I’m starting to get more feedback on Outer Darkness now that people are starting to read it. To be honest – I’m completely in awe of the response I’m getting. I never got feedback like this on my fantasy novels. That’s not to say my fantasy novels suck. Actually – the fans who do enjoy them love them a great deal. However, I’ve never had what happened with Outer Darkness happen with one of the Sorcerers’ Twilight books.
In this instance, a family member read it, actually sought me out to tell me how much she really loved it (with the fantasy novels I had to prod family for feedback since none of them are fantasy fans), loaned it out (I’ve never had anyone in the family loan one of my books to anyone), and is now bringing the person she loaned it to to my book release party because that person loved it, too! This is a big moment for me as silly as it sounds. It tells me this book has the potential for a large audience based on word-of-mouth (for the record neither my SiL or her friend are lhp or into the occult either).
I’m hoping the additional reviewers feel likewise. I guess we’ll see. I’ve sent out several review copies so far. Some of those reviews made it into the front of the book. Others are being published this winter. We’ll see.