ROMANTIC PICKS WISHES YOU A HAPPY 4TH AND A WONDERFUL JULY!

I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July. Have fun and be safe!

Wanted to let everyone know that Romantic Picks is taking a July vacation! Romantic Picks may be on vacation, but I won’t be. I have two deadlines I have to meet. I will be back sporadically I’m sure with one special or another. But the regular posts will begin again in August.  At that time, I will also be host a huge giveaway in celebration of the conclusion of Southern Legacy, The Sun Rises. So be on the look out! You can always check out the fanpage set up for Southern Legacy on Facebook. I am also having a re-release of an edited version of Another Night Falls with Whiskey Creek Press in August.

I will be back to promote great romances! Until then, enjoy a wonderful July!

Jerri

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CHANGES COMING TO FACEBOOK!

I have been wondering what readers will do when Facebook begins the changes coming in 2015. For most of us authors, we use Facebook to touch base with readers and friends, letting them know of new releases, bargains, freebies and upcoming releases. Now Facebook wants to regulate and charge us for posting and talking about our books. They began last year when they slammed the door on our fanpages.

In the beginning, Facebook allowed everyone to set up our fanpages, where it made it easy for readers to follow you. Then Facebook changed. No matter how many people liked your page, you needed to start boosting post…paying for a post to go out to get more views. Now, from what I’m hearing Facebook is going to start charging for any announcement used over Facebook. It will change how we Indie authors will deal with Facebook.

I don’t know about other authors, but the reason I set up Romantic Picks was because of the changes Facebook made the first time. I have a little over 2000 followers on Novel Works. Before any changes when I posted, it would go out to a 1000 to 1500 followers. After the changes, it fell to 10…No lie. It would go out to 10!

Now if Facebook brought in sales it would be different, but I’ve never seen it. I have tried their boost and paid promotions. I have seen no sales from either. That is important to note.

I have blogged about paid promotions that work such as Book Bub, OHFB, BookSends, to name a few. So what will I do when Facebook makes these changes? Here are a couple of links that have written informative blogs about this subject— The Passive Voice  and The Write Conversation. Another article on the Wall Street Journal.

Authors have long searched for a way to connect with readers. Goodreads has a major following of readers, but to be honest, I have been burned by Goodreads. I love the way you can connect to readers. I have met several. Again, though, I used some of their ways to promo and have never seen sales from them. I have done book give-aways with a new release and paid ads. But, the main reason I’m leery of Goodreads is because they allowed a major group of trolls to attack authors. Now I understand that Goodreads has tried to clean up their site, but it will take time for trust to be build back up…at least on my part.

Most authors belong to multiple author groups which are extremely helpful, but we need a reliable way of reaching readers. There is a new site that promises to allow authors and readers connect.

It is called TSU. Here is my link. I just started my page. Don’t have a clue what I’m doing yet. One of my friends sent me this link to help me begin on TSU. The biggest question I’ve heard so far about this site—is it just authors befriending authors?

I would like to know what you think of it. I personally would like to stay with Facebook. It is what I’m used to; it is what I know. But I can’t afford to pay for every post I make. I do like to talk about books. Are you going to stay on Facebook? As an author? As a reader?

ROMANTIC PICKS #UPCOMING RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT No Perfect Secret by Jackie Weger

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September 23, 2014 is NO PERFECT SECRETS RELEASE DATE!

A single secret begets a layer of lies.
Anna Nesmith believes she has it all–a great marriage, a dream job and a home of her own. When a State Department investigator begins asking questions, Anna’s ordered world implodes. Frank Caburn is man to the bone and manufactures testosterone like Frito Lay does chips. Instantly attracted to Anna, he is determined to make her his own–if only she can pick through the emotional rubble to find her bruised heart can love once again.

