In January, Shimmy for Me slid into the #99 slot on the Women’s Fiction>Humor best-seller list when it hit #11,000+ in the paid Kindle Store. Today, it just did it again, but it had to reach 6,544 in the paid Kindle Store to do it.
If there was any doubt that the romance genre is becoming more competitive, I’d say this is proof that it is … in spades.
Look what was in the mail today: the Serbian translations of THE BELLY DANCER and DANCING AT THE CHANCE. Can you tell which is which?
Personally, I find it fascinating that the publisher changed the spelling of my name. Maybe my spelling has some funky sounds in the Serbian language? Dunno. 🙂
(Did you guess correctly? NA VRHOVIMA PRSTIJU is THE BELLY DANCER, and PRILIKA ZA PLES is DANCING AT THE CHANCE.)
The editing of DANCE WITH ME is done (finally!), and that means today is the day to format the print version. It’s tedious work, and not a lot of fun, but you know what? At the end of the day, it’s going to look like a book. And that makes me happy 🙂
Photo credit: Gualberto107 via FreeDigitalPhotos.net.
Yes, I know I should be finishing the edits of DANCE WITH ME, but I just can’t shake all the story ideas I have for JINGLY ALL THE WAY (that’s what I’m calling the holiday-themed story for the California Belly Dance Romance series for now, but it could change…don’t get attached).
So, I took a few minutes to capture some of those ideas on a new Pinterest board. Wanna see?
Follow DeAnna’s board JINGLY ALL THE WAY Inspirations on Pinterest.
Holy cow, I’ve been so busy working on the SHIMMY FOR ME audiobook and getting my new RomanceReadersClub.com site together, not to mention the last editing bits of DANCE WITH ME, I completely forgot to let you know that I’ll be giving away a few copies at Goodreads.
If you’re interested in signing up for a chance to win a free copy, please do it soon. The contest closes July 12, the day before — insert my happy dance — the official release of DANCE WITH ME!
If you enter, good luck!
If you’ve enjoyed reading “Shimmy for Me” and want to get a free copy of EVERYTHING I release in the future, you’ll want to check this out.
Click HERE to find out more, including an EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK at the cover of “Dance with Me,” Book 2 in the California Belly Dance Romance series and the first full-length novel.
“Dance with Me” is shipped off to the copy editors, which means it’s time to dance!
Whew! The story is done. There are a few details to work out and some polishing to do, but if all goes well, I think there’s a good chance Melanie and Taz’s story will be ready BEFORE summer. Whoo-hoo!
P.S. There should be cover art to share soon, too! Whoo-hoo!
Photo courtesy of Pete O’Shea via Flickr