I self-published a book!

So here it is, the self-promoting! Ugh. I’m not a fan of the “read me, love me” scenario, but let’s face it, if I wrote a book, I certainly want people to read it.

The journey here certainly has been an interesting one. Not wanting to repeat everything I wrote in my other posts (for the precious few of you who are following me) but I guess self-publishing my book was somewhat inevitable. A dark thriller written by a mom who only published personal essays about parenting is not marketable, especially if said thriller is not the conventional length.

So here I go with my marketing lingo. Dark Was the Night is now available on Amazon in paperback format and will be available as an ebook on October 1st on Amazon and KOBO. I am still trying to release it on other sites, namely Barnes & Noble, Google Books and Goodreads. Once my book is available on those sites as well, I will duly post a notification. Please, don’t ask why I decided not to release both formats at the same time. I’m not sure. But the paperback format is nice if I do say so myself.

They say if you’re an unknown author, your name should not be the prominent part of your paperback book cover. As you can see, my book cover is all dark but for the image of a well-lit house. The title of the book and my name appear on the spine of the book. I thought the design was attractive. In a later post, I will describe how I found my way around this whole self-publishing world. The ebook, being a digital book, has a slightly different book cover.

So, let’s continue the self-promoting, shall we? Below, you will find links to my Book Life page, where you can find a book blurb, a book excerpt, and links to the Amazon page to buy it. You will also find a link to my very first review by Susan Sewell for Readers’ Favorite. Not to toot my own horn, but this 5-star badge given to me by the Team at Reader’s Favorite should give you a hint about how that review goes.

Book Life

Reader’s Favorite Book Review

So there you have it. The obligatory self-promoting of a self-published author. Wow, author. It feels weird to say it. I don’t really think I deserve the title yet. But somewhere out there is a book I wrote with my name on it. A whole story and characters and plot I invented. And I hope you give my novel (or novella) a chance, that is, if you’re really into dark fiction.

Ebook cover

Published by TLRivera

Armed with a degree in animal biology, Tania set out to work in research. However, she chose to be a homemaker once she became a mom. The journey into motherhood allowed her to visit another passion of hers, writing. She spends her days taking care of her family, who is the inspiration for most of her writing and photography.

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