Tempting Gray (After) Release Day Debacle!!

AHHHHHHH! It’s here! Kind of. For some.

Thursday was the official release day of TEMPTING GRAY a book I’ve been needing to write ever since Grayson Blackmoore strolled on to stage in Take Me. I nearly swooned. He was and is a compelling mixture of somber, stalwart, and erotic. Did I mention vampire as well? Absolutely wickedly delicious! 🙂 If you want to begin with the first book in the series, then you can get it right now for only $.99! This is only for the month of November so don’t wait too long.

Tempting Gray The Untouchables #2 by T. A. Grey

Bask in those glorious abs…

It all began nearly 600 years ago…

A dangerous vampire, mated to a woman his heart no longer beats for.

A mistake that would change his entire life.

A mistake so horrific it would lead Grayson Blackmoore back to one woman.

A woman who holds the power to shatter him completely—Arabella Donahue.

Vengeance, bloodshed. The hunt is on and Grayson won’t stop until they’re all dead.

Available Now!

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~ Tempting Gray Release Day Debacle on Amazon ~

If you’ve seen my Facebook lately, or pre-ordered Tempting Gray from Amazon, then you’ve surely tasted the AWFUL MESS that was the release day of TG at Amazon. Something happened, some kind of glitchy mess, which sent out only a few pages of the book instead of the whole book. Much of November 21st was spent with Amazon taking the book off sale and fixing the problem and me trying not to freak out. Since then, if you purchased the book, you should have received an email with an updated link from Amazon. Check your spam or junk folders, too! This updated link will give you the correct copy. Also, if you’re still having trouble getting the book (this has been an on-going problem for some) here’s what you can do:

1) *Contact customer support (it’s faster by phone) and ask them to resend the book to your Kindle (this has worked for everyone).
2) Try deleting the book from your e-reader then re-sending it from your Kindle Cloud Management.
3) Refund the book and repurchase it.
4) Refresh and re-snyc your Kindle, then check the book again.

*1: Everyone who said they called and had Amazon resend the book said it worked every time. I would highly recommend this since some people said the refund/purchase method did not work. I only had to refresh the book from my Kindle and it worked–but fewer people are citing that this method works.

Amazon phone numbers:
1-866-321-8851 (US) or 1-206-266-0927 (International)
I am so very sorry for all of this mess. It’s been awful and the complete opposite of what any author could want for a release day. Thank you so much to all of you for being patient and understanding through this disaster. I can’t tell you how much that means to me! It means the world. There, I said it. My fans have truly showed just how respectful and amazing they are this week. You made this ordeal so much more tolerable. Thank you for that from the bottom of my heart! ❤
Thank you all!
T. A. Grey

Kobo Cull Self-Published Titles In Knee-jerk Response To Tabloid Clickbait

Thank you so much to David Gaughran for posting this article. It’s most informative and accurate. As a self-published author who’s works have been removed from Kobo via publishing through KWL I understand perfectly. To read all about the controversy and to receive an up-to-date, accurate article read David’s piece below!

Kobo Cull Self-Published Titles In Knee-jerk Response To Tabloid Clickbait.

 

Tempting Gray Now Available for Pre-Order!

Tempting Gray

The Untouchables, book 2

Coming November 21st!

a paranormal erotic romance novel

Tempting Gray by T. A. Grey erotic romance author

It all began nearly 600 years ago…

A dangerous vampire, mated to a woman his heart no longer beats for.

A mistake that would change his entire life.

A mistake so horrific it would lead Grayson Blackmoore back to one woman.

A woman who holds the power to shatter him completely—Arabella Donahue.

Vengeance, bloodshed. The hunt is on and Grayson won’t stop until they’re all dead.

Pre-Order Yours Today!

Kindle | Paperback | All Romance eBooks

Note: Tempting Gray will be released for Nook, iTunes, Sony, Kobo, Smashwords on November 21st; unfortunately, the book is not available for pre-order at these sites.

