I wanted to let my readers know, especially fans of my In the Company of Killers series, that I’ve been contemplating using a pseudonym for that series, which means that any future books I publish will be under a new name. That is, if I decide to go this route.
Why? Well, I never would’ve considered anything like this before, but I’ve come to the realization that many of my readers who are fans of my New Adult/Romance titles have read books from my Killers series expecting them to also be of the New Adult/Romance genre, only to find out that they’re not. KILLING SARAI and REVIVING IZABEL are not New Adult books and while there is romance and sex in these books, they are not considered romance novels because romance is not the focus. Instead, my Killers series is categorized under Suspense/Crime/Thriller and on occasion can be considered Romantic Suspense.
So, the short answer is that I don’t want to confuse my New Adult/Romance readers in any way, and vice-versa.
Many authors use pseudonyms when writing in other genres for this very reason: so that readers don’t get confused and feel cheated. But the reason I felt the need to tell you all this publicly is because I’ve already published the first two books in the series under J.A. Redmerski and I wanted you to be aware of the change, if I choose to do this.
And I wanted to know YOUR thoughts on this matter! What do you think? :-)