Apparitions Paperback is Available Now

Today marks the inaugural Indie Author Day.  And is the perfect day to announce that the Apparitions paperback is available now, and that you can win prizes!

Apparitions

The release of the paperback completes the Apparitions “family,” alongside the ebook and recently released audiobook.

What they are saying about Apparitions

Jillian gave it a 5 star rating on Goodreads, and said this…

“Fabulous story and so well written.  If you haven’t read it yet then you need to, you won’t be disappointed.”

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What’s your favorite romantic gesture?

Let me know by leaving a comment.  I’d love to hear from you.

Pre-order Perfect Timing Now & Get Rewarded

Perfect Timing, my first full length novel, is due for release in all formats exclusively across Amazon’s global markets on November 28, 2016.  Please read on to see how you can pre-order the ebook version of Perfect Timing now and get rewarded.  But first here’s a reminder of the book’s synopsis and ebook cover…

Perfect TimingFriendship. Desire. Romance. Lou’s life changes forever the first moment she encounters Will online during a brief break from work. Enlarging his photo on the social network, she is immediately captivated by his dazzling smile and azure blue eyes. Reluctantly refocusing on her work, she is frequently distracted as the image floods her thoughts. Who is that guy?

Later that evening while gazing in wonder at his photo albums, she is startled by an instant message from him. Hours fly by as they chat easily, discovering shared interests and passions.

Passions of a different kind are soon ignited as she feels her now best friend’s embrace across the miles. They have shared so many secrets, but her desire for the man who she openly admits adoring is one she dare not share. Not now. Not ever?

Perfect Timing is an enchanting story of romance in today’s technology driven world. It is the perfect example of how physical distance is no barrier to deep, all encompassing, all consuming love.

Buy Perfect Timing now to enter into Lou and Will’s sensual, erotic, romantic world.

Available Now at Amazon

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Pre-order Perfect Timing Now & Get Rewarded

 

Once you pre-order Perfect Timing, Tweet me or email me at rebekah.s.fiore@gmail.com with a SCREENSHOT of your Amazon receipt and I’ll send you a link to claim a FREE ebook copy of Apparitions as a thank you.

Apparitions Audiobook is Available Now

I’m honored to announce that following very speedy production by narrator Beizo Tierno, the Apparitions audiobook is available now.  Many, many thanks to Beizo for such great work and prompt service!

Apparitions Audio

Adoration.  Desire.  Passion.  Apparitions explores something everyone is familiar with.  Dreams.  We all have them.

Written from a unique, anonymous, perspective, the narrator takes you on a journey through time and consciousness.  And the multitude of physical and emotional responses experienced when you are attracted to someone.

Do they feel the same way?  What should be done or said in their company?

Affection and love are the greatest gifts one can give another.  No matter how old you are, love makes you young again.  It is all encompassing, involving body, mind and soul.

Apparitions is a very emotionally driven story.  One that will arouse, excite and delight the senses.

Buy Apparitions now to enter into a sensual, romantic, dreamy world.

Apparitions Audiobook is Available Now

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What They Are Saying About Apparitions

Here’s what one reviewer, Jillian, said about the Apparitions ebook on Goodreads, after giving it a 5 star rating…

“Fabulous story and so well written. If you haven’t read it yet then you need to, you won’t be disappointed.”

No Giveaway?  No Problem!

Regular readers will know that I usually run a giveaway when each book launch is announced.  While I’m not yet ready to announce the main giveaway, I am ready to make a further announcement…

Apparitions Will Soon be in Paperback!

I’ll bring you that cover reveal next week.  In the meantime, to celebrate the audiobook launch and build up to the paperback launch, please join me at the Facebook Launch Event.

Please consider subscribing to my blog or following me on Twitter for further updates.  Thank you!

