Massive Milestone Extravaganza

Wow! Last week was eventful! Work was absolutely crazy, which is why this giveaway is a bit delayed. But beyond that, I hit the following milestones:

  • 700 Instagram followers
  • 600 Facebook page likes
  • 100 Facebook group members
  • 100 Newsletter subscribers
  • 5,000 Blog views

To thank you all for helping me reach all these milestones, I’m having a massive giveaway extravaganza.

I’m giving my followers/subscribers some of my favorite things! One lucky winner will receive:

  1. A signed copy of The Most Special Chosen
  2. Kindle copies of Elysabeth & Shawn, the Prequel Shorts; The Most Special Chosen; and the Summer Heat anthology containing Fate’s Kiss
  3. Some special, unreleased Exalted Bloodlines swag
  4. $10 Amazon gift card
  5. A Jinhao x126 fountain pen, converter, and ink cartridges
  6. Harry Potter 01 Funko Pop
  7. Super Heroes 121 Harley Quinn Hot Topic Exclusive Funko Pop

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only through September 7. But I’ve got a second giveaway open internationally (Kindle books and an Amazon gift card) here. I’m sorry to separate them, but international shipping is expensive.

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Thanks again for helping me reach all of these milestones. Here’s to many more.

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Book Blitz – Summer Heat

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Summer Heat Charity Anthology

by Rachel de la Fuente, A. E. Gamrat, Sonya Jesus, Cam Johns, Linny Lawless, and Sophia Peony

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Benefitting Charity: Global Fund for Women
Genres: Anthology, Romance, Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Adult
Release Date: July 6, 2018
Purchase From: Amazon

With temperatures rising, the sizzling stories of Summer Heat will have you needing a dip in the pool. We’re turning up the heat and you’re going to be damp in more ways than one.

Second chance romance, star crossed lovers, a sexy vampire, an irresistible bad boy, dark secrets, and then some? There’s a little bit of everything for everyone. Grab a cold drink, come get down and dirty, and make this summer extra hot with Summer Heat.

Summer Heat is dedicated to all the strong and sexy women around the world. Yes, you, too! The proceeds of this anthology will be donated to the Global Fund for Women.

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Coming Soon: Summer Heat

Summer Heat

Summer HeatWith temperatures rising, the sizzling stories of Summer Heat will have you needing a dip in the pool. We’re turning up the heat and you’re going to be damp in more ways than one.

Second chance romance, a sexy vampire, an irresistible bad boy, dark secrets, and then some? There’s a little bit of something for everyone. Grab a cold drink, come get down and dirty, and make this summer extra hot with Summer Heat.

Summer Heat is dedicated to all the strong and sexy women around the world. Yes, you, too! The proceeds of this anthology will be donated to the Global Fund for Women.

Pre-order on Amazon

Join our Facebook release party.

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Cover Reveal – Fate’s Kiss

Fate’s Kiss

by Rachel de la Fuente

Fate's Kiss

Found In: Summer Heat
Series: Exalted Bloodlines, Book 1.5
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Release Date: July 6, 2018 
Purchase From: Amazon (pre-order)

When our eyes met, I felt an instant connection, like a string was tying us together.

– – – –

Shawn

Selene is unlike any woman I’ve ever met, and it makes me want her so much that I can hardly control myself around her. But she’s a vampire princess, so I don’t see how we could have a future. After all…

– – – –

… royalty doesn’t mate with humans.

– – – –

Selene

Those are my mother’s words, so unless my father declares otherwise, they’re law to me. Maybe if she knew about the connection Shawn and I share, she’d be more amenable to the match. But I don’t know what the connection is, other than a gut feeling that Shawn is my fated mate. So I must trust that…

– – – –

… Fate happens, even if it seems impossible.

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Exalted Bloodlines news 3-26-18

Ok, it’s been far too long since I updated you all on what I’m doing.

The Most Special Chosen is out and available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I’ve gotten some good feedback so far, which makes me very happy.

If you’re interested in some exclusive Exalted Bloodlines content, join my Facebook group. I’ll be doing a giveaway when I hit 50 members, and you won’t want to miss it.

I’m also closing in on 400 followers on Instagram, and I’m considering doing a giveaway when I hit that, too.

Book 2 of the Exalted Bloodlines series is on hold while I work on a story for the Summer Heat anthology. My story in the anthology will feature Shawn and Selene. Think of it as Exalted Bloodlines 1.5. I haven’t quite decided on a title, but I’ll let you know as soon as I have. Summer Heat is due out on July 6.

I’ve been crazy busy lately, but I’m hoping things will slow down soon so I can actually write some. As life slows down, I expect to make some Exalted Bloodlines swag available. If you have anything, in particular, you’d like to see, leave a comment, or join my group and vote in the poll.

I think that’s everything for now. I’ll catch up with you all later!

