Tentative releases

So, over the last year, I have released 5 novels. Woot. Okay, I can’t get all that excited about it considering the fact that Annika 3 is still a work in progress. I’ve thought about writing a few short stories and publish those in another compilation format, which will work, but again, I have to write those.

One thing I did notice since I’ve started publishing my full length novels, and that’s the new schedule. The last three novels I published were about 3 months apart. I like that schedule, as it allows me to release four books a year. However, if Annika 3 won’t work out, the time between publishing will lengthen to just two books a year. Why? Because I only have Kat finished, up to the tenth book.

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My tentative–probably never going to hold to it–schedule this year will be:

Kat 4-this will happen this year (TBA)

Short story compilation

Annika 3

Novella

Annika 4-possible

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I’ll keep you updated on the actual release dates, how long until Annika 3, and all other writing things. 🙂

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A silly revelation

So, I was thinking of my next move for Annika 3, and my mind was wandering. Of course it was wandering. In those wanderings, I realized that I had six novels published. I know, right? Well, this just hit me, and it was an exciting little nugget of a revelation. Six novels! Yes, I’m aware that this may be nothing more than a drop of water in a big bucket for some authors, but to me, it’s a big deal. I never thought this would happen. Ever. I figured my novels would stay in the dark drawer of disk drives forever. Well, it’s a reality, and that’s a shocker. 😉

Anyway, I forgot to announce this, because I was dealing with other things. Among my release for Conflicted (Kat LaMond Book 2), I reduced the price for Acceptance (Annika Pierce Book 2) by $2, down to $2.99 on Kindle, or still free on Kindle Unlimited.

In reflection, I’m going to list all of my books once more, with links and pricing. All books are free on Kindle Unlimited.

Kat LaMond series:

Deceptive (Kat LaMond Book 1):$2.99

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XTHGN2U

Conflicted (Kat LaMond Book 2): $2.99

http://www.amazon.com/Conflicted-Kat-LaMond-Book-2-ebook/dp/B01BIYLZJQ

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Annika Pierce series:

Betrayed (Annika Pierce Book 1): $2.99

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WE4RPV2

Acceptance (Annika Pierce Book 2): $2.99

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017JBNT1Y

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Standalone novels:

Ciera (a mercenary/vampire tale): $1.99

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013AXJQUI

Unearthly Yarns (a paranormal compilation): $0.99

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E11J50A

Conflicted (Kat LaMond Book 2) Live

Hello! Kat’s second book is now live on Kindle. $2.99 or free on Kindle Unlimited.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BIYLZJQ

Here is the blurb:

The witch did her job well, so well that when Kat wakes up in her bed alone, the only thing she remembers is her business meeting with Starla, as well as her ex-husband, Todd. The mystery unravels quickly as soon as Sven and Thorn appear, reminding her that she had far more than just work and an ex-husband. Visions of a silver-haired vampire, and others, prompts Kat to take action to save those people that had once been so dear to her, if she could only remember who they were. Getting her people back from the evil clutches of the witch that removed her memories was going to take more than she could possibly know.

Once life starts to return to normal for Kat, her natural abilities come through and vampires—good and bad—find her, thrusting her back into the norms of a life she would have preferred stay away.

When it comes to her life, business is what she knows, bad vampires can be dealt with swiftly, but the men in her life drag out the uncertainty deep inside, causing conflict in her personal life. But through it all, she knows so long as Todd is at her side, she can get through anything. Hopefully.

And the beautiful cover:

Conflicted cover

Humbled, Kat 2, ramblings

Wow. I tell you, I am humbled, excited, and utterly surprised that I have readers. I may not be in the mid-list level yet, but I don’t really care. I am so darn excited to know that I have readers, period.

For just over two years I’ve been publishing (July 2013) and have feared that my awesome (in my head) books were never going to see the eyes of people I didn’t know. To my surprise, just recently, my books have garnered some attention. I have been surprised to see the Kindle Unlimited pages read, and noticed that not only are readers reading Betrayed, but are actually reading the second book in Annika’s series, Acceptance. They’re also reading Kat’s first book, Deceptive. That is so fricken cool!

I seriously cannot adequately express the feelings that run through me whenever I see people have read my books: part excitement, part surprise, and part humility. (Truth be told: the last emotion is odd, foreign even, to me.)

To be honest, I didn’t think I’d have any readers since I have so few reviews (Goodreads and Amazon). I was under the assumption that in order to have any sort of presence on Amazon.com would mean I would need a zillion (or, at the very least, 10) reviews. So far, I’ve had fair interest, and that is a humbling experience for me.

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Note: I am still on track to publish Kat 2, somewhere in the neighborhood of 17 Feb 2016, as offered previously on my FB page.

I have to say, I hate editing Kat, not because it’s difficult but because of the content. I’ve sort of gone away from explicit sex scenes in my books, but Kat is laden with them, and truth be told, it’s fricken embarrassing. However, I will persevere, and get the second book out this month.

Okay, it has to be said: I am horrible at keeping deadlines. I tend to publish before, or on the rare case, well after the suggested publication date. I will post on FB when it is released. So, keep an eye out if interested in Kat’s second book!

Annika’s third book is slow going, and by that I mean it’s like pulling teeth, having no-anesthesia surgery, and a migraine all rolled into one giant clusterf*ck. Some day I will get the stinkin’ book done, and when I do, I’ll be sure to let all of you know.

Why do I describe it that way, you may ask? Well, that would be because there’s so much information that’s necessary to explain what happened, before and after, that I’m not sure there are enough pages to write it out properly. I also don’t want to give too much information away too soon or too late. It’s a fine balancing edge that I’m dancing, and this song and dance has gone on long enough for me.

Truth: I’m beginning to hate Annika 3. Love the characters, love the story, hate the inability to write the damn thing.

Okay, I’ll get off my soapbox.

Keep an eye out for Kat 2, soon to be published.

Keep an eye out for Annika 3, sometime this decade. Fingers crossed.

Thanks again to those who have read my books, and if interested, there are two other books for readers: Unearthly Yarns (paranormal compilation), and Ciera (a mercenary/vampire tale).

All my currently released books are on Kindle to purchase and free on Kindle Unlimited.

Once again, thanks so much for the interest and keeping this ego-laden author humble! 😉