Welcome to Day 2 of the REIMAGINING NEON Blog Tour! @boom_lyn @JoyGerken @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @4WillsPub @4WP11 #TheNeonHouses #RRBC #RWISA

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GIVEAWAYS:

(3) $10 Amazon Gift Cards

Please leave Linda a comment below, or along any leg of the tour to be in the running for one of her awesome prizes!

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LOVE YOUR CHARACTERS:  GIVE THEM A SERIES

I didn’t intend for my story to be a series. I’d read the stats about wider sales, greater interest, etc. when an author writes a series, but I didn’t think along those lines until I’d finished editing the last chapter. Suddenly, I was thrilled. This was a sexy, intriguing mystery and I could end it in such a way that it could be the beginning of a series.

You don’t know (well, you probably do) the times that I’ve had to say goodbye to characters I absolutely loved. The author had made them smart, good-looking, cool, compassionate people who I’d invested time in and who I considered friends. I could see the pages spiraling toward the end, and I wanted more time with them. Imagine my glee when I turned the final page and found the link to Book Two. The story continues!

There’s something awfully important that anyone writing a series should do. Always, always, always have book two ready, or close to ready, before you publish book one. I failed to do that and lost a lot of readers and momentum for book number two. Readers always want more of a good thriller or they want the next installment in your series.

While I didn’t write a series, I did just release The Legend of Ethni LeDoux, The Beginning, an installment that takes place before THE NEON HOUSES. It features Ethni Ledoux.

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THE NEON HOUSES Blurb:

What would you do if you were the daughter of a cult hero who boasted a past full of exciting, colorful exploits?

Suppose the thing that made your mother a cult hero was also inside you.

Now, imagine spending your whole life trying to hide it—until you shared the heart stopping death of someone close to you.
Supposed that death brought you face to face with the gift of the neon houses.

New Chicago and its neighboring town, The Southland, are vastly different worlds in circa 2087, but Dr. Noel Kennedy is an expert at navigating both worlds. As the Deputy Chief of Schools in The Southland, Noel has perfected being a solid, middle-class citizen. Not even her husband, Fredrick Kennedy, truly understands what she is.

When Zarah Fisher, Noel’s young protégé, is murdered on a deserted street in The Southland, Noel knows the exact moment Zarah takes her last breath. Though miles away, Noel feels the girl’s terror, and hears her anguished screams inside her own head because of an inheritance that has left her with extraordinary gifts.

Can Noel find justice for Zarah without risking it all?

Murder, mayhem, and suspense abound in this action packed page-turner. More than a mystery, The Neon Houses thrills the reader with scenes of a futuristic 2087. Autoplanes, body planes, and flying buses are the norm. Robots and androids cook, clean, and serve the affluent, while dystopia lurks just around the corner.

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Meet Linda Mims:

LINDA MIMS

LINDA MIMS is a writer, a dreamer, and an educator, who hails from a quiet village just south of Chicago. Her stories are mainly about urban characters who are engaged in mystery and mysticism. Her hope is that while entertaining and informing, she’s also sending the message that humans aren’t that different and all each of us want is a better world.

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19 thoughts on “Welcome to Day 2 of the REIMAGINING NEON Blog Tour! @boom_lyn @JoyGerken @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @4WillsPub @4WP11 #TheNeonHouses #RRBC #RWISA

  1. I admire any author who can take a character and develop him/her enough to become a series. Linda, your books have been showcased on RRBC shows. Now is the time for me to get started digging into them. Thank you, Joy, for featuring Linda today. ;-D

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  2. Hi Linda, Hi Joy,
    Linda, thank you for the good advice and your openness about writing a series. I am working on Book 2 of my series right now in NaNo, and I am also a little bit behind with my word count, but it is coming along.

    Joy, I thank you for hosting Linda today.

    Wishing you both a lovely evening.
    Shalom aleichem

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  3. I am thrilled that you are bringing more of this world to us, Linda! I’ve been waiting for more, and The Legend of Ethni LeDoux was a wonderful reintroduction into this world. I’m looking forward to the next installment. Thanks for hosting today, Joy! 🙂

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