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.


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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.

Home to Stay is available here -
This book was previously published


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

Sunday, November 9, 2014

And NaNoWriMo Goes On!

Just a quick update on what's happening in the world of L.A. Remenicky...

First, I attended my very first author event yesterday - the local author fair at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

I think it went well. Chatting with potential readers just trying to get my name out there. And I actually sold 3 books! It was a great feeling to hear someone say that they had to have the book after reading the first page. 

I feel pretty good about how my display turned out. Next weekend it's on to Indie Unmasked in Indianapolis.

As you can see from the NaNoWriMo widget (over on the right of the blog) that my word count needs to be higher. So, that's next on my agenda for today... write!

Until next time...

Happy reading!

L.A. Remenicky

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Thunderclap Campaign

Greetings all!

It's day two of #NaNo2014 and I am getting ready to work on my word count for the day. While I am busy putting fingers to keyboard I would really appreciate your help.

I have started a Thunderclap campaign to help spread the word about Ragan's Song. I would love your support. It's easy and it's free - just click on the Join This Thunderclap button below. If I reach 100 supporters by November 14 at 12 pm Thunderclap will broadcast my campaign.

Please help!

Now, I'm off to write...

Until next time,

L.A. Remenicky

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Stronger With Him Release Day Blitz

Title: Stronger With Him
Author: JA Hensley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: November 1, 2014

After breaking up with her abusive boyfriend, graduate student Rebecca Maio wants a man who is the complete opposite of her ex. When she meets her sexy new neighbor, Becca finds herself irresistibly drawn to the powerful and compassionate man.

Agent Colin Schaefer's in town for an investigation and needs to stay focused on his job, but he can't ignore the beautiful girl next door. For the first time in his life, the elusive man wants more with a woman, but he can't shake the feeling that Rebecca also needs his protection.

Is their love strong enough to survive the secrets they're both bound to uncover? Or will her past and his job tear them apart?

This novel is intended for readers 18+ due to explicit and hot sex scenes and adult situations. If you love these kinds of things, then please, read on!

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About the Author

J.A. Hensley wrote her first books under the pen name, Savannah Leigh. Her novel, Wedding Dreams, was named an Amazon Best Seller. She loves smut of all kinds and is a reader first. J.A. is constantly working on a new project, whether it's writing or working in her craft room. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and daughter, and spends her days teaching college students about social work and human sexuality.

Books Published:
With This Ring (Wedding Dreams #1)

I Thee Wed (Wedding Dreams #2)

Wedding Dreams (Special Series Collection)

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