New Release: LIFE BEFORE DAMAGED, VOLUME 2, by H.M. Ward

LIFE BEFORE DAMAGED, VOLUME 2, by New York Times Bestselling Author H.M. Ward is out today!

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Guilt ravages me, swallowing me whole. It steals my sleep and knots my stomach. I was the princess, the perfect Granz heiress, but no longer. That part of my life went up in flames, taking my future with it.

What remains is a shadow, a girl with no future and a terrible secret. There’s only one soul who knows the extent of my sins, and I can’t shake his beautiful face from my mind. The memories of being near him that night are charged. They linger, but going after Pete is like trying to catch smoke in my hand.

The pull toward this sexy man is unreal, and that’s what I keep telling myself—the Pete Ferro I saw that night doesn’t exist. There is no poet, no philosopher, no artist. He’s a player and I’m his newest toy.

Genre: New Adult Romance 
This story unfolds over multiple volumes 
Length: Approx. 130 pgs 

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(print version to follow)

What readers are saying about LIFE BEFORE DAMAGED, VOLUME 2:

I loved Peter in Damaged 1 and 2, but I love him even more as I read Life Before Damaged! This book had me going nuts wanting to know what would happen next, can’t wait for Vol. 3 to release!” — Christy

I love how you are reading along and then BAM! something you remember from Damaged pops up. It’s like you know just enough of the story to want more. Bring on LBD #3!” – Brittney

Happy Reading!

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Gobble Up Peter Ferro: Signed Collector’s Edition of Damaged! Peter Is Collectible Now!

Limited Edition Collector’s Book: Hardcover of Damaged 1 & 2
~Special Sale Price Today!~

LBDHC1 - CopyThe perfect present for your favorite Ferro fan! Both DAMAGED 1 & 2 are bound together in this limited edition hardcover book. I spent over eight months working with various vendors to make this beautiful book perfectly Peter. It’s gorgeous and looks amazingly awesome! I can’t wait for you to hold it. You’re going to squeal!

THIS IS A LIMITED EDITION PRINT RUN, which means there is only a limited amount of copies-when they’re gone, they’re gone. So don’t wait! DAMAGED was a top-twenty bestselling Amazon book last year, with more than a million copies sold to date. This is the first time it is being offered as a collector’s hardcover.

LBDHC2 - CopyThis is the first H.M. Ward collector’s book. Collector’s books are for people who LOVE the story and want it in a super-swank keepsake. The cover features fine pebble grain on brown ecologically friendly fibers, made to resemble leather, but much more durable and animal friendly.

The Ferro family crest adorns the front of the book, and the title DAMAGED is down the spine. Gold gilding makes the edge of the book have a soft metallic sheen. The decorative golden, vertical band on the cover is also on the back of the book. The interior chapter headings also include the Ferro family crest (pictured left).

Larger than the paperbacks, this edition is 6″ x 9″ with 440 pages. The print run is limited to a thousand books, less than half of which are signed by the author, H.M. Ward.

Things to consider:

  • A SIGNED book is a rare thing and makes a GREAT gift! If you want a SIGNED copy make sure you order the one that says *SIGNED*
  • International buyers, please purchase using the international button.
  • Books will ship via USPS on approx. Dec 12th, 2014 via parcel post (which takes 14 business days to arrive).
  • To ensure Christmas Delivery, please upgrade shipping to the expedited option.
  • Due to the nature of this item it is not returnable, but that’s okay because you’re going to want to keep it forever.
  • This is the 1st and ONLY hardcover book by HM Ward to date.
  • This book was custom designed and is highly collectable.



Reg. Price $299
only $149

Please select the button with the desired type of shipping and click the BUY NOW button directly below to purchase. International buyers MUST use the center button.



Reg. Price $199
only $99

Please select the button with the desired type of shipping and click the BUY NOW button directly below to purchase. International buyers MUST use the center button.



This is the only time this year that this hardcover edition will be offered. When it sells out PayPal will not allow you to purchase. A SOLD OUT sign will appear.

If you have a question, please ask. Facebook is checked most frequently or contact me here. Please include your transaction number (the PayPal payment number if you have already purchased). Put ‘HARDCOVER’ in the subject line so we can answer you promptly.


Terms & Conditions: All transactions are processed through PayPal. I do not see any of your banking or credit card information. International buyers may be required to pay an additional tax, which is NOT included in the price. We are not responsible for books lost or damaged during shipping. The books are shipped in custom boxes that are cut just for this book so there is minimal impact during transit.

