My blog is a little behind my newsletter today. One of them has to go out first, and the newsletter won. I announced that Justin was available at InstaFreebie (it is!).
As with all of the prequels right now, they aren’t available to buy yet (they will be soon… I’ll talk more about this in a minute) so the only people who get to read them are the ones on my mailing list. InstaFreebie requires that you sign up in order to get your copy.
But what surprised me was an e-mail I got from one of the readers I know best, who said she was really excited about this one. And all of a sudden, I remembered how important this story is. All of the prequels are *really* important. That’s why I had to write them. Carter and Samantha have all of this history, and all of these really important things that happened to them, and those were stories that I needed to get written down.
Justin is a big deal. And I’d kinda forgotten that amidst all of the other stuff that I’m doing right now.
Now, this isn’t for sale yet. It has an InstaFreebie exclusive cover, and it will probably not go on sale until the middle of January at least. It’s possible it doesn’t make it to Amazon until February. But it’s also only on InstaFreebie for a limited time. So grab your copy.
Eventually, there are going to be four books in The Book of Carter: Rage, Justin, Diana, and Departure. Once they’re all available, I’ll bundle them together and do a smidgen of editing to remove the constant explanations of who and what things are (translating angeltongue over and over again, among other things) and put them out in The Book of Carter. Miss one of the first four? Want to review the full set? Let me know. I’ll start putting together a review list for the book and get you a copy before it goes up for sale.
I’ll eventually do a full blog on it, but the long and short of reviewing for me is this: reviews are necessary for me to be successful. Good or bad, I need them. I will not require that you write a review in exchange for *anything*, a review copy or anything else. I will not tell you that you should like, or review as though you like, anything I write, but I would kindly ask, if you *hate* everything I write… why are you here? No. My writing doesn’t fit everyone, and I have no issue with that. Not all of my writing fits everyone, even if all of the rest of it did. That’s okay. The point of a review is for you to flag down other people who are thinking about reading something I’ve written and going: hey, this is what you need to know to make a good decision about whether or not to read this.
It’s not about me or my writing. It’s about helping me and the people who would genuinely enjoy my work find each other.
So. Contact me or comment here if you want a review copy, and I’ll get you on the list.