Making a previously published book go FREE is no easy task. Believe me, it’s taken hours of every day for the past two weeks. Some vendors are a piece of cake. Some are a piece of … work. 😉
But this morning, my first BookBub Feature (as an Indie author) came out! I’m so excited and thrilled for the exposure this will give a book I love dearly, PRINCE CHARMING UNDERCOVER. Fingers crossed readers will love it and want to read the rest of the series.
I was disappointed to learn that the book was NOT free in Amazon Kindle India (after being told the price had changed), but some things are beyond your control–and it’s important to remember that when you’re an author. Sigh.
If you love a little suspense with your romance, I hope you’ll give this book a try. (And your kind review would be GREATLY appreciated.) Here a few pull quotes from reviews to date:
“An utterly gorgeous start to a new series”
“…a plot that makes caring about the final outcome imperative.”
“…entertaining, intriguing, emotional and couldn’t put the book down…you will not be disappointed!!”
I’m playing catch-up. This week was busy prepping for my newsletter and getting my new release up for PreOrder. There are always so many loose ends to tuck into place before the links go live. Then, there’s the wait time while the vendors upload your book to make your links live!
But I think the drama was worth it. As I wrote in my newsletter, “As sometimes happens in the book publishing biz, your creative team disagrees about certain elements of production, and, although I’m the one who came up with the Princess Brides concept, my editor pointed out one small inconsistency: not every book ends with a wedding. In fact, the wedding above doesn’t take place until the last book of the series. Sooo…we’ve come up with a new flash, improved tagline, title tweaks and a new focus for the covers. I absolutely love what my cover designer, Rogenna Brewer, did with Book 1. I hope you like it, too.”
Is it me, or does my heroine look a bit like Meghan Markle?
Here’s the blurb that finally passed editorial muster:
Four sisters named after royalty, with dowries fit for a queen. Their Gypsy fortuneteller mother predicted each would marry a prince…of sorts.
She’s a princess with more to lose than her dowry.
Las Vegas restaurateur Grace Parlier doesn’t gamble, but she’s risking her dowry on a new business with her late father’s friend because casino owner Charles Harmon has what she wants: location, location, location. The money may have been earmarked for a wedding, but everyone knows Grace has terrible taste in men. Look at the way her heart races every time her family’s latest Romani rescue comes close. But how could an ex-con from Detroit possibly be the prince she was meant to marry?
He’s a Detroit cop with no skin in the game—or so he wants to believe.
Nick Lightner goes undercover in Vegas for one reason only: to take down scumbag Charles Harmon. Does he believe Lucky Chuck is a human serpent threatening his birth father’s family? Hell, no. Nick knows who he is and where his allegiance lies. Certainly not with a sexy “princess” who makes the few drops of Romani blood in his veins run hotter than a winning streak at the craps table. His heart maintains a safe distance…until the princess takes a bullet meant for him, then all bets are off.
PRINCE CHARMING UNDERCOVER is Book 1 in the Betting On Love series. If you’re a fan of romance with a side of suspense, you’ll love this action-packed story that introduces you to the kind of family Debra Salonen–winner of Romantic Times Reviewer’s Career Achievement “Series Storyteller of the Year” award in 2006–is known for. “Debra Salonen captures reader attention with multifaceted characters, layered conflict and fast pacing.”—Pamela Cohen, Romantic Times
Buy PRINCE CHARMING UNDERCOVER–the perfect “staycation.” Visit Las Vegas without leaving home. But remember, when your heart’s on the line, there’s no such thing as a safe bet.
The book won’t release wide for a whole month, but the way time is flying by, that will probably be tomorrow. 😉 But feel free to preorder here: PRINCE CHARMING UNDERCOVER or you can read the first chapter for free HERE.