Angst Duet. Rock Star Duet. What else?

A love triangle – A resolution – A love triangle – A resolution. That’s the pattern the Beautiful series follows. While each book can be read as a standalone, it’s best read with its companion. Struggle+Forever, Melody+Rock, Star+Taste, Danger+Destination.

As promised when I first started re-writing the Beautiful Series, I’m re-releasing them all at 99cents so those of you who’ve read the series before can re-visit the characters and enjoy the masses of extra content I’ve added to each book. Rock is releasing on August 14th, and that has over 20,000 new words in it. The relationship is a thousand times more intense than it was the first time around, and honestly, I’m thinking I’m super in love with our Hero (who shall remain nameless for those who haven’t read Melody).

To take advantage of the discounted price (and to buy on retailers other than amazon) you need to grab your copy by release day. After the 14th, the price will go up to $4.99 and the book will enter the Kindle Unlimited program.

beautiful series update

I’ve also got Star available for preorder as well. That one follows on from Rock and introduces a new love triangle for you involving a movie star and a celebrity chef. You can preorder via all retailers until September 18.

Star 2019

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Beautiful Series Revamp Q&A

(If you follow me on facebook, you’ll already know this. But if you’re here looking for answers, you’ve come to the right place.)

Where did all the old books go?  I’ve taken them down. :cue the gasps: That’s right. The entire eleven book series has been pulled from retailers to undergo a massive makeover.

What kind of makeover? New covers. New content. I’m stripping them back to their bare bones, adding scenes, taking them away; in some cases the ending has even changed. The current eleven books will and novellas will be combined into eight titles. They still have the same heart, and the characters are the same; you’ll just get more insight and more time with them.

Why are you doing this?  I was struggling to get my head back into the series to write the final book and novellas. So, I went back and read through the series to help with that. I realised that not only is the series outdated, but it isn’t representative of my writing ability anymore (of course, I wrote the first book almost a decade ago). I needed to up my game on a series that tends to be a reader’s introduction to my work and I wanted to celebrate these characters who are the reason I have a career. The Beautiful Series was my very first foray into the world of romantic fiction, and I want their stories to be the best they can be before I write the final book and close the lid on this long-running series for good.

It’s ending? WTF? Yeah. I know it sucks. It’s hard to say goodbye. But it’s time. It’s been going since 2012. The characters will always exist in the Lilli-verse (Katrina makes an appearance in Never Again, Paige makes an appearance in the Drawn Series, and Lisa pops up with Perry in the Entwined series) so they’ll show up again. It’s not goodbye forever.

How long is this going to take? As it stands, the series will be complete by  the end of  this year. I’m waiting to hear back from my editor to make dates official, but I do have firm dates on the first four books.

Here’s where we’re at:

Available in KU: Struggle (contains bonus content within A Beautiful Struggle and Too Close)
Link: books2read.com/u/mqGkQ1
June 26: Forever (contains bonus content within A Beautiful Forever and Phoenix) 99cents
Preorder Link: books2read.com/u/3nKADe

July 17: Melody (contains bonus content within A Beautiful Melody and Commitment) 99cents
Preorder Link: books2read.com/u/mdLe95

August 14 : Rock (contains bonus content within A Beautiful Rock and Devotion) 99cents
Preorder Link: books2read.com/u/4XaGA1

I’ll update you as soon as I have dates and links for the rest of the series.

Happy reading!

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Love is a Beach or Darcy Comes First for a Change? WTH is going on?

Very recently, I released a new novel–my BIGGEST novel to date–called ‘Love is a Beach’. My editor called it my best work. Early reviewers loved it. New release readers hugged it and wanted to be Nana when they grew up. But the rest of the world? Crickets. It didn’t matter what advertising or promotional angle I tried, I couldn’t get the book moving.

So, what’s an author to do when her newest baby won’t fly out of the nest? Give up and move on? No way. That’s never been my MO.

