Self Published Authors To Know by Lori Brighton
For seven years I tried to get published with a New York Publisher. Self-publishing at that time was unheard of, for it meant spending your own money to get your book printed. A couple years ago I finally got a N.Y. deal; two books. With that deal I was able to land an agent. But getting that N.Y. deal wasn’t as great as I thought it would be. The waiting was ridiculously long, the pay was (to put it bluntly) crap, and I had little control over my book and career. To make it worse, things with my agent started heading south, so I let her go. But hey, I was a published author. Not only would I get another agent, but also another contract! Yeah, not so much.
When my New York contract was finished, I tried to sell a contemporary paranormal. No one wanted it. I was rather depressed, thinking I was going to have to start over. Then a friend told me about the new self-publishing… self-publishing Ebooks. The cost is nothing for the author and the percentage an author receives for sales is ridiculously high compared to N.Y.
I had that contemporary book just sitting on my computer, so I figured why not try self-publishing Ebooks? Just recently I posted my third self-published book and honestly, I don’t see sending to N.Y. for a long while, if ever.
Interested in the books I’ve self-published? Read the blurbs below!
The Ghost Hunter, a contemporary paranormal romance:
When Ashley Hunter inherits the Inn where her father mysteriously vanished years ago, she jumps at the chance to finally uncover the truth about his disappearance. But soon after taking ownership of the decrepit building, Ashley realizes she’s in for far more than she bargained. Not only has she inherited answers to many sought-after questions, she’s also inherited spirits, demons and even fallen angels! Then Cristian arrives, a gorgeous man who insists he merely needs a room to rent. She believes him, until one by one her ghosts start disappearing…
As a fallen angel destined for a life of servitude, Cristian Lucius is relegated to protecting earth from unwanted spirits. But he can’t accomplish this daunting task alone. He requires assistance from the very woman who frustrates him as much as she intrigues him. Cristian is determined to ignore his intense attraction for Ashley, and focus on his mission. If they don’t work together, they won’t have a chance in hell of defeating the demon threatening their lives. The problem is getting Ashley to trust him. No easy task, considering Cristian is the very man responsible for her father’s disappearance.
The Mind Readers, A Young Adult Paranormal Romance:
Cameron Winters is a freak. Fortunately, no one but her family knows the truth …that Cameron can read minds. For years Cameron has hidden behind a facade of normalcy, warned that there are those who would do her harm. When gorgeous and mysterious Lewis Douglas arrives he destroys everything Cameron has ever believed and tempts her with possibilities of freedom. Determined to embrace her hidden talents, Cameron heads to a secret haven with Lewis; a place where she meets others like her, Mind Readers.
But as Cameron soon finds out some things are too good to be true. When the Mind Readers realize the extent of Cameron’s abilities, they want to use her powers for their own needs. Cameron suddenly finds herself involved in a war in which her idea of what is right and wrong is greatly tested. In the end she’ll be forced to make a choice that will not only threaten her relationship with Lewis, but her very life.
A Night Of Secrets, A Historical Paranormal Romance:
Grayson Bellamont has spent years on the Continent, fighting a war he cares nothing for. It is only while in the chaos of battle that he can hide what he truly is, a Vampire. Returning to England, he finds his sister murdered and his seven-year-old niece missing. All over the country Vampires are mysteriously dying. Grayson sets out to uncover the truth and locate his niece before it’s too late. All leads point to Meg James, a Vicar’s daughter. Instinct tells him Meg is innocent, but the clues he uncovers warn she’s guilty. One thing is clear, Meg awakens a warmth inside of him he thought long dead and Grayson is torn between a sense of duty and his desires.
Vowing to honor a promise, Meg concocts a lie to keep a stranger’s child safe. She had no idea that protecting the child would mean putting her own life in danger. When Grayson arrives asking questions, Meg’s unease flares. Who is this mysterious man who seems to appear and disappear as quickly as a spirit? A man with strength like no other? As he pushes ever closer, taking over her senses with his touch, his kiss and his unexpected honor, she realizes she has even more to lose. Meg is falling in love with Grayson, but will he believe her when the truth will condemn the one person he trusts the most?
To celebrate the release of my newest book, A NIGHT OF SECRETS, three people will win an eCopy of all 3 books! Just leave a comment and email addy!
Lori Brighton is a New York and self-published author. Her second book, Wild Desire releases March 1, 2011 from Kensington Publishing. She has self-published The Ghost Hunter, a contemporary paranormal and a YA titled The Mind Readers. You can visit Lori on her website at: www.LoriBrighton.com.