I created this FAQ page because I get very similar emails every day. I *love* getting emails from readers and writers, I truly do! I figure this FAQ might answer some of the questions readers and writers often have for me. Want to know more? Heck, email me anyway 🙂 ShoshannaEvers@gmail.com
WHAT?! WHY ARE YOU LEAVING EROTIC ROMANCE???!!
Short answer: I found Jesus and, while I’m not judging anyone who reads or writes it, personally I just no longer want to write erotic romance or erotica. I want to write for God’s glory! I’m still going to write romantic stories, but they will have a faith element and won’t have sex scenes. My new name for my new genre is Shoshanna Gabriel. My tagline Sexily *EVERS* After has changed to Faithfully Ever After now – this means that while you’re still guaranteed a happy ending to the stories I write in 2016 and beyond, you can also expect the hero and heroine to be saved and trust in God by the end, and that the couple will either marry or plan to be married, and to live Faithfully Ever After 🙂
Are you going to unpublish your old books?
I can’t, because I am in royalty-share with audiobook narrators for the books’ audiobook counterparts, and it wouldn’t be fair to them. Also, I have 7+ novels and 10+ anthologies that I did not publish myself nor get the rights back to, so I can’t do anything about those. But I pray that people will see those older erotic romances compared to the new books I will be writing, and see how much God has changed my life completely… and that will be testimony as to how amazing He is!
Where’s the rest of the Bunking with the Cowboys series to follow I Am Not Your Melody?
UPDATE! 9/27/2017: This series is now called The Bear Creek Saddle Series, and I completely re-wrote the prequel, which is now called Second Chances for Trampled Hearts, Book 1 in the Bear Creek Saddle Series. It is a sweet contemporary western inspirational romance. Book 1 releases 10/24/2017, Book 2 releases shortly after. There will be 5 books in the series that I have planned so far. For more info, check out my book page on my new website at ShoshannaGabriel.com/books.
You have a lot of books! Where should I start?
That depends on what type of story you’re in the mood for, and if you’re in the mood for something shorter or longer. If you want something super short and cheap to get a taste of my writing, try Overheated, or Taste of Candy (which is free). I have all of my books listed with tag lines and links by category, for example MaleDom BDSM erotica vs. FemDom BDSM erotica vs. steamy contemporary romance, etc, on this page: https://shoshannaevers.com/all-books-listed. And of course, I always recommend my latest release, since that’s what’s new and exciting. Right now that’s I Am Not Your Melody, then the Enslaved Trilogy, The Pulse Trilogy, and Beauty and the Beast. Of course, now I’d really love if you read my new books written as Shoshanna Gabriel. Start with Second Chances for Trampled Hearts. Happy reading!
Can I snail-mail you something?
As long as it’s not illegal and it won’t get me in trouble with my hubby, sure! That’s so sweet. I need to get a PO Box of my own, but until I do, my assistant Annette collects mail and packages and forwards them to me. The address is:
c/o Author’s Assistant Agency
PO Box 55
Columbiaville, MI 48421
If I email you to tell you I read your books, will you email back?
Thank you! Yes I will. I love hearing from readers and writers at ShoshannaEvers@gmail.com. And if you join my Street Team, you’ll also get some swag and a chance at prizes for helping to spread the word!
I read I Am Not Your Melody and I’m ready for the rest of the Bunking with the Cowboys Series! Where are those books?
Thanks for reading! I’m working on Zach Walker’s story now, but the release date may be a while away. I have other books I need to write as well (like The Tycoon’s Captive Bride at Sea!) and I’ll have to stagger release dates so you guys don’t get sick of me. 😉 Please sign up for my newsletter so you’ll be the first to know when the Bunking with the Cowboys books come out!
Will you read my unpublished short story/poem/erotica/novel and tell me if it’s any good?
Unfortunately, while I applaud and encourage writers at every stage in the game, I cannot read your unpublished work for numerous reasons. Instead, I recommend you find a writing group, a Romance Writers of America chapter near you (www.RWA.org) or a critique partner(s).
Will you read my published book and write a blurb or a review for me?
