Barbara Meyers Author Newsletter May 2015

Hello romance novel lovers! Are you looking for beach reads to enjoy over the summer?

image001_editedA MONTH FROM MIAMI, the first book in the Braddock Brotherhood series is on sale for $1.99 until May 15th to celebrate the release of the fourth book in the series, WHAT A RICH WOMAN WANTS set to release on May 12th.

What? You didn’t know there was a series? Why yes. It all began with Rick in A MONTH FROM MIAMI. Then his twin brother Ray appeared as the hero in A FOREVER KIND OF GUY (#2).


Trey, who also made an appearance in Ray’s story, got his chance at redemption in THE FIRST TIME AGAIN (#3).FirstTimeAgain,The72lg[1]FINAL

Niko, the hero of WHAT A RICH WOMAN WANTS, made his debut in A FOREVER KIND OF GUY.WhatARichWomanWants72web

All the books stand alone as their own stories, but they are connected through the heroes. You don’t have to read them in order. You won’t miss anything, although the heroes do show up in each other’s stories.

WHAT A RICH WOMAN WANTS received a 4-star review from Romantic Times Book Reviews.


“This is an unexpected gem… the two of them are well suited to face it all together, which was the enjoyable thing about this book… keeping the romance on a slow burn throughout… it’s highly satisfying…”

To read the review in its entirety:

In January 2015, my romantic comedy, NOBODY’S FOOL was released. It’s a high school reunion story inspired by my son whose fiancée was his BFF in high school. (Real life wedding planned for September 2015!)


Thank you to any of you who were following my Facebook author page posts and had your fingers crossed for me in the hopes my editor would like a manuscript I’d been fine-tuning for quite awhile. He did! Look for FANTASY MAN February 2016. If you want to like my page and follow my writing progress, (and maybe win free books) here’s the link:

Facebook Author Page:

Have you checked out my new and improved (and still under construction) web site designed by the fabulous Cynthia Melendez-Flynn? All the buy links to my books are there. (And if they’re not go on Amazon or any major bookselling site and you will find them by searching my name or the title.) All my reviews are there and some extras under “Et Cetera.” There’s also a button to click on to find my blog. (You’re on my blog now, so you can click the button at the bottom to follow from here!)

Web Site:

On April 25th I attended a one-day Florida Writers Association Conference in Orlando. No matter how long I’ve been writing, I can still learn stuff. Plus it’s always fun to meet other writers. Advanced Writing taught by Samantha Shad is a fabulous seminar. I got all kinds of ideas for my wip (work in progress). My friend and fellow writer Lynn enjoyed the screenwriting workshop taught by Jennie Jarvis. We think some of my books could be adapted for Hallmark movies so stay tuned. Check out Florida Writers Association here:

What I’m working on now: Cleo’s Web, another romantic comedy, is almost done. My brutal critique-er says she didn’t have to be too brutal. As soon as I get the synopsis back from her, I’ll be putting the finishing touches on it and submitting it.

Since finishing the Cleo rough draft, I have become obsessed with an idea I call ANIMAL, which is a modern-day twist on Beauty and the Beast. Yes, I know it’s all been done before. Haven’t you heard? There are no new ideas, only new twists on old ones!!

My goal is by summer’s end I will have the second book in the Grinding Reality series done and available to readers. It’s called COOL BEANS and is written under my screwball-fantasy-writing pen name, AJ Tillock. I have a fantastic cover for it. I just need to finish it! So cross your fingers for me.

If you look at my web site you may notice the word “bestselling” in small print in various areas. That’s because I believe whatever is on my web site will actually happen. I have been posting my works in progress on there for years and everything I’ve mentioned is now published or soon will be. (I’ll let you in on a little secret. Sometimes I wasn’t sure they ever would be.)So I figure whatever’s on my web site will soon be a reality.

I am looking for readers to interview for my blog. If you’ve read a book you loved (and no, it doesn’t have to be one of mine!) and want to share, e-mail me at, put “Reader Interview” in the subject line, and I will send you the interview Q’s. It’s easy!

Please feel free to share this with your romance-reading friends.

Until next time, happy reading and thanks for keeping your fingers crossed!


“I don’t care that they stole my idea… I care that they don’t have any of their own.”

                                                                       — Nikola Tesla