ORIGIN is OUT

Today is the release of ORIGIN, volume 4 in The Kithran Regenesis series. KITHRA and REPLICANT, the first two volumes, were novellas. CATALYST was a category length romance and this one is full length. I’m overly excited about this book because I fell hard for Captain Claybourne and Anders in Catalyst and wanted to give them someone who would be perfect for them. Siri was it. She’s had a terrible life, but she’s a fighter. They see this in her and fall for her pretty hard. This romance is M/M/F, which means Clay and Anders fall pretty hard for each other, too. But we could already see their sparks in CATALYST. ;) This can be read as a standalone, though it does have most of the characters from previous books in it. I love them all and like to see what they’re up to.

You can purchase ORIGIN these places:

Samhain Publishing. VERY nice discount there this week. $3.85 (They take Paypal.)

Amazon

Amazon UK

Barnes and Noble

Kobo

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Origin Excerpts and Giveaways!

ORIGIN IS OUT NEXT TUESDAY!!!

I’m excited about this one. Today, there is an exclusive excerpt and a giveaway for TWO copies at  The Bookpushers !

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In the race for freedom—and love—there’s no holding back.

The Kithran Regenesis, Book 4

After fourteen torturous years as a slave on a galaxy roving entertainment ship, Siri carries only vague memories of parents who loved her, Gwinarian food, and her beautiful home planet of Kithra.

When two space pirates burst into her owner’s room, the choice they offer her is all too easy: stay and face government questioning about the two intruders, or take a chance and go with them.

Claybourne and Anders had planned to help expose the pleasure ship owner’s involvement in Kithra’s destruction. But when they happen upon Siri, saving one of the last—and most beautiful—of the Gwinarian race takes precedence.

Siri tastes freedom long denied…and temptation to succumb to the deep sexual tension vibrating between her and her two liberators. Clay and Anders take pleasure in letting her take the lead in rediscovering the power of intimacy.

But there are more secrets to uncover, and Siri senses that the closer they come to the truth, the closer she comes to the most painful choice of all—to let her pirate lovers go.

Product Warnings

Sexy human space pirates. An acerbic-tongued crew. A beautiful wounded alien woman. M/M/F sparks galore, and interplanetary intrigue.

 

So today, you can read an exclusive and get two chances to win an electronic copy at The Bookpushers !

 

On Writing, Reviews and Changing Worlds

I don’t respond to reviews for the most part. I will like or share one I particularly enjoyed. I will thank a reviewer or let her/him know I’m glad they had fun with my work. But I don’t address actual things in the reviews. I will answer questions in email when I occasionally get them. I truly feel reviews are for readers not authors. However, I’m also smart enough to realize that in digital publishing especially, reviews are pretty important. They are how I find new books to read myself. I am first and foremost, a reader. So as an author, I do hope to interest enough reviewers into giving my books a try. (I’m ridiculously shy about approaching them, though.)

The thing is, sometimes I want to respond to reviews. Maybe answer questions, show how I found a particular researched item, that sort of thing. And sometimes, though it sounds crazy, I actually want to agree with some of the harder reviews of my work. Not all of them–some I kind of wish I’d never seen. LOL. But again, I don’t respond. You never know when something can be misunderstood and backfire and there seems to be a lot of dissension in the reviewer/author world that I have trouble understanding. We all love books. Authors write books. Reviewers read books… you’d think everyone would all get along more.  (BTW, I won’t answer here which reviews I had trouble with–that’s just for me. I get over my hurt and move on just like every other author I know. And it doesn’t matter if we’re told we shouldn’t take it personally. That’s a lot harder to do than say. :) )

Kithra72lgI’m sure I’m not the only author who feels this way, but yes, I do sometimes wish I could go back and change a few things in some of my earlier books and novellas.

For instance, Kithra.

I wrote Kithra for fun along with a few personal reasons. The fun–I wanted the challenge of writing an erotic novella with a little more emotion and plot. I went through an erotic novella phase and kept getting disappointed that there didn’t seem to be a story or emotional connection in a lot of them. So, I wrote Kithra and gave it to a few friends and my agent. I got such positive feedback, I decided to publish it along with two more–Replicant and After the Crux. At the time, I’d planned to just do a bunch of novellas, but the Kithran story kept growing for me. So did the world of Crux Survivors. I quickly realized I wanted these to be longer, more plot-rich books.

So came Catalyst and Sole Survivors.

Now, in less than two weeks, the fourth Kithran Regenesis book comes out and yes, it’s a book.  I feel I hit my stride with Origin, so I hope that readers who “kind of”  liked Kithra but wished it was longer, will keepOrigin72lg going and give Origin a chance. I think they might enjoy these stories more now that I’m really diving into the worlds. If not, that’s okay, too. These are niche-heavy stories. Menage, space opera, post-apocalyptic, erotic… (LOL, I do plan to do a few more more traditional erotic series.) But, I also love these niche-heavy little worlds I’ve created and I want to stick around in them a bit longer.

I also love the characters from my shorter pieces and that’s one reason they continue to show up in the books and sometimes in the occasional free short story when I’m missing them.

Like Mutiny with Lux, KolAbandoned Alien City with Dying Sun and Egan from Kithra.

 

Origin-Coming Soon!

Only a couple of Origin reviews have come in, but here are a my favorite quotes from one. Origin comes out April 8th and it’s the longest, sexiest Kithran Regenesis story yet. ;)

From Marissa’s Reviews: (Full review here!)

“Now, you don’t have to read the whole series, but in my opinion, you’d be depriving yourself of one of the most genuine things about these books – The characters and their relationships with each other. Ms Worth writes some of the most fleshed out, captivating characters you could hope to read. Each one screaming to have their own stories told.”

“Clay & Anders have this unique type of chemistry. It’s like a live wire strung throughout the book just waiting to singe and scorch you to your bones.”

 

 

Winner!

Thanks so much for the interest in my books! The winner of my Overseas or “After the Party” winners is

Suzie, who said:

Hi Dani, thanks for the giveaway. I missed most of the party yesterday, pesky work. I would enjoy reading The Beri O’Dell series.

Congrats Suzie! Send me an email at daniworthbooks(at)gmail.com with your preferred ebook format and I’ll get those to you. :)

Overseas Prizes!

I signed up for Celebrate Ebooks Week at the Samhain Cafe from one to three today. It’s about to begin and I’ll be giving out three big prizes. An entire set of Kithran Regenesis books, a set of Crux Survivors books and a set of Beri O’Dell books that I write under my real name-Rinda Elliott. The Beri O’Dell books aren’t erotic novels–they’re urban fantasy. Longer and more intense, more violent and funny…and still kind of sexy. ;)

Because there are a bunch of Samhain readers overseas who can’t be there for the giveaway, I’m offering up another prize here. I’ll leave this up for 24 hours and pick a winner then. Just leave a comment telling me which series you’d like to win and I’ll have the random number generator pick.

Good luck and thanks so much for your interest in my books!

Edit: I had a couple of emails in addition to the question here and yes, I’ll leave this open to all who missed the party. So, it’s 24 hours for a chance to win a set. :)