When I wrote A Regular Bud as a digital short e-book, I never expected it to do what it has been doing ever since it was released.
It’s been on more bestseller lists than I can name, because I don’t usually keep track of these things…nor do I have google alerts set up. It’s been on one web site’s bestseller list since it was released. And now it’s back on the publisher’s bestseller list at number one. When I wrote it, I thought I was writing a little short story that would sell a few copies and I could add it to my list of publishing credits.
It constantly surprises me, mainly because I’m not sure what I did to make it resonate with readers. I’ve had more e-mails from this book than from anything else I’ve written. I’m half tempted to write a sequel, but then I have a feeling the sequel wouldn’t go over as well at the original. I’ve been there before. Sequels don’t always resonate the same way the original did.
You can check it out here at the publisher’s web site. Or it can be found at almost all web sites where digital books are sold.
Since it’s been such a busy week I’m making this a three fold post to save time.
First, here’s the new cover for a brand new release, KEVIN LOVES COWBOYS. Dawne Dominique did this one, as she does all my covers for Loveyoudivine.com, and I couldn’t be happier with it. I provided a few suggestions, and she came up with this all on her own. And how she knew that scroll pattern was my all time favorite pattern in the world was just pure luck.
Second, my stand alone e-book, IT’S NICE TO BE NAUGHTY, has been on one of the fictionwise bestseller lists for well over a week. I’m not boasting about it for the sake of boasting. But this book has a byline that reads, R. Field, instead of Ryan Field. And that’s because this isn’t a m/m romance or lgbt fiction. The main characters in this story are straight and I didn’t want to confuse my m/m romance readers. I love writing lgbt fiction and m/m romance, however, I have been vocal in my support to all the straight authors out there writing lgbt fiction, especially the women, and I like knowing that I can write a story with straight characters that actually sells copies just as much as a straight author can write lgbt fiction. Personally, I like to think that if you’re a professional career writer you can write a good story about anything, and your sexual preference and gender shouldn’t stop you from doing this.
Third, I just found out yesterday that the anthology, BOYS OF THE BITE, with one of my short stories, THE DEVIL’S HALF ACRE, has been sold to Red Silk Press in collaboration with ravenous romance. This is great news for everyone, and it means the book and the authors will get a lot more exposure. Here’s the announcement as it came to me.
More good news: as some of you know, paranormal non-fiction publisher Red Wheel Weiser has started an imprint for paranormal fiction, partnered with Ravenous. The imprint is called Red Slik, and Boys of the Bite has been chosen for the spring 2011 Red Silk list!