Friday, January 02, 2015

January 2015 Newsletter

Happy New Year!
It’s all change this year, with new publishers and new series – and a relaunch of my website!
Going forward, I’m writing my contemporaries and paranormals under the name L.M. Connolly. Lynne Connolly will still be the name for my historicals. I decided to split the site, rather than create two identities, so I’ll still be talking about all the books as Lynne. It’s just a way of separating what I write and giving each genre a bit more room.
Tell me what you think!
there are links from Lynne to L.M. and back again, so if you like everything I write (and bless you for that!) you can make the switch easily. And the basic layout of both sites is the same. Don’t you hate when you visit multiple websites and you have to navigate your way around in a different way? Or maybe that’s part of the pleasure for you. I’m a relative beginner, so let me know!
I designed both sites, but these days it’s a lot easier than it used to be. But I still make mistakes, so I’d appreciate knowing if you come across any. And any improvements you’d like to see.
For the rest, what does 2015 have in store?
Well, I’ll be at RT in May, in Dallas, and I’m arriving with my friend, author Liah Penn, so do let us know about anything we simply must not miss! I’m going back to New Orleans beforehand, because I can’t stay away. Love that town!
My arthritis is thriving, but that means I’m using speech recognition some of the time. Got to love that my computer now knows all the dirty words! It seems a bit obsessed with them, actually, and I’m going to have to make it unlearn them!
For this month all the books in the Dept 57 series are $2.99, a dollar off.
Oh yes, and I’ve reduced the price of the first in the series, “Chemistry of Evil.” Free on every platform except Amazon, where it’s 99 cents, which is all that Amazon will allow individual publishers. Apparently, if you tell Amazon that you got the book cheaper elsewhere, they’ll make the book free, but I can’t do it any other way. So if you want to load your Kindle, that’s the way!
Next month, I have a big release – the next Emperors book, “Temptation Has Green Eyes”!
If you feel so inclined, tweets and Facebooks, Amazon reviews and all the other things that help a book to get noticed are greatly appreciated.
So what are your plans for the year? Will I see any of you at RT?

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The Naughty List

Out on the 1st December!

The Naughty Literati are a group of authors who’ve come together to showcase their epic talents in stories filled with powerful eroticism and satisfying romance. Our tales range from heartwarming and sweet to scorching hot erotic, medieval to futuristic, humans to aliens and shape-shifters, vanilla committed couples to kinky ménage fun.

Charlotte Boyett-Compo

Be careful what you wish for. The NightWind hears every whisper, every sigh, every need and he's coming to grant your every wicked, wanton desire.

Marianne Stephens

Frustrated with untrustworthy men, Melissa orders a man doll. When delivery guy, Nick, shows up, she has second thoughts about how to satisfy her needs.

Katherine Kingston

Guilty secrets torment widowed Elizabeth Fitzhugh. A Christmas visit to the Earl of Chisenholm offers redemption, if she can find the courage to grasp it.

Francesca Hawley

Librarian Abby Kelly comes west finding a roguish shapeshifter who desires her. Will Goldwolf is no gentleman, but Abby discovers he’s just what she wants.

Berengaria Brown

The excitement has left Jewel, Donovan, and Oscar’s relationship. Jewel plans to spice things up, but will Donovan and Oscar rise to the challenge?

Lainey-Jo Charles

Jason catches Dani having an intimate moment with a recording of him singing to her, and is ready to move them from friends to forever.

Regina Kammer

During the infamous winter of ‘77-‘78 at Valley Forge, two soldiers fanboy over their
charismatic leader, General George Washington.

Lynne Connolly

Two gorgeous Italian hunks save art restorer Sandi when she accidentally summons an ancient evil from a mosaic. Their methods are unconventional—and scorching hot!

Trinity Blaico

She only had one wish this Christmas. To find the one man who was strong enough
to master her in bed and out.

Belle Scarlett

On board a deep space station Christmas Trent learns her sexy cyber lover,
who may not be human, wants to steal her for his own.

Nicole Austin

Sirena Petra wants one thing for Christmas—an orgasm. And sex toy expert Kenyon Fort has exactly what the lion shifter needs to find more than just her happy place.

Suz deMello

Medieval romance from the Highland Vampires series. A Viking raider brings change to little Clan Kilbirnie, especially to the chieftain's daughter, Rhona.

Alexa Silver

Rock star Max is terminally ill. When Aislin falls into his life, rocking his world,
everything changes. Is she his Christmas miracle?

Lynne Connolly

December Newsletter

I had a wonderful November, mainly because I went to Florence, one of my favourite cities in the world. It’s small enough to walk around, and packed with the most breathtaking treasures you’ve ever seen in your life.
Because Florence doesn’t have the flash-bang-whizz of Rome, it’s easy to underestimate it, but this is a big mistake. It all started here, the hotbed of the Renaissances, the revolution of thinking that swept away the Middle Ages and ushered in a whole new world. It takes a day or two for the meanings to sink in, because the art isn’t in-your-face, but when it does, the implications are breathtaking.
So is the art. We had to go and see the David more than once, which we could do with our Florence museum card. Seeing the reproductions in no way prepares you for the actuality of the statue. It has an immense presence, consumes the space and everything around it, leaving the viewer breathless.
Oh yes, and I also found time to do some shopping. Florence is famous for embroidery, leatherwork and silk, so we splurged and bought Christmas presents, too.
Our hotel was right in the center, the Pitti Palace Hotel. Other than being a bit noisy, which personally I don’t mind, it was perfect. We took our own kettle so we could have tea in the room, and settled in for the week. If you get a chance, don’t pass it by.
There’s a picture of me going around the social networks, which was taken in the monastery of San Marco.

I did actually get time to write, and there is an excerpt from this month’s release, an anthology for the holiday season. The book is doing really well, and we’re all very proud of it.
Apart from that, I’m doing historicals. I can’t get enough of writing them, and fortunately, you’re buying them, which means I get to continue writing!
So a heartfelt thank you for that. Currently I’m trying to dictate my work, because I’ve had a flare-up of the arthritis, and it hurts like hell to type, but the speech-to-text is much slower, and really frustrating when it won’t do what I tell it to!
And the run-up to Christmas. We used to go insane, making sure everything was perfect, but now we take it easier, just ensuring everybody has a good time. It’s a time for families, and that’s really important. So here’s wishing all of you the best of holidays, and may we all make it into 2015 in one piece!