2018 in Review

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First, the fun part: Round Midnight is currently free. Yes, free! So if you haven’t read this duet of retro Christmas/New Year’s Eve romances, now’s the time. You can get it at AmazoniBooksB&NGoogle Play, and Kobo.

Also, Star Dust won’t be free much longer, so click fast if you don’t have the awakening divorcee and the playboy astronaut next door.

Now onto the disappointments!

2018 was the worst writing year I’ve had since 2011. I barely wrote any new words, I spent most of the year staring at my manuscripts while dread galloped around my mind, and I felt defeated by my desire to be a writer in a way that I haven’t basically ever.

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Private Politics On Sale

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I’m so sorry about posting several “buy this book” posts in a row (I try to avoid that), but I just found out that Private Politics is on sale for 99 cents! It’s never been discounted before, so grab it now if you were waiting.

I’m not sure why it’s on sale or how long that price will last, but I’m super fond of this book, and here’s the best pitch I can make for it: Liam is maybe my favorite among the heroes I’ve written. He’s smart, nerdy, not insanely good looking or rich–but completely gone for the heroine Alyse. Alyse was more polarizing, but I love her. She’s been living her life as a vacuous socialite, but she’s realizing she wants other things. There’s a scandal involving illegal giving by foreign entities (so quaint) and a lot of DC insidery stuff, but it’s mostly this quiet romance.

The sale price is only showing up at Amazon and Google Play, but hopefully it’ll proliferate later.

ETA: and the sale price is now also at B&NiBooks, and Kobo, but it does seem to be US only (I’m sorry!). Again, I have no idea how long this will last, so click fast.

Odds and Ends

  • Our not-quite-romance book club on George Gissing’s The Odd Women (1893) starts on Monday. Here are the details. I’d love to see you there.
  • We’re less than a month away from the release of Earth Bound. It isn’t going to be available on Netgalley, so if you’re a reviewer and you’d like to take a look at it, please email me at author.emma.barry (at) gmail.
  • Star Dust is in a promo celebrating Sassy, Sexy, Smart historical romances. Seriously, these books are so good. (I’m trying to keep all my squee inside about this and it isn’t working.) You can get all eight for FREE here. This deal is only good through April 25 though, so click fast.

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  • ETA: and I forgot one! Carina Press is running a 30% sale on all the books at their site, which includes The Easy Part series (my DC-set political romances). The deal is good through April 30; use the code RT3016 when you check out. These books rarely if ever go on sale.

Star Dust Freebie Offer!

If you’re anything like me, you’re trying to pick the prefect Friday read. Something smart and hilarious would be ideal; if had cocktails and astronauts even better (or maybe dirty, sexy geeks or hot exes locked in an erotic encounter or love in a snowstorm)… but where to get it? Well, April’s no longer the cruelest month because I’ve got eleven books for you, and all of them are free.

eleven book cover, including star dust's, on a gray background. all the books are currently free.That’s right: eleven contemporary romances–including Star Dust–free for this weekend only. Check out the full list and the links at Zoe York’s blog. But you’d better click fast: this offer expires Monday. (And note that Star Dust has a new cover, and it’s gorgeous.)

Happy reading!

Special Interests On Sale!

Good news: from now until June 22, Special Interests is only 99 cents! This price should be live everywhere it’s for sale in both the United States and Canada. In the year since its release, this is the first time Special Interests has been on sale. If you’ve been waiting to buy it, now is the time.

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If you need them, here are the buy links: Amazon | B&N | Carina | iBooks | KoboGoogle Play.

Since my books aren’t on sale often, and I’d like more people to check out the series, I’ll be obnoxious about this on social media in the next two weeks. I apologize in advance!

Also, there are three complete or nearly complete things on my hard drive, two of which I’m planning to self-publish this year. So if you’ve been waiting for new words from me, they’re coming.

ETA: I scheduled this to go up over the weekend, but as of Monday morning, the sale price isn’t live yet anywhere except Amazon Canada. I’ll let you know when it shows up.

ETA2: Okay, the sale price appears to be up most places and should be everywhere soon.

I’m in a Box!

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Today, Crimson Romance’s Time after Time bundle released. It includes my American Civil War-set romance Brave in Heart. And the entire bundle, ten complete books, is only 99 cents!

It’s a good set to get if you like unusual historicals. Four of the titles are set in the US, one in the Caribbean. The other five are Western European–but one of those involves Vikings!

Brave in Heart is part second-chance-at-love story and part searing war memoir, a fast-paced but true-to-period historical romance about change and forgiveness, bravery and loss, and finding the strength to act.

My complete list of reasons to read it is here, but it’s a short, angst-y, unusual historical. Also there are lots of love letters. If that’s not inducement enough, might I remind you that Brave in Heart was a top pick at Romantic Historical Lovers. It made Miss Bates cry. And lots of readers found it too steamy (say it isn’t so!).

If you’re a romance reviewer who didn’t review Brave in Heart last summer–which is to say most reviewers–and you’re interested in the book, let me know.

And if I’ve convinced you to give my book and the entire bundle a try, here are the buy links:

Amazon | B&N | Crimson | iBooks | Kobo | All Romance | Google Play | Goodreads

The publisher’s blurb and links to each of the books are after the fold.

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Odds and Ends, Part II

First things first, the Sizzling Summer Reads Event is under way at The Romance Reviews! Literally dozens of prizes are up for grabs including books and gift cards–and this week, one of those prizes is an e-copy of Special Interests. One of the questions for the game today is related to Special Interests and if you read my blog, I’m certain you know the answer. So go forth and enter!

Next, I will soon be available in a box. Specifically this box.

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My American Civil War-set historical romance Brave in Heart is one of ten (10!) books in this bundle from Crimson Romance. It will be available starting on July 7 for the amazing cost of 99 cents. Brave in Heart has never been available at that price, let alone with nine other books. If you’ve been waiting to buy it, that would be time.

I don’t have any pre-order links yet, but I will post them when I have ’em. (ETA: you can add the collection on Goodreads.)