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With or Without You

This is my favourite of U2’s songs, first released in 1987. Though many interpretations exist for the song’s lyrics, it was apparently inspired by Bono’s conflicting feelings about his duo life — as a rock star and as a regular man. I also love the Canadian connection of this song, co-produced by Daniel Lanois (with Brian Eno).

See the stone set in your eyes
See the thorn twist in your side
I’ll wait for you

Sleight of hand and twist of fate
On a bed of nails she makes me wait
And I wait without you

Oddly, I did not learn about this song at its peak. A few months following its release, I was in Hong Kong on a journey that would last almost two years through Asia and Europe. In Asia, western hit songs only typically grace the airwaves years after its popularity has waned, if at all. Though music was always important (I travelled with my Sony Walkman), I had resolved to listen only to the cassettes I brought with me and the music of the country where I visited.

Through the storm, we reach the shore
You give it all but I want more
And I’m waiting for you

With or without you
With or without you, 
I can’t live with or without you

The unique version of this song is an instrumental mashup featuring the trio, Simply Three, classically trained string musicians and the American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic. They’ve combined “With or Without You” with “Montagues and Capulets,” a classical piece by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Ill-fated lovers.

It’s a theme that is explored over and over again in my writing, and one for contemplation by my main character, Kate Hampton.

My hands are tied, my body bruised
She got me with nothing to win
And nothing left to lose

With or without you
With or without you, 
I can’t live with or without you

If you’ve read Stranger at Sunset, you will know Kate doesn’t get everything she wants. How this resolves as her story progresses is what I’m writing now.

Living “with or without you” is also reflected in her relationship with her father—two people related by blood, yet with so such animosity toward each other.

In A Fragile Truce, many of the questions surrounding her contentious relationship with her father will be answered.

I hope you enjoy this moving piece of music. Wishing you a wonderful week,

~eden

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Cigarettes After Sex

I’ve never been a smoker.

The one and only time I put a cigarette between my lips was more than forty years ago. My best friend’s father smoked, so we stole one of his cigarettes and stood over the kitchen sink to try it. I’m not sure why we decided to do it there.

In case we vomited?

Possibly.

To drop the ashes down the drain?

Well … we never got that far.

After one long, enthusiastic inhale, I knew smoking was not for me.

The burning in my throat.

The coughing.

The tears.

YUCK! Smoking never tempted me again.

But though cigarettes are no longer en vogue, I do love the visual metaphor of two people smoking in bed. It’s a familiar image we’ve seen represented in film. It speaks to lovemaking, romance, and eroticism. The cigarette seduces without subjecting the viewer to its harmful effects, which brings me to this week’s music choice.

Got the music in you baby
Tell me why
Got the music in you baby
Tell me why
You’ve been locked in here forever and you just can’t say goodbye

Cigarettes After Sex is a four-person band out of Brooklyn. With their minimalist black-and-white artwork, slow-paced melodies, and tender vocals, their songs make me want to crawl into bed and drift into a hazy daydream.

Your lips
My lips
Apocalypse
Your lips
My lips
Apocalypse

I chose Cigarettes After Sex’s song, “Apocalypse” for its sweet and sentimental lyrics. In Stranger at Sunset, protagonist Kate Hampton is missing someone she first met in Jamaica. As circumstances dictate their fate, there is much left unsaid between them. This sense of absence follows her to A Fragile Truce, the book I’m writing now.

Go and sneak us through the rivers flood is rising up on your knees
Oh please
Come out and haunt me
I know you want me
Come out and haunt me

To portray Kate’s feelings, I thought of choosing oldies like “Miss You” by the Rolling Stones or “Missing You” by John Waite. I love both these songs because they express the sentiment of missing someone, and yet, the lyrics were too familiar. They had lost their emotional impact for me.

