Monday, December 17, 2012

More Amazon E-stores Opened Up for International Readers

Hello, Canada and Brazil! Here's where to find my books:

Amazon Canada

Amazon Brazil

Already existing are:

Amazon Japan

Amazon Italy

Amazon Spain

Amazon France

Amazon Germany

and Amazon UK



In other news, The Art of Healing Heroes paperback has reached Amazon and Amazon UK. 376 pages.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

International Readers

All of you outside the USA:

If you're not buying books from Smashwords.com yet, you should be! If you can buy goods over the internet, you can shop at Smashwords. Whether you need the Epub format, Mobi for Kindle, or read on your phone, the options are all there.

My Smashwords author page.

So don't fuss with Amazon only being in a few countries or even the Apple store in in thirty-to-forty. There are no limitations by region at the Smashwords store. Even cooler is that the sample amount is up to the author, so if they want to make 30%, 40%, 50%, or more available to you to check out a book, they can.

So check it out. I think you'll be pleased.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

NaNoWriMo is Coming - Do I Take the Challenge Again?

NaNoWriMo approaches in November.

For those that don't know, it's National Novel Writing Month. I've participated since 2008, so of course I'm thinking about it this year, too.

Technically by the "rules" you're supposed to start a brand new story, but that's not on my plate right now. If I do participate in the 50,000 words in 30 days this year, I'll probably rewrite the sequel to The Art of Healing Heroes.

I have a lot of works in progress. Many of us don't know what we're working on until midnight of Nov. 1st.

It'd be hard to sit out, though. I've gotten my 50k in '09, '10', and '11. It's a community thing, a race, a challenge, and it pushes you to put the inner editor aside and just write. Get the words down. Edit later. Some even push for personal goals of 100,000 words in the month or more. Others race to get their 50k in the shortest time, forgoing sleep and daylight. Honestly, my brain is usually fried come December, but I don't regret any of the years I've done it. 

But, I don't know. Maybe I'll save myself the stress this year. Maybe last year's horrible November of life makes me pause and consider further than I normally would. My roommate brought home the worst stomach flu I've ever had that kept me in bed for four days, and then had two weeks of vacation that month without prior notice to me and Tech Guy, and Roommate's idea of "vacation" is watching movies 24/7 so I had no peace except when Roommate slept. There's been at least a little bad luck in every November I've done NaNo, so I'm starting to get gun-shy, like in the "Oh dear God what's next?" kinda way.

If you'd like to learn more about NaNoWriMo, visit www.nanowrimo.org  If you've done NaNo before, what was your experience?

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Sequel Will Not Be Out Until 2013




A lot of people ask about the next My Once and Future Love book.

Beth and Jacob's conclusion will not be out until next year. I don't know when.

The book isn't finished, yet - partly from my health and partly from having no clear idea of how to go forward. What I do have needs a rewrite. It isn't the right tone. I couldn't write a happy Jacob and Beth when I felt miserable. I've only gotten ideas for fixing it this summer.

I'm sorry for the delay. I never anticipated chronic pain that would trouble me this long. I haven't slept well most of the year because I keep waking up from moving wrong and causing pain. As anyone with sleep deprivation before knows, it's hell on your concentration, mood, energy, etc.

Yes, the book will come. I haven't given up on it or abandoned it. I just don't know when you'll get it.

Thank you for your patience,

Carla

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Reading in June

So far, I've read:

A Discovery of Witches

The Second Duchess

Vampire Empire book one The Greyfriar

Vampire Empire book two The Rift Walker


What are you reading lately?

Saturday, May 26, 2012

More Content?



Hi, folks.

I'm thinking about what to post, more often, but I'm not sure where to add it. This is my official site as an author, so I don't know how much off-topic stuff I want to put here or you'd like to read here. My back-up site can serve as a more casual place to chat, so...

What do you think? What do you want to see here?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Turn the Page availability

Available in the Apple store.

$0.99. Short story. One week. It's all the time left on Jacob's tour, but seven more days is an excrutiating wait for him and Beth after two months apart. Takes place after "My Once and Future Love". Release date: May 13th, 2012.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Where to Find "Turn the Page"

My latest release, Turn the Page, can currently be found at Smashwords.com and Amazon.com

ETA: Now available at Diesel.


Coming soon to:
Apple
Barnes and Noble
Kobo
Sony

and borrowable at select libraries.

