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An observation about review rankings of series books…

After writing three series, I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon with respect to reviews: later books in a series get better reviews than the first book. Here are the average star rankings on Amazon for my three series: Breeder series Breeder … Continue reading

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Readers & authors…let’s talk spoilers

Spoiler, n. information about the plot of a motion picture or TV program [or novel] that can spoil the viewer’ sense of surprise or suspense. Reader/veteran reviewer Meredith Gurr had asked in a Facebook group if mentioning a story contained … Continue reading

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Enter to win an autographed print copy of Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2

The Pets in Space 2 authors are giving away a signed paperback copy of Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2. All twelve authors have autographed it! The holidays are coming and this would make a great gift for pet … Continue reading

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What readers want in a romance hero…and the winner of Freebie Friday!

In Friday’s Freebie Friday post, I asked the question, “What trait in a romance hero is most important to you?” Man, did I get answers! Readers had quite a list, and there was no one quality that dominated the list. … Continue reading

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What do you read on? Enter to win a Cara Bristol #swag pack #giveaway #FreebieFriday

Update: The contest has ended and the winner’s name has been drawn Reading is one my greatest pleasures. When I was a kid, I thought it would be cool to work in a bookstore so I could read for free. … Continue reading

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Come see my new pretty conference banner & win a prize #giveaway #swag #OIBF2017

I finally ordered a vertical banner for use at conferences. Sweet ‘n Spicy Designs, who does most of my book covers, designed the banner. (She did all the covers in the sidebar except for Krinar’s Desire & Embrace the Romance). … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday: Enter to win an advance copy of Warrior (Breeder 3)! #giveaway #scifirom

Welcome to Freebie Friday! Every fourth Friday of the month, I’ll ask a fun question, and pick one lucky commenter to win a prize. You have until Sunday night to play; on Mondays I’ll pick and notify the winner. Winners … Continue reading

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Coming next week! Freebie Friday on carabristol.com…giveaways & prizes!

Do you want to have some fun? I do! Join me next week, Friday, June 23, for the debut of Freebie Friday for readers! Every month on the fourth Friday, I’ll give away a prize. It might be a free … Continue reading

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For readers: what it means when an author ‘re-releases’ a book…

A reader asked what it means when an author re-releases a book and why. A re-release means that a book was published once, then was removed from sales channels, but now is being made available again. There are two basic … Continue reading

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What makes a book a ‘fast’ or ‘slow’ read?

I’ve been reading a science fiction romance this past week. It is very well written and clever. I’m impressed by the writer’s imagination and execution. As an author, when I read another’s book, I usually think one of two things: … Continue reading

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