Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Raising Chaos and Other Updates

It's been awhile since I updated this blog, and that's something I plan to do more frequently in the future, to which I will speak more in a few minutes, but first I had a couple of announcements of varying degrees of excitement.

First, if you've been following my Facebook page, you know that Oracle of Philadelphia has been on sale for $2.99 for the past few days. If you haven't picked it up yet, you still have a few hours left to get it for the discounted price. It is, of course, the greatest book I have ever published, and you definitely don't want to miss out on it.

Secondly, my publisher has officially announced the upcoming second book in the Earthbound Angels series, Raising Chaos. As you've probably gathered from the name, book 2 features Bedlam, which will hopefully excite readers of book 1, but Carrie fans do not have to worry because we hear a great deal from the Oracle as well. I am buried in a sea of edits at the moment, mixed metaphor though that may be, but the current plan is for the book to emerge fresh and whole for the public sometime this spring. For now, you can check out the description on the Books page.

As for my blog content, I have always preferred to hear from my favorite authors only when they have news to report about their latest books, and I have tried to fashion my web site after this model. But it has been brought to my attention that the average reader wants to hear from their favorite authors more frequently than I do, and I want to satisfy my public. 

Of course, this means that I need to come up with something to inform you about. My daily life is actually pretty boring, and I'm a government contractor, so my job is pretty much off limits. But as some of you might know, I used to have a book blog that I had to discontinue when I became an author, largely because a major feature of my blog was pointing out when books were sub-par.

But! I still read a great deal, so I thought it would be perfectly reasonable for me to start an author blog about books I liked. So beginning in the near future - as soon as I can dig myself out of my current editing hole - I will start posting some short comments on books I have enjoyed. Mostly this will be young adult paranormal romance novels, because I confess to being one of those women in their 30s who read a ton of YA, but I'll try to mix things up a bit and at least throw in some adult urban fantasy.

I am setting out a couple of rules for myself that I want to state up front. First, I am keeping my reviews positive, which means that to the very best of my likely-to-be-lacking ability, I am not going to say anything bad about the books I review. This does not mean I won't be thinking some bad things that I'm not saying, but all in all, I will only post about a book if I feel I can recommend it. Second, I'm not reviewing books written by anyone I know on this blog.

So, yes. Book reviews. Oracle sale. Raising Chaos. And edits. Lots and lots of edits. See you on the other side of them.