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November is here

November has rolled in and I haven’t updated until now. I do apologize. I’ve been trying to get back on track with so many things. A lot has happened since my last update and I think I’m almost back to where I want to be. Bit by bit, I’ll start updating on stuff.

First off, Flavors of Love #2 is with the formatter and is expected back to me by November 12th. The book will probably come out around November 25th. Perfect for all you Black Friday shoppers. I was already planning on it coming out then. I’m waiting on my cover for the next PC book. Then I’ll be done with books for this year.

Secondly, I have finished PC book #4. It’s called The Sugar Mountain Murders and it’s Mary Beth’s first mystery. Despite having finished it, I’m not releasing it until next year. I suspected this would be the first book I released and it turns out that I’m right. With this book out of the way, I can focus on new stuff.

Speaking of new stuff, I have started a standalone novel called Taming the Thief. Originally, I was going to make it my NaNo project but I ended up hitting 10K before November 1st. Oops. It will be romance/erotica. That’s all I’m really going to mention regarding it. My goal is to hit 50K on this book before November ends. I’ll probably release it next year as well.

Updates on books:

TRA #3: 45K (probably the next one to be finished)

Ghosts #2: 30K

Flavors of Love #3: 23K

Taming: hitting 20K soon

P&P #3: Stalled at 21K until further notice

Cirque #2: Stalled at 27K, will try to break out of it

If you want to catch up with Flavors of Love, check out book one. It explains where a lot of stuff started:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YQA1UDG?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00YQA1UDG?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00YQA1UDG?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/547767

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/flavors-of-love-cs-patra/1122070489?ean=2940151953191&itm=1&usri=cs+patra

One last thing and it’s that Four of the Usual Suspects is finally out on audio. It’s only two hours long, which makes it great for those long commutes.

http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Four-of-the-Usual-Suspects-A-Pippa-Langham-Mystery-Audiobook/B017269E88/ref=a_search_c4_1_2_srTtl?qid=1447032941&sr=1-2

All right, I think I covered everything. I’ll be back later.

~C

Finally, some updates!

Happy Halloween, everyone.

I apologize for my lack of updating last week. My grandmother passed away last Friday, then I had SASS, and now we have to deal with the wake. As a result, I have been extremely busy and I’ve had to push some things behind. I will try to get to everything this weekend. For those waiting on answers from me, I will get them to you. I promise.

First thing on the agenda, SASS is over and it was a fantastic time. It was just what needed especially after the sudden news. I enjoyed meeting everyone and I’m pretty much out of my swag now (save for lots of Lengths of Love bookmarks and postcards). Pictures will be coming soon. Let me get through the wake first and I promise things will be back to normal.

Second news, both Sweet Love and Four of the Usual Suspects are on Audible now! The latter is a short book so it will be great for those of you who take long trips or have a long commute during work. I’m also putting a link to both audiobooks so you can check them out. I also have free audiobook codes so if anyone wants one, drop me a line!

Sweet Love:

http://www.audible.com/pd/Erotica-Sexuality/Sweet-Love-Audiobook/B016VA2VVS/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1446305287&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YQA1UDG?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Four of the Usual Suspects:

http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Four-of-the-Usual-Suspects-A-Pippa-Langham-Mystery-Audiobook/B017269E88/ref=a_search_c4_1_2_srTtl?qid=1446305287&sr=1-2

http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B00V93QGCI?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

I have Halloween freebies! Since it is Halloween, how about two paranormal freebies? Both The Reaper’s Apprentices books are free on Kindle today and tomorrow. You can also get them from Smashwords as well.

Awakened:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IUY4KMC?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00IUY4KMC?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B00IUY4KMC?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/520571

The Contracts:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014U5M5F8?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B014U5M5F8?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B014U5M5F8?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/572943

Finally, the most important piece of news. I’ve started a new work HOWEVER it is not part of a series. This book is an erotica book, it’s standalone, and I will try to write it in a month. I will give details on it tomorrow. I wanted to do it for NaNo but the idea would not leave me alone so I started it early. Oops. Therefore, we may possibly have this out by December. However, there is no guarantee on that. If I can’t get it out by Christmas, the definitely by January.

Well, I’ve got to get back to writing. Do not worry. I’m still working on my other things. I hit 42K on the new PC book so there is that!

~C

A quick update (mostly Portman updates)

I was going to update earlier but I’ve been hit by a wave of depression at this moment. I think it’s combo of so many things going wrong at once. I don’t have a whole lot to talk about right now. Still, there are some things.

First, Flavors of Love; Sweet Love was finally approved for production for audiobook. I know it took a while but we’re there! Still waiting on Four of the Usual Suspects though. But links on that coming soon. I’ve also secured an editor for book 2, Distant Love. That, I want to release by November of this year.

