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Holy Hot for Teacher! SECRETS & LIES 3 is out today!

Did you miss Kerry and her big yellow bus? Were you dying to find out who the secret Ferro is? And wth was Peter doing there? *Gasp!* Find out now!

SECRETS & LIES 3 by H.M. Ward

SECRETS & LIES 3 by H.M. Ward

DESCRIPTION:

They say the best way to get over a broken heart is a random hook-up. So my new BFF is dragging me to a bar. All I have to do is wear a slutty dress, choose a dude, and do the deed, right? The thing is, this isn’t me. I’m the good girl — the one who has sex for love. But, since the love of my life is shacked up with someone else, I guess it’s time to move on.

One night, one time. That’s all. I’ll have a clean slate.

A guy with a sketch pad, sitting alone, catches my eye. I’m a sucker for the artistic type with dark hair and bright blue eyes. Soon we’re in his hotel room doing things I’ve never done. His smoldering body, perfectly toned with hot skin and a firm touch, has my mind reeling with the things to come. We’re both naked and glistening with sweat, breathless.

And then he darts, right before doing the deed, abandoning me in his room. He doesn’t return.

A week later I see him again, and realize that he wasn’t just a random guy–he’s my teacher. My heart clenches at the massive mistake, and I still don’t grasp the extent of it. I should have run and never looked back.

Genre: NA
Type: Serial, 3 of 7
Series: Ferro

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WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

“Funny as hell.” ~Gloria H.

“You’ll meet some really cool people and one sapphired eyed oh so sexy and lickable.” ~Michelle

The chemistry between Mystery Man and Kerry is crazy!” ~Anita P.

“Secrets & Lies adds more layers to the Ferro saga.” ~Julie

“Holly’s girl characters are always so funny, and witty.” ~Emily

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LAST CHANCE: ARC Sign Ups for SECRETS & LIES 3

Secrets & Lies 3 by H.M. Ward - A one night stand with an artistic stranger, what could possibly go wrong?

Secrets & Lies 3 by H.M. Ward – A one night stand with an artistic stranger, what could possibly go wrong?

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YES – you have to sign up for EVERY book you’d like to review unless otherwise stated. More info on how I do ARCs is listed here.

This book will have a LIVE LAUNCH which means it will go live as soon as it’s ready. We’re aiming for early on the 9th – Monday. SQUEE!!!!

Details on the SUMMER FERRO BOX

H.M. Ward Ferro merchandise for THE ARRANGEMENT, DAMAGED, and STRIPPED fans!

H.M. Ward Ferro merchandise for THE ARRANGEMENT, DAMAGED, and STRIPPED fans! ward, summer

I’m getting questions about the SUMMER FERRO BOX. It’s a new product/ idea and some people didn’t quite understand. So here we go!

For those of you who ordered the SUMMER Ferro Box it does not ship until July 1st.

Why does it take so long? Think of the Ferro Box as a deeply discounted pre-order. The contents are custom/ official merchandise that was created for you & offered at an absurdly reduced rate. I actually goofed and undercharged for the summer Ferro box. It’s a new idea and it takes time to perfect. The discount is only possible when everything is grouped together and all the boxes are shipped at once.

ALL BOXES SHIP ON JULY 1st. Your box should arrive 10-12 days later. This item is available for purchase/ preorder now until it sells out or May 31st. Whichever comes first. There are still a few boxes remaining.

I know it’s hard to wait, but that’s the only way to offer such a deep discount. It’s over 50% off! On new custom stuff! That’s incredibly rare.

Will I offer a Winter Ferro Box? I have no idea at this point. We need to see how this goes first and refine things. I don’t want people confused and the concept that allows for the discount isn’t prominent at this point, so people assume it’ll ship right away, but that’s not the case.

If you have questions, please ask. If you ordered, you’re a lucky chick or dude! Everything passes through my hands before it reaches you, and it’s really awesome stuff! You’re going to love it!

Oh! And I know some of you ordered this for a gift for Mother’s Day or a birthday between now and July 1st. Here is a PRINTABLE VOUCHER so you have a happy Ferro fan and don’t show up empty handed. Simply print it out, put it in a box, and wrap it up. 

