Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Last Post

This is my last post here on blogger. I have a new website and I hope you'll join me there.

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It's been a great run - thanks for all your support!

Signing off,

L.A. Remenicky

Why I’m Not Jumping On The TSU Bandwagon

There’s been a lot of buzz about the new social media site TSU and how “everyone” is jumping over there from Facebook. I’m not convinced that a new social media site is the best use of my time. Facebook is already a big time-suck. Why would I sign up for another?

The indie author community is up in arms that Facebook is going to start charging for you to make sales posts. Hmmm… Yes, it’s a bummer but can you blame them? It should be no surprise, over the last couple of years organic post reach has dwindled for pages to almost nothing. We were all used to running around on Facebook posting “Buy My Book” but how much did that really help our sales? Facebook is a SOCIAL media site, not a free advertising site. We all shout that Facebook is greedy but what other type of business lets you use their product for free to sell your product? It’s time we indies pulled up our big girl panties and faced the fact that the age of promoting our books for free is drawing to a close. Yes, it’s expensive to promote our books and finding new ways to promote without spending a fortune will be hard. We are creative, we can do it!

Let’s put it this way. Up until I ran a free/$.99 promotion this month I was lucky if my royalty payments were $10. That’s right, even with all the posts on Facebook my book sales stunk. It boils down to the fact that you get what you pay for – free posting gets you a lot of nothing. For my promotion I spent about $40 for my free book to be listed on some websites and included in some emails by sites that specialize in free/cheap ebooks. Over 5 days my free book was downloaded over 17K times and I sold over 100 copies of my $.99 ebook. For an author that was lucky to sell 50 books per year that is HUGE!

So, I will continue to connect with readers on Facebook but I am not convinced that social media is the best use of my time and/or advertising dollars.

Until next time,

Happy reading!

L.A. Remenicky

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New Release - Tempering Steel by Lea Barrymire

After months of aching to be with grumpy Sheriff Connor Manning, Margarete Barrie finally gets her chance when a coyote shifter takes refuge in her home. She burns with need every time they’re close, but even she can only take rejection so many times before giving up.

 Connor’s resolve to stay away from Margie weakens when she takes in his packmate. Fighting his inner animal and jealousy makes him question his decision to leave women and love alone. 

They’re thrown together to catch a trapper or hunter threatening the pack. But once things start to heat up even the possibility of danger doesn’t cool the tension between them.

First kiss:

“You… you shot me.”

“I did.”


He was already listing to one side and she rushed forward to help me sit against a tree. “Because you needed to calm down. I need to look at this wolf and I can’t do that if you’ve got him all pissed off.”


His eyes drooped. She leaned down and kissed the lines of confusion between his brows. “I know. That’s why I gave him a little more than you. He’ll be sleeping like a cub in about two minutes.”

“Sorry about being mad. She called me that before she left.” Connor mumbled.

The slurred words had her ears perking up like a fox’s after hearing the squeak of a mouse. She. Margie squashed the questions bubbling up. Instead she turned, gathered her gear and slowly approached the downed wolf. In the back of her mind Connor’s words swirled. Someone had hurt him. Some female. A growl of her own laced with jealousy and anger vibrated in her chest.

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 Tempering Steel - Book 2 ~ Coyote Bluff Series

Coyote Bluff is a small, quaint town in the mountains of Virginia. With its diner run by Mama, the police force of one and a single stop light it's much like every other small town in America. Well, until you take a closer look.

Feel free to come visit Coyote Bluff... but keep an eye on the wildlife.

Author Bio:

Lea lives in Western New York with her hubby, three children, and miscellaneous critters. Before the rug rats, she lived a life of adventure, following her husband all over Europe with the US military. She's slept in a car outside Paris, drove six hours just to see tulips in the Netherlands, and knocked ash from her shoes at Pompeii. Now she spends her time in life's adventures at soccer games, PTA meetings and school plays.

Lea has loved reading from a very young age, spending many sleepless nights devouring books. Science fiction and paranormal were her favorite genres to read as a teenager, and that love bled into her adult life. She started writing during a bout of insomnia, to fill time, and found it filled a creative void. Now she communes regularly with the characters in her head and tries not to laugh out loud when they say something funny.

When Lea isn't reading, writing or corralling kids, she enjoys watching movies and sciencey shows, or just kicking back and listening to some music.



