Tuesday, 28 August 2012

His Island Bride - Kindle and iTunes Bestseller

Greetings beautiful people!

I hope you are all enjoying the last few weeks of summer.

  I'm sending another heartfelt thank you to all of you for your wonderful support and encouragement over the past year. Thanks to you I've reached an incredible milestone of 135,000 ebooks sold in just one year. Yes, it's true for those of you who aspire to write for a living--dreams can come true with hard work and dedication. Anything is possible.

Many of you have written to me requesting another Bride Series novel. Good news--I am working on a new set of bride novels. More on that later.

Also, as a gift to you, His Island Bride (The Bride Series) (Book 4 in the Bride Series) is now available for FREE on Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble and Apple iTunes. So please be sure to download your copy and spread the word. His Island Bride is currently in the top 20 Contemporary Romance (free) on iTunes and in the top 40 Contemporary Romance (free) on Amazon Kindle.

 


Other good news--I'm thrilled to announce that the second book in my second series  Accidentally Married to the Billionaire (Whirlwind Romance Series) hit the #1 spot on the Humor Bestsellers list on Kindle earlier this month.

 

That's it for now. I'll be back with more updates. Hope you all enjoy the rest of the summer.

Wishing you good health, prosperity and happiness,

Shadonna :-)

Friday, 11 May 2012

“A feel good romantic comedy that you won’t want to miss!”


It’s finally here! The much anticipated sequel to the Kindle #1 bestseller in humor & romance
“An Unexpected Bride” which has sold 45,000 copies in the first 8 months!



AN UNEXPECTED BABY - Romantic Comedy
(The Bride Series, Book 5)



"Getting a man is one thing…keeping him is a whole different story"


Dear Wonderful Readers!

Thank you so much for your wonderful support and letters and kind words. The Bride Series has really taken off since September 2011 with more than 75,000 copies sold in less than eight months of release on Amazon Kindle. I could not have done it without you. I love and cherish you.  An Unexpected Bride has sold 45,000 copies alone!

Many fans have been asking about the fabulous characters in the book that started off the series Emma Wiggins and Evan Fletcher.  Well, good news! They’re back in the much anticipated sequel.  

Well, exactly 9 months after the release of the first book…ahem…it looks like a baby may be in the picture…maybe!  You’ll have to read to find out what happens, of course. The sequel is filled with sizzling romantic tension, twists and turns, and surprises that will leave you…speechless!

HERE'S THE SET UP FOR THE STORY:

AN UNEXPECTED BABY   
(The sequel to ‘An Unexpected Bride’ – The Bride Series)



Getting a man is one thing…keeping him is a whole different story

Recently wed to her hot boss, CEO Evan Fletcher, Emma Wiggins-Fletcher thinks her sizzling hubby is avoiding spending quality time with her…that is until Emma discovers that her pregnancy test is positive.
A baby changes everything. Jetsetter Evan discovers his new wife is pregnant and cancels an important business trip and prepares to rearrange his workaholic life to pamper his newlywed princess. Emma is over the moon about the new special affection from her spouse and her ill grandfather. Gramps has been given six more months to live, and he is so delighted about the baby news, he plans a surprise for the couple.

Too bad her world is turned upside down when she discovers the pregnancy test was false. Emma has been enjoying Evan’s renewed attention and he’s already shifted his life around to be daddy to their unborn. How could she possibly break the news to her husband and to her ailing grandfather without breaking their hearts? Still, pretending to be pregnant is a whole different story and can only last so long before they find out the truth. 


I hope you enjoy reading the sequel as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Wishing you love, good health and happiness!

Shadonna


Monday, 7 May 2012

MOTIVATIONAL BLOGGERS

Hi, Wonderful Readers (& Writers)!

Hope you are all well. :-)

Just thought I'd share a blog post from blogger and author of The One-Minute Brain Trainer, Pierre Provost who featured a post on how to succeed in e-publishing titled: "Discover the proven system that will turn you into a best-selling author on Amazon Kindle.  He mentioned my journey into self-publishing, also. It's an educational post for those who are interested in entering the self-publishing arena! Yes, dreams can and do come true!
Happy Reading!
Shadonna :-)

Here's the link: http://www.motivational-story.com/best-selling-author.html

There are many motivational blogs out there on self-publishing. Feel free to share your favorite sites or sites that you stumble upon that may be useful for upcoming writers!

All the bests,
Shadonna

Monday, 16 April 2012

Shadonna Richards featured on CTV National News re: Self-Publishing Success Story

Good afternoon, everyone!
Hope you are having a fabulous week. For those who are interested in a little inspirational story, I've been featured on National television on Canada AM Live with fabulous host, Marcia. Hope this can encourage others to believe in themself and never give up on their dreams and aspirations.
All the best,
Shadonna

Canadian novelist finds success by self-publishing online | CTV News

Thursday, 5 April 2012

The Bride Series Compilation & Blogs about Self-Publishing Success Stories

Greetings, Lovely People!

Thank you so much for your support. Many of you have asked if I would put a compilation of my novels into an omnibus edition. Well, here it is--THE BRIDE SERIES (BOOKS 1-3)! Available on Kindle now. The printed version will be available shortly on Amazon.com.