THE SUMMER FERRO BOX GIFT VOUCHER IS FOR THOSE WHO PURCHASED A BOX AND NEED TO GIFT IT PRIOR TO THE SHIPPING DATE.

Right click and save the image to send via email. If you’d like to print it out, please click the image and a full size, printable voucher will appear. Simply send it to your printer, fill it out, and gift it.

A printable gift voucher for those who purchased the Ferro box and need to gift it prior to the ship date. CLICK THE PICTURE TO OPEN THE FULL SIZE, PRINTABLE IMAGE.

A printable gift voucher for those who purchased the Ferro box and need to gift it prior to the ship date. CLICK THE PICTURE TO OPEN THE FULL SIZE, PRINTABLE IMAGE.

This voucher has no cash value. Only actual orders made according to the terms and conditions stated on the ordering page will be shipped. GO HERE TO ORDER: http://hmward.com/index2.php#!/4/sale/SUMMER_FERRO_BOX/228

STRIPPED 2 (A Ferro Family Novel) Was Released Today!

Stripped 2 by H.M. WardBe the first to read the steamy conclusion to STRIPPED!

NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLING SERIES

There are some relationships that destroy your faith in people. They make you jaded and hard, irrevocably changing you forever. I wish I could say that I hate her, I wish I could walk away and never look back, but I can’t… I have to save her.

The woman who stole my heart and crushed it in her hand disappeared from my life 3 years ago. So when I see her at a bachelor party, half naked, rolling around on the floor with another stripper, I’m shocked. I have to know what cracked Cassie Hale’s picture perfect world that landed her in this hellhole, and I hope that I’m not so bitter that I can’t help her escape.

Type: Novel, part 2 of 2
No cliffhanger

GRAB IT NOW AT THESE RETAILERS:

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click here for the paperback edition

audio book coming soon

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WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT STRIPPED:

“Jon & Cassie worked so damn hard to be there & to be each others rock, and in the end – Love wins & cures all.” -Courtney

“This book was phenomenal! All I can say is wow! Just wow! I’m speechless. This book is hands down my favorite for Ferro book yet. Jon was so not who or what I thought he was. He makes me say Sean and Peter who? Jon is what every woman dreams of. There’s so much to the story that you won’t even believe.” -Stacy

“Jon is still my favourite Ferro by far. I have loved the stripped series from start to finish. Jon and Cassie are both so troubled and have so much to deal with.” -Carla

“Can your first love end up being the one after all this time? I loved this book. It was a more serious side of the Ferro clan. I think because of the topics involved that it was very fitting.” -Rosie

“Everyone is in this story, Sean & Avery, Peter & Sidney, Mr Turkey (not wearing his pink attire), Constance and Uncle Luke. It’s a great ending to Jon and Cassie’s story.” -Kelli

 

The Ferro Box is Here!

H.M. Ward Ferro merchandise for THE ARRANGEMENT, DAMAGED, and STRIPPED fans!

H.M. Ward Ferro merchandise for THE ARRANGEMENT, DAMAGED, and STRIPPED fans!

The Ferro box is filled with officially licensed H.M. WARD merchandise including limited first editions, signed swag, and other sweet surprises! Every box is packed with mystery contents and filled with the newest H.M. WARD merchandise. Each FERRO box has a retail value over $125. These boxes include exclusive, quality Ferro merchandise that’s not available in stores. You’ll be the first to get it! Box content may include things like signed books, clothing, drinkware, toys, stationary, trinkets, and more! The number of boxes is limited so grab yours today before they are all gone!

For ordering information or to find out more, head over here!

 

The Problem with Jon Ferro

H.M. Ward, Jonathan Ferro, Stripped 2, damaged, the arrangement, sean ferro, peter ferroAs I’m writing STRIPPED 2 it’s become obvious that Jonathan Ferro is one of my favorite characters. It’s not because he’s hot, funny, proud, or cocky. It’s his heart.

The reader is introduced to a younger Jon in DAMAGED & THE ARRANGEMENT. We also get to meet him first hand as a recent high school graduate in STRIPPED. He’s an angry young man, but not for the reasons you’d think.