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Join reporter Sara Jack in doing the research on stud Mitch Adams. Find out if they are ready to accept what comes next in Fever by Cathryn Fox

In the future some people are still prudes. Can Fanny and Peter stand between the Purity Foundation and complete sexual frustration for all of mankind? No sacrifice is too much if the cause is just in The Sexperts: The Girl With The Pearl Necklace by Melinda DuChamp

Lead singer Luke Nolan’s sudden success if everything dreams are made of. Amy Deleranne just seeks solitude and the survival of her uncle Tom’s restaurant. Sparks fly when they meet, but can their hearts, and their careers, survive the secrets they’ve been keeping? A Voice to Love by Karolyn James

Step into Lush, the decadent art gallery that specializes in the sensual, and let your desires set your heart free. Explore The Principles of Lust by Sasha White

Superstar athlete Barry Dennis gets taken down a peg by a woman who now stands accused of murder. Playing the Game by Stephanie Queen

Samantha Logan did not care that Adam Rourke was rich or handsome. She still was sure he needed an attitude adjustment, regardless of those broad shoulders, green eyes and sexy stubble.Rules of the Game by Elaine Raco Chase

Lily Cavanaugh apprenticed under Master Chef Evan Taylor until he threw one temper tantrum too many. Then Evan and the director of his new TV show walked into her restaurant with an intriguing proposition in Cooking Class by V.J. Devereaux

Drake Morgan, MD, Neurosurgeon, bass player, philanthropist – Dominant. He doesn’t do girlfriends, he doesn’t do sleepovers, and he certainly doesn’t do breakfast in bed the morning after. That is until Kate McDermott crosses his path and screws everything up. Things are going to get messy in Drake Restrained by S.E. Lund

Cameron Quinn is caught in a web of deceit. Protecting her brother from being framed for a murder places Cameron in untold danger. When the real killer diverts his attention to her, she has nowhere to turn, especially not to the man she shared one unforgettable night with – who now is trying to put her brother in prison. Fragmented by Colleen Connally

A surgeon with secrets. A woman craves to be spanked. When they get together in an examination room – what will happen next? Find out in Triage by Tara Crescent

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JOIN ELAINE RACO CHASE TO CELEBRATE HER RELEASE OF CAUGHT IN A TRAP!!

Come JOIN in the Celebration! And you’ll also meet some fabulous authors who are helping me in this event with great give-a-ways: Author Natalie Townson, Eva J. Brock, Sessha Batto, Natasha Blackthorne, Valerie Douglas, Jean Joachim, Uvi Poznansky, Patricia Green, Jean Oram, Diane Nelson, Jerri D. Hines, Stacy Drumtra Juba, Eleanor Cawood Jones, Stephanie Queen, Author Ashley Fontainne, Author Maeve Christopher – with special appearances by: Janelle Taylor Author, Donna Fasano ! The Rafflecopter is up and running with great prizes… If you didn’t receive a direct invite..(bad FB!) then PLEASE JOIN IN!!!

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I’m going to be there at 4:30 to give away a signed set of Winds of Betrayal. Don’t be surprised if I don’t give away a few more books….maybe free audio copies of my books on audio!

Drop by! It will be a blast!

ROMANTIC PICKS INVITES YOU TO CAUGHT IN A TRAP’S LAUNCH PARTY- August 18th on Facebook!

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She invented him! At least she thought she had!

 

Kit Forrester lived a life of lies – so what was one more! When her first vacation ever sank like the Titanic – she couldn’t tell her friends THAT! So she did what she always did – she lied.

And told everyone about her fabulous five day cruise.  Her days of fun in the sun and moonlit nights with the man of her dreams – Rafe Morgan – tall, handsome, incredibly sexy and successful.

And well – now they were engaged!

 

There was just one 6’2″, 230 lb. problem – Rafe Morgan did exist and he wanted answers.

 

Retired Navy SEAL and Texas business tycoon, Rafe Morgan was sure he was being set up by his suddenly acquired fiancée. He had spent 20 years in the Navy and was trained to handle anything – until he came up against one volatile New York redhead with wicked curves and the world’s hardest ass!

 

And then he saw her sex lair and was more than willing to be Caught in a Trap.  And to set one of his own!

 

Content Warning  – this book is intended for mature adult readers (18+) who are not offended by profanity and explicit sex scenes. While this is a romantic comedy, some readers may find some subject matter difficult to read – unfortunately  it’s true.

 

Spoiler alert: please be advised that no comic books, superheroes, duct tape, handcuffs, ropes or chocolate milk were harmed during the writing of this novel.