I have finally published the first book in my psychological thriller trilogy on Amazon. I have bounced around from not putting it back out in the world after my publisher did not renew my contract (as they had before for Deceptions) to wanting to make big changes to the story. Do I just publish it verbatim from its first printing or do I devote my writing time in delving back into the story to change it to make it "softer"? By softer, I mean dropping some of the realism of the kidnapping situation since that is what some of the reviewers complained about. I hemmed and hawed for months over this as I’ve mentioned before on my website. Finally, I put my foot down and decided to leave the story as is.
This edition has a few editing/grammar changes, but the story is the same. I didn’t change any aspects to it and I didn’t “soften” anything. As I’ve said before, I feel like Deceptions and the other two books in the trilogy still have legs. I am proud of the sweeping story I created, and I want to see the trilogy live again. I want readers to get to know the main characters of Penny and Jack and their backstories and see how important friendships can be.
The Kindle version of Deceptions is available through Amazon here. Physical copies should be available through Amazon in the next couple days. I will try to have the remainder of the trilogy available in the next 7-10 days.
Here is the link to the Deceptions book trailer.
I hope that my new readers will keep an open mind and focus on the overall story. Also, another thing reviewers dinged me for was the fact that my trilogy is a trilogy. The story lent itself to a trilogy format and I didn't break the big story up over three books to make more money.