At the urging of one of my readers, I decided to change the price of Surge. Originally, I thought a free book would create buzz, but now that it's been brought to my attention, I learned that it's actually selling myself short. A free price for a book that's over seven hundred pages, when there are thousands on the market selling for ten or more dollars and are less than 400 pages, seems a little crazy. It's not steep, just $2.99, but it makes me feel marginally better to earn something for all my hard work.
Since I'm an indie author, I make my own covers. One, because it's freaking expensive to pay someone to do it for you. (I'm a loan-poor student that would rather spend her money on bills.) And two, because I think I'm pretty creative, so I'd rather do it myself. Tell me what you think, are they the ugliest things on the market, or are they decent?
The title says it all, but let me just say that it's kind of surreal to see your work being displayed by a major retailer. I'm a newb, so I had a fangirling moment. Externally, I just shruged like it was no big deal. "Yeah my book's out there, so what?" Internally? I was doing a freaking jig. "See that, that's MINE!" Sure, I sound like Ralphie's little brother, Randy, in A Christmas Story, but I'm proud of my work. A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into it. Okay, not really, but long nights, writer's block and finger cramps sure as hell did.
No, this isn't referring to the Spartans, this is how many downloads Surge got in the first two weeksof being publishedon Smashwords. That's good, right? Well, I think it is, so party time. Proceed with caution, may induce seizures.
Submerge is a prequel to the Wheezer series and it is told from Olivia's point of view. You'll see much more of Travis and other deceased characters whom were mentioned in Surge. It begins before the Wheezer invasion, the outbreak, Olivia's time in captivity and her introduction to the people of the compound. It's currently a WIP, but should be available sometime this year.
What happens when the world you know, ceases to exist? Do you crumble in defeat, or rise up swinging? For Olivia St. John, the choice isn't easy. Having her circle of loved ones torn from her one by one, she questions whether there's anything left to live for. Is it better to be the survivor, or the deceased?
Creatures lurking at your door step, but are those what you should be afraid of, or is there a greater monster to fear? Jared Benson is a survivor, but that's all he's done is survive. He's about to meet a girl that's going to make him want more than the ability to breathe, but it comes with a price: follow your head, or your heart?