I just posted a new review by Bitten By Books for my short story Eros, My Love. There are also new reviews for my second novel The Howling Heart. Visit the Reviews page to read some quotes, and click on the blog name to see the full review.
Lori from Contagious Reads was my 4th stop on my Parajunkee review tour. She gave Eros, My Love 4 stars and said she’s also looking forward to reading one of my novels. I hope she gets a chance to read The Howling Heart. I added a blurb from her nice review on the Reviews page. I want to thank Lori for reading Eros, My Love. I’m glad she enjoyed my quick little urban fantasy.
My third stop on my Parajunkee review tour landed at Realms Of An Open Mind. I want to thank Keely for reviewing my short story, Eros, My Love. I posted a blurb from her on the Reviews page. I hope she gets a chance to read The Howling Heart. She said she’d be interested in reading one of my novels, and I think she might like that one. Not to mention, I’d really like another review from her.
Parajunkee is hosting my first review tour for my short story Eros, My Love. It was re-released in February 2013, but I just recently got outside distribution to some online retailers. I figured now is a good time to book a review tour. If you’d like to join the tour by reading my book and posting a review on your blog, please sign up on Parajunkee’s website! My tour will run from June 3rd to June 15th, so you’d need to have your review posted on one of those dates.
After more than two months since its release date, my short story Eros, My Love is finally available in e-book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I’ve added the buy links on the Books page. I contacted Rachel and Lori at Parajunkee to schedule a review tour with different book blogs. It will be my first book tour. My publisher informed me today that my third short story Love Addiction will be released in May. I don’t have an exact date yet.
…for outside distribution of Eros, My Love at various retailers. It’s been 15 business days since it’s release on Feb. 15th and the e-book is still not sold at Amazon, B&N, or anywhere else other than Cobblestone Press’ website. I sent an e-mail to my publisher last Thursday and asked for a status on the outside distribution. I haven’t heard back from them yet. Hopefully, it will be distributed this week.
So far, the e-book is only sold on my publisher’s website. I was told it could take up to 15 business days to show up on retail sites like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I’ll keep checking and update the Books page when I see the book pop up in more places. I put my reviews back up for the 1st edition. Didn’t want the positive feedback to go to waste. I’ll be querying a few other book reviewers, and hopefully I can add more positive ones to the list.
Some of you may have noticed that the model on the new cover doesn’t look anything like the model on the first cover. That’s because Eros isn’t a platinum blond anymore. Due to an error by the cover artist, I had to change Eros’ physical description in the story so there wouldn’t be an inaccuracy on the cover. By the time I was shown the cover, it was too late to fix it because of the tight publication schedule. So, Eros is a brunette this time around.
Cobblestone Press will be re-releasing my short story Eros, My Love in e-book on February 15th. I can’t wait to put the story back out there. I really hope sales are better the second time around. I’m still waiting on news about the cover.
The editing for Eros, My Love was completed today. I’m glad my editor didn’t find too many errors and I didn’t have to change a lot of things in the story. I did add some things that weren’t in the original version. Now I’m waiting for the cover to be designed. I can’t wait for that! Just as an FYI, my story was inspired by the Greek myth about Eros and Psyche. I enjoyed reading about their love story and I wanted to write my own short modern story with Eros. For anyone not familiar with Eros and Psyche, here’s the Wiki page.
A few minutes after I posted about Decadent Publishing rejecting Love Addiction, I received an acceptance email from Cobblestone Press for Eros, My Love. I’m so thankful they took an interest in my short story and will give it a new home. I’m looking forward to working with them. They want to release Eros as part of their Valentine’s Day releases next month, so we’ll be going through the publishing process fairly quickly. I already signed the contract and sent all the required documentation back to them. As usual, I’m anticipating what the new cover will look like. I’m an amateur graphic artist so book covers really interest me. Now I only have one story left to get published. I hope one of the five publishers I queried are interested in Love Addiction. It would be amazing if I could release 3 books this year!
I just submitted my short story, Eros, My Love, to Boroughs Publishing Group. They have a line called “Lunchbox Romances” for their short stories. I think that name is so cute! I figured I’d increase my chances by one. LOL! I decided I’m going to wait until I get a response from them or Cobblestone Press before I submit the manuscript anywhere else. I don’t know how other authors feel, but the hardest part of publishing for me is the long waiting. I’m not a patient person, so waiting is definitely challenging for me in every aspect of my life.
Since I’ve been in a story editing mood, I decided to work on my previously published short story Eros, My Love. I took into account some of my readers’ critiques, except the length. I remember reading a review where someone said the story was too short. Uh…it’s a SHORT story. It’s supposed to be short. It’s not a novella or a novel. I don’t know what they thought they were reading. Anyway, I cut 284 words from the original manuscript. I sent a query letter to Cobblestone Press to see if they’d be interested in publishing it. It would be awesome if I could get 3 acceptances in a row: My Green Publisher, Decadent Publishing, and Cobblestone Press. I won’t hold my breath though. I know I don’t have that kind of luck.