Duck! and News! and More News!

Hi Everyone,

Three posts in one, so if one part doesn’t interest you, keep reading another topic will turn up soon 🙂


Part One –

Duck! is out now!

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It’s on Amazon, All Romance E-books and Goodreads. The print version is also on Createspace. Ever since midnight last night I’ve been waiting for it to go on line with Barnes & Noble so I could do all the links at the same time, but no luck yet. Will update when it goes on line 🙂

If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask in the comments section (or anywhere else where I’m bound to see it – I’m easy like that). If you’d like a review copy feel free to e-mail me.

In case you’ve managed to avoid reading it until now – here’s the blurb:

Raised among humans, Ori Jones only discovered he was an avian shifter six months ago. Unable to complete a full shift until he reaches his avian maturity, he still can’t be sure of his exact species.

But with species comes rank, and rank is everything to the avians. When a partial shift allows the elders to announce that they believe Ori to be a rather ugly little duckling, he drops straight to the bottom rung of their hierarchy.

Life isn’t easy for Ori until he comes to the attention of a high ranking hawk shifter. Then the only question is, is Ori really a duck—and what will his new master think when the truth eventually comes out?


Part Two –

I have an agent. Her name is Deidre Knight. Her agency is The Knight Agency and she’s really lovely. Huge shout out thanks to Tibby Armstrong for introducing us!

If you’re wondering what this means from a readers point of view, I’ll tell you where things stand at the moment.

I’m still going to be self publishing English language e-book editions and print on demand editions the same as I have been doing the last couple of years. I have four series on the go, and all of them will carry on as before – nothing cancelled, nothing altered. (Those four series are FIT Guys, Kinky Cupid, Avian Shifters and Werewolves & Dragons, btw.)

However, you might see foreign language editions of some of my books at some point in the future. Audio books are also a possibility.

Again, any questions, feel free to ask. I probably won’t know the answer, but you can still ask 🙂


Part Three –

I’m on Facebook. I didn’t actually kick or scream but a fair bit of dragging might have been involved, lol.

You can find my profile here – and friend me if you want to.

You can also find my author page here – and like that if you want to.

Everything’s a bare thin on the ground there at the moment, but I’ll add more as time goes on 🙂

Questions – well I know even less about Facebook than I do about agent, but you can take a shot if you like 🙂


And I think that is it for now…

Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday!

*Hugs*

Kim

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New Cover Art – Please read so you don’t accidentally re-buy without need!

Hi everyone!

The print version of FIT Guys Volume 1 has been finalised. The print proof is currently winging its way to me.

The cover is gorgeous. Once I saw it I couldn’t resist getting new e-book covers made for the series.

Over the next week or so, you’ll see the new covers rolling out over the various sales outlets. Now here’s the bit I’m slightly concerned about. The text hasn’t changed. So – if you bought it with the old cover, please don’t re-buy it. You should be able to just download a new copy from wherever you originally purchased, if you want your copy to have the new artwork on it. (If this raises a problem, please let me know.)

Fingers crossed no one will see the new cover and think it’s a new book without realising they have already got it. If this happens to you, send me an e-mail. Maybe we can work something out 🙂

The series will also appear on Barnes & Noble / Nook and iTunes for the first time.

All Romance E-books and iTunes will also have the follow up short stories available for free. Tony’s Move has only been available to read on a blog until now, so if you have the others you might want to keep an eye out for that one 🙂

And here are the new covers! Continue reading

Axel’s Pup in print :)

Hello everyone 🙂

First, thank you to everyone for their kindness and understanding about the Goodreads event story I had to withdraw from. Sara’s prompt has been taken up by Julia, and I have no doubt she is going to rock it!

Next, Axel’s Pup is now in print. It’s actually been out a little while, I’ve kept meaning to blog about it, but I kept putting it off hoping I’d have updates on other projects to add to the post. I finally gave up on that plan, lol.

Okay, so – print.

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If you’ve read the e-version you’ll know that Axel’s Pup isn’t a small book. Unfortunately, the price of the print book is largely dictated by the size of the book.

I’ve kept the price as low as possible. I’ll be honest – I make my living out of e-books. I’m not aiming to make huge profits on the print side of things. It’s more about giving people the option, and the fact I do love having things in print 🙂 So, I’ve just taken the minimum price and rounded up to neaten things up.

It works out as £11.99 for the UK, €13.99 for Europe, and $14.99 for the US.

(If you’re curious, my royalty per print copy will be $0.75 US, £0.33 UK and €0.40 Europe.)

If you’re familiar with the exchange rates, you might notice that the US price is lower than the others. I’m guessing that it is due to print costs or what-not.

However, I can only keep the US price this low by limiting distribution from Amazon to other websites. Once I expand distribution, it will go up to about the same price as it is in other territories. I think that will be about $20.00. So, if you’re in the US and want a print copy, you might want to get it sooner rather than later. (I’ll try to give due warning before I put the price up.)

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The book is 9 inches by 6 inches and 616 pages.

You can buy it on Amazon US, Amazon UK and Amazon Europe.

Any other questions about it, just shout 🙂

*Hugs*

Kim Dare

P.S. One last pic – a group shot with my other print titles…

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If you want to see one with a chihuahua posing next to it for scale, see my twitter feed 🙂

April Newsletter – AKA My plans for the next eight months!

Hello everyone 🙂

I’ve had a few questions lately about what readers can expect to be written sooner rather than later and what might be released when. So, rather than tell you what I’m doing this month, I’m going to go through the projects on my to do list so we can all have some idea what order everything will happen in.

