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SMITTEN for a #SALE

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SMITTEN captured the Erotica category in the prestigious National Indie Excellence Book Awards, and to celebrate, you can grab your copy now for half-off in all marketplace!

Have you met January Gallimore? She was a nobody, destined to be somebody. And she’s a sassy sub who literally stops at nothing to get what she wants. She’s got some serious choices to make. With a few kinky romps along the way through Paris and Provence, will she find her happily ever after?

BUY LINKS

Amazon US http://a.co/0Uvyku7

Amazon UK http://amzn.eu/0q2KZec

Amazon CA  http://a.co/8SfuyQn

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/887442

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Summer Sale and Celebration!

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Have you heard the news? SMITTEN swept the top prize for Erotica in the 2019 National Indie Excellence® Book Awards. As a celebration for readers, the book will be half-price for a limited time.

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January Gallimore has arrived at a crossroad in life. Aside from a short-lived scandal that made her the darling of the BDSM lifestyle, she’s America’s Sweetheart, of sorts. She built a career starring in romantic comedies, but she can’t seem to figure out her own love life. Will she choose the older Frenchman who makes her body sizzle…or the younger Englishman whose charms leave her SMITTEN?

BUY LINKS

Amazon US http://a.co/0Uvyku7

Amazon UK http://amzn.eu/0q2KZec

Amazon CA  http://a.co/8SfuyQn

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/887442

 

 

Celebrating with a #SALE

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Bestselling author Juliet Braddock was awarded the top prize for Erotica with her BDSM romp, SMITTEN in the 2019 National Indie Excellence® Book Awards. As a celebration for readers, the book will be half-price for a limited time.

Comedy and kink blend seamlessly against a breathtaking background of Paris and Provence in SMITTEN, which is edited by Braddock’s longtime editor Rachel Williams.

January Gallimore has arrived at a crossroad in life. Aside from a short-lived scandal that made her the darling of the BDSM lifestyle, she’s America’s Sweetheart, of sorts. She built a career starring in romantic comedies, but she can’t seem to figure out her own love life. Will she choose the older Frenchman who makes her body sizzle…or the younger Englishman whose charms leave her SMITTEN?

To celebrate, SMITTEN will be available on sale for $1.99 US for a limited time only at both Amazon and Smashwords. The book will also be available for half-price in all Amazon Marketplaces.

“SMITTEN was the first book I wrote after losing a great portion of my sight in 2017,” says the author. “At one point, I wasn’t even sure if I’d be able to write again. To win this award for that book means so much to me.”

Juliet was diagnosed as legally blind due to a rare neurological condition that damaged her optic nerves. However, she refused to give up on spinning sexy stories of sassy submissives and the often wounded Alpha males who love them.

On November 5, Juliet will publish her next book, BLINDSIDED, which is inspired by her own experiences with vision loss.

ABOUT JULIET BRADDOCK

Amazon bestselling author Juliet Braddock loves eighties music, wine, food, theater and all things French. When she’s not exploring the big cities of the world—most notably Paris—she lives and writes in Brooklyn and is the proud cat mom to a very spoiled Russian Blue rescue. Juliet is legally blind and spins her sexy romances with the assistance of software for people who have low vision.

Find her on Find Juliet on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and www.julietbraddock.com

ABOUT THE NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE® BOOK AWARDS

The National Indie Excellence® Awards celebrate independent publishing as a strong and proud facet of the publishing industry. Recognizing authors and publishers hard work, NIEA is a champion of self-publishers and the small or independent presses that go the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect. Established in 2007, the NIEA competition is judged by experts from all facets of the book industry including publishers, writers, editors, book designers and professional copywriters.

BUY LINKS

Amazon US http://a.co/0Uvyku7

Amazon UK http://amzn.eu/0q2KZec

Amazon CA  http://a.co/8SfuyQn

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/887442

And the Winner is…SMITTEN by Juliet Braddock!

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I won an award — a major award!

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After listening to my colleague tell me for months that I needed to submit my books for award consideration, a call for entries for the National Indie Excellence Book Awards popped into my newsfeed.

I’d dismissed her. Refused to take her suggestion. After all, she was just being a supportive friend. All of your friends LOVE your books, you know!

But then I stopped and took a step back…and I clicked on the link. Erotica was accepted.

