Wednesday, February 21, 2018

New Release Announcement

New Release Announcement!


Hello dearest readers! 

I've just released a new novel, and launched a new series that I can't wait to tell you about. The Shadowlyte Shifters Saga will introduce you to the siblings of the Warwick family. They live in London in 1886 and they have abilities that will aid them in the adventures to come. The first book, Dogs of War, brings us to the darkest streets of the London slums, where children are disappearing. Chase Warwick, Alpha of the Shadowlyte Clan, has been tasked with finding the perpetrators by the Queen herself. When he meets Katryn O'Malley, a woman who somehow managed to escape the evil men he's looking for, he knows she can help lead him to his quarry. But, Katryn interests both him and his wolf, and she's a bit more than Chase bargained for!

This book was so much fun to write. It took me from the upscale Shadowlyte Manse, home to the Warwick family, all the way to the slums of Spitalfields. There's excitement, adventure, and of course LOVE. 

Chase has 3 siblings who were adopted by his father in his travels around the world. Wang Lei and Li Na are twins from the mountains of Northern China and Kamil is a golden Jackal from the deserts of the Middle East. We will get to know more about these three in the series, I promise!

I look forward to hearing from readers about this series. I hope they enjoy reading it as much  as I enjoyed writing it. There's nothing better than a thrilling mystery, a steamy love story, and the dark shadowy world of Victorian London!

Join me there now in Dogs of War.

Get your copy today at all retailers!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Podcast Episode 59: 2018 Goals




Focus on Fantasy Romance Podcast: Goals for 2018


Podcast Hosts:
Elle Clouse
AR DeClerck
Electra Gajdos
Paulina Woods
Ishabelle Torry (absent)


The ladies of the podcast discuss their goals for 2018 and reminisce about the goals they met (or didn't meet) for 2017.



Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018



The Future is Now

Good morning, adventurers! We made it to 2018! There's something about the beginning of a new year that breathes new life into us old, tired humans. I know that 2017 was a challenging year for myself, and for many of the wonderful people I know. I am going into 2018 hoping that we can weather the storms, stand tall against the barrage, and still be standing when we ring in 2019. 

There's a great feeling of freedom for me as I start 2018. I am free of all the expectations I set for myself in previous years. I know the landscape of publishing, and writing, and I know what I have to do to make myself happy in it. I have some plans in place for the coming year, and whether I succeed or fail, I will know that I chose my own path and made my own way in this crazy world. 

What the heck am I planning, you ask! Well, I told everyone back in the fall that my new focus is punk genres, and I've held true to that statement thus far. I have plans to write more stories in the Icarus Kane world, and I've started a really interesting dark noir, Gothic, steampunk shifters series called Shadowlyte Shifters Saga. This is a bit of Penny Dreadful meets Sherlock Holmes, with some romance, of course! I really hope readers enjoy it. I've also got a Radish exclusive series of cozy mysteries set in 1930s Illinois (The Franny Calico Mysteries) that I think readers will enjoy. So 2018 is shaping up to be a fun one for me.

READERS! What do you want to see more of from me in 2018? Comment below to tell me. I'm dying to know!

I wanted to wrap up this post with a special announcement. Bound to You is currently ON SALE for 0.99 for a very short time. This is a chance for readers who haven't met Jacks and Lia to get their chance at a reduced price. I wrote Bound with the idea that everyone is special, but Jacks is a little more special than most. To be honest, he's one of my favorite heroes and I hope you think so, too! 

So, 2018, I'm raising my glass to you and to my fabulous readers. There's nothing I want more than to end 2018 with more great stories to tell. 

~AR






Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Podcast Episodes 56 & 57 AUTHOR INTERVIEWS


Focus on Fantasy Romance Podcast: Episodes 56 & 57


The ladies of the podcast and I interview Monica Enderle Pierce and Anna Lowe!












As always, please like, comment and share the podcast to keep us bringing you great content!
Go to the  Focus on Fantasy Romance Blog and leave a question for the authors to be entered for a chance to win a free e-book!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Podcast: Catching Up On the Podcast Episodes 53, 54 & 55

Focus on Fantasy Romance Podccast


Podcast hosts:
AR DeClerck
Elle Clouse
Electra Gajdos
Ishabelle Torry
Paulina Woods

Please watch, like, comment and share the podcast to keep us on the air! We discuss books, genre and our geeky lives each week, bringing you the best of fantasy romance!

Episode 53: Interview with JM Butler





Episode 54: Interview with Melisse Aires




Episode 55: Binge Reads and Faves






Find the podcast blog at www.focusonfantasyromance.wordpress.com

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Radish Application Platform: HELLO RADISH!


AR DeClerck Loses Publisher; Goes Wide; Joins Radish


A lot has happened for me in the last few weeks and I wanted to share it with you all now that things have calmed down a bit. As many of you might already know (especially if you follow me on social) I have gained a rights reversion for all my backlist from my publisher Nevermore/Raven's Seduction Press. There was no big drama surrounding the request, simply that I'm ready to take the reigns on my own publishing career and it was time. I remain friends with everyone at the publishing house and wish all their authors the best of luck. It was definitely a great way for me to learn the ropes and begin building my platform without all the stress of doing everything myself. 

Now that I've regained the rights to the books, I've decided to pull out of KU with all the titles. There are many reasons for this decision, and I'm sorry for anyone who enjoyed reading my books in KU. Basically, it's a good time for me to spread my wings as an author and to allow readers on all platforms to find me and read my books if they'd like to do so. All of my backlisted titles are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Tolino and many are available for your local library to order if you'd prefer to do that. 

Another super exciting thing I'm doing right now is putting my books up on a reading app called RADISH. Radish is an app for iPhone and Android that allows readers to read chapters of work, and pay coins to unlock the next chapters. It's ideal for readers with limited time to read, and those who love serialized work. I've started with Desolation and Redshift up on the platform right now, and the others will follow soon. If Radish sounds interesting to you, you can access it HERE.


I've updated all the buy links on my BOOK LINKS PAGE and you can find all the books by clicking the link under the description. It will take you to the Books2Read page where you can choose whatever retailer interests you the most. I am hoping that at some point I can also launch on Google Play for readers who prefer to read on Google Books. I have an account there, myself, and love it when authors are able to release there. 

As always, I am planning to keep writing great books for everyone to read. Radish will feature an EXCLUSIVE DecoPunk Murder Mystery series, The Franny Calico Mysteries. If you like murder mysteries set in 1930s-40s then you'll love Franny and all her hijinx. I'd recommend downloading the Radish app if you'd like to read the first Franny mystery for free. Murder and Mistletoe will release on Radish on December 8, 2017!

So, that's all my news. WHEW! A lot has changed for me in the last month. I am forever grateful to my publisher for all their support as we part ways. My readers; you are keeping me going! Remember, reviews are like coffee for authors. We NEED fresh infusions regularly! As always, the Focus on Fantasy Romance podcast continues. I've been a bit lax posting the podcasts on the blog but I'll catch up, I promise! 

Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and through my newsletter anytime. You can get new release emails via Amazon or through Books2Read

Please join me on any of the above platforms and find out what's coming next!

~AR

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Podcast Episode 52: Nano Et Al


                                                                                                                                                                           


Focus on Fantasy Romance Podcast 

Episode 52

NanoWrimo & Other Junk

In which the ladies of the podcast discuss NaNoWriMo, and a whole lot of other off-topic stuff. As we do!
Enjoy!


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