The Magic of Gingerbread: Christmas Wishes Book 5

SS_The Magic of Gingerbread_HiResSandra Sookoo has written an amazing number of books…75 at last count! I wish I had her time management skills, and hope to reach that number some day. This is her Christmas Wishes story, and it promises to be just as addicting as the rest!

In 1888 London, Miss Eleanor Redding, possessed of a beastly, grouchy attitude, works for Western Union Telegraph Company. It gives her a certain independence and a place to hide from her disappointing past in America. When she accidentally intercepts a Morse-coded message alluding to clandestine and nefarious activity, she accepts the challenge with alacrity. It will take her mind off the fact she’s once more alone for the Christmas holidays. Why couldn’t a man look past her prickles and scars to fight for her?

Mr. Cameron Hallewell, grandson of the Earl of Albemarle, is employed by the Home Office in the matters of foreign interests. He takes his occupation of protecting British interests seriously, but he longs for a woman to surprise him in unexpected ways, to want him instead of his social standing. When there’s news of a foreign operative lurking about Victoria Station planning something vile, he intends to track them down… only to find an attractive woman tailing various strangers on the platform and looking for all the world like a spy herself.

They get on together like oil and water, but despite Eleanor’s prickles and Cameron’s bruised heart as well as his secrets, a spark catches between them. As the unlikely pair work together to capture a spy and prevent harm from befalling London, they come to care for and rely on each other. Throw in the intriguing prospect of an unexpected Christmas courtship, and they could have a romance that spans the ages… if they’ll only let themselves give into granted wishes and a passion that’s been there all along.

Next week, the final Christmas Wishes book comes out! It’s still available to preorder for $0.99, at all your favorite online retailers!

The Magic of Gingerbread – Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Gingerbread-Christmas-Wishes-Book-ebook/dp/B07H3XCFY6

The Magic of Gingerbread – all other retailers:  www.books2read.com/u/mvKMPq

The full Christmas Wishes series: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HFFKYXZ

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Cover Reveal and Preorder – At Any Cost

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Surprise! Well, two surprises. Take a look at the hot off the press cover for my first contemporary romance, At Any Cost. It was done as always by the fantastic Victoria Miller and perfectly captures Michelle (also known as The Hawk) and her personality. She’s Martin’s bodyguard and definitely the alpha in this story. I absolutely love it and am looking forward to seeing the full cover wrap. Yep, there will be paperbacks!

So what’s it about? Glad you asked…

Martin Caiber has a problem. As the son of a high-ranking member of Chicago’s underworld, he knows his family has enemies, but he never expected to have someone trying to kill him. Unwilling to inherit his father’s legacy, he wants to keep his nightclubs on the legal side of things but after nearly being run down in front of his club, Martin decides that it’s time to enlist outside help.

Michelle “The Hawk” Andress is a woman with a past. A private investigator who specializes in finding lost children, she has talents she is glad she rarely has to use. It is these talents that put her on Martin’s radar, and after an attempt on his life she agrees to become his bodyguard.

The attraction between the two is undeniable, but when Michelle becomes the target of hitmen too, her past comes back to haunt her and puts their future in jeopardy. If they’re going to make it out alive, they’ll have to use Martin’s contacts and Michelle’s deadly aim to put an end to the threat for good, and find out if love makes the ends justify the means.

If this sounds like something that’s up your alley, the release is January 15th – my first release of 2019!

The second surprise is that it is now available for preorder! Right now it’s up on Amazon, but it will (hopefully) be on all retailers by the end of the week. I’ll drop the link here once it is so Nook, Kobo, and Apple Books can pick it up for the sale price of $0.99 during preorder and the first week of release.

Amazon:

Everywhere: http://books2read.com/BuyAtAnyCost

This is a super-short preorder period, mainly because I didn’t intend to release this as a full novel. Turn the Page will still be coming out in March, this is just a lil bonus.

Stay tuned for the first of six FULL chapters of At Any Cost, releasing here every Wednesday!

50 Best Indie Books of 2018

This year has been fantastic for me. In September, I broke through my pre-order goal for The Search for Sam and sold more books than I’d ever hoped, putting me in the Top 100 in 20th Century Historical Romance. I was so excited that I thought nothing better could ever happen. Then in October, I had my first book signing. It’s almost the end of November and A Christmas Reunion debuted at #1 in New Releases, hung out there for almost a week, and made it to #4 in Tudor Historical Romance.

