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Spotlight On Lisa Weaver, The Billionaire's Bodyguard Bride #Giveaway

This week's Spotlight on Author is on Lisa Weaver and her latest release The Billionaire's Bodyguard Bride. There's a Kindle Copy Giveaway of The Billionaire's Bodyguard Bride to one commenter!  

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Why did you decide to submit to Kindle Press?

 

As a new author without an agent, I found it was difficult to get my work noticed.  I’d entered a few writing contests and I received some positive feedback, but no contract offers.  I’d self-published a couple of short stories through Amazon, but with a full-time job and squeezing in writing time around my work schedule I didn’t have a lot of time for marketing.  When I saw the announcement about Amazon’s Kindle Scout program, I knew it was perfect for me, and I had to submit to them.    

 

How it came about?

 

I saw a blog post that featured the Kindle Scout program, along with a link to the Kindle Scout website, www.kindlescout.com. I immediately checked it out, and submitted my manuscript.  After that things happened very quickly.  Within a few days, I received an e-mail letting me know  “The Billionaire’s Bodyguard Bride” had been accepted for a 30-day campaign.  Then the fun began, as Kindle Scouts had an opportunity to sample the first 5,000 words of my novel, with the option of nominating it for publication if they enjoyed it.  A few days after my campaign ended I got the amazing news that Kindle Press wanted to publish it!

 

Please share your experiences with Kindle Press?

 

I could not be more delighted with my Kindle Press experience.  The Kindle Press team has been utterly amazing.  They’re professional, responsive, organized, and incredibly helpful.  Best of all, they truly care about both their readers and their writers. Inviting readers to have a voice in selecting the novels they’d like to see published is truly groundbreaking.  I think it impacts publishing for the better!

 

Please share about your book?


The Billionaire’s Bodyguard Bride” follows covert protection agent Lauren Reynolds, and handsome Greek billionaire Rafe Dimitriou as they overcome the personal demons that stand between them and a lifetime of love.  These two strong-willed characters, both have hidden agendas.  Theirs is a story of unexpected second chances and a revenge plot gone wrong; of secrets and passion, all laced with a hint of suspense. 

While I spent time with Rafe and Lauren, recounting their romance, the other men and women of the Sentinels Agency began clamoring to have their stories told, as well.  I left the Mendacci mystery that plays a small part in this book open-ended, and its threads will be woven throughout the next books in the Secret Sentinels series. 
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31 comments:

  1. Congratulations on getting the release, Lisa!

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    1. Thanks, William! It's a dream come true, thanks to the Kindle Scout program. I know my manuscript would still be collecting dust if not for KS.

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  2. It's so nice there are programs out there that are helping new authors to get published... I wish you much success xox ♡

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    1. It truly is, Launna. (And I just have to say that I adore your name...lovely!)

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  3. Awesome! I'm enjoying this story right now - lots of fun!! :)

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    1. So excited to hear you're enjoying Rafe and Lauren's story, Jemi. I had tons of fun writing it! Lauren's brother Luke, and Rafe's newly discovered sister, Brianna, are the next couple in Cupid's sights. :)

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  4. Congrats on the book, I love that cover The dress is amazing. Sounds like a great book.

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    1. Thanks, Mary. The dress stole a piece of my heart. :)

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  5. Congrats, Lisa! I think I saw you on another blog this week, too, but I don't remember where.

    Hi, Nas :)

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    1. Hi Carol!

      This is my debut novel, so I'm dropping by some special blogs to meet fellow romance enthusiasts.

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  6. Congrats, Lisa. I love the concept of your book.

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  7. I've been curious about this program for a while--thanks a ton for your insight! :)

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    1. You are very welcome, Meradeth. I'd go the Kindle Scout route again in a heartbeat. Such a fabulous experience!

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  8. Congratulations! That's interesting to hear how Kindle Scout worked for you.

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    1. Thank you, Cherie. KS is an amazing option for authors!

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  9. I have a question Lisa- after I read about Kindle Scout, I saw they want you to use your own cover, so is this your own cover or they do covers, editing etc?

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    1. Hi Nas,

      Authors can use a cover they've designed, or a cover they've purchased e-book rights to. I went with a licensed image from RomanceNovels.com, because this cover captured the romance of Rafe and Lauren's story in a way that I couldn't begin to match with a design of my own.

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    2. Regarding copy edits, the first handful of authors in the program have had the benefit of a professional copy edit. The program does state that manuscripts should be edited prior to submission.

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  10. This is the second blog post I've seen for this book in the past couple days, so it looks like Lisa is making the rounds. Good luck!

    Very interesting about the Kindle Scout program. I never heard of it before, so I'll have to file that info away for future reference. Thanks!

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  11. Hi Susan! Thanks so much for the well-wishes. :)

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  12. Very interesting to see how reader power made this book the success it has become. Well done. Lisa! :-) I wonder if the same opportunity exists for non-fiction with Amazon Kindle?

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Hi! I don't believe Amazon has opened the program up to non-fiction yet, but I believe they are accepting suggestions for the program at their web page.

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  13. Lauren and Rafe look like interesting characters. That's great about the series.

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    1. Thanks, Medeia. It's going to be fun writing about the adventures of the men and women of the Sentinels agency.

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  14. I loved hearing about Lisa's experience. I didn't know much about the process with Kindle Press. So excited for her that her book was selected for publication. Awesome! :)
    ~Jess

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  15. Congratulations, Lisa! I love the spin on the bodyguard theme. Very cool. And very cool to hear about your experience with Kindle Press!

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  16. That is such a cool publishing story! I'm so glad it worked out for you. Isn't it great that there are so many alternative options for talented writers to get into print? And the book itself looks wonderful, too!

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  17. Your book sounds intriguing, Lisa! The cover is gorgeous as well. I wish you all the luck with this endeavor and many more books to come. Thanks for the information about Kindle Press. This is new to me. Again, congratulations!

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