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#JusJoJan the 31st/23 – It is written

Our prompt word for January 31st is “write.”

And I almost didn’t make it to my own final prompt of Just Jot it January.

It’s been a day.

Started with an hour of cleaning off the car and shoveling it out of the driveway so I could do my weekly grocery shopping.

Then, when I did get home, I had to CELEBRATE a bit because I PUBLISHED A FREAKING BOOK TODAY!

That doesn’t happen every day.

Stroked received a very nice 5-star review on it from a fellow author, Linda Fausnet:

This is a sweet love story between two misfits – a male stripper with a checkered past and a man with an endearing (and sometimes humorous!) speech impediment. Casper and Tristan find love while sharing their passions for art and swimming respectively as well as their passion for each other. Though this is book three in this terrific series, this novel can easily be read as a standalone. Also features a fun cameo from a familiar character that regular readers of this author will really enjoy!

And the rest of my day has been filled with my two new editing clients.

Until now, when I’ve finally had a chance to sit my aching body down and write.

And after this?

Write the next book, of course.

Thanks so much for reading.

See you tomorrow for the JusJoJan wrap up post!

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This post of highs and lows is brought to you by Just Jot it January!

For Just Jot it January, click the following link to see how you, too, can join in! https://lindaghill.com/2023/01/31/daily-prompt-jusjojan-the-31st-2023/ It’s fun!


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Celebrate with me!

I’m having a birthday birthday and a book birthday!

First, my actual birthday is Sunday the 22nd, but I’m celebrating with sushi and cake on Saturday because the sushi place is closed on Sundays. I don’t get sushi very often, so it’ll be a real treat for me. The cake is totally for the kids’ sake. Totally. *uncrosses fingers from behind my back*

Since you can’t be here to celebrate with me (but only because you wouldn’t all fit in my kitchen), I’ve decided to drop the prices on the first two books in both of my series!

The Magician’s Curse: A Paranormal Romance (Book 1) is available for 99 cents until January 31st on Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and Apple.

The Magician’s Blood: A Paranormal Romance (Book 2) is available for 99 cents until January 21st on Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and Apple.

Saddled: A Romantic Comedy (Book 1), a forbidden office/male stripper romance, is available for 99 cents until January 31st on Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and Apple.

Rocked: A Romantic Comedy (Book 2), a best friend’s brother/male stripper romance, is available for 99 cents until January 21st on Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and Apple.

You won’t get the two Book 2s for less than 99 cents, and they may never go on sale again, so grab them while you can!

My other reason to celebrate is also half the reason I’ve been so busy lately.

It’s a new book!

I’m so excited to release this one. I loved writing it, I fell in love with the adorable characters, and I really never wanted the story to end. In fact, as I edited it, I almost doubled the word count.

For the first time on my blog, I present to you the third book in the “Once a Week at Woody’s” series, Stroked!

A stripper and a lawyer walk into a bar …

Casper thinks of Woody O’Flanagan’s Pub as home, but he has a shadier stripping job to supplement his income. One he’d quit if he could just sell his artwork. Enter Tristan, the handsome lawyer who’s itching to see Casper’s etchings…

Tristan is an up-and-comer at his law firm, but his speech impediment and sidetracked dreams are holding him back in career and love. Until he meets Casper, a gorgeous stripper who understands every word he says…

When Casper and Tristan are caught in a compromising position by the police due to Casper’s questionable job, the first thing out of Tristan’s mouth ensures their arrest. Getting thrown in jail teaches them that it’s time to follow their passions. But will their passions include each other?

Opposites attract in this hilarious and steamy m/m romance, the third standalone book in Linda G. Hill’s “Once a Week at Woody’s” series.

Grab it now!

Author’s note: This story includes a parent with dementia.

Stroked: A Romantic Comedy (Book 3) is available for pre-order. Buy it now on Kindle or Kobo (Nook and Apple to follow) and have it delivered to your device on January 31st!

Thanks so much for celebrating with me!


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Two books 99 cents each and a new book!

As you may have noticed, I haven’t been around a lot lately here on the blog. But let me tell you, I’ve been busy.

And it’s finally paying off. So I’m celebrating with a sale!

Waaaay, back in February, I released the box set/bundle/omnibus edition of “The Great Dagmaru” series. And I even made my own covers for it! But anyway, it’s available for less than it costs to buy all three books individually. By, I think 36%, but I’m really not mathing very well these days. The box set is $6.99, but the regular price of the three books is $10.97, so you save $4. And it’s almost 1,000 pages long!

Anyhoo, yeah. And I haven’t even got to the 99-cent thing yet! Bear with me.

