Newsletter day is changing!

Okay, guys, I’ve been thinking about doing this for a long time and the email for the monthly subscribers has rolled around, so I’m doing it. I’m going to change the day I’m sending my newsletter.

I’ve been doing it on the weekends for ages and it’s just not working for me. I’ve been thinking about how to word this and I want to preface it with the fact that writing and sending the newsletter to you guys is still one of my favourite parts of the week.

For those who don’t know, though, I work a full-time “day job” as well as having a family, and sending the newsletter on the weekend has been causing some issues for me.

Partially, it’s because I’ve committed to updating Sebastian weekly and I hate sending the newsletter without doing that. If work is crazy and I don’t get the chance to write that chapter during the week, then the weekend would be when I would get to do it. When that happens, I have to write the chapter as well as my newsletter and it’s super time-consuming and takes away from time I can spend with my boys.

So, I’m going to start sending my newsletter on a Tuesday. This way, I will have all weekend to write my Sebastian chapter and I can write my newsletter on Monday night after I get home from work.

I hope that’s okay with you guys, it’ll mean the next newsletter after this one will be on the 1st of September, and then weekly on a Tuesday after that.

All that being said, let’s get into the books! Because the next newsletter is now going to be in September, I’m including all the giveaways that are ending in August, since this will be your last chance to get them. 😘

As always, once I’ve told you about books, we’ll dive into the Cruise Control world for all the latest news from this week.

– Sian


Oh, I was so excited to join this giveaway. There are only 25 books in it, but the theme is books with musical characters in them.

Obviously, I’ve got The Album in there, but there’s lots of other rock band books in it.

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This BookFunnel giveaway has 96 romance books in it. Lots of awesome books that are free to download.

I forget what book I got when I first sent this one out…I think we can all just safely assume that, knowing me, it had the word “billionaire” in the title. 😏

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This one is for books that are in Kindle Unlimited. There are 174 books in this promotion which is, you know…a lot of books.

They’re all in KU, but can also be purchased on Amazon if you don’t have a subscription.

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Another big BookFunnel giveaway. This one has 141 books in it, which is still mighty impressive, I think.

Lots of books to check out that are heavy on the steam…

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Last of the BookFunnel promotions that are ending on August 31st is this one, which has 149 books that are in Kindle Unlimited.

I’m noticing from linking all of these are once, today, that in some of these giveaways, there’s a repetition of books (stands to reason, since my book is in all of them).

I mean, there are different books in all of them, but I’m going to try to look harder at what books are in these giveaways when I’m joining them in the future.

I’ve been trying to do a mixture of types for you guys, so some that are giveaways, some that are KU, and some that are sales promotions.

I don’t want to do ones that are too repetitive, because I’m trying to find good content for you guys, so I’ll really make an effort to get into the best promotions I can.

Major props to the longtime subscribers who have stuck with me while I’ve learned the ropes of this author thing. In the beginning, I joined all sorts of random promotions because I had no clue what I was doing.

I’m getting there, guys! 😘

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All my life, I’d always been regarded as a calm person, a lady who was hardly ever considered defiant. In fact, some would even go so far as to conclude that I’m an old-school sort of gal. One who took the stance that being intimate with your co-worker was a huge taboo.

Never in a million years would I have expected that I’d want to break that taboo for the first time in my life, and with my vindictive new boss no less. Only problem was, like me, the billionaire heir has a never mix business with pleasure policy. If this game of denial continued, one of us would surely burn.

Subtle Defiance is An Elite Billionaire Romance story which features alpha billionaire Jake Dankwood and his curvy, subtle-but-defiant assistant.

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Emma Saunders is a college student in her final year, known for her impeccable cooking skills. She lives with her best friend, Melanie, and their cat, Shona. She’s a romantic at heart, and her want for a novel-type love has kept her single for the longest time.

She believes she is waiting for Mr. Right until she crosses paths with Diego Rivera, a billionaire bachelor, the talk of the town. A man who was easily misunderstood as an arrogant womanizer who couldn’t keep the vows he made with his ex-wife, Claire.

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Reverb tells the epic story of six young and adventurous students who get to relive the first day of their no holds barred, holiday to the hedonistic party haven of Magaluf over and over and over again.

This book is full of twists and turns that will always keep you guessing as to what could possibly befall our Ill-fated adventurers next as they not only find out more about the world around them, as they venture hundreds and hundreds of miles away from the schoolyard but also truly discover more about themselves through their journey of a thousand lifetimes.

Expect Sun, Sex and Sangria all mixed in with EDM, even more Sex and Narcotics. You won’t want to miss out on this whirlwind of an adventure that will leave you craving for more and more and more…

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This has been a surprisingly chill week. I actually got on top of things at my day job, which meant less late nights at work, and more time to get things done.

I didn’t do a huge amount of writing, though, so I’ll try to focus on that a bit more this week since everything else is a bit less hectic.


I’ve finished chapter six and it sits at 31,113 words, now. Obviously, I haven’t added a huge amount to it. I think that I’m aware at the back of my brain that this is about to start getting emotionally draining to write.

Time to put my big girl panties on and just plow through it, embrace Gabriel’s pain, and hopefully do their story justice. I will say that I think Ariana is a lot more likable from Gabriel’s point of view.

We don’t get all of her endless insecurity, just Gabriel’s take on the things she says and does. It’s very interesting to see how he perceives it, that’s for sure.


Teeny tiny update for this one. I haven’t heard back from the narrator since the updated extended sample was uploaded, but writing this was a good reminder to log in and send her a message to ask what’s up…logged in and sent. Gold star for me being productive. 😝

Here’s hoping I hear back, soon. Yay!


So, this is with the editor, which is great. She’s going to send me weekly updates because it’s such a beastly book that it’ll give me time to review as she goes along so that I can get it moved on to the proofreader quickly.

I’ve been listening to this as a low-key audiobook this week. I use the Voice Dream app to do this, it was expensive AF to get at first, but I have no regrets because I use it SO much and it helps me find typos/how some sentences can sound weird when spoken aloud.

Guys, it’s so good and I can’t wait for you all to read it. More importantly, I can’t wait for you to eventually read The Stalker and see how the entire series ends. Gah!  It’s going to be awesome.

Anyway, the pre-order is up, now. If you pre-order it, let me know so that I can add you to the list of people who are getting the extra chapter from Sebastian’s point-of-view, early. You can find it by clicking this link.


Final update for this week, yes, there’s a new Sebastian chapter. Chapter 17 – Totally A Band is up now. I need to outline the rest of the book. I know vaguely what’s going to happen, but I need to plan it out so that I have more structure for the rest of it.

I think that I write better with an outline. So far, for this book, I knew what was happening because it was following a structure while they were at camp. But they’re going to go home to Chicago, soon, so I need more of a plan besides just, “I CAN’T WAIT FOR SEBASTIAN TO MEET HEATHER IN PERSON!” 😏

If you haven’t read any of this yet, the YA novel is currently free to read on Wattpad and you can find it here.

That’s all from me, today. I hope you enjoyed the newsletter and you’re okay with the change of day. I’ll talk to you again on the 1st and in the meantime, happy reading!

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