Update, a first chapter and a freebie

Well, it has been a slow and frustrating week while the mills of Smashwords grind slow and they grind exceeding small. I’m still waiting for Flirting With The Camera to be accepted into the Premium Catalogue. The other three books have all made it through and the new covers and editions are beginning to appear at Apple, B&N, Kobo and elsewhere.

The Tycoon’s Convenient Wife is now free! I think, though I have not completely decided, that it will be permanently free from now on. It’s already had a ton of downloads and it’s only been free for 24 hours or so. And now that there is better back matter with links to the other books and a sign up for news, and so on, I feel like that could be a really good way to boost sales across the board. Anyway, if you haven’t read it and would like to, now’s a good time.

I’ve entered So You Think You Can Write 2013. The competition is open to published writers this year, provided you haven’t been published with Harlequin/M&B. My manuscript is just over half done, and I need to have it finished by Nov 12th in case I get through to the next round. You can read my first chapter of Traitor in the Sheikh’s Bed here and comment, if you like, but there’s no voting at this stage. I can assure you that if I get through to a voting round, you’ll know about it!