Apparitions Audiobook Cover Reveal

I’m delighted to share with you the Apparitions audiobook cover reveal…

Apparitions Audio

Apparitions Audiobook coming soon

While no exact launch date has yet been set, it is hoped the audiobook version of Apparitions will be available for download on Audible, Amazon and iTunes by the end of September 2016.

As soon as a date is known, I’ll update this post.  In the meantime, please consider subscribing to my blog or following me on Twitter so you don’t miss any updates.  Thank you.

 

Quick Update

Hello!  It’s been a while since I posted, but I can assure you that I’ve been very busy so today’s post is, as it says, a quick update.

If you follow me on social media, particularly Twitter, you might be aware of some of what I’ve been up to.  But if not, I won’t keep you hanging on any longer…

I’m currently doing the final edit for my first full length erotic romance novel!  And I can now reveal the title will be…

Perfect Timing

While the exact release date is yet to be confirmed, it will be released either late fall or early winter this year.  Yep, you’ll have it in plenty of time for Christmas!

In addition to editing Perfect Timing, I’ve also made one visible change here on the website.  Both pages for my previous releases, Serendipity and Apparitions, can now be found under the “My Books” page on the navigation menu at the top of pages.  If you’ve previously bookmarked their links, or have shared them anywhere, they will automatically redirect, so no need to do anything.  And I’ll soon be adding the Perfect Timing page to that tab too.

To keep up with my latest news and updates, if you’ve not already done so, please consider subscribing to the blog, or following me on social media, including Facebook, and my Amazon Author page.

Do you have any advice for me as I complete the edit?  Please leave a comment and let me know.  I look forward to chatting with you.

Thanks!

Apparitions is Available Now

The long-awaited launch day is finally here and Apparitions is available now!  HUGE thanks to my amazing husband and family for all your support.  Today wouldn’t be happening if it wasn’t for YOU!

ApparitionsAdoration.  Desire.  Passion.  Apparitions explores something everyone is familiar with.  Dreams.  We all have them.

Written from a unique, anonymous, perspective, the narrator takes you on a journey through time and consciousness.  And the multitude of physical and emotional responses experienced when you are attracted to someone.

Do they feel the same way?  What should be done or said in their company?

Affection and love are the greatest gifts one can give another.  No matter how old you are, love makes you young again.  It is all encompassing, involving body, mind and soul.

Apparitions is a very emotionally driven story.  One that will arouse, excite and delight the senses.

Buy Apparitions now to enter into a sensual, romantic, dreamy world.

Apparitions is available now

Apparitions is available from your local Amazon site by clicking here.

Do you have any advice as I launch Apparitions?

Please leave a comment and remember to check the box on the giveaway. Thank you!

Pre-order Apparitions Now

Apparitions

The release of Apparitions on Friday, May 27, 2016, is just days away.  But you don’t have to wait that long, because you can pre-order Apparitions now from the Amazon website in your location by clicking here.

Thank you!

To my ever loving husband and family, without whose unending, unconditional love and support Apparitions wouldn’t have been possible.  I love you more than you know.  Words are not enough to express my thanks, but thank you!

To my Beta readers, your input has once again been invaluable.  Thank you!

To all who have bought, or in some cases been gifted the book, and have read through to this point; I’m honored that you’ve spent your precious time with my anonymous characters, and I hope you’ve enjoyed their adventures as much as I did, both during the creative process and each time I have read it.  Thank YOU!

Free Sample

You can read Chapter One of Apparitions here.

Pre-order Apparitions Now

Click here to pre-order Apparitions.

 

Thank you!

Apparitions Chapter One

Apparitions

My new short story Apparitions is launching soon and will be available for pre-order from Amazon.  To give you a taste of what’s to come, here is Chapter One…

Apparitions

“Anything that appears, especially something remarkable; an act of appearing; manifestation.”

