About Susan Jean Ricci

A late bloomer to the writing life, Susan Jean Ricci's been mighty busy the past six years. The award-winning, internationally read, From Women's Pens author and humorist, Susan's best known for her series of works titled Cindy's Crusades that includes two novels, Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems and The Sugar Ticket, the short chronicle Twilight and Chickadees, and a collection of short stories titled Heart Marks the Spot. Susan's novel Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems is a Multi Award winner. Its Sequel The Sugar Ticket placed first for Outstanding Women's Fiction category in the IAN 2016. The sassy My Sexy Chef won a second place award in the novella category via the Global Ebook Awards 2016, and has inspired the hot sequel Chaos in the Kitchen. Susan also specializes in short stories and novellas. Included are Christmas shorts, but she favors the romantic or humorous side of the equation, and that's what you'll find about her writing the most.

Jumping Into Summer

As we jump from June to July during the most bizarre summer ever due to Covid19, I had a very good week.

After four months of quarantine, I drove to NY state for a visit with my son and daughter in law. Although I stayed overnight and we maintained some social distancing, I returned home basking in the glow of Melissa’s pregnancy. Who knew such things were transferrable woman-to-woman?

I attended a webinar hosted by our own tech wizard Barb about navigating our ABB website and picked up many enlightening tips regarding our ABB WordPress Site and Mailer Lite – I’m looking forward to creating a newsletter so this was a win-win all around.

My five-year old grandson started Tee Ball this week, too, which lends hope our children will be able to experience a decent, if not restrictive summer.

The GREAT news is The Authors’ Billboard has quite a few summer collections available for your reading pleasure, and several new releases. All of our collections are just 99 cents or FREE to read on Kindle Unlimited. Here are a few tempting sets for you romance lovers:

Sweet and Sassy at the Beach: Get Swept Away: “From the Arctic coast to tropical beaches, Greek islands to the Jersey shore, love and romance swell with the tides. Find your perfect pair with Sweet and Sassy at the Beach, twelve titillating tales of love at first sight, second chance romance, Alaska villagers to a beachcomber billionaire, a rodeo clown to a Greek tycoon, sweet and sassy tales that will keep you grasping your Kindle ‘til the battery runs out. Keep your charger handy! You won’t want to miss any of these stories by award-winning, bestselling authors!” https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Sassy-Beach-Swept-Away-ebook/dp/B07FDQ42QX

Summer Shorts: (The Shorts Series, Book 2) “From sweet to spicy, and contemporary to suspenseful, these sixteen Summer Short Stories will be sure to warm your heart and excite your spirit, helping you escape reality in a blaze of fun, drama, and romance.” https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B089RRCNDM/

Cute But Crazy: Wacky, Wonderful Women: Book 1 of 2  (The Authors’ Billboards First RomCom)

“Undeterred by misadventures and challenges, these strong-willed ladies take life and love by the ears, embracing the men they have chosen through good times and bad. Furious ex-wives – ghosts and angels with their own agendas – the challenges of PTSD and imaginary friends – even Cupid, chickens, and a bumper crop of marijuana won’t get in the way of true love for these wacky, wonderful women. You can call them cute. Just don’t call them crazy” https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0855W6MLB

Sweet and Sassy Summertime: Volume One

“NINE SWEET AND SASSY STORIES of SUMMER, Including Four Brand New, From New York Times & USA Today Bestselling, Award-Winning Authors. Some like them sweet, and some like them sexy, but if you’re looking for a little heat, spice up your summer reading with this hot selection of stories!”

Pre Order Now: Just 99 cents, Releasing July 7! https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Sassy-Summertime-Jen-Talty-ebook/dp/B08957T3ZY

Looks like you’re going to have plenty of fun reading – by the way, have you entered this month’s Authors’ Billboard Contest? We’re giving away gift cards and eBooks: Here’s the link, so hop on over: https://authorsbillboard.com/

Until next time, stay healthy, safe and happy.

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Where Did The Week Go?

My handsome son traveled from his home in New York State to help this old prune transfer data from her old computer to a new one – for those of you who’ve heard Mack the KnifeI, I had Mac the Dinosaur, and it had to go. My family and I had been careful about social distancing because of this:

Back to Mac the Dinosaur: The operating system was ancient, the new Word program not compatible, the browser not recognized by many sites I need to post on, regarding my writing, and the machine itself started doing these flashy things I knew for sure did not bode well. In an emotional frenzy I’d lose ten years of my life, I bought an external hard drive to begin storing a decade of docs, photos, etc. and, the new hard drive was NOT compatible with Mac the Dinosaur and became the last straw.

