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Review: A Happily Ever After of Her Own

A HAPPILY EVER AFTER OF HER OWN by Nadia LeeSoleil Noir of Black Sun Reviews has written a lovely review of A Happily Ever After of Her Own:

I’m quite impressed by how well the author developed Melinda and the Beast’s chemistry in the limited amount of time they had together without it giving off a “rushed” feel. The novella has a very wistful feel about, very much an escapist read… For any lover of Fairy Tales and those of us who always wonder “What Happens after Happily Ever After?”

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“How to Format Your Manuscript for Kindle and Nook” on Smashwords

How to Format Your Manuscript for Kindle and Nook by Nadia LeeI’ve been getting lots of inquiries about how I convert my manuscripts to Kindle or Nook recently. So yesterday, I put up a step-by-step guide for formatting your manuscript on Kindle and Nook entitled (appropriately enough) How to Format Your Manuscript for Kindle and Nook on Smashwords. It’s an expanded version of my blog post on the same topic. Since I wrote that post, I’ve done three more conversions and learned a lot from each experience. I wanted to share lessons learned, tips, etc. to make it as easy as possible for people to follow along and create an ebook that has a cover, table of contents and so on. (I don’t like ebooks that come without a cover, though in some cases it can’t be helped.)

The guide assumes that you have some basic knowledge of HTML, such as tags for paragraphs, headings and italics. But you don’t need to code from scratch since the guide contains lots of snippets of code that you can easily copy and paste. (It’s all done for you!) This should prevent any odd errors due to typos, etc. In addition, my understanding is that Smashwords allows buyers to download updated versions for free, provided that the author replaces the old file with the new one. I wanted everyone to be able to access the latest version easily, should I make any changes. (I’m pretty sure I will as I discover new features, shortcuts, etc.)

P.S. You need a MS Windows computer to use the guide. One of the freeware programs needed to do the formatting isn’t available on Mac. Sorry, Mac users! If and when I find a suitable Mac freeware, I’ll definitely update the guide and let you know.


DESTINY ENTWINED and CARNAL SECRETS Available for Preorder

I just put Destiny Entwined and Carnal Secrets on All Romance eBooks for preorder in PDF, epub, mobipocket and MS Reader. Unfortunately, Kindle and PubIt do not allow preorders at this point. *sigh*

DESTINY ENTWINED by Nadia Lee
Erotic Paranormal Romance
February 14th, 2011

Destiny Entwined

When her lover Theseus deserts her on an island, Princess Ariadne of Crete wishes to forget her betrayal-filled past. Dionysus answers her prayers, seducing her with his godly wiles and delivering mind-shattering ecstasy. However, when he reveals that she’s his bride as foretold in a prophecy, she has to take a leap of faith, once more leaving her heart vulnerable to another, or live out the rest of her life on the island alone.

Soleil Noir from Black Sun Reviews called it “the perfect bite-sized erotic romance”.

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The story is also going to be a Valentine’s Day present to my newsletter subscribers. Sign up before February 14th if you’d like a copy delivered to your inbox for free.

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Contemporary Romance
March 1st, 2011

Carnal Secrets

After a rapid change in management, Natalie Hall is surprised to find that she’s being promoted so quickly. But when it becomes obvious that the new CEO is interested in her on a more personal level, she pushes him away — she doesn’t want to repeat her past mistake of giving her heart to the wrong man.

A self-made billionaire, Alex Damon has his own reasons for pursuing Natalie. Her adoptive father, a powerful U.S. senator, is using his political clout to protect his friends the Rodales, who Alex intends to destroy for ripping his own family apart when he was a child. Furthermore, he suspects that Natalie is spying for the Rodales.

What he hasn’t planned on is her unflinching sense of loyalty and integrity, the sizzling attraction between them that threatens to turn into something much more, and the dark secrets that can destroy them both.

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BTW — Yesterday, I got an email from a reader asking me which of my works is interracial romance. So in case anyone else is curious, it’s Carnal Secrets. Heroine Natalie Hall is Asian American. :)


Hot Romance for February

Wow, I can’t believe January is already over! Time sure flies. This winter’s been soooo cold! I ordered a cookbook from BookDepository, and hopefully it’ll get here soon, so I can try some delicious recipes to keep me and Hero Material warm.

