Countdown for that big release … ready???

I’ve over-washed my hair, ran the battery down in my phone too many times to count, have stayed logged in on Facebook and other social networks (something I never do), had “meetings” with my publisher and agent, asked my husband night-after-night “think I’ll do good?”, ordered swag, formed a street team, scheduled a blog tour, encouraged reviews, checked presale ranks, planned a release party, prayed, kicked myself in the ass (yes, it’s possible), and a bunch of other stuff no one needs to read about…






Yes, I’m about to enter the NO Return Zone. My second debut. If you’ve published with a small house and get a bigger one, you’re considered a debut author. New genre, new author. New dreams.

Okay. Got it.

So here’s my new author checklist (in no special order).


Updated author website … CHECK

Swag … CHECK

Street team … CHECK

Reviews … CHECK

Social media campaign … CHECK

Release party … CHECK

Blog tour … CHECK

Fed husband and pets … CHECK (I need to check)

Seek reassurances from family and friends … CHECK

Listed for presales … CHECK

Book trailer … CHECK

Meetings with agent and publisher … CHECK

Writing new books … CHECK

Going crazy … CHECK


Stick with this checklist, and you’re guaranteed to make a bestsellers list. Right? Nope.

That’s up to the readers.

I’ve had a blast writing and learning from all the wonderful authors, readers, my perfect agent, and editor/publisher over the last year. Thank you. There’s no room left in my heart–it’s so full of love and gratitude.

Now it’s time to let go. Readers will choose and reviewers will judge (smiling).


My first book with Random House/Loveswept — Surrender: A Devil’s Den Novel releases on January 27, 2015. If you like steamy contemporary/NA/erotica/women’s lit, take a chance. LOL.


Promo Card Surrender





Welcome to the Devil’s Den, a Texas strip club where the air is heavy with desire . . . and sometimes dreams come true.

Ever since her mother kicked her out, twenty-year-old Robyn Gonzalez has been working the poles at the Devil’s Den, saving up to finish college and travel the world. With only her wits and her gorgeous body to rely on, Robyn has learned to be independent—fiercely independent. She’s never been tempted to let a man distract her from her dreams . . . until she meets the dead-sexy Garrick Dempsey.

The club’s new head of security, Garrick had walked away from a career as a mechanical engineer to return to his roots in Corpus Christi. He hadn’t planned on getting to know someone like Robyn, with her sinfully sweet combination of vulnerability and strength, at the Devil’s Den. She acts tough, but only because she’s been hurt. Soon Garrick knows he will do anything to win Robyn’s trust. And if that means surrendering to the red-hot chemistry between them, all the better.


And for the really ambitious, here’s my blog tour schedule–follow and win a prize.


Jan 19th- Book Reviews and More by Kathy– P/Exc
Jan 20th– Mythical Books– P/Exc
Jan 21st– Sassy Moms Say Read Romance– Rev/P
Jan 22nd– Craves the Angst– Promo
(Stop 2) Lustful Literature– Rev/P
Jan 23rd– Falling in Fall Book Blog– Rev/P
Jan 26th– As the Pages Turn– Int/Exc
(Stop 2) Jodie’s W.I.N.E. List– Rev/Exc
Jan 27th– Booknerd– Rev/P
Jan 28th Books N Pearls– P/Exc
(Stop 2) Queen of the Nights Reviews– Ch Int/P
Jan 29th– Illustrious Illusions – P/Exc
Jan 30th– My Favorite Things– Rev/P
Feb 2nd– Underneath the Covers– P/Exc
(Stop 2) Crystal Blogs Books- Rev/P
Feb 3rd– Musings and Ramblings- Gp/Exc
Feb 4th I am, Indeed– Rev/Exc
Feb 5th– A Tasty Read Book Reviews– Rev/P
(Stop 2) Undercover Book Reviews- Promo
Feb 6th– Ellesea Loves Reading– P/Exc
(Stop 2) Those Crazy Book Chicks– P/Exc

Feb 9th– Lusty Penguin Reviews– Rev/Exc

Feb 10th– Karen’s Killer Book Bench– Promo
(Stop 2) Crazy Four Books– Rev/P
Feb 11th– Life with Two Boys– Rev/Exc
Feb 12th– Books Like Breathing– Rev/P
(Stop 2) We’re Jumpin’ Books – P/Exc
Feb 13th– Books Need TLC– Rev/P
(Stop 2) Between the Lines– Rev/P



6 thoughts on “Countdown for that big release … ready???

  1. scmitchell says:

    Best of luck with the release Violetta.

  2. You know your friends at SMP are rooting for you! Good luck with the new release & house.

  3. Wishing you the very best of luck with your new release, Violetta.

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