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Monday, December 15, 2014

Dual Cover Reveal ~ Christmas Stalkings & Slash And Burn by Jade Jamison

Christmas Stalkings

Val, Brad, and the kids decide to take a short but needed winter vacation to get away from it all and enjoy each other’s company, but one thing is stopping them from relaxing like they should. Since fronting her new band Val Hella, Val has discovered the darker side of fame—she has a stalker, one who seems intent upon stepping up his game to get what he wants, and the ruin of their vacation becomes the least of their worries.

Slash And Burn

Is theirs a match made in heaven...or hell?

Nick Channing, drummer for Fully Automatic, has never taken sex seriously. He’s had fun and met dozens of women—mostly one-night stands—and he prefers it that way. From his parents to his friends, he’s witnessed love and relationships firsthand and believes women are nothing but a headache.

Nick, Brad, and Val team up again to launch her new band Val Hella. There’s one problem, though: they still need a bassist. They audition dozens of women, trying to find the perfect one and settle on Sabrina, known onstage simply as Sinna, a bad ass metal head who’s perfect for the band: pierced, tattooed, dressed in black from head to toe, and she handles her bass with precision. She is a force to be reckoned with and Nick is smitten.

When Nick gets her alone the first time to lay on the charm, he’s met with a coolness he’s never experienced. Sabrina is mysterious and thoroughly unimpressed with Nick and his behavior, and that’s when he decides he has to have her. As he falls headlong for her, he discovers her secrets, one dark shadow at a time. He thinks she loves him back, but he can’t be sure. By the time he’s completely down the rabbit hole, his heart’s so entangled, he fears he might not be able to save himself. Can she save him or will she wreck him for all time?


Sunday, December 14, 2014


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A New Year ~ A New Website

Greetings everyone!

First, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

As of the January 1, 2015, I will no longer be posting here on blogspot - I will be posting only on the new website. I hope you'll continue to follow my journey with this new upgrade.

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If you haven't purchased Saving Cassie or Ragan's Song now is the time! Thru December 16, 2014, Saving Cassie is #Free and Ragan's Song is only $.99! Get your one-click finger warmed up and get these books before the special prices go away. I don't do this often so go get your copies now!

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And the journey goes on...

This spring, be on the lookout for Fate Stepped In ~ Fairfield Corners Book 3. I am hoping to have it ready for release in March.

#Giveaway winner!

Congrats to  Brenda Kilbury Mcleod - she was the first to comment with the moon and stars as the pendant that is found in Faith's pocket. She wins a signed copy of Ragan's Song. Look for it in Fate Stepped In.

Until next time...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

L.A. Remenicky

Thursday, December 11, 2014

New Website!

Greetings from Remenicky land!

Just a quick post to let you know I have some BIG news - I have a brand new website! I will be posting blog posts both here and on the new website for a while to transition.

Check it out and let me know what you think!

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Happy reading!

L.A. Remenicky

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Book Series - Yea or Nay?

I recently dove back in to the world of highlanders and time travelers in Diana Gabaldon's An Echo In The Bone. It's been at least a couple of years since I last read a book in this series but at two pages in I was completely immersed in the world of Jamie and Claire Fraser once again. And did you see the series on Starz? If you're a fan of the books you need to watch the series - very well done!

I love a good series, especially one that can transport you back so quickly with each book. But, I'm not a fan if each book has a cliffhanger to try and get you to buy the next book. I guess that's why I chose to write my Fairfield Corners series as a series of stand-alone books. Writing each book is like visiting an old friend. As long as the characters "tell" me their stories I will keep writing them.

Some of my favorite series are: The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon, The In Death Series by J.D. Robb, The Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich, and The Trueblood series by Charlaine Harris (up until the last book).

How do you feel about book series? What is/are your favorite series?

Happy reading!

L.A. Remenicky

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Life, Love, and #Giveaways!

Just a quick post to update you on all things happening in the Remenicky world.

First - a new giveaway! Up for grabs is a signed paperback of Ragan's Song - the one I use in the story is the winner!

In Fate Stepped In Faith has a necklace that was found in her pocket with a broken chain and is the only thing she has from her "old life". I need to figure out what the pendant is - it has the number 5 and 13 engraved on the back. What should the pendant be? Comment below and include your email address. This giveaway is also running on Facebook.

