Becka's Babble

Ramblings of a Romance Writer

Monday, August 25, 2008

It's Promo Time!

Okay, folks, for an author, I rarely do promo for my books on this blog. That's due in part because I believe that sometimes the best form of promo is to have your readers get to know who you are, to get used to the way you write or to understand where you're coming from.

But today, I'm just going to brag a bit. :)

I have SO MUCH going on in September, it isn't even funny. First of all, my big announcement is that I finally finished my book, ONCE A DREAMER, one of the 6 books in the new Orphan Train series from Champagne Books. I've been working on that one for over a year now, and the ending has been eluding me. I knew what I wanted to happen, but for whatever reason, I couldn't pick it from my brain, even though the historical Western is my favorite genre of romance.

Due to the magnanimity ($10 word) of my publisher, she allowed me to push back my dead line again and again... and again. But now, I'm DONE and I'm CROWING about it! :D Here's the book's blurb:


What began as a sham of a marriage soon becomes ‘til death do we part.’

When her adoptive mother dies in a bank shootout, orphan Karina Vadislav is sent to live with Patrick Baker, her uncle in Dodge City, Kansas. After years of abuse, she flees, meeting Benjamin Sawyer, a gambler with a sordid past. He agrees to help her claim her inheritance in Topeka, posing as her husband to keep her safe.

But there are men who are out for Ben’s blood and will stop at nothing to see him dead. Coupled with Karina’s bloodthirsty uncle, neither of them is safe on the trail.

When bullets fly and truths are revealed, will Ben and Karina’s fragile love survive the ultimate betrayal?


So there's that bit of good news. And the book is going to be released probably mid-September-ish. Woohoo!

Also releasing this month on Sept. 5th is my installment of Cobblestone Press' Vampire Oracle, entitled TOMB, which you might remember from my blog post here. (My book cover is at :42 seconds into that vid). I'm so excited for this one! Here's it's blurb:


Douglas McCarthy is a vampire haunted by the screams of his victims. After
killing a woman accidentally, he vows he will never kill again, and entombs himself within the walls of his own cellar.

Diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, Holly Cartwright knows she only has months to live. Buying the Whispering Pines Plantation with her life savings was, perhaps, the best thing she ever did. Holly doesn't care that the manor appears to be haunted, as she'll soon be joining the "ghosts" herself.

But what she discovers behind the walls is more than she ever dreamed possible...


Along with these two new books, two (actually three, but you'll understand why I say two) of my older eBooks are going to print next month as well! On Sept 3oth from Samhain Publishing, my novella HIGH NOON, from the LEATHER & LACE anthology will be coming to print (which just garnered a 4 star review from Romantic Times -WHEEE!!!), as well as two of my other novellas about twin brothers, HEARTS ETERNAL and HEARTS UNBOUND, which are going into their very own anthology together entitled CURSED HEARTS.

And here are their awesome and most excellent covers. :D

If you're a "Becka Aficionado", you'll notice the cover they chose to represent the L&L anthology was *MY* cover for HIGH NOON's eBook. I was so thrilled they chose my cover over the other two novellas' covers in this series. :)

And then there's the Brothers Moreland. My cursed twins, one a ghost, the other a vampire, who each received their own novella. Because the two stories are related, my publisher decided to just give me a print anthology all of my own. YAY! And it makes sense, as these books must be read in order or you'll be lost. It's actually like a POV switch to the other brother, but the story is still ongoing in the second novella. I'm so happy these ones are going to print, as the first novella, HEARTS ETERNAL, had a long, rocky road to publication before the dust settled and it found a home at Samhain. I'm so happy to finally be able to share these stories with a broader audience. :)

So there you have it, everything that's going on in the month of September for Becka, as far as my novels go. The print books can now be PRE-ordered from Amazon, or any online bookstore, really, if you want to reserve your copy. My TOMB book is scheduled to be going to print as well in anthologies along with the rest of the series, but I have no idea when that will come to fruition. Probably after all the eBooks are released.

Just in case you were wondering, "Hey, how's your writing going, Becka?" Well, here ya go. :)



At 1:51 PM , Blogger Luann said...

I cannot describe how exciting it is and how proud I feel of you when I go to Amazon and find a page of books by Rebecca Goings. What an amazing talent you have! You rock!!!! Love, Mom

At 9:06 PM , Blogger Becka said...

Thanks Mom! And hey, I just sold another book to Cobblestone Press! Well, it's a short story, as it's only 5700 words, but I'm still excited about it. It's entitled WHAT I WANT, and it's a hot little story, but I sure had fun writing it! :D

I don't have any release date info at the moment, and because it's so short, it will only be an eBook, but it's still fun to write the little stories. They recharge your muse, like a palette cleanser between big meals. :)



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