An Unexpected Guest It was the insistent tapping sound that woke Ines Andrada up. Blinking at the morning sunshine that assaulted her eyes, she looked around to discover …
“It’s Alexa, isn’t it?” Darien Lee asked, looking her up and down. His expression was unreadable. Alexa raised her eyebrows. Darien knew damn well who she was, she’d …
“Scent” Read Chapter 1 – “Into the Chocolate Box” Cinnamon. The smell of spice lingered long after she had left the elevator. It was oddly mesmerizing, breathing in …
“Did you get a new job?” Hayley said. She herself hadn’t any luck finding part-time work. And it had to be part-time. She couldn’t afford to leave the job she already had.
Jenna gave a dismissive wave of her hand, before plopping down on a well-worn armchair. They’d picked it up off the street two years ago, where someone had abandoned it. “Nah,” she said. “I have something better.” She pointed her phone she was clutching to Hayley’s open laptop sitting on the coffee table. “You didn’t get my email, did you?”
“Huh?” Hayley felt a twinge of alarm. Jenna sent her an email? An actual old-fashioned email? Not Twitter or Facebook or any of a million other social media accounts she managed?
“Go on! Open it!” Jenna was bouncing in her seat. Obviously annoyed at her friend’s slowness in opening her email, she moved to sit beside Hayley on the couch.
“Okay, okay.” Hayley opened her email. “What’s this?”
“It’s an invite. I got it an hour ago. I’m allowed to bring a friend, although we have to pay for two tickets.”
“Sugar Rush?” Hayley scanned the email. It looked like some kind of party. For people looking for arrangements. “Is this a business networking thing?”
To celebrate the launch of the Radish Android app, I’m giving away 200 coins to four lucky Radish readers! Yes, that means each winner gets 50 FREE Radish coins to use to pay for advanced/locked chapters of my stories or any stories by the other awesome writers on Radish.
Are you ready? Let’s do this!
I have some exciting news for you, my lovely readers. The wait is almost over — Radish will now be available on Android on June 15. *throws confetti*
But wait, there’s more!
I have a new story up on Radish. It’s a modern remake of the classic Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice. Titled Control, it is a steamy billionaire romance that is definitely not safe for work.
I posted chapter 1 a month ago, and the response has been great so far — over 900 readers have subscribed. I’d been putting this off all this time because I didn’t think I could handle writing two serials simultaneously, but I’d been more productive with my writing these days so I thought that it was time we got this show on the road. Chapters 1 and 2 are now both available to read, with chapter 3 on its way next week. Here’s the blurb, and an excerpt. Enjoy!
The Billionaire’s Game RADISH | WATTPAD “I don’t know what game you’re playing, Ms. Andrada. But you don’t want to make an enemy of me.” Aspiring …
People ask me how I’d gotten all those reads for my story The Billionaire’s Price. These are usually new writers who ask me this, or writers who have had their works up for some time but haven’t gotten as many readers as they would like. It’s quite frustrating, I know, spilling your guts out in a story and posting it online for everyone to see only to get a handful of reads after several months.
TBP has racked up 18.5 million reads as of this writing. There was a time when it didn’t have even a million reads. There was a time when it didn’t have a thousand reads, or even a hundred. When I started posting TBP, I didn’t have any followers on Wattpad because I was new and TBP was my first story.
This is what most new writers have to deal with in the beginning. So don’t be discouraged! There are steps you can take to find your audience, it’s not all dependent on luck. Everyone could use some luck, of course, but if you rely entirely on luck, you probably won’t get anywhere.
First, I will tell you what I didn’t do. I didn’t go around Wattpad posting links to my story on people’s account pages. I didn’t message random Wattpad users with links to my story, begging them to read it. (I’m not sure spamming Wattpad users and begging them to read your story works, but let me tell you this: if some random person spams me with a link to their story, I ignore it.) I didn’t even have a Twitter or Facebook page in the beginning, so I wasn’t able to promote my story in either of those platforms.
Things are ramping up toward the launch of the new fiction app Radish, and to get you guys ready and excited for it, I’ve decided to share with you the first three chapters of The Billionaire’s Lie. TBL will be my next story and it will be published exclusively on Radish.