So what’s up with me?
I’m about to be officially a tri-brid author. Yes, I did make up that word. It means I’m:
2) traditionally published, and
3) about to go indie (self-published.)
I’ve got several backlist books returned to me as well as two brand spanking new books I’m editing.
Here’s a comprehensive list:
GBLT books by Storm Grant
|1||Re-Inventing Love||60,000||Steampunk historical, new adult, gay romance with paranormal elements||The road to love is paved with good inventions||NEW–to be e-published||Coming soon!|
|2||Lost Boys 2.0: Book #2 in The Chronicles of B.O.O. series||66,000||New adult, gay, contemporary, paranormal multicultural mystery with romantic elements||A man trapped between life and death must partner with Secret Agent Peter Pan to save a new generation of Lost Boys.||NEW–to be self-pubbed Summer 2014||Coming soon!|
|3||Shift Happens: Book #1 in The Chronicles of B.O.O. series||80,000||Contemporary Fantasy m/m–Won a Rainbow Award||A change is as good as a quest.||reprint–to be self-pubbed Summer 2014||Coming soon!|
|4||Tart & Soul||15,000||Humorous m/m contemporary||It’s a business doing pleasure with you.||reprint–to be self-pubbed Summer 2014||Coming soon!|
|5||Assume the Position (formerly “Lust in Translation”)||9,000||Sexy, humorous m/m contemporary||Can false arrest lead to true love?||reprint–to be self-pubbed Summer 2014||Coming soon!|
|6||Gym Dandy||56,000||Humorous m/m contemporary||A gay tale of seduction and denial, humor and sweat.||reprint–to be self-pubbed Summer 2014||Coming soon!|
|7||Dual Citizenship||1,000||Humorous m/m contemporary||Putting the “B” in LGBT! Available in the Best Bi Anthology||Available from Circlet Press||Link|
|8||Sucks & Blows||4,500||wacky urban fantasy||No greater love has a vampire than for his dentist.||Available from Riptide Press||Link|
|9||Few Are Chosen||13,000||urban fantasy, multicultural, YA–Won a Bookie Award||Sparks fly between virgin teenage demon hunters when the Chosen One turns out to be… the Chosen Two?||Available from Riptide Press||Link|
|10||Be Prepared||1,100||m/m romance||In the Coming Together with Pride anthology||Available on Amazon||Link|
“Straight” books by Gina X. Grant / Storm Grant
|11||The Reluctant Reaper: Book 1 in The Reluctant Reaper Series||62,000||wacky urban fantasy||Death is what happens while you’re making other plans.||Available from Simon & Schuster||Link|
|12||Scythe Does Matter: Book 2 in The Reluctant Reaper Series||46,000||wacky urban fantasy||Be careful what you wish for, it just might get you!||Available from Simon & Schuster||Link|
|13||Esprit de Corpse: Book 3 in The Reluctant Reaper Series||50,000||wacky urban fantasy||Hell is where the heart is.||Available from Simon & Schuster||Link|
|14||One Scythe Fits All: Book 4 in The Reluctant Reaper Series||30,000||wacky urban fantasy||So a Grim Reaper, an insane murderer and a 700-year-old poet walk through a portal. Stop me if you’ve heard this one.||WIP||Coming soon!|
|15||Creep||6,000||m/f erotic romance, horror||Typical folk tale—only the narrator remains to tell the tale.||Available from Excessica Publishing||Link|
Freeeeee! Stories by Gina & Storm
|16||A Wolf in Cheap Clothing||700||Contemporary Fantasy||A naked werewolf story||Free!||Link|
|17||Click Click||300||Autobiography||An alarmingly abridged autobiography||Free!||Link|
|18||Continental Divide||1,200||Future History||A future history of sorts||Free!||Link|
|19||Grapes||300||Contemporary Crime||A dark tale of murder by inaction||Free!||Link|
|20||Lost and Found||750||Contemporary paranormal||A spooky dog story||Free!||Link|
|21||Sea Monsters||750||Contemporary paranormal horror||A horrific tale of seduction and body-snatching||Free!||Link|
|22||Wheels||175||Contemporary m/m not romance||A sad tale of insecurity||Free!||Link|
|PSSST. Stormy Stormheller’s fanfiction is available here:||Sentinel, Due South, Stargate Atlantis, etc.||Free!||Link|
This is what the Amazon listing pages for THE RELUCTANT REAPER look like for both the US and Canada: (I added the red burst.)
THE RELUCTANT REAPER IS NOW #1 on Amazon Canada’s contemporary fantasy list! I’m on the same page as greats like Neil Gaiman and Patricia Briggs!
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazon.ca Bestsellers Rank:
#101 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#1 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Contemporary
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Contemporary
And at Amazon.com:
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #366 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#5 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Urban
#7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Humor & Satire > General Humor
#7 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Contemporary
Thanks to YOU, THE RELUCTANT REAPER is shooting up the Amazon ranks!
Amazon.com Best Sellers Rank:
#1,492 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#20 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Humor & Satire > General Humor
#20 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Urban
#22 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Humor
#242 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#3 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Contemporary
#3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Contemporary
Patrick at QueryTracker graciously included me in his “Success Story” series. Thank you, Patrick.
At the end of the fun interview, I included both my original query letter, and also, with her permission, the proposal my agent wrote that sold the 3-book series to Simon & Schuster.
(Warning: Contains spoilers for the first two books. And also, bear in mind the book was substantially rewritten between the query and the proposal.)
I think you’ll find this of interest. I know I’d never seen a proposal before.
More stripper music… ta dum dum da! Here’s the cover to book 2 of The Reluctant Reaper series… SCYTHE DOES MATTER!
Now time is running out thanks to a temporal crisis she may have accidentally created. Can she graduate, rescue her aunt, take down Conrad, and save Hell and every other dimension—before the clock stops ticking?
As the saying goes in Hell, “Be careful what you wish for; it just might get you!”
When I had a day job, I looked forward to vacations and days off (even surgery!) as time to write. So for the first time in ages, I’m on vacation and I’m not writing. In fact, I’ve hardly been writing emails and I have only written one blog post.
This morning I off-loaded our pictures from the camera and so now I will share with you a couple a day.
1) Here’s a shot of Jean from Minnesota (left) and me outside St. Paul’s Episcopalian Church.
2) And this is the tennis court where Mr. Grumpy played three times a week.
I’m (im)patiently awaiting cover art for my Reaper series.
Yesterday, Alex Beecroft shared a faux cover she’d made for fun.
As soon as I saw it, I had to make my own. (And you can, too.)
Surprisingly, it’s not the time-waster you’d think. Took me only a few minutes to make the cover, below.
So not-my-real cover. Let me show it to you: Now with 100% more scythe.