As some of you know, I’ve got an urban fantasy called Black Dog Blues lingering in the back woods of my files. It features a bisexual male elf who pretty much is entering into a relationship of sort with another guy. Location is Earth following a tragic “smashing” of the human and elven worlds.
Agents hated it… one told me to make Kai a girl. Another said um… no on the gay. I was all… um… fuck you all. Okay maybe not that but mostly my brain said… no.
I’d gotten advice to just do it. Go into the mass market arena with Kai in a traditional male-female way but something… I dunno? Pride? Gall? Ego? Id? said no. I love Kai. I love his world. He’s not a pushover and honestly, he’s not looking for a relationship but he seems to be finding himself in more of them every day.
So, now comes the time when I decide what to do with him. He’s bi. Not that he acts on it but he’s not gonna go down with the M/M indies. He wouldn’t fit there. It’s also written in traditional urban fantasy style. Which was fun but dear God, a shit ton of work and damn it, I want it published.
So self-pub it is.
There’s a space between Dirty Laundry and Whiskey and Wry where I could self-pub him. That space is fast approaching. My editor is almost done with the book and I might toss in a sex scene because really, it would make sense to have one. Especially between Kai and the main love interest. But more importantly, it would put Kai out there and he wouldn’t be lingering on the back burner.
I will be announcing a blurb and launching a cover. I’ll probably lay the book down in June and see where it goes. It’ll be available on Paperback and ebook. I’ll have to figure out Nook placement and stuff but that should be easy. Other than Amazon and B&N, anywhere else you all need it? I’ve done Smashwords but oh, is the response there worth it? Opinions all? Don’t think he’ll suit for ARe. It’s not really a romance.
So, where would one buy Kai? *grins* Guess I better find out because off he’s about to go into the wild blue younder.