Thursday, October 17, 2013
My sixth Music of the Soul book is published!
On October 17, 2013 my eBook, Five Feet or Less, was added at Amazon.com! Print on demand paperbacks are live too! Just like with the previous installments of the Music of the Soul series, copies were flying off the virtual shelves the second it went live! Just how awesome are my readers!?
Of course I can't break my own tradition, so I'll start by saying a couple things about this book before I give a quick overview of the story. As with the rest of the Music of the Soul books, the two main characters in this emotional and psychological romance are women, you can find it in the "Lesbian Romance" and "General Romance" categories on Amazon.com.
This book is the sixth book to take place in the same world as Music of the Soul, A Deafening Whisper, Dating Game, Karaoke Queen, and Silent Bob and there are a few crossovers of events, locations and people from the previous books. But it is of course a stand alone novel like the others. You don't have to have read any of the Music of the Soul series books for this story to stand on its own. All the books in the series can be read in any order. This book demonstrates that the physical and mental strains that people can hide until the strain hits critical mass. Like the last book, guilt and self doubt play a big role in the story.
In Five Feet or Less, the book is narrated by the main character, Reese Qualls. When she was young, a drunk driver had taken her mother from her and the use of her own legs. Leaving her confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life.
Living with her two bitchy roommates, she hides herself in her programming and gaming in a virtual fortress she has built for herself to lock out the outside world. But on a rare trip outside, she has a chance meeting with Sarah, an ex-punk rocker girl who looks at her in a unique way.
Sarah opens Reese's eyes to the fact that her world is not restricted to five feet or less. The possibilities are endless. But to reach for those possibilities, Reese must work through her pain and guilt.
As always, I wanted to send a message, that normal is in the eye of the beholder, our scars make us beautiful, we only need to stop to look to see it... and things are not always as they seem.
I wrote this one some time back to keep my monthly publishing schedule. I couldn't wait so I published it 24 hours hours ahead of my self imposed schedule. As always, it may not be as polished or professional as most, but that's just my writing style. I believe this was a story worth sharing bad grammar and all.
It still shocks me to my core that as soon as I published this new story, it started to sell. I have at least two more books to write in this series. I love sharing stories of amazing women accomplishing fantastic things.
As always, I want my readers to know that I love them and appreciate any feedback, positive or negative. I also accept frosted brownies.
The next book in the series, Broken Song is already in the works. It will feature Sandra (Lil Dandilion) from Dating Game, Silent Bob and Five Feet or Less. Look for a December release!
There is a sneak peek chapter of the first book in my Fracture: Divergence series at the end of the book. One case, two realities. Magic is destroying the fabric of reality and only Alex King can stop it before time runs out. The catch is that in one reality he is male, in the other, female.
I'd love to hear feedback and discussion from YOU about the characters in Five Feet or Less. I'd love to discuss the story with you!