Saturday, December 31, 2011

Live Chat with Author Denise Grover Swank

Coming this Tuesday at 7:00pm PST, we're hosting a live chat with the fabulous author Denise Grover Swank, right here on the Indie Elite! Denise will be chatting about her outstanding adult paranormal novel, Chosen.

To join in just return her on Tuesday and click on the Live Chats button, then log in. You don't need to be a follower, or have a special account of any kind. All you need is a name, any name you choose, and then you can join in.

Here is a bit about Chosen:

Everything Emma Thompson owns fits in a suitcase she moves from one roach infested motel to another. She and Jake, her five year old son who can see the future, are running from the men intent on taking him. Emma will do anything to protect him even when it means accepting the help of a stranger named Will. Jake insists she needs Will, but Emma’s never needed help before. And even though she’s learned to trust her son, it doesn’t mean she trusts Will.

Mercenary Will Davenport lives in the moment. Hauling Emma to South Dakota should have been an easy job, but his employer neglected to tell him about Emma’s freaky son and the gunmen hot on her trail. Instinct tells him this job is trouble, but nothing can prepare him for Jake’s proclamation that Will is The Chosen One. Who must protect Emma from the men hunting her power. A power she doesn’t know she has.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Praise for Open Minds

If you haven't read Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn yet then there's no time like the present to jump on the ride and hang on! But you don't have to take my word for it. Tricia J. O'Brian over at Talespinning has given Open Minds a great review that will surely win you  over and make you want to spend some of that holiday gift money on a copy. Here is a bit of Tricia's review:

Tricia: "Susan deftly developed a captivating concept with solid world-building, comprehensible futuristic slang, and characters who matter... This is Book One of the Mindjack Trilogy, and I'm eager for more."

For the rest of Tricia's review go here and check it out, then be sure to check out Open Minds here and Susan's blog here.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Self-Publishing Success Story~Darcie Chan

Environmental legislation lawyer Darcie Chan has sold more than 400,000 copies of her indie debut novel, The Mill River Recluse. It is described as, "a story of triumph over tragedy, one that reminds us of the value of friendship and the ability of love to come from the most unexpected of places."

Darcie tried the traditional route and after rejection from a dozen publishers and over 100 literary agents, she turned to eBook publishing. But she didn't just sit back and hope it sold well, she worked hard and paid attention to the market. When she saw that others had success selling at .99 cents she dropped her novel to that price, and her sales immediately started to pick up.

But Darcie didn't stop there. She invested in smart marketing and got the attention a new author so desperately needs by hard work and careful planning. Here is bit about The Mill River Recluse:

Disfigured by the blow of an abusive husband, and suffering her entire life with severe social anxiety disorder, the widow Mary McAllister spends almost sixty years secluded in a white marble mansion overlooking the town of Mill River, Vermont. Her links to the outside world are few: the mail, the media, an elderly priest with a guilty habit of pilfering spoons, and a bedroom window with a view of the town below.

Most longtime residents of Mill River consider the marble house and its occupant peculiar, though insignificant, fixtures. An arsonist, a covetous nurse, and the endearing village idiot are among the few who have ever seen Mary. Newcomers to Mill River--a police officer and his daughter and a new fourth grade teacher--are also curious about the reclusive old woman. But only Father Michael O'Brien knows Mary and the secret she keeps--one that, once revealed, will change all of their lives forever.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Open Minds is a Bestseller in Germany

Huge congratulations are in order for Susan Kaye Quinn whose debut novel, Open Minds, just hit the Amazon bestseller list in Germany! Here's Susan's announcement regarding it on Twitter:

Open Minds is a bestseller in Germany!     EUR 2,99

We're so excited for your Susan! And we're excited for our lovely reader friends in Germany who are enjoying Open Minds so much. Here's the listing on Amazon Germany. Not in Europe? Well you don't have to go all the way to the European continent to get a copy. You can check out Susan's site and get a signed copy right from her!

Gift Ideas for Fans of Cyndi Tefft's Between

Author of BetweenCyndi Tefft has put together some fun gift ideas for fans of her novels. That means you Aiden's Angels! For starters, you can get a signed copy of Between right from Cyndi's blog. Signed books are always great gift ideas and many authors offer them on their sites.

But if you're already a fan, or know a fan, then you'll definitely want to check out what Cyndi has put together on Cafe Press for Aiden's Angels. The items on there are definitely going on my wish list! :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Hunted by Denise Grover Swank Hits #1 On Amazon

Congratulations to Denise Grover Swank are in big order tonight. Her novel Hunted, sequel to the outstanding Chosen, has just hit #1 on Amazon's Best Selling New And Future Releases in Romantic Suspense! If you haven't had the pleasure of reading her books yet, the incentive doesn't get much better than that. I haven't had the pleasure of reading Hunted yet but I've recently finished Chosen and I loved it so much that the only thing holding me back from buying Hunted, is my family-imposed ban on buying anything for myself until after the holidays. Suspense, action, danger, romance, Chosen had it all and according to sales and reviews, it looks like Hunted doesn't disappoint either.

Hurry and put these on your wish list, you won't be disappointed! While you're at it, pick up a few copies for the ladies on your holiday shopping list. Trust me, they'll love you for it.