Yesterday I spoke to the woman who designed my website. She has given me lots of advice on Facebook and social media. She had no idea that I'd published my second book. I'm not exactly rocking this book promotion...
The problem is that I'm pretty uncomfortable with the spotlight on me. In my dreams, I was going to write fun books, jump through the hoops to publish them and then become absolutely delighted as readers commented on how thrilling my books were. I just missed a critical junction there. Finding readers.
When my second book came out I sprinted around my office showing everyone how cool the cover looked. Dramatic, beautiful, perhaps one could say...stunning. I was flush with giddiness and kept the book propped by my desk for the entire week.
After which I started really working on the third book because, let me tell you...it's going to be awesome. Even started mapping out the Grand Finale. Explosively fun stuff.
Yeah, I dropped the ball on marketing. I once went to a lecture titled "Auntie M's Guide to Greaseless Self-Promotion" which was wonderful (thank you Tex Thompson). But what I'm really looking for is "Self-Promotion while maintaining your Invisibility." I'm not alone. Writing is the perfect sport for introverts. Somehow, I have to get over it.
So let me tell you why you should read this book.
Because today is International Women's day and my book features a strong female who will do anything to get revenge... and who's got nothing left to lose. It's got a villain with a charming southern accent and ice in her veins. A shopkeeper with an unfortunate selection in hair color and a serious addiction to tea.
And best of all. It's got unicorns. And these fantastic creatures are seriously impressive. I just wish they could protect every single one of our kids. Because they really know how to kick...
You didn't think I was going to use a bad word did you?
They know how to kick bottoms.
You can get the book here at Amazon. It's also available at Barnes and Noble.
If you get a chance, I would really appreciate it if you would write a review (good or bad!) where you purchased it. Thanks!