Perfect Timing Kindle & Paperbacks Available NOW

Although the launch of the audiobook has been delayed, I’m honored to announce that both the Kindle and paperback versions of Perfect Timing are available NOW!

Thank you!

First and foremost, I must thank my ever loving husband and family for their unconditional love and support.  Without them, I wouldn’t have gotten to today.  Thank you!

Special thanks must also go to the wonderful group of Indie authors who have recently joined together to support each other.  I’m honored to be among you and can’t thank you enough for your support!

Perfect Timing Kindle & Paperbacks Available NOW

Perfect Timing Kindle & Paperbacks available now

Perfect Timing Kindle & Paperbacks available now

Friendship. Desire. Romance. Lou’s life changes forever the first moment she encounters Will online during a brief break from work. Enlarging his photo on the social network, she is immediately captivated by his dazzling smile and azure blue eyes. Reluctantly refocusing on her work, she is frequently distracted as the image floods her thoughts. Who is that guy?

Later that evening while gazing in wonder at his photo albums, she is startled by an instant message from him. Hours fly by as they chat easily, discovering shared interests and passions.

Passions of a different kind are soon ignited as she feels her now best friend’s embrace across the miles. They have shared so many secrets, but her desire for the man who she openly admits adoring is one she dare not share. Not now. Not ever?

Perfect Timing is an enchanting story of romance in today’s technology driven world. It is the perfect example of how physical distance is no barrier to deep, all encompassing, all consuming love.

Buy Perfect Timing now to enter into Lou and Will’s sensual, erotic, romantic world.

Everyone’s a Winner

Because of the postponement of the launch of the Perfect Timing audiobook, I thought I’d do things a little differently for this giveaway.  All you need to do to receive a FREE copy of the Kindle edition of Perfect Timing is…

Leave a Comment

Yep.  It’s that easy.  Leave a comment on the blog post and I’ll send you a copy of the Kindle book!


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Perfect Timing Audiobook Delayed

Perfect Timing audiobook delayed

Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, the audio edition of Perfect Timing, which was due to be simultaneously released alongside the Kindle and paperback versions of the novel next Monday, November 28, 2016, has had to be postponed.

Both myself and narrator Beizo Teirno apologize unreservedly for this and we will endeavor to get the book released ASAP; hopefully in time for Christmas.

The Kindle and paperback launch will still go ahead on November 28, 2016 as publicized.  As indeed will the anticipated giveaway, although at this time it will be a smaller prize, with the main planned package instead being offered at the time of the audiobook launch.

Thank you for your understanding.


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NaNoWriMo 2016

NaNoWriMo 2016 is fast approaching and I’m proud to say that I’m taking part for the second straight year.   Yes, it means I’m committing to writing 50,000 words in a month at a required rate of 1,667 per day, while promoting Perfect Timing AND working with my narrator/ producer Beizo Tierno on the audiobook.

There’s no need to tell me I’m crazy… I already know!

NaNoWriMo 2015

Before I say anything about NaNoWriMo 2016, let’s recap last year’s event.  My freshman NaNo project was in fact Perfect Timing; the 67,500 word romance novel that you can pre-order now.

You can’t possibly have written so many words in 30 days?  You’re right.  A considerable portion of the story was already written, but I included them in my 2015 NaNo total, because I went against advice and let my inner editor lose on the pre-written sections during November, as they fitted into the story.  And by the end of the month I had full the finished draft.

Nanites fit into one of three categories…

Planner – someone who has a detailed outline of their story, perhaps including scenes they’ve already written.  This was me in 2015.

Pantser – someone who starts the month with a literal blank page and aims to write 50,000 in 30 days without any prior planning, therefore flying by the seat of their pants.

Plantser – someone who fits between the two, only doing minimal planning.

So what about NaNoWriMo 2016?

NaNoWriMo 2016

My project this year, is perhaps unsurprisingly, the second book of the Distant Shores series; Perfect Timing being the first.

As of right now, with EIGHT days to go before the event starts, I only have a bullet pointed outline for this one.  I will be working on a more detailed outline this week, and by November 1st I’m hoping I’ll have a few scenes, or at least sections of dialog drafted.

Will I include those words, however many I write, in my NaNo word count? You bet I will, as long as they make it into the draft. I will NOT be editing as I go this year, so it truly will be a rough draft, as first drafts should be.

Although my current planning state might put me into the Plantser category, in truth I consider myself a Planner.  I already know both my characters well having already written about them in Perfect Timing, and I also have a good idea of where I want them to go, because this won’t be Will and Lou’s last book!

What if you don’t finish the draft by November 30?

Let’s face it, while 50,000 words can seem a lot on one hand, it’s a relatively small total in novel writing terms.  Even Perfect Timing’s 67,500 words is on the shorter side.

