Friday, May 29, 2009

Whispers reviewed at Fang-Tastic Books!!

Whispers in the Dark has been reviewed at Fang-Tastic books!! I stumbled across the review while surfing the net for updates on my book:

Whispers in the Dark by Marisa Quinn
Eternal Press
May 2009
6000 words
paranormal romanceebook
3 fangs

The Greek god Eros knows his soulmate Psyche has been born and longs to be with her. However, his mother Aphrodite seeks to destroy Psyche because she doesn't want her son to leave her alone. This sweet retelling of the myth of Eros and Psyche provides additional insight into Aphrodite's own psyche as she has to decide between loneliness and losing Eros.

Such a nice little review! I was so happy to find it. I haven't done as much marketing as I thought I would this past month. In my defence, I've had a pretty crappy past few weeks. I've been too distracted (and under too much stress) to market. One word: DATING. Ah, if only soul mates really would make life so much simpler!

I'm going to try and market Whispers in the Dark alot more and that means attempting to get lots of reviews and interviews! So this morning I set up an author page at Manic Readers:

and I requested to be reviwed by them. I'm also considering paying money to have my front cover displayed on a website. I'm happy to annouce that Whispers in the Dark continues to pop up on more and more online book stores. I found it on the website Libresco where it is being sold in British pounds!!! wow!!!

It is also available on


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Whispers in the Dark available in print!

I can't believe I forgot to mention that Whispers in the Dark is available in print but in my defence I've had a pretty crappy week. Whispers in the Dark is available in print from

I haven't ordered my author copies yet. To be honest I forgot. I will try and do it soon. I'm in the process of moving out and spend every second weekend dragging me parents to furniture shops to pick out bookcases and end tables. I don't usually have enough money yet at the end to purchase my author copies. My Mum has bought one though. I can't wait for it to arrive in the mail. Its going to be so surreal to hold a printed version of my book in my hands. I'll probably scream the house down when I open the book and hold it in my hands for the first time. I wish it was for sale in bookstores. One of my dreams as an author has been to go into a bookstore one day and pose in front of a bookshelf holding a copy of my book on sale.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

More Reviews, Please!

It seems like everytime I type Whispers in the Dark into yahoo a new webpage pops up that I hadn't seen before. I found Whispers in the Dark's first review on another website tonight:

and was very excited to discover that it had nine comments! All of them positive! all of them from people sounded interested in reading my little e-book! Yay! This makes me wonder if there are more reviews of Whispers in the Dark floating around the internet that I haven't discovered yet. I hope so because I feel like I'm falling behind in the marketing race. All of the other Eternal Press authors have had heaps of reviews and chats and interviews and I haven't. I've been wondering if its because this is my first release. I am new to marketing. I'll be honest. I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm trying, though. Hopefully Whispers in the Dark will get many more reviews in the future!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Whispers in the Dark's first reader review!

I've finally had some feedback! I logged into my email account this morning and discovered, to my delight, that another author had reviewed my story:

Today I had the pleasure of reading this brief, but satisfying, e-book. Marisa Quinn retells the Classical Greek myth of Eros (cupid) and Psyche, his mortal beloved. Standing between these two destined lovers is Eros's mother, the love-goddess Venus. Though this story is literally thousands of years old, Quinn manages to place her own unique spin on it and make it fresh and interesting. I was stunned to learn this is Quinn's first published romance! She's a very promising new writer from Australia, and *Whispers in the Dark* is a great read.

Erin O'Riordan,
author of *Beltane*

What a wonderful little review! I'm so happy. Hehe. This has been such an interesting experiment. I'm curious how my other short stories: Tears of a Goddess, Goddess Awakening, Deep Embrace, Forever In Your Arms, and Echoes in the Wind will do if (and hopefully when) they eventually get published.

