Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Book Launch Party tomorrow

Hey everyone!

Tomorrow evening, Gemma Halliday is throwing a book launch party for Dreams & Desires: A Collection of Romance & Erotic Tales. Here is all of the information:

Where: Gemma Halliday's chat room
When: February 1stTime: 5-7 PM PST (8-10 PM EST)

See you there!


Monday, January 29, 2007

Look who's blogging about Dreams & Desires

Hey ladies & gents!

Look who is blogging about Dreams & Desires :

Dionne Galace's blog
Lois Winston over at Caridad Pineiro's blog

Thank you, Dionne, Lois, and Caridad for the plug! :)


Sunday, January 28, 2007

Great reviews

Hi everyone!

We just had some great reviews for five of our books, including the charity anthology. I want to congratulate all of our authors. Here are snippets with links to the full reviews. Oh, and links to the books as well. ;)

Dreams & Desires: A Collection of Romance and Erotic Tales by Jenna Bayley-Burke, Faith Bicknell-Brown, Amanda Brice, Sela Carsen, Rachelle Chase, Gemma Halliday, Candace Havens, Zinnia Hope, Jackie Kessler, Susan Lyons, Richelle Mead, Debbie Mumford, Rhonda Stapleton, Bebe Thomas, Emily Veinglory, Sasha White, Lois Winston, Shaunna Wolf, and Kit Wylde

"One great way to sample this book would be to read one story a night, at bedtime... Thanks is due to the authors and to the publisher for this contribution to stemming the tide of an epidemic of violence against women..."

5 Lips from Frost, Reviewer for Two Lips Reviews
Read entire review.
Buy now!

Conspiracy of Angels by Zinnia Hope

"This is not your usual romance but better because its got faith, love and second chances that will make any reader love it. Zinnia Hope did a beautiful job..."

4 Angels by Lena C., Reviewer for Fallen Angels Reviews
Read entire review.
Buy now!

Stripped by Rhonda Stapleton

"I loved the book and kudos to Rhonda Stapleton for making Stripped enjoyable and a favorite for this reviewer."

5 Angels by Lena C., Reviewer for Fallen Angels Reviews
Read entire review.
Buy now!

The Facility Trip by Ansley Vaughan

"an erotic feast... an excellent chronicle for those who love their erotica with a taste of harshness and a twinge of daring and roguery..."

5 Angels by Rachelle, Reviewer for Fallen Angels Reviews
Read entire review.

"From the opening lines of Ansley Vaughan’s The Facility Trip, I knew I was in for a wild ride... a tense ride for the senses... This was a book that kept me reading, desperate to know what will happen next..."

The Freya Award by Kay Derwydd, Reviewer for Wild Child Publishing
Read entire review.
Buy now!

Soul Haven by Sonya Baines

"Soul Haven is so gripping that this reader couldn’t put it down once I started it... This believable story is full of action-packed entertainment... a clever book that is plausible... heartrending, stirring, and riveting..."

Recommended Read by Linda L., Reviewer for Fallen Angels Reviews
Read entire review.
Buy now!

Congratulations, everyone! We are very proud of you.


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Updated shopping cart, charity anthology and a chat

Wow! So much is going on with Freya's Bower right now. This past weekend, I worked to upgrade the FB shopping cart. This is not the main portion of the site, but the section where you go to buy your ebooks and books. It's much easier to navigate now and more pleasing on the eye.

February 1st is right around the corner. The day the anthology is released. You can purchase the books presale through the shopping cart both in ebook and print format. If you buy a print version, I will include a free bookmark (see the photo along the side) with the purchase.

On February 1st, Gemma Halliday is hosting a bash for the release of the anthology on her website. The authors of the anthology will be there to chat with you. Not only that, there will contests and prizes (books and ebooks). The authors attending are: Gemma Halliday, Lois Winston, Rachelle Chase, Rhonda Stapleton, Amanda Brice, Sela Carsen, Sasha White, Richelle Mead, Jackie Kessler, Kit Wylde, Candace Havens, Faith Bicknell-Brown, Emily Veinglory, Jenna Bayley-Burke, Debbie Mumford, Bebe Thomas, and Susan Lyons.

