Premiering Today: Ten Shades of Sexy

Ten Shades of Sexy features Shelly ThackerTurn down the lights and indulge in ten steamy scenes from 10 bestselling, award-winning authors!

I’m excited to present the first anthology from my Summit Avenue Books publishing imprint. I invited nine bestselling friends to join me for this special collection, and it’s now FREE at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, KoboAll Romance eBooks and Smashwords!

Readers love to bookmark “the good parts” of their favorite romance novels, the scenes they want to read again…and again. Ten Shades of Sexy is a FREE sampler collection that brings you nothing but the good parts! Enjoy ten complete love scenes selected from ten steamy novels written in ten different shades of sexy: from heartbreakingly tender to scorchingly erotic.

Whether you love contemporary, historical, or paranormal romance, you’ll find something to tempt and please you in this collection–and you might just discover some new favorite authors.

Ten Shades of Sexy. It has all the good parts!

Meet the authors

Shelly Thacker has earned a place on national bestseller lists and lavish praise from Publishers Weekly, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Oakland Press for her “innovative, addictive, erotic” historical and paranormal romances.

Kathryn Shay has more than 5 million copies in print of her 42 published novels. Her contemporary romances have been serialized in Cosmopolitan magazine and featured in The Wall Street Journal and People magazine.

Patricia Ryan is a RITA Award-winning author known for breaking boundaries with her “fresh, swift and sexy” page-turners that blend romance, history and suspense. Her 27 books have been published in more than 20 countries.

Julie Ortolon is a USA Today bestselling author who has earned raves from Publishers Weekly and Booklist for her sparkling romantic comedies filled with passion and heart. Her novels regularly appear at the top of the ebook bestseller lists.

Patricia McLinn is the author of 27 “powerful, compelling” contemporary romances cherished by readers worldwide for their memorable characters, sensuality and emotional intensity. There are more than 4 million copies of her books in print.

Julianne MacLean is a USA Today bestselling author praised by readers and reviewers alike for her “smart, thrilling, sizzling” writing. Her 15 historical romances have been published internationally by three major New York publishers.

Wendy Lindstrom is a RITA Award-winning author who has earned comparisons to LaVyrle Spencer for her “beautifully poignant, wonderfully emotional” historical romances.

Allyson James is a pseudonym for Jennifer Ashley, the New York Times bestselling author of more than 45 novels. As Allyson, she writes award-winning erotic romance and urban fantasy.

Emma Holly is a USA Today bestselling author of more than 30 “stunning, smoking hot” erotic romances featuring werewolves, faeries, and just plain extraordinary ordinary folks.

Lori Devoti is a bestselling author who writes “sexy, refreshing, unconventional” paranormal and contemporary romance and urban fantasy for three major New York publishers.

I think you’ll agree, that’s a pretty stellar line-up! When I pitched this idea in May, I was hoping to find at least four or five authors to join me–and I was amazed and pleased when every author I invited not only said yes, but said yes immediately. (You might say it was “Yes! Yes! YES!” ;)

We’ve been working on this collection for weeks, but nobody knew about it except the ten of us, our cover artist (the one-and-only Kim Killion) and our formatter (the talented Pam Headrick of A Thirsty Mind). I swore everyone to complete secrecy until Launch Day.

We writers tend to be a chatty bunch, but there were no Twitter leaks, no Facebook posts, no mentions of it on authors’ e-mail loops. None of us whispered a word until our Twitter and Facebook campaign began three days before TSOS went live.

We’ve already had more than 600 downloads, and I’m hopeful that that number will grow by several more digits in the weeks ahead. TEN SHADES was created to appeal to the millions of women who’ve recently discovered that they love reading sexy romance novels. They’ve read everything by the authors at the top of today’s bestseller list and they’re wondering, “What do I read next?” This collection will help point them in the direction of ten top-notch authors who write sexy, emotional novels they’ll love.

I have to say, managing a project of this scope–contributions from ten authors, formatting, proofreading, cover design, distribution, laydown, promotion–has given me Fifty Shades of Gray Hair … and an all-new respect for publishers. (Bet you never thought you’d hear me say that. ;)

From initial pitch to on-sale date was a mere eight weeks, a feat I may never match again. I’m so grateful for the support, creativity, and professionalism of my nine amazing co-authors during the past two months. TEN SHADES demonstrates what indie authors can accomplish when we work together.

I hope you’ll download your free copy today. And tell your friends. Enjoy!


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