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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Carly Phillips' Dare to Love Kindle World!



I'm so excited to be a part of a new project with five of my best writing buddies and the amazing Carly Phillips!

I've written a story for Carly's Dare to Love Kindle World!!  This story, along with the five fun, sexy stories from my friends Mari Carr, Cari Quinn, Rhian Cahill, Sami Lee and Taryn Elliot, will all release on March 24th!

Have you read Carly's book Dare to Love and the rest of the Dare to Love series? If so, you will love these additional "spin-off" stories! If you haven't... you should! :)  Sexy, emotional, sweet, rich hot guys, sassy confident women and a happily ever after guaranteed!  The first in the series, Dare to Love, is FREE right now! 

Grab it now!


Want to know more about Kindle Worlds and MY new story, A Dare Worth Taking?  Well, I can help you out! :)  Here's the blurb for A Dare Worth Taking and some FAQs I've put together!  But don't be shy... if there's something I didn't cover here, ask away!

A Dare Worth Taking

Sometimes there’s no escaping Destiny…


When Miami Thunder star receiver Jax Elliot fell in love with Destiny Duncan, it felt right. He didn’t care that she was a trainer from the Thunder’s biggest rivals. Didn’t care about this boss or hers, didn’t care what the fans or the media thought. Destiny was the best thing to ever happen to him—until he started dropping the ball. Literally. And he was forced to make a choice. The woman he loved. Or the game he loved.

He chose poorly.

Months later, in need of a trainer he can trust, Jax turns to the woman he still wants above all others. Things quickly turn physical—the sex between them more explosive than ever—and the physical quickly becomes emotional. One thing hasn’t changed: Jax and Des are still deeply in love. But something else remains the same as well. He still can’t catch a damn ball with Destiny in his head.

It’ll take a Dare—or three—to help Jax understand it’s not about catching every ball…it’s about knowing the woman he loves will always be there to catch him.





Dare to Love Kindle World FAQ

What is Kindle Worlds?
Kindle Worlds are collections of shorter stories that “spin off” from bestselling authors’ series. Carly’s series is the Dare to Love series. The stories written in her “world” use settings and characters from her series but are brand new stories and her characters are not heroes and heroines in the new stories. They function as secondary characters (if they appear at all). The characters in these short stories may interact with those characters, or refer to them, or even events from her stories. However, these stories do not continue her stories, do not continue the series, do not use future characters from her series and these characters may or may not appear in her future stories.

Why do you call it KINDLE Worlds? What about those of us that use nook or idevices, etc?
Kindle Worlds were named by Amazon, who developed and now licenses them. They are an Amazon “invention” so yes, these stories are exclusive to Amazon/Kindle. HOWEVER, anyone can download the FREE Kindle app on their phone, ipad, tablet, computer or other device and can then get these stories!

So, are Carly’s books only on Kindle/Amazon?
No. The Kindle World stories, the “spin-off” stories, are the only ones that are Kindle exclusive. You can find all of Carly’s books at all book retailers!  More on Carly’s books here: http://www.carlyphillips.com/

Does Carly know you’re doing this and using her stories and character? Isn’t that a copyright infringement or something?
Carly definitely knows all about this! :) She contracted with Amazon to create a Kindle World from her Dare to Love series and she has personally communicated with every author who has written a Kindle World story so far! In fact, she’s read all of the books! She’s very happy to have her Dare world as a Kindle World! :)

Did Carly have any input as to how she wanted the story to go?
Carly is awesome! She really let us do our own thing. There are some “guidelines” we followed and she was great about answering questions AND she read the books when they were done but she was very cool and really wanted our stories to be our own!

If I haven't read any of Carly's Dare to Love series, will I be confused?
No. These stories are all stand alone. But they will be a lot more fun if you’ve read Carly’s Dare to Love books, especially book one and two (Dare to Love and Dare to Desire)

Can they be read as stand alones? Will I be totally lost if I can't read them all?
Yes, they are all stand alone stories and no, you will not be lost at all! You can read in any order and any number of them :) They are more fun if you’ve read Carly Phillips’s Dare to Love series, especially books one and two, but you don’t even have to do that. They’re all fun, sexy short stories all on their own.

