Take Me now on sale for $.99!

This month marks the release of Tempting Gray (The Untouchables, #2). In honor of the sequel’s release, I am discounting Take Me down to $.99 for a limited time only. Now is the time to grab your copy!

Take Me by T. A. Grey a paranormal erotic romance

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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.

“This was a great read, filled with lots of twists and turns throughout the story.  You definitely stumble through an array of emotions throughout the read, especially surrounding Dom. You love him…you hate him…you want to slap him…then you just flat out WANT him…”~Close Encounters of the Night Kind

I loved this steamy paranormal romance. This exciting new series is sure to appeal to paranormal readers. It definitely got me on the hook and eagerly awaiting the next offering in the series. I highly recommend this book.” ~Night Owl Reviews

Happy Wicked Reading!

T. A. Grey

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The gamble of ebook returns: are returns bad?

Hello everyone!

Something’s been on my mind lately and in order to get a better understanding of the situation I thought I’d ask you e-reader users for your thoughts. So in this post I’m going to discuss ebook returns.

Now I have perhaps a slightly different perspective on the situation as a self-published author. That’s why I really want to hear from others whether your an author or a reader. Have you ever returned an ebook and why? Was there terrible formatting issues that made you barely able to read the book or did you just not like the book? Or what other reasons do you have?

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I’m going to really head this discussion off by first stating how I regard book returns. Simply put, I’ve never returned a book. Ever. There have been many ebooks I’ve bought that I thought I’d like but I ended up hating. Many of these are DNF (did not finish) books. Some of these DNF novels are traditionally published by well-known authors and some are self-published by both big and small known authors. It’s always really disappointing to find a book blurb you like and buy the book. If you’re like me then you even read the sample of the book first to see if you like the style of writing. So, it’s always crushing when you’re partway through and for some reason or another you can’t finish this darn book. But I’ve never returned a book.

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I think I’m still set in the ways of buying paperback books. To me buying paperbacks is always such a gamble, the same can be said for ebooks, except I don’t get as mad because ebooks prices are usually priced lower. If I get DNF book and paid $3.99 compared to $7.99 plus tax, then I’m not as mad about it. If you all remember from the days of buying book in bookstores, you might recall that they have a strict no return policy. For one, they can’t accept books back because otherwise they’d become libraries with people reading scores of the latest, hottest titles for nothing. Maybe it’s because I’m still used to buying my books in paperback, and still do on occasion, that when I get a bad book on my ereader, I don’t even think to return it. At all.

After all, part of buying a new book is the gamble of choosing. That’s why we all juggle around the cover, the blurb, the first page we read in the store or in the online sample. We want to carefully place our money on a solid bet. Sometimes it’s a dud and that’s frustrating as hell. But, it also gives us fodder for snarky reviews to tell your friends and family.

So I don’t return books. Never even thought to do it.

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But as a self-published author and someone who reads a lot in the self-published forums as well, I see talk about ebook returns. Now, I’m not going to bother trying to speak for anyone else because I don’t have the right. So all of these thoughts are my own. A trend I’ve noticed as an author published on Amazon, where ebook returns are allowed, is that people seem to buy my books, read them, and then return them. You can track the number of returns throughout each of my series and in my standalone titles. I consistently see the same number of people buy and return each of the books in my series month after month. They must be enjoying them, is my first thought, because they read all of them. They also don’t want to pay for the books which I think is wrong. I have created a book (and have several free novels to offer), I have priced it at a very low price point, and if you are enjoying the books then aren’t they worth the $3 for that novel that would cost you $7.99 to buy from a big publisher?

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Of course I think so. Of course I think my books and other authors like me deserve to have their books paid for if an individual likes the book. I also happen to think, and this may be where it gets sketchy for some, that even if you didn’t enjoy the book you shouldn’t return it. To me it seems like it’s cheating a system. At least in my case, I have free stories for the beginning of each of my series, so you can try the story to see if it suits you or not at zero cost. So if you do like it and decide to read the rest of the books, and you like the next and the next and the next, don’t I deserve to earn my royalty off that book? If you were buying my book of a shelf at a Borders (how I miss Borders and their Seattle’s Best coffee!) then you wouldn’t have that same privilege.

I pose the question to you readers: Why is it okay to return an ebook? Have you ever done it and why or why not? Is it okay to only return expensive ebooks or just the cheap ones? Have you ever returned an ebook you liked? 

Now to be completely fair I want to state that the number of returns to the number of sales is very small (based off my personal experience). So it’s a small number of people who do this. But I do see it consistently in readers buying each of the books in my series and returning them. I also hear about this trend in the forums I mentioned with other authors.

Is this fair? Is this ethical? Does it matter?

I don’t know and a part of me understands this isn’t a big deal, but the other part wants to understand when is it okay to return an ebook and why. Please, share your opinions and let me know what you think! 🙂

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.

 

Day #3 – TAKE ME Blog Tour

It is Day 3 in the Take Me Blog Tour and it’s a double header because today TAKE ME is featured at Proserpine Craving and Close Encounters of the Night Kind. Stop by to read about my favorite vampires, check out some more hot excerpts and pretty fabulous reviews. Did I mention I am doing a tour-wide giveaway. First place winner wins a $50 Amazon or BN gift card. Your choice!

Visit Close Encounters of the Night Kind and Proserpine Craving to learn more about this paranormal erotic romance novel. What are they saying about the book? 

Proserpine Craving says:

I couldn’t put the book down and I was thrown into a storming new adventure filled with sexy alpha males and crazy kick-ass chicks!

 Close Encounters of the Night Kind says:

AHH!!  What a tangled web we weave!!  I’ve enjoyed another one of T.A.’s fabulous books.  This girl knows how to write a flawed alpha male who steals your heart every time!!  Dom and Felicity are truly opposite and met under the worst of circumstances, considering Dom is promised to another.  But yet the sparks fly!!  Neither one can resist each other and lies start piling up.  Is there a chance for true love to win?
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And, catch up on Day #1 – RBTL Reviews 
and Day #2 – My Reading Obsession
I hope to see you there!

Learn more about TAKE ME.

Happy reading!

T. A. Grey

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

UPCOMING RELEASE

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

 

Day #2 – TAKE ME Blog Tour

Hey, ladies and gents!

Yesterday began the start of the TAKE ME Blog tour. We got to see a sexy (hawt!) excerpt from the vampire paranormal romance novel, a great review of the book, and enter the giveaway to win a $50 Amazon or BN gift card with even more prizes.

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Well today, TAKE ME is over at My Reading Obsession with a new excerpt, a new review, and you can still enter the giveaway. Even if you’ve already entered, you can retweet and share the giveaway each day to gain more points towards winning! I hope you stop by and check it out!

Learn more about TAKE ME.

Happy reading!

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 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!

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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.

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.

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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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Take Me: The Untouchables is here!

It’s time! Yes, really, Take Me: The Untouchables #1 is here . Get your e-readers out, your reading glasses on and prepare for one sexy and thrilling vampire romance novel! Now, you know me. I like to put my own little twists on everything so you’ll be finding a few of those in this book. You’ll also find a case of mistaken identity. Oh boy, is that so much fun to write about!

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You can read the first 5 chapters right now at my website to try it out.

What will you find in Take Me? Oh, only some lies, seduction, vampire fights, werewolf/vampire fights, jokes, blood drinking, heart-pounding tension, cat fights (the kind between two beautiful women not the felines), werewolves, vampires, suspense, some HOT love scenes, and more! 

So what’s this book about?

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.

<– Read the first five chapters now –>

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Happy reading everyone!

T. A. GREY

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