Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Toys 4 Us....Coming Soon


If you are a follower of Facebook, Twitter, and the blogs out there, you might already know about the upcoming Toys 4 Us series. These ebooks (seven total) will be coming to ebook stores everywhere on November 1. Must admit that trying something new is often scary and this foray into self-publishing is exactly that for me. Dipping toes into uncharted waters here.

Toys 4 Us came to fruition during a long weekend retreat at Desiree Holt's place in the Texas Hill Country. Seven great friends got together and after bottle after bottle of chocolate wine and a rowdy sex toy party we hatched the idea to write Toys 4 Us. The series revolves around seven best friends of all ages and backgrounds who attend a 'toy' party and leave with their purchases stuffed into a pretty pink bag with the Toys 4 Us logo emblazoned on it. For each woman, finding just the right guy and just the right scenario to USE these toys becomes the goal.

Authors of the series, including myself, are Nicole Austin, Desiree Holt, Allie Standifer, Brenna Zinn, Samantha Cayto and Cerise Deland. Each book is hotter than a Texas summer and priced right at .99 each (for the first month only). I have to say it has been challenging. No, not the writing of the books. That was easy when compared to launching a project like this. Coordinating advertising, cover art, a website, promotional ads, finding very good editors, etc. has proved to be the real 'trick' but somehow we managed it all nicely. Maybe it is coming together so smoothly because we're all such great friends to begin with. Can't imagine doing a project like this where personalities rubbed the wrong way. Nope, I couldn't and wouldn't deal with that. We smilingly move through every project with loud agreement all the way around. Hmm. Think we should do this again sometime? I sure do.

Want to learn more about the series and the fabulous contest to win a Kindle Fire? Head over to our beautiful website and learn more.
http://toys4usbooks.wordpress.com/

24 comments:

Amber Skyze said...

Congrats, it sounds like a fun series. I'm sure all the books will be HAWT! Looking forward to reading them. :)

Harlie Reader said...

Congratulations on the new venture. Don't worry...it will do very well for yall.

Molly Daniels said...

Yay for the new series! Looking forward to this!!!

Margie said...

Is it November 1st yet? I can't wait to get to read this series. I am so glad the seven of you got together to produce it.

Margie

Regina Carlysle said...

Thanks Amber. Excited and FRIGHTENED all at once.

Regina Carlysle said...

I hope so, Harlie!

Regina Carlysle said...

Thanks Molly! It has been a really FUN project so I'm keeping fingers crossed that everyone likes the stories as much as we do.

Regina Carlysle said...

HAHHA. Thanks Margie. The countdown begins. Keep thinking I've forgotten to DO something.

Dalton Diaz said...

Wow! You bet I'll be there on 11/1. And how did I know it was chocolate wine? Hmmm.

Mai said...

Congrats ladies, these look awesome! Can't wait to get all of them :)

elaing8 said...

Congratulations on the new series.It sounds really good. Love the new web site for it too.

Elece said...

Big congrats to you and the other fine ladies!! I'm super excited for them to release, and will be snatching them up ASAP!! A girl's gotta have her edumacational smexiness!!! XOXO

Eileen said...

It is so cool to hear that you guys wanted to write a series like this! Congrats on the venture! Looking forward to Nov 1st!

Regina Carlysle said...

DD did you get to try some at Romanticon??? NUMMY NUMMY.

Regina Carlysle said...

Thanks Mai! We're so excited! Hope you like them.

Regina Carlysle said...

Elaing8...Nic Austin designed it. Isn't she fabulous? She did all the covers, promotional graphics and the website.

Regina Carlysle said...

Yep. Lots of smexy in those stories, Elece!

Regina Carlysle said...

Thanks Eileen! We just love each other so much and doing it was so much fun that we're hoping to do another.

Nicole Austin said...

I'm ready to play! :D

Cari Quinn said...

Woot! Can't wait for these stories! I tried my first self-pubbing venture this year with an anthology with 3 friends and can't wait to do more. It's a lot of fun. :) Best of luck, Regina!

Regina Carlysle said...

Me too, Nic, and it's always so fun to play with friends. SNORT.

Regina Carlysle said...

Thanks Cari! We fumbled around a lot with this in the beginning.But I think we're getting the hang of it.

Jan Springer said...

Sounds absolutely delicious!!

Sherry said...

I know I'm late but I love you ladies, and you can't do anything but succeed. With your talent I'm sure you'll be absolute hits

Love ya,
Sherry