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So, he seemed just perfect for you, but…. there’s a secret wife he didn’t tell you about, he has a history of being in and out of jail, he has a history of mistreating woman, a third nipple, a false identity…
What are your dating non-negotiables? You know, everything’s going fine until you find this one thing out? Maybe there were the ones you struck from your life, chalking it up to experience, or there may have been that one you just couldn’t turn away.
Read Made for Me, a sci-fi romance set in the future, and find out how future technology could totally change the awkward first date story. See how Sampson and Abrielle deal with a first date mishap and a relationship of two people from very different backgrounds. You can even download Made for Me for free from Nov. 10 to Nov. 12 at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DZ5230G
Your read and your review are both greatly appreciated!
The awkward first date, a tale as old as time itself (well, probably). What does this have to do with my first published e-book being free today (9/02)? Well, writing takes me down the paths of memory and imagination. My worst was at age 19, with a blind date, a guy who knew my best friend’s boyfriend. Well, he was from somewhere in the Northeast, and the first thing I noticed was that every few words he spoke were “F… that,” “that f…ing” etc, etc, etc. I don’t recall much else of what he said. We got in his car to meet my friends at a movie. Get- to- know- you time, right? Beer cans on the floor, one not even empty; he picked it up to drink from it, as he accelerated up to 90 in just a minute or two on a one-lane, 45 mile-per- hour road. You see, his hobby was racing cars. I made comments about the beer and his speeding in a passive aggressive manner, my M.O. at age 19. Soon, flashing lights followed us, and he was stopped. Honestly, none of this tale is embellished.
Just how much will you forgive on an awkward first date? I wasn’t forgiving the beer or the endangerment of my life, for sure. I felt grateful the cops took him away, and was glad that my friends drove up just beforehand. And that’s what this has to do with my first published novella, Made for Me, a story that begins with a futuristic awkward first date and describes a technologically changing world and a dating world of old and new traditions. Whatever could be wrong with a man of the future? Well, here’s a hint, he doesn’t get taken away by the cops on the first date, a date that, decidedly, was our last. Here’s another: he seems like the perfect man, save for one hefty secret, one my main character, Abrielle, can’t even tell her mom.
So, I certainly had some fuel for fodder as I dreamed up the tale of Made for Me. Abrielle and Sampson have some unique challenges, as online dating evolves, improves, or glitches in the future. You can download Made for Me on Amazon Kindle for free on 9/02 only! It starts at midnight Pacific time, so, roughly, 2.5 hours from the time of this post. Get it at http://amzn.to/1sgxtJt Reviews are greatly appreciated!
To quote one five-star review: “The futuristic aspects of the book make it a fun read while the emotions in the book grab you.” Won’t you give this book, touted by one reader as “Delicious brain candy,” a spin around the block? Just don’t speed….
Just in time for Mother’s Day! Starting Sun., 5/08 at 8 a.m., my self-published Kindle e-book, Made for Me, will be 1.99, (regular selling price was 2.99) for 3 days only starting Sun., 5/08 and ending Weds., 5/11 at 11 p.m. (My dad’s birthday!) The Amazon link is http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DZ5230G/
So, why am I blogging this? I blog this because it’s part of spreading the word, and part of my journey as a self-published writer. It will have been 30 days since I published my sci-fi tale of love in a modern era, Made for Me, meaning that now, it is eligible for a sale. That means advertisement. This is advertisement that I don’t have to buy. So why not put it on sale? Two weeks ago I did a giveaway of my book on Amazon. I gave away two books, and two people won out of 71 who entered, bringing a good number of followers to my Twitter, Facebook, and Amazon author page. The cost? I paid for two e-books. But I think it was a valuable process in getting my book out there in the public awareness and very much worth it.
This is a little scary, the term “public awareness.” I pushed it aside when I published, and I have to just laugh at it. Isn’t that what a writer wants? If I want to be known as a writer, that’s what I need! I do not want to be like Emily Dickinson, admired and enjoyed mostly after she is gone. The time is now, and I am willing to work hard to earn it!
Seriously, I am not just trying to sell my book. I decided recently, that part of this blog is going to be the sharing of my journey through self-publishing as a writer. Soon, I’ll feel I am able to call myself an author. It can be a little lonely to be a “self-published” writer. But there are many out there on the same journey. If you are just starting out, reach out, share your experience; there are many willing to share theirs, or who may learn a lot from your experience.
By the way, back to Mother’s Day: my mom loved this story and the book it grew into. It totally encouraged me to tell myself, yes, it’s good enough. Yes, someone will love it. Therefore, it is worth my effort and time to be the writer that finishes, and publishes the book, and the agent who promotes it. I am so thankful for a mom who encourages and believes in me!