Thursday, January 1, 2015

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

My Once and Future Love Revisited Series News

An Important Announcement

Dear readers,

I have some news about the last Jacob and Beth book, Book 5 of My Once and Future Love Revisited.

Willowick Publishing has made a decision about All of Me, All of You and the book has been canceled for publication.

I’m sorry to bring this news to you today.  I know it’s not what you want to hear.

The factors are twofold:

1) The series has not made enough money for Willowick to justify the expense of producing a fifth book at this time. Willowick is a business and they have to make decisions accordingly. The monetary results for My Once and Future Love Revisited from Nov. 2013 to December 2014 were disappointing for all of us.

2) The other part of their decision is the struggle I’ve had in finishing this book, in that it is still far from having a completed draft.  I’ve tried.  We’ve tried.  The story has gone through numerous revisions since November 2011 and it just won’t come together in a way that satisfies all of us.  We wanted to give fans of Jacob and Beth the happy-ever-after that’s deserved and it hasn’t happened.

You might be wondering, is there anything I can do to help?

My answer is, yes and no.  While I don't think anything would change Willowick's mind at this time, there are things you can do to help any series you love, and that is tell people you love it.  Write reviews and spread word-of-mouth.  Think about all the products you've bought in your life because a friend or relative said it was worth it.  If you love any book and want more about those characters, please take a few minutes out of your day to spread that love.

The silver lining, I guess, is that Willowick still wants to work with me.  They like my writing and would prefer I turn my energies to other projects.  I have works-in-progress that have sat dormant for years waiting for me to finish with Beth and Jacob, so we’ll see if any of those old ideas pan out.

Thanks for your support, whether you found me this week or three years ago.  I ask for understanding and patience.  Readers are invaluable.  There is no Carla Krae without you.  

All my best.


Monday, November 3, 2014

One Kiss With A Rock Star Rockin' Release Party

One Kiss With A Rock Star Rockin' Release Party

If you love reading books with rock star heroes, join us on Facebook November 7th!



Giveaways, games, prizes, shenanigans, man-candy and more! Join sixteen authors for the ONE KISS WITH A ROCK STAR rockin' release party on 11/7/14.

The grand prize? Signed paperbacks from Amber & Shari and a $25 Amazon giftcard.

Check out this schedule...all times are EST.

3:00PM Amber Lin
3:30PM Heidi Joy Tretheway
4:00PM Christa Maurice
4:30PM Carla Krae
5:00PM Crista McHugh
5:30PM Deanna Chase
6:00PM Zoe York, Romance Author
6:30PM Madelynne Ellis
7:00PM Author Karen Booth
7:30PM Lia Riley
8:00PM Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott Author
8:30PM Pam Godwin Author
9:00PM Eden Bradley - Eve Berlin
9:30PM Brighton Walsh
10:00PM Shari Slade

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month #pinkpower

Go Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You can learn more here or here.

Obviously, early detection is crucial. Know your body, do regular self-exams, and if something doesn't feel right see your doctor. Don't let fear keep you from saving your life.

I don't have close family members that have experienced breast cancer, but my godmother and my church h.s. handbell choir director are survivors. In the case of my director, hers started as skin cancer on her chest, so I also remind you to use sunscreen daily and keep an eye on suspiscious moles/spots.

Anyone that has read KISSED and BETRAYED knows I wrote about Beth's mother having breast cancer. I always knew her mother would die, from initial inception of Beth and Jacob's story. The bonds between mother and daughter echo through a daughter's life for her whole existence. I've lost a lot of people in my life, so unfortunately, writing Beth's grief wasn't hard - at least not technically. I did cry. In fact, I'd lost both my father and a grandfather in 2010, so that fresh pain went into finishing the story by May 2011. Beth's mother doesn't make smart choices, but I think it was a realistic choice. Are there people that refuse treatment? Yes. Are patients often terrified of how sick the drugs will make them? Absolutely. And are humans often in denial? Quite frequently. It might be said that it would've been the easier choice to have her mother survive, but that's not her story.

At the same time, I don't advocate any real woman following in this character's footsteps. While we all have to make the best choices for our personal circumstances, the choices that will make us happiest, it's also important to keep the people around us in mind. We miss you when you're gone.

Are you a cancer survivor?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Series Price Drop! My Once and Future Love Revisited series is currently a steal #contemporaryromance

Willowick Publishing has reduced prices!

The MY ONCE AND FUTURE LOVE REVISITED series is on sale.

KISSED remains free, but the rest of the series is currently discounted.


BETRAYED - $1.99.


FORGIVEN - $2.99.


LOVED - $2.99.


4-book series bundle - $6.99.


DYLAN AND JEN remains at $0.99.


These prices are in US dollars. Prices in other countries will vary.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Order a paperback copy of KISSED today! My Once and Future Love Revisited #1

KISSED in paperback!


