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Short Can Be Sweet!
Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Wetdown_600 TheObedientWife_600 DriveMeCrazy_600

PleaureInSurrender_600 OneTrackCowboy_600 NightInTheWaxMuseum_600

Are you wondering what I’m doing?

Well, I’ve been wondering how to leverage a program like Kindle Unlimited, where readers can gobble up as many books as they want for a single price every month. I haven’t used it before, because frankly, I don’t want to limit my stories to KU, and if an author puts their stories in KU, that’s the only place it can be published.

But I have these short stories I’ve written, which might appeal to readers looking for a quick nibble… 🙂

So my talented sister, Elle James, volunteered to create covers for those short stories. Aren’t they pretty? I love how she “branded” my name, but managed to make every short story cover true to its sub-genre.

Most of the short stories I’m working on publishing are around 5,000 words. Wet Down is longer at 15,000.

Is there any particular cover or title you love? A story you can’t wait to read? Do you think this is a good idea? I hope so, because I have more shorts to dust off and get ready to upload…

7 comments to “Short Can Be Sweet!”

  1. ButtonsMom2003
    · January 27th, 2015 at 11:03 am · Link

    I don’t use KU but I do love short stories. Sometime I just want something quick to read that also packs a punch; your short books usually do that. 🙂

    I love the covers that Elle created. Her books are great, too.

  2. Vi Brandon
    · January 27th, 2015 at 11:26 am · Link

    I think it’s a great idea!! I have a kindle app but a other people use epub, Barnes & Noble or iTunes. Plus, Amazon seems to be changing many writers writing styles and lengths unnecessarily! Good luck with that!
    I also love the covers!!

  3. Michelle @MsRomanticReads
    · January 27th, 2015 at 11:40 am · Link

    I’m not a KU user either, but I’ve heard rumblings about it,, mostly about the limited selection. Most people I know are Kindle Prime members who already access to a lot of books for free, and those who don’t are probably spending the $10 membership fee on Scribd. Did you read HM Ward’s post about her experience with it? I’m sure it’s good from a customer standpoint, but how good is it for authors? Have you thought of bundling these either in one set or sets of two+? That could work as well since people gobble up bundles.

    I really like your covers, and Night at the Museum really creeped me out, lol. Whatever you do, I hope it works out 🙂

  4. Ginger Robertson
    · January 27th, 2015 at 10:15 pm · Link

    Good evening Delilah,

    I love

  5. Ginger Robertson
    · January 27th, 2015 at 10:18 pm · Link


    It’s me again. I don’t know why my post went &;!&;5,?

    I love the cover of Wet Down. And, next up would be One Track Cowboy…saddle up!

    I don’t have KU, and don’t plan to.


  6. ButtonsMom2003
    · January 28th, 2015 at 12:57 am · Link

    Forgot to say what my favorite covers are:
    1. Wet Down
    2. Drive Me Crazy
    3. One Track Cowboy

    But I really like all of them.

  7. Sharon Chalk
    · January 28th, 2015 at 2:54 am · Link

    love the covers for wet down,drive me crazy and one track cowboy,as far us KU I tried it for free for a month and did not like it,I hated that the author could only have the book there so I could not read it and I am a somewhat beta reader,meaning I have 6 authors I beta read for but if I start to get backed up I will tell whomever has a book that needs to be read that I will have to skip one to keep up and I would cut down but I love all the authors way way to much to do that and 3 of them write shorter stories usually under 200 pages and I can read that in a night,anyway out of those 6 authors only 1 is still staying with it,the others said their income was cut in half by using the program,so I guess it depends on what you submit to KU,you wouldn’t want to do a series because then if you decide to quit then went back to regular you couldn’t finish the series which would bum out both type of readers and most of the friends I have joined for the free 30 days but then dropped it so I guess its a 50/50 chance–Good Luck,I hope this doesn’t mean you can’t write in anthologies with other authors,that would be sad……

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