Date: February 1st
Time: 5-7 pm PST (8-10 pm EST)
Location: Gemma Halliday's chat room, which will be available on the 1st

If you haven't visited our site recently, do so. We have two new titles available: Stripped by Rhonda Stapleton and Something Unexpected by Miranda Heart. I have also added a new menu feature, eBooks by Authors. You can read their bios, find out a little bit about our authors, and how many books they have.

Happy reading!


Thursday, January 18, 2007

Freya's Bower in the press

Our Dreams & Desires anthology has garnered some press attention. To read the first press releases coming out follow this link:

Straus Newspapers



Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Preditors/Editors Poll & PRWeb press release available

Hey everyone!

Freya's Bower and Wild Child Publishing have been nominated for best epublishers on the web. Be sure to go and cast your vote here:

Kit Wylde told me she nominated WCP just a few minutes ago so it may take another day before it's up. You can only vote until January 14th, so be sure to go and vote soon!

Oh, and our FB charity anthology press release is available at PRWeb. Link to it, check it out, read it and buy the anthology. :D


Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Dreams & Desires linked at the Knight Angency

One of the authors in our anthology, Gemma Halliday, is also represented by The Knight Agency. They have kindly listed our anthology as one of their "coming soon" titles. It's only a few more weeks until its release. If you want a print copy by February 14th, be sure to order it early to ensure its timely arrival.


Monday, January 08, 2007

Cover/release date for Stripped

CoverVan, M.E. Ellis, and I worked together on the cover (okay, I just dug up some of the images...CoverVan did all the work. haha). It's hilarious - you have to read the book to get the references. LOL!

My book will be released January 16!! YAY!!


Sunday, January 07, 2007

'A Personal Statement'

Hi all,

I finally got here despite the attempts of Blogger to split my personality and generally confuse me!

I wanted to share with you the cover of 'A Personal Statement' which I've just seen. I think it's wonderful, very cool and sophisticated, which I hope mirrors the book.

Friday, January 05, 2007


Hi, all. I hope I'm doing this right. :D

My name is Rhonda Stapleton, and my chick lit novel, Stripped, will be coming out with Freya's Bower this year! YAY!

Here's a blurb about it:

Amanda Thomson, a web designer dissatisfied with her dull life, finds out that Jake Waters, the talentless stripper at the consolation party her friends threw for her when she lost out on a management promotion, got the job she wanted – no, deserved.

And not only is she fighting to prove herself at work, Amanda also has to deal with her meddling Grammy, her mom dating for the first time since her dad’s death, and her sister’s nagging suspicions of a cheating spouse.

Jake just relocated from Chicago and only stripped to his skivvies at Amanda’s party as a favor for a friend. He’s a workaholic single dad, trying to balance work demands while caring for his eight-year-old daughter…and chafing beneath his pushy mother’s influence.

The power struggles and sexual tension increase when Amanda and Jake are forced to work together at a tech conference, and then on an important client’s project. Amanda struggles to believe in her own self-worth. Jake struggles to learn how to balance work and home responsibilities.

And both struggle to get what they want and need from a relationship with each other.

As soon as the cover is ironed out and approved, I'll post it here.

I look forward to participating on this board and getting to know you guys better.



Thursday, January 04, 2007

Vote for "Sorcha's Heart"

What a great way to start the New Year! A fabulous new cover for Second Sight, and the cover for Sorcha's Heart up for Book Cover of the Month!

Come one, come all!

Stop by Erin Aislinn's site and VOTE for Sorcha's Heart for December Book Cover of the Month!

Here's a picture to remind you of how beautiful this cover is.

Honestly, am I a lucky woman, or what? I have the most gorgeous covers around! Thank you, M.E., CoverVan, Faith & Marci ...

Now, everyone, go vote!!

(Please ... *g*)