Two novels of mine were released in 2013. A new novel Strangers was released in eBook format and it can be purchased as a paperback on Amazon.com. My novel, SIN was also released in eBook format in mid 2013. SIN was my first published novel and it introduced the characters, Nedra Davis and Sinclair Reasoner, a most unlikely couple who proved to be soulmates. The novel was also the first one in my Sin Series of romance suspense novels. Readers can find SIN ($2.99) available in multiple Ebook formats on Smashbooks.com @ http://smashwords.com/b/337141 or on Amazon.com. CLICK on the brand new SIN book cover below and it will carry you to a purchase site.
I'm working on several new novels one of which will be released in 2014, if not both. Someone Like Me, is a rags to riches love story set in Stillwaters, the ficitional town first introduced in my novel by the same name. The other novel I'm working on is a sequel to the romantic suspense novel, Strangers. I think I've got a title that I'll reveal later, but rest assured that it starts with the letter S. Readers have been emailing asking for some resolution to the storyline in Strangers that features the mysterious Mr. Hardman and I've heard their pleas. I'll put updates on this blog as work on these novels progresses.
SIN is available in Ebook format FREE on SMASHWORDS.COM
from MARCH 2-8th ONLY!
HERE’S THE SYNOPSIS FOR SIN
Reverend Nedra Davis is the dynamic leader of one of the most progressive churches in the San Francisco Bay Area. Renowned for her innovative fight against drugs in her community, Nedra is the soul of propriety, avoiding scandal at all cost. She is a woman always in control—until Sin comes into her life.
Sinclair Reasoner looks as though he stepped off of a magazine cover. Strikingly handsome, can Sin be the answer to a minister’s prayer? When he and Nedra first meet, they resist the attraction, but the fire between them ignites. They have each found their soul mate, but a disturbing secret threatens their utopia. Unknown to Nedra, Sinclair Reasoner is involved in the drug trade.
ALSO read the information about my other SIN SERIES NOVELS.
Shocked by her hostility, James is no less wary of Dana, especially when he discovers her connection to his sworn enemy, Sinclair Reasoner—a man whom he has sworn to kill on sight.
As events threaten to spiral out of control, the attraction between Dana and James grows, but lurking in the shadows is another stranger. He is a man who holds the answers to secrets that are too explosive to reveal. Yet, his sinister presence is destined to lead to love, redemption and revenge.
STRANGERS ($2.99) is available for purchase in multiple ebook formats and readable on virtually any ebook reading device at Smashwords @ http://smashwords.com/books/view/304807Click on the STRANGERS book cover or the link above and read a free sample of the novel
STRANGERS is also available for purchase in ebook format ($2.99) and in paperback ($8.99) on Amazon.com.
Of course SECRETS remains available for purchase. Read Secrets and Strangers together and be ready for a few surprises!
As the relationship between Nedra and Adam heats up and the tension between Sinclair and his wife escalates, secrets are revealed that can heal and that can kill. The key to the survival for each of them is recognizing the difference.
Secrets is available for purchase in multiple eBook formats and readable on virtually any ebook reading device at Smashwords @ http://smashwords.com/b/209925 . It's also available on Amazon.com in eBook format ($1.99) and as a paperback.($8.99). .
Readers can purchase SWEET SACRIFICE on Smashwords as an ebook at the reduced price of .99 cents!
Clink on this link, http://smashwords.com/books/view/146760
or go to the Sweet Sacrifice book cover to your right at the bottom of the page.
Paperback copies of Sweet Sacrifice are available for purchase on my website at www.crystalrhodes.com. Read the blurbs and tidbits about this and my other books below.
Bold and brassy, Sash Adams is an unemployed recent law school graduate struggling to raise her young brother, Sweet, alone. To her shock and surprise her brother is abducted and the kidnappers demand the ransom for him from a complete stranger, media mogul, Brandon Plaine. The two polar opposite personalities are forced to form a dangerous alliance in order to assure her brother's safe return.
Tidbit: In Sweet Sacrifice, Brandon Plaine is introduced as Sinclair Reasoner’s best friend.
Tidbit : Brandon and Sash appear in most of the Sin Series storylines, and make an appearance in Small Sensations. Brandon and Sash play an important part in my upcoming book release, Secrets.
Meanwhile, for those who would like to familiarize or reacquaint themselves with the books in the Sin Series continue reading and find out which characters were introduced in which books, as well as other tidbits:
Tidbit #1: The novel, Sin , introduces readers to Nedra’s best friends, Carla and Sharon, as well as two young boys, Colin and Trevor Johnson, who become pivotal in the lives of Nedra and Sinclair. Each of these characters appears in other books in the Sin Series.
Tidbit #2: I wrote the storyline for Sin as the result of my observation that over the years the national scandals that have revolved around ministers, have all involved male ministers, and not female ministers. I figured that was because women who lead religious flocks are held to a higher standard by their congregations, and especially by the women. We’re can often be harder on members of our own gender. I have also observed that what a man can get away with—even though he might claim to be a man of God—would never be tolerated if a woman committed the same offense, especially if she was a very attractive woman. That started the ball rolling in developing what turned out to be Sin. Maybe I can suggest that book clubs that read Sin might want to use some of my observations for discussion.
Tidbit #1: All of the Reasoner’s friends and family make an appearance in this novel, including Nedra’s dynamic mother, Marva Davis.
Tidbit #2: This was the easiest book that I’ve ever written. I used no notes or outline; literally every word just came to me as I sat at the computer. I knew the characters so well that I knew exactly what to write.
SINGING A SONG…
Tidbit #1: This story introduces a man of mystery named Moody Waters, who will prove to be full of surprises.
Tidbit #2: The book title is from a song titled Singing a Song for You. It was sung by The Temptations on an album by the title A Song for You.
Tidbit #1: Brandon and Sash from Sweet Sacrifice make an appearance in this story, but its connection to the other books in the series is minimal.
Tidbit #2: I wrote this book because of the growing number of very young grandmothers I’ve encountered. I think that most people would agree that grandmothers aren’t what they used to be. In addition, I am fascinated by societal class differences and this book touches on that subject. I’ll examine the subject closer in future novels.
Tidbit #1: In this storyline Ray uncovers some very crucial information about someone very important in the lives of two important characters in the Sin series.
Tidbit #2: I hate this book cover. I had no clue what it looked like until I saw it on Amazon.com. Can you believe that this book is about a woman in her 50s and her younger lover? I just saw these two models on one of romance writer Frances Ray’s book covers! By the way, this book title is taken from the saying “Still waters run deep”, which definitely describes the members of this family.
Tidbit #3: I’ll be launching a Stillwaters family book series in the future, but more about that later.