Category Archives: Books by Louella Nelson

Mail-Order Mate (Summer 2012);

Romancing the Pages (contributor) (Summer 2012);

Emerald Fortune (Summer 2012);

The Great Writing Series: Writing Your First Novel (Fall 2012)

Days of Fire (Fall/Winter 2012);

California Keeper (Sentinel at Dawn) (Summer 2013);

Freedom’s Fortune (Spring 2013)

2014 November 01 Sale: 20 books at 99 cents each

I’m reposting this to alert my friends and fans that there are a few more hours of the 99 cent book sale; some prices go back up at midnight tonight while mine and others have a few days to run. You can get your copy of Emerald Fortune with its more interesting new cover art at
Happy reading! Lou

Michelle Knowlden writes...

JACKE FELL DOWN COVER 4500 X 2820)I’m starting November 2014 with something special. I’m adding 20 fabulous books to my digital library.

It’s a privilege to join these writers by adding my first novella in a new mystery series about finding missing children. JACK FELL DOWN was released July 2014. In case you missed it, November 1st would be a good time to pick it up. If you already have it, consider giving it to someone as an affordable but oh-so-thoughtful gift: an early Thanksgiving gift, a birthday gift, a thank you gift or “just thinking of you” gift.

Below are the books I’ll be buying November 1st. This list has books of all sizes including popular genres like romance, mystery, fantasy, suspense, paranormal, and historical. Wow. Not only will I be buying these books for my own reading pleasure, but at this price, I can gift several to my reading friends.

Yes, you got it. This diverse list includes books I know will score…

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My New Best Seller: Cora Lee

This is what happened on April 4, 2014 that put me on top of the world.

“Cora Lee” made it all the way to #6 on the Amazon Top 100 Best Sellers Literary Short Reads List. Yikes!!!

cover of "Cora Lee"

Best-selling short story

OMG, I was riveted to my laptop.

I watched my humble short story rise up from #81 to #15 to #10. Then it got really exciting.

I was part of a book promotion lead by Jacqueline Diamond, author of more than 90 novels of suspense and romance. The promotion was called “Twenty books for less than $20.” The night before the sale, working with marketer Tobey Crockett, I sent an email flyer announcing my two new short stories–”Cora Lee” and “Falling for the Prosecutor“–to about 1300 of my students.

Once my story started creeping up the Best Sellers list, I emailed my current students and my extensive family. Both groups supported me beyond my expectations, buying “Cora Lee” and even writing reviews, that all-important step to support an author.

I Tweeted to promote my story as well as the books and novellas of the Twenty. I Facebooked (love the verb) till my followers were probably sick of hearing from me. But hey, this was exciting news and I wanted to share!

Once “Cora Lee” hit #6, right behind stories by Lee Child, Jodi Picoult, and Stephen King, it stayed there over night. At 8:30 the next morning, I was shocked to see it still ranked #6.

Later in the day, of course, as sales slowed, it began to drop in the List (As of this writing, it’s still in the Top 100). But the excitement of the ride remains.

I feel grateful to my friend Jacqueline Diamond and the others in the Twenty, and I adore that my students and family members got behind “Cora Lee” on the exciting ride up the Best Sellers list.