Kissed (My Once and Future Love Revisited, #1)

List Price: $12.99 

Authored by Carla Krae
Edition: Second

Finalist in the RomCon 2014 Readers' Crown contest for Contemporary Romance.

One kiss ignites chemistry and passion they can't ignore, but is this only a summer fling?

Neighbors. Best friends. It was only a crush Beth harbored for Jacob until she was eighteen. Until London.

Neighbors. Best friends. That was all Jacob thought of her until London. Until she kissed him and stole his heart.

It's funny what Geometry class and a shared backyard wall can bring about. With a two-year age difference, Beth and Jacob were firmly in the Friend Zone during high school, but a pre-college trip to London will change their lives forever.

KISSED is the first of five books in the MY ONCE AND FUTURE LOVE REVISITED series exploring Beth and Jacob's relationship with all its joys, flaws, and heartache.

A New Adult Contemporary Romance saga. This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations.

Buy Now. Amazon. Barnes and Noble.

Publication Date: Sep 02 2014
ISBN/EAN13: 1500655309 / 9781500655303
Page Count: 350
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5" x 8"
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Fiction / Romance / New Adult

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Book Blitz - The Tenant by Sotia Lazu #giveaway #newrelease #contemporaryromance



Book Title: The Tenant
Author: Sotia Lazu
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 55K
Release Date: 08.07.2014
ISBN: 9781629160825
Purchase Links:  Smashwords | ARe | OmniLit | Taliesin | Amazon | Barnes and Noble
$3.99 USD.



The Tenant by Sotia Lazu

Blurb
In hopes of getting her fiancé to consummate their relationship before the wedding, Amanda convinces him they should check out the apartment her father gave her as a gift for their upcoming nuptials. Darkness and privacy are supposed to work in her favor, but there is one parameter she doesn’t know about: the apartment is not empty yet, and the current tenant has no plans of moving.

Derek has had a hell of a few months. His girlfriend turned out to be a cheater and then stole his restaurant. He's not about to also give up the place he's called home for three years—even if his hot but infuriating landlady threatens to move in by the end of the week.

When her own lease is up, Amanda is forced to make good on her threat. As if life isn't already hard enough, her tenant-turned-roommate is as sexy as he is annoying, and her fiancé is caught with a half-naked woman.

Now she and Derek need to find a way to survive their forced cohabitation. They soon discover sleeping with the enemy can be fun.

Excerpt

Hushed voices. There were people whispering inside his home, and—

Something crashed.

It might have been fury at whoever dared vandalize his home that drove his feet from bathroom to bedroom, naked as the day he was born. It could have been hope he’d finally get out some of his frustration that curled his fingers around the baseball bat lying beneath his bed and led him the rest of the distance to his living room in the pitch black.

Weighing the bat in one hand, he pressed the fingers of the other to the light switch he knew to be at his left, and took in the lit room.

A couple was making out on his floor. By his overturned table and his smashed lamp.

He scowled so hard his forehead hurt, but it was all he could do not to charge them and bash their heads in.

“What the fuck are you doing in my place?” he asked the kneeling hulk. He’d heard about people making out in parks, playgrounds, even cemeteries, but breaking into someone’s home to get some was unbelievable.

The small blonde lying on the floor sat upright, eyes blazing. “Your place? My father gave me this apartment!”

Her boyfriend simply blinked at him.

Was it Derek’s imagination, or was the blonde having a hard time looking him in the eye? He was tempted to mention his face was an entire torso—and then some—higher than what she was staring at, but his ego needed some stroking, so he let her take all of him in, while his mind caught up to what she’d just said.

“You’re Kenneth’s daughter?” he finally asked, the bat only slightly lowered. Alice’s sister. This one was shorter, and Alice dyed her hair dark brown these days, but Derek could see the resemblance.

She finally lifted her gaze to meet his, and her eyes were the same bright green as her sister’s. “You’re the guy who’s supposed to be gone?”

He could apologize and say he’d forgotten because of the rain of utter shit falling on him lately.

He could ask for a bit more time until he’d found a new place.

Or he could be an ass. Nobody else seemed to think twice about being an ass to him. “Hardly,” he said with a snort. “I’m supposed to be right where I am. You, on the other hand, are trespassing. Or is it breaking and entering?”

The young woman scrunched her nose, which was adorable in a snooty, bratty way. “No breaking. I’ve got a key.” She narrowed her eyes. “When Mason and I were first engaged, Dad said he asked you to move. That was three months ago.”

Mason. That was the silent brute’s name. “I remember no such thing, and” —he looked pointedly at the remains of his favorite lamp— “there has definitely been some breaking.”

Blondie bounced up and glared. Funny, but she was intimidating despite her small stature. Maybe that was why Mason stood back and let her handle things. “Dad bought the place for me, to begin with,” she said. “You knew when you first moved in that I was eventually going to be needing it.”