So the box set. There’s a buy-2-get-1-free deal on Kobo right now, and “The Great Dagmaru” is included in the sale! So if you have a Kobo account or you’re interested in getting one … and you like paranormal romance novels … check it out!

Click the cover to see it on Kobo

Paranormal Romance Guild Award-winning Completed Series
He’s a magician, he’s charming, and he’s hiding something.

A continuous love story of a magician and his assistant, from their meeting on a train to their journey to romance in his Gothic mansion and beyond. Two families clash, each with their own supernatural curse.

Bundle includes:

The Magician’s Curse

Enter a world of dark family secrets …

Herman sets out to make a better life for herself, believing the job she has lined up will solve all her problems. But her plans are derailed when she meets a charming, mysterious stranger on a train.

The moment Stephen Dagmar sets eyes on Herman, he knows he’s found not only a new assistant to join him onstage in his magic show, but the woman of his dreams.

At home in Stephen’s Gothic mansion, Herman revels in the extravagant romance he lavishes upon her. Yet a shadow hangs over their fragile love. Is his devotion really what it seems?

Amidst lace and leather, innocence and debauchery, The Magician’s Curse begins the spellbinding tale of The Great Dagmaru and his assistant.

The Magician’s Blood
As Stephen and Herman perform on tour, darkness descends when the reality of the Dagmar’s incubus bloodline surfaces for the first time in over a generation.

The Magician’s Soul
Back at home, the happy couple plan their wedding. But members of Herman’s family have other plans … In a story of finding family, both good and evil, this thrilling and at times heartbreaking final book in the series is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

18+ Contains explicit scenes.

You can also get it on Kindle, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

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On the other hand, if you already have your copy of The Magician’s Curse (Book 1 of the series), you’ll want to buy the other two separately, because for the first time ever, The Magician’s Blood (Book 2) is 99 cents!

As Stephen and Herman perform on tour, darkness descends when the reality of the Dagmar’s incubus bloodline surfaces for the first time in over a generation.

On sale only through Mother’s Day (May 8th) so grab it now!

On Kindle, Kobo, Apple, Barnes & Noble, or Smashwords.

 

 

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My other book that’s on sale for 99 cents is the first book in my “Once a Week at Woody’s” series, Saddled!

Going to work just got a lot more exciting.

The no-dating policy at the Studletter Condom Company isn’t a problem for Sandra until Michael walks in, all good looks and bulging biceps. But he’s a temp—surely she can hold out until his contract ends …

Eager to quit moonlighting as a cowboy stripper, Michael, aka Saddle McFleshbomb, buckles up to learn the ins and outs of his new career. Only it’s harder than he expected when he meets Sandra, a stunning beauty with a laugh that heats him to the bone.

When Sandra turns up at Woody’s Pub and catches him in the act of disrobing onstage for a room full of men, Michael sees his solution: maintain the pretense that he’s gay so they can “date” without defying the office romance policy.

But the clock is ticking on his fib. And it’s sure to bite him in the scantily clad behind.

If you like low-angst romantic comedy, hot office flirtations, and a long slow burn, you’ll love Saddled, the first book in Linda G. Hill’s “Once a Week at Woody’s” series.

Get it now for just 99 pennies on Kindle, Kobo, Apple, Barnes & Noble, or Smashwords. Sale ends May 11th, so don’t wait!

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So, why am I celebrating and putting books on sale? Because I have a new book coming out!

Rocked is Book 2 in the “Once a Week at Woody’s” series, and if you preorder it now, it will be delivered to your device on May 10th!

Seth was just Monica’s best friend’s older brother. Until she sees him strip…

Seth is the mayor’s son, but he’s Mr. Mystery onstage. His job as a stripper at Woody O’Flanagan’s Pub totally rocks, but he’s plagued by his sister’s fear that he’ll ruin their dad’s reputation and his career.

Monica will do anything for her best friend. So she marches down to the pub to drag Seth off the stage before he can shed a stitch. Instead, she’s thunderstruck by his moves.

As Monica and Seth trip over their hots for each other, can they outrun other people’s expectations and find true love?

A low-angst, high-stakes, steamy romcom, Rocked is the second standalone book in Linda G. Hill’s “Once a Week at Woody’s” series.

Grab your copy and see who gets the last laugh… and the last dance.

Get it on Kindle, Kobo, Apple, Barnes & Noble, or Smashwords.

 

I’m so excited to see what you think of my romantic writings! Thanks for reading. 😀


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“Saddled” 40% off sale ends today, and “Pixy” is freeeee

Today only, you can get Saddled 40% off at Kobo!

