Happy October, Universe! It’s one of my favorite months of the year. It’s when we say goodbye to 90 degree days and hello to jeans and light jackets. Oh, and hello to Halloween. In honor of this month of paranormal activity, I’ve added one of my Shadow, Inc. novellas to the Paranormal Romance Parade on Instafreebie.
More than 38 sexy and spicy paranormal reads are up for grabs–for free. For authors, Instafreebie is a great way to get your book in readers’ hands. My newest novel, under the C.A. Worley name, has had close to 500 downloads via Instafreebie. It’s helped me get Goodreads reviews. For readers, Instafreebie is a great way to discover new authors at no risk because the books are free. Interested? Check out our parade here.
Good morning, good people! Today is the day I release my first fantasy romance novel under the C.A. Worley moniker. As I rock myself slowly in the corner (kidding–I’m in the kitchen), I’m experiencing the roller coaster that is authorship. Or so I’ve read. Like the bipolar bear of the Arctic, I’m drifting between the icebergs of “oh, I’m so proud I tried this” and “WTF was I thinking?” I’ve only come up with one real truth–it’s never too early to drink.
Compared to my alter ego, Cass Alexander, this has already been a more successful release. I had more pre-orders (thanks, Aunties, for the pity-buys) than I’ve ever had. It makes me feel more pressured to produce a quality product. I am comfortable with the quality of my humor. Yes, it’s not appropriate for children, but I know I get the laughs. I hear them when people laugh at me. This Fate of Imperium Series business is a whole new ball game. The closest I came to a joke was using the word ‘assholery’ in some internal dialogue. Am I’m not even sure it’s a word. Or a joke.
Any-hoo, today is Day 1 of this book’s official sales life. Fingers crossed it goes well and picks up momentum. I’d like a reason to keep the series going aside from my inability to let things go (sorry, Mom). Book 2 is coming along nicely. That’s writer-speak for it’s sucking my will to live. But the rough draft is almost finished and then I can take a break. From the bourbon.
For links to the various places where you can purchase this masterpiece (hahaha!), click here. Cheers to an awesome launch!
Maintaining multiple author profiles is exhausting, y’all. But I’m thinking it’s necessary. Probably. I took a chance and wrote something different from my other novels (meaning, sans inappropriate humor). It’s total fantasy romance and outside my comfort zone, but I did it and it feels amazing that I did it. It’s also terrifying.
Hey, Beautiful People. I’ve missed you. I’m not good at consistency, especially for blog posts. Shut up, Deborah. I know I say that every time I post. I’m tryin’, alright? Any-hoo, I’ve been working on three different books. One is close to being finished, but it’s different. It’s total fantasy and limited humor. It’s led me to come to a major decision: I need to publish it under a different name.
As all two of my followers have noticed (okay, I have way more than two, but let’s be realistic on how many actually read the shit I put out into the universe), I’ve been on hiatus. I wrote four novellas pretty darn fast in the spring and then life got in the way. But I’m back to writing and it’s been slow as all get out.
Question: what is “all get out,” anyway?
Y’all. Momma tired. Momma real tired. No, not because I’ve been writing lately–I’ve been taking a long-ass break from that. I needed a long-ass break from that. I’m tired from life in general. From laundry. From dishes. From 8,000 sports/activities with my kids. Oh, and I’m tired because I thought I could handle a trip to Vegas with my college girlfriends. Alas, I could not. Couldn’t even make it through the Migos/Cardi B concert, which is sad. Know what’s even sadder? I had to Google Migos. Never heard of ’em. And I usually pride myself on knowing shit. It’s a terrible moment when you wake up and realize you don’t know shit.
What’s that? You wanna read a super-naughty novella for free? Alrighty. Click here and you can have Quin invade your dreams tonight. He’s a large immortal with trust issues and a big … attraction to the redheaded succubus he meets at a sex club.
What’s so crazy about that, you ask? Oh nothing, just that I am also releasing Eriq tomorrow. He’s Quin’s hot-as-sin brother. That’s not so crazy? Okay, well I also just uploaded Luqa to Smashwords (click here). The first three books of Shadow, Inc. are Amazon-exclusive. Luqa? Well, he’s a rebel and wanted to get some iTunes, Kobo, and Nook action. He’s greedy like that, in all the best ways. You’re welcome.
It will take a few days to get the Smashwords affiliate links (see above), but as soon as I have them, I’ll post them. I have a lot going on, but I believe I can handle it. That’s because I’m crazy.
Quin is free on Amazon 3/8 – 3/11. Click the more option to read the synopsis.
Holy hell, y’all. I’ve found a new passion in paranormal erotic romance. As a reader. As a writer. As a wife of super-hot stud that I pretend is a werewolf occasionally (shh, don’t tell him–he thinks it’s weird and I promised to stop. I didn’t. Bwahahaa!).
For those of you following along with me on this sinful journey, get ready for Book 3 of my Shadow, Inc. Series, Eriq. It’s the naughtiest one yet. Maybe. I don’t know. Quin was pretty naughty with the guy-on-guy and threesome scenes. Menage is totally hot to me and so I’ve added MMF, MFF, and/or some voyeurism to each book. Oh, and the one I’m writing now explores some public scenes, which I also dig–as a writer, not in practice.
Okay, y’all. I have no frame of reference for how erotic romance performs, or how hard it is to break into the the Top Whatever list on Amazon in erotica. But I think Tarq did pretty damned well for my first attempt at writing in the genre. The picture is nice, isn’t it? But please remember, this was for FREE downloads. Not paid.
Let’s break it down, shall we?