Writer’s Woes of Re-releasing Books

I am now self-publishing all my books because Loose Id closed its doors, my first and last publishing house, the others closing shop these past few years – Awe-Struck, Aspen Mountain Press, Musa Publishing, Ellora’s Cave… Vina and I self-publish our coauthored books, and so I know the drill. The hardest part, leaving alone already good books that have been edited several times.

I just can’t do it! I don’t know a writer who can leave their books alone when they get them back in their hands. Some of my books are twelve years old, and well, I hope I’m a better writer now. Or that’s what I tell myself, giving myself permission to edit my already edited books…over and over and over. That’s why I use Grammarly – an online editing software program that can catch my mistakes when I make my numerous editorial changes. There’s the fear of the dreaded typo that haunts authors. I don’t know a book that doesn’t have one or two…and I hope to keep them very far and few among the pages of my books.

Look for my first re-releases Out of Bounds (written as a ‘coming out’ challenge for LI) and A Rumored Affair (last book written for LI) – these are both contemporaries novellas (40,000 plus). Vina and I have a new contemporary Long, Tall, Cowboy that’s very, very close to being published this fall. I love the book cover – hint: a very hot cowboy. 🙂

Happy Writing!

Viki Lyn

 


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Authors’ note: The story occurs after Love’s Last Bite: Book 3, in the Orbus Arcana series and contains spoilers about the first 3 books. This story will be followed by The Proposal coming out in September. Join our newsletter to be the first to get this next free read. If you haven’t read the books yet, the three-book Orbus Arcana Series is now on sale as a boxed set at Amazon.

READ: The Crown Awaits


Orbus Arcana Box Set Free!

☼☼☼ GRAB Alpha hot M/M vampire series Box Set ☼☼☼
FREE ON AMAZON THIS FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY (August 10, 11, 12)!!

A gay vampire prince, a sexy closeted cop, and one grave secret. The treacherous forces simmering in the Orbus Arcana will test the newfound love of these alpha males.

VINCENT KAMATEROS is exiled to the human world for a crime he did not commit. A chance encounter with a sexy human cop turns his life inside out. Smitten the instant he sees JOHN REEDER, but bound to silence by the Vampire High Council, Vince can never reveal his true nature to a human. Both John and Vince are hiding secrets, Vince his vampire nature, and John hiding his sexuality from his family and peers. But secrets have a way of coming out.

Follow Vince and John through the Orbus Arcana Three Book Series where they discover their eternal love. When a killer targets Vince, John deals with consequences that rend his life apart. Even as Vince and John revel in their love, malicious forces at work in the vampire world are determined to keep the progressive Vince from becoming the next vampire king. Time is short and decisions loom. Their irrevocable choices will change their lives forever.

Follow Vince and John to their tumultuous HEA in this 3-book paranormal romance series.

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Writing retreat in Sacramento

Update from our writing retreat in Sacramento, April 8, 2017:

You haven’t heard from us in a while. We’d like to say it’s because we were writing our NYT-bound saga, but actually life just got in the way. It does that, doesn’t it? Cross-country moves, illness, retirements, new jobs, you name it. But thankfully, our families are mostly intact, and we’ve settled in to our respective towns. Once again, we live in different states and Skype has been our very good friend!

So what’s coming down the pike from Viki and Vina? All good things, friends. You’ve hung in there while we hemmed and hawed about what to write next. So, here’s are the rewards.

First off, Forbidden Bite (the dreamy Jude Mikhail and yummy Angelo’s story) is 70% complete.  We plan a summer release. Want some sizzle on your beach vacation? Forbidden Bite will be well worth the wait.

Second, remember Vince and John (like you could have forgotten them, eh)? There are two enticing short stories (free reads) coming soon. And they lead up to a very BIG EVENT. Can you guess what that might be? Nope, we’re not telling, not for coffee or chocolate or…well, maybe for Hershey’s Kisses.

Third, we weren’t all about life distractions during our hiatus. We got a contemporary male-male cowboy romance completed. Yes, sorry should have given ya’ll a heads up- COMPLETED. Release data TBA once we work through all the blah-blah parts of publishing with Amazon.

These two guys? They’re a long, tall drink of water on a hot summer day.

That’s it for now, folks. Thank you for visiting and stay tuned for rewards and freebies and more love stories to cherish by Viki and Vina.

Cheers!


