Creating Audiobook Excerpts

on December 11, 2023
Cinderella's Jilted Billionaire Audible Splash Art

Have you seen the cool audio excerpts for books, podcasts, etc. and wondered how to make them? I sure did when I brought out my first indie audiobook (it wasn’t/isn’t an option for my traditionally published titles). Only, I had no clue how to do it. So, I asked my friend, who had successfully launched

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Stickers and Other Book Swag

on December 4, 2023
An assortment of reader swag

Before I give you links to my favorite purveyors of personalized swag, let’s address the elephant in the room. Space and money for bulk orders. We don’t all have it. This is where having a community is key. When you design swag that is unique to your genre, but not your books, you can split

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My Breakup Book with Trad Publishing

on November 30, 2023
graphic for My Breakup Book with Trad Publishing article

A Little Backstory I published my first book with Harlequin in 2003. Over the next two decades I published 75 more books with 4 traditional publishers and 1 small press. I learned so much, had some incredible editors and connected with readers that became part of the fabric of my life. In 2017, I got

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Tropes and How (not) to Use Them

on November 27, 2023
Romance Novel Tropes Heart Graphic

Like it, or hate it…tropes sell books. Every fiction popular genre has them, as do some of the nonfiction genres. Even literary fiction has popular tropes, though they are rarely referred to as such. 😉 But inserting a trope for marketing value can ruin the underlying story. It can also enhance it. We’ve all read

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Tips for Writers: Affordable Bookmarks

on November 16, 2023
Tips for Writers: Affordable Bookmarks Article Splash Image

The more time I spend on social media in the author/writer space, the more I realize how much we can help each other. I’m far from having all the answers, but what I do know, I will share. Let’s start with something that a lot of authors need and not all believe they can afford: bookmarks.

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Cinderella’s Jilted Billionaire Now in Audiobook

on November 15, 2023
Cinderella's Jilted Billionaire Audible Splash Art

Professional voice actor, Amy Jo Steele, has done an amazing job bringing the story to life in the audiobook for CINDERELLA’S JILTED BILLIONAIRE. Buy Here Sicilian business tycoon Carlo Messina is used to getting his way, so when his supposedly biddable fiancée leaves him standing at the altar he’s shocked…and furious. Annette has spent her entire

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Syndicate Rules Mafia Romance Series

on November 13, 2023
Syndicate Rules by Lucy Monroe Mafia Romance Series Splash Art

Available in paperback, Kindle & Kindle Unlimited (and some in audiobook). USA Today Bestselling author Lucy Monroe brings an exciting new steamy mafia romance series to readers. With stories about the Italian Cosa Nostra, Irish mob and Greek mafia set in a consistent world, each book is written as a standalone (with the exception of

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Ruthless Enforcer Excerpt

on October 24, 2023

RUTHLESS ENFORCER EXCERPT COPYRIGHT © 2023 LUCY MONROE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED No part of this book may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without express, written permission from the author Lucy Monroe who can be contacted off her website This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and

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Urgent Vows Out in Audiobook

on October 24, 2023
Urgent Vows by Lucy Monroe ad art for audiobook

Produced by award winning narrator, Amy Deuchler, Lucy Monroe’s steamy mafia romance, URGENT VOWS, is out in audiobook. Get it at Amazon or on Audible. An exciting and steamy Cosa Nostra mafia romance from USA Today bestselling author Lucy Monroe. Catalina My plans to run from my cruel father and the mafia are destroyed when

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