Wednesday, July 23, 2014

All My Books Are Now At ARe/OmniLit! #MyOnceAndFutureLoveRevisitedSeries

AllRomanceEbooks.com now has the whole series.

This includes their sister site OmniLit as well.

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Kissed

Betrayed

Forgiven

Loved

Dylan and Jen

And, if you buy them by 7/26/14, you get all these titles 30% off! Don't miss out on a great deal.


Additional reminder - Betrayed, Forgiven, and Loved are 50% at Smashwords.com until August 1st.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Jacob/Beth Book 5 Sneak Peek #11 #ContemporaryRomance

Sneak Peek #11

Previous chapters are linked here.

Work in progress. No content is guaranteed to be in the final published version.



Chapter Eleven

Beth frowned at the mirror.  Jacob’s “number” was the one thing she hadn’t wanted to think about since they got together.  Once she started, she’d over-think it to death.  How many had there actually been?  Were they all gorgeous, like the girls he was photographed with over the years?  Were they all amazing in bed, and she’d be a disappointment?  Had he been safe with all of them?

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Christmas in July - Win a copy of DYLAN AND JEN: A My Once and Future Love Revisited story

Christmas in July

Author Lily Graison is featuring Dylan and Jen today. Featured books list.

Comment on Facebook here to win a free copy. Lily is also giving away a Kindle Fire this month.




Dylan is the bassist for Jake Lindsey's band, but not when he's in his hometown. It's Christmas Eve and a sudden, strong blizzard has left the mountain submerged in snow, wrecking his plan to drive back to Los Angeles in time to attend Jake and Beth's party Christmas Day.

Jennifer's family was coming to spend the holiday at her cabin, but the storm is keeping them off the mountain. Resigned to entertaining herself for the night, she's startled by someone pounding on her front door--a handsome man needing shelter from the storm. Dylan is sweet, funny, and so damn hot she can't resist learning what he has to offer.

Was this a single night of passion, or the beginning of lasting love?

My Once and Future Love Revisited series stand-alone story. Takes place after Beth and Jacob's final book. Minor spoilers.  This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

All of Me, All of You preview links (My Once and Future Love Revisited #5) #contemporaryromance

All of Me, All of You (My Once and Future Love Revisited Book #5)

Releasing 2014.

Pre-order at Apple.
Pre-order at Kobo.
Pre-order at Barnes and Noble.

I've been posting sneak peek chapters of the last My Once and Future Love Revisited book here. If you've missed them, I'm giving you all the links now:

Sneak Peek #1.
Sneak Peek #2.
Sneak Peek #3.
Sneak Peek #4.
Sneak Peek #5.
Sneak Peek #6.
Sneak Peek #7.
Sneak Peek #8.
Sneak Peek #9.
Sneak Peek #10.

These excerpts are from a Work In Progress and I can't promise the text will be the same as the final version. To remain up-to-date with progress, check back to this page in the future. Or subscribe to my newsletter. News also gets posted to Facebook and Twitter and Goodreads.

Thanks!

Enjoy these glimpes into Jacob and Beth's happy ending. And don't forget, the series is 50% off for July, so gift it to a friend!

Carla Krae

Thursday, July 3, 2014

My Once and Future Love Revisited series JULY SALE! 50% off for July only!

Summer/Winter Sale!

July is Summer/Winter SALE month at Smashwords and KISSED, BETRAYED, FORGIVEN, and LOVED have joined in the fun.

KISSED is free. 

BETRAYED, FORGIVEN, and LOVED are 50% off!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sneak Peek #10 (My Once and Future Love Revisited #5) #WIPWEDNESDAY

Sneak Peek #10

Sneak Peek #1 is hereSneak Peek #2Sneak Peek #3Sneak Peek #4Sneak Peek #5Sneak Peek #6Sneak Peek #7Sneak Peek #8. Sneak Peek #9.

These excerpts are from a Work In Progress and I can't promise the text will be the same in the final version. 