Will any characters from your previous books make an appearance in the Kindle world book?
No, the characters you’ll read about are exclusive to this world BUT you will see some characters from Carly Phillips’s books Dare to Love and Dare to Desire and someone from Melanie Shawn’s Kindle World book, Daring Attraction.

Will the characters ever show up in another Erin Nicholas book?
No. The story and the characters are exclusive to this project. These characters are not in any other Erin Nicholas or Carly Phillips books (or anyone else’s books! J ) and they won’t be.

Do you work with the other authors in the Kindle World series to see if your books coincide (or to make sure there aren't double secondary character names)?
Yes and no J We’ve all read each other’s books! The five authors releasing with me (Mari Carr, Cari Quinn, Taryn Elliot, Rhian Cahill and Sami Lee) are friends of mine so there has been a lot of communication.

Will you write any more for the Dare to Love Kindle World series, or is it a one-time deal?
It’s a possibility! I have a lot of other projects that need attention first, but this was a really fun project and I’m so happy I did it!

Are they full length?
No, they are novella length. About half the length of a “regular” novel.

Are they available for pre-order?
Unfortunately (and for reasons we don’t understand) the Kindle World stories are not available for pre-order.

Why are they so expensive?
Amazon sets the price on these books. We have no control over this.

Why can’t people who don’t use Kindles get these books?
The Kindle Worlds (and there are many) are an “invention” of Amazon’s, so they hold all the rights. That means that you have to have a kindle OR a Kindle app (FREE!) on one of your devices!

I’ve heard that people outside of the US can’t get these books, even if they have a Kindle?
This is also a decision Amazon has made that we don’t have control over. Yes, the Kindle Worlds are exclusive to Amazon US… **However** we understand that if you have (or get) a US Amazon account (meaning Amazon.com versus Amazon Canada/Australia/UK etc, you can get these books and our understanding is that anyone can open an Amazon.com account. They may try to redirect you to your home country but you can override that.
We have not confirmed this, but it may be worth looking into.

**UPDATE!  
From a lovely Canadian reader, Marlene, who did some investigative work for us :D

There are 2 ways to do this, one if you have a U.S. kindle address and one if you don't.  If you have a US Kindle address you should be able to buy from the US Kindle store.

If you don't--  you can manually switch your Kindle association from the country of registration to the U.S. one, buy the book you want and then switch back to the original country.

Go to settings, in the middle you can see what country you are associated with. Then just a bit above there is a section that tells you what country you can change associations -->> follow that link -->> change to the country of your choice (in her case, she had only had two choices, but others may have more) -->> choose the American site. You'll be transferred, and able to buy the books in the Dare Kindle World! Then do the same process in reverse to get back to the original site for your country.


Carly has some FAQs and info on her website too!  Right here! http://www.carlyphillips.com/dare-to-love-kindle-worlds/


Monday, February 9, 2015

All That Matters Release Day!

The third of the Billionaire Bargains books is out today!

All That Matters is Emily Steele's story and I'm so happy to bring you her story of falling in love!




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Monday, January 19, 2015

RELEASE DAY!

I'm so excited that it's finally release day for the Boys of Fall series!

We've been talking about this series and these stories for months now and I've been so thrilled to work with Mari Carr and Cari Quinn on these books!

If you like sexy, dirty talking football playing alpha guys from Texas... this is the series for you! :)




The Boys of Fall

Free Agent—Mari Carr
Out of Bounds—Erin Nicholas
Going Long—Cari Quinn


In Texas, the temperature isn’t all that’s heating up…coming home has never been so hot!

Coach Nicholas Carr was the greatest high school football coach the sleepy little town of Quinn, Texas had ever seen. He led his boys to the state championships year after year. However, only once did the Quinn Titans ever bring home the state title. Quinn locals still insist that high school team was the greatest Texas ever had or ever would see. The exceptional group of athletes went on to do incredible things, bolstered by the qualities their cherished coach had instilled in them.

But when a retired Coach Carr suffers a heart attack and risks losing his beloved family ranch, his boys return home, anxious to give back to the man who’d been like a father to all of them.