When I finally decided what to buy after searching sales, deals, etc., I opened my wallet and moths flew out, but that didn’t stop me. I’m the proud owner of a new Mac Aire, which I must admit is taking me a whole to get used to, as it’s a sensitive baby and if I don’t hold my hands just so while typing, I can erase good work.

Speaking of good work, let’s change this to GREAT New Stories:

Our Bestselling RomCom, Cute but Crazy: Wacky, Wonderful Women has become an Amazon Number One Best Seller in its Category! Still FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Just 99 cents:

Enjoy EIGHT side-splitting tales of love and screw-ups from this international slate of USA Today and NY Times Bestselling Authors.

Undeterred by misadventures and challenges, these strong-willed ladies take life and love by the ears, embracing the men they have chosen through good times and bad. Furious ex-wives – ghosts and angels with their own agendas – the challenges of PTSD and imaginary friends – even Cupid, chickens, and a bumper crop of marijuana won’t get in the way of true love for these wacky, wonderful women. You can call them cute. Just don’t call them crazy. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0855W6MLB Free on Kindle Unlimited or just 99 cents.

WAIT! Now we have TWINS! Cute But Crazy 2: Ditzy Dudes –

SIX BRAND NEW Sidesplitting Romantic Comedies plus two read-tested surprise titles by Eight New York Times and USA Today Bestselling and Award-Winning Authors, CUTE BUT CRAZY 2 – DITZY DUDES is the follow-up boxset to the Bestselling Cute But Crazy – Wacky, Wonderful Women.https://www.amazon.com/Cute-But-Crazy-Ditzy-Dudes-ebook/dp/B087R31WXG Pre-Order now so you don’t miss the release date!

As for me, I’m offering my new release Rainbows and Rescues: Seeking solace after his best friend’s death Jace DeMatteo rescues a trio of hearts, including his own.
Rescuing a stray pup during a trip to Niagara Falls wasn’t exactly the peaceful, soul-searching getaway Jace DeMatteo envisioned when he left town to heal his wounded heart.

Enter a woman with an attitude cold enough to freeze the butt off a summer day, and Jace’s yearn and burn is flushed straight down the tubes.

Free on Kindle Unlimited or just 99 cents.

It’s never to early to get into the Christmas Spirit!

Dear Santa: We’re Ready for you! Let’s look and see why we’re Santa crazy…
The Authors’ Billboard’s 2020 Christmas Box Collection, “Dear Santa,” is going to be filled with stories about characters who all have special wishes for Christmas.

To enter the contest, follow our Santa link: https://gleam.io/0VajG/dear-santa-may?fbclid=IwAR3foNsmdud7At2tMx0L78z1z4FGl2EwTSCWLwD2fyqzOa8kEnn5oRQqGjg

Also, have you visited our Author’s Billboard Monthly Contest? For a $25 Amazon Gift Card and Dazzling eBooks, enter here> https://authorsbillboard.com/

Have a fantastic weekend, everybody, and stay safe!

Got Cabin Fever? Read On…

One thing I’ve been passionate about during this surreal, scary time, besides the safety of my loved ones, is being able to entertain our readers and thank them for their support during better times.

Our writers’ group, The Authors’ Billboard, devised an idea to not only express our thanks to our devoted readers – without them, we wouldn’t be able to pursue our crafts – but to engage them in some fun, prizes, and silly facts (or not), about the authors they follow.

Please join us Friday at 4PM EST until 8PM for our Cabin Fever Party! We’ll be giving away a $50 Gift Card, Free eBooks, and other swag! If you partied with us the past several Friday, expect more of the same highlights, including being able to grab any or all three of our FREE collections! Here’s where you join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/414604506092518/

How about these Beautiful, Multi-Authored Anthologies? To pick up ALL THREE of these Fabulous Collections absolutely FREE, come join us at the party!

In the meantime, please check out our Cute But Crazy: Wild Wacky Women Collection, an Amazon Number One Bestseller!

The First Romantic Comedy Set from THE AUTHORS’ BILLBOARD!
Enjoy EIGHT side-splitting tales of love and screw-ups from this international slate of USA Today and NY Times Bestselling Authors.