If Distant Shores II isn’t finished by the end of the month, I’ll continue, NaNo style, into December.  Last year I cleared a couple weeks at the beginning of December as a contingency, and have done the same this year.  Ideally, I’ll finish the draft by the end of the first week of December.

Once it’s finished, I’ll not look at it until at least mid-February, when I’ll have another window in my schedule, and a clear head to work through the first edit.

You can read more about my writing process in this post from March this year.

Are you doing NaNoWriMo 2016?

If so, leave me a comment with your user name and I’ll buddy you.  Mine is Bex80.  Regardless of whether you’re a Nanite, do you have any advice for me?  I’d love to chat!


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Introduction to Audiobook Creation with Audio Creation Exchange (ACX)

The following presentation, Introduction to Audiobook Creation with Audio Creation Exchange (ACX), was produced by me with the help of Beizo Tierno, the narrator/ producer of the Apparitions audiobook.

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The presentation came about after I co-hosted a live event on Facebook as part of the inaugural Indie Author Day on Saturday, October 8, 2016.  Then, one of the questions I answered related to the processes involved in producing her aforementioned audiobook, Apparitions.

While comprehensive, my reply was brief, because of the nature of the event, so after mentioning it to Beizo, the idea for this in depth walk-through of the process quickly took shape.  As you’ll see, both Apparitions and Perfect Timing feature, as does my debut title, Serendipity, which is currently only available in ebook format.

The presentation itself is long, but very in depth, so grab a beverage of your choice and settle to watch it.  If you do get to the end, and would like a FREE copy of the Apparitions audiobook, please leave a comment on the post and I’ll get one out to you.

Free Apparitions Audiobook

Please leave a comment and I’ll email you a code for your free audiobook


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Pre-order Perfect Timing Now & Get Rewarded

Perfect Timing, my first full length novel, is due for release in all formats exclusively across Amazon’s global markets on November 28, 2016.  Please read on to see how you can pre-order the ebook version of Perfect Timing now and get rewarded.  But first here’s a reminder of the book’s synopsis and ebook cover…

Pre-order Perfect Timing now and get rewardedFriendship. Desire. Romance. Lou’s life changes forever the first moment she encounters Will online during a brief break from work. Enlarging his photo on the social network, she is immediately captivated by his dazzling smile and azure blue eyes. Reluctantly refocusing on her work, she is frequently distracted as the image floods her thoughts. Who is that guy?

Later that evening while gazing in wonder at his photo albums, she is startled by an instant message from him. Hours fly by as they chat easily, discovering shared interests and passions.

Passions of a different kind are soon ignited as she feels her now best friend’s embrace across the miles. They have shared so many secrets, but her desire for the man who she openly admits adoring is one she dare not share. Not now. Not ever?

Perfect Timing is an enchanting story of romance in today’s technology driven world. It is the perfect example of how physical distance is no barrier to deep, all encompassing, all consuming love.

Buy Perfect Timing now to enter into Lou and Will’s sensual, erotic, romantic world.

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Once you pre-order Perfect Timing, Tweet me or email me at rebekah.s.fiore@gmail.com with a SCREENSHOT of your Amazon receipt and I’ll send you a link to claim a FREE ebook copy of Apparitions as a thank you.

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Perfect Timing Chapter One

Perfect Timing, my first full length erotic romance novel, will soon be available for pre-order on Amazon.  To give you a taste of the novel, here’s Perfect Timing chapter one…

Chapter One   First Impressions

The first moment Lou saw anything of Will, she felt a connection unlike anything she had ever felt before, and as she sat alone at her desk it brought a gentle smile to her full lips.  All she knew, having just read an informative piece he had written, after succeeding her in the editorship, was they were both writers.  And that she liked his style.  Perhaps it was that, or maybe it was the weight which had been lifted now she had left the position?  It might have been either of those things, but as she lifted her arms and stretched in her office chair, thinking about the words she had read and the man who had written them, it felt much more than that.  But in that moment she had no idea why.

Tentatively, she typed a brief note to Will, congratulating him on the publication of his first piece, and saying that if ever he needed any support she would happily help.  In spite of the fact that she had no inclination of returning to the voluntary role, she wanted to give him, or indeed any other successor, any guidance they might need.

It wasn’t until after she sent the note and a friend request, that she looked at his profile photo on the social network.  He looked so smart, so professional in the posed shot, and she guessed it had perhaps been taken for work.  Gazing intently at the image, she was instantly drawn to his smile.  His dazzling and she had to admit, gorgeous, smile.  He exuded an air of confidence and again the corners of her mouth turned upward.  His appearance then was so different to her own in that moment.  As an artist and designer who worked from home, her usual work wear was casual; a pair of jeans and a shirt.  Today was no different in that regard, but as she stretched again, she wondered if it would be in any other way?

