I always love and hate release day. It’s wonderful. It’s terrifying. It’s the moment of truth. Will they or won’t they (readers) like it? And here it is! And I’m biting my nails!
The Edge of Never release day!
When I first saw the “call” for stories for this set—a paranormal romance/urban fantasy—I kind of sighed and looked away. I don’t write in either genre, well, I do write a lot of “not normal” but not generally what is considered paranormal and have still not written any urban fantasy. But it included some authors I really wanted to work with.
Sets are a great way to meet other authors and share the challenges of promoting. Want to feel all alone? Write a book and release it into the wild. Haha So my mental wheels started to spin a bit. I remembered this piece of writing that I’d set aside as not particularly economic. (I’d like to say I write only for love, and that’s mostly true, but I do try to make some money at it.)
It was a steampunk, vaguely horror novel. I knew I had a lot of commitments this year and was hesitant to promise delivery on an unfinished project, but…
Good authors. Interesting set.
So I opened the file and pondered if the story could be morphed into something paranormal.
Well, long story short, it obviously could be morphed. Of course, me being me, it still has some science fiction in there (please note the fiction part of my science, as in completely made up) with the paranormal, etc. In fact, when I was writing the story I posted on Facebook that it had “everything but the kitchen sink.” And, because I’m, er, quirky, I went back and added a kitchen sink.
I’m a little twisted that way.
Honestly? I had a lot of fun writing this short novel. Even though the genre is new to me, it felt a bit like going back to my writing roots with The Spy Who Kissed Me and Do Wah Diddy Die. It might be whacky like those books, only with a kitchen sink.
And, to add to the fun, the other books are interestingly different, too. Rather like opening a box of chocolates. Yes, they are all chocolates, but when you bite in, they each have an original center.
So I very much hope you’ll check out the set. It’s a steal at .99 and Specters in the Storm will never be priced this low again, not even when it releases on it’s own in 2016.
You can buy it at your favorite vendor (Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, ARE and GooglePlay) and you can read it NOW. Because its officially released!
And we’re having a Facebook party with some fun prizes! Here’s the Rafflecopter so you can get in on the fun!
Do you buy books on preorder or wait until release day? I love comments so much that I pick a favorite to receive my monthly AnaBanana gift basket ($25 value). Recipient is announced the first blog post of the new month.
Perilously and excitedly yours,