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On The Inadequacy Of A Thank You

January 29, 2016

I write books for a living.

You know that. That’s why you’re here. But I keep having to say that to myself.

I write books for a living.

God, I don’t know where to start this post, so I started with the most mind-blowing thing and drilled down.

Yesterday, I got a paperback of First Touch from Laurelin Paige with a lovely thank you note for the blurb I wrote her. (I meant every word of it – READ THAT BOOK)

Seven authors wrote me blurbs for Shuttergirl.

I didn’t send any of them a paperback. Not one.

I said “thank you” and each of these blurbs created a swell of gratitude. They were instrumental in a marketing campaign that kept the book on USA Today for two weeks. Even when I said “thank you” to the authors, I felt the inadequacy of the eight letters typed into a little white box. I tried to get across the depth of my gratitude by using all caps and saying “so much” at the end.

But it was shit. It wasn’t enough and I had no idea how to transmit what those blurbs meant to me.

I could have sent a fucking book, but it didn’t even occur to me.

Then yesterday I heard from a wonderful fan. She’s in Los Angeles and comes to every single signing in the area. She works for the USPS and brings me postal supplies! I love that! She wraps them carefully and brings things for my children. Last signing, she brought me home made salsa.

You heard me right. Home made fucking salsa and it was DELICIOUS. Yesterday, she asked if I wanted more for the LALA signing tonight.


You know what I’m bringing her? Nothing. I have to finish this blog post. Write 2000 words, get my hair done, pack the car and get my ass to the signing.

I love her, and I’m empty handed (I’ll give her a book, but that even seems kind of cheap. She’s giving me FOOD).

I know I write books and market them for a living. I get up in the morning, take the kids to school, work and start dinner at 5:30. I’m mostly unavailable until 9pm when my son goes to bed. And now that he’s older, it’s turning into 10pm. I’m wiped out. I work from 9am-5pm, plus a few hours on weekends and it’s not enough.

So I don’t think of things.

Send a fucking book to the people who do things for you.

Bring gifts for your fans.

Write long notes and send them.

I stay up at night because my expressions of gratitude are so fucking inadequate. A giveaway for a fan blast? A GIVEAWAY? Fans have CHANGED THEIR PROFILE PICTURE and I’m giving them a CHANCE at a gift card? Bullshit. All two hundred of them deserve a gift card and I can’t afford that.

Authors read my books and post about them and I read—at most—four books a year.

I’m constantly learning from all of you, authors and readers alike.

Send a book.

Write a note.

Bring a gift.

I am going to fail over and over. The outward expression of my gratitude will never, ever match the gratitude in my heart.

I owe so much to the karmic system. I want to THANK YOU SO SO MUCH (<– see what I did there?) for your patience with me, your kindness, and for letting me learn from you.

I’m all over that salsa tonight, K!

Complete Corruption – Spin, Ruin, and Rule in one book!

Complete Corruption – Spin, Ruin, and Rule in one book!

January 10, 2016

The entire Corruption Series is available as a single bundle.


Theresa and Antonio.

They meet, and it’s as if the world stops spinning on its axis. Nothing so wrong has ever been so right. They’ll give up everything to possess each other. Gravity is no longer the law. Sanity is optional. Passion and loyalty are the only ways to gauge reality.



December 10, 2015

Did you know Forbidden is nominated for SBC awards in 20 categories?

Go to the voting page!

I’m so freaking excited.

So listen. If you vote, there’s a field at the end where you have to tell Angie Lynch your feelings (I mean it). If you type in the below hashtag and info you’re entered to win the prizes listed on the bottom…

‪#‎noshame‬ (your name) (your email)

Angie’s going to pick the winners. I don’t care how you vote, even though I want to win with a burning fire.

Go VOTE!!!

ONE $50 Kindle gift card.
FIVE nominated ebooks to five winners.

I am responsible for delivering prizes through the folks who work with me. Angie will choose randomly.

Click to vote!




Forbidden is live!

Forbidden is live!

December 01, 2015

Forbidden live

Everything about Fiona is forbidden.

She’s a party girl with dark desires.
She’s beautiful, irresponsible, irresistible.

She’s my patient.
I’m her therapist.


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.

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!




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