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Hello, Backlist eBooks® Readers!

Happy New Year! We're looking forward to a new year of growing choices over at Backlist eBooks, where we have over 800 titles (with more every day) to enjoy--including those original titles that your favorite authors have always wanted to write and, thanks to epublishing options--can now share with you.

Stay warm through the winter, and curl up with a good book!

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This month we're really close to our next Free Fiction sign-up incentive! See below for details, and spread the word to speed our next free download!


~ Backlist eBooks partners-in-crime Doranna Durgin & Pat Ryan: addicted to writing, addicted to reading!

Pat and Dee

Freebie Download Incentive

We're still working on our current FREE FICTION incentive goal--thank you for your enthusiasm! We love knowing you're out there. And we're getting really close, so spread the word!

New sign-ups will receive Doranna Durgin's fantasy novel Barrenlands, and after 200 new sign-ups, current subscribers will receive the book as well.

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Two mothers desperately want one thing…the same little boy.

Miriam Minger is an amazing storyteller and this book is an absolute GEM! It grabs you right from the start and will leave you thinking of the sheer power of it long after you’ve finished. Five stars!” – The Top Shelf

She will do anything to get her son back.

They will kill her to keep him.

Unspeakable tragedy and cold-blooded murder conspire against Clare Carson when her six-year-old son is kidnapped after a heart transplant and his abductors want her dead. A dying cop’s last words lead her to former Special Ops Jake Wyatt, who helps her discover the horrific truth behind her son’s abduction and offers to help her get Tyler back. With nowhere else to turn, Clare entrusts her life to Jake not knowing he has a deadly agenda of his own that could destroy them.

“Miriam Minger is a master storyteller who illustrates the full gamut of emotions felt by her characters. Emotions so strong that you are pulled into the pages and into their lives.” – Inside Romance

“With Miriam Minger, you’re assured of a good read!”
–Heartland Critiques

Books on Special

Leigh Ryan and Pedro

Genre Notes

At Backlist eBooks, we strongly support variety in the marketplace; we want readers to have as many choices as possible.

Distribution challenges may mean that not every book or every author is available through every retailer, but we do our best to make the links easy to find and use. Kobo, Nook, iTunes, Smashwords, Kindle, Book View Cafe, All Romance eBooks, Diesel...they're all represented in the primary retailer links on our book pages. Other retailers may be linked in the book description.

So however you read your fiction, you can find some of it here!



AUTHOR NEWS, Frontlist & Backlist


Specials: ~Texas Secrets


Specials: ~Touched by Magic ~Wolverine's Daughter

Doranna Durgin: Doranna currently has two free fantasy titles (WOLVERINE'S DAUGHTER is finally free at Nook!) to keep things interesting while she works production on the award-winning Changespell Saga. January should be big fun!


Specials: ~Rogue's Honor ~Kissing a Stranger ~Forevermore

Lauren Royal: Lauren has two new books: THE ART OF TEMPTATION, Book 3 in her Regency-set Temptations Trilogy, and THE TEMPTATIONS TRILOGY, a bargain-priced boxed set. If you've never tried one of Lauren's books, grab a copy of FOREVERMORE, now free for Kindle (most countries), Kobo & iBooks!

Margaret Evans Porter: Margaret Evans Porter wishes readers a Happy New Year and continues to offer KISSING A STRANGER (The Islanders Series, Book 1) at a discount price. 2013 is shaping up as another year of writing, travel, writers' conferences, and additional eBook releases!


Specials: ~The Wrecking Crew ~Murder on the Mind

Mark Chisnell: Mark Chisnell's World War II spy thriller, The Fulcrum Files was featured in Nina Sankovitch's Huffington Post Thanksgiving 2012 Books list, 'This book satisfies sailing buffs, history fans, espionage addicts, and anyone else yearning for a good, satisfying yarn.'

Carole Nelson Douglas: ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT NOIR debuts three stories featuring paranormal investigator Delilah Street, feline sleuth Midnight Louie and a lost Edgar Allan Poe tale to make one exciting, author-illustrated backlist collection. Be on the lookout for Sam Spade, that famous black bird, a dying vampire's cat, mystery, humor and heart.


Specials: ~The Miracle Inspector


Susanne Alleyn: MEDIEVAL UNDERPANTS AND OTHER BLUNDERS, Susanne's new writer's guide to avoiding anachronisms and errors in historical fiction, is now available at Smashwords, all major eBook retailers, and in print. "I wish it had been published long ago. An essential!" --Sandra Gulland


Brenda Hiatt: Brenda's critically acclaimed double time travel novel BRIDGE OVER TIME is newly available as an ebook!


