Sunday, December 22, 2013

Somebody's Angel is LIVE on Amazon and Barnes & Noble NOOK! $500 GC Giveaway Contest Continues!

Christmas Came Early!!!

Somebody's Angel
is available NOW!!

Yes, I've already shed some tears after hearing that news tonight! 

It's like having a baby, I'm TELLIN' ya!

This is the same wording as the newsletter I sent earlier today, 

but didn't want to miss anyone who doesn't subscribe!

These stores have the book available now (UPDATE: Just added ARe on Christmas Eve):

Barnes & Noble NOOK:

All Romance eBooks:

Here's the B&N and ARe cover:

Look for this cover at Amazon Stores 

(but the sexy one will be in the back of the book in a special section!)!

Please note that in order to avoid ANY issues with Amazon marking my book with an "adult" filter, I went with a "safe" version of the cover. Those who buy the book from Amazon, though, you can find ALL of my sexy covers in the back of your book in a special new gallery (including the original of Nobody's Perfect where Damian still has his whip)!

Amazon UK

Amazon Canada:

Amazon Australia:

And at ALL other Amazon stores!

Coming the week of Dec. 29 to:
Libiro (a new seller of indie books only)

Important Info for Apple Purchasers and iPads users!!!
There are some problems with the NOOK and Kindle apps on the iPad. The Kindle one removes all of the italics. Trust me, you do NOT want to try and read this or ANY Kallypso Masters book without italics to show flashbacks, foreign phrases, and more!!! And the NOOK app messes up the links within the document.

SO, for the best experience on an Apple device,

For those wanting to PURCHASE from Apple iTunes, it might not be there until mid to late January at best. I can't predict when Apple will approve it for sale because they have a SLOWWWWW review process. If this is any indication, I uploaded the 99-cent version of Masters at Arms & Nobody's Angel--the new "combo" version that eventually will replace Nobody's Angel as a single $3.99 book--on the US Thanksgiving Day Nov. 28 and it's STILL in review. AND Apple iTunes is closed for uploading until Dec. 28, so I can't even get the process started until then!)

So, I suggest that my Apple iTunes purchasers who can't wait a month or two use one of the other booksellers and e-mail/load it to your iBooks account. All Romance eBooks offers it in mobi, epub, and PDF. The new bookseller Libiro has epub and PDF. See above publication dates for those.

Will Somebody's Angel Be
My First New York Times Bestseller?

It's Up to YOU now!

As many of you know, it's a long-time dream of mine to make the NYT list. I had given up on it for this book when I was trying to get it out mid-week last week, but when things all conspired against me for meeting that deadline and it became clear Sunday was the earliest we could upload, the hope revived. ONLY sales at Amazon and at B&N NOOK will count toward my reaching the numbers needed to achieve this lofty goal. I fell short with Nobody's Perfect (although with that one, I made the USA Today list for the first time, so I was thrilled anyway)!

Thank you, readers, for all your support and patience! If you know you'll be downloading this book some day soon, I'd appreciate it if you'd purchase this week so I can totally shoot up that list--or at the very least MAKE the list!

I'll report back in January! (They will be counting sales from Dec. 22 to Dec. 28!)

$500 Gift Card Giveaway Dec. 31!
If you haven't checked out the Somebody's Angel Blog Tour yet (with 23 unique blog postings where Kally reveals secets about herself and her books) go to this site and follow the 23 links BY DEC. 30 to be safe. Postings were made from Dec. 11-23 and not only are we giving away $5 GCs at each blog stop, but your entries also put you in the drawing for the Grand Prize of a $500 GC! The more entries you have (look for the Rafflecopter for how to get entries), the better your chance to win!

Watch for an announcement about a New Year's Eve party (Events)
on Facebook where we will announce the winners of the prizes (and talk about Somebody's Angel)! 

Now Gramma Kally is off to get ready for Christmas and love on her grandson some more! Whatever holiday you celebrate, I hope it's a joyous season with family and friends! 

And I'll begin working on
Nobody's Dream (Luke and Cassie's story) 
before 2013 is over! Cassie insists I get
that man off her mountain NOW! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Countdown to Somebody's Angel Upload--Blog Tour Begins!

Let the Somebody's Angel blog tour begin—now through Dec. 23! Book upload target looks to be between Dec. 18-22. Fighting hard to get it ready as early as possible, but you know how perfect I want it to be for you!

Since this is #5 in the Rescue Me series, I thought I ought to give prizes using the #5. So, at EACH blog stop, I'm giving away a $5 GC AND the GRAND PRIZE WILL BE A $500 GIFT CARD to be given away on New Year's Eve! As with ALL of my prizes, they are open internationally.

