Friday, April 11, 2014

Newsletter Surprise + Readers Lounge!

Have you signed up for my newsletter yet? If not, now might be the time to do it - I've got a super secret surprise going out to my list very soon!


Keep your eyes peeled - it should be hitting your inbox next week!

In the meantime, I've made some other updates around here since my last post (which was ages ago, I know). These changes include:

  • The Ember Casey Readers' Lounge on Facebook. There's additional info on the Fun & Free Stuff page, but basically it's a private group on Facebook where you can chat with me, ask questions, and discuss my books (with or without me). I'll also post fun behind-the-scenes stuff in there sometimes!
  • My new Promotions page. If you're a blogger OR if you're just a reader who wants to help get the word out about my books, start here! Have any other ideas? Need a ton of swag for an event? Feel free to email me (ember.casey@gmail.com) at any time and start a conversation! I love working with bloggers and readers and will help in any way I can.
  • Updated SWAG page. I've now posted a picture of some of the fun swag you can claim.


    Finally, I know many of you are anxious to hear about what's going on with Lost and Found, and I promise I have more info coming soon. Meanwhile, be sure to keep an eye on this blog and my Facebook page for teasers! ;)

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014

    HER WICKED HEART Teaser ♥♥♥

    I've got something fun for you today... a Her Wicked Heart teaser!


    * * * * * 
    He sways toward me slightly, but he doesn’t touch me. He’s waiting for me to make the first move. To admit that he’s right, that I still want what I wanted that first night when I grabbed him without even knowing his name. That I want to taste his lips again. That I want to run my hands through that thick red-brown hair…

    But I’m not falling into that trap. I’m supposed to be staying away from men. But it’s hard to remind myself of that when I’m standing so close to him. When I can smell him and feel the heat radiating off of his body.

    I muster up my willpower and back up a step. Then another. Then—

    My heel hits something, and I’m falling backwards. Out the hole in the wall where the window used to be. There’s a horrible split second when I realize what’s happening. When fear seizes me and my stomach shoots up into my throat. But then Ward grabs me and yanks me back into the room. He falls onto his back, and I fall on top of him.

    We both lie there for a moment, stunned. My heart is thumping so quickly I’m sure he can feel it. I can feel his own against my chest. He’s still gripping me by the arms. My hands clutch his shoulders. I don’t know where my shoes are. Probably out the window. My legs have fallen on either side of his, and the sudden realization that I’m straddling him sends a rush of blood up my neck.

    I sit up halfway, but that’s a mistake because now I’m looking right down at his face. It was one thing to refuse him when I was standing a couple of feet away. But when I’m sprawled on top of him, his bare chest beneath me, his eyes still dark with desire…

    My mouth is on his before the logical side of my brain has the chance to remind me that this is a very bad idea. I must have caught him by surprise again because once more it takes about half a second before he responds to the kiss. But when he does respond, it’s with a hunger I wasn’t expecting, even after the last time. His lips attack mine, and his arms slide around me, holding me against his body. My nerves come to life as our tongues tangle with each other. I need to breathe, but I can’t bring myself to tear my mouth away from his.

    Only a short time ago, I was in a zombie-like trance at the luncheon. Numb. Just trying to get through it all. This is the opposite. Every part of me is awake. Not just my body. My mind. My emotions. Everything I’ve been holding back since I arrived here seems to rush forward at once, and I pour that desperate energy into my kiss. Into my hands as they explore the muscles of his chest. Into my legs as they twine with his.

    I have nowhere else to send it. All my grief. All my anger. All my guilt. I want to forget all about it. Send it out of me.
    * * * * *

    Don't forget--Her Wicked Heart is now available!

    Available at:
    B&N / All Romance / Kobo / iBookstore (Coming Soon!)
    (Also: Amazon.de  ~  Amazon.ca  ~  Amazon.fr  ~  Amazon.es  ~  & other international outlets!)

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

    HER WICKED HEART release week update!

    Well, Her Wicked Heart is out there in wild (have you snagged your copy yet?!?) and in honor of release week, I've been doing all sorts of fun things! This includes:

    1) Making/ordering SWAG. So far I've made bookmarks and bookplates (look for opportunities to snag some very soon!) but I'm looking for a few other things, too. So here's my question: what do you guys like/want when it comes to swag? These goodies are for YOU, after all. Let me know your suggestions/ideas in the comments!

    2) Working on a super secret project. (I'm also working on Lost and Found, the sequel to Her Wicked Heart, so don't worry!). No, I won't tell you anything else right now, but keep your eyes peeled for some more announcements about this secret project in the next couple of weeks. (Yes, I'm a tease. ;-P)

    3) Creating this fun game:

    Disclaimer: Complete these challenges at your own risk! 

    Yes, I know that Truth or Dare is technically the only one of my books with a game of truth or dare in it, but some of the "dares" above tie in to my other books, too. What did you get?! You better tell me in the comments. :-P

    Finally, I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who's helped make the release week for Her Wicked Heart so wonderful! Thank you to everyone who's already bought a copy, spread the word, left a review, and/or messaged me to talk about the book! Your support keeps me going. :)

    Friday, February 28, 2014

    HER WICKED HEART is here!

    It's release day! Wooooooooooo!

    *collapses*

    This past week has been INSANE. I've done a lot of last-minute re-reading/stressing/crying over my laptop (you know, normal pre-release stuff), but Her Wicked Heart is FINALLY out there in the world!

    This book was both really fun and really challenging for me to write. It's so fun getting inside the heads of a new set of characters, but at the same time I'm incredibly nervous about putting this one out there. This series shares a LOT with the His Wicked Games series--themes, places, characters--but in many ways it's very different, too. The tone of this series is a little heavier from the start (though don't worry--I couldn't resist throwing in plenty of humor and some classically absurd situations), and it veers a little more toward the "New Adult" end of the spectrum than the "Erotic Romance" end (though I made sure there was plenty of steam!). I sincerely hope that all of you who loved Lily and Calder warm to Lou and Ward and enjoy their story just as much. (*I* love them of course, but I'm a little biased).

    But with that, I'm off to have a beer and celebrate getting another novel out there! If you're interested in picking up a copy, do it this weekend--for TWO DAYS ONLY, Her Wicked Heart is at the special release price of 99 cents! (It will go up to its normal price of $3.99 after this weekend).




    Links!

    All Romance - http://bit.ly/NDE0sL

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

    HER WICKED HEART Countdown - Mini Teaser #2

    EIGHT DAYS LEFT!
    *dances*
    *yodels*
    *throws glitter*

    Time for another mini teaser!
    (Miss the first one? Find it here.)


    Short and sweet this time. (Because I'm cruel like that :-P)