Christmas is the time for book deals!

If you peruse the bookshelves — online or in person — you’ll notice this holiday season, especially online, books are being discounted like crazy! And it’s not just indie or hybrid authors’ books. Nope, it’s everybody’s. As a reader, I’m certain this is the most wonderful time of year. As an author, it’s scary because I just don’t know how new readers will discover my work in the sea of discounts and ever-expanding online bookshelves.

kaira rouda, the trouble with christmas,

I believe!

But I believe. I have to. Because I know I work hard, and I know my stories resonate with the readers who discover them. And, so I keep writing and, my publisher is trying a Kindle countdown! The Trouble with Christmas, my latest contemporary romance, is just 99 cents for the next four days. I’d love it if you’d download the story of Lily and Cole, two people who are both starting over. Will the joy of the holiday season bring them together or will the troubles with Christmas push them apart?

The Trouble with Christmas  only 99 cents, four days only!

The Trouble with Christmas only 99 cents, four days only!

I think you’ll like the story. Santa did!

;-)

Thinking about all things Thanksgiving

But it’s hard, because I’m being bombarded by Christmas. Songs, decorations, advertising, everything. I love the holidays, each, in order, but lately, it feels as if Thanksgiving is being completely squeezed out. So, I hope you’ll join me in a little crusade to think about Thanksgiving. It’s time for an attitude of gratitude. So between… Read more »

And now, a fleeting moment of zen

During a walk through my beautiful town of Laguna Beach, California, I stumbled upon this saying artfully presented in the railing along the shore. I thought you might enjoy it, in this fleeting moment. And remember, you will only have this moment once. Enjoy! “In this fleeting moment, what extravagant respite is booming surf speaks… Read more »

Focused on September? I’m thinking about Christmas!

It’s funny! I’ve never written a Christmas story before so when Tule Publishing asked me if Indigo Island could be festive for the holidays, I said of course! You of course have read book 1 –  Weekend with the Tycoon and book 2 – Lines in the Sand and are anxiously awaiting book 3! Right?… Read more »

This hurts so much

My dog is dying. There, I wrote it. As I type, with tears running down my face, the words blurring in front of my eyes, Oreo my beloved 15 1/2 year old mutt is losing his battle with congestive heart disease.He’s now suffering from what the vet thinks is an infection. He coughs constantly. But… Read more »

LINES IN THE SAND – out August 18th!

Welcome back to Indigo Island! This time, you’ll arrive on this beautiful South Carolina Sea Island by ferry accompanied by twenty-six-year-old Dorsey Pittman who is excited to have a fresh start, far from the heartbreak and tragedy of her childhood. She’s happy to sign the no romance clause in her contract because she’s determined to… Read more »

Summer time and the reading is wonderful!

Sexy and Sweet Summer Reads Your favorite InkHeart Authors have joined together to bring you two Summer Boxed sets, available July 1st! My NEW Indigo Island Romance, Weekend with the Tycoon, is in there! And you can pre-order today! Here’s a rundown of all the great stories in the Sweet & Sexy Box! Falling Into… Read more »

Who inspired In the Mirror, you ask

Perhaps the most often-asked question so far on my book tour is: Who inspired the story? In the Mirror is the story of young mom Jennifer Benson – a woman who has it all: a successful career, a perfect husband, two kids, and abundant friendships. The only problem is she may be dying. Unfortunately, I’ve… Read more »