Jolie Du Pre is an author, editor, article writer and blogger is hosting today's Vampire Bite Blog Hop. Now before you moan, "Urgh. More vampires?" I have some exciting news for you all.
In 2010, I wrote my YA novel. I finished it roughly a little over two years ago. TWO BLOODY YEARS ago! I'll never understand how authors can bang out books. Never. That said, I edited, revised, had it beta read, critiqued and then repeated that process again and again. I've since had a serious decision to ponder. Traditional or Self-Pub? Well, the sad truth is most agents or publishers aren't interested in vamp novels. There just not and that's okay since I still believe there's still a market for vampire novels. My goal is to stay true to myself and capture those readers who still love vamp lit.
That said, I've been working like a fiend on polishing my story. I've spent a good chunk of time building my online platform too. *smiles wickedly* I suppose nothing is ever perfect, but I've decided to give my young adult urban fantasy novel a shot. I don't exactly have a timeline yet on a book launch, but I'm shooting for Spring 2013. Keep your fingers crossed all goes well.
Aside from graduating college and playing soccer, all Emma wants is to be loved by her opportunist father and forget about the boy who broke her heart. Since accepting her college soccer scholarship, Emma has been betrayed, beaten, bloodied and bitten. And it’s only the first semester.
Before it’s over, Emma must uncover and accept her eternal fate, save her bullying teammates from perilous doom and face the alluring vampire that haunts her. Oh, and win a National title too. Yeah, being blessed is more like being cursed. But for Emma, it’s her only saving grace.