3 S.R. Johannes: Novelettes on the rise!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Novelettes on the rise!

I released #1 (Suffocate) in my Breathless Novelette series in June. At the time, I had no idea they would become so popular in the indie world! Choke #2 comes out the end of Oct and Exhale #3 comes out in mid Dec. They will all be packaged as a paperback for the holidays.

But Isobel Lucas wrote her Hell Bent series and is releasing them 2 weeks apart. Smart idea!

Novellettes are becoming popular to indies because they are faster to write, you can release them quickly, and they grab your audience for the series because they come out faster than novels.

Indie readers tend to not like to wait for follow ups so the fact that Isobel is releasing them back to back is cool.

Hell Bent, Heaven Sent novelette series starts in October and will release every 2 weeks until the end of the year. 

(NOTE: Due to sex and language, this is New Adult recommended for readers 17 and up!)

Hell Bent, Heaven Sent - #1 is On Raven's Wings (10,000 words)

Mary Joseph's family is going through a financial crisis and now she's forced to finish out senior year at the local public school. In an effort to erase her Catholic school girl image, she joins a rock band, gets a makeover from her best friend, and changes her name to Raven.

Ian, the hottest guy in school, notices her and she's plunged into a world she never expected to enter. His kisses are as steamy as his body, but Raven doesn't know if he's telling her the truth about his bizarre family or if he's just saying anything to convince her to go all the way.

When disaster hits Raven's family, she has to make a decision: ignore Ian's wild claims or take a leap of faith.

On Raven's Wings is the first episode in a series of five novelettes (10,000 - 15,000 words) releasing every two weeks starting October 23rd. Due to sex and language, this is recommended for readers 17 and up.

To celebrate, head to her blog - she is she is running a huge giveaway.


Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds like a great series! Thanks for the tip :)

Lauren said...

I think it's great that novellas/novelettes/cozies are starting to get recognized as their own thing rather than just a short novel. It's a neat format to write in and for people with busy lives, an easier format to read. Also, I think the whole "New Adult" genre is interesting too.

Anonymous said...

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Shelli (srjohannes) said...

Jemi- You are welcome :)

Lauren- I agree, I am so glad that novelettes are being recognized now. It is a great format to write.

Steph- You're welcome