November 30, 2013
Posted by genedoucette under Erotica
, Sapphire Blue
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, sapphire blue
Calling all reviewers
On the off-chance you are a reviewer who does follow me here or on Twitter or Tumblr or on my Facebook Author Page but did not catch the news, Sapphire Blue is now available for request on Netgalley.
I’m sorry, I should make that more emphatic: SAPPHIRE BLUE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR REQUEST ON NETGALLEY!
Actually, maybe that was too emphatic.
For those of you that are not reviewers: Netgalley is a lovely online resource for advance review copies of new books. Reviewers can request books and publishers can either fulfill those requests or not, depending on their own criteria. It is where blog tours are born and buzz is created and, I imagine, mobs are formed. It is a good place.
November 14, 2013
Reviews are going to roll in slowly for Sapphire Blue over the next few months–very slowly, at least until it’s up on NetGalley–but here is an early review for the book, written by (full disclosure) one of the editors at TWCS. I kind of love this review, so I wanted to share it. Even the fact that it begins with what sounds like a bad thing:
Sapphire Blue made me uncomfortable – and for that reason I think it is an amazing book that will stay with me for some time. A cross between Indiana Jones and Fifty Shades is how I have described it to people, although by the creepy end it almost felt like something by Stephen King.
You can read the entire review here
November 12, 2013
Audiobook now available
I’m happy to announce that the audiobook for Hellenic Immortal is now available from Audible.com. As before, the book is read by the estimable Jeff Steitzer.
Order your copy here
Sapphire Blue info page
I have added an information page for Sapphire Blue, which you can find by clicking the tab at the top of my website main page, or by clicking here.
November 9, 2013
Add it to your bookshelf!
Sapphire Blue is officially listed on GoodReads. Swing on by and add it to your bookshelf when you can. Here, have a nice big link to get to it:
SAPPHIRE BLUE ON GOODREADS
Note that the book’s author on GoodReads is “Gene Doucette” instead of the “G Doucette” on the cover. This is because I have surrendered to the reality that it is impossible to list my name as G Doucette and have that still connect to my Gene Doucette Author Page, and I’m not entirely willing to create a completely separate online identity as G Doucette when I’ve made it no secret that I am G Doucette.
I guess my point is, nobody that isn’t related to me seems all that concerned about the change in genres, and a whole lot of you are actively excited about it, so maybe I don’t have to be all that worried.
Of course, I say this before any of you have read it. *wink*
October 14, 2013
A 4.5 star review
Last week the Masquerade Crew featured an interview with me. Today, their review of Fixer debuted. Lots of nice things to say from reviewer Stacy T:
The characters (the non-evil characters) are all likeable and the plot, while requiring belief in scientific advances, does not necessitate a doctorate to understand. The description on Amazon led me to believe this novel would be an exciting and interesting read, and it didn’t disappoint.
Take a look at the full review here
October 11, 2013
I love the smell of a new interview in the morning
I woke up to the pleasant surprise of my name turning up in dozens of retweets of an interview I gave a couple of weeks ago. It posted overnight.
You’ve written and published a novel, congratulations! How do you define ‘success’ in terms of being an Indie author?
I don’t think an indie author should have any different expectations. We have seen a lot of massive success start with indie publishing in the past few years, and I’m sure we’ll see a lot more in the years ahead. Indie publishers are much more nimble and can respond more quickly to market needs, and can tolerate underperforming titles far more than the big publishers. I expect books that nobody knew they wanted until they wanted it to come out of the indie market. I don’t expect to be surprised by much coming from the mainstream.