"My work may be garbage but it's good garbage." Mickey Spillane
It’s one of those writerly ironies. I get moare fan mail about the wolfweres (my lycans), but I sell more copies of the DB series. It took The Shadowed Princes two weeks to reach the front page of the dark fantasy section at fictionwise. It took Blood Hope a day. When I went to bed last night, it was sitting at #22.
I get more mail from people complaining about not being able to handle the level of darkness in the DB books, the level of sexual violence, and so forth. (And they have been almost all males who ojbected).
I really wish I had some inkling about it.