Well, there’s a sample up for Love or Lust now.
It’s only the first two chapters, and that’s all I intend to have up, for the moment, but I might elect to add the third chapter too.
There is no downloadable ePUB or PDF sample. That’s too much bother and will be left up to the various eBook retailers to supply. The launch availability is currently iBooks, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Smashwords, Amazon (print), and Createspace. I’m considering putting up on a little place called DriveThru Fiction as well. It looks easy enough to use, and I won’t say no to a venue that costs nothing to publish through since all it can mean is more sales. If you’ve a favourite eBookstore you don’t see listed feel free to contact me or leave a comment naming it.
I’ve also decided the cover for Ready or Not. Mostly because that gave me something to do that felt constructive while I tried to decide what happens next in the story. I do believe it’s about done as the girls are having an Easter break kickoff party in the part I’m currently working on. Then it’s off to editing, working out a less placeholdery blurb, and then to the editor (yes, I edit things BEFORE I give them to my editor. I happen to like the woman and would feel rather bad if she wound up in an asylum by any action of my own).
I’m starting to feel a little better about Book 2, lately. I’m starting to think that the less cohesive, more anecdotal form it has taken so far might make it a good transitional tale. Something to give a better feel for the characters and their normal lives. In short, rather than one big slice of their life looked at from edge to edge as Book 1 is, Book 2 is more like several little slices and glimpses of time. I don’t know. I’ll get it typed, give it a few read throughs, then decide if it’s a mess or not.
Suffice to say I’m off my writer’s block and things are moving along well.
P.S. Those paying attention will notice that Love or Lust‘s cover says “Jaye Edgecliff” while Ready or Not‘s says “Jaye Em Edgecliff”, that’s because the latter is what I’d prefer, but the former is what I have to do because of a quirk to the cover layout and Book 1 has a finalised cover versus Book 2 which has a cover I’m still playing with.
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