The Roughneck & The Lady Audio

Hello Waders!!

I can’t believe that this is the last weekend of September, on Monday we enter the last quarter of 2018.  Time sure does fly, it seems like only yesterday I was releasing Branded Wives and preparing for Christmas.

Speaking of Christmas, you’ll want to get signed up for my mailing list ASAP.  We’ll be doing some great give-a-ways for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  Only those on the mailing list will be eligible for the goodies, you won’t want to miss out.

Alex and I are in Galveston to visit a deep-water drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico.  Sometimes the research for books is a lot more interesting than sitting in front of a computer searching through Google. #authorlife

While Alex and I are on our adventure I thought you might enjoy listening to the first 15 minutes of The Roughneck & The Lady.  The audiobook is currently in production, no estimate on a release date yet, and we are happy to have the talented Victoria Mei as our narrator. #sneakpeek

The poem “Her” at the beginning of the book is dedicated to my wife.  Alex is my heart, my soul, the love of my life.

The Roughneck & The Lady Audio

I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into what we have to look forward to with The Roughneck & The Lady audiobook.

Enjoy your weekend Waders!!

Team Wade Done Daring the Devil

My little dog Tank is my most faithful writing companion. My wife is good for a few hours of reading and proofing, but Tank is the one that is there beside me all the way. He literally never leaves my side. I get up and stroll around the house or outside and he is right beside me. I return to my computer and he jumps into his bed that is right beside me and goes to sleep. He never asks to be fed, but when I ask him if he is hungry he is very vocal.

Around nine this morning we wrapped up posting and announcing the release of “Don’t Dare the Devil” after an all-night work session. This is Tank’s response when I asked him if he was hungry.


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I have to admit I was too excited to eat but I took care of my little man. Note that I have perfected the permanent coffee grip with my right hand!

 

We are thrilled that Don’t Dare the Devil has already reached #3 in Lesbian Action/Adventure. We thank our readers for that. You are so wonderful!

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About Being Butch

from someone who has no idea!!

My older brother and I have lunch every Wednesday, come hail or high water. He is one of my favorite people in the entire world. Funny, compassionate, loving, all the good things a human can be. He and his wife have the twins I often post about.

He had helped me fix some things around the house last weekend, so he showed up at lunch Wednesday with a present for me. A tool set! He said, “Every good butch has these tools.”

My reply was, “Thank you, I think.”tools

My tool collection has always consisted of a hammer and two screwdrivers. I figured if I couldn’t fix something with these tools, it was a job beyond my capabilities.  But it turns out my brother was right. He is already expanding my horizons with his toolkit.

Saturday night I made dinner for my family and friends, after they left I got ready for bed then checked all the doors to make sure they were locked because the twins had been in and out of every door in the house. As I walked through my home I realized I had left the water running outside.  So, barefoot and clad in only a University of Texas t-shirt I took Tank outside and turned off the water.

Tank played then we headed back inside. To my surprise I had let the door close with the lock on, so we were locked outside. I walked around the house trying every door that I had carefully locked and couldn’t get into my house.

Of course, I had left my cellphone in the house and the Alexa on my patio informed me I had never set up her phone dialing capability. “Set it up now,” I commanded.

“I find no cell phone present,” she answered.  Alexa is a lot like my wife, Alex.  She will only do things her way.  Hmmm….similar names, coincidence?

I was debating on whether to knock on my neighbor’s door or spend the night on the patio furniture. But then I figured either way I’d still be barefoot, wearing nothing but a t-shirt and locked out of my house with no cell phone.

I checked all the windows but knew they would be locked. Bless the twins, one window in Trin’s room was unlocked. I climbed into the window with Tank barking at me as if I were a cat burglar, secured the window and let Tank in before heading to bed.

The point of this story is that Bud’s tools were just what I needed. First thing Sunday morning I went to Lowe’s and purchased a wireless keypad like one mounts outside the garage door. I used Bud’s tools to install it.

So, Thanks Bud. I love you.remote

 

Alex has been in Alabama visiting family, I can’t repeat her comment when I told her I had a whole box of new tools. Image result for embarrassed  However, she was delighted that I have made it impossible for us to lock ourselves out of the house.

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So much for my “butchness”.  Yesterday I discovered that I had somehow severed the link between my garage door opener and my car.  Thank heaven I installed the keypad!!

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“Living Two Lives” Up for Discussion

Hello Y’all.

I am honored to have “Living Two Lives” selected as the first book featured in the new lesfic book club on Facebook, Lez Spinecrackers.  I will be participating in a live discussion about the book, so bring your questions and let’s visit.  I will also be giving away two autographed copies and two audiobooks of “Living Two Lives”, all you have to do to get your name in the drawing to win one of these is to join in the discussion.

