Book Bundles, Great Exposure for New Authors.

DSCF0221Well, as I sit here this morning, I look out the window and see Mother Nature has dusted us with her white sugar again. One day, the temperature is well above zero, the next it’s way below. No wonder everyone is sick!

I’ll admit that things look cleaner under a fresh coat of snow, but I’d like it better if the weather stayed the same for a week or two, just long enough to kick this cough and clod before the next one sets in.

Since this is Valentine’s Day week, a special time for those of us who write about romance, in one form or another, I’ve decided to blog each day, emphasizing some aspect of being a romance author.

Today, my focus will be on Book Bundles. My main publisher, Crimson Romance, has come up with a way to get its authors more exposure by bundling Dangerous Lovebooks with a similar theme. Last year, Fire Angel was in a bundle called Dangerous Love that did quite well, and sold more than 8,000 copies. The interesting thing that came out of that was that Fire Angel was selected for the Amazon Encore program and continues to sell well each month.

At the moment, Just For the Weekend, my contemporary romance set in Vegas, is in two separate bundles. Since these book bundles are practically given away, I doubt the purchasers will complain about getting the same story twice. I asked about that, and the response was that the other books in each series would appeal to a different crowd. It’s possible. There’s only one other duplicated book, so who knows? At the moment, Tall, Dark, and Wealthy isn’t doing as well as its counterpart Holiday Fling.

Tall Dark and Wealthy Tall Dark and Wealthy is a collection of novels filled with uber-rich heroes. Dashing, handsome, and with money to burn . . . It’s a devastatingly sexy combination for these eight successful and commanding heroes as they search for the women who make their lives richer with laughter, passion, and love.

  • The Tycoon’s Wager: To boost ratings and save her radio show, agony aunt CJ Stratt has no choice but to agree to a series of publicity dates with London’s renowned playboy, Jack Harper. Jack knows seduction, but he has no idea how to love. Love is CJ’s business, yet she’s never been seduced. Can they find their way to a happily ever after?
  • Just for the Weekend: Multimillionaire Sam Mason is sick of gold diggers. When he meets a role-playing kindergarten teacher at a sci-fi convention in Vegas, she seems like the real thing. Then – surprise! – he wakes up married to this sexy stranger . . . only to find his new bride has vanished. Is he looking for a swindler or the love of his life?
  • An Inconvenient Love: To expand his real estate business, Luca Castellioni needs an English-speaking secretary and a wife, so he strikes a bargain with the first pretty face to cross his path. But now Sophia Stevens fascinates him, and he wants more marriage and not so much convenience in their agreement. Too bad his wife has reconstructed her own life, without him. Can love overcome the obstacles between them?
  • Heart of Design: Hollywood playboy Ian O’Connor has women falling at his feet, but interior designer Sophie Hartland refuses to be one of them. Sophie’s a refreshing change from the actress wannabes trying hop aboard Ian’s new gravy train of success. But is her disinterest just an Oscar-worthy act?
  • Hiding from Hollywood: When movie producer Ethan Walker walks into Abby’s diner, she’s terrified. The last thing she wants is her name connected with his when her life is now about hiding from the tabloids. But when she’s left without a safe place to stay, Ethan offers her sanctuary in his home, and Abby must decide whether she can finally stop running and trust Ethan with her secret.
  • The Spanish Acquisition: When multibillionaire business mogul Carlos meets struggling art student Lily on vacation in the Dominican Republic, sparks fly. But can they overcome their differences as well as a mix-up of mistaken identity?
  • Fearless Love: Jake Colt has no interest in handling the Carmichael winery acquisition, but he has little choice considering the business agreement he made with his father. Madison Carmichael refuses to let this interloper take what belongs to her family, no matter what passions he stirs in her heart. When two opposing forces clash, sparks are bound to fly . . .
  • High Octane: Fueled: Maddux Bates’s Formula One career needs an overhaul this season – not the scandal of an affair with a multimillionaire sponsor’s girlfriend. But there’s more to Brynn Douglas’s story – and motivations – than meets the eye, and the flame between them burns hot. Falling in love on the F1 circuit is a crash course in adrenaline.

At 70 cents USD, how can you resist that bargain?

http://www.amazon.com/Tall-Dark-Wealthy-Famous-Heroes-ebook/dp/B01699HCA6

Holiday Fling, on the other hand features more on the heroine than the hero. GetHoliday Fling Book Bundle swept away from your everyday troubles with these ten vacation romances. A change of scenery and a sexy stranger leads to sparks flying for these charming couples. But w
hen their holidays are over, can they figure out how to turn their flings into forever love?