Undeterred by misadventures and challenges, these strong-willed ladies take life and love by the ears, embracing the men they have chosen through good times and bad. Furious ex-wives – ghosts and angels with their own agendas – the challenges of PTSD and imaginary friends – even Cupid, chickens, and a bumper crop of marijuana won’t get in the way of true love for these wacky, wonderful women. You can call them cute. Just don’t call them crazy. http://bookShow.me/B0855W6MLB

As for me, I’m giving away one of my special favorite’s for FREE May 1-3rd –  Sparkles of the Season.

During his son’s visit with Santa, an instant attraction between the injured football player and the widow turned photographer changes everything.
Sonia and Lars’s flirtation is encouraged by both their single parents, but will a hot kiss in the backseat of a limo inspire the young couple to move forward without the parents’ intervention?

Embrace the fun when Sonia’s mom and Lars’s dad alleviate their yesterdays and prove by example that happily ever after’s do exist the second time around. Get it here https://books2read.com/u/mYKJAo and remember, it’s always FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

Please don’t forget to sign up for The Authors’ Billboard Newsletter and never miss a new release or chance for FREE read: http://authorsbillboard.com

Thanks for reading and see you at the Cabin Fever Party May first! #MGTAB @mimisgang1

Self Isolating and Entertainment

If you’re like me, we’ve been waiting for Spring to arrive in all its glory, so we can move on to Summer – but that’s not what happened, as you know. Instead, the globe has been infected by a deadly virus, leaving us scared, uncertain, and well, you know…but we’re all in this together.

Whether you’ve decided to pass the time self isolating with a baking marathon or doing a thorough spring cleaning, you need downtime from the news, the fear, and a route to escape the madness that’s become part of this dreadful new normal.

That’s where we at the Authors’ Billboard come in – we are here to entertain you during these rough patches, and during the the not-so-tough times, too – Presenting our newest collections for your reading pleasure, along with my newest release.

Love’s Salvation is a collection of stand alone books. This is not a series and can be read in any order.
Melissa Taylor’s first impression of Nick Gerard is sketchy when she’s forced to share first class seats with him during a trip. Once the flight is airborne, so is their instant attraction, but what can Nick do to prove he’s worthy of trust once they’re on the ground? 
With a leap of faith, Nick shares his secret occupation with the woman he can’t let walk away, and Melissa relies on instinct to believe his sincerity.
As the couple’s new romance grows into a passionate relationship beyond their wildest dreams, is their bond strong enough to keep them together during the direst straits? 
Please join Nick as he supports Melissa’s incredible journey, and bestows her love’s greatest gift of all. (Consider becoming an organ donor) Get it here: http://bookShow.me/B08621LR6R FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Did you know The Authors’ Billboard has its first Romantic Comedy? Cute But Crazy – and You’re going to LOVE it! A Number One New Release!

Enjoy EIGHT side-splitting tales of love and screw-ups from this international slate of USA Today and NY Times Bestselling Authors.

Undeterred by misadventures and challenges, these strong-willed ladies take life and love by the ears, embracing the men they have chosen through good times and bad. Furious ex-wives – ghosts and angels with their own agendas – the challenges of PTSD and imaginary friends – even Cupid, chickens, and a bumper crop of marijuana won’t get in the way of true love for these wacky, wonderful women. You can call them cute. Just don’t call them crazy. 99 cents or FREE on Kindle Unlimited! http://bookShow.me/B0855W6MLB

Seeking JOY to replace the angst you may feel because of problems you can’t control? No problem –

Another Number One New Release!

Pet’s make everything better, even a fabulous and Unforgettable Romance!

Pets can make us happy – Yes! – but romance lifts us even higher still! As many of our favorite love stories promise, there’s a perfect partner somewhere in the world for each of us. When that soul mate is found, Unforgettable Joy is found.
Experience NINE romances by NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors as they bring to life stories of adversities experienced and conquered with the help of silent four-pawed buddies, guiding our fabulous heroes and heroines toward each other in their ultimate discovery – Unforgettable Joy! 99 Cents or FREE on Kindle Unlimited http://bookShow.me/B085XJNFMY

April is right around the corner, so don’t forget to enter our monthly Authors’ Billboard Contest. Click here to find bargain books, collections and Free eBooks, plus Amazon Gift Cards – http://authorsbillboard.co

Stay Safe during these troubling times and Stay Home – God bless! #MGTAB @mimsgang1