Trust Me On This: $1.99

Trust Me On This, the ebook version, goes on sale for $1.99 today.  If you’re interested to see what putting seven points of view into a short novel does (it makes it colder) this is your chance.  It was my last book with Bantam so I experimented and learned that unless I’m writing epics, three is probably a good number for PoVs, which is why The Devil in Nita Dodd  has four.  I never learn.

Fun Fact: Bantam insisted on putting a dog on the cover, so I insisted on doing a rewrite and putting a dog in the book since there wasn’t one before and I believe in Truth in Advertising.

Blurb Coding

I get BookBub every day, and every day I skim the list and ignore most or all of them.  My biggest reason for not clicking on anything is that they tend to sound alike.  The romances are all about billionaire rock stars and the women who reluctantly fall for them; given what little I know of billionaire rock stars (or Wall Street guys or billionaires in general) that’s a bad, bad idea.  The paranormal seems to be clustering around dangerous shapeshifters.  The mysteries are about murder and pastry or inns at the shore.   Women’s fiction is about women who must go home again and rediscover themselves.  YA still tends to dystopia.  I know some of those books must be good, and I know that a lot of what’s working there is a signal that “this book is that kind of book” which has nothing to do with how well it’s written.  My question is, how do I tell which ones are the same cookie cutter plot and which ones are worth my click?   Continue reading

Cherry Saturday, November 2, 2017

Today is Book Lovers Day, which is sort of pointless here since we do that every Thursday.  It’s also National Novel Writing Month, which I try to do every day to keep the lights on and the dog cookie tin filled.   So let’s go with World Numbat Day because the numbat’s numbers are decreasing.  Let’s get those numbat numbers up, people.  We have a species to save.  Here are a number of numbats (never gonna get tired of that):

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