Category Archives: Published

#RomanceTradingCards are in!

Just to let ya’ll know, if you’re waiting for a set of Dragos romance trading cards, the 4th book’s cards came in : )

I’ll be packaging them up and mailing them out in the next few days. Yeah!

#romanceTradingCards ~ New Cover

 Check out my gorgeous new cover 🙂

Dragos 4: Inflamed comes out in just a couple of weeks on May 20th.

And, I’ve ordered my fourth set of trading cards, so all the winners and everyone who’s emailed me about them ~ they should come in just a week or two and then I’ll be mailing the sets out.

Woot!

Doesn’t Isabelle look so sexy? My succubus rocks. And, she’s about to find that sometimes, a demon can have a happily ever after 🙂

Release Day Dragos 3: Blazed

 My gorgeous cover.

 Dragos 3: Blazed

 Coming this Friday, March 11th.

 WOOT!

 Here’s the stats:

 When someone comes after the rock band Brianna Jones works with, she must not only embrace the fire nymph within herself, but also the growing desire she feels for bounty hunter and dragon shifter Tyler Dragos. Together, they will try keeping not only the band members, but Bree safe from the dark mage hounding the Dragos Clan.

After release day, there will be an excerpt available: http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1561

Also (and yes, I know it’s March) my Valentine’s Day short story Roses is available FREE on All Romance EBooks . And, to top it off, this next couple weeks you can get any Changeling Press book 25% off at All Romance, since it’s our 7th anniversary 🙂

Have a great week

So bad

Yes. I admit it. I’ve been bad.

I need a sexy, bare-chested guy in skin-tight leather pants to come spank me 🙂

The good news is, I’ve been keeping up with my 2 group blogs (see the right hand side). The bad thing is, between my schedule and the cold that is *STILL* lingering in my chest, I haven’t updated this poor little blog in a few weeks.

Shame on me.

Well. I have some good news.

Dragos 2 came out in January. Dragos 3 (for which I’m currently doing edits on) is scheduled for March 11th. Eek. That’s only a month away.

And Dragos 4 is slowly being written when I get a few moments of breathing & brain lucidity. Luckily, though the cold is still in my chest, I’ve actually been able to think a little the last few days.

YAY for me 🙂

Also, this week is Digicon, a free online workshop at www.SavvyAuthors.com Go check it out. Publishers, Editors, Authors are sharing their knowledge (and/or taking pitches) and it’s all free.

Plus, I’m giving a workshop this week on the E-Volution of Publishing and what it means to authors 🙂

See you Wed. Promise.

~ Amber

Release Day!!

Yay. Today, my paranormal erotic romance Dragos 2: Scorched is officially out.

http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1537

 Dragos 2: Scorched

by Amber Kallyn

A bounty hunter and a woman on the run. Even dragons can be Scorched by love.

A rare Argentinean dragon shifter, Cynthianna “Anna” Hernandez has never known trust, peace or safety, not even by fleeing to the deepest wilds of Canada. When bounty hunter Garreth Dragos shows up during a blizzard, things get complicated as their inner dragons decide they’re perfect for each other. Things get worse when the dark mage hunting Anna finds them, sending his creatures to return her to his evil clutches. He’s willing to sacrifice anything and anybody to further his quest for power. Together, Anna and Garreth must trust in each other or all will be lost to evil.

Happy weekend everyone 🙂

Avoiding Sucky Mondays

Sometimes Mondays suck. Big time. Sometimes, not so much. (It can’t possibly be as bad as last Tuesday, which due to the holiday, got its limelight as a temporary Monday and dished out crap for all it was worth… But that’s another story 🙂

This week, I’m pretty much too busy to even realize it’s a Monday.

My critique group, 7 Evil Dwarves, has begun a new game. We’re pledging to write every single day. Each person picked how they wanted to track their work (time, page count or word count). The average choice is 1 hour a day. It doesn’t have to be in one sitting, just overall through the day. Every Monday, I’ll be listing our stats, per person.

Feel free to Join the fun. In the comments, tell us your daily goal. Then on Mondays, check in and let everyone know if you met it all 7 days, or not.

