It’s been a little over a year since I released Kinsale Kisses, the first of my indie projects. I hadn’t really intended to be fully indie from that point forward, but due to various circumstances, that’s what ended up happening. And while I haven’t had the landslide year that others have, it’s been a good year of learning.
But the best thing that’s happened this last year is having a chance to get to know more of my readers. Readers are amazing people. (You probably already know this, seeing as how you are one, but just in case you wondered.) It’s been so delightful to have interactions here on InspyRomance with you, on my Facebook page, and via email. Anytime I see that I have a new message from a reader I get giddy. Seriously. (And I’ll clue you in, giddy isn’t a natural state for me…I feel like I need a winky face there.)
The latest thing that’s been giving me a chance to interact with readers is the release of A Dash of Daring. This is book three in my Taste of Romance series and is the story of Zach and Amy who, if you’ve read books one and two, you’ve met briefly.
I’ve had a handful of people write and ask why the series is called Taste of Romance. All of my books (this series and previous ones) tend to focus on one (or more) issues that face Christians today as they try to live in the world without being of the world. In the Taste of Romance series, there’s always at least one food-related issue that comes up, in varying levels of importance to the plot. Thus the series title.
Another thing that’s come out of my interactions with readers this year is the decision to extend the Taste of Romance series past the traditional three books. I’ve had a couple of wonderful readers mention how much they enjoyed Rebecca’s friends, Sarah and Jen, from A Pinch of Promise. And, since both of those lovely ladies are currently single, they’ll be picking up their own books in 2016. Of course, this means I need to come up with some additional titles that fit into the format of cooking measurement term plus adjective (as in A Splash of Substance, A Pinch of Promise, A Dash of Daring.) If you have suggestions, I’d love to hear them!
Finally, readers have written to mention how they enjoy the cameos of characters from my other books that crop up in this series. (And really, that happens in all my books so far — I basically have one big world where all my books take place. So you never know who you’re going to run into.) And you know what? I love that readers have noticed!
As I’m gearing up for a day spent with my family being thankful, please know that readers like you are high on my list of blessings that will be mentioned around the table before we slice the pie. And to celebrate readers like you, I’d love to give away a copy or two of A Dash of Daring. Leave a comment with what you’re thankful for this year (and a title suggestion if you’ve got one!) and I’ll choose a winner or two on Friday, November 27th (so the winner will be in the last Sunday edition of November.)
Thanks for reading!