STARS IN YOUR EYES isn’t my debut novel, but the third in a series of three books with characters connected to a rock band.
The first book in the series, SONGS OF THE HEART, was the first novel I wrote — and rewrote and rewrote — after I started writing seriously in 1992. After a half dozen rewrites plus working on several other manuscripts, SONGS sold to Awe-Struck E-Books — fourteen years after I started it. It was released in April 2008.
The second book, FEATHERS ON THE FLOOR, sold soon afterward and was released in December 2008, also from Awe-Struck (www.awe-struck.net).
With STARS IN YOUR EYES available for download from Awe-Struck as of February 27, 2009, my debut trilogy is complete!
SONGS OF THE HEART is also available in print, with print versions of the other two books (fingers crossed!) due out before the Readers’ Luncheon in mid-April.
Although many of the same characters appear in all three books, the stories are as different as the heroes themselves: a superstar whose life is dramatically changed by an auburn-haired virgin; a bodyguard who faces down his past when an abused woman turns to him to help rescue her kidnapped children; and the leader of the band, who desperately pursues a comeback on stage to prove to himself that he is worthy of the woman he has loved for twenty years.
Having my first three books released within less than a year meant a busy and sometimes crazy time. While one book was being released, line edits were due on another and, oh-by-the-way, the cover of the third needs tweaked a bit. (One advantage of e-books is that I was able to design all my own covers.)
Plus there’s always promotion to do. I really enjoy sponsoring contests and have had at least one drawing for goodies each month. I plan to continue that tradition as I celebrate the release of STARS IN YOUR EYES and prepare for my next release in February 2010. I hope you take the time to stop by my Web site (www.genenevalleau.com) and check out what’s coming next.
And, like the heroes in my rock band trilogy, may you discover that love — at least between the pages of a book — truly is the sweetest music of all.