Today we have Renee Wildes on sharing why she went to digital publishing.
I’ve been published with Samhain Publishing since October 2008, and my sixth book comes out January 2013. I went into ebooks after traditional publishing couldn’t find a home for Duality. I was one of those cross-genres—too high fantasy for traditional romance and too romance for traditional fantasy. Ebooks have the flexibility to accept ANY genre combination. They believe a good story is a good story. Period. Regardless of genre or convention. They put it out there and let the readers decide.
I love Samhain. They are very author friendly and big on communication and teamwork. Authors are deeply involved in every step of the process, from the multiple edits to approving cover art to writing blurbs to choosing excerpts. Because the costs for producing an ebook are less than paperback, the publishers can pay higher royalty rates for ebooks than for print. And the volume of ebooks sold make it a good career choice for a writer. You get to write the stories you love and get it out to readers who share your enthusiasm and vision.
Guardians of Light, Book 5
The warrior in her was ready for anything. But she never saw him coming…
Verdeen is on the brink becoming an elite warrior ranger until the ultimate humiliation—no war mare chooses her for advanced training. King Loren’s consolation prize isn’t much better. Journey to the Isle of Ice as bodyguard to a human riever. Daq Aryk. Barbarian. Prince of thieves.
Aryk dreams the impossible: unite six fractious clans into a peaceful nation. Failure means they are all doomed to kill each other off—and the nightmares of his son’s death by sword will come true. The new elven ambassador rouses his ire, not because she’s female, but because she’s inexperienced. Her possibly needless death weighs on his already overburdened soul. Her beauty is a distraction he can’t afford.
In a fragrant, moonlit garden, Verdeen dares yield to an irresistible compulsion to kiss the mortal riever. The heat shakes her to the core, and frees a desire that should occur but once in her life. With a mate.
As their quest twists down ever more dangerous paths, though, their bond is the asset that could assure peace…or the liability that could send a dream down in flames.
Warning: Contains hot, no-holds-barred sex, voyeurism, light spanking and some self-loving. Also betrayal and some graphic (but never gratuitous) battle violence.