Last Month Today

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Last Month Today, Retribution

Hello friends, welcome to Last Month Today, a quick update on what’s been going on with my writing.

Before I continue, let me say that the title of this update is, without a doubt, a nod to John Oliver’s multi-Emmy-winning show, ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,’ which airs weekly on HBO. If you’ve never seen the show, I urge you to check it out. It’s funny but deals with serious topics affecting our lives. It’s only 30 minutes a week. Come on, try it, you will like it.

Last Week Tonight

Last Month Today

It’s been over a month since I last wrote to you. Well, it’s been a busy one. Doing my initial edits and working with my editor on my latest book, ‘Retribution,’ takes time. I’m happy to report that we’ve completed the editing, and I’m moving on to the final stages of getting it published.

That means cover design, formatting the manuscript for publication, website updates, and uploading the book for publication. Yes, there is still a lot of work, but the end is in sight. Decades ago, a friend taught me a saying about this stage. I’m down to the ‘short rows,’ an obvious nod to farmers working their fields.

Moving On

Over the past weekend, I did the initial formatting of the book, which I may need to tweak as I create the cover and put it all together. I also started on the book cover. Sometimes, making the book cover is harder than writing the damn book. I want to find the perfect photo that describes what is inside the book while catching the eye of the potential buyer. If I can’t grab their attention in the first ten seconds, I will lose them as a reader. That’s just a fact in the world of books. I need to make my book stand out from the millions of others my story must compete against.

That Said

In closing this issue of ‘Last Month Today,’ I anticipate that ‘Retribution,’ book 6 in my Consortium series, will be available to read within the next thirty days. I’ll make the book available for pre-ordering as soon as I finalize the book cover. Stay tuned.

I know it’s been six months since book 5, ‘Exposure,’ came out, but you know what? My preference is quality over quantity. I hope you do too.

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Please send me a note about what you think. I’m always interested in what my readers think of my stories.

Incentive

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Incentive in writing

I have an additional incentive to continue writing. I am referring, of course, to my latest novel, Exposure. It’s doing well. In fact, some of you out there discovered its release and started reading it before I announced it. Across the board, my sales are up 37% since its release when comparing them to the average of the last quarter with January’s numbers.

Exposure turned out as an incentive to write more.

So what is my incentive to write, you may ask? With success like that, how can I not write my stories? I’m encouraged and excited to add to my stories. That’s good news for you, my readers. Why, you may ask?

During Exposure’s writing and editing phase, I struggled with deciding to end Avril’s story in my latest book. I could have finished it. I had even mapped out a way to end it, leaving some unresolved questions and subplots.

At least one of my reviewers complained I hadn’t, vowing never to read my novels ever again. After discussing it with my editor and beta readers, I left it as is and move on to write the sixth book in the series. I might even write more. The Consortium Series is, after all, a serialized story.

Long story short, I’m excited to write more, especially now that I have an enticing incentive. I’ve already started working on it, writing copious notes and such.

And before I forget. Thank you to all my readers for making this a success story.

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The Taste of Honey

The Taste of Honey

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Taste of Honey

Second Edition

Yesterday, I published the revised edition of ‘The Taste of Honey.’ I love this new version. I completely rewrote it from the ground up. It’s the same story but revised and updated to fall in line with the later books in the series.

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UnderCurrents Released

UnderCurrents and a Fresh New Look

UnderCurrents

UnderCurrents

UnderCurrents book coverAre you being hunted?
Who will satisfy their thirst?
Can anyone quench their thirst?
Will you be the one?

Handcuffed to Sir’s dark desires, Avril’s only chance for survival depends on pleasing her callous master. As the man’s twisted pleasures expand, can Avril endure long enough to outwit the sadistic punisher or will his tight tether be the last thing she sees?

If you enjoy disturbing scenes, powerful villains, and determined heroes, you’ll love this tie-you-in-knots thriller. Tap the link to read the book today!

 

 

Who will satisfy their Thirst? Read the newest thriller today and find out.

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UnderCurrents: Who will Satisfy their Thirst?

UnderCurrents: Who Will Satisfy Their Thirst?

It’s official, UnderCurrents: Who Will Satisfy Their Thirst is out and available to read today! UnderCurrents is book 3 in the Consortium Series.

In this next edition of her captivity, UnderCurrents continues Avril’s story in balancing her survival with her desire to take down the Consortium. Read More

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