I wore this all day Thursday. In my head.

I wore this all day Thursday. In my head.

On Thursday, January 29th, THROWN was an Amazon Daily Deal. It was its first time as a Daily Deal, and man, it was fun! I had no idea. I had forgotten it was going to be a Daily Deal until one of my friends who’s an agent emailed me that morning. And then I was off to the races. It must be how Nora Roberts feels every time she releases a new book.

Let me tell you, it’s super fun to check your ranking on Amazon when it keeps dropping–which is good. It’s like golf, the lower your ranking, the better. I have never had a book do this well. Not even close. It was thrilling, although I admit, I got a little greedy. I got to around 116th among all books sold, and I was hoping to break 100. It may have happened, but I don’t think it did.

However, among Literature & Fiction, Contemporary, THROWN hit #9. THAT was incredibly fun. I could look on the first screen of that category and see my cover, nestled among some of the big guns, but National Book Award Finalist ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE was ahead of THROWN in three versions (you know, paperback, hardcover, audio, etc.), so really my book was #6. Happy sigh.

Oddly enough, it didn’t make it as high up on the Romance list. Weird. Any thoughts on that? I think it might be the cover, because although it’s exquisite, I believe some people think it’s a Young Adult book about a girl and her trusty steed.

Good thing I didn’t turn this into a drinking game, or I’d be at Betty Ford right now. I’m so excited that THROWN is now on the Kindles of  lots of new readers. I hope they love it, because I loved writing it. Thank you all, wonderful readers!