About a year ago, I made the decision to leave Facebook behind. Mainly because the app lost its appeal for me once it became shrouded in negativity and drama. But that has been the case with every social media platform. So, after having a conversation with a fellow author, I headed back to FB.
However, instead of hanging out on my regular FB page, I created a group—a safe place where I can engage with my readers and fellow authors, called Yvonne’s Ice Dragon Lounge.
Slogan: What happens in the Lounge stays in the Lounge.
I know it’s cheesy, but it’s the only phrase that came to mind when I thought about what I’ll be sharing in the Lounge.
Now, in this group, I’m not going to have a spam fest and post book promotions every day. I want it to be a fun spot, somewhere we can laugh and share the things we like.
The group won’t be anything like my fan page. It’s going to be a totally different environment.
You can join by scanning the QR Code or clicking the button below.
“I don’t know what it is about her, but she sets my soul on fire by simply existing.”
Love is in the air and hot deals are in the Ice Dragon Press Bookstore!
At the tail end of last year, I made a promise to myself. That promise was to set a schedule and stick to it by any means necessary.
Time to get my ADHD in control!
So, I bought a planner, a bunch of pretty and shiny stickers, then got to planning. It has been a life-changer! In short, planning my day-to-day schedule has become an obsession. But this is a good obsession—at least I think it is, or more so, that’s what I tell myself.
Having a physical planner staring me in the face every day makes it almost impossible to avoid the task I set for myself. That’s Almost with a capital A. You see, I’m obsessed with checking off all the items on my daily to-do list. So, I have become a wacky planner fanatic. What’s crazy is many fellow authors tried to get me to join the planner crew years ago. But I figured since I was already extremely busy, I did need to add anything else to my daily duties.
Boy, was I wrong. 🙂
Now that we have rolled into a new year, what are your plans?
I have so many plans I’ve lost count! However, my primary goal is to stick to my writing and release schedule, and I’ve already hit the ground running. Even while I was celebrating New Year’s Eve, I was writing. To me, that’s a great sign of what’s to come.
2020 really dealt me a curveball. I admit I lost my mojo. The stories and characters were running through my mind constantly, but getting the words typed out to form a solid, enjoyable tale was the problem. I was still writing, just not with the gusto and resolve I’d had in the past. Plus, my family cut into my plotting and writing time on a regular basis. It’s not their fault, though. The responsibility rests in my hands. I should’ve done a better job with setting boundaries for my creative time. I learned the hard way.
Good news is the boundaries have been set. For the most part, it seems they understand my scheduling system. Whether they abide by it is another story. LOL!
Until next time, happy reading!
Let’s make 2022 a spectacular year. I’m ready! I hope you are. I can’t wait to journey through this new chapter with you. This will be the best story ever. You’ll see. 😉
Long time no post, right? I’ve been super busy as of late, which is a good thing. It means the words are getting written! I’ve revised my writing schedule to make room for weekly postings. Hopefully, I’ll stick with it. I have my fingers crossed.
The IDP team and I have revamped my website to make the buying experience more enjoyable. There is now an “add to cart” option and a smoother checkout process. If you have any suggestions on making it even better, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
While we were updating the website, something extraordinary happened!
I ordered 20 print books of Raven’s Seduction. 10 glossy covers and 10 matte covers. That’s usually what I sell in a 4-month span.
Well, the day we set up the product page, all 20 of those books got sold out! There are 13 in backorder. Squee! This has never happened to me before. Not sure what’s going on in the universe, but I certainly appreciate the support.
I instantly ordered more. So as soon as Raven Seduction is back in stock, I’ll drop another post. In the meantime, it’s available on Amazon for immediate purchase.
My swaggy goodies are coming in, slowly but surely. I’m packing books and gifts as we speak.
It’s going to be an exciting trip to the post office!
Although many things have changed on my website, some things remain the same. You can still download free sample reads. You can also read excerpts on the product pages. Just select “Read More” under the IDP Bookstore option on the bar menu.
Also, if you’re not signed up to my newsletter, now would be a good time to do that. From here on out, anytime a new release is about to drop, a sample read, or more so a sneak peek, will be offered to my subscribers before the title goes live.
Well, that’s it for now.
Until next time, have a fabulous week, my friends!
WELCOME TO HOT BOOK SUMMER!
I have some great news! Raven’s Seduction will be available in print this month. Stay tuned for the release date.
Raven Chan, a former international model, moves to the US to start anew. One day, he sees a woman who takes his breath away. He tries to get her attention, but she’s distracted by a heated conversation on the phone. He finds himself following her. He realizes if he doesn’t connect with her now, the chances of him finding her again are slim to none.
Naturi Ross is stuck in a pattern, going from one bad relationship to another. She considers herself a strong black woman on the road to success, but when it comes to affairs of her heart, she just can’t seem to get it right. As her insecurities heighten, her self-esteem dwindles. Then a man of any woman’s dream crashes into her life. Quite literally.
Buckle up and hold on tight! Raven’s Seduction is an emotional rollercoaster ride, rife with feverish desire and passion.
I will be gifting a few copies of Raven’s Seduction to some lucky readers. Make sure you’re signed up to my newsletter, so you don’t miss out on your chance to win.