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Releasing 2014. Pre-order at ApplePre-order at Kobo. 



Chapter Ten
January 4th

“Didn’t see you last night. How was your date?” Celeste asked when Beth walked in.
“Cut short for a minor band emergency.”
“Good thing you didn’t wear something sexy.”
“Yeah, no kidding…why does our timing always suck?”  She went upstairs.
Celeste walked out to their balcony.  The sea breeze lifted her hair off her neck.  Her cat followed her out to rub against her legs.  Cesar was huge and old and considered the two women his servants.  He loathed other males in his territory, so she never brought Bob back to her place. 
She suddenly had a light-bulb moment and ran upstairs.  “BETH!”
“I’m in the shower!”
She stopped outside the bathroom door.  “You’re planning to have sex with Jacob!”
“He’s not even here!”
“I teased you about wearing something sexy, and you didn’t flinch! You have plans!”
“I… This is ridiculous. Can you wait until I’m done in here?”
“Fine, but we’re having The Talk, Miss Thing…”  She waited in Beth’s bedroom. 
Five minutes later, Beth walked in wearing a robe and combing her wet hair.  “What is so urgent you had to interrupt my shower?”
“Spill.”
“Nothing to spill. It was late when we left the hospital, so I crashed.”
“Seriously? Completely platonic?”
“It’s really none of your business, you know. Aren’t you busy enough with your own boyfriend?”
Celeste wrinkled up her nose.  “’Boyfriend’ sounds so high school. We enjoy each other’s company.”
“Whatever. Point is, I don’t have to tell you anything involving Jacob at all.”
“No need to get snippy, Beth. Is it so wrong to want to share in your good fortune?”  She snapped her fingers.  “We should double. You know, now that you two are being seen in public.”
“I’ll think about it.”
“Aaron made the news-news, not just the celeb news. Isn’t that wild?”
“Not surprising. Regular news sounds more like the tabloids every day. And you wonder why I don’t watch much TV.”
“Oh, I know why. I just think it’s sad.”
“Ha, ha. Are you going to spend your entire lunch hour harassing me?”
Celeste grinned.  “Oh, I’m done for the day. Went home sick.”  She coughed a couple times to illustrate.
Beth shook her head.  “If this is you at twenty-seven, I’d hate to see what you were like at sixteen.”
“Mmm, we would have had such fun…”
Incorrigible.”
“Wallflower.”
Yeah, yeah.”
“So, what’s up? Normally, you go into denial any time I mention sex and Jacob in the same sentence. Today, you didn’t.”
“I’m getting used to your potty mouth?”
“Ha, ha. Come on…if you can’t tell your best friend…”
Alright. Our anniversary is soon, okay? I’ve been thinking.”
“Definitely a memorable occasion. Are you prepared?”
“Drugstore is right down the street. I think I’m old enough.”
“Well, they’re not a hundred percent effective, you know that, right? So you should have back-up plans.”
“I went on birth control after Bora Bora.”
“And what about testing?”
“I haven’t been with anyone since Jacob, you know that.”
“Not you, him. If he’s been with as many girls as we think, you should ask.”
Beth winced.  “How can I do that without accusing him of being a big ho? His medical status was one area I stayed out of.”
“Well, if you can’t talk to him about your mutual health, you’re not ready to get bouncy. Just somethin’ to think about,” Celeste said.  “Better to know than assume, these days.” 
She left Beth to get dressed.


All of Me, All of You is currently at 40,117 words. 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

All of Me, All of You Sneak Peek #9 (My Once and Future Love Revisited #5) #WIPWednesday

Sneak Peek #9

Sneak Peek #1 is hereSneak Peek #2Sneak Peek #3Sneak Peek #4Sneak Peek #5Sneak Peek #6Sneak Peek #7. Sneak Peek #8.

These excerpts are from a Work In Progress and I can't promise the text will be the same as the final version. 

