Hi! How are you? Excited? Nervous? Hating your MS? Loving your MS? Yep, I get it. Been there, have the wrinkles to prove it. But that's what retinoids are for, and besides--
Wait, let me back up and do this introduction thing properly. And, you know, by "properly" I mean Hart of Dixie style.
So, you're probably wondering who I am and why I think I'm a rockstar, when I'm just a brand new little newbie mentor. Well, here's the thing--I'm not really one of those "I think I'm a rockstar" kind of people, so we won't be going there. Sorry. BUT I can tell you who I am. Here goes.
OFFICIAL, PRETTY BIO:
USA TODAY bestselling author Melissa West is the
author of more than fifteen novels, each set in the South and ready to steal a
reader’s heart with Southern charm, sweet tea, and a whole mess of gossip. Her
novels have received high praise and recognition from RT Book Reviews, Seventeen
Magazine, Fresh Fiction, and Harlequin Junkie, among others…
GRAVITY did have a book birthday yesterday after all—well
technically today. It is now available in both Kindle and Nook formats!
And check out these amazing blurbs for the book: "A thrilling debut packed with action and mystery. Aliens never looked so good." USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout.
"GRAVITY is a nonstop action thrill ride set in a richly imagined sci-fi version of earth, featuring a bold heroine who knows how to fight, just not who she should be fighting for. Start reading and you won't. Ever. Stop."Jennifer Bosworth, author of Struck (FSG/Macmillan) ~~~
The print version will be available online and in stores within a few weeks.
But to celebrate the release of the e-book, I need your help to spread the
word! And I have a few prizes available for participating. Ways to play: Tweet
that the e-book is now available with links to GRAVITY’s Kindle and Nook
e-books on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Must use hashtag #…
I have this one scene in TWISTED ROOT that is…intense. It is so intense that I’ve had reactions all over the place from my CP’s and betas.
Let me start by saying I have a ton of people read my work. An 8 person crit group, 2 crit partners, and 2 that I would say are alpha readers—friends who read tons and have strong editing backgrounds.
So I receive crits all over the place, and this scene has created some interesting responses. One critter went crazy for it, loved it. Another referred to it as slightly icky. I loved that response. :) Another blushed when we discussed it in person. And all of the male critters I have thought it was awesome—go figure. Men have a much higher threshold for uncomfortable-ness, than most women. (JMHO!!!)
Now I’m not saying I don’t adore all my readers. I do. I couldn’t write without them. Each one makes my work stronger. But here’s the thing, I’m keeping the scene, as it is (for now). Wanna know why?
I think as a writer you should make your reader uncomfortab…