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Recently I received a couple of letters via email about my books.  It’s fun to hear from readers, at least, for me it is.  It’s also important.  I don’t know about other writers but I go through ups and downs about my writing.  I keep telling myself I’m writing for me so that I don’t write because I think it will be a best-seller and the readers will all buy it…nope, can’t do that or you wouldn’t write your true self.  I do write because I enjoy it, the stories are clamoring to be written, and, I’m rather over-zealous…in case you all hadn’t noticed…I’m fairly prolific.

Recently I consulted a PR Agent and his suggestion was, release less and make them anticipate what you are going to release more…um, how do I do that when I’m trying to get the stories out there?  I mean, really, do you, the readers WANT to wait?  Maybe the ‘experts’ are right (write? ha, ha) and I should release less because people are probably sick of seeing me advertising books all the time, but, then there are those who are waiting on things:

Alice, my serial-killer series in the Malice stories has been waiting to make further appearances in Book #23 for a year.  How can I deny her and her demons?

Pirated #3, tentatively named Pirated Life has also been waiting over a year, do you all want to find out what happens with their story?

Recently I released a prequel to my Vetted story in Cavalcade and eagerly anticipate the sequel to Cavalcade since I couldn’t fit it all into one novel.  I mean, really, would you pay for a 500 page book nowadays?  I think that would be off putting to some.  Fortunately, I wrote them both this spring and my editor is finishing up the second one, Pioneered, due out in August…YAY!  And, just for kicks, I finished up Vetted Further, the sequel to Vetted, because there was so much more story there.

So, for this author, I do WANT to hear from you.  If you loved, hated, or just enjoyed the stories, please let an author know…because, without the fans, the readers, the followers, we are JUST writing for ourselves and while that’s fun, we also need the feedback.  Thank you in advance and you’re welcome to the stories!

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I am pleased to announce that Lezbelib has joined us in celebrating lesbian literature over at the Lesfic Bard Awards!  Yesterday they gave us a shout on their site!  Check them out!  You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+!

Support like this for our new awards is wonderful and we do appreciate everything everyone is doing to get the word out there about it.  We hope that it becomes an annual thing for everyone involved and that we become the premier award in lesbian literature.

Thank you!

Mainstream vs Lesfic

When I came out with my book Doctored last year I had a conundrum.  ALL of my books pretty much have a lesbian or two in them.  Unfortunately Lesbian Fiction does not sell well.  I mean, I have the greatest following of lesbians, but I wanted to reach more, and not just lesbians.  Fortunately for me, Doctored sold well and the next book Veil of Silence sold just as well.  This is because I didn’t list them initially AS Lesfic, because, technically all books can be listed otherwise, in these cases as Women’s Fiction, Contemporary, and in Veil of Silence‘s case, War.  I’ve done the same with my most recent release of The Outsider and I have to say loyal Amazon fans and now Apple and Barnes & Noble fans are the best.  They follow you, they want everything you write, and they make me smile with the comments I get regarding my writings.

I debated long and hard about going mainstream, after all, my books are about the STORY, not the SEX.  I do not do fade to black, so if you are reading this and worry about reading a lesbian sex scene, you can skip those pages.  Heck, my very conservative aunt read Veil of Silence and thought it was fantastic, and that has some definite lesbian sex scenes.  So, the debate goes on in my head about what I should do.  I mean, I’ll always write lesbian stories, you write what you know, and I’m definitely a lesbian…or so my girlfriend tells me, lol.  i-am-not-a-lesbian

The crossover though is worth it, if you can support it, I think my writings do cross over.  I have a large male following and I once thought it was for the sex scenes but in queries to those fans it turns out they like a well-written book…who would have thought?

I appreciate ALL my fans, the men, the women, the lesbians, the gays, the straight, the bi-sexual, the trans, the PEOPLE, because isn’t that what it’s ALL about?  The PEOPLE and their stories?

So, if you like a well-written novel, pop over to my website and pick one or two or as many as you can handle…it’s a challenge, a dare, and I think if you are reading this, you are up for it!

Doctored, Veil of Silence, and The Outsider as well as many others await you!

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This is the screen shot of The Outsider in mainstream, this is for ALL of Amazon, not just one small section.  Out of the millions of submissions, my book is doing well!  Thank you, it is really appreciated by this author!

And please, don’t forget to tell others your thoughts, that’s all we ask after you have read our books:

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Reviews for DOCTORED

Five Star

DOCTORED get’s five stars!

On Apple:
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Outstanding! Love the storyline/plot. It’s playful, fun, intriguing, has all the makings of a great book. One that you think about and go back to time and time again. Will definitely be keeping this book in my collection.
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on May 10, 2016
Did you ever read a book and just know that you would definitely go back and read it again just for the sheer enjoyment of the book? Doctored is the book I believe once you read it you will not soon forget what an adventure filled, exciting and emotional book this is. Your just never sure what will happen next and when it does you’re not disappointed at all. The main characters, Deanna and Madison are so well defined they seem like they could have lived right next door. Their story is far from typical in any sense of the word but the Ending which is just the Beginning is well worth the time it takes to enjoy this book. Among the many books written by Ms. Meinel I do believe this is the best one I have read. Thank’s K’Anne for another well written story.
on May 17, 2016
Great read, I enjoyed this tale, the storyline was great. I love the maturity throughout the story of both characters.
on April 29, 2016
Really enjoyed this book. Lots of depth to the characters and you could never truly predict where the storyline was heading which kept me hooked till the end. Very enjoyable and suspense filled book. Another hit for Ms Meinel.
on May 6, 2016
There was a rich filled description with every page. Enjoyed the rhythm of the story as it unfolded. Beautifully done.
THANK YOU to my lovely readers who say such kind things about my ‘baby’…..