Hopefully December will be as amazing, because The Search for Sam has been shortlisted for the ReadFreely 50 Best Indie Books of 2018 in the romance category! However, I’ll need your help to make that happen. The awards are based on votes from readers, and I would love it if you helped me out by voting! The link below takes you to a pre-filled form with the information from The Search for Sam, so voting only takes a few seconds. Sometimes you have to click twice on it but it will work! Polls close on Monday so make the most of this weekend and head on over.

It is a bit unlikely that I’ll make the top 50, what with being a new author and not even a year into my self publishing career, but if I did it would be amazing. Help make my Christmas amazing. Vote for me below!

http://www.readfree.ly/50-best-indie-books-2018-prefilled/?indie50title=THE+SEARCH+FOR+SAM+by+REBECCA+LOVELL&indie50genre=Romance

As always, thank you for all your support! Even if I don’t make the list, my readers and fans have made 2018 a year to remember.

The Enduring Legacy Series is Now Complete!

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With the release of Tammy Andresen’s Capturing a Lady’s Love, the Enduring Legacy series is complete at 14 books! All of these women have done a phenomenal job writing these books, and you can now get the entire series at once if you haven’t already done so! You can also still buy the individual books if you don’t have them all, clicking on the link will take you to the series page and you can buy whichever you like from there.

The Search for Sam is also still available at all retailers, and will remain that way so those of you who read it on Apple Books, Nook, Kobo, or even through your library you’ll be able to read it.

The Search for Sam – Universal Link

Thank you so much for reading and supporting indie authors, and if you’ve already bought the books please leave a review! It’s the easiest way to support us and provides important feedback as well. Thanks again!

Update on At Any Cost

img_4419I have some fun news regarding At Any Cost, the story that was planned to be a novella on the blog. In writing it for NaNoWriMo (or trying to, anyway), it looks like this is going to be a full-length novel!

So what does that mean? For starters, it’ll mean editing, formatting, and getting a spiffy cover that I didn’t slap together in Canva. There will also be an ultra-short preorder period where it will be $0.99 and I’ll be sure and let you know then.

Because y’all have stuck with me and put up with the fact that half the time I don’t talk about writing on here, I still plan on putting chapters up on the blog starting December 5th! There will be one chapter a week on Wednesdays right up until the book releases, but you’ll have to be sure and grab it at the sale price to read the ending. Like I said, fun! This is partially because the chapters are longer than the ones from Absence of Intellect, so by the time the book releases, you’ll have gotten to read a pretty good chunk of it and have an idea if you’re going to like it or not.

I hope you’ll enjoy the book and my weird little plan. This book has turned out to be a lot more interesting than I expected and my characters have a mind of their own, so I’m excited to have it out in the world as a full-length book.

Check back on December 5th for the first chapter!

Christmas in the Duke’s Embrace: Christmas Wishes Book 4

AM_Christmas in the Duke's Embrace_HiResAmanda Mariel can write Regency romance like nobody else, and this book promises to be just as much fun as her others. I’m starting to get into Regency lately, so I’m looking forwardto seeing how this one turns out.

Disgraced and betrayed by those she trusted most, Lady Marina Ellis finds herself near death and in desperate need of rescue. 

Evan Lockhart, never expected to find a woman buried in a snowbank outside of his ducal manor, but now that he has he cannot turn her away. 

As Christmas approaches the pair form a bond neither expected, but can they overcome the obstacles standing between them and embrace their chance at love?

There are still 2 more books releasing in the next month, and they still have preorders under a dollar! Come back next week for another fabulous Christmas story!

Christmas in the Duke’s Embrace – Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H23KFS2

The Appeal of an Elusive Viscount – all other retailers: books2read.com/u/38rAQV

The full Christmas Wishes series: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HFFKYXZ

NaNoWriMo 2018: Week Three

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As hard as it is for me to admit, it looks like I’m not going to win NaNoWriMo this year. I wrote my last draft in record time – amusingly enough, I wrote 55,000 words in just under 30 days in October – and I guess I was a little burned out.

One of the many things I’ve learned is that being an indie genre writer is hard. More on that later, but I’m trying to not burn myself out entirely. After all, this is only my first year as an indie. The long and short of it is that I chose my mental health over NaNo, and while I am sad about not finishing, I will likely have about 20,000 words by the end of the month towards a brand new novel. More on that later too.

Hopefully I’ll have more than 20K at the end of the month, because I seem to be over my bump in the road and wrote quite a bit over the weekend. Just because I won’t finish doesn’t mean I won’t keep writing, and just having written something is more than some people have done! At least that’s what I tell myself when I see friends celebrating on Twitter. *uncomfortable laughter*

I’ve got kind of a cool announcement coming on Wednesday, so stay tuned!

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