Today is release day for my fourth book, MY ONCE & FUTURE LOVE, Unsung Knights of the Round Table #1.
In MO&FL, Annora of Amberton flees her castle to seek proof that she’s not a lunatic as her uncle declared when claiming wardship over her and her lands.
To celebrate, I’m having a virtual release party today from 4-7PM CDT, featuring amazing guest authors and giveaways. I hope you can stop by to chat with us.
RT Book Reviews says, “Kaufman is an excellent storyteller with an affinity for setting stories in the Middle Ages. My Once & Future Love is a fantastic blend of romance and Arthurian legend, and it paves the way for the start of the Unsung Knights of the Round Table series. The characters are intriguing and their insecurities and fears make them seem more real.”
Night Owl Reviews says, “The chemistry between Morgan and Annora sizzles with vibrant energy from every page right along with their strong, compelling personalities which makes it easy for readers to relate to the characters and to become ensnared in their relationship quandary, which has a maelstrom of emotions keeping suspense and anticipations high throughout the steady to fast paced plot full of intrigue, excitement and romance.”
I love the tales of King Arthur and his nights, and wondered, “What if there were knights we’d never heard of?
And here’s my first international interview!
Follow Your Heart received a great review from USATODAY.com (yay!), and has garnered wonderful reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Publishers Weekly is considering it for review via BookLife, which could go either way. But these days most authors can’t rest on any laurels and need to keep producing books for their readers.
I’ve been toying with the idea of writing a novella or an entire book telling Joanna from FYH’s half-sister Margery’s story, in part because I’ve had feedback that she’s an interesting character and because I love the time period and setting. I have another medieval ready to go, and manuscripts in other genres from a medieval paranormal I’d like to create a series around to a humorous women’s fiction that has a romantic comedy sequel. I’m particularly fond of a paranormal time travel to Elizabethan England that I think also has series potential….
Plus I have a partial of a romantic comedy I really want to finish…at least once a week something reminds me of the premise and urges me to get back to it. Yet much advice steers newer authors against genre hopping so readers know what to expect. Will readers follow if I release in multiple genres?
I see a lot of other advice that every three months is a good new release time period. On the other hand, I don’t want to overwhelm potential readers. And obviously new content takes longer to create for most of us. I don’t want to over think the process and become stymied, but at the moment my gut doesn’t feel clear enough to trust so I can move forward.
A good thing about self-publishing is that you can try whatever you want whenever you want. If it doesn’t work, you can try something different. But you can’t reclaim the time and money invested, and so want to make the most productive decisions possible.
I’m going to set a goal: I’ll review all of my options, and narrow them down to the top three over the weekend. Then one week from today, I’ll make a decision. There. I feel better already!