Giving thanks to the wonderful bloggers who have mentioned me on their blog in relation to self-publishing success stories. I'm honored to be mentioned. Yes, it is true that dreams can and do come true. I've been writing stories since I first learned how to hold a crayon. :-)

Some links here:

SELF-PUBLISHING SUCCESS STORIES
http://selfpublishingsuccessstories.blogspot.ca/2012/03/self-publishing-success-stories_27.html

AUTHORS WHO HAVE SOLD MORE THAN 50,000 SELF-PUBLISHED EBOOKS
http://lexirevellian.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/list-of-successful-self-publishers-with.html

THE TOP 50  INDIE SUPERSTAR AUTHORS FOR APRIL 2012
http://ireaderreview.com/2012/04/05/top-50-indie-authors-for-april-2012-60-authors-to-watch/

Thank you so much for your kindness and support, once again. Hope you all enjoy a wonderful week and blessed Easter weekend for those who celebrate Easter!
God Bless,
Shadonna :-)

THE BRIDE SERIES (BOOKS 1-3)


KINDLE #1 BESTSELLING SERIES IN HUMOR/ ROMANCE
(Over 50,000 copies sold in the first seven months of release)

A BUNDLE OF THREE BESTSELLING ROMANCE NOVELS IN THE BRIDE SERIES
***(Currently all three titles are in the Top 100 Bestsellers in Contemporary Romance)

An Unexpected Bride – Book 1

Emma Wiggins is about to marry her heart-stopping gorgeous boss, CEO Evan Fletcher, in seven days—too bad he doesn’t know it yet! Desperate to fulfill her ailing grandfather’s last wish to see her settle down, she tells him a little white lie on his deathbed about being engaged to Evan that she now has to make good on.

The Jilted Bride – Book 2

Jody Anders’ adoptive grandparents surprised her with a short one-day visit from New York and they can’t wait to meet Gregory, her wonderful new husband with whom she eloped. Trouble is, she forgot to mention that he jilted her at the altar and is no longer in the picture. Will her gorgeous neighbour, Jake help her out?

The Matchmaker Bride – Book 3

What happens when a lonely matchmaker unexpectedly falls in love with a forbidden client— a gorPraise for Shadonna Richards’
geous, high-flying CEO with a secret past? Read the story of Sophie Wilson and Carlos Bradley III.


REVIEWS

"Her debut novel, An Unexpected Bride, has burst onto the scene, zooming up the bestseller lists and racking up fans faster than other writers racking
up words....a smash hit!"
- KINDLE FIRE DEPARTMENT


"Author Shadonna Richards has an "unexpected" bestseller on her hands with this unheralded romantic comedy....An Unexpected Bride has sold 10,000 copies in its first three months..."
-KINDLE NATION DAILY

"Shadonna Richards is a wonderful author!...It's a sweet and romantic story that will
sweep you off your feet."
- REVIEWS BY MOLLY

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

The Matchmaker Bride (Book 3 in The Bride Series)

Greetings, beautiful people!

Hope you are all having a healthy, happy and prosperous year so far.  
I’m sending out a heartfelt thank you to everyone for your wonderful support. Just to update:  An Unexpected Bride has sold over 40,000 copies now in its seventh month; The Jilted Bride has sold close to 10,000 copies in only two months. Both books have reached the #1 spot on the bestsellers list in their categories. I’m excited to bring to you book 3 in The Bride Series, The Matchmaker Bride. This 25,000-word romance has a bit of a different twist at the end. To celebrate the release I’m giving away FREE e-copies on March 28th, 2012 on Amazon Kindle.
Here is the premise:





THE MATCHMAKER BRIDE
What happens when a lonely matchmaker unexpectedly falls in love with a forbidden client— a gorgeous, high-flying CEO with a secret past?
Confirmed bachelor and sexy jetsetter Carlos Bradley III is in need of a contract bride to win a secret custody battle. He will pay any price for an elite and discreet matchmaking agency to hook him up with an emotion-free relationship of convenience. What he did not bargain for was his attraction to the agency’s newest matchmaker, Sophie.

Single and not-searching, Sophie Wilson is the newly-hired consultant for Stone’s elite matchmaking services. Desperate to pay off her medical bills, she tries to match the agency’s top-paying client with charming Carlos, but he has already decided his match. Torn between ethics and her emotions, can she afford to trust him with her heart and her future?

Hope you enjoy the third book in The Bride Series.

Warm wishes and appreciation,

Shadonna

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

A Hot New Release!

Greetings, beautiful people!


Hope you are all having a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year so far and celebrating the month of love, February.  I’m also sending out heartfelt thank yous to everyone for your wonderful support and also your get well wishes as I recover from my injury. An Unexpected Bride has sold close to 30,000 copies now in its sixth month. As a treat, I’m excited to announce that Book 2 in The Bride Series (which was also written in 2010), The Jilted Bride is the #1 Hot New Release in Genre fiction/Anthologies (Feb 7-8, 2012) and is now available on Kindle!


For those who love a quick romantic read, The Jilted Bride is a novelette at 7500 words.  And for those who’ve ever had their heart broken, this one’s for you! Here’s a little blurb about The Jilted Bride.  



The Jilted Bride (Book 2 in The Bride Series)


Jody Anders’ adoptive grandparents surprised her with a short one-day visit from New York and they can’t wait to meet Gregory, her wonderful new husband with whom she had eloped. Trouble is, she forgot to mention that he jilted her at the altar and is no longer in the picture. Now what to do? Turn to her hot, sexy  neighbour Jake whom she knows very little about? Will he pretend to be Greg her-would-have-been husband for the day?  This will be one night to remember or one to never forget.


Jake Anderson had always been attracted to his cute neighbour ever since she moved into his condominium building owned by his family—a secret nobody knows. When she propositions him for one night to pretend to be her husband—he’s determined to make her wish it were for real.

Hope you enjoy the second book in The Bride Series.


Warm wishes & appreciation,

Shadonna