Yesterday my paperback copies of HEART OF DARKNESS finally came. This time I was stiffed for import VAT which is very wrong since books are zero rated over here, so someone royally messed up. Turns out CreateSpace hadn’t put anywhere on the box what was actually in it – as in books! The customs people didn’t open the box either to check what the contents were. I’ll be having words with CreateSpace to make sure they label the contents correctly in the future. It makes all the difference. I ended up paying a Â£20 charge, which is around $35. This means that I can’t sell these copies as I’ll make nothing on them because of the total cost fo each book to me was around $10.60. Since I sell the book for $9.99, I would’ve been better off just buying them from Amazon.com! I guess I’ll use them for giveaways and stuff. Here’s a pretty picture of them anyway:
They look fantastic in the flesh. I’ll see what I can do about selling signed copies of them. It was the VAT that pushed it into the make-no-money realm. Grr. Stupid charges.
In other Heart of Darkness news, the book is now available at Apple iBookstores so you can now purchase it for your iPad, iPhone or from iTunes for download and reading. I’m hoping it will hit Barnes and Noble Nook, Sony Reader Store and possibly Kobo Books soon, although Kobo is being a bitch at the moment about books. I have a few waiting to ship to there and be included in their catalogue.
A vampire prince on a four hundred year old mission to avenge his murdered sister…
Aleksandr Nemov wonâ€™t stop until the last of the vampire hunterâ€™s progeny is wiped from the Earth. Each kill has stolen a piece of his humanity, pushing him towards the black abyss all vampires hold within their hearts. Now he is teetering on the edge, close to devolving into a beast, and time is running out as he tracks the last hunter to Prague. There he finds a beautiful woman who could be his one chance for salvation, but is it already too late for him?
A vampire guard who will do whatever it takes to protect those she loves…
Elise is dedicated to her duty. Itâ€™s the only thing she has left. All that changes when she meets Aleksandr in Prague and her master grants him permission to stay at her bloodlineâ€™s mansion. She knows all about Aleksandr but none of it prepares her for how she feels when the legendary princeâ€™s hunt becomes one for her heart. Elise battles him with all of her strength but can she stop herself from falling for the handsome hunter? When he reveals the depth of the corruption in his soul, will she have the strength to face the pain in her past and do whatever it takes to save him?
Available in e-book from:
Author’s website: http://www.felicityheaton.com/ebooks.php?title=Heart%20of%20Darkness
Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005WK6E58/
Amazon Kindle UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005WK6E58/
All Romance eBooks: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-heartofdarkness-620972-139.html
Amazon Kindle Germany: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B005WK6E58/
Amazon Kindle France: http://www.amazon.fr/dp/B005WK6E58/
Apple iBookstore USA: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781466173286
Apple iBookstore UK: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/isbn9781466173286
Apple iBookstore Australia: http://itunes.apple.com/au/book/isbn9781466173286
Apple iBookstore Canada: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/isbn9781466173286
Available in paperback from:
The Heart of Darkness blog tour continues at full tilt. I’ve been to Clover Hill Book Reviews, Madame D’s Boudoir and Ao Bibliophile so far this week and will be at Paromantasy tomorrow and Ex Libris on Friday. Busy week. Here’s the full tour so far… be sure to drop by and read the posts and enter the giveaways!
20th October – Talking about writing Heart of Darkness and introducing the book @ Romancing the Darkside
22nd October – Sharing an excerpt from Heart of Darkness @ Romance Book Junkies
25th October – Talking about building the world of Heart of Darkness @ Fangtastic Books
26th October – Interview with Aleksandr @ Bitten by Paranormal RomanceÂ
27th October –Â Sharing an exclusive excerpt @ Bookin’ It Along
28th October -Â Interview with Elise @ Fade Into Fantasy
3rd November -Â The importance of location in vampire romances @ The Enchanted Book
4th November -Â Sharing an exclusive excerpt @ Satin’s Bookish Corner
7th November – Author interview @ Clover Hill Book Reviews
8th November – Sharing an exclusive excerpt @Â Madame D’s Boudoir
9th November – Sharing an exculsive excerpt @ Ao Bibliophile