Tuesday, September 30, 2014

the positive spin...

So, there's an enormous amount of negative bullshit in the publishing industry at the moment. Right now in the ebook (primarily) trade. I've kept silent about the main drama that's sweeping the internet because I basically was unaffected personally. I had had a good experience. Up until last night, that is.

I won't go into it. Quite frankly my life has enough actual drama and sadness and heartache at the moment to get on here and shoot off my mouth and beat my drum about bad treatment from a publisher. Instead of telling you which of my books I prefer you *not* buy (I'm sure you are savvy enough to figure that out) I'm posting a few books from some of my other brilliant publishers I hope you'll consider buying if you're looking to read me.

That's my positive spin.

My other positive spin is, given the current state of affairs with some publishers, I plan to publish a lot more indie stuff in the near future. I've found an amazing editor I can afford and I have the magnificent Willsin Rowe by my side for those covers everyone loves so much. I am going to invest in *myself* a lot more in the future instead of taking the poor share of a cover price and not being treated fairly or ethically (again, I have some fabulous publishers. This is not a blanket statement by any means).

I hope you'll continue to read me no matter how I go about getting those books out!

In the meantime, if you're new to my work, or if you're looking for your next read, start here...

The Mighty Quinn (contemporary/humor) from Excessica
Crossroads (paranormal M/M/F) from Excessica
Learning to Drown (BDSM) from Excessica
Angry Sex (contemporary) from Excessica
The Accidental Cougar (contemporary/humor/May/December) from Excessica





Lost in You (contemporary erotic romance) from HarperCollins Mischief
Boys Next Door (contemporary erotic romance M/M, M/F, and M/M/F themes) from HarperCollins Mischief









Wanderlust from December Ink


XOXO
Sommer <3

Monday, September 29, 2014

A few things...

Coming soon! (heh. Get what I did there? Coming?). My free smut giveaway offering will be the first zombie exterminator book We Kill Dead Things. You could win a hot-hot erotic romance with some kick ass characters, with a threesome, m/m, m/f and zombies included. For the low-low price of nothing. Check out SMUTober for your chance to win.


Second thing: Quinn (The Mighty Quinn) is selling well and thank you so so much. You have no idea what this book means to me. I think it was my very first full length erotic romance. Due to some formatting shifts I had to read the entire book again and found myself laughing and enjoying it as if I hadn't written it (it came out five years ago and I haven't touched it since). Which, as a writer, rarely happens and is always a treat! Quinn and her faithful sidekick Frenchy even hit #98 on the paid erotic humor list in the UK yesterday. Print copies are now available:

The Mighty Quinn in print US
The Mighty Quinn in print UK

Thank you, thank you if you are buying and reading. The 'reboot' of this book is so wonderful from the cover to a bit of tweaking in the book itself to the fact that I will be able, this time, to get print copies to hold in my hot little hands. And bonus. Look what Willsin Rowe made me :)



XOXO
Sommer

Friday, September 26, 2014

Long time no post...



I just have a moment and I wanted to post that the re-release of The Mighty Quinn is out and she's popping up everywhere. The redo cover is by Willsin Rowe and I am in love with it. Quinn (and Frenchy ;) ) can be found at the following sites so far:

Excessica
All Romance Ebooks
Amazon
B&N

Coming soon to print. The print cover was also Willsin Rowe and I looooove the back.

 Here are some reviews of Quinn...

And while I have you, this little ditty is coming in December. A fun, romantic holiday tale. Cover by...can you guess?...Willsin Rowe!





On a personal front, things here are good sometimes, bad sometimes and utterly awful at times. As usual, I appreciate every single email, tweet, post etc supporting us. I am so appreciative of the erotic community's efforts on our behalf in the Snog for Sommer that just ended and all the previous fundraising activities. I plan to, at a future date, sit and do a full blog to let people know exactly how and how MUCH they have helped our family during this illness. It will have to be a long, well thought out blog which is why I haven't done it yet. Not to mention rather emotional, I'm sure. I have a lot to say about how much my heart has been touched by you all. So please check back for that in the near future.

Happy weekend.

Much love,
Sommer


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Update

So Thursday/Friday this happened:

After a rousing game of 'how-many-paramedics can fit in my living room' the man was taken to the hospital last night via ambulance. There were various issues. He was admitted and resting fairly comfortably, given his type of cancer, when he sent me home to the kids at midnight. True to form I was a total stone statue during the flurry of chaos and fearsome activity. Also true to form, once admitted and we were sitting in a nice quiet soothing room together I lost my shit. True to *his* form he turned me and said. "What's wrong? Why are you crying?" 0_o Anyway, headed back out to him soon, all good thoughts and wishes much appreciated. 
 
I apologize for the continued delay on AMST. I think it's time for me to admit that might drift to a stop for a bit now. Now that I've said it, of course, my mind will probably make a liar of me very soon. Which is fine by me.
 
I seem to be working just fine on shorts right now. Which is good in a way, because it's allowing me to work on my next single author collection that contains all new stories for readers. My brain, my emotions, my soul, if you will, can follow short plot lines and looks at shorter work as a joy and a break. Longer works not so much. I've always been a steady writer. Long work, short work, in between. But my fear is my plotlines might suffer if I just push forward on the longer stuff. I can't track copious amounts of info at the moment. The second ten o'clock hits now I am unconscious. Sitting up, lying down, standing on my head...My body shuts me down fast and hard because my days are up-down-up-down and go-go-go. 
 
That being said, I'm not tanking AMST. I'm just pressing the pause button. I've done the same on The Accidental book 2 and the horror novel I was writing as myself. All of my focus is on getting The Mighty Quinn out in reprint soon and working on shorts and just...managing.
 
I know my readers and I know exactly what you're all going to say, but I'm apologizing because I'm sorry to let it go for now. But the story I've started, I think, deserves to be played out as well as I am able. And I don't feel very able at the moment.
 
Much love,
Sommer