Being an indie author oftentimes means being flexible and rolling with the tides of the business. It also means going back to fix things later . . . or re-doing something that sounded like a good idea at the time.
When I published The Last One in September of 2014, it was supposed to be a stand-alone, a spin-off from the Crystal Cove Romances. But by the time I’d finished writing it, I realized that I was oh so wrong . . . this wasn’t just a spin-off, it was actually the start of a new series. I thought it would be three books, a trilogy: The Last One, The First One, The Only One. But then, it turned out that there were more Burton stories to tell.
The Always Love books take place in Burton, Georgia, just as the The One books do, and there are tons of crossover characters. It really IS the same series. But oftentimes, readers couldn’t figure that out.
Enter re-branding, the dread of every indie author.
What we’ve done here is:
–Created a brand-new series called Love in a Small Town that encompasses all nine of the books currently set in or connected to Burton, as well as any subsequent books released in that series.
–Created brand-new covers for each book that capture the feel of these books. The marvelous Meg Murrey did an amazing job.
–Released The Perfect One, a novella that had previously only been available as part of the box set. (If you didn’t read it as part of the box set, you can buy it here.)
–Tweaked the blurbs to carry through the flavor and heart of these books.
–Added extra content in the form of an additional chapter to each full-length book. The new content is from the point of view of one of the main characters featured in the subsequent book.
To celebrate this re-branding business, The Last One is free for a limited time! You can get your copy by clicking any of the links below.
Here are all the books in Love in a Small Town: