Monthly Archives: July 2016

Cards Never Lie by Heather Hiestand is Reissued #newrelease #romance #cheapreads

Cards Never Lie 2016 coverAmazon is $1.99

Smashwords is just $.99!

I’m so excited to see my first published novel rereleased today by Fuse! Cards Never Lie was the third or fourth full length novel I’d completed, and I sold it after selling a couple of short stories. It was exciting so see it released then, to a no-longer existent imprint, and exciting to see it rereleased now. I think of this as a happy, fun book but of course…whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!

If you want to read more, there is a new interview up at:  Interview



Seattleite Melanie Vanderpool needs to change her conservative ways and find a new wild life. So why does a fortuneteller have to give her such bad news about her soul mate? The good news—passion is in her future. The bad news—her dream lover is going to be forceful and perverse. Hmmm…what can a girl do but jet off to Las Vegas and start hunting for her man?


Melanie is going to lose her job if she doesn’t come up with some hot new products for her massage oil company. Can attending an adult movie convention give her some ideas? For sure, rubbing up against sex toy company CEO Rob Black is giving her some seriously amorous thoughts. But it will be hard to focus amid the spies, handcuffs and mayhem.

The Characters of A Treasure in Laguna by Heather Hiestand #newrelease #LagunaBeach

A Treasure in Laguna coverA Treasure in Laguna is 24 hours old! I’ve updated it on Goodreads if you’d like to add it to your shelf:

Hello! I’m Crowe Erickson, the hero of “A Treasure in Laguna” and Heather, my creator, wanted you to know what I looked like 😉 I was a teen star on my family’s treasure hunting reality show, but it was cancelled after two years. Now that I’ve regrouped, made it through college and grad school, and done my research, I’m ready for another shot of glory. Join me and my crew as I try to land a new treasure hunter reality show. I call it —- California Gold! What do you think? Am I going to find some gold in Laguna Beach? Or anything else worth having?

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Lots of people have been learning about treasure hunting due to the success of shows like The Curse of Oak Island. Heather had the idea for “A Treasure in Laguna” after she binge-watched The Curse of Oak Island over December/January. Her father is interested in this treasure hunting reality show, and sucked her in, too. And it’s a good thing, because now I can hunt for gold!

My brother is going to get some face time in the sequel to my story. Thor, who was the camera operator in my book, will come to the forefront in his novella, which releases in November. Here’s Thor!

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If you want to know more about writing for Kindle Worlds, Heather has a guest post up, with quotes from some of her other authors, at If you have any questions, she would be happy to try to answer them.

New Release: A Treasure in Laguna by Heather Hiestand #romance

happy release day graphic10 New Stories Release today, set in Kaira Rouda’s Kindle World Laguna Beach

A Treasure in Laguna coverBlurb:

While searching for gold in Laguna Beach, treasure hunter Crowe Erickson finds the real adventure is love…

Add a dose of treasure hunting danger, mix in the excitement of finding true love when you least expect it, and you have A Treasure in Laguna

Failed teen reality TV star Crowe Erickson comes to Laguna Beach looking for gold, redemption, and a new treasure hunting reality TV show. What he finds is another kind of treasure:  Jenny Craft, the sexy television star who was his first crush.

While intrigued by his hunt for gold, Jenny left Hollywood and its shallow people far behind and is now running a successful restaurant of her own. She wants nothing to do with a younger, fame-seeking man.

One bad day in front of the cameras cost Crowe his first career. But he’s determined that this time it isn’t going to cost him the girl.

laguna beach better graphic



July 4 to 11th: Historical Romance Multi-Author Giveaway with Five Winners

contestimageTo celebrate July 4th, I’ve teamed up with more than 50 fantastic authors to give away a huge selection of historical romance novels, PLUS a Kindle Fire to one lucky winner!

I’m giving away my book Trifling Favors. This is the last book in my Redcakes series. It is a standalone novel, or you could start the series from the beginning, with The Marquess of Cake, on sale for $.99 right now.

We’re each giving away five copies so there are going to be a lot of winners!

Enter the contest by clicking here:

Remember, the contest starts July 4th and ends on July 11th!