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Amazon’s being a butt…and a question…
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

I can say that. It’s true. I have a book coming out with a major publisher next week, and Amazon won’t give it a pre-order button because the publisher, Hachette, is at war with Amazon. I could care less who wins. I just want readers to find my story. I labored over every word in the 70,0000-word novel. When I search my booklist on Amazon, His Every Fantasy doesn’t even appear, so there’s a double whammy of them hiding the book unless the reader knows the exact title.

So, today, I’m reminding you the book exists—and that it’s releasing in just one week. And that there are other options for purchasing/pre-ordering the story. I’ll be back this weekend to share excerpts and run a special contest to help you remember my book that Amazon doesn’t want you to know about. His Every Fantasy is the sequel to Her Only Desire which released in May. You don’t have to read the first to enjoy the second, but I think you’ll really love the first, so why not start there? 🙂

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A Sultry Summer Nights Novel

The last thing ex-SEAL Sergei Gun needs is a complication. As part of a powerful black-ops company, he’s led an extraction team into the Mexican jungle to rescue two men who have been kidnapped. Everything has gone according to plan until Serge discovers a third hostage-an exquisitely beautiful woman with a secret haunting her stormy gray eyes . . . a woman who refuses to make this rescue easy. With no choice but to bring her back to the compound deep in the sultry, steamy Louisiana bayou, Serge vows to protect her, body and soul… 

Kara Nichols never imagined that she’d capture the interest of a powerful man like Serge. Yet from the moment they met, she’s fantasized about his strong hands caressing her naked skin, his musky scent lingering on her sheets. What began as a simple rescue mission ignites into a passionate affair. As Serge teaches her the tantalizing art of surrender, Kara finds herself more than willing to shed every last one of her inhibitions and submit to him fully. But the dark, dangerous forces that captured Kara aren’t ready to let her go so easily… 

Pre-order at Barnes & Noble
Pre-order at Books-A-Million

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So, I did promise a question…

I quite smoking a week ago. I still want a cig every time the phone rings (I always stepped outside to take my calls). And it’s been hard concentrating on work because every time I reached a place where my brain ran out of story, I’d find another scene while staring at smoke rings.

Have you ever had to give up something you loved
because it was bad for you? How did you do it?

8 comments to “Amazon’s being a butt…and a question…”

  1. Megan Mitcham
    · August 26th, 2014 at 9:07 am · Link

    First, I am so proud of you for quitting!!!

    Second, I am beyond excited for His Every Fantasy!!

    Third, oh yes! Most people love something or someone that is bad for them. There’s always a tipping point where what you love hurts more than helps. For me, once things shifted there was no way to shove them back, to make them right. So, I moved on, found joy in other things.

    Maybe you could walk and talk on the phone or hang a bird feeder/wind where you take your calls.

    Only luck!!

  2. Lisa J
    · August 26th, 2014 at 9:19 am · Link

    Caffeine (which includes chocolate), alcohol, and carbonated beverages (I love Pepsi). It’s been 20 years and I still miss ordering a Pepsi when I go out. I had to go cold turkey (I don’t recommend you do that with caffeine, especially if you have a habit like I did) because of an ulcer.

  3. Gail Siuba
    · August 26th, 2014 at 10:40 am · Link

    So glad you quit! Great job!! 😀 I think I shared my year long battle with bronchitis on FB. I couldn’t breathe and went through an inhaler in a day. My Husband was ready to rush me to the ER. I decided that breathing was better then the alternative. After I finally beat back the bronchitis I was left with asthma, I thought about smoking again because I did enjoy it, but couldn’t imagine going through the panic of not breathing again.
    Sometimes it’s muscle memory more then an addiction & your brain needs to multitask. So when you answer the phone and it will be a long call, grab your beads & string a bracelet or bookmark. If you draw, keep a sketch pad handy, walk the yard, do the dishes or dust. Any activity will help.

    BTW I went to Amazon, looked up the book and then shared on Pinterest. I can’t wait till I can purchase it. 😀
    Have a great week!

  4. Laura
    · August 26th, 2014 at 11:15 am · Link

    I quit smoking using these vitamins you can take to help with the craving. 1. 1 B complex 100 mg,time released, with every meal. 2. 1000 mg of Cysteine daily, 3. Multiply Vitamin and a dry vitamin E, 400 IU daily.

    Your book is up for pre-order on Chapters-Indigo; and I have mine ready to go for payday on Friday.

  5. Linda
    · August 26th, 2014 at 12:37 pm · Link

    *yay* for almost releasing, =) and *yay* for quitting to smoke!! That´s awesome! I stopped in 2002 (february) and the first months was a struggle, all those things you do just out of habit SMH but it´s still the best thing I´ve ever done. I´m rooting for you!
    Happy Tuesday!

  6. Sharon Chalk
    · August 26th, 2014 at 6:26 pm · Link

    I wish you all the luck in quitting.My daughter did last year and being I am diabetic both she and my doctor are constantly telling me I have to quit.I quit once before by constantly chewing gum or sucking on hard candy and mints, however they had to remove my teeth and it will be months before I heal enough to get dentures so I can’t use that method and the first week I tried I gained 6 pounds because I would find myself snacking,as far as Im concerned nicotine has to be the most additive substance I know of.As stupid as it sounds when I am in the hospital I don’t even crave a cigarette or think about smoking but somehow I don’t think they would admit me for a month just to quit which is the amount of time that my daughter said once she got past that it got easier every day and now she has not cravings at all,I guess its one of those things that everyone has to find what works for them,so here’s hoping you find what works for you,I have smoked for 32 years so if I manage to quit Ill send you a message and let you know what worked for me and maybe you can try it lol

  7. Rebecca Merz
    · August 27th, 2014 at 3:44 pm · Link

    It has been 5 years since I quit smoking. One of the hardest things I ever did. I used Chantex. It worked. Still can’t stand the smell of smoke. Good luck!

  8. flchen1
    · August 28th, 2014 at 11:36 am · Link

    Good for you, Delilah–hang in there! And hm… giving up something is HARD. I think different things work well for different people–giving oneself a reward, getting support, sometimes even getting shamed can work for some! You can do this!

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