My third short story Love Addiction has been released in e-book. Right now, it’s only available for purchase through Cobblestone Press, but it should be available on Amazon, B&N, and All Romance E-books within 15 business days…I hope. When it has outside distribution, I’ll add more buy links on the Books page and schedule a book review tour.
I wasn’t lying when I said Eternal Press doesn’t waste any time. I’m happy to reveal the new official cover for my second novel The Howling Heart. The artwork was designed by Elena Dudina. The model represents Paige, and she’s cloaked like a wolf with a few Varulv in the background. For those of you who don’t know, Varulv is the Swedish word for werewolf.
Eternal Press doesn’t waste any time. I like that. Soon after I sent them all the necessary paperwork and files for my cover art, they told me The Howling Heart was scheduled for an August 1st release date. For those who have been waiting for this book, you can add a reminder in your calendar!
I decided to accept an offer from Eternal Press to publish my novel The Howling Heart. They will be releasing my book digitally and in print. Also, I will be using a new cover designed by artist Elena Dudina. A few weeks ago, I found her lovely artwork on deviantART that fit my story perfectly. She made some minor edits for me, and Eternal Press agreed to use it for my cover. They told me they don’t normally accept cover art from their authors, but the Acquistions Editor, Head Artist, and CEO all liked Elena’s artwork so they made an exception for me. They will create the back cover and add all the text, but I provided a sample jacket that I created for them to replicate. I can’t wait to reveal the cover! I had second thoughts about the cover Claudia McKinney at PhatPuppy Art had designed for me a few months ago, because the male model really didn’t look like Riley. He looked more like Tristan from A Rose to the Fallen. I wanted to be 100% satisfied with my decision, so I chose a completely different concept for the new cover. I thank Elena for unknowingly bringing my concept to life. I’m so happy I can say I’m FINALLY releasing my second novel after 5 years!
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.
Cobblestone Press just informed it’s May 15th. It will take up to 15 days for outside distribution to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and All Romance. Hopefully, it won’t be delayed for months like Eros, My Love. Once outside distribution has started, I will book another online review tour.
My publisher just sent me the cover art for my third short story Love Addiction. It was designed by a very talented and popular artist/author named Sable Grey. I think she did a great job and it’s just what I wanted.
I decided to retract my submission to Crescent Moon Press, so now I’m pending responses from Forever Yours and Montlake Romance. I sent Forever Yours a status request last Thursday, but I haven’t received a reply yet. The auto-response I had received on March 15th said to allow 4 weeks for a response. I will give them a full 8 weeks since that’s what it says on their website. If I don’t hear from them by May 10th, then I’m going to consider them a rejection. I seriously doubt Montlake is going to be interested, so I’ll probably be making a decision on accepting a contract in a few weeks.
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.
I received a rejection from Sapphire Star Publishing. So now I’m pending responses from Forever Yours, Crescent Moon Press, and Amazon’s Montlake Romance. Like I said before, Montlake Romance may never respond if they’re not interested, so I’m actually waiting for two responses. I’ve updated my publisher list. I never thought it would get this long.