Just wanted to give a quick update on “Embers of Eros.” By that, I mean I want to vent a few concerns and for once, they have nothing to do with the holidays. I’m not sure whether that’s a good or bad thing.
A few weeks ago, I finally made the announcement I had been hoping to make for years. I announced a release date for my long-pending novel, “Embers of Eros.”The date the publisher game me was December 20th. I still have the email sent to me by Crimson Frost Publishing.
I don’t think they’ve forgotten about it. If you go to their website, the cover of Embers of Eros is shown as an upcoming release. However, I’ve checked both their website and Amazon and found nothing. Near as I can tell, the book hasn’t been released. I haven’t even gotten an email from the editor.
This is somewhat par for the course with Crimson Frost. I’ve tried again and again to get in contact with them. I know they’re a small-time publisher with limited resources, but this is my first published book. It’s a big deal for me and their lack of responsiveness is troubling to say the least.
Now that they’ve basically reneged on a release date, I’m more than a little concerned. I’ve sent an email asking for details. So far, I’ve gotten nothing back. I know it’s the holidays. I know things come up, people get busy, people have to travel. I had hoped that all this had been taken into account when they gave me the December 20 release date. I guess I had hoped for too much.
I’m not going to rant or whine here. I’m still willing to give Crimson Frost a chance. Hopefully, they’ll release the book before the end of the year so I can finally say I’ve published something with someone. That’s a big step for me and I one I want to take before heading into 2017, where I’ve got “Passion Relapse” in the works.
I hope I can take that step. I’m still not sure what the deal is. I’ll be sure to provide updates as they come in. Fingers crossed I can end 2016 on the highest of notes by releasing my first book. If not, then I guess I better work extra hard to make 2017 more awesome. Stay tuned.