Hello, Pen-and-Kink-erites! (Pen-and-Kink-ites? Pen-and-Kink-ians?) Ariel here. This is my yay-for-Ravenous-release post, and of course, it would be over a week late.
A girl whom I used to babysit for decided release week was the perfect time to get married (so selfish, am I right?), so I was on the road that day. In fact, last week, I was on the road for a total of four days—two each way—with my four-and-a-half-month-old twins and three-year-old. Because I am a glutton for punishment, apparently. But it actually wasn’t as bad as it sounds, and everything was beautiful and the food was delicious and it was all lovely.
But enough about me and more about Ravenous! I’m so excited it’s finally available for you to buy. If you like sexy vampires—and, I mean, of course you do because who doesn’t?—I highly recommend it. There are some hot and some super romantic stories in there (sometimes both in one).
One of the reasons I’m so excited about it is because it’s my first official solo editing job. It was an interesting challenge, and I got to flex my non-writing muscles for a big project. The most difficult aspect was finding the stories I wanted to include. I can say definitively that “it’s a perfectly good story, but it’s not right for us” is a completely valid editorial reaction.
And then, during the editing part of the anthology, each story had its own needs. One needed developmental edits, one needed copy edits, one didn’t need anything except a nitpicking comma being moved hither and yon, and several were in between. I enjoyed analyzing and approaching each one, deciding what the unique needs were. And the authors were all easy to work with, for which I was grateful.
In short, I liked being an editor, and I’d love to do it again. (Not that I’m hinting or anything.)
I’m also very pleased we have several reviews already—go check ‘em out if you’re on the fence about buying it—for which I can thank P&K. All in all, a great experience. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did putting it all together.