Book Boutiques Pre-Order and 99 cents sales

Hello Readers.   I’ve pulled all my old books from Liquid Silver Publishing and republishing them with my new publisher Book Boutiques.  The Pilot and the Pinup has gotten a make-over and I really enjoy it.  Don’t worry if you like the old cover – I’ll be keeping it for the print edition. So without further adieu here is my new cover. 

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Title: The Pilot and the Pinup

Series:  Starving Artist, Book 1

Author: Tina Holland

Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy

Release Date:  TBA

Cover Art: Valerie Tibbs

Publisher: Book Boutiques

Blurb:

Former pinup model, Sydney Wagner, is about to fulfill her life-long dream of publishing her first novel. Attending a writer’s conference in Kansas City is more play than work. Fate factors in, when her car blows a tire on the way to the conference.

Pilot and entrepreneur, Peter Kane, notices a car on the side of the road and isn’t about to pass up the chance to help a stranded motorist, especially, one as sexy as Sydney Wagner. But can he deal with her hot-then-cool attitude, or her tawdry past?

Buy Links: Amazon | B&N | KOBO | iBooks |

 

Drake's-Desire-Mockup1 (1)Title: Drake’s Desire 

Series:  Dealing with the Dead Book One

Author: Tina Holland

Genre: SFFP, Post-Apocalyptic, Erotic Romance

Release Date:  TBA

Publisher: Book Boutiques

Blurb:

Hunky vampire Drake Vermillion is simply looking for a quick snack. What he gets instead will keep you on the edge of your seat as you’re transported to Sin Vegas in Book 1 of Dealing With the Dead. The monsters in the closet are real, but if you look closely you may discover that all is not as it seems. Tina Holland spins an exciting tale of a world hidden in plain sight in her paranormal romance Drake’s Desire.

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I would ask that you refrain from purchasing from Liquid Silver Books as they are in violation of copyright and not paying royalties.   If you buy a book with the cover above you are good to go and supporting me.  Thanks. ~Tina

 

Book Boutiques is also have a 99¢ sale on Sexing up the Spy and Buckin’ Chastity at the following retailers.

 |  B&N | Google  KOBO |iBooks |

 

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween
Readers,

I wanted to wish you a safe and happy holiday!  I myself will be spending the day watching my favorite Halloween Movies and the evening with DH at the firepit, roasting marshmallows and passing out treats to anyone who ventures to our remote farm.

I’d like to offer you all a special treat.  This year I’d like to give you one of my books for FREE!

You may have your choice of:

The Pilot and the Pinup (lit, pdf, prc & RB formats)

Drake’s Desire (pdf only)

Fireproof (pdf only) 

To collect your treat, please follow the link to the google form, fill out and I’ll send you the FREE Book of your choosing.

https://forms.gle/xJ54bxi1w7cP69ef6

For more information about these books and others check out the book tab above.

This promotion will end on November 2nd.  So hurry and get your book treat.

~Tina

 

Writer Wednesday – Writing the Synopsis

The synopsis is an integral part of most submission packets, including my most recent agent submissions.   This was a struggle for me, as I hadn’t written one since I published “The Pilot and the Pinup” with  Liquid Silver Books.   A fellow author told me to break each of the chapters down into paragraphs.   I did exactly that and it was quiet the disaster.

The Acquisitions editor at the time informed me I suffered from Dreaded Synopsis Syndrome.  Boy did I ever.   LSB requested a love scene (probably to make sure I didn’t purple-prose the hell out of it) and the last chapter (likely to make sure the book was done).   They accepted my full ms and I never had to write a synopsis for them again.  Thank the writing gods.

Thankfully, My other digital publisher, Resplendence Publishing, didn’t require the synopsis.  Whew.

Now that I’m looking for an agent I’m back in the land of having to write a synopsis.  Ugh!

Luckily, there is a ton of info on the interwebs on how to write one.   I found this site to be very helpful.

http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2012/04/17/how-to-write-a-1-page-synopsis/

After writing said one page synopsis, I find some agents now want 3-5 pages.  Ugh!   And I thought I’d mastered the dreaded synopsis.

~Join me next week as we continue the query journey.

Writer Wednesday – Query Letters

I sent off my first query for The Courtesan of Constantinople on September 1st to an agent.  I’ve done Query Letters before to publishers, but this was a bit different.

It still had the blurb portion and writing credits, but the letter doesn’t contain the hard sell that I would have in a query to publishers.

When querying publishers, I’m aiming for a specific line, so I’m very specific in my query of how my book will fit into the publisher’s line.  I’m selling them my product.

When querying agents, I’m selling me and my brand.  It’s a bit more of a soft sell.  I’m telling them what I write so the agent can decide if we will be a good fit.

I’ll be sending off more queries, along with sample chapters and the Synopsis.  How I hate the Synopsis-Its such a struggle for me.  Digital publishers usually take a query and the complete manuscript, so I’ve been a bit spoiled. I haven’t had to write one since my very first, “The Pilot and the Pinup” story was published.   I’m sure there will be some learnings ahead.

Until next time be naughty ~Tina