Good day, book people. I’m sure you’re not even the least bit surprised to know that I have a huge list of authors that I follow. I even have a list of authors that I use to purchase new books without knowing what the book is about. Admittedly, that list isn’t huge but it does have over a dozen authors on it, so it definitely adds up. But then, authors are writing books not just for our reading pleasure but to sell books and make a living. I have a tendency to forget that they aren’t simply writing to keep me happy. One of the authors on my pre-purchase or immediately purchase list is the esteemed Andrea Kane. Ms. Kane is the author of the Forensic Instincts series and today we’re celebrating the recent release of the latest addition to this series, At Any Cost. I’m incredibly honored to welcome Ms. Kane to the blog today as she share’s her thoughts on the anticipation, excitement, and work involved in releasing a book. Thank you, Ms. Kane, for joining us today, I’m sure everyone is eager to learn what you have to share with us.
It’s already March, which means that At Any Cost‘s release date (March 22nd) is here! With that realization comes excitement, anticipation, joy… and more butterflies in my stomach than you can count.
You’d think I’d be over that extreme reaction. After 31 published novels, you’d think that the release of a new book would bring with it a warm glow, not a blazing inferno. You’d certainly think that opening night stage fright would be a thing of the past. Well, for me, neither is the case.
The writing of each of my books is a work of fierce commitment, of hard work and endless hours. There are up days and down days, love days and hate days. But when all is said and done, it’s a year-long bond with characters and storylines that I create. So, in a sense, I feel as if each book is a little piece of me, and I’m like a new mom with her new baby—awed, attached, and nervous about sharing my newborn with the outside world.
Release day is that day of sharing. It’s wonderful and thrilling, and it’s apprehensive and nerve-racking. I’ve poured everything I have into this book—how will it be received? Will my readers love it the way I want them to? Will they love—or hate—my characters the way I’ve intended? Will they feel as connected to the Forensic Instincts team as I do? Will they thrill to the plot and eagerly cling to the storyline as the pages fly by? Will they feel compelled to recommend the book to their friends, families, book groups, etc.?
And that’s just the emotional inferno.
So now, let’s talk sales. They matter greatly, not only for the tangible reasons of feeding the family and paying the mortgage, but as indicators of how the book is being received. Obviously, the greater the sales, the more readers I’m reaching, and, hopefully, introducing them to my works, or giving them another of my books to savor. That’s a huge responsibility and an even huger challenge. I have to poke my apprehensive head out of my secluded world and check out the realities. First, we have reviews. Truthfully, I’m not a huge fan of reading my own reviews, because one harsh review in a sea of fabulous ones is enough to kill my creativity for the week. I also strongly dislike being a numbers watcher, because the sales process changes minute by minute, and so many factors go into those numbers that the highs and lows are too overwhelming to contemplate, much less to follow. I’m grateful that I have business savvy, objective, level-headed people to do that for me.
Last comes the fact that I’m definitely a control freak, and this entire process is so far out of my control that it’s maddening. All I can do is write the very best book I can, reach out and share the news with my readers, implement my marketing and my publicity campaigns, and then release my book into the world with the highest of hopes, a bevy of excitement… and a gazillion butterflies in my stomach. ♦
At Any Cost
by Andrea Kane
March 21 – April 15, 2022 Virtual Book Tour
Aimee Bregman had the perfect life. She had an enviable job as head of marketing for an up-and-coming CBD-infused beer that was taking the tri-state area by storm. She had cultivated a massive social media following that showcased the beer at college campus parties and alumni events―and had fun doing it. She had an attentive, steady boyfriend and friends who believed in her. Everything was going right.
But when her long-time mentor, Rita, sets up a business meeting with an important influencer―her life crashes all around her. The casual meeting over drinks suddenly devolves into a shouting match between all parties, and any chance of a new business relationship is over before it begins. Hours later, when the NYPD shows up at Aimee’s apartment, questioning her about Rita’s abrupt disappearance―foul play suspected―Aimee realizes she’s in way over her head.
Fearing that Rita has been murdered and that she may be next, Aimee hires Forensic Instincts to keep her safe and figure out what’s really going on.
Forensic Instincts, a brilliant investigative firm that walks the fine line between legal and illegal, solves challenging and high-profile cases when the bureaucratic restrictions imposed on law enforcement get in the way of achieving results. But neither Aimee nor Forensic Instincts realize how ruthless, how connected, their adversaries are. As dangerous and powerful people are threatened with exposure, anyone is fair game for elimination. And when multiple victims die at the hands of a sociopathic serial killer, it gets harder and harder to tell where the battle lines are drawn… and who might die next.
Genre: Suspense Thriller
Published by: Bonnie Meadow Publishing LLC
Publication Date: March 22nd 2022
Number of Pages: 384
ISBN10: 168232043X (hardcover)
ISBN13: 9781682320433 (hardcover)
ISBN: 9781682320440 (eBook)
ISBN: 9781494548377 (Digital audiobook)
ASIN: B09RC2Y2DX (Audible audiobook)
ASIN: B09L6JNRL5 (Kindle edition)
Series: Forensic Instincts #9 | Each Can Be Read as a Stand Alone Novel
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Andrea Kane is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirty-one novels, including seventeen psychological thrillers and fourteen historical romantic suspense titles. With her signature style, Kane creates unforgettable characters and confronts them with life-threatening danger. As a master of suspense, she weaves them into exciting, carefully-researched stories, pushing them to the edge—and keeping her readers up all night.
Kane’s first contemporary suspense thriller, Run for Your Life, became an instant New York Times bestseller.
She followed with a string of bestselling psychological thrillers including No Way Out, Twisted, and Drawn in Blood.
Her latest in the highly successful Forensic Instincts series, At Any Cost, showcases the dynamic, eclectic team of investigators as they square off against a criminal organization with a serial killer as a hit man. The first showcase of Forensic Instincts’ talents came with the New York Times bestseller, The Girl Who Disappeared Twice, followed by The Line Between Here and Gone, The Stranger You Know, The Silence That Speaks, The Murder That Never Was, A Face To Die For, Dead In A Week, No Stone Unturned, and At Any Cost.
Kane’s beloved historical romantic suspense novels include My Heart’s Desire, Samantha, Echoes in the Mist, and Wishes in the Wind.
With a worldwide following of passionate readers, her books have been published in more than twenty languages.
Kane lives in New Jersey with her family. She’s an avid crossword puzzle solver and a diehard Yankees fan.
Catch Up With Andrea Kane:
Instagram – @authorandreakane
Twitter – @andrea_kane
Facebook – @AuthorAndreaKane
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