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Times are changing for Indie Authors. The need to help each other has never been greater. I thought I would give out a few things I always do on a promotion. Everything I do on Romantic Picks is free to authors. I’m also not getting anything by mentioning these sites below. My intent is to help. I hope it does.

 

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AXP has great resources for Indie Authors from helping get Beta Readers and help building your email list to promoting bargain and free books and book launches. I use AXP with good results. I highly recommended the site.

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Great Book Deals is another blog I highly recommend for authors and readers alike.

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I urge any author to check out eNovel Authors at Work. No one works harder for authors than Jackie Weger.

eNovel Authors at Work is a group of indie authors

1) Who believe in paying-it-forward…

2) Our goal is to get our books visible and in the hands of readers….

Our mantra is WRITE. PROMOTE. SELL.

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The books I post here are of my choicing. I don’t have a form or anything to fill out. I do like support. So if you tweet or FB post my blog, don’t be surprised if you find your book here on Romantic Picks. If you’re running a bargain or free ebook, leave me a comment on that’s day’s post or Tweeter direct message.

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The bottom line is that we need to help each other…RT, FB post, a friendly word from to a friend.

Other sites I recommend for promoting…

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51Ft-MNQ6ALTHE SHERIFF’S WOMAN ~ FREE

Rachel Cameron prefers to lick her wounds and protect her children from gossip and shame in isolation on a small homestead in the Ozark Mountains. But life-long bachelor and ex-Marine Sheriff Garrett Stark has other ideas. Drawn to Rachel, he wields all the power and charm he can muster to insist Rachel return to town for her safety and that of her children. Rachel balks, but does not anticipate the raft of dizzying emotions stirred by the Sheriff’s relentless attention. The moment Garrett Stark takes her into his arms, Rachel knows she has to make a choice. Honor the truth and face her fears or live forever as an outsider.

51aeyhticiLLOVERS LIKE US

The only woman he’s ever trusted is about to betray him…

Luke Donovan is the irresistible bad boy every woman wants, and no woman can catch. Until he meets Helena Montrey. There’s something about her reserved manner and fresh-faced beauty that makes him want to commit…to her. Damn, but he’s finally fallen in love! It’s time to face up to past mistakes and returning to his hometown of Reunion Gap and the family he deserted is the first step.

After her fiancé’s betrayal makes her question her ability to tell an honest man from a liar, Helena Montrey shies away from men. Then she meets Luke Donovan. Her heart wants to tell him she’s the creator of a very successful greeting card line, not the struggling waitress and wannabe-writer he thinks she is. But her brain forces her to wait until she’s sure the former bad boy with an admitted penchant for the open roads and constant change, is in this for keeps.

When the couple arrives in Reunion Gap, the Donovans are waiting for them with a lot of questions, and a ton of concerns. How is it that a woman they’ve never heard of ends up with a man who’s vowed he’ll never be tied down? What’s the woman’s back story? More importantly, what is she hiding? The truth about Helena will come out, and then Luke must decide if he loves her enough to give her a second chance.

The Donovans aren’t going to stand by and watch this heartbreak happen without getting involved. After all, what’s family for, if not to get involved?

51l7jf9iKWLMURDER & MISTLETOE

Going home for Christmas can be deadly.
Candy Kayne agrees to go to Black Oaks, the Georgia plantation her ancestor reluctantly left after the Civil War, to meet the family she’s never known and help Steve set a trap for his wife’s killer. Even the wildest tales have a kernel of truth in them and as she learns more about the family’s history, she realizes that coming here may have been the biggest mistake of her life.
Losing Amy almost destroyed Steve Anderson, but when Candy steps into his life, her sweetness chases the dark gloom away. But when he realizes the man who murdered his wife may have set his sights on Candy, he’ll do whatever he has to in order to keep her safe.

5129eECRtZLDEATH BY CHOCOLATE

USA TODAY BESTSELLER!
First book in the Death by Chocolate series

Lindsay loves chocolate. It tastes good, it makes her feel good, it never cheats on her like her almost-ex-husband. It’s her best friend. But someone wants her dead and uses her weak spot—chocolate—to try to murder her.

Lindsay’s only secret is the recipe for her chocolate chip cookies, but she is surrounded by neighbors with deadly secrets. Suddenly she finds herself battling poisoned chocolate, a psycho stalker, and a dead man who seems awfully active for a corpse.

Her best friend and co-worker, Paula, dyes her blond hair brown, hides from everybody and insists on always having an emergency exit from any room. Secrets from Paula’s past have come back to put lives in jeopardy.

Determined to help Paula, Lindsay enlists the reluctant aid of another neighbor, Fred, an OCD computer nerd. In spite of his mundane existence, Fred possesses tidbits of knowledge about such things as hidden microphones, guns, the inside of maximum security prisons and how to take someone down with a well-aimed kick to his chin.

As Lindsay battles the elusive stalker, poisoned chocolate, and the dead man, she will need more than a chocolate fix to survive. But that’s always a good start.