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Releasing 2014. Pre-order at ApplePre-order at Kobo.



Chapter Nine
January 3rd

Jacob picked Beth up at her father’s house the following night since it was a midpoint between their residences.  He was nervous, odd as that was after dating for almost four months, and held a single rose while he waited for someone to answer the door.  He didn’t have to wait long.
Beth flung the door open.  “Hi,” she breathed. 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Have you met Beth and Jacob? Young love can be quite tragic and heartbreaking in the best of circumstances, but there is hope. (My Once and Future Love Revisited series)

Have you met Beth and Jacob?



This four-book bundle includes KISSED, BETRAYED, FORGIVEN, and LOVED, plus a sneak peek at Book #5 (All of Me, All of You). To buy these books individually would cost $10.97.

This set can be yours today for $9.99.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Jacob/Beth Book 5 Sneak Peek #8 #WIPWednesday

Sneak Peek #8

Sneak Peek #1 is hereSneak Peek #2Sneak Peek #3Sneak Peek #4Sneak Peek #5Sneak Peek #6. Sneak Peek #7.

These excerpts are from a Work In Progress and I can't promise the text will be the same as the final version. 

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Chapter Eight
January 1st, 2012

Bloody buggerin’ fuck—someone was ringing his doorbell at—he opened one eye to peer at the clock—10:00AM?
Jacob groaned and rolled out of bed.  At some point of the night he’d somehow stripped to his boxers, so he did the zombie shuffle to a drawer, pulled out sweats and a hoodie from his uni days, and dressed.  The doorbell rang again.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Jacob/Beth Book 5 Sneak Peek #7 #WIPWednesday

Sneak Peek #7

Sneak Peek #1 is hereSneak Peek #2Sneak Peek #3Sneak Peek #4Sneak Peek #5. Sneak Peek #6.

These excerpts are from a Work In Progress and I can't promise the text will be the same as the final version. 




Chapter Seven
New Year’s Eve, Pacific Standard Time, 2011
Los Angeles, CA
Seventeen hours after the Tokyo concert…

“Is that really how you’re going to spend New Year’s Eve?”  Celeste looked at Beth in her sweats with disdain.
She was curled up on their sofa with popcorn and the original Star Wars trilogy, hair in a ponytail and glasses on her face.  Tradition for every New Year’s she’d spent alone.  Celeste was dressed to the nines for some fabulous party Beth wasn’t cool enough to attend.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

#WIPWednesday - Jacob/Beth Book 5 Sneak Peek #6

Sneak Peek #6

Sneak Peek #1 is hereSneak Peek #2Sneak Peek #3Sneak Peek #4. Sneak Peek #5.

These excerpts are from a Work In Progress and I can't promise the text will be the same as the final version. 



Chapter Six
December Thirtieth

The crowds were huge, the energy fantastic, but he was tired and homesick.  Didn’t let it show onstage, of course, but every chore seemed to take longer than they used to, an endless delay to getting back to L.A.
“It’s all in your head, man. We’re runnin’ like clockwork,” Bob said.
“Tellin’ me you don’t want to be home with a certain redhead?”
“Sure. Tired of being intimate with my right hand but I’m not whining about it. Listen to that crowd and tell me our jobs suck.”
“Realize you’re in love, then tell me how you feel about being apart,” Jacob said.  He headed to his dressing room.
“Jake, you have to do the encore!”
“Give me a minute!”  His throat was sore and he didn’t think he could get through another three songs without remedying it.
The short PA ran to catch up to Jacob’s long strides.  “Sir! Sir, you can’t just walk off. If you need something, ask me to get it for you. The road manager is quite upset.”
He kept walking, opening the door to his dressing room and going straight to his kit.  Rummaging with one hand, he found the small bottle of olive oil.  “Unscrew the cap for me,” he said, the neck of his guitar still in the other hand.  With the bottle open, he took a healthy swallow, feeling the oil coat his throat, and shuddered.
Setting the bottle on the table, he headed back to the wing of the stage.  Bob spotted him first and signaled Aaron to start drumming out the beat.
Jacob took his place at the microphone and the roar of the crowd was deafening.
Just three songs and one more gig