Got the music in you baby
Tell me why
Got the music in you baby
Tell me why
You’ve been locked in here forever and you just can’t say goodbye
You’ve been locked in here forever and you just can’t say goodbye

The coda of “Apocalypse” captures the hardship of separation and loss beautifully, for as difficult as saying “goodbye” can be, not being able to say goodbye is … apocalyptic.

Oh
When you’re all alone
I will reach for you
When you’re feeling low
I will be there too

Wishing you a warm, inspired week. May none of us experience anything apocalyptic, unless it’s great sex of course. 😉

~eden

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Benediction

My first blog of the year begins with a prayer, but not a religious one.

Instead, it’s a song I’ve been meditating on for the past few weeks. 

I first heard “Benediction” at my yoga studio. It played toward the end of a 75-minute class with Farley, one of the many wonderful instructors at Union Yoga. By the time the song ended, we were ready for the final resting pose. 

As I lay on my back, tears streamed down my face. It was hot yoga; I was already wet and sweaty, so I didn’t care. 

I was as emotionally raw as the music.

As someone who is attuned to lyrics, I tried desperately to remember a short phrase from the song.

Is it war if you fight it?
Is it love when you don’t?
There is more when you let go
Of the fear that you can’t

I made a mental note to Google a line or two when I returned home to find the song title—three successive words would have likely accomplished it, but I couldn’t even retain that. The melody haunted me until I finally asked Farley about it at one of his classes. I relayed to him the quality of the singer’s voice and the gut-wrenching lyrics I could not remember.

Not much to go on, but we were optimistic the mystery would be solved by the end of his class … unfortunately not.

He must’ve changed the soundtrack that day.

As we burn in the fire
Slowly learning to breathe
Just keep calm in the falling
Always looking for an underneath

Just before the end of 2017, Farley kindly sent me his playlist as I had requested. Of the fourteen songs he provided, “Benediction” by Luke Sital-Singh was the last one I played, even though it was not the last one on the list.

Why?

Because all along, I was convinced it was a female voice I heard. I could not be more wrong.

It just goes to show the power of an intense yoga class to alter my senses!

This brings me to the new purpose for my music blogs this year. They will continue to showcase good tunes, but there will be an added objective—to highlight the connection of the song to my upcoming books, more specifically, to its main character Kate Hampton. I will also include passages of lyrics if they are meaningful to her story.

Imagine it’s a warning sign
I don’t wanna lose more time
Darling, don’t you close your eyes
Keep listening – are you listening?
I’m sorry we don’t have forever
Ooh… but come die with me

A Fragile Truce is book two in my trilogy which started with Stranger at Sunset. It’s the book I’ve been working on for some time.

Whether you’ve read Stranger at Sunset or not, you will acquire insight into Kate Hampton’s character by following my music blogs. Close friends and authors whom I trust know I’ve struggled with her story for various reasons. My song choices hint at her life because they bring me closer to her.

Some writers of fiction will relate to this strange relationship with their main characters. Though Kate is the product of my imagination, she lives inside my head and needs nurturing. She may embody the best qualities of a woman—sexy, intelligent, strong, and compassionate, but … she is also tragic, unpredictable, and duplicitous.

My Music Monday posts will focus on specific aspects of Kate, and you can find these clues in the lyrics, the song’s mood, or even by watching the video. They are all inspiring me to write her story.

I’ve already chosen the soundtrack for the entire year, so I hope you will join me in this writing journey.

In the meantime, close your eyes and listen to “Benediction.”

Perhaps you will shed a tear as well.

~eden

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Join the #MysteryReveal – One Day Only ~ Sept 12 on #Facebook

I playfully refer to this as the Magical Mystery Reveal Tour! For one day only, Saturday, September 12th, I’ll participate in a Facebook event with other bestselling mystery writers.

Hit the graphic and join us 🙂

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Sept 12, 21015 ~ Join us on Facebook from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. EST

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Come by for exclusive giveaways, freebies, and purchase e-books for only 99 cents! My book, Stranger at Sunset has been reduced for the event but will go back up shortly, so take this opportunity to grab it!.

