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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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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

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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 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

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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.


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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.

Hot New Pre-Orders by HM Ward

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here are some of the releases coming your way in 2016! This isn’t the entire list, so get ready for more SECRETS AND LIES, DEEPER, and other titles too!

OVER YOU is a light, fun read perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Pre-order links below!


 

Over YouFEBRUARY 14TH

Pre-order price break!

Only $3.99

Charming. Sexy. Rich. William Darcy is the triple threat that should make any woman twerk on sight. He’s everything a woman could want-

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The Arrangement 21 by HM WardFebruary 29th

Book 21 of 23 total. We’re almost to the end.

Hot sexy Sean Ferro!

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Last HeartbreakMarch 7th

A hot nerd, and a girl on a ledge

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.

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Stripped 2April 4th

The conclusion to STRIPPED (Jonathan Ferro)

 

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EasyAugust 29th

A novel about Jos Ferro (Bryan’s Sister, the only Ferro girl)

 

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Update: News, Releases, and Sad Stuff

AR21imageNEWS: It looks like my family will be having a Christmas funeral this year. I was waiting to post this until things happened, but I have a lot of ppl asking why THE ARRANGEMENT 21 was pushed back.

Please know that if a release is pushed back that you are going to hear some godawful news from me shortly after. I don’t screw around with release dates. I treat them like promises, especially once a pre-order has gone live. I do everything I possibly can to keep that promise, but sometimes life has other plans.

I wrote the final books of THE SECRET LIFE OF TRYSTAN SCOTT during a funeral a few years ago. It was the most emotionally grueling thing I’d ever done, because I couldn’t write how I felt. I couldn’t pour my pain onto the pages. I had a promise to keep and finished the series.

I never said anything until I was writing BROKEN PROMISES. All that pain resurfaced, and I had no idea it would. It blindsided me. If I hadn’t told you guys that the book was coming, I wouldn’t have written it. It was extremely painful even though it’s been two years.

No matter what’s going on around me, I typically work through it. I had major surgery last week and didn’t say anything. I didn’t want it to affect anything, and that’s my life. I’m always fighting through something. You guys hear about it when it affects you. Normally it won’t, but I can’t possibly write one of the final books of THE ARRANGEMENT right now. It’ll be torture for me and honestly, it’ll be better if I’ve had some time to mourn and write something that doesn’t have twenty books weaving together with a complex plot line. The end of that series is going to be kickass, and I won’t put something out that sub-par. This series concludes at book 23, so I’m writing toward the ending now.

So, this is what’s happening – the official release date of ARRANGEMENT 21 was pushed back to Feb. 29th (leap day!). Another title that was supposed to come out later, that’s already written, was bumped to the front of the line. I was going to start telling you about it next week–OVER YOU. It’s a stand alone novel that we’ve been working on for a year now.

Please know that if a date moves, something horrible happened. I know other authors change dates like they’re underpants, but that’s not me.

And if you pray, got extra juju to send, or just want to offer a thought for us, my family could use it. My mother in law is in her final days. My daughter is a wreck, and Mike the best hubby ever is very upset. We all are. Caner sucks. Loss is hard to endure and even more so to do it publicly.

The other platforms will update shortly to show the new release date for AR21. Teasers for OVER YOU will begin shortly. Melanie will be around helping answer questions. And I may be on hiatus for a while.

For everyone who has suffered a loss and is feeling it now, you’re not alone. I’ve lost over 20 friends and family to cancer and this time of year is bittersweet because all the memories of holidays past resurface. One day it will be sweet, not bitterness at all. Faith, hope and love will conqueror all and there will be no more pain and no more tears.

Peace to you and yours,
~Holly

Is THE ARRANGEMENT a Series? Tellz me! I need to know!

ARsize1*Recently updated – this post originally appeared in 2013. I updated it with current pics.*

To all the people out there who told me that you aren’t readers, I want to tell you that NOW YOU ARE! 🙂 You’ve read over 2,600 pages in THE ARRANGEMENT series alone. If you read the other Ferro books, you passed that!

Whoop! Whoop! Reading is fun when you enjoy what you’re reading. I’m so glad so many people love the Ferro family! To date we’ve sold over 10 MILLION copies worldwide. That is a lotta readers. Keep on reading!

IS THE ARRANGEMENT A SERIES?

I’ve been getting emails from awesome fans who are curious about THE ARRANGEMENT series. It has a huge fan base – hundreds of thousands of people – and lots of new readers. Many of you already noticed, but some haven’t so I wanted to make it clear.