Turning her attention back to the design project she was working on, she was soon submerged in her work.  Until the beep of her cell phone startled her.  Picking it up from its usual spot on her desk, she instantly relaxed at the sight of Will’s name.  His cheerful, thankful reply to her note was punctuated throughout with “Grin,” and as Lou read she did just that.  She already liked the perceived air of confidence she had seen in his photo, and now seeing a possible mischievous side to him, liked that too!

Throughout the day, her mind frequently wandered from her work, to Will.  She smiled so much that it gave her facial muscles quite a workout!  Not that she minded either at all.  Life had been tough for her for the past several months and smiles, even brief ones, had been few and far between.  He was so handsome and it was impossible not to smile at the thought of him; while she at least attempted to focus on her work!

Lou would spend time each evening on the social network chatting to friends, or browsing their pages after seeing their various posts on her homepage.  But that evening she focused on just one friend.  Her newest.  Will.  She clicked on the last photo he had posted, and when the enlarged image filled the screen she once again found herself beaming at the sight of him.  It was another posed shot, but this time he was casually dressed in a red button down shirt, beige khakis and a hat.  Now, she could see his blue eyes more clearly and gasped at the sight.  The brim of his hat offered only partial shade and they seemed to sparkle in the bright sunlight illuminating his face.  It’s not just his smile that’s gorgeous, she thought, his eyes are too!

Somewhat reluctantly, she clicked the side of the captivating image and looked through the others in the album.  A number showed Will in the same clothes and hat, surrounded by other people.  Some were posed and others were more candid snapshots, but the dazzling smile that lit his azure blue eyes was constant, and she lingered on each image.  She was equally enthralled by some scenic shots that had likely been taken by him.  While gazing at them, Lou not only appreciated the stunning vistas, but also the perfect composition of the frame; as a keen photographer herself she always looked at the bigger picture.

She was clicking through another of his albums, gazing in wonder at the multitude of sights before her, when a chat window popped up, surprising her.  Startled for a moment, she immediately relaxed when she realized it was Will.

“Hi there!” he said.

“Hey there!”

“I was hoping to catch you, to thank you again for your note.  Grin.”

Lou smiled and replied, “No need to thank me.  Thank you!”

“Yes there is.  I’m still kinda new to all the goings on in the group… and your note and the offer of help… if I ever need it, is very much appreciated!”

Reading his words, she sighed contentedly, “You’re more than welcome, Will.  I truly mean it.  If ever you need any help at all, give me a shout and I’ll do all I can for you!”

“Sounds good to me.  Thank you!  Grin… I hope your day was great?”

She paused for a moment, thinking back over how unexpectedly wonderful her day had been, thanks to her new friend, “Yeah, it’s been great.  Thank YOU!  :)”

He appeared to hesitate for a moment, perhaps surprised by the emphasized personalization in her words.  “I’m not sure why you’re thanking me… but you’re welcome!”

“Why?”  She paused, suddenly shy, “Because you’re the reason it’s been great!”  She blushed a tad as she hit ‘enter’ and sent the message.

“Really???”

“Yes!  I gotta say, again, that I loved your post and…”  She paused, “well, hearing from you afterward brightened my day considerably.”

“Grin!  Good!  I’m happy to help!” he replied before quickly adding, “You brightened my day too!”

“Oh yeah?”  The smile at her lips now his trademark grin.

“YES!  Grin.  It was great to hear from you… and… it’s great to be with you now, Lou!”

The blush bloomed in her cheeks as she replied, “Aww Will, you’ll have me blushing!  I HAVE to admit that the feeling is mutual.  It’s great to be with you too!”

“You’ll have ME blushing!  Grin… From what I can see of you, from the only photo I’ve seen… and am looking at right now… I can imagine that blush suits you!”

Her face was now a deep shade of crimson and the room a lot warmer than it had been.  “Well, from what I’ve seen of you, I think blush would suit you too!”

“Ok… NOW I’m blushing!  Grin.”

She sighed.  She had rarely, if ever, felt so at ease as she did with Will, so soon after meeting anyone.  Her shyness forgotten, she let an emoticon indicate her smile, “:) Your profile pic is great.  Is it a work one?”

“Thank you!  Yep, it is.  The whole office had them done not long ago… and it felt as if we were back in high school having yearbook photos taken.  The place was crazy!  Grin.”

Envisioning the chaotic scene, she giggled.  “I bet it was!  It’s a GREAT pic!”  Her earlier musings about his possible mischievous streak seemed to be spot on and she nodded in affirmation.

“Thank you!  Now I really AM blushing!”

“There truly is no need to thank me,” she said, hoping, he was able to ‘hear’ the gentleness in her words, despite the lack of intonation in their typed form.

