First royalty check…I feel so legit!

First royalty check…I feel so legit!

So I looked it up and ran all the reports.


861 ebook copies sold/freebie-downloaded (mostly downloaded during the 5-day-free period being exclusive with Amazon)

10 Printed copies (but they’re not counting me, since obviously I’m my best customer lol)

Total royalties – $23.25




I had no delusions that I would make a muthafuckin’ dime off this book.  It was more to satisfy my need for being judged (not really) and a promise I made to myself in my teens, granted I’m about 8 years late on that.  I wrote a book, published it, bared my soul…and I’m ok with it.  How many people can say they did that?  Baring your soul – meh, people do that on facebook every day.  (Self) publish a book?  Yeah, I did that.  It’s kind of a neat feeling.




Well, I’ve decided that Book 2 is now Book 3 since there is just too much to tell in between and I don’t think I have near enough clout to get someone to sit down and read all that in one book.  So book 2 and book 3 will be coming out together EARLY SUMMER.  So be on the look out for that.


Thanks again, everyone!


Mother-in-law approved!

Mother-in-law approved!

My mother-in-law called about my book.  At first I didn’t send her a copy because, honestly, I didn’t think she’d like it.  But she demanded I send her one, so I did – nervous, of course.  I sent it off last weekend and she just got it.  She called me like 5 mins ago and said she read it straight through.


“Oh you read it?  Really?’

“Well, of course I did.”

“Did you…uh…like it?”

“Well, let me put it this way – you’re going to write a second one, right?  Cuz that’s a cliffhanger.”


=D  My mother-in-law is cool!

Amazon forum topic – squee!

Amazon forum topic – squee!

“What a great read…”


I’m all giggly!  Who was your favorite character in Book 1?  Anyone you want to read more about?  Lemme know!

Today’s Author Feature/Giveaway – Heather Long!

Today’s Author Feature/Giveaway – Heather Long!
My first big feature is for Heather Long – an established romance writer and author of a Marine themed series (RIGHT ON!) available both in print and online!

Also a print of Always a Marine is being giving away to a randomly selected commenter, so leave a comment/question for Heather to win a copy which contains book 1, 3, 4, 5 in the Always a Marine series.

The Two and The Proud

The eighth installment in the Always a Marine anthology in 1Night Stand (1NS) line for Decadent Publishing. 1Night Stand is the business name of an exclusive online dating service run by Madame Evangeline who provides her clients with a possibility of happily ever after or happily for now.




The Two and The Proud
Always a Marine #8

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Heather Long lives in Texas with her family and their menagerie of animals. As a child, Heather skipped picture books and enjoyed the Harlequin romance novels by Penny Jordan and Nora Roberts that her grandmother read to her. Heather believes that laughter is as important to life as breathing and that the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus are very real. In the meanwhile, she is hard at work on her next novel.

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You can find her at her website, facebook, and twitter as @hvlong !!

Alesha and mah book + a feature!

Alesha and mah book + a feature!



My girl Alesha with my book!  Hope she enjoys it!


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