Monday, July 31, 2017

Kindle Countdown Deal!


KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEAL!
Mark your calendars

Only 99 cents
August 1st-3rd.

$1.99 from August 4th-7th


Three page-turning Romantic Suspense stories under one cover!

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Story Saturdays

This month's FREE BOOK has been selected. For email subscribers only, I will send a download link to a copy of STEELE (Billionaire Boys Club) Book 2.

Why Book 2? Because Book 1, ATLAS, is now free at Barnes & Noble, KOBO, Itunes, Scribd, Inktera, 24 Symbols, and Playster. It is only 99 cents at Amazon. You can find sales links for the entire series on my webpage.


As always, the rules: You must be a subscriber by the morning of July 31st to receive the download link. It will include both mobi (Kindle) and epub copies. Emails are powered by FeedBlitz and guaranteed spam free.

What you may have missed:

Be sure to visit the blog and read my post entitled Dear Reader. This post has received lost of positive comments from both writers and readers alike.

Also, there is a new devotional up at Crossreads, entitled "Life".

"We’ve become black and white, Democrat or Republican, British or American, Muslim or Christian instead of the one thing that we all are ..."

What's on sale:

All 5 books of THE ITALIAN SERIES are now on Kindle Unlimited. The sales download links are available on my webpage.

What's up next:

I am working on the end of Book 2 in THE COWBOYS OF THE DOUBLE R series. This is the book to follow Book 1, "GOD BLESS TEXAS".

Other stories you'll want to read:

HE WAS A SOLDIER
*Contemporary Romance
Amazon
Free on Kindle Unlimited

SHE LOVES ME IN THE SUMMER (Barrow Bros. Brides) Book 2
*Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
KOBO
All Other Websites

THE BRITISH ARE COMING (A Man Through Time) Book 2
*SciFi Romance
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
All OtherWebsites 

FABULOUS (the complete set)
*YA Romance
Amazon
Free on Kindle Unlimited

THE CORALEE CHRONICLES (the complete set)
*YA Romance
Amazon
Free on Kindle Unlimited

FREE BOOKS (All Platforms):
*For the sales links to these books visit the website.

CHRISTMAS ANGEL
LOVE & REDEMPTION (Florida Irish Series) Book 1

On Sale For 99 Cents:

EIGHT TO ONE | FADE TO BLACK (Angst) Book 1 | FABULOUS SERIES (All 3 Books) | PHENOMENAL | KICKIN' HEARTS (Rodeo Girls) Book 1 | THAT LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR THING | GOOD GIRL JAYNE | THE UNDERGROUND (Superhuman) Book 1 | THE GIRL IN THE PINK BIKINI (Coralee Chronicles) Book 1 | ATLAS (Billionaire Boys Club) Book 1 | FLIGHT RISK (The Italian Series) Book 1 | SUIT (Best-Dressed Series) Book1 | FOR ETERNITY (Time-Travel Romance) Book 1 | 653: RISE OF THE SUN (Cyborg Romance) Book 1 | A MAN THROUGH TIME series (2 books) | DOWN FALL | NATE'S HEALING (The Irish Series) Book 5 | HEAVEN & EARTH (Western Women) Book 1 | GOD BLESS TEXAS (Cowboys of the Double R) Book 1 | SHE LOVES ME IN THE SPRING (Barrow Bros. Brides) Book 1 | THE WAY TO A MAN'S HEART

Kindle Unlimited Books:

ANGST Series (2 books) | RODEO GIRLS Series (3 books) | SUPERHUMAN Series (5 Books) | FABULOUS series (3 books) | THE CORALEE CHRONICLES (3 books) | A FAKE BOYFRIEND FOR CHRISTMAS | IMPERFECT COWBOY | TIME-TRAVEL ROMANCE Series (2 Books) | CYBORG ROMANCE series (2 Books) | LOVE DANGEROUSLY | COPS & ROBBERS | FOR TONIGHT | THE WAY TO A MAN'S HEART | BAPTIZED | TATTOOED | THE ITALIAN SERIES (5 books) | A MAIL-ORDER BRIDE FOR CHRISTMAS

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Dear Reader

This piece was written for the Grace & Faith 4U Blog. It received such a nice reception that I wanted to also post it here. It is not directed at any one specific person. I am very grateful for all of my readers, but I think there is sometimes a huge disconnect. 