Reviews Are In For Redemption

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The blog tour is over and the reviews for Redemption are in. And, they are stellar!

Carly’s Book Reviews: “The emotional impact of Redemption is stunning.”

Molly Lolly: “The story was completely fascinating!”

Bayou Book Junkie: “Wow, just wow! What a fantastic story!”

MM Good Book Reviews: “This was an amazing story journey for both Uriel and Raziel.”

You can still enter the Rafflecopter giveaway at any one of these stops until May 8. And, you can purchase Redemption on Amazon for only 3.99 – Amazon Buy Link.


Redemption Blog Tour with Pride Promotions begins today

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The Blog Tour for Redemption, Book 1 in the new Deliverance series begins today. As usual, we love, love, love our cover!

Beginning on April 20th – Pride Promotions Blog Tour for Redemption
20-Apr: Elisa – My Reviews and Ramblings
20-Apr: The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat
21-Apr: Rainbow Gold Reviews
22-Apr: MM Good Book Reviews
23-Apr: Cate Ashwood
24-Apr: Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
27-Apr: Bayou Book Junkie
28-Apr: The Blogger Girls
29-Apr: Molly Lolly
30-Apr: BFD Book Blog
1-May: Rebecca Cohen Writes
1-May: Carly’s Book Reviews

 

 


Reviews for Love’s Last Bite

The reviewLovesLastBite_200s have been coming in for our latest Orbus Arcana series – the final book in the Vince and John romance arc! We wanted to share a couple with you:

Sexy Erotic Xciting review: 5 handcuffs

“The drama, the suspense and the larger than life characters encompassed by great writing drove this book to the top of my favorite list.”

“Everything you will ever want or need is in Love’s Last Bite. Lyn and Grey hit it out of the park.”

The Blogger Girls review:

“I adored the writing, the love between John and Vincent, the action, the paranormal aspects of Verno…. Well… everything!”

“This was a fantastic finish for John and Vincent’s story – but… it’s left at a point where we might just have another book or books in our future with either these characters or with other MCs.”

 


Blurb Blitz Tour Begins!

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The Blurb Blitz Begins! Enter at any one of these tour spots for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card! We’d love to hear from our readers!

February 23: Books to Light Your Fire
February 23: Jennifer Lynne, Erotic Romance Author
February 24: The Reading Addict
February 25: Carly’s Book Reviews – review
February 26: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess – review
February 27: All I Want and More Books
March 2: Unabridged Andra’s
March 3: Romance Novel Giveaways
March 4: Sharing Links and Wisdom
March 5: Prism Book Alliance
March 6: BookSkater

Cheers,

Viki and Vina

 


Free Amazon Read on Valentine’s Day

FortheBiteofIt_200To celebrate Valentine’s Day,  For The Bite Of It will be free on Amazon all day – February 14!

This is the first book in the Orbus Arcana series and introduces John and Vince. The start of their love story and a perfect way to to celebrate Valentine’s Day. 🙂

A Bite In Time is book 2 and available for purchase, and look for Book 3 – Love’s Last Bite on Amazon! We hope to have it published by Valentine’s Day or close to the date. This will conclude John and Vince’s angst filled trip toward their HEA. We already plotted out book 4 which will feature a new couple from the series.

Viki and Vina


It’s all about the BITE.

I can’t believe it’s ages since we’ve posted. I got caught up in the holidays, and now visiting family for two weeks in California. This means my routine is thrown out the window during the time away from home. The year started out crazy and is continuing through February. Once the dust settles, we hope to get more active online.

Good news. Vina and I finished book 3 of the Orbus Arcana Series – Love’s Last Bite. We are on track for publishing the book mid-February. Yay!

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Love the cover! 🙂 Thank you Lex.

We also set up a blog blitz tour with Goddess Fish, kick-off February 23. We will be giving away a $15.00 Amazon GC. So mark this on your calendar.

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Vina and I worked very hard on making the final romance arc for John and Vince satisfying for our readers. John really takes a leap of faith for Vince. At the end of the month, we’re going to plot out book 4 of the Orbus Arcana series featuring one of our favorite secondary characters – can you guess who? In between books, we will be publishing an angel/demon series Book 1 of Deliverance (formerly Sins of Lust) – in edits now. And a cowboy contemporary m/m romance novella – Long, Tall, Cowboy.

Cheers,

Viki