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Available everywhere!

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Here are just some of the authors who’ll be attending and answering your questions. I’m available from 10-11 a.m. EST, and I’m excited to talk to you, so please join us!

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10-11 Perry Elisabeth, KJ Traynor, Eden Baylee and Duncan Whitehead
11-12 Mary Ellen Hughes, Zanna Mackenzie and Celeste Burke

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12-1 Sheila Odom Hollinghead, Vicki Vass,
1-2 Kathi Daley, Pamela Kelley, Elizabeth Lorraine and Tonya Kaypes
2-3 Susan Holmes, Amy Metz, Kathi Daley and Amy Vansant
3-4 Sylvia Selfman, Jb Hawker, Duncan Whitehead & Dianne Harman
4-5 Ritter Ames, Laurinda Wallace, Sherry Chamblee & Maria Swan
5-6 Stefania Mattana, Ca Larmer, Morgana Best & Dianne Harman
6-7 Karoline Barrett, Julie Moffett, Abby Vandiver & Grace Geyer

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.@darciahelle interviews Eden Baylee for QUIET FURY BOOKS #FridayReads

I was interviewed by Quiet Fury Books, home of suspense author, Darcia Helle.

She hosts a wonderful interview series called #FridayReads and I was honored to be part of it.

While I write the second book in my trilogy starring Dr. Kate Hampton, read up on my first novel, Stranger at Sunset and other interesting tidbits related to its main character.

The book is 99 cents until end of summer, so grab it before A Fragile Truce (book 2) comes out!

You can read my interview here, and be sure to connect to Darcia too!

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Connect to Darcia Helle

Darcia Helle

WebsiteBlog | Facebook

Twitter @darciahelle | Amazon author page

Darcia Helle lives in a fictional world with a husband who is sometimes real. Their house is ruled by spoiled dogs and cats and the occasional dust bunny.

Suspense, random blood spatter and mismatched socks consume Darcia’s days. She writes because the characters trespassing through her mind leave her no alternative. Only then are the voices free to haunt someone else’s mind.

 Join Darcia in her fictional world via her website. The characters await you.
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Author @TobyWNeal interviews @EdenBaylee for her #LeiCrimeKW series – Comment and WIN

Wow, I’m still reeling from yesterday’s epic launch of the Toby Neal’s LEI CRIME SERIES on Kindle Worlds. Eight books published and all of them hit numerous bestseller lists in multiple categories. My book, A Snake in Paradise hit three categories—mystery/suspense, short reads, and literature. So thrilled and humbled.

Today, Toby interviews me about writing in her series, and there will be a giveaway of my book Stranger at Sunset if you comment on her blog. I’ll also send each commenter a copy of A Snake in Paradise too. If you’ve already bought it, you can have any book from my backlist. You cannot lose!

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Hop over, read the interview AND leave a comment and you WILL win a book! Just hit the graphic below and you’re there!

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Happy Wednesday!

eden

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An interview for Stranger at Sunset by @CameronGarriepy

I was honoured to be interviewed by a fellow writer for whom I have tremendous respect. Cameron Garriepy has been interviewed on my blog, and I am a huge fan of her work. I will highlight one of her upcoming releases shortly.

Hop over to Cameron’s website where she asked me some pointed questions about Stranger at Sunset.

Happy Thursday, everyone!

eden

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Two Questions and a Giveaway with author @TobyWNeal

Mystery/crime author, Toby Neal, asked me a couple of pointed questions on her website.

Toby is the bestselling author of the LEI CRIME series, and she has a wonderful site, so hop over, read the interview AND leave a comment. You will be entered for a drawing to win a copy of Stranger at Sunset!

Thanks, and have a great week,

eden

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An interview and a Giveaway via Long and Short Reviews (@LASReviews)

I was honoured to be interviewed by a wonderful site called Long and Short Reviews, who also reviewed Stranger at Sunset last year.

