Monday, July 23, 2018

It's Here!!

The Earl's Perfect Match is finally here! Woot!

Bennett Markham, Earl of Dunning, needs an heir, which means he needs to find a wife first. His only requirements are that his bride not be a fortune-hunter and absolutely cannot love him, now or ever.

Love is not in the cards for Markham men.

Elena Sebastiano is more than a little surprised when the Earl asks her to play matchmaker for him. They barely know each other, so how is she supposed to choose the perfect bride? Nonetheless, the challenge intrigues her.

But what's a woman to do when she wants the man for herself? Convince him no one will do but her...

Here are few reviews in case you were curious...

Editorial Reviews for THE EARL’S PERFECT MATCH by Kimberly Nee

“The Earl's Perfect Match by Kimberly Nee is a fantastic historical romance.  Ms. Nee has provided us with an amazing, well-written book and loaded it with outstanding, lovable characters.” –Deb D., Goodreads
“This was a fun, well-written Regency romance. Elena was lively and down to earth. She and Bennett had chemistry and I enjoyed reading their story. The secondary characters were entertaining also. I would recommend this book to others and would read more books by this author.” –Robin D., Goodreads
This book has the perfect HEA!” –Erika C., NetGalley
“This was a beautiful romance that I could not put down! I even burned my dinner!” –Sheila R., NetGalley
So, what better way to celebrate than a contest, right?
Glad you agree, so here we go...
 It's really simple, since I like simple. :D 
When? July 23, 2018 – September 1, 2018
How? Like my FB author page and be entered to win an ebook copy
of The Earl’s Perfect Match

Other specifics: Three winners will be chosen at random, and one winner will be chosen at random to receive the entire set of Sebastiano novels (4 books, total) in ebook format.
Now, I like giving stuff away, so what are you waiting for? Go! You won't regret it. :D

You can find it at Entangled Publishing and on Amazon!

Monday, July 02, 2018

The Countdown Has Begun

Okay, well technically it began on July 1, but who's counting?

I'm looking so forward to this book's release, because when Samhain folded, there was no guarantee this (or any of my Samhain titles, really) would be given new life. I'd gotten the rights reverted to The Earl's Perfect Match waaaay back when Samhain made the "We're closing our doors" announcement the first time. It had already gone through first edits, but not final ones (although it did have a cover already and I loved working with my editor, Laura. I miss her, :() so it met the criteria for outright reversions. The other books were up in the air, with a lot of breath-holding for me, as well as other authors, I'm sure, as to whether or not those rights would come back to me. Fortunately, my titles came back to me free and clear when Samhain shut their doors permanently. It was relatively painless, even if it did hurt to see Samhain go. I had a great experience writing for them, so, I left with relief that my books were mine once more, and on good terms. I've been through a few publisher implosions. This one wasn't bad. No fighting. No threats. Just reversion of rights and when they came back, I already had the offer from Entangled to rehome the first three books.

But this story... Elena and Bennett are two of my favorite characters. I wrote the first draft during a rough time. My mother had been sick and passed in June of 2013, I was worn down from dealing with her--cancer is a bitch, it really is, and when it spreads to your brain, it changes you. My brother and I were the ones dealing with her funeral, and her estate and the one bank who STILL refuses to close her checking account. WTF is THAT about? Anyway, there was a lot of stress in my life and watching Elena and Bennett's story unfold helped me deal with it. I think you can tell I enjoyed writing it. It shows through in some of the more humorous scenes.

So, anyway, only three weeks until it releases and I'm thinking about a giveway. I'm not sure really what I'm doing yet, so when I decide, it'll probably run through august as well, since I'm getting a late jump on this. Time flew by on me and the release date kind of snuck up on me, so here we are.

I'll post more on my Facebook page when I have the details worked out, so hop on over there and give it a like, if you're so inclined. See you there!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

So Much Adulting

Damn... I go away for a while (okay, a loooong while) and when I come back, my blog needs yooooge renovations. So, here I am, adulting like a boss as I move things around, sweep up and toss broken links, delete blogs that haven't been updated in literally years, fiddle with fonts and colors, and even rename the whole place. Whew. I need a nap. Or a drink. Yes, a drink will do nicely.

So, here we are, a nice, freshly cleaned and polished blog, I feel quite accomplished, even if it's really kinda my own fault the place went to ruin. I had pages up to books that aren't even available any longer. There were links that led to dead ends. And I discovered that, while I was gone, Blogger added some really cool things as well, so I can probably use this in place of my website. At least, for now anyway.

I really didn't mean to spend an entire afternoon doing this. I had no idea it was this out of whack. But at the same time, I don't really mind it. It's fun to play around with layout and font and colors and all that stuff. I just don't want to have to do it again for a long time.

So, if you're so moved, let me know what you think. What works, what doesn't work? What you like, what you don't like? Things like that.

In the meanwhile, here is the newest member of our family. Meet Oreo, the tuxedo we adopted last month.

 The mustache!

Do not be fooled, human. I could kill you if I wish...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Getting Back into the Swing

Yes... I'm back (again) and yes, I've been a bad blogger (again) and once more, I'm going to promise to be better about it (again.) So, keep your fingers crossed.

Anyway, here I am, trying to get back into the swing of everything. I've been a busy little bee, working on edits for my upcoming release, The Earl's Perfect Match, which is Elena Sebastiano's story and is coming from Entangled Publishing on July 23rd. Look! New cover art!

Lovely, isn't it? My cover artist rocks!

