We’re happy dancing at my house. 😀 If I Should Die hit Amazon’s Top 100 Free list at #86 and the Amazon’s Paranormal Romance list at #77. Keep in mind, it’s only free for today, which is probably why it hit the list. I can’t imagine where it was before 10:52pm tonight. And since others are into showing this kind of stuff off, whereas I’m normally not, here is the proof…
That’s the highest I’ve ever been on any list. I can’t recall exactly where I was with Hazardous Environment, but it was in the hundreds on one of those Amazon lists. Your guess is as good as mine, but someone said that it was considered a bestseller. I don’t know what that means since you can show up as a “bestseller” at a rank of 415,000. *shrug*
Either way, I’m thrilled beyond all belief. It’ll be interesting to see what happens tomorrow, since it’ll go back up to $2.99. But no worries. It’ll be free again later next month.
It’s finally out! If I Should Die is available on Amazon! So, get your copy now. 🙂
Normally, I’d add the blurb again, but you can read about it in the previous blog. It just seems redundant to list it here again. However, I had to make sure I note that it’s only available on Amazon right now through their Select program. That means Amazon has it for the first 90-days and then it’ll be available in other places like Kobo, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble on June 25th. This is more so of an experiment because I want to see if what they say about the Amazon Select program is true. That’s what this business is about. Experimentation. Whether or not I’ll do this with other books remains to be seen.
So, being a part of the program also means I can offer this book up for free for a day or two. So, at some point, it’ll be available free for anyone who wants to try it out. When that’ll happen, I don’t know because I haven’t looked at the calendar yet to figure out when is a good time.
If I Should Die is a novel short, meaning it’s only 18,000 words. I have two more stories that will be around that same length that I hope will get bought up by a publisher. If not, then I’ll publish those through Dusk Till Dawn Books. One way or another, you’ll get a chance to read them.
Here’s the cover reveal for If I Should Die. It’s an 18,000-word vampire romance that’s different from anything I’ve written in several ways. First, it’s a short story. Second, it’s a vampire romance, something I never thought I’d write. Third, the heroine is a single mom with a couple of kids. Let’s face it. As a single mom, it’s nice to have a paranormal romance that I can relate to. 😉
Here’s the blurb…
Dr. Clarice Adair is a single mom with more than just a truckload of children to worry about. Centuries ago, she was the vampire companion of a descendant from Elizabeth Bathory. Today, she’s free and living a “somewhat” human life with all of the sensual cravings of a woman who hasn’t been touched in years.
Sebastian Bova has seen a lot in his two-hundred years. But, he’s never seen anything as extraordinary as the serum developed by Dr. Adair that can turn a rabid vampire into a tamed pussy cat. He wants her secret and will have it. Temptation was never a part of the plan, especially with a single mom who has a bunch of mouths to feed.
Centuries of searching have brought the descendants of Bathory to Clarice’s front door and they’re not leaving with out her. She’s ready to fight a losing battle to protect her loved ones, unless Sebastian can win over the protective, single-mother’s heart on time to help save them all. An all-or-nothing battle is brewing and even the winner might not come out on top.
Release Date: 3/25/2013
I try to update my website the first of every month. Most of the time, the information in the News column has already been said on my blog or is something you I want to reiterate. However, there’s something there that I haven’t reported until now. That’s a first for me. 😉
So rather than keep you in suspense, here it is. Seduction on the Prowl will be re-edited and re-released in Winter 2011 as Hazardous Environment. I won’t go into the story behind this decision because that’s between my publisher and me. Let’s just say it’s for the best. For me, that is. 😉 I’m looking forward to diving into this book again and pulling out the guts, rearranging them, and shoving them back in place the right way. The overall concept and plot will remain the same, but I’m sure it can be better. Along with re-releasing Hazardous Environment, I’m also planning to release the third book in my Werecheetah Trilogy tentatively titled Dangerous Environment. For a while I was wondering if I’d ever get back to writing paranormal romances again. The answer is a wholehearted YES!
Do you know who LJ Charles is? I hadn’t until Sarra Cannon posted on our HCRW loop that she had LJ Charles had her as a guest on her blog. My eyes grew to half-dollar size when I saw her pic. “I know this chick!” I screamed. Heck, we must have spent two hours on the couch at Claudia Dain’s house (she hosted the Christmas party) talking about everything under the writing sun. Sadly, we had lost track of each other shortly afterwards. In the back of my mind, I always wondered how she was doing, but hadn’t had the time to play catch up.
But here’s where the story really gets weird. A week prior, I had gone to our HCRW website because new member sites always pop up there. I hadn’t heard of LJ before, so I checked out her website not knowing who she was (she doesn’t have a picture there) and loved the premise of her book. I was hoping she’d come to the next meeting because I wanted to put a name to the face.
Low and behold, LJ had gone the indie route and self-published Lifethread her first YA book in March, just like me. I was floored and thrilled and crazed with excitement when I found out. Still am. If you ever get the chance the meet LJ, she’s an amazingly easy person to talk to and is smarter than the so-called whip. Chat her up, because you won’t be disappointed. Oh, and I can say the same about her book. I’ve already read the first three chapters and I’m enthralled. 😀