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All about Kindle worlds-
OTM is getting it’s own kindle world. (LAUNCHING OCTOBER 10TH) I think I’m just now realizing what a big deal that is. Amazon contacted *me* and said, “We would like One True Mate to have it’s own Kindle World.” And what did I say? I said, “Sign me the F Up!” Because I’m such a little tiny fish. Itty. Bitty. Eenie. Weenie. fish in this huge pool of PNR and Romance books swimming around in the ocean that is Amazon books. I’m still blown away that they asked me.
So what does it mean? If you still aren’t even sure what Kindle Worlds are, read this. What is Kindle Worlds?
(basically, it’s amazon sanctioned fan fiction. Anyone can write an OTM story and have it published within the world)
3 big things you have to know from the get-go:
1. Amazon controls pricing of the other books based on length
2. The books can’t be in KU for now 🙁
3. Readers outside of the U.S. will have a harder time getting them because of copyright laws (my assumption) but we will have workarounds for you!
Interested in what authors will be writing stories in the OTM world? Here’s a list.
Stay tuned to this newsletter for more info as the launch draws closer!
There are notes below these releases from friend, so keep reading, including the names of two readers who won stuff from me and we can’t get ahold of them. <3 (audio for OTM6 (1-3 weeks) and print for SOF1 (1 week or less) are coming soon!) New and Upcoming Releases from Friends!! NEWSLETTER GIVEAWAY!!!! Congratulations to Connie (u.......firstname.lastname@example.org) you won the Dragon Tote Bag ������ All you have to do to win, is OPEN my NEWSLETTERS!!! HEY!! IRENE KUHR and MELINDA HAYWARD!!!!! You won 1 of the OTM 1 Anniversary Giveaways, Jayme has emailed you, so please be sure to reply to claim your prizes!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I don't actually have any quotes - I haven't read anything in ages. I AM, however, listening to OTM1 on audio for the first time. I've probably read that book .... 11 or 12 times, not cuz I love it (in fact, I find more wrong with it every readthrough, lol) but because there were so many open threads left open that need to be addressed, and because I have to keep my tone straight, kwim? So anyway, I'm listening to OTM for the first time ever. I was supposed to listen to it to approve it, after Michael made it and before ACX put it up, and I didn't because it made me squeamish. I never realized why before, but after forcing myself to listen to it, I discovered it's because audio makes me, the author, look at my own books in a new and different way, so I see how I could have done things different (better) a lot more often than I do when I just re-read. That was painful for me for a long time!! But I'm over it now. Unrealistic for me to expect myself to write perfectly out of the gate. Sure, OTM1 was book... 23 or something, but, who's counting?? Ha! Kidding. I learn more with every book. Let me write another 10 or 12 and I'll be perfect. Ha! kidding again lol. Anyway, Michael Pauley did an amazing job. All those growly voices. Good lord, be still my lady flaps. Don't ask me what lady flaps are, I can't tell. I mean, I don't know. If you want to check it out, Audible is offering a 30 day free trial with a free credit for one book (otm1, otm1), whichever book you want (otm1). lol. snort. Bad author.
Thank you for being a reader! Until next time! ���� Lisa
🐺 holy crap. I’ve been ok for several weeks, but now it’s too much lol. I’m freaking out. Did you know that we started this journey in MARCHHHHHHH?!?! Omg. Amazon Kindle Worlds first emailed me on March TENTH. SEVEN months ago.. it’s all too much that launch day is finally here. I’m gonna go hide somewhere… 🔥 🔥 🔥 shit. This is my world. I can’t hide. Ok. Here they are, story seekers. The first ten One True Mate Kindle World stories that have ever existed! <3 <3 Launch 1!!!! 🐺 What now?
my love to all my readers. thank you for everything 💞💞💞 🐺🐻
💜 One True Mate Kindle Worlds books are available now on Amazon US exclusively. Yes, unfortunately, that means that readers using Amazon UK, CA, and AU are going to have to be a little creative to get a copy.:
💜 Two options below! We aren’t sure which one of these will work for you!!! sorry! Please leave a comment if you get it to work. thank you! Also, one of these might remove your prime and you’ll have to put it back 🙁 🙁 I’m so sorry if you have issues!! 💜💜 We have a lot of international readers who say this works and it’s the best we have for now.
Sign into UK Amazon as usual.
