Leaving Rigel *OUT NOW*

*THANK YOU* for your support everyone. There has been some really nice feedback and I’m really happy that this installment of the series has bought you some pleasure.Β 

As promised the next, and indeed, final book in the Rigel series is now finished and available!

You’ll notice that there has been a title change. I promise that not only does this book have a proper ending but that it is also not anywhere near as depressing as the title might imply.

So we’re ready for the blurb now, right? Yes? I shall begin the blurbling now:

leaving rigel

Hearts and bottoms are on the line!

In the aftermath of the charismatic albeit unabashedly promiscuous Rigel’s disastrous attempt at a proposal, both Rigel and her ex-girlfriend Sadie are left emotionally devastated and acting out in their own ways.

Meanwhile, gentle dyke Tank seems to be getting called off the romance bench by Sadie’s best friend, Kate, who is far too young for her – and far too straight, for that matter.

Is Kate really interested in Tank romantically? And what about Rigel, who wastes no time declaring her own undying attraction for Tank too?

Whilst Tank tries to navigate her way through that romantic minefield, she has Sadie to worry about. Bright, witty, no-limits Sadie, who seems to have slammed the lever down on her own self destruct mechanism, and who is going to need correcting in no uncertain terms.

Leave Rigel on Amazon!
Leave Rigel on Smashwords!

(Leaving Rigel will also be available on Kobo, Nook and the Apple store, however it will take a couple of weeks or so for them to become available in those locations.)

DD’s Review:

Thanks to DD for leaving this lovely review on Amazon:

Don’t let the title fool you! All the characters we have come to love in these series are here to stay! Do they all get a typical happy ever after? Well, let me put it this way. There’s nothing typical about Loki’s stories. But let me assure you, she wraps things up nicely in this sweet and romantic tale. I tend to get carried away and accidentally spoil things so I will keep this short.

I will just say this book contains some brilliant and witty dialog and some very heartwarming (yet never mushy) moments. It’s not that easy to find romance with witty and strong heroines and it’s even harder to find that in spanky stories. Yet that’s exactly what Loki Renard delivers once more. Not only that, but the ending proves something I wish were more common in romance: Sadie doesn’t settle for less than she deserves and she doesn’t mistake anxiety and danger for passion. She might be a brat but she is definitely a very wise woman.

26 thoughts on “Leaving Rigel *OUT NOW*

  1. Alyx

    Great news, Ther, congratulations! I’ve never bought anything from Smashwords, but they sure offer a lot of choices as to format. Do you have any preference as to how we purchase? Like, does one give you a bigger cut? *g* I would think Amazon means more publicity, no?

    1. Ther Renard Post author

      Thanks, Alyx!

      To answer your questions, Smashwords is good if you want a basic format to just read on your computer – or if you want to read on a device that isn’t a Kindle. Amazon is good if you want to download direct to a kindle or kindle reading app.

      Smashwords gives the author a bigger cut πŸ™‚ Publicity on Amazon tends to be marginal for my F/F works because of the overall low volume, so although yes, in general, buying a book on Amazon would probably be good for an author’s profile, in this case it is six to one half a dozen to the other. In short, whatever appeals most or is easiest for you is best πŸ™‚

      1. DD

        Oi, I had always purchased from smashwords and I actually prefer it but this time I thought Amazon might be better for publicity actually! I will go back to buy from smashwords whenever possible then and perhaps the m/f ones in amazon. Like Savage’s recruit (currently reading).

        1. Ther Renard Post author

          My F/F stuff has little (read: no) appeal outside this community, which is okay, because this happens to be the community I write it for. So although Amazon reviews are always appreciated, I’ve found over the years that my F/F stuff holds little to no appeal for the F/F reading public at large.

          On the other hand, the M/F stuff, especially bigger books like the Military Discipline series, does really pretty well on Amazon and with a wider audience. So, does that mean straight women are kinkier than lesbian women? Or does it just mean that there are more kinky straight ladies than kinky lesbian ladies? Or does it mean that straight ladies like my books more than lesbian ladies?

