Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
First, I want to say thank you SO MUCH for making the launch of this book completely amazing! It's been since 2019 since I released a book, and I had forgotten just how much work goes into it. The process has been stressful, but all of your love and support have made it easy to bear.
I've heard it said by authors that, as one gets further and further into a book series, interest tends to die off. Well, you guys have completely disproven that. I have already surpassed my 2019 book launch and hope to succeed even more before the end of the month. Back in January, I set a minimum goal of 50 books sold in the first month and a "way-out-there-crazy" goal. I'm not going to share what they way-out goal was just yet because I'm actually very close to reaching it, less than two dozen books away in fact! I hope I'll be able to share a good report with you at the end of the month.
There is one request I would like to make, though. Well, two actually. The first is that if you purchased any of my books on Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com, please please please leave a review. There is nothing that helps an author more than accumulating reviews. If I can get myself up to 20 reviews on each book, my visibility increases tremendously. So if you have the time and ability, please let provide feedback on those sites.
Monday, March 6, 2023
I just want to thank everyone who came to my launch party on March 2nd. It was a success beyond my imagination! In total, I counter 63 guests who visited, and I sold 52 copies of my books. For contrast, in 2019 when I hosted a launch party for The Huntsman and the Vampire, I had 42 guests and sold 38 copies of my books. That's some incredible growth!
Thursday, March 2, 2023
Finally. It's launch day. YES!!!!
Since the pandemic messed with all of our perceptions of time, many of you might not realize that my last book (The Huntsman and the Vampire) came out in 2019. Four. Years. Ago! It doesn't seem like it was that long ago to me, but yeah, it was.
Producing The Huntsman and the Heretic was hard. There were times I lose motivation, times I couldn't figure out how to solve plot holes, and times I worked on it at a fevered pace. It's been very up and down for me, but I am SO GLAD TO SHARE IT WITH YOU TODAY!!!
As I've said before, this books is the most personal for me. I've been saving the stories that are within these covers since Book 1. These are the ones I really, really wanted to tell. I couldn't put them in the first book, since that one is all about establishing the characters and setting. I couldn't put them into Book 2 because I really wanted to focus on nailing story structure (which I feel I did).
So finally, I get to tell the story the way I wanted. A few weeks after the book is out, I'll do more blog posts about where these stories came from and why they are so personal for me. Until then, I hope you enjoy reading my latest addition to the Hunter's Rose series.
And don't forget, if you're new to my series, Book 1 (The Huntsman and the She-Wolf) and Boo 2 (The Huntsman and the Vampire) are on sale for 99 cents right now. There's never been a better time to pick them up!
Also, if you can attend, don't forget to come by my launch party today. I'd love to see you there!