As a new author without an agent, I found it was difficult to get
my work noticed. I’d entered a few
writing contests and I received some positive feedback, but no contract offers. I’d self-published a couple of short stories through
Amazon, but with a full-time job and squeezing in writing time around my work
schedule I didn’t have a lot of time for marketing. When I saw the announcement about Amazon’s
Kindle Scout program, I knew it was perfect for me, and I had to submit to
How it came about?
I saw a blog post that featured the Kindle Scout program, along with
a link to the Kindle Scout website, www.kindlescout.com.
I immediately checked it out, and submitted my manuscript. After that things happened very quickly. Within a few days, I received an e-mail
letting me know “The Billionaire’s
Bodyguard Bride” had been accepted for a 30-day campaign. Then the fun began, as Kindle Scouts had an
opportunity to sample the first 5,000 words of my novel, with the option of
nominating it for publication if they enjoyed it. A few days after my campaign ended I got the
amazing news that Kindle Press wanted to publish it!
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experiences with Kindle Press?
I could not be more delighted with my Kindle Press
experience. The Kindle Press team has
been utterly amazing. They’re
professional, responsive, organized, and incredibly helpful. Best of all, they truly care about both their
readers and their writers. Inviting readers to have a voice in selecting the novels
they’d like to see published is truly groundbreaking. I think it impacts publishing for the better!
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The Billionaire’s Bodyguard Bride” follows covert protection agent
Lauren Reynolds, and handsome Greek billionaire Rafe Dimitriou as they overcome
the personal demons that stand between them and a lifetime of love. These
two strong-willed characters, both have hidden agendas. Theirs is a story of unexpected second
chances and a revenge plot gone wrong; of secrets and passion, all laced
with a hint of suspense.
While I spent time with Rafe and Lauren, recounting their romance,
the other men and women of the Sentinels Agency began clamoring to have their
stories told, as well. I left the Mendacci mystery that plays a small
part in this book open-ended, and its threads will be woven throughout the next
books in the Secret Sentinels series.