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Safeguard Novels to release in Print!

Hidden Impact print cover

Great news! One of the most frequent requests I receive from readers is for the Safeguard Novels to release in print. I am very happy to announce that Harlequin’s Direct to Customer (DTC) program, Reader Service, has selected HIDDEN IMPACT and DEADLY TESTIMONY for their upcoming Suspense shipments, in January 2018 and February 2018, respectively! Reader Service sends a monthly shipment of 3-4 books to readers who have signed up or subscribed for the service.

What does this mean?

What if I’m not subscribed to Reader Service, can i still get the print books?

Yes! Print editions will be available on some third-party dot-com retailers, including Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.  Readers will be able to order and receive those print copies they’ve been requesting. I’ll be updating the pages for both HIDDEN IMPACT and DEADLY TESTIMONY as soon as the pre-order links are available.

(Print release will not be in brick & mortar bookstores at this time. Readers will need to order online to have the print book shipped to them. Seems odd? the publishing industry is complicated and there are so many nuances to releases!)

But what about CONTRACTED DEFENSE?

Won’t that be available in print too? We need the complete series!

It is ultimately up to the folks at Harlequin. I would be absolutely delighted to see CONTRACTED DEFENSE also chosen. Choices have not yet been finalized beyond February 2018 but the best support readers can provide is pre-ordering HIDDEN IMPACT and DEADLY TESTIMONY in print to let Harlequin know the series is in demand. You can also pre-order CONTRACTED DEFENSE in digital format. It releases this September in ebook!

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Hidden Impact – Release Day!

CARINA_1115_9781459290211_HiddenImpactYay! It’s release day for Hidden Impact, my debut romantic suspense. I’m so excited to see this book out in the world. Here’s hoping you all enjoy it!

Purchase the eBook:

Amazon KindleKoboGoogle PlayBarnes and Noble NookiBook

Available now from Carina Press!

To celebrate, we’ve got a blog blitz scheduled this week in addition to the blog tour scheduled by the Carina Press team. Every blogger on this blitz has unique behind-the-scenes insight into the writing of Hidden Impact.

Monday 11/9

Happily Ever Chapter

Mikky’s World Of Books

mignon mykel : reviews

Splashes Into Books       

Majorly Delicious

Just Books & Rainne’s Ramblings             

RoloPoloBookBlog

Moonlight Rendezvous

Ramblings From Beneath The Sheets

NIkkis Books Books and more Books

My midnight fantasies

Tuesday 11/10

Majorly Delicious

Jen’s Reading Obsession

Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books!

Wednesday 11/11

Pretty Sassy Cool.

Crystal’s Chaotic Confessions

Evermore Books

The Sassy Bookster

Read Your Writes Book Reviews              

Ellesea Loves Reading

Nicole’s Book Musings

Deluged with Books Cafe

Lisa’s Louisiana Home

Thursday 11/12

Loves 2 Read Romance

Books & Bells

Just Us Book Blog

Joyfully Reviewed

deal sharing aunt

Going from Nobody to Somebody            

LeAnn’s Book Reviews

 

Friday 11/13

jbiggarblog

Book Loving Pixies

Bound By Books Book Review

T&L Book Reviews        

Read-Love-Blog

Alpha Book Club

Tantos Livros Tão Pouco Tempo

Em & M Books

JB’s Book Obsession      

The Book Quarry

Those Crazy Book Chicks

Cover Reveal: Hidden Impact

mast_logoHeroes and Heartbreakers is revealing my cover for the first Safeguard novel from Carina Press!

Check it out…

http://www.heroesandheartbreakers.com/blogs/2015/04/cover-tuesday-exclusive-reveals-from-madeline-hunter-lauren-layne-katie-rose-and-piper-drake

Also, don’t miss the link to the interview with Carina Press Editorial Director, Angela James! 😉

Name Changes: Centurion Corporation to SAFEGUARD

Last fall, I announced my very first contracted romantic suspense series: The Centurion Corporation.

I’m happy to say I’ve turned in the manuscript for the first book on time and have been working with the awesome teams at Carina Press to prepare for the launch of the series in fall of this year. As a result of all our brainstorming, we’ve decided to re-title the series and the books. (This happens fairly frequently in the publishing world.)

I’m super excited about the new series name and the new book titles. What do you all think?

Series Title: Safeguard

Book 1: Hidden Impact
Book 2: Deadly Testimony
Book 3: Contracted Defense

And as a fun bonus, here’s an unofficial blurb for the first book. 😉

Military veteran turned mercenary, Gabriel Diaz doesn’t want to get emotionally invested in missions anymore. Been there, done that, almost died. 

When Maylin Cheng asks him to help her find her missing sister, Gabe tells her to invest in a private investigator…or a memorial service. But he can’t stand by and watch Maylin be run down by a hit and run driver either. As he looks further into Maylin’s story, there’s too many red flags about her dilemma and her missing sister for him to ignore. 

Plus, the dark beauty has gotten under his skin further than he wants to admit. The sparks flying between them have ignited a hunger neither of them is able to extinguish regardless of their dubious futures. 

Only one thing is certain: without the help of Gabe and the Centurion Corporation, not only will Maylin never find her little sister, but someone out there will have their hands on the brilliant mind behind the research that could create the next level of biologic warfare.

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Good bye to 2014, Greetings 2015!

The year 2014 flew right by me in a whirl of book releases (as PJ Schnyder), new series proposals, and exciting book deals (as Piper J. Drake).

Even though I’ve only existed as Piper J. Drake since September of 2014, I’ve been very busy.

  • 3 book deal with Carina Press for a new romantic suspense series
  • 3 book deal with Grand Central Publishing’s Forever imprint for a new romantic suspense series
  • turned in book 1 of the new romantic suspense series with Carina Press to my editor

tweegramWhew. And 2015?

I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions.

And let’s face it. No matter how quickly a year seems to fly by, a year is a long time and things can change. So a year long resolution might not be applicable 6 months in. Setting my goals on a quarterly basis gives me time to reassess and set new goals completely applicable to what I want to accomplish. How I set them, what they are…that’s probably the topic of a podcast.

Goals aside, I have made commitments.

Those, I need to meet and they give a pretty decent snap shot of what I’ll be up to this year.

So what’s in store for 2015?

  • turn in book 1 of the new romantic suspense series with Grand Central Publishing Forever imprint to my editor*
  • turn in book 2 of the new romantic suspense series with Grand Central Publishing Forever imprint to my editor
  • turn in book 2 of the new romantic suspense series with Carina Press to my editor*
  • Edits, promotion, and celebration for the RELEASE of book 1 of the series with Carina Press in November
  • create more Piper Travels and Piper Notes on my YouTube channel
  • consistently produce episodes for my new podcast – Every Minute, Everywhere: Time Management for Authors with Piper J. Drake
  • fulfill commitments as my alter-identity, PJ Schnyder

*Note: my editors for Carina Press and Grand Central Publishing are two different, very talented people. I am incredibly excited to work with each of them.

What are you up to in 2015?