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.

Official L.A. Remenicky website

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!

Official L.A. Remenicky Website

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
2014 Holiday Hop Authors – Our readers are most important to us! We are celebrating by giving away a Kindle and a $25 Gift Card. Please stop by and visit the authors listed below for more giveaways. Happy Hopping!

 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.

For an ebook of Ragan's Song (gifted through Amazon):

What is your favorite holiday tradition?

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

Don't forget to enter the main giveaway below for the Kindle and the Amazon gift card.
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Happy Hopping & Happy Holidays!