Saddled is the story of Michael, a guy who’s ready to quit stripping for a living and settle down in a career he’s been training for for years. When he starts to his new day job, he meets Sandra, the Sales Manager. Thus begins an office romance … or does it?

Add a gaggle of humorless co-workers, a no-dating policy at the office, and the fact that Sandra assumes Michael is gay when she sees him disrobing for a pub full of men, and you’ve got a novel that one reviewer describes as “…a huge barrel of laughs!”  (Link goes to the full review on Amazon.)

The 40% discount is available ON KOBO ONLY in the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. If you’re here in Canada, you can read any of my books that are on Kobo for free with your Kobo Plus subscription!

If you want to take advantage of the discount, add the book to your cart and enter the promo code AUGSALE at checkout.

CLICK THIS LINK!

Next up: PIXY!

In the mood for some lighthearted paranormal romance? Have I got a freebie for you!

Ivy is a widow, managing her farm all by herself when Merryn appears, willing to help until he’s summoned back home. But if they touch, she’ll be drawn into his magical pixy existence and linked to him forever…

Pixy is available only on Kindle. Pick it up FREE until August 30th, when the price goes back to 99 cents. On September 1st, it goes up to $2.99, so get it now!

KINDLE US

KINDLE UK

KINDLE Canada

KINDLE Australia

 


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AtoZ/What Day is it Anyway? Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 – X-rated? Nah. Well, maybe …

 

My day today so far–11:58am: 

Today is an exciting day! Why? Because it’s not every day you publish a book!!

Will an office no-dating policy stand in the way of love?

Since her breakup with her cheating ex, Sandra Weber has been just going through the motions as Sales Manager at Studletter Condom Company. But when Michael Thorne is hired as an assistant, sparks in the office begin to fly.

Though Michael, aka Saddle McFleshbomb, loves dancing at Woody O’Flanagan’s Pub, he’s looking to move up in the world. His schooling almost finished, he lands a plum job as the only man in an office filled with women: four so exasperatingly humorless that it’s funny, and one stunning beauty with a laugh that warms the cockles of his heart.

When Sandra shows up at Woody’s on a rare night that he’s dancing for men, she assumes he’s gay, and therefore the no-dating policy doesn’t apply. But he’s not. He’s intensely interested in her. And he’s afraid to tell her he’s straight.

If you like light romantic comedy, hot office flirtations, and a long slow burn, you’ll love Saddled, the first book in Linda G. Hill’s “Once a Week at Woody’s” series.

Score a seat at Woody O’Flanagan’s Pub today!

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Is Saddled x-rated? It’s definitely for adults, but there’s more of an underlying erotic vibe than all-out x-rated content. Here’s what a couple of advance-reader reviewers have said.

This was a really cute story. I loved how Sandra wasn’t the usual heroine. She liked him, she knew about his other job and still stuck with him. She didn’t cower at her ex and then not be able to decide who she wanted. She was to the poi t and she was consistent throughout the whole book.

Michal was just too adorable for words. I loved his humor and how in co Troy he was even while being ambushed by the ladies at work. Of course, they HAD to be “Karens”.

This was a really good story and even though it was 41 chapters, I wish there was more! ~ Sarah, Goodreads reviewer

And one more.

An entertaining start to a series, this was the first book I have read by this author. The story perfectly blends the right amount of humor with realism. Anyone who has worked in a professional office environment o aware of the drama and at times toxic attitude to be found. This story so perfe fly portraye that, and adds just the right amount of fun. I’ll admit, I expected more of a slapstick over-the-top story, based on Michael’s stage name, but it really wasn’t. The story does deal with some serious issues,  but with a very light hand (brings awareness to the issue, but without overdoing it). Characters are great- and I look forward to continuing the series and reading Seth’s story. I received an advance copy for my honest review. ~ SJP, Amazon reviewer

Sounds like fun, right?

Anyway, that’s the end of my shameless self-promo for today, and likely for this book.

So pick it up now, and escape for a while in my fun new romantic comedy!

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon CA

Amazon AU

KOBO, Nook, Apple, and direct to where ever you are in the world on Amazon.

Thank you so much!

Yesterday:

I want to express my appreciation for all of your kind messages of condolence. My way of coping is to put it out of my mind when I need to concentrate on the many facets of my life, and grieve alone when I have a moment. It seems, at this time, the only way to survive.

Thanks again. ❤

Why I’m writing this post:

Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress and all over the Internet as well, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

I want everyone to know that you can start discussions with each other in the comments, and if you’d like to write your own “What Day is it Anyway?” post, you can link to this one. Hashtag #WDIIA.

Let’s keep in touch!