Begin your journey with the wicked Blackmoore family with

TAKE ME

The Untouchables, book 1

Take Me by T. A. Grey

She makes his blood burn

Dominic Blackmoore meets the woman who captures his mind and body with a look and he’s instantly taken with her. When he was ordered to take another mate quickly after separating from his ex, he loathed the idea. However, after catching sight of his bruid he quickly changes his mind. He finds her utterly captivating, sensually erotic, and yearns to learn everything about her.

But she’s not his bruid

The woman he’s mistaken as his bruid is none other than the event planner, Felicity Shaw, for his mating ceremony. Now Dominic will do everything it takes, even lie to the woman he craves, to keep her at his side. He needs to mate with his bruid in order to win his political campaign but he finds himself falling in love with Felicity Shaw. In the end he must choose between work or love. He may make the right decision, but is it too late to save his lies from hurting Felicity?

He takes her breath away

Felicity Shaw wants more in life. She’ll even lie to get it, which is exactly how she lands a job with the illustrious Blackmoore family. However, it’s the head of the vampire household, Dominic Blackmoore, that has her heart racing and breath catching. The man consumes her unlike anyone ever has before. She can’t resist him though she tries. As she’s forced to work with Dominic she tries to keep away from him but he doesn’t make things easy.

She may want him with a passion she’s never experienced before, but she will not be with him when he’s mating to another woman. It’s either her or no one. But one terrible lies seals their fates together in ways neither of them imagined, threatening their love and the very fabric of their relationship.

Order Your Copy Today!

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Thank you so much and happy wicked reading!

From your neighborly erotic romance author,

T. A. Grey

www.tagrey.com

The Take Me Blog Tour is Here!

The TAKE ME Blog Tour has finally kicked off. On this tour you will find some reviews from my latest paranormal erotic romance novel plus some interviews, fun guest posts, and a giveaway! What kind of giveaway? First place wins a $50 gift card to either Amazon or BN.

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If you’ve already read and devoured TAKE ME then continue on and check out the link. If you haven’t read TAKE ME then now is your chance to read about the nearly insufferable, dominating and sexy as sin Dominic Blackmoore.

Ladies, meet Dominic Blackmoore.

Ladies, meet Dominic Blackmoore.

Follow the link to read more!

http://www.rbtlreviews.com/2013/04/blog-tour-kick-off-giveaway-review-take.html

Take Me: The Untouchables #1 by T. A. Grey

 

Rock on!

T. A. Grey

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NEW RELEASE
Take Me (The Untouchables #1)
Available at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and more.

 

UPCOMING RELEASE
The Loneliest Alpha (The MacKellen Alphas #1)
Coming June 14th, 2013. Learn more.

The Top 7 Best Free Sources for Authors

Hey everyone! I’ve decided to put together a list of free resources that I use. Some of these may be helpful for writers or anyone active with a website, blog, or other social media. I hope that some of these sites can help you too. Why only seven and not a nice, whole number like five or ten? Well, because that’s how many I came up with!

Both of these sites do the same job. They take your long URL link and shorten into something that works much better for Tweets, Facebook posts, or anywhere where you’d prefer a shortened link. I just started using this method for my tweets and I love it! I find it makes posting links in Facebook posts much cleaner, too.

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Mailchimp is a great website. They offer a mailing system if you want to send out a newsletter. I mail out a monthly one to fans and Mailchimp makes it easy. Mailchimp allows you to customize your form then either through a link or embedding code, you can have people sign up for your newsletter. You can also design an autoresponder that mails automatically when someone signs up as well which is a useful. When you’re ready to make a newsletter you create a new campaign. All you do is write your newsletter, then at a click of a button Mailchimp sends out your newsletter to everyone who’s signed up. Easy, efficient, and I love it!

Mailchimp sign up example

I use social media icons for my website. I recently integrated media icons and I found an excellent source that offers free icons; however, there are many free icon sets out there for you to use. You can even go directly to places like Twitter and Facebook to create different kinds of shareable buttons. Social Media Icons allow you to offer your web visitors a chance to share your web page.

