Can you believe February is already here? I guess you can…but I’m still reeling from January flying by so fast. I spent a couple weeks last month revising my Bending Willow Trilogy to fit a more general audience. I like how the books turned out, and I put all of them on KDP Select so I’ll be able to discount them every quarter. Stay tuned for Eyes of Light being discounted to FREE (probably around Valentines weekend).
Another thing I’ve been playing around with this month is Canva.com. My son-in-law introduced me to the cool program, and I’m in love. I started an Instagram account because I can do cool memes and other things for my books (so go check it out if you want to see characters and quotes from the books; if I ever get a decent camera, I’ll try to throw some personal photos on as well…crossing my fingers for later this year), and I’ve also changed up headers and stuff on Facebook, Twitter and my blogs. It’s a fun, easy site to use for non-designer type people like me who wish they could use Photoshop, but can’t. Try it out if you haven’t yet. You might fall in love too.
Speaking of falling in love, I just read an awesome book called Pimpernel. This is a modern day twist on the classic novel The Scarlet Pimpernel, which is one of my favorites.
This book has everything—great plot, lovable characters, intense action and suspense, and a melt-my-heart romance. I couldn’t stop reading this once I started. It kept me guessing and I always seemed wrong. The Pimpernel is an incredible hero, and OCD Claire rocks the heroine side. What I also like are all the great side characters. Ren, Margo, Kila, and Nate. I can’t say enough good about this book. To rate it on the sweet side, I’d have to liken it to a scrumptious crème brulee—a rare treat I treasure when I get it. Whatever is your favorite dessert…this book is THAT. I hope the author does a series. Each page just kept sinking the hook inside me further, so that if I had been a fish, I’d be baking in coals. This author took no chances that I could get away.
Anyway, that is my lost-January update. Maybe I’ll be able to enjoy February without wondering where in the heck it went. What about you? Did January play hide-and-seek with you too and totally win? Help me grab onto February…and enjoy your week.