Books

Believing in a worry-free good

Do you ever doubt yourself when life is good? Like it could all just come crashing down any minute?

I try to resist this mindset, but it seems sometimes it comes unbidden anyway.

Life has been amazingly incredibly good to me this January. For example:

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How crazy is THAT? USA Today bestseller list for the Forever Series? WOW!

The same week, I released a brand new book and this happened:

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So many copies on a brand-new pen name. Crazy!

We definitely had a rough fall. I suppose I could try and shake the worries by saying this is the good stuff that came out of the hard times. Probably most of us are reluctant to get too settled into a happy space out of fear of what might go wrong next.

But I’m going to try and enjoy our peaceful and successful little run here. Selling 20,000 books in one month is no small thing, and I know it. I’ll take these blessings. And work hard to spread the love around.

A new bundle full of enchantment and romance!

I’m so excited to be in the Heroes & Shifters book bundle with 11 other amazing authors!

We’re doing a just-for-the-holidays special on it where all 12 books are just 99 cents.

PERFECT for looking through during the holidays when you need a little escape.

Here’s a teaser from one of my books in it! Pick it up on Amazon.

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Forever Sheltered has arrived — and is already a hot new release!

Forever-Sheltered-release-graphicWell, THAT didn’t take long!

I am humbled and amazed by you fans! Wow! Usually I get a few hours to send out some information on the book before it shoots up the lists!

Thank you. Really and truly. Thank you.

The party is really getting started now! We have giveaways, and I’ll be signing books in San Antonio at the Romance Writers of America Wednesday night! Get the details on the appearances page!

First: LINKS

Amazon: http://bit.ly/Amazon-ForShelt
BN: http://bit.ly/BN-ForShelt
iTunes: http://bit.ly/itunes-shelter
Google Play: http://bit.ly/Sheltered-GP
Kobo: http://bit.ly/sheltered-kobo

Second: Win something! TWO $50 gift cards are up for grabs!

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Thank you for being a part of this release!

I hope to see some of you at RWA this week! I will also be speaking at BookPeople here in Austin on August 9 at 10 a.m!

And…the pink sofa everyone’s talking about…

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Opening Pages to Forever Sheltered — Get ‘Em Right Here!

JuFor-Shelt-3dst TWENTY days until the release of Forever Sheltered!

If you have a blog or FB page, sign up to be a part of the party here (you’ll get to give away all THREE Forever books to your readers!)

Dedications to go into the back of this book for families affected by cancer will happen next week. Watch the Facebook page for the sign up period or get on the mail list!

Here we go!

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Forever Sheltered
Chapter One

Oh, that idiot jerk doctor just walked in here and demanded a favor.

A favor.

Demanded.

He strode into my art therapy room like he owned the place with his high-dollar shoes and custom-tailored khakis and said, “You have to do something for me.”

Right. I have to.

I whirled away from him to pick up a box of tempura paints and clutched it tightly with both hands.

It was either that or punch him in the face.

This was my room at the hospital. Where doctors weren’t the big shots. Where patients came to escape.

My cheeks were hot. “I didn’t expect to see you again,” I said, pointedly refusing to ask what the something he wanted me to do entailed. “You didn’t show up last time you asked to meet with me.

This same doctor blew me off two weeks ago. Set up a meeting and didn’t show.

Like his time was valuable, and mine was not.

I kept my back to him. A long moment passed. He stayed quiet, so I began to wonder if he’d snuck out.

Not a bad idea. Nobody likes me when I’m pissed off.

I checked the paints, chucking any colors that had dried out. I had less than ten minutes until my next therapy group arrived, a set of children from the cancer ward. It often took all my emotional strength to get through that hour. I wouldn’t give the doctor another thought.

Those kids had it so hard. They lost their hair. Threw up spontaneously. Dealt daily with the idea of death. Many were far from home, sent here to the specialty wing for cancer patients after their own hospitals had exhausted all options.

My days felt like battles, miniature war zones.

And yet here was this Dr. Darion Marks, asking me to do something for him.

I was so sure he was gone that I jumped when he spoke again.

“I’m sorry I didn’t let you know I couldn’t make our meeting two weeks ago,” he said.

Still no explanation. I turned a little so I could see the doctor, tall and stalwart in his white coat. He reminded me of a statue, perfect, chiseled, and cold as granite. I dropped the box of paints on the low table with a satisfying clunk.

“Hey.” His voice carried an impatient tone that sparked my anger into rage.

I glared at him. I was ready to give him a real piece of my mind when he switched tactics.

“Maybe we can start over,” he said with a smile I’m sure he thought was charming. “Hello, Ms. Schwartz. Could I ask you to help me with one of my patients?”

I hated him with a fury I usually reserved for people who kicked dogs. And my parents.

I grasped the back of a chair and leaned over it. Menacingly, I hoped.

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Isn’t Tina something else? She’s been in three of my books, and it’s finally her turn to get a book of her own!

