EMpress Books

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Who Are We?
EMpress Books is a publishing consultancy business working exclusively with authors on their independent publishing endeavors. We're open to submissions of all kinds with only one goal: to bring high quality books into the world. We are not a vanity press and we are not a publishing house. Instead we offer an imprint name to our clients, as well as the support and services they need to make it in the self-publishing industry.

Why Choose EMpress?
Self-publishing is tough. There are lots of details to take care of that go beyond the realm of writing. You'll need technical skills, graphic design skills, and business skills to succeed. Founded by an experienced self-published author who traveled the road alone, EMpress wants to help you through all of these hurdles. Collaborate together on your work while maintaining all of the rights and the creative decision making. There's no one out there quite like this. Keep your independence without publishing alone.

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My Life in Yoga Pants
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,300. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015 by EMpress Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Motherhood, Essay » Author profile
Stephanie Haddad's collection of 15 brief essays is designed for reflection and thought, but also just for fun.
Socially Awkward: A Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,470. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012 by EMpress Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Have you ever wanted to be someone else? Did you ever try? Jennifer Smith spends most of her time wishing she had a more exciting name, lived a more exciting life, or that she could just become someone else for a while. With her sister Claire’s help, Jennifer channels her life’s desires into the perfect graduate research program...
Love Regifted: A Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,740. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012 by EMpress Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00)
What if everything you knew about yourself turned out to be a lie? When Ava Sullivan learns some upsetting news about her own history, she begins to question everything about her life--except the new guy she has her eye on.
Other Kinds of Love: A Short Story Collection
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,650. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012 by EMpress Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Romance author Stephanie Haddad explores other types of love in this collection of 12 short stories. From familial relationships between a grandmother and granddaughter in "Nana's Aid" to the first bond between childhood friends in "A Smile," Haddad's stories span many expressions of love.
Love Unlisted: A Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,990. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011 by EMpress Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00)
Even the craziest love looks hotter in bullet-points... Grace Shields keeps her hectic life manageable one way and one way only: she makes lists, lots of them. Lists of her favorite Jackie Chan movies. Lists of her boyfriend’s Pros and Cons. Lists about her favorite places to get a pizza. To Grace, each one is a very serious matter. And that’s why no one ever reads the lists. Well, no one except
A Previous Engagement: A Novel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,710. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011 by EMpress Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.60)
Tessa Monroe and Christian Douglas have been friends since grade school, sticking together despite their very different goals in life. While Tessa aims for her dream job and Christian searches for his dream girl, they're forced to face some unexpected feelings for one another. But is it too late?


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EMpress Books' favorite authors on Smashwords

Bruce Diamond
Latest book: The Angel of Lies. Published March 28, 2011.
Christopher Thompson
Latest book: Breakfast Anytime (Family-Friendly Edition). Published February 27, 2011. (5.00 from 1 review)
Doug Welch
Latest book: Watcher's Demon. Published November 26, 2016. (5.00 from 1 review)
Evangeline Love
Latest book: A Dom's Gift. Published May 11, 2011. (3.50 from 8 reviews)
Kenneth Wayne
Latest book: An American Branch. Published August 25, 2011. (4.33 from 3 reviews)
Lillia Forsythe
Latest book: Sons of Sin. Published December 7, 2009. (3.00 from 1 review)
Melissa A. Smith
Latest book: Marked By Sight. Published December 15, 2015.
Pamela Marcantel
Latest book: V-Squad. Published February 26, 2011. (5.00 from 2 reviews)
Paul Swearingen
Latest book: Good Girl, Bad Girl. Published October 15, 2015.
Philip van Wulven
Latest book: Lowland Knight. Published April 17, 2015.
Robert DeBurgh
Latest book: Riders of the Wind. Published May 24, 2011. (4.86 from 7 reviews)
Saurabh Sharma
Latest book: The Directionless Son of Brain. Published November 4, 2010. (4.75 from 4 reviews)

Smashwords book reviews by EMpress Books

  • Sail Beyond Tomorrow on Sep. 17, 2011

    Modern but mystical, Sail Beyond Tomorrow tells the story of two parallel romances: professors Susan and Richard and their widowed parents, Nate and Kathy (respectively). Welch does an excellent job developing two very different relationships and balancing the attention between them. From the passionate love of Susan and Richard, the reader gets a deep, involved romance. And from the second-time-arounders Nate and Kathy, we see hope for the painful and challenging later years, when mortality seems to play a bigger role than discovering romance. Still, these four characters each have something to share with the reader and each has his or her own lesson to learn. Add to the mix a plot riddled with past demons coming back to haunt our heroes, plus an ancient foretelling that may (or may not?) come true… Sail Beyond Tomorrow gets you thinking and feeling all at once. Read the entire review at: http://loveonthebookshelf.wordpress.com/2011/09/16/review-sail-beyond-tomorrow/#more-178
  • Double Occupancy on Dec. 27, 2011

    In Double Occupancy, Chase does well by her characters, giving them room in their close-quartered villa to really express themselves and draw the reader into their love story. Their witty banter will have you laughing but their hot and steamy moments will have you begging for more. By isolating her hero and heroine like this, Chase has given the reader the chance to indulge in a R&R too, focusing on the budding relationship between Travis and Casey. Get lost in this story as though you’re resting up in the villa for yourself… I found it pretty hard to put this one down and climb back into the real world, myself! Read the full review at Love on the Bookshelf: http://loveonthebookshelf.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/review-double-occupancy/#more-373
  • Love By Design on Jan. 11, 2012

    In Love by Design, Liz Matis tells the story of former party-girl turned successful interior designer Victoria Bryce. As the co-host of a design show (think Trading Spaces), she’s in need of a new partner… apparently on camera and off. Enter “saucy Aussie” Russ Rowland and the sparks are flying. But Victoria and Russ have both their egos and their pasts to get past in order for something like this to work. Before you know it, this sizzling pair have a laundry list of reasons not to be together. Although you may find yourself rolling your eyes at their transparent resistance from time to time, Matis’s characterizations never fail to be realistic. Don’t we all make excuses for ourselves not to do something we know is good for us from time to time? And given how much is at stake for these two, especially the stripper scandal (you’ll see), it’s no small wonder that they’ve got to think twice. But with all that chemistry Matis flawlessly cooks up between them, yikes! There are some truly spicy scenes in here that won’t leave you doubting the perfect pairing of these troubled characters. Read the full review at Love On The BookShelf: loveonthebookshelf.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/review-love-by-design/#more-391