So excited about my Q&A with Goodreads to celebrate the release of SINCE I FELL FOR YOU (The Sullivans)! Make sure to hop on over and check it out 🙂
READ THE INTERVIEW HERE!
READ THE INTERVIEW HERE!
The New York Sullivans are back! Thanks to smart, sassy Suzanne Sullivan and her hot, smoldering bodyguard, Roman Huson, SINCE I FELL FOR YOU is one of my new favorite Sullivan romances. I hope you will love it just as much.
For years, I’ve wanted to write about a bodyguard, but it wasn’t until Suzanne Sullivan came along that I knew I had the perfect heroine to match up with a super-sexy, super-protective alpha hero. I had the best time watching the sparks fly between Suzanne and Roman from the first moment they set eyes on each other.
Have you picked up your copy of SINCE I FELL FOR YOU (New York Sullivans #2) today?
P.S. Check out this fun and sexy book trailer for SINCE I FELL FOR YOU!
So thrilled The Amazon Book Review is featuring my series about The Sullivans as a perfect for Romance Binge-Readers!
Bella Andre: The Sullivans – Bella Andre has mastered the challenge of combining red-hot chemistry with vibrant emotion to create big-hearted books that will make you sigh happily as her couples struggle through solving their problems and finding true love. This series revolves around the powerful and far-flung Sullivan family. Each book can be read alone, but try starting with The Look of Love, which launches the core nine books in the Sullivans series. Then branch out to the Seattle Sullivans (five books) and the New York Sullivans (book two releases November 16).
Read the full article here: http://amzn.to/2ebztvm
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If you haven’t started reading about the Morrisons yet, this is the perfect opportunity to get started! Just visit any of the links below to grab your copy for 99 cents. That’s $4 off!
Sean Morrison, one of six siblings and the top college baseball player in the country, is reeling from a heartbreakingly painful loss. Nothing seems to matter anymore…until the night Serena Britten unexpectedly ends up in his arms.
Serena is a world-famous model who has only ever wanted to be normal, even though her mother has always pushed her to become a superstar. Though it isn’t easy to try to leave everyone and everything she knows behind, Serena is determined to enroll in college. More than anything, she wants to turn her love for books into a new career that she actually loves. Only, she never expected to meet someone like Sean on campus—or to be instantly consumed by their incredible chemistry and connection.
But when the pressures of her high-profile modeling career only get bigger and more demanding, will it make living a normal life as a college student—and falling in love with the hottest guy on campus—impossible?
(Note: Serena was a supporting character in JUST TO BE WITH YOU, part of “The Sullivans” series, and Smith Sullivan from COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER makes an appearance in this book! KISS ME LIKE THIS is a full-length, standalone New Adult contemporary romance novel of 400+ pages/100,000 words and is intended for readers 18+.)
San Francisco is one of my favorite places, so I knew I had to make it the heart of my series about The Sullivans. The Sullivans are all about family and finding the perfect happily-ever-after, but these brothers, sisters, and cousins are all as unique as can be.
Chase Sullivan kicks off the series in THE LOOK OF LOVE. He’s a fashion photographer, so naturally one of his favorite places is the Golden Gate Bridge. There’s a reason that gorgeous bridge has been photographed so many times, and Chase can’t stop himself from snapping shots of Chloe, whenever they visit.
The oldest San Francisco Sullivan sibling is Marcus, a Napa Valley vineyard owner and the hero of the second novel, FROM THIS MOMENT ON. Marcus loves to Fisherman’s Wharf to pick up delicious food pairings to serve with his vintages and make the perfect meal for Nicola.
CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE features Gabe Sullivan, a hunky firefighter. On his days off, Gabe loves to take Megan and her daughter Summer on the Ferry to Angel Island, so they can all feel the fresh ocean mist on their skin. It’s a great way to cool off and relax when he’s not putting out fires at work or heating things up in the bedroom.
The first of the two Sullivan twins is Sophie. She’s a librarian who gets to tell her story in I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU, and Chinatown is her absolute favorite place. Where else can you get yummy dim sum and browse beautiful handicrafts all in a single afternoon?
IF YOU WERE MINE tells the story of race car driver Zach Sullivan. He and Heather love dogs! In fact, they have both a Yorkie and a Great Dane named Cuddles and Atlas. Even though Zach craves the rush of getting behind the wheel of his sexy sports cars, he and Heather also love taking the dogs over to Land’s End and Muir Woods National Park to run around and enjoy the fresh air. He and Heather always hold hands while walking the trails!
Ryan Sullivan is a pro baseball player, so naturally he loves going places where he can meet lots of sports fans and encourage kids to pursue their dreams. In LET ME BE THE ONE, he falls hard and fast for his childhood friend, Vicky, who is a sculptor. These days, the two can be seen strolling through the art galleries at Union Square admiring the work of Vicki’s artist friends.
Nothing is off limits to Smith Sullivan, the hero of COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER, who is an A-list actor. They’ve been known to visit both Alcatraz Island and the Cliff House, two amazing places that both feel larger than life and make for the perfect attraction when it comes to this Hollywood duo.
And last but certainly not least, we have Lori, Sophie’s identical twin sister. Lori has a bit of a naughty streak, but it’s nothing organic farmer Grayson can’t handle when he falls head over heels for her in ALWAYS ON MY MIND. Lori’s first love is still dancing, and sometimes Grayson surprises her with a trip out to Twin Peaks at night where they can hold each other close and dance to the music of the city below.
