Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The Dark Side

I just wanted to confess that I've sent notifications to everyone who ever sent me an e-mail, telling them FORBIDDEN ROSE is out.

Also to everybody who ever friended me on facebook. 

And probably to total strangers.

I have gone over to the Dark Side.
Just letting you know.


  1. Bought it, read it, loved it. I would classify your notifications as public service announcements...the book is that good. Everyone should know about it :)

  2. Woot! I, too, already bought it, read it, and am now rereading it. I'm enjoying it very much. Thank you.

  3. I bought it the day I received that email. :-) Just finished up Meredith Duran's lastest and am starting on yours. Yay!

    Also, have you thought of starting a newsletter?

  4. Please, please, be shameless! (I love that newsletter idea!)

    I know you don't look at reviews, but I just have to tell you I'm gushing about Forbidden Rose over at rubyslipperedsisterhood.com today.

  5. It's ok. The Dark Side has cookies.

  6. Hi Elisa --

    For you, I will make an exception. *g*

    I'll go have a look at the site and the review.

    And thank you in advance.

  7. @ Verona St. James

    It is widely known the Dark Side has its attractions.

    Cookies, huh?

  8. @ Sandy --

    All the 'big players' do newsletters. It would be the sensible thing to do.

    But I probably won't, because I write so bloody slow and get so easily distracted and just have no time . . .

  9. I got your FB email, but alas, to no avail. I had already bought the book. I have also now finished it and LOVED it, of course.

    If you had a newsletter, I would totally subscribe. You don't have to do anything but send announcements of when the next book is out. That's it.

  10. Jo,
    If you had a Facebook page for your books, we could Fan you.

  11. Christine9:51 AM

    Well the dark side must be a good place to be- you just got an "A" Desert Island Keeper review for Forbidden Rose over at AAR. Congratulations!! I wholeheartedly agree ;0)


  12. Hi Elisa --

    I went over to read the review and I have not the least idea what to say. I will prove this by floundering around for a few paragraphs.

    All those points you make about writing sound exactly like what I'm trying to do, but I'm never sure if I actually pull it off.
    (You know how it is -- you can never tell if something 'works' when you've written it yourself. You're just too close.)
    So I am VERY pleased to hear another writer say -- 'She got this stuff right!'

    I am indeed glad I went to have a look.
    I must say, 'Oh my. Thank you. So very kind of you.'

    [Overheard at the next table: "I can kill lesser demons now."]

  13. Hi Carolyn --

    The newsletter would only come out one a year or so.
    And just say -- "I have a book out."
    One could even tweet that.

    Kind of a newsletterette. *g*

  14. Hi Martha --

    I have a something or other Facebook. A page? A wall?
    I have friends. I send them book notifications.

    Sometimes they suggest I go to events.
    Often the events are in languages I do not speak.

    If the abstracts of life came in concretes, Facebook would be styrofoam that talked to you. In rhyming couplets. That did not necessarily make sense.
    I find this . . . worrisome.

  15. Hi Christine --

    When I opened up my computer this morning, I found out about the DIK.

    To say I was not expecting this is one of those British Understatement Thingums.

    This is so uttermost cool. Just WOW!

  16. Congrats on the DIK!! I'm sure there are more to come from them!

    And I'm so pleased you went over to the Ruby Slipper site... I hope you saw how many commenters said they'd be getting themselves copies of Spymaster's Lady and/or Forbidden Rose. Hurray!!

  17. Hi Elisa --

    Oh good! (jo rubs her hands.)

    I DO want people to read the books.