Friday, March 2, 2012

Reviews, News, and ARCs

Hi all! I wanted to share a really nice surprise review from Paranormal Opinion- apparently she picked up both Gifts of the Blood books when they were free on Amazon and posted a lovely review over on her blog:
Paranormal Opinion is one of my favorite review blogs, so I've been doing cartwheels all afternoon.
Proverbial cartwheels, that is. Anyone who knows me will tell you shocking Vicki secret #2: I am clumsier than a coma patient trying to walk while still asleep. I was clumsy back before Bella made it cool. Real cartwheels would result in damage to my self and environment on an epic scale.
Other mixed-review type news has to do with my current series, The Chronicles of Nowhere. The first volume has been out for a little while now, and if you follow my blog or just cast a glance at it now and then, you'll know the second volume is out soon.
(Omg my power just went totally out. I mean, wow. Plus I'm low on battery. Just great. Well, I'm going to keep blogging anyway because that's just how I roll.)
So what I'm writing are novellas- you know, not quite as long as a book, but longer than a short story? And the reviews have been positively glowing except for that fact. Which, if you're going to be criticized for something, "I want more" is always a good one. But sheesh- is it not clearly marked novella??? Plus the fact that the second one is due out in a week, and you can already get ARCs either through NetGalley or by asking me directly. So please, if you are one of these people who are all "I want more!" then I have more!!! Just for you! The plan with the series was always to release them pretty much back-to-back. I can't remember exactly, but I think it's been a month since the first one. That's a pretty ambitious release schedule, at least for me, and I have been working hard to get them to you in record time.
Here's my favorite so far, that comes to us via Dead Ink Books:
And the final piece of news is that Shadowed Ground will see its official launch on March 8th!!! Woo hoo! More imaginary cartwheels! And the third one, The Forgotten Fire, will be released roughly a month to six weeks later, so that's not your average between sequels wait.
All in all, though, the reviews have been great, using words like "stunning", which is always good for the muse. So thanks to those of you who've taken the time to write a review of any of my books-  I appreciate it ten thousand fold!
Other news (introduced almost as an aside last update, but which is now becoming a more serious possibility) is that I'm in a position to serialize the third book in the Gifts series, Blood Redemption. I figure this would be the fastest possible way to get the story in the hands of readers, even though it maybe isn't the smartest financial move. I know a lot of you want to know what happens next, and I really relate to that feeling. So the benefits there would be that it would be serialized, with a chunk of the story published every week, for free. Did I mention free? And then published in its entirety when finished serializing.
So I guess what I want to know is, how would you as readers react to something like that? Are you interested in free and immediate gratification via a serial, or would you rather wait for the whole thing?
(Omg the power is still out. This sucks. Royally.)
I appreciate feedback if you get the chance or inclination. I'm going to go fuss at the power company via my dangerously low-battery iphone. Thanks for dropping by, and if you get a chance, be sure to check out this week's installment of Daughter of Glass over at Curiosity Quills:


  1. Just finished reading Darkness in the blood. All I have to say is LOVED IT!!!!! Also I would rather get Blood Redemption in its entirety. I hate to only be able to read chapters at a time. Plus you took the time to write this incredible series and deserve all the rewards you can get:)

    ~ Kit

  2. I personally would like to wait and see it in one big package. But it sounds like an interesting idea, good luck!:)

  3. Thanks for your feedback! It's really helping me sort this thing out. I'm so glad you enjoyed Darkness, Kit! And Monique, thanks for the perspective! It'll be decision time soon.