HighlandFireV8For anyone who has been following me, you know I celebrated the launch of a new contemporary suspense novel last year, Speak No Evil (Kensington Publishing). But today, I’m celebrating two more births – the most important one is that of my first born son, who is 29 today. (Happy birthday Chaise!) The second  happens to be my first historical romance in nearly a decade. While I took great joy in the reception my readers gave my contemporary suspense, and I appreciated the loyalty that inspired many of my readers to follow me into a genre they don’t much read, it’s the steadfast support I’ve received for my historical romances that has renewed my creative energies and brought me back fully to the world of publishing. So thank you, one and all. You are the reason I write.

I’ve been around a long time at this point, and while I am grateful to have the publishing opportunities I’ve had, and all the awards and titles I’ve accrued along the way (NYT & USA Today Bestseller, etc), I decided with the release of Highland Fire that I didn’t much care about making prestigious lists. What mattered most to me was quite simple at its core. I wanted to give my readers the reading experience they deserved. And it’s with that heartfelt desire that I made the very sober decision to make Highland Fire a KDP Select and Amazon exclusive for its launch. It wasn’t really a tough decision. Amazon’s customer service is top notch. Not many companies out there match their dedication to their customers, and that was at the heart of my decision, but it was more than that. It was the fact that for the first time in all my years in the publishing industry  I could coordinate a simultaneous publication for a book, including audio, paperback and ebook. (The audio book will be available  soon – yeah!) Additionally, for those readers who are Prime members, and who have joined Prime because their reading habits are voracious, they have the option to borrow Highland Fire for free during the launch period. And with the addition of the Matchbook program (which allows you to purchase the ebook at a discount if you have bought the paperback), whisper sync and the ability for total immersion reading when you purchase the audio book as well, it just felt like a win-win for everyone. I’m not the only author who feels this way about Amazon, and it’s because Amazon treats their authors like they treat their customers. I’m proud to join the likes of authors like Hugh Howey, who recently launched Sand exclusively on Amazon.

This year will  be a busy one for me, with four new titles being published this year. In addition to Highland Fire, Tell No Lies (Kensington Publishing) is due out March 6, 2014. The Winter Stone, a collaboration with fellow authors Laurin Wittig and Glynnis Campbell is due for release on April 21, 2014, and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Finally, book two of the Guardians of the Stone is scheduled for fall 2014.

I hope you all enjoy Highland Fire! It’ll be available at Barnes & Noble, iTunes and Kobo on Feb 22, but if you don’t want to wait until then to read it, you don’t have to. Amazon offers a reader for your iPad, iPhone and for your browser, as well as Android devices. To download for your preferred device, click here.

Happy reading! And I hope you have a happy, successful and healthy 2014!

With love,

TanyaSig

 

 

 

Written by Tanya Anne Crosby

Tanya is the proud mom of two fantastic human beings. She’s also a bestselling novelist and an award-winning journalist. Friends and family sometimes refer to her as “Pollyanna,” although the name-calling is usually done with a healthy dose of good will, so she’s OK with it. Those who know her best, however, know that Pollyanna is just half her personality (she’s a gemini, after all)!

Rewinding just a bit, Tanya grew up a military brat, and, although goodbyes were never easy, she says she’s grateful for the disparity in cultures she’s been privileged to experience. And she’s believes that every person she’s met, every spoken word, every tear and every trickle of laughter have all contributed to the canvas that is her writing …

 

11 Responses to Happy Launch Day to Me!

  1. Dawn Walker. says:

    I was so excited yesterday when I woke up and my email advised me that my pre ordered Tanya Crosby book Highland Fire was available for upload!!!

    I spent all night reading and yet again Tanya has taken me to another place and another time and allowed me to imagine a life very different from my own. I will not say what happens the book as spoilers are no fun!!! However, rest assured it is a page turner! Should you want to put the book down for even one second you will need to set yourself a timer otherwise I know like me you will read to the last page!!

    Thank you Tanya for your books and all that you do to make each and every one of them special and as unique as each character you create and breath life into!

  2. Monica says:

    I’m disappointed there is a major difference with your release dates. It’s available now for Amazon but will not be available to others for about a month? There are people that love your books who are not fans of Amazon.

    • I understand, Monica, which is why I felt it was important to explain, because I love all my readers. It was a decision I didn’t take lightly, but I hoped readers would understand the delay and forgive it, knowing I did it for the overall good of my readership. I sent you a private email as well.

  3. Lise says:

    I am reading Highland Fire now,I can’t put it down! Superb I can’t wait for more!

  4. tanya Brewer says:

    I work for Publix in Goose Creek, South Carolina and i started talking to a customer who was telling about you. That she know you and where you grew up. She started talking to me because my name is also Tanya and i started to tell her that i love romance novels. Thats whenshe started telling me about you. I havenot read any of your books but would love too. Best wishes tanya brewer

  5. Anne Marie says:

    I’ve just discovered you and totally enjoyed Speak No Evil and Tell No Lies. I do have a questions though. Is there a third book in the works? What happens to savanagh? Does she find true love? What’s her special powers? Does she write the book? Guess that’s more than one questions!! Looking forward to reading more from you

  6. Blessings on your new release! Hope it goes off the charts with success!

  7. Maureen Polson says:

    I am leaving a comment for your Facebook contest. I have just discovered the series and can’t wait to start reading it.

  8. wyndwhisper says:

    First let me say Congratulations on your new releases and tell your son Happy Birthday from the blogesphere. :) Now the reason i stopped by is to leave a comment for your facebook contest. there was not a seperate post for it so i hope it was okay to post it here? if not can you let me know so i don;t miss out on the contest? i would appreciate it. Congrats again.

    Tammy Ramey
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

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