Book Updates: Cover Reveal, Release Date, ARCs, Street Teams & More

If you are new here, and coming from the bird app or elsewhere, welcome! I don't have a newsletter, but I do have a "blog" called Brain Ink that I plan to treat like one. It's where I'll be posting all the book updates for Called to the Deep like ARC giveaways, reviews, street team … Continue reading Book Updates: Cover Reveal, Release Date, ARCs, Street Teams & More

Coming in 2022: Called to the Deep, Published by City Owl Press

Heyyy, guess what's industry official? I am SO pleased to announce that CALLED TO THE DEEP, my debut adult paranormal romance featuring people-eating sirens and a sexy sea captain, is going to be published by City Owl Press! Lorelei Roth and Captain Killian Quinn, coming to you in 2022! The announcement in Publisher's Marketplace: WOW. … Continue reading Coming in 2022: Called to the Deep, Published by City Owl Press

Story Elements in Called to the Deep Told Via Emojis

MCs: Lorelei + Killian 🧜‍♀️ People-eating mermaids ⚓️ Sexy boat captain 🦞 Maine setting 🌊 Sea-side cottage 👀 A snoopy ex ❓ Spam 💛 Found family 🐟 Marine biologist & PR rep bffs 📰 🔥 Long distance swims just to bang 🔍 An intrepid reporter 🩸And a little bit of blood...

Big Book News: Now Represented by a Literary Agent

I am over the moon thrilled to announce that I am now represented by Kaitlyn Johnson at Belcastro Agency. The moment I saw “creepy mermaid story” on her manuscript wish list, I had a feeling she would be the perfect advocate for CALLED TO THE DEEP, my adult paranormal romance. I'm looking forward to seeing … Continue reading Big Book News: Now Represented by a Literary Agent

Book Blurb: Called to the Deep, Debut PNR Romance Novel

I can finally share the book blurb to the adult mermaid/siren paranormal romance I've alluded to querying in past posts! Ahhhh, my debut novel. CALLED TO THE DEEP is an adult mermaid/siren romance with a touch of speculative fiction. The story is set in a modern, fictional coastal Maine town called Haven Cove. When Killian … Continue reading Book Blurb: Called to the Deep, Debut PNR Romance Novel

How to Give & Get the Most Constructive Beta Reader Feedback

If you ask someone to beta read for you without direction, you might not get back the most focused, constructive feedback. Beta readers need to know exactly what to look for. With mine, I circulated a list of specific questions that they could refer to for guidance. Those questions should prompt beta readers to dig … Continue reading How to Give & Get the Most Constructive Beta Reader Feedback

Reactions to Romance Tropes

The books I tend to obsess over, and gush with glee and excitement about the most, have fantastic romances in their story-lines. I'm so hooked on them that I can't tear my eyes away and stay up way later than I should to read the next swoon-worthy scene. What can I say? Love does it … Continue reading Reactions to Romance Tropes

Balancing Feedback From Multiple Beta Readers

It's important to stay positive and confident about your work, but you also need to be realistic and honest about its weaknesses. With multiple beta readers looking at a manuscript, there's the potential for varying, possibly conflicting opinions. Not only do you have to balance their opinions and weigh them against your own, you have … Continue reading Balancing Feedback From Multiple Beta Readers

Recharging After Submission Rejection

Querying has been an odd mix of confidence-boosting and emotionally draining. In March, I pulled my manuscript out of the querying game to rework it based on agent feedback. It was an emotionally hard but necessary decision. The general consensus was they were intrigued by the setting and concept, but the pages didn’t draw them … Continue reading Recharging After Submission Rejection