CONGRATS TO MY WINNER, MEGAN H. She has been notified and her reward card despatched.
Thanks everybody who entered! And keep tuned for the 12 Days of Giveaways developing on December 1!
So sorry it’s been so lengthy since I had a serious replace! I’ve been tremendous busy writing and getting my farm prepared for winter. I’ve a lot to inform you so right here’s the record!
1. October was my TEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY of publishing fiction so to have a good time that I’m having an enormous $250 giveaway!
Ten years. I can’t imagine it’s been that lengthy. Ten Octobers in the past I used to be releasing the primary three books within the I Am Simply Junco collection. I used to be guide running a blog again then too. However for love. And my first collection wasn’t romance it was science fiction. I used to be so busy with advertising and marketing, and studying books to evaluation and weblog about, and writing the subsequent two books in that collection.
It could not be till Could 2013 that I might truly begin writing romance. That was the guide Tragic – so Rook and Ronin have a ten-year anniversary developing in 2023. That’s nonetheless one among my hottest collection and I’m thrilled that folks have been having fun with that world and people characters for nearly a decade now.
Issues had been so completely different again in 2012. For one, social media was fairly new. Hell, eReaders had been nonetheless fairly new. Amazon nonetheless confirmed books to clients with out authors having to pay for it, BookBub promotions bought you within the high 10, ENT bought you within the High 300 (that’s how I broke out with Tragic in Could 2013) and there was no separate record for ‘free books’ on Amazon, we had been all simply smushed collectively within the lists and folks had been clicking our books like loopy.
Fb was nonetheless new. Promoting on Fb was new. Readers had been excited, and authors had been kicking ass, and it was a only a entire completely different time.
It was enjoyable. All of it was enjoyable. The guide running a blog was enjoyable too. I do know today everyone seems to be on Insta or TT, however it was approach completely different ten years in the past. However the guide running a blog wasn’t about cash or influencing—it was nearly loving books and sharing your ardour with different guide bloggers. It wasn’t about “readers”. And it wasn’t about advertising and marketing. It was about pals.
Yeah. Making new pals. The guide bloggers had been principally about connecting with one another, not selling books to strangers.
I might go on to complete that Junco collection in December of 2013 after which I converted to up to date romance for just a few years earlier than I might come again to write down the Anarchy Collection – which was a sci-fi romance anti-villain collection.
After all, now I’m writing sci-fi romance and paranormal romance too.
It’s been an important ten years although. And the perfect factor is that I’m nonetheless pals with a variety of the readers I met again in these early days. If you happen to weren’t across the romance guide world again then, I really feel kinda dangerous for you. As a result of it was… so significantly better. The web wasn’t crammed with bots and trolls but. Nobody was getting offended about silly shit. And we (indie authors) had been pushing limits in romance fiction like nobody ever had earlier than.
Romance writers are nonetheless the highest of the sport on the subject of Indie authors. We nonetheless begin many of the traits. However again then it was all so new and thrilling. I miss it. I do. However I like all the brand new individuals who have joined me alongside the way in which too.
Anyway – I simply need to have a good time my first decade as a fiction creator with you guys with a giveaway. All it’s important to do to enter is depart me a remark and inform me which of my books is your favourite!
LEAVE ME A COMMENT BELOW and inform me WHICH OF MY BOOKS IS YOUR FAVORITE!
I’ll select a winner on November 12 and announce on November 14. OPEN INTERNATIONAL.
2. DAMAGED GODS IS ON SALE till Sunday evening. It’s 99¢ – so in case you haven’t learn it but (or learn it in KU and need to personal it) decide it up this weekend.
GET DAMAGED GODS HERE
3. The LAST BOOK within the Broken God’s collection (The Monsters of Saint Mark’s) will RELEASE ON DECEMBER 6TH! The audiobook will launch with the e-book and paperback, so there’s a hyperlink beneath to pre-order.
PRE-ORDER ROYAL BEASTS HERE
AUDIOBOOK PRE-ORDER WILL BE UP ANY DAY NOW!
4. I HAVE A NEW FREE BOOK for you! This one is BULLY KING and the AUDIOBOOK IS FREE TOO – NO AUDIBLE ACCOUNT NECESSARY! The audiobook is free by Writer’s Direct and it’s tremendous easy to hear.
GET BULLY KING FREE HERE
HOW TO LISTEN TO AUDIOBOOKS ON AUTHOR’S DIRECT
5. I’ve simply completed my vampire guide – which I’ve been speaking about for 4 years now. It’s going into audiobook manufacturing this coming week and I’m planning a simultaneous e-book/paperback/audiobook launch in February.
2023 goes to be full of new releases and I’ll begin having cowl reveals on December 1. I’m going to be beginning two new books this week in addition to plotting one with Johnathan McClain for a summer time launch. Yep – we’re again on the writing. If you happen to’re questioning concerning the third guide within the Form of Love Collection he’s nearly accomplished with it. So we are going to maintain you posted on that. However this new guide is one thing utterly completely different. You’re gonna find it irresistible, for certain! We’ll give extra particulars because the initiatives strikes alongside – in all probability across the first of the yr.
My subsequent two books are each up to date romance. One is within the SICK HEART WORLD (a standalone) and the opposite is a guide one in a model new collection that I’m certain you’ll love. I’ll begin having cowl reveals and pre-orders for each of these across the first of the yr.
As soon as ROYAL BEASTS releases on December 6th this can finish the Monsters of Saint Mark’s collection. BUT THERE WILL BE A SPINOFF SERIES coming in Summer time 2023. I’ll have a pre-order and canopy reveal for that on December 1.
Talking of December…
THE 12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS additionally begins on December 1! Twelve entire days of nothing however enjoyable vacation spirit and superb prizes to win. So be looking out for that.
One final official factor – I’ve a brand new essay up on my weblog referred to as WHY I WRITE RED-FLAG BOOKS. If you want to learn it you’ll be able to find that HERE.
In unofficial information… summer time is over and so is my backyard. I miss it already. I’ve a ton of pics for you however I’m solely gonna put just a few right here so I don’t overload the web page with photos. If you happen to’d wish to see all of the pics you’ll be able to go to THIS PAGE ON MY WEBSITE.
THAT’S IT FOR NOW! I’ll be again in every week or so with the winner of my 1-year anniversary giveaway.
Keep secure and sane on this loopy world!