Monday, February 8, 2016

Bend Me, Break Me is HERE!!!!! *cue confetti and exciting surprise music*

I was SO SNEAKY. I just revealed the cover about two weeks ago and didn't tell you when I was releasing it and BAM. Here it is. 
This book is exclusive to Amazon, and if you are part of the Kindle Unlimited program, you can read it for free!!! How cool is that?

One girl. 

One boy. 

Two hearts. 
One terrible secret. 
It will either bring them together or tear them apart. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Behind Your Back is here!!!!

It's here!!!!! AND IT'S ONLY 99 CENTS!!
Behind Your Back (new adult romantic suspense) is the first book in a two-book series, with the second book, Back To Back coming out on June 9th.

To get to him, I need to use her.
I'll play her like a violin and have her falling in love with me before she even knows what's happening.
It will be easy. I've done it before and I'll do it again.
She's just a girl.
A tool to get what I want.
When I'm done with her I won't think twice about walking away.
At least, that was what I thought.
Until I met her.

Coming June 9, Back To Back...

He underestimated me.

The girl with the red hair and green eyes.
But I also underestimated him.
We’re both good at what we do.
Together, we’re unstoppable.
But I’ll have to be careful.
Last time I played him and he's not going to take the betrayal lightly.
I'll have to watch my back... and my heart.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Mail Call...

*I totally stole this idea from Author Tiffany King*
Do you like mail? I like mail. Not bills or stupid catalogues filled with things I don't want. But other kinds of mail. Cards and postcards and such. SO, how about we send each other some mail? If you send me something (doesn't matter what it is, but please no envelopes of hair or toenail clippings) in the mail with your return address on it, I'll send you something. Some signed swag or maybe even a book! I'll choose some random people to get a little something extra. So get out those stamps and glitter pens everyone!
Chelsea Cameron 
P.O. Box 241
New Harbor, ME 04558

Monday, September 29, 2014

Everything I've ever learned about becoming a bestselling author...

There is no magic spell. There is no secret knowledge. There is no special marketing strategy. 
I can't tell you how to become a bestselling author because NO ONE KNOWS HOW. Just think about it. If there were some magic formula, everyone would be doing it. OR whoever had the formula would be hoarding it in a secret underground location.
But that formula doesn't exist.
I hate math. I really do. I don't keep track of my sales numbers. I couldn't tell you how many books I sold on x day during x time. Sometimes I think that I should keep track of these things, but there are web sites for that (booktrackr). In general, I avoid math as much as I can. But then I see these authors making marketing and selling books into some complicated mathy thing that makes me want to run and hide under a rock.
Some people thrive on the numbers. It makes them feel secure. That's fine. Rock on, numbers people. And then there are those of us who get totally overwhelmed and want to give up before even starting.
Well. I'm here to tell you that writing isn't complicated. Becoming a bestselling author isn't as complicated as people seem to want to make it.
When I sat down to write My Favorite Mistake, I wasn't thinking about whether or not I should invest in a BookBub ad, or when the best hour to tweet a teaser graphic was to get the most views, or what I should price the book at.
I was thinking about the story. Nothing else. I was too consumed by the story to think about anything else. I did nothing but write for weeks. I drank a lot of Monster and didn't get much sleep and didn't see my friends. I didn't think about marketing. Not even after I'd finished the book and had it edited. I had no plan. I didn't make teaser graphics. I didn't solicit blurbs from other authors. I didn't even have a professional cover. I made one myself. I formatted the book myself. I put it up on Amazon and figured whatever would happen, would happen.
I'd tried marketing strategies before with my other books. I'd done ARCs paid advertisements and tweets and all sorts of things. None of them worked. But then, out of the blue, the book started to sell and people started messaging me about how much they loved it. I was shocked. How could this book sell with no marketing plan? I'd done the opposite for this release than I had for any of my previous releases.
And then the book REALLY started to sell. And my mind was officially boggled.
I'd done nothing special to sell this book. For all intents and purposes, it shouldn't have sold as well as it did.
But then I did and I realized that the main reason for a book becoming a bestseller has absolutely nothing to do with me. Call it luck, call it timing, call it lightning striking. Whatever it is, I HAVE NO CONTROL OVER IT. The only thing I CAN control is the quality of the book. Write the best story I can. Write something that burns in my heart and my head and that makes me feel like I'm falling in love for the first time. And I can control the editing and the cover and formatting and price. But that's it. The rest? Not up to me.
Sure, I wrote a romance (which is always popular) in an emerging category (new adult). But there were a lot of other people doing the same thing at the same time. If I released the same book now, would it have done the same? No, I don't think so. That's not to say anything disparaging about my book, but, as I said, a LOT comes down to timing. When a certain genre or category is "hot." Usually, by the time something becomes popular, it's almost too late. This is NOT to say that you should write to a trend. If you're trying to force yourself to write something that's not true to who you are just to try and become a bestseller, then you're going to have a rude awakening.
I HAPPEN to like writing books that HAPPEN to be popular. I'm lucky. See that word again? LUCK.
I didn't choose to write romance. It chose me. I truly believe that I don't choose the stories I write. They choose me.
Once again, I'm very LUCKY.
Bottom line: I wasn't trying to write a bestseller. I was writing the story I couldn't get out of my head. The rest was luck, timing and a lot of stuff you can't quantify. So don't set out to write a bestseller. Set out to write the best book YOU can. The rest? Not up to you. So let it go. *insert Frozen singing here*

