Friday, August 30, 2013

Three August ebook releases~!

Ellie's Advice, by Alice M. Roelke

All her life, Ellie's poor health has held her back. But not anymore. She's going for the job she longs to have, as an advice columnist for a local paper.

Shel Silverberg is a widower who's promised himself he'll never marry again. His arranged marriage was a kind of torture, and he'll never sign up for another. Then he meets the beautiful and sweet-natured Ellie. As her editor, he has to remain professional—but he can't stop thinking about the gorgeous redhead. 

She can't stop thinking about him, either. When they accidentally meet in the park and end up rescuing some puppies together, their lives will never be the same. 

A sweet, gentle romance set in the 1950s. - Approximately 32,000 words 

From the author: 
This is a gentle romance that I wrote for a cover from that I really liked.  It's a sweet, slow-paced romance with gentle characters that I really had fun writing.  The main characters are Jewish.  I think there should be more Jewish characters in fiction.  We have lots of romance with Christian characters, why not some with Jewish characters?  Of course, since I'm not Jewish myself I didn't try to focus heavily on religion, mostly stuck with the romance angle. 


The Sword, the Dragon, and the Lie, by Alice M. Roelke

All her life, Lisbet's red hair has held her back. Unlucky red hair was enough to keep any man from wanting to marry her. Now it's enough to make the people in the next village try to throw her to a dragon. But Lisbet isn't about to go without a fight--and she may just learn something about herself and her heritage along the way. Including that she had a relative she never knew about.

14,000 + words - Fantasy - dragons

Free on Amazon from August 30 - Sept. 3, 2013

From the author:This story was written and published in eight hours for Joe Konrath's ebook writing challenge. Boy, did I have fun with it!  It was amazing to see just how much I could write in a limited time, and to see a story come together from just an image I liked and a vague idea.  I actually really love this story, too.  I may go back and re-edit it or tweak some of it at a later date, but I do love the idea of the purity and speed of this challenge, and may leave it untouched.  


The Contestant, by Alice M. Roelke

Luckiest kid in the world? 

Tim wins a chance to be on Kids' World, his favorite virtual reality TV show. Then he learns he's replacing a boy who disappeared mysteriously inside the game. Tim makes friends and enemies and participates in challenges that mix sports, fantasy, and video games. It's the most fun he's ever had. But if he can't solve the mystery of Kids' World, he just might be the next to disappear…

Genres: Children's / science fiction / mystery / adventure - Length: 50,000 words

From the author:
This is a story I wrote several years ago.  I was happy with how it turned out, but never managed to sell it.  However, I decided this year to work on it some more and self-publish it.  I sprang for a cover from Charlotte Volnek, who did one of my covers at MuseItUp that I particularly liked.  I don't know if there is a market for this story, but I'm very pleased to have it 'out there.'  I think when an author really believes in her story, she should just go ahead and 'do it!'  Maybe other people will like it, but either way I have the satisfaction of following through on a dream.  :)

Haha, I just noticed that two of my blurbs start with "All her life!"  That's funny!

Monday, August 12, 2013

coming soon

Ellie's Advice, my new romance, will be available as an ebook from soon!  I had a lot of fun writing this one.  I'm even enjoying the editing!  This is a sweet retro romance with a gentle hero and kindhearted heroine.  I'll post more about it soon.  :)

Also, from August 18th to the 31st, my sweet Regency romance Laurie's Painter will be on sale for 99 cents.

And I'm pleased to report that edits are moving forward with Watch Over Me, so it should be out shortly from MuseItUp as well!