No one takes him seriously, so he no longer corrects the misconceptions of his behavior. He learned to laugh it off, to not take life seriously–on the outside. Beneath the surface there’s a storm brewing. He’s pissed at Sean for leaving, angry at Peter for running off, and he blames himself for the things that happened to him. All those facets lead to an arrogant young guy who thinks sex is game, something to be mastered. It’s not until he meets Cassie Hale that things start to shift.

Jon’s one of my favorite characters because he’s forced to radically change in a very short period of time. All of a sudden his brothers come back. Both of them. He’s already been warned by his mother and risks losing his inheritance. For a guy like Jon, a kid that’s been groomed to accept his fate in the Ferro clan from childhood, the threat of getting pushed out and cut off is severe. Add in the return of his brothers and it’s like pouring lemon juice on the situation.

Jon is a nuke waiting to explode and hides it by prancing around with a smile on his face and a pretty girl on his lap. His brothers don’t see the mask he’s wearing either. For all the good Sean tries to do, he missed this. Peter knows something’s up with his younger brother, but has no idea how deep it goes or what happened to him.

Jon is someone I would have treated the way Cassie did initially. Actually, that first meeting was based on a real event. You’re thinking, no teenager would say something like that. Yeah, I did. To a hot guy’s face. I was idealistic and didn’t like players. It never occurred to me at that age that there was more beneath the surface, that the player guise is a mask like any other. I saw and understood the pining emo or goth kid. The player was too loud and cocky, playing a game of chess to get into a girl’s pants while clanging bells. It was too much, so the guy’s words turned to noise. It made me wonder what would happen if a man went through life like that, and that’s what started my infatuation with Jonathan Ferro.

Jon was the carefree kid that had his innocence stolen. He’s the forgotten brother. He’s the man with the mask that won’t come off because it’s become part of him. And for Cassie, he’d do anything.

If you don’t know Jonathan Ferro, you’re missing out.

STRIPPED 2 releases on APRIL 4. 2016

Pre-order now at these retailers:

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Thanks for reading! I love hearing what you guys have to say! 🙂

FLASH SALE! LAST HEARTBREAK by HM WARD (A Novel)

New Adult Contemporary Romance. New York Times Bestselling author H.M. Ward

New Adult Contemporary Romance. New York Times Bestselling author H.M. Ward

So, I hit a snafu when updating the listing and long story short, one site had this title at $2.99 instead of $5.99, and all the other sites quickly price matched. It should lift at some point today. Normally, my novels don’t go on sale until 11+ months after publication, so having it on sale the week of publication wasn’t part of the plan. But hey, stuff happens. I’m rolling with it.

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Type: Stand Alone Novel, No Cliffhanger, 298 pgs


Last HeartbreakGRAB THE e-BOOK NOW FOR ONLY $2.99!

Amazon     Nook     Kobo     Apple    HM Ward paperback-button

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the paperback is on sale at $11.99 (reg. $18.99)


LAST HEARTBREAK – Video Teaser


 Reader Reviews:

“Incredibly moving, funny, sexy and tackling deeper everyday problems.” –Debi G.

“An amazing story full of love, loss, heartbreak, joy and hope.” –Carla

“Intense situations propel off the very first page and intertwine with flirty witty banter, combustible chemistry and gut wrenching heartache. Last Heartbreak is guaranteed to leave you with book hangover.” –Cary

“A heartbreaking, shocking, captivating and engaging love story.” –Debbie B.

You don’t often find men like Graham and it was so refreshing.” –Stacey H.

“Funny and inspirational.” –Sallie

“WOW….. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT. The book was completely captivating. You will keep turning and turning the pages as you enter an emotional roller coaster where you will be laughing, crying, breathless and fist-pumping as you get to know your next book boyfriend the nerdy, hot Mr. Parker.” –ENA

“Very emotional. A real page turner I had a hard time putting it down.” –Judy

“Gut-wrenchingly good.” –Jen L.

“If you like a heartfelt story that makes you feel with everything within you, then read this story, you wont be disappointed. I loved it.” –Kelli T.

“Definitely a nail-biter and I love the ending!” –Dona

Need a new Book Boyfriend? LAST HEARTBREAK by HM Ward

Last HeartbreakBY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR H.M. WARD & INTRODUCING MELANIE BUSSIÈRE

When a hot guy with blazing blue eyes and a sexy smirk saves my ass and covers up my sins, I know I’m screwed. He’s poor, and is probably morally deprived like every other ass I’ve attracted recently.