In other news, I'm excited to annouce that Whispers in the Dark is now available from CyberRead:

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Whispers in the Dark on GhostWriter Literary Reviews

I was doing my daily internet search of Whispers in the Dark to see if it had popped up on any more websites and I found it at Ghost Writer Literary Reviews:

When I first saw the link my heart contracted in my chest and my eyeballs bugged out of my sockets because I thought it meant that SOMEONE had FINALLY reveiwed my book. Upon clicking on it though I discovered that no one had actually reviewed it yet. It was just available for review. You can request to reveiw it.

Please, please, someone review my little e-book! I'm really, really, eager for my first review.

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Joys of Google

I found Whispers in the Dark for sale on a website I didn't even know sold Eternal Press books this morning! I'm happy to annouce that it is now available from PayLoadz:

Hehe. I typed my name into google and a whole bunch of websites popped up and they were actually about me and not some Marisa Quinn who is a university professor on the other side of the world. I haven't had any reviews for Whispers in the Dark yet. I'm dying to hear what people think of it. Tonight after work I'm going to go on the prowl for more reviews. Its weird emailing people asking for REVIEWS and not to publish me.

Friday, May 8, 2009

And the excitement keeps on coming...

Whispers in the Dark is now available from:

Coffee Time Romance:

and All Romance E-Books:

I went back and double checked Mobipocket and on the page my book is on at the bottom it says "People who bought this book also purchased..." at first it was blank but now it has a whole heap of books listed! people have bought my book! I find that so surreal. I can't believe people have bought my little e-book. I'm so excited. I did a search for my book under Eternal Press there just for the heck of it and it popped up on Eternal Press's best sellers list under number eight.


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Whispers in the Dark has been released!!

The day has finally arrived. Whispers in the Dark, my first published work, has been released. I am so excited I do not know how I am going to sleep tonight. I did not expect it to be out until tomorrow because of time differences, so I was very surprised to find it had come out today! It is so weird seeing a dollar sign next to one of my stories. I feel like pinching myself. I'm so happy. I'm having a day off from work tomorrow to celebrate. The moment everyone leaves for work I am going to put Whispers in the Dark by Skillet on the CD player in the living room and dance around the house. Then I have to get to work figuring out how to get Whispers reviewed. I was surfing the net before and stumbled acorss Whispers for sale on an online bookstore. THIS IS SO SURREAL. I clicked on the link and you can rate my story! Oh my god! This is so scary. Is this really happening? You can also be put on an email list to be alerted when another one of my titles comes out. Holy shit. I'm an author...

At the moment Whispers in the Dark is available from:

Eternal Press:
and Mobipocket:

I will post more links when I stumble across them. I hope Whispers in the Dark does well. Its one of my favourite myths. Here is the blurb:

Eros, son of Aphrodite, is a Greek god. Every night for the past eighteen years, the moment he fell asleep, a woman with gold-speckled eyes and sinful lips curved in a mysterious smile entered his dreams.

Was she his soul mate…or just a dream?

When Psyche, a mortal living in ancient Greece, heard the sound of Eros whispering to her one night, she thought she was dreaming again. It wasn’t until she opened her eyes and caught a glimpse of the winged god gliding past the moon that she knew she had not imagined it.

“I will come to you in darkness…”

Unable to resist the pounding of his heart, Eros will defy Aphrodite and face the wrath of the gods by engaging in a forbidden love affair with Psyche, an insignificant mortal in their eyes. Eros knows the truth: Psyche is his soul mate. His lover. His destiny.

I will post again the morning. Good luck, Whispers! I hope you sell well!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

One more day!!

One more day until Whispers in the Dark is released!! Its the 7th of May for me tomorrow, but because of time differences, it doesn't come out until the 8th for me. I'm having a day off from work to celebrate and sleep in because I'll probably be on the computer in the early hours of the morning at the internet launch party. I'm so glad I'm not going to work that day. I'll be able to sleep in. Assuming, of course, I can stop vibrating from excitement. I can't wait to type in my name in search engines and see my little book pop on on the screen with a dollar sign attached to it. Its so surreal. I hope it gets good reviews and sells well.