February 1st, 2009

Going Pro 101

Addendum to yesterday's marketing post

Yesterday in my marketing plan, I mentioned two lists/loops that I particularly like. I probably shouldn't have mentioned them there, although they're two lists I really like.

Let me add that these are NOT places to promo your book. You can discuss your book in a restrained and personal manner on gaywritersreaders (no "and"), but promo'ing is expressly forbidden on marketingforromancewriters.

So why did I mention them? The former is just a nice list to be on and since it has readers as well as writers (as the mod gently reminds us from time to time), you actually get to hear what your target audience thinks. And the latter is a place to get new marketing ideas.

Just to be clear.

NEW M/M BOOK: SEX, LIES AND WEDDING BELLS from EM Lynley (Ravenous Romance)


emlynley 's first full-length novel debuts today from Ravenous Romance. Despite the cover, it's m/m, not menage. It's less than $5 and you can find it here.

I haven't read it all yet, although I did read a chunk of it early on. It's a fun, well-written, contemporary, probably best described as a RomCom.

Here's the blurb from the site:

Kieran Quinn is a Texas native transplanted to Manhattan who is working as a columnist for a national magazine. He's famous for his snarky, sardonic columns, but deep down he's more interested in what makes people tick than his editor would like. He keeps his desire to find his own Mr. Right hidden under a sexy, carefree persona that favors champagne and underwear models of the male variety.

Jaxon Lang is the handsome, confident high school principal in a tiny Texas town, where he relocated from Dallas to pursue his relationship with Danetta Harris. Despite her reputation for leaving grooms at the altar, Jaxon believes that they belong together and wants only to marry her and settle down to wedded bliss.

While covering the latest wedding of real-life "runaway bride" Danetta Harris, Kieran falls hard for the gorgeous-and straight-groom, Jaxon Lang. At the same time, Kieran's charm and unique attitudes about sex and attraction soon challenge Jaxon's concept of what-and who-he wants. Will anything change when Kieran discovers the bride's shocking secret.

Congrats, EM. Now go forth and market. ;-D