I've been spending a lot of time at my day job lately, but in the back of my brain, ideas for the second series are percolating. Rosalie is in my thoughts a lot of late, and most of my writing has to do with her.
So, having said that, I'm also really looking forward to hearing feedback on Brigitte's Cross. I heard from AP last night, a friend who finally got paperback copies and made it through Blood Sisters and immediately started Brigitte's Cross. The verbal feedback and personal reviews I've gotten have been wonderful for me, and I hope that readers will soon start weighing in at Amazon. I notice, too, that several folks have me on their "to read" list on GoodReads, which is exciting!
So, anyone visiting here start Brigitte's Cross yet? If so, I'd love to hear if you have interest in a non-vampire trilogy that chronicles the history of Vivienne's family--the books would predate the Olivia Chronicles (or the first one does at any rate)?
Don't forget that if you are a Prime member, you can read for free. Also, both books are available on Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited. My pal Joe (author of Red's Game) expressed concern that I might not be compensated for those programs, but authors are compensated for Kindle Lending Library reads and Kindle Unlimited reads, so if you're into ebooks, check out those options if you missed the free downloads offered recently.
I will likely do some promos in the future (I still have some free days I can offer), as well.
I had fun with the first contest and the prize package was delivered today. Thanks to those of you who entered!
I may do another prize; maybe something where writing a review will get the reviewer their choice of signed copies or something of equal value. For instance, if you don't do paper books anymore, you might be happy with the Kindle version you got and read and might want something else as a prize. I can come up with a lot of ideas, for sure! I'm throwing that idea out there; depending on the feedback I get, I'll decide what/if I'll do for another promo.
I'm intermittently writing on some earlier stuff regarding Rosalie Garnier (those of you who have not yet read Brigitte's Cross won't recognize that name yet), and need to start mapping out book three. I've been in a bit of lull lately, in part because D's schedule has been so brutal and in part because I am obsessed with tracking who is buying copies of the novels and waiting for new reviews. I've had sales in Japan, and of late I seem to be getting a good number of UK sales. Neither market has reviews up yet, though.
My favorite review is a one-star review that simply reads:
IMMORAL CHARACTERS: Need I say more than I didn't like it? Pretty immoral characters made me question why I was wasting my time reading further.
I promise I did not solicit that review. :) I have long been a fan of reading one-star reviews of other folks' books, and I tend to agree with J.A. Konrath's overall view that we shouldn't really read our own reviews. But--this was a gem. I kind of doubt the writer realized that for the target audience that their review will likely compel people to buy the book.
I wonder if it was the vampire part of the lesbian protagonist or the lesbian part that made the characters immoral. My response really is just this--I should hope that they ARE immoral.
Angelic lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her wife, two loyal dogs, and two rotten cats. When she's not writing, she's likely walking the dogs, working on her food blog, or working her day job. Like her friend and fellow writer Joseph S. Walker, she's a "recovering academic."