Scurred

Scurred

(First off, I’m over at Quanie Miller’s blog today, talking about building your platform as an author! Check it out!)

So I released a book today.

Last night, technically, because it went live in less than an hour whereas it usually takes at least 2-3, sometimes up to 16.

Anyway.

It’s my first time venturing into the romantic suspense category, and I must say that this was a tough road. There are so many details, and layers, and clues to drop, etc, that it made for a very labor intensive project.  I’m happy with the result, but lord have mercy, I am scared.

Scurred.

See, just because I’m happy with it doesn’t mean the reader will be.  Just because I think it’s full of twisty-juicy goodness and romance and suspense doesn’t mean the reader will. And I am terrified.

I built my audience on my real life romance, centered on normal people.  Catch Me If You Can isn’t necessarily over the top, but Marcus and Naomi are certainly not normal people. Several times, I almost gave up on this project and put it to the side, because it was too hard, or my readers wouldn’t like it, or I should stick to the exact genre I started, but something wouldn’t let me.

I love writing, and my passion for it runs very, very deep. I can’t cheat myself, or my readers by staying in a little box just because that’s what feels comfortable. If I’m not pushing myself, trying new things, I’m not growing, and if i’m not growing… well, what’s the point?

In any case, i really do hope you enjoy!  Please do reach out with your feedback, it’s welcomed, encouraged, and ALWAYS appreciated!

cmcoverCatch Me If You Can is the first book in a 3 book series. The series is continuous, so the final resolution doesn’t happen until book three. Book two is coming in late February, and book three in late April… unless I finished sooner. I hope to finish sooner, but book two has some… difficult themes, and I may need a little breather between these projects to keep me balanced.

 

If you’d like to purchase the book, you can do so here on amazon.

and here on barnes and noble.

 

12 Comments
  • Felicia
    Posted at 17:00h, 08 December Reply

    It’s obvious you not only love writing, but have a passion for it. Looking forward to reading “Catch Me If You Can” – I know it will be a fantastic read like all your previous books.

    • christina
      Posted at 20:30h, 11 December Reply

      Thank you for the vote of confidence!

  • Quanie Miller (@QuanieMiller)
    Posted at 09:57h, 09 December Reply

    I don’t think you have any reason to be scurred! You’re a great writer and that won’t change just because you’re changing genres. I say write the stories and characters that are beating at you to be told. Don’t give genre another thought! I’ve struggled with this same issue as a writer (I write comedy and paranormal, so you’re preaching to the choir!) but I’ve come to realize that WE care about these things but readers don’t! Good luck with this new release and I can’t wait to settle down during the holidays and enjoy it.

    • christina
      Posted at 20:30h, 11 December Reply

      Thank you so much for the kind words!

  • Dahlia
    Posted at 19:26h, 09 December Reply

    I applaud you for not restricting yourself. I get that’s it a little scary trying out something different, but I think all it can do is grow you and further expand your talents. And like Quanie said, the readers don’t care! You’re staying true to the characters and their story and I think that is what makes a story great.

    • christina
      Posted at 20:29h, 11 December Reply

      Thank you for the encouragement!

  • Tracy
    Posted at 20:26h, 13 December Reply

    I’m sure it’s FABULOUS and will ne well received by your readers!!!!

    • christina
      Posted at 19:30h, 28 December Reply

      Thanks for the vote of confidence!

  • LaToya Lott
    Posted at 04:50h, 18 December Reply

    I really enjoyed Catch me if you u can, I’m eagerly awaiting part two. You mastered mystery romance just as your regular romance novels. You have a gift!

    • christina
      Posted at 19:30h, 28 December Reply

      I appreciate that so much LaToya, thank you!

  • Doris Peel
    Posted at 04:49h, 28 December Reply

    I’ve read all of your books & have enjoyed them immensely. I just finished Catch Me If You Can, and I recall in the middle of the book thinking, this is really different – I love it! Awesome job & I can’t wait for book 2!

    • christina
      Posted at 19:29h, 28 December Reply

      Thank you so much for your kind words Doris!

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