Friday, August 3, 2012

New Release Jitters, And Hot M.A.M.A News

Hi, all,
This past week, the Kindle version of my second historical romance novella, The Preacher's Paramour, went live on Amazon. (Don't worry, Nook and Print are coming soon. You can click the cover to get the Kindle version.) As soon as it did, I got the same feelings I always get when I set my work free to be (hopefully) read and enjoyed by the public. I feel giddy, then thoughtful, then I begin to ask questions in my mind.

Will folks buy it?
Will folks like it?
Will a reviewer curse me from here to eternity, demanding that I lay down my pen and never write again?

Unfortunately for my neurotic self, I can never know the answers to these questions in advance. I do what all writers do: write the dang book, edit and rewrite it, polish it, put it out there, and see what happens. Other than promoting it to anyone who will listen, there's not much else I can do. So, new release jitters will probably be my companion every time I have a book come out. If I polled the other MAMA's, they would probably report a similar feeling when their books are released.

You many be wondering if you, the reader, can assist with this problem. I'm glad you asked! If you're so inclined, purchase the book. If you like it, please leave a review wherever reviews are generally left. (Amazon, Goodreads, it's all good with me.) As readers, your support is a powerful motivator for us as writers. You're the whole reason we got into this solitary, often difficult profession.

Now, on to some MAMA news! We're planning a can't miss event for the first Saturday in October. Readers will get to meet the MAMA's, have your books autographed, hear about our latest releases, and just hang out with us. There will be contests for the Flyest Hat, and the Sexiest Shoes. Oh, did I mention you'll also get to eat? That's right. Tickets will go on sale within ten days for:

The Hot M.A.M.A. Fly Hat Society Luncheon
October 6, 2012
Durham, NC

As fans of the MAMAs, you ladies have been dubbed the Fly Hat Society. Kind of like that other hat society, only,well, more fly. You get my meaning. If you're interested in attending, make your plans now. Tickets will start at $35, and as the date approaches, the price will go up. Only 25 lucky ladies will get to attend our inaugural event, so get on the good foot! Send your inquiries to me at kiannaalexanderDOTgmailDOTcom.

We'd love to hear from you. What do you think of our little moniker for the fans? Tell us in the comment section.

Until Next Time,

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