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Also this week:

 I’m a Featured Author at Whipped Cream 🙂 Squee. Blogs and interviews abound.

Prizes: Grand Winner, a copy of my new release Dragos 2: Scorched coming 1/28/11

 Three winners to receive their choice of the following:

Amber Kallyn Ball cap

Amber Kallyn book bag

Small Poster (14×18) of Dragos Scorched cover

International winners will receive an emailed gift.

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Today, 1/24, I’m at The Romance Studio blogging

Tuesday, I’ll be at Castles and Guns, discussing the myserious, sexy Alpha Male

Thursday is PARTY TIME! At the Romance Studio. Come read great excerpts, and win great prizes during my Release Party 🙂

And, this Friday for ya’ll who’ve asked, Dragos 2: Scorched comes out.

Dragos 2: Scorched by Amber  Kallyn

Blurb:

A rare Argentinean dragon shifter, Cynthianna “Anna” Hernandez has never known trust, peace or safety, not even by fleeing to the deepest wilds of Canada. When bounty hunter Garreth Dragos shows up during a blizzard, things get complicated as their inner dragons decide they’re perfect for each other. Things get worse when the dark mage hunting Anna finds them, sending his creatures to return her to his evil clutches. He’s willing to sacrifice anything and anybody to further his quest for power. Together, Anna and Garreth must trust in each other or all will be lost to evil. 

Link: http://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=1537

Read an Excerpt

Party Baby!

Release day for Mistletoe 🙂

And, last night I found out my short story Alice is available now (See sidebar on the left)

But, today is a Release Party at The Romance Studio.

Come win Great Prizes, Read Excerpts and talk to your favorite authors.

12N to 8pm EST

Free Books for a year

So guess what I just found out?

You want to win Free books for a year?

This year, Changeling is giving away Free Books For A Year — Times Four!

* Twelve First Round winners — three winners every week in December ’til Christmas — will receive one free Changeling book of their choice.

* Six Finalists will receive two free Changeling books of their choice every week for the month of January.

Four Changeling winners will receive Free Books For A Year!

* Two First Prize winners will receive two free Changeling books of their choice every month for a year.

* Two Grand Prize winners will receive two free Changeling books of their choice every week for a year!

The best part — there are no codes and no entry forms — every $2.99 Sugarplum E-book purchased counts as a chance to win.

This year’s Sugarplum lineup:

            Sugarplum: Canine Christmas by B.J. McCall

Birthday gifts come in all sorts of packages and Joy Kingston’s is a major surprise.

            Sugarplum: Bitsy’s Christmas Demon by Cynthia Sax

Sex with a Christmas fairy tops this powerful demon’s wish list.

            Sugarplum: Christmas Magic by Anne Kane

Tali hopes the Christmas Magic of the Sugarplum Ball is strong enough to get Jax into her bed.

            Sugarplum: Mutts by Sarah Black

When puppies appear outside his door, everything Matt believed about Christmas changes…

            Sugarplum: Just Wink by Bryl R. Tyne

“What haven’t I made clear? Desire. Ecstasy. Satisfaction. In that order!”

            Sugarplum: Christmas in the Zone by Isabella Jordan

Two guys, two gals, and an aphrodisiac under the tree…

            Sugarplum: Kitchen Witch by Dawn Montgomery

Sex, magic, and cookies… what a treat!

            Sugarplum: Make the Yuletide Gay by Lena Austin

Beware the cowboy bearing gifts, who may make Dr. Gary Lord’s Yuletide much gayer than he’d planned.

            Sugarplum: Mistletoe by Amber Kallyn

What’s a great way to spend a night with your mate? Indulge and make his body your very own buffet.

            Sugarplum: Blitzened by Elizabeth Jewell

Can a carton of eggnog and a bottle of rum kindle a dose of Christmas spirit between Nick and Ian?

            Sugarplum: The Demon’s Christmas Present by Leona Grey

Even demons deserve a Christmas present…

            Sugarplum: Yuletide Spirit by Jessica Coulter Smith

The last gift Jenna expected on Christmas was two lovers who make her explore her sexuality.