I make it a point to first read books that are already on my way-too-long and getting longer TBR (to-be-read) list first. If your book happens to already be on that list then I’ll totally leave a review if I can honestly give it 5 stars. I don’t give reviews under 5 stars, so if you think I’ve read your book and I didn’t review it, it might be because it was 4.5 stars 🙂
If we’re friends on Twitter and/or Facebook and you have a new book coming out, I might offer to blurb it for you, and if we’re really tight yes, you can ask but I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to, based on whatever’s going on in my life at the time.
In general, if I’ve read and reviewed one of your published books before, I’m all for blurbing your next one.
Will you do a guest post/interview on my blog?
I’d love to, especially if I have the time. It’s easiest for me if you send me three interview questions and I can do an ebook give-away on your site. To set up a blog post with me, please email my assistant Annette Stone at email@example.com and she can find a place in our schedules that is good for everyone.
Can I get a free review copy of one of your books?
If you are a reputable book blogger or reviewer, absolutely. Just email my assistant Annette Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org for a review copy. I appreciate you taking the time to review my books and if you like them I hope you will post your review on Amazon and Goodreads as well! If you send me the link to your review, I’ll Tweet and Facebook it.
If you’re not a reviewer, and are looking for free reads, check out the Free Reads section on my website.
Will you come do a workshop or speak to my writing group/book club/etc?
If I can, I totally would love to. If it’s not within driving distance of Northern Idaho, though, I probably need my travel costs reimbursed, but that’s it! I can also schedule Skype visits, where I will be a talking head on your laptop. Put me on a table and I can speak to your group through the interwebs!
Do you really think if an EMP hits, it will be just like your Pulse Trilogy?
Yup. Pretty much. *puts on tinfoil hat*
Is WhipperSnapper from your Enslaved Trilogy a real club? Can I visit?
WhipperSnapper is imaginary, and can only be visited inside the pages of the Enslaved Trilogy. It’s based on a mish-mosh of real-life clubs in Manhattan, though, so if you’re ever in NYC, you’ll definitely be able to find something similar!
What’s the Becoming Hers series, and I how did I miss this?
Here’s what happened: The Dominatrix Fantasy Trilogy got a makeover. After two years of readers being consistently surprised that these books are romances and not porn (not there’s anything wrong with a little porn!), I have rebranded them to showcase the books for what they are: erotic romance, emphasis on romance. It’s clearly stated in each blurb that it was previously published under another name, so hopefully no one will accidentally buy it twice. If you do, I won’t feel bad if you return it. If you bought it on Kindle, you should get the updated covers automatically downloaded!
Where can I meet you in person?
I love meeting readers! Check out my Appearances page for dates and places.
Will there be a sequel to Overheated?
Yes, Overheated 2 is in the works, but since I’m under some tight deadlines at the moment it might be a while. Please join my mailing list to be informed when a new book comes out. UPDATE: I dunno… It still hasn’t happened. I really should though.
I’m on your mailing list but when your last book came out I didn’t get an email! What gives?
It may have been caught by your spam filter. Make sure you put ShoshannaEvers@gmail.com in your approved contacts so the newsletter comes through. You can also try signing up again, some emails bounced on the last newsletter so they may have been entered incorrectly by accident.
I have a great idea for a story. I’d like to tell you my bestselling idea, you write it, and we’ll split the profits.
Sorry, I’ve too many ideas of my own as it is! I have an entire folder filled with book ideas that will probably never get written. Besides, ideas for me are the easy part. It’s having the time and discipline to sit down every day and write the book that makes writing harder than it sounds. So… if you want, I’ll give you an idea, you write the story, and we’ll split those profits, LOL 🙂
Where are your [retailer of choice] buy links? I know they sell your books, too!
There are a lot of links to my books on my website, mainly to Amazon, B&N, iTunes, Kobo, and Smashwords –but I’m not yet linking to all of the retailers who legitimately sell my books, unfortunately. There are other great retailers like AllRomanceEbooks.com and BooksAmillion.com, among others!
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I don’t have an eReader, but the Enslaved Trilogy and the Pulse Trilogy are only available as ebooks! When will they be in print?
Right now, these series are ebook only, unfortunately. Since I didn’t self-publish them, I have no control over the format. However, did you know you can read ebooks on your smartphone, computer, or tablet, too? Just download the Kindle App for free!