Hearts & Scribbles

Monday Mayhem: A Kindle Worlds Tutorial…sort of #books #kindleworlds

Happy Monday! :-)

This month I released my first Kindle Worlds book, THE WEDDING DO-OVER. And since the release, I’ve had a number of questions from various readers. So I thought I’d share some of those questions and answers, in case you were wondering the same thing.

FYI, a lot of these answers pertain to the world I wrote in, FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FIASCO. I’m guessing that each world had their own rules/format.

Q: What is Kindle Worlds?

A: Official definition...It's a new publishing model that allows any writer to create stories inspired by popular books, shows, films, comics, music, and games (what we call Worlds), and sell them on Amazon.com and in a new section of the Kindle Store.  

My definition...Kindle Worlds is where an author with a popular world/book series licenses it through Amazon to expand upon that particular world. The new writers then write in the original author's world, but their characters are new to that world. Bella Andre/Lucy Kevin's world is FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FIASCO. It ranges around the Rose Chalet, which is an exclusive wedding venue in San Francisco. Therefore my hero and heroine are new. Never written before. Their story in part takes place at the Rose Chalet and Bella/Lucy's characters from the original books/series (THE WEDDING GIFTTHE WEDDING DANCETHE WEDDING SONGTHE WEDDING DRESSTHE WEDDING KISS) have small appearances in my book, but it isn't their story (as theirs have already been told).

Q: I’ve looked on iTunes and can’t find THE WEDDING DO-OVER, why?

A: Sorry. This book is part of Kindle Worlds and can only be purchased via Amazon.

Q: I live in the UK, why can’t I find it?

A: At this point in time, Kindle Worlds is only available on Amazon.com. I’m sorry. I’ve heard rumors that Amazon is working on extended distribution. Fingers crossed.

Q: I’ve never read Bella Andre/Lucy Kevin’s FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FIASCO, will I understand what’s going on in your book?

A: Yes! My book is a standalone book. Some of it takes place at the Rose Chalet but the hero/heroine are brand new characters. You don't have to know anything about the Four Weddings and a Fiasco world in order to understand and enjoy THE WEDDING DO-OVER. ;-)

Q: Are all of the books in the FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FIASCO part of a continuity like THE VINEYARDS OF CALANETTI? What # is your book?

A: No! Each book is independent of the others. Each book will have its own HEA. And the books have nothing to do with each other except that they in some way relate to the Rose Chalet or the original characters.

Q: How many books are in the FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FIASCO world:

A: There are 5 original books written by Bella Andre/Lucy Kevin. There were 11 Kindle Worlds released last year. And there are 13 news books just released. You can find them all here.

NOTE: If you have other questions about the world or my contribution, please ask and I’ll do my best to answer your inquiries.

You can learn more about THE WEDDING DO-OVER here.

I’ve also set up a fun Pinterest board for THE WEDDING DO OVER, you can find it here.

Monday Mayhem...Off to a hectic start ;-)

Happy Monday! :-)

I hope your week is off to a good start. 

Even before I finish my first cup of tea, my week is off to a hectic start. I have the final proof to do on my Christmas release, HER FESTIVE BABY BOMBSHELL. I'm slow at proofing and it usually takes me two days, but a change in the production schedule means I have to finish it all today. So if I'm quiet that why. ;-)

But as soon as I'm done proofing, I'm heading back to Whistle Stop. I'm working on the fourth book in the series and it's been quite the journey. The hero and heroine really deserve their happily ever after but they've got a long, twisty journey to get there. 

BTW, for those of you who don't subscribe to my newsletter, I've just signed a new 4-book contract with Harlequin. So if you like those aspirational, amazing destinations with a sexy billionaire or royalty, I'll be writing more. I'm very excited about those projects. 

And if you're curious about what I have planned so far for 2016, you can find my future releases HERE.

Before I go there's one more thing... If you're a member of Goodreads, you might be interested in this:

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Giveaway ends April 21, 2016.

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Monday Mayhem: Best of the Best. You be the judge. ;-) #books #romance

Happy Monday! :-)

I hope you had a great weekend. 

Mine was really good. It just went by far too fast.

I had some really good news to share. THE GREEK'S READY-MADE WIFE was selected for Harlequin's Best of the best ~ Worldly Romances. :-)

It is an honor to be in such great company with so many wonderful titles.

If you would like to check out the other categories/titles or vote for your favorite title, you can find all of that HERE.

Monday Mayhem: Keeping it Interesting

Happy Monday! :-)

I just have one question...what happened to last week???

I swear all I did was blink and it was over. But oh my what a great week it was! :-)

It started with me turning in my 12th Harlequin Romance (my 16th completed book overall).

I was offered a new 4-book contract with Harlequin. So that means there will be more sexy billionaires and some aspirational locations. Can't wait. I already have ideas for most of the books. ;-)

And the hubster and our daughter took me out to the movies and dinner. :-) We don't go out nearly enough. But since it's a rare occasion, it was super special family time.

And if that isn't enough, THE GREEK'S READY-MADE WIFE released digitally. :-) 

So as you can see it was a very busy, special week.

Lately, I've also been doing a lot of blogging. I really enjoy working on Hearts & Scribbles blog. I hope you enjoy visiting and checking out all of the new content. I try to keep the posts varied and I've made sure to include lots of opportunities for viewers to enter giveaways. In fact, I have quite a few blog hops going now and new ones popping up all of the times. So keep checking back.

Also, if you have some suggestions/requests for new content for Hearts & Scribbles, please let me know in the comment section and I'll see what I can do to keep it interesting. ;-)

And now here on the links to current blog hops:

Good luck!!! :-)