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Goodreads Giveaway of Forbidden!

November 29, 2015

If you do Goodreads paperback giveaways – this one is my first! As usual, you might want to be patient with the mailings – but I’ll have the paperbacks in no time at all!


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Forbidden by C.D. Reiss


by C.D. Reiss

Giveaway ends December 21, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway


What’s Happening With Fiona – Part Deux

November 24, 2015

You all are so patient. I just beat the hell out of you guys and you stay with me.

That started like me saying I was going to delay Fiona further.

Not the case. But bear with me while I ladysplain.

Yesterday, a blogging pair emailed me to let me know they couldn’t find Kick on Amazon. Weird, since it’s been on there since June 2014 and the only change I made was making it 99c on Sunday.

It showed up for me fine, but I went to salesrankexpress.com and checked anyway.

Guess what? The books have been flagged as ADULT.


Forgive the resolution. If you want to see how it works, click the pic and you’ll go to the salesrankexpress page.

For those of you who don’t know, I’ll spend this paragraph explaining and if you know about ADULT tags already, you can skim-n-skip. ADULT means the titles are suppressed. So they won’t show up in also-boughts, recommendations, or in searches for people who haven’t visited the pages before. There will be a little link on top that says “show hidden titles,” and if you click it, the book will come up now and forever. But no one’s looking for a damned link at the top and even then, it doesn’t matter. See next paragraph.

The upshot was I started pimping a 99c sale on Monday and sold 30 books. That’s ridonkulous. Truly, it is about what I sell with direct pimp links. But the real sales are in the increased visibility those 30 buys creates. So there should have been something like 120 or more sales.

I was upset for exactly three minutes. Then I thought this might be my own fault. The covers are very, very kinky. She’s in shadow but she’s naked, and she’s in a suspension.

What was I thinking? I dunno. But if you like the cover, the paperbacks will keep these covers until I get bored of them or another issue arises.

What was I thinking? I dunno. But if you like the cover, the paperbacks will keep these covers until I get bored of them or another issue arises.

Earth to Christine. Do you want your kids to randomly search things and find this on their results? No, you do not. And it’s not like I started writing erotica yesterday. It’s not like I haven’t seen this happen to people before.

I know how to fix it. Change cover and blurb, then grovel. Because of the holiday it would take a week or more to get it done. It may never get fixed. One book might get fixed and not the other. And releasing Break on Dec 1st was going to be a wasted effort if no one could see the first two books….but the most likely scenario was that Break was going to get flagged with the rest.

I think doing this for five years already makes me relaxed about the possibility that the last book in a series, a long book I tortured myself over, might sink like a stone and never be heard from again. It won’t be the first or last. Having resigned myself to the worst case scenario, I got to work.

I tossed around a lot of possibilities, and discussed a germ of an idea with a dear writer friend. We came up with not just a solution, but a way to breathe new life into the series, get the book out in time, find new readers, satisfy fans and put a safe cover on it.

Two steps.

  1. Break will be released on iBooks, Nook, Kobo and Google as soon as I get it back from my formatter. It will have the bondage cover and be 2.99.
  2. On Dec 1st, a standalone called Forbidden will be released on Amazon KU, with a limited time 2.99 sale price. It will contain Kick, Use, and Break marketed as a single story, not a bundle. If you want to get it on Amazon, just get the standalone and there will be a link to Break.
  3. In order to honor the Kindle Unlimited contract, Break will be removed from all other venues as soon as I upload. All the above are pretty quick to pull (as long as I go Kobo direct).

I’ve already removed Kick and Use from the other venues. They didn’t sell anyway. I sold 3 Kick a week on iBooks and Nook. That’s not a loss. If you missed them, I’m sorry, but they’ve been there a long time. I’d check iBooks. I think they’re still there for now.

I’m not going to make any big statements about what I love and hate about KU. I don’t even care about my own crankiness with it. What I care about is reaching people, sharing my ideas, and showing off my metaphors. Also money. I care about money. I know it’s aggravating to people who use other platforms. Fuck Amazon for innovating the page count thing and making it profitable to do full-length books.