We'll make 23 stops in 13 days. Thanks to my assistants, Leagh Christensen and Charlotte Oliver for all their hard work--and to all the blogs who are hosting me, a HUGE thank you to you, as well!

We're working on having some fun and "different" types of blogs as the tour progresses, so try not to miss any! You'll get excerpts, too! Just link back to the Romance Novel Promotions link here every day for up to two stops each day! And follow instructions to be entered to win all the great prizes! I also love to read the comments you all leave (even if I don't have time to respond), so please let me know you stopped by by leaving a comment (even tho that doesn't get you entered into the contest).

Now back to revising the ending of the book so that it's perfect! SOOOO close! Be sure to sign up for my newsletter so you'll get the Amazon and Barnes & Noble buy links as soon as they are available there! Should also be available at All Romance eBooks (ARe), Libiro, and Kobo soon after. Apple might take a little longer. (This one won't be available at Smashwords. Sorry--but ARe offers books in multiple formats and Libiro will have it in epub and PDF.)

Friday, November 29, 2013

Cover Reveal, Virtual Signing Starts Today, and NOOK Giveaway!

UPDATE FROM AMAZON (Dec. 1)! The new 99-cent Masters at Arms & Nobody's Angel combo (books 1 and 2) and Nobody's Perfect (book 4) are back up with scaled down description. (Apparently words like rape, incest, and whipping are no-no's now. Nobody's Perfect's cover is STILL a problem because I've been slapped with the adult label. I'm going to remove the whip and see if that gets me past the censors. If not, then I'll add the skimpiest bra onto her back (or maybe a halter so as not to hide that beautiful back). But if that doesn't work, then I'm not going to move his hand off her butt. Sorry. That alone will sell books for anyone whose search engine can find them. 

See below for the "safe for Amazon and Kobo" cover that will be on the Kindle edition. Just added it below the cover that will go up everywhere else.

Here's the link to the 99-cent book at Amazon. Readers still can find the 99-cent combo with the first two books (as well as my other books) in mobi (Kindle), epub, and PDF versions at Smashwords and All Romance eBooks. I also just uploaded the combo to Apple yesterday for those using the Kindle app on the Apple devices, but it might be a week or more before it's live. At this time, Kobo hasn't approved the book there (even though I uploaded it last week).

Back to Kally's Originally Planned Blog 
(with some adjustments)

I know we just celebrated Thanksgiving here in the States, but I think Christmas came early for some good boys and girls around the world. Okay, maybe the Big Guy figured you all had better get something nice now because you've all been too naughty this year to expect much later. (It's always more fun being naughty--how can we resist?) 

Keep reading because this blog has FOUR major announcements you won't want to miss.

1. Somebody's Angel 
Cover Reveal 
(Except for Amazon & Kobo*)

HERE IT IS! Don't you just love my latest cover? Linda Lynn, my cover artist (who doesn't do covers for anyone but Kally!) really went all out on this one. She even recreated Nonna's Italian iron bed! (You know, the one used in the honor bondage scene in Nobody's Angel where she has to hold onto the headboard--or suffer the consequences.) 

You may recognize this couple as the same one used on the new "combo" e-book (and updated paperback) of Masters at Arms & Nobody's Angel. (See my Nov. 26 blog if you did miss it--more about that in a minute! Of course, see the news flash below, because I now have to change ALL of my Kindle covers on sale at Amazon.) But I will keep them on the versions sold everywhere but Amazon, because I love the way this couple gives continuity in covers for Marc and Angelina as they continue their  journey toward happily ever after (HEA). 

I really wanted to go with a plus-sized model, but stock photo places have so few of them and when I saw this pose from Jimmy Thomas's Romance Novel Covers site, I knew it set the tone I wanted for the book. But I had this problem before when I did Nobody's Angel, so in both books I talk more about her large breasts and big hips, which are hidden on both by sheets. (And this scene is in Angelina's little bungalow in Aspen Corners, but the cover on Nobody's Angel is in the playroom at Marc's house. Linda even changed the colors of the sheets on this one from white to red--and the sheer curtains on the other to red drapes! But seeing that bed come to life is the best!)

* This is the version going up on the Amazon and Kobo sites (to hopefully avoid adult filtering and censorship). But if you prefer the above one, you'll need to purchase the book in mobi formatt at All Romance eBooks or Smashwords, OR at Apple (for the Kindle app).

2. Upload Date 
for Somebody's Angel

Can you feel the upload date getting closer and closer? I CAN--provably because I still have a lot of changes to make to the story before I will let you see it! But my team and I are going to make every effort to get this book uploaded to Amazon's Kindle store and Barnes & Noble NOOK between Dec. 17 and Dec. 22. It may take a little while for them to finish their review and make it available given the holidays, but it will then go to the UK, AU, CA, and other stores as soon as Amazon sends it to them.

