A month has been picked and the year has finally come that my first novel is going to be TRULY released. It has been a long back and forth journey since 2011 and I can’t wait to get this going.
A few people know the story behind this novel…
It all literally started with a dream. I’m being truly serious about this. I had a dream about Rena, and vampires. It was an intense dream. Even to this day I can picture it all. The colors and smells were so distinct that I felt as if I was there. It was amazing and I couldn’t wait to write it all down. There was no hesitation. When I woke up, I jotted all details down. In 2011, I started writing it, and within six months; a full manuscript was complete.
However I did a horrible thing after that… This is a piece of advice I would offer to anyone writing a novel, or anything for that matter: Don’t rush your work, don’t run with something like this, take caution. All P’s and Q’s need to be taken care of. I rushed it, and although the novel did receive quite a few downloads, it also received quite a few negative reviews. There were so many things missing, but I couldn’t wait to get it all out there. Even the first handful of covers were horrendous…this was what also got me into making covers and into graphics design in general. I knew I could do better.
It wasn’t until I wrote the second book and realized I was still missing so much, that I pulled everything from production. It needed to be redone from the beginning. Jen, a very close friend of mine now, had accepted my book to be published at her publishing company however she saw that it was a mess of sorts. Although, her words stuck… “You tell a great story, there’s so much potential.” That made me feel good, and the thought that she would take on a mess was incredible, but as the publishing option diminished; I continued to take her words with me and finished the rewrite.
Now, in the year 2018, I can officially say that my first novel is getting published and it has a true shot to be something amazing. It has a new title, and a new cover that may surprise my past readers, but in a sense it portrays the true story behind it all. The new title speaks volumes and tends to drop it right into that spot that I want it.
I still have 2-3 more chapters to go, final edits to run through, but my first novel will be out for people’s viewing pleasure in March of 2018. Yearn for Blood, the first book in the Blood Origins series, will follow the growth of the main character, Rena. She is a high school student, just trying to make it day by day…that is until debilitating dizzy spells begin to wrack her body, and an attractive stranger steps into her life. There’s so much more to him than meets the eye, after getting past the dark hair and crystal blue eyes; she finds out about a world of the supernatural that she never even knew existed, and even scarier…is that this is the world she’s meant to be a part of.
Please be sure to check out my new site at authortiffanyheiser.weebly.com to catch quotes and even some sneak peeks into the story to come.
Oh and of course the Cover Reveal is now! I hope you are drawn in as much as I am.
Thank you all for the support, for those that have been through it all, and those that are now a part of this amazing journey with me. I hope you enjoy.
Tiffany Heiser is the owner of Tiffany Heiser Graphics & Fyre and Brimestone Publishing. She is a self-taught graphic artist, an author, publisher, & a loving mom.