Seeking Something

This is my current work in progress. It’s a Male/Male novella (about 20k words). This one is all cute and fluffy after the emotional wringer Axel’s Pup put me through. It’s going to be published through Resplendence Publishing as the sixth and final installment in the Sun, Sea and Submission series. No fixed release date, but I’m hoping to submit as soon as possible.

(For those keeping track, this one was previously titled Fourteen Nights.)

Goodreads MM Romance Group Event

I have a title and character names but I’m not allowed to share them until the group does it’s quiz. I think I might be cutting it fine for submitting this one by the end of April deadline. I might end up asking for an extension. On the plus side, it looks likely to end up a bit longer than my stories for previous years events have been.

If you are a member of the group you can see the prompt I’m writing for here. If you’re not, I’ll be posting the details here and on my website at some point. The story will be posted on the group page at some point over the summer, and will also be available to download for free in due course.

Duck!

If you’ve been reading me a while, this is one you might have read before. It came out with Resplendence Publishing a few years ago. I reclaimed the rights about a year ago and it’s been out of print since. I’m going to give it a polish, maybe add a bit of explanation of things that confused readers before, and bring out a new edition.

I’m toying with the idea of writing a follow up novella that will catch up with Raynard and Ori, and see how they settle into their new roles in the nest. I keep changing my mind on if it would be a good idea or not. I’m pretty sure I’d enjoy writing it, but maybe it’s a self indulgent project. It might unbalance the original story. My style has changed a bit, so it might sound odd. I’ll probably make a decision once I’ve re-polished the existing novel.

The release date will depend a lot on if I write a follow up and how long that possible follow up ends up being.

Magpie

You can mentally copy and paste everything about Duck! here for Magpie. There may or may not be a follow up, and that will dictate the release date.

Albatross

This is the new novel in the Avian Shifter universe. It will feature Ambrose, Everet’s friend from Magpie, and a new shifter to the nest. I expect it to be about the same length as Duck! And Magpie which currently stand at 75k each. I’d love it to come out during 2015 – that probably depends on hoe my energy levels go. It might be possible, it might not.

Kinky Cupid

There are two of novellas planned for Valentine’s 2016. One is all new, the other is a re-write of All the Gear, No Idea, which was published by All Romance Ebooks and which is currently out of print. I’m not sure if there will be any extra additions to the series, I’m sure the characters will let me know in due course.

I missed Valentine’s 2015, so I’d like these to come out in February 2016. If I miss that deadline, I may just move Valentine’s to a different month and go with them whenever they are ready.

Bayden’s Alpha

This is the tentative title for the next book in the Werewolves & Dragons series. It will follow Bayden and Axel’s ongoing relationship, seeing how it alters and adapts when the world around them changes. I expect it to be another long one. A lot of the same secondary characters will return, and new characters will be introduced. It’s hard to say too much more without spoilering.

I would like this one to come out in 2016, but as I’m sure you all understand, books this length are not quickly produced. How long it takes me to complete other projects in this list will have a knock on effect for this release date.

Side Projects

There are a couple of other projects I’m working on alongside the main projects I’ve already listed.

I’d like to re-polish and re-publish my existing free short stories. My style has improved since many of them were written. It would also be nice to have the available in different formats etc.

I’m gradually reclaiming the rights to some of my previously published stories. These will need to be re-polished etc and brought out as self-pub / indi projects.

I’m also working on getting my self pub projects onto different retailers and into print.

I think all that is more than enough to keep me busy!

Any questions, feel free to ask in the comments 🙂

*Hugs*

Kim Dare

P.S. I’ve had a bit of a health wobble and spent most of the last week in bed, which is why I’m a bit late with this blog post. If you’re waiting for me to do something, I promise I’m gradually catching up on everything and will get to you soon 🙂

Coming Soon: Camping It Up

So, as you may have noticed, my plans for frequent blogging didn’t come to much. My mind has been whizzing around in a dozen different directions lately. I seem to be starting a dozen different things, but not finishing any of them.

Blog posts never quite seem to go to the postable stage. I’ve got so many bit of news, I’m comfusing myself trying to put them all in one post. So, one thing at a time from now on!

Todays topic – I have a short story coming out next Wednesday with Resplendence Publishing 🙂

Camping It Up is a 5000 word coffee break length story. It’s MM, BDSM, cute and quirky. It’s being released under the Gems imprint.

On this one project I am reasonably organised.

I have a cover to share, made by the wonderful Les Byerley.

99. Camping It Up

I have a blurb:

When Lindon agreed to go away for the weekend with his boyfriend, Cal, it didn’t occur to him to ask Cal what he had planned. Lindon’s been looking forward to staying in a nice hotel and getting spending the weekend relaxing and getting discretely kinky with Cal at every opportunity.

It’s not until they’re in Cal’s car and on their way that Lindon finds out what Cal actually has in mind for them. There is no nice hotel and Cal has no intention of being discrete.

And I have release info: It will be out on Wednesday 25th February and, initially at least, will be exclusive to Amazon. As well as being available to buy from there, it will also be available to anyone subscribing to Kindle Unlimited.

If all goes to plan, I should be back tomorrow with another update on another project 🙂

*Hugs*

Kim

Guest Blogging + Giveaways

Hi everyone,

Just a quickie to let you know I’m guest blogging on Boy Meets Boy Reviews. I don’t usually respond publically (or privately for that matter) to reviews. This time I made an exception. Find out why here. Leave a comment on the post to enter a giveaway.

There’s still time to enter the giveaway I’m doing on Amber Kell’s Blog too. Again, just leave a comment here to enter.

I’ll be picking names for the first giveaway to followers on here and on twitter and to friends on goodreads on the last day of the month, so if you want your name to go in the hat, now would be a good time 😉

*Hugs*

Kim.