*All items will be shipped as quickly as possible, however I cannot guarantee delivery services. If the item arrives late, please take it up with the carrier. During the holiday season, shipping times vary by location. Chose the shipping method most likely to get the book to you in time. If you don’t care when it shows up – economy shipping is a great option.

*Regular US shipping is $9 and will be sent via USPS’s parcel post, which can take up to 14 business days to arrive.

*International mail is $17.

*Express shipping offers a quicker, insured means of shipping via FedEx or similar 2nd day expedited economy service. Expedited shipping is only available in the US and is $38 per book. 

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New Release: LIFE BEFORE DAMAGED, VOLUME 1, by H.M. Ward

LIFE BEFORE DAMAGED, VOLUME 1, by New York Times Bestselling Author H.M. Ward is out today!

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Money. Power. Sex.

The trifecta every man strives for and very few attain. I had these things and walked away from the endless stream of women, from the family fortune, from everything. It was all mine in a life long forgotten. The past can’t stay buried forever, and hiding mine from Sidney is getting harder. I’m not the guy she thinks I am. If she knows the truth, I risk losing her.

The thing is, I feel those old ways pulling me back, and if Sidney is part of my life now she has to know. Not knowing could destroy us both.

The truth won’t set me free. No matter what my name is, I’ll always be a Ferro. But Sidney has a choice and I won’t steal it from her.

Genre: New Adult Romance
This story unfolds over multiple volumes
Length: Approx. 150 pgs
~Damaged 1 & 2  are on sale now~

(Print version to follow)

What readers are saying about LIFE BEFORE DAMAGED, VOLUME 1:

Don’t miss this one, especially if you love those Ferro men.” – Sandi

Funny, sexy and mysterious…Life Before Damaged is seriously OUTSTANDING! This is a must read. You won’t be disappointed!” – Debi

OMG was this story amazing! Literally leaves you breathless wanting more of Pete.” – Rose

Happy Reading!

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99cent Sale, Today Only: The Wedding Contract. Go Get It!!!

The Wedding Contract, by H.M. Ward, is on sale for 99¢ today only (Regular Price: $5.99)!


A Stand Alone Ferro Novel by New York Times Bestselling Author H.M. Ward

After I get the witch at the front desk to hand me my room key, I head for the shower. I was supposed to shoot my best friend’s wedding alone, and I couldn’t wait to escape New York and Nick Ferro.

Yeah, he’s beautiful, sexy, and completely charming, but he’s stealing my clients. He’s done so much damage that I’m going to be lucky if I can keep my studio open for a couple of weeks. This wedding means everything to me, and I refuse to let a spoiled brat with a shiny new MBA put me out of business. Screw that.

But then I find myself wearing nothing but a smile when the person I hate most walks through the hotel room door. Nick Ferro. Two adversaries, shooting one wedding and sharing one room for one week. What could possibly go wrong?

Genre: New Adult Romance
Type: Novel 1 of 1

Buy It Today At These Retailers:

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What Other People Are Saying About The Wedding Contract:

“Nick Ferro is hot, and creative, and did I mention hot? A must read for everyone!” – Cherie

“Just when I think I can’t possibly love another Ferro, H.M. Ward throws another one into the mix and makes me fall in love all over again!” – DPM

“It is funny, sweet, sexy and will push more than a few emotional buttons along the way. It is delightful. It has the worst of families, the best of friends and the sweetest of loves.” – Adriana

Happy Reading!

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Sneek Peek: LIFE BEFORE DAMAGED, VOL 1 by H.M. Ward


Sneak Peak: Chapter 1 of LIFE BEFORE DAMAGED, VOL 1 by H.M. Ward


Sidney nervously twists her engagement ring on her finger and looks up at me. In that soft voice, the one she uses when she’s worried, she asks, “What’d you find?”

The pit of my stomach has been in freefall all day, ever since I opened that last box. It was hers—Gina’s. After everything we went through, I never realized Gina kept a journal, an account of everything, including vivid descriptions of the man I once was. Sidney knows about my reputation, but what was printed in the tabloids and what’s written in these diaries are two very different stories.

It’s strange being in love again. I thought I’d die alone. After I lost Gina, I had no aspirations, no hope. Then Sidney changed my life. Holding these books makes me feel my old self, still there, buried deep within. All the rage, the fights, the never-ending line of women who would do anything to fuck me—in these pages, the memories are vivid. As each remembered moment blurs by, I feel the impact, the void of who I was screaming out from deep within. But that period of my life is over, lost to the past, and I force the echoes of who I was to be quiet once more.