It’s a terrific place to discover new authors and books.

Hop over and read the interview AND leave a comment or ask me a question on their site. You will be entered for a drawing to win a copy of Stranger at Sunset!

Thanks, and have a great day,

eden

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I am interviewed by Indie House Books (@IHB6)

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WebsiteTwitter @IHB6 | Facebook

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I was honoured to be interviewed by a wonderful site called Indie House Books. It’s a terrific home for both readers and writers.

Come by and read the interview and have a look around. It’s a really cool place. 😉

Enjoy and have a a great weekend,

eden

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Weekend specials – The LOTTERY #free and STRANGER AT SUNSET #99cents

I have a couple of weekend specials to announce. 😉

As mentioned in an earlier blog, I’m offering freebies from my backlist of erotic novellas.

The first is from my anthology, Spring into Summer

THE LOTTERY is FREE TODAY and SATURDAY.

This story holds a special place in my heart because my experiences closely mirrored that of the protagonist.

My travels to Thailand as a young woman taught me the importance of sacrifice. It’s for this reason I chose the title “The Lottery” — a favorite story of mine by Shirley Jackson, which speaks to a different type of sacrifice. I knew little of what sacrifice meant until I met the women of Thailand. To a large extent, befriending the Thai women, some of whom were merely girls, taught me the greatest lessons about men.

It’s for this reason that I dedicated the story to them.

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BONUS:  Stranger at Sunset, my psychological mystery/thriller is 99 cents until Sunday. Please share and spread the word. The more people who download the books, the better! Wishing you a wonderful, warm weekend, eden 
  
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I am interviewed on the HBS Author’s Spotlight (@jimhbs)

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I was honoured to be interviewed by author, James Moushon, owner of HBS Author’s Spotlight and several other sites.

He’s a strong advocate for authors, so please connect to him.

Come join us and say ‘hello’ as James puts the author spotlight on me

Enjoy and have a a great weekend,

eden

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I am interviewed by author Christoph Fischer (@cffbooks)

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I am honoured to be interviewed by author and friend, Christoph Fischer on his site. His book Conditions is newly released and I’m so looking forward to reading it.

He’s one of the most amazing and supportive people I know. I highly recommend you connect to him. You’ll be happy you did!

Come join us as Christoph interviews me on his terrific website and blog.

Enjoy and have a a great weekend, 

eden

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Chatting with Casey Ryan of @CuttingRoomMRB

I’ve had the great pleasure of chatting with Casey Ryan in the past, and I had a chance to talk to him once again.

This past Sunday, Nov 16, 2014, I did a half hour show with Casey. If you want to hear the replay, hit the graphic of Talkshoe below.

The very funny cartoonist Keith Brown, creator of The Wages of Sin follows my interview.

talkshoe show

Don’t forget to connect to Casey via his blog and on Twitter @cuttingroommrb. He’s a wonderful advocate for all indies!

The Cutting Room Floor w/ Casey Ryan

The Cutting Room Floor w/ Casey Ryan

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STRANGER AT SUNSET is in the spotlight at @BookBliss2013

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Website | Facebook | Twitter @Bookbliss2013

I’m featured today on the wonderful site of Book Bliss, curated by founder and author, Lexi Ostrow. She describes herself in the following way:

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I live and breathe the written word as often as I can. From reading, journalism and creative writing something to read is never far from me. What better way to share great books and get the word out then with a blog dedicated to book reviews, personal writing experiences, teasers from personal and perhaps author work and author interviews.

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I’m honored Lexi has given me space on her site to feature my book.

Hop over to Book Bliss and read the Book Spotlight on Stranger at Sunset. For a short time longer, the e-book remains at 99 cents, so grab your copy before the price goes back up!

