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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lizzy Ford's Rhyn Trilogy Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

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Please give a huge welcome to author Lizzy Ford. She is the author of the amazing Rhyn's Trilogy, a fantastic PNR trilogy full of demons, vampires, shapeshifters and more. Lizzy Ford has stopped by today for an incredible guest post for you guys and for a chance to win autographed copy of Katie's Hellion (Rhyn Triliogy #1) . So please join me and Lizzy for this great post.



The Next Big Thing in Romance

In late 2011, I was preparing my publishing schedule for 2012, and I started wondering: what’s the next big thing in romance?  We’ve seen a flood of paranormal, urban fantasy and dystopian romances lately.  We’ve been through vampires, vampire hunters, time-traveling Highlanders, werewolves, and zombies.  What’s next?

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I posed the question to several people, to include writers, an editor, and a few bloggers.  The answer: no one really knows.  One of the bloggers said she’s seeing an emergence of angels and demons as heroes in novels. Another said she thinks the science fiction romance subgenre is severely underserved and feels its time is coming.  Still another said contemporary is the answer, and because thrillers and horrors are en vogue in fiction right now, horror or suspense romance.  Someone else says dragons. Finally, one of my good indie friends said witches.

So … I need to write a novel about a witch from outer space hunting a time-traveling serial killer when she falls in love with an angel riding a dragon?

This is the danger in trying to predict what the next big thing will be: it’s really anyone’s call right now.  Paranormal is still hot, though I suspect contemporary romantic suspense will be on the rise with the rise in popularity of horror on television and books.  I also suspect that – in the young adult corner – paranormal isn’t about to die anytime soon, and witches might be a safe call but vampires are going to fade away soon.  

Most people will say to write what makes you happy, and I agree.  However, as someone who just lost her job, I gotta make this writing thing work for me, too, which means it’s in my best interest to be on the train going the right way.

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My own approach this year has been to experiment in several different subgenres - fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, and contemporary romances - and to use the results in my plan for next year.  The results: paranormal is still primary, but I was surprised to see a market for a science fiction romance, too. My contemporary book died on the grapevine, and I think people buy it just to leave one and two star reviews.  My fantasy fell off a cliff before it got to the grapevine.  Trilogies and series are still super popular, whereas my single-titles didn’t fare so well (with the exception of the sci-fi romance.)

I’m not sure what’ll be IT next year, but I think I know what I want to do: launch a YA witch trilogy and release at least two sci-fi romances. I’ve yet to test the futuristic or contemporary suspense romance markets, so I’ll give those a go, too.  I’m wrapping up two paranormal series during the first half of 2012 but probably won’t launch another one, instead focusing on the above.

What are your thoughts?


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About Lizzy Ford

Lizzy Ford is the self-publishing phenom, author of the sweet paranormal romance series: "Rhyn Trilogy" and "War of Gods" series; and the young adult fantasy trilogy, “The Foretold,” all of which launched in 2011.  She has also authored multiple single title young adult fantasy and paranormal romances. Lizzy's books have reached the bestseller lists on both Amazon US and Amazon UK in multiple categories. Widely considered a freak of nature by her contemporaries for her ability to write and publish a new book every 30-45 days, Lizzy attributes her success to a team that consists of her editor, graphics artist, I.T. Sherpa, and her rabid readers. 

Lizzy released ten books in 2011 and intends to release another ten in 2012, including launching two more series. Lizzy’s books can be found on every major ereader library, to include: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords. She lives in southern Arizona with her husband, three dogs and a cat. 

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Giveaway Time!!!

Katie's Hellion (Book 1)
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Summary from Lizzy Ford:  

Katie thinks she’s going crazy when a baby immortal and death’s personal assistant appear at her doorstep. She’s drawn into a world filled with immortals like Rhyn, an outcast half-breed who claims her as his mate in a show of defiance to his brothers. Rhyn rescues her from Hell and discovers his little human has a gift that’ll help his brothers protect the immortal and mortal worlds

One winner will win an autographed copy of Katie's Hellion by Lizzy Ford. It is an international giveaway, so all can join. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck to you all and thank you sooooo much Lizzy for an amazing post and an amazing giveaway.


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11 comments:

  1. wouww... i never read this book. but the book sounds great..
    thanks for a chance to win.

    thanks for the giveaway ^^

    sunshine_pinkystar at yahoo dot com

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  2. great book...

    thanks for the giveaway..success for you

    icha09 at gmail dot com

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  3. Thanks for hosting D!
    And Lizzy, as for your question, paranormal till I die!!!!

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  4. This book sounds great. I want read it.
    Thank you for giveaway!!

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  5. I'm on this tour to!! I should pay more attention!! YAY I hope I win!

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  6. Hi Lizzy. I really like all the book covers for the Rhyn Trilogy. I enjoyed reading about the books.
    How did you get the idea for this series?
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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  7. The book sounds great. Thank you for the post and the giveaway. I am an aspiring writer(who isn't?, in some sense)myself and I am stunned that you can publish a new book every 30-45 days. How do you constantly stay inspired? Just curious. Again, thanks for the giveaway

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  8. I'd like to know how much input you have on the covers? - love them.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  9. love the cover thanks for the chance the book sounds great cant wait to read it. my email is butterfli262002@yahoo.com

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I have to say that I love the cover art on those books! They're gorgeous.

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  11. Thank you all! What an awesome crowd! To answer the questions:

    @Julianne: the series started in a dream. Actually, most of my books start in a dream! For this one, I dreamt about the scene where Katie is on the subway and a little boy approaches and claims she's his mother. From there, the story built itself around it!

    @Georgette - I used to joke with people that my source of inspiration was pure desperation. Hahaha! I guess it's a combination of having an insane imagination that I put on hold for 15+ years while I tried to do the adult things and keep a soul-crushing day job AND desperation. LOL I want to be able to take care of my mama, sis, hubby the way they deserve. Nothing motivates like wanting to give your family a better life!

    @Marybelle- I have exactly 0% say in the covers. This is because I have no visual or artistic taste AT ALL. My graphics girl is always polite enough to ask what I want. The answer is usually something like 'pinkish' or 'sparkles.' She then wisely ignores me, reads the rough draft/blurb, and produces something fantastic. I'm so lucky to have her!

    :-) Lizzy

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Due to the daily spam comments I have been getting lately and to avoid the annoying word verification, Anonymous comments are no more. I do not want bargains on bags, watches, jerseys, boots and other crap. Geez, they could at least spam me with book and movie stuff, I would be somewhat interested LOL! Thank you :D