New Cover Reveal

Here are my new covers for Thomi and Joleigh! I hope people will like the new colors. My family did. Yeah, surprisingly they gave me their opinions. They usually don’t like to. You know, because they might hurt my feelings if they hate it. 🙂

I chose shades of pink as I’m going to brand the series with these colors. I’m working on Stormi’s cover now. Hers seems a little more challenging to work with since I want to use hearts and lightning bolts to illustrate it. I may actually outsource the cover to a place I’ve recently discovered which does decent work for affordable prices. Book trailers too. I’ll tell them what I want, and see what happens. If I like it, I’ll see what they can do for these as well. A great cover is key after all. And it would free up my time for writing and promoting.

I have to admit, though–I do love to design. It’s addicting.

The covers and new book files have been uploaded to all outlets. For now, I’m staying with the wide distribution of the books, but if things don’t change by the time I’m ready to release Storm, I will take another shot at Amazon exclusively for them. The short stories will stay in every outlet.

I’ve updated my Goodreads pages, and will try to be more regular there. Also in AuthorsDen. My sons recommend Reddit, but that place confuses me! Yes, I have a Facebook account and a Twitter as well as others. I need to use them better as well. Another bewildering endeavor for me. What can I offer to others that would be of interest to them? When I figure that out, I’ll get busy with them.

Here are the new covers:

Relaunching the Romances

Yes, I’ve decided it’s time to relaunch the romances. After having my romances up on Amazon for eight years with just a handful of sales, I’ve designed new covers and have done extensive edits with rewrites. I had thought of retitling Thomi, but that would involve a new ISBN, and they are way too precious to waste, especially when I have only three left of my block of ten.

I’m debating sending them to print at some point; maybe I will, maybe I won’t.


Because I can make all the changes and fixes I want and need to to an ebook, and have done so all along. But once it goes to print, it’s pretty much set in stone. More hassles to fixing a flawed print book, so I’m hoping this last pass while be, indeed, the last pass in that case.

I also wanted to be sure that the two stories work well with each other, since Joleigh was originally a stand alone story, until I discovered they could be linked through Stormi. To that end, I changed a scene in Thomi’s story where upon learning at 1 AM, that Matt has been killed in an accident, she and Halleigh hop out of bed and dash right over to Joleigh-Anna’s and stay for hours, instead of merely commiserating over the phone.

Why I never realized before that that is what she would’ve done, no matter how crappy she was feeling herself, I can’t say. But it works so much better, and so when she’s dashing to Joleigh’s aid in Joleigh-Anna’s story, it rings truer.

I’ve never done a book launch, never mind a relaunch. So, I’m doing some research on it. I honestly don’t have the patience to wait to get them up there. I want to just do it! Now!

I’ll also be changing the price, and maybe taking them out of the other online stores for a while – they aren’t doing anything at any of them, anyway – and giving KDP Select another shot. I didn’t use it to the full the first and only time I tried it. Plus, I wasn’t happy I’d have to take them off my site – where they’d been selling at a higher price at the time, and selling more than I was on Amazon. Go figure.

I’ll post a cover reveal in a day or so, as I want to be sure I’m absolutely happy with them. I’ll also be offering a substantial preview of Thomi, since her story is 32 chapters long. Joleigh’s story is only ten chapters, so three chapters is what I offer for free there. I will have them on site here, and in PDF form if you want to download them. I will probably post them before the relaunch, so the new version won’t be up at Amazon yet.

One thing I have to say – each time I go back through the books, I love those stories and people more and more! Stormi’s story is coming, I hope soon. But after revisiting that manuscript, I see it’s in need of considerable rethinking on how I want that story to go. Plus, I have to introduce Rikki and Halleigh’s men in this . . . Should be fun!