Enjoy,

~ eden

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Stranger at Sunset ~ Goodreads Giveaway, Price Drop, and Gifting

Stranger at Sunset is now available in print, and I’m giving away a signed paperback, hosted by Goodreads! This giveaway is open worldwide from Oct. 1-15, 2014. Enter by hitting the graphic below. While you’re there, you can also add my book to your “to-read” shelf if you haven’t already. Sign up, you have nothing to lose!

If you win, I’ll write something really nice in your book just for you. 😉

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Over the next while, I’m experimenting with pricing. There are many factors that go into setting a price for a book. After much research, I’m dropping the price of Stranger at Sunset from $4.99 to 99 cents for a limited time. This sale will only be available on Amazon and is effective immediately.

My book continues to be sold on  Apple | B&N | KoboSmashwords at the regular price until further notice.

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Since I’ve had a couple of FREEBIES on Amazon recently, readers have asked if they can send my books as gifts. I checked into this and the answer is YES! You cannot give a gift of a FREE book, but you can do it for books that have a price tag.

Let me show you some important features on Amazon. Go to the Amazon page for my book (choose your country of account) and look on the right-hand side panel. Follow the colorful arrows and you’ll see what to do. The PINK ARROW points to the gift button. All you need is your recipient’s e-mail address to complete the process.

AMZ right side panel

 

Buy the book

 

Give the book as a gift.

Send as many as you like. Easy!

 

 

Send a sample of the book to your e-reader

 

 

 

If you don’t have a Kindle, you can still buy and read books from Amazon. Just download a Kindle app first. It’s free!

 

I hope you’ve found this helpful. and as always, thanks for your support.

Don’t forget to enter the Goodreads giveaway for an autographed copy of Stranger at Sunset, and pick up the e-book or send it as a gift for only 99 cents. It’s a bargain!

Thanks!

~ eden

 

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Music Monday with My Back Pages – THANK YOU (Part 2)

Since this is part 2, you know there was a part 1. If you missed it, please find it here.

“My Back Pages” is the perfect song for this Music Monday post for two reasons.

Firstly, in the back matter of many books, you’ll find an author’s thanks. So … this is my thanks to those who’ve helped with the promotion of Stranger at Sunset AND my recent free books—The Lottery and Unlocking the Mystery.

Secondly, this song echoes a sentiment I’ve been feeling of late, and that is …. The older I get, the less I know.

HUGS to those who’ve downloaded my books, paid or free, and reviewed them. Your reviews mean a lot to me and help me reach more readers, so THANK YOU. 

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Connect to all the wonderful people who’ve supported me in the past months and include them in your network.

Book review on Goodreads by Lydia Aswolf

Reblog by Jamie B. Musings

Guest blog for Junying Kirk

An interview with author, Raymond Bolton

In “Conversations LIVE” with podcaster, Cyrus Webb

Guest blog for author Jessica Subject

Guest blog for author Lisette Brodey

Reblog by Stephen Moran

I chat with a full cast on Live from the Morgue

I’m interviewed by Naida on The Bookworm

Stranger at Sunset book blast via Masquerade Tours

I am interviewed by Maria Savva on Goodreads

Guest blog with author, Casey Sheridan

Guest blog with author, Ingrid Hall

Author Spotlight with Reading Renee

Review of Stranger at Sunset by Reading Renee

Author Spotlight with The Pen and Muse

Review of Stranger at Sunset on Literary Litter

Review of Stranger at Sunset on The Minding Spot

I’m interviewed by author, Bill Kirton, part 1 & part 2

I’m interviewed by Loren Kleinman of Huff Post Books

Stranger at Sunset is part of new releases in Crime Fiction Lover

I’m interviewed by OmniMystery News

Review of Stranger at Sunset by 6 Feet Under Books

Review of Stranger at Sunset by The Young Folks

I’m interviewed by author Dahlia Donovan

Stranger at Sunset is in the spotlight for Celtic Lady Reviews

Review of Stranger at Sunset by author, Jo Armstrong via Ingrid Hall

Review of Stranger at Sunset by Minding Spot

I’m interviewed by R.B. Wood for The Word Count Podcast 

Review of Stranger at Sunset on Long and Short Reviews

I’m interviewed by author D.A. Bale

I’m interviewed by Casey Ryan for the Cutting Room Floor Podcast

Review of Stranger at Sunset by Book Babe

Review of Stranger at Sunset by English Bibliophile

Review of Stranger at Sunset on 2 sites by Ski-Wee’s Book Corner (1) & (2)