1) go to content and device
2) go to settings
3) scroll down to country setting and click the BLUE here
4) under other kindle stores click BLUE learn more
5) click yellow banner
6) click yellow banner (you will be on US Amazon then sign in as normal.)
Then do the reverse to transfer account back to UK
1) Log into your Amazon UK, CA, or AU account.
2) Add a United States address to your list of one-click addresses. You can snag one here: http://fakeusaaddress.com/. The program is only concerned with confirming it is a legit address, not your address.
3) Go to Manage Your Content & Devices, and under Country settings, change your location to US. Amazon will ask you to select an address. Select the US address you added to your one-click addresses.
4) Now you can click on the Amazon US link, buy the book, and it will download onto your designated device.
5) Once the book is downloaded, go back through the process changing everything back to your home country.
Hello, hello, HELLO, Lisa Ladew fans! I hope you are all having a
fantastic day! My name is Savan Robbins and Lisa asked me to write a
little something to tell y’all about an AH-MAY-ZING and exciting new
project she has coming up! Can you guess what it is?? No? Then I’ll
Amazon has authorized a Kindle World collection for her One True Mate series!
Isn’t that awesome? Of course it is!!
*record scratch* Ok, so for those of you who are scratching your head
like “Whaaatt??” and have no idea what a Kindle World is, I’ll break
it down for you:
A Kindle World collection is a selection of books that are written by
a group of authors where the characters, circumstances and/or
references are set in another author’s book universe. So, in laymen’s
terms: it’s like fan fiction, written with the author’s permission, by
a bunch of other authors. And it’s epic!! (Lisa’s note, amazon-sanctioned fan fiction.) here’s an example: Celia Kyle’s More than Mated World
For example, I was asked to contribute to the collection (and I am SO
excited, beeteedubs) and the main characters of my book are Mac and
Bruin, aka The Bearmance of the Century. Other authors may choose
other characters from the series proper or they may have brand new
characters. They may also use characters from their own books that
will exist in the OTM universe within their stories or simply
reference information from it. In this, their stories may (and most
likely will) deviate from the actual OTM storyline, because it is an
author interpretation – as none of us live in Lisa’s head, so there’s
NO way any of us could give it justice with complete accuracy. That
and none of us have psychic, mind-reading powers…well, none that I
know of yet, anyway.
So as you read, you may see characters, terms, or circumstances you
recognize as an OTM fan, but they may not line up with the actual
storyline as it already exists, but it is our sincere hope that you
will still enjoy the stories!
Lisa is excited and so are all the authors she hand-picked to be a
part of this fun and awesome project! We are having a great time
writing them and we hope you have just as much fun reading them!
(Lisa’s note: It’s illegal for authors to write stories using other author’s characters, settings, and premises. But Kindle Worlds makes it legal, extends them permission to use my characters and premise, and encourages them to do so.)
NOTE!!!!! Authors do not have control over pricing of books in Kindle worlds, and as of yet they can’t be in Kindle Unlimited, AND, it will be a bit harder for our readers outside of the U.S to get their hands on them. SORRRY! We will have a work around for International readers and hopefully KU is coming.
If you are interested in reading within other PNR authors’ Kindle worlds, here’s some for you!
Eliza Gayle Southern Shifters Kindle World, Milly Taiden Paranormal Dating Agency Kindle World, S.E. Smith’s Magic New Mexico Kindle World, Grayslake More Than Mated Kindle World , Milly Taiden Sassy Ever After Kindle World
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I was going to wait until after the eclipse craziness to share this here, but I guess it’s going on all day, moving across the country. It’s almost over here in Oregon. It was cool.
ANYWAY, Today is the one year anniversary of the day One True Mate 1 was published!!! I want to share just a little bit about how this series came to be, and how it has changed my life. I was on a trip to Great Wolf Lodge in Washington (this was when we lived in Idaho) in February of 2016 and was reading JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I think I was on book 2 or 3. I remember being BLOWN AWAY by her books and thinking to myself, “THIS WORKS IN ROMANCE?!?!?”
At that time, I had been writing romantic suspense, cops and firefighters and paramedics and military, because that’s what I knew best. (hubby was a cop, we both were army medics, I was a paramedic, police dispatcher, and a volunteer firefighter, but that was all a long time ago).
I didn’t grow up reading romance. I grew up reading horror. Stephen King, Dean Koontz type of books. I loved Harry Potter, too, of course, but after my first son was born, I stopped reading fiction for 10 years. I couldn’t read the horror anymore. It hurt my heart (I got really sensitive after he was born, couldn’t watch the news anymore, etc) and so I just stopped reading. It left a definite hole in my life.
