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Ophelia Kee and Draoithe is now officially on Tumblr! I have begun posting there, and I hope all of my readers who use Tumblr will come follow me. Like all the social media for Draoithe, I don't truly understand how it works, but Tumblr seems to have hashtags a bit like Twitter and Instagram. Y'all already know my craziness with the hashtags, but I promise to remember to put the links on everything from now on. Sorry to my Instagram followers for failing y'all. I will get better.
If you missed the release of Dream Therapy yesterday, no worries. It is available on Amazon at the debut price still, and it is FREE with Kindle Unlimited. It is currently $3.99. Get it before the price increases.
Someone asked me recently about my pricing structure, and why I changed it. As many of you know, I am still learning this business. It has been a lot of research and hard work to get to this point. In the interest of an honest answer, it was mostly based on word counts and the story.
See, most of your $.99 reads are short works. Novellas that are usually priced low because the word count is under 40,000. Your $2.99 books are likely hovering between 50 and 60 thousand words. Full length fiction novels average between 70,000 and 80,000 words at the $3.99 price point, especially anything with romance in it. I know I have a serious reading addiction, but that has become part of the research in a way. Most of my novels far exceed that. Fire and a Gryphon for example is over 117,000 words. That is seriously a kick booty story. Now I know that Fantasy tends to run long in the tooth, so it stands to reason that the paranormal romances and fantasy romances should be a bit longer. Only thing is with my novels, the reader gets an ongoing series saga and the romance stories involved at the same time. So $4.99 is a far more accurate price point.
I also give away free books just about every month on Amazon. The Thread is always free just by subscribing when you visit Ophelia Kee. I even offer books at reduced prices all the time as well as making almost all of them FREE with Kindle Unlimited. If you have not started your journey into the dream, start with
The Thread by subscribing. Most of my work contains adult content, but The Thread is the backstory for A Pack Forms. The main characters have not met yet. Luke is struggling with finding a way to introduce himself to his neighbor while becoming increasingly with obsessed with her comings and goings. Eli is focused on getting her life in order the way she wants it after many years of remaining in a broken relationship and finally leaving that past behind. She never sees Luke coming. The book is only about 45 minutes to read, but it offers a taste of my writing without getting too carried away into the romantic scenes. A taste if you will. If you like it, there is a link at the end which will take you to the rest of that story. It is an epic love story. once you start, you won't want to stop. LOL. Happily ever after was never quite like this!
It's Friday. Enough about business. Enjoy the weekend. Read a few good lines. Be kind and leave reviews on books you finish. I hope I run across you guys on social media. Drop me a line with any questions or comments and I will try to answer as fast as I can, but 9,000 words into a novel I should not be working on is calling to me to write the next scene. Gotta run.
Welcome to Ophelia Kee Speaks. This is a blog chronicling my independent author walk. The journey into the dream has been a life-changing experience as I try to become a full-time writer and leave the professional world behind me. In my blog each day, you will find information on the ‘behind the scenes’ for writing contemporary adult fantasy fiction and paranormal romance stories set in the dream. I will speak on topics detailing with my writing, publishing, promotion, and marketing as well as social media dealing with my books, book trailers, book launches, book art, music, audio, and video, as well as shameless self-promotion. I am not an expert and am not claiming to be one. I am simply one writer offering a glimpse of my struggle to become a successful independent author. Thank you for considering my words. All rights reserved.