The Pretend Fiancé

I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog, but I did have a good reason. I’ve been spending all my time on a sequel, and it’s finally available!

As usual, it’s an Amazon exclusive. And, starting tomorrow (the 25th) it will be available for free for a limited time!

Also, if you haven’t had a chance to pick it up yet, The Pretend Girlfriend is currently on sale for only $0.99!

This book picks up after the events of Girlfriend, following Gwen and Aiden’s story several months down the road. If you liked the first story, I think you’ll love this one! Click the cover below to go to Amazon and check it out.

Young sexy woman in jeans

 

Just on a general note, Amazon has recently unveiled the Kindle Unlimited program, letting avid readers read an unlimited number of Kindle books for only $9.99 a month! I highly recommend checking this out, too.

The Pretend Girlfriend

Hi everyone!

The Girlfriend Contact serial has been officially reborn as The Pretend Girlfriend, a full length novel.

The new novel not only features a new cover and description, it has also been edited. I’ve also added an entire new steamy scene to the story.

You can pick it up now for $0.99. Although I do believe a free promotion is on the horizon. 😉

Click on the pretty cover below to go to the Amazon page.

 

During the promotions for The Pretend Girlfriend, you’ll also be able to pick up my new paranormal new adult romance, Bloodsong, for $0.99! Click the cover below to go to the store page.

 

 

The Girlfriend Contract Episode 4 and Other News

Hi everyone,

Episode 4 will be available through Amazon tomorrow evening. I’m sorry for the delay. Unfortunately, real life gets in the way of my writing and publishing life at times. I hope you’ll forgive me.

In other news, if you’ve been waiting for discounts on the serial, they’ll be starting soon. I’ll be changing the price of Episode 1 to $0.99 this weekend, and starting on April 27th Episode 2 will be having a week-long Kindle Countdown Deal. So if you’ve been waiting to read the stories, here’s your chance to get started on the cheap!

The Girlfriend Contract 4 & 5

Hi everyone,

This is an update on the status of the final two episodes of The Girlfriend Contract serial.

I got sick this week and haven’t been getting as much done as I wanted, so I won’t be releasing a new episode tomorrow.

You can expect The Girlfriend Contract 4 to hit Amazon early next week, with The Girlfriend Contract 5 arriving the week after. So, still just a week between the final episodes, just a bit longer to get to them.

I will of course make new posts to let you know when they are finished and in the publishing queue, with newsletters sent out containing links to their store pages as soon as they are available.

All the best,

Lucy

Publishing…

Hi everyone,

Episode 3 of The Girlfriend Contract is in the publishing queue on Amazon and will hopefully be available for purchase within a few hours.

I will send out an email with the link to the episode in a newsletter as soon as I get said link from Amazon.

Just thought I’d let you know, in case there’s anyone out there wondering where the next episode is.

All the best,

Lucy

The Girlfriend Contract 3

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to post a quick update regarding the third episode of The Girlfriend Contract. It will be available through Amazon some time on Friday, April 11th.

After this, I’m planning on getting the remaining two (at least) episodes out in the following two weeks. So just a week between episodes!

There will also be some news regarding specials soon, too.

All the best,

Lucy

A Question of Perspective

Usually, when I write, my stories are told primarily from the woman’s perspective. Sometimes I have the love interest’s perspective in there, but often not.

What type of romance do you enjoy more, in general? One told entirely from one perspective, one with the perspectives of the budding couple, one with many perspectives?

I can see certain benefits and drawbacks to various viewpoint strategies. Take, for instance, a singular viewpoint (that of the female protagonist as is usually the case in this type of romance). By sticking with a particular viewpoint, like Gwen’s in The Girlfriend Contract, the reader can get really deep into the character’s mind. You are constantly immersed in Gwen’s thoughts and feelings, and (the author hopes) this brings the two of you closer together. When she is happy, you are happy, when she is sad, as are you, and on and on.

A viewpoint strategy like this also helps preserves the mystery of the love interest. And that’s half the fun of a new relationship, isn’t it, figuring out just who this new person is?

Some may also view that as a drawback, or as a deliberate attempt on the part of the author to hide certain aspects of the story. Which it can be construed as, but I feel the benefits outweigh such drawbacks.

A multi-viewpoint story has some benefits as well. The reader gets a more rounded view of the story, and they can often see certain narrative strands coming together this way. It also provides more variety to the story, as the reader can experience the way the main characters feel about events and issues themselves, rather than having these reactions interpreted by a single character.

However, it’s more difficult to maintain airs of mystery in such a story. Do you really want to know right now why Aiden is holding back on a relationship with Gwen? Do you really want to know the exact reason he convinced Gwen to sign the girlfriend contract right now? Or is the suspense of not knowing, of finding out only as fast as Gwen does, making for a more interesting read?

Let me know what you think!

All the best,

Lucy