That was true. Derek had heard all about how this was one day going to be a wedding present for Kenneth’s oldest daughter—and what was her name, again?—though said daughter hadn’t even been dating back then. Kenneth said his daughter was picky and needed a man with serious backbone before she settled down.

Things had apparently changed.

Derek considered waving the bat to see if the big guy would flinch, but decided to be the bigger man—and wasn’t that ironic, when Mason had at least four inches on him? “Kenneth mentioned something, but he didn’t give me the sixty days notice he was supposed to.” Blondie opened her mouth, probably to repeat her father let him know three months ago. Now was time for the coup de grace, and Derek somehow knew he’d love watching her squirm. “As you know, the notice is supposed to be in writing or it doesn’t count,” he said.

And smirked.

And winked.

Mason grabbed Blondie’s shoulder, flexing his arm in the process. The look on his face indicated that Derek’s nudity might have offended him more than Derek’s intention to not vacate the premises for at least two more months. “Let’s go, Mandi.” Ah, that was her name. “We’ll talk to your father. He’ll know what to do.”

Her gaze said she knew what to do too, and it involved the painful insertion of the baseball bat in Derek’s most private orifice.

Derek’s smirk widened into a grin. “And now get out of here, before I have to call the police and report you for harassment on top of everything else.”

Mandi stared him down for a split second, but when Derek swung his bat in the air, her overly inflated toy boy all but dragged her out the door.

Derek propped his weapon on his shoulder, grabbed a bottle of scotch, and went to bed. He sensed his swagger had returned. Maybe that was because he’d actually felt he had balls, for the first time in days.

Odd way for his day to improve, but it had. He would give anything for another opportunity to bait Mandi Murphy. If he couldn’t torture the woman who’d hurt him, he’d torture the one who wanted to evict him. He had to be subtle about it, though. He didn’t want to make Kenneth mad at him.

About the Author

Sotia’s making do with Greek reality, while writing and mostly thinking in English.

She loves romances with a twist and urban fantasy novels, always with vivid erotic elements. Her favorite characters to write are not conventional hero-material at first glance, and she enjoys making them fight for their happiness.

Sotia shares her life and living quarters with her husband, their son, and two rescue dogs, one of which may be part-pony. Sappy movies make her bawl like a baby, and she wishes she could take in all the stray dogs in the world.

Also, she hates mornings!

Sotia’s books:
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Contact Sotia:

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AND THAT’S NOT ALL!

For the next four days, you have the chance for several more entries. Just stop by the following blogs:


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Gina Henning Blog
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Barbara Elsborg - Barbara's Blog
August 9th
The Naughty and Nice of Romance
August 9th
Ana Blaze
August 9th
Apathy's Hero
August 10th
Megan O'Russell
August 10th
Blame It On The Muse
August 10th
History in the Hot Lane
August 10th
A Pen Named Brock
August 10th
Diane Saxon Blog Spot
August 11th
Tara Quan
August 11th
Writery
August 11th
Vincent Morrone
August 11th
Daisy Banks Blog

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Tenant by Sotia Lazu is Coming! Release Day August 7th #contemporaryromance

The Tenant - Release Week Book Blitz


Blurb
In hopes of getting her fiancé to consummate their relationship before the wedding, Amanda convinces him they should check out the apartment her father gave her as a gift for their upcoming nuptials. Darkness and privacy are supposed to work in her favor, but there is one parameter she doesn’t know about: the apartment is not empty yet, and the current tenant has no plans of moving.

Derek has had a hell of a few months. His girlfriend turned out to be a cheater and then stole his restaurant. He's not about to also give up the place he's called home for three years—even if his hot but infuriating landlady threatens to move in by the end of the week.

When her own lease is up, Amanda is forced to make good on her threat. As if life isn't already hard enough, her tenant-turned-roommate is as sexy as he is annoying, and her fiancé is caught with a half-naked woman.


Now she and Derek need to find a way to survive their forced cohabitation. They soon discover sleeping with the enemy can be fun.

Book Blitz – August 7th


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Amazeballs Book Addicts
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Barb Taub
Carla Krae
Cover reveals
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Kimber Vale
Melinda Dozier
Riverina Romantics
Rori Shay - Writer
Rosanna Leo's Blog
Wicked Women Book Blog
Ana Blaze
Apathy's Hero
Diane Saxon Blog Spot
A Pen Named Brock
Daisy Banks Blog


Sotia’s books: Amazon | B & N | Smashwords | Apple | Kobo


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Cover Reveal! DYLAN AND JEN (My Once and Future Love Revisited series)

New cover!

DYLAN AND JEN: a My Once and Future Love Revisited story has a new cover.



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?

This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations. 

My Once and Future Love Revisited series stand-alone story. Takes place after Beth and Jacob's final book. Minor spoilers.  

$0.99 everywhere e-books are sold. 

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