Truth be told, I don’t miss that life, but I worry about what will happen when Sidney discovers who I was, what I was. Sidney thinks the best of me. She sees me as the English professor, the poet. But deep within, I’m not him. This part of my past lurks within me still. It reared its ugly head when Sidney’s ex tried to hurt her. I made him pay for that. My violence was justified, but it doesn’t matter. At the end of the day—even though I changed my name—I’m still Pete Ferro.

Glancing at the journals in my hands, I make the choice. She needs to know. If Sidney is marrying me, she needs to see the good and the bad. Reading it from a tabloid isn’t enough. Swallowing hard, I cross the room clutching the books tightly.

I look around the little house Sean gave us, thinking, yet again, how perfect it is—right down to the custom made perch for Mr. Turkey.  Sean acts so stoic that I think he doesn’t give a shit about anyone or anything, then he does something like this. I can’t figure him out. When I see Sean and think of his life, I wonder how similar we really are; I wonder if the only reason that I’m different is because I pretend to be.

Is that all it takes to change? Maybe I’m not different after all, maybe I just want to be. A different last name, a different life—one that isn’t etched with scars and faded dreams. When I look at Sidney I feel alive again. The ghost of who I was disappears and I’m real—every wish, every dream able to come true and it’s all because of her. Showing these journals to her could destroy us, but hearing the truth about me from someone else would be so much worse. I won’t take that chance.

Sidney is sitting on the bed, solemnly waiting for me to speak, as if she can sense the weight on my soul. I’d thought my soul was irretrievably lost until Sidney sat down at my table and flashed that beautiful smile. Thank God for her.

“Sidney?” Although I try, I can’t hide my feelings from her, I never could.

“Peter, what is it?”

I sit down facing her, making the bed dip beneath my weight, and place the books on the comforter between us. “While I was going through my old things, I found these—they’re Gina’s journals.” My voice catches and I look everywhere except at Sidney. Sucking in air, I push through. I need to say this before the hole in my chest consumes me. It’s growing, adding pressure that wasn’t there a moment ago. It scolds me, urging silence.

She won’t understand, a voice says in the back of my mind. It latches onto times that I tried to tell the truth and it bit me on the ass. Ice forms, freezing my skin from the inside out, until I shiver.

Sidney places her palm on my hand. It’s warm and steady, firm and fragile. She looks up at me with those dark eyes and I want to melt into her. I want to shove these in the trash and run, but I can’t. No matter how hard I try, I can’t change who I was—who I am.

She has to know.

I manage a half-smile as I look down at her. “While I was unpacking, I found a few old boxes that I never opened after the last move. They were relics from an old life, a past that I didn’t want to remember.” I pause, trying to muster the strength to say the rest and hand over the books. My jaw tightens as if my body knows this is the fastest way to kill our relationship, but my heart protests. It speaks, forcing the words over my lips, “When I opened it today, I found these books. They’re Gina’s journals.”

Sidney’s mouth drops, forming a little O, as a whirlwind of emotions play across her face. Her grip on my hand tightens as she leans in. “Oh, my God. Peter, I’m so sorry. That must have been hard.” She reaches forward, taking my other hand, trying to comfort me, but that’s the last thing I want right now.

Tipping her head to mine, our foreheads touch. I still, holding her hands, breathing her in, allowing myself to get intoxicated with her scent—her touch. A smile plays on her lips and one of her hands reaches around my neck. She rests her wrist on my shoulder while her fingers play with the hair at the nape of my neck. It’s a Sidney motion of kindness, something that makes me want to pull her to my chest and never let go.

Ever since she found out that I was a Ferro, and about Gina, she’s been nothing but kind. With the upcoming wedding, Sidney didn’t even ask me to drop Gina’s last name. She would take it if I asked her to, I know she would. Sidney understands loss in a way that many can’t. That’s why withholding this part of my life from her isn’t right. I don’t deserve her.

This is my chance, I know it. It could backfire horribly, and yet, it feels right. Pulling back, I shove my hands through my hair and let out a rush of air. “The thing is, these diaries are about me, about who I was before we met. The guy in the papers doesn’t hold a torch to the asshole I used to be, and Sidney, he’s still here.” Leaning in toward the books, I tap one of the covers. “This guy is still part of me.”

