Friday, June 17, 2011

A Design for an Upcoming Release

Just thought you'd like to see this. The book is not quite finished and I haven't really decided how I will publish it. I will actually probably submit it to a more traditional e-publisher since I have an invitation to submit a story that this one fits.

It's a novella length story told partially by letters, set in England, Portugal and Spain during the Peninsular War between Napoleon's French Empire and the British-Portuguese-Spanish Allies. It's a story that's roamed around my mind for years, but I've always been told it "would never sell".

Well, now what will sell depends on the readers, not the publishing industry, and I'm finding the readers want a much broader range of romances than legacy publishers can afford to give them. I understand that. If a story might sell well, but another one will likely sell extremely well, which one should a publisher, who is in business to make a profit, buy? And maybe they're right, maybe a story that's not entirely set in Regency England, especially one that takes the reader to the brink of the battlefield, won't have a good market.

but this story is too dear to my heart to leave un-published. I'll leave it to the readers to decide how valuable it is to them.

Hugs to all my wonderful readers, who share my tastes in love stories!



  1. Sounds like an interesting story and I like it that part of the story is written by letters.


  2. Like the sound of this story and having part of written by letters is very interesting.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  3. Fire dance.. ohh.. that looks good and can't wait to read Beloved Stranger.. man Delle you made us have to work. *grin*

  4. Sounds great!

    Left Side: Loki's Daughters
    Next Release: Siren


    Thanks for the contest

  5. And just to be sure:

    Next Release in July is Faerie

    Hope I am entered now! :)

  6. ohhhhhhhhhh Aphrodite's Brew for me since I love greek mythology :D and Faerie looks like the next book out ;) hope that's right :) cool book names :)

    swtlilangel4jc at yahoo dot com :)

  7. I hope I got this right how to enter

    Book on left: His Majesty, the Prince of Toads
    Next Release : Faerie


  8. You guys are great! And if people don't get it right, that will tell me what isn't very clear about my site! Thanks!

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  10. Book on left- Aphrodite's Brew

    Next release- Faerie

    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

  11. Book on left- Aphrodite's Brew
    New release- Faerie


  12. A real interesting mix of choices! I think just about all the books on the left were mentioned. Other than The Perfect Heroine, which has revealed some new issues in the update revision, all are already available. Tomorrow I'll use my extremely scientific method of picking the winners: number each entry and wrap the tiny paper loosely around a piece of favorite kitty kibble,then take the first one kitty picks. Sometimes it's a battle, though, to get the paper back before she tries to swallow the whole thing.

  13. I don't understand this game of right vs left side of your website. However, I love the idea of a romance written in letters. How very romantic! By the way, the cover for "Beloved Stranger" is lovely. I can't wait to read your new story.

  14. Not to worry, Vonnie. The game for the readers on Julian and Grace's Book Club only. I asked the readers to go to my blog and name one book from the left side bar and then name my next release which is in the right side bar. I'll draw the winner tomorrow, plus give away two books- winner's choice.

    I think I'll do another blog tomorrow on what Beloved Stranger will be about.


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