2 Wicked 2 Kiss – Book Videos in the wild

Squee!!! I’m starting to catch glimpses of the official book video (trailer) for TOO WICKED TO KISS on other websites, thanks to super awesome people like Bonnie Ferguson and Sheila English @ Circle of Seven Productions.

Writers: Even if you create your own video, like I did, talk to Circle of Seven Productions about getting your trailer all over the internet. Or have COS handle the whole thing! For more information, visit their website and check out an interview I did with Sheila here.

Some sites and people who have posted the video:

Did you post it on your blog/website? Let me know so I can link to you!

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Excerpts from Romance Novels

Oftentimes before I buy a book from an author I’m not familiar with, I go to their websites and read the free excerpts they offer. (If they offer them.) I also love the “Look Inside” feature on Amazon. Sometimes there are only 5 or 6 pages, but if I’m already hooked by then, I definitely buy the book!

I’m not sure yet if my publisher (Kensington) will be enabling the Amazon “Look Inside this book” feature or not, but I do have free excerpts from my gothic historical romance novels on my website. (And a few that are not gothic or historical in the Manuscript Graveyard!)

Full chapter excerpts from my two upcoming releases can be found at these links:


From the ravens circling its spires to the gargoyles adorning its roof, Blackberry Manor looms ominously over its rambling grounds. And behind its doors, amid the flickering shadows andd secret passageways, danger lies in wait.

Evangeline Pemberton has been invited to a party at the sprawling estate of reclusive Gavin Lioncroft, who is rumored to have murdered his parents. Initially, Gavin’s towering presence and brusque manner instill fear in Evangeline…until his rakish features and seductive attentions profoundly arouse her. But when a guest is murdered, Evangeline is torn. Could the man to whom she is so powerfully drawn, also be a ruthless killer? [read more]


For gossip-hungry socialite Miss Susan Stanton, nothing could be worse than being torn from London and shipped off to spend the rest of her life in a desolate coastal village. Nothing, perhaps, except a near-death incident that leaves her with broken bones and an unfortunate ability to see (and hear) dead people. Then she catches the eye of a certain pirate…
[read more]

How about you? Do you read the free online book excerpts of other authors? Have you tried out Amazon’s “Look Inside This Book”? What do you think?

Erica Ridley, Kensington Zebra Debut Author

Although I am on an email loop for Kensington Zebra debut authors, it is not a very active loop (maybe because we’re all debut authors, so we’re too busy freaking out and being neurotic to waste time cluttering up a Yahoo group? 🙂 ) I did not have a good handle on who else is/was a debut author for Kensington Zebra.

Sure, I knew a couple folks personally: Kalen Hughes, Delilah Marvelle and Beverley Kendall, for example. But outside of my own personal sphere of acquaintance, who else was out there?

So, I went to The One God Who Rules Them All (aka Google) and typed Kensington Zebra Debut Author into the search box. The first link to come up was the website for Kensington Books. The second link was… MY website!!! Hahahaha! It appears I’m a Kensington Zebra debut author! Good to know!

Eventually, I also found this link to exactly what I needed: a complete list of all Kensington Zebra Debut Authors since the debut program’s inception. My book cover is conspicuously absent… so I’m off to email her a copy now!