I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t crapping my pants a whole big lot little. I mean, I’m by no means a people person. Hate crowds. Clam up around strangers.
So this is a pretty big step for me–both as an author AND as a person. Like, a MAHOOSIVE step. GARGANTUAN! A FREAKING T-REX of a step!
And I freaking signed up for THIS! lmao.
So, if you’re in Peterborough on October 7th 2017, and you just happen to be attending The Darker Side of Fiction, don’t be scared. My lack of social skills ain’t contagious, even if it might look that way.😉
And if you live in the UK and want to know more about the event, you can join #TheDarkerSideofFiction where they keep everyone updated. ☺
Psst, the tickets go on sale in October. Just saying.😉
Okay, some of you have noticed that certain titles from the Holloway Pack series have become unavailable, so I figured it would be only fair to explain why.
On August 1st, I learned that my publisher had decided to close its doors, which meant that the rights to all of the Holloway Pack titles still published via them had reverted back to me. My contracts had expired. They were (are) all mine.
I’m both happy and sad about this.
Sad, because I learned a LOT under this publisher. And they were always incredibly supportive of me and what I wanted to write.
Happy, because I get more control over all my titles now.
However, it also meant(means) I suddenly had(have) a hella lot of work to do before these would(will) be ready for re-publishing myself. The covers need to be worked on. The files need to be checked over and formatted.
In case you’re wondering, there were three novels and three novellas and two short stories (one non-Holloway Pack) still published via my publisher.
That’s a LOT of formatting. And, because I’m anal, it will probably entail me reading through each and every single file to make sure all the formatting has gone through okay.
That’s a LOT of concentrated reading.
On top of that, I decided to make a few alterations to how some of the titles are made available. To ensure everyone knows the upcoming changes, I’ve simplified the changes and listed below what is and isn’t being affected to accommodate these changes.
DARKNESS & LIGHT
No changes here. Darkness & Light will still be available as itself as it currently stands, but with some minor changes to its cover.
This will be republished with NEW ADDED CONTENT at the end (see Resonance below).
As a single title, this 2.5 novella will become obsolete. If you have a print copy, then … yay! It’s suddenly limited edition.😉
Instead, I’ll be adding what was Resonance to the end of Blue Moon in both the print and ebook editions, giving the single title complete resolution with no need to buy an extra novella to find out how that chapter ends.
So, from republished date, Blue Moon and Resonance will be combined into one book and will remain titled BLUE MOON.
No changes here. Caged will still be available as itself as it currently stands, but with some minor changes to its cover.
No changes here. Unnatural will still be available as itself as it currently stands, but with some minor changes to its cover.
No changes here. Cornered will still be available as itself as it currently stands, but with some minor changes to its cover.
HEREDITARY and ENTICED
No changes here. These two will still be available as they currently stand, but with some minor changes to the covers.
This will be available on my website as a free read … eventually.
INSTINCT & ETERNAL
These will no longer be published as two separate stories
These two titles will be combined into one ebook and also, for the first time ever, be made available in print. Both Instinct and Eternal will be displayed individually within the single book file, and the title of the new compilation will be BEGINNINGS.
Over the following weeks, I’ll be working through each of the titles one at a time and making each of them re-available as soon as I’m physically able. They will be made re-available in the order they fall within the series. As each one is re-published, I will announce them here on the blog and also in my Newsletter, so anyone waiting on a title to become available again will know as and when they are.
I hope that helps clear up any speculation or mystery.
As for my short story, ESCORT TO INSANITY, which was published in the MAKE BELIEVE anthology, I’m still deciding what to do with that. There’s a good chance I’ll re-publish it as a novella, so long as I can decide on some coverart for it that works well and fits the story.
If any of you have read this fun shifter tale of mine and have any ideas for the kind of cover that would work for it, I’m happy to listen. Just email me at j.a.belfield72 @ gmail. com
In the meantime, just know I’m working my butt off here to put these back out there.
In case you didn’t figure out from the post title, this is a COVER REVEAL POST!
You remember that post I wrote a couple weeks back about my and Keri Lake’s Midnight Fling venture, and how I’ll have a series (made of episodes) releasing through the branding?
Well, today, I get to share the cover for that series. And I’m excited. Excited for the cover. For the blurb. For the STORY! So, I guess I’ll just shut up and show you.
BEHOLD, THE BEAUUUUUUTIFUL FACE OF SEX THERAPY:
Isn’t it pretty? Like, really pretty? ☺☺☺
Oh, and do you wanna read the SEX THERAPY blurb? Course ya do.
Chase Walker: Founder of C.W. Consult. Sex therapist extraordinaire.
And, without question, always in control.
After years of schooling his emotions, Chase takes pride in his self-composure and firm lack of commitment. It takes only one, fresh-faced redhead in need of his services for all of that to fall to pieces.
Abigail O’Shay is everything Chase isn’t. Sweet. Innocent. A virgin.
Chase has never wanted to defile anything more.
Except, if that whole therapist-client barrier isn’t enough of an issue, Chase’s own demons are only too happy to cock-block all the sinful fantasies treatments he has in mind for his latest client.