 

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Brielle Storm inherits a dilapidated ranch in the wilds of Montana and she isn’t happy about her situation in the least. She may be moving to her new home, and she may be planning on doing whatever it takes to make her billionaire father happy, but she certainly won’t be doing it with a smile on her face.

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A curse. A sword. And the thief who stole her heart.

 

511JiF9Xe6LTHE RELUCTANT HERO ~ $0.99!

There are a few things Parnell Stillman is dead certain he will never do:
He’d never fall in love. He’d never have kids. He’d never be a hero.

Then he met Rebecca.

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When Roxanne Murdoch took the place of her absent employee and delivered a ‘belly-gram’ herself, she never expected to spend New Year’s Eve locked in a bank with the vice-president she’d been sent to surprise.

51zpJKdYG+L._SY346_A BEAUTIFUL STRANGER ~ $0.99

Many people say family is everything. There is nothing more beautiful than two people coming together for the sake of a child, finding love, and forming A Family Forever.

 

 

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61rWBsoPNDLKILTY AS CHARGED

When Catriona spots a plaid posterior passed out on the Hollywood movie lot where she works, she doesn’t know her life as a fixer for Hollywood’s spoiled elite is about to grow more complicated.

She wants to write-off the ridiculously sexy, kilt-wearing Brochan as a con artist, but her adoptive father seems strangely comfortable with a man claiming to have no memory of his past or knowledge of the modern world.

A red-bearded thug, an old picture and a three hundred year-old vendetta soon have Catriona worried she could lose everything – including her mysterious time traveling Scotsman.

A Highlander followed her home…Can she keep him?

51MW177J3zL._SY346_FRAMED

Blood makes you related; Murder makes you family!

Riley Ashcroft discovers that being born into one of the most prominent and powerful families in Massachusetts doesn’t mean a life of ease. Far from it. Since her father, Jack Ashcroft, took his own life thirteen years ago, she has lived in the shadow of scandal. When her grandmother’s personal secretary is brutally murdered, Riley begins to suspect everything she has been told as a child was a lie. Feeling betrayed, she vows to expose her family’s darkest secrets.

Josh Kincaid, an investigative reporter, is on the heels of a major story. Thirteen years ago, Harrison Taylor’s fate lay in the hands of his lawyer, Jack Ashcroft. In the midst of rumors and scandal, Ashcroft committed suicide and Taylor’s fate was decided. Taylor is a convicted killer, but his grandmother has never stopped believing in his innocence. Now, the woman of meager means has offered a reward for any information that will free her grandson. Kincaid’s interest is peaked, but it isn’t until an anonymous tip suggests that the convicted killer was framed that he takes on the case.

Determined that the sins of the past be revealed, Kincaid and Riley search together for answers to the questions that were silenced by Jack Ashcroft’s death. But there is a killer out there that has already proven he will do whatever necessary to keep those secrets buried.

In this tale of deceit and twisted revenge, the two soon realize that no one can be trusted, not even each other…

51KSxtYAsaL._SY346_A DEAD RED HEART

When a troubled, homeless veteran covers her vintage Cadillac with paper snowflakes, Lalla Bains, decides a showdown is needed, but that doesn’t mean she wants the man to drop dead at her feet—with a pair of blue handled scissors sticking out of his chest.

Though the police ignore his last puzzling poem, Lalla sees it as a clue and decides that someone needs to be on the side of this misunderstood man, and that person will be the exasperating, pushy, tenacious, Ms. Lalla Bains, which begs the question: What would you do if the love of your life lost their chance for a heart transplant because the donor organ went to a convicted felon? Grieve and let go? Or wait for your chance at justice and revenge?

51Pn4c4rmML._SY346_WHISPERED LIES

When danger lurks in the shadows…
Government secrets are being sold and the newly sworn in President of the United States already feels out of options. Without knowing the full scope of the scandal, the president decides to turn to the one person he knows he can trust—former FBI Agent, Elizabeth James. Her deep distrust of the system is rooted in her unfair discharge from service. Now she sees a chance to restore her reputation and send a message to those that would use their power to destroy others’ lives.

Elizabeth James is ordered to do whatever it takes to end a criminal organization pulling the strings of the worlds’ governments to do their bidding. She’s also been told that this is completely off the books. If caught, the government will deny all knowledge of her and the mission. Elizabeth was ready to go it alone until a man with a chip on his shoulder mysteriously helps her when she’s under fire.

Dalton Cage had led his small group of elite Air Force Pararescuemen into the most dangerous parts of the world to rescue civilians and soldiers alike. He thought his time spent evading enemy fire was over after he was booted for ignoring an order he believed to be wrong. But enemy fire was nothing compared to the dangers he faced when he was offered a chance at redemption. All he had to do was provide back up to an undercover agent and he’d get a chance to rejoin his pararescue team. Danger strikes early and often as Elizabeth and Dalton begin their mission and find their hearts becoming involved. Now every decision could cost them their freedom . . . or their lives.