Tonya Thomas: THE EDGE AND I -- seven gripping stories about issues that affect women today, covering topics such as domestic abuse, adoption, yo-yo dieting, mother-daughter relationships, step-parenting, loveless marriages, and lots, lots more.



Featured Book $4.95 Fallen from Grace
Contemporary Romance

* Rita Award Finalist
* Desert Island Kepper,
* No. 29 on's list of the Top 100 Romance Novels

"An unconventional romance between two people who find that... new beginnings are indeed possible for those with the determination and courage to pursue them."

Featured Book FREE Wolverine's Daughter

New languages, new weapons. Magic. Witch hunts. The treacheries of civilization. Kelyn doesn’t know just how much of a challenge it’ll be.

“When a sword and sorcery book begins with humor, it’s fairly well guaranteed to be an excellent read…. This book whips along with impressive fight choreography, excellent background descriptions, and fascinating plotlines.” –Kliatt

Featured Book $.99 Still Life with Murder
Mystery & Suspense

Book #1 of P.B. Ryan’s acclaimed historical mystery series featuring Boston governess Nell Sweeney and opium-smoking former battle surgeon Will Hewitt. Long thought to have died during the Civil War, Will is arrested for murder, and it’s up to Nell to prove his innocence.

Featured Book $3.99 (regularly $4.99) Timeless
Paranormal Romance

Limited time sale price! A "powerful, involving, beautiful" fantasy romance. Hauk Valbrand kidnaps Lady Avril de Varennes from a trade fair and sweeps her away to Asgard Island, an enchanted paradise where all is not what it seems. What secret are the Asgard warriors keeping from their stolen brides?

Featured Book $.99 Texas Secrets
Contemporary Romance
The only place Boone Gallagher has ever thought of as home now belongs to a woman who doesn’t want it, and he must keep her there for thirty days—or it will be lost to them both.

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The Backlister:
Doing It Our Way

Laura Resnick

by Laura Resnick

I've been ebooking my backlist for almost two years—and I'm not quite finished yet! I initially expected the whole process to take a year (or less), start to finish. But as a friend of mine says, "Things always take longer than they take." And, like most writers, I'm ebooking my backlist (20-25 books) while writing new novels, so my backlist often gets sidelined in favor of finishing new material.

I've been doing this via a DIY process: I proofread and line-edit my old manuscripts, create my own book covers, format and convert the files into ebooks, write the sale-page copy, and upload the ebooks to various vendors.

I started epublishing this way to control my costs, since I had no idea how much or how little income my backlist might generate. And I've continued with a DIY process for the same reasons I now run my own career rather than working with a literary agent: I find it simpler, more efficient, and less frustrating to learn to do something myself than to spend a lot of time repeatedly explaining to someone else what I want and then not getting it.

But that's me.

There are other Backlist eBooks authors who commission talented designers to create excellent book covers, hire professional freelances to proofread and format their books, and/or use efficient and effective services to manage their uploads and sales.

It all depends on each author's individual preferences for running her (or his) business. One of the great pleasures and benefits of the ebook revolution is that those of us who hold the publishing rights to our backlists can each choose exactly what best suits us—and our work—in our epublishing process.

Laura Resnick's Backlist eBooks include fantasy novels, short fiction, and nonfiction; under the pseudonym Laura Leone, she also has more than a dozen backlist romance novels available. Hr

Our Participating Authors:

Suzanne Alleyn ~ Judith Arnold ~ Fran Baker ~ Becky Barker ~ Lorraine Bartlett ~ Jean Brashear ~ Pamela Burford ~ Glynnis Campbell ~ Lillian Stewart Carl ~ Jeffrey Carver ~ Diane Chamberlain ~ Mark Chisnell ~ Phoebe Conn ~ Lilian Darcy ~ Janet Dawson ~ Lori Devoti ~ Carole Nelson Douglas ~ Doranna Durgin ~ Sylvia Engdahl ~ Darlene Gardner ~ Ruth Harris ~ Jillian Hart ~ Brenda Hiatt ~ Lynda Hilburn ~ Sharon Ihle ~ Melanie Jackson ~ Catherine Kean ~ Cat Kimbriel ~ Laura Leone ~ Pam McKenna ~ Phoebe Matthews ~ Lise McClendon ~ Kelly McClymer ~ Maryann Miller ~ Miriam Minger ~ Julie Ortolon ~ Andrea Parnell ~ Margaret Evans Porter ~ Laura Resnick ~ Patricia Rice ~ Patricia Rosemoor ~ Lauren Royal ~ P.B. Ryan ~ Patricia Ryan ~ Maggie Sefton ~ Kathryn Shay ~ June Shaw ~ Karen Rose Smith ~ Helen Smith ~ Antoinette Stockenberg ~ Deb Stover ~ Tracy Sumner ~ Shelly Thacker ~ Linda Wisdom


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