Tonight Twitterverse roared with outrage over Kendall Grey’s post on Authors for Life where she bemoans the fact that sometimes, publishing is hard. Grey spent four years writing and a great deal of money and effort promoting an urban fantasy trilogy; it tanked. She wrote an erotic novel she describes as a “piece of trash” in two months, spent much less in promotion and gave it much less effort, and that book made some decent money.
So today while checking my Amazon product page for The Laird’s Forbidden Lover, I discovered that as of the present moment, it’s sitting at position 100 on the Amazon Top 100 Bestsellers list for Gay Romance (btw, THANK YOU Amazon for finally creating that category.)
Now, sitting at position 100 is a pretty tenuous position. A small lull in sales and it’s going to drop off, and I’m okay with that. But this is still an accomplishment for me. I’ve never been on the list before. I’ve been on the Hot New Releases list but not one of the bestsellers lists. So it might be a minor victory, but it’s a victory nonetheless and Imma celebrate!
Join me on tour today at JoyfullyJay and enter to win $5 Riptide store credit! http://joyfullyjay.com/2013/05/10563.html
While you’re there, be sure to check out Jay’s absolutely lovely review of The Laird’s Forbidden Lover.
15% off New Releases, including The Laird’s Forbidden Lover” today @RainbowEbooks #mm #highlander #historical #romance
Today Rainbow Ebooks is having their Totally Tuesday sale and offering 15% off new releases, which this week includes The Laird’s Forbidden Lover. Get it while the getting is good!
The Laird’s Forbidden Lover, my m/m Highland historical romance, is now on sale at the following e-tailers:
And, as always, it’s available through Riptide Publishing.
Also, be sure to check back this week and come along with me on my first-every blog tour!
I’ll be Words of Wisdom from the Scarf Princess tomorrow, May 6.
“The Laird’s Forbidden Lover,” my #mm #highland #historical #romance will be available at midnight tonight @RiptideBooks
Only a few hours to go until you can download The Laird’s Forbidden Lover at Riptide Books. The official release date is Monday, but if you pre-order through Riptide, you can get it two days early!
In case you’re wondering, all four of my titles at ARe are included in this promotion, so now is a great time to grab them!
Two weeks from today will be the official release date for The Laird’s Forbidden Lover, which means of course that if you order it on the Riptide site, you can have it in 12 days. If you haven’t checked out the excerpt, you can do so at the Riptide site: http://www.riptidepublishing.com/titles/lairds-forbidden-lover
It hasn’t gone up on NetGalley yet, but I’m hoping that will happen any day now. In the meantime, if you’re a reviewer/book blogger and want a review copy, I have copies of the files in my possession. Just contact me using the form on the About page, or via email if you already have my address, and let me know what format you would like.
I’m very…curious to see how this release goes. Contemporary is the bread and butter of the m/m genre, obviously, so it will be interesting to see what happens with an historical title like this.
In other news, the first round of developmental edits on Strain is complete and we will hopefully begin line edits soon, assuming it doesn’t need much more work. An Inch at a Time (The Professor’s Rule #2) has been written and is awaiting acceptance, and TPR3 is mostly done. If things work out according to plan, Heidi Belleau and I will have some interesting audience participation activities taking place as we get further into this series, which will move back and forth between an exploration of James’ and Professor Carson’s history and their present, including James’ burgeoning involvement with Satish.
Contrary to what some people are assuming, TPR is NOT a serial. It’s true that there are not necessarily HEA or even HFN endings to these shorts, but erotic shorts are about the encounter not about the development of the relationship. Erotic shorts don’t require an HEA or HFN.
Which is not to say that there won’t be relationship development and evolution–there definitely will be–but it will be explored through the context of a series of interconnected shorts that each focus on a single encounter or cluster of encounters.
In the meantime, I’m going to go back to working on developing a story the likes of which I’ve never written (or thought I could write) before. Stay tuned.