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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TO, AND WHAT'S COMING UP.

I haven't blogged for a while. Why? Maybe because in my head, putting my thoughts into the void of social media feels like the tree in the forest analogy...you know the one.
But one thing I've learned about the indie publishing business is that if you don't stay visible, readers forget and move on. Maybe a lot already have...
 But for those of you who are still around? Thank you so much for your support!
 I'm working hard on Book 3 of the Heart Series because I'm determined to finish Ileana's journey -- and like Ileana, I finish what I start. I plan to finish and publish the final chapter of the Heart Series this year. There are things the characters have yet to reveal, but I'm prying and prodding and getting the them to spill the beans. So in between teaching, I write. I revise. I read HMH and BMH. Take myself back to the beginning, retrace their steps in search of clues, visit their lives as a spectator -- as the readers would.

It's difficult to be all things: writer, character, reader. It's a delicate balancing act, and it takes practice to achieve. Everyday is homework, every scene a juggling act. But I forge on.

Meanwhile, I'm staying active as an author. For those who know me, introvert is thy name.
For those readers who've met me, they might have noticed I don't do crowds, or networking, or socialize much -- which in terms of indie publishing, it could be career suicide. So, this year I'm venturing outside my cave in between teaching and writing:
  • March 17, 2017: Ohio University Lancaster Celebrate Women Conference (Lancaster, OH)
    • I'll be leading a panel titled, "Pursue you passion: Advocating for you." I'll talk about my experience in transforming my passion for reading into publishing my books. 
    •  OUL Celebrate Women Conference  
  •  October 14, 2007: For the Love of Books & Chicago Signing (St. Charles, IL)
I'm hoping to make them all. As we all know, we can plan until the cows come home, but life likes to throw wrenches into our semi-well oiled machine of existence.
We can plan all we like. Then life happens.
So, there you have it. I look forward to meeting you this year, and will do my best not to sound like the pajama-loving introvert I really am.

And now, back to work. Book 3 of The Heart Series isn't gonna write itself...(God, I wish!)
Thank you so much readers, from the bottom of my Heart! Until next time.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

BREAK MY HEART RAFFLECOPTER KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY!



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Book Title: Break My Heart (The Heart Series, #2)
Author: Esther M. Soto
Genre: Time Travel - Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 8, 2016
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
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book blurb
Ileana Harper is focused on her future with Tommy Colton, the man she fought so hard to get back to, but not everything is at it seems. Unable to confide in Tommy, Ileana holds tight to her last shred of sanity, struggling with inner demons that could jeopardize their relationship and her career with the FBI. Through it all, Ileana is intent on moving onward and never looking back.

Too bad the past won’t stay in the past.

Tommy Colton’s love for Ileana Harper kept hope for her safe return alive in his heart. Now, with Ileana by his side and his new job as a DEA agent, Tommy’s life is finally complete -- until a stranger appears, threatening to destroy their bond and tear them apart.

Once again, Tommy might lose Ileana; perhaps this time forever.

They say love conquers all…but sometimes fate has other plans.

What if the past becomes our future?
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meet the author
Esther grew up in the beautiful Caribbean island of Puerto Rico before meeting and marrying her soul mate. A former military wife, she is the mother of three boys, explorer, avid reader, communications professor, and knowledge hound. An Army Mom at heart, Esther resides in FL where she spends her days at her home office teaching, grading, and writing about love, romance, and life.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

BREAK MY HEART IS LIVE!

BREAK MY HEART, the second installment in The Heart Series is LIVE! 


Ileana Harper is focused on her future with Tommy Colton, the man she fought so hard to get back to, but not everything is at it seems. Unable to confide in Tommy, Ileana holds tight to her last shred of sanity, struggling with inner demons that could jeopardize their relationship and her career with the FBI. Through it all, Ileana is intent on moving onward and never looking back.

Too bad the past won’t stay in the past.

Tommy Colton’s love for Ileana Harper kept hope for her safe return alive in his heart. Now, with Ileana by his side and his new job as a DEA agent, Tommy’s life is finally complete -- until a stranger appears, threatening to destroy their bond and tear them apart.

Once again, Tommy might lose Ileana; perhaps this time forever.

They say love conquers all…but sometimes fate has other plans.
What if the past becomes our future?

 There will be an OFFICIAL RELEASE BLITZ on SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 with Book Enthusiast Promotions. Stay tuned for a chance to win a Kindle Fire!


Have you read the first installment of The Heart Series yet?  
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About the Author:

Esther grew up on the beautiful Caribbean island of Puerto Rico before meeting and marrying her soul mate. A former military wife, she is the mother of three boys, an explorer, avid reader, communications professor, knowledge hound, and Netflix junkie. An Army Mom at heart, Esther now resides in Florida where she teaches communication studies and writes about love, romance, fantasy, and life.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Break My Heart Release date!

BREAK MY HEART, the second installment in The Heart Series is set to release 
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016!
 
There will be an OFFICIAL RELEASE BLITZ on SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 with Book Enthusiast Promotions. Stay tuned for a chance to win a Kindle Fire!

Bloggers, sign up for the release blitz here:

Ileana Harper is focused on her future with Tommy Colton, the man she fought so hard to get back to, but not everything is at it seems. Unable to confide in Tommy, Ileana holds tight to her last shred of sanity, struggling with inner demons that could jeopardize their relationship and her career with the FBI. Through it all, Ileana is intent on moving onward and never looking back.

Too bad the past won’t stay in the past.

Tommy Colton’s love for Ileana Harper kept hope for her safe return alive in his heart. Now, with Ileana by his side and his new job as a DEA agent, Tommy’s life is finally complete -- until a stranger appears, threatening to destroy their bond and tear them apart.

Once again, Tommy might lose Ileana; perhaps this time forever.

They say love conquers all…but sometimes fate has other plans.
What if the past becomes our future?


Have you read the first installment of The Heart Series yet? 


And Meant To Be, A Heart Series Companion Novella

Sunday, August 14, 2016

KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEAL & FREE PROMOTION

In a few weeks, the world will finally get their hands in the next chapter of Lil, Tommy, and Will's story!

New readers can enjoy Hold My Heart thanks to a Kindle Countdown Deal
going on right now!

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August 13 -20th
Countdown begins at .99, returns to 2.99 August 20th!

"It's a time travel, romance, and suspense all balled up into one kick ass book. I kept reading and reading because I was just so excited to see how every thing was going to play out. I know that for a fact that this story will stick with me for a while." -- Under the Cover book blog 

"This debut is phenomenal. If you're looking for something outside the romance box, pick up Hold My Heart." -- Seeking Book Boyfriends book blog

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