First bit of news is a month old already, but still super cool for me.
LOST IN ITALY *WON* first place in the romantic suspense category of WisRWA's Write Touch Readers' Award!!
Romantic Suspense 1st Place - Lost in Italy by Stacey Joy Netzel**
2nd Place - Deadly Dreams by Kylie Brant
3rd Place - In Close by Brenda Novak
(see all results here)
This is my second win with the WT Readers' Award (Mistletoe Rules won in 2010 for Single Title) and what makes it so special is that it's judged by READERS. I was honored to be a finalist with NY Times bestselling author Brenda Novak and award-winning bestselling author Kylie Brant, but imagine my excitement when LOST IN ITALY won! It was a great day at conference and I now have the plaque hanging by my writing desk to keep me going. Thank you!!
My second bit of news is that I received the rights back to my books Chasin Mason and Mistletoe Rules and plan to re-release them with new covers and in the case of Mistletoe Rules, I'll be making each of the three stories available individually this fall before offering a boxed set with a bonus free story about Santa Butch and Judy.
Today I share with you...
The new cover reveal for CHASIN' MASON!
|Catch the stallion ~ win the ranch. A simple competition between|
bitter enemies until passion flares in the simmering Texas heat.
Available July 15, 2012
I loved my original cover with The Wild Rose Press, but I LOVE this new one because it speaks more to the romance and sexy tone of the book. Is that man hot or what??!! *grin* And I got to add "Award Winning Author" to my cover! This beautiful work was done by Kim Killion at Hot Damn Designs and I will definitely use her talents again.
Okay, question time, with a bit of a lead up...Chasin' Mason has been available since 2009 at most distributors. With the re-release, I'm considering enrolling it in Amazon's Select program, where it will be sold there exclusively for 90 days. Since it's a re-release, I'm thinking friends and family would've already bought a copy if they wanted it, so I shouldn't have to worry about hurting anyone's feelings if they own an e-reader other than Kindle.
When I did Select for Lost In Italy, it gave me some good visibility and sales for a few months, and even better, it got my book into over 40 thousand reader's hands and garnered me some great reviews.
Keeping that information in mind, if I enroll Chasin' Mason in Amazon Select for one 90 day exclusive period, my question for you is...
Also, I have a Nook and love it, but I've been considering getting a Kindle Fire so I can read some of the Kindle versions of books I've downloaded for free without having to sit at my computer. I'm curious about other readers out there.
And one last question...
As a THANK YOU for taking the time to satisfy my curiosity, leave a comment below and on July 13th I'll draw a winner who can choose any one of my ebooks for me to gift to them for whatever ereader device they own.
Or if you already have all my books (I love you!), give me an ebook on your wish list (up to $10) and I'll gift you that book instead.
Have a great day and Happy Reading!
Stacey Joy Netzel