I know it’s been a while since my last post, but it’s been a rough year. But I’m over the hurdle, and almost have book two ready to go.
It’s with Beta readers right now, and so far the response has been great. As soon as I get the edits done, have it formatted and have my cover done I’ll post the release date. I will be having the amazing Cassy Roop design my cover again, she does such a great job and I can’t wait to see what she does. I have to organize a release party and blog hop, those are always fun. And soon I will have a readers group up as well, for anyone interested I will post the link here as soon as it’s ready. I think it will be fun to talk to the readers, see what they like and don’t like. Plus there will be giveaways, and fun takeovers from other wonderful authors and more.
I have a signing on November 4th, with Rebels and Readers in Huntington West Virginia. Just a hop from my neighborhood, its looks to be a fun event with a lot of talented authors and vendors. So if you’re looking to find new and established authors to add to your TBR list, come see me and say hi!
More to come….
I set up my first signing last week, its a small signing and I’m pretty excited about it. Of course I’m nervous as hell too. I mean what if no one but my family shows up, what if i don’t sell any books, what if I’m a stuttering fool who gets so incredibly tongue tied that i can’t speak.
I know, relax. Chill and it will all be good. I’ve dreamt of my first ever signing, and how magnificent it would be. people lined up out the front door waiting with baited breath to get my book, my autograph etc. Yeah I know, i day dream a lot. Most writers do.
My signing is at a very charming independent book store in Hurricane, WV.
Books and Brews I’m happy that they let a noobie schedule a signing, i just hope some of their regulars like romance, because that’s what I’m bringing.
I hope to see some friendly faces there, and at least sell a couple books!
Until then, Happy reading!
Jody ( She who is a bit nervous…)
My first book is out, sorry I’ve neglected my blog for a bit. I’ve been having technical issues. i think i have them solved, I hope.
So here it is! If the shoe fits is a contemporary spin on Cinderella, but the glass slippers are 3500 Louboutins. Here’s the book blurb….
Isabella Daniels is on a mission, that starts by borrowing her stepsisters invitation to a museum fundraiser along with a killer pair of shoes. If she can convince the board members to use her bakery to cater all their desert needs, then maybe the bank will approve the loan she desperately need to enlarge and upgrade her shop. After being shot down for being too young she heads to the bar, and meets him.
Nicholas Powers is poised at the bar of another boring fundraiser, looking for someone interesting to spend the night with. He gazes upon a sea of fake breasts and women, getting frustrated at the lack of real women interested in more than his bottom line. Just when he’s about to down his double of scotch and leave for the evening he sees a beauty, in a classic little black dress and killer shoes. Target acquired.
Nicholas can’t get enough of the caring beauty from the limo; but when another woman comes along that promises to help his struggling career, fill his bank accounts and introduce him to all her influential friends he has to rethink what’s more important. His career, or Isabella?
Isabella is over the moon for Nicholas, her mind and body both want him to be hers. Then a curve ball is thrown her way when her stepsister lays claim to Nicholas, and Abby rarely ever loses a man. Now she has to decide what is more important to her, her dysfunctional family or her future with the man she craves…..
The talented Cassy Roop from Pink Ink Design did my fantastic cover. I love it so much, so yes I cried when I saw it. The response so far has been good, average four star reviews and i couldn’t be happier.. I’m currently writing the sequel, and hope to have teasers of it out soon. I hope you’ll check it out..
Check it out on amazon, on my author page. amazon.com/author/jodylynndaniels
Okay, since my last post I’ve written my newest book. Completed it in Nano, and won. A first for me and to say that I was proud of myself is an understatement. I was fucking tickled! (Excuse the language.)
So Ella and Nick’s story is done, except for a final sweep to make it all shiny and wonderful. Now i just have a few things to take care of before i share it with the world.
- Contact cover designer and have cover created
- obtain ISBN for eBook and paperback
- copyright said book
- format book for amazon
- upload book to amazon to obtain pre-order links, or not, still debating on that one..
- drink bottle of wine
- schedule several blog posts, hops to get the word out
- prepare coming soon teaser for my page
- share my page and get more fans to my page
- oh yeah back cover blurb needs written
- select teaser quotes for my page and blog
- update amazon author page
- set up email list
- update and hit publish
- drink some more
- scream like a mad woman when my book goes live on release date
- celebrate with good food…and oh yeah wine.
- pass out, and pray that the reviews are good and that no one hates it.
- drink some more.
After that its back to a less hectic schedule, and plotting the next book in my fairy tale series… I’m thinking big bad wolf…..a sexy wolfe!
So now back to the ride, and maybe a lot of tums! I’m getting dizzy but I’m loving it!
Tomorrow is July 1st, and a big day for a lot of us.
Yes its the opening day of Magic Mike XXL…… woohoo (Waving singles over my head!)
Okay so that’s not the reason for this post, but its a good way to open right? Yes i eager to see incredibly handsome men strip for my pleasures, what red-blooded girl wouldn’t be??
But im talking about CampNanowrimo, which starts at midnight to nite and last through the end of the month. a mad dash that writers spend hooked to their laptops and write like the wind, and hope the breeze blows in their favor. Writers who join Camp attempt to write 50,000 words in thirty days, which breaks down to a little over 1600 words a day.
The last time I attempted this I was working and had a hard time writing when i got off work, or on my days off when i just wanted to sleep and spend time with my son. This time I’m taking time off, and writing like crazy. In between sleep, food, and playing the new Mortal Kombat on the Xbox One with said goofy boy. I have high hopes of finishing a rough first draft of the novella I’m working on. Actually i could go see Magic Mike XXL and do this, well purely for research right! lol
I’ve been doing research on my characters, and these are my inspiration thus far.
So we have the uber Yummy Karl Urban as my hero…nice! and the beautiful Elisha Cuthbert as my heroine. i think they make a good couple….
Secondary characters I’m still working on…. except for this character who doesn’t speak but is heard loud and clear..
aren’t they dreamy…i could never afford them, or for that matter walk in them without breaking an ankle, but a girl can dream right! Yes they are Louboutin, and they are about 3500.00 if you’re going to dream, dream big right!
okay so these are my players and tonight the story begins!
Lets do this shit!
Jody..aka the klutz Louboutin would hate to see coming, lol
No im not talking about Indy…You know Dr. Jones…
Although there are days that damnball is back there, just waiting for me to make the wrong move…..
Ive been living a hectic life the last year, going through a divorce and trying to keep my life and my son’s life on an even keel. My writing has been abandoned for most of that year, but now im back and i feel pretty well settled….although life has still been throwing hellacious curve balls my way of late, and im getting pretty tired of that.
Karma, mother nature, whatever you want to call her, she can rest her fucking pitching arm for a while. Id like plain old normal life, without ducking fast balls for a while….Please!
Since im trying to get back into the swing of things here ive been contemplating doing nano, to get my ass productive again. Its worked for me before and im hoping to repeat that success.
Also i have a good friend who pulled her books from a major publishing house and is now self pubbing her books iwth great success. the publisher changed royalty payouts, killing a major chunk of her income, i would have done the same thing.
So im asking your input, do you read indie book?
whose your favorite author writing indie
givie it to me, whats your thoughts on the idie publishing craze today compared to ten years ago? i know my opinion has greatly changed since then.
Okay back to householdchores and daydreaming!
Love and kisses!