Trying to do something special

This week (October 9-14, 2017), I’m trying to do something pretty special. I’m making a run at the USA Today Best-Selling Books List with my BDSM Romantic Suspense, In His Silks.

I don’t know if I can get there. While no one knows the exact number of sales needed to hit the list, conventional wisdom says it’s somewhere north of 4,000 copies sold, with AT LEAST 500 of those copies coming from iBooks or Nook.

I’m working a couple of angles here. First, I have a BookBub coming on Tuesday, October 10th. BookBub is a daily newsletter that sends out free and discounted books to its members. They say that listing an erotic romance with them for $0.99 will generally yield around 2500 sales. Okay, that’s partway there.

As for the rest…well…I’d hoped to arrange a boat-load of advertising this week. Unfortunately, in trying to prepare for this feat, I decided I needed to give In His Silks a fresh edit. And, as it turns out, I’m a MUCH better writer than I was when I originally published the thing. As I only had 10 days lead time from the date BookBub accepted me until the ad, I spent every single waking minute (and probably a bunch of minutes where I was at least half asleep) re-editing the book. I didn’t change the story at all, but just tightened up the language and removed a lot of repetition. Anyway…all that work meant I was staying up until 2 a.m. every night for over a week. I worked every spare minute I wasn’t at my day job or taking care of the house.

That’s where you come in. I would love your help. And while I’d love it if you’d purchase In His Silks, that’s not actually what I’m asking for. 🙂

You can help by sharing the word. Particularly with anyone you know who uses iBooks or Nook. I’ve attached a whole bunch of tweets, images suitable for Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest, and two YouTube videos to this blog post. Download, share to your heart’s content.

Do you have a book club that reads erotic romance? Pitch the book to them and suggest they download it now when it’s only $0.99.

Know anyone with a highly engaged Twitter or Instagram following? Ask them to share and then have them tag me. Or have them share any of my posts over the next few days. Go to my author page on Facebook and share the images or the videos or the posts from there.

Of course, if you’d like to buy the book, I certainly won’t say no. But I hate hitting my friends up for that sort of thing. I figure if my books interested you, you’d probably already have purchased them (and many of you have). But if you’ve been on the fence about this one for a while, now’s the time! Particularly if you can use iBooks or Nook.

Thank you for reading and sharing. I won’t know if I made the list until October 18th, but I’ll definitely share either way. And if I don’t make it, well…I think I can definitely say that this will be the closest I’ve ever come. And you know what that means? It means the next time I do this, I’ll be successful for sure.

I love you all!

Facebook Cover Photo

Download this image and place it as a Facebook cover photo in any groups or pages you might have (or your own cover photo).

Instagram Post 1

Download this image and share it to Instagram. Here are a couple of different options for what to write.

Buy best-selling erotic suspense #InHisSilks now for only $0.99. On #ibooks, #nook, #kindle, and #kobo. #UnstoppableForces #amreading #amreadingromance #eroticromance #romanticsuspense #romancebooks


Want a new, steamy read? #InHisSilks is only $0.99 on #ibooks, #nook, #kindle, and #kobo. Link in @patriciadeddy’s profile. #romanticsuspense #unstoppableforces #romancebooks #amreading #eroticromance #smartandsexybooks #oneclick #eroticromancenovels

Instagram Post 2

You can use the same text from above, or try these variations.

Love steamy #eroticromance? #InHisSilks is on sale now. Buy on #ibooks, #nook, #kindle, and #kobo. #UnstoppableForces #amreading #amreadingromance #romanticsuspense #romancebooks #steamyreads


Who says #eroticromance can’t be smart and quirky? #InHisSilks is only $0.99 on #ibooks, #nook, #kindle, and #kobo. #UnstoppableForces #romanticsuspense #romancebooks #amreading #eroticromance #smartandsexybooks #oneclick #eroticromancenovels


Here are two book trailers you can share on Twitter or Facebook.


Here are a few pre-written tweets (with images) you can send out. Just save the image here then add it to your tweet.

Pick up a new #steamyread for only $0.99 on

Pick up a new #sexyread for only $0.99 on #Amazon.

Love ? Best-selling In His Silks only $0.99 on #amazon.

Love #FiftyShades? You’ll love In His Silks. Only $0.99 on Nook.

Love ? Best-selling In His Silks only $0.99 on  


For Facebook, the best thing is probably just to share the book links and let folks know that the book is on sale. Remember, iTunes and Nook are the most important links to share. But you can also share any of the images here on Facebook.

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