Yes, THE ARRANGEMENT is a series. 

There’s some confusion over what that means. My serials are not one book slashed into pieces. I know some writers do that, but I don’t. I’ve actually been asked to speak about the construction of my serials at several writer’s conferences next year, because the way they’re written is unique. Quite frankly, if I took CURSED and slashed it into pieces, it would suck. But, that’s another topic, so I won’t go into that right now.

IS THE ARRANGEMENT ONE BOOK BROKEN INTO PARTS?

NO. Pictures help make it more obvious that THE ARRANGEMENT is not one book broken into volumes. For one, it’s too big. eBooks are amazing, but the tactile sense of reading is lost. If a book holds my attention and I love the story, the time taken to read it flies by and I have no idea how many pages I read. That doesn’t happen with paper. It’s easy to see how much I read and where the end is, so I took a few pics for the ereader fans.

ARsize2The stack of books on the left is the Arrangement series 1-20. The series is over 2,600 PAGES LONG (as of Aug 2015).

Cursed is on the right, and is one of my full length novels. It’s the 2nd book in the Demon Kissed series and is about the same size as Damaged and Stripped (both are novels). Some of my novels are a bit longer, some are shorter, but it’s average novel length for me (and most romances.)

So, if THE ARRANGEMENT series were presented in novel format, they’d be onto their 9th novel at this point in time. Every 2-2.5 volumes is about novel length. The Arrangement is a series the same way DEMON KISSED is a series. Multiple books tell the story, but these come out way faster.

WHY WAS THIS STORY WRITTEN AS A SERIES OF NOVELLAS?

(Uh, *raises hand* What’s a novella?) A novella is a short novel. It’s longer than a short story (think magazine), and mine are usually 100-130 pages in length.

This story was told as a series of novellas because there are readers who like this format, a lot. Plus, this format has perks that novels don’t have.

ARsize3Here are the main serial novella perks:

  • They come out faster and the reader only has to wait 4-6 weeks instead of 8 months. Waiting 8 months for the next title from my favorite author sucks. Most of my fav authors put out 1 novel a year. I hate that. I want more. Now. Series like THE ARRANGEMENT offer that desire for new titles quickly.
  • Serials are less risky for the reader. If I like it, I keep reading and one book didn’t eat up a ton of time.
  • They give the reader the option to read something new between novel releases.
  • Serials are less daunting. If someone hands you a huge ass book, it can be intimidating. Novella length books don’t typically present that apprehension.
  • They’re fast and fun. This kind of book is supposed to be fun, and not take a lot of effort, which is why lots of people love them.

THE ARRANGEMENT series was originally written for fans to have something to read between novels. Then it became a fan-driven series where the fans’ comments are actually affecting the story line. It’s become an organic story, and is way cooler than anything I dreamed up when I started.

A note about it from a fan:

“It costs approximately the same price PER PAGE for an Arrangement serial (in e-format) as is does for a 50 shades novel (in e-format). Considering that you can fit about 4 Arrangement serials into one 50 Shades novel (page count and total $) and that 50 Shades was a trilogy, we can EASILY make it to 12 books and reach the same total price and page volume as 50 Shades!

If you think of books like the Crossfire series, which will probably go onto 5 books (and is more expensive per page), we could make it to 21 Arrangement serials and not go over the Crossfire budget!!! (At the time Crossfire was a trilogy, it has since been added to due to the popularity of the series).” –MelanieAnne

ARsize4WILL IT BE BUNDLED INTO ONE BOOK?

Right now there are no plans to bundle, but there are plans for the series to go on sale like the rest of my titles. At one point the entire series was in KU. The entire series was on sale for 99 cents each one Christmas.

All the titles go on sale at some point, so keep your eyes glued to the facebook page to make sure you don’t miss it. Massive sale alerts also go out via email, so make sure you’re on that list. (Text AWESOMEBOOKS – 1 word – to 22828 or click here to get on the list).

And, I know you’re all going to ask, so here it is: THE ARRANGEMENT Vol. 20 will be out on Monday! Yippie! No, it’s not the final book in the series. I’ll make a huge post when the final volume comes out.

DO I HAVE TO READ EVERY SINGLE FERRO SERIES TO KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON?

NO, you don’t. Each series is stand alone. That means you can read DAMAGED and skip STRIPPED and you won’t be lost if you pick up THE PROPOSITION (Bryan Ferro’s story) which is complete as of 2015.