While I’m aware that some books just never find their audience, I wasn’t willing to put Love is a Beach in that category until I’d exhausted all options. *The following is a bit of business talk that may or may not bore you senseless. If you find your eyes glazing over, feel free to scroll to the bottom of the post where all is explained in summary* I was running ads. It’s something I’m good at, so I knew they were doing their job. They were finding readers and sending them to my Amazon sales page, but those readers weren’t one-clicking. Since I knew the problem wasn’t the actual book, it had to be the description or the cover.

First off, I tried a few different tag lines at the top of the blurb–something to grab the reader’s attention to get them to read on. I noticed a tiny bit of a shift there, but nothing significant. I tightened the actual blurb with the same result which let me to toy with the cover.

I tried out a different image that was more in line with popular rom-com books at the moment and things improved but only slightly. After switching the cover back, I wondered if perhaps changing the title would make the difference. Maybe readers thought the title ‘Love is a Beach’ was too sweet? Maybe they took it too literally instead of translating it to ‘Love is a Bitch’? I had no clue by that point, but my confidence was really shaken and I needed to do something bigger since the smaller changes weren’t helping.

Deciding to buck the man-chest trend, I went with an overjoyed looking woman and the title ‘Darcy Comes First for a Change’. I thought it was still tongue in cheek and fit the story well because Darcy is a mother who rarely puts herself first, plus her new man Leo ALWAYS makes her come first :insert winky face here:

To my absolute relief, the cover and title change worked. Within a few hours of it going live, my sales and borrows started moving upwards and this awesome story (if I do say so myself) is getting the audience it deserves. So we’re sticking with it. The puzzle has been solved and I’m able to put my creative focus into what comes next instead of agonising over why I can’t sell a book I poured my heart into and worked ridiculously hard on. Hallelujah!

For those of you who read my work the moment it released, I want to thank you for always trusting me to delivery the steam and the entertainment no matter what the subject. I’m always honoured to have you travelling this road with me. I hope you like the new title and cover, but if you prefer the original the paperback version still has it. I’ll leave it available so you can grab that for your shelves over the next couple of months.

And to those still waiting to read, here’s the link to get your copy. You won’t regret it. books2read.com/u/mZN8pp

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Love is a Beach. #NewRelease available in KU

Did you hear the big news? Love is a Beach has released into the world and it’s getting rave reviews. Seems readers are loving a relatable heroine with a crazy family. I loved her to bits while writing Darcy. So I’m keen to hear what you think too. Any woman who feels overworked and under appreciated will want to hug this book.

What are you waiting for?

“I do hate him. Dads aren’t meant to steal, Abby. It’s come-on sense.”

“Don’t you mean ‘common sense’, dear?” Nana asks.

“No. It’s like when someone does something really dumb and everyone shouts, ‘come on’ at them because they should have known better. Come-on sense.”

𝓛𝓸𝓿𝓮 𝓲𝓼 𝓪 𝓑𝓮𝓪𝓬𝓱

🎀 OUT NOW IN KU 🎀

Rσɱαɳƚιƈ Cσɱҽԃყ

USA: https://amzn.to/2Uy3fnm

UK: https://amzn.to/2GcyeLM

AU: https://amzn.to/2GlQnba

CA: https://amzn.to/2Z8afWO

Limited Edition Hardcover – https://www.lillianaanderson.com/shop

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Love is a Beach: Sneak Peek

Another book is coming! Another book is coming!

If you love to laugh and poke fun at the ins and outs of life, I think you’re going to really enjoy my next release, Love is a Beach. It’s a romantic comedy that focuses on two divorcees as they navigate the craziness of dating with children. It’s laugh-out-loud funny, sometimes tear inducing, hug-it-to-your-chest-and-sigh good (if I do say so myself 😜)

I wrote this one to give us all a lift after the intensity we visited towards the end of the Cartwright series. A giggle and smile to make us all feel a little lighter! It’s up for preorder now, but if you’re not sure about it, you can visit my website: https://www.lillianaanderson.com/love-is-a-beach-sample and read the first five chapters for free. If you’re smiling or laughing at the end of those, feel free to click on that purchase button so you can get the entire book delivered to your device on April 24th. I really think you’re going to enjoy this one.

