Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lord Lightning is Off and Running!

Lord Lightning came out on September 28th, though it took another ten days or so for it to make it to shelves in bookstores around the country. It's fully stocked now, and people have spotted it in stores from New England to Hawaii and even in Canada.

Because I live out in the middle of nowhere with very few chain bookstores anywhere nearby and wanted to see my book on real life bookstore shelves I put together a contest where people could upload photos when they spotted Lord Lightning. Several lucky spotters will win prizes.

You can see the spottings--including the one by the guy wearing a kilt--on this page:

Where's Lord Lightning?

But to tell the truth, it's been nerve-wracking couple weeks as I wait to see how my brand new first novel will do in the marketplace. I finally heard from my editor this week, and she tells me that sales have been very good. That was a huge relief.

I'm also starting to get some fan mail, which is very heartening, though I'm also starting to get the occasional extremely negative review, which my friends who have a lot of books under their belts tell me is normal. Hopefully the people who love Lord Lightning will outnumber those who hate it. If you liked it, do let me know!

While waiting for news over these past weeks, I've occupied my time by posting on quite a few romance blogs whose owners were generous enough to ask me to drop by.

You can find the whole list of guest blog posts and links to the blogs where they appear on this page: Jenny Brown's Blog Tour.

Among my favorite blog appearances were two interviews. One appears at Not Another Romance Blog . Another I enjoyed greatly was hosted by the pirates over at Romance Writer's Revenge .

Christina Phillips, whose debut romance, Forbidden has the most gorgeous cover you'd ever want to see and features an intensely erotic story set in one of my favorite settings, Roman Britain, interviewed me at her blog, Christina Phillips.

Finally, fellow Avon author and friend Miranda Neville and I interviewed each other over on The Season Blog.
Miranda writes witty Regency-set historical romances that stand out from the crowd. I love the way she respects the history of the period and how she takes her stories away from those boring ballrooms and shows us nooks and crannies of the Regency world we haven't seen before. The Dangerous Viscount (Avon) is her latest. Don't miss it!

In another week it will be time for me to turn away from the exciting life of the published author and get back to what it is that published authors mostly do--which is to sit at their desks typing while the house around them deteriorates into total decrepitude since stopping to clean would interfere with the creative process.


Pamela Cayne said...

Jenny--I'm just so happy for you and LORD LIGHTNING! He's in my TBR pile and I cannot wait to get to him! It's like saving those last few Oreos--because you know the anticipation is going to make them even better!!!

lucy said...

Hi Jenny,

Just finished reading LL and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It'll be a pleasure to recommend it to my customers :)

Jenny Brown said...


I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed it! Thanks for letting me know.