I have two big news items for February that I want to share with you:

One, Amanda Bonilla, Shawntelle Madison, Sandy Williams and I launched Magic and Mayhem Writers, a new urban fantasy/paranormal group blog. There are lovely giveaways, interesting guests, thought-provoking posts and much much more. Definitely stop by and say hello.

Two, I’m releasing a short erotic retelling of Ariadne and Dionysus’s romance, entitled Destiny Entwined, on February 14th on All Romance eBooks, Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook and Smashwords.

DESTINY ENTWINED by Nadia LeeWhen her lover Theseus deserts her on an island, Princess Ariadne of Crete wishes to forget her betrayal-filled past. Dionysus answers her prayers, seducing her with his godly wiles and delivering mind-shattering ecstasy. However, when he reveals that she’s his bride as foretold in a prophecy, she has to take a leap of faith, once more leaving her heart vulnerable to another, or live out the rest of her life on the island alone.

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The story is also going to be a Valentine’s Day present to my newsletter subscribers. Sign up before February 14th if you’d like a copy delivered to your inbox for free, and please let all your hot-romance-loving friends know. :)

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Final Quarter of the Year Has Started!

September’s been pretty productive.

I finished Step 5 for All’s Fair, and now it’s all with my 1st beta.

A Goddess to Love was supposed to be done by today, but for some reason, I couldn’t seem to get in the right mood for it, and I kept nodding and not making the changes I know I need to make. Maybe it’s because I spent like more than two months on revision…? Anyway, I’m letting it sit a little longer.

I also had a chance to talk with Agent, and I started outlining / arcing a new story. I don’t know much about it except that the heroine is an assistant / nanny, but since I’m the one writing it, a lot of people are going to die. (Don’t worry, h/H get their happy ending!) Actually I think the body count in the new nanny project is going to be greater than the one in All’s Fair, which features assassins as heroine and hero, plus a Russian mafia boss.

Who said romancing a nanny was safe?

I’ve listened to multiple workshop tapes from 2010 RWA. Many of them are excellent and inspiring. I highly recommend getting the whole set if you can. It’s cheaper than buying each workshop separately.

I also had a chance to watch some really good low budget Asian horror drama. The plot’s pretty straightforward, and the supernatural elements are pretty familiar (to Asians, that is!), but I loved how they managed to create awesome mystery and tension by continually escalating the stakes and intensifying the internal and external conflict of all the characters. I just couldn’t stop watching. Thankfully it had only sixteen episodes. (Some dramas go for over 50 episodes.)

As for reading, September has been a lackluster month. Jeannie Lin’s Historical Undone was good, but the rest of the books I started were mediocre, clumsily written / plotted, and/or just boring. A couple of them got hyped quite a bit, so I’m sure that didn’t help.

Fortunately I just got Sin Undone by Larissa Ione, who has yet to disappoint. So that should make up for September. :)


Compendium Update

Peanut eating chicken

I’ve been away for several days due to work and a bit of crisis / illness, etc.

On Wednesday, I cleaned out Peanut’s cage. Well, as it happened I set the water bottle incorrectly or something because he wasn’t able to drink any, and we didn’t notice…for over fourteen hours. The poor thing was so dehydrated and in great pain, barely moving the next morning. Fortunately Hero Material found Peanut and started giving him liquid-rich food. Our little hamster’s doing much better now, and let me just say that they don’t call Hero “Hero” for nothing.

THE TAMING OF MEI LIN by Jeannie LinOn the writing front — I’m now done with the fifth step in the revision process for All’s Fair!

chapters: 21 / 21 (100%)

And I sent out the revised draft to my 1st beta, so now I’m done with six out of nine steps.

steps: 6 / 9 (67%)

I just finished Jeannie Lin’s Harlequin Historical Undone The Taming of Mei Lin. Despite its length, it was excellent. I recommend it highly.