by Kimber An
I’ve been putting together promo for my upcoming release, Crushed Sugar, and I must say I’m having a lot more fun this time. This will be my second published story. Decadent released my first one, Sugar Rush, this past October.
I remember when I was a book reviewer, I could spot a debut author a mile away, or so it seemed. They were always freaked out, poor things, and I just wanted to give them hugs and chocolate chip cookies. Despite that experience, I freaked out and had daily migraines for a while when it came to be my turn. It was awful.
This time around I know what works. I know to find my groove and get into it. I know the stories are the most important thing, so I need to keep crankin’ ‘em out. I know a lot more cool stuff than I did last time and it feels good.
Aw, yes, I have arrived!
Ever watch that 80’s movie, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure? The boys travel back in time to ancient Greece and stumble upon Socrates. They read in their textbook that he said, “’The only true wisdom is in knowing we know nothing.’” One of the boys exclaims, “That’s us, Dude!”
Yeah, that’s the level I’m at right now.
A YA Paranormal with strong romantic elements, Crushed Sugar, is set to be released on March 25th. It is the *prequel* novella to Sugar Rush, my first full-length novel. By *prequel,* I mean it takes place three months before the start of the events of Sugar Rush. It is a much shorter tale of a faint heart, a fair maiden, and a blood-sucking dead guy.
Here’s the blurb-
Be careful what you wish for.
Ophelia’s had a wicked crush on Martin since they were kids, but she was always just his geeky little friend. Then, on the first day of her junior year, he’s suddenly and wildly attracted to her. She can’t imagine what’s changed, but shocking her small school’s social order fills her with vindication for insults suffered.
Ophelia meets Adrian right after and true love extinguishes the wicked crush. In secret, he gives her courage against a specter threat.
Tristan is pale and hungry, and draws Martin’s immediate ire. He knows things about Ophelia which she assumes are delusions brought on by an aggravated illness like her own, diabetes. When battle breaks out between his ancient race and new blood, even the courage of her secret love might be crushed.
Thanks, everyone! Please feel free to Tweet, Facebook, blog, shout, scream, do a Snoopy Dance, anything to help me spread the word about Crushed! Pretty, pretty, pretty please!