Tuesday, June 27, 2006

On Sale Today: Another Bite of The Apple

So for those of you who were kind enough to purchase my novel Three Days in New York City, the sequel, Another Bite of the Apple, was released today and you can read an excerpt and purchase it right here.

I like how they have it advertised -- this is the first time I've seen the promo for the book and it made me smile.

"The man she loves is engaged to a woman who could be a supermodel. The man she despises but can't seem to resist is beckoning once again. Her life isn't going nearly as she'd thought it would when she moved to New York City.

What's a girl to do?

Elizabeth is back, attitude, insecurities, and all, in this sequel to Three Days in New York City."

Yeah, that about sums it up. It's being released in digital format today but of course you know I expect sales to be brisk and like Three Days in New York City, it will be out in paperback and at a Borders near you sooner rather than later.

Okay, I'm hoping sales will be decent.

Oh alright, I'm hoping to make one sale. Will it be you? Pretty please?

Nah, all kidding aside, I had a blast writing this book and if you liked Three Days, you will probably really enjoy the sequel because it brings, um...here comes that catchword I despise...closure...to the series. Don't hate me for using "closure", I honestly couldn't think of a better word. But oh god how I hate when people say it ad nauseam.

I also learned that a 7,000 word short story I had written a few months ago -- a light-hearted sexual comedy categorized by Phaze as a Samba -- was a contest winner and will be available for sale in the middle of July. Trust me on this. It's the best $2.00 you'll ever spend. I give good erotica, you all know that. Ha! And yeah, click on the Phaze link I provided in regard to that -- Another Bite of the Apple and Three Days in New York City look awfully cool on their front page along with the announcement of all six Samba contest winners.

Speaking of my pals at Phaze, hey hey hey, we're invading New York City on August 11 for a reading at the Happy Ending Lounge. I'll be talking that up more in weeks to come but have a look at the cool flyer (which I will soon be illegally stapling to trees and poles all over the tri-state area har har but fear not, I am conscientious and will then take them down once the event is over)

As for now, I continue to toil away at Baby Boomer, my first mainstream novel in a couple of years, and for once I was thrilled by the copious amounts of rain we got yesterday and are expecting all week because yes! that means no construction workers next door. It was so quiet in here I was in heaven. I wrote upstairs in my journal in longhand so I wouldn't be distracted by things happening on the internet though I'm sad to say I've forever abandoned the idea of a fountain pen, damn it...but I really do like a certain black rolling marker by Uniball so that's what I'm using and loving it.

Anyway, that's all for now. I'll be back tomorrow with more news from the writing and music world...unless, of course, something else exciting happens in the meantime.



Ellen said...

Man, I have to go to that Phaze reading, if just to see who shows up!

Congrats on the release of Another Bite of The Apple, which I'm definitely buying!! I read Three Days and thought it was hilarious and wonderful. There's no one like you, Rob!

Myfanwy Collins said...

Congratulations on all of this great news. I know we'll be reading more and more good news from you soon.


Kath said...

Congratulations, Robin, on your book and the story both! And the novel-in-progress...

RobinSlick said...

Oh wow...thanks! I'm blushing.

And in the middle of all this excitement, I have to go to the hair salon this morning. Today is literally the first time in weeks I feel great and all peppy. Hmm...I'm thinking I'm gonna ask my stylist to dye my hair black and go for the goth look to go along with my new gaunt frame, just to shake things up.

Just kidding, just kidding.


Oh my god, don't mind me, I'm losing it. It's starting to hit me that my kids are gone for most of the summer less than a week from toay. Arghhh....

(Though that does mean Baby Boomer will finally see completion after two years of pulling my hair out. Yes!)

Patry Francis said...

Congratulations. Cool cover.

Justin Crouse said...

Congrats Robin,

This is fan-friggin-tastic news, every word.

I'm not so sure about the goth look, but I'll reserve judgement. :)


RobinSlick said...

Thanks, Patry and Justin! I appreciate it.

(And no, I didn't go dark. My stylist mumbled something about was I sure I'd be happy with the carpets and wallpaper not matching and while I didn't understand what she was saying at first...arghh...I got the message and merely went for a trim.)

Caryn said...

Sounds like you've had a lot of great news lately! Congrats on the contest final and on the new release. They both sound great.

RobinSlick said...

Hi, Caryn! Thanks, yeah, things are pretty cool here right now though much cooler for my kids, huh. Okay, now I have to swing over to your site to see what's going on in your world.

Maybe we can meet up in NYC in August?

And did you click on the You Tube link with my son and Eddie Vedder? They're both so insane...I love it!

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Oh my god, you are a different Caryn! Ha! I'm reading your blog -- which is fabulous, by the way...I love the design, your writing...everything...and I'm like, when the hell did Caryn get married and move to Utah?

The Caryn I know wrote a fabulous book called Joey Ramone is Dead and she lives in New York City and has a website right here:


Too funny. I keep making these same mistakes on My Space, too. So far I am three for three in the red face department. Oh well.

Nice to meet you, Utah Caryn.

(P.S. To anyone who cares, I removed my last two posts because I didn't preview them first...a mistake I will not be making again...and saw that I'd really butchered them)

fringes said...

Congratulations on these successes. I think I'll use my monthly book budget on both books and the Phaze story. Waiting for Boomer...