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Thursday, August 1, 2013

GIVEAWAY / Interchangeable By Kim Carmichael

By Kim Carmichael

Series: 1Night Stand
Genre: Erotic/Menage
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Release Date: July 9 2013
Formats/Editions Available In: eBook


 Five years ago Dahlia Adair left her business partners, the two men she loved. Unable to choose between them, she vanished with their venture capital and their hearts. Betrayed by the woman they both love, Todd Shelton and Cooper Montgomery dissolved their company and their friendship.

When Todd and Cooper reunite, they can't move forward with their new business until they confront the woman who called them "interchangeable" before she disappeared.

Five years later, Dahlia wants to live without looking over her shoulder, Todd wants his love and his friend back, and Cooper wants answers. With the help of Madame Eve and 1Night Stand, they give Dahlia the chance to live free of repercussions for her crimes if she’ll agree to spend one night with them, vowing to make her aware of their differences, and offer her a life they're sure she can't refuse.

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What to Look for in a Publisher?

          When I first set out to be published I really had the mindset that any publisher would do.  I just wanted someone, anyone, to take my book and believe in me.  Publishing was the ultimate confirmation that I could write.

          When I started writing eight years ago the publishing world was very different.  Many publishers still accepted snail mail queries, and the chance of grabbing that brass ring was almost unattainable. 

          Then came hard core epublishing. 

          Epublishing changed the world.  The big six were no long the only options.  Turn around times shrank, the key to the executive washroom was given out to those who could only dream of having a contract with their book. 

          Last year I finally signed my first contract.  The clouds opened up, doves flew overhead, I swore I could float.  There is nothing like hearing that your book has been accepted.  Someone else loved the words I bled onto the pages. 

          Now I have been published by four different publishing houses and I find it interesting how people who are playing in the same sandbox can be so vastly different.  So, what do I look for in a publisher? 

          Here are my top five items:

1.     Scrupulous attention to editing:  I appreciate my publishers having an eye for detail.  I want there to be some sort of editing system in place.  That is not a substitute for you having to turn in your best work, but as I want to give my publishing house my best effort, I want them to do the same.  I want to learn from the edits, what can I do better, different, how can I make the story better.  The editors at your publishing house are your best friends.  They are on your side and want you to succeed, learn from them and be easy to work with. 

2.   They think outside the box:  I like my publishers to be free thinkers, listen to my ideas, have ideas for me. 

3.   Be supportive and accessible:  I don't need to sit on my publisher's lap, but I do like someone to get back to me in a timely manner if I have a question.

4.   Organized:  I know this sounds like a no-brainer, but I like my publisher to be organized, have some sort of plan, etc.

5.    Marketing Help:  Just as authors are expected to market themselves, I also want my publisher to market.

A publisher is a lot like a marriage.  You have to find the fit or fits that suit you!

Author Information

Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her love of happy endings inspired her to create her own.
A Southern California native, Kim's contemporary romance combines Hollywood magic with pop culture to create quirky characters set against some of most unique and colorful settings in the world.
With a weakness for designer purses, bad boys and techno geeks, Kim married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep her all her gadgets running and finally admitted handbags were an investment.
Kim is a member of the Romance Writers of America, as well as some small specialty chapters.  A multi-published author, Kim's books can be found on Amazon as well as Barnes & Nobel.  From alcohol to makeup to infrared cameras and even scientific lasers studying the atmosphere, Kim has worked in some aspect of sales and marketing for over twenty years.
When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.

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