Anyway, I just turned in copyedits for this, and now I'm sorta starting to get excited about the release. Yay!

I've been working on a sooper seekrit project as well. I'll have news on that very soon, or so I hope. :D

I have a Facebook page, if you're at all interested. Pop by and check it out and like me. Otherwise, I'll cry. :(

I'm working on other books as well, in several different genres. Changes is good for the soul, right? Anyway, it's been interesting, forcing myself out of my comfort zone. Interesting and challenging.

And, let's see... Thing 1 goes for her license next week. I'm not the least bit nervous about her driving at all, Nope, not me. Not one little bit.

Yeah, totally lying on that. I'm trying REAL hard not to think about it. I sleep better that way.

If you're not following the Faleena Hopkins debacle, you really should. It's fascinating in a train-wreck kind of way. 

Okay, so that's a quick update. And another promise to try to be better at this. Bear with me. Change is good for the soul, but hard and lazy is soooo much easier!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

It's Been a While

But so what else is new? Anyway, I'm back again and some things have changed. My Sebastiano series was picked up by Entangled Publishing, which is good. My Musa books remain homeless, but that's okay as well. I'm doing massive rewrites, and basically turning them into new books. A new family. New location. Who knows what will happen then?

I took down my website. The provider's fee was astronomical, especially for what they provided, so I'm looking around for a new host. It might take some time, but when I've got it up and running again, I'll let you know.

I'm still alive. Still writing. That sort of thing. I do have a new title coming out this summer, from Entangled. It's the fourth book of my Sebastiano series--Where There is Desire. It's Elena Sebastiano's story, set in England, on the country estate of an earl who also just happens to be in search of a wife. I should have new cover art coming soon, so that's something to look forward to, right?

And that's about it. So, until next time...

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Guess Who...

Whoa... it's been a long time! But maybe it's time to brush the dust off and tidy up a little around here. A lot has changed since my last post. A. Lot.

To begin with, Musa Publishing is gone. Two years now. :(

Samhain Publishing is also gone. They held on for a year following my last post, but as of February 28, 2017 (Yikes, it's too hard to believe it;s 2017 already!!!) they closed their doors for good as well.

But, as they say, when one door closes, another one opens and in my case, I'm happy to announce that Entangled Publishing offered contracts on Tiger Eyes and When I'm With You. Eden's Pass, however is out of print and likely to remain so for now. I have hopes of one day having it out there again, but it needs some updating and I've got several projects going on right now as well, so we'll have to see what happens with it.

I don't have any of the details yet on the other two - but when I do, I'll share. And hopefully, I'll be able to get back into blogging. I hesitate to promise, because life really does get in the way sometimes and let's face it, sometimes there's just nothing really exciting to blog about.

I wrote my very first post on April 22, 2006. Eleven years ago. Damn... So much has happened between now and then. My kidlets were 5 and 6 months old at the time. Now, they are sixteen and eleven. My first Samhain book (Eden's Pass) wouldn't come out for another almost two years. Now? I've had almost a dozen books published and many more written, hopefully to be published at a later day. I've lost forty pounds and became a gym rat. It's been an incredible and interesting journey since that first blog post and I can see I have a bit of housekeeping to do here. Some of it's rather sad - like the publishers that are no more- but what's to come makes up for it. I'm looking so forward to all of it.

So, I can't promise I won't ever slack on this, but I'll try to get back to it on a regular basis. I've actually kind of missed blogging (does anyone even do this anymore? I don't know, I've gotten lazy on the blogs I follow as well. **shrug**) so maybe that will change.

We shall see.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bad News

Well, here I am, finally updating. I wonder if anyone even remembers me these days? I'm such a terrible blogger, it isn't even funny. But I've been busy with real life stuff - both writing and non-writing related, so unfortunately, something had to give. And since it seemed like I'd blogged about everything I could think of, guess what got sacrificed?

Anyway, I'm back for now and unfortunately, I'm the bearer of bad news. Last Friday, I woke to an email from Musa Publishing. It seems they are closing their doors as of February 28, 2015. And just like that, I've got orphaned books.

Six orphaned books, to be exactly.

The four books in my McKenzie Brothers series and the two in my Mordainia series are now homeless. Damn it.

Now, I'll admit, they didn't earn me a fortune, but the royalties were a nice little bonus every month. But more importantly, it just makes me sad that they will no longer be out there. I've received quite a few good reviews on them, and frankly, I'm very proud of them. They are--in my humble opinion, of course--good stories. And I've grown quite fond of both the McKenzie family and the Mordianian royal family.

So, I don't really know what my next step will be. I will have the rights returned to me free and clear as of the end of the month. I'm considering self-publishing them, since they've been edited and the only changes I want to make to them are very small. But I don't know yet. We'll see. One day at a time and all that and I have a ton of research to do before I make a decision.

But, considering I believe that every time a door shuts, another one opens, I"m trying to look at this as a positive thing. Trying. I was lucky when this happened with Aspen Mountain Press. Musa scooped up my three orphaned McKenzie Brothers books (The Pursuit, Playing With Fire, and A Perfect Lady) and gave them a home. This time around, I don't know what will happen. We'll see.

There is quite a long thread over on the Absolute Write Water Cooler forums regarding Musa--both the good and the bad--and I have to admit, I've had my ups and down with Musa, I was always paid on time, but there were issues with what seemed to be a long list of revolving editors. But over all, mine was a good experience and I don't regret it. What I do regret is that it's ending this way. And I wish they'd given more than a week's notice. But what's done is done. All I can do is look to the future now.

We'll see what happens.