INERTIA (Impulse, Book One) on SmashWords
An Object At Rest
By the age of 23, down-to-earth Detroit handyman Derrick Chance had lost everyone he’d ever loved. Too worn-out and wounded to play the dating game, he wrote off the possibility of romance or even just sex. Living alone in the old house his grandparents had left him, with only his dog and a few close friends for companionship, he refused to consider himself lonely, or let himself wonder what he might be missing. He knew who he was and where he was headed. His life was comfortable, organized, predictable, and best of all, risk-free. He was content.
Until the day he installed some shelves for accountant Gavin Hayes. A contradictory combination of confidence and uncertainty, Gavin’s shameless flirtations drew him in with an intensity Derrick had never known he longed for.
As undeniable as the force of gravity, he abandoned ten years of self-imposed solitude and found himself falling rapidly for Gavin in defiance of all his usual slow and methodical ways.
But Gavin carried wounds of his own. Fresh from an emotionally abusive relationship that ended with a potentially dangerous betrayal, his future was far from certain. Derrick would have to decide if his rediscovered passion was worth taking the chance of another loss.
A fantastic read. I definitely recommend it. :)
There is also a listing up at GoodReads. Still waiting on Amazon. Reviews will help boost sales and readership!
Now available on Amazon!
Well, after nearly four days on the market, I have sold three copies at Smashwords, and fifteen at Amazon. Which is not quite as well as I’d hoped to be doing, but since I have no idea what to expect, realistically, that could be par for the course. I am sure it will improve once it’s approved to be distributed to all of Smashwords’ partners. And yesterday I got lovely reviews at GoodReads and Amazon. Hopefully that will help.
One of the biggest complaints against, ahem, certain notable fanfic authors turned original authors is that they step on the backs of their fandom fans in order to become successful outside of fandom. I haven’t promoted the book any place that I’m known for my fanfic for that very reason, and also because this book is in no way connected to the fandom. If there’s any reason I’ve been tempted to do so, it’s that I wonder if there are people out there who like my writing who would want to know I had written a book and support the endeavor.
If you have read the book and feel your friends or followers might be interested in it, however, by all means, please do pass the word along! Things that will help the book do well are to click “like” at the top of the Amazon page, to confirm the tags at the bottom of the Amazon page (I believe the more clicks they get, the more “weight” they have when people search by them), positive reviews, of course, and recommendations.