Monday, June 26, 2017

The Robot's New Clothes

Everyone needs a new look every once in a while. A new lipstick, fresh hair color, or even a great piece of statement jewelry always hits the spot.

Unfortunately for me I tend to over indulge. Which is why I go thrift shopping more often than not. Pretty much any given day off I have you'll find me roaming through one of the Goodwill shops in my area. There are three in easy driving distance not counting the Goodwill outlet that sells goodies by the pound. But I have to make sure my afternoon and truck are cleared out for that shit.




I have never been one to spend a huge dollar amount on myself, because I'm a wee bit fickle, and a major cheapskate.

But I have found the majority of my gear at a price lower than a fancy cup of coffee.

For example, I found these sick four inch heels and sunglasses recently.

Shoes are $4.49 and shades are $3.99 at my local shop. Plus you know I have a goodwill shopper card that gets me 10% off when I spend more than $20, and momma had a coupon....needless to say, when I bundled them with my other purchases, they were a steal.

I don't always find what I'm looking for, but nine times out of ten I find something amazing. And it means I get to try out a new look once a month or so. Head to toe makeovers, (excluding the hair of course), are fun.

Which is why I decided to give a facelift to one of my book series when I got the rights back.

Coral-600 is book 1 in The DMA Files, or it used to be. Because along with the new cover I gave to my Robobabe, her story got a new title.

I present the new look for Coral - her new outfit if you will. The Pre-Order is live for Virgin on Human. Get yourself some #ROBOSEX with Coral, and her fancy new duds. My novella will let the sparks fly on July 4th. Make sure she's on your e-reader first!

This is a re-release, so aside from some minor typo corrections, and a smidge of format-tweaking, this is the same interior as Coral-600.

For a Limited Time, Get your Pre-Order in at 
AMAZON, KOBO, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble for 99¢

**THIS PRICE IS GOOD FOR THE PRE-ORDER ONLY**

BUT hold on! (insert "wait there's more" commercial vibe here)

For the FIRST time ever, Coral's story will be in print. You'll be able to hold her sexy legs in your hands.

That's right, you can touch her...book. Get your hands on some #ROBOSEX.

So...what do you think of Coral's new clothes? Hot, right?

~Roxy

To find Roxy's books with buy links and what she has coming up next check out her website at RoxyRocksMe.com




Monday, June 12, 2017

Repeat Performance

There are times when you need to repeat yourself.

Sometimes you need to repeat your order in a loud restaurant.

Sometimes you need to tell an unruly child to go to bed for the twelfth time.

And sometimes you need to re-tell a story.

That's what I'm doing this week.

My Tiny House Romance, Love Shack, is live in ebook form again.

Grab your copy at AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE, KOBO, and iBOOKS.

I had fun taking the forced proximity trope to the next level when my hero and heroine by shoving them into a home that clocks in at just over two hundred square feet.

Wild love-making in a tight galley kitchen can get a little cramped for our reluctant couple, but you'll have to check out the story to find out how they make it work.

And the HEA for them is one of the favorites I've ever written.

You can get your own copy now!

If you've read my tiny romance and enjoyed it, make sure to tell a friend it's back again. This is the same fun story back again for sale.

Sometimes it's repeat performance time. And I decided to start small...no...tiny.

~Roxy

To find Roxy's books with buy links and what she has coming up next check out her website at RoxyRocksMe.com






Monday, June 5, 2017

What's better than free? The ULTIMATE giveaway post.

So this blog is for funny or sexy posts, or funny and sexy posts. But for some reason, every time I'm trying to think of a topic for posting here, I happen to also be putting together some sort of giveaway. My brain is stuck on giveaways, not what I should be posting.

Giveaways aren't funny and sexy.

But wait--they are fun. So all I need to do is make giveaways sexy...

I know! How about giveaways with sexy guy pics?? Huh, huh? (I think I'm onto something here, lol.)

Let's give it a try.

Enter here!
Kindle Fire, paperbacks, and more. If you love contemporary romance, this is the giveaway for you.

And the "Enter here" just screams sex pun. Amma right?









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Want a hot calendar or free ebooks? Check out the Billionaire Ever After preorder info and a get a bunch of cool thank yous!

Yeah, I know I'd sure like to See More. Heh.