 

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Anna Nesmith believes she has it all–a great marriage, a dream job and a home of her own. When an investigator begins asking questions, Anna’s ordered world crashes like Jenga blocks. Frank Caburn is man to the bone and manufactures testosterone like Frito Lay does chips, which seems not to impress Anna one whit as she picks through the rubble of her shattered life. Attracted to Anna, Caburn determines to make her his own–But how to tell her without tripping over a layer of secrets is beyond him. Falling in love has never been more difficult.

51CLlzndKcL._SY346_PLEASE KEEP ME

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It’s Christmas in small town, Carlton Grove…

In this holiday love story, Belinda Page, a single mom of a very intelligent four-year-old daughter, is at her wits end, trying to keep up with her baby genius. When the child throws herself into a lake to rescue a puppy, Belinda is frantic. Turning to the man who saves both babies, she seeks his support – until she finds out he’s one of those hated Carltons. After all, it was at their home where she’d gone to a party, been drugged, raped and left to deal with the consequences.

Dr. Reed Carlton, an introvert who feels uncomfortable around most people, can’t believe his luck. He’s finally found Lindy; a girl from his past, a fond memory that has haunted him for over four years. Except that once this Lindy learns who he is, she hates him. What was that all about? At least her daughter and the puppy were on his side. But would their affection be enough for Lindy to accept him into her family’s life.

51WHEXM0-5LDANGEROUS MEMORIES

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What kind of woman am I?

The question haunts Keira Rhodes when she awakens in the hospital with amnesia and learns that two men claim to be her baby’s father.

Logan claims he is her loving husband. Although Keira feels drawn to this quiet man, she senses that their marriage has been far from perfect. For Logan’s own brother, Kyle, staunchly maintains that Keira’s baby and her heart are his…

The truth lay hidden in Keira’s lost memory—and in the tender touch of one special man.

If you enjoy the Hallmark Mystery movies, you will love Dangerous Memories.

51ogcdPPBbL._SY346_FROM THE MIST

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From the mist and into his arms.

An adventurous timeswept romance in which true love tests the boundaries of time and fate.

A cooking show host swept back to Regency 1811 by a supernatural mist and a pirate turned supply runner struggle to hold onto stolen moments and must brave high seas adventure to defy destiny as their time together runs out.

What Readers Say About From the Mist:

★★★★★ “If you love the Outlander series, then you will love these books!”

★★★★★ “This book was intense and thrilling!”

★★★★★ “This was a unique twist on time-travel adventure/romance novels.”

 

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51H5BO50zmLWRATH OF EDEN ~ NEW RELEASE

The Wrath Of Eden
Deep in them Appalachian hills, far from the main roads where the cityfied people come and go. lies a harsh world where a man’s character is all he can rightly claim as his own. This here is a land of deep dark coal mines where a miner ain’t certain when he ventures into the belly of the mountain whether he will ever see daylight again. From this beautiful yet dangerous country where folks is folks, and even to this very day they still tell tales of the Robin Hood like outlaw Pretty Boy Floyd even though there ain’t no such thing as a thousand dollar bill no more, comes a story as old as time itself…a tale of good and evil of right and wrong and the legend of a troubled man who walked a perilous path on his journey back to God…

511JiF9Xe6LTHE RELUCTANT HERO ~ BARGAIN $0.99!

There are a few things Parnell Stillman is dead certain he will never do:
He’d never fall in love.
He’d never have kids.
He’d never be a hero.

His first and only love is flying. The struggle to keep his air cargo business solvent is challenge enough.  Rebecca Hollis believes caring for others is the road to happiness. Tasked to shepherd five orphans on a flight to a conclave to meet prospective adoptive parents, she learns it takes much more. The plane is caught helpless in the grip of a storm that sends it plunging into a frozen wilderness. Rebecca determines she and the disagreeable pilot must work together to insure the survival and rescue of the orphans. Parnell Stillman has other ideas. So do the orphans. Rescue means a return to foster homes and an uncaring welfare system. Or maybe not.

51MAU3WJXeLPINEAPPLE GINGERBREAD MEN ~ NEW RELEASE

Sheriff Frank asks newly-minted private detective Charlotte to help him crack the case, but she has no idea those darn gingerbread men will start showing up everywhere. What did Santa do that made them so angry? And what’s the secret in his colorful Christmas-themed bureau?

Charlotte is forced to split her time between searching for Santa’s killer and helping Declan’s crazy ex-Stephanie stop a corrupt district attorney in exchange for a book that could help solve more crimes in the future. She never thought she’d help calculating Stephanie with anything…but as this story comes to it’s shocking ending, you’ll find it could be Stephanie who’s finally bitten off more cookie than she can chew…

If Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum and the Golden Girls had a baby, it would be the Pineapple Port series. Fans of Lilian Jackson Braun, Jana DeLeon and Rita Mae Brown won’t be able to get enough of this wild, funny, thrilling corner of Florida!

(this one has a bit of a cliff-hanger, but don’t kill me – #8 will be out soon!)

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