Social Media Icons

Widgetbox is a nifty little site that lets you create photo slideshows or countdowns to your book’s release, among other things. If you want a shareable widget that has your book cover on it with the countdown to its release day, then this is the widget for you.

Countdown widget for a book

If you are an author and you haven’t utilized Goodreads then I’d consider it. Goodreads is author friendly and offers many perks. Once you create an account and add all of your books to your page, you can customize it by adding social media links, your bio, any videos you have and more. Goodreads offers a place to have paperback giveaways, start discussions on any of your titles, or invite people to events. All of these services are free and it’s a great resource to use.

Goodreads author page

A great tool for an author (or possibly even a cover designer or editor) to use to get anonymous feedback from your “clients”. With Survey Monkey you can create, design, and ask any questions you like. I have had book surveys on my website for a long time now. I’ve noticed that people do use them, though not every day. I only check on it weekly. It’s usually used by avid fans and since they anonymously send the information they are more likely to be honest. I like to ask questions such as: What did you not like about [book name/series name/my work]? I can sometimes get some honest answers that help me to rethink things I do in order to make myself a better writer.

Example of a survey question

Rafflecopter is common among review sites and bloggers. This is the site to use if you want to host a giveaway. You can customize it (though to a greater extent if you purchase it) so that readers/fans/anyone can enter to win what ever you’re giving away. In return you can ask them to leave a comment, tweet, or like something on Facebook. I have used these to give away ebooks before (and erotic cookies!). You can set the start and end date and the program will choose winners for you. It’s very easy to learn and to use. Also, many readers are used to seeing giveaways in this format so it’s nice to use something that people are familiar with.

A rafflecopter giveaway example

Well that’s my list, folks. I hope you learned about a new tool you might want to try. If you have any free resources that you like to use then leave a comment and share.

Happy reading,

T. A. Grey

www.tagrey.com

One Week Celebration of Take Me: The Untouchables #1

Well, folks, Take Me has been out there in the Internet world for a straight week now. I’m very excited with the results and with the feedback people have given me! Thank you so much to everyone who’s bought the book and enjoyed it.  I’ve already been getting emails asking when the next book will be out. For some the date may not be soon enough, for others it shouldn’t feel that far away.

Take Me: The Untouchables #1 by T. A. Grey

The second Untouchables book is set to come out in the summer. You can always check on my website, my newsletter, or Facebook to see the latest news. As soon as I have specific dates I will announce them. For now, the next book in The Untouchables–Grayson’s story–will be out in July or August of this year. Yay! I know you guys are excited for Grayson’s story!

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Why does Take Me have people so excited? It all comes down to two unique individuals: Felicity and Dominic.

                                “I’m a Blackmoore, Felicity. I get what I want.”

Dominic is not someone to mess with and he’s certainly not someone who gives up easily. And so begins the love story of Felicity Shaw and Dominic Blackmoore. If you’d like a taste of the story then I’ve put up the first 5 chapter on my website. Yes, you can read the first five chapters for free! Stop on by, read the first few chapters and see of this erotic novel tickles your fancy. 😉 

As some of you may or may not know Take Me is the story about a love that blooms between two very different people at a very inopportune time. Dominic Blackmoore comes from an illustrious family whose wealth and prestige isn’t anything to sneeze at. While Felicity is a poor girl who will do anything, even lie, to get the dream job that will take her to greater things. That job offer comes from Dominic Blackmoore, and the instant they meet something shifts inside them.  That is after a devastating mistake in identity in one climactic moment! However, he’s supposed to “bond” with another vampire leaving Felicity off limits (in her mind). In his mind he can mate with the “proper” woman while having Felicity on the side. It isn’t his ideal choice but to have Felicity he will do anything.

