My Newest Historical Romance, The Poet Bride, is FREE Exclusively on Readict!

As the publishing industry is ever-changing in this increasingly digital landscape, we writers must adapt to new ways of sharing our words with the world. Earlier this year, an innovative app developer reached out with an offer I couldn’t refuse. I’m eager to announce that my newest historical romance, The Poet Bride, is now available exclusively on the FREE Readict app.

If you’re interested, you can download Readict at no cost via the app store on your phone, tablet, or device. My story and many others will be available to you there for free. (You may have to view ads between chapters, but a paid subscription is available if you prefer to read ad-free.)

Keep reading to learn more about the story. Thanks for being part of the journey!

About the Book

Baltimore, 1901: Aspiring poet Elly Owen is eighteen when her family takes on a boarder in the flat above their shop. The new tenant, dockworker Ben Porter, is the muse of Elly’s dreams: charming, masculine, and mysterious. They embark upon a whirlwind forbidden romance as secret lovers—until Ben abruptly disappears, leaving Elly reeling and disconsolate.

When a hidden betrayal surfaces, Elly resolves to go west to find Ben. Chaperoned by Jonathan, a young seminarian with hopes to marry her, she ventures to Maumee, Ohio in search of the truth. But what she discovers is a rustic life far removed from her romantic expectations, and a rocky marriage that just might rewrite everything she believed about love.

The Poet Bride is a character-driven period piece set in turn-of-the-last century America. The narrator’s candid examination of marriage, perseverance, and commitment to her heart at all costs will charm readers of historical romance and women’s fiction alike.

Note: The above link is for mobile devices and tablets only. If you’re on a laptop or desktop computer, the link may not work for you. If you don’t already have the Readict app installed, the link may take you to the app store. It will open directly to The Poet Bride if you have the latest version of Readict installed. Thank you!

F.A.Q.S about the new NOVEL & platform

Q: Is The Poet Bride available on Amazon?
A: No, The Poet Bride is my first-ever publication that will not be available on Amazon for the duration of its contract. It has been exclusively licensed to Readict.

Q: Will it be published in other formats (print, audio) or through any retailers?
A: No, not likely. The Poet Bride, for the foreseeable future, is digital-only as an ebook through Readict’s app only.

Q: Are you getting paid for ads viewed and/or downloads of Readict?
A: No, I am not getting paid from any ads, free downloads, or paid subscriptions of the app. I was compensated a one-time licensing payment up-front for my story. If readers download the app, subscribe to the paid version, view or click ads, it has no bearing whatsoever on my earnings.

Q: Are all of your books moving to Readict now?/Will your future stories be on an app?
A: No, all of my previously published titles will remain as they are. Most of my work is exclusive to Amazon Kindle as always. I’ve recently released some free ebooks on Nook, Kobo, Scrib’d, and other retailers, which you can view & download here.

While I can’t speak for all future works, at least the next novella in my Mythic Maidens series (TBR summer/fall 2021) and the sequel to Whisper (TBR sometime in 2022)will be joining their predecessors on Amazon as per usual. In other words, this is an experiment but is not likely to become the norm!

Q: Can I be a Readict author, too?
I thought you’d never ask! Readict is actively seeking submissions from new & published authors alike. Go to to learn how to submit your story. Please be sure to include that C.K. Brooke referred you. I do earn referral bonuses that way! 😉

Ready to join me?

Meet the Heroine: Lucie

Meet Lucie

Photo by Alice Alinari. Courtesy of Unsplash.

Full Name: Luccia Camerlane

From: Backshore, Tybiria, East Halvea

Featured in: The Wrong Prince by C.K. Brooke

Status: Baron of Backshore’s daughter

Distinguishing characteristics: Heppestonian heritage, soulful eyes, always wears an amethyst pendant from her late mother.

Motivations: Compassion for others and doing what’s right

Lucie’s Story
Lucie is madly in love with the Prince of Tybiria. She’s also engaged to marry the Prince of Tybiria. Only one issue: there are two princes, and she’s engaged to the wrong one. The royal engagement party becomes even unluckier when an enemy king invades and kidnaps her newly betrothed. Now she and her true love—her fiancé’s brother, Prince Geo—must set off to rescue the Crown Prince from certain death. If they fail, an innocent man dies. If they succeed, then Lucie will spend the rest of her life with the brother of the man she loves. What does Lucie’s destiny hold?

Find out in The Wrong Prince!

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Meet the Heroine: Em

Meet Em

Photography by Kenny Luo. Courtesy of Unsplash.

Full Name: Emeline Winthrop

Featured in: Commanding His Heart: American Pirate Romances #2 by C.K. Brooke

Era: 1785, Post-Revolutionary U.S.

From: Jamestown, Virginia

Status: Farmer’s daughter. Industrious maker of cheese & soap.

Distinguishing characteristics: Long, raven hair; hopeless romantic

Motivations: A happy future. She refuses to be condemned to a lifetime of mistreatment by a cruel, older man.

Em’s Story
Em just wants a say in her own future, and she’s willing to do almost anything to get it – including flee her parents’ farm in the night and stow away aboard a ship she knows nothing about…which turns out to be a pirate ship! Fortunately, a trusted naval commander is also on board, and comes to her rescue by pretending to be her husband. It’s not long before Em comes to wish they weren’t just pretending. But why is the commander mixed up with pirates? Could it be because there’s already another woman in his life?

See What Happens in This Sweet Historical Romance Adventure, Available in Paperback & eBook!

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