The Underground Second Edition

A Different Kind Of Review

The Underground: Second Edition, just received another 5-star review. But this one was different. The reviewer, instead of focusing on the writing, the plot, and the characters, focused on the story itself. Her observations were insightful. What I’m especially pleased with is that she said, point blank, “you’ll either love it or hate it” depending on whether a reader can “meld” with my world, and accept that there’s something “strangely different” about the characters–not to mention the profanity, violence and graphic erotic content. I feel a sense of relief that someone is telling readers that this book is not for everyone. This is what I tried to do with my warning in the description. In short, if you don’t think you can handle it, move along, move along. I don’t want any one and two-star reviews because the reader couldn’t take it.

I’m also running a Goodreads giveaway. Why I keep going back into that shark pit, I don’t know. But I find it interesting that after this review went online, giveaway entries shot up. I’m sure it’s because the review has piqued readers’ curiosity about the book. Speaking of reviews, I’m trawling for them on The Indie Reader. Mostly for The Moreva of Astoreth, because, well, I don’t think most of these reviewers are ready for The Underground: Second Edition. Only one reviewer so far has asked for it. I hate chasing reviews. It’s so tedious. But it must be done.

I’m also entering both books into a contest.… Continue reading

Back On The Air This Friday, 5/19/17!

Hey, everybody!

CUTV News is having me again for a series of interviews starting May 19 and ending on July 7! This week, I’ll be talking about my newest release, THE UNDERGROUND: SECOND EDITION! The show will air this coming Friday at 2 PM Eastern. Come take a listen! If you can’t, the show will be archived on my website, www.roxannebland.rocks.

Here’s the link for Friday’s show!

Hope to “hear” you there!

Almost There!

A quick post: Just sent the final proof for The Underground Second Edition back to the formatter. Then its on to fitting the cover and whatnot. I’m pretty certain the physical proofs will be fine, since unlike The Moreva of Astoreth, this is a wrap-around cover.

Once this baby is out, I’ll finally be able to get back to The Underground sequel…

Back On The Air

Well, my 10-part series as a guest on CUTV News Radio ended earlier this week, on April 10th. A few days later, I got a call asking if I would again be a guest, this time for an 8-part series. They liked me that much, I suppose. It’ll be fun working with Jim and Doug again. I’ll be doing one of the shows from Balticon, so I suggested that we have the theme for that show be conventions. I have no idea what else we’ll talk about–we did the The Underground and The Moreva of Astoreth during the last set of shows, so I guess we’ll just have to see. It’ll be good for me to have to think on my feet. I used to be excellent at it, and I like to think I’m still pretty good, but it’s really a matter of keeping in practice.

And now, on a different topic, I’m gratified that my readers like The Moreva of Astoreth so much that they’d like to see a sequel, or at the very least, another book set in that universe. But I really do have to finish the sequel to The Underground first. It’s been very patient with me. Between The Moreva of Astoreth and The Underground Second Edition, the sequel has been in the drafting process for about four years. Now it’s the sequel’s turn to be completed. I hope to have it out sometime in 2018–maybe in December.

That’s what’s up with me at the moment. How about you?

Coming or Going?

Goodness–don’t know which. Did I ever show you the cover for The Underground, Second Edition? If I didn’t, here it is. I think Vyrdolak did a great job on it.

Oh, wait–I must have. It’s in the picture gallery. Well, here it is again. And by the way, I only need make one more pass over the manuscript, and that bad boy will be ready to go into production. I’d anticipated that it’d be released in May, but now it looks like April. Of course, I could always hold it until May, but I haven’t decided whether I want to do that. I can make that decision once I have a product.