As most of you should know by now, I'm an indie author, so not only have I no control over release dates (meaning when the booksellers release it to you), but I also choose NOT to hold books up while I do marketing campaigns or send out ARCs to bloggers for early reviews. I rely on YOU ALL to spread the word about my books for me (and you always do!) and to post those early reviews, especially at Amazon, B&N, and Goodreads!  

Uploads to All Romance eBooks (ARe) and Smashwords are immediate and will be there by Christmas. I can't control how long it will take Apple and Kobo to approve them there, though. (Kobo still hasn't made live my new combo (uploaded a week ago). 

While Smashwords and All Romance eBooks will have the book available immediately and in all formats, most of you know it's my dream to make the New York Times list and under my own steam. Only sales at Amazon and B&N count toward that list so I'd like the books to be available there the first week. (After what happened at Amazon, though, I might change my mind.)   

Just don't expect any early surprises. This already is going to be a killer deadline to meet. But I still hold to the promise that Somebody's Angel will be available somewhere BY CHRISTMAS!

3. Virtual Signing of the 
My 3 Paperbacks Starts TODAY!

Because so many of you have asked for signed books for your own Christmas/holiday presents or to give to friends and family, I am doing a limited-time "virtual" signing. A virtual signing means you place your order for the book or books you want, tell us what name to sign each one to (and NAME ONLY, I will choose the inscriptions), and then I sign and Charlotte sends the book to you or to the place you want it to go. 

This one will be different than the one I did in February mainly because I'll have my personal assistant, Charlotte, handling all the orders and getting the books prepped (labeled with stickies as to whom to sign them to!) so that all I have to do is swoop in with my Ka-thunk pen in hand and SIGN. Leagh (who did a great job setting up the order form) was a huge help on handling orders last time, but the beauty of having Charlotte living nearby is that she'll also take care of mailing them! This means Kally won't lose writing time (because Cassie is already telling me I'd better be ready to write ASAP at least far enough into Nobody's Dream to get that man out of her cabin NOW).

I can't guarantee Christmas/holiday delivery (it ultimately will be up to the Post Office!), but those placing international and domestic orders by Dec. 1, I promise to do my best! If I have to order more books because demand was higher than anticipated, I will be signing in the order payment was received. (Please note that there are NO new paperback books with this signing since February--but they have new covers and will be in a matte finish from now on, which I think looks much more attractive. I do have some glossy first editions of Nobody's Perfect left, though, if you want one of those, just specify in the comments section of the order form. (While supplies last only!)

I'll accept orders through midnight (your time) Sunday, Dec. 15

And if you'd like any book or books to be gift wrapped in festive holiday paper with a simple to/from sticker label, please indicate so in the appropriate comment box on the form. (If you request gift wrapping, the To/From sticker will be "from" your first name and "to" the first name of the person the book was signed to, unless your comment box on the form indicates otherwise.)

Please use a separate order form/payment (all payments via PayPal) for EACH shipping destination. If you have questions, please contact Charlotte ( Thanks!

Each order shipped to a unique address will receive a FREE Kally Swag bag (two pens, a Masters Brat button/pin, bookmark, and trading cards).

4. NOOK Giveaway & 
Scavenger Hunt Questions

My thanks for Mayas Sanders for organizing an awesome 15-stop blog tour for me Tuesday and Wednesday of this week to announce the new 99-cent special combo e-book for Masters at Arms & Nobody's Angel (with an awesome new cover--although it seems to have gotten the book pulled at Amazon for being too hot).

The "How it Began" blog tour included excerpts with Marc and Angelina on their journey to Somebody's Angel (a refresher for those who don't have time to do a complete series re-read)!

As promised at each of those 15 stops, you'll find the answer to one question posed in the Rafflecopter below. ONE lucky winner (open to international entries--with the hope the NOOK translates to your country if it ships outside the US!) will be receiving the new NOOK GlowLight (the model just released a few weeks ago) as the grand prize. The grand prize winner, as well as EVERYONE who gets all 15 answers correct will be receiving a swag bag (pens, Masters Brat button, bookmarks, trading cards, and other goodies) and a hand fan. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck, everyone, and thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt! Be sure to follow the blogs you visit and support them for helping me spread the word about my series and many other books! If any still have their contests open, sign up to win a free e-book in the Rescue Me series and some cool swag, including the above items at each stop!

Monday, November 25, 2013

How it Began Blog Tour Nov. 26-27 & Cover Reveal Nov. 29 (with NOOK giveaway)!

My thanks to Mayas at Reading by the Book for scheduling a 15 stop tour for me Tuesday and Wednesday (Nov. 26-27). In preparation for the December release of Somebody's Angel (sometime before Christmas is the best I can promise!), I thought I'd do a little refresher tour with this couple's journey to date. Stop back here Friday (after midnight Central time) for the list of trivia questions about the blog tour--and enter to win a brand new NOOK GlowLight! (Entries received thru end of day Nov. 30, and drawing on Dec. 1.) 

