So I went on a vacation... except that instead of lounging around I used my time to read 1-2 YA books a day!!!!!
Yep, I'm all caught up on vampires, aliens, werewolves... okay, I'm not caught up but I read about 20 YA books and LOVED most of them! In particular, Shatter Me and Obsidian were favorites except I didn't like SM's ending but can't fault the author for her blatant attempt at a movie deal (I think she got one:-).
I focused only on YA books because, well, that's my genre right now and because I think that some of the most creative books out there are young adult and a lot of adults know this, too, and are secretly reading YA titles.
I realized a few things after reading all those YA books.
1. I need a new cover for Pandora's Key. That's not to say I don't love my cover, but it's just not quite right for PK. I want readers to see an image of Evangeline that comes from my imagination, and I'd like the magical, supernatural, urban fantasy feel of my book to be better conveyed.
*Please write me on my blog and let me know what you imagine seeing as the cover for Pandora's Key!!
2. I shouldn't be afraid to delve more deeply into Evangeline's and Raphe's mutual attraction. In the very first draft of Pandora's Key I REALLY explored this facet of the story, but I think I went too far and scared my editor:-) So as long as I'm coming up with a new cover, I may add some scenes to the original story.
*Let me know what you think of this idea! In The Key to Tartarus, Book Two of The Key Trilogy, things definitely get steamier between Evangeline and Raphe...
3. There are so many amazing readers looking for great stories with twisted plots and deep, flawed, empathetic characters. This makes me want to work even harder on Book Two so I don't disappoint anyone!
Please write me on my blog or Facebook Fanpage and let me know what you think about Pandora's Key, the cover art question, and what you'd like to see happen in Book Two of The Key Trilogy. Not only will I write you back, I'll listen to what you have to say and you might see your ideas incorporated into The Key Trilogy:-)