I will pick a winner on December 14.

Second - another giveaway! Check out the Holiday Blog Hop post for a chance to win an ebook of Ragan's Song (Amazon only), an Amazon gift card, or a Kindle!

Third - don't forget to enter the newsletter sign-up contest (see the Giveaway tab for details). You could win a signed author banner!

Now, on to the rest. I didn't get much written this week but I do have three or four scenes that are ready to be written. Hopefully this week I will get some chapters done!!

I hope everyone is having a great month.

Happy reading!

L.A. Remenicky

Holiday Hop & Giveaways

Happy December!

Angela Ford’s 2014 Holiday Hop – December 1st – 15th
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 Welcome to today's Holiday Hop post. It's December and all thoughts turn to holidays... family time, parties, presents, and (best of all) holiday movies are everywhere. What is your favorite holiday movie? If you pin it you can win a kindle or a $25 Amazon gift card. And, each participating blog is having a giveaway so you have many chances to win some great prizes.

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Post your answer in the comments with your email and on December 16 a random comment will win (determined by

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Happy Hopping & Happy Holidays! 

Friday, November 28, 2014

What's Up Next?

Happy Black Friday everyone!

Now that the bird has been consumed (along with all the tasty side dishes) it's time to get back to work. Fate Stepped In ~ Fairfield Corners Book 3 is up next. Robbie's story should be finished in February for a late March release. I hope you all will love Robbie and Faith as much as I do.


Signed paperbacks are now available for purchase. Just complete the form (and payment of course) and signed books will be delivered to your door!

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As always, if you have read any of my books please consider leaving a review - even if it's just a couple of lines.

Happy Reading!

L.A. Remenicky

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A New Direction

I survived (and thoroughly enjoyed) my first author events. The local author fair went well but I was disappointed in the overall attendance. As the only local event of this kind I thought it would be advertised and promoted more than just in the library and on their website. My Fairfield Corners covers received quite a few compliments ~ thank you Sprinkles on Top Studios! And, I sold three books so I am considering the day a "win".

Indie Unmasked was a lot of fun. This was my first experience at an author event of this type. After drawing a blank at the first question about my books and stumbling through an answer (I was just a bit nervous) I found my footing and was definitely more coherent the rest of the day. There were some fabulous authors there and I wish I had more time (and the courage) to talk with them. I did get to meet author Amber Nation who I chat with on Facebook (if you love romance you should read her Brown County series - I definitely recommend them) and I had the opportunity to fangirl over Mia Sheriden - her novel, Archer's Voice, is one of my favorite books this year. My best friend (acting as my assistant) had a chance to scope out everyone's swag and came back with some ideas we may try in the future. And more compliments on the Fairfield Corners covers!

The masquerade was fun - it was great to hear some of the attendees fangirling about being able to spend time with their favorite authors.

As the odometer ticked off the miles on the trip home I thought about this whole author gig and how I've been stressing myself out over NaNoWriMo and word counts and how the story was falling flat. I realized that Beneath The Lake is just not ready to written... yet. I love the story and concept but it's just not there and trying to force it isn't working. Therefore, I am putting it back into the "maybe later" file in my head and I will not be finishing NaNo this year.

I don't want to lose my love of writing. Seriously, what other career choice is as perfect for an introvert with an active imagination? Stressing about it makes it seem more like a job and I already have one of those.

After some serious thought my goals for 2015 look like this:

  1. Write every day.
  2. Break down marketing into manageable pieces.
  3. Find more/different ways to reach readers.
  4. Build up my newsletter subscriber list.
  5. Guest blog.
  6. Attend more author events (if possible).

Writing may never pay all the bills but I need the creative outlet. Never fear, there are many more stories to come.

Until next time!

L.A. Remenicky

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Book Focus: Home To Stay by Jane Leopold Quinn

Home to Stay
by Jane Leopold Quinn

Nickie Grace moved to Parkersburg to rehab an old house and forget a disastrous marriage, but a prowler threatens her newfound peace. The vandalism gets more personal and creepier with every instance. It's a small town, and the investigating deputy, Hank Crossman, is everywhere. Nickie's not ready to get involved but she can't resist the hunk's seductive moves -- or the adorable stray dog he adopted. A summer affair might be fun, not to mention that with a sheriff's deputy guarding her body, how much safer could she be?