Little did they know that returning to Quinn meant they’d fall in love—and into bed with strong, sexy women that are their match in every way. Home is definitely where the heart is, and so is the shower, and the wall, and the kitchen table…

Warning: Keep a glass of cold ice water handy to avoid sudden heatstroke—and a change of panties never hurts either.



My contribution to the series is Out of Bounds!  Here's more about it!

As star running back for his high school team, Jackson Brady led a charmed life—until the wild child pushed a little too far. And thanks to snitching goody two-shoes Annabelle Hartington, Jackson endured scandal, shame, and suspension from the team before the championship game. His ensuing downward spiral would have been far worse if not for Nicholas Carr, his high school coach and mentor.

Now, twelve years later, Jackson doesn’t think twice about returning to Quinn, Texas, to help out when Coach suffers a heart attack. It’s an opportunity to atone for past sins and prove he’s ready to give back to the close-knit community. And he knows just the person to help him—the same woman who brought him down all those years ago. A respected and beloved teacher, if Annabelle is willing to take a chance on him, everyone will know Jackson’s a new man.

But he’s not the only one who’s changed. Though she’s just as smart as he remembers, Annabelle is also sweet, kind, loyal—and hiding a surprisingly passionate woman behind her staid schoolteacher clothes. Suddenly proving himself to the town might be more difficult than he’d thought. Because while Jackson may have shed most of his wild ways, turns out nothing stirs his inner bad boy quite like Annabelle.

Check out an EXCERPT here!

Here's where you can get it... and the rest of the Boys of Fall! 





Sunday, January 18, 2015

Out of Bounds EXCERPT

"There’s something I want to get out of it too.”

That, too, was very interesting. “Really? Like what?”

She took a deep breath and focused on his chin rather than his eyes. “It was what you said earlier about me being the most conservative woman in town.”

Right. The thing that had pissed her off in the coffee shop. “I’m sorry if that hurt your feelings.”

In his mind it was a good thing, but she had clearly been upset.

“It isn’t your fault,” she said. “It’s true.”

Her voice was softer now and he moved closer to be sure he heard. “And that’s a bad thing?”

It was a fantastic thing, from where he was standing. Annabelle was not only a good girl, a nice girl, a smart girl—he’d dated very few of any of those girls and he’d never dated one that was a combination of all three—she was also bright and independent. The town would have to believe he’d won her over to get her to go out with him. A woman like Annabelle didn’t get swept up in things like him being a hell of a good time or up for anything in the bedroom. A woman like Annabelle didn’t get swept up at all. She made good, rational decisions based on information and proof—not adrenaline and lust.

Frankly, adrenaline and lust were two of his favorite things.

Exactly why he needed less of both in his life.

“I think I need to be less…like that.” She focused on something over his shoulder and Jackson turned to find what it was.

Or who it was.

He couldn’t tell. The room was full, the dance floor covered.

He looked at her again. “What’s going through that pretty head?”

She met his eyes. “You’re not the only guy here who thinks that. I want to show the men in Quinn that I’m not uptight and unapproachable.”

Ah, this was making a little more sense now.

“Done.” He wanted to date her. For his reputation. And a bunch of other things that were as surprising as they were sudden. But if there was a reason she wanted to date him too—and it involved her not being uptight—damn right he was all in.

Her eyes widened and her cheeks flushed.

God, he wanted to kiss her. Badly. That wasn’t an uncommon urge when standing close to a beautiful woman, of course. He had a very healthy libido—maybe too healthy sometimes. He found all kinds of women attractive and often felt desire and lust. But with Annabelle it felt different. He couldn’t just push her up against the wall and go for it. He needed a little finesse, would have to work up to it, would have to—

She gripped the front of his shirt and pulled him in, going up on tiptoe and pressing her mouth to his.

Or he could just push her up against the wall and go for it.

Jackson had always been known for being able to think on his feet.

Opportunity.

That was what this was.

He tunneled both hands into her hair, pulling it from the fancy twist. Then he tipped her head and took control.


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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Boys of Fall -- releasing Jan 19th!


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