Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sony Reader contest

Thought I'd let everyone know I am one of the authors sponsoring the "Win a Sony Reader Contest" at The Wild Rose Press. To enter, go to and click on the Sony reader picture on the upper left hand corner.

If you purchase a book from one of the authors listed under that link, you can enter the contest. You may enter multiple times for multiple purchases. The winner will be announced in March. As a reminder, I write for the Crimson Rose imprint, which is romantic suspense. This is a great opportunity to read more TWRP titles, and the Sony reader is just about the greatest gadget ever invented. I love mine! It's easy to use, portable, and reads just like a book. Plus, the books are much less expensive in digital format.

Happy reading!
Kaylea Cross

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

interview at The Romance Studio

If anyone wants to see how I develop ideas for my books, check out my interview with The Romance Studio, at For the month of January, I'm one of the featured authors on the homepage, located about halfway down.

Kaylea Cross

What's new in the new year

Hi everyone. Lots going on for me in the new year. I've spent the last month promoting myself on the web and facebook, and getting my books into some local stores to see if I can keep building my reader base. The publishing industry has been hit hard by the current economic crisis, and even the major NY houses are laying off staff. For e-pubs like my publisher, this is good news because it opens up the e-book niche even farther. Since Oprah gave the nod to the Amazon Kindle, its sales rocketed over the Christmas holidays, and so have Sony's for its digital reader. More and more people are reading digital versions of books because they are convenient, and cheaper than buying a paperback.

For myself, my editor now has my third installment in my series, and I've already begun book four, featuring Rhys and Neveah. No one has picked up my Civil War novel yet, but I do have a publisher and an agent reading the full manuscript. The Vacant Chair placed second in a small contest I entered, so I know it has potential.

Other than that, I'm struggling to carve out enough time to sit and write, while not neglecting my children. A tough order to fill, but I'm doing my best.

I hope 2009 is good to all of you!

Kaylea Cross