“Yes there is, Lou!  I hope you don’t mind me saying… yours is a beautiful pic… you look so relaxed and happy.”

“I don’t mind at all.  Thank you!”

Echoing her words, he replied, “No need to thank ME!  Grin.”

She giggled.  Her face was aching again from the smiley workout, and she hoped Will was enjoying her company as much as she was his.  “Yes there is!  One thing is for sure, I’m truly blushing now, but I’m also very happy!”

“Grin.  Good!  Me too, Lou!”

Their easy, playful conversation continued for some time, until eventually Will said, “I’d love to spend more time with you… but I’ve got an early meeting tomorrow, so I’m gonna have to make a move soon before I fall asleep.  I’m sorry!!!”

Reading his words, she was suddenly aware how tired she was herself.  “No need for sorry.  I’d love to spend more time with you.  Perhaps we can catch up sometime tomorrow?”

“Yes!  Please!  I’d like that.  Thank YOU for a great evening… and a great day!”

She knew his words were genuine.  “Oh, thank YOU!  It’s been a truly wonderful day, thanks to you!”

“Grin.  I’ll find ya tomorrow.  Good night Lou!”

“I look forward to it!  Sweet dreams.  Good night Will!”

Smiling and happier than she had been in a long time, she sat for a few minutes.  And through half closed eyes, watched the light indicating Will’s presence online go out.  When it did, she whispered “Thank you, Will,” before reluctantly logging out and turning her computer off.  “It truly has been a great day!”

Pre-order Now and Be Rewarded

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Perfect Timing is available to pre-order now, exclusively from Amazon.  Click the button above to be taken to the book whereever you are.  When you pre-order, send me a SCREENSHOT of your receipt either via email to rebekah(dot)s(dot)fiore(at)gmail(dot)com or by Tweeting me and I’ll send you a link to claim a FREE copy of my short story, Apparitions.

Please consider subscribing to my blog or following me on Twitter to receive updates.  Thank you


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Perfect Timing Covers Reveal

Amid all the excitement involving the Apparitions audiobook production, I am equally excited to announce that my first full length novel, Perfect Timing, will be simultaneously released in Kindle, audiobook and print format at the end of November 2016.  Therefore I am honored to bring you the Perfect Timing covers reveal.  But before I do, here’s a look at the book’s synopsis…

Friendship.  Desire.  Romance.  Lou’s life changes forever the first moment she encounters Will online during a brief break from work.  Enlarging his photo on the social network, she is immediately captivated by his dazzling smile and azure blue eyes.  Reluctantly refocusing on her work, she is frequently distracted as the image floods her thoughts.  Who is that guy?

Later that evening while gazing in wonder at his photo albums, she is startled by an instant message from him.  Hours fly by as they chat easily, discovering shared interests and passions.

Passions of a different kind are soon ignited as she feels her now best friend’s embrace across the miles.  They have shared so many secrets, but her desire for the man who she openly admits adoring is one she dare not share.  Not now.  Not ever?

Perfect Timing is an enchanting story of romance in today’s technology driven world.  It is the perfect example of how physical distance is no barrier to deep, all encompassing, all consuming love.

Buy Perfect Timing now to enter into Lou and Will’s sensual, erotic, romantic world.

Perfect Timing Covers Reveal

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Audiobook cover
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Print cover

Further information, including the first chapter and pre-order information will be announced soon.  In the meantime, please consider subscribing to my blog or following me on Twitter to receive the latest updates on all my titles.  Thank you!


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Quick Update

Hello!  It’s been a while since I posted the Apparitions Launch Giveaway Winners, but I can assure you that I’ve been very busy since then, so today’s post is, as it says, a quick update.

If you follow me on social media, particularly Twitter, you might be aware of some of what I’ve been up to.  But if not, I won’t keep you hanging on any longer…

I’m currently doing the final edit for my first full length erotic romance novel!  And I can now reveal the title will be…

Perfect Timing

While the exact release date is yet to be confirmed, it will be released either late fall or early winter this year.  Yep, you’ll have it in plenty of time for Christmas!

In addition to editing Perfect Timing, I’ve also made one visible change here on the website.  Both pages for my previous releases, Serendipity and Apparitions, can now be found under the “My Books” page on the navigation menu at the top of pages.  If you’ve previously bookmarked their links, or have shared them anywhere, they will automatically redirect, so no need to do anything.  And I’ll soon be adding the Perfect Timing page to that tab too.

To keep up with my latest news and updates, if you’ve not already done so, please consider subscribing to the blog, or following me on social media, including Facebook, and my Amazon Author page.

Do you have any advice for me as I complete the edit?  Please leave a comment and let me know.  I look forward to chatting with you.

Thanks!


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