Here are the names of the blogs and links to follow:

November 26th

November 27th

Marc and Angelina didn't meet until Nobody's Angel (book 2), but I've just combined the first two books in the series and am offering it on sale for 99 cents (saving $3 off the single Nobody's Angel AND getting Masters at Arms in the same e-book!).

UPDATE 11/28/13: The book was pulled from Amazon shelves today. I'm hoping to have it available again soon, but you can still purchase it at:

Barnes & Noble (possibly not in the UK store, tho, which restricts content too)
Smashwords (mobi, epub, and PDF versions)
All Romance eBooks (mobi, epub, and PDF versions)

Coming soon to Apple and Kobo (still pending review).

There's a new cover (different from the original paperback combo cover)! I now can have the same couple on the bed in the background of this one as will be the center of attention on the cover of Somebody's Angel (only that one will have them in a different pose and setting). 

The cover reveal for Somebody's Angel for stores other than Amazon and Kobo will be here on Black Friday (Nov. 29), so be sure to check it out! 

Update on Salute to Veterans Donation

Thank you to everyone who visited here during my Salute to Veterans Nov. 11-15! There were SO many comments sharing stories about veterans that we made the goal of $1,500! I will be contacting three who posted stories about special veterans in their lives on the Veterans Day post and my assistant, Charlotte Oliver, will attempt to contact those to get names and more details in order that I may make three $500 donations in honor/memory of those special veterans. 

I do have a major change to report. I've heard from a number of people that the Wounded Warrior Project has just gotten too administratively out of control (marketing and staff costs) and I want the money that I donate to go directly to veterans. So, I have researched several recommendations and will make my three $500 donations to the following organizations:

As many of you know, I went to the Wounded Warrior Regiment-West location at Camp Pendleton in May to make a donation of $5200, including $3200 in donations and gift cards collected from my readers. One of the writers who visited here during the Salute to Veterans, Ann Mayburn, has a brother who is a Marine and is currently being treated at Wounded Warrior Regiment-East, so I will specify it go to the one at Parris Island. 

Here's the mission statement for this Marine Corps Command:

The United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment provides and enables assistance to wounded, ill and injured Marines, sailors attached to or in support of Marine units, and their family members in order to assist them as they return to duty or transition to civilian life. The Regimental headquarters element, located in Quantico, Va., commands the operations of two Wounded Warrior Battalions located at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Camp Lejeune, N.C., and multiple detachments in locations around the globe.
For more information about the Wounded Warrior Regiment contact the Sergeant Merlin German Wounded Warrior Call Center 24/7 at 1-877-487-6299. Click here for more information about Wounded Warrior Battalion East orWounded Warrior Battalion West.

This is another veterans charity that the Marines at Parris Island recommended Ann share with me. I plan to specify that the money go to their Above & Beyond program. Here's a heartbreaking Video about one family involved in this organization. 

From their Web site: 

THE MISSION OF HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

House in the Woods Military and Family Retreat (NOT .com) 

I've e-mailed the director of this one and he was very forthcoming about their financial information. Their Web site could use a really good volunteer to help get it going, but I'm okay if they're spending their money on more important things, like hunting and fishing trips for veterans and their families! 

Here's their Mission Statement:

House in the Woods’ mission is to create a therapeutic, recreational, and educational retreat for our nation’s U.S. armed forces and their families by using outdoor wilderness activities in Maine to create comfortable and relaxing milieu for veterans, active duty military, and their families to come together to share their common challenges which come from the service and sacrifice of protecting our nation’s freedom and cherished democratic ideals.

I was impressed that so many members of their Board of Directors were family members of those who served and, in some cases, military personnel themselves.

Of course, this time around, all of the donations were from me, so I didn't feel as worried about changing my mind about where the money went, as long as I fulfilled the intent of the Veterans Day post and gave up to $1500, split between three donations in honor/memory of American veterans. 

Sadly, after supporting the WWP with thousands of dollars in donations since April 2012, I will probably not be giving monthly as an Advanced Guard in the WWP any longer. I know they started with the best of intentions, but sometimes organizations just outgrow their mission and lose focus on their primary objective. I know on the local level they will continue to do great things, but as far as giving to the national organization, I just don't see that as the best way to honor and support veterans. 

And I know there are many, many organizations doing great things for our veterans. These are just three. I'll post an update here with the comments chosen as random to have the donations made in the name/memory of their veteran heroes. So, check back in a week or so!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Be sure you thank our nation's military and the military of those serving alongside them from other nations as you enjoy your time with family, friends, and good food this week!