From the look on her face, I know she doesn’t believe me. It’s not that she thinks I’m lying, but it’s compassion and forgiveness given unknowingly. I take her hand and absently toy with the stone on her ring. “This is something that you need to know. I’m not the man I was before, but he’s still here, buried inside. Asking you to read these is strange, I know. It has the thoughts of another woman and—”

Sidney reaches out, stands, and places a finger on my lips. My heart aches so badly it feels like it may explode. “Shhh. Peter, you aren’t the guy you were before. Anyone can see that. Hell, even Sean can see that and he’s an asshole.” She drops her hand and offers a small smile. “Everyone has a past, even me. We don’t have to do this.”

“Your past is different. You didn’t willingly, knowingly do bad things. I did. If you’re going to marry me, if you want to truly be with me and understand my shadows, my faults, and help me from slipping back into the man I was, you need to read these.”

My stomach twists into knots saying this to her. There’s a million different ways she could take this new information, and I have no idea how much detail Gina went into about how I treated her, what she saw, and what I did. I couldn’t bring myself to read more than a few pages. Each one was about how messed up I was and how much she hated me. I was cruel to her, and there was no reason, no excuse. Gina painted me as the perfect storm, glorious to behold and equally deadly, destroying everything in its path without remorse or shame.

Sidney takes the first book and nods. “I’d do anything for you Peter, but no matter what’s in here, it won’t change my mind about you, about us.”

“I wouldn’t be too sure about that.” Stepping back quickly, I shove my hands in my pockets and dart out of the room before she can respond.

 ~Excerpt from LIFE BEFORE DAMAGED, VOL. 1 by H.M. Ward, a new adult romance Ferro Family serial. Coming Soon! Please note that this is not the final copy. Changes may be made prior to publication.

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THE ARRANGEMENT 17: THE FERRO FAMILY, by New York Times Bestselling Author H.M. Ward is out today!

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Volume 17 in the New York Times Bestselling Arrangement Serials 

There are choices that change a life forever. I know with complete certainty my life would have been very different if I’d chosen another path. But I didn’t. I chose Sean. In the moments he’s missing, the remnants of my world topple. Peter is a pillar of strength, but he’s still a Ferro through and through. If I don’t go after Marty alone, I risk Peter reverting to the man he once was. If I do go alone, I may never come back. My life pivots on a pinhead, forcing me to again choose between logic and love.

Genre: New Adult Romance
This story unfolds over multiple volumes approx. 125 pages each.
~The Arrangement Vol 1-17 are on sale now.~

Buy The Arrangement 16 Now  kobo Buy The Arrangement 17 Now! iTunes
(Print version also available via Amazon)

What people are saying about THE ARRANGEMENT 17:

“WOW!!! I am still picking my mouth up off the floor! So many questions are answered in this installment of the series.” – Becky

“From the first sentence in book 1 to the last sentence in book 17 I was hooked. I can’t wait to see how this ends.” – Ann

“Truthfully, I was blown away with the twist to the entire story in this novel.” – Elizabeth


Happy Reading!

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What’s an ARC? And How Can I Get One?

bookmedON THE TOPIC OF ARCs: - WHAT IS AN ARC? – HOW DO I GET AN ARC? – WHY ISN’T IT WORKING? ARC stands for Advance Reader (or Reviewer) Copy. Normally, ARCs are sent out to professional book reviewers and bloggers that have a big following so that these reviewers and critics can read the book and post a review, usually before the actual release. It gives the book visibility prior to release. Holly is generous enough to send ARCs to hardcore fans who aren’t professional reviewers or bloggers. IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW (on Amazon, Goodread, iTunes, Kobo, B&N, Blog, etc.). If you apply for an ARC, you get a pre-publication copy of the book but you are asked to post a review as quickly as possible. How do you get an ARC? On Holly’s Facebook page (link to the right), she will post an announcement saying that ARC applications are open and she’ll post an email addy. Send a blank email to that addy (please try to use something other than a Yahoo! or AOL). You’ll instantly get an email with instructions and a password. Fill in the required fields in the form and then… cross your fingers and WAIT! It could take a couple of days before you find out if you got an ARC. To be eligible for an ARC you have to have posted reviews of Holly’s books on (it has to be .com) Having trouble? The automated system seems to not like Yahoo! and AOL so if you can open up another email account (gmail works great), for the initial step, then you can enter your regular email addy in the form. Sending the initial email doesn’t make you eligible. After the initial email is sent, you’ll get a reply with a link and a password. Click on the link, enter the password in the little box and it’ll bring you to the form. Can’t find links to your reviews on If you are using a mobile device or tablet, you need to go on the full site version (not the mobile version). Go to the bottom of the screen and click on “Full Site”. When you find one of your reviews on the full site, there should be a “Permalink” at the bottom of your review. Keep your finger pressed on the word “Permalink” until you have to option to “copy” or “copy link” and then post it in the form.