New Year’s Eve
Tokyo, Japan
The concert had been timed for the last song to end a minute before midnight.  The big screen behind Jake and the band showed the crowd as the camera panned over the audience.  They screamed.
“Grab someone you love, and if you came alone, make a friend,” he said into the mike.
A timer popped up on the screen counting down the seconds.
He dialed a number on his cell phone, then held it up to the shouting crowd.
“TEN…NINE…EIGHT…SEVEN…”
Her voice mail would pick up at this hour, but it didn’t matter.
“FIVE…FOUR…THREE…TWO…ONE!!!”
He held the phone’s microphone close to his lips to be heard over the celebrating crowd.  “Happy New Year, baby. I’m comin’ home.”
Bob was playing a guitar solo of Auld Lang Syne, but Jacob doubted most of the arena could hear it.  Didn’t matter much—the concert had turned into one big party.  He yelled “goodnight” into the mike and left the stage.
Back in the dressing room, their crew was popping champagne.  There would be a wrap party at the hotel that he was almost too exhausted to attend, but he owed it to them to show up for a few minutes. 
A few minutes became a few hours including a buzz that wasn’t helping his cold.  By the time they got on the plane, he felt like death warmed over. 
“Dude, you look like shit,” Bob said, handing him coffee.
Thanks. I’ve got a cold and we’re thousands of feet in the air, you git. My bloody head’s going to explode.”
“Isn’t that what your PA’s for, to bring you Nyquil?”  He propped his long legs on the seat across from him.  They were on a private jet again.
Jacob sighed.  “He’s not Beth.”
“No kiddin’.”
She’d set a high bar as an employee within the first month on the job.  The new kid tried, but he was in over his head.  Several months after being hired, he still couldn’t keep up with Jacob’s needs on tour.
“I’ll start lookin’ for someone else. He’s fine around L.A., but…”
“Get Beth back, then.”
“Are you out of your mind, mate?”
“What? You wouldn’t be apart then and I wouldn’t have to listen to you whine about it.”
“You can’t be the boss of your girlfriend, that’s insane. Relationship kryptonite.”
“Just a thought, geeze. You’re so bitchy when you’re sick.”
“Bite me.”
“Cute, but you’re not my type.”  Bob stood and left him alone.
Yeah, he was grumpy, but being cooped up on a plane for ten hours wasn’t his favorite place when he was healthy, let alone under the weather.  He wanted sleep and there was no private bedroom, nor could his mates keep the noise down when stuck together.
When they finally landed at LAX, it was evening, but on what day, he couldn’t tell.  A car took him home alone, and once his luggage was inside, he trudged upstairs and dropped on the bed still fully clothed.
The world could wait.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Memorial Day - We Will Never Forget

Memorial Day




A good place to start is here: http://www.pbs.org/memorialdayconcert/  Find out how to volunteer, share a remembrance with others, and more helpful links.

If you see a member of the military today, say thank you. Thank your fathers and mothers and uncles and aunts and grandfathers and grandmothers who served. Tell them we will not forget you.



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Jacob/Beth Book 5 Sneak Peek #5

Sneak Peek #5

Sneak Peek #1 is hereSneak Peek #2Sneak Peek #3. Sneak Peek #4.

These excerpts are from a Work In Progress and I can't promise the text will be the same as the final version. 




Chapter Five
December Twenty-ninth

To Jake Lindsey: The crowds at the airports made ET. Looks scary. Stay safe, please. I want you home in one piece.