            Sugarplum: Bound for Christmas by S. Michael

Jenny’s got the perfect present for her husband: a pretty boy toy, wrapped up with Christmas ribbon.

And now the fine print — only we made it bigger.

* First Round winners and Finalists are eligible to win more than one prize

* Winners will be chosen from purchasers of books in the Changeling Press Sugarplum Series; each Sugarplum e-book purchase made in the month of December 2010 before the final prizes are announced counts as an entry.

* Prizes are available as Changeling Press E-books, to be downloaded from ChangelingPress.com only.

* Free book download links do not accumulate, and will expire if not used.

* Winners will be announced December 31st at the Changeling New Year’s Eve Party, held on our Changeling Press Readers’ Loop.

Happy Christmas!

Freebies, Giveaways and RELEASE PARTY TIME

Three major events this week in the life of Amber Kallyn.

If you’d like to win a free copy of my new release, Dragos: Burned, click HERE to enter the drawing Tuesday, 10/26. This will be an E-Book, format the winner’s choice

and

I will also mail you a personalized autographed cover card : )

And if you’re in the area, I will also be blogging at Got Romance Reviews.

This Friday I’m having a RELEASE PARTY!!!!

Friday 10/29, from 4pm to Midnight EST, I’ll be blogging and sharing excerpts HERE.

I will choose 4 winners from those who leave comments to win personalized prizes. All winners will recieve a personalized autoghraphed cover card for Dragos: Burned.

The other prizes are:

Personalized Autographed Medium Poster of Burned Cover

__[CK:GalleryViewLargerImage:1]__ Small 2011 Burned Calendar Magnet

__[CK:GalleryViewLargerImage:1]__Amber Kallyn Ball Cap

__[CK:GalleryViewLargerImage:1]__Amber Kallyn Book/Tote bag

__[CK:GalleryViewLargerImage:1]__Really, really big Amber Kallyn 2011 Calendar Magnet

Release Day, Yay!

Okay, so here it is. Dragos: Burned is live. I’m nervously fidgeting, wondering if people will buy it. Will people read it? Will they like it?

What if everyone thinks I suck?

See, us neurotic writers are truly beyond help. The thing we dream of most also scares us deeply.

I love my story (obviously). Not to say I couldn’t find plenty of things to still edit. Luckily, I’ve heard this is a common mentality.

But, especially this being my first, I can’t help but worry over my fledgling child out there in the world all alone. And I can’t help but worry that no one will enjoy it.

Like I said, call me neurotic.

So, if any of you do read my story, and you do like it — I would really enjoy hearing from you 🙂

Hyperventilating

 

2 days. Oh my gosh. 2 days.

Dragos: Burned will be released upon the world.

My ego doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Maybe it’ll just be hysterical.

2 days.

The joys of release

 

Oh, um… not that kind 🙂

Not only do I have my beautiful cover, but this Friday, I also have my very first book coming out.

Woo Hoo!

Okay, I’m back and slightly calmer.

But it almost seems unbelievable. It doesn’t matter this has taken years to achieve. It still feels like it happened overnight. Just a few months ago I received my first contract. Last week, I got the most gorgeous cover.

And now, in just a few days, my baby will be out there in the world for all to see.

Aaaarrrggghhh!

Learning ‘All About Marketing’. Wow.

Who woulda thunk there was so much to learn about such an innocent seeming topic. But with any publisher now-a-days, E or New York, they’re all asking authors to carry a heavy part of the marketing bucket.

I think my brain’s about to explode.

But I’m learning. And soon (hopefully for the love of sanity) it will become a familiar thing.

I read a great document sent to me by my publisher. The one thing stressed above all others was the time.

As authors, we need to get the most bang for our buck–not just money, but time.

So right now, Marketing is taking up a lot of time. But as I get the hang of it, I’ll find new ways to use the time to set up, then be able to keep the ball rolling with little effort. It’s finding that ‘downhill’ that I’m working on now.

You tell me, what is your favorite way to market?

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