Thank you to the Ferroaholics for making this post about how HM Ward does ARCs! You rock!

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Volume 2 in a new series by New York Times Bestselling author H.M. Ward

Rebound sex gone wrong, plus epically bad luck, lands me in a sticky spot–at the front of a classroom, naked, with the totally hot, totally forbidden Mr Sketch Pad. I’m not a model, but here I am feeling more drawn to him each second. Add in that sexy smile and I’m totally screwed.

Genre: New Adult Romance
This story unfolds over multiple volumes.



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(paperback to follow shortly)


What people are saying about Secrets & Lies 2:

“Funny, upbeat, sexy, young, hot, surprising, shocking, smart and… OH! THE ENDING!” – Melanie

“I am literally on a cloud after reading this book and can’t wait for the next one.” – Despina

“A goose, a cast of crazy characters and one determined freshman create the backdrop to Secrets & Lies 2. H.M. Ward has outdone herself again. Whatever the series, whichever Ferro is portrayed, these books are an escape to secrets, lies and love.” – Debi


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New Series Added to Kindle Unlimited: The Secret Life of Trystan Scott

TSseriesKUpromoThe Secret Life of Trystan Scott, Volumes 1 – 5, by NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR H.M. WARD is now part of Kindle Unlimited!
Kindle Unlimited is a new program offered by Amazon to allow readers to get as many books as they like for a flat monthly fee of $9.99. Think of it as one of the world’s largest libraries. You can go in, grab a book, read it, return it, and get another without leaving your comfy couch. Middle of the night and payday is a week away, no problem. Kindle Unlimited is perfect for people who are reading and spending more than $10 a month on books. If you have one reader in your house, you’re spending more than that. Mike & I already signed up for it.

KUpicInterested? Check it out using your FREE 30-day-trial! As a reader in a family of readers, I find this to be a great place to grab books–and with over half a million titles to choose from, there’s something for every member of your family. One membership and every Kindle that’s attached to your account can use it to read books for free.

After a lot of talking with Amazon, we were able to include the entire ARRANGEMENT series, the entire PROPOSITION series the entire SECRETS series and NOW we’ve added the entire Secret Life of Trystan Scott series! That’s over $90 worth of books for $9.99. That’s less than 50 cents per book. Dudes, there won’t be a better deal!

For people who don’t have a Kindle, don’t worry. You do NOT need one. Just grab the FREE kindle app and read on your tablet, smart phone, or even on your computer. You’ll finally get to see why the FERRO series has sold over 4 MILLION copies. No more waiting until payday to buy a book. Yes!

Screen Shot 2014-10-14 at 5.20.52 PMThe Secret Life of Trystan Scott volumes 1-5 have been listed. See how it says Kindle Unlimited: FREE – that means it’s registered in the program. You also see the KU logo under it with a link for more info and to sign up.

Finished already and want to read more about Trystan? THE ARRANGEMENT 1-16 & THE PROPOSITION 1-5 (The complete Bryan Ferro series), are already enrolled and THESE TWO SERIES INTERTWINE! You’ll see a whole lotta Sean, plus learn some Ferro family secrets.

FYI: I don’t get a bounty or a reward if you sign up. Just saying, because some people like to know. We do have this in my house. Between us, we have seven Kindles and most are for reading. Up to ten books can be out at a time, from what I understand. We’ve not checked out that many books at once. It’s awesome though, because you can have multiple books on multiple devices at a time. And with my series alone, it pays for the 1st month.

Share this news with your friends and family, as it’s a limited time offer. This is a beta program, so it could change at any time.

To discuss the books or the sexy Ferro Family characters, check out Club Ferro on Facebook. You can compare notes and talk to nearly 6,000 other Ferro fans. It’s fun! To get the latest info on releases and upcoming events, text AWESOMEBOOKS to 22828 or click here.

I’ll let you know when more series have been added. For everyone waiting for a sale on my serials, here you go!

PS – The SECRET Life of Trystan Scott series is still available on all other sites, as before. This program is via Amazon, so I can’t change that part. But if you have a Nook and you want to buy the Nook Book, it’s still there too.

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Cover Reveal: SECRETS and LIES Vol 2 by HM Ward

COVER REVEAL FOR SECRETS & LIES 2! Coming super soon. Isn’t it pretty? Eeeep!

And I gotta say, that this is a light, funny story – girl picks the wrong guy to have a rebounder with and it all falls apart from there. Got raccoon? Hahaha.SL2cover

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