Showing posts from April, 2018

New Facelift for Daniel's Fork!

The Daniel's Fork series has been re-edited and given fresh new covers. Each book has also been retitled. Why the extreme actions?

It has been not only an immense amount of work, but it has also been rather emotionally painful to do the changes. Strongheart's Woman and Daniel's Fork are my first novels and dear to me. They are also what I consider my best work as they are truly original in theme and genre: so much so, that they have been hard to place in popular genres and difficult to market. 
As a new author, I had difficulty choosing their titles. It seems now that the old titles were not evocative of the proper images in the minds of contemporary readers. When someone thinks of the word "fork" now-a-days, the image that comes to mind is the eating type of fork- and not a fork (branching) in a road or a river. 
The old covers were also not properly evocative either. The new covers address the actual themes more effectively. The Hunter's Snare (previousl…

How Do Best-Selling Lists Differ?

These are listings for Bestsellers (ebooks) as of today at four major sellers: Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Kobo, and iBooks. Silly of me to expect that best sellers would reflect across the board on all sites. Not true. Every list is different.

Barnes & Noble Top-Selling Nook Books Today

1. The Key to Rebecca- Ken Follett
2. After Anna- Lisa Scottoline
3. A Higher Loyalty- James Comey
4. The Sixth Day- Catherine Coulter
5. Wicked in His Arms- Stacy Reid
6. A History of God- Karen Armstrong
7. The Night Child- Anna Quinn
8. The Thief- J.R. Ward
9. I've Got My Eyes on You- Mary Higgins Clark
10. Shoot First- Stuart Woods

Amazon's Top "Paid" Kindle Books Today

1. A Higher Loyalty- James Comey
2. Switch on Your Brain- Dr. Carolyn Leaf
3. Say You're Sorry- Melinda Leigh
4. The Key to Rebecca- Ken Follett
5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People- Stephen R. Covey
6. The Coaching Habit- Michael Bungay
7. The Winter Over- Mathew Iden
8. When Never Comes- Barbara Davis
9. It Ends With …

My Picks from Today's 100 Top Free in Kindle.

On today's Kindle Top 100 Free books, there are several books PROBABLY worth reading. Emphasis on the word "probably" because I chose by considering the number of ratings, the average rating, the blurb, and the genre. I have not yet read any of these. 
There are many books other than these that are probably great reads but don't have as many ratings. Reviews, in today's reading market, are not easy to get.  As an author, I refuse to beg for reviews or give away free books in exchange for them. Many authors feel as I do. 
I also tend to stay away from the abundant crop of free shifter, billionare, Taming xxx, and end-of-the-world themes. 

#9 This book comes in with 633 reviews and a 4.6 stars average. The setting is Dublin, Ireland, 1925.

At Amazon

#1 in Free List today with  4.4 stars average on 540 reviews. This is the story of a missing child and the investigator trying to find her before it's too late. 

At Amazon

#37  This one comes in with 4.6 stars average on 7…
Interested in Paranormal Romance? Wonder how it became so popular? I am happy to share the following article written by paranormal author Kiersten Fay. I love the genre and have my own Angel's Guardian and the brand new Once Chosen paranormal romance reads. I agree that we are now experiencing the golden age of paranormal romance.