So a number of pretty exciting things have been happening. Namely: Sheltered is actually proving quite popular! A lot of people seem to be rating, reading and talking about it, to the point where I'm starting to poop my pants a bit. Have never really had people mentioning my book on Amazon before, or seen people having conversations about it on Goodreads. And even when the ratings are just average and the comments a little negative, there's still a lovely overall feeling that my book is being discussed and thought about.
It's wonderful. And I haven't the faintest clue how it's happened. Sheltered's a dark book, and one that's quite personal for me. In all honesty, I thought people wouldn't like it. But I guess readers like a bit of raw angst and honest emotion, which is fantastic to know.
As is the fact that I got a mention on Dear Author! Especially surprising and delightful because I kind of thought Jane from DA didn't like my writing, but she tweeted that she really enjoyed Sheltered, and then a little while later there was a post about deals and my book got a shout out as one you should buy as part of the ARE Ellora's Cave rebate!
So all around, it's been a good writing week. A week I'm very grateful for. It's given me a much needed boost and made me believe again that I could actually make a go of this writing lark, so I'm very happy. And thankful, for all my readers out there!
And in honour of this thanky-happiness, I'm giving away two copies of Sheltered! Just comment and I'll put your name in the hat, then at the end of the week I'll randomly draw two winners. Hurrah!