“Tell me what I have to do to get inside you and I’ll do it. Name it. Anything.”
Her heart constricted. “I-you’re getting bonded to Julianna Greenwich.”
His jaw clenched, eyes turned flat. “And?”
Just like that she felt cold. Awkwardly she pulled her hands out of his hair. “And I don’t mess around with non-single men.”
“I can’t give you that. I need her.”
She winced. Why did those words feel like a blow straight to the heart?
“Yes, well, I’m not going to be a home wrecker. You can’t touch me anymore. We need to keep our distance.”
He turned his head away. Anger bounced off him in waves. Their arousal still saturated the air around them with that mouth-watering scent.
“She means nothing to me. I only met her for the first time the night I met you.”
“Yes, but she’s still going to be the one you’re bonded to a month from now.”

What do you think? Sound like a good story? I think it’s a pretty great romp. (Naturally I’m biased, haha!) Stop by my website to read the first five chapters, check out the reviews on Goodreads, or to purchase the book. The book is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, All Romance eBooks, Kobo, and soon to be iTunes.

Happy reading everyone!

T. A. GREY

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Please Don’t Pirate My Book Day

You must be asking yourself what is Please Don’t Pirate My Book Day. Don’t bother checking your calendars because this is a brand new holiday and it happens to be today FEBRUARY 6th!

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Now, before I get into my thoughts and experience with book pirates I must divert your attention to the man who made this great day possible–Chuck Wendig. Yes, that’s his real name, and it’s awesome. Wendig. Is he part wendigo–we may never know.

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After reading Wendig’s 25 Thoughts on Book Piracy, he suggested we have a special day for us author types to discuss book pirating. He is probably doing this as a joke on all of us (because he got us to do this) while sitting back laughing his ass off. However, I thought he made some great points in his article and you should check it out (especially if you love raunchy humor). I know I do. 😉

WHAT IS THIS BOOK PIRATING YOU SPEAK OF

See book pirating is when there’s a book or author you want to try, but you want to read the books without paying for them. See, simple. So you go to some sort of torrent/file sharing site and click download while hoping you don’t get some crazy spyware/virus. If it works then you give yourself a fist bump and start reading. Let’s say you even like the book. In that case you may go back and decide to download the rest of this person’s series or other books. It’s awesome ’cause it’s free!

So, where does the problem come in? Well the problem comes in when people are getting my book for free. Now there’s a lot of debate going on out there in the Internet ether on whether it actually effects authors that people pirate their work. On one hand it’s possible to make a life-long fan out of someone; while on the other, they are “sort of” stealing. Now, if everyone was to pirate my books then I’d have to go back to applying at Starbucks, Kohls, and Lowes because I wouldn’t be able to write for a living any more. However, if only a small percent of people do it then I could possibly be making a fan who might praise my glorious romance novels to all their friends and family. Then, if I’m lucky, one of them might actually buy the book. So, see, it could work out with a sale.

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Personally I don’t understand why anyone would pirate some of the books they do. Chains of Frost which gets pirated is a full-length novel, has great reviews, and is only $.99. Literally, unless I gave it away for free (then people wouldn’t need to pirate it, huh?) I couldn’t sell it for any cheaper. I think a dollar to read an entire novel is pretty awesome but that’s just my opinion.

NOW FOR THE HONEST TRUTH

I once was a book pirate. I used to hang my head in shame for doing it because I felt like I was betraying some of my favorite authors. I would try to find the books at the library, but where I live the romance section of the library is literally half a row of books. Seriously, it’s a shame. Most of these books were Christian romances–no thanks. Anyone whose read my books should see why I couldn’t settle for an inspirational romance. *gag* Why did I do this? Because I was one of those really broke college students. To spend $6.99 + tax on a single paperback would have hurt my already tight budget. Since then I’ve tried to make up for my ways by re-purchasing the author’s books that I liked and by continuing to follow and support them. Has it relieved my guilt? Yeppers! 🙂

Well then, where do I stand on this whole piracy thing? Fact is, I’m unsure. If someone needs to escape into some books because they’re too broke to buy them I’m all right with that. If they’re doing it just because they can (when they have .99 cents to spare) then I think that’s grimy. For the most part, I try to ignore it by telling myself that at least someone wants to read my books.

Let me know what you think.

Happy reading,

T. A. GREY

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