Release Day for Secrets Return

Wow, has this been a crazy day. Since Secrets Return was the first book I set up for pre-order, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Looks like everything worked out okay. (I hope!!!)

The release of this book was an experiment for me. As of last night, only a handful of people had read this book. Only one blogger received a copy, and who knows if she’ll feel inclined to write a review. I hope so, but I’d never expect that of someone.

For weeks, I shaped and reshaped the words until I felt they painted the picture I saw in my mind. The way this book makes me feel – I can only hope other people feel the same way. Again, I’d never expect. Only hope. Don’t know if I was successful, but I decided to follow that old saying ‘write what you like.’

Secrets Return is definitely my favorite of the two.

What was different about this release was the lack of advertising. I did some ads last week when Leftover Girl was listed as a free download for three days, ending in thousands of downloads. Yeah, it surprised me too. The real question is – did anyone out there (other than me) like this story enough to read a second book? Turns out, there was at least one person.

Don’t take this the wrong way, because I think advertising is vital to selling books. Problem is, at this point I’m more interested in finishing books 3 and 4 than I am promoting the first two. Bad move? Maybe. My heart is really in finishing this series and later this year I’ll boost those promo efforts. Right now I’m going to sit back and write. And keep writing.

Maybe you’ll like the first two books and tell a friend. Maybe you won’t. The main take-away here is I plan to do this writing thing for many years to come. I’ve got so many stories to tell. Hopefully at least one will be for you.

4 thoughts on “Release Day for Secrets Return”

  1. I am so glad I was able to start Leftover Girl around the same time you had already released book two. I wish I could keep reading and just stay in this new world you’ve created. I’m super excited to read about Golvern. You are definitely one very talented story teller! I’ve actually cried while the main character is sobbing. I’ve also laughed out loud at many parts in both books. Please continue to write on and I promise you’ve got a new fan in me☺.

    1. Rebecca – Thanks so much for the feedback. I’m glad you were able to read the two books together since Leftover Girl is not complete without Secrets Return. It’s great to hear when someone out there is reading this series and enjoying. I haven’t made an official announcement yet, but the next book – Prison of Lies – will be ready for release in April.

  2. I loved the first two books in this series even though it is young adult. It has been many years since I was a young adult but not so long that I don’t remember the angst of teenagers. I can’t wait to start the next book.

    1. Sharon – I’m happy you loved the first two books. Thanks for your comment since I enjoy writing and someone taking the time to give feedback makes it all worthwhile. I’m excited about the third book – hoping to have it ready for release on April 30th.

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