Take a peek
Five winners! My June ebook Grab-Bag Giveaway featires Billionaire Ever After authors. Five lucky winners will get a pick from this grab bag of great ebooks.

Who wouldn't like a pick of his...I mean my grab bag? (Or just a grab of his hmmm...?)




What do you think? Two thumbs down? Or is guys-and-giveaways the new peanut butter and chocolate deluxe?

Monday, May 29, 2017

Excuse me.

I have all the excuses. The best excuses. No one makes excuses better than I do.

My excuses can elicit sympathy, pity, perhaps a little disbelief at times, but shit...if you don't want to be a dick, you're most likely going to commiserate with me anyway.

I listened to a fabulous podcast by Sarah Werner about excuses a while back. I highly recommend her whole podcast to writers, but this one hit me in the procrastination bone.

(Find the episode I'm talking about HERE.)

The part of her episode that spoke to me most was looking at your reasons for not writing and deciphering if they were excuses or real legitimate reasons for not writing.

And while the podcast is devoted to writing as a craft and making time for your writing on the daily, this episode in particular could be used in any aspect of your life you're putting off.

So I thought I'd list my top three excuses for not writing everyday, and bust them open.

1.  I'm tired. No shit. We're all tired. Life is hard. They make coffee for that. And if I can watch YouTube, I'm not too tired to write. I could also go to bed earlier. Because I'm an adult and I have control of this.

2.  I'm not inspired. So? The best ideas I have had, have come from getting the crap out of my fingers first. I know this. Sitting my ass down and writing is what gets the inspiration flowing. My muse can't show up while I'm dancing in the kitchen to Bruno Mars. (Although he is sexy as hell, and I'm listening to his music as I type this.) Not feeling inspired before writing is an excuse. Can't get the water flowing until you turn on the faucet.

3.  Everything I'm writing sucks. This? This here? This is fear. Something I had to decide when I sent in my first manuscript was to get over the fear of failure. You know how to get better at something? Practice. Research, classes, reading books on craft...all these things are great. But only if you are doing them while writing. So when I get to the point where I want to stop because I'm sure everything I'm writing, and everything I've ever written is a huge pile of garbage, (and we've ALL been there) I still open my laptop. I'll write until I get past the crap and get the good stuff out.


Of course I always have the old stand-by of dirty dishes and laundry, and all the other various adulting things I have on my plate, but those are just as easy to debunk.

What are your excuses?

I didn't have time this morning to write a blog. I have to be at work in an hour. Huh...guess I got past my first excuse of the day. ;)

~Roxy


To find Roxy's books with buy links and what she has coming up next check out her website at 
RoxyRocksMe.com

Monday, May 22, 2017

When you have to start all over...

Once upon a time I had 8 books (full-length, novellas, and shorts) published and out alive in the world.

I had a publisher I loved, and I got to talk with readers about my stories.

Well...my publisher closed.

Damn. But it was okay, because I had my books. Then I decided to try and gain traction with some bundles...

...that crashed and burned due to unforeseen circumstances.

Which meant I had NADDA.





After a lot (and I mean a LOT) of cursing, and kermit flailing around, I realized I have an opportunity to put these books out exactly as I want them. Market them exactly as I want, and own all of it myself.

They say you should start small. So...I figured I'd start TINY. I've got the ebook for Love Shack locked, loaded and ready to re-release all over the interwebs on June 6th.

Available for Pre-Order on Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and KOBO

And you know what? I'm just as nervous as I was releasing it the first time!! How? How is that a thing? More seasoned writers can chime in here, but my heart is trying to crawl out of my throat, and I think I should get a pass from the nerves since this is the second time.

My obsession with Tiny Houses and all the imagery/reality TV blended with my adoration of the close proximity trope in this book where a banker and minimalist meet each other in the middle of a crazy idea.

And yes. I'm nervous, but I'm also excited. I'm trying to do one new thing in the publishing process with each book I re-release. I'm learning all the things, and working toward that hybrid author status I'd dreamed of. I'm just working from the self-pub side first this round. 

They say you should always do the thing that scares you the most, well...come along on my "tiny" terrifying journey. 

I love this book, and I hope you'll all give it a chance. 

What are you doing to chase your own dreams today?

~Roxy

To find Roxy's books with buy links and what she has coming up next check out her website at RoxyRocksMe.com