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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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