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Meet Elysabeth Vance

Portrait of Elysabeth Vance
Portrait of Elysabeth by artist Kyle McGill

Welcome to my final character interview for now. This time you’re meeting Elysabeth Vance (EV), only child of Estel and George, and protagonist of The Most Special Chosen. She’s also best friend and roommate to Shawn Dooley, who you met earlier.

Elysabeth invited me to the townhouse she and Shawn share. It’s a comfortable, cozy place with a wonderful lived-in feel.

I hope you enjoy getting to know Elysabeth.


RdlF: Elysabeth, I’m so happy to finally get to talk to you.

EV: Yeah, I can’t believe how hard it was to set this up. It’s like our schedules are completely opposite.

RdlF: Well, we’re finally here now. I’m sure you know my first question. Readers will want to know how to pronounce your name.

EV: [giggles] Understandable. It’s Eh-lease-ah-beth. My mom is a fan of Pride and Prejudice, but she wanted to make my name more Latina, so she changed the spelling.

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Lola’s Blog Tours

January 24th was my cover reveal. Congratulations to the winners of the accompanying giveaway!

I did some research while preparing it, and decided to go with Lola’s Blog Tours for the simple fact that, at the time, her cover reveals were free. I figured it was a good way to evaluate her services, and if it was a flop, I hadn’t really lost anything. Thankfully, it was a decent success.

Of course, the question is, how do you measure success? I’m not naive, I didn’t expect my book cover to be plastered across the internet on every single page, especially not as part of a free service, but I’m pretty happy with the 16 people who signed up.

Between the participating bloggers, the social media reach was pretty impressive (to me). It’s impossible, of course, for me to calculate the total reach. But based off of a simple follower count of accounts that posted, tweeted, retweeted, etc., the social media reach of my cover reveal was approximately:

  • 8,000 accounts on Facebook
  • 36,700 accounts on Twitter
  • 428 accounts on Instagram.

This does not account for overlapping followers, nor does it consider blog subscribers, so the reach could be considerably higher.

I also ended up with 29 giveaway entries, which isn’t bad considering the prize was one ebook.

I felt the results were good enough to book additional services with Lola’s Blog Tours. I’ve scheduled a blog tour for March 5-18. If you’re interested in participating, check out the sign up post. I’ve also scheduled a review opportunity that will start around the same time as the blog tour. Subscribe to my blog to get notified when it starts.

I’ve really enjoyed working with Lola. She’s professional and efficient, qualities I greatly appreciate. If you’re in the market for any of her services, I heartily recommend Lola’s Blog Tours.

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Meet Damien Delanciennes

Damien Delanciennes
Portrait of Damien by artist Kyle McGill

Welcome to my third character interview. This time you’re meeting Damien Delanciennes (DD), older brother of Selene who you met earlier and eldest child of Donovan and Selini Delanciennes.

I was, once again, invited to the Delanciennes’ house, but this time I was treated to some time in the gardens. They actually have a hedge maze, how cool is that?

I hope you enjoy getting to know Damien a bit better.


RdlF: Damien, thank you for taking time to talk to me. I’m sure you must have a lot on your plate with a double major.

DD: It is not so bad. There is less work between midterms and finals.

RdlF: Remind me of your majors.

DD: International Relations and Diplomacy, and International Business.

RdlF: With an international focus, I’m assuming learning foreign languages is highly encouraged.

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Back on Schedule

I’ve been falling behind on my blog posting recently. I’ll just blame it on my vacation.

But now that I’m back, I’m going to try to get back to my 2-3 times a week posting schedule.

Sneak peek at the cover reveal.The new news at the moment is that I’ve received the cover for The Most Special Chosen. Loraine did an amazing job with it. I can only give you a sneak peek here, because Lola’s Blog Tours is setting up a cover reveal for January 24.

Make sure to follow me, her, or both of us, on Twitter, because I’m giving away 5 ebook copies of Elysabeth and Shawn, the Prequel Series as part of the event. Elysabeth and Shawn introduces you to the special friendship Lys and Shawn share, and is exclusively available through giveaways.

If you want to know more about Lys and Shawn, be sure to check out Shawn’s interview and sign up for my newsletter to be informed when I post Lys’ interview.

The Most Special Chosen‘s release date is less than 2 months away, so make sure to check back often, or subscribe to my blog, for updates.

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Cover Reveal

I’m really excited to announce that I’ve scheduled a cover reveal for The Most Special Chosen for January 24th.

I’ve scheduled it though Lola’s Blog Tours. If you’re an author, or know one, I suggest checking out Lola’s services.

So far, the planning has gone smoothly and Lola has been incredibly knowledgeable and professional. I’ll keep you all posted on the progression of the “event” planning.

If you’d like to be a part of the reveal, check out the event page for more information.

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