virtual signing

Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to submit orders for signed paperbacks. You can find details about prices and shipping at the form page.

All of the submitted orders will be processed this weekend and shipped once Cecilia is back to California next week.




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843x403 BlogTourJan2014 NEW

The Countermeasure Series authors and characters are out on tour starting this Monday. We'll pop by several blogs and review sites with brand new interviews and blog posts. The tour was organized by Reading by The BookCheck out each participant blog for the posts, giveaways and more.

Countermeasures Blog Tour Stops

Jan 27
I Heart Books 
BeanieBrain Reader

Jan 28
Spreading the Word 
Zita's Dream Reads 
Wicked Readings by Tawania 
Foxylutely Book Reviews 

Jan 29
Elodie Parkes Erotic Romance 
The Ruthin Trilogy Romance Book Blog 

Jan 30
Becca Anne's Book Reviews 
Stories and Swag 

Jan 31
Twinsie Talk Book Blog 

We hope to see you there!

Chris & Ceci

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Wanted Poster

Are you a book hoarder? Do you have a BIG one-click addiction? Have you downloaded books only because they were free and never had the time to check them all out let alone read them all? If you are like us, you probably answered yes to all of the above. Since its release, Countermeasure has been downloaded more than 31,000 times from Amazon alone. Are you one of the more of 31,000 readers who have downloaded Countermeasure in the past, and yet have not gotten to it or simply lost sight of the title in your vast library?

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843x403 2014NewYear

We usually don't do big fanfare at the closing of each year, but 2013 was a year filled with challenges as well as great high points for us, so we are tackling a short year in review.

We won't dwell on the negative aspects of the changing landscape for indie publishers. Independent publishing is a revolving hamster wheel for most who choose to take that path. We knew the rewards and responsibilities involved with the business when we jumped in this crazy endeavor and two full years later we still vouch for it. The many personal challenges each of us faced through the year were trying and some have caused setbacks, including a huge delay in our next release, but they also taught us patience and humility. They gave us the knowledge that, if we work hard enough and put our hearts into our stories, those stories will touch our readers' so deeply, they will wait and welcome the next book into the world when the time comes.

The highlights, no matter how small they may seem to some, were cherished and celebrated openly and noisily because every small success counts (and because we enjoy surrounding ourselves with positive energy as much as possible). Here are some of them:

  • The year started with Countermeasure winning the 2012 Book of the Year award from The TBR Pile book review blog;
  • Following Countermeasure's footsteps, To Russia with Love received the indiePENDents Seal of Good Writing;
  • Countermeasure received the 2013 Golden Level award in the Romantic Suspense category from the Reader's Choice;
  • Countermeasure reached a HUGE milestone, having been downloaded more than 32,000 times across all platforms;
  • Our facebook pages (C&C and Countermeasure) received over 15,000 likes combined;
  • Last but not least, we made fantastic new friends through our stories and had great laughs with them all.

So, as we continue to follow the indie path into a new year, we'll use the challenges and difficulties as lessons and the successes as encouragement for what lies ahead. We hope to have many celebration-worthy moments (be it big or small) to share with our growing Countermaniac family.


Chris & Cecilia


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If you've received a bookmark like the one below in a convention bag in the last 6 months and the bookmark has a printed code on the back for a free download of Countermeasure from Smashwords, please contact us directly for redemption as Countermeasure is no longer available for download through Smashwords.

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