8 Books in 8 Weeks: Week Four

Red Hood’s Revenge [B&N | Mysterious Galaxy | Amazon] comes out on July 6, and I’m counting down the days by giving away a book each week.  Congratulations to Jenn Johnson, who won the third giveaway.

This week, I think I’m going to go with something simple and straightforward.  Next Tuesday I’ll randomly select one of my Twitter followers to receive an autographed copy of one of the following books (your choice):


Like many authors, I don’t get much info on how things are doing behind the scenes.  It’s one of the reasons many of us obsess over Amazon rankings.  Those rankings might not mean much in the big picture, but they’re the only indication I get about preorders.

I use TitleZ to track my books on Amazon.  It’s a dangerous tool, allowing authors to completely obsess, but I like it.  Among other things, I can pull up a graph of sales rankings over time:

Every one of those dips represents at least one person who was excited enough to order Red Hood’s Revenge.  I have no way of knowing exactly how many orders this represents, but it’s significantly better than the preorders for Mermaid’s Madness.

So thank you.  At the risk of getting all sappy, I very much appreciate your trust.  I know this series isn’t for everyone, but it’s an incredible feeling to realize so many people are excited about the story and the characters.  And it makes me want to work even harder on Snow Queen, to do everything I can to live up to that trust.