Dear Reader,

I am writing this to clarify a few things regarding books and writing, specifically how we see it from an author’s point of view. You see, I was one of you once, full of opinions about what I read and sure that the writer needed to hear them. Then I became one.

Being a writer, your head never fully shuts off. The characters you, the reader, spend a few days with, we’ve cuddled for months, sometimes years. We’ve lived with them. We’ve fed them and clothed them. They are as much our friends as actual humans we call or text.

The plot you enjoyed or condemned was determined by their voices in our head. Often in the wee hours of the morning when you are asleep, writers are, instead, moving point A closer to point B. It’s a twenty-four-seven thing. We’re writing while we fold laundry, drive the kids to school, or shop for groceries. Everything we see, every person we meet could be useful.

As such, that review it took you five minutes to write is very personal. You are criticizing or praising something we’ve breathed, something we’ve worn. In one hand, we patted our dog, in the other we prodded John to talk to Jane.

Somewhere someone said we are selling a product, not a piece of ourselves, to always keep that in mind. Hogwash. It can’t not be personal. It’s always personal. Those words are ours. We planted them. We watered them. We babied them so they’d grow.

The morals in the stories are ours. The feelings of the characters are ones we experienced. When John broke Jane’s heart, we cried over the page and willed her to hold strong. Not for one afternoon or a weekend like you, but continuously. It’s like having a movie on permanent repeat. Even months after it’s released and you, the reader, pooh-poohed it, we can still think of where we were when we wrote it and the number of times we had to reread that spot.

This makes your thoughts far more poignant.

“This book is too short,” becomes, “Your time spent wasn’t quite long enough.”

“This plot isn’t well-developed,” sounds like, “This writer is too shallow.”

“No way this book is clean [or Christian or funny or suspenseful],” is, “This author lied to me.”

“This book is overpriced” is the harshest comment of all. For a 99 cent book, the author receives only 35 cents. Of that 35 cents, the government claims about 20 percent. Now, subtract equipment fees (internet, travel time, office supplies) and marketing costs … We gave you the book on a two-day freebie, but the ad you saw that caused you to select it costed us money.

Pennies. We write for pennies. Yet we turn around and do it all over again. In spite of that one reader who deconstructs our lives bit by bit.

Does this mean your opinions don’t matter? Of course, they do.

But will your opinion alter how we write? Not a bit. Because here again, writing is personal. In life there are lawyers and musicians and auto mechanics. In writing there are Earnest Hemmingways and Mark Twains and J.K. Rowlings. There are mystery writers, romance writers, devotional writers, scifi writers. God made us all unique and if you didn’t like what we wrote, then someone else will.

We live for that someone, for the stranger who saw our sentences and understood them. Who said, “This is a good book,” but meant, “This is a good writer.”

Sincerely,

The Author


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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Story Saturday

99 Cents Sale:

"She only wanted 7 days on the perfect beach with the perfect man."

TAKE ME AWAY
*Sweet Clean Contemporary Romance
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
KOBO
All Other Websites

Other New Books This Year:

HE WAS A SOLDIER
*Contemporary Romance
Amazon
Free on Kindle Unlimited

GOD BLESS TEXAS (Cowboys of the Double R) Book 1
*Contemporary Western
Amazon
Free on Kindle Unlimited

SHE LOVES ME IN THE SUMMER (Barrow Bros. Brides) Book 2
*Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
KOBO
All Other Websites

THE BRITISH ARE COMING (A Man Through Time) Book 2
*SciFi Romance
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
All OtherWebsites 




In Writing News:

My next free book giveaway will be on July 31st. I will announce what book closer to that date.

Also, I've put two of my YA series into sets at a lower price. Both THE CORALEE CHRONICLES and the FABULOUS series of three books each can now be found for only $2.99. This price is Amazon only.

Lastly, for those who hooked up with me for my photography, the articles I published on Steve's Digicams are in the process of being reedited and reformatted by a nice gentleman for the RedRiver Paper blog. My favorite of the articles is already online. "The Romantic Spirit of Photography" is a piece I wrote linking who I am as a writer to who I am as a photographer. I hope you'll click on over and take a read.

For a full listing of what I have as sets, for 99 cents, or as Kindle Unlimited books, visit this post on the blog.

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Suzanne D. Williams
Florida, USA

Story Saturdays

99 Cents Sale (Amazon only): THE OTHER PLAYER *Young Adult Amazon   Now on Preorder: SHE LOVES ME IN THE FALL:  The Neighbor...