Cannibal Hearts

Cannibal Hearts--Click for the Amazon site.

Cannibal Hearts–Click for the Amazon site.

Well, this is it.

It’s been over a year now, and Cannibal Hearts is now available for purchase.   I just have the Kindle version available now–I will have a print edition, but not right away.

I’m looking at this as a soft launch.  There are people who read this blog who have been waiting for it, so here it is.  I’m not going to try to do any major marketing until I’ve got Fauxpocalypse wrapped up and released.

Of course, if anyone out there wants to reblog or link to this, I would be grateful.  I do want to reach as many fans of the original book as possible–I’m just not going to put a lot of effort into catching new readers.

I’m listing it at $2.99, which I do think is fair.  It’s a good book, honestly.  I think anyone who liked the first one will like this one.  MzSusanB says it’s a stronger novel than the first one, and I respect her opinion.

It’s the best book that I can make it.

I realize though, that it’s not the best book that it could be.  I ran into this same feeling when I wrapped up Catskinner’s Book.   I’m just as not as good a writer as I wish I was.

There’s a line in Samuel Delany’s Dhalgren where the main character cries out, “I don’t think they make poets as great as I want to be!” 

That’s me.  My dreams of being a writer don’t revolve around anything as innocent as wealth or fame.  I want power.

I want to be able to put words down on a page that will reach through your skin and touch your soul.  I want to speak the Deplorable Word like Jadris in The Magician’s Nephew and render worlds into dust.

I’m better than I was a year ago.  Cannibal Hearts is a better novel than Catskinner’s Book. I’ve learned a lot about my craft over the past year.

I am painfully aware of how much I still have to learn, however.  This book is better than my first one, but it’s not as good as the book that I’ll write next, and that makes me very sad.  I learn by doing, and that means that by the time I finish a project I have learned enough in the process to see where it could be better.

Still, I have made the decision to release it as it is, and not to keep reworking it.  I already find myself turning over bits and pieces of James’ world for use in The Worms Of Heaven.  That one is going to get written, I am pretty sure.  I can see it on the horizon like a summer storm.

But not right now.  Right now I am going to concentrate of making Bold Fortune Press a real company and making Fauxpocalypse the best book I can make it.

And maybe I’ll even take some time off.  Hey, it could happen.


About MishaBurnett

I am the author of "Catskinner's Book", a science fiction novel available on Amazon Kindle.
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30 Responses to Cannibal Hearts

  1. Marian K Or says:


  2. lackofharmony says:

    Congrats on finally feeling comfortable enough to release it! It’s a good thing. 🙂

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  4. lackofharmony says:

    Reblogged this on The Lack of Harmony and commented:
    Sharing this for anyone that might want to know. I have yet to read these two books, but I think I might if I ever get my focus back. Glad to see that Mr. Burnett has finally released this.

  5. Reblogged this on Legends of Windemere and commented:
    Debut of Cannibal Hearts as a Kindle eBook. Pick it up along with the first book, Catskinner’s Book.

  6. Green Embers says:

    Reblogged this on Green Embers and commented:
    Awesome, check it out! Congrats for the release Misha! 🙂

  7. paws4puzzles says:

    Reblogged this on Paws4Thought and commented:
    Misha Burnett’s new book Cannibal Hearts – go get it (and Catskinner’s Book too!)

  8. l0rdraven says:

    WHOOHOO! Now I got to swipe my wife’s reader. I prefer books to electronics. I am just glad to hear it is out.

  9. ioniamartin says:

    Reblogged this on readful things blog and commented:
    The book we have all been waiting for has arrived! Get your copy today!

  10. ioniamartin says:

    Congratulations, Misha!

  11. Proseia says:

    Congratulations! Any plans to release these through the Barnes and Noble store? My Nook is stubborn when it comes to formatting–just can’t handle Kindle files.

    All the same, congrats again! 🙂

  12. sknicholls says:

    Reblogged this on mybrandofgenius and commented:
    One we have been waiting for is finally available! Misha Burnett’s newest novel.

  13. sknicholls says:

    Patience is the writer’s best friend and worst enemy. I have had to revise one that I rushed to publish. Minor changes, but necessary to put out the quality product. Now I have been working with createspace since June 6th in an effort to get the paperback version accomplished. The handwritten letters are what has held me up, but were very desirable, so am sitting on pins and needles hoping this print copy they are mailing me is worthy.

  14. Reblogged this on Fiction Favorites and commented:
    Misha Burnetts newest novel now available. Check it out.

  15. Congraaaaatulations!!! Re-blogging 🙂

  16. Reblogged this on Michelle Proulx – The Blog and commented:
    Misha Burnett’s new novel “Cannibal Hearts” just released! Check it out 🙂

  17. lilytheropeho says:

    Please let me know when this is in print. I don’t have a Kindle. I like paper.

  18. rarasaur says:

    Congratulations!!! 😀

    And yes, be sure to take some time off too– not even The Flsah can go at super speed all the time! 🙂

  19. cnmill says:

    One book not being as good as the next that you write is nothing to be sad about (past always hoping that everything can be perfect). I have that feeling every time I get through a new one – that it’s better than the last. I’m always hoping my next will be better.

    And congratulations!

  20. cnmill says:

    Reblogged this on cnmill and commented:
    I’m DEFINITELY going to be checking this book (and the first one, of course) out the first chance I get. 🙂

  21. Just bought – and next post will have a mention.

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