Secondly, Paper Hearts is with formatters now and hopefully will be ready for you by the 13th. I do advise reading Hearts Under Ice before touching the second book.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/555981

In the meantime, I am trying to get my Portman Creamery mysteries in order. My PC books do not follow any set timeline so you can start with whichever book you want. If you want mostly female characters and mysteries, this is your series. Plus ice cream! Everyone loves ice cream…well, most people love it.

This series also has its own playlist that I made on Spotify. If I can figure out how to post that, I’ll do it one day.

The current and next couple of Portman Creamery books (excluding BPC or any future arcs):

Wrapped in Death and Chocolate (Stacey’s mystery): 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PMS18T2?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/568026

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wrapped-in-death-and-chocolate-cs-patra/1122509746?ean=2940152299830

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/wrapped-in-death-and-chocolate-a-stacey-mckinnon-mystery

http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Wrapped-in-Death-and-Chocolate-A-Stacey-McKinnon-Mystery-Audiobook/B0155TKQZE/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1443901465&sr=1-1

Four of the Usual Suspects (Pippa’s mystery): 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00V93QGCI?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/538917

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/four-of-the-usual-suspects-cs-patra/1121841496?ean=2940151896634

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/four-of-the-usual-suspects-a-pippa-langham-mystery

The Dangers of Art (Becca’s mystery):

Coming Nov 2015

The Sugar Mountain Murders (Mary Beth’s mystery):

Coming Mar/Apr 2016

Arsenic With a Cherry On Top (Winky’s mystery)

Fall/Winter 2016

Then it will start back with Stacey again (or possibly someone else depending on my mood). Irene and Chrissie, being the leaders, usually won’t get their own cases (except on a rare occasion). We’ll see though. I’m thinking Mary Beth’s mystery might be my first book that I release in 2016.

I’m going to try to shake my depression and set up my stuff for SASS soon. I’m so behind.
~C

Updates on everything

With SASS only a month away, I need to wrap up so many things. I’ve decided I’m not going to bring A Pile of Bones with me to it. No one has ordered it so I can leave it off. It is available online everywhere now so you can check it out. It’s book two and a PC centered book. Book one will be available at SASS though not that many copies.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0156GSL6C?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0156GSL6C?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/576230

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/black-paradise-circus-2-cs-patra/1122651313?ean=2940152346602

Books that I will defnitely have with me:

Wrapped in Death and Chocolate

Four of the Usual Suspects

Sweet Love

Secrets Under the Big Top

Ghosts of Burning Inn

I’m contemplating on bringing TRA but I probably will get a few copies. Ditto with Hearts Under Ice. Paper Hearts, the sequel to that, may also be there depending on how quickly I get the paperback out. I will have tons of swag though for the new books. I’m waiting on some of it to come in now.

Updates on current works:

Cirque Macabre #2: 21K

Flavors of Love #2: 54K (almost done, needs loose ends tied up)

Patterns & Parallels #3: 18K

Portman’s Creamery #4: 25K

Ghosts of Burning Inn #2: 25K (stalled over here)

TRA #3: 34K

I’ve decided to make PC #3 into PC #4 since I already have another PC book that has been edited. It just needs a cover now. That will probably come out in November. Ghosts is stalled at the moment. I need some inspiration to pick it back up. Most of all, I’ve been trying to get Cirque Macabre #2: The Vanishing Act finished right before the end of the year. I want it out by January 2016. I thought it would be out sooner but I didn’t like my original script.

Book one came out two years ago and book two picks up where it left off. You can check it out now so you can catch up. Two years is a long time for something, I know.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EPREN66?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00EPREN66?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00EPREN66?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/519892

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cirque-macabre-1-c-s-patra/1116755641?ean=2940046581133

I also started Flavors of Love #3 but I’m not trying to go too far on it now. I rotate between books each day. This weekend, I focused more on Cirque Macabre #2 and a little on TRA #3. Tomorrow, I will probably try to get back to either PC #4 or Patterns & Parallels #3. My audiobooks have also been stalled thanks to technical problems. I’ll inquire about that this week too.

Now to hit writing again. So close to so many goals and still so far away.

Love,

~C

Links and brief update

don’t have a whole lot of new stuff at the moment. New audiobooks for Four of the Usual Suspects and Sweet Love should be coming out soon. Sweet Love had some audio issues so hopefully, once my producer fixes those, that will be out. However, we still have Wrapped in Death and Chocolate out! I will be bringing the paperbacks to SASS.

I still have a ton of free codes for the audiobook. If you want one, drop me a line! I’m like four away from a big celebration with the audiobooks now. If I can get just four more, I will celebrate that along with my Smashwords goal.