And here’s all the rest of the covers for the entire series:
They look pretty, right?
Don’t forget, SEX THERAPY is already up on Goodreads, so you can go add it there. And, pleeeeaaaaase, share, share, share to your heart’s content.
Aaaaaand, you should probably hop over and check out KERI LAKE’S post, too. Because she’s flashing about her own cover reveal for RIPPLE EFFECT in the Midnight Fling range. And it is perdy. Like, bare-chested perdy.
Good afternoon, Lovely Folks, I have some news to share and I’ve been waiting WEEKS to do so! If you’re a member of The Hollerers, or you’re a Newsletter Subscriber, then you likely already know of this news. However, if you’re neither, then read on …
Over the past however many months (possibly longer), there have been questions about myself and Keri Lake collaborating on a story (psst, she’s announcing this, too, if ya wanna read).
We considered this. Trust me, we totally considered it. Hell, we even reached a point where we discussed story ideas and how a collaboration might work. However, there was a massive and glaring couple of glitches to why it wouldn’t work as a straight-up collaboration.
My snail-speed writing pace versus Keri’s much-much-much-MUCH faster one.
Whereas Keri loves pressure, I flail and fail to write much of anything that’s readable.
I’m a linear writer—which means I write from start to finish—whereas Keri is a complete weirdo who writes the end of her book, works her way backward with the main points of the story, and then fleshes it out with all the linking bits that belong in between. Like I said: weirdo.😉
And for these reasons, we just kept talking about collaborating—even getting ourselves excited about collaborating—but never got past the point of worrying about all the obstacles that would prevent us fully collaborating and not acting like a couple of teens in permanent pre-menstrual mode.
And then came a kinda solution that fit with both our schedules and that we were suddenly excited might actually work. Instead of collaborating on a singular title, we could collaborate on a ‘branding’ for a genre we’re both ready to dip into.
You see, I want my next project to be a dip into the ER pool. And Keri has been thinking of dipping into the pool, too. So, we figured: Hey, why not get matching swimsuits, a couple inflatable balls, maybe a water shooter each, so we get extra wet …
Anyhoo, we came up with the idea to run a branding called Midnight Fling. Any erotic romance books each of us decides to write and publish can be done so under this brand with the full backing and support of the other author in the Midnight Fling family. And rather than trying to frustratingly try collaborating a singular story, we’d split our efforts into two stories. But each and every story we put under the MF branding will go through a vetting system between the two of us. So if mine needs dirtying up, Keri will guide me. If hers need dirtying down, vice versa.
And they will be dirty. Much, much dirtier than you’re used to seeing from me, that’s for sure.
And then there’s the added bonus.
Each of our stories will be quick and dirty reads, published in episodes. Which means ALL episodes will be available for pre-order AT ONCE. And each episode will only be spaced (hopefully) 2 weeks apart, so not a long time to wait for the next fix—yay!
And if you’re wondering why episodes, it’s because:
A) They’re easier to write and edit around Keri’s existing deadlines, and it’s less intimidating a thought for me, trying to get these written as quickly as Keri and I hope they will be
B) They allow for more visibility on Amazon, as they’ll be priced at only 99 cents each
Dependent upon how well the first two series are received, we may well (translate: probably definitely) add to the Midnight Fling branding with even more erotic romances. And with one of the initial series’ straight up contemporary erotic romance, and the other dystopian erotic romance, there will be something (hopefully) to please everyone’s naughty side.
So for those who like the short and dirty reads, keep your eyes open, because we have something saweet a-coming your way:
SEX THERAPY by J.A. Belfield and RIPPLE EFFECT by Keri Lake
What’s more, all of Keri’s episodes are up on Goodreads for adding, and the first four episodes of SEX THERAPY are up there, too. You can add them by following the links below:
And for those of you who aren’t into this saucier genre, please don’t think this means I’m abandoning the Holloway Pack. It was always my intention to branch out into a new genre (or genres) between the last few instalments, and a new Holloway Pack book WILL come your way as soon as its time in my schedule rolls around. ☺♥☺
Host of the hop Roane Publishing are giving away a $50 gift card, so be sure to check their stop out!
Over here, I’m giving away two prizes.
Giveaway number one:
I run a street team over on Facebook, where we have giveaways and chat books, and post pics of hot dudes. It’s the best place to discover what’s going on with my writing, as I also post early peeks at new covers, teasers, and everything going on in my writing life.
For a chance to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card (or the UK equivalent, if preferred), simply click the street team banner above, knock on the door to enter, and comment below to let me know and include the name you joined us under in your comment.
Giveaway number two:
I love going away to the beach with the fam every summer. We’re lucky, because my MIL lives almost on the coast of West Wales, so we even have somewhere familiar to lay our heads whilst there. One of the biggest decisions is choosing what books to take with me, so …
For the chance to win a $5 Amazon Gift Card (or UK equivalent), comment below with your summer reading suggestions. What are your go to books for beach reading, or bed reading, or anywhere your summer takes you reading.
Cheers for stopping by, and good luck.
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