I’m interviewed by Book Goodies

Review of Stranger at Sunset by Crime Fiction Lover

The Lottery featured on Karen Einsel’s blog

The Lottery featured on Stephen Moran’s blog

Reblog by C.P. Bialois

I’m interviewed by The Indie View

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“Ah, but I was so much older then,

I’m younger than that now.”

–Bob Dylan

The following people have continued to share my books across their social networks and support me. They are a diverse group of: authors; bloggers; reviewers; designers; marketers; filmmakers; podcasters; artists; and of course—readers. 

In no particular order, I present some of the best people to have in your social network. I’ve linked them, so visit them and say “hi.” 🙂

Lisette Brodey
William Kendall
Karen Einsel
J.B. Graphics
Christoph Fischer
Billy Ray Chitwood
John Dolan
Larry Enright
Victoria Dougherty
Tim Dittmer
Rick Enriquez
Bill Kirton
Rob Schreck
Darcia Helle
R.B. Wood
Sessha Batto
Lydia Aswolf
Joe Hefferon
Maria Savva
Wyatt McIntyre
Carolyn Arnold
John Anstie
Steven M. Grant
Loren Kleinman
Christoph Paul
Alex Greenwood
Justin Bog
Annetta Ribken
Patti Larsen
Carol Romanella
Laurie Smith
Rob “Sharky” Pruneda
Efrain Nadal De Choudens
Casey Ryan
Cyrus Webb
Dannie C. Hill
Savannah Chase
Nicole Chardenet
Robert Chazz Chute
Rachel Thompson
Pavarti K. Tyler
The Bloody Munchkin
Sue Nador
Britt Skrabanek
Angus Vieira
BadRedhead Media
Sid Kali
Badass Marketing
Dom Portalla
Scott Leisk
2Life
Ken Flott
Wally Lane
Doreen Cox
Crime Fiction Lover
Michael Grimes
Lance Smith
Maxwell Cynn
Diantha Jones
Tony McManus
Marcella Selbach
Dean Harkness
Metal Queen Management
Michael Gabriel
Suzanna Burke
Karin Jacobson
Nanci Rathbun

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes


change is the only constant

I’ve been changing some of my backlist as part of the promotion for my current book, Stranger at Sunset. With thirteen titles under my name, it’s not unheard of to use an existing book to help sell a new release, but it’s been tricky. I’ve changed genres from erotica to mystery/thriller. For many reasons, I didn’t write my new book under a different author name, so it’s required some re-branding on my part. A combination of research, luck, dogged determination, and sleepless nights has gotten me to this point.

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This should say: Trust me, I’m NO social media expert.

Many of you have kindly commented on how good I am with social media. It may appear that way, but I’ll let you in on a secret. I follow the successful people and find out what they’re doing and then I copy them! It’s that simple. I don’t listen to “so-called” experts because they change their tune as often as I change my underwear (probably more so). I follow those whose teachings resonate with me. I’m not afraid to put in the hours, and my method of learning has always been to jump in and “do it.” It’s my impatient nature. I’ll make lots of mistakes along the way, but I’ll usually only make the same mistake once.

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Go to YouTube and listen to the song. It’s terrific.

