Saturday, August 6, 2011
It's here! Now what?
Third in my Strange Neighbors trilogy The Vampire Next Door has finally been released! This marks the end of my first series...or does it?
Many readers have been asking for another book. What people don't know is I was originally offered a 4 book series. I decided to contract 3 books, not knowing if I could deliver more than 1! Fear kept me from that last advance.
Or would that have been the last? When my editor offered me the contract, she said, "This series could go on and on and on..." And it could have, just by having people move in and out of the apartment building. Instead of being excited about that, I paniced. This was my first series. I doubted my ability to join the ranks of terrific authors who managed to make a series continue over a loooong period of time. Not only that, but I've heard grumbling about authors whose stories in a series burn out. Fans don't enjoy them anymore and feel as if they're reading the same old recycled story. I don't want to be that author.
Anywho...this is it. The last of the 3 contracted books.
Strange Neighbors introduces people to the landlord and the latest tenant. And guess what? Strange Neighbors is FREE for the taking today and for the next two days. Don't delay though. It goes back to full price after that.
Now, I'm going back to work on my next series. Cross your fingers for me that I can sell this one too. Maybe I won't be so afraid of the next one continuing on and on...as it could.
Do you feel a series should be contracted one book at a time in case the story or author burn out? Your opinion might be worth a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card! I'll be picking a winner from the commenters on 8/7. And don't forget to download book 1 Strange Neighbors for FREE from Amazon or B&N until 8/8.