Only THREE weeks till the release of Eternal! Are you ready? Have you pre-ordered your copy? Or perhaps you are a member of my Street Team and received an early copy of Eternal. Have you already read it? Posted about it? Told all of your friends? Della is coming very soon, and while she isn’t looking for trouble, trouble always seems to find her!
In case you thought I’d forgotten about all those questions you sent in for me to answer, well, I haven’t! So I thought I’d answer a few more this week.
Elizabeth asked, “Why do you like love triangles? Your books are overflowing with love triangles, even with minor characters.”
Well, I’d actually never written a love triangle before I started writing Shadow Falls. So, I didn’t really understand the rules. I didn’t realize that when you have two guys interested in the same girl, you have to have one of them stand out over the other one. Instead I had Lucas and Derek, and both of them were wonderful. And so, Kylie had a very hard decision. And now poor Della has the same problem. So why do I like doing it? Well for three reasons.
- St. Martin’s asked me to do it. And that probably is the most important one.
- Love triangles, when done correctly can help engage a reader’s interest. Writing novels is all about creating questions in a readers mind. Will Della ever be able to tell her parents that’s she’s vampire? Will her dad ever love her as much as he did when she was young? Is her dad really guilty of murder? Will Della end up with Steve or Chase?
- While I write about vampires, werewolves, chameleons, all of which do not exist in real life, I really want my books to reflect real life. And while we may not have two equally hot guys who are both dream guys who want to win our hearts, most of us at some time in our life, especially when we are young, will have are hearts pulled in two different directions.
Jess asked, “Are you going to write another series after Della’s books are over? Are you going to keep going with Shadow Falls, but from someone else’s perspective?”
I’m sure I’ll be writing another series after I finish Della’s books. But which series? I already have a contract on another series about the descendants of Grim Reapers. But I’ve had that contract since before I even started on Della’s series. You see, after I finished Kylie’s series, I came up with the idea for a novella about Della. When my editor read it, she loved it so much she asked me to write a series about Della. And guess what I’m writing now? A novella about Miranda. Will they ask me to write her book? I don’t know. We’ll see….
Join My Fan Club!!
Good news! I’m opening up my fan club to about 35 more members. What do you do as fan club member? First sign up for my newsletter. (It’s free and I seldom send out more than one a month.) Help me promote my books by posting them on social media, talking the books up to your friends, re-Tweeting and sharing my Facebook posts, writing reviews, and posting on the my blog. This isn’t the street team, who actually get an early copy of my releases, but when slots become open on the street team, I’ll be filling those slots with the fan club members. So, what do you get as a fan club member? Sneak peeks to covers, and excerpts. And every three months I will give away two or three prizes of swag, bookmarks, t-shirts, signed copies of books, and maybe even some gift cards to Fan Club members. These will not just be random names, but people who I see are doing the above list of things that help me promote my books. And the week of Eternal’s release, I will be giving away a Kindle to one fan club member. How do you become a fan club member? Email me firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, t-shirt size and tell me what you’ve done as a fan and what you’ll do as a fan club member. In a week, I will be emailing those who are accepted. Remember it’s only limited to 35 more members. Also, I will be accepting 3 fan club members outside of the US. But make sure you tell me what country you are from.
For My Street Team!
More good news! I’m doing the same drawing for my Street Team members who are working their tushes off to help promote me and my books. Yes, one lucky Street Team member will receive a Kindle, and every few months, I’ll be giving away prizes. So make sure you are leaving reviews, posting on my blog and using your social media to help create a buzz.
I’m giving away a signed copy of Chosen at Nightfall to one lucky person who leaves a comment on this blog. (Sorry, but this giveaway is limited to US residents.)