I’ve been busy this week getting some of my titles up on All Romance Ebooks, and I’ll be putting more up over the next few weeks. Visit All Romance eBooks and search for Vanessa Grant.
For great romances, and people who own – or have owned – more than one format of ereader, All Romance eBooks offers a wide selection of quality romances in a variety of formats – Mobipocket, ePub, Palm, iSolo, and Rocket.
My books on All Romance eBooks are all DRMfree. Whenever I have the option, I prefer to sell my books through channels that make it possible to offer them without DRM (digital rights management). I’ve had several eReaders over the last two decades, and I always look for books that are DRM free when I buy, because then I know that – thanks to Calibre – I’ll have no trouble converting my purchase to another format if I need to.
Storm is my second novel, the story of Luke and Laurie falling in love on the magical islands of Haida Gwaii in British Columbia. Luke and Laurie have always had a special place in my heart, and the storm that drew them together symbolized many coastal adventures I’ve shared with my husband.
When I wrote Storm, I set the story on the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia, islands originally named after the wife of the British King George III without regard to the fact that the indigenous First Nations had already named their islands. In 2009 the province of British Columbia signed a historic reconciliation agreement with the Haida Nation, and the islands were renamed Haida Gwaii. Because the romance in Storm is so much a part of the heritage of Haida Gwaii, I wanted to bring the story forward into the 21st Century.
In bringing the islands forward to the present day, I’ve taken artistic license with regard to logging on Lyell Island. A few years after the book was originally published, a national park was established and the Gwaii Trust was given the task of managing the forests. Because logging itself is not central to the story, I’ve taken the artistic license of leaving the logging camp on Lyell Island
… Vanessa Grant
Synopsis of Storm – the Author’s Cut
She had become what others wanted – could he help her find herself?
Broadcaster Laurie Mather wanted desperately to be aboard Luke Lucas’s seaplane when he flew out on a search-and-rescue mission off the treacherous coast of northern British Columbia – for professional reasons, but also for deeply rooted personal reasons.But when she pressured Luke into accepting her presence, she had no idea that she was Luke’s private fantasy, a warm living voice he listened to on lonely flights – but one he had no desire to turn into reality.When Laurie succeeded in talking her way aboard Luke’s plane, her well-ordered life was changed forever.
In response to industry changes, I’ve made the following updates to Storyteller Academy’s course, Self-Publishing eBooks and Print on Demand Paperbacks – the Easy Way. STEP 6, NEW VIDEO: Getting Ready to Create a Print-on-Demand Paperback Cover STEP 7, ALL NEW CONTENT: Publish CreateSpace Print-on-Demand Paperback Publishing your Paperback – About ISBNs Setting up your … Continue reading “Course Updates! Self-Publishing eBooks and Print on Demand Paperbacks”
This video is an introduction to Storyteller Academy’s Brilliant Beginnings course – and the really good news is that the course is free while it’s under final development. Sign up for the Brilliant Beginnings course FREE! for non-expiring access to our brilliant beginnings course before the price goes up! Why would I give a … Continue reading “Multi-published authors explore secrets of Brilliant Beginnings”
10 effective writing tips for clear, powerful, and effective writing. In this video, I’m sharing 10 red flags that I look for when revising my writing, a list I’ve built up over the years, distilled from a combination of my own experience and others. The core is based on a little book I was given when I … Continue reading “10 tips for effective writing”
Welcome, Storytellers I’m thrilled to announce Storyteller Academy’s first course – Self Publishing eBooks and Print on Demand the Easy Way My introduction to eBooks came in 1998 when I bought a Rocket eBook handheld reader made by NovoMedia. My e-reader weighed at 22 ounces – just under a pound and a half . I … Continue reading “Self Publishing eBooks and Print on Demand the easy way”