Dark Spaces – My new book of suspenseful short stories

Dark Spaces by Dionne Lister

Drum roll… And now, I would like to announce, I have a new book out! Dark Spaces. This was a surprise to me. I had an idea that I wanted to gather all my short stories and a couple of my flash fiction and bundle them together in one collection. But I thought it would happen in a few weeks. When, all of a sudden, I was picking a cover photo and Amber Jerome-Norrgard was doing the writing on the cover (thanks Amber) I realised it was happening now!

I love my cover, and can’t believe it turned out so well. Amber can attest to that, as I’m very picky. After making her adjust the placement of the text a few times, she labelled the file “dionneanalretentive”. The cover lets you know what to expect: suspense, increased heart-rate, and some psychopathic characters.

Anyway, I found myself uploading the book to Smashwords and Amazon on a day that was not set-aside for this. Where did that come from? How did it happen? Hmm, maybe that’s fitting, seeing as it’s a book of suspenseful stories. As usual, I surprised myself. The next shock came when it was available on Smashwords approximately fifteen minutes after I pressed ‘publish’. I would have fallen over, had I not been sitting down, because I had two sales within fifteen minutes of going live!

I would like to thank the supportive peeps who have already bought my book. I hope you grab onto your e-readers, desperate to know what’s going to happen next, and I’m sorry if any of my stories make you cry.

So, I’m excited! I have two books out. If you had told me, a year ago, that I would have self-published two books by now I would not only have laughed, but called for someone to get you a psyche evaluation. Funny how life surprises us sometimes, isn’t it?

About these ads

11 Comments

Filed under Dionne's Blog, Short stories

11 responses to “Dark Spaces – My new book of suspenseful short stories

  1. Fantastic Dionne! I’ll grab a copy for sure!

    great cover too :)

    I hope to publish all my Japanese stories together soon, must get organised!

    Good luck with sales. I’ll RT when I can for you xx

  2. Jane Isaac

    Wow! Big Congrats, Hone. I just bought it:)

  3. I think congratulations are in order – grab yourself a bottle of wine! I love the font used on the front cover :)

    Good luck with the sales.

    • Wow, thanks Dan! I explained what I wanted and Amber found exactly the right thing. I never realised ‘do it yourself’ covers could be so effective.

  4. Congratulations Dionne!
    eden

  5. wxmouse

    I have my copy too :) It was great, lots of twists and thrills!

  6. Pingback: It's a Bad-Ass Book Launch for "Allegory of Dusk" | Cabin GoddessCabin Goddess

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s