Launching Rock*It Reads!!

It’s here!  The launch day of Rock*It Reads, the exciting new project I’ve been working on with a group of fabulous writers whose names you will surely recognize.  Here’s the scoop:

Rock*It Reads is a group of New York-published authors who are also self-publishing romance.  We’re not a publisher—more like a coop or a brand, and we’ve made a commitment to put out only high-quality self-published works.  No second best at Rock*It Reads!  Our RIR logo, featured at the top of this post, will appear on the covers of all our self-published books.  It’s our ‘seal of quality’  and our commitment to readers that we care as much about writing great stories as you do about reading them.

My Rock*It Read partners are:  Pamela Clare, Cheryl Holt, Elisabeth Naughton, Monica Burns, Kris Kennedy, Margo Maguire, Lila DiPasqua, Sharon Page, Joan Swan, and Mia Marlowe.  What a lineup of talent, eh?  I’m thrilled and honored to be included in this group.

For all the details and a list of our books, please stop by our beautiful new Rock*It Reads website.  We’ve got gorgeous covers and some of the best-indie published romance on the market.  I know you won’t be disappointed with the fantastic selection of books we’ve already got listed.

In fact, I’ve got a new book up this week, all bright and shiny for the RIR launch.  It’s called Hot Number, and it’s another one of the sexy contemporary romances I write with my hubby under the pen name of VK Sykes.

In Hot Number, a geeky math professor determined to have a wild week in Las Vegas soon runs into trouble with a hard-nosed but very sexy casino security chief.  The ensuing mayhem leads to a whole lot of fun and romance.  I love this book, and my husband and I had a great time writing it.  For more details, check out my VK Sykes website.

But, wait!  There’s more news.  The Rock*It Reads gang will also be doing a twice-a-month column with Barnes & Noble, which will spotlight indie-published romance.  We’ll help you sort through the tidal wave of books to find the quality reads that really stand out.  The column is called Love Rocks and it launches April 23, 2012, at Barnes & Noble

Now you know the scoop, so drop on by the Rock*It Reads website and let us fill up your Nook, Kindle, cellphone, or e-reader with all the best in indie romance.  I guarantee you won’t regret it!

And for my visitors to the blog today, I’ll be giving away three copies of Hot Number to celebrate its release.  Just tell me what books you’re looking forward to reading this month – three people who comment will win a copy of my new book!

21 thoughts on “Launching Rock*It Reads!!”

  1. I am looking forward to Gabi Stevens’ “Wishful Thinking.” Her Time of Transition series is about fairy godmothers coming into their power. It is fantastic!


  2. So many to choose from….Im going to try a new author for me. I think that I will try Elisabeth Naughton. Ive been told that I will love her.

  3. Congrats to you all, Vanessa!! I love the whole idea of RIR idea/concept! The website is great, very informative and easy to navigate. 🙂
    I am looking forward to a lot of books this month. Elisabeth’s are at the top of my list! I am currently reading Joan’s book Fever and loving it!
    I have already ordered a few RIR books from several authors including you. 😉

  4. I’m looking forward to reading Sweet Addiction by Maya Banks. I just bought the Kindle version but haven’t been able to dive in yet.

  5. I have Vicky Dreiling’s arc How To Ravish A Rake sitting beside comp. And also have Maya’s Sweet Addiction on Kindle *smiles* Thinking I’m gonna love me some Rock*It Reads!! Congrats to all on the launch!

  6. Congrats on your new release. I’m looking forward to reading About That Night by Julie James, The Duke’s Perfect Wife by Jennifer Ashley and At Your Pleasure by Meredith Duran.

  7. So many great books are being released this month, my top picks are Undone by Lila DiPasqua, Alien Diplomacy by Gini Koch and Under His Protection by Karen Erickson.

    Congratulations on your release Vanessa, sounds like a delicious read, it goes on my wishlist! 😉


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