I know, I know. Another bundle? Actually, yes. And I’m really pleased to be sharing this one with my long-time friend and first critique partner, Brenda Jernigan. We had great fun brainstorming the cover design and we’re really pleased with the outcome.
Before I share why I adore such collections, here’s the intro to our latest release…
In this exciting collection of romances featuring noblemen and their ladies, USA Today Bestselling and Award Winning authors Allie Mackay and Brenda Jernigan have once again come together to bring you four full-length romance novels that will whisk you into a world of chivalry and honor, burning desires, forbidden passion, and even pirates’ treasure. You’ll escape to castles and country manor homes, but also rugged hills, windswept moors, and even vast, icy seas. Whether in a medieval great hall, a Regency ballroom, or the danger-fraught wilds of the New World, the heroes and heroines you’ll meet in these pages will bring to life all the romance and adventure of times long past.
Only a Duke or Laird Will Do is FREE with Kindle Unlimited or .99 to purchase.
For your copy, click here.
Taking off my authorly hat…
I’ll now share why I love boxed sets. Simply put, because I love to read. Bundles are a great way for readers to enjoy a variety of stories at a phenomenal bargain, usually free or .99. Even if you’ve read one or more titles in a collection, other writers and their books are often new to a reader, and so an awesome deal. But not necessarily one that hasn’t been around…
Avid readers will always find ways to feed their habit.
First it was the library. Later used book shops. As a child, nothing excited me more than a trip to the local library. Upon leaving, I’d have a huge stack of books in my arms. Forget dolls, bicycles, whatever. Those books were my idea of little girl heaven.
Later, as an airline stewardess traveling the world, my crew bag was filled 3/4 full with paperback romance novels. A feat accomplished by regular visits to my favorite used book shop. On off days, I’d drive there with a big brown paper grocery bag stuffed with romances I’d read and wanted to trade for ‘new’ ones I hadn’t yet read. Used books, of course. This was the set-up offered by most used book shops and it worked really well.
For readers, anyway.
I never figured out how the shop owners earned a living, allowing such trades. But they did. And my greedy bookworm heart loved it!
From the first heady whiff of old books and dust on walking into such a shop, then the thrill of scouring the oh-so-crowded shelves, to finding treasures, and then driving home eager to dive into bed (or onto the sofa) and start reading…
Such excursions were pure bliss.
They were also the forerunners of today’s multi-author romance bundles.
That’s how I see it, anyway.
Nowadays many of us ‘scour the shelves’ in the comfort of our homes (or wherever we happen to be). As long as we have a digital connection, we can search through -and then devour – so many wonderful books. The equivalent of having our childhood arms wrapped around a stack of library books. Or walking out of a murky old used book shop clutching a brown paper grocery bag almost bursting with previously-loved books.
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss those days.
There’s much to be said for the charm of dimly-lit and dusty bookshops, the lure of old-book-smell, and the joy of the hunt-along-the-shelves. But those days are gone, or disappearing. This is the now, and bundles are the new ‘fix’ for readers wanting lots of books, and at a bargain price.
My Kindle surely holds more than I can ever read, but somehow I can’t resist them.
I hope you will feel the same and grab a copy of Only a Duke or Laird Will Do.
Here again is the link: click here!
And because I believe there’s no such thing as too many books, I’ll give one lucky reader a $10 Amazon Gift Card!
To enter the Giveaway, just tell me when you fell in love with books. For me, it was probably in the cradle because my mother read to me even then. I’m looking forward to your answers.
Winner announced late tonight! Good luck.