It is still also available on Gumroad, if you’re okay with a PDF and don’t mind slightly different formatting. As this is a novella rather than a novel, I’d totally get that choice. Also, you can save a couple of bucks on Gumroad vs. the ‘Zon, to make my cut from the sale a bit more in my favor.
Just pushed the button to submit The One I Want to the Kindle store. As mentioned it’s going to be a buck more over there, mostly to cover Amazon’s higher fees. If you want to save a buck and gimme a little higher share, Gumroad is still available as an option.
With Amazon’s usual checking procedures hopefully The One I Want will be live over there inside a day or two, worst mid-week. I’ll post again when it’s up.
As usual it’s published worldwide, so you should be able to see it in a store that works for you; if you don’t, please let me know so I can investigate.
Oh, it’s ebook only btw. I don’t think it’d be big enough to be a paperback. If you prefer a printed form, best option is to pick it up at Gumroad and print it yourself (you have both Letter and A4 paper options to choose from too, fancy).
… don’t go back and look at any other February 1st entries because I will feel horrendously embarrassed by the span of time between the last thing I released and this thanks …
We’re doing something different here
The One I Want is making its debut on Gumroad, not on Amazon. And there’s a few reasons for that.
The cover is highly likely to change, and I like to go out with a final, great cover on Amazon. (Learnt my lesson on Practice to Deceive.)
I’ve had feedback from a few peeps that they had trouble buying on Amazon, so wanted to ensure this (DRM free, PDF only) option was available from the start.
It’s actually going to be (shhh!) cheaper on Gumroad than Amazon. It’s priced at $4* right now on Gumroad; it’ll be at least $5 on Amazon. (I’m likely rejiggering all my prices, to be honest.)
Er, the Amazon version isn’t ready and I wanted to keep my promise and get it out in February. So there.
Above and beyond all that, I’m also able to offer two different versions of the same story on Gumroad. As it’s a plain ol’ PDF, you get both ‘Letter’ sized and ‘A4’ sized. It’s purely for those of you who like to print stuff. I know you’re out there.
Now; if you’re a die-hard Kindle person, you can still import the PDF to Kindle if you like or you can wait a little while and it’ll make its way to Amazon. You’ll pay like a buck more, but it’ll be in your Kindle library, easy to download everywhere, still available to you if your backups die, etc.
Oh and of course, Amazon has reviews. So that’d be nice.
With all that said
The One I Want isn’t entirely my typical kind of story, but then it’s entirely atypical either. It’s got steamy sex. It’s got disguise. It’s got all the latex thingummies and doodads.
What it doesn’t have is a transformation scene. It’s implied (this is a male-to-female scenario, spoilers and all that) but it’s not shown ‘on-page’. For some, that might be a bummer. If so, I wanted you to know up front.
We’re done! With one thing. And hey, it’s the thing I said I was gonna finish this month so… yay me! Be proud of yourself, ego. ID? You get the drift.
I am talking about The One I Want, which is the easier to type/say title for what I referred to before as You’re The One That I Want. Probably less chance of accidentally selling it to Grease fans, eh? (Although Google may lead them here anyway? OK, if you’re here looking for fan fiction where Sandra Dee is impersonated by Rizzo, uh, sorry, but good idea! You should write it yourself.)
Anyway, as I desperate pad a one line update to a third para you should know that YES! This will still be available to buy this month (January) or at the worst, early February. I am thinking about putting it on Gumroad first for a limited period and then dropping it on the Zon, mostly because I don’t have a cover yet… but we’ll see.
Final word count ended up higher than I’d had before at about 14K, which is nice. There were extensive rewrites that I think help the thing overall. I really hope you like it.
With that, back to Seeing is Deceiving and getting that bastard wrestled into submission. But keep your peepers peeled for updates on when this thing’s out.
Oh btw, I’m on Instagram these days. If you want to stalk my every move, actually you’ll still need to make more of an effort – but I do throw out updates on there every now and again. I’m here if you wanna do the follow thing.
Flexin’ those fingers, flexin’ those fingers. This is a warm up for writing.
Or it’s procrastination. But the good thing is, either way, there’s words at the end of it! Yay! Okay, some random stuff.
I checked: You’re The One That I Want (I namechecked it last time, right?) is just over 12K words right now. That’s before the rewrite that, goddammit, I’m doing today. End of January, I said, right? Right.
Progress continues on the sequel to Practice to Deceive, and I namechecked that too, right? Didn’t I? Well, anyway, it’s called Seeing is Deceiving. I’ve had that title for years. I have the title for a third book too. Hope for your sake if I do write a third one it doesn’t take, umm, eight years to get done.
Anyway yes, progress, and I actually put it on Instagram, which I never ever post to but here you go, just so we have a picture.
Oh, turns out I put it on my Story so you had to be following me to see which sort of defeats my purpose here. And look at that moire pattern, yuck. This is why I hate the ‘verité’ (blurgh) of phonecam-aimed-at-monitor shots.
Yes, I know it’s just 266 words but as I tell myself on these days, that’s 266 more than I had before, when I had none! Also, we’re up to 108K, which is… more. And more is good.
Back to that after I take a crack at editing YTOTIW – easier than You’re The One That I Want but also, jeez, what a terrible acronym.
Okay, fingers feel warm. Time to make the words.
And hey, you’ve been good. Here’s the opening to (sigh) YTOTIW. As it currently stands, pre-edits. You can tap/click for the original. Sorry for the squinting.