Thursday, February 25, 2016

Release Day! Muse is live!


I might be mildly excited. Just a touch. A smidge. A wee little bit! My lovely Muse is live today from HarperCollins Mischief and despite the mutant cold from hell I may or may not have given a happy little whoop when I woke up (at five-freaking-thirty, no less) and realized it was release day.

Here's the blurbage and some buy links (available at other vendors as well). If you follow me on social media I'll be posting some tasty little snippets throughout the day. *cartwheel* Ahem...now more coffee. MOAAAAAR COFFFFFFEEEEE!

XOXO
Sommer

Life as a nude model wasn’t what Dani Young expected. It was all Chris’s idea. His art class was minus one model and her life needed a change—a big one. An emotional shake up, he said. Something to make her feel wild and brave and free.

She’s learning a lot about herself — her wants, her desires, her unexpected fantasies. But her biggest lesson may be that she deserves so much more than she’s always settled for in the past. Something like a courageous, blazing shot at real love.

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Barnes&Noble
Kobo


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

What's your jam? (Authors Wanted)


So I'm reading a book where the author did the coolest thing, she put her playlist for the book at the back. At least, I thought it was the coolest thing. Because I'm a nosey somebody. And it got me to thinking I'd love to know the playlists for other books out there. It strikes me as a very intimate way of knowing what the writer was thinking/feeling etc during the process of creating a book. Which leads me to you, AUTHORS. I want to know your jam(s).

Deets:

Info:
There are limited spots and some restrictions for content (certain taboo topics I won't host. I have no issue with them, I just like to avoid any reason for my blog to be pulled. If I have an issue with it, I'll contact you).
What I want:

Choose one book, most recent or fave, works 30,000 words or greater please. Give me your playlist for that book. Example of how to set it up.

If I Ever Leave This World Alive: Flogging Molly
Yellow: Coldplay
Santa Monica: Everclear
Where the Devil Don't Go: Elle King

Any notes, explanations, and additional info for particular characters or scenes related to songs can be explained in a paragraph at the end to give additional insight. (this is optional).

Include a book cover, a bio, a link to purchase your work (2 max), social media links (2 max), blog or website link, a short excerpt 250-500 words that relates to one of the songs listed. The goal is to keep these streamlined and manageable instead of huge rambling blogs. Short is good. People like short. 
 
Send your playlist bog or any questions to sommermarsden[@]gmail[.]com (remove brackets). Please put PLAYLIST BLOG in your subject line.

Go forth and crank up the jams!

XOXO
Sommer

Monday, February 15, 2016

Ten days! (and finding joy)

I felt bad because my last novel Once Bitten Twice Shy got very little love from me. I was still struggling with my mood (still do, to be honest) after losing my husband. It also came smack dab in the middle of let's-get-ready-for-the-holidays-we-don't-want-to-celebrate season. It also came after my first effort at dipping my toe in the dating pond (I have since withdrawn my toe and all other bits from that pond for the time being). So it sort of sat there without much stroking, cooing, or love.

That being said, I am SUPER excited for Muse to come out. Can you tell? I've made some little doodads with favorite snippets from the book. I had a lot of fun doing them. They made me happy. And isn't that what life is all about? Doing what makes you happy. Finding the joy?

Happy snowy Monday.

XOXO
Sommer












Thursday, February 11, 2016

Because who doesn't love a free sample?

I was very excited to see that Muse was not only up for pre-order on iTunes (release date February 25th from HarperCollins Mischief, baby!) but that they offer a free sample. So if you want to do a taste test on my upcoming novel, you can have your sample now.

https://itunes.apple.com/hn/book/muse/id999994857?l=en&mt=11

As for this novel, if you liked Calendar Girl, Boys Next Door, or Restless Spirit, you will love my gorgeous Muse and her equally attractive suitors. The book contains BDSM, spanking, naked painting, humor, a man bun, and good old fashioned love.

Happy Thursday, or as I like to call it, Pre-Friday :)

XOXO
Sommer


Monday, February 8, 2016

Less than 3 weeks, baby!

I just realized Muse is out in less than 3 weeks! Yay! It's up for pre-order now. Which seems to be happening in the UK so that is awesome :)

The only thing more exciting (to me) than Muse almost being live is that I'm almost 10K into the newest novel. It's different for me. A bit terrifying...but a challenge. And I like a good challenge. So, onward and upward with the new book and much excitement over the impending release of Muse. Blurbage and links are below if you care to get your pre-order on.

Happy Monday. Sort of. I mean...it is still Monday. Eek!

XOXO
S



Life as a nude model wasn’t what Dani Young expected. It was all Chris’s idea. His art class was minus one model and her life needed a change—a big one. An emotional shake up, he said. Something to make her feel wild and brave and free.

She’s learning a lot about herself — her wants, her desires, her unexpected fantasies. But her biggest lesson may be that she deserves so much more than she’s always settled for in the past. Something like a courageous, blazing shot at real love.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Muse-Sommer-Marsden-ebook/dp/B00YGDL9KM/

http://www.amazon.com/Muse-Sommer-Marsden-ebook/dp/B00YGDL9KM/

Friday, February 5, 2016

"I'm big in Japan"

I think we've all heard someone say that. I'm certainly not but it amused and tickled me that my story Missus, written a few years back for HarperCollins Mischief, has been bought and translated. It even has a shiny cover! When I received word I thought (I'm good with words. No, really. I read things. I just don't always comprehend depending on the level of adulting on any given day) the sale was for the whole anthology. But nope...

So, Tada! My Japanese cover for the standalone story Missus by, well...me. :)

Something pretty and shiny to show off given I have been a horribly neglectful blog parent and haven't said boo in a very long time. I'm working on that. I hope to have more chatter going on here in the near future.

XOXO
The almost but not quite adult...Sommer