Phew, it’s been a busy weekend! Here’s what you’ve missed:
I signed a contract with Decadent Publishing for Seoul Spankings, also known as the Hyunkyung and Indigo story. If all goes well, it might be published as early as the end of March! If you’d like a sneak peek, you can check out the Pinterest board here.
Mistress on Her Knees, I hope, will be available for pre-order by February 6th and ready for purchase by Valentine’s Day. Let’s see how quickly I can get things in order. Trinity and Graciela are desperate to tell their story, and Graciela has a few scores to settle with her former sub. I hope you have some sympathy for poor Trinity, because she will need it.
Oh, and something surprising has happened! In the midst of my vast quantities of free time when I am bored and have nothing to do (ha!), I sat down to write a bit of a sequel to Taliasman. I have never heard such a clamoring for a sequel before, and of course it’s for the book I intended to be a stand-alone. Becoming Clissine, Lighting the Way, Editorial Board, etc. were all intended to launch the next book in their series. Instead, it’s Taliasman who has readers wanting to know when we can find out more about Talia’s world. I won’t spoil the surprise, but I will say that in the sequel we learn about Talia’s daughter, Kira. She’s not pleased with her lot in life. 🙂
I’ve been asked (again) whether I will create a street team for my most loyal readers. I’ve considered this off and on for the past year, but the main issue is how to communicate. Many of you don’t have Facebook or are unable to use your real-name Facebook for this kind of communication, group email is too unwieldy, mailing lists are too one-sided, and free resources such as yahoo groups are too clunky.
If I offered a private blog to registered street team members only, you would just need to create a WordPress account. You would receive early updates, news, sneak peeks, and special offers only available to the street team. In return, I would ask you to tell your friends about my books/release dates, buy my books on their release dates (early purchases boost sales rankings), and let me know of opportunities where you would like me to share about my books.
A street team would be quite small, no more than twenty-five people. I would rather have ten dedicated, wonderful street team members than have several hundred who never check in. It would be about fostering relationship, getting to talk, and sharing our love for all of the Ana characters. You would get to offer input (when feasible) on which projects/sequels you’d like to see next, and perhaps you’d get to name characters and *coughJuliecough* rescue your favorite heroine from a *coughperceivedcough* unfair punishment.
How would being on my street team be different than visiting my blog? You’d have more privacy, more attention from me, and a more focused kind of communication. My schedule is always erratic, but for sure I would post information, cover art, titles, blurbs, etc. there first.
I’m still not sure whether having a street team is workable or if there are enough people interested to make it worthwhile, but let me know what you think. Most of you who have visited my blog regularly over the past year(s) would be excellent candidates, if you are interested.
There! Now that we’ve taken care of business, here’s something you’ve been waiting for. I admit that you all made me laugh, and for that you’ve earned another sneak peek of Mistress on Her Knees. SH, you are sneaky and should spend some time in the corner reflecting on your misdeeds. You might have gotten your way this time, but I’m watching you. 🙂 Same for the rest of the miscreants around here!
Mistress on Her Knees, Part Two
This book is now available for pre-order on Amazon, with a publication date of March 1st.