Saturday, June 21, 2014

A bold new look for Grading on Curves & 50% off at All Romance today!

There's great stuff to share today. First off, I just found out All Romance is welcoming summer with a one day only sale. They've dropped the prices on select Beachwalk titles by 50%! My Friends and Lovers is one of those discounted TODAY ONLY. This is a great time to load up your Kindle or Nook and give a new to you author a try. So take Beachwalk to the beach this summer and save 50% with All Romance.

Now for my other news. You may or may not know that Amazon has been cracking down on risque book covers. Hearing this, I figured it was only a matter of time before they focused in on my original Grading on Curves cover. Well, it happened. They slapped an adult filter on it which meant it no longer showed up on casual contemporary romance searches. Even worse, it wasn't included on my roster of titles either. I checked. A customer would have to follow a direct link or specifically search for it before it showed up. This was an unfortunate ruling because Grading on Curves is a lovely story about a divorced mom finding love again with the sexy science teacher at her son's school. It's both touching and realistic to watch these two fall in love - and yes, it's sensual and sexy too, but certainly didn't merit an adult warning just to view the book.

I still liked the concept of the classroom for the cover, along with the science hints on the chalkboard, but clearly the curvy woman's silhouette had to go. They left us no choice. So we mulled it over and came up with a fun and flirty compromise. This image suits the story beautifully since Mia dresses in jeans when she's out with Curt and there's a scene where he gently chides her for wearing heels when she stumbles backwards into him at a bookstore.

I rather like this new cover. Hope you like it too.

One-on-one instruction never felt so right—or so wrong.

There’s nothing unusual about Mia Page’s attraction to the young science teacher at the middle school. After all, she’s not the only one who finds him enticing. But when he pulls her son aside to ask for her phone number, she knows she’s in serious trouble. Since her divorce four years earlier, she’s been out of circulation, choosing to focus on parenting instead, and she’s not entirely sure she can handle an entanglement with the sexy Mr. Walden.

There are also other reasons why getting involved with Curt would be a bad idea. He’s two years shy of thirty, and she’s on the downside of that unmentionable number. He’s adamant about never having kids, and she has a son. Even the guy’s romantic gifts are suspect. Energy saving light bulbs? He has to be kidding.

On the other hand, he’s fun, sweet, and smart. He stimulates her intellectually, emotionally, and Lord help her, physically, opening her eyes to life outside her comfortable world. Yet their differences quietly gnaw at Mia even while she succumbs to their undeniable chemistry.

As their romance deepens, so do Mia’s fears that Curt will eventually hurt her. On edge, all it takes is an innocent comment to provoke her into drawing first blood. Mia recklessly wounds Curt, learning only too late that this blade cuts both ways. Frantic to make amends, she fears it might be too late to admit the feelings she’s tried so hard to suppress.

Available now at Beachwalk PressAmazonAmazon UK, Amazon AUAll Romance eBooksBookstrandBarnes & NobleCoffee Time Romance, and WHSmith/UK.

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