If you don’t want to read the chapters, and just want the book delivered to your device, here are you links:

USA: https://amzn.to/2Uy3fnm

UK: https://amzn.to/2GcyeLM

AU: https://amzn.to/2GlQnba

CA: https://amzn.to/2Z8afWO

Apple books/Kobo/B&N: http://books2read.com/u/3L0zNX

Limited Edition Hardcover – https://www.lillianaanderson.com/shop

 

Happy reading!

Lilliana xoxox

 

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Where will you see me in 2019?

It’s a new year, which means there are new books to release and signings to attend with readers to meet.

I’m excited, people!

Signings

There will be three chances for anyone in Aussieland to come and see me this year:

 

Books by the Bridge, Sydney.

Crystal Palace Ballroom, Luna Park

Saturday, 23rd February 2019

Tickets: http://www.bigtopsydney.com/BooksByTheBridge2019

Event website: www.booksbythebridge.com

 

A Romantic Rendevous – MELBOURNE
Saturday 30 March 2019, Mantra Bell City, Preston

Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=433758&

Event details: http://australianromancereaders.com.au/events/arr2019/

My preorder form: https://goo.gl/forms/sTMmRdrjDcYzFWwi1

 

Fictionally Yours, Melbourne

Crown Casino Exhibition Centre,

July 6th & 7th, 2019

Tickets: https://FYM2017.eventbee.com/event?eid=128260965

Website: http://www.fictionallyyoursmelbourne.com

My preorder form: https://goo.gl/forms/WAu5xe4D6v1eAzCd2

 

 

Hope to see you soon!

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Fool’s Paradise is LIVE

🎇🎆 𝑭𝒐𝒐𝒍’𝒔 𝑷𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒆 🎇🎆

 
LIVE EVERYWHERE!!!
 
Are you ready for Toby? 😍🥰❤️
 
My job had a very specific goal: I found people who didn’t want to be found and delivered them to whoever employed me. After that, well, I tried not to think about what happened while I spent my money on things that made me happy. Resorts, men…I lived life by the seat of my pants because I never knew where I’d be the next week, or who I’d be looking for.
When the head of a lesser-known criminal family hired me to find her son, I wasn’t sure what I was walking into. I had his photo, so I knew the man was hot with a capital H. But I expected the usual agitated scumbag I normally went after. Not some guy running a fishing charter and looking like he didn’t have a care in the world.
I might have been curious.
I might have gotten a little too close.
I might have done a lot of things I shouldn’t have.
Things that could get me killed this time.
But hey, life wasn’t always about making the right choices. It was about making good ones.
And Toby Cartwright was a great choice.

New to the Cartwright Series?

Dive into this family of alpha men, and prepare to have your heart stolen, your morals challenged, and to giggle and swoon along the way 😉😍
 
🔸Fool Me Twice – https://books2read.com/u/mBMy6M
🔹Fools Rush In – http://books2read.com/b/mqpLN1
🔸Foolish Games – https://books2read.com/u/47877R
🔹Fool’s Errand – https://books2read.com/u/bOAyYA
 

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Fool’s Paradise Blurb

FOOL’S PARADISE

Coming December 31st

a Cartwright Brother Romance

My job had a very specific goal: I found people who didn’t want to be found and delivered them to whoever employed me. After that, well, I tried not to think about what happened while I spent my money on things that made me happy. Resorts, men…I lived life by the seat of my pants because I never knew where I’d be the next week, or who I’d be looking for.

