It’s time for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) again! The challenge is to write 50,000 words in the month of November, which is pretty much my usual monthly goal. I thought I did NaNo every year, but it turns out that I missed last year. Hmm.
I’ve signed up this year with the goal of completing The Masquerade of the Marchioness, which is the next book in my Claire Delacroix Regency romance series, The Ladies’ Essential Guide to the Art of Seduction. I’m excited about this story – it’s about a marriage on the rocks and a wife that is prepared to do whatever it takes to win her husband’s attention back. I’m looking forward to meeting the hero, as well as the inevitable antics of “Mrs. Oliver” at a masquerade ball, and to sorting out another HEA. That story is scheduled to publish in December.
I don’t participate in a lot of events during NaNo – I just keep the focus on writing. It’s a good month to revisit my routines and make sure I’m working effectively, maybe to establish some new and more productive habits.
If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo, good luck with your goal. I hope you start the month with a day filled with words!
Ready for Halloween? I’ve got just the sale for you! Our multi-author Halloween Historical Romance Sale runs from October 27-November 2, and all titles are $0.99. You’re sure to find a new Gothic, mysterious, suspenseful, or paranormal romance to read on a chilly night by a crackling fire.
Something Wicked This Way Comes, which is a paranormal Regency romance novella and the first book in my Brides of North Barrows series, is included in the sale.
Shop the 99¢ Halloween Historical Romance Sale!
I’ve made some changes to the distribution details of my print editions from Ingrams, which means that you’ll see better prices at your portal of choice than has been the case to date.
I publish print editions directly through Amazon for Amazon of most titles, and to date, those have had the best prices. l publish print editions for everywhere else from Ingrams. They’ve been priced slightly higher, but these changes will make the prices the same in most cases as the Amazon-direct prices.
As an example, many of my trade paperbacks were $9.99 US on the Amazon direct version but $14.99 US if distributed by Ingrams. In most cases, they’re now $9.99 US from Ingrams, too. I have uploaded some print titles directly to Nook as well – Dragonfire, Flatiron Five, the Champions of St. Euphemia and the True Love Brides – which have similar pricing to the Amazon editions. All the other series come to B&N from Ingrams, and they will all do so in future.
Similarly, the hardcover editions which come from Ingrams – Dragonfire and new ones for Flatiron Five – have dropped in price from $32.99 US or so to $24.99 US or so. The prices vary slightly from book to book – because the length of the book determines the production cost – but you’ll see an improvement.
The new prices were effective yesterday, so they should be live at your portal of choice now.
Today, I’m having a Boxing Day sale on ebooks in my Selz store. Save 50% on ebooks! Your ebooks will be delivered by BookFunnel in either ePUB or MOBI, and they’ll make sure that you get your ebook onto your reading device of choice. Recent releases like The Runaway Bride are excluded from the sale, and so are books that are usually 99-cent reads. (The store won’t process sales for less than 99-cents US.)
But there are lots of books included, so this is a great chance to fill the gaps in your collection.
Please use this code in the discount field at check-out and click APPLY to get your discount:
You might want to cut and paste it to make sure you have it exactly right. 🙂
Remember that the store operates in Canadian dollars. Right now, $1 CA is about $0.74 US.
This is a one-day sale, so don’t delay!
Madeline Martin is featuring historical romances with spooky elements on her website this week. Each story is priced at 99 cents for the promotion. You’ll find Something Wicked This Way Comes on the landing page, as well as a lot of other historical romances perfect for Halloween reading.
The landing page is right here.
The sale lasts through October 28.