And here's a gif of a hot guy in glasses. For Reasons:

Thursday, July 10, 2014

UnWritten release day contest to end all contests. For real, y'all...

Do you like books? Do you like signed books? Do you like signed books that you don't have to pay for? THEN LOOK NO FURTHER.
To celebrate the release of UnWritten, I'm doing a MEGA AWESOME SUPERFANTABULOUS GIVEAWAY!!!
I've been collecting signed books everywhere I go and I'm giving them away to YOU. Yup. YOU.

There will be NINE giveaway packs with different books in them. You will not get to choose which one you win. *GIVEAWAY IS US ONLY. IT WOULD COST ME A LOT OF MONEY TO MAIL THESE OVERSEAS. SORRY. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT FROM THE UNITED STATES. THANKS*

Giveaway Pack #1: Since I Saw You by Beth Kery (unsigned), Beauty from Pain by Georgia Cates (signed), Ten Tiny Breaths by K. A. Tucker (signed)

Giveaway Pack #2: Flesh and Blood by Kristen Painter (unsigned), Angel Burn by L. A. Weatherly (unsigned), Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover (signed), Nash by Jay Crownover (unsigned)

Giveaway Pack #3: Bang, Fading and Falling by E. K. Blair (all signed)

Giveaway Pack #4: All You Need Is Love by Marie Force (unsigned), The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken (unsigned), Frayed by Kim Karr (ARC, unsigned)

Giveaway Pack #5: Poughkeepsie and Return to Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia (both signed), Dirty Angels by Karina Halle (signed)

Giveaway Pack #6: Of Metal And Wishes by Sarah Pine (unsigned), Charmed Vengeance by Suzanne Lazear (unsigned), Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards (unsigned), Control by Lydia Kang (unsigned)

Giveaway Pack #7: Anew by Chelsea Fine (signed), Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover (signed), Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (unsigned)

Giveaway Pack #8: What I Didn't Say by Keary Taylor (signed), Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover (signed), UnWritten by Chelsea M. Cameron (ARC, signed)

Giveaway Pack #9: Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover (signed), Red Hill by Jamie McGuire (signed), Donners of the Dead by Karina Halle (signed), The Scribe by Elizabeth Hunter (signed)


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Monday, July 7, 2014

UnWritten is on its way! (Also, a of sexy man in a kilt)

Greetings from across the pond! Well, I'm across the pond if you're currently in the US. Or Canada. Or South America. You get the idea. I've been in Edinburgh, Scotland for the Romance Author & Reader event, but I'm headed home to the states tomorrow. I've done three book signings in three weeks, and, as the Scots would say, I'm knackered.
But I got my stuff together enough to upload UnWritten to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and iTunes. I'll update this post when the links become available. The paperback will take a little white to get done, but hold tight and I'll have that soon as well. If you aren't familiar with this story, it's a New Adult Contemporary Romance about a tattooed children's librarian/romance novelist and a British single father. I KNOW.

Oh, and here's a picture of Stuart Reardon holding one of the ARCs of UnWritten. Yeah, that happened. Oh, and I don't know what he was wearing under the kilt. Should have asked.

Barnes and Noble:

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Upcoming releases!

I realized that I should probably post about my upcoming releases. Because I have them in my head, but you can't read my mind. I mean, you can't, right? STOP READING MY MIND.

Deep Surrendering, Ep. 4-June 19
UnWritten-July 10
Deep Surrendering, Ep. 5-July 17
Dark Surrendering (Sloane and Ryder's book)-August(ish)
Deep Surrendering, Ep. 6-August 21
Silence (Whisper Trilogy, Book Two)-August/September
Deep Surrendering, Ep. 7-September 18
For Now (Rules of Love, Book Two)-September/November
Surrendering to Always-September/November
Deep Surrendering, Ep. 8-October 16
Deep Surrendering, Ep. 9-November 20
Deep Surrendering, Ep. 10-December 18
Listen (Whisper Trilogy, Book Three)-December

There might be one or two more, depending on how much I can do. But I won't say what those are until I'm sure I can get them done. But this is what I'm shooting for. We'll see. I've already had to push things back. All of these dates are subject to change.