Friday, 25 July 2014

I lost my virginity


Yes, you heard me right, I lost my virginity. My anthology virginity.
When I was a girl I was entered into various poetry anthologies but this is my first fiction one.
8 novels for the price of one, and right now it's all on sale for under a dollar—.99 cents to be exact.

My book is Blood and Bone, a psycho-thriller-romance of doom. It's probably my best novel ever. It twist and turns and keeps you guessing until the very end. Then, and only then, are you allowed to see behind the curtain.
And what's waiting for you on the other side is insane and remarkable. I am very proud of this novel and I desperately hope you enjoy it.

Here is the LINK for the anthology and here is the LINK for Blood and Bone on its own.

I really hope you love it.
As I have said many times with this book, it's not a romance, it's a ride!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Mind Screw of the Year

This is one of those books that you write and then step back and shake your head, because there's no way you should have been able to come up with something to insane.

That's all I can say. Anything else will spoil it.

If you see a review with spoilers, avoid it.
Read with a friend, support might be needed.


Good luck!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Redeemers



Hey everyone!!!
Man this book has been a real chore hahaha. First it deletes and then it gets stuck in preorder. Well here it is, careful reading it. I think it's cursed. 
Just wanted to thank everyone for the support of the characters and the story. My Roses are my babies. 
If you did preorder the other version of this book just know, it will never release. The preorder of Redeemers did not charge you and you will not receive it. You must purchase this one. 
Thanks so much and on to Betrayers!!!!!


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L1XT8MG?ie=UTF8&at=aw-iphone-pc-us-20&force-full-site=1&ref_=aw_bottom_links

Monday, 9 June 2014

Announcements and stuff of that sort

Hello all!!!!

Just want to touch base since it's been a bit since I blogged.


I am no longer doing preorders.

Firstly, I don't feel like it did the thing I needed it to do. I really wanted preorder to answer the question, "When is _____ book coming out?" It didn't. I have used preorder for almost a year and still received a zillion of those questions.

Secondly, twice now an unedited copy of the book has gone out on preorder instead of the updated version of the book. I will not point fingers, but IT WAS ALL THEIR FAULT! I'm kidding (I'm totally not kidding). We are all to blame when something of this magnitude occurs. I should have downloaded the version that was going to go live and didn't and blah blah blah. The part that pisses me off about this is that it's my loyal readers who get the shitty copy when this happens. It isn't some random who snags the book because the cover is pretty, totally love you randoms, but it's the people who are dedicated to me getting the crap and that's not cool. So I want total control and domination as far as books go.


Thirdly, I suck at deadlines. I don't like having deadlines and being told what book when. The minute I have it I end up screwing it up.


From now on, the book will come when the editor is done. Not a moment sooner and no promise of release. Redeemers is still set for this week, we are doing our best to have it out.


My other big news is that Redeemers is a two-part book. Part one, Redeemers is out this weekend. The second part, Betrayers, is out about a month later, if not less. Not making any promises, see what I did there?

Each part is roughly 60k in words. They are completely for the fans of the Roses, one hundred percent. I would not have written them had the interest, and death threats, not occurred. So thank you all.

I have moved to Booktropolous Social because it is a networking site like Facebook but it is entirely for books. My page is Tara Brown. And my sister's page, my PA, is Erin Leigh. And lastly, don't forget to check out the other pages, Tara Brown and her four pen names. I feel like a moron but it's the best way to ensure you aren't reading a genre you no likey.


Tara Brown- Suspenseful Romance

Erin Leigh- Regular Romance 
AE Watson- Young Adult Readers
Sophie Starr- Porn, er… I mean Smut. No wait. It's Erotica. Yeah, Erotica. 
TL Brown- Adult Fantasy. That means naughty sex, just so you know. And a lot of it.

Cheers and happy Monday!

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Self Publishing


Every week, I'm sure no different to any other author, I get a bunch of questions from people wanting to be authors or people who already are authors but want more success.
They are always the same questions but I don't always have great answers because I'm short on time.
Questions like how did I start out, how did I succeed (don't really feel like I have yet, but thank you), how did I find my cover artists, who is my editor, who promotes my work, how did I get my agent, etc.
The list is huge.
I don't actually have time to answer the questions or even really think about them and ensure I am giving the best quality answers.
I maintain a busy release schedule.
So at the risk of sounding like a completely narcissistic, douchey asshole, I have written a 13k word booklet on the things I have done wrong. This is my advice, it isn't some get rich scheme or 'How to sell a million ebooks' nonsense. In the last year I've sold nearly a million ebooks yes, but if I'd been a smarter cookie I could have sold way more. I don't know much about what I got right, but I know what I got wrong.
I also know what pisses me off, so some of the tips are common sense things.
The book cost the same as always to create, cover and editing and yada yada yada, so I am charging .99c to cover the cost of it. I'm not doing it for money, I'm doing it to save myself some time and to help people who are new or trying to increase their sales or just want to laugh at all the shit I did wrong.


Friday, 14 March 2014

HERE

Hey all!!!

I am starting to get the summer release presales going. I mostly do them because it's easier for everyone to see what's next here. We will post buy links as soon as we have them. 

Anyway I am crazy excited about this one. 



HERE


Leo.
I chose it because it was a constellation and when I looked up at it, I saw strength.
Strength I needed.

Izzie.
That was her name, the girl in the window.
The girl I couldn't shake.

I had come HERE for one thing and one thing only, revenge.
The girl in the window changed everything.
Even me.

But the one thing she couldn't change was the one thing that could tear us apart.
And that was the one thing I couldn't let happen.
Because no matter what I was there, HERE I was hers and she was mine.

From the author of the international bestseller Born comes a YA tale of love and the challenge of being from two very different worlds. Fans of young adult science fiction will love this tale of a boy on the road to seeking revenge and stumbling upon love everlasting.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Got Sequel??

Hey y'all!!!

I have news on vengeance and Blackwater and all the ends of the series you are waiting on.

I plan on finishing all my series this year. It's why I'm putting out standalones right now.
The problem tho is that I am rewriting ALL my older novels. My writing has developed and changed in a bunch of different ways and our editing team is completely overhauled. Even my cover artists have grown in their mad skills.
So The Devils Roses, The Born Trilogy, The Light Trilogy, Blackwater, The Blood Trail Chronicles, The Lonely, and The End of Me are all on the schedule for rewrite.
If I had one or two series or books it would be one thing.
But I have a bajillion.
I want them to be the best they can be. That means storyline changes, (maybe Will will live lol), cover changes, massive edits and yeah I'm tired just thinking about it.
It means before I can release the sequels and finishes I have to perfect the first books.

When I started this all a year and half - two years ago I was a newb. I knew eff all. I let my friends edit and made my own covers. Like all stories of evolution I have slowly crawled from the muck and sprouted arms and legs. Unfortunately this means I have a serious amount clean up to do. I want my old books to be at the level I feel they should be.
Sorry if this makes you hate me and chant wicked spells to curse me with writer juju. Sorry if this delays things. Sorry if it snowed where you are today and you're pissed off.
But I have to be the best I can be. I hate that people read Cursed because it's free and think that's my level of talent lol. I feel like 25 books later I might have improved. No perfection can be reached without constant practice and I have practiced like a mutha. Not that I'm perfect but I feel closer to awesome than I ever have.

With that being said it has been the constant support from all of you and criticism on the shit I sucked at that has helped so much. So thanks to you all!!!!