Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bloggers Delight: ARC Giveaway for Epilogue

Dearest Bloggers,
Thank you for an amazing couple of years. It's because of you that Captive in the Dark and Seduced in the Dark have sold a combined 160,000 copies since 2011. Unf***ing believable!

There are so many of you I've gotten to know and love. My honor roll has to include (in no particular order because I effin' love you girls): Sam, E, and R's Awesomeness, TotallyBooked, Maryse's Book Blog, Aestas Book Blog, Literati Lit Lovers,SMI Bookclub, and The SubClub Books. I know I've probably forgotten a few and for that I am deeply sorry. I'm going off the top of my head.

Anyway, since I announced that Epilogue: The Dark Duet would be coming out June 15th, 2013 I have been inundated with requests for ARC's. I would LOVE to fulfill the requests of all the amazing blogs out there, but the truth is, there are SO MANY and I have to find a way to choose.

With fairness in mind, I have decided to select 10 blogs to receive eARC copies of Epilogue: The Dark Duet as early as May 31st.

What you need to do:
Most of you probably already have reviews of Captive and Seduced on your blogs (have those links ready). However, Amazon has recently listed Epilogue: The Dark Duet for pre-order and if you make a blog post about it, it will count for 10points in the rafflecopter.

On May 15th, I will announce the 10 blogs that will receive ARC's. Under 'NAME' please list the name of your blog with your name in parenthesis. You can also have your followers enter on your behalf by selecting the appropriate Tweet button when they enter.

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Expanded Distribution: The Dark Duet

This is going to be a short post, but very informative. I've been receiving emails lately from readers overseas asking how to get a hold of paperback copies of my books. I've been in touch with Createspace and they have been incredibly helpful.

If you are overseas and cannot get my books, please let your seller know they can sign up as a re-seller by completing an application HERE. Once the application is complete, they can begin ordering books at a discounted rate. If they have any questions, they can CONTACT CREATESPACE.

I hope this helps.

Much love,
CJ Roberts

Sunday, April 7, 2013

I can be SUCH a tease...and you love it.

I'll make this short and sweet. Epilogue: The Dark Duet (I might REALLY have to change the title, it's more of a trilogy now, isn't it...sigh.) will be released on June 15th, 2013. Yay!

I am presently at 35,000 words and am headed toward the magic number 55,000 that would turn it into a full-length novel. So, what's the story about?

Well, here's another lovely tease:

“Aren’t you going to fucking respond?” She was taunting me and enjoying it. Her chest rose and fell with gaining speed. I could make out the points of her nipples through her shirt.
I swallowed my food and sipped from my wine glass. I’d missed the familiarity of pushing Livvie’s buttons. I didn’t want to hurt her. I’d vowed not to hurt her again. It didn’t mean I had to become a pussy. “You want a response, Kitten?” Fear flickered just behind her angry stare. She shivered before she could stop it. -- Epilogue: The Dark Duet, Chapter 5, by CJ Roberts

I have to confess that I'm really enjoying my writing during this one. Not only do I get to explore Caleb's perspective, but I also get to tell a character-centered story.

Both Caleb and Livvie are having a difficult time trusting each other outside the dangerous world that thrust them together. Caleb is trying to discover a new side of himself while Livvie has also evolved from the person we knew. It's a process filled with many tumultuous emotions.

Panic lingered in my chest, but I had grown accustomed to the nightmares. I am nothing if not adaptable. What I found more frightening than the dream was the voice in my head telling me I’d never let Livvie go. Mine. Mine forever.
If you’re sighing with contentment, you’re either one sick fuck or you don’t grasp the seriousness of the situation. While I no longer kill, I am a killer. A killer in love is a very dangerous thing. -- Epilogue: The Dark Duet, Chapter 3, by CJ Roberts

 There is significantly less 'plot' to this installment of Caleb and Livvie's story, but what remains is a twisted tale about coping with the past in order to enjoy the present. It's about finding hope for the future.

Anyway, I've been in touch with Amazon and as soon as I finish my rough draft this month, they have agreed to put the ebook version of Epilogue: The Dark Duet up for pre-sale! I DO plan on having it available in paperback, but they won't be available until I return from SFINE. Look for it around June 19th. I'll post links as soon as they are set up.

Again, thanks for your continued support. You rock!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

I'm a Hustler, Baby. I Just Want You to Know...

"...It ain't where I been, but where I'm 'bout to go" - Jay Z

Well, as usual, it’s been some time since my last blog post. My life has been pretty tumultuous the last couple months, but that’s boring. Let’s get to the good stuff!

Seduced in the Dark needs your votes!
Last week, one of my readers posted something awesome on my Facebook page. Apparently, Seduced in the Dark has been nominated for Best Indie BDSM-D/s by the Indie Romance Convention. YAAAAAY!
Voting runs April 1st – April 30th and Seduced in the Dark is currently in the lead with 44% of the vote! Did you just shit your pants? I did!

It’s not that I doubt you guys, but you just continue to surprise me with your level of support. I am consistently blown away. I’m pretty much a pessimist, if I were in Star Wars, I’d be a Sith because I live on The Dark Side, but damn it if you guys aren’t making me smile more and more often. You’re the best. Seriously.

Anyway, I hope you’ll all continue to flex your index fingers for me and continue to vote as the month goes on. You can vote for Seduced in the Dark HERE.
You can also vote in a laundry list of categories and show your indie love for all of the other great authors nominated. VOTE NOW

Boston Author Event (BAE)
Boston was absolutely incredible. About 1300 people showed up and waited in line for over three hours just to take a picture with their favorite authors and get things signed. Wow! Everyone I met was wonderful; kind and so exuberant. Even though I made the mistake of missing breakfast and my arm was dead after it was over, I was overjoyed at having met so many of my readers. I also got to hang with the other authors and get lots of signed books (perks!).

Check out this vid of the line recorded by J. Cruz:

It’s a strange thing when people say I’m famous because I really don’t think that’s true. However, being in Boston and surrounded by so many avid fans, I really felt like a celebrity. It was a little scary, lol. I could definitely let an experience like that go to my head. Luckily, I had my BFF with me to remind me I ain’t shit. Ha!

I have to do some writing today, so I won’t go into too much detail about BAE. Jewelz from SMI BookClub did more justice to it than I could. Read her recap HERE.