oh, my! So lovely – so great!
A Pride and Prejudice Variation
I’m super excited about my new series, Accomplished Ladies – five Pride and Prejudice variations set in the Regency period.
The first story, The Wager , is Mary Bennet’s story.
When Charlotte Collins invites Mary Bennet to visit Hunsford, she accepts, determined to quash her tender feelings for Mr. Collins. But she’s is quite unprepared for the handsome and charming Major Carleton “Carley” Quartermaine, visiting Rosings Park with Colonel Fitzwilliam.
Then Mary is scandalized to discover that she is the subject of a bet among gentlemen ~ well, two gentlemen and one lady, mischief maker Caroline Bingley. Prim and proper Mary would never surrender her self-respect, even if Quartermaine’s smile sends a thrill to her very soul…
The Wager (Accomplished Ladies 1)
I can’t believe the fairy series is coming to an end. It started with Give Me which was just supposed to be a one-off, a fun story I wrote for myself.
But people liked the story and wanted to know more about Lilith and Cade and about Dumnos, the land of mist and rain. And so…
Bride of Fae came about, the story of Cade’s mother, Lilith’s father, and a further trek into the world of the Dumnos fae.
Fever Mist is the appetizer in the middle, a little novella that tells a few big secrets about Max and Elyse.
A Glimmering Girl explains the mystery that brought Cade and Lilith together in the first place. And now Goblin Ball answers the most important question of all: Is the mystic real?
Bathed in the mystic moonlight
On the night of a goblin ball
Look to the moon at midnight
When true love will free us all
Isn’t that a great title? I love it! The fifth and final planned book in the Wyrd and Fae (Tethers) series is available for pre-order now!
When Lady Lexi gives a ball at Faeview, Max means to put true love on Cissa’s dance card…
If pricing is my first gadfly in publishing, a book’s cover is my second. In Wyrd and Fae cover news:
Advanced Reader Copies for A Glimmering Girl will be ready this week! If you’d like to read A Glimmering Girl before the official Amazon release October 27 and would be able to leave a review, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free Advanced Reader Copy.
I am in love with this one ~ it has a LOT of twists and turns and tons of revelations about the wyrd, fae, and humans of Dumnos.
Trying a new look with the Wyrd and Fae books…
A Glimmering Girl is now available for pre-order at Amazon.
Read an excerpt here .
Back on track.
Remember: It matters not whether we get turned into a newt. What’s important is that we get better.
Fred: Well, then, it is my duty, as a pirate, to tell you that you are too tender-hearted.
…The Pirates of Penzance
I’ve had scathing reviews that hurt my feelings, some that made me laugh and enjoy their cleverness, some that made me mad because I couldn’t see any connection in my book to the book the reviewer was trashing.
In short, I know that reviews are only tangentially connected to the material being reviewed. Reviews are separate works. I have no more right to swell with pride over a good one as I do to crawl under a rock because of a bad one.
Today Fever Mist got its first review and… it kind of broke my heart. Kind of made me not care anymore. Made me wonder why I do this.
It’s funny how you think you’ve made a little treat for your readers, something fun and interesting – a peek into a secret part of the characters lives. Something that doesn’t fit into the flow of a novel, but works as a short story or novella. Something fun. You spend weeks on it, and practically give it away.
And they don’t see it like that at all.
Don’t get me wrong. Writing stories, publishing them for other people to read, is a blast. The best thing I’ve ever done in my (long) life. But I think I need to crawl into my shell for a while.