Monday, February 17, 2014

Official Launch Day!

Though we did a soft release, today is the OFFICIAL LAUNCH DAY for Captured by the Pirate Laird, book 1 in the Highland Force Series!

Those of you who know me, are aware of what I went through to bring this series to market. Last March, I was over the moon. I landed my agent. What couldn't go wrong? I was represented by the #1 agency in the country, Trident Media....Well not to beat a dead horse, rejections started coming in (and some publishers still haven't responded). Having been published by small presses before, I opted not to go through a second round of submissions.

I made the tough decision to go it on my own.

Later, I'll post about publishing on Create Space, and the whole formatting, book cover designing marketing journey, but that's not what today's about. MY BOOK IS OUT AND I DID IT MYSELF! What's cool? I've got two more books in this series coming out soon as well. I joined a NetGalley co-op, and AWESOME REVIEWS have been coming in. Joining a NetGalley co-op was a great decision for me, though I've heard mixed reports from others. I think your cover matters a lot as well as your genre.

So, with out further ado, here's the blurb to Captured by the Pirate Laird:

Wed by proxy to a baron old enough to be her grandfather, Lady Anne trudges up the gangway of a galleon that will deliver her into the arms of a tyrant. Crestfallen, she believes her disastrous life cannot get worse—until she awakes to the blasts of cannon fire.

Facing certain death, Anne trembles in her stateroom while swords clash and the chilling screams of battle rage on the deck above. When a rugged Highlander kicks in her door, she prays for a swift end.

But Laird Calum MacLeod has a reason for plundering the ship—and it’s not a stunning English lass. With no other choice, he takes Anne to his crumbling keep on the isle of Raasay and sends a letter of ransom to her husband. In time, Anne grows to understand MacLeod’s plight and finds it increasingly difficult to resist Calum’s unsettling charm—until the baron sends a reply agreeing to terms.

Ripped from passion that will be forever seared into their souls, will Anne and Calum risk everything for love?

Kudos to Kim Killion for an outstanding book cover design!


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