How long should a book be? Epic novels of 800 or more pages can be very daunting to some people. They fear they’ll never finish them. I like a good epic novel; I get all wrapped up in the characters and I want to find out what happens to them. But they do take a long time to read and if it’s a book that tends to drag on and on, I begin to feel as though it is keeping me from getting to other books in my large unread pile. Short stories are my least favorite, I always want to know more and am rarely satisfied with a short story. My ideal length is somewhere between 200 and 400 pages. I can usually finish a book of that length in a week or less and move on to the next one. Aside from my large stack of unread printed books, I have dozens of ebooks sitting on my Kindle. They’re all there, patiently waiting for me to get to them. So what’s your ideal book length?
Gray Cloud, the third book in the Captive Hearts series, is now available in Kindle. It will be available in print form on or before August 15, 2012. The story of Carrie and her family continues in this book and has an exciting cliffhanger ending.
I’ve already begun the next book, Hawk. The first chapter is included at the end of Gray Cloud. For new readers, I’ve gone back and included the first chapter of Eagle’s Wish at the end of Captive Hearts, and the first chapter of Gray Cloud at the end of Eagle’s Wish.
Hawk is already shaping up into an exciting addition to the series. Happy reading and I look forward to hearing from you!
Good News! I just uploaded my second book, Eagle’s Wish, to the Kindle site. There’s a process it has to go through before it will be “live” and available for purchase. This can take up to 48 hours, but I did just check the status and it should be up in less than 12 hours.
I hope everyone enjoys it. I’ll be starting on the next book shortly. I have lots of research to do first but I”m looking forward to see what happens next.
First, I want to say thank you to all my readers who have emailed and asked when the sequel to Captive Hearts will be available. I hope to have it up on Kindle by February 18, 2012. The title of the new book is Eagle’s Wish.
My editor wanted a few revisions and that’s taking a little longer than anticipated. But I’m working hard on it and will get it done as soon as possible.
Thanks again for all your support!