After photographing a house for a realtor this morning, Beth only had the gallery open a half day.  The door chime sounded while she was in her office.
“Liz?”
“Back here.”  She stood from the desk.
Her old college friend and now-sometimes-boss Nathan appeared looking as polished as ever.  “What are you up to?”
“Previewing shots I took this morning. Didn’t know you were in town.”
“You know how it is. Anyway, I’m hungry and hate eating alone, so I’m darkening your doorstep.”
She locked her computer and turned off the monitor.  “Might as well. Dead this week, anyway.”  If not for working with high-end real estate agents, she’d be hurting these last two weeks of the year.
Spending time with Nathan was easy, unlike the rest of the people in her life.  Career-focused, too, he’d make a few polite inquiries about how she was, then they’d talk business or culture or anything that didn’t matter.  No baggage, no strings, and no feelings.  If he picked the restaurant, he paid; if she chose, then she picked up the check.  Simplicity she desperately needed since Jacob came back into her life.
They walked to a late lunch.  Downtown Santa Monica had its perks.
“Have a nice Christmas?” he asked over risotto.
“Sure. I was with my family. You?”
“Only on Christmas. My grandmother will haunt me one day if I don’t show up.”
“You’ve got a big place—why don’t you invite them over?”
“Tradition. And…I like my quiet after work. A dozen relatives are never quiet.”
She nodded.  “True enough. I do think it’s a shame to hide that architecture from people, though. I loved shooting that apartment.”
He smiled.  “I remember.”
“Old buildings have character. Soul. While it’s possible to kill it with a really bad reno, most of the time the bones are still there. Your designer managed to update the space in a tasteful way.”
“Glad you approve. My door is always open to old friends.”
Her phone buzzed.  Text message from Jake Lindsey: On the way to hotel after packed gig. God, I’m tired. Miss you.  She sent back: Miss you, too. Sleep well.  Turning off the phone, she told Nathan, “Sorry about that. You were saying?”
“That from the wayward boyfriend?”
“He’s not…’wayward’. Why?”
“You smiled when you read it.”
“I smile for a lot of things.”
“Not that kind of smile, Lizzie. Dessert?”
She shook her head.  “I should get back to the office.” 
He shrugged and flagged the waiter for the check.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Jacob/Beth Book 5 Sneak Peek #4

Sneak Peek #4

Sneak Peek #1 is hereSneak Peek #2. Sneak Peek #3.

These excerpts are from a Work In Progress and I can't promise the text will be the same as the final version. 


Chapter Four
December Twenty-eighth

From Canada, the tour flew to Taiwan
To Beth Lawson: Just arrived in Taipei. Heading to the car now. Love you
The Far East loved Western pop culture and Jacob was their latest favorite American export.  The band wasn’t prepared for the reception they received leaving the airport.  A sea of fans was there to greet them.  
“Holy shit,” Bob said.
The crowd was even bigger the next day in Seoul.  It was flattering and a touch frightening.  Their minders said only the pro video game champions received more attention.
Jacob smiled and waved, but his heart wasn’t in it and he hoped it didn’t show.  Wasn’t the fans’ fault he wanted to be somewhere else.
The road was odd business, moving here and there at odd hours cooped up in a plane or bus.  No one let you go anywhere in fear you’d get lost before they needed you again. 
Beth thought English TV was weird, but they had nothin’ on this Asian stuff.  The lads enjoyed watching the cute girls on the screen, though, after he muted the volume to save his ears from their horrible singing. 
“Don’t care what they call it—that is not pop.”
“Doesn’t ‘pop’ just stand for popular?” Dylan argued.
“Come on, it’s a bleedin’ insult on the ear drums!”
“Doesn’t have to be good to be liked,” Aaron said.  “’Sides, they’re hot.”
“They dance well,” Mikey added.
“Like you’re one to judge,” Bob said.  Mikey threw a bottle cap at him.
“No offence, mates, but get out. We’ve gotta stop hanging out in hotels.”
“Yeah, yeah, love you, too, Jake…”
Jacob shut the TV off and reached for his guitar.




Don't forget, the four-book Bundle sale ends Tuesday night!