Deputy Hank Crossman loves to play the field. He's a commitment-phobe, who keeps everyone at arm's length, including his alcoholic father and the stray he's named simply 'Dog.' Now, he's determined to seduce Nickie Grace. Fortunately for Parkersburg, he takes his job much more seriously than he does his affairs. His frustration at not being able to solve the perverted and dangerous crimes against Nickie grows along with his attraction to her, and despite the dangers they become immersed in an intense lust-affair.

Then Nickie almost loses her life, and Hank discovers that everything that's been happening is because of his past. He wants to bolt, get out of her life, but this time he just might come home to stay.

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Through a tragic accident, Hank Crossman
lost almost every person he ever loved -
 by the time he was 18.

     During the funeral, he sat in the woods outside the church leaning against a tree trunk, grinding his back over the rough bark like some sort of medieval flagellation. It was his fault. Ricky would have known better than to dive in if he’d been there. He was probably showing off. He choked back the agony of imagining Ricky inside the coffin. They’d never go tramping through the woods, never play dumb video games in Ricky’s basement. He’d never see his floppy blond hair and happy blue eyes, never have a friend again. That was for sure. He’d never get that close to anyone again.
And he never intended to come back to Parkersburg after college, but got sucked in when a judge refused to release his good-for-nothing father from rehab unless a family member vouched for him.

His grief and guilt lead him to the Marines where he lost his heart to the innocent victims of war.  He thought he'd left his hometown forever, but his conscience forced him to return to take care of his alcoholic father.  If he had to be home, at least he was safely ensconced in his career as a lawman.  For a long time, he was able to do his job and still cut himself off from any personal relationships.  Nickie Grace changed all that. 

     Hands shaking and in a rush, she hooked the snap between her breasts, jiggling a little to settle herself in the cups. She rubbed at the burning prickles on the back of her neck. Crossman. It was Crossman. She knew it was him before she turned around.
He stared at her from the darkened hallway, his rapt gaze heating her skin. She crossed her arms over her breasts. To give the devil his due, he drew his gaze up to her face. She wondered if he was married, because the way he looked at her made her hope he wasn’t.

Nickie Grace’s ex was the quintessential cheating bastard. Rehabbing her great-aunt’s house in Parkersburg, Iowa would be her refuge from her feeling of failure.  Until someone started playing “pranks” on her, and Hank, the cop, started wanting to protect her.


“Could your ex be behind the pranks?” Hank asked quietly, his voice breaking the silence.
Her gaze jerked back to him. “No, it’s not his style. And besides, why would he? He doesn’t care.”
“Are you sure? Some men don’t like to lose what they consider their property. What does he do?”
“No, it’s not him. I’m sure of it. He’s glad to be rid of me.” It was hard to sniffle back tears quietly so he wouldn’t hear.
“What’s his name, Nickie?”
“Why? It doesn’t matter. It’s not him.”
“You don’t know that for sure.”
Oh, God. Why would Rod do this? He wouldn’t. What would be the point? He’s proud and arrogant but not possessive. She was sure it wasn’t him, but Hank had put doubts in her mind.
“Okay, I’ll find out who’s doing this, though.” He pushed off the railing and strode toward her.

She intends to keep Hank at a distance until one night they dance and being in his arms felt soooo good.

Sensual fantasies were locked in my mind for years until a friend said, "Why don't you write them down?" Why not, indeed? One spiral notebook, a pen and the unleashing of my imagination later, and here I am with more than a dozen books published. The craft of writing erotic romance has become my passion and my niche in life. I love every part of the creative process — developing characters, designing the plot, even drawing the layout of physical spaces from my stories. My careers have been varied — third grade school teacher, bookkeeper, secretary — none of which gave me a bit of inspiration. But now I'm lucky enough to write romance full time — the best job in the universe!

My Books
Ellora's Cave
Lost and Found
Valentine's Day
His Hers & His
The Keeper
Soldier, Come Home
Winning Violetta
A Promise at Dawn
Jake and Ivy
Wooing the Librarian
Home to Stay
The Long Road to You (coming soon)
Undercover Lover
Mercenary Desires
I'll Be Your Last

Jane Leopold Quinn
My Romance:  Love With a Scorching Sensuality