This Sunday closes a very crazy week. There have been some high notes! I published the fourth book in The Controllers series, 'Deviant Evolution'. If you have been reading the rest of the series, I really think you're going to like this latest book. If you have already finished, I'd love to hear your feedback on Amazon and GoodReads. :) Other highs... my husband celebrated a major birthday milestone, so we've been away celebrating this weekend. I have a taste for different cocktails and tried a new one last night that blew my mind. I am a bit of a lightweight when it comes to alcohol though... much to my husband's delight!
On lower notes, I had some panics this last week. I was looking into my reading figures and thought maybe the keywords could be improved. Changing them suddenly saw a significant drop in my Kindle Unlimited page reads. Eeek. Now don't get me wrong, my page reads are not JK Rowling numbers, but it's all relative. Then I changed them back to a mix of some original keywords and some new ones, but also learned that Amazon picks up 'keywords' from your descriptions, so edited those. The result, page reads were up to a great numbers. Happy Liv!!
Bit I couldn't stop meddling, so I thought I would also look at the categories I had my books in. Note to any authors reading this. Tread carefully when changing categories. It appears that when you change categories, Amazon reset the statistics for the book. It makes sense when you think about it. But... the end result is a huge negative impact to my page reads. I'm hoping it turns around quickly and returns to normal, but it has been a hard lesson!
Finally, whilst Deviant Evolution has published this week, I'm pleased to announce that Deviant Betrayal is now available for pre-order and will release on 30 September. As you can see from the cover below, I'm trying a new design. Please let me know your thoughts on this too. I hope everyone likes it.