This four-book bundle includes KISSED, BETRAYED, FORGIVEN, and LOVED, plus a sneak peek at Book #5.

For one week only, this set is $0.99 - May 13-20, 2014. Regular price is $9.99.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Jacob/Beth Book 5 Sneak Peek #3

Sneak Peek #3

Sneak Peek #1 is here. Sneak Peek #2.

These excerpts are from a Work In Progress and I can't promise the text will be the same as the final version.



Chapter Three
December Twenty-seventh

Downstairs in the kitchen, Beth started the coffeemaker for her roommate and grabbed a bowl of cereal to eat in her room while she got ready.  Her day started at eight unless she had an earlier appointment.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Jacob/Beth Book 5 Sneak Peek #2

Sneak Peek #2

Sneak Peek #1 is here.

These excerpts are from a Work In Progress and I can't promise the text will be the same as the final version.



Chapter Two
December Twenty-sixth continued…

They’d flown out of Virginia four hours before Beth would leave, meaning she was in the air when Jacob landed and he was stuck with voice mail. 
The moment he was off the plane in Vancouver, they whisked him away to a live radio interview.  From there, they took him to his suite to do over-the-phone press until he said no bloody more and got some sleep. 
Rock stars did not do work at sunrise.   

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Jacob/Beth Book 5 Sneak Peek #1

Sorry I didn't get this posted yesterday. Power was out for a while due to major heat we have right now and I had no internet.

Book 5 Sneak Peek #1


Chapter One

Jacob couldn’t rejoin the tour with the same enthusiasm as the others.  For the first time in twenty-nine years, he wanted a ‘normal’ life—well, at least, a normal holiday.  He’d never sign on to leave home this late in the year again.  Not while he had Beth.
He was the last band member on the plane.
“Thought we might have to continue without a lead singer,” Bob teased.
“I’m not that late.”
“Of course not. Bethie wouldn’t let him be,” Aaron said.  Then the prick made a whip-cracking sound with his cell phone. 
Mikey grabbed it from his hand.  “Let me try that.”  The whip cracked again.  “Where’d you get the app?”
“Very cute.”  Jacob flagged down the stewardess.  “Coffee?”
“Yes, sir.”

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Four Book Bundle $0.99 for ONE WEEK ONLY! My Once and Future Love Revisited #1 - #4

It's May 13th! Release Day!


This four-book bundle includes KISSED, BETRAYED, FORGIVEN, and LOVED, plus a sneak peek at Book #5.

For one week only, this set is $0.99 - May 13-20, 2014. Regular price is $9.99.

Apple iTunes link.

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Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CAN | Amazon AUS | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Amazon ES | Amazon IT | Amazon IN | Amazon JP | Amazon BR | Amazon MX

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Pirating E-books is Not Okay. No, Really. It's Not.

Why Piracy is Not Okay

I've been getting a lot of search criteria hits that point to people looking for free illegal downloads of my books again, so I'm addressing it.

Here's what it boils down to:

If you are not me or my legal representative, uploading my e-books ANYWHERE is illegal. It's stealing and promoting e-book piracy.

Period.

My books are available at plenty of retailers for very reasonable prices and always have been.

You may be under the misconception that authors make a lot of money because the names with awareness in popular culture are successful (Steven King, J.K. Rowling, James Patterson, Danielle Steele, etc.). The truth is that the vast majority of us do not make much even with sales every day. It takes a lot of sales to match minimum wage in the United States (currently $8.00/hour in California), but even when we make that much in royalties for the year ($16,640), odds are that most authors have worked way more than 40 hours per week not just writing, but editing, creating marketing strategies, writing blog posts, doing promotion, etc., so our real hourly wage is still tiny. It is a small percentage of authors selling enough books to make a full-time living and live independently of a day job or spouse's income.

I am not one of those independent authors.

So when I get notifications of people looking to steal my work - yes, that's what is is, stealing - it hurts and it pisses me off. Buy my books or don't read them. It's that simple.