So, basically you guys are wonderful. Home became available on Amazon on Friday, and within hours, you pushed it into the top 100 bestsellers in three categories, including the biggie (for me): urban fantasy. Holy crap. Thank you so, so much!
And I’m starting to hear back from readers as they finish, and the reviews are a mix of “this is awesome” and “I am SO PISSED right now.” Ha! Success! 🙂
So thank you for that, and please feel free to let me know what you think! As I’ve mentioned before, Amazon reviews are also really, really helpful for newer, less-established authors especially, so if any of you are willing to post a review over on Amazon, I’d hugely appreciate it.
Serial Fiction for Newsletter Subscribers
I was trying to think of a way to thank those of you who have signed up for my newsletter, and my husband and I were thinking that the best way would probably be to offer free stories to you, via the email newsletter. So that’s what I’m going to do! I’ve been playing with a Shanti story for a while, figuring I’d publish a spin-off novel or novella about Shanti’s part of the story, especially considering the way things stand at the end of book three.
There are a couple of reasons I think this will be fun: first, those of you who are missing your Hidden fix between now and June (when book four will be out) can hopefully have some fun reading about Shanti and her new role. There will be cameos by Molly and the rest of the team, obviously, but this will be Shanti’s story.
Second: I mentioned last night on Facebook that I teased my upcoming paranormal romance series toward the end of Home. So I think this Shanti story will do a good job of tying Hidden and Detroit Bites (my working title for the new series. I’m not sure if that’s going to be the final series title or not) together. They share the same world, but each series will definitely be its own thing. Detroit Bites will be more on the paranormal romance side of the spectrum than Hidden is. However, because this is me, there will be badassery involved. So, there’s that.
If you’ve already subscribed to the newsletter, you’ll receive new chapters of the story every other Friday. I’m writing this in addition to book four, so I want to keep the publishing schedule sane, but still frequent enough that you won’t forget what happened in the last installment. If you want the Shanti story and haven’t subscribed yet, you can sign up here.
My plan now is that the Shanti story will be published as an ebook after I’ve finished publishing it in the newsletter. But you guys will be the first ones to read it! The first chapter will be sent on 2/14.
So that’s that! Thanks again for everything. You are amazing. ♥