Romance, Passion, Suspense...and not one cliffhanger in sight! Start reading for only $0.99!

All the novels in the Southern Romantic-Suspense Collection are stand-alone stories--NO CLIFFHANGERS--but each book has a slight connection to one of the other books, so after reading one, you can continue the journey and meet different protagonists with different issues and tragedies to overcome, and yet still get a glimpse of your previous friends.

Every story has a mystery, there’s always a gentle message, and above all, there’s always romance and suspense.

And today, you can download the first in the collection for only $0.99! From there, all the novels are priced between $2.99 and $4.99, so you can afford to read them all for a fraction of the price some publishers charge.  :)

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Books are listed in order of release date.

Romance, betrayal, obsession...

For one week only, download this #1 bestseller in romantic-suspense for only $0.99!

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Romantic and heart wrenching...

A journey of two souls destined
to meet, this #1 bestseller in romantic-suspense has a breathtaking backdrop of
the Western Mountains of
North Carolina and is always priced 'less than a latte' aka $4.99!

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A modern-day fairytale...

But this fairytale isn't all
rainbows and tiaras. The struggling knight in shining armor will make you swoon, though. And it's always priced right at only $2.99!

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Passion, secrets, murder...

Welcome back to another romantic mystery set in Nantahala, NC aka Land of the Noonday Sun. This twisting and turning whodunit is always $2.99!

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Romantic Suspense with a Twist!

If you like stories that make you ask, "What if?", this follow-up novel to the #1 bestseller She Belongs to Me is always priced 'less than a latte' aka 4.99!

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Books aren't the only products offered FREE or at a bargain price! #AmWriting #AmReading

And let's face it, books are an author's product.
I just finished reading another article about authors complaining about free and bargain books! I've written on this subject so many times...pretty much for the same reasons stated in the article...

The argument simply doesn't hold water.

Before you think that you are losing business from other authors, or if you're a reader, wonder if a book is worth less than a higher priced book because it's on sale, think about this...

Any marketing firm will tell you, don't give away the store, but a loss leader works. 

If promotions didn't work, advertising ANYTHING wouldn't work.

Newspapers, mailers, fliers, radio ads, TV, billboards, and umpteen other places, offer coupons, BOGOs, sale prices, 30-day trials, and freebies to get you to try their product.

Whether it's Cocoa Pebbles versus Cocoa Krispies, a Big Mac versus the Whopper, or Ford versus Chevy, retailers know they need to show you that their product is just as good as the next guy's product--wait, no...it's better!!! 

Try us out so we can prove it!

Plain and simple, Indie authors use a free or bargain book to find new readers. 

Should we apologize for this?
Absolutely not!

I met some great friends when my book sat next to Nicholas Sparks' book--while it was in the movies. Do I want to meet more peeps? Heck yeah! I love when I meet new avid-reading friends.

Will I continue to offer the first books in my series free or at a bargain price? You betcha.

But no...even though I would make more money by discounting books two, three, and four, I can't do that.

Why? Because it's a disservice to the reader. If you're interested, you can read why that's not fair to the reader--my opinion, of course--here: Why I CAN'T discount anything but the first books in my series...even though I'd love to...

Here are some similar articles, with a little different take:





Until next time, happy reading and writing, friends! 

Carmen


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If it isn't broke, leave it alone! But if there's a problem, fix it! #AmWriting #AmListening

No one is infallible. We all make mistakes!

And no matter what you do, you can't please everyone! 

But it doesn't mean you shouldn't try...

Will I still get some poor reviews, absolutely! But when readers complained, I decided to listen. Did I change the basis of my novel, NO! Did I address the issues I could, absolutely!

Did it make a difference! Well, you tell me. There is still one poor review on top, one of the oldest reviews. Unfortunately, readers still like to 'up' one-star reviews, even when the one-star review doesn't make any sense. 

Not to complain, but how can you look at a book that starts the description with: A passionate romantic-suspense of love, betrayal, and obsession, She Belongs to Me will have you falling in love and wondering if you can trust anyone right up to the last page.  

And then like a review that starts with: "Up front, I must say that romantic mysteries do not appeal to me. I don't mind a little romance mixed into a mystery story, but when it is the central theme I don't care for it."

Why would someone read a passionate romantic suspense about love, betrayal, and obsession if they don't like romantic mysteries?

BUT...skipping over that review, I addressed other constructive reviews. I admit; I'm just me, and She Belongs to Me was my first book. So I went back and smoothed out the areas of concern, updated the material, and even freshened up the cover. And now...if you look at the most current reviews, I have a product that more readers love. 

So, again...whatever you do, don't be afraid to listen to your audience!


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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
January 8, 2015
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Held my interest
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. Really holds your interest
January 3, 2015
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Great book. Really holds your interest. Writing was very good.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but a bit 'darker' than I normally like
January 2, 2015
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Not bad, but a bit 'darker' than I normally like.
This novel left me hanging at the end
I wanted to have a completed ending (and this wasn't).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five StarsJanuary 2, 2015
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Good Read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five StarsDecember 31, 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five StarsDecember 30, 2014
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Great book so far
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5.0 out of 5 stars Anything is possibleDecember 30, 2014
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Such a nice change to read a book
that can make you feel like any thing is possible :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five StarsDecember 30, 2014
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Loved it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five StarsDecember 30, 2014
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I loved this series.
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Full Description

A passionate romantic-suspense of love, betrayal, and obsession, She Belongs to Me will have you falling in love and wondering if you can trust anyone right up to the last page. 

Charlotte police officer Jordan Monroe is used to being in control. Ever since his father died, he has provided for his mother and sisters and even hired his two brothers-in-law to help run his successful construction company. On a chance business trip, however, he meets the one person who throws his life into a whirlwind--Jaynee. 

Jaynee has lived a tragic life and has sworn off all men. That is until a rugged southern gentleman lands in her seating area, refusing to take no for an answer. From the moment they meet, Jordan sweeps her off her feet, assuring her that happiness exists. But can she really escape her past? 

Five years later, Jordan finds Jaynee on their back porch with a gunshot wound to the head. While Jaynee lies in a coma, Jordan has to go back to their beginning and figure out what went wrong. Did he push his wife to the edge, or has her past come back to haunt them? 



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Thank you for stopping by my place and reading my musings. Remember these are just my opinions and shouldn’t be taken too seriously. If you have questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section, and I promise you I will answer. I love talking about all things books, so if you want more posts on writing, marketing books, and new releases, and giveaways, please leave your email address here. I only send out a post once or twice a week at the most. :)