Hi Kathleen! Thank you so much for having me on your site!
Here are some random thoughts in celebration of the release of my second novel All The Difference, centered around the question:
What's it like to have a second novel out?
It's awesome! Here's why. When you're a debut novelist, people - friends, folks you meet at the grocery store, your dentist, everyone really - are really happy for you. You're published. You've joined the club. You have no idea what will happen next.
The celebration on the surface is awesome. The reality - as I'm sure you've heard from any number of debut authors - can be anything but. It's funny. I never imagined my first novel, Here, Home, Hope, becoming a New York Times bestseller. I hoped readers of chick lit and women's fiction would enjoy it. And they have, and continue to. That's the cool thing about eBooks. The shelf life is infinite and the potential, therefore, is as well. The industry is changing so fast - but that's for another post. So for me, my first novel's success exceeded my expectations and continues to do so.
So what happens when novel #2 comes out? In traditional publishing circles, book #2 was always the make or break it book. It was the one that decided whether you would remain on contract with the publisher or be a flash in the pan. It was transformational. Pivotal.
Is All The Difference? Does it live up to all of that? I hope not, while I hope so. I plan a long career of this, of novel writing. I hope you'll come along for the journey. I'm very proud of All The Difference. Of the fact it is so different from Here, Home, Hope - but the same in many ways, too.
I'd love it if you'd take a chance again - or for the first time - on the characters of Grandville. This time, you're in for sexy, suburban fun and suspense.
About The Author:
Kaira Rouda is an award-winning entrepreneur and author. She lives in Southern California with her husband and four kids and is at work on her next novel. She's a social media addict and would love to connect with you!
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Book Description: All The Difference
From the bestselling author of Here, Home, Hope, comes a novel of suspense and choices, with a nod to the best of Susan Isaac's tales of suburban murder. Once again, everything isn't what it seems in the suburb of Grandville. All The Difference is the story of three Grandville women whose lives become entangled by the choices they make and how, ultimately, one of them turns to murder to achieve her goals. Roommates Laura and Angie couldn't be more different. Laura is a local celebrity, the television anchor who is motivated to move out of small-time media markets and on to the big time, no matter the cost. Meanwhile, Angie, a luckless waitress, spends her time waiting for Mr. Right to save her from temporary jobs and a life spent making bad choices. On the other side of town, Ellen abandons her life as a successful fundraiser for that of an isolated housewife in the country estate she shares with her husband, whose affairs become increasingly hard to ignore. When the city's gossip columnist, Maddie, and restaurant reviewer, Dixon, become involved in the story, the unlikely duo stir up more than they intended. With her signature mix of compassion and wit, Kaira Rouda once again takes readers on an entertaining journey into the heart of women's lives in suburbia, this time with a dose of suspense.
All The Difference Virtual Book Tour Contest
To enter the contest, click on the link below and leave a comment on Kaira Rouda's All The Difference Tour Page on Chick Lit Plus, to win a $10 Amazon gift card! If you purchase your copy of All The Difference before April 23rd and send your receipt to Samantha@ChickLitPlus.com, you will get five (5) bonus entries!