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  • Writer's pictureMelanie Summers

Hilarious Dog Pics, A Flash Sale, and Rare Honesty, All in One Convenient Blog Post


Greetings from the Coldest Effing Place on the Planet,

In case you were wondering, it’s gotten MUCH colder since my last blog post. Like so cold, I have to put boots on the dogs to let them go out to the yard for a quick pee. Yeah, that cold. Here we are on our last walk before it got so dangerously frigid, we haven’t left the house all week. Lucy still hasn’t forgiven me for making her wear a neon pink neck warmer/toque combo with her yellow boots.


To make it as a writer, you must be part gambler – risking massive quantities of time, effort, sweat, and tears, not to mention loads of cold, hard cash in editing, ads, etc, on every book. Scary at the best of times (even in a genre you know well). But when it comes to trying something new, it’s damn near insane.

Early sales of The After Wife are not so great, which is hard to admit, especially in our ‘social-media-driven, pretend everything’s perfect’ world. Even though the reviews are ‘beyond my wildest dreams’ good, the sad truth is, the book is just not selling well.

I’m not sure if it’s poor timing, the cover (which I adore, but maybe other people don’t) or the fact that it’s not my usual romantic comedy, but this book just isn’t finding it’s readers yet. And this is a book that NEEDS to find it’s readers. Check out this wonderful review that was posted this week on Amazon:

TAW Jackie Review

Pretty amazing, yes? And no, Jackie is not my mom or my best friend. In fact, I don’t know who she is but I sure am grateful she picked up the book and gave it a chance.

And in order to get more Jackies, (and Jennifers, and Karens, and Leslies), to give it a chance, I’m experimenting with a 3-day price drop.

As of this morning, The After Wife is on sale for $0.99 and will remain so until Sunday night at 11:59 pm.

If you are one of my die-hard, loves everything I’ve put out readers who bought the book for $3.99, and you are disappointed that you paid more than other people will, please drop me a line with your receipt and I will happily refund you the money.

If you are one of my die-hard, loves everything I’ve put out readers and you’re okay paying $3.99 for an e-book, thank you.

Either way, I love you, and I hope you understand.



If not, make sure you enter before Feb 5th. 🙂

Okay, that’s it for me this Friday. I’m going to go sit in front of the fireplace and scarf down some nachos and cider. Screw my new year’s resolutions. It’s been a hell of a week.




Nelson after someone opened the door for 10 seconds.

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