Time for some links!

The audiobook:

http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Wrapped-in-Death-and-Chocolate-A-Stacey-McKinnon-Mystery-Audiobook/B0155TKQZE/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1442624423&sr=1-1

The ebook (99 cents or free on KU):

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PMS18T2?*Version*=1&*entries*=0
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00PMS18T2?*Version*=1&*entries*=0
http://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B00PMS18T2?*Version*=1&*entries*=0
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00PMS18T2?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

New books:

The Reaper’s Apprentices #2:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014U5M5F8?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Black Paradise Circus #2:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0156GSL6C?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Their prequels:

Black Paradise Circus #1:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZB3IJX6?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

The Reaper’s Apprentices #1:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IUY4KMC?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Updates on books:

Flavors of Love #2: Distant Love: 53K
Ghosts of Burning Inn #2: 25K (kinda stalled here)
Cirque Macabre #2: 16K (Stalled here too)
The Reaper’s Apprentices #3: 27K
Patterns & Parallels #3: 15K
The Sugar Mountain Murders (PC #3): 22K

Patterns & Parallels #2 is with the editor and the cover looks gorgeous. Cover reveal will be on Tuesday 😀

Slowly but surely getting ready for SASS. I’ve also got a few takovers coming up on Facebook. As soon as I collect myself, things will get better.

Much love,

~C

Updates and new book released on Smashwords!

Well, I got Black Paradise Circus #2 back and decided to go ahead and upload it on Smashwords. It’s up now and 99 cents! You can still get Black Paradise Circus #1 as well. It is a Portman’s Creamery book, just a different kind. Rather than focusing on one girl, it focuses on the group and the cases are longer.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/576230

Updates to current works:

Flavors of Love #2: 52K

Ghosts of Burning Inn #2: 24K

Portman’s Creamery #3: 19K

Patterns & Parallels #3: 12K

The Reaper’s Apprentices #3: 23K

Cirque Macabre #2: 16K

Flavors of Love #2 is most likely next to be released along with a different PC book. I’m also awaiting some more swag and will get paperback formatting for some of the books soon. I do need to know if anyone plans to preorder. I’m planning on putting together a nice basket to anyone that buys a book (either early or at the signing). I’ve got loads of nice stuff now. I do need to know so I can order certain books. I won’t be bringing everything or a whole ton of them.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1P1Xdy17IGjCOwUs-kVXBn6yAtrspP8Q5pJfzb3XF0eE/viewform

Speaking of new stuff, I have new stuff soon! Preorder links to both books. They are 99 cents or free on KU.

Black Paradise Circus #2

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0156GSL6C?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0156GSL6C?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0156GSL6C?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

The Reaper’s Apprentices #2

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014U5M5F8?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B014U5M5F8?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

http://www.amazon.co.au/gp/product/B014U5M5F8?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

I’ll have other links later as well as more news.

Love,

~C

A new decision

I’ve been actually thinking about this for a while and I’ve decided that I’ll go ahead with it. I have another PC book that is already edited and I can get it formatted no problem. All I really need is a book cover and I’ve been wondering why I’m holding off on releasing it this year. So I’ve decided that I will go ahead and get it done. The next book is one you’ve heard me talk about but I’ve held off on publishing it.

So this is my current schedule:

The Reaper’s Apprentices #2: The Contracts (coming Sept 14th)

Black Paradise Circus #2: A Pile of Bones (coming Sept 28th)

Patterns & Parallels #2: Paper Hearts (coming October 11th)

Flavors of Love #2: Distant Love (coming late October/early November)

Portman Creamery book/Becca’s first mystery (coming Nov/Dec)

Updates on current works:

Flavors of Love #2: 51K (it’s a little messy so I’m trying to tighten it up)

Ghosts of Burning Inn #2: 24K

The Reaper’s Apprentices #3: 21K

Cirque Macabre #2: 16K

Portman Creamery/ Mary Beth’s first mystery: 16K

Patterns & Parallels #3: 11K

Once either Ghosts or TRA gets to a decent place, I’ll probably start another sequel. I just don’t know for which series yet. September and October are very busy months for me for many reasons. I’ll be amazed if I get time to breathe.

I’m still hoping I can reach my goal at Smashwords. I’m just 9 sales away from it! Eek, it’s so close!

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/CyberLeonardo

Don’t forget about the pre-order link being live for The Reaper’s Apprentices #2!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014U5M5F8?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B014U5M5F8?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

http://www.amazon.co.au/gp/product/B014U5M5F8?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

I’ve also ordered more swag with the new cover designs on them. I can’t wait for cover reveals either!

I’ll try to spread my news evenly if I can.

~C