Today is a very special day for me.
I was so excited when The Detective’s Brother came out. It was the first book I’d published, and the fact that it was through a publisher made me feel amazing. I knew I wouldn’t sell too many books being a new author, but at least I’d be getting my name out there.
Then Booktrope folded.
Thanks to the way Booktrope was set up, my book was left in publishing limbo. Until I either pay my editor or figure out how to give her a portion of my sales as promised, I won’t be re-releasing it.
Instead, I wrote a pirate novella and an Edwardian romance novel with some amazing women who showed me that self-publishing is a valid option, and who have found success and bestseller status by doing so. With advice from them on marketing, publishing, and advertising, I decided to jump in with both feet. Drowned History is the result!
It’s the story of Alice and George, two people who were pulled apart by circumstance and thrown back together by the search for an ancient Indian artifact. While their party is visited by strange dreams that seem all too real, George is fighting the re-emergence of his feelings for Alice, who desperately wants to apologize to him for leaving. The evidence leads deep underground, which is where things really start getting strange.
Drowned History is on sale now! It’s $0.99 for the next month, and the price goes up to $2.99 after that. If you have Kindle Unlimited, it’ll be free anytime! Pick it up now while it’s cheap!
And for those of you interested in a print copy, they’ll be available soon. I’ll make an announcement when they’re in my hands and ready to sign, so keep an eye on my social media feeds for more info as it comes!
It’s finally the end of my release week and I am super tired. Everything has been really good and I’ve made more sales than I expected, especially being a new author who doesn’t exactly have a following yet. I hope at least half the people leave reviews because that’s what we’re all about these days. Sales are nice but reviews will make potential new readers take notice.
Because I’m super tired now, I’m going to put a couple of links up for you to take a look at instead of a post.
Em Shotwell, author of my current favorite book Blackbird Summer, did a little blog post about my book! http://www.emshotwell.com/2016/03/book-spotlight-detectives-brother.html
Ropin Romance has an interview with me from the Passion in the Pages event, wherein I reveal an unusual choice in dinner dates.
And here’s where you can buy your very own copy of The Detective’s Brother! Paperbacks are now available as well as the ebooks, but the books are on sale until April 11th so grab your copy at $0.99 while you can. Don’t forget to leave a review!
Now I’m going to go back to my writing cave and work on my contemporary. Right after I take a nap.
I am so excited right now! Tuesday is the big day – the release of The Detective’s Brother from Booktrope! It’s an event almost 5 years in the making and I am just over the moon with happiness that I’ll finally be able to share it with you all.
Tuesday evening, we’re having a Facebook party for the release, so if you want to swing by my Facebook page between 5 and 9 PM, there will be a giveaway and all sorts of fun things courtesy of me and some of my very good friends.
Tomorrow I’m also part of a Facebook event called Passion in the Pages, and will be talking about my book, myself, and giving away ARC copies of The Detective’s Brother to two lucky readers. There will also be teasers, snippets, and maybe even a fun game! It’ll be my first event so I’m hoping it will go smoothly, but you never know what will happen!
If you go to my Facebook page (http://facebook.com/rebeccalovellbooks), I’m having a contest! For the first two weeks The Detective’s Brother will be $0.99 on Amazon and if you comment on the pinned post and provide proof that you bought an ebook copy, you’ll be entered into a drawing for an autographed paperback copy. Easy, right?
So meet me back here on Tuesday and I’ll tell you a little more about why this is such a huge thing for me, and I’ll also have some buy links so you can pick up your own copy and enter the drawing. See you on Tuesday!