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Cats & Conjure – New Release and Sale

From now until next Tuesday, the first Cats & Conjure book–Cats in Heat–will be on sale for 99c. This price has taken effect at Smashwords, ARe, and will be live shortly on Kindle.

This is to promote the new sequel, Cat Scratch Fever, which is up on Kindle a little early and is on preorder discount at ARe for one more day.

If you get a chance to check out Cat Scratch Fever, I really hope you like it. Stray Cat Strut (book #3) is on my plate for the new year.

Thank you for reading and happy holidays!

Cat Scratch Fever Preorder

Cat Scratch Fever (Cats & Conjure 2) is almost here!

Addie and Erik’s journey continues in a brand new novella. It’ll be out on Friday and right now you can preorder it at AllRomanceeBooks for 10% off. On Friday it’ll be for sale on Smashwords and Kindle. It might not be on other sites until the new year, but you can get your favourite formats at ARe and Smashwords.

Buy links are coming when the book is available!

And don’t forget, I have a new mailing list ONLY for new releases announcements. Sign-up here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/asha-king-new-releases or send an email to asha-king-new-releases+subscribe@googlegroups.com.

New Release Mailing List

I’ve just put together a mailing list to announce new releases using Google Groups. Head here to apply to join: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/asha-king-new-releases

Don’t have a G+ account? No problem–all you need is an email address. Send an email to asha-king-new-releases+subscribe@googlegroups.com and you’ll be signed up.

You’ll notice there are no message yet–again, this will be NEW RELEASES ONLY. No other emails clogging up your inbox. In the new release email, I’ll also include coupon codes for Smashwords, current freebies and/or deals, and that kind of thing.

I am hoping to have a new release every six to eight weeks, though it’ll depend on how long it takes me to write things and on my editor’s schedule. If you don’t follow me on Twitter or Facebook (or even if you do!), that’s the place to keep up to date.

That’s it for now. I’m about halfway through Cat Scratch Fever and I’m hoping to have an announcement about that release date sometime next week (I’m aiming for mid-December), and to get everything to my webmistress to update the main site. After that I have to decide what to work on, whether to finish up I Who Have Nothing (which is STILL giving me fits), or choosing between a pair of other contemp rom-suspenses. Details when I have them!

What I’m Working On & Other Updates

Cats in Heat came out a week and a half ago. Some readers so far seemed to like it and sales are trickling in, so I’m working on the next in the series, Cat Scratch Fever. I’m hoping to get this done and up for preorder by the end of the month.

As I’ve said…pretty much everywhere, this is a series that follows the same couple from novella to novella. The endings aren’t cliffhangers per se, but I leave threads to pick up with the next one. This form of serialized storytelling really appeals to me as I like traditional paranormal romance and urban fantasy books that utilize it, so I thought I’d give it a try.

I am not attempting to just “piecemeal” together a larger story out of tiny bits–each novella is 100 pages or more, so a substantial chunk of story with forward plot movement and a conclusion. There will be three to four of them, and I’m aiming to get one out every two months or so, with a “boxset” of all of them perhaps by next summer. If you want to wait until that time to check it out, I completely understand and I hope you enjoy the stories when you get to them.

For those still complaining about the length of my older books from last year, I hear you. And I’m sorry. As I’ve explained, writing for a publisher meant writing to a certain length to keep in a lower price range. I could spend time right now going back and revising all of those stories to add to the total word count, or I could write new books for you. I’m choosing the latter, and as I’ve said, my new situation means I can write longer works and keep lower prices on them. Writing to complain to me about the older novellas doesn’t fix anything (it just makes me feel badly and therefore harder to work on new things).

Finally, I do not have news for you about I Who Have Nothing. The book isn’t ready yet. I will update here when I have something new to say. I also keep getting emails about this, and yes, I know, I am no longer listed on the publisher’s website. This is because I am no longer with them but releasing books on my own.  I promise I will blog as soon as I have further information about release dates and the like.

As always, thank you for reading, and I appreciate the support. It’s back to work on Addie and Erik for me…

-Asha

CATS IN HEAT – Now Available + Giveaway!

 
Here are the purchase links!


Cats in Heat is the first book in the Cats & Conjure series, which follows Erik and Adelaide through 3-4 novellas. It’s interracial (bwwm) paranormal romance with an explicit sex scene. I posted an excerpt in August–you’ll also find a sample at Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords.

I’ve also dropped the price of my standalone PNR book Bad Moon Rising–you can get that at all stores for just $2.99 now.

To celebrate, I’m giving away the winner’s choice of one of my other PNR books in ebook–either Bad Moon Rising (werewolves) or Somebody to Love (ghosts). There are lots of ways to enter!

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