Thank You ~ A Personal Milestone

Today I reached a personal mile-stone in my book publishing/writing career.  Not since my book LAWYERED Lawyeredcame out have I seen the response I have gotten for a release of one of my books.  DOCTORED was conceived almost immediately following the release and response of LAWYERED.  That was nearly two years ago (July).  Today I got to #6 on Amazon, no, that wasn’t the goal, although getting to #1 would be nice too.  It was in sales that I am talking about.  You see, my followers, fans, and readers support my work in a way that I can really be proud of.  DOCTORED is well on its way to being my best-selling novel ever.  In fact, by the time this blog goes public, it should have exceeded expectations.

One of my fans claims it is the best novel of mine that she has ever read.  I know it isn’t, because I have a few that I’m hoping to get out, and one of them is a personal odyssey that I’ve been trying to get out for ten years…it means a lot to me.  Once I get it fully crafted, get past the blocks my mind has set, it will be the best novel I have ever written, at least I hope so, although, I have been known to be wrong, occasionally…I’m just not ready yet.  Everyone has a personal favorite.  It’s why I write so many different kinds of stories…because not everything I write is going to appeal to everyone.  That’s okay.  I’m not in competition with anyone but myself and if the readers respond well to what I’ve written, that’s awesome!

When I conceptualized DOCTORED all those months ago, I knew exactly where the story line should take me.  Writing it however, the characters even surprised me.  I felt like slapping the secondary character for her whining and then I cheered when she grew up and accepted what life had given her, stood up for herself.  Characters never do what you intend, even if you are the one creating them and their personalities.Main Characters..  Yes, they do surprise the author sometimes too.  You can write yourself into a corner and only the character can get you out.  Sometimes, they let you sit there for a while.  Some call it writer’s block.  I call it a challenge.  This book in particular, fans and friends were asking about for a while since I’d been talking a lot about it…I told them that the bitch of a character wasn’t letting me write her!  Eventually they came together and ‘allowed’ me to release them onto the pages of my book.

I’m very pleased that the fans, friends, and readers have shown their support by buying so many copies of the book, both in e-book and paperback versions.  It’s an awesome feeling to hear from people how it affected them, their thoughts on it, and, of course, when is the NEXT novel coming out…this particular book has only been out a week and a half!  Lol!

But, my next novella should be out in the coming week thanks to my terrific editor and proof readers. Meddlesome Malice Book 20 1000 I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to have such supportive people who help me to create these works.  It all takes a lot of time and effort.  I do hope you enjoy the coming attractions.  Thank you, from the bottom of my heart for showing your love and support by buying my creations.

Sincerely,

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DOCTORED:

A brilliant child protégée, she dreams of becoming a doctor and a surgeon…and accomplishes her goals.  Unfortunately, her youth and round, child-like face work against her.  No matter how skilled she becomes, how knowledgeable, the old school, male-dominated medical hierarchy wants to keep her in ‘her place.’

Deana has worked hard to become an expert in her chosen field, but few believe this ‘child’ capable.   Specializing in infectious diseases, she travels the world—from the States to Europe to South America—honing her skills before winding up in Africa where her skills are desperately needed.

Meeting a nurse by the name of Madison MacGregor, she finds they share an insatiable curiosity and a love of helping others, but falling in love was not what she intended.  Later, when she loses Maddie to a misunderstanding, she is haunted by the one that got away…

Ten years have passed and both the doctor and nurse have moved on with their lives, but fate intervenes when they find themselves working at the same hospital.  Their friendship is revived…can their love be rekindled?  Will the past haunt them or bring them closer?  Will the secrets that both harbor keep them from realizing a future together?

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Thank you!

bookthanks-1For a writer of Lesbian Fiction, we don’t get the same monies, status, or acclaim that other authors get.  We do it for the love of the story, for the fans, those who love to read a story that has two female characters (or more) in it.  I personally love to write romance and all the little drama that goes into it to get them where they need to be.  I want to thank my readers for their following of my books, my stories, my babies as they and I have grown.  I was delightfully surprised when my latest offering to you SMALL TOWN ANGEL reached #4 on Amazon! Capture and continues to be in the top 100 of Lesbian Fiction!  The feedback I get on my books makes me feel so proud that my story affected someone so much!  Your reviews have been kind, I got 5-5 star reviews almost immediately.

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 I just want my fans to KNOW how much I appreciate them and their kind words, support, and the sales almost immediately: Capture for my little old mystery story about Wisconsin….

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and by next month I’ll be offering my new PIRATE novel:

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as well as my new novella in the ongoing Malice series:

 Macerating Malice Book 18   This author SINCERELY thanks you for ALL your support.  Feel free to e-mail me with your thoughts, books you’d like to see, or opinions on the books of mine you have read!  Check out all my books at www.kannemeinel.com and watch this blog for more news!

Thank you!

I’d like to take a moment to just say a heartfelt THANK YOU to all the fans who read my novels.  I was looking at the stats today off of just Amazon and this is what I found for just one of my books:

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This means for that one book alone I am selling more than one 100 a day which thrills me and I can’t say thank you enough to those who enjoy my many books and give me the feedback that they do.  My current book that came out last month, BLOWN AWAY has TWO covers:

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and here is what some people are saying:

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both are available in both E-Book and Paperback editions.  If you go to my website www.kannemeinel.com there is even a buttonCapture

to get them or any of my paperbacks personally signed and mailed to you!

Again, THANK YOU to the fans, you are one the many reasons I keep writing!