When the head of a lesser-known criminal family hired me to find her son, I wasn’t sure what I was walking into. I had his photo, so I knew the man was hot with a capital H. But I expected the usual agitated scumbag I normally went after. Not some guy running a fishing charter and looking like he didn’t have a care in the world.

I might have been curious.

I might have gotten a little too close.

I might have done a lot of things I shouldn’t have.

Things that could get me killed this time.

But hey, life wasn’t always about making the right choices. It was about making good ones. And Toby Cartwright was a great choice.

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Did you see?

A new book from me!!!

Fool’s Errand (Cartwright Brothers 4)

🙌🙌𝑵𝑬𝑾 𝑹𝑬𝑳𝑬𝑨𝑺𝑬!🙌🙌

💕❤️🅕🅞🅞🅛’🅢 🅔🅡🅡🅐🅝🅓❤️💕

I’m a tomboy through and through. But when the man of my dreams walks through my door, I want to be all woman. But that’s not how I roll….

Skirts and dresses, makeup and perfume. Things I knew nothing about. With my red hair and lanky body, I was just one of the guys. The ‘cool’ girl they hung out with but rarely dated seriously. Not that I had time for relationships anymore. Ever since my grandad passed, I’d been working day and night to try and salvage the failing locksmith business he’d spent his lifetime building.

Then he walked in. Abbot Cartwright. Childhood friend. Collector of many women. I hadn’t seen him since he was thirteen.

He grew up good.

He also liked to play games. Games I was willing to be a part of, at first. Then things started getting serious—and illegal…

I had feelings and morals.

Abbot didn’t have either.

He needed my expertise, and I needed his commitment.

Seemed neither of us was going to get one without the other. And I was getting too old to play games.

Fool’s Errand – A Cartwright Brother Romance – https://books2read.com/u/bOAyYA

Want to meet the other Cartwright Brothers? www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JBWRGW8

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Foolish Games – Available Now

Title: Foolish Games
Series: A Cartwright Brother Romance 
Author: Lilliana Anderson
Genre: Romantic Comedy (Standalone)
Release Date: July 19, 2018
I didn’t have an easy life. Waiting tables for a function centre was about as good as life got for me. There were no tips—unless telling me I had a great arse could be considered a tip—but it was enough for me to live on, barely. Everything else I needed, I took. And I was never caught, except that one time when these brothers and some weird chick busted me for stealing their car. It was their fault I took it. They shouldn’t have left their keys where I could find them. And it was a sweet ride; I chucked a couple of donuts in that thing and it smoked up like a charm. Good times. Anyway, those guys took the car back, turned my boyfriend into a pussy and ended up making me homeless. When I saw that same car again in the function centre parking lot, I couldn’t resist. I pulled out my keys and started scratching. C… U… busted. I should’ve known it was a bad idea, but I never was one to listen to my conscience. Suddenly I was locked in a room while a family of five ridiculously hot brothers argued over what to do with me. Their mother wanted me dead, but they were insisting that stealing and vandalism weren’t necessarily grounds for a beheading. I was on their side. I quite liked my head—even though it seemed like I’d just gotten myself in way over it. But do you know what was crazy? The brother I’d stolen from, the one who’d caught me defacing his car, was now watching me like a lion watches a big juicy steak. Hmm, maybe I could spin this in my favour after all….

Bestselling Author of the Beautiful Series, Drawn and 47 Things, Lilliana has always loved to read and write, considering it the best form of escapism that the world has to offer.
Australian born and bred, she writes New Adult Romance revolving around her authentically Aussie characters with all the quirks you’d expect from those born Down Under.
Lilliana feels that the world should see Australia for more than just it’s outback and tries to show characters in a city and suburban setting.
When she isn’t writing, she wears the hat of ‘wife and mother’ to her husband and four children.
Before Lilliana turned to writing, she worked in a variety of industries and studied humanities and communications before transferring to commerce/law at university.
Originally from Sydney’s Western suburbs, she currently lives a fairly quiet life in suburban Melbourne.

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