Reviews always appreciated.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Welcome to the Release Day Event For...

Turn the Page!



Short story.

One week. It's all the time left on Jacob's tour, but seven more days is an excruciating wait for him and Beth after two months apart.

Warning: This story contains adult language.

Beth and Jacob sprang to life on May 13th, 2007. "My Once and Future Love" was published May 13th, 2011. This story honors the anniversary of both dates.

26 pages.


Giveaway Instructions:

GoodReads members, leave a comment on this entry with a link to your GoodReads profile, and you will be guaranteed a free copy of the sequel to My Once and Future Love when it releases in the future.

Please don't leave any other personal links like e-mail addresses.

This offer ends at 11:59pm Pacific Time May 13th, 2012. Comments will be closed for this entry at that time.

Thanks for the support and have fun reading Turn the Page.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Secret Project Clue #3

The last clue.

One week. It's all the time left on _____'s ____, but seven more days is an excrutiating wait for ___ and ____ after ___ ______ _____.

Previous clues here and here.

Release day is in ONE WEEK. Don't forget about the special event:

Date: May 13, 2012, 12:00AM
Ends: May 14, 2012, 12:00AM
RSVP by: May 13, 2012, 11:59PM

Website: http://carlakrae.blogspot.com/

You've heard about my Secret Project coming May 13th, 2012. Join me on that Sunday and all will be revealed!

Goodreads fans that visit and comment on my blog post on May 13th between 12am and 11:59pm Pacific Time will receive a special and exclusive treat. Instructions will only be posted on Goodreads, so don't miss out!
 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Secret Project is Finished

Files have been created. Reviews requested.

Can you wait 11 more days?

Your next clue is coming this Sunday.

Previous clues here and here.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Secret Project Clue #2



This is clue #2 for the May 13th release.





Announcement: Due to some recent business practices, I'm hesitant to put future new works on Amazon.com. I'll really have to think about it. E-books in Kindle format will still be downloadable from Smashwords.com.

Thank you for understanding.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Secret Project Clue #1



This image is the first clue about the Secret Project releasing May 13th.

Next clue will be posted next Sunday, the 29th.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Release Event Update

Date: May 13, 2012, 12:00AM
Ends: May 14, 2012, 12:00AM
RSVP by: May 13, 2012, 11:59PM

Website: http://carlakrae.blogspot.com/

You've heard about my Secret Project coming May 13th, 2012. Join me on that Sunday and all will be revealed!

Goodreads fans that visit and comment on my blog post on May 13th between 12am and 11:59pm Pacific Time will receive a special and exclusive treat. Instructions will only be posted on Goodreads, so don't miss out!
 
 
I'll also start posting 'breadcrumbs' about the secret project starting this Sunday.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Secret Project is coming along

2 betas have given me their thoughts on where it's at so far and I'm ready to continue revision.

Final cover image is set. I just need to create an Amazon-size one to go with their new guidelines.

A writer-related project in the works is rearranging my 'office' space to give me more room in a happier placement. Includes finally getting bookshelves! I'm most excited about the book space.

I'm contemplating including something nice with the Secret Project story. Don't know quite what, yet, but something.

Still waiting for The Unsuspecting Bride to ship to the online stores. Approval and distribution is backed up and behind, but fingers crossed it'll reach 'shelves' by May.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Secret Project Release Day Event

Date:May 13, 2012, 12:00AM -- May 14, 2012, 12:00AM
RSVP by:May 13, 2012    11:59PM
Venue:online, US
Type:other
Website:http://carlakrae.blogspot.com/

description

You've heard about my Secret Project coming May 13th, 2012. Join me on that Sunday and all will be revealed!
 
RSVP at Goodreads.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sorry I've Been Quiet

Our cat went missing, I've been dealing with joint issues and poor sleep, and Tech Guy is sick with a bad cough and fever, so there hasn't been much done. I'm just trying to not get sick, too.


Friday, March 2, 2012

My Books Will Now Be In Libraries!

Smashwords today announced a distribution agreement with Baker & Taylor, one of the world's largest distributors of physical and digital books.

The agreement will expand distribution for nearly 100,000 Smashwords books to new devices and markets.

There are two components of the agreement. The first is distribution into the Blio online store and e-reading app. The second part of the agreement gains Smashwords authors and publishers distribution into the library market through Baker & Taylor's Axis360 service.

