Nobody doesn’t love this book. (I know, grammar. Still.) I’d given myself indigestion worrying about it, especially after the April sales dip. Finally I realized, you know, as long as I can make a sustainable living at this, I’m okay. Ella Frank just published a novel at the same time I did, and with her monster following that she brought over from M/F, it’s highly unlikely that I’ll get my “triple firsts” with this book (i.e., #1 on all the gay lists at the same time). Oh well! Shit happens!
I have a half-baked outline for Ryan’s story, the next novel in the queue/series. I still need a bunch of stuff: the villain, the love interest, the family drama, and the development arc that leads to him being the Ryan we meet in “Lie.” But, thanks to “Lie” at least I know who he ends up being, so the rest is just reverse engineering. The Holy, Holy Seven Point Story Matrix says always start with the ending, and since I already have the “end” of the character, at least for this point in the series, I’m ahead of the game.
Finding cover art for Ryan is a bitch and a half. I found some pix I like but nothing that screams RYAN. Well, fingers crossed. I really do like to have the cover model set before I get too far into a book, it just helps. I like this one but that damn white background is a PITA.