Welcome to Rosanna Leo, here today not only to show us her new release, but to let us have a little insight into release day for her.
“WHAT DOES THIS AUTHOR DO ON RELEASE DAYS?”
Thanks so much to Diane for hosting me today, on the release day for my latest paranormal romance, Predator’s Trinity, Gemini Island Shifters 6. I’ve often loved reading posts about what authors do on release days and I’ve certainly had visions of what it must involve for different writers.
Surely it’s all about cracking open a vintage bottle of champagne? Or an unending parade of well-wishers prancing by the house, offering their congratulations?
Um, not quite. At least, not in my case.
If anything, release day spells more work, but most of it involves promotion. So what does my typical release day look like?
7am – wake up in a fog because it took me hours to fall asleep. I was too busy dreaming about a release day with champagne and well-wishers. Jump out of bed, fire up the computer and prepare my exhaustive release day toilette (i.e. dragging a brush through my hair and remembering to brush my teeth before I sit at the computer).
7:30am – quickly scan computer for message from publisher, saying. “It was a joke. We changed our minds. Better luck next time.”
7:31am – realize my book did actually get published – small pat on back.
7:32am – scan all retail outlet sites to ensure links are good. Report any issues back to publisher (although I haven’t had any yet).
7:45am – begin posting the new release and various sales links on social media. Hit Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Tsu, Goodreads, and all others. Share in as many places as possible, without trying to appear “spammy.” Try to engage readers, rather than hit them over their heads.
8:00am – update my blog with release info, if I haven’t already done so.
8:30am- report in to various sites where I am blogging (such as this fine one) and respond to any comments or questions from readers. This continues all day long.
9am – BREATHE. DRINK MORE COFFEE. REMEMBER TO SMELL THE ROSES.
9:30am – respond to any “Congratulations” messages that have come in via social media. My readers are so supportive and I am lucky enough to receive several lovely messages. This makes my heart swell.
And now here comes the important part…at this point, after reminding myself to eat, I turn off the internet for a while and continue writing the next book. A successful writer doesn’t sit on her laurels for long. She keeps writing. Sure, throughout the day, I check in to see if any new messages have come in, but I certainly don’t wait around for them. I always keep my eye on the prize, or at least, the next prize. It’s wonderful to celebrate an achievement like a release day, but I don’t celebrate long.
I’d rather be writing.
10am-4pm – WRITE, WRITE, WRITE
Oh, and remember to eat lunch at some point.
5:30pm – dinner with family
7:30pm – check in with social media/emails once again. Answer any remaining questions.
8pm – collapse on couch. Snore for two hours before hitting the hay upstairs.
Librarian Suzan Marsh is an empath and has always felt assaulted by the feelings of others. She has had to distance herself from the people in her life, raising a mental barrier to ward off unwanted emotions. When wolf shifter August Crane abducts her, he breaks through the walls she constructed, forcing her to accept a frightening new truth.
Jaguar shifter twins Percy and Byron Moon are familiar with the evil ways of August Crane. Because of him, their childhood was destroyed. Because of him, their way of life at the peaceful Ursa Fishing Lodge and Resort is threatened. And they won’t rest until he is dead.
When Crane drags Suzan into his cult and decides to make her his “concubine,” Percy and Byron know they must save the human woman. Their connection to her is strong and they cannot deny the dream they always held close. That they could share a woman and make her their mate.
But even after rescuing Suzan, none of them are free from Crane’s clutches. The wolf shifter has plans, ones that involve the demise of every shape shifter at the Ursa Resort. Not only must Percy and Byron keep Suzan safe, they must convince her to accept them both. In order to stop Crane from hurting everyone they love, they must learn to fight together.
After her shower, she toweled off and dressed in the clothes provided, choosing a pretty green V-neck T-shirt to accompany the jeans. Everything fit perfectly, from underwear to outerwear, as if the Moons had already known her. It boggled her mind, but she couldn’t lose the sensation they were connected by more than just circumstance. Her instincts never lied. After slipping into a pair of soft white socks, she made her way toward the kitchen.
She heard Byron and Percy before she saw them and stopped to catch an excited breath.
When she heard what they said, she paused a moment longer.
“How’s your jaguar holding up?” Byron asked his brother.
She knew it was Byron. Despite them being identical twins, there were slight differences in their voices. Byron’s was the smoother voice. Percy’s had the odd touch of sexy gravel.
“My dumb cat,” replied Percy on a near growl, “was up all night long. He keeps pawing at me, trying to get to her.”
Her? As the burn of jealousy sizzled in Suzan’s gut, she gnawed on her bottom lip in a futile attempt to quell it. Maybe Percy had a girlfriend and he was dying to see her. Maybe he couldn’t wait to escape the cabin so he could meet up with this woman and, well, let his jaguar loose.
“Yeah,” Byron said. “My cat’s in agony, too. I think my ribs are black and blue inside, it pounds them so much.”
Oh, great. She wasn’t sure why this information astounded her. Of course men like them would have girlfriends. Hell, they might have mates. She hadn’t bothered to ask, had she? She’d already heard the mate bond was a powerful thing, that it would drive any shifter to distraction, both sexually and emotionally. Why had she been naïve enough to think these men might be single? She knew enough to know the good ones were always taken.
She’d been so stupid to think they had a bond. Bullshit. Clearly, her empathic tendencies had let her down for the first time.
“I can’t believe how quickly my jag … recognized Suzi,” said Percy.
Oh. Last she heard, she was the only Suzi around here.
Byron grunted. “I feel the same way. I’ve never felt like this. My head’s not working properly. Fuck, I couldn’t even hold a bowl of eggs without losing it. Percy, we need to discuss things. Seriously.”
“If Suzi is the one we’re meant to share, we can’t afford to make any wrong moves, especially with Crane in the picture. We need to support her and not let our egos get in the way.”
If Suzi is the one we’re meant to share…
Predator’s Trinity is available August 24 at www.lsbooks.com
Liquid Silver Books (at a 20% discount): http://www.lsbooks.com/pre-order-coming-soon-romance-books-c322.php
Looks for it soon at ARE, Kobo and B&N!
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25670112-predator-s-trinity
Rosanna Leo is a multi-published, erotic romance author. Several of her books about Greek gods, selkies and shape shifters have been named Top Picks at Night Owl Romance and The Romance Reviews.
From Toronto, Canada, Rosanna occupies a house in the suburbs with her long-suffering husband, their two hungry sons and a tabby cat named Sweetie. When not writing, she can be found haunting dusty library stacks or planning her next star-crossed love affair.
A library employee by day, she is honored to be a member of the league of naughty librarians who also happen to write romance. Rosanna blogs at www.rosannaleoauthor.wordpress.com
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Rosanna-Leo/e/B007X5P4I8