If you're not familiar with Blio, it's an online store (Blio.com) and also a popular e-reading application that has been pre-loaded on over millions of computers and devices. It powers the e-reading experience for laptops, desktops and tablets produced by Dell Computer, HP, Toshiba and T-Mobile, among others. Blio is also available in the Android store.

The agreement will also bring Smashwords ebooks to public libraries that subscribe to Baker & Taylor’s new Axis360 digital media platform. Axis360, which was launched last year, has been deployed by several top public library systems in the U.S. Dozens more libraries are converting to the platform.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Read An E-book Week

Read An E-Book Week is coming! From March 4th - 10th, use code REW50 to get My Once and Future Love for $2.50.

If you already have the book, gift it to a friend! Offer good at Smashwords.

Monday, February 27, 2012

A Surprise is Coming on May 13th, 2012

Immediate disclaimer: It is not the sequel to My Once and Future Love.

Stay tuned for future news - and I welcome your guesses.




Sunday, February 19, 2012

Insert Exciting Post Title Here

I'm sorry I don't have news you guys would want to hear.

Those of you newer to my sites may not know I've been dealing with a chronic injury for months. For those that do know about my arm, I'm sad to say it still isn't well enough to be back to work.

My shoulder makes it hard to find a comfortable position to sleep, my hand and wrist hurt to use my mouse or keyboard, and it's hard just to hold a full mug of tea or a pen. Of course all this is in my dominant arm, so I'm pretty much useless.

So, I don't know when the sequel to My Once and Future Love is coming. I have all kinds of thoughts for revising what's done so far that I can't put on a page, so believe me, I'm frustrated.

Anyway, I hadn't done an update in a while, so I wanted to get your guys up to speed. In the meantime, I hope you can enjoy reading The Unsuspecting Bride (which was written before my injury).

Thanks,

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Book Rec: Cherry Stem released!


Sotia Lazu's Cherry Stem


ISBN: 978-1-61118-718-2

Genre: Vampire Paranormal

Length: Novel Plus

Turned at the cusp of a promising career in the adult movie industry, vampire Cherry Stem is currently unemployed but uses the squint, her compelling vampire gaze, on men for her meals and pocket change. With the rent deadline approaching, settling for pocket change isn’t an option. She sets her sights on tall, dark, and handsome Alex Marsden, who takes her home for a night of blistering passion. She doesn't tell him who she is.

Cherry isn’t the only one keeping secrets. Alex is the police detective investigating the disappearance of young women from the local clubs. Like most detectives, Alex has a good memory for faces and Cherry looks familiar. When he finds out she’s a vampire, he goes digging and discovers she's an up-and-coming model who went missing six years before.

When Cherry met Alex, she expected him to be nothing more than another “girl meets boy, girl feeds from boy, girl erases boy’s memories” hook-up. But once missing young women, the vampire council, and her irresistible ex are thrown into the mix, she realizes nothing is as simple or random as she thought it was, and Alex is either the biggest gift or the biggest mistake of her un-life.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: anal play/intercourse.


Cover Art by Valerie Tibbs

$7.99.

Monday, January 16, 2012

What I Don't Like

What do I not like? Seeing search hits like this:

my once and future love carla krae mediafire.com

Any book of mine downloaded from Mediafire or anywhere like it is stolen, my friends. Stolen.

Not okay. Period.

It's called e-book piracy, and I know I can't stop all of it or prevent it, but please.....getting a book free from a download site is NOT like visiting a library and borrowing a book for free. You're stealing money out of the author's pocket every. single. time.

So don't do it. Tell your friends not to do it.

The vast majority of authors are not like Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, or Stephanie Meyer. We're not rich at all. Most of us don't even make a living wage off our writing alone, so when you steal books, it hurts us. Enough people do it, it hurts a lot.

Do your part to fight against media piracy.

Monday, January 2, 2012

January 2012

When did that happen? Doesn't feel like a year has passed since I went public as a writer. My first stories debuted January 2011.

What's in store for 2012? Finishing and polishing the sequel to My Once and Future Love, of course. Continued posts of The Unsuspecting Bride. More from The Sanctuary War universe. I have lots of plans for that.

I'm grateful for all of you that keep visiting. The support on Facebook and in reviews really means a lot. I hope you'll enjoy what's to come.