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Happy Release Day BUSINESS AS USUAL!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in General | 2 comments

Happy Release Day BUSINESS AS USUAL This is the third book in the USA Today bestselling Off the Subject series. BUSINESS AS USUAL tells Lexi Pendergraft’s story. My original plan had been to make the third book Tina’s story, but Lexi stole my heart while I was writing REDESIGNED–and from reader comments–she stole a lot of your hearts as well. I loved telling Lexi’s story and found her intimacy issues heart-breaking. I hope I did her justice. And Ben–her love interest–I think Ben is one of the most...

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How to Sell a Half Million Books

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in General | 6 comments

After watching my Createspace videos,a lot of authors have asked, “How did you do it? How did you sell so many books?” Honestly, one book at a time. In my video, I say that by the end of December, 2011, I’d sold 26,000 books. As of this weekend, I’ve sold 532,814 books–both eBooks and print, but about 95% are eBooks. I have twelve self-published books released (with one coming out April 10, another scheduled June 24, and  a third November 4) I have one book published with 47North, an Amazon imprint, along with a...

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Interview with Author Steve Mchugh

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in General | 1 comment

One of the best things about joining the 47North team is meeting all the amazing, crazy-talented, and just plain crazy authors. We have our own secret Facebook group and the shenanigans fly non-stop Last week I just happened to share a release day with Steve Mchugh. He released WITH SILENT SCREAMS, the third book in his urban fantasy Hellequin series, and I released the first short story in my Curse Keeper series. WITH SILENT SCREAMS links: Amazon US Amazon UK     Denise: Steve, I’ve gotten to know you as a fellow 47North...

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Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Author Newsletter Giveaway!

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in General | 6 comments

Readers ask me all the time for recommendations for other authors. I can only write so fast and some of you are looking for your next read between my releases. So I’ve joined forces with four other urban fantasy/paranormal romance authors and we’re having a contest. All you have to do is sign up for each of our newsletters! Sign up for each of these author’s newsletters to get: Inside scoops and news before anyone else See and hear about reveals and upcoming events Get announcements-like movie deals and book signings Receive...

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February 2014 Newsletter Poll

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in General | 77 comments

What type of eReader do you prefer? After you vote, post your email address below in the comments. After March 1, we’ll pick a random commenter to win a $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card. Winner will be announced in the March, 2014 newsletter. YOU MUST BE A NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBER TO WIN. **If I don’t have your email address, I have no way to contact you if you...

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The Rose Gardner Box Set and the Barnes & Noble Issue

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in General | 2 comments

Last week, I put an updated Rose Gardner Mystery box set on sale for $0.99. The original file contained the first two books. The updated file contains three books and a novella. The new file was uploaded on January 2. When you upload new files to Amazon (KDP) or Barnes & Noble (NookPress), you can view the new files and how they will look on the designated reading device. I checked both sites and verified the all three books and the novella were uploaded. The box set went on sale January 6. I had great sales of the box set during the week...

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Thirty-One and a Half Regrets Official Release Day!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in General | 11 comments

Thirty-One and a Half Regrets Now Available At: Amazon Amazon UK Amazon DE Amazon FR Amazon CA Amazon AU iTunes Kobo (coming soon) Barnes & Noble Amazon print book While Rose recovers from a broken heart, she finds herself at odds with her sister—and business partner—Violet. Rose buries herself in her landscaping work, but becomes worried when her employee and friend, Bruce Wayne Decker, goes missing. In the meantime, Fenton County assistant D.A., Mason Deveraux has been patiently waiting to begin a relationship with Rose, but she...

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Thirty-One and a Half Regrets Preview: Chapters One-Three

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in General | 18 comments

There’s less than a week until the release of Thirty-One and a Half Regrets!!!  So I thought I’d give you guys a sneak peek and post the first three chapters.     Thirty-One and a Half Regrets Rose Gardner Mystery #4 Chapters One-Three Chapter One   I had no idea how my life had gotten so complicated. Sitting in an overstuffed chair in Jonah Pruitt’s living room, I stared out the window as a steady rain beaded on the glass and rolled down the pane. The weather reflected my mood. Dark and gloomy. “How often do you...

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Rose Gardner Question #4

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in General | 2 comments

Rose Gardner question #4: Why do the books all have “and a Half” in the title? When I wrote Twenty-Eight, I wanted the title to have something to do with Rose’s list of things she wants to accomplish before she gets murdered or arrested. But “Twenty-Eight Wishes” was lame and didn’t convey the humor in the book. So I decided to add a bit of whimsy and add “and a Half.” The only problem was that I felt I needed a “half” wish in the book to make the title appropriate and I wasn’t...

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Twenty Days Until Thirty-One and a Half Regrets

Posted by on Dec 21, 2013 in General | 5 comments

Thirty-One and a Half Regrets January 9, 2014 Only twenty more days until the release of Thirty-One and a Half Regrets! I’m so excited for you to read it! In the meantime, I’m answering your questions about Rose and the Rose Gardner series.  No question is too crazy!!! Nothing is too invasive!!! Go ahead and ask me!!! I may not answer, but feel free to ask! Go ahead and tell me that I’m mean. My kids–and my characters– do all the time. Question #2 is all about Rose’s visions. Why does Rose have visions?...

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