Thursday, June 28, 2012

Let It Bleed (a gift from Jeri Smith-Ready)

Let It Bleed is a novella that is a transition from Bring On the Night to her upcoming novel Lust for Life being published later this year.  For a synopsis of that title please click here.

There is a description of the arduous process that led to the decision to publish Let It Bleed as a novella at this link.  It is a fascinating (and somewhat intimidating) look at the process of writing something that will be published.  The good news for fans of the series is that Let It Bleed is available as a free download at this link.  There is also a link for contributing to the 'tip jar' as a thank you for all of the author's hard work (-:  My Goodreads review is at this link.

If you have never read any of the series, it is better to start at the is nicely paced and it gives a very different perspective on the impact of being a vampire.  The series starts with Wicked Game, continues with Bad to the Bone, which is followed by Bring On the Night.  I was most fascinated by the presence of the vampire dog but there is a passage on the 'right' way to load a dishwasher that had me in stitches because this has often been a topic of discussion in my household (remember me, the person who reads while doing just about everything?  I figure, if you put it in the will be washed!).  I finally could point to the passage and say..."OCD?"...and have it apply to something other than my inability to be anywhere without a book to read.

It is disheartening to realize how many fascinating series don't get completed because publishers don't think future stories will sell.  I have joined multiple street teams (which is why I often promote upcoming books) and have thereby been getting an inside look at the nail-biting side of being an author.  I had no idea that the 'like' buttons or the 'tags' on Amazon or adding titles to one's shelf on Goodreads really do affect things but, judging by the pleas that I read from various matters to both the publisher and the various sites and the book is promoted or featured differently depending on how much 'buzz' is being, if there are particular books that you like...don't forget to vote for them!

Wicked Game   


  1. Thanks for letting us about the like buttons, I had no idea either.

  2. You're welcome! I also discovered the 'like' buttons are even on the author page on Amazon.