Chapter One   Visions in the Mists

In the gentle mists of a splendid twilight or the graceful dawn, our deepest thoughts are truest, unconstrained and visceral.  They often appear quite unexpectedly; softly pleasant and then vanish most grudgingly.  Those delightful visions of something, or someone we never want to let go of, so pleasing is this dream.  And when finally we are unkindly forced to awaken from those happiest of thoughts we always feebly attempt to cling to every minute detail lest they recede into the envious mist from whence they came.  When someone is most special, you can discover that apparition over and over again as your head finds the pillow next.

Decades can pass quickly by, but the dearest of friendships remain as fresh as the day they were first made.  There is no judgment; no counting of wrongs or the smallest slights.  They can hold each other’s confidences and trust; even their most intimate feelings they share with no one else.  The unpretentious affections are tangible and palpable.  Some things voiced, some left unsaid… often silent far too long.  Is it introversion?  Are they unknowingly shared apparitions?  Is it fear of rejection?  Is it out of deepest respect?  Indeed, the possibilities exist.  Why the dance of evasion from expressions of sincere affection?  Why, indeed?

She is such a wonderful vision and he cherishes each unique thought and this passage of the lovely sonnet she has become in his mind.

Next Steps In My Writing Process

In last week’s post I described the first part of my writing process, from conception of a story idea through to the second edit.  This week, I describe the next steps in the process…

First Look

When the second edit is complete, I let others read the story for the first time, either with or without the cover art, which I’ll say more about in a moment.  My nerves always kick up at this point.  I’ve put so much time and effort into the story that letting anyone see it is terrifying.

My husband is always the first to read anything I write, and I’ll implement any changes he suggests.  I then send it to my network of beta readers and friends who are happy to take a look.

If their response is positive, I schedule a publication date.  If, however, they inform of any errors, or have any suggestions, I take those on board and action them where necessary.

Cover Design

Although I’m an artist myself, I outsourced cover design for Serendipity, my first published work so I could focus on writing and promotion.  I wanted to keep costs down, so I decided to go with a pre-designed cover.

There are many great designers out there and I used this list as a starting point, having been directed to it by a friend.  I looked through a number of them, before returning to the first I’d seen, Melissa Alvarez’s BookCovers.us.  The moment I saw the image, I loved it and felt connected to it.  That said, I needed to make sure it was the one, so looked at other images on that site and elsewhere.  I liked some others, so showed my husband three designs and asked him which he liked, without saying which I was drawn to.  He chose the same one and within minutes I’d completed the purchase.

The Story Becomes A Book

Once the story is complete, the penultimate step for me is writing the various elements needed to take a story and turn it into a book.  The front and back matter, including the blurb.

The last step, is perhaps the most important for anyone who independently publishes; formatting everything for publication.  I begin by “nuking” my completed manuscript to remove any hidden formatting; by pasting it into Notepad and then into a new Microsoft Word document.  Creating each version from this new Master doesn’t take long at all, around a couple hours.  Each version is then read again to check for any errors.

The submission process for both distributors is easy, and neither take long to publish.  For more control over the publication date, I always allow pre-order period, prior to the official launch date.  Serendipity was available for two weeks ahead of the launch on February 1st.

Seeing the book on a retailer website is a special moment and something that should be celebrated.  It’s another nerve wracking but exciting time in the life of the story as you await the next step.  For me it’s akin to the final weeks of pregnancy, regardless of whether, in reality, you’re physically capable of birth. You’ve nurtured and developed the story for so long and the wait for it’s birth, or launch, is full of emotion.

Part of the fun for me is thanks to Amazon’s thirteen global market websites.  Seeing the book page on each site in the various languages and the seemingly vast differences in price, thanks to the different currency conversions is entertaining for me.

There’s More

While it might seem as if the writing process is complete.  For me there’s still more to it.  In next week’s blog post, I’ll describe the next steps.

Are You An Expectant Parent?

Either in reality or as a writer?  Do you get nervous when anyone else reads your story?  Please leave a comment so we can share our experiences of the always emotional time.