As of today, Detective Docherty and the Demon’s Tears has reached 106 ratings on Goodreads and is maintaining a 4.06 average. As more people read the first novel, the rating has dropped from 5 stars to a more honest 4, and I am perfectly fine with that.
In fact, I am elated. I didn’t know when I’d get here—if I ever would—but I finally did it. Readers are organically finding Docherty, reading the first book, and buying the next novels in the series.
A combination of new eBook covers, mixed with finally getting a mailing list and focusing on the right online marketing and promoting is what got me here. It took money, a lot of research, and patience, but I’m here 🙂
I’m so happy for Docherty and his team.
Additionally, my mailing list has been steadily growing. Readers are signing up and joining in on updates and exclusives ^_^ I am now up to 523 subscribers and am sending warm welcomes to all of them! 😀
On Amazon I’ve reached 57 ratings and am holding steady at about a 4.3 average rating, so that’s great! Perhaps Bookbub will finally let me into its golden gates! D:
And what’s REALLY got me excited, especially today, is that I Fell in Love with a Necromancer has been launched into the Tapas Premium Catalog!
Subscribers are already coming in and I can’t wait for them to meet Cecile and her undead family ❤
It’s been a long journey since 2012 and I’ve worked so hard to get here. I just wish I could call my mother and tell her. She and my step father had a lot of concerns about the sacrifices my husband and I made so I could be a full time author, and I just wish I could tell her, “It’s okay. I did it. I made it and I will continue to write and work hard. You don’t have to worry me anymore. You can just be proud.”
She always bought my books and merchandise and listened to me talk about my writing, even though the books weren’t her cup of tea and even though she worried.
I hope she knows that I appreciated her support, and her concerns, and that I love her very much.
Cheers to this milestone in my career. I’m looking forward to reaching many more.