It’s totally okay to know one brother better than the rest. 😉

If you hate cliffhangers, stay away from novella series in progress like THE ARRANGEMENT.

Series (novels & novellas) that are already completed include:

  1. DAMAGED
  2. THE PROPOSITION
  3. SECRETS
  4. THE SECRET LIFE OF TRYSTAN SCOTT
  5. DEMON KISSED
  6. THE WEDDING CONTRACT
  7. SCANDALOUS
  8. SECOND CHANCES
  9. SHADOWS OF THE PAST
  10. LIFE BEFORE DAMAGED (Peter Ferro’s back story)

And more! This list isn’t updated frequently and several series have concluded in the short time since this post was written.

DID YOU THINK THERE WOULD BE OVER 20 BOOKS IN THIS SERIES WHEN YOU STARTED IT?

No, not all. I’d planned a 4 book series originally. After book 3 came out, I offered the fans the opportunity to become involved in the flow of the storyline. Since there was still so much story to tell and you guys wanted more, I agreed.

One thing that I want to make clear is that at some point authors want to move onto other things. THE ARRANGEMENT was an experiment with messed up characters, an entire cast of them, and dealt with a topic that most people wouldn’t touch. Add in the fan driven element and it’s been a wild ride and completely amazing. But if I’m still writing this series in 4 years, I’ll poke my eyes out. True story. I’m not writing Sean and Avery into the ground where I can’t stand them anymore. Many authors are so sick of their characters by the time the end of a series comes around. I don’t want that to happen here.

As of ARRANGEMENT 20, it should be very clear we’re heading into the homestretch. 🙂 There will be a vote coming up soon, so make sure you’re on the email list. You’ll want to be in it!

Updated November 2015: 

THE ARRANGEMENT 23 will be the final book in this series. EEEeeeeep!

Disclaimer: Mr. Turkey and his likeness may not be reproduced cuz even if u try, u can’t pull off coolness like this! Fo’ shizzle!

Mr. Turkey’s Disclaimer: Just because you see me with my face in Sean’s book does not imply that I advocate the actions of said person in any shape or form. I was just really into the book. I may have swallowed a page, I’m not sure. In short, I still hate Sean Ferro. 

Pre-order THE ARRANGEMENT 21 by HM Ward Boo yah!

The Arrangement 21 by HM Ward THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES!

THE ARRANGEMENT

Volume 21 is available for pre-order.

Release date: DEC 28th, 2015

The final book in this series will be THE ARRANGEMENT 23. Eeep!

Thanks for reading! This has been an amazing series to write and having the fans along to help steer the story has been awesome!

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Get THE ARRANGEMENT vol. 1, FREE TODAY!

 THE SERIES WITH OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD

Volume 1 in the bestselling Arrangement Serials
Genre: New Adult Romance Series

FML is becoming Avery’s motto. Just when she doesn’t think things could get any worse, they do. When her car stalls out at a busy intersection and she gets out to check under the hood, a guy steals her car. Armed with a dress and a pair of Chucks, Avery runs after the thief. When a hot stranger offers to help, she can’t say no. That’s how Avery meets Sean Ferro, the totally sexy, totally damaged guy with more secrets than she has time for.

THE ARRANGEMENT 1 by HM Ward is FREE Today! (Save $2.99)Avery doesn’t have time for anything anymore. Her is life falling apart and it’s not just the car. It’s everything, and it doesn’t matter how tightly she tries to hold on, there’s nothing left to hold on to. With the sudden death of her parents, it’s only a matter of months until Avery’s shot at college is gone, and she’s living in a cardboard box. Other students have their families to rely on when things get bad. Avery has no one.

But there’s one option, one incredibly sexy, morally devoid, option. If Avery takes a job as a call girl, one guy could save her. One client. One time. She just has to say yes.

Genre: New Adult Romance
This story unfolds over multiple volumes approx. 125 pages each.
~The Arrangement Vol 1-20 are on sale now.~

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What Other People Are Saying About THE ARRANGEMENT:

“Best book I’ve ever read. Love the heat and so much more.” – Darrindeb555

“This is by far my favorite series in this genre!!!! The story has everything. The characters are believable and easy to get attached to. Every book leaves you wanting more.” – Aprilb1113

“The Arrangement Series will suck you in from the very beginning. The SUPER sexy Sean is dark, brooding, and full of mystery.” – Pages Abound