Monday, April 2, 2012

To Include An Excerpt Or Not To Include An Excerpt: That Is The Question

So, over the weekend I finished the edits from 3 readings of the first proof of All in the Half-Vampire Family, the sequel to Confessions of an Average Half-Vampire.  As soon as Max and I can fix the cover issues, I'll be ready to order a new proof to see if there's anything else to edit.
With Confessions, it only seemed natural to include a little "teaser" of HV Family.  After all, the latter was the sequel.
But what about putting a snippet of my next book, Becoming Brigid, at the end of HV Family?  It is the next thing that will come out, and I want to get people interested with a little hook.  But, on the other hand, it has nothing to do with Eric or even vampires.  It's a book about Celtic mythology and travel into different time periods.
I've got a three-page excerpt ready to put in the end, but do I do it or not?  What do you think?  Is it okay to have a little commercial for a completely different book at the end of this one?


  1. I'm not a literary expert, but I'm pretty sure I've seen other books that at least mention new ones coming out that have nothing to do with the book.

  2. I'm no literary expert, but I'm pretty sure that I've seen a book. Or two.

  3. I'd do it! I always read those snippets at the back giving a 'taste' of another book.

  4. So, that's two "yeses" and one... uh... one verification of being able to identify a book.
    Okay, then.
    Thanks, people.