“Alright, I’m entering this contest. Here’s the link. I’m dropping it in the mail, and we’re not gonna talk about it…” I told my editor, who assured me that SMITTEN was indeed award-worthy.

Quickly, I put the packet together, tossed everything in a bag and took it to work. My aforementioned colleague took it to the Post Office for me. My boss laughed because I refused to discuss it. (I’m out and proud at work with my books, and I’ve got a great support network in my colleagues.) And true to her promise, my editor didn’t mention a single word.

Skip along a couple of months. I have a lot going on. Between work and preparing for my trip to Scotland to visit my editor — and finishing up BLINDSIDED for the fall — time has passed a little too fast.

So there I sat in my living room last Friday, preparing to dive into my To Do list for my trip. I’d taken the day off to run some last-minute errands and was just checking in on some messages.

Ping! Email.

Congratulations, you’re a Winner in the 13th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards!

Huh? Wa-wa-wa-waaaait!

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Did I even enter..oh! Um. Yeah, I did. I read the email at least three times, and then my trembling hands typed out a message to my editor, who was on vacation. I forwarded the email to her, too, because I just didn’t believe it. Plus, her eyes are so much better than mine! (#BlindGirlProblems!)

It seemed like hours passed before I got her response. It was probably 20 minutes. She read it. We won. WE WON! Bonus: We actually get to celebrate this together in Scotland in two weeks!

It just didn’t sink in. Maybe it still hasn’t. But this award is so important to me on a number of levels. This was the first book I wrote after I lost most of my sight in 2017. I proved to myself — and to everyone else — that I could still pursue my passion for writing.

I also wrote this book for a very special guy in my life whom I also lost in 2017, my dear friend Andrew. In fact, there’s a scene in the book that was ripped right from our lives. I’ll let you wonder what that was, but this book was for him.

Andrew:

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I also dared to write a heroine who defies the norm. January Gallimore is 34-years-old. She’s been there, done that and refused to wear the t-shirt because it didn’t match her runway couture. She’s built with an acerbic wit and the savoir-faire to define her life. In fact, she’s my favorite heroine I’ve published to date.

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And who loves a SALE? Do you love a SALE?

We are celebrating, but I want to include readers on this occasion, too. For a limited time, you can get SMITTEN for half-off! The book has never been on sale, and it’s almost like getting three books for just $1.99 US. (And for the record, I put it on sale in every single market!)

Want to find out why SMITTEN won the National Indie Excellence Book Awards? Here are a few links to get you started.

Amazon US http://a.co/0Uvyku7

Amazon UK http://amzn.eu/0q2KZec

Amazon CA  http://a.co/8SfuyQn

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/887442

Meanwhile, keep your eye on the blog for my cover reveal for BLINDSIDED. Publication day is November 5, and it’s intense. I can’t wait to introduce you to Josie and Oliver.

Happy Reading!

Juliet

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Summer’s Here!

Well, it was a long, slushy winter, but the warm weather has arrived…I think.

But..can I tell you a secret? I really don’t like summer. I much prefer the cool, crisp temps of fall. Plus, I love the falling leaves and the scents and foods and fashions that colder weather brings. I also have major sensitivity to light now that I’ve lost most of my sight. The strong sunshine hurts my eyes, even with strong sunnies. So I treasure the gray, stormy days. Plus, I just love a good thunderstorm. I think they’re romantic.

So it’s already shaping up to be a very busy summer. I’m moving soon to a much bigger apartment, and I’ve been packing. It’s a challenge now with my low vision, but I’m getting things done with a little help from my friends.

Meanwhile, I’m almost finished with Part One of BLINDSIDED. Josie and Oliver’s story is complex and complicated. The book is layered with the emotion of a love gone wrong as they endeavor to repair the angst from the past in the wake of their greatest challenge yet.

I’m looking at an early 2019 release. But you might have a little surprise before then. More details on that later in the summer. I need to survive my move first. Hey, I made it through brain surgery. I got this.

And while you’re packing for the beach, don’t forget about SMITTEN. It’s the perfect beach read, and it’s set in June in Provence and Paris. It’s a fun romp, and it’s perfect to pass a hot day. Just turn up the air conditioning. It’s one steamy read…

I hope you enjoy the beaches and barbecues of the warmer weather. A safe and happy summer to all!