Then I discovered romance. Fun! But I definitely gravitated to suspenseful romance. I read a few dark romances, but they werent’ my thing. Neither were the bad boy romances (I like my men to be sweet badasses) or contemporary romances or sweet romances. I liked romantic suspense and military romance so I started writing it (Edge of the Heat 1 was my first book, published January 21st, 2014. I was 41 years old and had a 1 year old baby)
I wrote Heat, Hide Me, Unauthorized, and had started on Kink. I was considering doing a kind of suspenseful BDSM series, had even started lightly plotting it. I was still casting around, looking for my THING.
So then I read JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood about badass vampires, my first PNR, and I was hooked. I knew I had found MY THING.
Looking back, I never once thought, “I wonder if I can do this.” I never once faltered or questioned myself. I knew I had been born to write PNR, now that I knew what it was. Anette King can probably tell you more about that time. I think I PMed her on the way home from Great Wolf Lodge and said, “I am going to write Black Dagger Brotherhood for Shifters!!” And she said, “Ok, let’s start brainstorming!”
The only thing was, I had never read a shifter book. So that’s where the babes in my group, Books, Babes, and Badasses came in. I asked them endless questions about PNR tropes, what they preferred, etc. Amanda Quiles went above and beyond, sending my pictures, telling me about the claiming bite, etc.
I started thinking about OTM in a very hazy way in February 2016, then started plotting in April, even though I was writing a Kink book, and really couldn’t take the time (income falls for indies if they go too long between releases). Sometime that summer, I started writing it.
It was a big deal. Biggest book I had ever tried to write. And well beyond my abilities. But I did my best. I put it on preorder, didn’t say much about it, but just kept working on it, then it came out on August 21st of 2016. And people liked it a LOT. Not everyone of course, but enough that I knew right away I had done something good.
Here were my personal rules that I started with:
1) there had to be a lot of single guys that worked together and would somehow be drawn to live together over the course of the story
2) they had to interact like the cops and firefighters and military I knew so well interacted – lots of teasing and friction but true camaraderie at the same time
3) once a woman showed up, they had to be sweet as pie to her and never even say a cross word to her. (LOL!!!! I wish my husband would read this)
4) they had to be true protectors and Alphas. Every one of them. Strong. Go-getters. Willing to protect anyone with their lives.
OTM1 was a huge success. OTM2 was even bigger, even though I don’t think the book is as strong. OTM3 did great, although I have seen series readership falloff there, I think because of the premise (He’s seen his fated mate die a hundred times, even though they’ve never met) OTM4, I started hitting my groove. OTM5, I did some experimentation and got a lot of great feedback on what worked and what didn’t. OTM6, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to pull off turning Bruin, who had been kind of goofy up till then, into an alpha readers would love, but it’s had the most positive comments to date. You all love you a sweet as honey bear.
I learn more with every single book I write, how to be a better writer and plotter, how to turn a word or phrase into magic, and how to pluck heartstrings like guitar chords. The magic is in the story, and I try to make each story better than the last, up to my current ability.
Now I’m working on OTM7. Harlan. He’s got some shit to go through. As much as I love to hear reader feedback and act on it, the story still comes to me a certain way, and some of you are going to be holding your breath in a few of the upcoming books.
I promise you I will never kill off a main character (the hero or heroine). I promise you that you will always get a happy ending. Anything other than those two things, well, anything can happen.
So, here we are. OTM is doing well. Thriving. It has made me moderately wealthy to the point where I don’t have to think so much about the money, which is a boon for any author. Now I’m just in it for the story.
There will be 13 books. Then I might take some time off to experiment with some edgier stuff, and then head into OTM Legacy, which will be the story after the current story. I love these characters too <3 <3 <3 SOOOO, we are celebrating!!! This is Day 1 of the otm-aversary and I am giving away OTM1 and a swag bag. We will have 13 days of prizes, each with a different book and a different, bigger prize. Day 13 winner will receive EVERY GIFT from the celebration, and EVERY BOOK in the series. Click on the rafflecopter link and enter there. And thank you, dear readers, from the bottom of my heart. I love my readers. A bunch of fun, feisty, tell-it-like it is women who make me smile every day. Thank you also, to the photogs, the models, my fellow authors, my assistants, and my cover and swag designers. The book world really is the best world to live in.
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