So the question was not would I write erotica, it was would I write it for Simon & Schuster.
Vows, Vendettas & A Little Black Dress with a cliffhanger. I felt I owed it to my readers to at least write one more book so they could find out what happened. A reader even volunteered to do the graphics for cover for me.
Vanity, Vengeance & A Weekend In Vegas though self-publishing than my publisher sold of the last book I wrote for them within the same time period. But now, instead of getting somewhere between 6-10% royalties I'm getting 25-70% royalties.
So why go back to traditional publishing? The royalty percentage Simon & Schuster/Pocket was offering me was good but not 70% good. No publisher can offer that.
But this editor was persistent, even after I initially turned him down. He kept coming back to me, sweetening the pot a little, charming me a lot (my editor is quite the charmer) and I do so HATE trying to format my books to all the different ereaders, it's a serious chore. If I let Simon & Schuster publish my next work they would take care of all that. So eventually I said yes, even though I had definite reservations.
It was a good decision. My editor has been fantastic (although I've worked with him before so that wasn't a surprise). The art department has also been amazing! I mean, look at this cover!
I have no idea how Just One Night: The Stranger will end up selling (although I hear that excitement has really been building after the review from Sinfully Sexy Books) but no matter what happens I'm grateful for the genuine effort and dedication of the people over at Pocket/Simon & Schuster).
I wasn't sure if I would ever go back to traditional publishing again but Pocket has washed the sour taste out of my mouth. This time around everything's sweet.
To read some of the early reviews check out:
Sinfully Sexy Books
Boekie's Book Reviews
New Books On My Shelves
Kyra Davis Bestselling Author of: The Sophie Katz Murder Mystery Series,
SO MUCH FOR MY HAPPY ENDING
And the upcoming
JUST ONE NIGHT erotic fiction trilogy!
Read the first few pages here!