Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday Reads and I’m Getting There

After Monday’s fiasco, I still managed to get My Sunny Vampire back into the stores (Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords for now). That’s two down and one to go (as long as you don’t count the print books—still need to work on those). Well… actually, two to go. I still have Ghostly Interlude to publish, but it’ll be after Oct 23 (because that’s when my copy editor can get to it). But I’m getting there. And hopefully they’ll all sell like popular books. Hopefully.

Here’s what I read the past week:

Book #52

Dates read: September 27-October 4
Title: “I Know a Secret”
Year of publication: 2017
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Genre: Suspense
Series: Rizzoli & Isles #12
# of Pages: 314
Paper or plastic: Hardback
How obtained: Purchased
Blurb from book: Two separate homicides, at different locations, with unrelated victims, have more in common than just being investigated by Boston PD detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles. In both cases, the bodies bear startling wounds—yet the actual cause of death is unknown. It’s a doubly challenging case for the cop and the coroner to be taking on, at a fraught time for both of them. As Jane struggles to save her mother from the crumbling marriage that threatens to bury her, Maura grapples with the imminent death of her own mother—infamous serial killer Amalthea Lank.
    While Jane tends to her mother, there’s nothing Maura can do for Amalthea, except endure one final battle of wills with the woman whose shadow has haunted her all her life. Though succumbing to cancer, Amalthea hasn’t lost her taste for manipulating her estranged daughter—this time by dangling a cryptic clue about the two bizarre murders Maura and Jane are desperately trying to solve.
    But whatever the dying convict knows is only a piece of the puzzle. Soon the investigation leads to a secretive young woman who survived a shocking abuse scandal, an independent horror film that may be rooted in reality, and a slew of martyred saints who died cruel and unusual deaths. And just when Rizzoli and Isles think they’ve cornered a devilish predator, the long-buried past rears its head—and threatens to engulf more innocent lives, including their own.
My thoughts: I think this series will always entertain me. I like seeing where Jane and Maura’s lives are going as well as solving the crime. And this one has some strange twists to it; fooled me at the end.

Would you believe that I actually sold TWO copies of My Sunny Vampire on Amazon between the time the book finally finished processing and I was able to unpublish it? Why can’t I sell them like that ALL THE TIME? Because yeah, it’s out there and…**chirp chirp** Still, I feel bad those two copies went out there without the italics. I hope the reader doesn’t become too confused. Or maybe I got lucky and Amazon automatically sends the most current version? Well, I can hope!

So… What are you reading now? I’m reading a book I got from a convention that is turning out better than the reviews led me to believe. Which just goes to show, you can’t always go by the reviews.

Happy Reading!



JeffO said...

Well, congratulations on a couple of sales! Wonder if the purchasers will get a note from Amazon: "There is a newer version available; would you like to download now?" Probably too good to be true!

I actually picked up Gerald's Game by Stephen King off my bookshelf because...because it was there. I read it years and years ago. Also noticed someone (Hulu, Amazon? Can't remember) either has a movie or miniseries based on this, which seems odd and I likely won't watch, but probably factored into my "Yeah, I'll grab that one" decision.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Awesome! And funny you sold two in between. Go figure, right

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - I can't imagine a movie based on Gerald's Game. I would think it would be rather boring. Most of it seemed to be internal dialogue or hallucinations (and a huge tie-in to Dolores Clayborn).

Alex - It'd be great if I sold at that rate all the time! Maybe someday... :)

Maria Zannini said...

I seem to recall that when you visit Amazon Kindle, it tells you if there's a newer version of the ebook. I don't think anyone has ever emailed me, but if you tap on the book at the Amazon site, it should give you the option of the newer version.

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Gratz on getting the new versions out! Hopefully more sales will continue, especially as Amazon sees them as "new" for a month.

I'm currently beta reading a SF novel by one of our mutual friends and enjoying it very much. :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - I sure hope so. I'd hate for those readers to be confused!

Jennette - One of these days I'm going to have to read one of his books. :)

David P. King said...

Nice work on those sales! If you ever find out the secret, be sure to let me know (wink wink). Right now I'm reading some dusty manuscripts left on my dusty hard drive. Good catching up with you again! :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

David - I want to know the secret!! :)

The Happy Whisk said...

I just bought My Sunny Vampire and the wedding one (I had the first but never read the second).

How come though, you don't have the links to purchase in this blog post? I did see them on the side, so that was groovy.

Keep selling, and boogie boogie. 🎃

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - At the time I wrote this, I didn't have any buy links for the book (because I was pulling it). Now all my books are out there again. Feels good to get that done. And thanks for purchasing! :)

The Happy Whisk said...

Very cool. I had read the first one and now I'll get to see how the wedding goes.