Another author makes it big off self-publishing. Amanda Hocking proves passion is the key ingredient to turning dreams into dollar signs. If you love writing, working a 9 to 5 won’t even stop you.
Anyone who has danced around the Indie blogosphere might have stumbled upon the novel Wake by Amanda Hocking. Well guess what, Miss. Hocking’s writing career did not begin with a seven figure contract from St. Martin’s Press. She started her writing career coming home after working late until 10 p.m., drinking a red bull, and then working eight hours straight on her writing.
Seeing she could get the same quality novels as a publisher, she self-published them online. Nine books led to a big return on investment.
Miss. Hocking inspired me. Now it is your turn. Let Miss. Hocking inspire you.
When a book trailer gives you chills, you know you have stumbled upon a read with great potential.
Jocelyn Adams has penned The Glass Man, her very first published novel.
Published by J. Taylor Publishing, an independent publisher with with a broad reach, it was released October 15, 2011.
The Glass Man tells the story of Lila Gray, a woman with telepathic abilities who soon becomes entangled in a dark romance with the beautiful creature that hunts her.
Hunted by The Glass Man, “a supernatural weapon prepared to annihilate the humans he loathes,” as is described on the website, Lila must face a secret birthright and a forbidden romance.
The book summary reads so intensely, one has to wonder where such a deep and intricate story idea came from.
“It came from a dream of a man with ice blue eyes,” Adams wrote in an interview.
A 12-page sample of this story can be read on Adams website.
As I was reading the sample, I noticed that one of Adams strengths is her dialogue.
Her characters actually sound like real people, an achievement many writers struggle with.
Having success with The Glass Man, a book that has received great reviews on Goodreads, she is ready for more.
Adams said, her next big release, Crossing Hathaway, has just been accepted for publication with Liquid Silver Books for August 6, 2012.
When asked about Crossing Hathaway, Adams admitted that this book was not her typical genre to write.
“Crossing Hathaway is steeped with humor, and is about an I.T. girl, Evangeline Ross, who’s sworn off men,” Adams wrote. “She comes up against the big cheese of her company, Ben Hathaway, who is reclusive, charming and gorgeous, and doesn’t usually allow women into his office. Let the sparks of sexual tension fly!”
If anyone is thinking Fifty Shades Of Grey, we are of one mind.
I love when I am able to finish a series by one author, find books that are similar by other authors, and continue my little fantasy.
I look forward to featuring this newly published author on my website on May 5.
Come by then to read about this author’s journey.
In the meantime connect with the author and check out her sample of The Glass Man on her website.