Yep, we're about to go and do the anniversary thing again -- it seems like it happens every year around this time -- so we're going to focus just a teeny bit less on writing this week. After all, there are presents to be exchanged, and smooches to be shared, and married fun to be had.
Married fun is a lot like single fun except it's with someone who recognizes your flaws and is happy to take you home, anyway.
Before we get to any of that, we thought we'd share the latest cover for our YA novel, Something Wicked. Renee pulled the previous cover because she thought it appeared a little too horror-genre; truly, the story is much more of a YA mystery-thriller. Although there are horror elements. Oh, and more than a touch of romance.
No wonder Amazon can't categorize the thing.
To create this new cover, Renee went to her favorite stock photo site, played with the photos and textures there, and pulled the look together. If you've ever read the book (and, no, you haven't, we've seen the sales figures), you'll know this very scene occurs toward the end of the story. Just before...well, if you'd read the thing, you'd know. Then we added some new dialogue, some new scenes, bumped the novel up by about twenty pages, and we loaded the story onto KDP Select. It is currently an Amazon exclusive.
We made this move because we're hoping the "Free to Amazon Prime members!" sales pitch will cause some somebodies somewhere to download the novel. If people "borrow" enough downloads, or we sell enough copies, we'll be encouraged to write the sequel (Something Evil) and can live happily ever after.
There's another plus to KDP Select: In exchange for exclusivity, Amazon allows us to give the book away as an e-download. For $0.00. It's only for a limited number of days, granted, but free is free. If the rest of the world is grabbing a copy for gratis, there's no reason why you, dear friends, should have to pay for our pages. Once we have the first free date locked in (it will be sometime near the end of July), we'll share full scoop.
For now, it's back to K-I-S-S-I-N-G....