I take a lot of inspiration from people who’ve constantly reinvented themselves. David Bowie is one of them. Since the release of Stranger at Sunset end of JuneI’ve sent out close to 600 emails to potential reviewers. I’ve contacted over 100 sites for interviews, guest blogs, etc. Along the way, I’ve made some excellent connections. I have a pipeline of guest blogs and interviews I still need to write. I believe I’m doing all the right things to get my books out there, but it’s a matter of connecting to the right people—the readers. That’s always the challenge.

pressure cooker

Relieve some pressure with “Under Pressure” on YouTube. Great song.

There’s a lot of pressure to succeed. I consider myself a good writer, but I also know that bad writing soars to the bestseller lists, and good writing languishes in the rankings. Life isn’t fair, so I don’t measure myself against anyone else’s successess or failures. I can only gauge my own progress.

Having said this … here are some changes I’ve made over the past months.

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(1) I’ve published many of my books to Smashwords for wider distribution. Through it, my titles will be pushed out to Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks, Sony, Kobo, and other retailers. When those new links are available, I will update my sales sites. For now, all my books are available via Amazon.

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(2) I’ve updated the cover of Seeking Sexy Sadie

This short story is a psychological mystery with an erotic bent, exploring desire and the genesis of fantasy. I’m offering it FREE—forever and ever. You can find reviews from Amazon (where it remains 99 cents because I can’t change it to ZERO just yet). My recommendation is to get it FREE HERE. I mean, why not? That way, you’re saving money and might consider buying another one of my books :D.

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(3) I’ve updated the cover of Hot Flash. As you’ve noticed with the two cover changes, I’ve scaled back the “so-called” revealing nature of my covers. This is because certain distributors don’t want dangly bits, nipples, cracks, and other bodily parts. I mean, really. I’ve always considered my covers quite tame as compared to others in the erotica genre, but … I’m not going to fight that battle.

You can pick up Hot Flash on Amazon and Smashwords for 2.99. It’s a collection of flash fiction. Some are sexy, and some are written with an irreverent sense of humor, because you know … I never take myself too seriously. 😉

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(4) Over the next while, I’ll write on other ways I’m trying to sell my books, but of course, we all know that nothing can sell a book more than getting out the next book. It’s a fine balance, so I must return to the writing of A Fragile Truce, the book following Stranger at Sunset.

thank you

A final message to readers, commenters, and those who’ve been so kind to share my posts across their networks, THANK YOU for all you do. Sometimes, your kind words are all that keep me going. Your support means the world to me AND you can definitely trust me when I say that.

eden

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Chatting with Casey Ryan of @CuttingRoomMRB on @TheMixxRadio

I’ve had the great pleasure of chatting with AND meeting Casey Ryan in the past, and I will have a chance to talk to him once again.

Join us Sunday, Sept 7, 2014. I’ll be on his show THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR at 2:30 PM EST. This time, he’ll be broadcasting from The Mixx Radio.

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Here is how you can tune in:

~ Listen to my interview via a Live stream.

~ Join the Chat room on The Mixx Talk.

Recordings and replays of the show will be posted on Talkshoe if you miss it or are unable to listen to it live.

Don’t forget to connect to Casey via his blog and on Twitter @cuttingroommrb. He’s a wonderful advocate for all indies!

The Cutting Room Floor w/ Casey Ryan

The Cutting Room Floor w/ Casey Ryan

I look forward to speaking with Casey again, and I hope you’ll  join us.

eden

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Author @RBwood and I chat on his Word Count Podcast

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Good friend and fellow author, R.B. (Richard) Wood interviewed me for the 42nd episode of his Word Count Podcast, a show he regularly puts together for writers to expose their stories. I’ve written and read for many Word Count shows, and I’m a huge fan of the podcast.

That’s why it was an honour to be invited for a one-on-one chat. I was nervous, but Richard made it easy, and he made me laugh—a lot.

We had a great time talking about books, writing, and I also read an excerpt from Stranger at Sunset.

Tune in to the Word Count Podcast and have a listen … and a laugh. You’ll have a lot of fun. 😉

eden

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