Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A Heavy Heart

You may have heard that my current publisher, Secret Craving Publishing, has closed.  They have been awesome to work with, so I am very sad.  With the writing industry the way it is, many fine publishing houses have had to close their doors.

How can authors and publishers compete with so many free ebooks?

A friend of mine recently told me about a marketing book she read.  The company did a study on chocolates.  They sold an expensive chocolate for ten cents each and a Hershey's Kiss for a penny.  Most shoppers bought the expensive chocolate for ten cents.  However, when they offered the expensive chocolate for nine cents and the Hershey's Kiss for free, shoppers took the free Hershey's Kiss.

And why not?  When you can download all the free books you want and delete them if you don't like them, then why should you pay for them?

Well, I don't exactly have a good answer for that, except I spend a great deal of time creating books I hope you will enjoy.  Like anyone working for a living, it would be nice to get paid.  Would you go to work for no pay?

I am currently working on publication options and getting my full-length books back up on ebooks sites.  Print books will come later.

My website and blog will have to be updated as well.  The task is overwhelming.

Hang in there with me through the conversion.  If you would like to be notified when everything has been changed, please go to my website and sign up for my newsletter on the right hand side where it asks for name and email.  I will be letting followers know of the changes.

I also have a new full-length book completed and will let you know of it's release date.  It's a contemporary western romantic suspense. Yay!

Best wishes,


Cindy A. Christiansen
Sweet Romance, Humor, Suspense...and Dogs! 
Fly into a good book at: http://www.dragonflyromance.com 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

A Little Pain Can Bring Pleasure

I really laughed when I watched the following video of a dog eating a lemon. You can tell it's pure torture, but he doesn't let that stop him.

It reminds me of my brother's dog, Coalie, many years ago. We were camping with our horses and dogs, and we had just pulled out a couple of cans of Coke from our saddle bags.

My brother sat down on a huge boulder, took a long satisfying drink, and placed the can next to him. His Border Collie/Australian Cattle dog mix came up, knocked over the can and started drinking. The expression on his face was much the same as the dog with the lemon, and he couldn't get enough of that Coke. He actually pleaded for his own can of Coke from then on.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Cindy A. Christiansen
Sweet Romance, Humor, Suspense...and Dogs! 
Fly into a good book at: http://www.dragonflyromance.com 

Copyright of dog photo: Cole123RF / 123RF Stock Photo