          So many possible conclusions to draw! Such a little chance of ever really knowing why πŸ˜‰

      2. Alyx

        Okay, thanks for letting us know. I bought from Smashwords and left a review on Amazon…covering both bases. *g*

        Oh, and there are lots more kinky straight women, I think. Just cuz there are lots more straight women, not cuz a greater percentage are kinky. In fact, I’d wager we’re more kinky, but that would be based on nothing other than gut feeling. πŸ˜€

        1. Ther Renard Post author

          Oh thank you very much, Alyx! It was very kind of you to leave a review too, it is much appreciated. πŸ™‚

          I tend to agree with your perspective on the numbers side of things. More straight women means more kinky straight women.

  2. Esspy

    Yahooooo. Just downloaded now settling in for the read. Very excited :). All quiet here now !!

    Thank you to Ther πŸ™‚

    1. Ther Renard Post author

      Thank you, Espy! Much appreciated. (I found both these comments in the naughty bin, I’ll leave the other there for now as it contains quite the spoiler for the ending πŸ˜‰

      1. Esspy

        Oops you might have a point. I got a bit enthusiastic !!!

        However still loved it and stil hoping this isn’t really truly the end!? (I don’t do well with the end of good things)

        Still smiling over here!

        1. Ther Renard Post author

          Trust me, I don’t like ends either. I am the worst at ends. I could write a whole essay about my dislike of ends – how they’re entirely unnatural, how endings don’t exist anywhere in the whole of creation but in books and movies, how endings are inherently juvenile and how ironic it is that people who want to read about believable characters incessantly demand the most unbelievable of all conclusions – an ending.

          But some people (not the people here, because people here are too damn awesome to be this way) get super fucking pissy on occasion if they feel they didn’t get an ‘ending’. Because narrative structure ‘demands’ it. Because god forbid there is ever any departure from the formula.*

          Anyway, now I am ranting. Sorry ’bout that. I am super happy the book made you smile πŸ˜€

          (*Having said that, there are some good endings out there. Catch-22 had an amazing ending. What people probably want is a feeling of completion and satiation. For whatever reason, I’m not terribly good at providing that.)

  3. Ash

    Very good, Ther. πŸ˜€ I really enjoyed it, and the ending really surprised me! I did not see that coming!

  4. Ash

    Oh also now that I have you here… so ya know that Vampire one… Orphan. Was that going to be a series? I’m sorry if I have asked this before, I just remember wondering. I really liked it. πŸ˜€

    1. Ther Renard Post author

      Probably not at this stage, although maybe. All I can say is that it’s not planned at this immediate moment, terribly sorry about that.

      1. Ash

        It’s okay. You have to write the stuff you feel like. Well… now I know that, and if it turns up in the future… it’ll be a really fun surprise! πŸ˜€

        1. Ther Renard Post author

          Yes, my brain usually gets very interested in doing things it didn’t think it wanted to do a few minutes earlier. It is contrary that way. πŸ™‚

          1. Ash

            Well I got Finn the Devourer instead. I’m not really into M/f, but since you’re a good story teller I will probably like it, and also… just because I am a lesbian doean’t mean I can’t try reading some. When I read the long version of The Princess Rebel, it didn’t really bother me that there were some M/f in that. Maybe I don’t like it when men write it. Hehe πŸ˜›

  5. Ther Renard Post author

    I think you might very well like Finn, Ash. It *is* M/F, but there are F/F elements scattered through it and the male top isn’t an overbearing (insert expletive here). Plus the series really does center around the heroine rather than him, if that makes sense. Would love to hear what you think about it when you’re done!

    1. Ash

      I’m not done… but it is 4 am and I just forced myself to put my kindle away… but I didn’t want to. Hee. πŸ˜€ I LOVE it so far! I’m at scene where she got her first ever spanking. I did not see that one coming! O_o

      1. Ther Renard Post author

        Aha! You see, I hid the spanking inside the spanking novel! That is how a professional does it πŸ˜‰ ( I tease, of course, glad you like it, there are lots more surprises in that novel – and it is nice and long too, so that’s a bonus.)

        1. Ash

          Well I meant what happens when she gets spanked. Duh… πŸ˜›

          I read some more. Hehe. But now I am going to sleep for real… *nod*

          1. Ash

            Okay… I finished Finn the Devourer, and I LOVED it. It was really awesome, and so surprising! Only proves I can actually enjoy M/F too. The spanking and sex scenes don’t give me as much as with F/F, but it’s important to remember that it is the stort itself that matters, and this was a really great one.

          2. Ther Renard Post author

            Hurray! I am stoked you enjoyed Finn πŸ™‚ It is a fun story I think. She’s probably one of my favorite characters.

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