Saturday, January 10, 2015

Book Discussion at the Santee Library was a Blast!

My library event went great! Thank you so much to everyone who came to talk about my Between Boyfriends Series and ask questions. I met a lot of nice readers and sold some books :)

Special thanks to Cheryl (pictured left) who organized the event and did a fantastic job getting the word out. We had a wonderful turnout.

Friday, December 19, 2014

WIN Heiress, P.I. and After the Rain by award-winning writers!

The best-selling YA cozy mystery Heiress, P.I. and the romantic comedy novel After the Rain are two of the funniest books I've ever read. And now you can win both! Heiress, P.I. is written by Readers' Choice Award Winner Amanda Mahan. After the Rain is by Jo Watson, winner of the Harlequin 'So You Think You Can Write' contest. Enter below. Please remember not to only hit "tweet" or "visit us." Follow all the directions for your entry to count.

Also, Heiress, P.I. will be on a super After Christmas sale of 99 cents starting 12/26!

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Watch the Heiress, P.I. trailer :) 
Watch the After the Rain trailer :)

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Passion Thief Giveaway!

Win your very own paperback copy of new women's fiction novel, The Passion Thief by Anne McCarthy Strauss through Also, check out her debut novel, A Medical Affair, always free with Kindle Unlimited.

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The Passion Thief by Anne McCarthy Strauss

The Passion Thief

by Anne McCarthy Strauss

Giveaway ends January 15, 2015.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Win 4 eBook Bundles for Christmas! That's 12 books!

You deserve something special this holiday season, so I created a fabulous giveway along with 3 talented authors at my publishing house.

One winner will receive a copy of my chick-lit ebook bundle The Between Boyfriends Collection. Also, the winner will get the paranormal romance hit the Immortal Rapture Collection by Lilian Roberts, the romantic mystery bundle by #1 best-selling author Angel Sefer, the Greek Isles Collection, and the contemporary romance trilogy (with bonus story) by Julie Farley, The New Ever After Collection.

That's 12 ebooks in total!

Enter after midnight on Dec. 11. Entering is easy and there is no purchase necessary. One lucky winner will be selected via Rafflecopter's random selection tool and will be notified on Christmas.

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Also, enter to WIN Heiress, P.I. and After the Rain, two hilarious books by award-winning authors. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Black Friday Sale!

For Black Friday I'm putting 2 of my books on sale! My chick lit novel Between Heartbreak and Happiness and my brand new romantic erotica novel Aching for You are both only $2.49 for Black Friday only. 

But that's not all. Because I talked 7 of my favorite authors into also putting one of their books on sale. Check out this list of amazing books at bargain prices:

Is This All There Is? by Patricia Mann
Deadly Secrets by Angel Sefer

The New Ever After by Julie Farley
Flirting With Magick by Leigh Bennett

Seducer Fey by Cullyn Royson

Heiress, P.I. by Amanda

A Medical Affair by Anne McCarthy Strauss

Friday, November 21, 2014

Book Signing at Santee Barnes & Noble

My second Barnes & Noble book signing, this time in Santee instead of La Mesa, was a lot of fun. Unlike last time, this signing was part of an all day author event. I got to chat with Majorie Hart and I finally got to meet USA Today best-selling author Jennifer Coburn! My Facebook friend and fellow author Jan Moran came out to visit. It was nice finally getting to meet her in person as well.

I also discovered that the community relations manager Fernando (pictured to the right) went to the same high school I did but was 1 year ahead of me. What a crazy coincidence. He also went back East for college like I did and experienced a rude awakening. "Oh, so this is what a thousand tons of snow looks like. And this is what frostbite feels like. Huh."

San Diego authors Sarka-Jonae, Jan Moran and Jennifer Coburn
All and all I sold some books, met some great new people from the community, and had a ton of fun. I've been invited back as well when my next book comes out, so stay tuned for more events coming soon :)

The Passion Thief Pre-order

Few things are as thrilling for true bookworms than paying for a pre-order and counting down the days until it's yours. Anne McCarthy Strauss' new women's fiction novel, The Passion Thief, is my latest obsession. The book launches on December 15, but right now it's only 99 cents! Word from the publisher is that price won't last past 12/15.

The Passion Thief

The tumble between the sheets can get a little stale and infrequent in some marriages. At least that’s what Betty Boomer tells herself at night, while Stan, her husband of two decades, snores upright on the couch. Emboldened by too much Chardonnay, she searches the Internet for her college boyfriend Michael, the proverbial one who got away. Memories of their youthful passion reignite a lust Betty thought had dried up long ago.
Michael responds to Betty’s cyber message, and temptation calls this globe-trotting freelance journalist. While Stan’s idea of excitement is staying up past ten o’clock on a Saturday night, Michael has evolved into a flashy Las Vegas casino manager with three ex-wives. Which man offers stimulation and which one brings monotony coupled with reliability is vividly clear.

Written with the yearning and struggle many women feel, Betty Boomer is not alone when she asks, “Is this all I need or should I take another shot at passion?” Author Anne McCarthy Strauss brings us her latest women’s fiction coupled with a large dose of romantic comedy and a dozen long-stemmed roses.

About Anne

Anne McCarthy Strauss is a writer of women's fiction. In 2013, Booktrope published her first novel, A Medical Affair, the story of a doctor who violates a sacred trust by having an affair with one of his patients. The Passion Thief, due out December 15, 2014, is a story about the one who got away. Strauss injects humor into the tragic situation of a woman torn between a boring marriage and her still-exciting first love. She keeps you guessing until the book's extraordinary ending.

Anne lives in upstate New York with her husband and their two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She has written for both consumer and trade magazines including Old House Journal, Waterfront Home & Design, Design Trade Magazine, Design New England, Distinction, Log Home Design Ideas and Florida Design Review. She has been a regular contributor to Martha's Vineyard Magazine and Vineyard Style.

She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA). Anne is hard at work on her next novel. When not writing, she's likely to be crafting, swimming, or walking her dogs. To learn more, visit her at:  

Monday, November 10, 2014

It's Swimming Home Time

It's been at least a year since I read Ruth Mancini's Swimming Upstream, a gripping and insightful work of literary women's fiction that left me feeling... well, it left me feeling something. Introspective maybe. But it's a feeling I don't get from a lot of books, and it's usually a sign that you've witnessed something important. 

Naturally, I want to dive back in and now I can with Swimming Home, the long-awaited sequel that looks even better than its predecessor. 

About Swimming Home

Lizzie’s life hasn’t exactly gone to plan. Eighteen years ago, she made the difficult decision to leave London for Paris to escape her best friend’s fiancĂ©, the man who’d attacked her and turned her world upside down. Secure in the belief that she and her daughter, Helena, are now safe from harm, Lizzie contemplates her future. But is the nightmare really over?

When the captivating Sky Donoghue comes along, pulling Helena into dangerous waters, Lizzie’s strength and judgement are put to the test. Just how far should she go to save her daughter? How far will she go to save herself?

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Be sure to get Swimming Upstream too!