Descriptions for heat levels in book list

------holding hands, perhaps a gentle kiss
♥♥ ---- more kisses but no tongue-- no foreplay
♥♥♥ ---kissing, tongue, caressing, foreplay & pillow talk
♥♥♥♥ --all of above, full sexual experience including climax
♥♥♥♥♥ -all of above including coarser language and sex more frequent

Thursday, July 10, 2014

where it all happens

It seems lately all I have done is write or edit something; so I am going to take a kind of break on the day my new book officially comes out. 

Comes the Dawn available now in eBook

Because it's an area I love so much, I want to share the energy of the part of Arizona where this book mostly takes place. It is a less traveled part of Arizona, a region many (from outside the state) don't know exists as they hit the national parks or resorts. 

I can't offer you the fragrances or all the wonderful little discoveries that await as you drive or hike through this country but can offer a small look at diverse and beautiful area-- The Tonto Rim, White Mountains, and Mogollan Rim where the author Zane Grey placed so many of his books, where feuds have been fought, Indian wars raged, outlaw flourished, settlers built homes, and people like myself have come to love so much.

When I finished the third O'Brian story I wasn't sure if there was a fourth historical O'Brian out there, but it turns out there is another, which might or might not be written by me. For now I have other irons in the fire.

All photos are mine except the Sinagua ruin which is from the book, Echoes in the Canyons: The Archaeology of the Southeastern Sierra Ancha Central Arizona by Richard Lange. This is a detailed look at the many cliff dwellings tucked into hidden canyons in Central Arizona. The book is published by Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona (always worth a visit if you get to Tucson). 

Truly an area rich in beauty and history.


Tabor said...

Dedication, patience and research. Authors who pay their dues. Hope your titles sell enough to reward this effort!

Rain Trueax said...

The only effort that might not be rewarded would be marketing ;). Writing is its own reward even when something comes along that proves frustrating like I realize I didn't say something as well as I now know how to say it-- and i keep thinking 'will I ever reach a point where I look at it later and that's not true?') Writing is always good.

But marketing... having the books out 'there'... doing the things that 'they' say help but are business oriented and not much fun, that isn't likely to be rewarded. When I began this, I thought I'd just put them out and not do all the other things. I have done more of them than I expected and it's definitely not fun for me. The blog is probably the most enjoyable. I have now almost 450 followers on Twitter and doubt it's ever sold a single book because it moves so fast. I suspect most there only want their own words seen. I sure don't go there to read; but I also don't spend much time putting up posts there either. I probably don't do enough of the 'social media' sales things, definitely do not have a network behind me, but I'd feel way too stressed if I did more than I do.

My big debate has been whether to bring out the Oregon historicals.
I can't say it's not depressing when a book I love and have put a lot of effort into doesn't find readers. Of course, it is. But you can't control consequences-- only your own actions. I'll always write, but as for publishing, maybe not. I feel a person has to be open to changing what makes their life better.