So yesterday my first book to be published was released.
It sort of feels like when I graduated from uni. I'd been an adult student who left high school at 15,
a single mum, poor, who thought she'd amount to nothing. And I, me, had got a degree in Economics. You can imagine how I felt that day. It was the happiest and most rewarding day of my life (no I don't count the children).
Well yesterday came a close second to that. It's something that I worked hard for, stuck at and finally achieved. I never thought it would be this story,but life is strange sometimes.
So the blub.Blurb for Rayessa and the Space Pirates
Sixteen-year-old Rae Stroder lives in a hollow asteroid, a defunct refuelling station, with a brain-damaged adult, Gris, to keep her company. Low on supplies, they've been eking out an existence for years. Everything
changes when Alwin Anton, ultra-clean, smart and handsome AllEarth Corp company auditor, arrives to find disarray. Full of suspicion, he interrogates Rae, threatening her with prosecution for theft. He uncovers the fact that she is not Rae Stroder at all, when space pirates attack.
During the attack, Rae is taken prisoner and Alwin Anton escapes in his space ship. The pirate women prepare Rae for sale on the infamous Centauri slave markets. It's all going badly, when she is purchased by a mysterious Ridallian.
Meanwhile, the space pirates are out to kill Alwin Anton because he holds the secret to Rae's true identity. It's a race against time to unravel the intrigue of Rae's past to secure her future.
(and yes I wrote my own blurb).Special price
Currently all of Escape Publishing's January releases are on sale for .99 cents. http://www.escapepublishing.com.au/
Rayessa has her own blog and twitter account. It's quite fun from my
I've been buying all the releases on special every month. It's like $5 and I get to see what stuff Escape are putting out and also inspiration. If you were thinking about writing romance (anything even cross genre) it is
pretty much essential that you read in the genre. I had a fantasy knocked back because it walked the line between fantasy and romance. In short the story needs to focus on the main couple, their interaction, their conflict and their developing relationship. Not that I'm an expert or anything.
Hopefully we'll have something at Conflux 9 that talks to this point.
Reading in the genre allows me to work out where I need to focus a work.
Let's see if my next submission gets anywhere shall we.
Can't remember how to make an image show here. Here's a link to my wordpress site.http://donnamareehanson.wordpress.com/my-books/
It's very cool that people are buying and reading the book. It's so exciting and slightly scary. However, I've been getting 'feedback as they go' from a few people. How lovely they are.