Saturday, February 8, 2014

Sign Up for Audible and Get a Free Audio Copy

Picture Listen to Dark Persuasion for free! Charlotte, Patrick, Rupert, and everyone else come alive as the story is acted out by the talented Lorna Bennett from London.

With Audible, the first book is free, then one book a month for $14.95.  Sign up for an ideal introduction to Audible

It's a great way to hear your favorite stories.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Audio Version for Dark Persuasion is Released!

I'm happy to report that the audio version for Dark Persuasion has been released on the sites listed below.  A heartfelt thank you to my narrator from London, Lorna Bennett, who brought the story to life.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Made Best Seller and Audio Update

Last week I did some paid advertising on eReader News Today and it shoved Dark Persuasion on Amazon up into the best sellers list in the following categories.

Books > Romance > Historical > Victorian
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Historical Romance > Victorian

Lorna Bennett, who is recording the audio, has finished twenty-two chapters. The book is fantastic! She is a very talented artist.  Click on her name and read her bio on IMDb.

I will keep you advised as the release for audio draws here.  Hearing the characters come alive through voice acting is fantastic and a wonderful experience.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Dark Persuasion is Coming to Audio

Audio?  Yes, audio!  I'm so excited to report that Dark Persuasion is currently in production and should be released February 2014.  My narrator is from London and has a wonderful voice with a British accent.  Stay tuned for more information!  

The audio version will be available for sale on Amazon Audible and iTunes.


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Dark Persuasion Made Amazon Best Seller List

Dark Persuasion made the best seller list on July 25th on Amazon and crawled to #4 over the next few days.  Here are the categories and rankings:
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #293 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
    • #4 in Books > Romance > Historical
    • #8 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Romance > Historical Romance
Thank you everyone!  You made a dream come true.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Blog Book Tour Coming Up

I will be doing a two-week promo tour stopping at 45 blogs over a 14-day window thanks the CBL Book Tours.  As I get closer to the date, I'll post the blogs I'll be visiting.  

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Dark Persuasion Wins Award

Yesterday I was informed that Dark Persuasion came in as a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards for 2012. The official "award statement" is as follows:
Award-Winning Finalist in the 'Fiction: Romance' category of The 2012 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News 
The list of official winners/finalists can be found at USA Best Book Awards.  

To be recognized as an independent publisher is wonderful, especially when I competed against authors from big-named traditional publishing houses.  Over 1500 entries were received from mainstream and independent publishers, which were then narrowed down to over 400 winners and finalists. Entries were judged by a panel of industry judges with extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise. Needless to say, I'm stoked!

Of course, every book I write contains the help of many friends and professionals. My beta readers who give me feedback are invaluable, as well as my two main editors, and Robin Ludwig, my graphic artist who did the stunning cover design.  Also, I must thank Jimmy Thomas, the male model on the cover, from for the stunning pose of Patrick and Charlotte.

I guess I'll keep writing!

Cheerfully yours!
Vicki Hopkins

Monday, August 13, 2012

Five Star Review from NightOwl Romance

Okay, I'm stoked. I woke up depressed this morning about all the work I put into my books wondering if I really want to continue writing.  Really...I did. 

Then later this morning I get an email from NightOwl Romance that the review to my book, Dark Persuasion, was published.  Suddenly, I was smiling again.  Five Stars - ***** - Top Pick Award. 

I guess I will keep writing!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Final Cover for Dark Persuasion Print Version

Finally, Dark Persuasion is at the printers.  A proof is being generated. As soon as I receive a copy and have a chance to swoon over handsome Jimmy Thomas aka Patrick Rochester on the cover, I'll take the next step. I need to make sure the interior has no glaring errors. Once I do, I'll sign off.  A few days later it will be up on Amazon and flying around the world on other venues.  I'll release the Kindle version when Amazon lists the print version.  As a reminder, the eBook version is for sale now on B&N, iTunes, Diesel, Sony, and Kobo.

Thank you for your patience. This book is dear to my heart, for some reason, and I want to make sure I've given my readers an enjoyable few hours of fantasy.