An Apple rep told me he thought exclusivity was bad for consumers. He may be right. But as far as I’m concerned, Apple’s going to have to figure out how to lure me and a few hundred thousand readers back. I look forward to it.

If you use other platforms, I STRONGLY suggest you get on this email list and make sure you put me in your contacts (xtine@flipcitybooks.com) so I can tell you when I upload Break.


Also, though I have no intention of putting any frontlist in KU going forward, I don’t know what the future holds. Get on the mailing list so if I put something up on other platforms for a limited time, you can grab it.

I’m going to blast a big email anyway. You can get on that list by clicking “CD Reiss Mailing List Signup” in the tab above.

Did you want to see the cover for the standalone?

Oh Goody!

Ellie McLove from Love N Books hooked me up with Franggy Yanez’s photo within hours of me saying I had an emergency cover request.


I have the classiest fans in publishing, but if the comments get nasty I’m shutting them.

Cover Reveal!  Kinky Sexy Dirty

Cover Reveal! Kinky Sexy Dirty

November 05, 2015

Now Available for Pre-order!

AMAZON – http://amzn.to/1MkP9W6
iBOOKS – http://apple.co/20dqYmZ
KOBO – http://bit.ly/1NL2fBG

Release Date: March 28, 2016

WIN a Paperback ARC of Hard Beat by Kristy “Colton Creator” Bromberg

WIN a Paperback ARC of Hard Beat by Kristy “Colton Creator” Bromberg

October 07, 2015

From the New York Times bestselling author of Sweet Ache comes a blistering new novel filled with danger, secrecy, and a desire that can’t be sated…

Foreign war correspondent Tanner Thomas is addicted to living on the edge. Needing the adrenaline rush of his job to help him cope with a personal loss, he throws himself back into the game, concentrating all his energy on getting the next big story. But when he meets his new photojournalist, Beaux Croslyn, he can’t help but feel like he’s losing his focus—and maybe risking more…

With secrets she won’t address, Beaux is far from your ordinary woman. Determined to keep her distance, she’s willing to pull Tanner in closer and hide behind the sparks flying between them. But as Beaux’s past begins to put their relationship—and their lives—at risk, Tanner’s determination to find the truth puts them both in jeopardy.
He’s ready to chase her to the ends of the earth to find out if what they had was real, or if the danger surrounding them was just an exquisite heat fated to burn out….

Breathe, baby!

Breathe, baby!

September 30, 2015

I know lots of you missed the 99c deal on Breathe.

It was 99c on preorder for weeks, but not every single one of you is on top of your email every five minutes like little neurotic me. So, I’ve gotten together with some great writers to do a 99c box set of Dark and Dangerous Alphas.  To be released October 13, 2015.

99c is the preorder price. Check it out.


Spin & Ruin – now on audio

Spin & Ruin – now on audio

September 30, 2015


I’ve been hearing great things about Mindy and Brian’s narration already!



Breathe is available now.

Breathe is available now.

September 15, 2015


Things are changing fast around here.

Breathe is still 99c on Amazon, but will flip to $2.99 within hours.
And FYI – I’m putting it in KU next week. So if you wanted to get it on another retailer DO IT NOW because it’s going to disappear.


Discover Jonathan and Monica

September 01, 2015

This is a special bonus sent to fans. This is not for free distribution. This is not to upload to websites by anyone but me. This is not to make money from or to treat disrespectfully just because I gave it up for nothing. Don’t be an asshole and we’ll get along fine.

*Though if you want to share the link anywhere…I’d be most appreciative*



(bonus scene)


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August 25, 2015

Antonio and Theresa live or die together in this epic, full-length conclusion.

I’m getting so many fantastic reviews I’m having a heart attack. I’m not even going to get verbose on you. If you read Ruin…you know what’s happening. Go get Rule!


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