I admit it. I’m a moron magnet. If the guy’s a dick, then he sweeps me off my feet and promptly stabs me in the back. Billionaires are all the same. I’ve fallen for loser after loser, which earned me the classy reputation of being easy. I’m easy on the eyes, easy to bed.

But no one knows the truth, no one knows the events that forced me onto the ledge of that elite NYC hotel–no one except that strapped, hot waiter.

Now I have to figure out if he’s an ally or an enemy. I need a friend, a real one, and not some jerk who’s after my money or my name. But If I make the wrong choice, it’ll destroy me.

The ledge high above the city was only the beginning. No one can help me now. I’m on my own.

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Type: Stand Alone Novel, No Cliffhanger, 298 pgs


GRAB IT TODAY!

Amazon     Nook     Kobo     Apple    HM Ward paperback-button

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LAST HEARTBREAK – Video Teaser


 Reader Reviews:

“Incredibly moving, funny, sexy and tackling deeper everyday problems.” –Debi G.

“An amazing story full of love, loss, heartbreak, joy and hope.” –Carla

“Intense situations propel off the very first page and intertwine with flirty witty banter, combustible chemistry and gut wrenching heartache. Last Heartbreak is guaranteed to leave you with book hangover.” –Cary

“A heartbreaking, shocking, captivating and engaging love story.” –Debbie B.

You don’t often find men like Graham and it was so refreshing.” –Stacey H.

“Funny and inspirational.” –Sallie

“WOW….. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT. The book was completely captivating. You will keep turning and turning the pages as you enter an emotional roller coaster where you will be laughing, crying, breathless and fist-pumping as you get to know your next book boyfriend the nerdy, hot Mr. Parker.” –ENA

“Very emotional. A real page turner I had a hard time putting it down.” –Judy

“Gut-wrenchingly good.” –Jen L.

“If you like a heartfelt story that makes you feel with everything within you, then read this story, you wont be disappointed. I loved it.” –Kelli T.

“Definitely a nail-biter and I love the ending!” –Dona

New Release! The Arrangement 21, the NYT Bestselling series by HM Ward

The Arrangement 21 by HM WardThe final 3 installments of SEAN FERRO in THE ARRANGEMENT. Grab it now! Series ends with book 23.

THE SERIES WITH OVER 12 MILLION COPIES SOLD
Volume 21 in the New York Times Bestselling Arrangement Series

The sexy billionaire lying next to me just asked the one question I’ve been longing to hear. Sean Ferro is finally there, ready to marry me. All I have to do to live happily ever after is destroy my enemies, kill my brother, and try to lose myself in the process.

As it is, I feel like I’m coming unhinged. Past sins press against my mind, demanding to be dealt with, but I can’t open the floodgates. I can’t let those demons see the light of day. My actions are so far beyond shades of gray that I worry I’ll destroy everyone around me – Sean included.

I never thought it would be difficult to say yes to the sexy, naked man lying in my arms. I want the happily ever after, but I’m not sure I have what it takes to get there.

Genre: New Adult Romance
This story unfolds over multiple volumes approx. 125 pages each.
~The Arrangement Vol 1-21 are on sale now.~ 23 books total in this series.


BUY IT NOW

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Motorcycle man and Spray Start Car Girl – Teaser trailer for THE ARRANGEMENT series
Ooooh! Aaaaah! Swooooon!
Disclaimer: H.M. Ward is not responsible for screen damage due to lickage


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What other people are saying about THE ARRANGEMENT 21:

“Intensely erotic.” – Debi G.

“Wicked hot with a touch of tenderness” – Cary M.

“Preorder this bad boy right now!” – Marissa 

“Sean definitely takes Avery to her limits and it is hot and disturbing at the same time.” -Stacy H.

How to be a kickass reviewer, the quick tutorial

Screen Shot 2016-02-24 at 12.33.07 PMWith recent talk about the perm ARC list and what it takes to be shoulder tapped, I thought I’d take the time to dish out the dirt on what makes a reviewer go from okay to AMAZEBALLS!

