Saturday, September 14, 2013

Grab a Free Copy of Heart and Home by Jennifer Melzer

You can grab a free copy of Heart and Home right now! Follow the link to my official site for details, and don't forget to tell your friends!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Heart and Home Audiobook is Under Way!

I'm really excited to announce that the audiobook for Heart and Home is underway. I've been chatting back and forth with voiceover artist, Sarah Pavelec, and she will begin recording the first fifteen minutes of audio this weekend.

Making an audiobook takes a lot of time, and with Heart and Home coming in well over 23 hours, it may not be available until mid to late November, but it's something to look forward to!

I am also anxiously awaiting the print edition, so I can inspect it and make sure it's ready to go. Here's hoping that will be available by next week.

In the meantime, you can check out Heart and Home on your eReader, tablet or mobile phone app* for just $4.99!

Amazon, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada, Amazon Mexico, Amazon India, Amazon Germany, Amazon Japan, Amazon France, Amazon Italy, Amazon BrazilAll Romance eBooksBarnes and NobleKobo and Smashwords.

If you've already read it, I hope you'll consider leaving a review on the site where you purchased it and telling friends about it! 

*Coming soon to iBooks and Sony.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Clothing Optional Audiobook In Production

A quick head's up to let everyone know production for the Clothing Optional Audiobook has started. We are hoping for distribution sometime in early November. In the meantime, if you haven't already done so, you can download my first erotic offering, Clothing Optional, which is available for just $2.99 in a variety of electronic formats!

When daydreaming about her honeymoon, Stacey pictured long romantic walks along white, sandy beaches in Waikiki with her husband Nate and fruity drinks with pink umbrellas beneath breezy cabanas built for two. Her mother-in-law, however, has something else in mind when she promises to make sure they embark on a honeymoon they won't soon forget. And for the most part, a two week hop from one coastal California bed and breakfast to the next turns out to be more romantic than Stacey expected.

That is, until they arrive at their final destination only to discover themselves booked at a quaint little clothing optional bed and breakfast.

Stacey's pretty sure she can't stay in a place where people walk around in the nude, even if there is only one other couple booked for the weekend. The very notion of such a place even existing makes her head spin, but when she starts reflecting on the reason her mother-in-law might have sent them in the first place, she finds herself daringly braving new waters with the man she's promised to spend the rest of her life with, for better or worse.

iBooks (Coming Soon)
All Romance eBooks

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Heart and Home Coming to Print

Just wanted to take a moment to let you know Heart and Home will be coming to print in the next two weeks. We just got the manuscript back from the formatter and will be previewing test copies very soon to make sure it's ready to go.

For those with electronic readers, Heart and Home is available in a variety of electronic formats, everywhere* eBooks are sold: Amazon, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada, Amazon Mexico, Amazon India, Amazon Germany, Amazon Japan, Amazon France, Amazon Italy, Amazon BrazilAll Romance eBooksBarnes and NobleKobo and Smashwords.

I am also still accepting audio submissions at ACX for a female narrator. If you're a voiceover artist, you can check out the details here: ACX--Heart and Home.

Thank you to everyone who's checked out the book already, as well as helped me spread the word.

Also, stay tuned, as I will be setting up a print copy giveaway very soon!

*coming soon to Apple and Sony.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Sneak Peek Friday: Heart and Home by Jennifer Melzer

Janice McCarty was pretty sure she had her life together. The perfect job, friends and coworkers who didn't dig into her personal life and just enough distance between her and the small town she grew up in to make her feel like she was actually free. 

Then her mother died, bringing her back to Sonesville and throwing everything she thought she had figured out into the wind and scattering it like so much dust. She's no longer sure she made the right choices, and the lack of close, personal relationships in her life suddenly feels lonelier than ever. 

But her mother hasn't really left her, not yet. Chandra McCarty isn't going anywhere until she convinces her daughter there is more to life than deadlines and detached relationships. Her ghost has no intention of letting go until Janice finally realizes home isn't just where she lays her head, it's where her heart is. 

Read an excerpt from Heart and Home after the jump! 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

About Heart and Home by Jennifer Melzer

I wish I could say Heart and Home was a direct byproduct of losing my mother, but the truth is I started writing it in 2006, the year I graduated from Bloomsburg University. It was the first time I'd ever participated in NaNoWriMo, which at the time seemed like a ridiculously silly thing to do, especially considering I was literally about four weeks away from graduating college. But I had a fabulous writer's group in my corner, and it was going to be fun.

It was actually a lot of fun. As I started writing, I immediately fell in love with Janice, my main character. She was smart, a little tired, but she seemed to know exactly who she was and what she wanted from life. As the words flew from my penny pencil... wait, sorry, I lapsed into A Christmas Story for a second there... As the words flew from my fingertips, I found myself falling in love with Troy Kepner, alongside the few friends in my writer's group who were reading chapter by chapter as I posted the first draft on our site.

And then life happened, as it all too often does. I graduated, found myself overwhelmed with freelance work and the 70,000-some words I wrote between November and January got pushed aside. I started working on other projects and nearly forgot it existed until my laptop took a dive last fall and I realized it wasn't saved on any of my thumb drives. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Available Now: Heart and Home by Jennifer Melzer

When reporter Janice McCarty left the small town of Sonesville after graduating high school, she vowed never to return. A late-night phone call eight years later and she has no choice but to go back to lay her mother to rest. 

Feeling out of place in the town she once called home, and adamant about returning to the big city as soon as possible, Janice's life is further complicated by former football star, Troy Kepner, who seems to show up every time she needs a knight in shining armor. Like her, Troy knows what it's like to have big dreams. He sacrificed everything to run the family farm after his dad died. Now he's got his sights set on the girl who got away.

And just when she thought it couldn't get any more complicated, her mother's restless spirit leads Janice down a path she swore she'd never take, and Chandra McCarty's ghost has no intention of letting go until her daughter finally sees she's more than just a byline, and home is where the heart is.

Available electronically* from Dragon's Gold at Amazon, All Romance eBooks, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Smashwords.

*Print and audio editions coming soon.