Sunday, March 1, 2009

STARS IN YOUR EYES

WORKING ON: Promotion for STARS IN YOUR EYES!
MOOD: Delighted with the release of the third book of my rocker trilogy


STARS IN YOUR EYES isn't my debut novel, but the third in a series of three books with characters connected to a rock band.

The first book in the series, SONGS OF THE HEART, was the first novel I wrote -- and rewrote and rewrote -- after I started writing seriously in 1992. After a half dozen rewrites plus working on several other manuscripts, SONGS sold to Awe-Struck E-Books -- fourteen years after I started it. It was released in April 2008.

The second book, FEATHERS ON THE FLOOR, sold soon afterward and was released in December 2008, also from Awe-Struck (www.awe-struck.net).

With STARS IN YOUR EYES available for download from Awe-Struck as of February 27, 2009, my debut trilogy is complete!

SONGS OF THE HEART is also available in print, with print versions of the other two books (fingers crossed!) due out before the Readers' Luncheon in mid-April.

Although many of the same characters appear in all three books, the stories are as different as the heroes themselves: a superstar whose life is dramatically changed by an auburn-haired virgin; a bodyguard who faces down his past when an abused woman turns to him to help rescue her kidnapped children; and the leader of the band, who desperately pursues a comeback on stage to prove to himself that he is worthy of the woman he has loved for twenty years.

Having my first three books released within less than a year meant a busy and sometimes crazy time. While one book was being released, line edits were due on another and, oh-by-the-way, the cover of the third needs tweaked a bit. (One advantage of e-books is that I was able to design all my own covers.)

Plus there's always promotion to do. I really enjoy sponsoring contests and have had at least one drawing for goodies each month. I plan to continue that tradition as I celebrate the release of STARS IN YOUR EYES and prepare for my next release in February 2010. I hope you take the time to stop by my Web site (www.genenevalleau.com) and check out what's coming next.

And, like the heroes in my rock band trilogy, may you discover that love -- at least between the pages of a book -- truly is the sweetest music of all.

10 comments:

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Angie,

I love your site and have given you a Premio Daras Award.
You can come to my site anytime this week to get it!

Hawk

Christine Young said...

Congratulations on the release of Stars in Your Eyes. You have written three great books and I'm looking forward to reading more. I too hope Stars will be ready for the April Readers Luncheon. LOL.

Christine

Paty Jager said...

What a wonderful trilogy! Congrats, Genene!

Genene Valleau said...

Hi, Hawk!

Didn't know if your award went to Angie Fox's personal blog or to the RCRW blog that the Rose City Romance Writers share, as this message came in on the RCRW blog.

Either way, it's so nice to see your face here! And your doggie is so cute! I have a few furry family members myself. :)

Genene Valleau said...

Thanks, Chris!

Keeping my fingers crossed for fast turnaround of the print versions. We'll just trust The Fates! :)

Genene Valleau said...

Thanks for stopping by, Paty! I appreciate the kudos.

I've been brainstorming contest ideas for the rock star trilogy this morning. Now my Web site and my schedule just have to catch up to those brainstorms!

Plans are that Zach's band is going on a virtual tour this summer and visitors to my Web site will be invited backstage. More details coming soon!

Elaine Cantrell said...

Congratulations on Stars In Your Eyes. Hope you have many sales.

Genene Valleau said...

Thank you, Elaine! I appreciate you stopping by!

Jessa Slade said...

Woot on book 3! Rock on!

I love the idea of a backstage pass. Maybe a tour of the bus...

Genene Valleau said...

Hi, Jessa!

As I mentioned, lots of brainstorming. Now I just need to carve out the time and figure how to make all this cool stuff happen!