#SampleSunday: Leslie’s Curl & Dye -“Your mouth is big as I don’t know what.”

#SampleSunday: Leslie’s Curl & Dye -“Your mouth is big as I don’t know what.”

I… am not sure what this story is or where it is going, but on my way out the door one Friday evening, something started writing itself in my head and Leslie’s Curl & Dye won’t go away. It’ll probably be a short story… I don’t know. We’ll see where it goes!  Anyhoozle, I wanted to post something new since Sam’s is still revving up. Hope you enjoy and I hope you see more. NOTE: This is a long snip, so grab a cuppa and take a seat! 





This article is the truth: ALLi- Want more self-publishing success? Write more books.

This article is the truth: ALLi- Want more self-publishing success? Write more books.

When I published my first (full length) book, Brunch at Ruby’s, I was left with a feeling of now what? I had a huge presale, and then a good couple of weeks of sales, and then the numbers started to fall and I didn’t know what to do. How was I supposed to keep that momentum? How would I keep people coming back to my page on Amazon|B&N|Smashwords, etc?

I asked a couple of more successful indie authors, what was the secret to high sales? What was the secret to a huge following? What was the secret to getting people to notice you, to keep selling books? The answer?




#SampleSunday (& Upcoming Sale!) – That Big Red Monster- Dinner at Sam’s

#SampleSunday (& Upcoming Sale!) – That Big Red Monster- Dinner at Sam’s

Welcome to another Sample Sunday at The Sweet Escape! I’m sharing a snip from the Brunch at Ruby’s followup, Dinner at Sam’s. It is the continuation of the story of three lifelong friends and good, southern food. If you haven’t read Ruby’s, this week would be a great week to pick it up — I’ll be running a Kindle Countdown Deal beginning March 17th! From March 17th- March 24th, Brunch at Ruby’s will start at 99cents and over the course of the next seven days go back to it’s regular sale price of $2.99. Make plans to grab it while it’s cheap!  In addition, Anonymous will be FREE from March 17-March 21 and I’ll lower the price on Same Time Next Week to match the price of Ruby’s as it rises!    And now… on with the show! 




[Review] Having It Both Ways by Tasha L. Harrison

[Review] Having It Both Ways by Tasha L. Harrison

Having It Both Ways represents, to me, a tearing down and a building back up. I think Yves and Elijah met and fulfilled a need for each other, so many books ago. But I also think that relationships reach a place where you have to grow… either together or apart, but it has to [i/go somewhere[/i]. The split was heartbreaking to read about, but I also think it was necessary for the two of them to explore away from each other to realize what they truly meant to each other. Unfortunately this discovery happened at the expense of the love and adoration of other people, but as that quippy saying goes, the heart wants what it wants.



#SampleSunday: Everything I was looking for and nothing I needed

#SampleSunday: Everything I was looking for and nothing I needed

Good Sunday morning to ya! And a blessed Sample Sunday, when we authors tease and titillate readers with snips of our works in progress. I am pleased to share a sample from Dinner at Sam’s, the followup to Brunch at Ruby’s (yes, FINALLY). I’ve JUST started writing this, so don’t get your hopes up for a pub date soon. But I have started writing it.

For those that don’t remember from Ruby’s, Sam’s Bar & Grille is next door to Lorraine Gladwell Books, the bookstore that Renee owns. Dinner at Sam’s will focus primarily on Vanessa, Maxine’s real estate agent with the husband who was living a double life. Warren Jackson left her and her daughters flat broke and destitute. She needs a divorce lawyer– and fast– but she can’t afford one. She picks up some extra work at her uncle’s restaurant and that is where she meets the man that will change her life.

Let’s get a look at how Vanessa’s life went off the rails. Of course, subject to change (and probably will). Enjoy!