Friday, June 13, 2014

The Sweetest Thing

The Sweetest Thing (Just Desserts)The Sweetest Thing by Deborah Fletcher Mello
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I do like to read books by authors I have met in person, even though I don't often read romance novels. I have enjoyed Deborah Mello's "Stallions" series, but she hits this one out of the ballpark. And she is anything but "mellow;" she is hot and sizzling. The story starts out sweet and lovely and gets more lusty as the book goes further.

I enjoyed the scenes from Memphis and the presence of elderly women in Baton Rouge who gave wise counsel to the young people who came of age in their presence. I'm waiting for the next installment of "Just Desserts."

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Lead with the Cover

I read in somebody's blog that a good way to stir up interest in the next book is to show the cover even before the book is complete. My favorite cover artist, Cynthia Colbert, did this one for me, and I spent $5 on Facebook to promote it.  I'm still working on the main short story, Adventures in Blackface. I'll tell you this much about it. It's an out-take from my memoir, Motherless Child - stories from a life, one of those stories that didn't make the cut. I scraped it up from the cutting room floor.

I have ulterior motives behind this collection. It will be my first venture into KDP Select. You know Amazon's exclusive Kindle book offerings that are supposed to make me a ton of money. (HAH!) I thought it would be easier to do it with a new book than to unpublish an old one from all other ebook stores. I promise to have it ready in 2015, Lord willing and the creek don't rise.