Author: D. G. Grace
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Print Length: 342 pages
Seller: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Release date: March 2014
Almost two years ago, in just under a month, I wrote the first draft of the novel Gifts, which is now for sale in the Amazon Kindle store.
After running through a few rounds of edits, I browbeat my wife and several friends into reading and re-reading the novel. I got some great criticism.
Other stuff happened.
So, finally, with all my revisions completed, the novel reformatted for Kindle, and armed with a striking cover created by the brilliant Kathy Grace, I committed my novel to Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing.
I am proud to say Gifts is not your typical Urban Fantasy: no crime-fighting werewolves, no sexy sparkling vampires, and no zombies of any sort. Urban Fantasy does, however, provide an excellent medium for a gritty, occasionally violent examination of themes of sex, gender, and orientation.
[Trigger warning: drug-facilitated, forcible, and violent rapes]
For me, the fun part is (mostly) over. The novel is written. Now the really dirty work of marketing begins. I'll be querying reviewers who are interested in blogging about new Urban Fantasies. If you know anyone like that who might be interested, please let me know. I'm already overwhelmed by how many book review blogs are out there.