled in the same competition several years ago along with the amazing Nalini Singh and Melissa James but alas, I never managed to sell this book. It's a crazy romantic paranormal comedy!

Once I'd made the decision, I got excited and found myself a cover artist - the talented Steven Novak. So I'm currently compiling the requirements to send to him and have opened up the manuscript and am editing it for publication. I thought I would blog about the process too as it's a way to put it all down on "paper" as it were and help remind me when I do it again. Once the cover is finished, I'll do a cover reveal.

Exciting times ahead for 2014 - Here I come self publishing world!!


What I've been reading:

Rod: The AutobiographyRod: The Autobiography by Rod Stewart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved this book. Very entertaining, well written and moving at times. I found myself liking this guy so much and am in awe of all he's achieved over the years. He's honest and frank and I highly recommend this book to everyone. Written by himself, it's a clever study of 50 years of his life which is interesting and honest. He certainly deserves the accolades written about this book.

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 I'm currently reading Nalini Singh's Tangle of Need. Fantastic as always. What an amazing writer she is. Her world building is the best and I'm in awe!