  • What a Texas Girl Wants: The last thing Jackson
    Taylor wants in his life is a down-to-earth girl like Kathleen Witte, so why did he just wake up next to her on a Mexican beach with a ring on his finger? Once they’re back in Texas, though, this all-business marriage might just turn into an all-consuming love.
  • Summer Promises: Drama queen Carly Foster is stuck performing in a touristy ghost town with charming Asher Day. Is he flirting with her because he’s bored or is there room for passionate play off stage, too?
  • Jade’s Treasure: Jade Sawyer simply wants to be left alone to manage her family’s mountain resort and design her jewelry. Then world-famous author Matthew Riley McLaughlin books a room as a hideout, and their shared need for privacy becomes personal. But can she overlook a shocking betrayal?
  • The Spanish Acquisition: When multibillionaire business mogul Carlos meets struggling art student Lily on vacation in the Dominican Republic, passion ignites. But they must overcome their differences as well as a mix-up of mistaken identity.
  • California Wine: Italian Marcos Gamari has one goal in life: to create the finest wine from the best vineyards in the world. Then he meets single mother Elizabeth Ladina, who shows him that his real dream just may reside here in the mountains of Santa Cruz.
  • Between the Sheets: An annual retreat is the perfect setting for music teacher Maggie Schafer to turn over a new leaf in her love life, but then a pretend romance with handsome Randy Devers gets surprisingly real.
  • All About Charming Alice: Quirky Alice Treemont gives up hope of finding love in rural Blake’s Folly, Nevada, until dashing and well-to-do author Jace Constant comes to town to research his new book. Opposites indeed attract, and soon the whole town is determined to make a love match.
  • Just for the Weekend: Multimillionaire Sam Mason is sick of gold diggers. When he meets a role-playing kindergarten teacher at a sci-fi convention in Vegas, she seems like the real thing. Then – surprise! – he wakes up married to this sexy stranger . . . only to find his new bride has vanished. Is he looking for a swindler or the love of his life?
  • Christmas Dinner: Amanda dreads returning home single for Christmas, but the only available man to play escort is her rival for the TV anchor spot. When he agrees, much to her surprise, they both see a different side of each other under the mistletoe.
  • Trapped in Tourist Town: Cady Eaton dreams of the bright lights of New York City, but she’s stuck playing tour guide to travel writer Burke Sanders in tiny Scallop Shores. When deeper feelings develop, can he convince her that everything they need is right in front of them?

Also priced at 70 cents USD, how can you pass up that bargain?

The Boys in Blue final coverThe last bundle I’m in that’s currently available features On His Watch, my romance/suspense/thriller. The Boys in Blue is all about serving and protecting.  It’s hard to resist a man in uniform, and when it comes to these ten sexy law enforcement heroes, danger never looked so good. From street beats to under the covers, they’re arresting, they’re provocative, and they’re sure to steal your heart!

  • Undercover Heat: When Agent Kyra Sanders and FBI hotshot Quinn Daniels are assigned to go undercover as a married couple, trouble – and desire – flares. She’s got a history, he’s got a hell of a secret, and the only answer to this dilemma is almost criminal.
  • In the Shadow of Vengeance: Elizabeth Merlot can’t afford to let handsome Detective Noah McNeil discover her secret past. But when trouble finds her son, Noah may be the only one who can save their lives.
  • Montana Mustangs: When a body washes up on the shore of a rural Montana lake, police officer Dane Burke and Aura Montgarten must get to the bottom of this mystery – but Aura has a secret that’s out of this world. Can two unlikely souls find true love?
  • Love Is in the Air: When Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Jim Cromwell investigates Maine-based drug ring The Alabatross Alliance, the case leads him to airline pilot Captain Sophie Berg. He’s not sure if she’s an innocent or his lead suspect, but when she’s kidnapped, Jim must decide whether to believe his head or his heart.
  • Inheriting Fear: Detective Luca Patterson has never crossed a professional line until he meets his new neighbor Mya. She’s sexy, feisty, and he can’t stop thinking about her, but her secrets coincide with Luca’s case – and lead to an unexpectedly sizzling interlude in his bed. When lines blur, will love or duty ultimately come into focus?
  • Fated Hearts: Sheriff Carter McAlister offers mysterious newcomer Henley Elliott a job as his assistant. Breaking through her carefully built shell proves to be a near-impossible task, and now a dangerous new presence in the Cove seems to be targeting Henley. Can Henley and Carter leave their secrets and scars in the past to get a second chance at happily ever after?
  • On His Watch: Special Agent Jason Spark is enjoying some welcome peace and quiet when he’s called to a 911 call and steps into a horrifying bloodbath straight out of a Hollywood slasher movie. Survivor Nikki Hart believes Jason might be the angel sent to protect her. But when she learns about the secret role he played in her tragedy, can she ever forgive him?
  • Ashley’s Allegiance: Ashley Whitman’s ready to step up and contribute to the family tea legacy, just like her successful cousins. But as the conspiracy surrounding the farm deepens, so does her relationship with Sheriff Jacob Sanders. Their families have been rivals for years . . . will a union between them finally bring peace to Emerald Springs?
  • Acts of Faith: Everyone assumed Emma’s brother died in a car accident. Then one of his friends asks Emma to meet her so she can reveal the truth, but the whistleblower is brutally murdered before their appointment. There’s only one person Emma can turn to for help – her ex-husband, a cop who never wants to see her again.
  • Retribution: The homicide of a criminal lawyer puts Dallas homicide detective Remy LeBeau on a collision course with a professional assassin from his past. Is his relationship with professional barrel racer Cody Lewis the motivation behind the attacks – or a secret weapon that gives him the edge to end this nightmare once and for all?

You can pick up this bundle for only 70 cents USD.

http://www.amazon.com/Boys-Blue-10-Cop-Romances-ebook/dp/B019JE11Killer ThrillersE6

So, even though an author makes mere pennies on a bundle, the promotional rewards can be huge. As long as Crimson wants to add my books to its bundles, I’ll be pleased to particiapte in the venture. In fact, there’s a new bundle coming out in three weeks. Killer Thrillers will feature five seat of your pants roimance suspense stories, including The White Carnation. Can’t wait to see how well it will do.

Now, please stop by and visit my guest this week.

24f0e-2cd9db804bf4e7e0e6e1cdf9f09898c4Since it’s a special week, a time for lovers, I’m pleased to invite you to drop by and visit April Erwin’s Valentines Day Super Romance Giveaway which is active all of this week. Make sure you check it out. April has three wonderful prizes you can win.

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About mhsusannematthews

Finally retired after more than 30 years as a teacher! Now, I get to spend my time gardening, enjoying my grandchildren, and writing. I finally completed the number one item in my bucket list and Crimson Romance published my first novel, Fire Angel, in April 2013. Since then I have sold 24 other manuscripts to date and don't plan to quit writing for a long time yet.
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