Mom and I are excited to announce that our new baby, Wretched Fate, the second book in the Sam Osborne mystery/romance series, is about to make its debut as a print book. Just before I wrote this blog, I placed an order for author copies. This step is a thrill for two reasons:
First, to our many fans who have been clamoring for the printed copy, the fact I could order hard copies means Wretched Fate will appear on Amazon and Barnes and Noble any minute now. It’s already on Amazon’s site as an ebook. But to become a printed copy requires more formatting, a step that’s now complete. Our baby is waiting in the wings to make its physical appearance.
Second, I had to order twice as many author copies as I did for Twisted Fate, our first book. That’s because mom and I already have three book events in the next few weeks and would probably have more if not for the holiday. We’ll be signing copies at 2nd and Charles Book Store, Prince William Parkway, Woodbridge, December 14; Victoria Park apartment community, Woodbridge, December 16; and Potomac Woods apartments, Woodbridge, December 17. We chose those three debut locations because of the support we received when we held signings for our first book Twist of Fate.
This second child is as much of a miracle as the first. Mom and I can’t believe how blessed we’ve been to have found a good publisher, then received so much support from our community and from our hometown. Spectacle Publishing Media Group, the publisher, has listed us as their No. 1 seller and we hope to keep that ranking for book two. We’re well into work on book three of the Fate series (Fate of the Violet Eyes), and will be publishing a book of holiday short stories sometime early next year. That’s a lot to have happen for any author in just a few years.
Our wish this holiday season is that our readers enjoy Wretched Fate as much as they loved Twist of Fate. And our request to those readers is … once you’ve read the book, give us a review on Amazon or Barnes and Noble so that others can find detective Sam Osborne, our hero, and the couples whose lives become intertwined in the books. Or drop us a line and give us your thoughts personally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Genilee Swope Parente