Clean Reads

March 3rd is a big day! The publisher of my book, SHADOW OF THE HAWK, is Stephanie Taylor of Astraea Press. Stephanie started her company in 2010 because she was certain there was a market for non-erotic publishers. You know, books that just refuse to “go to far.” Stephanie believed in herself and in her dreams, and she has stood strong for readers and writers like me who had no other champion for their literary palates. I am proud to announce, as of today, Astraea Press is now known as, “CLEAN READS. All Story. No Guilt.” You are safe to pick up any Clean Reads book and know that you’re holding one of the best stories on the market today—with no guilt about reading it in front of your children, spouse, or the public! https://www.facebook.com/events/929904897034390 and soon at http://www.cleanreads.com/ I am proud to be a CLEAN READS author!

 

It’s Finally Here!

Shadow of the Hawk is here! The release date for my debut novel was officially set for February 10, 2015. Much to my surprise, I received an email from a friend (thanks, Katy!) announcing that she had just purchased my book on Amazon at 9:15pm on February 9th–what a thrill it was to hear those words! Now that the novel is out, my heart and soul are satisfied. Somewhere deep inside was an urgent need to pass this story on to you. At times, I feared Sooze Williams would never get to tell anyone but me her story. I’m glad she now has you to listen, too.

Shadow of the Hawk releasing Feb 10th!

There has been much discussion on whether a trailer is needed when a book is published. I have listened to all the thoughts and advice, and after spending hours/days/months researching the subject, I can honestly say that a few trailers actually caused me to buy the book. However, not all book trailers do their job. Some have caused me to run screaming from the room the moment their music started, or the flashing scenes flickered, or the rapid time-lapse video zoomed across my computer screen. Finding the ‘pause or stop’ button simply was not fast enough. I had to turn away or leave completely until the video finished. Now, I open book trailers cautiously. With that said, a book trailer for my new novel is nearing completion, and the drafts have been stunning! Even I want to buy my book! A trailer gives its audience a glimpse into the novel’s story in such a way that even avid readers will be drawn in as if they are avid movie-goers instead. That’s what a great book trailer does for a novel. And the trailer for SHADOW OF THE HAWK will be well worth the minute it takes to watch it. I feel honored to have worked with the incredibly talented staff at COS Productions. http://cosproductions.com/