One of the things that make authors cringe the most in a review, are spoilers. So I’m going to focus mostly on that.

So what is a spoiler?

Great question! It’s information that reveals the ending of the story. That’s easy to avoid.

The harder spoilers to avoid, and that are too often seen in reviews, are when people reveal various events, plot twists and unexpected information that come out throughout the book, mostly elements that may have surprised you or that have a profound impact in the story. This is the kind of thing that you wouldn’t want to share in a review because it diminishes the reading experience of others.

The best way to keep this from happening is to pretend you’re talking to someone about your favorite book. Tell them what you liked about it and how it made you feel.

It’s your experience with the book that people want to know. Is this good? Yes? Okay, why? You can be a blabbering mess of excitement without being able to put your fingers on specifics and that speaks so much more clearly to readers than anything else. When someone is flabbergasted by a book and they slam it on your desk, bug-eyed, and say READ THIS! You know it’s a damn good book. You want to channel that excitement into your review. The goal is to sound like you, talking to a bud about a book.

Example: The relationship in this book really spoke to me. The characters had a deep connection and I could feel her pain.

How can I tell if it’s a spoiler? What if I’m not sure?

Here are 3 quick questions to ask yourself:

  1. Is it included in the book description? Yes? Then you are safe.
  2. Be vague. You don’t have to spell everything out. A review is YOUR reaction to the book. It’s not cliff-notes.
  3. Don’t post specifics about things that left your jaw on the ground. (see rule #2)

Should I post spoilers?

Try to avoid it if you can. The whole point of a review is to help another reader find a book they might like. If you have a review-a-phobe that is afraid of spoilers and scanning the page between her fingers, it’d be nice if your review will help her. People who don’t mind so much won’t care.

Why are spoilers viewed as a bad thing?

My books are made to make you giggle, gasp, and experience the story. If you know what’s coming, you read the book differently.

Are there ways to post a spoiler and hide it?

YES! So happy you asked! On Goodreads, there are two ways of doing so. You can choose to hide you entire review by clicking a box or you can add some very easy coding to your review to hide a specific section that you may suspect would dampen other readers’ experience. Here’s an easy graphic to show you how to hide your spoilery review on Goodreads:

How to hide a spoiler on Goodreads

Here is an example of what you review will look like if check that box at the bottom:

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If you really, really, really want to know what the spoiler is, then you have the freedom to do so by clicking on “click here” and see what the person had to say.

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On other sites that don’t let you use coding, so I wouldn’t recommend putting spoilers ANYWHERE ELSE until they can support hiding it like Goodreads.

So, if I’m not retelling the story in my review, what AM I writing?

You’re telling other readers why this book was amazing by giving your emotional reaction.

For example:

“I love the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning because it’s dark, gritty, and is flowing with tension. That tension is why I read. It can be conflict, immortals, or sexy tension and I’m in love!

Mac isn’t a pansy. She’s the type of girl I can relate to, which is a big deal. I’m tired of stories with airheads that are TSTL. If you don’t know what that means, TOO STUPID TO LIVE. Dear God! Please give me a chick with a backbone! Even if she’s a dumbass, I want a spine. This series has one heronie, no wait, it has several kick ass women.

What about the dudes? Hot men. Dark, mysterious men that are too sexy to live…swoon. They fall into the alpha range for the most part. Confident, strong, and sexy.

And this. I HATE it when I read a book and the character doesn’t learn. How many times can you do the same thing and still put your hand in the fire? Learn, damn it! This characters learn and grow. Some shrink, but they change. Their lives throw them into situations that have repercussions and watching them play out is like watching a fire. It’s hot, desperate, and read to consume everything in it’s path.

If you liked Demon Kissed, you’ll totally love this series. Think Apocalypse. Think dark knight. Think so freaking awesome! It moves at a fast pace and has a plot to engage you and characters that leave you thinking long after you put the book down. I loves that!”

Giving them a frame of reference is SO helpful! Dudes, that’s how I found the Fever series in the first place. It was a Demon Kissed reader who pointed it out. SCORE! Think about another book like this one that you liked and clue people in. It’s so hard to find a good book and that’s what reviews are all about!