A Big Thank You and An Added #Bonus! #FREE #Audiobooks!

First I’m sending out a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in my free ebook promo last week!

Secondly, if you haven’t tried Audible before, you can try it free for 30 days and get FIREFLIES free in the process!

That’s right! Follow my special link for your free 30 day trial and get FIREFLIES for free too! 

The offer is risk free and you can cancel it at any time!

Here’s what some readers and listeners are saying:

 Amazing couldn’t stop listening 

Great story with a surprise ending, like nothing you have ever read before. Definitely will be reading more from this author.

 Great listen and well worth the credit 

I received this book to listen to while on a road trip with my Mom. We both thoroughly enjoyed the book and the miles just passed by quickly. We were disappointed to reach our first destination 8.5 hours in because we wanted to continue to listen. This book keeps you entertained and captivated. Heather Jane Hogan is becoming one of my favorite narrators on audible. I would and have recommended this book to others. I look forward to the next book in this series.

Completely Absorbing

This story has a piece of the past, of several generations, as well as the ever consuming present, all put into the story line that carries you along with the characters through a growing spiritual and emotional time into a future life.

A Mystery Wrapped in much love

Well-written, good strong, distinct characters. Great storyline. This family of eight’s love & tolerance (which is the bedrock of level-headedness) allow it to deal with an extraordinary development through to resolution. The main story occurs over the course of a week or two. The six children range in age from 5/6 to 18. You don’t realize until three quarters through the book that the main thread running through all may be a mystery. If I say anything else that would be a spoiler.

Thank you all so much again! 

#July Just Got A Lot Hotter! It’s Time for Adventure and It’s #FREE!

Adventure awaits!
Do you like to be swept away to another time and place?
Is your Kindle well stocked for your summer vacation?
That’s the beauty of books! We can take them anywhere or enjoy them at home, and yet still travel to far off destinations in our imagination.

I’m offering up six of my historical fiction novels from July 10 – 14, 2017, for FREE!

The Fireflies series explores a paranormal and spiritual mystery surrounding an Irish immigrant family in the 1800’s. Travel from Ireland to America,in two of my books and immerse yourself in a simpler yet mysterious time where family is everything yet there’s much more lurking beneath the surface. (I’ll give these a PG rating)

The Razor’s Adventures Pirate Tales series is an entirely different adventure, chock full of romance, swashbuckling, intrigue and danger at every turn. A female pirate and her equally as daring cousins, set off for a new life in a new world and find themselves caught up in the gritty and often times bloody world of pirates during the golden age. Love, lust and greed ensnare them but they aren’t damsels in distress! They’re strong willed, capable young women and the world is their oyster…if they can find the elusive pearls they seek!  (Let’s just say these aren’t for the faint of heart. I give them a strong over 18 rating)

Get them all in your hot little hands this week! Thank you in advance for your patronage and please, authors thrive on reviews. If you have a moment to leave one, I’ll deeply appreciate it!

Free Kindle Books

Why Six of My Books are #Free on #Kindle Until 7-8-16!

A few weeks ago I was feeling a little low because my life had gotten a bit out of control and I had too many things going on that required my complete attention. To be honest, this has been going on much longer than I cared to acknowledge but that’s how life goes.

I was in a slump. Unable to read or write much of anything and the only light I could see at the end of the tunnel was a train coming. Then it hit me; writer’s block combined with disappointment in my sales due to my lack of interest in my own life and happiness. Book reviews had tapered off. I’d become lax in my marketing and I couldn’t decide which direction I wanted to go.

I’d held on so tightly to all of my books for three years and feared without an agent and a major publishing company, I’d never sell enough books to achieve the level of success I need and want in order to finally quit my day job and write full time…my ultimate dream.

In the throws of all of this brain scramble, my original plan came roaring back to the surface like a wave crashing over me. My original dream while I was writing Fireflies was just to be read. I just wanted people to read my books and hopefully enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. It was never about getting rich quick (thank goodness right?) or overnight fame. At its core, this journey has been about sharing my work with the world and finding readers who’d want to join me on this voyage.

“Give them away.”

That was the voice I heard. Since I started giving them all away yesterday, I have already received some wonderful feedback from people who have started reading the books. As of this writing, I have given away a grand total of 6,444 books. I am not naive enough to believe that all of these downloads will be read and even fewer of those will be reviewed. However, had I not opened the gates and invited so far almost 6,500 people in to try out my books, my odds of ever reaching these people would have been near ZERO.

Here we are into day 2. We have until Friday midnight to reach as many readers as I can. I’d love it if you would assist me with either sharing this blog post anyway you can and/or downloading my books and hopefully, reading one of them. 🙂

Thanks so much for your time!

Free Book Giveaway 2016

 

Last Chance to Get IVORY DAWN for #FREE!

FREE NOVELLA!

Ivory Shepard didn’t want to be a pirate when she grew up but she didn’t plan on being orphaned and alone at thirteen with her three cousins either. After a Spanish raid in Charles Towne left them with nothing, Ivory held her cousins together, trained them to fight for their lives and led them to a life of quiet refuge on the banks of the Ashley River. Believing they were out of reach of the hands of unscrupulous men, they found life on the farm a tolerable substitute for the traditional alternatives life would force onto them—until the night the pirates showed up. Unfortunately for the pirates, these handy young women were ready, and they weren’t going anywhere without a fight.

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing adventure with amazing women!, December 23, 2015
By beautyandthebooks
This review is from: IVORY DAWN (The Razor’s Adventures) (Kindle Edition)
An amazing start to what can only be more amazing adventures from brave women that I can’t wait dive into! She had me at “pirates”! This is a prequel to the rest of the books in this series about Ivory and her cousins. It had me hooked from the start! Just in this prequel, I could see so clearly how brave, resourceful, witty, determined, and strong these women are! I loved Ivory and her cousins. P.S. Bartlett truly has a gift for storytelling and amazing character development! If it can shine through so extraordinarily in just 20 pages I am so very eager and excited to see what she does in the full length books! I would recommend this to people that love all different genres- action/adventure, pirates, period pieces, historical fiction, thrillers, romance(there was none to speak of in the prequel but in the series) It’s just an all around amazing book! I felt like I was THERE in the story. I felt everything the girls were feeling. It wasn’t just a “read”- it was an experience! This is a book that will be included in my Best Books of 2015! If you’re reading this- I don’t know why you haven’t bought it yet! Go ahead! Yoyre missing an amazing adventure!
*I was provided with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book and Introduction!, February 12, 2016
By Alyssa
This review is from: Ivory Dawn: The Razor’s Adventures (Paperback)
You know me, so you know how much I love the covers to this series! I’ve not seen anything like it before. The colors are rich and the pictures, though brief, are amazing! It’s original and speaks volumes to me! Also, the interior of the book is gorgeous. There are illustrations and the fonts perfect for my feeble eyes. Plus’s all around on this.

The story is great as well. Ivory Dawn is an introduction to Demon’s & Pearls, the first novel of the series. Ivory Shepard and her cousins were trying to live a good, quiet life along a river, as farmers. Unfortunately, a group of pirates, headed by Captain Barclay had other plans. Through Ivory’s skills and training given to her cousins, they not only survive the raid but win a spot abroad the Demon Sea, Captain Barclay’s ship.

Ivory Dawn is a brief novella that kicks off my adventure on the high seas. I loved the book and I’m all set to go!

Pssst…Would You Like A #FREE #BOOK? ONLY One More Day!

To celebrate the launch of JADED TIDES, I’m feeling gifty! Here is my gift to you…

FREE NOVELLA!