These are just a few of the Sullivans favorite places in San Francisco, and a few of mine, too. Where are the best places to go on romantic dates in your home town?
I’m really excited about introducing you to Nick Stephenson today. He’s the creator of the “Your First 10k Readers” course and though I had already sold more than 5 million books by the time I took his class, I still learned a ton and loved the class. He was kind enough to answer a few questions for my blog below.
Bella: I remember putting out my first book and hoping someone (anyone!) would buy it. It would be great if you could talk about how your course specifically helps with those scary early days. Bullet points are always good, LOL!
Nick: It’s the same for everyone – me included! I remember it was a weird shift to go from “hiding in my creative cave” to trying to figure out how to go out and sell. And it’s nerve-wracking too. I believe as authors, we’re not really trained to do anything even remotely extroverted – so when I later realised that 99% of my sales were coming from my email list and my marketing emails, I was relieved. After all, I could set up these emails in advance and just let them run… meaning it didn’t feel like I was going out and selling. And readers were emailing in actually THANKING me for telling them about my other books for sale – so I was making people happy too. But it took a long time to get there, so this course is really all about helping other authors get there faster (without spending years on trial and error like I did).
Bella: I know all about trial and error. Tell us more about the nuts and bolts of what you teach.
Nick: Specifically, in “Your First 10k Readers” I take authors step by step through:
So, basically, the course is an A-Z of everything you need to go from “never written anything” to “published and rocking it”! We also cover Facebook advertising and how to use all the behind-the-scenes technology (even if you’re a technophobe).
Bella: One of the things I was (very pleasantly) surprised about with your course was that after having sold more than 5 million books, taking your course sparked a good dozen plans for my own promotions and marketing campaigns. (Which I’ve since implemented to great success–yay!) Writers get in touch with me all the time to ask for my top tips for having a successful writing career. What would your answer be to that?
Nick: My #1 piece of advice for any author is to build a mailing list. As in, forget about EVERYTHING else until you have at least a few hundred people on your database. Forget about sales, forget about fiddling around with your blog theme – get those email subscribers and you are building a platform for a long-term career that you own 100% – that nobody can take away from you.
In fact, I did a webinar this past weekend that will take you through how to get started with this right now. Check it out for free right here: http://bellaandre.com/GYAwrpt
The strategies I cover in the webinar cost nothing and are quick to set up and see results. So there’s no excuse
Bella: How do you think the marketing and promotion landscape has changed? And what are you most excited about with regards to marketing/promotion opportunties for writers now?
Nick: I believe self-published and traditionally published authors are getting to grips with the need to go out and market themselves. The days of handing a manuscript over to a publisher and then just sitting back and twiddling your thumbs are over (if they ever existed). If you want to sell more than a handful of books, you need to have a direct line to your audience. And this is a great thing for readers too, because they get to have more of a relationship with their favourite authors, so everybody wins.
The principles we teach in “Your First 10,000 Readers” are marketing approaches that have worked for hundreds of years. We’re not talking about some kind of gimmicky “hack” or “magic bullet” to trick people into buying your books – what I teach people is long-term and sustainable growth. Which means (a) figuring out who your audience is, and (b) getting a direct line of communication with them.
In the past, that might have been direct mail (like Mills & Boon or Harlequin romances) or even with live readings (like Charles Dickens was famous for) so really the only thing that’s changed is the medium we use – email. It’s still all about building that connection with your reader, gaining their trust, and asking for the sale.
What really excites me is the capacity for automation these days. With modern email marketing providers (like Mailchimp – free for your first 2,000 subscribers) you can literally set up everything in advance and just let it run. Meaning you can build a powerful platform of hungry fans without lifting a finger – once it’s all set up.
Writers can find out more about the course and reading some testimonials by going here: http://bellaandre.com/GYAan
Zach Sullivan (from IF YOU WERE MINE) and Ryan Sullivan (from LET ME BE THE ONE) have always been two of my favorite heroes! (Honestly, they are all my favorites, but Zach never fails to make me laugh and Ryan is just so darned sweet.) I had so much fun writing their surprise double wedding and I can’t wait for you to read it now that it’s available as both an eBook and paperback. (Note: “Every Beat Of My Heart” is a 100 page novella.)
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And don’t forget that the next full-length New York Sullivan book about Suzanne Sullivan is coming November 9th! Her hero is a mega-hot bodyguard and boy are the sparks flying between the two of them! More information about SINCE I FELL FOR YOU and pre-order links can be found here.
Maybe you’re new to audiobooks or maybe you’ve been a fan for a long time. Either way, did you know that you can grab one of my audiobooks for free as part of a trial Audible membership? It’s true!
If you loved the romantic gestures and playful banter in EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART, then you are so ready to meet my sweet alter ego, Lucy Kevin. The best part? I have a special audio boxed set for the first three books in my Four Weddings & A Fiasco series, and you can get them ALL for free as part of this special offer from Audible. Hooray! So go ahead and click here to sign up for your trial membership and grab Four Weddings & A Fiasco, Books 1-3 as your free listen.
Prefer something sexy instead? Click here for another great audio recommendation, or if you prefer to keep reading the Sullivans, why not enjoy the full series a second time around and let Eva Kaminsky’s beautiful narration bring the stories to life in a whole new way? Click here to download THE LOOK OF LOVE as your second free audiobook. Or you can also pre-order the NOW THAT I’VE FOUND YOU audiobook as your freebie by clicking here. Enjoy!