When Lee was kind enough to have me here last month, I mentioned that I was taking a step into self-publishing.
I've taken that step.
I'd love to call it one giant leap for mankind (are you old enough to remember the moon landing?) but the truth is, this is one step for someone—me—who's been published by Harlequin Presents (still am) for twenty-plus years. And it's scary.
It's also exhilarating. Remember your very first roller coaster ride? It's like that.
I sent my self-published baby into the world not quite two weeks ago. His name is The Prince of Pleasure, and sending him out on his own was… interesting. Then I started the waiting game. Would my Prince fail? Would he vanish into e-book obscurity? Would readers like him, read him, would he succeed? I think I sent my son off to kindergarten with less trepidation!
The good news is that The Prince of Pleasure is doing beautifully out there. He's risen through the ranks at amazon kindle at Smashwords and at Nook. As I write this , he isn't yet at i-Books because the folks there had some kind of server woes but, fingers crossed, he might be there even as you read this. He's gotten amazing reviews. And I'm getting wonderful notes from readers who've fallen in love with my sexy, arrogant, gorgeous, rich hunk named Khan.
I think you'll really, really love him, too.
If you do, and if you have time, you might want to write a quick review. Or you might just want to "like" him. Whatever you do or don't do, that's fine. I'm just happy to know you'll read him..
The Prince not only great in his own right, he's also a prequel to my newest saga, The Wilde Family—and the first Wilde Brother book is out right now as well. The Dangerous Jacob Wilde, from Harlequin Presents, has received wonderful reviews. You can buy it at amazon or at eharlequin. It's as sexy, as romantic, as passionate as The Prince of Pleasure. One reader wrote to tell me she spent one night with Jacob and another with Khan. Sounds like a plan to me.
Last but far from least, I want to tell you about the contest I'm holding on my facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/writersandramarton . It's going to be easy and fun. It's my way of thanking all of my readers—all of you—for being so wonderful. I call it The Twelve Days of Christmas contest.
Each day, for 12 days, I'll be giving away a $100 amazon gift certificate to one lucky winner, drawn at random. Yes, I'll give away a $100 amazon gift certificate EVERY DAY from Dec 1 through Dec 12. All you have to do is 'friend' me at Facebook, if you haven't already. If you have, or once you have, simply enter my contest by Commenting on my page or Messaging me through my page… and did I mention that a bunch of other favorite writers are giving away other fantastic prizes, too? We're doing it all through Facebook so go there for more information, and I'll have information on my website, as well.
Good luck! And Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and Happy Kwanza to you all.