ALL of chapter one will go out to the mail list subscribers at MIDNIGHT (July 2, CST). Get on the list – if you are not sure you are on it, enter your email — it will tell you.

If you have missed the email, still join up. Just reply to your “Welcome” email and we’ll get you the first chapter. PLUS you’ll get 70 pages of Baby Dust to download — all of Tina’s backstory from when she was 17.

I’M SO EXCITED!!!!

Deanna

 

Time to reveal the cover for my new book FOREVER SHELTERED

Everyone is dying to see Dr. Darion! And a grown up Tina!

Here they are!

Forever Sheltered

The book will come out July 22, just in time for my appearance at Romance Writers of America’s National Convention in San Antonio! I will be signing books on Wednesday, July 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Marriott Rivercenter Third Floor Ballroom. This is a public event. Everyone who comes to see me gets one of these full of buttons, tissues, and other swag:

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And the first FOUR people at my table gets one of these beautiful charms by The Book Swag Shop:

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But RIGHT NOW you can enter to win $50 in PayPal cash or a gift card as we celebrate the cover!

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My schedule for Romantic Times Convention in NOLA 2014

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It’s almost time! I hope to meet some of you in New Orleans.

For those of you registered for the full convention, it will be easiest to find me:

Thursday at 11:15 at Club RT.
I will have swag and you can have anything signed at that event.

For those of you registered only for the Saturday Fan-Tastic day, I will be there:

7:15 in the big signing room
This might be a little crazy.

Other convention things I know I’m doing:

  • The NA Pajama Party Tuesday night
  • Saints and Sinners Thursday night
  • Mardi Gras Party Friday night

I probably won’t be too hard to spot with all the butterflies on me as I walk around — particularly Thursday as I’ll be there all day. Make sure to ask for one, especially baby loss moms who get a special blue butterfly like baby Finn’s!

If you aren’t doing the convention at all, or have too busy a schedule for the above stuff, I’ll be around town Wednesday and Friday. Follow me on Twitter and see what I’m up to! Don’t be afraid to say hello!

Emerging from the writing cave for this important announcement! :)

I’m super duper busy finishing out my Magic Mayhem series. This last book for this trilogy is the hardest, because it’s about a ten-year-old with epilepsy, same as my daughter Elizabeth. We’ve worked together on this book. But it’s difficult to have your child describe to you what it’s like to have these dark spaces she can’t remember, black periods before and after her seizures.

But while I’m doing all this (plus preparing to dive into Forever Sheltered in about a month), a book I sort of abandoned got picked up in a 10-book boxed set of paranormal romances!

love-charms-smaller-graphicAuthors put together these sets to increase visibility and share fans. Unlike my super-emotional and sad books, my novel in the bundle is light and funny. It’s a voice I set aside when my Forever series took off. My readers want to cry, not laugh!

But I let this book go into the bundle. There’s so many great authors in it. And at 99 cents, you can’t beat it for having some choices for your next sleepless night or long trip or need for escape.

I hope some of you will try it out. My novel in it is called The Passion Cure, about an enchantress who discovers not only does her family’s pet ferret talk, but it delights to inform her that she’s an outcast in her world, a Nix with no powers of her own.

It’s a romp, and an experiment. I had a good time writing it. I have outlined more books in that story world, but I’m not sure I will actually write them since everyone wants the Forever books!

So if you want to read my book The Passion Cure, pick up this bundle as that may be the only way you’ll ever get it!

Love Charms: 10 scorching paranormal romances for ONLY 99 cents! LIMITED TIME ONLY! (REGULAR PRICE: $9.99)
Escape into the world of paranormal romance, a magical journey featuring delicious demons, wanton witches, zealous zombies and more! Featuring spell-binding novels from popular New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble bestselling authors, including Ava Catori, Selena Kitt, Cerys du Lys, Deanna Roy and more, these enchanting books will be sure to charm, beguile and bewitch you!

 

 

A bonanza of give aways and contests in honor of Forever Loved

web-Forever-Loved-3DThere is no way to list all the bloggers, fans, and groups who have been instrumental in this amazing release week for the Forever Series. But I’m going to put as many of the giveaways in here as I can. If you are a Facebook fan of mine, or follow me on Twitter, or are on my mailing list, you can easily check that off and be entered. You can also share the love of some of these amazing sites and authors who are helping me!
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Over 100 blogs are giving away a copy of my book. I’m picking a few at random (see the whole list here):

http://wantedreaders.blogspot.com/2014/01/excerpt-interview-forever-loved-by.html

http://www.thecovercontessa.com/2014/01/book-blast-and-giveaway-forever-loved.html

http://beckymmoe.com/an-interview-and-giveaway-with-a-sexy-hot-tempered-book-boyfriend-gavin-from-deanna-roys-forever-loved/

http://www.faebooks.co.uk/2014/01/ForeverLoved.html

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/55c3e556/

http://literarywinner.com/2014/01/forever-loved-deanna-roy/

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/7888b047/

If you spot another one — add it as a comment so people can enter!

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