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If you’re interested in joining the discussion but don’t seem to have time to sit and read you’ll be happy to hear that the audiobook will be released on June 12th.  To celebrate the release I will be giving away five audiobooks, all you have to do to enter the drawing is email LTL@erinwade.us.  The drawing will be held on Saturday, June 16th and winners notified via email that day with links to claim their prize.  This will give you plenty of time to listen to the book and join in the discussion on June 30th.

Here is a preview of the first 15 minutes of the audiobook, narrated by the talented Victoria Mei.

Thank you to all of my readers that have kept “Living Two Lives” in Amazon’s Top 50 Lesfic and all of my books in the Top 100.  A special thank you to those of you that have taken the time to post reviews on Amazon, they are greatly appreciated.  As a self-published author, honest reviews are the most powerful way to bring my books to the attention of other readers.  Also a huge thank you to all of you that have shared, retweeted and recommended my books to others. Yea Team Wade!!

I hope to visit with you in the group discussion on June 30th and look forward to hearing your thoughts on “Living Two Lives”.

 

Don’t Dare the Devil Cover Reveal

Team Wade—believe me it takes several of us—is pleased to reveal the cover for “Don’t Dare the Devil.” You can read a preview of the first three chapters here.CoverDDTDfinalFB

Readers usually aren’t aware of what it takes to put out a book. Most of you know that I am an Indie author but that doesn’t mean I tackle the task alone. I’m just one tiny cog in a great big wheel. I guess you could call me the catalyst. I kick off the chain reaction by writing the book. Sometimes I can write a book in six or seven months but most of my books have been in the making for one or two years. My wonderful wife, Alex, reads my finished book and gives suggestions that make it so much better.

After incorporating Alex’s suggestions the manuscript goes to my incredible Betas, Julie Versoi and Laure Dherbécourt. While we are concentrating on writing and proofing, a cover is in the works. Our goal is to have a culmination of everything in the same week. Occasionally we actually accomplish that.

Audio books are slowed down because of Amazon’s requirement that the book must be published on Amazon before it can be submitted for audio production. An audio book can take from two to four months to produce.

The final piece of the puzzle is my extremely capable editor Susan Hughes. Susan is truly a Godsend. After Susan finished editing my first book I realized that I’d never seen a comma I couldn’t misplace or an adverb I couldn’t use. She has helped me streamline my stories and clean up the punctuation. I wouldn’t want to go to press without her.

The final step in a book’s release is the audio. We are very fortunate to have the talented Victoria Mei as the narrator for Erin Wade novels. Victoria’s first audio for us will be Living Two Lives which will be released this month, June 12 mark that date on your calendar.  This month we will also be posting a preview of the audio book for “Don’t Dare the Devil” so you’ll want to be sure to “Follow” this blog to get notifications of new posts in your email.  I plan on blogging no more than once a week so you won’t be buried in notifications but you’ll still be kept up to date on developments.

While all of this is going on we are coordinating with our webmaster on website updates and posting information on this blog, Twitter and Facebook. Social media is essential for an Indie author’s success. There are few ways to reach a select audience such as ours. Print magazines aimed at lesbians are non-existent and most “promotion opportunities” are aimed at a broad, general audience. So while one might reach many people, they don’t reach the desired target audience. More on this subject in a future blog.

All of us at Team Wade hope you enjoy Don’t Dare the Devil when it is released at the end of this month.  It’s a little different from my previous books with a paranormal aspect but my wife, betas and editor tell me they LOVE it.  I hope you do too.

 

 

 

Memorial Day

My wife and I hope you have had a fun and safe holiday weekend.  Maybe you BBQ’d with friends\family, started on that long list of summer projects such as landscaping, painting the house, building a shed or maybe you just relaxed on a river or lake fishing.  However you have spent the weekend please remember that Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those men and women who have died in service of the United States of America.

America’s fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation remains free.  We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that paid the ultimate price for this cause.  Please take a moment to remember and honor these men and women.

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Living Two Lives Audio & Book Club Discussion

 

Living Two Lives Audio Coming in June!

We are delighted to announce that Romance/Adventure narrator Victoria Mei will narrate Living Two Lives.  Victoria is a welcome addition to our team and will become the voice of Erin Wade novels.  Check out the first 15 minutes of the audiobook below.

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Lez Spinecrackers Book Club Discussion

Sarah Marie Silverman has introduced a new lesfic book club on Facebook called Lez Spinecrackers. I’m honored to be selected as her first featured author. The book club will be reading my newest release “Living Two Lives”.  I will be online in the group to discuss the book with you on Saturday, June 30th.  Please join Lez Spinecrackers, read Living Two Lives, write down your questions\thoughts and join me in the first group discussion. Talk to you there!

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Death Was Too Easy – 1st Anniversary of Release

I haven’t blogged for quite a while but I thought the 1st anniversary of the release of Death Was Too Easy seemed like a good time to start.  I’ve never done a reading before and it took several tries to get one without Tank barking in the background, everyone’s a critic. 🙂

I hope you enjoy this brief reading and if you would like to know more about Mandy and Jordon click the link below.

Death Was Too Easy

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